William Blake said that poetry and art are ʻways to converse with paradiseʼ. In Lannie Hartʼs exhibition showing through April 19th, she attempts to connect one paradise with the other. Harts surreal painting “Emilyʼs Garden” relates to not only the series of garden poems by Emily Dickinson but to the soul of Dickinson as she vomits flowers.

New Wave Finland co-curator Timothy Persons leads Helsinki School artists Anni Leppälä and Saana Wang in a conversation on their photographic processes, the Helsinki School, and new currents in international contemporary photography on April 2nd. 

This April, Soho Photo is totally dedicated to Street Photography 2013, a special exhibition that features work by eleven acclaimed guest street photographers and twenty four house photographers. In all, nearly seventy images spanning the past fifty years are being exhibited and represent a wide range of approaches to the genre that has produced some of the most iconic images in photography.

At this fun and innovative four-day contemporary art show opening on April 4th, you can snag exciting new original works from recent MFA grads, up-and-coming artists and even a few household names. More than 80 galleries are set to have items on display, with thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs for sale all under one roof, ranging from $100 to $10,000 (more than half are priced under $5,000). 

Luigi Ghirri’s work perfectly straddles the line between postcard and surrealist photography. The 25 vimtage color photographs, on exhibitionthrough April 20th, are gorgeous visions of Italian landscapes: proto-Instagram, they are almost unrealistically scenic. Yet they are also deceptively wry, needing further inspection to catch the deadpan humor. 

Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US opening on March 14th, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity

Fountain Art Fair is proud to announce the official exhibitor list for its 8th annual New York exhibition this March 8th – 10th. The prestigious, geographically diverse lineup showcases a selection of over 50 exhibitors from cities across the world, from New York to Japan, with work ranging from modern to the avant garde.

On view at RH Gallery from March 2nd through May 31st, the exhibition showcases the regal, pervasive, and occasionally ominous plant life confronted in contemporary art. Presenting depictions ranging from the cultivated and domestic to what Werner Herzog memorably described as “the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder”, the exhibition demonstrates the ways in which plants function as markers, metaphors and subjects of an anthropocentric world.


“Best in Show” is on view through March 31st at Chelsea Market. Photographer Dolly Faibyshev’s series “Best in Show" isolates surreal moments at professional dog shows.

The first solo New York exhibition of Misha Friedman’s photographic project "PHOTO51 – Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?" is on display through March 2nd. The exhibition explores the painful reality of the modern Russian state, where corruption, in its various manifestations, has pervaded the daily lives of common citizens and the ruling elites alike. Today, when the political tensions are once again rising between the United States and the Russian Federation, Friedman’s arresting photography takes us on a journey from extortionate luxury to utter misery that exist side by side in Russian urban centers, industrial wastelands, and rural regions.

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