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“That’s the beauty of art … You never know the outcome.” – Robert Ayers in conversation with Cornelia Hediger.

Cornelia Hediger

It’s a real pleasure to begin the new season with this conversation with Cornelia Hediger, who is responsible for some of the richest, most engaging photographs I have seen in a long, long time. In her two most recent series, Doppelgänger and the brand new Doppelgänger II, Ms Hediger has emerged as […]

On the fingers of one hand: Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching say “Everything is interlinked”.

Simon Roberts, "Police Road Safety Sign, Magadan, Far East Russia" (2004)

Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching are the eponymous owners and directors of one of New York’s genuine gallery success stories of recent years, the Klompching Gallery in DUMBO. During its short life, Klompching has won a real reputation as a Brooklyn destination […]

On the fingers of one hand: the best of this week’s new gallery shows.

Phillip Toledano, "Allanah" (2008)

It’s that time of year again. Labor Day’s behind us and the city’s gallery season is about to begin. It is always an exciting moment, regardless of the economy, and it’s an excitement that seems to catch the imagination of people way beyond the usual gallery-going public. Though I shall […]

Personal recommendations: the Affordable Art Fair

Cornelia Hediger, "02.15.08" (2008)

I had quipped to friends before attending this year’s New York Affordable Art Fair that I doubted whether I would find anything that was coincidentally affordable and desirable. I am big enough to admit that I was wrong.

In its new accommodation at 7 […]

Personal recommendations: First Thursday in DUMBO

These personal recommendations are going to be a regular slot here on A Sky filled with Shooting Stars. Thursday evening I visited 111 Front Street in DUMBO to see the show at Klompching that I’d recommended in my January preview on ARTINFO, and to take in some of the neighborhood’s First Thursday openings. […]