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WESTBETH FLEA MARKET $5 BAG N BOX SALE

SATURDAY June 26, 2021 10AM – 4PM
SUNDAY June 27, 2021 10AM – 4PM

Westbeth Artists Housing
Westbeth Basement
55 Bethune Street
Between West St and Washington St
NY NY

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Veronica Ryan
ALONG A SPECTRUM

Image: Veronica Ryan, Along a Spectrum (2021) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol and supported by Freelands Foundation. Photograph by Max McClure. Copyright Veronica Ryan. Courtesy Spike Island, Bristol, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Spike Island

May 19 – September 5, 2021
Bristol, UK

Spike Island presents a major exhibition of new works by British artist Veronica Ryan (b. 1956, Montserrat). Supported by Freelands Foundation through the Freelands Award, this is Ryan’s largest and most ambitious exhibition in the UK to date.

Ryan is best known for her sculpture that is evocative of shapes, forms and objects from the natural world. Over the years, she has experimented with scale, material and technique while remaining focused on the interplay between conflicting opposites: revelation and concealment, container and contained, absence and presence. Her work sits at the intersection between materiality and idea, and enquires into the processes by which objects carry and construct meaning.

Made during an extended residency at Spike Island in Bristol, the works in Along a Spectrum examine environmental and socio-political concerns, personal narratives, history and displacement, as well as the wider psychological implications of the current pandemic. New works include cast forms in clay and bronze; sewn and tea-stained fabrics; and bright neon crocheted fishing line pouches filled with a variety of seeds, fruit stones and skins.

Fruits, seeds, plants and vegetables are recurring motifs in Ryan’s sculpture – they function metaphorically for the artist’s own sense of dislocation and, more widely, they allude to a history of trading across the globe. In Ryan’s work, personal experience is often conditioned by a sense of location. An important focus of her research is on the history of Montserrat and trying to identify its early culture prior to the arrival of the Europeans. As such, Along a Spectrum presents large groups of soursop skins and cocoa pods cast in clay and glazed with volcanic ash from Alliouagana, the name by which the native Caribs called the island of Montserrat.

– from Spike Island
Veronica Ryan at Spike Island

“I don’t know anyone who makes art for art’s sake.”

Read Veronica Ryan’s interview in The Art Newspaper

Jonathan Bauch
Visual Rhythms

Jonathan Bauch
‘TheSteel”
Featured in Carter Burden Gallery show opening May 27, 2021
Painted steel. 64 x 37 x 18 inches

VISUAL RHYTHMS


May 27 – June 23, 2021

Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28th Street 5th Fl
New York, NY

An exhibition of abstract contemporary art that features color -used in both two and three dimensions,

Jonathan Bauch – works in steel sculpture
Greg Brown – paints dancing intertwining forms

LOST & FOUND:
A PERSONAL VISION
OF THE PANDEMIC

The New York Artists Circle
Lost & Found: A Personal Vision of the Pandemic

An Exhibition and Series of Four Inspiring Roundtable Events

The NY Artists Circle presents the work of 117 selected artists who reveal what is truly important in their lives, as they cope with waves of loss as well as surprisingly positive personal change during this Pandemic time. They give us a wide-ranging array of personal explorations on the theme of Lost and Found, from the concrete and tangible to the sheer existential.

The exhibit includes the work of Westbeth visual artists, Elisa Decker, Diana Jensen, Christina Maile, Charles Seplowin, and Barbara Slitkin.

Exhibition dates: May 1 – Aug 31, 2021
Online viewing begins Saturday, May 1st.

Go to New York Artist Circle Curated Show.

The show is divided into four unique sub-themes focusing on different aspects of what is Lost and Found: The Personal, The Iconographic, The Societal, and Artistic Discoveries. Each offers thought-provoking and inspiring reflections on our shared human experiences during a Global Crisis.

TO JOIN ZOOM ROUNDTABLES FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS;
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85810756508?pwd=dGZDTXdhUzVYck80akE0enZyZFNFUT09
Meeting ID: 858 1075 6508
Passcode: NYAC

Don’t Miss Our First Exciting Roundtable Event Friday May 7th at 5-6pm ET

JOIN US for Our Four Exciting Roundtable Events:

Event One: The Personal – JOIN US Friday May 7 at 5-6pm ET
These artists have portrayed the impact of the Pandemic on their own lives with keen observation and inventive imagery.
Includes Westbeth artist, Diana Jensen.

