ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - Gallery 69 - August 1st 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:15:18 +0000 Nadim Abbas, John Duncan, Yael Efrati, Darren Goins, Meg Kelly, Gigi Scaria, Irgin Sena, Seher Shah, Todd Shalom (Elastic City) - Invisible-Exports - August 1st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p dir="ltr">Multiplicity is an international survey of artworks sharing an interest in the politics and poetic potential of contemporary urban environments and exposing the irresistible pull of the similarities&mdash;intercultural meeting points, common problems, goals and dreams&mdash;around which people converge. Multiplicity features a wide-ranging selection of works exploring culturally and geographically distant urban spaces, curated by Marco Antonini in collaboration with a network of curatorial advisors based in Belfast, Hong Kong, New Delhi, New York, Tel Aviv and Tirana, and presented as a series of four consecutive exhibitions hosted by NURTUREart, Mixed Greens, Invisible Exports and Union Docs. The works address the myriad public and private rituals of the city, mining its institutional and vernacular histories while reimagining its formal and functional aspects.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cities unite by bringing people together; sometimes they divide for exactly the same reason. They are both abstract ideas and physical places, strategically sited to coincide with natural resources or created to materialize pure theory. A city is a place for individualism and exchange, solitude and communal living. Its name can engender ideals, both successful and failed, rising to represent something beyond its own history and present/future tensions and aspirations, a total larger than the sum of its parts.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cities contain multitudes that, as powerful and creative collective entities, give life to the multiplicity that we have identified as the core value of every urban community. This force induces daily struggles and concerns, dreams as solid as concrete pillars, yet as soft as grey matter: resources as infinite and unresolved as the human mind. Such resources can be either investigated and addressed as a whole or broken down into independent ideas and images, personal concerns and local struggles that, although unique, will necessarily inform each other, presenting macroscopic similarities.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cities are structured around largely internalized foundational ideals, inviting (or inciting) contrasting notions of what sharing, protection, tolerance, competition, access, visibility, circulation, expansion, convenience, exchange, service, profit and productivity actually mean. These possible readings add up to a global urban vocabulary straddling geographical and political boundaries. In this sense, Multiplicity strives to present images and ideas as different and distinct as the urban contexts that originally inspired them, embodying the internal contradictions and boundless potential of small and large, young and old, meticulously planned and chaotically sprawling cities worldwide.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p>Funding for Multiplicity has been provided in part by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council, Czech Center New York, and Mixed Greens. PR support by Artis, Czech Center New York, Invisible Exports, Mixed Greens, and Union Docs. Refreshments provided by Lagunitas.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:33:06 +0000 Justin Alan Volpe - myplasticheart nyc - August 1st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><img src="" alt="" /></p> <p><em>&ldquo;Imagine a world where all your favorite actors play in one universe together&hellip;&rdquo;</em></p> <p>myplasticheart presents Dream Cast : a 1/6 Scale Custom Space Opera, where we invite you to take a look inside the mind of artist Justin Alan Volpe as he plays writer, director and designer to a universe made up of Force Benders, Space Cowboys, and an android rock band The Seekers.</p> <p>With a cast you may never see together on the silver screen, some of the most iconic actors of our time are set to portray a rag tag group of adventurers and lawmen, all in a 1/6 scale.</p> <p>The stage is set&hellip; Please join us for the opening reception on August 1st from 6-9PM EDT at myplasticheart in the Lower East Side NYC. Justin Alan Volpe will be in attendance to discuss his work. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition runs through August 31st.</p> <p>About the artist: Justin Alan Volpe has worked as a sculptor for Jeff Koons, a 1/6 scale costume fabricator for Sideshow Collectables, instructed Needle Felting Workshops at Kidrobot NYC and the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, collaborated with Toy Tokyo to design and create their Bearbrick for the Medicom Bearbrick World Wide Tour 2, and created packaging artwork for various projects.</p> <p>Dream Cast : a 1/6 Scale Custom Space Opera<br />Opening Reception Friday, August 1st, 2014 6 &ndash; 9pm,<br />Exhibition runs through August 31st, 2014</p> <p>myplasticheart<br />210 Forsyth St.