Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - Jun 4-Jun 11June 4, 2017 - 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.
The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through June 25, 2017 -
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine mounts an exhibition showcasing its collection of The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome which will be open from Tuesday, March 21, 2017 until Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). The twelve-panel tapestry series, the Life of Christ, was originally installed at the Vatican and the Barberini family palaces before coming to America at the end of the nineteenth century. This exhibition brings together the series for the first time in many decades. In 2001, a major fire destroyed the Cathedral's north transept and seriously damaged several of the Life of Christ tapestries. The Textile Conservation Laboratory, renowned worldwide for its work on antique and modern textiles, has spent the past 16 years cleaning and conserving the tapestries, culminating in this highly anticipated exhibition. Fragments from one of the most heavily damaged tapestries will be displayed in the exhibition, along with text and illustrations providing a fascinating glimpse into the advanced methods and painstaking care required to return the series to its original glory. A variety of educational programs will accompany the exhibition, including family and school workshops focusing on craftsmanship and guilds. Other events during the course of the exhibition will include gallery tours, hands-on art projects, and a self-guided scavenger hunt incorporating many of the Cathedral's sumptuous artworks. Program and workshop prices vary, with special events available for adults and children of all ages. Entry to the Cathedral and the exhibition is free with a suggested contribution of $10. For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Cathedral's event page.
Fritz Henle Photographs - Throckmorton Fine Art
Through June 24, 2017 - New York
THROCKMORTON FINE ART (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) will present an important exhibition of photographs by the German-born 20th century photographer, FRITZ HENLE, at its New York gallery from April 27 – June 24, 2017. According to Spencer Throckmorton, "photo-historian Helmut Gernsheim called FRITZ HENLE 'the last classic freelance photographer.' He was one of those fortunate individuals for whom the tumultuous years before and after World War II generated an ability for him to constantly reimagine and retool his life and work. His German Father, a surgeon, had a talent as an amateur photographer and encouraged young Fritz, who graduated from the Bavarian State Institute for Photography in 1930. Then his work for American art historian Clarence Kennedy funded a series of explorations that took him to Italy, the Mediterranean, Greece, North Africa and the Middle East for three years. He photographed people in urban and rural settings, at work, at study, and at play. "An opportunity to photograph the Orient and India in 1935 and 1936 placed him in a locale few European photographers had access to. Henle shot the magnificent architecture and landscapes as well as the conditions he saw on the streets of Indian cities, in Peking and at the Port of Shanghai. His first exhibition, in fact, was at the Mitsubishi store in Tokyo and he published his first monograph, "This is Japan," in 1937. When political turmoil made Western travel to these lands even less likely, Henle's images of Asian society gained notoriety in both German and American periodicals." Visitors to the Throckmorton exhibition will see vintage and modern prints that feature a broad range of Henle's subjects, including images of New York City, Mexico, China and Paris; fashion; nudes; industry; and portraits of famous personalities. Henle liked exploring different genres of photography, and was well known for his travel and fashion photographs as well as portraits and documentary images. With Germany's situation worsening by 1936, Henle embarked for America, first spending several months in Mexico to obtain a visa. He wound up socializing with some of the key personalities working there including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco and Carlos Chavez. But he also captured images of the simple workers and campesinos as he moved around the country. Once Henle got to New York he became one of the earliest contributors to LIFE magazine, in 1937, which published more than 50 picture stories and five covers by Henle. New York was where he could make the most of his photojournalist vision as well as develop his skills producing commercial images for the great fashion publications of the time, such as HOLIDAY, TOWN & COUNTRY, ELLE, MADEMOISELLE and HARPER'S BAZAAR. His fashion photographs won tremendous praise for innovation by taking models out of the studio and photographing them in more natural settings outdoors. Known as "Mr Rollei" for his lifelong devotion to the twin-lens Rolleiflex camera he used throughout his career, Henle found the large 2.25 square format film provided one of the brightest and clearest screens for composition, detail, flexibility and creative expression. In 1938 Henle won a two week assignment from LIFE to shoot every aspect of pre-war Paris society from the horse races to the street life. It was a unique opportunity to record a citizenry on the brink. With a journalist's vision he captured everyday scenes showing women chatting, a housewife carrying her baguette, people at a café, and a well-known shot of a woman on a chair mimicking the pose of a Roman God statue above her. It resulted in a disappointment when LIFE chose not to publish his pictures. Then, in 1944, just before DeGaulle triumphantly entered Paris the French photo editor of The New York Times heard of Henle's pre-war Paris cache and published a four page spread in The New York Times Sunday magazine, a turn-around-success underscored when Henle published his fourth monograph, "Paris," in 1948. Henle became a U.S. citizen in 1942. He spent the war years working for the Office of War Information shooting industrial and military sites. In 1945, Henle co-founded the American Society of Magazine Photographers. In the 1950s Henle's work for The Cities Service Oil Company led him to assignments in North and South America, as well as the Hawaiian Islands and the Caribbean