Event Two: The Iconographic. JOIN US Wednesday June 9 at 7-8pm ET/
These artists explore multiple interpretations of the Pandemic in objects, metaphors and symbols, from anxiety and grief to recovery and new beginnings.
Includes Westbeth artists Charles Seplowin, Elisa Decker, and Barbara Slitkin.

Event Three: The Societal. JOIN US Wednesday July 14 at 7-8pm ET
These artists explore the widening impact of the Pandemic. They address the effects on global communities and societies, from the individual to broader issues of health, economics and mental well-being.
Includes Westbeth artist Christina Maile.

Event Four: Artistic Discoveries. JOIN US Wednesday August 11 at 7-8pm ET
For some artists, the Pandemic has resulted in artistic discoveries and silver lining recoveries, such as new subject matter and more time to make their art, as well as materials, techniques and perspectives.

Participating artists will present their artwork at each event and will discuss their personal response to the topic.

SAVE THE DATES! JOIN US FOR THE FOUR EVENTS WITH THIS LINK!

LINK HERE TO JOIN ZOOM EVENT
Meeting ID: 858 1075 6508
Passcode: NYAC

Exhibition link: New York Artist Circle Curated Show
Please share this Press Release with anyone who might be interested.
Looking forward to seeing you at our events!

Lost and Found Participating Artists:

May 7 – Event One: The Personal

Ellen Alt
Cecelia Andre
Fran Beallor
Walter Brown
Margaret Zox Brown
Kathleen Casey
Irene Christensen
Diane Churchill
Bob Clyatt
Elaine Forrest
Yoram Gelman
Barbara Griffiths
Sheila Hecht
Sheryl Intrator
Diana Jensen Westbeth artist
Douglas Newton
Francine Perlman
Siena Gillann Porta
Peggi Pugh Gottlieb
Kristin Reed
Amy Regalia
Christina Saj
Barbara Schaefer
Regina Silvers
Emily Stedman
Geoffrey Stein
Joanne Steinhardt
Deborah Ugoretz
Gail Winbury
Alice Zinnes

June 9 – Event Two: The Iconographic

Cheryl Aden
Audrey Anastasi
Bascove
Lois Bender
Allie Berman
Elisa Decker Westbeth artist
Hilda Green Demsky
Barbara Epstein
Caroline Golden
Norma Greenwood
Barbara Groh
Valerie Huhn
Sandra Indig
Diana Kurz
Yvonne Lamar-Rogers
Jenna Lash
Donna Levinstone
Elizabeth Mead
Eleni Mylonas
Mary Pinto
Charles SeplowinWestbeth artist
Barbara Sherman
Barbara Slitkin Westbeth artist
Darcy Alison Spitz
Priscilla Stadler
Syma
Robin Tedesco

July 14 – Event Three: The Societal

Monique Allain
M. Annenberg
Marianne Barcellona
Pamela Casper
Colleen Deery
Lynne Friedman
Barbara A. Friedman
Pauline Galiana
Cora Jane Glasser
Pearl Rosen Golden
Mary Stern Grossman
Alice Harrison
Eileen Hoffman
Lori Horowitz
Elaine Housman
Gwyneth Leech
Alise Mona Loebelsohn
Sandra Mack-Valencia
Christina Maile Westbeth artist
Angela Manno
Kathleen Migliore-
Newton
Carolyn Oberst
Leah Poller
Gale Rothstein
Tara Sabharwal
Andra Samelson
Maria Spector
Sandra Taggart
Lucy Wilner
Nicholas Wolfson

Aug 11 – Event Four: Artistic Discoveries

Karin Bruckner
Beth Barry
Yvette Cohen
Barbara Ellmann
Jane Dell
Theresa DeSalvio
Diane Englander
Jill Gewirtz
Robin Glassman
Susan Grucci
Paula Heisen
Monroe Hodder
Arlene Joseph
Carin Kulb Dangot
Arthur Kvarstrom
Robert Lobe
Joanne Lobotsky
Barbara Lubliner
Wendy L. Moss
Delfina Nahrgang
Cathy O’Keefe
Ellen Pliskin
Jacqueline Sferra-
Rada
Phyllis Rosser
Melissa Rubin
Julie Shapiro
Linda Stillman
Shira Toren
Frances Vye Wilson
Ella Yang

Lost and Found Participating Curators:

Lois Bender – Lead Curator, Audrey Anastasi, Marianne Barcellona,
Alli Berman, Pamela Casper, Norma Greenwood, Monroe Hodder,
Lori Horowitz, Jenna Lash, Ellen Pliskin, Maria Spector, Gail Winbury

New York Artists Circle ­– Our Story

We are the New York Artists Circle (NYAC), a group of professional visual artists who connect to share information, opportunities, skills and resources. Exhibiting and selling artwork are priorities. Since 1996, we have built a collective bank of expertise through monthly meetings, an active listserve, a dynamic social media presence, and a group website.

