(function() { (function(){function c(a){this.t={};this.tick=function(a,c,b){var d=void 0!=b?b:(new Date).getTime();this.t[a]=[d,c];if(void 0==b)try{window.console.timeStamp("CSI/"+a)}catch(l){}};this.tick("start",null,a)}var a;if(window.performance)var e=(a=window.performance.timing)&&a.responseStart;var h=0=b&&(window.jstiming.srt=e-b)}if(a){var d=window.jstiming.load;0=b&&(d.tick("_wtsrt",void 0,b),d.tick("wtsrt_","_wtsrt", e),d.tick("tbsd_","wtsrt_"))}try{a=null,window.chrome&&window.chrome.csi&&(a=Math.floor(window.chrome.csi().pageT),d&&0=c&&window.jstiming.load.tick("aft")};var f=!1;function g(){f||(f=!0,window.jstiming.load.tick("firstScrollTime"))}window.addEventListener?window.addEventListener("scroll",g,!1):window.attachEvent("onscroll",g); })();

Friday, December 15, 2006


I was feeling a need for some eye candy today - a visual change of pace. So I headed for the city. The blocks between Tenth and Eleventh Avenue - on the far west side, in the twenties, comprise a major art gallery venue. It's an easy walk from Penn Station, and it's another world.

I particularly liked this work - and now I can't remember the artist's name. I'll have to dig for it.

Per Fronth is a name I'll remember and watch. I liked his work very much.

These little handmade books said "please touch", so I did.

A nice Frank Stella show here. This gallery was on the sixth floor; not all the galleries are at street level. There are over 150 galleries in this neighborhood.

Wait - is this a painting - or are we looking out the window? Hey - it's New Jersey!

In some cases entire galleries have been turned into "environments", including audio and video components. This one (and also the next) is a tribute to the artists's mother.

These represent just a small fraction of what I saw, and what I saw was just a small fraction of what's there. I need to take more advantage of this incredible free resource.


Blogger AlexanderTheGreat said...

I like the window one, hehe.

10:00 PM  
Blogger holly said...

Amazing photos...you really have a wonderful eye for catching very interesting "moments" that encapsulate your experience.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous sue gleason said...

Where is that very large room that looks like a museum gallery? (and I love the stacked cups).

10:33 AM  
Blogger sixty-five said...

The large room is the Per Fronth exhibit at the Dillon Gallery, 555 W 25th St. That's the Norwegian artist I liked so much. But this is typical of what many of the galleries look like. The teacups were nearby - I wish I had written down the artist's name. She also did a wonderful self-portrait with a yellow hat, some other domestic objects. Part of a group show.

11:33 AM  
Blogger SuperMom said...

I like the teacups too.

Great entry, all around-- love the photos!

11:58 AM  
Blogger nina said...

Fantastic photos! I envy you being that close to a city (and especially THAT city) so that you can escape to get a fix of the unusual. Madison is a wonderful, diverse, interesting little place to live in, but too far from something with a stronger pulse.
I, too, think you have a remarkable eye for framing photos. In fact, your blog has become a "top five" for me. Thank you so much for taking up blogging.

11:49 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home