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Gallery Shows in New York City This Month - February 2019

February 16, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Many of the world's most acclaimed artists live in New York City, including up-and-coming painters, sculptors, video and performance artists, and photographers. Take advantage of the rich art scene by checking out some gallery shows in New York City this month. City Guide has the best gallery events rounded up here.

"Art Benefit Raises Funds for Human Trafficking Awareness Play" - Chinatown Soup Gallery
Through February 16, 2018 - New York

In 2017, more than 3,500 sex trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, and there are thousands of cases that go unreported because far too often the victims of trafficking have been silenced through a fear of recriminations and violence by their handlers. That is why Mirage Theatre is working with playwright Melisa Tien, a NY Foundation of the Arts Fellow and member of New Dramatists to create a play that gives voice to victims and survivors of human trafficking. Her script and the resulting production will confront the ordeals faced by the most vulnerable members of our society who live in a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.

'Pop-Porn' is Neo-Pop Erotica for the Masses! - MF Gallery
Through February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

'Pop-Porn' is Neo-Pop Erotica for the Masses! Five artists celebrate all forms of intimacy; untethered, unabashed, and unbound. Pop-Porn will debut at MF Gallery in Brooklyn on Jan.12th 2019. Curated by Matt Myers, aka Eronin, Pop-Porn spotlights five artists working with modern concepts of eroticism and desire, and how it is essential to us right now. Exhibition curator Matt Myers has worked and shown his art at Sotheby’s NY auction house since 2001. He became keenly aware of a cross-connect between Pop-Art and Eroticism, and the idea of Pop-Porn emerged as a platform to showcase a group of artists sharing this vision. The artists selected to participate in the Pop-Porn exhibition are: Eronin, Fernando Carpaneda, Ellen Stagg, Martina Secondo Russo and Anna Park. Just like Warhol, Wesselmann and Lichtenstein drew from everyday images from mass media and popular culture to create Pop-Art, Pop-Porn also draws from mass media, but from more provocative sources. There is a ever-growing trend in major venues and even auction houses to promote erotica as valid and essential. For two years in a row, Sotheby’s London has celebrated erotica in their highly successful public auctions ... (read more)

Dora Budor with Andromache Chalfant: Benedick, or Else - 80WSE
Through February 17, 2019 - New York

Benedick, or Else is a collaborative exhibition at 80 Washington Square East by artist Dora Budor and scenographer Andromache Chalfant. Encompassing all five spaces of the gallery, the show consists of a series of built environments that explore the history of the building as a nineteenth century artist’s residence, as well as an emerging space for contemporary art in the 1970s. Using scenographic tools Budor and Chalfant reconfigure the space of the gallery, creating a live set that responds to its temporary inhabitants.

Sex, Stress & Hormones - Rebalance: Your Path to Longevity
February 19, 2019 - New York

Join to learn how to increase your energy, balance your hormone and Bring Sexy back in your Life Do you feel constantly tired and have low energy? Do you feel stressed out and unable to function optimally? Are you gaining weight regardless of how much food you eat and how often you exercise? Do you miss your favorite daily activities, hobbies, sport and dance? Do you want to rejuvenate and improve your sex drive and libido? Then this seminar is for you! Come to this seminar at Rebalance to learn about how our Holistic and integrative medicine approach gets to the root of the problem. If you're sick of just putting band-aids on big problems and are looking for a completely different approach to medicine – this is it! We will discuss our Unique Rebalance Rejuvenating Program. Come and learn how it can help you address and eliminate your chronic symptoms without Drugs or Surgery; as well as improve your energy and metabolism. You and a guest are cordially invited to attend a 1-hour educational seminar to hear about the latest breakthrough in joint pain relief. Who should attend: If you have a hormonal imbalance or symptoms of one (weight gain, acne, exhaustion, trouble sleeping)... (read more)

Esmé Weijun Wang: The Collected Schizophrenias w/ Alice Sola Kim - Books are Magic
February 19, 2019 - Brooklynl

In The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang details her journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood. Written with a sharp analytic eye, which she honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, these essays range from exploring the depths of a rare form of psychosis to how she uses fashion to present as high-functioning; from the failures of the higher education system to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Wang discusses also the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness and examines the ways in which schizophrenia manifests in her own life. Exhaustively researched and deeply moving, The Collected Schizophrenias is an essay collection of undeniable power. Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of The Border of Paradise. She received the Whiting Award in 2018 and was named one of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists of 2017. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and lives in San Francisco.

Advanced Lighting Patterns Workshop - Adorama
February 23, 2019 - New York

Lighting can be a frustrating experience for newbies to studio work because while it is one of the most important tools for creating the image, it's not the only thing to think about and control during a photo shoot. There's also the direction to a creative team, creating the set, posing and directing the subject or model, composing the frame, scanning the subject or model for any necessary hair/makeup/wardrobe adjustments and capturing the image (occasionally reviewing the images if you tether while shooting). Within the lighting task there's not only deciding on how many lights and positioning them to achieve the result you're looking for but balancing the power as well. Once you get a good amount of practice under your belt, all of these things WILL begin to come second nature to you, and then the fun begins! During this workshop, we will cover several more lighting patterns to help you capture more interesting and creatively lit images. We will have a model for this workshop and it will include lecture, demo and "boot-camp style" hands-on practice so be sure to bring your camera and camera USB cord for tethering to Adobe Lightroom.