<br />NY, NY 10002<br />(646) 290-6866</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:22:02 +0000 Ron Klein, Laura Quattrocchi - Rochester Contemporary Art Center - August 1st 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><strong>Opening Reception: Friday August 1, 6-10pm </strong><br /><strong>Artist's Talk: Saturday August 2, 1pm</strong><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;State of the City 2014 features monumental installations by Ron Klein, (Philadelphia, PA) and Laura Quattrocchi (The Shua Group, Jersey City, NJ) each encouraging us to think differently about our surroundings. State of the City is presented in partnership with The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester &amp; Howard Scott Gallery (New York, NY). Launched in 2008, RoCo&rsquo;s State of the City exhibitions bring together artists from various backgrounds and disciplines who document and explore our cities. This series of exhibitions features local, international, emerging, and established artists.<br /><br /></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:31:21 +0000 - Guild Hall - August 2nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p>Since 1946, Guild Hall has proudly hosted the annual Clothesline Art Sale, a community event that showcases original works by East End artists. Nearly 400 artists enter the sale each year, with their work attracting thousands of art lovers looking for the next&nbsp;de Kooning, Prince, or Sherman. Works range in price from $50 to $2,000, with all proceeds split 50/50 between the artist and Guild Hall. Proceeds from the sale benefit Guild Hall of East Hampton.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:12:18 +0000 Group Show - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th - August 6th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:42:03 +0000 Group Show - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 557C West 23rd - August 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:45:09 +0000 Ewerdt Hilgemann - Magnan Metz Gallery - August 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Magnan Metz is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Ewerdt Hilgemann. Freeze Frame coincides with the artists Park Avenue installation: Moments in a Stream which will consist of Seven large scale sculptures that begin at 52 Street. Freeze Frame will encompass both the main gallery and secondary viewing room and&nbsp;feature maquettes of all seven sculptures from the Park Avenue series in addition to new work created for this exhibition. A video will also be included for viewers to watch the actual process of making the sculptures.</p> <p>Developed in the early 1980's, Hilgemann&rsquo;s &ldquo;implosion&rdquo; process begins by fabricating perfect, geometrically pure stainless steel forms, which are meticulously welded and polished to satin gloss. After the pieces are complete, the artist slowly pulls the air out with a vacuum pump, putting the natural atmospheric pressure to sculptural use and collapsing the forms into their final shape. In a delicate balance of planning and chance each piece acquires individual character demonstrating unexpected and striking possibilities of the material.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;To me the implosion represents the inward spiral of energy to reach the core and mystery of matter, the ultimate beauty of creation,&rdquo; says Hilgemann.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ewerdt Hilgemann (1938) was born in Witten, Germany and after briefly studying at the Westf&auml;lische Wilhelms-University in M&uuml;nster, he attended Werkkunstschule and the University of Saarland in Saarbr&uuml;cken. In the 1960&rsquo;s he had residencies at K&auml;telh&ouml;hn Printers in Wamel, Asterstein in Koblenz and Halfmannshof in Gelsenkirchen, Western Germany, and started to exhibit his work across Europe before moving to Gorinchem, the Netherlands in 1970. From 1977 to 1998 Hilgemann taught Concept Development at the Sculpture Department of Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Hilgemann&rsquo;s work is in public and private collections worldwide including Museum Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany; Museum Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA; Art Field, Moscow, Russia; Vasareli Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands; and has had public installations from Busan, Korea to the City of West Hollywood, CA. Since 1984 the artist lives and works in Amsterdam.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:57:15 +0000 Sam Tufnell - FiveMyles - August 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Tufnell&rsquo;s friendly, 32&rdquo; tall gnomes are cast in pigmented resin. They will interact with the passing public in this Crown Heights neighborhood, delighting young and old alike.</p> <p>A&nbsp;<strong>steel rose</strong>&nbsp;<strong>bush&nbsp;</strong>joins the city tree in front of the gallery to add a poetic touch to this urban neighborhood. With his steel work Sam Tufnell has posed himself the challenge of making steel appear fragile without sacrificing structural integrity. The rosebush, with its buds, open blossoms and countless leaves, offers a perfect and beautiful example of the artist&rsquo;s successful challenge. &nbsp;</p> <p>Sam Tufnell graduated from SVA in 2002. He has shown his work in exhibitions throughout New York City. He lives in Upstate New York and works in Brooklyn.