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Friday, December 15, 2006

Chelsea

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.










6 Comments:

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  

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