and resulted in two more monographs on Hawaii, in 1948 and The Virgin Islands, in 1949. Henle moved with his family to the Virgin Islands in 1958 and made it his home for the rest of his life. Demand for his widely acclaimed commercial photography for travel industry clients unfortunately clouded his reputation as a fine art photographer for many years. It was not until 1980 that American collectors were re-introduced to Henle's fine art images when New York's Witkin gallery mounted a 50-Year Retrospective Exhibition. After that Henle was tireless about building a lasting legacy and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center maintains a permanent archive of his work with almost 200,000 well-conserved negatives and nearly 2000 vintage prints. Fritz Henle photographs are now in the permanent collections of major institutions among them New York's Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography, The Museum Ludwig, The Kunsthaus, and The Center for Creative Photography. An exhibition called "Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty", marking the centenary of his birth, was held at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Roy Flukinger, curator of the Henle exhibition and senior research curator of photography at the Ransom Center, said, "Henle remained the champion of what he defined as 'beauty' in photography and, regardless of the subject matter he encountered, always strove to find an aesthetically pleasing approach to what came before his camera." Recognized for the clean and sharp elegance of the photographs, Henle's art was unrestricted by convention or popular trends. "Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty" illustrates why Henle's photography continues to be recognized for its artistry, eloquence and insightfulness. "You will spend the rest of your life learning to see light. It will not take you long to learn all about the camera, but you will never come to the end of discovering about the effects of light itself. The only rule is to watch the world about you, even when you have not got a camera in your hand." – Fritz Henle Throckmorton Fine Art has been a leader among New York dealers in showing the most important contemporary Latin American photographers at its New York gallery at 145 East 57th Street. Gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton has also pursued a long held interest in Pre-Columbian art and Chinese jades and the gallery has continually staged important exhibitions and published numerous publications on those subjects. The gallery's commitment to connoisseurship is underscored by its sales to such major museums as The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, along with the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Portions of collections the gallery was instrumental in forming have been donated to the Louvre. The gallery loans examples on a regular basis to such significant institutions as the National Gallery in London. As the premier dealer offering vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, Chinese jades and Tribal art, Throckmorton Fine Art participates in internationally acclaimed fairs, including The Winter Antiques Show in New York each January, AIPAD and during March offers Chinese Jades during ASIA WEEK.
Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia - Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Through July 15, 2017 - New York
Myopia is the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh, chronicling the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Best known as the lead singer of the American New Wave band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has also been a prolific visual artist since the band’s inception. Much of his artwork originates from ink drawings on postcards which he has been producing daily since the 1970s. Filled with outlandish characters and surreal settings, these postcards provide the basic imagery for a large part of his diverse body of work on view which includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, rugs and videos. Combining handmade qualities and elements of consumer culture, Motherbaugh’s work explores the relationship between technology and individuality in an impersonal consumer driven society. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.
KAJAHL : OBSCURE ORIGINS - Tillou Fine Art
Through June 18, 2017 - Brooklyn
TILLOU FINE ART will present Obscure Origins, the first comprehensive solo presentation in New York City of paintings and studies by Brooklyn-based artist KAJAHL. This exhibition presents a focused survey of KAJAHL’s portraits, which combine iconography from African, Asian, European, and Pre-Columbian traditions. The fusion of these symbols results in the creation of enigmatic artworks that foreground the forgotten past and reanimate minor artifacts of history into transformative assemblages. KAJAHL draws inspiration for his paintings from visiting historic sites, mining archives, books, museums and the internet, and then uses these resources to create new iconographic mythologies and narratives. This results in the manifestation of hybridized entities that he produces and transforms into grandiose figures. Obscure Origins spotlights this diverse cast of characters ranging from majestic deities, royal leaders, scientists, cryptid like amphibians to seafaring explorers. KAJAHL places these subjects in various habitats tightly occupied inside their own unique universe that radiate a mesmerizing and tantalizing effect. He adroitly melds materials and objects in his paintings, blending together disparate elements to create a new fiction as the figures he depicts defy and obscure classification. For example, in Aquatic Submerged III, he paints an oxidized iron torso that seamlessly fuses into a jadeite greenstone bust. In Scientific Method I, we see a figure seated in front of what appears to be altered hieroglyphs, meddling with strange cadavers and undefined creatures. Here, KAJAHL incorporates still life and portraiture to explore the outer limits of appropriation and identity. Alongside these paintings, a series of small studies will also be included in the exhibition. Amulets, funerary effigies and fragmentary busts are rendered with a striking use of expressive brushwork, reflecting both his command of the medium and versatile ability to construct alternate realities through a variety of painting techniques.
