Monday, September 21, 2009


Alcove has turned into SUGAR, a new place for art in Bushwick (Brooklyn).

Inaugural exhibit "A taste of SUGAR"
opening reception September 26th, 2009 6-9pm
September 26 - November 7, 2009

Featuring works by:
Dax Van Aalten
Paul Brainard
Scott Espeseth
David B. Frye
Jason Grabowski
Loie Hollowell
Luisa Kazanas
Carla Knopp
Amy Lincoln
Nina Meledandri
Jacqueline Lou Skaggs
Stephen Stoller
Maria Walker
Helena Wurzel
Doug Young

449 Troutman St.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

open Fri-Sunday
by appointment only

Formerly nestled in New York's Chelsea art district (547 W. 27th st. 6th flr.) Alcove ( was a cozy alternative exhibition space, where art came face to face with art, and the viewer.
Founded in 2006 by artist Gwendolyn Skaggs, alcove continues as an ongoing installation. Recent project

Sunday, December 14, 2008

art exhibits


BUIA Gallery
541 W. 23rd St.

Rico Anderson
Ion Birch
Brent Birnbaum
Holly Coulis
Dana Frankfort
Andrew Guenther
Daniel Heidkamp
Ridley Howard
Erik Lindman
Matt Jones
Shay Kun
Federico Pietrella
Tom Sanford
Peter Saul
Rachel Schmidhofer
Barnaby Whitfield
4 December - 10 January, 2009


Paul P.

Daniel Reich Gallery
537 W. 23rd St.


Trenton Doyle Hancock

James Cohan Gallery
533 W. 26th St.

November 20, 2008 - January 10, 2009

Also be sure to stop by

Sentinel Gallery
Papa B Studios

907 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Recent works by Melissa Bartlett and Jacek Maczynski
Gallery hours:
M - F: 11am - 8pm
Sat - Sun: 2pm - 8pm

through December 22, 2008

Take J M Z to Myrtle Ave.
Walk 2 blocks on Broadway towards Manhattan till Arion Pl.
On your right you'll see orange painted shutters.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

a film

Man on Wire

now playing:
Sunshine Cinema
Lincoln Plaza Cinema

it's magical. Philippe is a wonderful story teller. his voice and animations are spell binding. let alone his fantastic feats of turning dreams into triumphs.

I am a collector of Philippe memorabilia.

Friday, August 8, 2008


great dumplings at
North Dumpling
27A Essex Street (lower east side)
between Hester and Grand
New York, New York

inexpensive too!

Monday, August 4, 2008


Playing the Bulding
An Installation by David Byrne
The Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street, New York, NY
31 May – 24 August 2008
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Noon – 6PM (Free)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

new venue

The Richardson
451 Graham Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

OPENS FRIDAY AUGUST 15th, 2008 at 5:00 PM!

this new bar is classy. the atmosphere is warm and inviting with low key background music, a great place for great conversation. The tenders are swift, kind, and happy.
stop by for a drink, or two.


Western Caravan
i love this band. i kinda know "thirsty dave" and they play at the Rodeo Bar in New York City on the second Monday of the month.

if you go see them make sure dave sings "voyage to the bottom of the bottle".

"thirsty dave" wears a bolo tie. sigh.

photo by gcs

another great:

Danielle Boiardi
"a crafty songwriter with a candid and minty voice."
Spin Resonance Media



playing now:
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
The Angelika Film Center

LOUISE BOURGEOIS. The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine
SHOWTIMES: 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00

i saw this film several weeks ago and was thrilled to see it returning.

if you know the work of Louise Bourgeois i highly recommend this insightful documentary.

I saw this film at IFC in New York
it is a stroll. it's subtle and almost like looking through a photo album.
a great b&w photo album.

i have a movie buddy, and great friend, whom i see most films with, and a bit of music. Always a new dining experience before or after the event, and sometimes, afterwards, we walk from manhattan to brooklyn via the williamsburg bridge. She rocks and she blogs here.


Life Sentences. Rage and
Survival Behind Bars.

Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg (Editors of The Angolite)

it's the bottom line.

photo by gcs

The Brooklyn Follies
Paul Auster

I've read every book he's written
seen every film

never disappointed.

photo by gcs

Monday, April 21, 2008

a film

My Name is Albert Ayler
by Kasper Collin

Anthology Film Archive
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-5181

Tuesday Apr 22 9:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 22 7:00 PM
Monday Apr 21 9:00 PM
Monday Apr 21 7:00 PM

i highly recommend his album
Spiritual Unity

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Artist Karl Pilato who exhibited at Alcove Jan. 11 - Mar. 3, 2007 with Notes of Land and Sky, will be exhibiting work at the
Lana Santorelli Gallery

A group exhibition: "Abstraction"
March 13 - April 26, 2008
Lana Santorelli Gallery
110 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th Ave, closer to 6th)
New York, NY
Opening reception: Thursday March 13th, 6 - 9 PM.

Friday, March 7, 2008

a film

chop shop
Through Tuesday, March 11 • Showtimes: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00, 10:00
Next Showtime: 10:00 PM

Q&As with filmmaker RAMIN BAHRANI!
At the 8:00 shows on
Friday & Saturday,
March 7 & 8.

209 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014
Box Office: (212) 727-8110


dengue fever

a book

lush life
a novel

Richard Price

it's good.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 456 pp., $26

Los Angeles Times

Friday, February 29, 2008

one soft infested summer

image courtesy of Roebling Hall

Doug Young
One Soft Infested Summer
Feb. 9 – April 5, 2008
opening reception: Friday Feb. 29, 6-8 PM
Roebling Hall
606 W. 26th St.
New York, New York

Doug Young at Alcove

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

honey space

image courtesy of Honey Space

Honey Space
148 11th Ave.
(btwn 21st and 22nd)
New York, New York
tues thru sat 11 -6