by Hovey Brock
APR 2017 | ArtSeen
Did you know United States President Teddy Roosevelt had a tat? This and other peculiar facts abound at the New York Historical Society’s 300-year purview of this ancient and universal art form as practiced in the city and its surrounding regions.
by George Kan
NOV 2018 | ArtSeen
It isn’t often that new works emerge from the depths of artists’ archives, but when they do, viewers are offered new perspectives on an artist’s work. This is the case with never-before exhibited video documentations of Minoru Yoshida’s New York performances, at Ulterior Gallery. Yoshida rose to fame in Japan in the late 1960s as part of the Gutai Art Association. His sculptures, made from colored plexiglass, often underlit in bright luminous colors and containing electronic moving parts, rewarded him with critical acclaim. Apart from a few paintings that represent his earlier style from the sixties, those shown at Ulterior Gallery present a noticeable shift in Yoshida’s practice, which came with his relocation to New York City in 1970. Presumably influenced by the New York art scene, Yoshida moved from painting and sculpture towards performance, sound, and wearable art.