Saturday, November 21, 2009

Visit Farmani Gallery in DUMBO for tons of great exhibitions

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you..." Is it too early for some Holiday Cheer? I must say I am a fan of a good holiday song. If you're not ready for the sleigh ride, you should be ready for a Subway ride into DUMBO and a visit to the Farmani Gallery. There is so much to see and do.
Before you enjoy some turkey and stuffing, visit us for the final days of "New York Visions 1940's-50's," a joint exhibition of Photo League photographers, Fred Stein & Erika Stone, which ends this Sunday. Or you can hop on and off the art bus for Brooklyn's smART gallery hop. Lastly, ring in the New Year with our final show of 2009, "Let's Get Lost" photography by Jim McHugh.
Farmani Gallery
The crowds have deemed New York Visions 1940's-50'sone of our most charming shows. Both Stein and Stonecapture New York at its element. From the Bowery Beautiesto the quintessential views of Harlem, Central Park and theBrooklyn Bridge, these iconic images stand the test of time.

For anyone who appreciates vintage New York imagery, this is a perfect way to add original prints to your art collection or perhaps consider giving one as a gift. Each print is black and white and printed on archival museum quality paper. A mix of vintage and modern prints are available, all signed and editioned on the verso. Prices begin at $400.

The show ends at 6PM Sunday, November 22, but we will continue to hold some of the prints at the gallery through the end of the year. For more information or to get jpegs of the work please email us
Art blogs are a-buzz over the second year of Brooklyn'ssmART gallery hop happening this weekend.

We will be participating by opening the gallery on a Sunday from 1-6PM with the rest of the wonderful art spaces at 111 Fronts St. and in the DUMBO neighborhood. We provide light beverages and fantastic and affordable art.

Bring your artistic sensibility and your holiday spirit, this will be the place to get all your holiday shopping done!
Jim McHugh is our final photographer for 2009! Opening on Thursday, December 03, 2009 with an evening reception from 6-8:30PM, for his series"Let's Get Lost," an homage to Los Angeles and the photographer’s grandfather Jimmy McHugh the legendary songwriter who wrote the melody for this evocative, timeless standard of the same title. Jimmy McHugh also wrote “I’m in the Mood for Love,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby" and many other songs from the Great American Songbook. Jim McHugh photographs the Los Angeles of that era.

McHugh's exhibit will feature selections from his vast portfolio of iconic architecture and landscapes of Los Angeles. McHugh's artistic vision captures a noir-like sensibility, using his eye through the camera lens to give the audience a unique way of looking at these old standards among the "city of angels."

McHugh has shown in the United States and Internationally, most recently in Paris, with his exhibit "L.A. Skies." Much has been written about McHugh's photography. Barbara Isenberg, author of "Conversations with Frank Gehry" wrote, "Jim McHugh captures a Los Angeles in a simpler time. He evokes in these luminous, elegant photographs the Los Angeles of our memories."
Of "L.A. Skies," Joseph Giovanni, writer of Art and Architecture for the New York Timeswrites, "McHugh specializes in the city hiding in plain sight. His establishing shots are the Art Deco pre-WW II buildings of L.A. - Collectively this group of images creates an armature of elegance that was once perhaps the rule but now escapes our modern consciousness."

Jim McHugh will be at attendance for the opening and he will also be available on Saturday, December 05, from 1-6PM at the gallery for "Artists Open Forum" to answer questions and discuss his work.
For information on any exhibits or events in the newsletter, please contact the Farmani Gallery or call 718-578-4478 or
The Farmani Gallery is located at 111 Front St., Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY in the DUMBO neighborhood between Washington and Adams St. By subway take A or C to High St., F to York St. or 2 and 3 to Clark St. Station. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat.: 1 – 6PM. Information: or ph# 718-578-4478

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