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Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - July 7-July 14

July 7, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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For art in galleries, from shows to openings to receptions and special events, check out City Guide's calendar listings for New York City. From Chelsea galleries to SoHo galleries to all points in between, we've got comprehensive painting, sculpture, performance art, conceptual art, and photography listings.

Creative Play Ages 3-5 - Japan Society
July 07, 2019 - New York

In this star-themed day, experience an interactive Tanabata storytelling session filled with song and dance, and create your own paper ornaments and tanzaku wish strips to decorate bamboo branches. Japan's Star Festival commemorates the meeting of of two lovers who lived on opposite sides of the Milky Way.

Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

Lemme walk across the room, the first New York City solo exhibition by the emerging artist Eric N. Mack, transforms the Museum's Great Hall with a site-responsive installation of new and existing textile-based works hung, mounted, and draped in conversation with the classical architecture of the space. Mack's work explodes the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and fashion, dynamically reflecting and framing the rich visual experiences of the everyday.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through July 07, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

Little Scientists - Jamaica Bay Library
July 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Little Scientists is Brooklyn Public Library's STEM storytime program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Young children explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through stories, music, hands-on exploration, and play. Families receive tips and resources on how to continue STEM learning at home through language, stories, and exploration.

Library Lab: Mobile Magic - Jamaica Bay Library
July 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Library Lab is Brooklyn Public Library's dynamic learning enrichment program for children (ages 6 to 10) and their families. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments.

Ask a Tech - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a formal class? Ask our staff for personalized assistance.

Email Basics - Boardman Road Branch Library
July 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you have questions on how to create an email account, learn about the different email providers and to compose an email? Or maybe you have questions on how to attach a file to an email. Learn how to connect with the world through email by joining us every Monday for our email basics class and get answers to your questions.

Game On! - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please come to play Jenga, Sorry, Uno, Trouble, Monopoly, Scrabble, card games, Battleship and many more at the library - come play with friends and have a blast!

#StarringJohnCho Exhibition - Pearl River Mart Gallery
Through July 08, 2019 - New York

It’s not just a hashtag — it’s a cultural movement. Screenwriter, creative strategist, and cultural activist William Yu started the viral #StarringJohnCho project to address the lack of Asian American representation in Hollywood and to bring to life the idea of an Asian American leading actor. Now the hashtag is brought to life in a multimedia installation. Reminiscent of a movie theater lobby, the installation invites viewers to the imagined world of John Cho as a lead actor, and makes tangible the possibilities for a new kind of movie going experience for Asian Americans. See in person what movies like The Avengers, Jurassic World, and (500) Days of Summer would look like with an Asian American star. And, become a superhero yourself with the show's interactive portion! Join us in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the opening reception: May 18, 5 to 7pm. Free and open to the public.

Trust Your Intuition – a Workshop & Gallery Reading - Buffalo Iron Works
July 09, 2019 - Buffalo

This workshop is to provide you with a step by step process to connecting to your guides and your intuition. In the rush of our day to day we find ourselves connecting back to anxiety, fear based stories, or a need to control. One day we feel crystal clear on what we need to do and the next we could be flooded with doubt. The good news? This is all a part of the human experience and you are not alone. Lindsay will begin the workshop by providing step by step questions to tune in and receive clarity from your higher self. You'll learn how to differentiate between the ego voice and your intuition. And you'll receive a calming meditation and prompts to assist when you're out of alignment. Kristie will be leading the second half of the night with a gallery reading. A Gallery Reading speaks to the individual soul, yet connects a group of people and makes them whole. When you participate in a Gallery Reading, you may receive personal messages from Spirit. However, it is the overall experience that will resonate deep within you. Join Kristie as she works with Spirit to offer you an evening full of love, laughter and lots of healing messages. There will also be time provided for questi... (read more)

Aarp Tech Workshop - Jamaica Bay Library
July 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Intro to Smartphones & Beyond the Basics repeated twice throughout the day. We have our own instructor, provide all of the teaching materials and smartphones for use during the workshops.

ESOL Conversation Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
July 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatlands Branch
July 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Video game fun.

Art Talk with Lauren Shadford - Madison Square Park
July 09, 2019 - New York

Join Madison Square Park Conservancy for a lively art talk with Lauren Shadford as she leads a discussion about Leonardo Drew’s City in the Grass and public art. City in the Grass is Leonardo Drew’s first outdoor public art installation and is currently on display on Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, where the talk will take place. Lauren Shadford is the Executive Director of Voices in Contemporary Art, a leading nonprofit organization that advances artist-centered practices in the research, presentation, and preservation of contemporary art. In this role, Ms. Shadford partners with a diverse range of museums, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, artist endowed foundations, philanthropic partners, and independent contemporary arts colleagues. Before VoCA, Ms. Shadford managed Sotheby’s Museum Services, engaging institutions across the United States on projects ranging from deaccessioning, appraisals, and exhibition sponsorships. Lauren holds an M.A. in Visual Arts Administration with a focus on Non-for-Profit management from the Steinhardt School at New York University and a B.A. in Art History from Connecticut College.