Massimo Vitali: Disturbed Coastal Systems - Benrubi Gallery
Through June 17, 2017 - New York
Benrubi Gallery is pleased to announce Disturbed Coastal Systems, the latest exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Massimo Vitali. The subject of Vitali’s latest exhibition is the intersection of land and sea, the end of the terrestrial human habitat and the beginning of the aqueous. As is usual for Vitali, the pictures are heavily populated and feature an elevated, distant perspective that captures thousands of square meters in the frame, simultaneously magnifying the grandness of the landscape and multiplying the human presence. These are landscapes, but they’re also crowd scenes. Individuality is less important than the tribe, and the very idea of the frame is threatened by the enormity of the scenes they attempt to contain.
Portal to Dreams, Elemental Realms, and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography - Agora Gallery
Through June 08, 2017 - Chelsea
Agora Gallery ventures deep into the imagination this May with three group exhibitions of extraordinary range. Portal to Dreams collects six daring artists, several of whom are painters playing with the limits of colors and shape in abstraction. There is also a digital artist who creates uniquely slow-paced animations and another who riddles traditional narrative scenes with intriguing gaps. Elemental Realms brings together a select group of artists with the objective of interrogating texture, both within and on top of the painted surface. A few different participants put the medium of paint through its paces: dabbing it, tossing it, cracking it, and layering it. One artist combines acrylic with gold leaf to create a new kind of physical texture that enters the viewer's space in a subtle way. In both of these shows, traditions are overturned and expectations are defied. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography is an examination of the storytelling qualities of photography. Whether they're using surreal compositions, extreme close-up, unnaturally saturated colors, or pointed symbolism, these artists take digital photography to new heights. All three exhibitions open May 19, 2017 and run through June 8, 2017 with a joint opening reception on May 25 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free. Exhibition Dates: May 19, 2017 – June 8, 2017 Reception: Thursday, May 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_5_19_2017.aspx Featured Artists: The Portal to Dreams Ricardo Vivanco | Stan Adard | Carlos Puig | Julio Lopez Vietri | Alagir | Mali Lasker Elemental Realms Donna Broder | Bulsby "Buzz" Duncan | Wojciech Tut Chechli?ski | Iftah Geva | Marlene Kurland | Isabella S. Minichmair | F. Pavon | Menno Vos | Kankan Ramos Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography Mohamed Bengriba | Marco Carnaroli | Estelle Choe | Aitor Izaguirre Ansa | Olga Loschinina | Chet B. Simpson | Wallace About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need. Image: Aitor Izaguirre Ansa, Catelsa 1, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper, 16'x24'
Beauty in Blueprints and the Buddhas Birthday - Rubin Museum
June 04, 2017 - New York
Drop-in Art-making Workshop Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. June Sundays: Beauty in Blueprints & the Buddha's Birthday Visit the Rubin any Sunday in June to make elegant photograms through a cameraless photographic process inspired by our exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame. Impress elements of nature or personal objects onto paper to for a fun and effortless print. Celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of the Buddha Shakyamuni through the festival Saka Dawa. To honor the Buddha, use sacred geometry to create detailed, blueprint-like drawings of the Buddha.
SIP. SHOP. EAT! at The Collective Market - Three Squared
Through June 04, 2017 - New York
Food, fashion, and spirits collide as 20 unique indie artisans descend on Chelsea Manhattan at the highly curated, Inaugural SIP. SHOP. EAT! Pop-Up Event in New York City this June! New York locals get the ultimate experience to SIP hand crafted drinks. SHOP local handmade: jewelry, art, vintage clothing, designer fashion, beauty/lifestyle products, and home goods from over 20 individual artisans and designers. And EAT gourmet street style food and desserts at the same time. This exclusive Pop-Up experience opens June 3-4, 2017 and only lasts 2 days from 11-6pm daily at the "Three Squared Gallery," 157 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 (Chelsea). Admission is completed free! Attendees may RSVP or buy drink tickets here.
