Posts tagged with ‘New York City’

  • The Recent Paintings will be at Lori Bookstein Fine Arts, NYC

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    The next show will be all paintings.  I’m very excited to share the work with you.  The show opens 9/10/2015 at Lori Bookstein Fine Arts.  The opening reception is from 6pm to 8pm.  Everyone is invited!

     

    Press release from Lori Bookstein Fine Art:
    Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings
    September 10 – October 17, 2015

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Hiroyuki Hamada. This is the artist’s third solo-show with the gallery.

    Rigorously painted on paper and then mounted on canvas and board, these paintings maintain the same level of craftsmanship that are characteristic of the artist’s sculptural practice. Executed in a fully realized gray-scale (save one painting in which an icy blue predominates) the paintings utilize a similar mixture of acrylic, charcoal, enamel, graphite and oil that the artist uses to polychrome his sculpture.

    The artist writes of his work:

    It’s been my habit to draw for many years. My sculptures often start from drawings and so do my prints. But it took me twenty years to go back to full-fledged paintings.

    The process of making paintings can be faster (than, for example, the building process of a sculpture) more flexible, and it can allow spontaneous happenings and development of visual narratives, which can lead to a glimpse of depth and the richness of who we really are.

    But I’m also rediscovering how draining and strenuous the process can be. It is the process of dropping all my daily concerns and opening all my antennas to feel beyond my ordinary spheres and gaze back into myself, all the while putting my faith in the mostly fruitless struggle of digging and building toward the rare confrontation with the moment of a resolution.

    It is certainly one of the most meaningful activities for me but it is one of the most challenging acts as well.

    May 29th, 2015

    Hiroyuki Hamada was born in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He moved to the United States at the age of 18. Hamada studied at West Liberty State College, WV before receiving his MFA from the University of Maryland. Hamada has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States including his previous exhibitions, Hiroyuki Hamada and Hiroyuki Hamada: Two Sculptures, at Lori Bookstein Fine Art. He was the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2009 and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998. Most recently, Hamada’s work was featured in Tristan Manco’s Raw + Material = Art (Thames & Hudson). The artist lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

    Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings will be on view from September 10 – October 17, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10th from 6-8 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. For additional information and/or visual materials, please contact Joseph Bunge at (212) 750-0949 or by email at joseph@loribooksteinfineart.com.

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art
    138 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    Between 18th and 19th Streets

    Summer Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30-6:00
    Closed: August 9 – September 9, 2015

    Telephone | 212.750.0949
    Email | info@loribooksteinfineart.com

     

     

  • Solo Show in NYC 2013

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    It’s been 4 years since I showed a set of new works.  Finally I will have a solo show with new works this fall.  The show opens on 10/10/13 at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in NYC.  So far I’m planing to have 3 to 5 large pieces and probably around 4 midsize to smaller ones.  And possibly some small drawings as well…

    Pieces are still in progress… I still can’t see how the pieces fit in the space yet… But here is a floor plan of the space.

  • A Group Show in NYC

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    This show is organized by Aureus Contemporary. Participating artists are Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Jeremy Dean, Jeff Depner, Pauline Galiana, Hiroyuki Hamada, Karim Hamid, William P Immer, Michael Mapes, Claire Shegog and Yi-Hsin Tzeng.

    You can learn more about the show at the site.

    Come say hi! We’ll have an opening on April 4th 7-10pm.

     


    #63, 2006-10, 45 x 40 x 24 inches, burlap, enamel, oil, plaster, resin, tar, wax and wood


    #68, 2007-09, 41 x 23 x 20 1/2 inches, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax


    #53, 2005-2008, 38 diameter x 14 1/2 inches, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax

     

    4 april to 14 april 2013

    opening night: 4 APRIL 7-10pm

    operating 11 – 6pm
    (closed on Monday)

    coordinates: NYC, 520 W 27th Street, btw 10th & 11th

  • Anish Kapoor in NYC

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    Last week I saw two outstanding shows in New York City. Both of them are by Anish Kapoor (Gladstone Gallery on 21st Street and 24th Street).
    The works are effortlessly graceful with plenty of formal delights and profound weight. It’s great to see his bold yet delicate methods let the
    materials flow and glow in their own rights.

    One show has multiple towers of cement (Gladstone Gallery on 24th Street). Take your time and walk among them. You start to see character
    in each tower and you realize that they are not just random piles. Then you start to see the vision of the artist who let these strange
    magical towers appear (here is an article about the interesting making process).


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 24th Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 24th Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 24th Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 24th Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 24th Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 24th Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 24th Street 2012

    The other show places a large round steel structure that fills up a large open space (Gladstone Gallery on 21st Steet). You get the “wow” feeling
    as soon as you walk in the room, and as you walk around, you just tell yourself “wtf”. It’s also fun to see how people react to the piece and
    interact with it. It’s great to see people being so happily awed and overwhelmed by the piece. It gives confidence to anybody who loves and believes in art.


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 21st Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 21st Street 2012


    Anish Kapoor at Gladstone gallery, 21st Street 2012

     

    There was one more thing. My friend and I walked in one of the churches on our way to the galleries
    (St. Thomas on 5th avenue). Ah, what a space to get away and immense yourself in the quietness with the church organ.
    Everything just stopped and my mind was reset, at least for the moment.

