Sunday, June 12, 2011

New NYC photos - Arts Weekend in town

I've not had a chance to post anything lately, and I'm still working on the large group of shots and time lapses I shot while in Italy and Greece.

However, in the meantime, I just had a great day yesterday checking out the American Academy of Arts and Letters, way up on West 155th St in Manhattan. My wife recently won an award from them, and they have a great exhibit of all of the award winners and inductees this year. I photographed some statuary on their grounds as well as some really cool works by architect Bill Massie and artist James Turrell.

After that, we went to the Jonathan Levine Gallery in Chelsea to catch the Gaia, Miss Van, and Mario Martinez show and then finally on to the newly opened High Line extension between 20th and 30th Streets. I'd highly recommend (re-)visiting the High Line to see the extension, it's well worth it.

As we were finishing up our High Line visit, a rooftop dance performance by the Trisha Brown Dance Company began. It consisted of about 8 dancers on various rooftops and the High Line, acting out various moves that were picked up in succession (telephone-game style) and passed along from one dancer to the next.

Definitely a very New York-centric arts heavy day, but well worth it.

Check out this link for my interpretations of various things I saw yesterday.
First, some explanations: When you go to the link, try maximizing your browser to get the full effect (apple/windows-shift-f works on firefox)
The first images are of statuary at the American Academy, the next are details of a study model by Bill Massie's studio; then there are some images showing new holograms from James Turrell; Then there are various details from along the High Line and finally an image from the Trisha Brown dance performance. Hope you enjoy:

June 11, 2011 images

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