New York: Exhibit, Chef and Theatre Picks for this Week’s Art Dating and Matchmaking
Art and Living checks in with Christy Dusablon for her weekly dish on the best places to see art, dine and enjoy a night out on the town! If you have a gallery, museum, exhibit, chef, or performing arts event you want to see on Art Date, e-mail Christy at email@example.com.
AnnaKustera is presenting Italian-born artist Mattia Biagi and his new exhibition, Rose Like a Phoenix From the Ashes, which gives us his most ambitious work to date. Biagi’s reinterpretations of Earth art involve the use of black tar to show both the symmetry and dichotomy of the substance. Biagi comments on geopolitics and the environment by invoking the legend of the phoenix, the mythical bird whose rise from the ashes suggests hope in rebirth. Biagi’s work is visually impressive and allows viewers to peer through the tar and see the optimism underneath.
The Red Cat is a quaint restaurant whose decor suggests country, not city, yet this beautiful little restaurant is situated in the heart of New York City, one of the biggest urban areas in the world. This restaurant will take anyone out of their fast-pace element and allow a casual-yet-sophisticated dining experience. The menu is fresh and superb. The ratings are beyond stars.
AnnaKustera: 520 West 21 Street, New York, NY 10011 - Phone: 212.989.0456 - www.annakustera.com
The Red Cat: 227 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011 - Phone: 212.242.1122 - www.theredcat.com
Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Mattia Biagi, and AnnaKustera.MySpace Art Chat