ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 - Queens Museum of Art - September 21st 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Over a fourteen month period,&nbsp;<em>Behind the Curtain: Collecting the New York Fairs</em>will reveal little known artifacts and souvenirs drawn from national and regional private collections, as well as the museum&rsquo;s own. Loans from the 1939-40 fair include a Kan-O-Seat signed by Billy Rose, George Burns &amp; Gracie Allen, Rudy Valle, Abbott &amp; Costello, J. Edgar Hoover and others, the guest book from the British Pavilion with the signatures of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England, and a member&rsquo;s badge from the Society of American Magicians (who also performed at the 1964 fair). From 1964-65, a newly restored Cushman 3-wheeled Scooter joins a baby brontosaurus from the family that resided in GM&rsquo;s Futurama, Mold-a-rama machines that produced plastic vacuum-formed Unispheres and the only known Picturephone from the Bell System Pavilion. Recent acquisitions from the museum&rsquo;s collection include two marvelous photo albums from the 1939 fair, a Boy Scout jacket and ephemera preserved from a boy&rsquo;s week working at the 1964 Boy Scouts of America pavilion, and original blueprints of the proposed Willets Point Boulevard subway station addition and the proposed World&rsquo;s Fair district map, 1936.</p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:26:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Wally Gilbert - Viridian Artists - September 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p align="center"><strong>&ldquo;Wally Gilbert: Transformations&rdquo;</strong></p> <p align="center">Sept 30 - October 18, 2014</p> <p align="center">2 receptions Saturday, October 4, 4-6 &amp; Thursday, October 9, 6-8&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present the exhibition <strong>&ldquo;</strong><strong>Wally Gilbert: Transformations&rdquo;</strong><strong>. </strong>The show opens September 30th &nbsp;and continues through October 18, 2014. In celebration, 2 receptions will occur with the artist present at both: Saturday, October 4, 4-6PM &amp; Thursday, October 9, 6-8PM.</p> <p>Transformation has always been an important&nbsp; element in the Digital Art of Wally Gilbert.&nbsp; Artist and scientist, Gilbert approaches his art with scientific gusto, artistic freedom and the wisdom of experimentation. Working now with color, light and shapes rather than DNA, for which he won a Nobel Prize in 1980, the work in his latest exhibition begins with photographs of a skylight that he has transformed beyond reality. With color, light and overlapping shapes, Gilbert pushes and transforms the image by taking color to the extreme and creating complex abstractions that leave the viewer to imagine their origins.</p> <p>Gilbert has been working with digital photography for the past ten years, sometimes exploring color, sometimes focusing on black &amp; white imagery as he did in his last solo show at Viridian. In this exhibit, his focus is on color and light which he investigates and manipulates, transforming fragmentary photographs into a plethora of artistic and arresting abstract artworks.</p> <p>A world renowned scientist, Gilbert explores the medium of photography zealously, searching for the beauty in reality and then translating that beauty into his own language of color and form.&nbsp; In the past he has captured a wide variety of subjects from dancers to abandoned factories to architecture, translating the subject into artistic images that he enhances digitally, pushing and overlapping colors and shapes creatively and scientifically.</p> <p>Wally Gilbert's latest work investigates the transformations of three fragments of an image through color saturation and layering in PhotoShop, pushing and pulling the embedded color until he has created his own new world. All created in 2014, these images, printed on aluminum, glow with color driven to full saturation creating new and strange interactions, until they have become &ldquo;abstract meditations&rdquo;.</p> <p>Gilbert pushes colors to their extreme. Three works &ndash; &ldquo;Yellow Torment&rdquo;, &ldquo;Blue Torment&rdquo; &amp; &ldquo;Red Torment&rdquo; perhaps express the sometimes psychological pain of the artistic process as well as how color can so thoroughly transform what we see. All use the same image solarized, with the primary color and black angular architectural structures coming forward yet revealing tiny aspects of other colors peeking through the structures, as if trying to escape. He transforms the hues of light as well as the color of forms.</p> <p>We hope that you will be able to meet this outstanding artist and share his vision through seeing these incredibly fascinating artworks.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or </strong><a href="mailto:viridianartistinc@gmail.com" rel="nofollow"><strong>viridianartistinc@gmail.com</strong></a></p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:46:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - International Center of Photography (ICP) - September 22nd 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM <p style="text-align: left;"><a style="font-size: 12px;" href="http://icp.ticketleap.com/icp-talks-peter-demenocal">RSVP for this free event.