ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Joshua Liebovitz, +Aziz - Hotel Particulier - June 21st, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p><b>UNCOLLECTABLE</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p><b>SHOW DATE JUNE 21 and 22</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Inspired by sound art’s resistance to commercialization and conventional art-collecting practices, UNCOLLECTABLE is a performance at the intersection of sound and music. The pop-up show will combine elements of an art exhibit reception and a musical experience to expand upon the compositional vocabulary of songwriting and concert programming. This multicultural performance will be kicking off a month-long art exhibit hosted at SoHo’s <i>Hotel Particulier</i></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><i>Uncollectable </i>was ignited by Kuwaiti songwriter and trend spotter +Aziz. The expressed aim of the project is to further ideate as a songwriter and overcome the hegemonic gravity of corporate entertainment - creating subjective music experiences inspired by cultural trends beyond entertainment. Focusing on sound art and its resistance to commercialization, the exhibit is inspired by a cultural trend reshaping the art world, particularly in the Middle East.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">During these two performances, +Aziz, a team of 5 musicians, and sound artist Joshua Liebowitz will work to augment the compositional techniques of songwriting through sound. In addition to adding sound components to 6 songs, there are moments where structured music is nowhere to be found, and the art of sound becomes the foreground. Attendees can expect to participate in a collage of tactile experiences, including the making of a music video.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>THE SHOW |</b> The program is built to reflect the thresholds of how sound and music can come together; rather than offering a critique of the music industry, UNCOLLECTABLE is an exploration of where and how the two meet. By exploring sound art through a songwriter’s lens, UNCOLLECTABLE enables visitors to explore Middle Eastern culture in a new light – while also offering an opportunity to reflect on the future of indie music.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Ticketed guests will go through a program developed by +Aziz, a Kuwaiti songwriter and trend spotter who seeks to create musical experiences informed by cultural trends beyond entertainment. This project is inspired by a trend in the art world. UNCOLLECTABLE is developed in collaboration with ArteEast, a non-profit focused in contemporary Middle Eastern art in New York, and NUQAT, a design conference in the Arabian Gulf.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In addition to adding sound components to all songs played, there are moments where structured music is nowhere to be found, and the art of sound becomes the foreground. Attendees can expect to experience a collage of tactile experiences. Various collaboration occasions within the show’s program will culminate to creating online content such as an UNCOLLECTABLE Dropbox folder, a music video, Soundcloud files…etc.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>THE CROWDFUNDING | </b>Supporters of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNCOLLECTABLE’s crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo</a> can take advantage of perks like first hand peeks of a rotating exhibition (through July 10th), exclusive consultations, and personalized tours from +Aziz. The Indiegogo campaign is live until June 21<sup>st</sup>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>THE SPACE |</b> <i>Hotel Particulier</i> is an establishment where encounters, cross-pollination of ideas, disciplines and collaboration can take root and grow in a space that is different - and where there is a freedom of experimentation. It is a place of hospitality, of de-compartmentalization, of conversations, and where not only artworks are exhibited but also ideas.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We hope you can join us for the show and/or help support the crowdfunding campaign. Please direct all inquiries to Lori Zimmer at Art Nerd,</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:10:29 +0000 Group Show - McKenzie Fine Art - June 21st, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>McKenzie Fine Art is pleased to announce its summer group exhibition, <i>Reticulate, </i>opening Friday, June 21 with a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. and concluding on Saturday, August 17, 2013.</p> <p>The exhibition will include paintings, prints, drawings and cut paper by the following artists:  Cathryn Arcomano, Vija Celmins, Lori Ellison, Daniel Hill, Jason Karolak, Yayoi Kusama, Mark Lombardi, David Mann, Loren Munk, Aric Obrosey, Devin Powers, Ivo Ringe, Jason Rohlf, Mark Sheinkman, Ruth Waldman, Laura Watt, and Laura Sharp Wilson.</p> <p>The exhibition explores the work of artists who employ various types of reticulation, or imagery of webs and nets, in their work. Vija Celmins’ print of a gossamer-fine spiderweb conveys uniqueness and visual complexity, strength as well as vulnerability, while Ruth Waldman’s network is a web of a different order.  In her colored pencil drawing, Boschian imagery of pierced, vaguely figurative shapes suggests entrapment, pleasure and pain. The limitless expansiveness of infinite space and the cosmological mapping of the universe are explored in a 1978 enamel and pigment painting on board by Yayoi Kusama; Ivo Ringe’s vibrant and bold network pattern painting; Mark Sheinkman’s undulant and mysterious drawings, Laura Watt’s variegated and overlapping webs in gouache on paper; Devin Powers’ crisp, astral map-like linear drawings; Cathryn Arcomano’s quiet Tantric-like painting of a delicate geometric network; and Lori Ellison’s obsessive ballpoint drawings on notebook paper, which speak of worlds intimate and universal.  Aric Obrosey cuts paper to create a network of silhouettes of dozens of motifs which reference labor.  They coalesce and intertwine at the center to create a large image of a work glove.  Daniel Hill’s rhythmic and linear painted webs allude to the continuous movement of sound vibrations.  