Where Art Thou – Jonathan Santlofer Lives, Writes and Paints Inside Flower District Loft

By Micki Siegel When mystery writer and artist Jonathan Santlofer wakes up each morning, he can smell the roses — literally. That’s because Santlofer and his wife, Joy, a food historian, live right in the heart of Chelsea’s flower district. He recalls the day they saw the apartment, back in January 1979: “It was gardenia season,” he says, “and the street was filled with gardenia plants. It just smelled so wonderful. That was one of the reasons why we bought our loft.” In spite of the flowers, the area — industrial by day and deserted by night — left much to be desired. As did the loft itself. “It was horrible,” Santlofer says. “It was in an old furrier’s building. Our apartment had been a deserted fur vault. And it was filthy! There were 4 inches of fur stuck to the walls and the ceilings. There was no heat or hot water. No passenger elevator, … Read more

Pop Goes The World at Pavel Zoubok

I will be participating in the group exhibition “Pop Goes the World” at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York.  You can find out more about the show from the information below. Pop Goes the World June 30 – August 13, 2010 PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY invites you to a group exhibition of collages, paintings and drawings that explore geographies which are both playful and apocalyptic. Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, June 30 from 6-8pm, or during the run of the exhibition, which continues through August 13. The gallery is located at: 533 West 23rd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues). SUMMER HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11am-6pm POP GOES THE WORLD! features twenty-one artists who use images and materials drawn from mass culture (maps, puzzles, currency, tar, scientific illustrations, etc.) to describe our world in a constant state of upheaval. The works range from densely layered geographies that redefine traditional cultural, social and … Read more