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Adam Zucker

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Adam Zucker is an Art Historian, Curator, and arts blogger born and raised in New York. Adam has organized gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Texas, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Adam founded and ran et al projects (2011-2014), a gallery in Brooklyn that promoted the work of emerging artists. He has written and published two exhibitions catalogs, and numerous essays on modern and contemporary art. Adam also writes a blog on socially engaged art. He lives and works in New York City.

Recent Articles:

  • Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm Front Page

    Karin Giusti's Memorial to First Responders

    Photograph by Etienne Frossard. Courtesy of Smack Mellon
    By: Adam Zucker - Oct 23rd, 2015

    Karin Giusti's "Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm" is an installation, grounded in photography dedicated in memory to her late fiancé, a 9/11 first responder. It is a poignant and solemn look into the humanity of first responders, and offers a private expression of grief and mourning in a public forum.

  • George McNeil: About Place Fine Arts

    At Boston's ACME Fine Arts

    Installation 1
    By: Adam Zucker - Jan 21st, 2015

    George McNeil emerged as one of the First Generation Abstract Expressionist and New York School painters during the late thirties. He was shown in the New York Worlds Fair in 1939, and in 1935 he was a member of the W.P.A. and served on the Federal Art project with artists such as Willem de Kooning and James Brooks.

  • Anne Tabachnick: Object As Muse Fine Arts

    At Lori Bookstein Fine Art

    By: Adam Zucker - Jan 11th, 2015

    The late modern and contemporary expressionist painter Anne Tabachnick is revitalized in a well curated thematic exhibition at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in Chelsea.

  • Peter Dean: Life on the Edge of the World Fine Arts

    The Figurative Expressionist Comes Full Circle

    By: Adam Zucker - Nov 22nd, 2014

    Peter Dean was a major force in the New York City art scene during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He co-founded two distinct socially conscious art groups, showed in major galleries, and exhibited at the US Pavilion at the 41st Venice Biennale. A current exhibition in Chelsea gives us a rare and thrilling look into Dean's world.

  • Figurative Expressionist Artist Jay Milder Fine Arts

    Unblotting the Rainbow

    Adam Zucker and Jay Milder
    By: Adam Zucker - Nov 20th, 2014

    Jay Milder came of age during the Second Generation of the New York School as one of the seminal Figurative Expressionist painters and one of the SoHo loft pioneers. Today Milder's influence on painting is widespread and he has been cited as influence of both Neo-Expressionism in the United States and the graffiti art movement in Brazil.

  • Re-Introducing The Rhino Horn Group Fine Arts

    Evolved from Figurative Expressionism

    The Original Seven
    By: Adam Zucker - Jul 24th, 2014

    When Pop Art dominated the art world and mass-media a group of New York expressionists said no thanks. The primal, raucous, and confrontational approach to painting exhibited by the group’s members kept the emotional impact of Figurative Expressionism alive. However, aesthetic tradition was less important than the moral obligation of depicting the reality that the artists perceived. This put the Rhino Horn artists at odds with many of the mainstream artists that had turned away from expressionism and humanist art.

  • Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr. Fine Arts

    The Actor Celebrates His Father

    Father and Son
    By: Adam Zucker - Jun 26th, 2014

    "Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro Sr." is a short documentary tribute in which the actor pays homage to his father. It examines the art and life of a Figurative Expressionist painter from the New York School.

  • Graphic Radicals: World War Three Illustrated Fine Arts

    Exhibitions at New York's Exit Art

    30 Years as Graphic Radicals
    By: Adam Zucker - Feb 09th, 2011

    Two shows at Exit Art take on burdening contemporary issues. Graphic Radicals: World War Three Illustrated focuses on a wide range of themes in social justice, politics, peace, and unity while Fracking: Art and Activism Against the Drill focuses on environmental issues.

  • Steven Vitiello: More Songs About Buildings and Bells Fine Arts

    Sound Art Installation at Museum 52

    World Trade Center Studio Window
    By: Adam Zucker - Jan 20th, 2011

    In 1999 Steven Vitiello was the recipient of a WorldViews residency at World Trade Center's Tower One. He writes the first sound he heard was the ringing of bells off in the distance. This experience led him to create a sound piece using field recordings of bells. This exhibition brings the two projects together.

  • A Work of Art on Bravo Television

    Art Gets Its Own Reality Show

    TV
    By: Adam Zucker - Jun 16th, 2010

    A reality show based on the art scene sounded like a bad idea from the start. What does it mean for the art world when artists put entertainment first and art second? Or will this show actually bring us the next great art star? The art world gets real. Kindah.

  • Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture Exhibition Fine Arts

    Organized by Urban Arts Projects

    By: Adam Zucker - May 24th, 2010

    International street artist Swoon headlines a public sculpture exhibition in Brooklyn. Williamsburg Water Front Sculpture exhibition is an ambitious undertaking by non-profit organization Urban Arts Projects, who seek to bring public art back into the urban landscape.

  • Lester Johnson: The Sixties Fine Arts

    David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

    By: Adam Zucker - May 09th, 2010

    Lester Johnson's prolific oeuvre affirms his genius as a painter, when compared to the artwork of his successors, the Neo-Expressionists, (Basquiat, Schnabel, David Salle), Lester Johnson has become an Old Master. What he achieved decades ago has been unmatched among today's painters.