David Mann creates linkages between clusters in his painting, suggesting not only microscopic synaptic activity but also connections between larger groups and communities.    Laura Sharp Wilson paints a variety of ropes, chains, and links which obscure, bind and reveal layers of history in her idiosyncratic paintings, while Jason Rohlf’s expansive and colorful quilt-like prisms speak of linkages of memory and personal experience.  Jason Karolak’s layered linear paintings recall architectural structures and explore iteration and growth, while Mark Lombardi’s drawing and Loren Munk’s painting examine and dissect reality-based social, political, artistic and financial communities. </p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 03:43:32 +0000 Reginald Marsh - New York Historical Society - June 21st, 2013 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>With his calligraphic brushstrokes and densely cluttered, multi-figured compositions, Reginald Marsh recorded the vibrancy and energetic pulse of New York City. In paintings, prints, watercolors and photographs, he captured the animation and visual turbulence that made urban New York life an exhilarating spectacle. His work depicted the visual energy the city, its helter-skelter signs, newspaper and magazine headlines and the crowded conditions of its street life and recreational pastimes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-view-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd">His subjects were not glamorous or affluent New Yorkers, but those in the middle and lower class—Bowery bums, burlesque queens, Coney Island musclemen, park denizens, subway riders and post-flapper era sirens. Marsh was fascinated by the crass glamour, gaudiness and sexuality these city inhabitants exhibited in public, as well as by the humanity expressed by those living under severe economic and social duress. His technical combination of choppy brushwork and thinly applied tempera created the effect of a continual surface flickering, which causes the eye to move without rest from place to place across the painting. Marsh heightened this sense of agitated and accelerated movement by means of asymmetrically framed scenes and avoidance of an obvious focal point. The result was a sequential unfolding of episodes across his canvas surfaces, which evoked the transience, motion and vitality of New York City in the 1930s.</div> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:44:56 +0000 James Turrell - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - June 21st, 2013 10:00 AM - 7:45 PM <p>James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is <em>Aten Reign</em> (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture—its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space—as one of Turrell’s <em>Skyspaces</em>, referencing in particular his magnum opus the <em>Roden Crater Project</em> (1979– ). Reorienting visitors’ experiences of the rotunda from above to below, <em>Aten Reign</em> gives form to the air and light occupying the museum’s central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist’s career will be displayed in the museum’s Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, <em>James Turrell</em> comprises one of three of major Turrell exhibitions spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, and Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:49:44 +0000 - Childrens Museum of the Arts - June 22nd, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Join CMA for the last festival of the multicultural series! Enjoy traditional workshops led by La Pared Artist Collective, musical performances by Alex Fernandez Fox and Manny, Rumba Tap performances by Max Pollak, and Cuban Afro Dance by Rebecca Bliss. You can also create your own Cuban-inspired animations, traditional Guiro instruments, tropical floral sculptures, and more.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 01:40:25 +0000 Sally Savage, Kayla Rudess, Laurie Peek, Sarah Omer, Emma Karlewicz, Yohanna Henriquez, Collette Fournier - Edward Hopper House Art Center - June 22nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In conjunction with <i>Dorotthea Lange’s America,</i> Edward Hopper House Art Center will present<i>The Documentary Continues: Women in Social Issues Photography </i>in the adjacent hallway gallery.</p> <p>The exhibition will feature six female photographers from the Rockland County, N.Y. area who will display black and white photo reportage.  The showing will also include a short repeating video on the theme, produced by curator Arthur H. Guntherr.</p> <p><b></b></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:19:05 +0000 David Mcleish, Matt Miley, Finn Gleeson - FiveMyles - June 22nd, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The three artists have organized this exhibition based on the premise that a society’s survival depends on a continual process of decay followed by a rebirth of ideas. </p> <p><strong>Matt Miley’s </strong>drawings take the viewer into landscapes of dark, forbidding lines, where anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures seem to interact with the landscape and each other in multifarious uneasy ways. <strong>David Mcleish </strong>creates sculptures<strong> </strong>with wood and wax, complex and soothing at the same time. His works reference our fading memory; like wax, it is an unreliable material. <strong>Finn Gleeson’s </strong>paintings show color in motion, done with bold brush strokes and a sense of joy.