Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - October 15-October 22October 15, 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.
Adult Studio Workshop - The Jewish Museum
October 15, 2017 - New York
Tracing Modigliani Exhibition Galleries This drawing and study session takes place in the Modigliani Unmasked galleries while the Museum is closed to the public, offering the opportunity to trace the evolution of a modern master's hand in an intimate setting. Guided by Museum educators, participants will create a portfolio of sketches inspired by Modigliani's drawings and original source material. All materials included; All skill levels welcome This workshop is at capacity. Register for the repeat session on January 24. Sign up for email updates on upcoming programs.
Poussin, Claude, and French Drawing in the Classical Age - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 15, 2017 - New York
The French refer to the seventeenth century as the Grand Siècle, or the Great Century. Under the rule of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, the period saw a dramatic increase in French political and military power, the maturation of French courtly life at Versailles, and an unparalleled flourishing of the arts. Poussin, Claude, and French Drawing in the Classical Age explores the work of some of the most celebrated artists of the time. More than fifty drawings largely from the Morgan's collections—including works by Claude Lorrain (1600–1682), Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), Jacques Callot (1592–1635), and Charles Le Brun (1619–1690)—are on view in the exhibition. Together they demonstrate the era's distinctive approach to composition and subject matter, informed by principles of rationalism, respect for the art of classical antiquity, and by a belief in a natural world governed by divine order. Poussin, Claude, and French Drawing in the Classical Age is made possible with generous support from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust and the estate of Alex Gordon.
The Thing Unseen: a Centennial Celebration of Nicolas Carone - NYSS
Through October 15, 2017 - NEW YORK
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 5, 6-8pm Exhibition Dates: September 5- October 15, 2017
Pathways: Blurring the Lines - Agora Gallery
Through October 17, 2017 - NYC
Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Pathways, an exhibition featuring the works of Enrico Ambrosio, Westby and Mercier, Lorena Becerra, Anita Birkenfeld, Hanneke Kempers, Nancy McLean, Iva Milanova, Frédérique Négrié, Alaleh Ostad, Elke Riedel, Rody, Svetlana Sintseva, and Bekir Smolski. Through a survey of the diverse oeuvres of the aforementioned thirteen artists, Pathways examines how art can blur the lines between fantasy and reality. For example, Enrico Ambrosio’s digital explosions of color and light are contrasted with Nancy Mclean’s dynamically textured, whimsical adaptations of everyday scenes and objects. Meanwhile, Alaleh Ostad reinterprets traditional landscape scenes by transforming them into dynamic, abstract compositions through energetic swirls of oil paint on canvas. The exhibition considers these motifs through a myriad of media, including paintings, sculpture, digital compositions, photography, and multimedia collages. The innovative use of various materials and media by each of the artists in Pathways presents the viewer with the opportunity to overstep the boundary of the real into the ethereal. Pathways will open on September 26th, with a... (read more)
JM Journeys - Jewish Museum
October 18, 2017 - New York
Visitors with early-stage dementia and their care partners are invited to explore the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked, featuring early drawings by Modigliani—many of which are being shown for the first time in the United States—illuminating the artist's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output. All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Please contact email@example.com or 212.423.3289 for more information or to register. Sign up for email updates on upcoming Access programs.
W. Eugene Smith Fund Awards for Documentary Photography - SVA Theater
October 18, 2017 - New York City
Attendees will see the best photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world and hear directly from each photographer their motivation for creating these powerful images and what they hope to achieve by sharing them with the world These documentaries take an up-close-and-personal look at events that impact our lives today, and the future. The Smith Grant recipient will receive $35,000 to continue their project. Additional grants and fellowships totaling thousands of dollars will also be presented. Lynsey Addario, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize documentary photographer will be the keynote speaker. Lynsey’s best-selling book, “It’s What I Do,” is currently being produced as a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Addario.
Jm Journeys - The Jewish Museum
October 18, 2017 - New York
For Visitors with Early-Stage Memory Loss Visitors with early-stage dementia and their care partners are invited to explore the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked, featuring early drawings by Modigliani—many of which are being shown for the first time in the United States—illuminating the artist's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output. All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.423.3289 for more information or to register. Sign up for email updates on upcoming Access programs.
Jm Journeys - The Jewish Museum
October 18, 2017 - New York
For Visitors with Memory Loss Visitors with memory loss and their care partners are invited to explore the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked through a gallery visit and studio workshop. Featuring early drawings by Modigliani—many of which are being shown for the first time in the United States—the exhibition illuminates the artist's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output. All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Please contact email@example.com or 212.423.3289 for more information or to register. Sign up for email updates on upcoming Access programs.