"Amongst Friends" Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock - Hashimoto Contemporary
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Kelly Tunstall + Ferris Plock: AMONGST FRIENDS February 2nd - February 23rd, 2019 NEW YORK CITY - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Amongst Friends, a two artist exhibition by San Francisco, CA based couple Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock, also known as the artist collective KeFe. Amongst Friends will be the artists inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which they explore the wide range of interactions which can be found within various types of group dynamics and pairs. From a Beavis and Butthead samurai battle to nymph like figures scooting along towards an unknown adventure, the works in Amongst Friends explores these themes while staying true to the artists’ signature styles and fantastical universes their figures inhabit. With established independent practices of their own, Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock have been working collaboratively for over ten years. For Amongst Friends, the artists will be exhibiting over 20 new works, with a mix of collaborative and solo works by both artists. Pattern, candy colored palettes and a harmonizing of angular lines with fluid figures are prevalent in KeFe’s charming, detailed and richly stylized world.... (read more)

Engaging Artists: New Works in Practice - HERE
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

About the Exhibition Jan 24-Feb 23 Gallery Hours: Tue–Fri, 2–7pm | Weekends by appointment Curated by Melissa Liu Artists working to inspire social change engage in in-depth processes that often go unseen by the public. "Engaging Artists: New Works in Practice" is an entry point into the practices of emerging artists who participated in More Art's 2017-18 Engaging Artists Fellowship. The artists in this exhibition enter their work not from the studio, but through other disciplines and occupations: skilled trades, medicine, arts administrative work and community organizing—demonstrating the expanded role of artistic production in everyday contexts. This exhibition is a collaboration between More Art and HERE. While More Art is a visual arts organization and HERE is a theatrical space, these two cultural institutions both facilitate the creation of socially engaged art. Participating Artists: Vanessa Teran Collantes, Álvaro Franco, Noé Gaytan, Floor Grootenhuis, Bryan Rodriguez, Worker's Art Coalition

Engaging Artists: New Works in Practice - HERE
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

About the Exhibition Jan 24-Feb 23 Gallery Hours: Tue–Fri, 2–7pm | Weekends by appointment Curated by Melissa Liu Artists working to inspire social change engage in in-depth processes that often go unseen by the public. "Engaging Artists: New Works in Practice" is an entry point into the practices of emerging artists who participated in More Art's 2017-18 Engaging Artists Fellowship. The artists in this exhibition enter their work not from the studio, but through other disciplines and occupations: skilled trades, medicine, arts administrative work and community organizing—demonstrating the expanded role of artistic production in everyday contexts. This exhibition is a collaboration between More Art and HERE. While More Art is a visual arts organization and HERE is a theatrical space, these two cultural institutions both facilitate the creation of socially engaged art. Participating Artists: Vanessa Teran Collantes, Álvaro Franco, Noé Gaytan, Floor Grootenhuis, Bryan Rodriguez, Worker's Art Coalition

Tradition Meets Modern Beauty: Wonju Seos Contemporary Interpretation Of Korean Pojagi - Flushing Town Hall
Through March 03, 2019 - Flushing

Wonju Seo's Contemporary Interpretation of Korean Pojagi In celebration of the 2019 Lunar New Year, this exhibition features dynamic geometric abstract textile art, which expresses the artist's contemporary concerns and inspiration from the ancient art of Pojagi, traditional Korean patchwork wrapping cloths. Wonju Seo visualizes the process of redefining her personal and cultural identities through her artwork.

Forms of Enclosure: New Prints 2019/Winter - International Print Center New York
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

INTERNATIONAL PRINT CENTER NEW YORK (IPCNY) presents the fifty-ninth presentation of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding twelve months. Titled Forms of Enclosure, this exhibition features 30 artists from the United States, Argentina, France, Poland, Canada, and Bulgaria. Find additional information about the exhibition at ipcny.org/formsofenclosure Image: Ulrike Müller. 'Keks', 2018. Monotype with chine-collé. Sheet: 29 x 22 inches. Printed by Marina Ancona; published by 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn. Edition: Unique. Courtesy of the artist and 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn, NY. © 2019 10 Grand Press & the artist.

Fine Art Auction October 20 and 27 – Works by Leading Artists of the Salmagundi Club - Salmagundi Club
Through October 28, 2107 - New York

The Salmagundi Club, a leading center for fine artists presents its annual fall auctions. Auctions will be held on October 20 and 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., at the Club’s historic brownstone mansion at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. To view the art online and bid now, visit liveauctioneers.com and search for Salmagundi.

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