Category: New York Times

April 27, 2021 Press

Making Your Own Fun: Sheida Soleimani’s Commission for the New York Times

Fun can take many forms. An end-of-day ice cream ritual. Caring for rescued chickens. A bubble bath for an inanimate friend. Three photographers show us what a good time means to them now. Produced by Jolie Ruben and Amanda Webster / Interviews by Raillan Brooks Sheida Soleimani Sheida Soleimani, a Providence, R.I., photographer, says she began doing “tedious but beautiful work, like picking dandelions from the ground, separating the petals from the calyx and putting them in an airlock-sealed jar with yeast to ferment.”…Read More


April 06, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani in the New York Times

Sheida Soleimani was commissioned by the New York Times to consider what fun looks like now. This image was taken by Soleimani, who said she began doing  “tedious but beautiful work, like picking dandelions from the ground, separating the petals from the calyx, and putting them in  an airlock-sealed jar with yeast  to ferment.” Soleimani started taking film photographs like this one “to document these forays and efforts to explore whatever we were doing one week to another.”


March 06, 2020 Press

Wendy White in the New York Times: “Welcome to the Armory Fair. It’s Huge. It’s Hectic. Would You Like an Audio Guide?”

By Brian Boucher Published March 6th 2020, updated March 10th 2020 How far will art fairs go to make themselves educational affairs on par with museum exhibitions? What can these events, where dealers convene to sell their wares to well-heeled collectors, do to set themselves apart from their competitors? As fairs proliferate, to about 300 worldwide, their organizers introduce new features, like panel discussions and concerts, meant to add intellectual heft and to cultivate and entertain broader audiences. (Confession: I myself…Read More


July 26, 2016 Press

Wendy White featured in the New York Times: What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Wendy White ‘Santa Cruz’ Eric Firestone Gallery 4 Great Jones Street, Manhattan Closes on Saturday Nothing seems further from surfing and skateboarding in Southern California than a white cube gallery in New York. However, the aesthetics of these sports, with their boldly designed surfaces and the bright colors of the sun and sea, and the Zen-like concentration of participants, have frequently infiltrated and influenced contemporary art. Wendy White makes ample reference to both — and particularly 1980s surf and skate…Read More


February 17, 2016 Press

Russell Tyler and Trudy Benson together in T-Magazine

How Five New York Artist Couples Share Space By Kat Herriman, February 11, 2016 Read on T-Magazine Navigating New York real estate is notoriously difficult, but these young partners in love — and, often, in work — have made it an art. Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler BEDFORD STUYVESANT Two early Katherine Bernhardt portraits grace the wall above their couch. “We trade with our friends,” Benson says with a smile, pointing out the painterly faces. “It’s a nice way to…Read More


January 19, 2016 Press

Dana Sherwood in Sunday Styles


March 19, 2015 Events

Brent Birnbaum in “On the Street,” with Bill Cunningham in the Sunday Times

On the Street By Bill Cunningham The New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 2015


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