MAAC on the Map: Caught in Time (Opening & Reception) - The Manhattan Art & Antique Center
October 19, 2017 - New York
On Thursday, October 19, 2017 the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center will launch the contemporary photographic exhibit in the MAAC on the Map series entitled “Caught in Time”, at a stylish reception. This group show features 11 photographers: Julie Blattberg, Glen Goodenough, Shoun Hill, Erin Karp, Diana Leidel, Gaspar Marquez, Ira Merritt, Joseph O’Neill, Alissa Rosenberg, Sara Sill, and Samuel Partal. This exhibit will be open daily to the public until November 19, 2017. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the work, curated by Paul Anavian and Michaela Boruta, in the six dedicated gallery spaces at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center. The guests are also invited to discover the wonders of the remaining 50 galleries populating the space. The artists will be on hand to discuss their works in detail with the public. This exhibition will also feature the popular “MAAC Mini’s” where each artist participates in a discussion about their artistic process in creating their work at a “meet & greet” brunch on Sunday, October 29 between 1pm - 3pm. Curatorial Vision The curatorial vision for MAAC on the Map: Caught in Time centers on the excavation of memory. We stand a... (read more)
MINDFUL CONNECTIONS FOR VISITORS WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERS - The Rubin Museum of Art
October 20, 2017 - Chelsea
Mindful Connections is a free tour program for people with dementia and their caregivers. Every month trained guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote engagement with works of art and each other. This program meets on the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 p.m. for complimentary tea in Café Serai. Learn more about our programs and offerings for all audiences. To register, please see the online form.
Gallery Talk - Jewish Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York
Exhibition Galleries In this gallery talk, led by Chris Gartrell, Assistant Manager of Adult Programs, investigate the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked and explore the complex ways in which Modigliani was inspired by non-Western art as he developed his own distinctive vision. How do we interpret Modigliani's relationship to his source material and engage with his work a century later?
Gallery Talk - The Jewish Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York
Unmasking Influences Exhibition Galleries In this gallery talk, led by Chris Gartrell, Assistant Manager of Adult Programs, investigate the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked and explore the complex ways in which Modigliani was inspired by non-Western art as he developed his own distinctive vision. How do we interpret Modigliani's relationship to his source material and engage with his work a century later? Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Talks and Performances.
Saturday Sketching - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
October 21, 2017 - Upper East Side
Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required.
Lower East Side gallery tour - New York Gallery Tours
October 21, 2017 - New York
This ALL-NEW tour will include: (1) a female artist's blazing paintings whose colors and subject matter elicit strong reactions, (2) fantasy-inspired pieces made by an acclaimed homeless artist who slept and created art in his car for 18 years, and (3) an artist's RADICAL architectural transformation of a gallery space that challenges the gentrification of this rapidly-growing 150-gallery area, among 7 eye-opening shows total.
Souvenirs: New New York Icons - Storefront for Art and Architecture
October 21, 2017 - New York
As a contemporary form of commercialized nostalgia, souvenirs are the ultimate cliche in the representation of a city. Pocket-sized, acritical, and cheap, they populate tourist sites all over the world with a patina of innocence. Producing collective imaginaries made up of lines that follow the profiles of superlative sculptures, buildings, and stories, souvenirs have become the reference points that anchor a particular culture in time, representing (consciously or not) political, cultural, and social values. Souvenirs: New New York Icons, the second iteration of Storefront's model show, commissions 59+ objects that redefine New York's iconic imagery. Inspired by each of the city's Community Districts, more than 59 artists, architects, and designers have reimagined the referential images that constitute the global perception of the city, proposing new understandings of the urban experience. Challenging the symbols that have permeated the gift shop, Souvenirs presents critical approaches to the shifting and complex iconography of the city. The exhibition introduces new objects and, with them, new ways to relate to form, matter, affect, representation, and agency.