Tepkik Opening Reception - Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
July 09, 2019 - Manhattan

Visual artist Jordan Bennett’s unveiling of his installation Tepkik at Brookfield Place. Created in 2018, Tepkik is inspired by Mi’kmaq, the word for “night” in Jordan’s native language. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Jordan draws on Native heritage to guide his work. This expansive installation reflects on the idea of storytelling, and uses a combination of unique materials to portray different elements of visual culture. Jordan incorporated 3M Diamond Grade reflective on aluminum, as well as printed polysilk fabric to show the ebb and flow of time, the motif of storytelling and the importance of perspective.

Mahjong - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Interested in learning and playing American Mahjong? Please join us!

English Conversation Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our conversation group, meet others and make new friends as you learn to improve and practice your English language skills.

Computer Basics - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatbush Branch
July 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you need computer training because you have: Problems using the Mouse? Problems with the Keyboard? Problems using the internet? Problems printing? Problems creating/saving a file? Problems with your email? Problems with a MS. Word doc? Need templates for a resume/cover letter? Then this is the class for you.

Resume Editing Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatlands Branch
July 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Need assistance perfecting your resume to make it look and sound just right? Our Librarians are here to help!

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatlands Branch
July 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Video game fun.

Chair Yoga - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatlands Branch
July 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come join us for chair yoga at the Flatlands library.

Rr: Same Page Reading Series - KGB Bar
July 10, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Same Page Reading Series

Ask a Tech - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a formal class? Ask our staff for personalized assistance.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Gallery at Sony Square NYC - Sony Square NYC
Through July 10, 2019 - New York

View one-of-a-kind fan art from around the world inspired by the latest Spider-Man: Far From Home movie trailer. Sony Pictures partnered with Talenthouse to invite artists, designers and illustrators to create one-of-a-kind static artwork inspired by the latest trailer. Ranging from illustrations, digital painting and alternative poster designs, Talenthouse received over 4,000 submissions, beating the Talenthouse record for most submissions for a studio campaign.

Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

RIF Reading is Fundamental Children are encouraged to read at least two library books per week and are rewarded periodically with free books for their home library.

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Study With A Professional Artist

Knitting & Crocheting Club - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Thursday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

Paint Nite: Tropical Ocean Arch - Bryant Park Lounge
July 11, 2019 - New York

Class Level: All levels Age Requirements: 21 and older Average Class Size: 40 What you'll learn in this painting class: The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You'll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, you'll be amazed at what you create, and how much fun you have doing it. Yaymaker events give you everything you need to get up, get out, and get making! Instruction is provided by an expert host, so no experience is required, and everything you need is supplied. Grab your friends to paint, plant, tinker, and build—and give your week something to shout about. Note: Food and drinks are available for purchase from the venue and are NOT included in the ticket price. Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB. Events are for adults, 21+ only. Be in comfortable and appropriate clothing.

Jewelry Making With Chaya Adler - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatlands Branch
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come enjoy a relaxing program making jewelry with teaching artist Chaya Adler. Transform wires and beads of all shapes, colors, and sizes into stylish accessories.

Knitting & Crocheting Club - Bedford Branch Library
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Thursday afternoon all skill levels are welcomed to join the Knitting and Crochet group. Come meet new people and work on projects. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook, knitting needles and yarn.

Adult Coloring for Fun - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please come and join us for the fun of adult coloring program at the Dyker Library. Art supplies will be provided. No registration required

Ask a Tech - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a formal class? Ask our staff for personalized assistance.

Treiber Farms at Sam - The Invisible Dog Art Center
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Treiber Farms are back at SAM! They will be offering a mix of fresh spring/summer produce, preserved goods, sauces, spices, honey, handmade crafts, and many more. All of it grown, prepared, and made by them. People at Treiber Farms are grateful for the opportunity to grow food that's 100% chemical-free and raise animals in a manner that is restorative for the land. Everything offered is the result of healthy soil and ethical farming practices. They are also grateful for the wonderful, hardworking farm team and the continuous support of all of the loving customers. All day long, Lucien Chef Ambition will cook Treiber Farm's products for you to enjoy a small bite around the table.

AHRC Next Chapter Book CLub - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatbush Branch
July 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please join Flatbush Library and the AHRC for the Next Chapter Book Club! Everyone is welcome to join in this community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Resume Editing Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatlands Branch
July 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Need assistance perfecting your resume to make it look and sound just right? Our Librarians are here to help!

