Art Blog

Tabs on the floor and tabs on the wall as well as everywhere in between was the theme of the opening of Alice Hope's new show "Tab" at Ricco Maresca Jennifer Landes photos
The artist added back light to her amalgamation of tabs to create forms evocative of sea life or some strange mystical ectoplasm.
Alice Hope shows Ashton Farrington the tab tattoo before she applies it as Carol and Lee Farrington look on.
Ashton Farrington with her temporary tab tat.
A view of some of the works inspired by the tabs
Please save your tab from your TAB.
Red tabs attached to tiny metal ball chains that are attached to a box spring make for a dynamic sculpture.
Another view of the room
Alice Hope and Elena Glinn at the reception.
Carol Farrington sported her tab tat on her back.

Furniture House 5's layout was inspired by Brick Country House, an unbuilt design of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1924. Shigeru Ban Architects America
Shigeru Ban is the winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture PrizeShigeru Ban Architects
The Curtain Wall House was designed in 1995 and built in Toyko.Hiroyuki Hirai/Shigeru Ban Architects
An interior unit of the Metal Shutter House apartment building designed in 2010 for New York City Michael Moran/Shigeru Ban Architects
Container Temporary Housing from 2011 in Onagawa, JapanHiroyuki Hirai/Shigeru Ban Architects
The interior of one of the container unitsHiroyuki Hirai/Shigeru Ban Architects
The Paper Concert Hall in L'Aquila, Italy was designed in 2011.Didier Boy de la Tour/Shigeru Ban Architects
Paper Emergency Shelter for the victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, in Port au PrinceShigeru Ban Architects

Gene Samuelson, Cynthia Sobel, Anna Franklin, Frank Sofo, Alyce Peifer, and Joyce Silver were some of the artists with work on view at the Wednesday Group show at Ashawagh this weekend. Durell Godfrey, photos
Jose Gabriel Fernandez, left, with Joe Macal and Pippa the dog
A visitor viewed the work of Deb Palmer.
Blythe Frecha-Hantgan took five at the opening.
Beryl Brownman examined Peter Gumpfel's watercolors at the opening.
Anna Franklyn had fun in front of her paintings.
Cynthia Sobel, left, discussed her paintings with two patrons.
"Montauk Patchwork" by Jean Mahoney
Stella Peterson took a stroll by the art works.
Romy Frecha paused at the opening to look at some of the paintings.

Rose Zelenetz, a sculptor, and Tracy Jamar, a fiber artist, attended the opening of "Under The Influence" at Ashawagh Hall. Morgan McGivern, photos
A sculpture by Ms. Zelenetz
Clothes and outerwear were lighter in weight and color than in previous weeks.
Some familiar and not so familiar repurposed objects made up Ruby Jackson's "Bar Scene."
Everybody got into the act.
Kristie Ortman and Jessica Evans made the rounds.
Paintings by Sara Coe
A painting caught in a glass orb
Tracy Jamar's fiberwork with shells and other pieces
Vodka and wine made for a convivial crowd and helped cement the theme of the evening.

The warm glow of the gallery was a beacon in the dark but mild winter night. Morgan McGivern, photos
Geoffrey Nimmer joined Denise Gale, the exhibition's curator, at the opening.
Eugene Brodsky stood by his work on paper "Study for Storyboard."
A sizable crowd came out to view the show.
Kurt Gumaer and Sabra Moon Elliot attended.
Arlene Slavin, whose work on canvas behind her was inspired by an earlier drawing nearby.
Alberto Herszage at the opening

Michelle Stuart, background, and Agnes Denes, foreground, at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects booth Jennifer Landes photos
Even though it was Sunday, the fairs still attracted a quirky crowd, in this case a gentleman checking out the Hirschl & Adler booth of Fairfield Porter works.
Lee Krasner's "Imperfect Indicative," left, and an untitled work from 1984
Lee Krasner's "Present Conditional," a two-paneled collage on canvas from 1976
A crowd gathered near the Miller booth.
Other works from the Porter show at Hirschl & Adler, including a portrait of James Schuyler, right
The Porter still life
Images from Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol at Susan Sheehan's booth
Gavin Turk's "Large Transit Disaster (Ochre, Copper, Red, & Blue" from last year at the David Nolan Gallery booth
Petah Coyne's installation "The Unconsoled," featuring her wax-dipped flowers and stuffed birds, at Galerie Lelong

Audrey Flack's sculpture, center and Julian Schnabel's "Malabaristas" were shown at Hollis Taggert's booth at the Armory Show on the piers. Jennifer Landes photos
Elaine de Kooning at Hollis Taggert
Norman Bluhm was a popular artist at the Modern section of the Armory Show with several works on view at different booths. Here are two at Jerald Melberg Gallery
Sean Landers added some wit to the Galerie Rodolfe Janssen booth with "Golden Section."
A work from Alice Aycock's "Sum over Histories" series at the Frederic Schnitzer Gallery booth.
Ross Bleckner, who had a show opening at Mary Boone's Gallery on Saturday evening, was represented at the Armory Show with an untitled work from last year at the Crane Kalman booth.
Saul Steinberg's "Ocean Parking" at the Danese/Corey booth
A maquette for Richard Serra's sculpture "SLAT" was available at the Senior & Shopmaker Gallery booth.
Lynda Benglis was featured in a special section devoted to female artists.
James Goodman Gallery offered a bit of cheese in the form of Roy LIchtenstein's "Collage for Three Swiss Cheese Doors."

Satoru Tamura, an artist from Japan, showed pieces that relied on simple mechanics to create light or movement at the Tezukayama Gallery. Jennifer Landes photos
Two works on paper by Jonathan Hart at the Halsey Mckay booth
A Hart painting on canvas
A Ross Watts painting with sculptural works on the floor at Sara Nightingale's booth
Textural works on paper by Mr. Watts along with sculptural pieces alluding to the loss or loss of meaning of the printed word
Mr. Watts's compressed and honed bound books look like river rocks and are silky smooth to the touch.
Ms. Nightingale speaking to visitors in her booth

Antonia March's "Girls Only" toilet/fountain, served as the perfect leitmotif for the show. It's surprising no one ever thought of it sooner. Jennifer Landes photos
A close up of Lola Schnabel's work
The larger installation that includes the Schnabel work as well as Barbara Kruger
Marilyn Church's abstraction in the installation
A better image of the painting supplied by the artist
Video projections emanating from the largest HD screens to the smallest personal devices were a popular medium.
Very little white space or "eye wash" remained on these walls.
A close up of more of the video art

Laurie Barone-Schaefer, curator of HPA/Overexposed, and Andrew, her son, at the opening Morgan McGivern, photos
Ms. Barone-Schaefer's photograph of the Sag Harbor Bridge
Checking out the installation
The family Hassett, from left: the daughters Sam and Emily with their parents Greg and Kelley
Malcolm van Couvering and Tina Mills
A gathering by the food and beverage table
"The Red Umbrella" by Margery Harnick
Ken Morsch and Don Ludlow provided entertainment for the evening.
Peg English stood with her image "This Way My Child."
Red sails in the sunset and a kindred spirit meet.