Beautiful Mistakes: BEZT (Etam Cru) - SPOKE NYC
October 21, 2017 - New York
Beautiful Mistakes a solo show by BEZT (Etam Cru) curated by Thinkspace Opening Reception: October 21st, 6 - 10pm On view: October 1st - November 5th, 2017 SPOKE NYC is pleased to present “Beautiful Mistakes” an exhibition by Polish artist, BEZT (Etam Cru) in what will be his inaugural solo exhibition in New York City, curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. For “Beautiful Mistakes” BEZT has created a series paintings and drawings, highlighting his simple and quiet storytelling. Melancholic figures are depicted in familiar domestic scenes, blurring the lines between familiar and surreal narratives. Known primarily for large-scale murals painted with Sainer as part of the Etam Cru duo, BEZT's work is resistant to the ascription of excessively assigned meaning, preferring to allow the imagery to speak for itself. BEZT juxtaposes saturated colors and loose brushstrokes with delicate, refined lines and patterns. His dream-like compositions often feature a central figure, silently contemplating the unknown, capturing the moment when someone is lost within their own thoughts. The scenes depicted quietly draw the viewer in, making them take pause and consider the ... (read more)
Free Saturdays - The Jewish Museum
October 21, 2017 - New York
Admission to the Jewish Museum is free on Saturdays. Learn more here. Made possible by the Neubauer Family Foundation. During a Saturday visit to the Museum, you will be able to view our current exhibitions. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is now open on Saturdays for prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunch. Advance reservations required. Shop locations are closed.
Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Vivian Suter - Jewish Museum
October 22, 2017 - Upper East Side
Installed in the lobby of the Jewish Museum's Warburg Mansion, the ongoing series Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings will feature an installation by artist Vivian Suter in her first museum exhibition in the United States.
Studio Art Sessions - The Jewish Museum
October 22, 2017 - New York
Imaginative Mask Floor 4 Studio Ages 3 & up Construct an imaginative mask using colorful paper and found objects inspired by artwork in the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Family programs.
Picturing Female Robots and Androids - New York Hall of Science
Through October 22, 2017 - Flushing
View images of female robots, mannequins and dolls from films, television, video games and more. Robots, androids, mannequins and dolls reflect our age-old efforts to create artificial beings that look amazingly lifelike. They also reveal to us our changing view of women themselves. This exhibit is based on Julie Wosk's recent book My Fair Ladies. Photo: Lady Fortune by Julie Wosk
The Grant Winners Exhibition - The Art Students League
Through October 27, 2017 - New York
This annual exhibition showcases the work of emerging artists who earned the Art Students League's prestigious grants.
Alain Willaume, Vulnerable - Crossing The Line Festival
Through October 28, 2017 - New York
Alain Willaume's unusual photos evoke a ghostly undercurrent in our everyday lives. In depicting the likes of lone and meditative figures in barren landscapes and dusty roads, he highlights the fractures in the places we call home. Working outside of the mainstream and the traditions of documentary photography, Willaume creates an arresting personal cartography of engaged metaphors and enigmatic imagery. His haunting body of work evokes the lurking violence and vulnerability in the world as well as the human beings who inhabit it. This immersive installation designed by François Hébel for the artist's US debut invites new perspectives into Willaume's global body of work. This is the sixth exhibition of the French Protocol series in the FIAF Gallery, curated by François Hébel.French photographer Alain Willaume lives and works in Paris. He began his photography career in 1979 and has been a member of the Tendance Floue Collective since 2010. He has a Masters in DESS Intercultural Relations from Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle. Since 2003, he has also been a guest professor at the Haute Ecole des Arts in Rhin, Strasbourg, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieur of Art and Design in Nancy. W... (read more)
Science Inspires Art: Ocean - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2017 - Flushing
Based on new scientific information and personal experiences, the international Open Call for this exhibition asked artists and scientists to help create a new public perception of OCEAN by sharing creative visions of our deep connections to her, the health issues she faces, and feelings she inspires in us. This juried exhibition was organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI). Free with NYSCI admission.
