Friday, April 22, 2016

Issue #32: Art Basel Miami Beach and More! (10 December 2014)

December is full of exciting times-- from the holidays to Art Basel Miami Beach! 

Stop in over the holiday break to see our newest exhibition, Perception  Illusion  MAGIC juried by Julia Mechtler and Elizabeth Koehn of David Zwirner Gallery, NYC. With over 200 artist submitting, Perception Illusion MAGIC exhibits works by 28 artists from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year!

Helen Klisser During
Artistic Director
Westport Arts Center

Holiday windows at Barney's New York. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2014
December 4 - 7, 2014

SLIDESHOW: Miami Art Fair Week in Pictures

Happy art, happy people at Art Basel Miami Beach
by Andres Viglucci, Siobhan Morrissey, and Jane Woolridge, Miami Herald

Art Basel in Miami Beach Blasts Out of the Gate
by Eileen Kinsella, artnet News

SLIDESHOW: See Highlights From NADA Miami Beach 2014
by Jacqueline Mermea, Blouin ARTINFO

Louise Bourgeois: Suspension at Cheim & Read, NYC. Photo by Helen Klisser During.
A Look Around the Untitled Art Fair in Miami Beach
by Andrew Russeth, ArtNews 

SLIDESHOW: See Highlights from Scope Miami Beach 2014
by Blouin ARTINFO

Not for Sale: Outside the Convention Center in Miami
by Paul David Young, Hyperallergic

SLIDESHOW: Afros, Abstraction, and Photographic Experimentation at Untitled
by Scott Indrisek, Blouin ARTINFO

5 Booths We're Looking Forward to at NADA Miami Beach
by Alanna Martinez, New York Observer

SCOPE Miami Is Anything But Subtle
by Eileen Kinsella, artnet news

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Permeated Shield at Galerie Lelong, NYC. Photo by Helen Klisser During.
Have Art Fairs Destroyed Art? Zombie Abstraction and Dumb Painting Ruled in Miami
Christian Viveros-Faune, artnet news

Definitive Top 11 Booths at Art Basel Miami Beach
by Scott Indrisek, Blouin ARTINFO

VIDEO: The Beach Walker
by Bill Morrison, The New York  Times

'Big Eyes' Targets Art Basel Crowd
by Brent Lang, Variety

SLIDESHOW: At Design Miami, Function and the Future Monopolize the Conversation
by Deborah Wilk, Blouin ARTINFO

Don't Let the Playfulness Fool You-- Miami Project Means Business
Anneliese Cooper, Blouin ARTINFO

Jerry Saltz's Fake Instagram Week at Art Basel
by Jerry Saltz,
Gallery hopping in Chelsea, NYC. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Those Artsy Early Birds Flew Away: Art Basel Miami Beach's Unfulfilled Promise
by Brett Sokol, The New York Times

Dealers Dish on Design Miami
by Anna Katz, Blouin ARTINFO

Takashi Murakami: In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow
Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street
through January 17

Richard Serra: Vertical and Horizontal Reversals
David Zwirner Gallery
through December 20

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: The Love Within
Jack Shainman Gallery, 20th and 24th Street
through January 10
Takashi Murakami at Gagosian Gallery, 24th Street, NYC. 

What Are America's Top 10 Private Contemporary Art Museums?
artnet News

A Stage, A Pool, a Flood of Ideas: 'Tears Become, Streams Become' Fills the Park Ave. Armory
by William Grimes, The New York Times

VIDEO: A New Art Capital, Finding Its Own Voice: Inside Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
by Carol Vogel, The New York Times

VIDEO: The Curator's Doll House
by Channon Hodge, The New York Times

An Artist Who Wrapped and Bound Her Work, Then Broke Free
by Lawrence Downes, The New York Times
Miggs Burroughs' "lightbox" lenticular at the Westport Metro North Station. To sponsor a light box such as this, please contact Development Director, Marni Katz at Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Collection's Pissarro is Called Looted Art
by Alison Smale and Melissa Eddy, The New York Times

At Auctions, Russian Oligarch Start to Hedge Their Bets
by Scott Reyburn, The New York Times

VIDEO: An Artistic Vision, Arab and Beyond
by Channon Hodge, The New York Times

Turner Prize 2014: Duncan Campbell wins Britain's prestigious art award
by Mark Brown, The Guardian

Is Our Art Equal to the Challenges of Our Times?
by A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Saint Clair Cemin: Myth and Math at Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Hockney review: at the shallow end
By Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Susan Te Kahurangi King: 'Drawings from Many Worlds'
by Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times

Theo Jansen's Lumbering Life-Forms Arrive in America
by Lawrence Weschler, The New York Times

We Need to Reconsider Art School
by Jerry Saltz,

Provocative Art Basel Tweets Make Jerry Saltz the Jonathan Swift of Social Media
by Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal
Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style at Pace Gallery, NYC. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Jerusalem: Portraits of a divided city by Spencer Platt
by David Sim, International Business Times

Why Was Christie's CEO Steven Murphy Fired?
by Coline Milliard, artnet News

LISTEN: 'The Falls' with Emily Apter, Jeff Dolven, Alexander Nagel, and Jamieson Webster
by Cabinet Magazine

Make. Art. Work.
Career Strategies for Visual Artists
Next workshop January 13, 2015

CT Photogs Have Fun

Eric Chiang: A Solo Show
Weston Public Library
January 4 - 31, 2014
Reception: January 4, 1 - 3pm
A visit to the Brant Foundation, Greenwich. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Stop in the gallery and see our group members' exhibition, Perception Illusion MAGIC juried by Elizabeth Koehn & Julia Mechter of David Zwirner Gallery, NYC. Now through January 10, 2015.

Fifty 8th graders from Bridge Academy in Bridgeport, CT visited Takashi Murakami's exhibition at Gagosian Gallery through  Westport Arts Center's "Connections" program.

Participants sketch from a live model at WAC's December Drink n' Draw. Join us for our next session on January 8!
Join us on one of our upcoming Art Safaris! Space is limited, so register today!
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