I just returned from Art Basel, Miami and I am still in awe at the amount of art I was able to view and all the gallery owners I was able to meet. Below are some of the highlights from fairs attended. Wynwood wins hands down for great art viewing on the streets. The Rubell Family Collection is always a must visit.
This series is based on my love of abstraction and the need to express my own reality. I am often mesmerized by the angles and protrusions that have become part of modern architectural design. For over forty years I have been an inhabitant of NYC. I never tire of the views I happen upon during my many lunch time walks. The ever evolving landscape keeps my eyes staring upward, like a seasoned tourist, I am constantly drawn to something new. Huge windows allowing the observer to be the voyeur. As if life is only relevant if it can be seen.
The mystery of glass, the transparency of lives, perhaps the next step beyond social media.
So this happened in Oct. 2018! Two of my artworks were chosen to be on display in the garment district. Such a great honor to be chosen to show my work on the streets of NYC. Special thanks to the sponsor, Orangenius. Giving artists an opportunity to show their work is such an important part of the process of art making.
These works are inspired by the cold starkness of Brutalist architecture from the 50's - 70's. Intrigued by the human nature of wanting/needing to be seen and craving homes with large windows to peer into, I have created a series of empty, cold cement and glass buildings. These buildings represent an exposed emptiness, in an age of lies and information misrepresentations. The introduction of color serves as a reminder that we still have control over our future, and the hope we need to nurture. 2016 - 2018 Acrylic on black gesso, on canvas and wood. Sizes vary. All work for sale.
"Béton brut is a smooth architectural surface made out of concrete.
Known for its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or
easy. First used in the economically depressed (and World War
II-ravaged) communities who sought inexpensive construction and design
methods for low-cost housing, shopping centres, and government
In this project one hopes to have numerous encounters. People coming
together over their love for music and playful nature. Hopefully it will unite
people in a safe and joyful experience.
Callie is a MTA Art & Design for transit commission recipient, her
work is on permanent display at 105 Beach Station in the Rockaways. Her love
for nature and her respect for our planet are strongly felt in all her
It was such a wonderful experience to join the 49 other artists and spend three months creating together. I thank all the volunteers who assisted the artists, piano tuners and who participated in the piano parade on June 4th. Great work! Such a positive experience in a time of great need for music and art in our public schools. Art for all, to create and enjoy.
In the shallow waters of the sea, just off shore, creatures are hidden away. In tide pools, painted waters emerge, and while snorkeling, everything is up for discovery.
For all explorers, the sea is an open book. It is vital for our future survival on this planet we call earth. Long before earth even had a name, from it came all which inhabits land today. Let us take the time to appreciate all that is offers. Protect it from oil spills, plastic waste, and all that does not belong there. Let us all be more aware and appreciate what lessons it has to teach us.