</a><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="color: #525552;">Against the backdrop of Sebasti&atilde;o Salgado's photographs, Peter deMenocal, a climate scientist&nbsp;at the</span> <a href="http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/">Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory</a><span style="color: #525552;"> specializing in paleoceanography and marine&nbsp;geology, delivers a primer on the work of climate scientists and how their findings illuminate our&nbsp;understanding of climate change.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">Peter deMenocal uses ancient sediments collected from the deep sea to examine changes in&nbsp;Earth's climate over timescales ranging from centuries to millions of years. Analyses of these&nbsp;sediments reveal how and why past climates changed&mdash;valuable information that is used to&nbsp;understand how climate may change in the future. DeMenocal is a professor at Columbia</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where he leads the Center for Climate and Life,&nbsp;a new initiative that addresses the near-term impacts of climate change on secure access to food,&nbsp;water, shelter, and energy. He was awarded the Lenfest Columbia Distinguished Faculty award&nbsp;in 2008, the Distinguished Brooksian award in 2013, and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical&nbsp;Union.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series ICP Talks: Climate Change. For a&nbsp;complete listing of series events, click <a href="http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/icp-talks">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #525552;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:38:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - September 22nd 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM <p>At its height in the eighth to seventh century&nbsp;b.c., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, reaching from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the Mediterranean. As Assyria expanded, the Phoenician city-states of the Levant&mdash;precariously located along the edge of Assyrian territory&mdash;were compelled to expand and strengthen their maritime trade networks to the west. The mercantile connections they established along the northern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Europe to the Strait of Gibraltar and beyond, to the Atlantic, became conduits for raw materials, luxury goods, images, and ideas between the Near East and the Mediterranean.</p> <p>This landmark exhibition will trace&mdash;through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States&mdash;the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Parallels will also be drawn between works in the exhibition and those in the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection of ancient Near Eastern art.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Carlo Ferraris - LYNCH THAM - September 23rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Screening &amp; Reception: September 23, 2014, 7-9p.m.</p> <p>At Entwine, 765 Washington Street, New York, NY</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>LYNCH THAM in collaboration with CoWorker Projects is pleased to present an anthological screening of video works by Carlo Ferraris.</p> <p>The screening will feature a series of 15 videos, starting with one of Ferraris&rsquo; first videos from 1997, <em>Lilliburlero,</em> 2:00 minutes. The video is a short satirical piece on the British Lilliburlero march, which dates back to the English Civil War of 1642. The screening also includes one of the artist&rsquo;s longest narrative short films, 17:52 minutes, <em>Eastern Standard Time</em> - Eyes transfixed, a young man bears a rotating radiation symbol upon his forehead. The man struggles and fails to differentiate between the words "porc" and "Porsche." In this film, Ferraris overturns the priorities of filmic convention: images trump scenes, context trumps narrative. EST is a dark and clever plot on contemporary espionage.</p> <p>Other videos in the evening&rsquo;s presentation include: <em>Michigan parallel,</em> 2001, 1:27 mins; <em>La notte</em>, 2002, 1:34 mins; <em>Frostwave,</em> 2003, 1:36 mins; <em>A bullet flying since forty years,</em> 2003, 2:04 mins; <em>Stick to the sky,</em> 2003, 1:59 mins; <em>Table roof,</em> 2008, 1:16 mins; <em>More than still,</em> 2008, 0:31 mins; <em>Cowboy with measure tape,</em> 2009, 1:28 mins; <em>Outdoor sculpture,</em> 2009, 1:56 mins; <em>Rotator Cuff,</em> 2010, 0:39 mins; <em>Counterclockwise,</em> 2010, 1:36 mins; <em>Some people think that pushing the call button repeatedly will make the elevator come faster,</em> 2010,&nbsp; 3:23 mins; <em>Behind a Rolling Ball Comes a Running Child,</em> 2013, 1:23 mins; <em>Return From Jupiter,</em> 2013, 1:55 mins.