Saturday, August 6, 2011

Daily Dose: New York

Hey folks I know the Daily Dose has been less then daily but there is some stuff going on behind the scenes.  Once we iron out some kinks you can expect a truly daily Daily Dose.

Anyway today in New York:

Robert Mann Gallery- At the water's edge: Group show
July 7 - August 26
A collection of photograph's made near the water from various artists including Julie Blackmon and Jeff Brouws. Be sure to look through the thumb nails.

Whitney Museum of American Art- At the edge of the world: Lyonel Feininger
Through October 16
Museum Literature:
Born and raised in New York, Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) moved at the age of sixteen to Germany, where he became one of the leading practitioners of German Expressionism and the Bauhaus. In the late 1930s, when the Nazi campaign against modern art forced him to flee back to New York after an absence of fifty years, his marriage of abstraction and recognizable imagery made him a beloved artist in the United States. Long acknowledged as a major figure of the Bauhaus, Feininger is renowned for his romantic, crystalline paintings of architecture and seascapes. Less well known are the whimsical aspects of his work: his pioneering Chicago Sunday Tribunecomic strips; his figurative, Expressionist compositions; his photographs; and his miniature hand-carved wooden figures and buildings, known as City at the Edge of the World. This retrospective is the first in Feininger’s native country in more than forty-five years, and the first ever to include the full breadth of his art.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated monograph with a feature essay that provides a broad overview of Feininger’s career, tracing his relationships with movements and organizations that defined the development of modern art, including Cubism, the Blaue Reiter, the Blue Four, the Bauhaus, and Black Mountain College. Additional essays focus on Feininger’s comics, his photographs, his musical compositions, and his reputation in Germany. 

Images of the show

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