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Winter White

The temperatures are steadily holding below 32 degrees fahrenheit, and snow is continually blanketing the black asphalt and grit  of the city to make way for crisp, clean, and glistening alabaster. Sometimes everything should be whitewashed!

style at home july 2010 - white feature - producer, margot austin, photography by edward pondImage via Style at Home, July 2010. Photography by Edward Pond.

The_Walk_Up_Post_Meta_TagThe color is traditionally associated with cleanliness, purity and brightness. White is the color of milk, pearls, clouds, eggshells, chalk, salt and now your home! However, be prepared to spot-clean often and to not have young children!

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Batman Returns

My fiancé and I live in Chelsea, known to many as the art gallery epicenter of New York City. Peppering the sidewalks like haphazard splashes of paint on a Pollock canvas, there are almost 350 concurrent exhibitions at any given time. Some Saturdays, with no plan in mind, we meander the avenues neighboring the Hudson River and walk from 20th street until 25th. One such day in February, 2012 we stumbled upon Petzel Gallery.

The Walkup / Petzel Gallery The Walkup / Petzel Gallery

Anarchy, animation, trash, charcoal, linen and the world of a deranged evil villain collide in the gallery.

The Walkup / Petzel Gallery

Batman Returns, the show by artist Joyce Pensato ran from January 12 – February 25, 2012. Pensato, is an artist born, raised and currently working in Brooklyn. Her proximity to Gotham is not lost on me. “Batman” is a motif that first appeared in Pensato’s drawings as early as the mid-1970’s. “I was resisting working with the traditional still life — apples and pears and all that crap,” she says. Something clicked when she first sketched the caped crusader. “I just fell in love with Batman. I think it was the ears.

The Walkup / Petzel Gallery

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