Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Armory Show - Contemporary & Modern Fair - NYC March 2014 + FOOD: Arabian Squash FOOD II: Savory Florentine Layered Crepes

Chinese Performance Artists
were featured at this year's Armory Show.

The Armory Show, 2014
Contemporary Fair 

The Armory Show is one of New York’s most important annual fairs for contemporary and modern art. The fair welcomed more than 65,000 visitors during its five-day run in March and featured over 200 galleries from 29 countries. Strong sales were reported and the attendance included key collectors and institutions from the United States, Europe, China and beyond. 
This year’s edition coincided with the opening of the Whitney Biennial, further establishing March as a key moment in New York City's arts calendar.
The Armory Show2014 edition, devoted a section of Pier 94, to the contemporary cultural landscape of China, presenting an exciting selection of galleries from the Mainland and Hong Kong. 
In the connecting area between the Contemporary and Modern sections were several small booths displaying Chinese Contemporary artworks, sculptures and painting.
(Above: Paintings at Gallery Aike Dellarco, Shanghai)
sculptural playground.

sculptural playground.

Chinese performance section, artworks tossed.

Chinese performance art section,
various artworks are tossed
into the air, from inside a box.

Galerie Krinzinger/ShanghART
Shanghai, Beijing
(above & below)

Chinese performance art section.

Chinese performance art section,
Pay-to-Punch this photo for prizes behind.
Chinese performance art section,
Pay $10 = burst a balloon, learn your prize.

Xu Zhen painting "Under Heaven-2802CF3312"
 oil on canvas mounted on aluminium

Madein Gallery
Platform China Contemporary Art Institute
He An,
"An Instant of My Punity
Is Worth a Lifetime of Your Lies"
2014, Neon Light Box Installation
Madein Gallery, China

Xu Qu
"Route Yellow & Blue"
acrylic on canvas, 2013
Tang Contemporary Art

Entrance to Armory Modern, 2014, Pier 92
The Armory Show's Modern Section was the 2nd half of this art fair and flowed through-out Pier 92. It featured a section dedicated to many of the Female Artists of the 20th Century.

Yayoi Kusama
"Nets & Red No. 8, 1958
Watercolor and pastel on paper with nylon netting 8" x 10" 

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
(featured female artist)
Georgia O'Keeffe, No. 36 - Special 1920,
Watercolor on very thick, white, rough wove paper

Gerald Peters Gallery
(featured female artist)

Lee Krasner - Water No. 2, 1968/69
Gouache on Douglas Howell paper 

James Barron Art Gallery, Rome
(featured female artist)

Agnes Martin
Untitled #19, 1965
Ink on paper 11.8" x 9.8"
Armand Bartos Fine Art

(featured female artist)

The following art pieces are not separated by Modern or Contemporary, because some galleries showed both eras. Here is a very small look at the thousands of pieces shown at the Armory Show, 2014.

Art wall at Armand Bartos Fine Art

Art wall at Armand Bartos Fine Art

Bjorn Melhus - "Heaven" 2013
video on vertical screen


Chris Jordan, 3 panels (total 8'x11')
archival digital pigment prints

face mounted to Plexiglas, ed.3 + 2APs
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
{After Hokusai, depicts the 2.4 million pieces of plastic that enter the worlds oceans every hour. All of the plastic in the image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.}

Chuck Close, 'Zhang Huan II, 2013, ed.60,
silkscreen 48" x 40"

Two Palms Gallery

Elizabeth Peyton, "Zidane" 2006,
Monotype on paper

Two Palms Gallery

Jeff Koons - puppy vase

Leila Heller Gallery
Hadieh Shafie paper works

Ink acrylic and paper
with printed and hand-written Farsi Text
"Eshgh" translation: "Love/Passion"

Hadieh Shafie paper works
Leila Heller Gallery

"Democracy" - Illuminated glass tubes, by Leila Pazooki
Leila Heller Gallery

Repeated pattern painting.
Fredericks & Freiser Gallery

Richard Prince
"Jerry's Girl, 2013"
A composite of the 57 girlfriends
of Jerry Seinfeld's character
who appeared on screen in the TV series
pigment print on canvas ed of 57

Serge Alain Nitegeka installation
Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY
Serge Alain Nitegeka
Tunnel Study 2013
Paint on wood
Marianne Boesky Gallery

engraved sharpened black pencils 
John Szoke Gallery, NY
engraved sharpened black pencils 

John Szoke Gallery, NY
Yoshitomo Nara, Y.N. (Self-Portrait)
Etching and aquatint
printed in colours, 2002 (ed. 35)
Sims Reed Gallery, London
Plywood Furniture at the Armory

