Helena Christensen at Stella McCartney's for the Chernobyl Children's Project International, curated by Neil Grayson

September 10, 2010
Stella McCartney’s New York store will host a special exhibition by Helena Christensen for Fashion’s Night Out on September 10. Photography purchased at the event will benefit Chernobyl Children’s Project International. The exhibition is curated by Neil Grayson of The Dactyl Foundation and the photography will be available for purchase through the end of September. Christensen has been a long time supporter of Chernobyl Children’s Project International, the charity that helps children and communities who are affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. [continue…]

Summer Salon

judy-glantzman-interior-15Thursdays 1-6 PM

Dactyl Foundation presents work by Judy Glantzman, Sage Vaughn, Neck Face, and Yelena Yemchuk. [continue…]

Jens Stoltze, 90 Days in Rio, Photography Exhibition

May 13-24, 2010
Opening Reception Thursday May 13th, 7-9PM

Jens Stoltze is a professional photographer with a career spanning almost 20 years. Once graduated from the Royal Danish Art School, he found quickly success as a freelance photographer and then in 2005, he founded S Magazine, an international fashion and photography biannual, for which he is now editor-in-chief. He has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions both in Denmark and the United States.

Stoltze has visited Rio de Janeiro many times, during the course of which he realized at some point that “there is more going on under the surface of the city than above it.” During his visits, Stoltze became interested in the outer neighborhoods. By pursuing one circumstance after another, he was able to document the secret lives of the people of Rocinha, the sex and drugs, the love and war. Circumstance plays a major part in Stoltze’s photography. The [continue…]

Drew Doggett: Slow Road to China Exhibition and Book Launch Event

Opening: Saturday, April 17th 6:30-9:00PM

Hosted by Helena Christensen &  Neil Grayson.

On View April 17 –  May 6, Tues – Sat 12-6pm.

Slow Road to China is an extraordinary, moving and powerful series of  images documenting the people of remote mountain communities in the  Humla region of Northwest Nepal.


Dactyl Collection, paintings, drawings, masks

Winter 2010

Tuesday – Friday 12 – 6 PM.

A salon show featuring works by Judy Glantzman, Helena Christensen, Sage Vaughn, Neck Face, and Yelena Yemchuk.

Cuba Arts NY, Oct 7-11 2009

Curated by CANY: Exhibit and Silent Auction

Contemporary Cuban Art in New York

Private Sponsors Viewing and Cocktail Hour: Wednesday, October 7th starting at 6 PM

Opening Reception and Silent Auction: Thursday, October 8th from 6 to 9 PM


Dactyl Collection, Salon Showing

Fall 2009

Works by Sage Vaughn, Judy Glantzman, and Yelena Yemchuk Tuesday – Friday 12 – 6pm.

Helena Christensen, United Nations, photography exhibition

Sept 14, 2009, curated by Neil Grayson for Dactyl Foundation. [continue…]

Andrew Levitas, Works on Canvas and Steel

May 9 – 31, 2009

Andrew Levitas, paintings and photos on steel.

Judy Glantzman 30-Year Retrospective

Jeremy Kost, After the Party

Jeremy Kost, After the Party

Photography Exhibition

March 3 – March 17, 2009




Dialogues: Curated by Jan Krugier

November 3 – November 30, 2008
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

In Memorium

Jan Krugier was perhaps the most significant art collector and dealer of our times. His passion and uncompromising vision can be seen clearly in what is one of the greatest collections known. We at Dactyl are honored to have hosted Dialogues, the last exhibition curated by Jan Krugier, before he passed away. We are especially thankful to Izabela Grocholski and John Mollett who made this incredible event possible. We would also like to thank Hikari Yokoyama. [continue…]

Angelbert Metoyer, ASK drawings and paintings

October 3rd – 25th, 2008

curated by Hikari Yokoyama

opening: October 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00

Internationally recognized for his palimpsest style, throughout his career Angelbert Metoyer has employed an esoteric system of symbols and icons to bemuse viewers and present himself as a shamanistic seer. Lately, he has gone deeper into abstraction, aligning his work with contemporary science’s ultimate abstractions: quantum mechanics and field theory. [continue…]

Mike O'Meally, Far From Home

Far From Home, photo exhibit

Opening: June 27, 2008


Transworld Skateboarding
Cliche Skateboards

(includes exhibition installation photos) [continue…]

Yelena Yemchuk, Notes on Fantômas, opening reception

May 3, 2008 7:00-9:00 PM
works on paper by Yelena Yemchuk [continue…]

Yelena Yemchuk, Notes on Fantômas, Preview

April 30, 2008
Notes on Fantômas, works on paper by Yelena Yemchuk



Yelena Yemchuk, Notes on Fantômas

May 3 – June 1, 2008
Works on paper by Yelena Yemchuck
Curated by Neil Grayson.
Made possible by the generosity of Anurag Bhargava & Vassilis Kertsikoff. [continue…]

