Art on Paper

I recently attended the opening of Art on Paper down at Pier 36. My friend Lori had some of her lovely silverpoints in the show and because I had taught Thursday nights for years-was never able to attend her openings. I loved the idea of works on paper. I took a few photos of the art, but found the crown just as interesting. ;)

Whimsical drawings and I loved the beauty of the shadows from the piece on the right. 

Whimsical drawings and I loved the beauty of the shadows from the piece on the right. 

I adore alla prima like the plate above, but I should point out that this bust was made entirely from cut-out subway maps. The intricacy was amazing!!!   

I adore alla prima like the plate above, but I should point out that this bust was made entirely from cut-out subway maps. The intricacy was amazing!!!

 

Mustard, chartreuse-all kinds of yellow spotted in the crowd.

Mustard, chartreuse-all kinds of yellow spotted in the crowd.

The Whitney

Finally made it to the new Whitney the other day. What a great place! Aside from all the art, I think my favorite things were all the balconies with sweeping views of Manhattan, the Hudson and the Meatpacking district below. Here are some photos of these, as well as some shots inside. Lots of multimedia pieces and even an odd, hyperrealistic model of an old woman with her dog. So real looking it was hard to believe it wasn't someone just taking a break in the gallery.

Oh! I also met a character out on the balcony who called himself "The Mayor of Meatpacking". What a fun man! I loved his hat. Google him! :)