Poster Potluck: Disability Pride Poster Making with the Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
July 12, 2019 - New York

Join fellow artists, activists, and cultural advocates for a poster making session to create posters for New York City's annual Disability Pride Parade. This event will be taking place outside in Cooper Hewitt's Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, and is free to attend with registration. Poster board, stencils, paint, and drawing utensils will be provided. Please feel free to bring additional materials and snacks. Enter the garden on 90th street, in between Madison and 5th Avenue. Please email museumaccess@gmail.com for accommodation requests.

Dyker Singers Vocal Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dyker Singers is a Community-Based Choral Group. Join us as Teacher/Artist, Carolyn Clark leads singers in a wide array of music from Jazz to Broadway, Sing Along and Shucks!

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
July 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Spend your Friday afternoon using fun technology!

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
July 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Study With A Professional Artist

DIY: Coffee Body Scrub for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatlands Branch
July 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Create your own body scrub.

English Conversation Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our conversation group, meet others and make new friends as you learn to improve and practice your English language skills.

US Citizenship Exam Prep Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
July 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups.

Art, Family, and Heritage: Entang and Christine Wiharso in Conversation with Livia Straus - Hudson Valley MOCA
July 13, 2019 - Peekskill

Guggenheim Fellow and Death is Irrelevant artist Entang Wiharso joins Christine Wiharso and Hudson Valley MOCA co-founder Livia Straus in conversation exploring multiculturalism in family life and its effect on artistic practice. This event will be followed by a Hudson Valley MOCA Members Cocktail Reception with the artist.

Fashion on the Hudson Runway Show - Riverbank State Park
July 13, 2019 - New York

his is your invitation to the most anticipated show of the Summer, FASHION ON THE HUDSON, held Saturday July 13, 2019 in Riverbank State Park Cultural Center, 679 Riverside Drive at West 145th Street.

Music of Led Zeppelin for Kids - Industry City
July 13, 2019 - Courtyard 1/2 Brooklyn

By attending this event, I consent to my image (with or without my voice) being included in photographs and/or film and videotape of the event, and give Brooklyn Bowl, The Rock and Roll Playhouse, Industry City and their respective licensees and assigns the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use and publish such content in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter developed.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays: Music of the Beatles for Kids - Brooklyn Bowl
July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

By attending this event, I consent to my image (with or without my voice) being included in photographs and/or film and videotape of the event, and give Brooklyn Bowl, The Rock and Roll Playhouse and their respective licensees and assigns the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use and publish such content in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter. Children under 1 are free We have limited space for strollers in house. There will be additional outdoor stroller parking outside but that is limited as well.

Teen Tech Time - Bedford Branch Library
July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our Teen Tech Time program. Play various gaming systems such as XBOX and Playstation 4.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection - The Frick Collection
Through July 14, 2019 - New York

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word "faience" derives from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources, including Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. These influences come together in works of great originality.

We Were Always Here: Japanese-American Post-War Pioneers of Art - Heather James Fine Art
Through July 15, 2019 - San Francisco

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 10:30am – 5pm Heather James Fine Art is pleased to present our newest location in San Francisco on the 5th floor of the well-known 49 Geary Street art collective. For over 20 years, Heather James Fine Art has maintained a reputation for the highest level of service to collectors world-wide. Now, we're excited to offer art from our expansive inventory in a location of convenience serving the entire Bay Area. Boundary-pushing paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by more than 15 artists including Yayoi Kusama, Ruth Asawa, Arakawa, and Masami Teraoka will be on view from April 4 to July 15, 2019, at Heather James Fine Art, San Francisco. We Were Always Here: Japanese-American Post-War Pioneers of Art provides an insightful chapter within the many cross-cultural narratives that developed and flourished in American art after World War II. While several artists featured in the exhibition were born in the U.S., others chose the U.S. as their home. This convergence of identities—taking place during a both highly expressive and repressive period in America—resulted in particularly potent work, which expanded the vocabulary of painting while introduc... (read more)

Summer Idyll - Agora Gallery
Through July 17, 2019 - NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce Summer Idyll, a collective exhibition on view June 27th through July 17th, 2019. The picturesque episodes as encapsulated in Summer Idyll create an artistic journey from vibrant colors to muted tones; the whimsical to the dark, through a series of works via a variety of creative mediums. The 19 artists exhibiting share an artistic talent, yet individually embody diverse art forms utilizing mixed media from oil, acrylic, pencil, ink, and charcoal to photography, sculpting, 3D techniques, multiple layers, and recycled materials. The exhibition vacillates from the abstract to recognizable influential figures in music and art and creates drama through depictions such as those that focus on the chaos of weather to the stunning lines of molded forms. The works stimulate emotions, incorporating a musical and nostalgic cadence. Featuring lifelong seasoned visionaries alongside talented emerging artists, this exhibition showcases individuals whose works mirror the globally diverse heritage that they embrace. Their cultures define them, but their passions ignite the vast array of disparate creations presented in Summer Idyll. Their works include fi... (read more)

Neel / Picasso - Sara Kay Gallery
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to present Neel / Picasso, on view from April 29 through July 20. The exhibition will feature significant portraits from private collections by the artists Alice Neel (1900-1984) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Neel and Picasso were contemporaries who transformed and revitalized portraiture. Through select paintings by both artists, this exhibition offers a revealing parallel view of two key 20th century painters.

