Archive for April 7, 2010

Monday, April 12: Lynn Saville Book talk at AIA NYC

One of my favorite venues in NYC is the storefront gallery at the NY branch of the American Institute of Architects.  It is a not located in a “gallery district” but you may have walked past many times:  it can be found on La Guardia Place, which is essential lower Fifth Avenue, below Washington Square Park near the NYU campus, and just above Houston (where SoHo begins, and La Guardia Place becomes “West Broadway”).

If you have not gone in to this glass-fronted building, or looked at their list of upcoming events, you must.  Here’s one not to miss!

From the AIA website:

“NIGHT/SHIFT: Book talk with Lynn Saville

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MONDAY, APRIL 12

Where: At The AIA New York Center for Architecture

In her recent book, Night/Shift, Lynn Saville has captured urban landscapes at twilight and dawn, revealing the stark paradoxes between day and darkness. She will discuss the progression of her work from earlier black and white nocturnes and talk about the surprising occasional ghostlike shadowy figures that have begun to appear in her photographs.

Photographer Lynn Saville was educated at Duke University and Pratt Institute. Among her teachers was Philippe Halsman. Lynn Saville specializes in photographing both cities and rural settings at twilight and dawn, or as she describes it, “the boundary times between night and day.”

Signed copies of Night/Shift will available for purchase following the lecture.

This program is co-sponsored by the Center for Architecture and Neighborhood Preservation Center.”

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April 8th-11th: AD 20/21 in Boston

From the AD 20/21 Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair website:

“April 8-11, 2010, The Cyclorama

At The Boston Center for The Arts
539 Tremont Street, in the South End

50 Select Exhibitors from the U.S. & Europe

The four-day AD 20/21 features an outstanding array of fine art as well as decorative arts in all disciplines representing design movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern. Notably, the show includes outstanding 21st century studio furniture, glass, ceramics, decorative arts, jewelry, photography, and more. The show also now includes the 11th Annual Boston Print Fair, showcasing 15 dealers in fine prints, photography, drawings and works on paper. It is the first fair to bridge the gap between historical styles and contemporary works, with a goal of deepening collectors’ appreciation for both.

AD 20/21’s Gala Preview Party is the Boston Architectural College’s only fundraising event of the year. This gathering provides a fantastic venue for supporters of the BAC to interact with the design community, collectors, and patrons of the arts. An evening designed to foster and strengthen these ties to the College, party-goers enjoy a catered event, festive music, the first choice of a dazzling array of fine art and design, and of course the camaraderie of supporting BAC students.

See the entire itinerary for this event by clicking here.

Visit AD 20/21 on Facebook by clicking here.

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