<span>Monthly Archives</span><h1>June 2017</h1>
At the Fair

Urban Art Fair

The first New York Urban Art Fair is opening TODAY in Spring Studios in NYC. “Launched in Paris in 2016, Urban Art Fair has become a key event of the urban art movement. Its first New York edition will take place next June with more than 20 international galleries hailing from Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, Miami, the Bronx… Urban Art Fair highlights leading street art galleries and artists as well as emerging projects. The fair will also present Urban Influence,…

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At the Museum

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

  Ending June with a polka dotted bang, the insanely popular traveling exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” is opening at the Seattle Art Museum tomorrow. It will be available to see in Seattle until September 10 before traveling to other major museums in the United States and Canada, including The Broad in Los Angeles (October 2017–January 2018), the Art Gallery of Ontario (March–May 2018), the Cleveland Museum of Art (July–September 2018), and the High Museum of Art (November 2018-February 2019).…

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At the Museum

MASS MoCA Expands

Our favorite upstate museum, MASS MoCA, recently opened their $65 million expansion, making it the largest contemporary museum in the country. The former textile mill allows you to explore three floors of art that’s so large, you wouldn’t be able to see it displayed anywhere else. Visit now to see works by James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, Robert Rauschenberg and many other contemporary art heavy hitters. Pro Tip: While you’re there, pop into the nearby Clark for a double…

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At the Studio

Jane Booth: Saturday Studio Session

We’re spending the morning watching this video of Kansas-based painter, Jane Booth, paint in her studio on a Saturday afternoon. Read what she has to say about her process below. Happy watching!   “Saturdays have long been my favorite studio day.  Even though I work every day, the luxuriousness of a Saturday from my corporate days lingers.  The phone rarely rings, my favorite radio station has good music programs, and it feels free and unfettered. Yesterday was wild – fast…

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Monday Links

5 Things to Read This Week

Happy Monday Atmos! Want to ease into your week with us? Grab your coffee and extend your weekend a little longer. Here’s what we’re reading this Monday morning: Saltz Says, “Blockbuster Moment in New York for Female Artists”. Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx Finds a New Home in Greece. Art Gallery of Ontario Acquires 522 Diane Arbus Photographs. The Getty’s Return to Chronology. New York Congresswoman Proposes Student Loan Relief for Arts Workers.     Image Courtesy of: NYMag and Florine Stettheimer.…

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At the Gallery

Shara Hughes: Same Space Different Day

Last chance to see Shara Hughes, Same Space Different Day at Rachel Uffner Gallery. In half of the exhibition, Hughes explores the different ways in which one object or idea can be perceived when shown within different contexts. “Playing with the boundaries between the real and the imagined, Hughes renders her paintings as portals into unique universes that beg for deeper discovery”. The upstairs gallery features drawings created over the past three years. “Purposefully composed as Hughes’ mind is preoccupied…

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At the Home

At the Home: Richard and Eileen Ekstract

Today at Atmos we’re speaking with collectors Richard and Eileen Ekstract in their home in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read along for a chance to hear about Richard’s friendship with Andy Warhol and their latest venture, Collectors Concessions. *This conversation has been lightly edited and condensed. Atmos: Have you always had an interest in art? Richard Ekstract: Well sort of yes. When I was in high school I had a girlfriend who was an artist. That lead me…

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At the Archives

Ben Butler: Unbounded

Happy Throwback Thursday Atmos! #tbt to Ben Butler’s installation, Unbounded at the Rice University Art Gallery. Butler used over 10,000 sticks of poplar wood to create the large scale work that visitors could explore in. “Butler’s artistic process mirrors nature’s systems of growth where complexity emerges from simple building blocks”. The installation took a week to build; watch a timelapse video of its construction above!  Video Courtesy of Ben Butler and Rice University Art Gallery. Please follow and like us:…

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At the Museum

Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends

Our must-see museum pick of the week is Robert Rauschenberg’s MoMA retrospective, Among Friends. Presenting over 250 works over the course of his six-decade career, the exhibition highlights the social nature of artist’s oeuvre. “My whole area of art has always been addressed to working with other people,” he reflected. “Ideas are not real estate.” The exhibition is open through September 17th, so be sure to catch it before it closes! “To highlight the importance of exchange for Rauschenberg, this…

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Monday Links

5 Things to Read This Week

Happy Monday Atmos! Want to ease into your week with us? Grab your coffee and extend your weekend a little longer. Here’s what we’re reading this Monday morning: Fairy Godmother of Art, Agnes Gund Donates $165 Million to Start Art for Justice Fund. New York Works Plans to Create New Artist Studios and 10,000 Creative Jobs. London’s Sculpture in the City Announces 16 Artworks. New VR Arts Platform Launches with help from Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, and Olafur Eliasson. Collector…

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