Frieze New York 2021: Colorful Abstract Artworks

Painting and sculpture that captivated at the NYC event

Distilling the many artworks on show at any art fair proves itself to be a difficult task, but this year at Frieze New York—the first in-person art event in the city for some 14 months—we found ourselves drawn to entities we missed over the past year. Not only were faces an alluring theme, but so was color. While we saw plenty of bright, beguiling work (from …

The Hole NYC Founder Kathy Grayson on Her Gallery’s New Tribeca Space

A scrappy art studio transforms into a colorful inaugural show by Eric Shaw

When The Hole NYC opened the doors to artist Eric Shaw‘s bright, balanced and optimistic show Pure Mode (the inaugural exhibit at their new Tribeca location), there was a line of people waiting to step in. More than 10 years after the debut of their beloved Bowery location, The Hole welcomed people to their Tribeca destination just two weeks after founder Kathy Grayson signed the lease. …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A love letter to NYC, an online musical time capsule, and more from this week on the web

Online Musical Time Capsule, 2020 Is A Song Motivated by a feeling of numbness that was only remedied by music, interdisciplinary writer and editor Marisa Aveling created 2020 Is A Song—an online time capsule centered on “personal yet collective remembering.” A people-powered counterpoint to Spotify’s data-driven Wrapped, 2020 Is A Song calls for individuals all over the world to contribute a track that helped them …