"Gallery Review: City Lives"
by Michael Goldstein
NEW YORK, NY (November 25, 2015) As you walk into City Lives, the latest exhibition curated by Michael Klein and hosted by the Shirley Fiterman Arts Center, you are immediately greeted by Priscilla Stadler's collection of colors title Fragile City. This multicolored arrangement of drapes crowded together like the tall buildings of Manhattan set the stage for the city's colorful abstract showcased in the creations of 23 unique artists. And just as the name implies, I believe That Stadler is emphasizing the morality of man-made architecture and how nothing really lasts forever, no matter how nice the colors are... Read more

"7 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before November 27"
by Paul Laster
The third in a series of shows at the Morgan of oil sketches from the Thaw collection, which is jointly shared by the Morgan and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Trees” features masterpieces on paper by 18th and 19th century artists from France, Germany and Scandinavia. Highlights include Antoine-Xavier-Gabriel de Gazeau's exquisite depiction of the remains of a tree in Uprooted Tree, Olevano; Gilles-François-Joseph Closson's Cluster of Trees, which shows incredibly realistic trees on a hillside with the blank background of the paper exposed; and Johann Georg von Dillis' oil sketch of a figure dwarfed by nature in Beech Trees in the English Garden, Munich. The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, 10:30-5 p.m., free with museum entrance... Read more