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Chelsea NYC Art Blog covering the galleries West of Dirty (8th Ave.). Many north/south avenues in Manhattan have nicknames inspired by locality (Madison for Madison Park) or by trade (Fashion for 7th because of the garment trade). 8th Ave is kind of a lonely, forlorn street, that we've given the name "Dirty"— because it seems to fit. Please check here often to see what's happening in the NYC art scene.

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Nature and Abstraction—Nice set of openings this Thursday night. Joshua Liner Gallery has two openings, the first featuring the work by Tiffany Bozic. She paints from nature and goes out into the wild to experience the wild environment first hand. Unix gallery features Alfredo Scaroina, an Abstract painter which is next door to Berry Campbell which is showing abstract work from the estate of Stephen Pace. Check it out.

Nature and Abstraction—Nice set of openings this Thursday night. Joshua Liner Gallery has two openings, the first featuring the work by Tiffany Bozic. She paints from nature and goes out into the wild to experience the wild environment first hand. Unix gallery features Alfredo Scaroina, an Abstract painter which is next door to Berry Campbell which is showing abstract work from the estate of Stephen Pace. Check it out.

John Stezaker

New Silkscreens and the Movie “Blind”

Petzel Gallery NYC

John is a master of assemblage with movie stills from the 50’s and 60’s. He’s been at it for 30 years and the creative output is amazing. These new silkscreens are a revisit to work  created in the late 70’s. Powerful and hypnotic film nior silhouettes captivate the mind. The movie blind is shot from existing film stills, each different and run at a mesmerizing pace of 24 per second. My ears started ringing and definitely felt uneasy watching the onslaught of old movie images into my brain. Exhausting. Check it out.

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Alex Gross

Future Tense

Jonathan Levine Gallery NYC

Great show by this intensely realistic painter. The images are a real look into the souls of the subjects, but something is off and completely unsettling. As if something is too good to be true. Many paintings reveal the dark side of this saccharin beauty. Most of the paintings are sold, but you can still check it out in person.

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Jacob Hashimoto

Skyfarm Fortress

Mary Boone Gallery NYC

Beautirul “Kites” that have been hand painted and designed individually fill the Mary Boone Gallery with a riot of color and depth. It feels like a million Marimekko designs come to life on colorful rice paper kites. Super friendly and super fun. This is a must see show. Check it out.

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Fred Wilson

10 Year Retrospective

PACE NYC

African American born in the Bronx. The work deals directly with race and it’s place in American Culture. The flag paintings are really cool. They are from very colorful african countries but have been stripped of their true colors. Very provocative and insightful work. Intense. Check it out.

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Lots O Shows-Plenty to see and do Thursday night in Chelsea. Jonathan Levine has a solo show of Alex Gross paintings that I canít wait to see in person. They have a realism that is slightly offóit throws you. Petzel Gallery has some haunting screen prints by John Stezaker at the petzel Gallery along with a film entitled ìBlindî which fires 24 frames a second at your retina of disparate images that induce a dream like state. Check it out.

Lots O Shows-Plenty to see and do Thursday night in Chelsea. Jonathan Levine has a solo show of Alex Gross paintings that I canít wait to see in person. They have a realism that is slightly offóit throws you. Petzel Gallery has some haunting screen prints by John Stezaker at the petzel Gallery along with a film entitled ìBlindî which fires 24 frames a second at your retina of disparate images that induce a dream like state. Check it out.