Person Place Thing Airs: Frances Beinecke

A past president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, she has a chilling awareness of the harm that can be done by nincompoops in power, and yet she is surprisingly optimistic. We spoke at Planthouse Gallery about Rachel Carson, climate change, and the terrifying, if unlikely, prospect of being on a spaceship with Peter Theil....

Robert Olsen Featured in Art in Print

“Olsen lived and worked in California, where freeways are a state-defining cliché, but Olsen’s were different: bereft of cars, people or legible signage, they are formal arrangements of concrete and shadow, lonely and cool, elegiac. They are places made by people for people, which all the people have left…In her essay [Sarah] Jorgensen notes, ‘Robert...

Home Winds: Trees Can’t Speak for Themselves…

Planthouse is pleased to present a film preview of the forthcoming song and Planthouse publication, Home Winds. A collaboration between photographer, Benjamin Swett and musician, Heather Woods Broderick.   To pre-order a copy of Home Winds, visit our online store.  

The Beinecke Library Acquires Robert Olsen Papers

Planthouse is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of a collection of Robert Olsen Papers by The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The collection includes Olsen’s writings about his work as well as dozens of notebooks and sketchbooks documenting both his creative practice and his daily activities. The collection also includes materials and correspondence related...

Forthcoming Planthouse Publication: Home Winds

Home Winds A collaboration between photographer Benjamin Swett, and musician Heather Woods Broderick, published by Planthouse, Inc.   Home Winds, unites the photography of Benjamin Swett with the soulful music of singer and songwriter Heather Woods Broderick in an elegant call to environmental awareness. The publication, which includes a foreword by Elleree Erdos, was born of...

Planthouse at VOLTA NY, March 1 – 5, 2017

Volta NY March 1-5, 2017 Booth F8   Planthouse is pleased to exhibit drawings and paintings by Robert Olsen (1969-2014) at the Volta New York fair, running March 1-5.  Following on the 2016 publication of Olsen’s silkscreen edition Untitled (Overpass), for which he completed the drawings just before his untimely death, the works on display...

Live at Planthouse: Interview with Frances Beinecke, February 6th

Randy Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing, will return to Planthouse this Winter, February 6, 7PM to interview Frances Beinecke. Hope you will join us! Please email kplusb@planthouse.net by February 1st to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.   Person Place Thing Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast...

Person Place Thing Airs: Katherine Bradford

“If an artist begins a work not with an abundance of ideas or an outpouring of emotion but only in pursuit of a paycheck, is the work doomed?” Katherine Bradford discusses the answer with Randy Cohen on his podcast, Person Place Thing, taped at the gallery in October. Interview link.   Person Place Thing is...

Planthouse at PULSE Miami Beach, Dec 1-4, 2016

Pulse Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair December 1–4, 2016 Booth P4, South Tent Please email us at kplusb@planthouse.net for VIP passes and day passes to the fair.   “No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle   Planthouse is pleased to present a site-specific installation by Phillip Taaffe at this year’s Pulse...

Anders Bergstrom and Victoria Haven Featured at The Met

Planthouse is pleased to announce recent acquisitions by The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Anders Bergstrom’s Brown Bag Test, December 21, 2014, first exhibited in Fold, a 2015 show at Planthouse curated by Jeff Bergman and Rachel Gladfelter; Victoria Haven’s limited edition artist’s book None More Black, published by Planthouse in conjunction with her show Overland in 2014 at the...

Planthouse at the E/AB Fair, Nov 3-6

BOOTH D18 Featuring: Anders Bergstrom Katherine Bradford Daniel Clarke Louise Eastman Robert Olsen Heather Watkins   Planthouse is thrilled to participate in this year’s E/AB Fair, open November 3-6. Featured prints include Giraffe, a whimsical silkscreen and linocut by Katherine Bradford published in 2016; Overpass, a newly (posthumously) published print by Robert Olsen; a limited...

Live at Planthouse: Interview with Katherine Bradford, October 5 at 7pm

Randy Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing, will return to Planthouse this Fall to interview Katherine Bradford. Hope you will join us! Please email kplusb@planthouse.net by September 30 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited. Person Place Thing Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership...

Floral Ghost Travels to The Institute Library – New Haven, CT

The Institute Library in New Haven to exhibit Philip Taaffe’s colorful silkscreen monotypes from the book, The Floral Ghost, by Susan Orlean and Philip Taaffe. In addition to Taaffe’s monotypes, The Library will feature the print portfolio that was published for the The Floral Ghost exhibition held at Planthouse in 2014. The portfolio features original prints by Simryn Gill, Florian...

Person Place Thing Airs: Rick Moody and Fred Tomaselli

If we decline to buy an iPhone or a pair of sneakers made under miserable working conditions, how should we respond when a band leader brutalizes his musicians? Artist Fred Tomaselli and writer Rick Moody took up that question, praised the bleak arid landscapes of the Southwest and had some hard words for gulls when...

Tory Daily | Author Susan Orlean On: The Floral Ghost

Susan Orlean, author of The Floral Ghost, is featured in the culture section of the Tory Burch blog, talking about the origins of the book and her relationship to writing and New York. Tory Daily | Author Susan Orlean On: The Floral Ghost

Planthouse Gallerist Katie Michel Featured on Project Gravitas

Katie Michel, Planthouse Director, was featured on Project Gravitas‘ most recent campaign: The Mom Project. The story provides insight into Katie’s background working for The Grenfell Press and engages Project Gravitas’ mission to pay tribute to inspiring women. Project Gravitas: The Mom Project 

WPKN Live Culture Episode: Spring Forward!

Tune in and listen to “Live Culture” host, Martha Willette Lewis interview Susan Orlean, about her latest book project with Artist Phillip Taaffe: The Floral Ghost.  WPKN Live Culture Episode: Spring Forward!

Q & A with Floral Ghost author Susan Orlean featured on Vice

“To mark the publication of her collaboration with the artist Philip Taaffe, “The Floral Ghost,” Lauren Oyler of Vice‘s Broadly column talked to the award-winning nonfiction writer about New York’s disappearing Flower District, gentrification, and whether the city that never sleeps has gone dark for young writers.” Broadly: New York Is Dead, But Flowers Are...

SYNTHESIS: A performance by Liene Bosquê & Alexandra Filipe

  Saturday, March 26, Planthouse presents SYNTHESIS, an 11-minute performance at 3 and 4 pm, a collaboration by MDF Blog artist, Liene Bosquê and Soprano Alexandra Filipe. Bosquê created Vietnamese Temple, a tribute to the ruins of Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary: a cluster of tower-temples that once were a part of the Champa Kingdom. The work...

Art Practical: Terra Incognita

Brian Lucas’ work currently on exhibit at Oakland’s Art@Archer, was recently reviewed by Art Practical. His participation in our upcoming show Dark Star will continue to expand the conversation of mystical American art under the careful curation of Raymond Foye. Art Practical: Terra Incognita featured image: BRIAN LUCAS Afternoon’s Embryo, 2015 Mixed media on paper 17 x 14 inches

Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen: Episode 120 – Gregory Crewdson

Photographer Gregory Crewdson takes pictures much the way a director makes movies: working with a crew, including a DP, and never touching a camera. The results are haunting and beautiful. Randy Cohen convened with the photographer at Planthouse and musical guest Paul Grimstad. Interview Link