FIEND IS SUBJECTED TO ART: September 25, 2014 - Draw something everyday for 365 days which equals to a year and you are subject to be obsessive or close to insanity but real artists call it just another day in the life. Everything is fair game as a subject. Now based on your interpretation -  are you subjected to genius or a lunatic gone happy with the paint? COJO: 10 Subjects / On View: September 25 - October 23, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Monday - Sunday (12 to 7 pm) / Castle Fitzjohns Gallery. 98 Orchard Street. NYC, NY 10002 / Photography by: Max Noy

"Artists need a lot of collectors, all kinds of collectors, buying their art." - Charles Saatchi

FIEND YOUR FLY IS UNBUTTONED: September 25, 2014 - There are few places that are unique when it comes to ART spaces. Blah that white cube formula - pad the walls and have everyone wear white jackets that belt at the back - you got a nut house. Well, the antidote to that is alternative spaces like this one that is a working button shop turned also into a gallery. The art that fits into this mode should be edgy and tad hairy - chest hairy even! Unbuttoning more is SEXIER anyway. Matt Enger / On View: September 25 - November 17, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday (12 to 6 pm) & by appt. / Amy Li Projects. 166 Mott Street. NYC, NY 10013 / Photography by: Max Noy


Art Festivals can be a landmine of FUGLY art by Kooky people who call themselves artists. But this one in DUMBO is the REAL DEAL. The art is outstanding and the people vibe is very energetic on the creative MOJO. It was fun to be in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge for the whole day. Try to make it out next year, bitches!

DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL 2014 was held last September 27-28, 2014.

Photography galore by: Olya Turcihin

FIEND FEEL FREE TO DRINK THE KOOL-AID VIEWS:  September 11, 2014 - Grape, Lime and Strawberrry Oh My!!!!! Yes the mono-chrome colored photography of majestic mountain views was the perfect mix. Art lovers drank it all up. Viewing art turns out to be the thing - Less calories and good for you actually! David Benjamin Sherry / On View: September 11 - October 25, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday (10 am - 6 pm) / Danziger Gallery. 521 West 23rd Street. NYC, NY 10011 / Photography by: Olya Turcihin

"I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art." - Maria Callas

EXPLORE UNCHARTERRED TERRITORY, FIEND!  September 11, 2014 - Art is about marking out new frontiers in unknown territory. These are technically inclined but still artistic artwork that does not skimp on the WOW factor. It is making a statement better than a pink flamingo stuck on the lawn. So go on and make that move - with your Metrocard to take a subway to Chelsea baby! Ted Lawson: The Map Is Not The Territory / On View: September 11 - October 4, 2014 / Joseph Gross Gallery. 548 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor. NYC, NY 10001 / Photography by: Olya Turcihin

FIEND IT’S JUST AN ABSTRACTION: September 11, 2014 - Great Holy Canvas Batman! It is the massively ambitious take on abstraction that is actually layered. Is that a Pegasus I see in there? Hallucinogenic aid not needed to be mesmerized. Go, see and absorb it all in. Christopher Le Brun: New Paintings / On View: September 11 - October 18, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday (10 am - 6 pm) / Friedman Benda. 515 West 26th Street. NYC, NY 10001 / Photography by: Olya Turcihin

NO POLY-FILLED TEDDY BEARS EVER BUT PLASTIC BABIES, YEAH FIEND!  September 4, 2014 - What does a plastic baby, cereal, your nth selfie on that damn cellphone, and Winnie the Pooh’s cousin being murdered have in common? Well, they are all part of a very thought provoking show where your reliance on the plastic life is well, just, plain fantastic! Plastics make it all better there now, my little pet! Rachel Lee Hovnanian: Plastic Perfect / On View: Sept. 4 - Oct. 18, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday (10 am - 6 pm) & Mondays by Appointment / Leila Heller Gallery. 568 West 25th Street. NYC, NY 10001 / Photography by: Max Noy

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." - Oscar Wilde