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Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - September 17-September 24

September 17, 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.

Blood and Water - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

Scholars' Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu - Asia Society
Through September 17, 2017 - Upper East Side

AsiaStore presents a newly acquired collection of scholar rocks from Kemin Hu. Experience the power of gongshi or "spirit stones" - cherished by the Chinese for generations. Autographed copies of Ms. Hu's books are available for purchase.

Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall 2017 - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Affordable Art Fair NYC September 14 – 17, 2017 Private View: September 13 from 6pm-9pm Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, Chelsea Affordable Art Fair NYC is back for its 24th edition in the Big Apple, featuring 67 local, national, and international exhibitors offering an array of contemporary art works from more than 400 artists. Join art lovers and seasoned collectors from September 14 – 17, 2017 as we celebrate art at its finest at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY. With a plethora of new galleries and artists, fresh artworks, and engaging programming opportunities, the fall 2017 edition will be brimming with more variety than ever before. The concept is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000!

100 Ways to Make a Picture - MoMA PS1
Through September 17, 2017 - Long Island City

Drawings made of light or using the inked tire of a Model A Ford, paint-splattered goats, roller-skating parachutists, a bubbling vat of mud—these are just some of the ways Robert Rauschenberg redefined art. In this session, we will investigate Rauschenberg's famous notion of acting "in the space between" art and life by looking at works that challenge traditional relationships between artist, viewer, and art. This session is led by Petra Pankow. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Capturing the Lower East Side's Storefronts Oral History & Photo Exhibition - Theater for the New City
Through September 18, 2017 - East Village

Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2017 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught amateaur photographers how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and to connect with the proprietors through personal interviews. Karla and James Murray present a curated exhibit of the photographs and interviews created by amateaur photographers, at the Theater for the New City. Photographs will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to the the Theater for the New City.

MoMA's Ark: A Story of Modern Art Told through Animal Imagery - MoMA PS1
Through September 18, 2017 - Long Island City

By concentrating on a series of revealing examples, this gallery session explores how depictions of animals by 20th-century artists reflected the fluidity of social, economic, and political notions that forged the era's "modern" identity. We'll explore works featuring cattle, pets, and exotic animals, as interpreted by Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Frida Kahlo, and others. This session is led by Tamara Kostianovsky. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

The Aesthetics of Gender - MoMA PS1
Through September 18, 2017 - Long Island City

Look at works in MoMA's collection that illustrate how artists from different eras conform to, expand upon, or challenge conventional roles of femininity and masculinity. Join us in a lively discussion of how the work and personalities of Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo, and others relate to one of the most fluid concepts of the past century: gender. This session is led by Tamara Kostianovsky. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

#IAMSTRAIGHTFORWARDMATERIAL Exhibition - N/A
Through September 18, 2017 - New York

StraightForward Foundation Launch Party x Photo Exhibition on Monday, September 11th, 2017 located at: 91 Allen Street, New York, NY. 10002, from 6pm-9pm. StraightForward Foundation has partnered with Scoliosis Research Society to empower individuals who suffer from Scoliosis, educate the public on the condition, and spread awareness by delivering a liberating and impactful campaign. Victoria Secret Models Lindsay Ellingson and Martha Hunt will be sharing their journey and encouraging other women, showing us that the beauty of this condition has no limits. A week long photo exhibition will follow the launch party to showcase the beautiful imagery of 8 individuals who have overcome the hardships and insecurities of Scoliosis throughout their lifetime. Viewers will witness a creative and emotional platform focusing on the artistic beauty of how spinal curvatures uniquely affect the human body. Join us to celebrate and embrace Scoliosis using the hashtag #IAmStraightForward. Please let me know if you are able to attend AND cover. We would love to have you there! WHEN: Monday, September 11th, 2017 Location: 91 Allen Street, New York, NY. 10002 Time: 6pm-9pm Sounds by DJ Mannee... (read more)

Member Gallery Talk: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive - MoMA PS1
September 20, 2017 - Long Island City

Join us at the Museum on the first and third Wednesday of each month for free, one-hour lectures designed for select members. These lectures are free and open to all members (with the exception of Global and IDNYC members) on a first-come, first-served basis. Member Gallery Talks are limited to 25 people. Member guests will be accommodated as space permits. Member Gallery Talk tickets are distributed at the Members Services desk in the Museum lobby, starting one hour prior to each talk.