Dot, Point, Period - Castelli Gallery
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

The Leo Castelli Gallery opened in New York at 4 East 77th Street on February 10, 1957. In 1958 the gallery gave Jasper Johns his first exhibition. Within 10 years, the gallery became the international epicenter for Pop, Minimal, and Conceptual Art, showing among others Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Keith Sonnier. In 1971 the Castelli Gallery opened a second space at 420 West Broadway in SoHo. During this decade, several Conceptual artists joined the gallery, including Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner and Hanne Darboven. Leo Castelli, the gallery's founder, had an unparalleled eye for quality, combined with his extraordinary skill for nurturing and promoting new art and artists. These essential qualities secured his position as possibly the most respected and influential advocate for contemporary art of his time. In 1999 the Leo Castelli Gallery moved to the Upper East Side, where it has since been located. The gallery is now directed by Castelli's wife, Barbara Bertozzi Castelli. Ms. Bertozzi Castelli is an art historian whose specialization is ... (read more)

Olga Feshina: New Tech Girls—Bikini Issue - NYA
Through July 21, 2019 - New York

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 10, 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: July 4 - July 21, 2019 NYA Gallery | Gallery 104 7 Franklin Place, New York, NY 10013 NYA Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Olga Feshina. Curated by Shane Townley, the show will feature a total of eight paintings, many of which have not been previously exhibited. These works explore core motifs related to the artist’s ongoing “New Tech Girls” series, namely beauty, image construction and distortion, identity, self-fashioning, and presentation. With these new paintings of scantily clad young girls posing with handheld devices, Feshina calls the viewer’s attention to the contrast between contemporary and historic portraiture poses, highlighting how restrictive codes of behavior change, migrate, and ultimately manifest themselves in visual culture.

"Taejoong Kim: Bloomed" Opening & Performance 6/28 7 - 9 PM - Space 776 Gallery
Through July 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Space 776 is delighted to present a solo exhibition of photographs and videos by Seoul-born, New York-based artist Taejoong Kim. At his first solo show in New York, he is showing his latest series of work, The Rose of Sharon, Bloomed, an interactive performance which captures the movement and lights during a popular children’s game called "Red Light, Green Light," often played in many countries with different names. The main theme of his work for the last 5 years is long exposure photograph. His photographs taken with a long exposure from 30 seconds to 30 minutes and videos taken at the same time are the most important materials for his work. In the same frame, hundreds of pieces of light mixed in order and direction cause audiences to clash with old beliefs and new experiences. The vivid rules created by the artist and the ambiguity caused by the movements of the human are violently encountered in the photographs and installations of the same source.

Divine - Galley 104
Through July 26, 2019 - New York

Divine Opening Receptions: Thursday, July 4th & Friday, July 5th (6-9pm) Exhibition Dates: July 4 – 26, 2019 7 Franklin Place Lower Level New York, NY 10013 For Immediate Release: Gallery 104 is pleased to present Divine, a group exhibition of nearly twenty artists exploring notions of the divine, the relationship between the mortal and eternal realms, and overall visual manifestations, interpretations of divinity. Curated by Lucy McCarron, the exhibit presents the work of an impressive roster of multidisciplinary artists working with acrylic, oil, found objects, and other media. The artists in the show include: Renata Bosnjak; Keith Brown; Marcos Gonzales Cutre (Jantus); Ase Fagervik; Bob Freyer; Nina Friedman; Ligel Lambert; Cortne (Coco) Martin; Ernesto Gutierrez Moya; Angela Munoz; Ricia Neura; Worapol Nuan-La-Ong; Julio Sanchez; Audrey Scharrer; Eva Stengade; Alycia Thompson; and Apelles Zhou. The show will open on Thursday, July 4th with an initial public reception from 6-9pm and a follow-up reception on Friday, July 5th from 6-9pm. The show will remain on view until Friday, July 26th. Visitors may see the works during its run Monday through Sunday betwee... (read more)