Blank - Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Through November 04, 2017 - New York
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to announce “Blank,“ German photographer Andreas Gefeller’s premiere exhibition with the gallery. An opening reception with the artist in attendance will be held on Thursday, September 7, 6–8pm, and an artist talk is scheduled for Monday, September 11 at 7pm. Through his previous series, Japan series and Supervision, Andreas Gefeller has always intrigued us with the pristine and haunting perspective of these urban and industrial landscapes. In his series Blank, he continues his journey but this time by awakening our fears and imaginations. When traveling the world, in Tokyo, Seoul, Amsterdam, London, Dusseldorf, Gefeller, as a surveyor of his time, gives us a reflection of what the world could be in the event of a future catastrophe. The photographs are far beyond historic and ordinary optical occurences. The works from the space uses the artificial lighting from our towns and cities and turns them into an ephemeral wonderland. Excessively overexposed photographs of building façades, motorway intersections, container terminals and refineries reveal vast faded areas. The photographs create tension between urban reality and its potential chao... (read more)
Striking Somewhere - The Java Project
Through November 04, 2017 - Brooklyn
The Java Project is pleased to announce Striking Somewhere, a solo exhibition by Victoria Manganiello, which features new Woven Paintings and a collection of Flower Paintings, a series that has never been previously shown by the artist. About The Flower Paintings differ from the Woven Paintings in terms of material, yet also serve as a timeline. Rather than being hand-woven, the Flower Paintings are machine-woven cloth the artists treats with an ambiguous mix of natural floral dyes and accents of acrylic paint. The floral dyes are derived from seasonal flowers and the synthetic materials further indicate the passage of time, as they nod to technology and the artist’s evolution in her process. This is the first time both the Woven and Flower paintings are being shown together, and they provide an interesting juxtaposition in their material and creative differences. Manganiello is involved in every aspect of the production of her paintings from start to finish. Spinning the raw wool, cotton, or silk. Dyeing the yarn with natural or synthetic ingredients on hand, whether they be the avocado pits she has saved from her meals or a paint tube of Fiber Reactive Procion Dye PRST... (read more)
Amie Cunat: the Clock Is Taking a Nap. - Knockdown Center
Through November 05, 2017 - New York
Amie Cunat is a Japanese-American artist raised in McHenry, IL. Her paintings and installations, characterized by biomorphic forms and comedic hues, investigate parallels between abstraction and perception. She earned a BA in Visual Art and Art History from Fordham University, a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Cornell University. Her recent exhibitions include Curtains at This Friday or Next Friday (NY), C+C: Kat Chamberlin and Amie Cunat at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (Curated by Nicholas Cueva, NY), Hideout at The Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill (NY), Moon Nets, Alphabet Letters at Outside (MA), Clue, Cue at Foley Gallery Window Installation (NY), and Blood and Sand at Mountain (NY). She has participated in the Studios at MASS MoCA Residency (MA), Guttenberg Arts Space and Time Artist Residency (NJ), The Artist-Teacher Residency at Cooper Union (NY), and AIRY Yamanashi (Kofu, Japan). Cunat is Adjunct Faculty of Painting and Drawing at Fordham University. She lives and works in New York, NY.
GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION Presents Devin Allen’s A BEAUTIFUL GHETTO Exhibition / Artist Reception - Gordon Parks Foundation
Through November 18, 2017 - Pleasantville
The Gordon Parks Foundation’s (GPF) will be exhibiting photographs by celebrated amateur photographer Devin Allen entitled A Beautiful Ghetto. The exhibit showcases the 2017 GPF Fellow’s documentation of the landscape and community of Baltimore immediately following the death of Freddie Gray, capturing the frustration and outrage of a community in response to police brutality in their city and across the nation. The exhibit is also accompanied by Allen’s book under the same name, published in 2017 by Haymarket Books. The exhibit will be on view at the Foundation’s exhibition space from September 15 through November 18, 2017 and an open artist reception and book signing will be held the evening of Friday, September 15.
Barbara Hammer - Company Gallery
Through November 26, 2017 - New York
Truant: Photographs, 1970 - 1979 Throughout the 1970s, filmmaker Barbara Hammer toured the United States, Africa, and Europe, making film after film about women and the lesbian experience, niether of which had seldom been seen by a woman, for women on screen before. She made a slew of now-legendary experimental films, including Sisters! (1973), Dyketactics (1974), Multiple Orgasm (1976), Sappho (1978), and Double Strength (1978), more or less inventing lesbian cinema at a time when such material had largely been relegated to the pornographic imagination of male artists and filmmakers. During this prolific period, Hammer photographed her travels, her lovers, moments of community and kinship between her collaborators on set, private and public performances, friends, strangers. In these photographs, most of which have never been exhibited before, Hammer's work explodes traditional notions of female sexuality by showing it for what it is: complex, messy, abstract, human. As a filmmaker, Hammer fused the non-linearity of Gertrude Stein and the poetic realism of Djuna Barnes to the early to mid-century American filmmaking experiments of Deren, Stan Brakhage, and Jonas Mekas. Her kal... (read more)
Princeton's Art of Science - New York Hall of Science
Through November 30, 2017 - Flushing
The Art of Science 2014 showcases images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The exhibition spurs debate among artists about the nature of art, opens scientists to new ways of "seeing" their own research, and serves as a window through which the general public can appreciate both art and science. These images were chosen from more than 250 submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff and alumni representing more than 25 different departments at Princeton University. They span the fields of electrical engineering, ecology, evolution, chemistry and biology with images of termites, cockroaches, fruit flies and geological structures.
Senior Writing Workshop - Rubin Museum
Through December 04, 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.
