The Week in Art: Joseph Gross Art Opening and Midsummer Party at Parrish Art Museum
It's been a busy week.
While Armory Week and Frieze Week get lots of attention, the reality is that there is never a dull moment in the New York art world. From the East Side to the West Side, there’s always something happening at the city’s museums, galleries, and various event spaces. This week was no exception.
The Parrish Art Museum‘s Midsummer Party
Artists, collectors, and curators gathered on July 9 for a midsummer fête at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. Organized to raise funds for the museum, the event exceeded its mark, drawing over $1 million.
A live auction included tickets to Rules of the Game, a collaborative dance work by choreographer Jonah Bokaer and artist Daniel Arsham, this fall at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival; a Bulgari Lucea watch; and a connoisseur’s wine collection.
Following cocktails and dinner, attendees, who included Brooklyn Rail editor Phong Bui, artist Frank Baker, and model Mia Calabrese, danced the night away on the museum’s Mildred C. Brinn Terrace to the sounds of of Coleman Music.
20/20 Hindsight: The Knoedler/Rosales Affair at International Foundation for Art Research
The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) hosted a discussion devoted to the fraud trial of Knoedler, the storied New York gallery. It was a lively presentation that examined the forgery scandal from what seemed like every angle possible.
Participants included Patricia Cohen, the New York Times reporter who covered the story from the very beginning; John Cahill, an art law specialist who represented the buyer of a faked Willem de Kooning painting; Sharon Flescher, executive director of IFAR, who testified at the trial; James Martin, a forensic paint analyst and president of Orion Analytical, who also testified; Adam Sheffer, president of the Art Dealers Association of America; and artist, art historian, and former Museum of Modern Art curator Robert Storr.
Summer Open House at the Bronx Museum of Art
This year’s open house showcased the museum’s newest exhibitions, including “Caza: Rochelle Gomez, Margaret Lee, Alejandra Seeber” which examines the concerns of culturally diverse artists; “En Foco Presents: Mask by Frank Gimpaya,” showing photography exploring representation and the perception of identity, and “Art AIDS America,” which includes 125 works from 1981 to today.
Guests were also treated to live performances by Ariel Jackson, Maria Hupfield, and Julia Nymann.
“Night & Day” Art Opening Party at Joseph Gross Gallery
On Thursday night, the Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea hosted a party for the opening of the new exhibition “Night & Day.” Gallery director Lynzy Blair chose artists whose works activate space whether it’s dark or light out. Guests were seen navigating an enchanting arrangement of neon light sculptures, courtesy of artist Jason Peters, and plant installations by Dave Singley.
Reporting by Rain Embuscado, Henri Neuendorf, and Eileen Kinsella.
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