I'm honored to be opening Piermont Straus Gallery's beautiful new space with a solo show of recent work.
Piermont Straus Gallery
10 Roundhouse Road, Piermont NY
I'm happy to have installation poetry work in Text Out of Context, a group exhibition at the Hewitt Gallery uptown at Marymount Manhattan College.
Print work from my new series of abstractions inspired by yantras is at International Print Center New York in Chelsea (ipcny.org) in a benefit exhibition and silent auction at the Highline Loft next door to IPCNY through December 15, and also in New Prints Autumn at IPCNY extended through December 15, 2012 with a closing party December 13, 6 - 8 pm (http://www.ipcny.org/node/1785).
My new fabric poem Diary of The Occult Bedroom, taking inspiration from from an 18th century Japanese Kabuki play and Japanese folklore, is on view in the exhibition Booked at the Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA http://williamscenter.lafayette.edu
Diary of The Occult Bedroom, fabric installation, ink on chiffon, dimensions variable, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Glorya Kaufman Studio
The Juilliard School, 2nd floor
65th Street west of Broadway
New York City
February 11 - April 1, 2012
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11AM - 7PM
Wednesday, February 22, 6:30PM
New York Studio School
8 West 8th Street (5th & 6th)
Internationally recognized artist Philip Pearlstein will be in conversation with his model of 12 years, Desirée Alvarez, award winning poet, sculptor and painter. The dialogue will explore the nature of Pearlstein's work process and his intimate relationship to perception. Ms. Alvarez is the recipient of three Fellowship Awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the European Capital of Culture Award, and the American Academy Willard L. Metcalf Award.
Recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters (2008), Philip Pearlstein had his first one-person show at the Tanager Gallery, NY in 1955, and has since been the subject of over 140 solo exhibitions. New work by Pearlstein will be featured by the Betty Cuningham Gallery at the ADAA Art Show, opening March 6, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory.
Lectures begin at 6:30, lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1 pm
On Monday, Dec. 5 at 1 pm I'm the invited poet at Bach at One at St. Paul's, Trinity Church (near World Trade Center site). I'll be reading during the interlude in the concert. It's an on-going series. More info at http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/music/bach
September 17 - November 3
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11AM - 7PM
or by appointment
Opening: Saturday, October 22
Artists: Desirée Alvarez, Linda Byrne, Rebecca Dowding, Robyn Ellenbogen, Melora Griffis, Jordana Scheer, RWJR, Laura Straus, Roger Straus III, Sandra Tremblay, Unknown Artist from Papua, New Guinea
Our Writer: Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish
Please join us for a glass of wine at our inaugural exhibition and book signing on Saturday, October 22 from 11AM - 7 PM
530 Piermont Avenue
Piermont, NY 10968
NYFA Poetry Fellowship:
Desirée Alvarez (New York)
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the nation's largest provider of funding, information and services to individual artists, awarded 115 NYFA Fellowships to 118 New York artists representing eight artistic disciplines.
This year's 105 NYFA Fellows - who were chosen from among over 3,692 applicants in five categories - including Crafts/Sculpture; Digital/Electronic Work; Nonfiction Literature; Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, and Poetry. The Fellows were selected by peer panels, which were assembled with representatives from each artistic discipline.
Reception Thursday, February 10, 5 - 7pm
Nott Memorial, Mandeville Gallery
Union College, Schenectady, NY
Curated by Sally Apfelbaum and Rachel Seligman
Robert Adams, Desiree Alvarez, Arnold Bittleman, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Harold Edgerton, Robert Gober, William Kentridge, Hedya Klein, Danny Lyon, Abelardo Morell, Margaret Moulton, Michelle Segre, James Siena, Kiki Smith, Charles Steckler, Kate Temple
February 2011 ( on-going )