Senior Monday - Rubin Museum
June 05, 2017 - New York
On the first Monday of the month, seniors (65 and older) receive free admission to the galleries. The day includes a range of free programs including a docent talk in our theater, gallery tours, and a writing workshop. Senior Mondays are supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.
Senior Writing Workshop - Rubin Museum
June 05, 2017 - New York
Make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing. Program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum's entrance hall. Program is facilitated by Nina Goss, a writer and university professor. About the Instructor Nina Goss earned her PhD and MFA at the University of Washington. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Fordham University. She is the co-editor of Dylan at Play, as well as a forthcoming collection of essays from University of Mississippi Press. Senior Mondays are supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Against the Grain: a solo show by GATS - SPOKE NYC
Through June 25, 2017 - New York
SPOKE NYC is pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition with Oakland based anonymous graffiti artist GATS (Graffiti Against the System). GATS is known for his iconic mask imagery which comments on political injustices. “Against the Grain” will be GATS’ inaugural exhibition with SPOKE, in which he will be continuing his distinct graffiti insignia through a variety of mediums while incorporating elements from found objects. In “Against the Grain” , GATS continues utilizing his iconic mask imagery, which represents a global identity that breaks down all barriers and prejudices. Known primarily for large-scale graffiti work in public spaces, GATS has re-contextualized his work for the gallery space by working in a variety of mediums he may not otherwise be able to on the streets. By utilizing a variety of found objects as a canvas (ie. a vintage child’s sled, skate decks and a wooden trunk) , GATS allows the viewer to pause and observe his intricate insignia and iconography while creating unique surfaces and compositions. Many of the objects carry specific meaning to the artist, giving a nod to graffiti artists’ use of fire extinguishers as a brush, or driftwood, which represents the artists desire to reconnect with nature. Lettering is incorporated throughout the works, paying homage to individuals he admires and notable political movements in history. In conjunction with his exhibition, GATS will be painting murals throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Please join us for “Against the Grain” - the inaugural SPOKE NYC solo show by GATS, opening Saturday, June 3rd with an evening reception from 6pm – 9pm. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, June 25th, 2017. Complimentary beverages will be served. For more information, additional images, or a collector’s preview, please email us at email@example.com
14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017: An Exhibition of Sculpture - Rockaway Park
Through October 09, 2017 - New York
14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017: An Exhibition of Sculpture will be on view June 3 through October 9, 2017 adjacent to the newly completed boardwalk on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens from Beach 73 Street to Beach 108 Street. Join the Opening Event festivities on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 12:30 PM - 2 PM at Beach 94 Street plaza. This public art exhibition features 17 sculptural works, 16 artists, and 15 sites that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Rockaways. The featured sculpture lining the seaside, range from the intimate to the monumental. Inspired by the allure of Rockaway's coastline Herb Rosenberg's A Monument to Hope, Dan Bergman's Bright Moment, Anne Stanner's Rockaway Wave and Allan Cyprys’ two sculptures Sunset on the Rock #1 and Sunset on the Rock #3 reveal the artists’ interpretations of the elements and effects of nature. Works by artists Stan Squirewell, Unity, and Febrications, No Doubt, showcase cultural icons that have been used to empower and connect people for generations. The Last Mermaid by Christina Jorge, Heart @ Rockaway by Bibiana Huang Matheis, Rock Relics by Esther A. Grillo, and Sprout by Sui Park, use recycled materials to highlight environmental impact issues, important not only to Rockaway, but to planet Earth. The viewer will find a variety of real and imagined marine life featured in the sculpture of Carl Rattner's Sea Creature, Chuck von Schmidt's WEAR R U GONG LES CARGO?, Siena Gillann Porta's ASIETY, (originating from oneself), and collaborating artists Carmen Frank and Laura Frank's Life in the Rockaways. Come out and be a part of Rockaway's exciting art scene! During each month of the exhibition, arts and cultural events, special programs and tours will be offered free to the public. For a Calendar of Free Events visit us at www.14sculptors.com, Facebook: 14 Sculptors On the Rock, Instagram: #14sculptorsrock,Twitter: @14sculptorsrock and Tumblr: 14sculptorsrock 14 Sculptors, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for sculptors to exhibit original work and to promote the appreciation of sculpture and the visual arts. 14 Sculptors, Inc. is also exhibiting at the Hammond Museum-Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, NY, June 14 through September 16, 2017. 14 Sculptors Inc. is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts. On the Rock is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from NYC DCLA in partnership with the NYC Council and with generous support by the Partnership for Parks Capacity Fund Grant. 14 Sculptors Inc. values our long standing relationship with the Rockaway Artists Alliance. About NYC Parks' Art in the Parks In 2017 NYC Parks program celebrates 50 years of bringing contemporary public artworks to the city's parks, making New York City one of the world's largest open-air galleries. The agency has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with arts organizations and artists to produce over 2,000 public artworks by 1,300 notable and emerging artists in over 200 parks. For more information about the program visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.
