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Art Break: A Rare Opportunity to View Ancient Jade at J. J. Lally & Co.

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 19, 2018

This time Art Break focuses on Asia Week, a ten-day celebration of the arts and cultural influences of the region. A multitude of countries and time periods are represented by local and international galleries, giving New Yorkers the opportunity to see many rare artifacts and art works. From Tibet House showing modern interpretations of female icons of Buddhism to Margaret Thatcher Projects displaying the mesmerizing complexity of Nobu Fukui’s paintings, J.J. Lally’s magnificent collection of ancient Chinese Jade as well as Blum & Poe’s showing of the elegantly simple sculptural works by Kishio Suga, there is something for every kind of art lover. And the best part of all? Being able to see these wonderful things for free!

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street

When: Now through May 11, Mon – Fri: 11-6

Who: Divine Feminine: New Masterpieces from Nepal

What: Modern works depicting female icons of Buddhism

Why: Learn about the importance of the female Buddha to practitioners of the faith

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Margaret Thatcher Projects, 539 West 23rd Street

When: Now through April 7, Tu – Sat: 10-6

Who: Nobu Fukui – Paradise

What: Intricately painted canvases bursting with color and shape

Why: The beauty of these abstract works is astonishing

Art Break Midtown:

Where: J. J. Lally & Co., 41 West 57th Street, 14th Floor

When: Now through March 29, Mon – Fri: 10-5

Who: Ancient Chinese Jade

What: Jade objects ranging from jewelry to ceremonial weapons

Why: The variety of beautiful colors and forms is a pleasure to view and admire

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Blum & Poe, 19 East 66th Street

When: Now through April 14, Tu – Sat: 10-6

Who: Kishio Suga

What: Abstract sculptures using a variety of materials

Why: The question of how an object relates to and influences its space is a classic artistic dilemma

 

Cover: Neolithic Jade Toothed Mask Ornament; Hongshan Culture, circa 3800-2700 B.C.; length 4 3/8 inches (11 cm); courtesy of J.J. Lally & Co.


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