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A long with his interest in film and video, Ferraris is also an accomplished photographer. He is a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography, and has participated in numerous exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Ferraris' work has been published and reviewed extensively in publications such as <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The New York Times</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Vogue</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Elle Decor</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Flash Art</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Lacanian Ink</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Casa Vogue</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Art Press</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Art in America</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ArtNews</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">L&rsquo;Architettura</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Juliet</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Artforum</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Tema Celeste</span>, and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Art Newspaper</span>, among others.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:24:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Joris Laarman, Harvey Littleton, Judith Schaechter, Hiroshi Suzuki, Anni Albers, Wharton Esherick - Museum of Arts and Design - September 23rd 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p>The Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder Aileen Osborn Webb with&nbsp;<em>What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder&rsquo;s Vision</em>, an exhibition highlighting Webb's advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum's permanent collection.<br />&nbsp;<br />As a patron and philanthropist, Webb pioneered an understanding of craftsmanship and the handmade as a creative driving force behind art and design. The first half of the exhibition features work by American makers from the 1950s to the late 1960s whose practice directly benefitted from the support of Webb and others who shared her vision, while highlighting the many crafts-related institutions that Webb launched, such as the American Craft Council, the School of American Craftsmen, and the World Crafts Council that still form a vital support structure for today&rsquo;s world of makers.&nbsp;<em>What Would Mrs. Webb Do?</em>&nbsp;also surveys the museum&rsquo;s achievements under her direction with a focus on the landmark exhibition&nbsp;<em>Objects: USA</em>, which opened in 1969 and traveled to thirty museums in the USA and abroad.<br />&nbsp;<br />The second half of the exhibition features the stakeholders and supporters who carry Mrs. Webb&rsquo;s vision forward to the present day, like advocate and philanthropist Nanette L. Laitman who has promoted the Museum&rsquo;s mission in countless ways while also providing support for the recording of 235 oral histories of American craftsmen by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, excerpts of which are highlighted in the exhibition alongside key examples of these craftsmen&rsquo;s works of art. Some of the Museum&rsquo;s most recent and celebrated acquisitions on view also underscore the role played by the Windgate Foundation in shaping the current discourse on contemporary craft through its support of makers and non-profit institutions &ndash;the Museum of Arts and Design among them.<br />&nbsp;<br />The strength of the Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection is on display for this exhibition due to its foundational role in showcasing the work of makers in all media since opening its doors in 1956. From groundbreaking works by early masters Wharton Esherick, Anni Albers, and Harvey Littleton to new creations by Judith Schaechter , Hiroshi Suzuki, and Joris Laarman, visitors are able to grasp the sweep of the field and breadth of achievements over the last sixty years that were first set in motion by Mrs. Webb.<br />&nbsp;<br />The Museum of Arts and Design continues to uphold Webb&rsquo;s commitment to creative, skilled entrepreneurs with projects like<em>NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial</em>&nbsp;(on view through October 12).</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:55:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alexis Kuhr - Noho Gallery - M55 Art (Noho - M55) - September 23rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/26821/15e3/20140908211956-00120140909.jpg" alt="" /></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:20:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Artists Space : Books & Talks - September 24th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The Library Vaccine&nbsp;presents a number of discrete collections of books in order to sample art's distinctive relationship to the book form in its singularity, and in its states of reproduction, distribution and accumulation. The exhibition addresses the book as a particular technology, and in its collective state of the private collection, reading room or library, as a social machine &ndash; registering social and personal histories, and articulating structures of knowledge and value through the relations between its parts.&nbsp;<br /><br />The exhibition title is taken from a text by the curator and writer Edit deAk that introduced the 1981 Printed Matter catalogue. In this short piece she referred to artists' books as "the library vaccine, a healing agent formed from the very disease they cure." Each section of the exhibition presents a collection that loosely corresponds to a decade between the 1960s and the present day, yet&nbsp;The Library Vaccine&nbsp;doesn't seek to survey a recent history of books in or as art; rather it takes the tension between book-as-text and book-as-object as a starting point. The exhibition marks a movement from the egalitarian, curative aspirations of the book as distributed artwork, to these aspirations' subsumption within broader tendencies towards collecting, archiving and the re-circulation of knowledge.&nbsp;<br /><br />Some sections of the exhibition revolve around curatorial or editorial frameworks that highlight artists' use of the book form, while others focus on the collection or library as a holistic entity. In these contexts the act of collation emphasizes shifts between the private and the common, the artwork and the artifact. The roles of artist, publisher and collector are seen to overlap, and the sequenced content of both the individual book and the massed collection provides sites for the production and articulation of meaning.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:37:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Artists Space: Exhibitions - September 24th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The Library Vaccine&nbsp;presents a number of discrete collections of books in order to sample art's distinctive relationship to the book form in its singularity, and in its states of reproduction, distribution and accumulation. The exhibition addresses the book as a particular technology, and in its collective state of the private collection, reading room or library, as a social machine &ndash; registering social and personal histories, and articulating structures of knowledge and value through the relations between its parts.&nbsp;<br /><br />The exhibition title is taken from a text by the curator and writer Edit deAk that introduced the 1981 Printed Matter catalogue. In this short piece she referred to artists' books as "the library vaccine, a healing agent formed from the very disease they cure." Each section of the exhibition presents a collection that loosely corresponds to a decade between the 1960s and the present day, yet&nbsp;The Library Vaccine&nbsp;doesn't seek to survey a recent history of books in or as art; rather it takes the tension between book-as-text and book-as-object as a starting point. The exhibition marks a movement from the egalitarian, curative aspirations of the book as distributed artwork, to these aspirations' subsumption within broader tendencies towards collecting, archiving and the re-circulation of knowledge.&nbsp;<br /><br />Some sections of the exhibition revolve around curatorial or editorial frameworks that highlight artists' use of the book form, while others focus on the collection or library as a holistic entity. In these contexts the act of collation emphasizes shifts between the private and the common, the artwork and the artifact. The roles of artist, publisher and collector are seen to overlap, and the sequenced content of both the individual book and the massed collection provides sites for the production and articulation of meaning.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:37:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Chakaia Booker - David Krut Projects - September 25th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="firstParagraph">David Krut Projects is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>A fluid space projective space,</em>&nbsp;the second solo exhibition of Chakaia Booker&rsquo;s hand-cut and assembled chine coll&eacute; prints at the gallery. The title of this exhibition comes from Booker&rsquo;s process of cutting and rearranging materials to create a corpus-like cluster of pattern and texture. She describes this process as&nbsp;<em>fluid</em>, and subject to the rhythm and flow of discovering new shapes, colors, and compositions through the offerings of the printmaking process.</p> <p>The term&nbsp;<em>projective space</em>&nbsp;refers to how the perspective of the human eye translates a three-dimensional reality through to a two-dimensional lens or plane. In these works, Booker pushes the boundaries of this unique relationship between the sculptural world and the projective flatness of the image, linking her process of creating these works-on-paper to that of her large-scale sculptural works she is best known for &ndash; assemblages made of discarded rubber tires that are cut, looped, and layered into towering beings.</p> <p>Each work-on-paper is unique and created in collaboration with Master Printer Phil Sanders of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a collaboration that began in 2009. Under Sanders&rsquo; guidance and printmaking expertise, Booker takes full advantage of the tools in the printmaking workshop, marking woodblocks with drills, chisels, and grinders before inking them to create elaborate patterned papers from which she excavates her cut and rearranged pieces. The resulting lyrical compositions of finely layered Japanese papers act as emblems of her intuitive process - creating an optical duel between the two-dimensional picture plane, and the physical fact of paper&rsquo;s raw materiality.</p> <p><em>Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker&rsquo;s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, with select solo exhibitions including: Garment District Alliance Broadway Public Art Commission, The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.</em></p> <p>A full-color, 64 page catalogue on Booker's works on paper is available through the gallery. The publication features an essay by Phil Sanders and quotes from Chakaia Booker.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:24:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - MOCA - Museum of Chinese in America - September 25th 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM <p>The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will present its groundbreaking exhibition examining Chinese American identity,<strong><em>Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving</em></strong>. The title of the exhibit was inspired by a Chinese proverb, &ldquo;Each wave of the Yangtze River pushes at the wave ahead.&rdquo; As a metaphor for Chinese American history, the waves represent successive generations of immigrants unearthing the histories of those that came before them, and in the process of discovery, addressing pertinent issues of identity, memory and history. To date, MOCA owns the largest Chinese American collection in the United States, featuring over 65,000 artifacts, oral histories, textiles, photographs, and more. The exhibition will highlight the best of its archives and special collections while engaging visitors in a discussion about identity. The Museum will celebrate its 35th year anniversary in January 2015.</p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:46:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Phillip Chen - MOCA - Museum of Chinese in America - September 25th 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM <p><em>Memory Prints</em>&nbsp;is a solo exhibition by Phillip Chen, a visual artist from the Midwest. In fifteen relief etchings centering around his family, Chen reckons with significant moments in Chinese American history. At first glance, individually and as an ensemble, these relief prints are schematic and enigmatic. Rooted in personal experiences, the prints depict precisely drawn tools and everyday objects that reflect his family&rsquo;s occupational histories. The etchings can be approached as part futurist blueprints and part archaeologic shards, each juxtaposed in an almost Rube Goldberg set of relationships and movements. Their rich darkness reveal precisely drawn tools and everyday objects, an occasional human visage. Each array on each print is imaginatively filled in with lines that interlink and interrelate the items.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:48:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Richard McGuire - The Morgan Library & Museum - September 25th 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p>In 1989 a black-and-white comic by Richard McGuire, modestly titled "Here," appeared in&nbsp;<em>RAW</em>magazine. It was quickly recognized as a game-changing achievement in graphic narrative. To mark the Fall 2014 publication of Here as an all-new, full-color graphic novel and e-book, this exhibition explores the (re)invention of a contemporary classic.</p> <p>Though the viewpoint in&nbsp;<em>Here</em>remains fixed on one corner of a living room, time in the story is boundless and elastic. Populating the space with multiple frames of action, dating from the ancient past to the distant future, McGuire conjures narratives, dialogues, and streams of association that unite moments divided by years and centuries. The exhibition combines original drawings for the strip and the novel with source photographs, books that influenced the form and content of McGuire's invention, and collages and sketchbooks that afford glimpses into his creative process.</p> <p>Richard McGuire (b. 1957) is a creator of children's books, music (as a founding member of the band Liquid Liquid), toys, and animated films. He is a contributor to&nbsp;<em>The New Yorker, McSweeney's,</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The New York Times,</em>&nbsp;among other publications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-credit-line field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p>This exhibition is a collaboration between the Morgan Library &amp; Museum and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 01:59:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Clover's Fine Art Gallery - September 26th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p align="center"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>GUERRILLAS IN THE MIDST REMIX</strong></span></p> <p align="center"><strong>September 26, 2014 &ndash; October 24, 2014</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Opening Reception &ndash; Friday September 26, 2014, 6pm to 9pm </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Artist Talk &ndash; Friday October 24 &ndash; 6:00 to 7:30pm </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Discussion starts promptly at 6:30pm</strong></p> <p>Be advised that the infamous artist group <em>Guerrillas in the Midst</em> has reunited and is preparing to surround your senses at Clover&rsquo;s Fine Art Gallery on Friday September 26th, 2014.</p> <p>In 1998, as a reaction to the marginalization of artists from Caribbean and African-American communities, ten artists living primarily in Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn formed a group called &ldquo;Rogues Gallery,&rdquo; later renaming themselves &ldquo;Guerrillas in the Midst&rdquo;. They found that despite having been educated and trained in notable bastions of art and education, only a limited number of galleries were interested in showing their work.&nbsp; Finding just cause for action, they drew up a manifesto calling for a rebellion against the echelons of high art and it&rsquo;s officiators, and created &ldquo;Guerrillas in the Midst,&rdquo; a series of &ldquo;strikes&rdquo; in the form of art exhibitions in unconventional spaces that were produced to critical acclaim.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>And so it is in that spirit and to reignite that rebel yell that Clover&rsquo;s Fine Art Gallery will present new work from the group in <strong><em>Guerrillas in the Midst Remix</em></strong>with six of the original artists -&nbsp;Terry Boddie, Constant, Francks Deceus, Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre, Jamal Ince, Laura James, and four new members Patrick Dougher, Lady K Fever, Tiffany Miller, and Sol Sax.</p> <p>ELIGO ART (Laura James and Edna Suarez) and Jamal Ince are the Guest Curators for this exhibition.</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Clover&rsquo;s Fine Art Gallery</strong></p> <p>338 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, bet Hoyt and Smith Sts. 718.625.2121</p> <p><strong>For more info:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>718.625.2121 or</strong></p> <p><strong>917.407.6678</strong></p> <p>www.cloversfineart.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:13:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - New York Historical Society - September 26th 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><em>Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion</em>&nbsp;explores the centuries-long history of trade&nbsp;and immigration between China and the United States&mdash;a history that involved New&nbsp;York from its very beginnings&mdash;and will raise the question &ldquo;What does it mean to be an&nbsp;American?&rdquo; The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present&nbsp;and includes all regions of the country, thus interpreting the Chinese American saga as a&nbsp;key part of American 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">Within the exhibition, rich in media and artifacts, will be little-known stories relating&nbsp;to China, such as the voyage of the Empress of China, which set sail from New York in&nbsp;the late eighteenth century; how young Chinese boys were sent by their government to&nbsp;study at elite New England schools during the nineteenth century, one of whom went on&nbsp;to graduate from Yale University; the unprecedented immigration legislation known as&nbsp;the Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred most Chinese from entering the United States;&nbsp;the nineteenth-century newspaper, called&nbsp;<em>Chinese American</em>, and its founder Wong Chin Foo; and the Chinese American activists who used the American justice system to try to&nbsp;overturn the Exclusion Act.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:50:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Guy Richards Smit, Joshua White - The Boiler (Pierogi) - September 26th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><strong>Press Release</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Guy Richards Smit, creator of everyone&rsquo;s favorite vodka soaked artist, the megalomaniacal and buffoonish Jonathan Grossmalerman, collaborates with the iconic Joshua White, creator of Joshua Light Show and a television director whose credits include the Max Headroom Show and Seinfeld, to bring<em>The&nbsp;GROSSMALERMAN&nbsp;Show!</em>&nbsp;to Pierogi&rsquo;s satellite exhibition space, The Boiler, beginning Friday, September 26th.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A multi-platform exhibition,&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;GROSSMALERMAN Show!</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;will consist of a gallery installation of the stage-set of Grossmalerman&rsquo;s painting studio upon which five episodes of the sitcom&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;GROSSMALERMAN&nbsp;Show!</em>&nbsp;will be filmed. Episode 1 will be shot with multiple cameras in front of a live studio audience, as classic sitcoms were, on the evening of September 26th (filming from 6:45-8pm by invitation, followed by a public opening reception from 8-10pm). The episodes will be edited and posted on-line during the exhibition and the continuously changing stage set can be explored by gallery goers between shoots during gallery hours.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the series, the artist Jonathan Grossmalerman, a once successful painter in a serious career slump has been offered an exhibition at his dream gallery&hellip;but there&rsquo;s a catch! He can&rsquo;t show any of the incredibly explicit paintings that helped make his name. All that pressure would be enough to send any artist into a full-fledged creative crisis! But Grossmalerman still has to contend with the haunted Basquiat painting his girlfriend just dragged home, his estranged eleven year old daughter who just moved in, and the studio assistant&rsquo;s poor book keeping which sets off a violent string of events that include but are not limited to, an assassin, a spit take, and a very angry collector.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Smit &amp; White have assembled a first rate cast of some of New York&rsquo;s most talented performers including Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag), Jenn Harris (Silence), Neal Medlyn (Champagne Jerry), Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Carmine Covelli (the Julie Ruin), Vinny Lopez (Two JasperJohns), and introducing the charming Sadie Parker.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each week there will be changes to the set as the story arc of the series progresses. Paintings will be changed out with each episode as Grossmalerman takes a stab at a new subject matter and Basquiat&rsquo;s angry ghost wreaks further havoc on the zany characters that populate&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;GROSSMALERMAN&nbsp;Show!</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Smit and White originally met in 1999 when Smit helped with Michael Smith and White&rsquo;s collaboration, &ldquo;Open House,&rdquo; at the New Museum. They developed a mutual fondness and have subsequently been included in numerous group exhibitions together. Recently, Smit approached White for advice when a British production company began developing Grossmalerman! for television. After the production deal fell apart, Smit approached White again, now with a new proposal: reimagining the show as a classic sitcom, art exhibition, and performance built on the premise that contemporary art, always on the vanguard, had skipped tragedy and gone straight to farce</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The&nbsp;GROSSMALERMAN&nbsp;Show!&nbsp;</em>was made possible in part by a successful $20,000 Kickstarter campaign that appealed to a community of friends and supporters. Notable donors include Matthew Day Jackson, Jennie C. Jones, Michael Smith, William Powhida, James Siena, Ryan McGuiness, Jennifer McCoy, Will Cotton, Sebastiaan Bremer, Eve Sussman, Laura Parnes, Erik Parker, Peter Schjeldahl, and many more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Guy Richards Smit:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born and raised in New York City, Guy Richards Smit is a video artist, performer, musician and painter whose work has been seen at biennials in Havana, Valencia, ARCOMadrid, and Dublin Contemporary. He has had solo exhibitions at Schroeder Romero &amp; Shredder, Fred [London] Ltd, Roebling Hall, and TEAM. In 2004 the Museum of Modern Art included his video rock opera&nbsp;<em>Nausea 2</em>&nbsp;in their Premier Series to celebrate the museum&rsquo;s reopening, as well as touring and performing internationally with his band Maxi Geil! &amp; Playcolt. In October 2013,&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>&nbsp;Art Critic Roberta Smith wrote that his most recent project was &ldquo;A tour de force that showcases his considerable talents for satire, stand-up, endurance art, and painting.&rdquo; He currently writes a monthly column as Grossmalerman for the British magazine&nbsp;<em>ArtReview</em>&nbsp;which will publish a book of his collected columns through their imprint later this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Joshua White:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born and raised in New York City, Joshua White is an artist and video maker. In 1967, he formed The Joshua Light Show, a performing ensemble creating live improvised psychedelic imagery behind all the great rock bands of the day. Eventually, The Joshua Light Show found a permanent home at Bill Graham&rsquo;s Fillmore East. After perfoming at the Woodstock Festival Joshua left light shows behind to pursue his new interest, giant screen video projection for large arenas. Soon, broadcast television discovered the potential of rock. Joshua segued over to that medium and began a thirty year career as a TV director. His credits include&nbsp;<em>Seinfeld</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Jerry Lewis Telethon</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Max Headroom Show</em>,&nbsp;<em>Club MTV</em>,&nbsp;<em>The New Mickey Mouse Club</em>, and<em>&nbsp;Inside The Actors Studio</em>. Ten years ago, Joshua re-generated light show collaborations with Gary Panter. Over the last 15 years, he made many other art projects and installations, six of them in New York, Austin, and Philadelphia with performance artist Michael Smith. His work has been seen at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Hirshhorn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum, Centre Pompidou, Hayden Planetarium in NY, Barbican Centre in London, Basel Switzerland and Basel Miami and most recently, The Cleveland Museum of Art. In October, Joshua Light Show will return to NYU&rsquo;s Skirball Center for a second week-long residency.</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:48:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list