Writing on it all: Ana Lara & LaTasha Diggs “Here.” - Governor's Island
June 10, 2017 - Manhattan
Ana Lara & LaTasha Diggs “Here.” Governor's Island was Lenape land, settled by the Dutch in exchange for "two ax heads, a string of beads and a handful of nails" in 1637, was also the home to multiple generations of military families and those who worked for them. Today, the mansions on Governor's Island are emptied, cared for by the Parks administration and groundskeepers. In this writing/performance, we invite folks to meditate on the known and unknown histories of the house and the land itself, to engage with feeling the space, listening to and observing it. Alternating between cleansing and writing, audiences will be invited to reflect upon and respond to who was here before us, who is here with us in the now, who will be here after us. Writing On It All is a participatory writing project open to all interested members of the public. In sessions led by artists and writers, participants are invited to write on the interior surfaces of an out-of-use house – and no two sessions are alike. Facilitators and session members take to the walls to write, attending to the dynamics of writing as well as to pressing issues of the day. Poets, street artists, activists, choreographers, domestic workers, as well as professional writers and artists lead experiments dealing with diverse topics, using all kinds of materials, including music and projection, charcoal and chalk, pencil and paint. Everything counts as writing.
Alfonso Ossorio: Works From the Foundation - Sotheby's New York
Through June 09, 2017 - New York
Sotheby’s S|2 gallery is pleased to present Alfonso Ossorio: Works from the Foundation, one of the first of two shows that are part of the gallery’s re-focused program to celebrate historically important artists who are underappreciated by the market. On view until June 9, 2017, the gallery will showcase fourteen works by post-war American artist Alfonso Ossorio. One of the seminal figures of American post-war art and early patron of Pollock, Ossorio established his East Hampton studio as a central hub for the New York art scene, housing Jean Dubuffet’s Art Brut collection as well as serving as a seasonal studio for Clyfford Still and other artists. Surveying over thirty years of works on paper, paintings and sculptures, the works in this exhibition range from abstract canvases and wax resist watercolors of the 1950s to mixed media assemblages from the 1970s, synthesizing elements of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Art Brut.
Roy Newell: Works From the Archives - Sotheby's New York
Through June 09, 2017 - New York
Sotheby’s S|2 gallery is pleased to present Roy Newell: Works from the Archives, one of the first of two shows that are part of the gallery’s re-focused program to celebrate historically important artists who are underappreciated by the market. On view until June 9, 2017, the gallery will showcase eighteen paintings by Abstract artist Roy Newell, spanning over half a century of his career. An original member of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Newell was featured alongside Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston and Jackson Pollock, but he shied away from the spotlight, preferring to work in the privacy of his New York studio. He reworked compositions over days, weeks, years and decades, resulting in his signature style: brightly-colored geometric abstractions, vacillating between muscular and elegant. A new audience will now have the chance to discover the works of this critically acclaimed pioneer of Abstract artist who went through life relatively undiscovered.
