The Grey Area

Artist Spotlight: Kunié Sugiura

Kunié Sugiura was born and raised in Japan. She first came to America in 1963 to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she still lives and works.

Selective reviews on Ernest Cole Photographer

October 3rd, 2014 by Yixue Shao The press keeps rolling in for the Grey’s current exhibition Ernest Cole Photographer. Here are some illuminating quotes from, links to selected art reviews and interviews relating to Ernest Cole and apartheid photography. Cole’s powerful, uncropped photographs offer a stark insight into how black people lived under the apartheid […]

Storm King Art Center

August, 13th 2014 If you need to escape from a sweltering summer day in New York City, Storm King Art Center is an ideal one-day trip that combines nature and art. After arriving at this expansive sculpture garden, we took a 20-minute shuttle tour and stopped at Andy Goldsworthy’s Storm King Wall. Over a period […]

NYU Goes to Heidelberg: Stuart Sherman’s “Right Brain Problems”

June 19, 2013 by Hannah Stamler, Heidelberger Kunstverein Hamburg-based artist and curator Lena Ziese discovered Stuart Sherman while reading a 2009 interview with Pierre Bal-Blanc, director and curator of the Centre d’arts contemporain in Brittany (http://www.e-flux.com/journal/the-death-of-the-audience-a-conversation-with-pierre-bal-blanc/). The interviewer had, perhaps, only thought to reference Sherman because of two shows dedicated to the artist that took […]

NYU Gallery Crawl Spring 2013

June 18, 2013 Rachel High, co-chair of the SFC’s 2013 Gallery Crawl The Grey Art Gallery’s Student Friends Committee’s Second Annual Spring Art Festival Gallery Crawl was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Each year since 2012, the Grey Art Gallery’s Student Friends Committee (SFC) has organized a spring Gallery Crawl to help students, faculty, staff, […]

<b>Image, Text, and Identity, Part 3: Ginsberg’s Visual Poetics</b>

April 3, 2013 by Eleanor Stoltzfus This blogpost is derived from an essay for Professor Slifkin’s class “Photography and Facticity,” Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, fall 2012. Ginsberg’s primary purpose in adding text to his photographs was to recall the atmosphere and feeling of those moments depicted, painting a picture in wonderfully descriptive terms. Capturing […]

<b>Image, Text, and Identity, Part 2: Ginsberg and Michals</b>

April 3, 2013 by Eleanor Stoltzfus This blogpost is derived from an essay for Professor Slifkin’s class “Photography and Facticity,” Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, fall 2012. Ginsberg was impressed by Goldberg’s manipulation of text and photography, and looked to other artists who similarly engaged with the medium. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, […]

<b>Image, Text, and Identity, Part 1: Ginsberg’s Milieu</b>

April 3, 2013 by Eleanor Stoltzfus This blogpost is derived from an essay for Professor Slifkin’s class “Photography and Facticity,” Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, fall 2012. Beginning in the late 1950s, American society experienced a series of rapid and profound changes that fundamentally altered the cultural landscape. The Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, […]

<i>Out of Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty</i> at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, curated by NYU’s Deborah Willis

March 13, 2013 by Deborah Willis In this exhibition portraits, new-media art, and other photographic imagery focus on aesthetics and the framing of beauty and difference in the human form. The exhibition invites visitors to conduct a visual reading of the portrait within the context of video and ethnographic, commercial, and art photography. In this […]

“Open” by Nadrah Mohammed

Congratulations to Nadrah Mohammed, CAS ’13, winner of the NYU Creative Writing Program’s 2012 Gallery Prize competition, runner-up Jaime Mishkin, CAS ’15, and runner-up Aaron Marks, CAS ’13. The Prizes were awarded for the best poem or short prose piece written by an NYU undergraduate in response to the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of […]