ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Group Show - Ceres Gallery - July 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>A group show of Artist Friends who help support Ceres Gallery and its mission.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:36:44 +0000 - Edward Hopper House Art Center - July 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Edward Hopper House is pleased to announce the first <strong>Hopper-Inspired Selfie </strong>contest.<strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>As a way of embracing current means of expression and engaging young people in art history and Hopper&rsquo;s work, we invite applicants ages 18 to 28 to compete in our first juried digital art show featuring the ubiquitous &ldquo;Selfie&rdquo; with a twist: it should be &ldquo;Hopperesque.&rdquo;&nbsp; Edward Hopper is known for his isolated figures, dysfunctional relationships, ambiguous narratives, looking into and out of windows, railroad tracks, sunlight on houses, and so on.&nbsp; Any aspect of Hopper&rsquo;s signature themes, or evocations of his moods, is fair game for the Hopper-Inspired Selfie.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Applicants are asked to submit by August 4, 2014.&nbsp; To enter, applicants must submit photos to Edward Hopper House <strong>@edwardhopperhouse</strong> via the social media sites Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr using the hashtag&nbsp; <strong>#hopperhouseselfie</strong>.&nbsp; Edward Hopper House staff will select 30 finalists, and ELLE DECOR Magazine will choose a first place winner to receive a $100 prize. Winners will be announced August 11.&nbsp; All 30 finalists will be included in a digital exhibition on our website and on iPads around the Edward Hopper House Art Center.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project has been organized by our summer interns, Domenica Battaglia and James Horohoe, and is underwritten by Network &amp; Security Technologies, Inc.&nbsp; &nbsp;For more information on submitting, go to our website:;</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:47:10 +0000 Group Show - George Billis Gallery- NY - July 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>George Billis Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Industrial Beauty featuring the work of 32 selected artists. The exhibition will run from July 22nd - August 16th, 2014. An opening reception will be held at the gallery located at 525 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues on Thursday, July 24th, from 6-8pm.&nbsp;<br /><br />Industrial Beauty is the gallery&rsquo;s second group exhibition of the summer. Selected artists will showcase work that explores the beauty found within the modern metropolis. The work encompasses the essentials of urban life; ranging from depictions of diverse populations roaming city streets to&nbsp;solitudinous intersections basking in the sunlight.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:59:01 +0000 Christopher Williams - MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) - July 27th 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM <p class="top"><em>Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness</em>&mdash;the first retrospective ever mounted of Christopher Williams (American, b. 1956)&mdash;spans the impressive 35-year career of one of the most influential cinephilic artists working in photography. Williams studied at the California Institute of the Arts in the mid to late 1970s under the first wave of West Coast Conceptual artists, including John Baldessari, Douglas Huebler, and Michael Asher, only to become his generation&rsquo;s leading Conceptualist and art professor; he is currently professor of photography at the Kunstakademie D&uuml;sseldorf. Deeply invested in the histories of photography and film, architecture and design, Williams has produced a concise oeuvre that furthers a critique of late capitalist society in which images typically function as agents of spectacle.</p> <p>For the title of this exhibition, Williams has taken a line from a documentary by French director Jean-Luc Godard, in which an amateur filmmaker compares his daily job as a factory worker with his hobby of editing his films of the Swiss countryside as &ldquo;the production line of happiness.&rdquo; In Williams&rsquo;s hands the phrase appears to refer broadly to the function of much photography in today&rsquo;s consumer culture, in which it not only pictures but also produces so many experiences and objects to be consumed.</p> <p><em>The Production Line of Happiness</em>&nbsp;features Williams&rsquo;s little-seen Super-8 shorts, major projects from the 1980s to the early 1990s, and photographs from his subsequent magnum series For Example: Die Welt ist sch&ouml;n (The world is beautiful) (1993&ndash;2001) and For Example: Dix-huit le&ccedil;ons sur la soci&eacute;t&eacute; industrielle (Eighteen lessons on industrial society) (2003&ndash;today). Though the exhibition concentrates on photography, other salient aspects of Williams&rsquo;s practice, such as extensive vinyl &ldquo;supergraphics&rdquo; and interventions with display architecture, are also represented. As part of MoMA&rsquo;s Carte Blanche screening series, Williams will organize a two-week experimental film program running July 23&ndash;29 and September 17&ndash;23, 2014, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. In addition, on September 15, as part of MoMA's Modern Mondays series, the artist will discuss his Super-8 films, made in 1979 while a student at CalArts, with MoMA's Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, Stuart Comer. The evening will be introduced by exhibition curator Roxana Marcoci.</p> <p>After its presentation at MoMA, the exhibition travels to Whitechapel Gallery, London, where it will be organized by Mark Godfrey, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern. At The Art Institute of Chicago, the exhibition was organized by Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, AIC.</p> <p>The exhibition is accompanied by an illuminating and unusual volume, in equal parts artist&rsquo;s book and exhibition catalogue, which includes a trio of essays by curators Mark Godfrey, Roxana Marcoci, and Matthew S. Witkovsky that reflect on Williams&rsquo;s engagement with his artistic peers and predecessors, with cinema (particularly the film-essay), and with modes of display and publicity in the art world. These contributions are &ldquo;interrupted&rdquo; by a transcript of a talk Williams delivered on the work of John Chamberlain, and by historical and contemporary textual and visual materials that were selected by the artist himself.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:47:44 +0000 Foundland - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - July 30th 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>The International Studio &amp; Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce &ldquo;Escape Routes and Waiting Rooms,&rdquo; the first exhibition by Foundland in the United States.<br />Foundland, initiated in 2009, is a collective of two artists: Ghalia Elsrakbi (Syria) and Lauren Alexander (South Africa). Along with artist Taysir Batniji, Foundland are the recipients of the first ISCP residency sponsored by Edge of Arabia in partnership with Art Jameel for artists from the Middle East.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:23:12 +0000 - Gallery 69 - August 1st 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:15:18 +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 Works by artists who participated in Life Drawing sessions at Noho-M55 - Noho Gallery - M55 Art (Noho - M55) - August 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>The Nude as Muse</strong></p> <p>Works by artists who participated in Life Drawing sessions at Noho-M55</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:45:59 +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 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 - 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