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Archive and Studio, with Janet Parks - MoMA PS1
September 20, 2017 - Long Island City

Join Jennifer Gray, co-curator of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, for a conversation with Janet Parks, former curator of drawings and archives at Columbia University's Avery Library and a contributor to the exhibition, about Wright's studio practices and Parks's perspective on moving Wright's vast archive to New York. This session is led by Jennifer Gray. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Art Insight at Night: Louise Bourgeois: an Unfolding Portrait - MoMA PS1
September 21, 2017 - Long Island City

This program is held monthly in the Museum galleries. Specially trained Museum lecturers highlight specific themes, artists, and exhibitions, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions.

Masahide Ishikawa Solo Exhibition Gift #12 - Jadite Galleries
September 21, 2017 - New York

Jadite Galleries is pleased to announce “Gift #12”, the solo exhibition of Masahide Ishikawa, an abstract painting artist from Japan. The exhibition will run from September 19 through September 23, 2017 at Jadite Galleries, 413 West 50th Street, New York City, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition features about 15 works to show appreciation for those which have inspired Ishikawa’s creativity as an artist. He sheds light on the positiveness although there are numerous artists whose works intensely focus on the negative side of human nature. He believes that human nature is fundamentally good. One of the biggest features of Ishikawa’s works is frequent use of distinct lines. “I received an idea of using lines as minimal units in paintings.” Searching for abstract shapes, Ishikawa used to use a lot of vertical and horizontal lines which define fundamental matters. For this exhibition, he consciously avoided the use of straight lines but instead employed curving lines to express warmth. Ishikawa has exhibited widely in Japan including solo exhibitions at Ginza Gallery House and Bar Aoyama in Tokyo as well as group shows at ... (read more)

Twin Peaks in the Himalayas Special Gallery Tours - Rubin Museum
September 22, 2017 - New York

Explore the connections between the town of Twin Peaks and the peaks of the Himalayas. What does the town of Twin Peaks have to do with the peaks of the Himalayas? Why does Special Agent Dale Cooper feel connected to Tibet and its people? Featuring highlights from the Rubin Museum's collection, this tour will explore Tibet's connection to the mystery and mysticism of Twin Peaks. Referencing specific moments in the TV show, it will cover various topics such as traditions of divination, Buddhism's arrival to the Himalayas, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Careful though—there will be some spoilers!

After You're Done Opening Reception - Pioneer Works
September 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join us as we celebrate the opening of After You're Done, an exhibition curated by Macushla Robinson and Andrea Klabanova. This exhibition is comprised of works by Jo Broughton and Sarah Sudhoff to foreground the sets, props, and toys that proliferate in the porn industry.

Breaking with Realism: Meditations on Emotion - Agora Gallery
Through September 22, 2017 - NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Breaking with Realism, featuring the works of Marco Mendoza, Noelle Kristine, Maciej Marecki, Nancy Landauer, Rina Lazar, Alex Osborne, Sydnei SmithJordan, Joan Criscione, Iftah Geva, Nobuko Saji, Claudia Mayer-Mallenau, Vandana Nittoor, Philippe Thélin, Georges de Groot, Heesu Choi, Patricia Brintle, Marc Tremblay and Herluck Antoine Blémur. The eighteen artists in this exhibition are each recognized for their own respective practices that offer a refreshing meditation on how variations in color, composition, and texture reflect the complexities of emotion. The exhibition pushes the boundaries of traditional realist painting, sculpture, and photography by juxtaposing imaginative, contemporary portraiture with dynamic, abstract works that recall themes of spirituality, humanity, and the natural world in piercing detail. Furthermore, each artist presents a variety of mediums, including but not limited to oil and acrylic on canvas, pastel, and collage that invite the viewer to contemplate the collective language of the human experience. Breaking with Realism will open on September 2nd with an opening reception on September 7t... (read more)

Saturday Sketching - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
September 23, 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.