Conceptual - NYA Gallery
Through July 26, 2019 - New York

Conceptual Opening Receptions: Thursday, July 4th & Friday, July 5th (6-9pm) Exhibition Dates: July 4 - 26, 2019 7 Franklin Place New York, NY 10013 For Immediate Release: NYA Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition titled Conceptual, showcasing small-scale works from over 20 highly talented artists in a range of media. Overall, these artists foster a critical conversation about how art is more than just surface, technique, and emotion; art is equally about ideas, concepts, and intellectual depth. Moreover, this group show highlights how the visual arts often embody concepts in novel or unexpected ways, underscoring how images have the power to shift perspectives, attitudes, and pre-conceived assumptions. The international roster of artists contributing to this fruitful dialogue include: Noah D. Alessandro; Gel Apollo; Kimberly Aronow; Pol Attard; Gregory Brenner; Chelsea Criger; Peter Dam; Cynthia Pareja Dubin; Jessica Eppich; Angee Ferrin; Jennifer L. Gray & Phillip Johnson; Anne Harkness; Mykel Hibbard; Tsukasa Kambara; Karen Kirshner; Mai Kobayashi; Cynthia Kuden; Adam Lunderup; Mollee Marston; Elise Mendelle; Linda Meyer; Kseniya Oudenot; Chari Pea... (read more)

Exhibition opening: Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling - Bohemian National Hall
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

[2nd Floor] An opening for the exhibition "Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling" featuring photographs by Czech documentary photographer Dana Kyndrova who examines the many facets of women's lives. The presented photographs - shot primarily in the former Czechoslovakia and later in the Czech Republic, but also in some Western countries - show the precious moments of daily life, child birth, the tensions of school exams, falling in love. The project called "Woman Between Inhaling and Exhaling" includes photographs from the 1970s - 1990s, and its aim is to capture the life of a woman in its full variety, from birth to death. The project is divided into seven parts – adolescence, maternity and family, fun, work, eroticism, faith, and old age. Apart from the objective chronology of life's pilgrimage of a human being, or more precisely, of a woman, the photographs perceive the principal life values, which accompany and influence us during our entire existence. The theme is more or less general; thus the question is not to portray a particular environment or a characteristics of a certain country. One could say the woman portrayed is a „European" woman. A substantial part of the photograp... (read more)

Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless - Red Bull Arts
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

Red Bull Arts New York is proud to present Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless, the first posthumous retrospective of the life and work of the influential, multi-disciplinary artist. Opening to the public on March 6, 2019, and remaining on view until July 28, the ambitious exhibition returns the spotlight to one of contemporary art's most prescient figures, detailing her historic importance and contemporary relevance. Gretchen Bender (1951-2004) was a pioneering artist who worked across video, sculpture, computer graphics, photography, print and installation to interrogate the accelerated age of mass media. Moving to New York in 1978, Bender quickly fell in with the Post-Pictures Generation scene, centered around the artist-run gallery Nature Morte, as well as a milieu of artist and performers connected to The Kitchen. She befriended and collaborated with such figures as artists Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman, the choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, and musicians Stuart Argabright and Vernon Reid. Building upon techniques developed in her years running a feminist-Marxist screen-printing collective in Washington, D.C., Bender's early two-dimensional work, made in New York, ... (read more)

Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

South Korean artist Kwang Young Chun combines hundreds of paper-wrapped parcels to create sculptural compositions, called Aggregations, that look like crystal formations, asteroids, or the surface of the moon. The Aggregations are simultaneously Space Age and nostalgic, beautiful and violent, powerful and fragile. They draw on the artist's training in abstract painting as well as memories of his childhood, when Korean apothecaries sold medicine in similar little bundles.

Jean-Luc Mylayne at the Parrish Art Museum - Parrish Art Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - Water Mill

In 2009, the Parrish Art Museum presented Jean-Luc Mylayne's first solo American museum exhibition. Though he began working in 1976, Mylayne has created no more than 150 unique photographs. Ten years later, this new show Jean-Luc Mylayne: A Matter of Place reveals the artist's personal view of landscape and nature. On view from March 24 to July 28, the exhibition features nine monumentally scaled photographs made in New Mexico and Texas. The latter juxtaposes natural and man-made, stillness and motion, calm and tension within poetic and mysterious photographs.

Jean-Luc Moulène - Sculpture Center
Through July 29, 2019 - Long Island City

Initially known for his enigmatic photographic endeavors, Moulène's more recent projects have investigated the intersections of advanced technology and contemporary material culture. In consideration of current advances in 3D modeling and fabrication, Moulène compares this moment in the history of object making to the advent of photography and its total transformation of human experience. While photography reproduced the world as an image, we are now about to print it in 3D.