Alison Rossiter - series FOURS
Kodak Kodabromide E3
expired March 1945 processed 2014
Yossi Milo Gallery

Alison Rossiter
Yossi Milo Gallery

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (Nigerian, 1930-2014)
Hairstyles series 1963
Yossi Milo Gallery open edition

Frances Newton Souza - drawing on paper
Aicon Gallery

Frances Newton Souza - drawing on paper
Aicon Gallery

Frances Newton Souza - drawing on paper
Aicon Gallery

Frances Newton Souza - drawing on paper
Aicon Gallery

Frances Newton Souza - drawing on paper
Aicon Gallery

Frances Newton Souza - drawing on paper
Aicon Gallery

Frances Newton Souza - drawing on paper
 Aicon Gallery

Frances Newton Souza
drawing on paper
Aicon Gallery
Henry Koerner - The Showboat, 1948
Oil on Masonite - 48 1/2" x 26 "

Jonathan Boos Gallery

Mark Toby (1890-19767) Released Energy, 1957
Sumi ink on paper 23" x 34.25" 
Driscoll/Babcock Gallery
 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian
"Mystical Head in Blue", 1918
Galerie Thomas, Munich

Tom Otterness, "Kissing Couple"
Almine Rech Gallery, Paris/Brussels

Vera Molnar (Hungarian, b. 1924)
"Lettres de ma Mere", 1987
computer dot matrix print on paper, signed
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

Allan McCollum, "Shape sculptures"
laminated birch plywood
JGM Galerie

Pablo Picasso - "Tet de Femme IV, Portrait de Dora Maar", 1939 (20 April)
ed. of 104 - 14" x 11"

Cesar Galcia - life sized painting (tompe L'oeil)
not photography - oil painting- 
"The Boxer" (1988)

Cesar Galcia - life sized painting (tompe L'oeil)
not photography - oil painting- 
"The Boxer" (1988)


Forum Gallery
digital print
face mounted on Plexiglas

Afred Leslie
Pink Saquare
Hill Gallery

Robert Vickery (1926-2011) Shutt Patterns in the corner
tempera on board, 12.5" x 17" 

Jonathan Boos Gallery

Andrew Ohanesian, Oceans, 2013,
"San Jamar Tear-N-Dry
Hands Free Paper Towel Dispenser,
Natural Kraft Brown Roll Towel"
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Joseph Martinez, "Holiness or Hell", South L.A., Roberts & Tilton Gallery 
Daniel Joseph Martinez, "Martinez", South L.A., Roberts & Tilton Gallery

Jimmie Durham, "Honest Self-Portrait 1", 2009,
charcoal on Canson paper
Christine Koenig Gallerie

Jimmie Durham, "Honest Self-Portrait 2", 2009,
charcoal on Canson paper
Christine Koenig Gallerie

Jimmie Durham, "Honest Self-Portrait 3", 2009,
charcoal on Canson paper
Christine Koenig Gallerie
Carsten Höller, "Key to the Laboratory of Doubt", 2006 - editioned for Parkett 77

Carsten Höller, "Key to the Laboratory of Doubt" 
(showing a normal shaped key reflected in curved surface)
Doubt is a state of mind we’d rather keep under lock and key. Being uncertain is considered a sign of weakness and certainly not a state of mind anyone enjoys. There's no pride in doubt, but it is normal because it stems from incomplete information about the particular question-at-hand and our unknown futures.

Dan Flavin light sculpture.
Galerie Thomas, Munich
Adrian Ghenie, Self-portrait as Vincent Van Gogh
2014, oil on canvas
Tim Van Laere Gallery

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik House 1

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik House 2

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik House 3

It Doesn't Get Better - Max Wigram Gallery, London

Jurgen Drescher, Sun II, polyester silicone, gold plated
Gorilla / Dian Fossey, aluminium casting
MAI 36 Gallerie, Zurich

Kati Heck, "Deal!"
oil and charcoal on canvas + artist frame
Tim Van Laere Gallery

Kati Heck, "Deal!"
Tim Van Laere Gallery

Marine Hugonnier
Modele N44, 2013 Red & Modele N39 Blue
Silk Screened Rives Paper and collages
Max Wiram Gallery

Thomas Schutte
Produzentengalerie, Hamburg

Tjorg Douglas Beer
Produzentengalerie, Hamburg

Chiharu SHIOTA, Japanese, "State of Being (Chairs)"
Metal, two chairs and black thread
Gallerie Daniel Templon Paris / Brussels

Chinese Sculpture (side 1)