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></strong></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:48:09 +0000 Life Drawing Workshop Participants - Noho Gallery - M55 Art (Noho - M55) - August 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>A Pop-Up show of works on paper by NOHO/M55 Gallery Life Drawing participants. Many of the drawings are of 2 or more models interacting. All works are reasonably priced and for sale. The best bargain in town.</p> <p>Schedule of events for "The Nude As Muse":<br />Opening reception--meet the artists and models: <br />Thursday August 7, 6-8 PM<br />Wine Tasting and closing party: <br />Hosted by Court Wine &amp; Spirits featuring a refreshing selection of summer wines for sale-- Saturday August 9, 4-6 PM<br />Free 3-hour Life Drawing Session with 5 models: Saturday August 9, 6:30-9:30 PM (by RSVP only; limited to 20 participants)</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:05:58 +0000 Katerina Marcelja, Amanda C. Mathis - Gallery Molly Krom - August 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>NEW YORK CITY - Gallery Molly Krom</p> <p>July 31- August 22, 2014</p> <p>OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 10, 6-8pm</p> <p>Gallery Molly Krom is pleased to present Stripped, a two artist show featuring sculptures by Katerina Marcelja and collages by Amanda C. Mathis.</p> <p>Katerina Marcelja and Amanda C. Mathis have exhibited together before, which is hardly coincidental, considering the premise of their work. Both artists are concerned with &ldquo;the history of artifacts found in abandoned domestic settings" (Marcelja) and with "the residue of human existence..., the pieces of history revealed through the architecture of our homes" (Mathis).</p> <p>The assemblages by Katerina Marcelja are made from fragments found in abandoned dwellings and are formed with a random precision that reflects a careful dialog between the artist and the lived history of the artifacts. Stripped from their habitat, they stand as stubborn, cynical and yet ernest records of the passage of time, of unrelenting tides of habitation.</p> <p>For Amanda C. Mathis the process begins with the exploration of various neighborhoods where she photographs homes, gravitating towards older dwellings. Using these photographs, she creates nonsensical compositions that repudiate the viewer's expectations of what should be occurring in the picture plane. There exists a contradiction between the seamless, flat quality of the collage surface and the spatial complexity created by the juxtaposition of the images.</p> <p>The title of the exhibit, Stripped, was a subject of some debate among the artists and the curator because of its potential reference to the frequently used, and even more frequently misused, notions of "deconstruction/construction" as well as a somewhat more sophisticated reference to Duchamp's work, but the exhibit is about neither. Stripped refers to the act of intervention and defiance that is delegated to art as it responds to the "dictates" of form in architecture in particular, and in life in general. Architecture dictates proportions and relations among the elements of the building, positioning of plumbing, construction of a piece of furniture, designs for a block of dwellings. The dictates of life are in its course and the fate of memories. For Marcelja and Mathis, their act of resistance to these dictates is a gesture, simultaneously playful and tragic, since the intent is to hold on to the remnants of memories stripped from their source.</p> <p><strong>Katerina Marcelja</strong> was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up in Italy. She studied sculpture at Boston University and performance in NYU . Her recent exhibitions include Wet Wings and Wooden Sail at Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Insubstantial Evidence at Douglass Street Music Collective Gallery , and Fragment Series at Open Source. She exhibited at Gallery Molly Krom in December 2013 in Flights of Love.</p> <p><strong>Amanda C. Mathis</strong> was born in Orlando, Florida. She received her BFA from the University of Central Florida (2004) and her MFA from Pratt Institute (2006). She has executed large scale installations for her solo shows at James Nicholson Gallery ( New York) and Smack Mellon ( New York). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Smack Mellon, Kunsthalle Galapagos, the Freedman Gallery at Albright College ( Reading, Pa), Open Source Gallery( New York) and the Visual Art Center of New Jersey ( Summit, NJ). Mathis has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workplace Program, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts residency. She was a winner of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2012.<br />This is her first show at Molly Krom.</p> <p>Both artists live and work in Brooklyn, New York.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:31:27 +0000 Kevin Jerome Everson, Cauleen Smith, Ulysses Jenkins, Tameka Norris, Danielle Lessovitz - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) - August 14th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><strong>a/wake in the water</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>Meditations on Disaster</strong>&nbsp;is a film, video, and new media exhibition that explores the ways Black bodies experience environmental hazards and natural disaster.