Tidepools: a solo show by Dan Quintana - SPOKE NYC
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Tidepools a solo show by Dan Quintana Opening Reception: August 31st - 6-8 pm // On View: August 31st - September 23rd, 2017 Spoke Art is pleased to welcome Dan Quintana for his inaugural solo show with Spoke, "Tidepools." Quintana paints hazy, ethereal portraits of beautiful women with piercing eyes. His dreamlike environments and mysterious subjects culminate in erie compositions, intriguing and captivating viewers. For “Tidepools,” Quintana has created a series of oil paintings that showcase his exceptional technique and unique brand of dark surrealism. “Tidepools,” opens Thursday, August 31st, at SPOKE NYC! For more information or to be added to the pre-sale, please contact nyc@spoke-art.com.

Member Previews: Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait - MoMA PS1
Through September 23, 2017 - Long Island City

Masahide Ishikawa Solo Exhibition Gift #12 - Jadite Galleries
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Jadite Galleries is pleased to announce “Gift #12”, the solo exhibition of Masahide Ishikawa, an abstract painting artist from Japan. The exhibition will run from September 19 through September 23, 2017 at Jadite Galleries, 413 West 50th Street, New York City, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition features about 15 works to show appreciation for those which have inspired Ishikawa’s creativity as an artist. He sheds light on the positiveness although there are numerous artists whose works intensely focus on the negative side of human nature. He believes that human nature is fundamentally good. One of the biggest features of Ishikawa’s works is frequent use of distinct lines. “I received an idea of using lines as minimal units in paintings.” Searching for abstract shapes, Ishikawa used to use a lot of vertical and horizontal lines which define fundamental matters. For this exhibition, he consciously avoided the use of straight lines but instead employed curving lines to express warmth. Ishikawa has exhibited widely in Japan including solo exhibitions at Ginza Gallery House and Bar Aoyama in Tokyo as well as group shows at ... (read more)

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry - Jewish Museum
September 24, 2017 - Upper East Side

Through over 50 paintings and drawings, this exhibition offers an important survey of the work of the modernist painter, designer, and poet Florine Stettheimer. The artist Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944) is an icon of Jazz Age New York. Born to a wealthy Jewish family in Rochester, she studied at the Art Students League in New York City and then in Europe, where she encountered two profound influences: the Symbolist painters and poets and, on the eve of the Great War, the Ballets Russes. Returning to Manhattan, she hosted an elite salon together with her sisters Carrie and Ettie and their mother, Rosetta, attracting many of the leading lights of the artistic vanguard. Her circle included Alfred Stieglitz, Carl Van Vechten, Georgia O'Keeffe, Elie Nadelman, Gaston Lachaise, and many others. Among her intimate friends was Marcel Duchamp.

Sugar & Spice Family Sundays - Rubin Museum
September 24, 2017 - New York

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. 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. Break the rules and play with your food! Make sculptures out of sugar and spice, inspired by chalimidi, a sweet rice flour dish made during the Hindu festival Vinayaka Chaturthi. During this early September festival, chalimidi is offered to one of the most popular Hindu deities, Ganesha, the elephant-headed "Remover of Obstacles." Try to spot him holding a bowl of sweets in the Museum's galleries.

Materials and Process in Postwar American Art - MoMA PS1
September 24, 2017 - Long Island City

Gallery experience Explore how nontraditional materials and processes shaped postwar American art, from Jackson Pollock to Barnett Newman. This session is led by Petra Pankow. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

A Supple Perimeter - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through September 24, 2017 -

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Arts Center at Governors Island hosts LMCC's summer exhibition, A Supple Perimeter, by artist, educator, and writer Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Free and open to the public, the exhibition will change over time, inviting audiences to both experience the evolution of the space in person and encounter a new installation upon multiple visits. A Supple Perimeter, Artist Statement Rasheed's research-based practice, which spans installation, photography, performance, publications, and printmaking, engages with figurative and literal language to interrogate how we read, write, consume, and distribute histories of Black folks. Invested in the wide permutations of Blackness, A Supple Perimeter explores the capacities of blackness and the quiet, blackness and the reticent, blackness and the private: an expansive blackness that allows for a Black subject with interiority and a strategic engagement with public(s). In A Supple Perimeter, Rasheed begins with her research into ecology, entropy and black traditions of experimental writing to construct an immersive ecosystem of existing and self-authored texts, unfinished videos, projections, ob... (read more)