Neck Face, Closed Casket

Art Exhibition

October 31 – November 24, 2007

Curated by Neil Grayson in collaboration with Jason Dill

Neck Face reads through the piles of Mexican snuff tabloids that his grandmother collected when he was a child in Mexico. He points to how we grimly reduce death to obscene entertainment in the check out line.

opening reception

opening recpetion videos

installation pics

studio visit +



Marilena Borgna, ROCK & ROLL DIARIES

September 4-15, 2007 curated by Neil Grayson in collaboration with Scott Lipps

opening reception: pics

the night before the opening: pics

installation: pics

bio: Marilena Borgna

Yelena Yemchuk, Studio Visit 2007

Preparing for Notes on Fantomas

Dan Martensen, photography

A Bird Like Me

Photography by Dan Martensen

Creative Direction by Evan Yurman [continue…]

Sage Vaughn, FTW paintings

May 12 – June 10, 2007
“FTW,” paintings
Curated by Neil Grayson
Opening: Saturday, May 12, 7 – 9PM

“FTW”  For the Wild, wildlife and wildlives

Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities is located at 64 Grand Street (between Wooster and West Broadway) in SoHo, NYC. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 6:00 PM; Saturday 1:00 – 6:00 PM. Office: 212 696-7800 / Gallery: 646 329-5398 (during exhibitions times only). Subway: A, C, E, at Canal Street, or 1 at Canal Street. Open to the public. Admission free.

Reviews: “The Art of Sage Vaughn: An Overreaction to Beauty,” Malibu Magazine May 2007


Deborah Sessel, paintings and drawings

April 19 – May 6, 2007
paintings & drawings
Curated by Victoria N. Alexander
Opening: Thursday, April 19, 7 – 9PM

Deborah N. Sessel is a representational painter, depicting, in painstaking detail, humble personal items left behind by Jews who suffered the Holocaust. Working in oil, she renders with care the silken folds of a delicate scarf, a silver Star of David on a chain, and [continue…]

Sage Vaughn, Where Eagles Dare

September 24, 2005-November 18, 2005
“Where Eagles Dare,” paintings
Curated by Neil Grayson
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 2005, 7-9 PM

If at first glance this work seems to depict pretty bucolic suburban life, on second glance one notes that the sparrows and pigeons are tattooed with gang affiliations. Telephone poles replace totem poles and smoke stacks steeples in their sacred significance. The theme running through the series speaks of wild animals being partially domesticated and children going feral. This untraditional portrayal of nature is not necessarily sinister, but it’s edgier than it first appears.

Former graffiti artist, Sage Vaughn has been featured in Warped, Nylon, Juxtapos, PUTA and i-D magazines as “an artist to watch.”

“From A to B,” AKB Crew Group Show

July 14-August 13 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 2005, 7-9 p.m.

Nico Berry is a graphic designer and illustrator specializing in the urban youth market. He art-directed Thrasher skateboard magazine for 4 years, and currently freelances in New York City. Some of his recent clients include The Source magazine, Roadrunner Records and Fetish by Eve clothing. Nico’s website is www.nicoberry.com [continue…]

Yelena Yemchuk, Dream Readers

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Works on Paper
October 16 – Nov 30, 2004

Deceptive Excess

Yelena Yemchuk has had a number of fine art photography exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at Dactyl Foundation in 2002 and a group exhibition at Sotheby’s, also in 2002. While Yelena [continue…]

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

August 12 2004


Art Auction benefiting Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign fundraising committee: Mark Webber, Leo Fitzpatrick, James Ransone, John Buffalo Mailer, William Upski Wimsatt and Brendan Sexton III. Artists include: Ray Abary, Harvey Finkle, Tim Lynch, Melissa Farley, Squire Fox, Patrick Maisano, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, and Judy Glantzman. Curated by Gael Abary and Liz Ronk. [continue…]

The Point, Benefit Exhibition

December 9 2003

DACTYL FOUNDATION  and ART+COMMERCE Invite you to give the gift of art this holiday season, all proceeds benefitting THE POINT CDC & BRONX CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, Offering the children and families of Hunts Point safe places to learn, create & grow.An evening of good cheer to purchase original works by professional and amateur artists of all ages while helping two non-profit organizations in the South Bronx. [continue…]

Marc Baptiste, photography

Book Release Party/Photography Exhibition
November 20 – 29, 2003
Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities
Intimate: Nudes by Marc Baptiste


Judy Glantzman, paintings, drawings & monoprints

September 13th – November 8th 2003

“Paintings, Monoprints & Drawings” is Judy Glantzman‘s third solo exhibition at Dactyl Foundation for the Arts and Humanities. Since her first show at Dactyl, her career and work has continued to mature at both the professional and artistic level. Glantzman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001. A selection of her work is currently at P.S.1 (Museum of Modern Art) in a group show, “Site and Insight.” Dactyl Foundation has always appreciated Glantzman’s work as a tremendous contribution to contemporary art. [continue…]