Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Highline to open in June!?

Ever since I started visiting my friends in the West Village - long before I moved here - I have heard stories about the Highline Project.

An abandoned above-ground railway - built in 1930 and left empty since the 80s, the Highline has gained a reputation among many of being "one of those dreamed-up projects that was never going to happen". The city has long envisioned it as a new kind of green space, floating above the city - stretching up the West side of Manhattan. Well it looks like Section 1 of the "park", located in the Meatpacking district, may finally be opening in Mid-June.

See the video below from the Sundance Channel

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Well I had a great time this past weekend - I made it to Chelsea and saw a lot of work that was really great. I'm planning on heading over to the LES (Lower East Side) at some point this week because I've heard great things about some shows over there.

For starters, there's a project that is in an old medical clinic, entitled HomeBase, where artists are "exploring their own ideas of home".

There are a few other things that some friends of mine said not to miss, so I'll pass them along:

Voshardt/Humphrey, Double Blind / Double Blind at Greene Contemporary

George Sagri, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is and if Approaching Pain Gives You A Way of Recovering Memory of Flesh Then Go Elsewhere at On Stellar Rays

Hilary Harnischfeger at Rachel Uffner Gallery

Philip Argent, New Paintings at Luxe Gallery

Thursday, May 14, 2009


So now that it's SPRINGTIME!!! in the city and I'm just about done with finals, I'm going to come out of the dungeons/libraries and make a huge effort to go see a lot (really a lot) of art over the next month or so. There are so many things that I want to see, and that I've been putting off - I really can't wait.

First, I think I'll head over to Chelsea, where I'll be sure to stop by:

Sophie Calle at Paula Cooper

Rosemarie Fiore at Priska C. Juschka

Anne Eastman at ATM

Joseph Grigley at Sara Meltzer

and Charles Ray at Matthew Marks (see image below)