If/Then & Questions - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

In addition to a solo exhibition in the gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council hosts a public art installation by artist, educator, and writer Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Rasheed's If/Then (2014-present) and Questions (2017) will be installed on the façade of the historic Fort Jay Theater on Governors Island using the existing poster cases and original marquee board. Taking advantage of a space that would have typically advertised live entertainment and movies from 1939-1996 to U.S. military and their families living and working on Governors Island, Rasheed's new project Questions and the ongoing If/Then both aim to create a different kind of moment of pause for a viewer: to consider an existential question or to process the association of poignant, two-word alliterative phrases, all composed by the artist. On a biweekly cycle, the posters in the cases and the text in the marquee board will be changed by Rasheed. The marquee board will feature a new question concerning a contemporary context. The posters will feature alliterative word pairings, each of which contain a multiplicity of meanings. Each change will be documented via Instagram... (read more)

Open Studios with Process Space Artists-In-Residence - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Over Memorial Day weekend, LMCC invites the public to get behind the scenes and meet its Process Space artists-in-residence in their studios at the Arts Center at Governors Island. Over the course of two days, audiences can roam this historic converted warehouse free-of-charge, and experience a wide range of artwork, from live performance and theater to painting and sculpture, forge dialogues with artists and gain insight into their creative processes.

Photoville 2017 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through September 24, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Photoville, an immersive photographic village of 55+ shipping containers turned into galleries, is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza this September. Like years before, there will be something for everyone: hands-on workshops, panel discussions and talks, family-friendly activities, evening projections, walking tours, nighttime events and a beer garden with a range of food vendors from Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery beers. As always, Photoville is FREE and open to the public—all ages (dogs included). Please visit Photoville's website for a complete listing of programs, events and exhibitions.

Text and Image in the 1950s: Do Artists Practice What They Preach? - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 25, 2017 - Manhattan

Can artists be taken at their word? Join us as we attempt to answer this question by exploring the work of three modern masters: Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns. None of these artists wrote manifestoes, but they were heavily interviewed and art historians and critics have been theorizing about their work for decades. Through close looking and reading, we'll evaluate the extent to which the words match up with the work. This session is led by Lauren Kaplan. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Triggers of the Imagination - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 27, 2017 - Manhattan

Join us as we explore the enigmatic paintings of Giorgio de Chirico and discuss how they inspired such Surrealist artists as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte. This session is led by Elisabeth Bardt-Pellerin. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Art for a Brave New World - MoMA PS1
Through September 27, 2017 - Long Island City

Influenced by the radical innovations of the Russian avant-garde, László Moholy-Nagy sought to redefine the role of the artist and the art-making process by integrating art, life, and technology. Join us as we take a close look at selected works. This session is led by Elisabeth Bardt Pellerin. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Drawing Is a Way of Thinking - MoMA PS1
Through September 28, 2017 - Long Island City

The act of drawing allows us to understand an artwork through mark making. Join us in this ongoing series as we explore artworks through drawing and conversation. This month the selected work is Henri Matisse's The Moroccans (1915–16). This session is led by Paula Stuttman. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

An Old-Fashioned Highlights Tour - MoMA PS1
Through September 28, 2017 - Long Island City

Join us as we talk together and discuss works from the collection. We will enjoy favorites by artists such as Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol, as well as some new additions. This session is led by Paula Stuttman. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Henri Matisse's The Red Studio - MoMA PS1
Through September 29, 2017 - Long Island City

Step into Matisse's 1911 painting The Red Studio. We will consider this seminal work in the context of Matisse's career, and by looking backward and forward in history. What is Matisse drawing from in his attempt to challenge traditional conceptions of space? And how did his work inspire artists like Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman in post-WWII New York? This session is led by Petra Pankow. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Thinking through Ornament - MoMA PS1
Through September 29, 2017 - Long Island City

