Fifty thousand square feet of artist workspace will be created at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, increasing affordable studio options for New York’s artists.

Source: the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Details of the plans were announced on Friday by the NYC Economic Development Corporation and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. The arts nonprofit ArtBuilt Brooklyn will develop and oversee the space, which will host up to 50 artists. Slated to open later this year, the terminal will offer studios between 250 and 4,000 square feet with affordable, long-term leases. “New York’s creative community is an extraordinary source of energy and vitality for our city,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl in a statement. “But for artists to continue to thrive and produce work that connects with communities throughout the five boroughs, we need to keep New York a place where they can afford to live and work.”

Lets hope this news turns out to be as good as it sounds…

Man arrested for faking a series of Damien Hirst prints, evidently that man is not Damian Hirst

Vincent Lopreto was arraigned on Monday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, pleading not guilty to several counts of grand larceny and fraud. Police picked up Lopreto and two associates after he sold fake Hirst prints to four Manhattan residents and an undercover investigator. Lopreto was also arrested in 2013, eventually pleading guilty to selling $1.5 million in forged art. In that case, he testified against an accomplice to receive a lighter sentence. Following his 2015 release, Lopreto revived his forgery operation almost immediately. Although he focused on relatively easy-to-fake Hirst works, which he sold to collectors at modest prices ($3,000–$5,000), Lopreto also attempted to pass off more complex pieces at higher costs. However, these fakes—including prints of Mickey Mouse in the style of Hirst—soon caused him difficulties. “The Mickeys are too hot,” Lopreto wrote in an email. “We need to get away from those.”

From the Failing New York Times

GAMUT: A Group Show about Color

Cross Contemporary Art
Opening Receptions Fri & Sat. June 2 and 3, 5-8pm
Saugerties, NY

A Group Exhibition With: Jeffrey Bishop, Jeanette Fintz, Matthew Langley and David Provan
I hope you can join me in Saugerties at Cross Contemporary for an exciting exhibition with the sculpture of David Provan, and the paintings of Jeffrey Bishop and Jeanette Fintz. On exhibit will be a special presentation of a large grid of 35 of my small paintings as well as new paintings and larger paperwork. I’m thrilled to be able to exhibit these since the overwhelming response I received at CONTEXT: Art Miami in December.

Warm Up, Chill Down, Thaw Out at dm | contemporary

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition runs January 19 – February 25, 2017

A Group Exhibition With: Macyn Bolt, Richard Bottwin and Matthew Langley
I hope you can join me in “NoMad” (“NOrth of MADison Square Park”) at
dm | contemporary for an exciting exhibition with the sculpture of Richard Botwin, and the paintings of Macyn Bolt and Matthew Langley. On exhibit will be a special presentation of a large grid of 28 of my small paintings. I’m thrilled to be able to exhibit these since the overwhelming response I received at CONTEXT: Art Miami in December.

I’d be love to see you on Thursday the 19th, please RSVP to info@dmcontemporary.com

DM | Contemporary
39 East 29th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Exhibition: 2016 Year In Review at Susan Calloway Fine Arts

Opening Reception: January 13, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition runs January 13 – February 4

Susan Calloway Fine Arts is celebrating the nine exhibitions spanning abstract to landscape from 2016, She is hosting an exhibition highlighting the dynamic artworks that were on view. Come see select works by Dana Westring, Mark Willems, Mark Giaimo, Carol Reed, Dean Fisher, Katie Pumphrey, Natasha Karpinskaia, Maud Taber-Thomas, Steven S. Walker, Antonia Walker, and Matthew Langley.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts
1643 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

My Work at CONTEXT: Art Miami

I’ll have work at CONTEXT: Art Miami in the Art in Public Spaces Program. I’ll be exhibiting 35 of my small artworks in a stand alone exhibition. You will be able to find my work at space SP10. This will be my largest presentation of these works ever (35 paintings) attached is one of the proposal images for the installation.

Thanks to F. Lennox Campello and the team at Alida Anderson Art Projects for sponsoring this exhibition.

For more information:
CONTEXT ART MIAMI
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
118 NE 34th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Web site: CONTEXT: Art Miami

Listening to Paint Dry – Episode 4

Listening to Paint Dry is a podcast for environments that are looking for something to listen to that won’t get in the way of your thinking. The music you will hear on LTPD is as ignorable as it is interesting, and as interesting as it is ignorable.

Listening to Paint Dry is a music podcast by Matthew Langley.

Listening to Paint Dry – Episode 3

Listening to Paint Dry is a podcast for environments that are looking for something to listen to that won’t get in the way of your thinking. The music you will hear on LTPD is as ignorable as it is interesting, and as interesting as it is ignorable.

Listening to Paint Dry is a music podcast by Matthew Langley.

Recently Published: A Year in Painting

Purchase A Year in Painting by following this link.

The first monograph by myself. A Year in Painting chronicles the Painting A Day project that I undertook that would jump-start my artistic creativity, encourage personal experimentation and eventually change my artwork in ways that were unexpected.

This monograph, traces the project that began life in late 2014 that would eventually become a project to create a painting every day of the year for 2015. The artworks are presented in chronological order allowing the reader to go on the same journey that the artist experienced.

A Year in Painting contains over 370 full color images with a introduction by Chris Martin.

Listening to Paint Dry: Episode 2

Listening to Paint Dry is a podcast for environments that are looking for something to listen to that won’t get in the way of your thinking. The music you will hear on LTPD is as ignorable as it is interesting, and as interesting as it is ignorable.

Listening to Paint Dry is a music podcast by Matthew Langley.