The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe - Heather James Fine Art
Through July 31, 2019 - New York

Piercing through the male gaze, works by leading American, British, Latin American, and Polish female Surrealistartists will be on view at Heather James Fine Art, New York, from May 8 – July 31, 2019. The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe reframes the history of the movement by focusing exclusively on the pivotal role played by female artists as independent from—rather than in relationship to—their male counterparts. Featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and collages spanning from 1938 to 2008, the exhibition also seeks to reveal the underlying political, social, and cultural attitudes that influenced ideas of gender. An opening reception will be held on May 8, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue including essays by Gloria Orenstein, Professor Emerita, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, and Patryk Tomaszewski, an art historian at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Orenstein noted, "I have been fortunate to know women Surrealists such as Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini, and their work speaks to me on so many levels both spiritually and viscerally. I am thrilled that He... (read more)

2018-2019 AIRspace Visual Artist Residency Exhibition Opening Reception - Abrons Arts Center
Through August 04, 2019 - New York

2018-2019 AIRspace Visual Artists in Residence American Artist, Emilio Martinez Poppe, Sasha Wortzel, and Tuesday Smillie share the work they have developed during their residency period in a culminating exhibition. Exhibition is on view June 13 - August 4.

Watercolor & the Sketchbook: Recording the Story of Your Life! - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through August 09, 2019 - Park Slope

Over the course of this class you'll start a sketchbook practice, and each week talk about different ways of recording your experiences and dreams. We'll cover basic art concepts and use multiple media with a focus on watercolor. Laura Eliason is a Brooklyn-based multi-media artist and teacher whose work engages with themes of visual storytelling, philosophy, and preserving the handmade. Some of her favorite media and techniques to work with include: pen & ink, watercolor, oil paint, dye, crochet, and machine knitting.

“The Infusion of Ink and Clay” by Xiangdong Chen - Stride Arts
Through August 16, 2019 - New York

Stride Arts is pleased to present ‘The Infusion of Ink and Clay,’ a solo show from the award-winning Chinese artist, Xiangdong Chen. Chen is one of the most famous contemporary artists in China, and this show will present pieces from his most recent period of production as well as historic pieces that have brought him such acclaim. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, June 19th through August 16th, 2019, Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM. A reception will be held on June 19th, 6 PM – 8 PM at the gallery, located at 1110 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, NY, NY, 10022. The exhibition presents close to 100 works, comprised of both porcelain and ink paintings that invite the viewer to immerse themselves in the history of the material and modernity of design. These meticulously constructed sculptures comment on the intersection of humanity and nature.

Summation & Absence: A New Science & Art Space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal - BioBAT Art Space - Brooklyn Army Terminal
Through August 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

BioBat Art Space is pleased to announce Summation & Absence, an exhibition consisting of of tactile, immersive installations where the artists engage in research that explores the human condition. By methodically drawing on the natural world, each installation opens a fresh portal into what is at stake for life on this planet, inviting the viewer to reflect on the beauty and complexity of life within a vulnerable ecosystem. These six artists create works inspired by the sciences of biology and ecology. Through additions and/or removal of variants such as information, technology, disease and toxins the artists in Summation and Absence create innovative scientific and artistic results. Curators Etty Yaniv and Christina Massey thoughtfully organized an exhibition highlighting both the differences and the common ground between the artists - their research methods, artistic processes and the resulting diversity in their visual vocabularies. Who: Artists: Suzanne Anker, Nancy Cohen, Vita Eruhimovitz, Lorrie Fredette, Michal Gavish, Elaine Whittaker Curators: Etty Yaniv and Christina Massey When: -The exhibition will be on view from May, 17 through August 16, 2019 -An open... (read more)

Garry Winogrand: Color - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the nearly forgotten color photographs of Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. While almost exclusively known for his black-and-white images that pioneered a "snapshot aesthetic" in contemporary art, Winogrand produced more than 45,000 color slides between the early 1950s and late 1960s. Coming from a working-class background in the Bronx and practicing at the time when photographs had little market value, Winogrand did not have the resources to produce costly and time consuming prints of his color slides during his lifetime. Yet, he remained dedicated to the medium for nearly twenty years. The exhibition presents an enveloping installation of large-scale projections comprising more than 400 rarely or never-before seen color photographs that capture the social and physical landscape of New York City and the United States. On his numerous journeys through Midtown Manhattan and across the country, Winogrand explored the raw visual poetics of public life—on streets and highways, in suburbs, at motels, theaters, fairgrounds, and amusement parks. For him, the industr... (read more)

One: Egungun - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor

From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection - Derfner Judaica Museum
Through August 25, 2019 - Bronx

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx: Early Acquisitions from The Art Collection, on view in the Derfner Judaica Museum from May 5–August 25, 2019. A reception and curator’s talk will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 1:30–3 p.m. in the Museum, located at 5901 Palisade Avenue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. This event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. 718.581.1596 or art@hebrewhome.org. Photo I.D. required for entry at all times. The exhibition is part of the Derfner Judaica Museum’s 10th Anniversary celebration, which will include several events and activities throughout the summer. From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx tells the fascinating story of how the Grosvenor Gallery in London promoted artists from Eastern Bloc countries and came to play a central role in shaping the Hebrew Home Art Collection. Some of the first works acquired for The Art Collection were by artists who were included in solo and group exhibitions at the Gallery, which was founded in 1960 by the American sociologist Eric Estorick (1913–1993). Estorick was instrumental in... (read more)

Move Your Body! - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through August 29, 2019 - Park Slope

Budding artists in this class will use their whole body to make art! We'll create life-size silhouettes, capturing our bodies in motion, drawings with our feet, and other non-traditional projects. This class is perfect for an active artist! Drop off is optional.