Gallery experience Throughout his career, Frank Lloyd Wright negotiated the relationships between form and function, structure and decoration, and graphic and three-dimensional design. In this session we will discuss a variety of works, from residential designs and Midway Gardens to the Guggenheim Museum, that offer insight into Wright's lifelong engagement with the "grammar of ornament." This session is led by Petra Pankow. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery's SEPT 2017 EXHIBITION - Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
Through October 03, 2017 - New York

AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 531 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, located on the Ground Floor, is proud to showcase in its exhilarating AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 3, 2017 exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This specially curated exhibition and “Chelsea Roaring 1920’s ~ Great Gatsby” Gala Champagne Reception on Saturday, September 9th from 3:00-5:00 pm, located at our beautiful Ground Floor Gallery, inaugurates the Fall Opening of the Chelsea Fall Art Season and offers an exuberant visual synthesis of abstract, figurative, photographic, landscape and floral compositions which assiduously captures the senses of both art acquisitors and art aficionados alike with its scintillating regeneration of the visual realm. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and dazzling artistic creativity, these artists' sophisticated, eclectic and joyful representations of the world, shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language. Compelling, lively and emotive, the artworks resonate through the medium of our shared humanity by celebrating the human ... (read more)

Robert Indiana: Works from the Collection of Herbert Lust - Finn Partners
Through October 06, 2017 - New York

Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery in New York is pleased to present an exhibition of thirty works by artist Robert Indiana from the collection of Herbert Lust. The exhibition hones in on Indiana’s early career with his paintings and drawings of the 1960s, when the artist first emerged on the scene at the forefront of Pop Art. The exhibition goes beyond his iconic love imagery to present an Indiana that encapsulated in his work the American Dream, both good and bad, and the societal ideas that surround it. Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Rainer Fetting: Taxis, Monsters and the Good Old Sea - Albertz Benda
Through October 07, 2017 - New York

Albertz Benda is pleased to present a career-spanning survey of paintings of German painter Rainer Fetting, his first solo show in New York in over three decades. Rainer Fetting: Taxis, Monsters and the Good Old Sea is presented on two floors spanning the last thirty years, divided into distinct themes comprising portraiture, punk and rock music, horror-clown paintings, seascapes and vintage scenes of New York. As Fetting explains, "the diverse subject matter in this show is central to my endeavor to progress the medium of painting. My inspiration and challenge as a painter is to draw from what I have seen and liked most in art history, ranging from Diego Velasquez to Andy Warhol, and many in between- all of whom initiated the spark in me to create my own work." Fetting has often painted the same sitters - friends and colleagues. Similarly, he returns to seascapes and landscapes that hold personal significance, such as his hometown of Wilhelmshaven or the island of Sylt. Despite his familiarity with these subjects, Fetting employs their depictions as vessels to reflect on his own personal experience or to provide subtle commentary on social and political issues. The exhibit... (read more)

Mad. Sq. Art: Josiah Mcelheny - Madison Square Park
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fourth exhibition, Prismatic Park by artist and MacArthur Foundation Fellow recipient Josiah McElheny. The project features three large sculptures of painted wood and prismatic glass on view in Madison Square Park from June 13, 2017 through October 8, 2017. The outdoor exhibition will comprise three exquisite sculptures in painted wood and prismatic glass: minimal, almost architectural forms that will create new spaces within the Park for the creation of music, dance, and poetry: a curvilinear, translucent blue sound wall for experimental music; a circular, reflective green floor for vanguard dance; and a vaulted-roofed luminous red and yellow pavilion for poetry. Each will refract the surrounding natural light, beckoning the passerby and regular Park visitor. The three structures will form open, stage-like platforms—in both the physical and metaphorical sense—for the collaborating choreographers, dancers, musicians, and poets who will be working next to them, on them, and under them in the summer of 2017. Throughout the exhibition, three nonprofit art organizations based in New York—Blank Forms, Danspace Project, an... (read more)

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 materi... (read more)

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

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)

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.

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 irteam@globenewswire.com 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 S... (read more)

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)

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