  • Raphael Soyer: Studio Life Fine Arts

    NY's Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation to May 28

    By: Adam Zucker - Apr 26th, 2010

    Raphael Soyer was one of three Russian immigrant brothers who struggled through the Great Depression in New York. He studied at the Art Students League and found relief through the government sponsored WPA easel painting program. The work combined the genre of the earlier generation of the Ashcan School with leftist politics. This exhibition organized by the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, through May 28, focuses on intimate works of and by his circle of artist friends. During these hard times the paintings are particularly poignant and insightful.

  • Irving Kriesberg Works on Paper Fine Arts

    Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery

    By: Adam Zucker - Apr 09th, 2010

    The first posthumous exhibition of Irving Kriesberg at Katherine Rich Perlow Gallery presents a wonderful array of expressionist works on paper in an intimate gallery setting.

  • Joe Smolinski at Mixed Greens in Chelsea Fine Arts

    Beginning of the End

    By: Adam Zucker - Mar 22nd, 2010

    Joe Smolinski's work is intimate, poignant, and should change the world. This is his second exhibition at Mixed Greens in Chelsea. Look for his ironic take on Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty. The show is on view in New York through April 17.

  • Tania Bruguera: Neuberger Museum of Art Fine Arts

    On the Political Imaginary

    By: Adam Zucker - Mar 20th, 2010

    Tania Bruguera's work in "On The Political Imaginary," an exhibition on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, brings together many powerful statements through the use of both live performance and installation. The first survey of the artist's interdisciplinary work focuses on the relationship among art, politics, and life.

  • It's A Wonderful 10th at Sideshow Gallery Fine Arts

    300 Artists Celebrate a Decade in Brooklyn

    By: Adam Zucker - Feb 13th, 2010

    "It's a Wonderful 10th" organized by Rich Timperio, drag racer become art impresario, celebrates the tenth anniversary of his New Year's Extravaganza at Sideshow Gallery, the spiritual nexus of the New York City art world. It's a multi-media show of hundreds of artists, living and dead, veterans and rookies, warriors and adepts, but all hard hitters with great aims and the lightest touch.

  • Reinventing Ritual at the Jewish Museum Fine Arts

    Provocative Exhibition Through February 7

    By: Adam Zucker - Jan 04th, 2010

    The fine artists, designers and architects in the exhibition "Reinventing Ritual" at New York's Jewish Museum, through February 7, have re-examined their Jewish faith and literally re-invented ritual. The result is a very progressive and hip cultural identity.

  • Robert Beauchamp's Animalia Fine Arts

    ACME Fine Art in Boston

    By: Adam Zucker - Dec 17th, 2009

    Robert Beauchamp (1923-1995) was a master painter and throughout his career his paintings reflected the artists' growth as both an artist and a humanist visionary. Robert Beauchamp: Animalia at ACME Fine Art on Boston's Newbury Street selects works from the artists' massive oeuvre that reveal Beauchamp's interest with the animal kingdom. The work in this exhibition encompasses the periods between 1965 and 1990.

  • Robert Williams: NY's Tony Shafrazi Gallery Fine Arts

    Conceptual Realism, In the Service of the Hypothetical

    By: Adam Zucker - Dec 02nd, 2009

    Robert Williams is the inventor of the term "Lowbrow Art." A highly influential West Coast based art movement of figurative art that juxtaposes underground counterculture with subjective theory. His latest solo show at Tony Shafrazi Gallery features new paintings, drawings, and for the first time, sculptures.

  • Figurative Expressionist Irving Kriesberg People

    Rembering the Artist

    By: Adam Zucker - Nov 27th, 2009

    Seminal New York Figurative Expressionist Irving Kriesberg passed away at the age of 90 at home in Manhattan. Irving started painting during the wave of Abstract Expressionism but never strayed from using the figure. A tribute to a great artist and friend.

  • Jay Milder: Lohin Geduld Gallery Fine Arts

    Figurative Expressionist's New York Exhibition

    By: Adam Zucker - Oct 21st, 2009

    Jay Milder has long been a powerful and influential artist in the New York art scene. His third show at Lohin-Geduld, showcases his colorful and mystical recent work.

  • Red Grooms' Dancing at Marlborough Gallery Fine Arts

    Recent Sculptures in Chelsea

    By: Adam Zucker - Oct 19th, 2009

    The Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea presents an exhibition featuring five monumental sculptures by Red Grooms. The artist who is known for conflating Pop and Figurative Expressionism will be on view through November 15.

  • Dutch New York Fine Arts

    New York's History Re-Visited Through Art

    By: Adam Zucker - Sep 09th, 2009

    A retrospective exhibition brings historical fact and aesthetic imagery together for the 400th anniversary of New York's founding.

  • Final Five at Brooklyn's Jack the Pelican Fine Arts

    Artists Combine the Real and Virtual Worlds

    By: Adam Zucker - Aug 31st, 2009

    Is virtual art for real? What is the nature of the medium? How do you talk about it? What are its conceptual and sociological opportunities and limits? "Brooklyn is Watching" is a project that seeks answers.

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