We support our members in their professional growth, fostering groundbreaking ideas, fresh approaches and innovative collaborations and technological advancement. Working together in community helps us to meet the challenges we face in our solo practices, proving that there is strength in numbers!

We invite you to browse through our searchable registry to find artists for exhibitions, collaborations, media and other opportunities. Prominent curators have created both online and “brick and mortar” exhibitions by selecting work from our website and many of our artists have received commissions through this interface.

Artwork on our site is for sale, rent or licensing. Contact artists directly through their individual profiles in our searchable registry for purchase details, and for any other professional inquiries. For general inquiries, our administrators can be reached through the Contact Page.
To read more about the NYAC Click Here.

Elisabeth Condon
Florida Contemporary exhibit


Florida Contemporary, organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, aims to recognize great artistic talent springing from all corners of the state. This invitational exhibition features the work of three distinguished women artists worthy of national attention: Elisabeth Condon (b. 1959), Lilian Garcia-Roig (b. 1966) and Carrie Sieh (b. 1978). Based in Tampa, Tallahassee and Miami respectively, these artists have widely exhibited their art both nationally and internationally. The exhibition contextualizes their interpretations of artistic traditions using various materials and techniques within general contemporary artistic trends, and it also highlights their individual artistic concerns and merits.

These three artists’ creations push artistic limits as they explore the potential of materials and techniques, as well as emotional and cerebral landscapes.

A recipient of numerous national grants, including a 2018 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant, Elisabeth Condon employs a level of abstraction and figuration that defies straightforward interpretation. She does so while simultaneously referencing and breaking away from Modernist abstraction and revealing her admiration for traditional Chinese ink painting.

More about the exhibit HERE


Interview with Elisabeth Corden
Miami ShoutOUt

Elisabeth Condon. Photo Kale Roberts

Excerpt

Hi Elisabeth, how do you think about risk?

Risk is a metric of commitment, containing life force within its demand to leap into the unknown. Returning to school in LA after a hiatus of hanging out at nightclubs, choosing SAIC’s multidisciplinary program in Chicago for my MFA, moving to New York because that’s where I wanted to live, accepting a professorship at the University of South Florida, and traveling to China for six months at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel are risks that have rewarded me with cultural and aesthetic influences that shape and inspire my work.

In early 2019 I stopped everything I was doing in the studio to devote eight months painting on rice paper with calligraphy ink. Suspending color for black ink felt like an enormous risk. While I wanted to understand ink and brush painting more directly, I wondered if learning a language I could never fully understand was a form of cultural co-optation.

In New York I live four blocks from the Highline, making the Whitney and Highline our first destinations after espresso and avocado toast at the corner bistro, Malaparte. Take the A to Wave Hill’s gardens and galleries in Riverdale to draw majestic trees on the front lawn and the tropical plants in the greenhouse. Visit Westbeth Gallery in the historic building where I live, as well as The Clemente Solo Velez Center for Art, where I work. Galleries everywhere, on the Lower East Side, Chelsea, Midtown, and Bushwick. New York is a walking town, filled with surprises everywhere, so it’s impossible to go wrong

Read the entire interview HERE

Balance and Strength
with Jennifer Gibson

Mondays at 2:00 – 3:00pm
Extended to June 2021
Now on Zoom

Contact
Jennifer Gibson
jenjiyoga@gmail.com

Jennifer Gibson is certified through the reputable Integral Yoga Institute of New York City, which served the West Village community and surrounding areas for over 50 years.

Jennifer has been a Yoga Instructor since 2005, specializing in yoga for seniors since 2011.
She is thrilled to share the tools of yoga with seniors for balance and building strength. In Jennifer’s current work with seniors, what began as one class quickly grew into three different classes per week, each packed with 20-30 students. Participants range between the ages of early 60s to early 90s and have a wide variety of ability.

Jennifer is passionate about making the practice of yoga accessible to everyone. She loves how appreciative seniors are to learn yoga and how much they look forward to every class, and she is excited to bring the benefits of yoga to the Westbeth community.

Sponsored by the Westbeth Artists Residents Council and a grant from NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson