ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 - MoMA PS1 - September 15th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Printed Matter presents the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 16 to 18, 2016, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.&nbsp;Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world&rsquo;s premier event for artists&rsquo; books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.</p> <p>Join us on Thursday, September 15 from 6 to 9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening will feature a special live performance on the steps of PS1 by Beat Detectives.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:30:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list A group exhibition of specially priced works from the Gallery’s collection including painting, folk art, furniture, Italian art glass, ceramics, and objet d’art. - Edward Thorp Gallery - September 9th - October 15th Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:15:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Zlatan Vehabovic, Yigal Ozeri, Sam Trioli, Erika Harrsch, Richard Wathen - MARC STRAUS - September 11th - October 16th <p class="p1">MARC STRAUS is proud to present <strong><em>The Incredible Likeness of Being</em></strong>, a group exhibition that investigates the &lsquo;Self&rsquo; through new paintings by five international contemporary artists.</p> <p class="p1">From the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_art#Early_Renaissance_in_Italy.2C_1400.E2.80.931479" rel="nofollow">Early Renaissance</a> by <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_van_Eyck" rel="nofollow">Jan Van Eyck</a> to some of the leading artists such as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt" rel="nofollow">Rembrandt</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Vel%C3%A1zquez" rel="nofollow">Velazquez</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh" rel="nofollow">Van Gogh</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egon_Schiele" rel="nofollow">Schiele</a> and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo" rel="nofollow">Kahlo</a>, the self-portrait at its best is revelatory capturing the artist&rsquo;s image and soul on canvas. Unlike Narcissus who died fixated at the beauty of his own reflection, the intent of Self-Portraiture is to traverse superficialities and provide a critical insight of the sitter&rsquo;s identity.</p> <p class="p1">In obedience to the Socratic statement &lsquo;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_thyself" rel="nofollow"><em>Know Thyself</em></a>&lsquo;, the artist, while looking in the mirror to reproduce his physical appearance, is in fact giving the world a visual autobiographical story; an honest documentation of his period, environment and culture. In the works included in this show, a &ldquo;likeness of being&rdquo; demonstrates that so much more is achievable than modeling reality; it is the exposure of the inner psyche in a form that can only be expressed by the artist. Indeed, Rembrandt depicted himself in later years as the old, haggard and tired artist he was, near penniless, but with only paint, Rembrandt achieved a level of verity no photograph could. His student <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Dirksz_van_Hoogstraten" rel="nofollow">Samuel van Hoogstraten</a> would go on to advise artists: &ldquo;Benefit can be gained from the depiction of your own passions, especially in front of a mirror, where you are simultaneously the creator and the spectator.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p1">The Israeli hyper-realist Yigal Ozeri is well known for his paintings of beautiful women caught in the fleeting moment of bliss amidst oneiric landscapes. In these self-portraits idyllic nature has disappeared ─ for the first time in his career Ozeri creates works that lay bare his soul. By painting from images captured by renowned photographer Mark Berghash, Ozeri&rsquo;s black and white somber self-portraits portray a man vulnerable and introspective. These paintings benchmark Ozeri as one of today&rsquo;s best photorealist painters.</p> <p class="p1">For his self-examination, American artist Sam Trioli too uses stills by Berghash. Having recently painted grave monochromatic portraits of Harry and Bess Truman, Trioli is no stranger to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grisaille" rel="nofollow">Grisaille</a>. With a keen attention to the tactility of the surface, he uses a combination of addition and removal of paint to give form to the image. The exposed bright canvas becomes the highlights in his Chiaroscuro-tinged face. Trioli&rsquo;s self-portrait paintings exist both as uncanny representational images and palpable painted objects.</p> <p class="p1">Zlatan Vehabovic, a highly regarded young Croatian artist earned his Ph.D. in painting at the vaunted Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Here Vehabovic dials up the psychological drama in various profiles, each loaded with their respective intensity. Facing away from the viewer, Vehabovic is caught in an ambiguous emotional state. Facing the viewer head on, his glare is direct. Rendered in quivering but beautiful brushstrokes, these self-portraits with their ominous gray atmospheric backgrounds likely capture the artist&rsquo;s current mood.</p> <p class="p1">British artist Richard Wathen is widely known for his portraits, classically closer to Thomas Gainsborough and Watteau, but imbued with a sense of enigmatic uneasiness and illusions of familiarity. In his most renowned and charged work a naked boy is holding a rabbit. The &lsquo;Wathens&rsquo; isolated here are represented as women, perhaps to displace the viewer&rsquo;s instinct to judge the technicalities of the artist too quickly. As a result, these are complex allegories of an imagined &lsquo;Self&rsquo;. In a full-length figure draped in a paint-stained dress, the artist embodies both the subject and the muse. In another disquieting depiction, &lsquo;Wathen&rsquo; coyly plays with a pipe &ndash; the bubbles that float in the foreground distort the reality of his features.</p> <p class="p1">In Erika Harrsch&rsquo;s ensemble of mixed-media Self-Portrait paintings, she explores issues of identity through her different cultural lenses, depicting the (her) female body connected to elements of animal anatomy, both mammals or insects, with eroticized sketches and a diversity of media associated with opulence and sensuality. Solid forms and silhouettes constantly collide, and are further transformed through the multiple and simultaneous symbolic relationships found in the collage.</p> <p class="p1">Giorgio Vasari&rsquo;s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lives_of_the_Most_Excellent_Painters,_Sculptors,_and_Architects" rel="nofollow"><em>Lives Of The Artists</em></a> opened the doors for practitioners to rightfully be recognized as artists, perhaps igniting the desire to present themselves to the outside world, recording their existence in history. The phenomenon of Self-Portraiture continues to be a formidable theme for contemporary artists today. In the age of the instant &lsquo;Selfie&rsquo;, a demand for a slower, more cerebral practice is ever more necessary.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><em>The Incredible Likeness Of Being</em></strong> features new works by Yigal Ozeri, Sam Trioli, Zlatan Vehabovic, Erika Harrsch and Richard Wathen.</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:23:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alix Pearlstein - On Stellar Rays - September 8th - October 16th <div class="WordSection1"> <p>On Stellar Rays is pleased to announce <em>Harem ROOM-1</em>, Alix Pearlstein&rsquo;s third solo exhibition with the gallery, presenting sculpture and video. Taken together, Pearlstein&rsquo;s new work, located within the unstable present, arouses the disquiet felt moving through an anxious populace.</p> <p><em>Harem</em>, meaning a group of women <em>perceived</em> as centering around a particular male.</p> <p>- A group of female animals sharing a single mate.</p> <p>- A prohibited, or forbidden place.</p> <p>- Separate quarters.</p> <p>- Kept safe, or &lsquo;sanctuary.&rsquo;</p> <p><em>Room</em>, meaning a space that can be occupied or where something can be done, especially viewed in terms of whether there is <em>enough. Enough room.</em></p> <p>- Room for contemplation, play, transgression.</p> <p>- Capacity, scope, leeway, latitude, freedom, opportunity and chance.</p> <p><em>Harem ROOM-1 </em>is the title of a figurative installation central to Pearlstein&rsquo;s exhibition, which utilizes a little-known meaning of the term <em>harem</em> to refer to a collection of like, fetishized elements. Here, applied as a framework, the harem presumes an act of subjugation and objectification, forcing parallels to social orders and hierarchies, as well as personal relationships and desires.</p> <p>&nbsp;Two videos will be presented in adjoining galleries.</p> <p><em>New City (People on Sunday)</em> is set in Canal Street Park and on an adjacent rooftop in downtown New York City on a very windy day; a group of five actors occupy these locations through shifting relationships with the urban landscapes, &nbsp;each other and a restless gaze. &nbsp;Two stacked channels juxtapose simultaneousviewpoints, collapsing and restructuring time. This work posits a point of view on a specific place, in an anxious time through insistent presence.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;<em>The Weather</em> tracks the shifting mood of a group of nine people, as they are pushed, pulled or stuck between two positions. They pass back and forth from side to side in a blank white space, following in the direction of or against a laterally tracking camera. A rubber plant occupies one side of the space, serving as a gathering, resting, hiding place, obstruction or refuge.*</p> <p>The pace slows, as the group seems to become afflicted by a malaise. A reckoning follows as they brace for what comes next.</p> <p>&nbsp;Alix Pearlstein's work in video, installation, sculpture, photography and performance has been widely exhibited. Select solo exhibitions include de Cordova Museum, Boston, MA; Sams&oslash;n Projects, Boston, MA; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; The Kitchen, New York; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Recent performances include Art Public at Art Basel, Miami, FL; The Park Avenue Armory, New York; and Esopus Space, New York. Group exhibitions include Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; ParaSite, Hong Kong; INOVA, Milwaukee, WI; &nbsp;MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam, Israel; Internationale d&rsquo;Art de Queb&eacute;c, Canada; Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Annual Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick, Ireland; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; SMAK, Ghent, Belgium; ICA Philadelphia, PA; Biennale de Lyon, France; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pearlstein is a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2011 <em>Grants to Artists</em> award. She is on the faculty of the SVA MFA Program, and the Board of Governors of the Skowhegan School, and lives and works in New York City and Orient, New York.</p> <p>* <em>The Weather </em>will be on view at the gallery opening, and Saturdays and Sundays, in the gallery&rsquo;s basement space.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:56:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Guillaume Bresson, Ana Prata - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - August 26th - September 25th <p>"Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities. Things appear to assume a broader and more diversified meaning, often seemingly contradicting the rational experience of yesterday&hellip;"</p> <p>&ndash; Paul Klee,&nbsp;<em>Creative Confession</em>&nbsp;(1920)</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:21:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ryan Brown - Y Gallery - September 10th - October 9th Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:35:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Mie Olise, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Summer Wheat - Y Gallery - August 8th - September 6th Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:34:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Angela Washko - TRANSFER - August 27th - October 8th <div id="exhibition-description"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong class="name">TRANSFER is pleased to present &lsquo;The Game: The Game&rsquo; the gallery&rsquo;s first solo exhibition with Angela Washko including a special soundtrack by Xiu Xiu.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&lsquo;The Game: The Game&rsquo;</em> is an immersive installation and platform to experience the first chapter of a video game presenting the practices of several prominent seduction coaches (aka pick-up artists) through the format of a dating simulator. In the game these pick-up gurus attempt to seduce the player using their signature techniques taken verbatim from their instructional books and video materials.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Players explore the complexity of the construction of social behaviors around dating as well as the experience of being a woman navigating this complicated terrain. The video game is presented alongside the video and print-based source materials from the seduction coaches themselves as well as handmade cyanotype prints, videos and books produced by the artist in response to her experience investigating this field and the ways in which women are literally presented as objects in physical and digital space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&lsquo;The Game: The Game&rsquo;</em> is a continuation of <a href="http://angelawashko.com/artwork/3687420-BANGED-A-Feminist-Artist-Interviews-The-Web-s-Most-Infamous-Misogynist.html" target="_blank"><em>&lsquo;BANGED&rsquo;</em></a> a year-long project in which the artist interviewed &lsquo;Bang&rsquo; series author and manosphere figurehead Roosh V and tried to get in contact with his alleged sexual partners. After working on <em>&lsquo;BANGED&rsquo;</em>, the black and white ways in which this field has been portrayed seemed too simple and unfair to all parties who encounter it and provoked this question: Is practicing &ldquo;game&rdquo; inherently wrong and dishonest or can it be practiced in a way that simply levels the dating playing field in favor of those who are otherwise socially or physically disadvantaged?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">By disguising the most notorious PUAs alongside game-less individuals and PUAs-in-training and placing the player into the perspective of a woman forced to distinguish between them all &ndash; Washko hopes to add levels of complexity to public conversations around both pick-up and feminism which have both found themselves most often presented in highly polarized, dichotomous positions in mainstream media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The first chapter of the game will be presented at TRANSFER along with a musical score composed by Xiu Xiu, whose perverse, challenging, personal and complex music complement the murky, frequently dark, isolating and complicated experiences and aesthetics presented in <em>&lsquo;The Game: The Game&rsquo;</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>A full inventory of work from &rsquo;The Game: The Game&rsquo; is available from the gallery. Please inquire with the director@transfergallery.com to request information.</em></p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT THE ARTIST///</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">Angela Washko is an artist, writer and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions of feminism in the spaces most hostile toward it. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2012, Washko founded The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft as an ongoing intervention inside the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game of all time. In 2015, she interviewed seduction author, manosphere leader and former pick-up artist dubbed &ldquo;the web&rsquo;s most infamous misogynist&rdquo; as her practice has moved away from tactical media and toward digital ethnography. &lsquo;The Game: The Game&rsquo; is her first video game project.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A recent recipient of a Franklin Furnace Performance Fund Grant, a Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art at the Frontier Grant, and a Rhizome Internet Art Microgrant, Washko&rsquo;s practice has been highlighted in Art in America, Frieze Magazine, Time Magazine, The Guardian (UK), ArtForum, ARTnews, The Hairpin, VICE,Hyperallergic, Rhizome, the New York Times, The Creator&rsquo;s Project, and more. Her projects have been presented nationally and internationally at venues including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Milan Design Triennale, The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), the Shenzhen Independent Animation Bienniale (Shenzhen, China), Moving Image Art Fair (London and NYC), the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Transmediale (Berlin, Germany) and Institute for Contemporary Art Boston. Her writing has been published in Creative Time Reports, FIELD Journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism, Copenhagen University Peer Reviewed Journal (NTIK), Neural Magazine, VASA Journal of Images and Culture, .dpi Feminist Magazine of Art and Digital Culture, Hyperallergic, ANIMAL NY and more. http://angelawashko.com/</p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT THE MUSICIAN///</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">Xiu Xiu was founded in 2002 and has since released over 70 albums, film scores, books, 7-inch records and modern classical works. They have toured extensively all over the world and have been called &ldquo;self flagellating&rdquo;, &ldquo;harsh&rdquo;, &ldquo;brutal&rdquo;, &ldquo;shocking&rdquo; and &ldquo;perverse&rdquo; but also &ldquo;genius&rdquo;, &ldquo;brilliant&rdquo;, &ldquo;unique&rdquo;, &ldquo;imaginative&rdquo; and &ldquo;luminous&rdquo; by international press.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Xiu Xiu has a long history of collaborating with artists including (but not limited to) Dahn Vo, Swans, David Horvitz, Lawrence English, Grouper, Merzbow, Tim Berne, Eugene Robinson, Mary Halverson, Larsen, John Congleton and now Angela Washko.</p> </div> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:31:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Katherine Hubbard - The Kitchen - October 21st 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In this new body of work, photography, writing, and performance come together to place the mechanics and processes of analog photography in relation to new, possible narratives about cities, class, and image-making itself. One starting point is The Kitchen&rsquo;s building, both its original function as an ice storage facility in service to an ice plant next door and its current uses. <strong>Katherine Hubbard</strong> asks, &ldquo;If narrative acknowledges that everything is scripted, then how do we begin to re-script? How is photography failing us in our efforts to do so and how is this failing a social issue having nothing to do with images of the world and having everything to do with how we see the world itself?&rdquo; Curated by Matthew Lyons.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><big>Performances in the gallery: Friday, October 14 and Friday, October 21 at 7pm. FREE. Capacity is limited. First-come, first-served.</big></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Katherine Hubbard: <em>Bring your own lights </em>is made possible with support from Jerome Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by&nbsp;Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:21:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Katherine Hubbard - The Kitchen - October 14th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In this new body of work, photography, writing, and performance come together to place the mechanics and processes of analog photography in relation to new, possible narratives about cities, class, and image-making itself. One starting point is The Kitchen&rsquo;s building, both its original function as an ice storage facility in service to an ice plant next door and its current uses. <strong>Katherine Hubbard</strong> asks, &ldquo;If narrative acknowledges that everything is scripted, then how do we begin to re-script? How is photography failing us in our efforts to do so and how is this failing a social issue having nothing to do with images of the world and having everything to do with how we see the world itself?&rdquo; Curated by Matthew Lyons.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><big>Performances in the gallery: Friday, October 14 and Friday, October 21 at 7pm. FREE. Capacity is limited. First-come, first-served.</big></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Katherine Hubbard: <em>Bring your own lights </em>is made possible with support from Jerome Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by&nbsp;Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:21:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Katherine Hubbard - The Kitchen - September 8th - October 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">In this new body of work, photography, writing, and performance come together to place the mechanics and processes of analog photography in relation to new, possible narratives about cities, class, and image-making itself. One starting point is The Kitchen&rsquo;s building, both its original function as an ice storage facility in service to an ice plant next door and its current uses. <strong>Katherine Hubbard</strong> asks, &ldquo;If narrative acknowledges that everything is scripted, then how do we begin to re-script? How is photography failing us in our efforts to do so and how is this failing a social issue having nothing to do with images of the world and having everything to do with how we see the world itself?&rdquo; Curated by Matthew Lyons.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><big>Performances in the gallery: Friday, October 14 and Friday, October 21 at 7pm. FREE. Capacity is limited. First-come, first-served.</big></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Katherine Hubbard: <em>Bring your own lights </em>is made possible with support from Jerome Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by&nbsp;Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:19:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Terry Winters - The Drawing Center - December 1st 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of The Drawing Center&rsquo;s new series The Artist&rsquo;s Eye, New York-based artist Terry Winters will lead a walk-through of <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/425905-rehearsal" target="_blank"><em>Cecily Brown: Rehearsal</em></a>. Well-known for drawings, paintings, and prints that reference systems and spatial fields, Winters&rsquo;s work often develops in series, using repetition to comment on the formal intricacies of visual representation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />The Artist&rsquo;s Eye program celebrates the institution&rsquo;s upcoming (2017) 40th anniversary by inviting an artist who has previously shown at The Drawing Center to share his or her perspective on a current exhibition. These artist-led tours provide in-depth consideration of one artist&rsquo;s work by another, highlighting drawing&rsquo;s expansive reach and reinforcing the centrality of the artist&rsquo;s viewpoint to The Drawing Center&rsquo;s mission.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:13:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Cecily Brown - The Drawing Center - October 27th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p>Join Cecily Brown and Senior Curator Claire Gilman in a walkthrough of the <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/425905-rehearsal" target="_blank"><em>exhibition</em></a>. Attendees will receive a limited-edition coloring book featuring works from the show.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:11:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Gary Simmons - The Drawing Center - October 7th - December 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of its on-going stairwell project, The Drawing Center has commissioned American artist Gary Simmons to create a site-specific wall drawing in the lobby stairwell. Simmons&rsquo;s installation will be the second in the series following Abdelkader Benchamma&rsquo;s <em>Representation of Dark Matter </em> (April 2015 &ndash; August 2016). <br /><br />Mining the iconography of American popular culture, Gary Simmons&rsquo;s work addresses personal and collective experiences of race and class. He is best known for his &ldquo;erasure drawings,&rdquo; which he began while working in an abandoned school that contained an abundance of blackboards. Using white chalk on slate-painted panels or walls, Simmons blurs the drawings with his hands resulting in hazy but persistent images that evoke faded memories or classrooms at the end of the school day. For The Drawing Center, Simmons will create a text-based work consisting of names of African-American actors and actresses from the early days of silent film. The artist describes the installation whose scroll-like format recalls movie &ldquo;credit-crawls&rdquo; frozen in mid-motion, as invoking &ldquo;the memories of actors that have been blurred in the history of Hollywood film&hellip;. [The piece depicts] a kind of silence in both voice and visibility.&rdquo;<br /><br /><em>Curated by Claire Gilman, Senior Curator</em><br /><br /><em>Gary Simmons: Ghost Reels</em> is made possible by the support of Jeffrey A. Hirsch and Alyssa Fanelli. <br /><br />Special thanks to Metro Pictures.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:09:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ruby Amanze, Eric Ramos Guerrero, Nsenga Knight, Lei Lei, James Mercer, Edwin Torres, Ezra Wube - The Drawing Center - October 7th - December 18th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors</em> is a group exhibition which considers drawing as a shifting outline around narratives of alienation, proximity and distance. Featuring artists Ruby Amanze, Eric Ramos Guerrero, Nsenga Knight, Lei Lei, James Mercer, Edwin Torres and Ezra Wube, the exhibition explores real and imagined landscapes, whose fluid borders and disorienting geographies reference issues around migration and a complicated topographies of the everyday. Including work that features poetry, drawing, and miniaturized land, <em>Planes and Corridors</em> presents drawing as an open equation where the strange and ordinary meet. <br /><br /><em>Curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway</em><br /><br />Open Sessions is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Tom Slaughter Open Sessions Fund, Faber-Castell, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:07:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Olga Chernysheva - The Drawing Center - October 7th - December 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Olga Chernysheva&rsquo;s investigations of Russia&rsquo;s post-Soviet political and social atmosphere depict a side of Russia that is rarely seen. Her charcoal drawings provide the viewer with an arrestingly intimate view of her subjects &ndash; security guards, commuters, shoppers, the homeless, and other anonymous citizens. Though she has been depicting the urban landscape for decades, she has rarely strayed from portraits of her home country. For the Drawing Center exhibition, Chernysheva spent a month in New York, a city in which she had spent time but never resided, creating an idiosyncratic travelogue of drawings and accompanying texts, exploring the notion of dislocation in relation to both language and image. <br /><br /><em>Curated by Nova Benway, Assistant Curator and Open Sessions Curator</em><br /><br /><em>Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent</em> is made possible by the support of Josef and Margot Lakonishok, Elena Sudakova, Dita Amory, Suzanne Dubois, Erika Hoffmann-Koenige, Meryl Rose, Max Dolgcier, Anna Zelenova, and Jan ter Haar.<br /><br />Special thanks to Pace London; Gallery DIEHL, Berlin; Foxy Production, New York; Matthew Stephenson; and Yulia Dultsina.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:06:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list