Sunday, December 13, 2009


Yesterday I visited two galleries in Newark - Index, a new entity, a reincarnation of Redsaw, living in almost the same space. And Aljira, on the last day of the Jordan Eagles show. The work is beautiful, and beautifully installed. For images of the installation, click here. Newark is changing.. new stores, restaurants, galleries.
Thanks for the tour Andre.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


flame chiffon
majolica 2009
12" x 12" x 4"

ART VICEROY is an independently curated special exhibition, open to the public during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.


11AM - 8PM

Sunday, November 22, 2009

ArtViceroy Miami

ArtViceroy Miami
Rupert Ravens Contemporary will be participating in the upcoming ArtViceroy Miami, a satellite of the Basel Art Fair/ Miami.
Here are some images of my new pieces that will be part of his show...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

new work

Four of thirteen wall reliefs on exhibit now through January 18, 2010, at Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark NJ.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Barbara Kruger at Lever House

Wow, Barbara Kruger nails this space!
Her text installation lines the interior and exterior of Lever House's lobby gallery, making the usually transparent glass lobby into a claustrophobic rant on our capitalistic culture.

Friday, July 31, 2009

We Come with the Beautiful Things

Last night I attended the opening for Expanding the Walls: Making Connections between Photography, History and Community, an annual, seven-month, photography-based program that uses the James VanDerZee (1886–1983) archive—housed at The Studio Museum in Harlem—as a springboard for conversation and art-making. (click here to learn more)
Twelve young artists, one of whom was my student, have created intense and beautiful work now on exhibit. Using James VanDerZee as a point of departure, each student has pursued their own creative inquiry in black and white photography.

Monday, July 27, 2009

some red tape

hand casting continues with daughter Mimi's lovely hands.

Monday, July 13, 2009

casting continues

It's the summer of casting hands. Weather has been incredibly cooperative as we sit in the garden with hands submerged in plaster. Here Bill Westheimer is sitting patiently talking about the 3-d digitally generated clear plexi hands spinning out of his studio.

Friday, July 10, 2009

casting call

Summer invites clay work in the garden studio. This season I'm casting 100 sets of hands in preparation for a late summer wood firing.
Pictured here is a fresh pressed stoneware cast of painter/photographer Anthony Cuneo's hands. If you can lend a hand or two, give me a ring and come on over for casting. The process takes an hour or two.
I'm in Montclair, NJ

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

summer restack

Friend and fellow townie, Sharon Gill, enjoys the conversations Stacked 101 generates in front of her house. And when the stack fell last winter, after many years of life, conversations turned to conjecture over what would become of the piece. Sharon’s neighbors now have something more to talk about as I have restacked the sculpture, in reverse, to give it a new view.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

new suburban landscape

Yale, 2.29.09
Stefanie Nagorka

Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscape
March 2, 2009 - May 10 2009
Yale School of Architecture
Randolph Hall
180 York Street, New Haven, CT

This group show originated at the Walker Center and is making it's third stop at Yale.
Hand injury left me of sound mind but not hand. Installation of stacked block piece took place mid-day, with the excellent help of installer Alison Welsh.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

storm watching

Curated by Amy Lipton, Joy Episalla and Joy Garnett
an exhibition featuring artwork inspired by weather, geological and atmospheric conditions opened yesterday at Bergen College, NJ. Click here for more info and images.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

marlene dumas is over but

you can see images of her smart wonderful work and listen to her talking about her work
by clicking here.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Third Mind; a day of contemplation

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989, at the Guggenheim through April 19, has an interesting curatorial premise.

"This exhibition traces how Asian art, literature, and philosophy were transmitted and transformed within American cultural and intellectual currents, influencing the articulation of new visual and conceptual languages. It explores how American art evolved through a process of appropriation and integration of Asian sources that developed from the 1860s through the 1980s, when globalization came to eclipse earlier, more deliberate modes of cultural transmission and reception. While Europe has long been recognized as the font of mainstream American art movements, the exhibition explores an alternative lineage of creative culture that is aligned with America's Pacific vista—Asia."( Guggenheim overview statement)

I found this big show exhausting but ultimately rewarding. Particularly enjoyed Ann Hamilton's human carriage, John Cage's drawings, Mark Toby's gouache paintings, Mary Cassatt's prints captured me with their lyrical passages of color and pattern and Georgia O'Keefe's intensely colored watercolors felt of the moment.
I happened into an exhibition of the new Hugo Boss prize winner
Emily Jacir. This exhibition is an engrossing poetic broken narrative that ... " brings together, for the first time, two installations that address the October 1972 assassination of Palestinian intellectual Wael Zuaiter in Rome by Israeli secret service agents"