Gallery Mondays: Wham! Holy Sunset Batman by Alix Ankele

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A few days ago, I dropped in to see Alix Akele’s artwork currently hanging in the lobby of Kaufman Arcade in the Garment District of NYC.

There’s something very calming about the way these colors are blended across this painting, which is odd because orange is one of those shades that’s known to raise blood pressure. I’ve always believed this concept in color psychology was true, especially when mixed with other vibrant colors like bright pink, as it is here.

This might be the only exception.

Perhaps the small bits of light and smoky dark blue in the middle and towards the bottom that even this out, putting the feel back in tranquil mode.

Whatever it is, this is definitely a sunset I’d chase.

See more of Akele’s work here.

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Gallery Mondays: Her Conference 2016 at Old Slip

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Over the weekend I attended Her Conference 2016 at Old Slip in the Financial District of NYC. The building is super lavish, complete with auditorium space, conference rooms, and a dining hall.

At check in, I noticed these rectangular blocks of abstract art lined up in an interesting pattern on the wall. They all seem to follow the rule of thirds, with each painting pulling your attention upward diagonally from the bottom right to the top left.

I found the three with the red dots on them most appealing.

Enjoy a mini collage of photos from Her Conference 2016 featuring Windsor Western, ULTA, Rebecca Minkoff, and more!

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Gallery Mondays: ‘Body and Matter’ @ Dominique Lévy Gallery

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Back in March I visited Galerie Perrotin with some friends to see Xavier Veilhan’s wooden Daft Punk sculptures. On the second floor was the Body and Matter: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino exhibit at the Dominique Lévy Gallery.

The abstract art in the exhibit looked much like the one above, some with varying colors. Apparently Japanese artist Kazuo Shiraga created the paintings by smearing his body through the paint on the canvas while wearing a winged-arm costume.

The way the paint dried on some parts of the canvas made this piece and some of the others look like lava, which I thought was pretty fascinating.

Learn more about the exhibit here.