Carter Burden Gallery Announces New Exhibitions by Re-Emerging Older Artists - Carter Burden Gallery
Through June 22, 2017 - New York
Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of five re-emerging older artists will be on display from June 1st-22nd at the Carter Burden Gallery located at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists. Peripheral Visions in the East Gallery features painter Adrianne Lobel and digital artist Marjorie Weiss. Lobel presents dramatic and colorful paintings of seemingly banal subject matter, finding beauty in places and things that might usually go unnoticed. Weiss presents her latest series ‘Night Lives,’ digitally produced panoramic prints that are a continuation of her interest in memory, dimensional uncertainties, and the enigmatic juxtaposition of images and their surroundings. Kaiwa (??) in the West Gallery translates to Conversation and features husband and wife Sue Koch and Kiyoshi Otsuka. Koch explores a mixed media series entitled ‘Lacings,’ which ties together her interest in structure, architecture, and textiles with a deep influence from Japanese aesthetics and culture. Otsuka presents monochromatic paintings on canvas, inspired by organic forms and water, speaking to the beauty, intensity, and mystery of nature and its ever-evolving and transformative power. On the Wall features an installation by the artist Rezendes. Inspired by time spent on the Nile River, Rezendes presents a reflection of a journey through Egypt through a panoramic illustration of the Nile at day and at night. OPENING RECEPTION: June 1, 2017, 6pm - 8pm EXHIBITION DATES: June 2, 2017 – June 22, 2017 (select days/times below) TIMES: Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Interwoven Exhibition - Arts brookfield
Through June 09, 2017 - New York
INTERWOVEN- A group show featuring Thomas Brasch, Johnnie Eisen, Florian Holzinger, and Sean Newman. The Interwoven group exhibition delves into themes of natural and manufactured patterns and textures. Curator Sonja Scharf of akasha art projects brings together four photo-based artist's, each having a unique and distinct technique exploring a narrative around this visual complexity. Interwoven delves into themes of natural and manufactured patterns and textures. Curator Sonja Scharf of akasha art projects brings together four photo-based artist's, each having a unique and distinct technique exploring a narrative around this visual complexity. With compositions at times modest and meditative and at others, embellished and ornamental this exhibition culminates in a cohesive essay on this aesthetic theme. Viewing Hours are 11- 3 when gallery is not in use for private rentals. For wiewing by appointment Monday to Friday, please contact the Arts & Events Department at 416.862.6858.
The Other Art Fair New York - Brooklyn Expo Center
Through June 04, 2017 - Greenpoint
Welcome to The Other Art Fair, New York's leading artist fair for a new generation of art buyers. Following seventeen successful editions across the UK and Australia, The Other Art Fair makes it's debut in the creative heart of Brooklyn on June 1-4, 2017 at Greenpoint's Brooklyn Expo Center, presenting 110 talented emerging artists to an audience of art buyers and enthusiasts. Each artist has been handpicked by a Selection Committee of art experts, so visitors can add to their collection with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists. Celebrated for its unique visitor experience, The Other Art Fair's inaugural US edition in New York will delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive program of fair features, creating a platform for the 'unexpected'. "Overflowing with creative talent" Time Out "The Other Art Fair's got hipster credentials, but it's serious about nurturing talent too." Telegraph Luxury Join The Others and stay informed on the fair's latest news BOOK TICKETS NOW
Unbound Perspectives and The Elixir of Color: Contemporary Conversations - Agora Gallery
Through June 30, 2017 - NYC
This June Agora Gallery presents a pair of exhibitions that generate a unique and essential dialogue between them. Unbound Perspectives, a group exhibit featuring thirteen artists from all over the world, presents a holistic look at the current state of contemporary art. From ink to photography to wood inlay, Unbound Perspectives examines the way image making has changed just in the last few years - perhaps even in the last few minutes. It is an exhibition on the cutting edge. The Elixir of Color is a solo showcase for the remarkable body of work of painter Sherry Rinderer. Though Rinderer's pieces tend to share some characteristics, including a degree of abstraction and an outsized scale, her approach varies as widely as the thirteen styles on display in Unbound Perspectives. She is interested in the interplay of textures with one painting, and in the directionality of line in another. In one she layers colors with the softness of an Impressionist; in another she color-blocks her canvas as jarringly as any De Stijl painter. Rinderer is both a chameleon and an auteur. Both exhibitions open June 10 and run through June 30, 2017 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free. Exhibition Dates: June 10 – June 30, 2017 Reception: Thursday, June 15,2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_6_10_2017.aspx Featured Artists: Unbound Perspectives Stephen Najda | Johanna Wray | Maribel Matthews | Saskia Weishut-Snapper | Ken Wada | Vinod More | Gita Levy | Alexander Adam | Shifra | Jolanta Talaikiene | Josefina Wendel Carlsson | Claudia C Forero | Carmen Félix The Elixir of Color Sherry Rinderer About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.
Nyrr Prospect Park Running History Tour - New York Road Runners
June 10, 2017 - New York
#GetOutToRun with New York Road Runners at an NYRR Prospect Park Running History Tour, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Starting from the historic Grand Army Plaza and finishing at Bartel-Pritchard Square, you'll be led by one of NYRR's Group Training coaches past several historical spots throughout Prospect Park, including the Dongan Oak Marker and Harry's Wall. Experience the park's deep history at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace that'll allow for plenty of photo opps and questions along the 2.5-mile route. Please note: This is not a training run; we will be making frequent stops along the tour.