Chinese Sculpture (Side 2)

Elliott Erwitt, Santa Monica, California, 1955, ed 12
Edwynn Houk Gallery

Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Berlin

Gehard Demetz, "For My Father's"
2009, Lime wood
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Genhard Demetz, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Hank Willis Thomas
"Your Skin Has the Power to Protect You"
2008, Ink Jet Print, Ed. of 5 + 1 ap,
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Jason Martin, "Behemoth"
Virgin cork and pure pigment (ivory black)
Galerie Forsblom

Lalla Essaydi, "Bullets Revisited, #3, 2012
Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, ed. 15
Edwynn Houk Gallery

Cladia Wiser, Untitled (Sculptures) Sies+Hoke, Dusseldorf

Gaston Lachaise Sculpture, "Woman, Hesitation" Bronze, 1935, 17" tall, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles 

Leandro Erlich, "The Cloud, Rabbit" 2013, Sean Kelly Gallery

Rafael Rozendaal, Postmaster Gallery, NY

William Klein, Howard Greenberg Gallery

NICK CAVE, "Soundsuit", Mixed media
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Elena del RIVERO
"Letter from home to Agnes Martin"
Oil on lead primed canvas and dirt
Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid

Michael DeLucia, Untitled, 2013
High Pressure Laminate on Plywood, routed
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Michael DeLucia, Untitled, 2013
High Pressure Laminate on Plywood
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
YUE Minjun
Chinese, oil on canvas
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris / Brussels

(Source: All photos were taken by Jack A. Atkinson for ARTSnFOOD with permission of the fair and the individual galleries, © Copyright Jack A. Atkinson 2014)

Arabian Squash

1 (1&1/2 lb) acorn squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed (add 1 or 2 more cloves, to your taste)

Juice of 1/2 lemon (or whole according to your taste)
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
Salt to taste
Garnish with Olive oil and chopped parsley

Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds.
Brush with olive oil and bake uncovered at 325º for 1 1/2 hours or until very tender and the pulp starts to brown a bit.
Allow to cool and dig out the soft pulp, discard skins.
Place the pulp in a mixing bowl add the remaining ingredients, except garnishes.
Mix well with a wooden spoon
Top with garnishes.
Serve with pita bread.
Savory Florentine 
Layered Crepes

Crepes are interleaved with alternate layers of creamy spinach and tomato fillings to form a succulent stack, they are transformed into an elegant dinner party dish.

- Herb Crepes
- Tomato Filling
- Spinach Filling


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
a pinch of salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
light olive oil, veg oil or butter
(for greasing pan)
chopped fresh basil & dill
(small handful)

1 x 8 oz can tomatoes
1 tbs butter
1 med onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese + more for sprinkling
2 tbs chopped oregano
salt and pepper

10 cups baby spinach leaves
2 tbs butter
2 tbs milk
2 tbs cornstarch
2/3 cup heavy cream
a pinch of grated nutmeg.

1: Make the crepes and keep them warm while making the fillings.
CREPES instructions:
a) Put the flour and salt in a bowl and make a well in the center. Pour the egg and some of the milk into the well. Whisk the liquid, gradually incorporating the flour to make a smooth paste. Whisk-in the remaining milk, then pour the patter into a measuring cup with a pouring spout. Allowing it rest, if desired. Add the herbs.
b) Put a little oil or butter into a 7-inch crepe pan or heavy-based skillet and heat until it starts to smoke. Pour off the excess and pour a little batter into the pan, tilting it until the base is base is coated with a thin layer. (or if you prefer use a small ladle to measure the batter into the pan.) Cook for 1-2 minutes until underside begins to turn golden.
c) Flip the crepe with an offset spatula and cook for a further 30-45 seconds until it is golden on the second side. Slide the crepe out of the pan and make the remaining crepes, greasing the pan as necessary. 
Makes 8-10 crepes

2. to make the tomato filling, puree the tomatoes in a food processor or blender or press them through a sleeve. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion, and cook gently until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Blend in the tomatoes and cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens. Add the cheese, oregano, and salt and pepper to fast then heat gently for 1 minute.

3. To make the spinach filing, wash the spinach and put it in a saucepan with the water that clings to the leaves. Add the butter, cover the pan, and cook gently until wilted. Blend the milk with the cornstarch and set a side. Add the cream to the spinach with the nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer to 2 minutes. Stir in the blended cornstarch and cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens.

4. To serve, layer the crepes on a warm serving platter with alternating layers the tomato and spinach fillings. Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan and cut into wedges.

Serves 4

(Source:original variations of old recipes)
Until Later,  

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