ArtSlant Summer 2013 Review:

COMPILATION Group Exhibition
Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street
513 W. 20th St., New York, NY 10011
July 11, 2013 – August 16, 2013

A Real Gem of a Summer Show by Lee Ann Norman

Summer shows are designed to match the mood of the season: relaxed, indulgent, wistful, and fun. “Compilation” at Jack Shainman successfully embodies that summer feeling without pandering to it. The exhibition features a number of well-regarded artists and readily recognizable works, but it is not only El Anatsui’s wall-sized bottle cap tapestries or Nick Cave’s sound suits that merit a visit. “Compilation” deserves more than a quick stroll because the real gems are not the blockbuster pieces.

Chelsea Block Party Returns, With Jack Shainman at the Helm

Offering up a heavy dose of cool just in time for the summer heat wave, Jack Shainman Gallery is hosting the second annual Chelsea Block Party this Thursday, July 11th. Relocating from last year’s location on West 20th Street, the party will take place on West 24th at Shainman’s new, 2,400-square-foot space, which opened in March.

“We opened the space quietly this spring, but given the success of the event last year, we thought it would be a great way to announce our presence on the block,” said associate director Elisabeth Sann. “Last year it happened that most of the galleries on 20th Street were opening their summer shows on the same night so it made perfect sense to join forces. We had a great turnout including guests of the galleries as well as passersby from the High Line and gallery openings on other blocks and we expect the same this year.”