    A city needs a place like that or great art to make you feel that you are connected to something big and mysterious.  A great city
    like New York has both.


    Saint Thomas Church

     

  • Group Show in NYC Opens This Week

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    The show is organized by my friend, Frank Webster, with Paul Brainard.  There are more than 20 people in the show so there will be lots to see.

    Die Like You Really Mean It:

    October 26 – December 3, 2011

    Opening reception:  October 26, 6-9PM

    Allegra LaViola Gallery

    179 East Broadway

    New York, NY 10002

    917-463-3901

    Featuring works of:

    Erik BensonPaul BrainardPia DehneHiroyuki HamadaElizabeth HueyErika Keck,
    Emily Noelle LambertFrank LentiniEddie MartinezBrian MontouriBryan OsburnKanishka Raja,
    Erika RaneeTom SanfordChristopher SaundersKristen SchieleRyan SchneiderOliver Warden,
    Frank WebsterEric White and Doug Young

    You can see some works included in the show here and here.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art Opening Photos

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    Here are some images from the opening night…

     

    Hiroyuki Hamada: Two Sculptures

    IN GALLERY II

    September 15 – October 15, 2011

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art

    138 TENTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10011

    Tel 212-750-0949

    www.LORIBOOKSTEINFINEART.COM

     

  • Die Like You Really Mean It

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    Participating artists:

    Erik Benson, Paul Brainard, Pia Dehne, Hiroyuki Hamada, Elizabeth Huey, Erika Keck,
    Emily Noelle Lambert, Frank Lentini, Eddie Martinez, Brian Montouri, Bryan Osburn, Kanishka Raja,
    Erika Ranee, Tom Sanford, Christopher Saunders, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Oliver Warden,
    Frank Webster, Eric White and Doug Young

     

    Allegra LaViola Gallery | 179 East Broadway | New York, NY 10002
    T 917.463.3901 E gallery@allegralaviola.com
    www.allegralaviola.com

     

    Gallery hours
    Wednesday – Saturday: 12-6PM
    Sunday: 1-6PM

    Opening Reception:  October 26, 6-9PM

     

    Allegra La Viola Gallery is pleased to present Die Like You Really Mean It, a group exhibition on view
    from October 26 – December 7. The exhibition is curated by artists Paul Brainard and Frank Webster
    and features new paintings and sculpture by over twenty artists living in the New York metro area.

    The curators have assembled an energetic and dynamic show, where each work registers as a highly
    charged expression of the individual artist. Brainard and Webster have maintained a special interest
    in choosing works that register not as intentionally ironic but rather as sincerely and at times
    viscerally rendered. This exhibition celebrates painting as a healthy, living, and variegated mode of
    art making in New York.

    The works included in this exhibition are often resistant to purely formalist and conceptual concerns,
    engaging themes that extend beyond the material media of painting. Figurative and scenic elements
    may invite narrative readings while color is used forcefully, liberally, or selectively. The expressive
    qualities of color among the works range widely from Oliver Warden’s transformative explosions of
    color, to Hiroyuki Hamada’s restrained, bi-chromatic capsule-like wall reliefs. Also of concern among
    the works is the relationship between the human being and its environment, exemplified by Erik
    Benson and Kristen Schiele’s depictions of inhabited indoor and outdoor settings, Pia Dehne’s
    complex compositions in which figure and ground are enmeshed through lyrical patterns of line and
    geometry, and Kanishka Raja’s use of pattern to unite various specific locations depicted in the same
    visual space.

    Atypically, this show exalts in its contrasts. The works of Chris Saunders and Brian Montouri could
    best sum this up. Saunder’s paintings are slick and calm on the surface but belie an unsettling and
    subversive content, while Montouri’s vision is a veritable disgorgement of expressionist storm and
    bluster. Each artist pushes the medium with equal passion, but in radically different directions, with
    starkly different results. This passion however is one thing all of the artists in Die Like You Really
    Mean It share in common.

    —Paul Brainard, Kristen Lorello and Frank Webster

     

  • Scope NYC 2011

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    #68 and #60 will be at Scope NYC with Aureus Contemporary (booth A61) from March 2 to March 6, 2011.
    March 2 will be press/VIP viewing (3pm to 9pm) and the general admission hours will be noon to 8pm on March 3 to
    March 5, noon to 7pm on March 6.  The venue is located at 320 West (West Side Highway) across from
    Pier 40.

  • Last week for the NY show

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    Thank you to many of you who came to see the show.  It will be up through Saturday January 8th.

    The closing reception will be on Thursday January 6th 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

    Coleman Burke Gallery New York

    636 West 28th Street Ground Floor
    Between 11th & 12th Avenue
    New York, NY 10001

    917-677-7825

     

  • Coleman Burke Gallery New York

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    I’m happy that the next show will be in my favorite city:  New York City!

    #63 (detail)

    It will be at:

    Coleman Burke Gallery New York

    636 West 28th Street, Ground Floor

    between 11th & 12th Avenues

    New York, New York 10001

    917-677-7825

    info@colemanburke.com

    http://www.colemanburke.com/newyork/hiroyukihamada.html

    December 2, 2010- January 15, 2011

    Opening: Thursday, December 2, 6 – 8 PM

    Here is more about the show.  It’s been 4 years since the last show in NYC. I’m excited to be back and the gallery space is splendid! I will keep you updated!