</p> <p>In direct response to recent catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil spill, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti,&nbsp;<strong>Kevin Jerome Everson, Cauleen Smith, Ulysses Jenkins, Tameka Norris</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Danielle Lessovitz&nbsp;</strong>and the&nbsp;<strong>Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National</strong>&nbsp;utilize found footage, staged reenactments, and performative paralysis to expose the systematic neglect and lingering repercussions Black communities face in the aftermath of disaster.</p> <p dir="ltr">Accompanying narratives by&nbsp;<strong>A. Sayeeda Clarke, Wanuri Kahiu, Muchiri Njenga, Loretta Fahrenholz, and Observatory Media&nbsp;</strong>explore impending dystopic and apocalyptic futures to further analyze the state of environmental justice as it functions within the Diaspora.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:16:49 +0000 3rd invitational members’ show - Noho Gallery - M55 Art (Noho - M55) - August 14th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> 3rd invitational members&rsquo; show, featuring art of the nude and other genres</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:33:18 +0000 Michael Britto, Gustavo Azrael Torres, Floor Grootenhuis, Francelle Jones, Kerwin Williamson - FiveMyles - August 16th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><em>Unframed</em> presents particular visions of our daily environment through photographs, drawings, and a sculpture that stand on their own - without frames or pedestals.</p> <p>This is the third short-term exhibition at FiveMyles this summer that acknowledges the work by five emerging artists, who have not had much opportunities to show their work in public. It is part of the FiveMyles SpaceProgram which offers the gallery space during the summer months, when the space would otherwise be empty, to young artists, musicians and performers for try-outs, works-in-progress and performance events.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:41 +0000 - New York Historical Society - August 22nd 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Can one object define New York City? Can 101?&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts has assembled a kaleidoscopic array of possibilities in a new book,&nbsp;<em>A History of New York in 101 Objects</em>. Featuring objects from the New-York Historical Society collection, this exhibition will assemble some of Roberts&rsquo;s choices, which together constitute a unique history of New York.&nbsp; By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in the city&rsquo;s history.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-view-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd">Visitors to the New-York Historical Society may be familiar with many of the institution&rsquo;s more important holdings which will be on view, and without which no exhibition about the history of the city would be complete. Among them are the water keg with which Governor DeWitt Clinton marked the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825; the draft wheel used during the 1863 draft riots, the largest civil uprising in American history; the sterling silver throttle that powered the inaugural trip of the New York City subway in 1904; and a jar of dust collected by N-YHS curators at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks. Less well-known selections include a seventeenth-century English&ndash;Low Dutch dictionary revealing linguistic traditions that persist to the present; a section of the transatlantic cable that first facilitated the intercontinental exchange of telegraphs in 1858; or a pair of shoes belonging to a young victim of the 1904 General Slocum steamboat tragedy, which until 9/11 was the city&rsquo;s worst disaster.</div> </div> </div> <div class="body"> <p>Yet the city also can be described by far more ubiquitous objects that are no less unique to its DNA. The bubblegum pink Spaldeen ball, a staple of urban street games. The bagel, an unquestionably New York City food. Graffiti. The (now-extinct) subway token. The black-and-white cookie, which Roberts believes &ldquo;democratically says New York,&rdquo; because of its popularity at subway bakeries and elite establishments alike. Indeed, the selections themselves constitute a democracy of objects that taken together capture the monumental drama as well as the everyday spirit of an extraordinary city.</p> </div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:59:11 +0000 McCauley (“Mac”) Conner - Museum of the City of New York - August 29th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p>McCauley (&ldquo;Mac&rdquo;) Conner (born 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father&rsquo;s general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city&rsquo;s vibrant publishing industry. The exhibition presents Conner&rsquo;s hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women&rsquo;s magazines like&nbsp;<em>Redbook</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>McCall&rsquo;s</em>, made during the years after World War II when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:43:43 +0000