Breathe in the Life of Color, Fiend! April 3, 2014 - Abstract Expressionist art gets a fresh breath with this talented and beautiful artist from Spain. Using color and the free floating forms of blooms to punctuate a static energy that is surely to usher us into Spring. Ahhhh, stop and smell the roses on the canvas people!  Beatriz Elorza: Breathing Color / On View: April 3  - 23, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday (9:30 am to 5 pm) / Spanierman Modern. 625 West 55th Street, 5th Floor. NYC, NY 10019 / Photography by: Olya Turcihin

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination." - Henry David Thoreau

Let the Ladies Rule the Roost, Fiend! April 3, 2014 - It was the show that feted the latest emerging artists who just happened to be of the fairer sex. This survey of unbridled and unadulterated talent proved that the ladies could hold their own. Let’s hear it for the ladies, all you ladies, help me out, louder now! Yeah that’s what I’m talking about. PUSH IT / On View: April 3 - April 26, 2013 / Call 646-535-6528 for visiting hours / ArtNow NY. 548 West 28th Street. NYC, NY 10001 / Photography by: Max Noy

Fiend Dabbles in The Black Arts: April 3, 2014 - What is wrong with black? Nothing. But in the world of art, the hue packs a very visual and aesthetic wallop that is always a winner. The dark color gets a reboot of texture and effect by the artist who presents it as seductive lure to the minimalist set. Like the Black Hole in the universe, you just get sucked in! James Austin Murray: Mystery of Light / On View: April 3 - May 3, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (11 am to 6 pm) / Lyons Wier Gallery. 542 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10011 / Photography by: Max Noy

Fiendishly A Confectionery Dream! March 27, 2014 - Imagine this if Georges Seurat got sick of the paintbrush and decided to use a pastry bag with star tips and all - you get scrumptiously made art done by Lisa Alonzo. It may be war centric but we can make piece that this is really art in bloom to please our ever hungry palate for the sweet nothing. Yes, so lovely and delicious that it melts in your mouth. Now wipe that art off your face! Lisa Alonzo: Vanilla Scented Sovereignty / On View: March 27 - April 26, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (10 am to 6 pm) / Claire Oliver Gallery. 513 West 26th Street. NYC, NY 10001 / Photography by: Jamie Martinez

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Fiend Gets Overloaded With Color: March 27, 2014 - Life is better in HD and color too! Finally something to pop us out of our dreary winter greys and time for some serious wattage of the hue that makes us feel brand new. The dual shows are double the fun and color happy factor. Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!! Clayton Colvin: Put Down Your Stars & Tegene Kunbi: Malting Pot / On View: March 27 - April 26, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (10 am to 6 pm) / Margaret Thatcher Projects. 539 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10011 / Photography by: Jamie Martinez

There’s No Rhyme or Rhizome, Fiend! March 27, 2014 When the body of work is so varied and all of it excellent - where is the rhyme and “rhizome” for the entire show? Could it be the common shapes and the references the artist makes? Ah just shut up and enjoy the art for what it is. No academic high falutin’ stuff here. Matthias Bitzer: Saturnine Swing / On View: March 27 - April 26, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (10 am to 6 pm) / Marianne Boesky. 509 West 24th Street. NYC, NY 10001 / Photography by: Jamie Martinez

Feels Like Spring / Summer, Fiend! March 20, 2014 - Oh finally, the change of season has come upon us - maybe not the temperatures yet but the art certainly did. Floating grids and suspended constructed art pieces that feels very light and finally something to breathe happy about. Time to put on the flip-flops and bask in the sun - maybe at the beach and not at the gallery. Have some respect bitches! Eva Berendes: Spring / Summer / On View: March 20 - April 26, 2014 / Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (10 am to 6 pm) / CRG Gallery. 548 West 22nd Street. NYC, NY 10011 / Photography by: Olya Turcihin

"True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure." - Auguste Rodin