On the morning of the Armory Show 2017 opening, Donald Christiansen, owner of the Chelsea Art Group, met Howl Magazine NY to give us a private tour of the exhibit and a glimpse into what he does as an art advisor. What is the Chelsea Art Group? Not a gallery, not an agency, but an Art Advisory Firm— aimed to guide you towards the process of purchasing art—from smart investments, to displaying it in your home. Don, accompanied by Hendra Josiah, head of VIP relationships, walk
Refinery29's "29 Rooms" Art has always been ever-changing, seeking its expression via unconventional mediums which eventually become mainstream. Today your screen is the medium, and we're not talking about cinema. Art is now being created specifically to be consumed through your screen– something that is unmistakably marking a new era in art– the digital movement. The consumption of art through screens essentially breaks into two groups; art created for screens (think gifs),
Photographer Ed Maximus is well known for his ventures in the fashion world but his latest project For Colored Girls has sparked a tidal wave of interest and support, especially after it’s feature in Vogue Italia. Maximus has stated that the project centers on the narrative of black women being controlled by themselves despite oftentimes having their bodies politicized and policed by outside forces. On Saturday, March 17th a gallery event was held at Holyrad Studio in Brookly
March rolls around and so do literally dozens of art fairs, in what is New York's busiest 10 days for art collectors and dealers.
The fairs are many-folded– you can attend as a spectator, in which case the fair functions as a fun smorgasbord of art, champagne, and coffee. You can attend as a dealer, in which case the fair could provide most of your revenue for that year, and form valuable connections with potential buyers. You can attend as a collector, where you might find
FACTION is a new flexible collective, from the team behind the hugely successful Gallery 8 and Coates & Scarry in London, who in this– their foray into the US– are adapting a unique model for artists and gallerists to work together. FACTION is a well needed response to the changing market place and the erosion of the traditional art market, where galleries were gatekeepers for artists. FACTION aims to reimagine these relationships through unique collaborative projects, curate
LOVE 2018: Purple Hearts is the second in a series of LOVE exhibitions curated by Rachel Stern and hosted by the LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia university.
This exhibition will continue in the curatorial pursuit of an encyclopedic imaging of LOVE. The image of LOVE, like LOVE itself, is amorphous with infinite definitions and iterations. By turning to a group of artists, each with their own apparent subjectivity, the exhibitions seek a breadth of explanations and meditatio
This January, The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE group exhibition, curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump. Opening January 16th, and on view through February 4th, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE marks the one year anniversary of the inauguration of one of the most controversial presiden
Artist Javier Martin, 32 Originally From I was born in Ceuta, Spain a small Spanish territory in Northern Africa, but I grew up in Marbella. However, I have also lived in Asia for several years including Hong Kong and Seoul. Currently Based I am currently based in Miami, FL. But I often find myself traveling. Themes in your work As an artist I have a responsibility, art has a purpose and in my opinion should not just be beautiful. I want to express something powerful and mean
1. An Incomplete History of Protest at The Whitney An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Since its founding in the early twentieth century, the Whitney has served as a forum for the most urgent art and ideas of the day, at times attracting protest itself. An Incomplete History of Protest, however, is by name and necessity a limited account. No exhibition can approximate
We previously introduced AM DeBrincat to our Howl Readers, a painter who creates unique worlds where online and offline life meet and merge. Combining digital and analog media like pieces in a visual puzzle, DeBrincat builds paintings which explore how we build identity and sense of self in the digital age. This month in NYC, DeBrincat will have three paintings displayed in a pop-up group show curated by the Azart Gallery. The show is at 504 West 22nd St, New York. The show r
Stunning watercolor artist and fashion illustrator Fahren Feingold is launching her debut solo exhibition at NYC-based gallery The Untitled Space, opening on September 26th and on view through October 8th. Curated by gallery director Indira Cesarine, the show will consist of over 50 watercolor paintings by the artist, including a brand new series of large-scale pieces along with many of her signature works. Touted as "a trailblazing artist on a meteoric rise" by Vogue Arabia,
The Great Griffon is a film, new media, and theatre company committed to breaking down gender and LGBTQI stereotypes through compelling storytelling. Its nine-episode romantic drama "Spring Street" is available to stream on YouTube and on www.springstreetseries.com. Its next live event, Seeking the Queer Voice: An Evening of New Works by Queer Artists, will take place this Monday September 25th at 8pm at the historic 13th Street Repertory Theatre, 50 West 13th Street betwee
On Thursday September 7, DRØME showcased the looks of 12 designers who dress the who’s who of the young art community in NYC at Ace Hotel New York. Doubling as the Volume II release, Revolutionere was a celebration of the young artists who generate work as a power grab back from an oppressive administration. Designers were asked to consider revolution and their own version of Americana when planning their looks. They were also provided with a pair of white low top Air Force 1
Surrealist painter Meagan Boyd is launching her 'Neon Fauves' solo exhibition at LA's burgeoning Chinatown-based gallery Leiminspace on Saturday, August 12th. Comprised of acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas and paper, the exhibition serves as the latest iteration of the artist's bold investigations into spirituality, religious symbolism, and the Occult. We spoke to Meagan Boyd in order to get a little more insight into her work and her person. Artist: Meagan Boyd Age:
Open Color Presents The Secret Paths to M a r i n a F i n i July 15th 6-10pm
Open from July 16-29 Heron Arts, San Francisco Open Color will present its third quarterly event on July 15th at Heron Arts in San Francisco, this time featuring the otherworldly Marina Fini. Fini’s latest exhibit, The Secret Paths to Marina Fini, is rooted in humans’ digital search for unattainable elements of nature. Online media’s saturation of nature-related content cannot satiate the desire for
Howl Magazine New York's first live art show "What's Underneath" took place this past weekend and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out! In a one-night-only occasion, we partnered with Wix.com to display the work of seven very talented artists; Peter Phobia, Maggie Dunlap, Jen Dwyer, Max Lavie, Nina Donovan, Phil Padwe and Andrés Rangel, as well as three live performances curated by Blank Label Records; The Feast, Durieux and Anna Barnett. The pieces will be displaye
FREEZE! It’s Frieze week in New York City. Are you daunted by all the upcoming shows and fair activities? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. From tips on fighting fair fatigue to what events you should sharpie (drop that pencil!) into your schedule this week. Read below for everything you need to know about Frieze New York City 2017. Just another art fair? Absolutely not! In it’s sixth year, Frieze New York will be open to the public May 5th – 7th on Randall’s island park.
Superfine! Art Fair is coming to Manhattan for the first time during this year's Frieze Week and we couldn't be more excited! In a time where art fairs are coming to New York by the hundreds and you have an ample selection to choose from, Superfine! sets itself apart from other fairs– it's affordable structure (tickets starting at $7.77!) along with compact and concept-driven booths allow galleries to break from white box art fair norms– and makes art more financially accessi
Name: James Miille Age: 21 Birthday: September 26, 1995 Where are you originally from? Livermore, CA (nearish to San Francisco) Where do you currently live? Miami, FL Preferred art medium: Composite photography Who are some of your favorite artists? Mark Beard is one of my favorite contemporary artists, his paintings are incredible! other favorites include René Magritte and Salvador Dalí. Favorite book? I actually really love After the Quake by Haruki Murakami, the scenes w
1) Art is Political
With the current state of political and social divisiveness in the United States, it’s no wonder the Whitney Biennial this year is saturated with political work. The Whitney has always focused on featuring the contemporary work of American artists, and most American artists today are angry, passionate and opinionated– and the biennial does not attempt to sugarcoat that. The pieces and installations beg the spectator to witness the racism, exclusivity, viol