John Minihan: Beckett and His World - Irish Arts Center
Through December 15, 2017 - New York
Walter Asmus directed Waiting for Godot and worked with Samuel Beckett in Berlin in the 1970s, author Edna O'Brien and publisher John Calder made up his circle in London, and actor Lisa Dwan gave life to Not I as never before. These are some of the luminaries who made up a world of Beckett, both during his life, and after his passing. John Minihan captures their essence in black and white portraiture, including his iconic images of Beckett himself. In his artist talk "Beckett and the Wake," John remembers spending time with a playwright who was often a reluctant subject and rarely posed. John Minihan photographed volumes I and II of IAC's cultural exhibition To Love Two Countries, a celebration of the men and women who immigrated to the United States in the early half of the twentieth century. Culture Night is an annual public event in Ireland that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organizations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. This year we join by opening our gallery doors for a daytime opportunity to view Beckett and His World.
art from Santiago Ribeiro at Times Square NY - Times Square
Through December 31, 2017 - New York
New York, United States, 12/08/2017 - ( surrealism now ) - From July 19, 2017 until December 31, 2017 will be shown art from Santiago Ribeiro at Times Square Nasdaq OMX Group, New York city. Nasdaq, MarketSite is located in New York City's Times Square The presentation of the works of art will be alternately. Santiago Ribeiro, Portuguese surrealist painter, who has been dedicated to promoting the Surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions held in various parts of the world: Berlin, Moscow, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mississippi, Warsaw, Nantes, Paris, Florence, Madrid, Granada, Barcelona, Lisbon, Belgrade, Monte Negro, Romania, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil. contact: 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA +1 212-401-8700 firstname.lastname@example.org http://business.nasdaq.com/discover/nasdaq-at-times-square International Surrealism Now - Full Service
War and Pieced: the Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics - American Folk Art Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York
Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum. War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms. Once termed "Soldiers'" or "Convalescent Quilts," the pieced textiles are most closely associated with the Crimean War as well as conflicts in India, South Africa, and other troubled regions of the British Empire during the nineteenth century. The exhibition further relates these military quilts to an earlier technique of pictorial inlaid or intarsia quilts, made with felted wools during the Prussian and Napoleonic wars beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. The visual virtuosity of the quilts, often incorporating many thousands of pieces no larger than one-inch square, assumes a deeper emotional r... (read more)
Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art - New York Historical Society
Through January 21, 2018 - Upper West Side
Ominous threats filled the years around World War II—Nazism, the escalating plight of European Jews, Fascism, Japanese militarism, and racism. Arthur Szyk, the great 20th-century activist in art, confronted the turbulent, hate-filled period with forceful artistic depictions caricaturing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito as the evil architects of their regimes' destructive and inhumane policies. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art explores the activism of the Polish-born artist through more than 40 politically incisive works that underscore Szyk's role as a kind of "one man army" fighting odious policies and protagonists and advocating civil and human rights. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art is curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts, with Irvin Ungar, project adviser. The book, Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art, is available from the NYHistory Store. Support for Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art is provided by Shelley and Steven Einhorn, the David Berg Foundation, the Edward and Sandra Meyer Foundation, and Nancy and Morris W. Offit. Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York Sta... (read more)
Eddie Martinez Studio Wall - The Drawing Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Soho
Eddie Martinez's drawing practice blends seamlessly with his daily life as the New York-based artist carries pen and paper with him on the subway, to the doctor's office, and to restaurants and lectures, among other work and leisure events. Stylistically evocative of mid-century abstraction, Martinez's drawings bring their own complexity, plugging a rotating cast of characters into raw, vigorously-drawn landscapes: cartoon ducks, oversized eyes, coiled snakes, and anthropomorphic blocks of color are among his itinerant motifs. In his Brooklyn studio, Martinez maintains a "drawing wall," wherein sketches ranging in size, shape, and material serve simultaneously as a source of inspiration and a data bank for the artist's incessant imaginative output. The Drawing Center's forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition's run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez's practice.
San Marco Quartet - 5 Manhattan West
Through February 21, 2018 - New York
Video Installation by David Rokeby; San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza. Curated by Pari Nadimi. ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last deca... (read more)
Reanimation Library - Pioneer Works
Through August 30, 2018 - Brooklyn
Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library will operate as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through August 2018. The library space will include tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier and host a series of related public events. Join us on Thursday, September 14 at Pioneer Works for the opening reception at Pioneer Works. Learn more. Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library, is an artist, librarian, and musician. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück. He was a resident at EFA's SHIFT (2014/15... (read more)