Summer Special Sale - Questroyal Fine Art
Through August 30, 2019 - New York

Sometimes dreams do go on sale. It was considered to be taboo when, ten years ago, we decided to establish a summer sale that deeply discounted many of our best American paintings. It was something sophisticated galleries didn’t do. We’d rather be passionate than sophisticated. These sales generate funds to supplement the coming season’s buying opportunities, and offer the possibility of a great acquisition for you. Over 100 deeply discounted paintings by historically important American artists, most offered near, at, or below cost. Visit www.questroyalfineart.com/special to browse all paintings in the sale.

Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem Exhibition - La Marqueta Public Market
Through August 30, 2019 - New York

Visit the La Marqueta public market to discover a free exhibition about a deeply significant yet little-known part of your city’s history. Showcasing the past, present, and future of the Harlem African Burial Ground, the exhibition explores this historic rediscovery and the community-driven effort to create a memorial and cultural center.

Freedmanart - Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

Walls and Occupied Spaces: paintings by artist Kit White, in a timely conversation with artist and writer Jason Stopa.

Grow with Google - Google Office
Through September 02, 2019 - New York

The Grow with Google New York City Learning Center opens on April 8th and will offer free digital skills training to all New Yorkers. There’ll be workshops, 1:1 coaching, community events and more. So whether you're a business owner who wants to reach new customers, an educator interested in bringing digital tools into your classroom, or looking to learn new skills to grow your career -- there’s a class for you.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery Presents: Mediated Meditations - Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Through September 07, 2019 - New York

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents a multi-media group exhibition with a selection of Pratt Institute Fine Arts MFA sculpture alumni. The exhibition, titled Mediated Meditations, is curated by New York-based cultural anthropologist, curator, and essayist Niama Safia Sandy. In Mediated Meditations, the selected works interrogate relationships with our bodies, nature, language, internet culture, gender, sexuality - and overall and most importantly - our relationship to our humanity and ability to recognize another's. The artists challenge and reshape the genre of sculpture with unique material approaches to ask questions about our experience as humans. Additionally, the exhibition examines how technology can be engaged as a material, used by the artists to create a means to order the world and solve problems, as well as navigate an artistic practice. Art is a conduit for making sense of lived experiences which are often viewed through the prism of subcategories — the built environment, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and spirituality. In this exhibition, these categories inform the selected artists’ sensibilities, and the way they each manipulate their materials to observe,... (read more)

Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 22, 2019 - Manhattan

The satirical scenes of the celebrated English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) are iconic representations of eighteenth-century urban life at a time of great socio-economic disparity. An academic outsider and an activist, Hogarth was driven to innovate, creating new genres and modes of expression in his painting, printmaking, and drawing in his effort to elevate the status of British art. This exhibition will investigate the ways the artist used humor, satire, and political commentary to engage a broad audience and agitate for legislation and political goals. The exhibition features the Morgan's exceptional cache of six sheets preparatory for two of Hogarth's most revered print series, both issued in February 1751: Beer Street and Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty. The story of Hogarth's images reveal an artist who addressed the ills and injustices of life in a modern metropolis, exploring the connections between violence, crime, alcohol abuse, and cruelty to animals in ways that would amuse, occasionally shock, and edify his audience.

Public Art: Bridge Over Tree - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through September 29, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights,

The newest Public Art Fund installation, Iranian artist Siah Armajani's Bridge Over Tree, is now open at Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn. Armajani's artwork features a 91-foot-long walkway with a set of stairs that rise and fall over a single evergreen tree, inviting us to experience the idea of a bridge in a new way.

The Art of Seeing Diversity - James Cohan Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

Explore the multitude of ways artists interpret, approach, and represent diversity at some of Chelsea’s top galleries.

Proud of Pride - Aperture Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

A cultural exploration featuring the LGBTQ+ community in Chelsea. We’ll look at art by members of the community, discuss the meaning of pride, and tie in other Pride Month events happening around the city.

The Art of Seeing Diversity - James Cohan Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

Explore the multitude of ways artists interpret, approach, and represent diversity at some of Chelsea’s top galleries.

Proud of Pride - Aperture Gallery
Through September 29, 2019 - New York City

A cultural exploration featuring the LGBTQ+ community in Chelsea. We’ll look at art by members of the community, discuss the meaning of pride, and tie in other Pride Month events happening around the city.

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - The Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs brings together drawings, paintings, and photography by the American Modernist artist, while examining the confluence of two seemingly disparate series completed later in his life, Torn Signs and Semana Santa. Though their subject matter is drastically different—one is inspired by tattered advertisements on the streets of New York, while the other depicts observers of Holy Week in Seville, Spain—Crawford connects them through his extraordinary visual memory, working method, and sense of spatial organization. The convergence of these two incredible series culminates in Torn Signs, 1974-76, the powerful, large-scale painting that sits at the thematic center of the exhibition.

Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs - Vilcek Foundation
Through November 13, 2019 - New York

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue examine the confluence of Ralston Crawford's Torn Signs and Semana Santa series, two seemingly disparate themes connected by Crawford’s extraordinary visual memory, working method, and inventiveness. Over the course of four decades, Crawford recorded, transformed, and often merged his experiences and memories in photographs, drawings, etchings, paintings, and film. In 1938, Crawford first photographed a ripped and pasted over sign on the street in Philadelphia. Crawford returned to the theme frequently in the last thirty years of his life, capturing the layered and weathered advertisements plastered around New York City. During this time, he also traveled frequently to Seville, Spain and in 1972, documented the experience of Holy Week. Crawford drew inspiration from a constellation of memory and invention that flowed in multiple directions at once. For him, the rhythmic images of hooded penitents processing through the streets for Holy Week recalled formal elements of his Torn Signs imagery. The convergence of these two incredible series culminated in the powerful, large-scale painting Torn Signs, 1974-76 (Vilcek Foundation Collection).... (read more)

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising—a six-day clash between police and civilians ignited by a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City—and explores its profound legacy within contemporary art and visual culture today. The exhibition draws its title from the rallying words of transgender artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson, underscoring both the precariousness and the vitality of LGBTQ+ communities. The exhibition presents twenty-two LGBTQ+ artists born after 1969 whose works grapple with the unique conditions of our political time, and question how moments become monuments. Through painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and video, these artists engage interconnected themes of revolt, commemoration, care, and desire.

TheNYCGrind presents The Ultra Art Bash - Covert Station
Through December 16, 2019 - Ridgewood

Bringing over 700 beautiful attendees, TheNYCGrind has grown to become one of NYCs most anticipated Art and Creative Event. From artists to rappers to poets and LED hoolahoopers, we bring creative Grinders from all spectrums of the art world and give a platform to network, sell art and party at the same time. Come be inspired by the movement that started out in a basement, and now packs warehouses! Be prepared for: -Over 70 up and coming Tri-State artists displayed on our walls -NYCs dopest performers -Live Art and Body painting -Live DJ and musical sets -Some of NYCs most unique artists and much much more!

TheNYCGrind presents The Ultra Art Bash - Covert Station
Through December 16, 2019 - Ridgewood

Bringing over 700 beautiful attendees, TheNYCGrind has grown to become one of NYCs most anticipated Art and Creative Event. From artists to rappers to poets and LED hoolahoopers, we bring creative Grinders from all spectrums of the art world and give a platform to network, sell art and party at the same time. Come be inspired by the movement that started out in a basement, and now packs warehouses! Be prepared for: -Over 70 up and coming Tri-State artists displayed on our walls -NYCs dopest performers -Live Art and Body painting -Live DJ and musical sets -Some of NYCs most unique artists and much much more!

Riding Solo - Moxy Times Square
Through December 31, 2019 - New York

If you are traveling solo, taking a solo getaway, or in need of a relaxing vacation the Riding solo Package is for you! During the month of March (and extended through the end of the year), stay at The Moxy Times Square for a Solo experience you won't find anywhere else. Start your luxurious stay with a complimentary Prosecco at Bar Moxy. Then, enjoy a delicious, complimentary Breakfast at Bar Moxy. Ned a haircut? The Moxy is giving you 20% off a cut at Blind Barber! That's not all. To find out more awesome details visit Moxy-hotels.marriott.com.

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.

“I AM CULTURE” 30 Day Art Exhibition by Shakimono - The Boogie Down Grind Cafe
Through December 06, 2918 - Bronx

Shakimono is debuting as an official artist and hand painted fashion designer with her new and upcycled wearable art! Formerly homeless, this artist developed her craft while living in a Bronx homeless shelter. She battled with depression, ptsd, and even contemplated suicide due to the circumstances of homelessness. She’s now celebrating her 3rd year anniversary of having an apartment with her art exhibition debut, “I AM CULTURE “ NOVEMBER 6th-DECEMBER 6th at the Boogie Down Grind Cafe in Hunts Point. All items are available for purchase! Come out and meet the artist, hear the story, and see the message at her FREE opening reception, which is sponsored by The Bronx Brewery, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17TH 2018 6pm-9pm


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