</p> <h3>THE ARTISTS:</h3> <p><strong>David Mcleish</strong> lives and works in Miami, Florida. He earned an MFA from Florida State University and has exhibited in the US and internationally. David is a co-director of the Pinion Gallery, an artist-run gallery that was located in Brooklyn, New York between 2010 and 2011 where seven exhibitions were hosted. The gallery has also hosted exhibitions in Orlando and Miami, Florida and is now an organization that is actively curating and exhibiting in Miami, New York City, and will be expanding to Stockholm, Sweden in 2014. </p> <p><strong>Matt Miley</strong> is originally from Louisiana and Mississippi. Following the completion of his Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Florida State University, Matt moved to New York City in 2009 to work at the School of Visual Arts. He is currently living and making art in Crown Heights in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited in the US and internationally. Since his move to New York City he has also been involved in building and co-directing the Pinion Gallery. Matt will be moving to Stockholm, Sweden in 2014. </p> <p><strong>Finn Gleeson</strong> is a 4th Dan black belt in Judo and received an MA at Wimbledon School of Art. His work explores the relationships between figuration and abstraction. He lives and works in Bath, United Kingdom. </p> Mon, 27 May 2013 23:06:20 +0000 - Wave Hill - June 22nd, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial</em> features cutting edge work by New York area emerging artists who participated in The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program in the last two years. Organized by Gabriel de Guzman, Wave Hill Curator of Visual Arts; Elizabeth Grady, guest curator; and Lia Zaaloff, Bronx Museum Curator, the exhibition is presented concurrently at The Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, and 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery. Works by 24 artists will be on view at Wave Hill.</p> <p></p> <ul> <li>Wave Hill opening reception: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 1 – 4 PM</li> <li>The Bronx Museum of the Arts opening reception: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2 – 6 PM</li> <li>1285 Avenue of Americas Art Gallery opening reception: Monday, June 24, 2013, 6 – 8 PM</li> </ul> Sun, 19 May 2013 06:06:43 +0000 Chris Burden, Lynn Hershman, Linda Mary Montano, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha - Bronx Museum of the Arts - June 23rd, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p><br /> State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 offers an in-depth survey of Conceptual art and related avant-garde activities in both Northern and Southern California during a pivotal period in contemporary art. State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 offers an in-depth survey of conceptual art and related avant-garde activities in both Northern and Southern California during a pivotal period in contemporary art. The exhibition features 150 works by 60 artists, including Chris Burden, Lynn Hershman, Linda Mary Montano, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, and Ed Ruscha.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:12:36 +0000 Group Show - Bronx Museum of the Arts - June 23rd, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial will feature the work of seventy-three emerging artists who participated in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program (classes of 2012 and 2013). The exhibition will be presented at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wave Hill, and 1285 Avenue of Americas Art Gallery, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:49:06 +0000 Bradley Kronz - Essex Street - June 23rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:03:12 +0000 Bernard Schreiner, Thomas Bayrle, Jana Euler, Thomas Judin - The Artist’s Institute - June 23rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><em>Rosenkränke</em> (Rosaries) is a record made by sound artist Bernard Schreiner with Thomas Bayrle, where a car engine becomes a compressed cathedral.<br /> <br /> We want to play you this record, as well as other recent sound works by Schreiner. Also on view are new works by Jana Euler and Thomas Judin.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:59:25 +0000 - Asia Society Museum - June 25th, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p>As modern day lifestyles become increasingly fast-paced and transient the distinctions between personal and public space, work and leisure have become blurred. Many of the works by the eight artists featured in the exhibition address issues of labor while others examine the resiliency of communities in the face of environmental changes, whether man-made or through forces of nature. This exhibition features highlights from the Asia Society Museum’s contemporary art collection.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:03:11 +0000 Laura Horelli - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - June 25th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Laura Horelli will present<em> A Letter to Mother</em>, a video piece produced during her 6-month residency at ISCP and currently exhibited at The 7th Momentum Biennial in Moss, Norway. A Letter to Mother was filmed in Flushing, Queens, where Horelli's mother spent her first years in the 1950s. The narrative touches upon some political movements of the last century by recalling the life of one Finnish family.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:13:54 +0000 Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, Gripoix - Museum of Arts and Design - June 25th, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p>Featuring over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition will be an eye-opening display of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, many of them one-of-a-kind, drawn from the world-renowned collection of Barbara Berger. The daughter of an American diamond merchant, Barbara Berger began her collection of some 3,000 <em>bijoux de couture </em>when she purchased a pair of Chanel earrings at a French flea market as a teenager and went on to assemble one of the largest and finest collections of couture jewelry in the world.</p> <p>Many of the works were expressly made to be worn with haute couture clothing by fashion designers that range from Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior to Dolce &amp; Gabbana. The Berger collection and this exhibition are virtual encyclopedias of this exciting and provocative era of fashion history. The exhibition also underscores the continuing popularity of couture jewelry today through stellar contemporary works.</p> <p><img style="float: left; padding-bottom: 5px;" title="The Collection of Barbara Berger" src="" alt="fashion jewelery" width="145" height="217" />The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication on the Barbara Berger collection published by Assouline, with a preface by Pamela Golbin, who is the chief curator of Paris&rsquo; Mus&eacute;e de la Mode et du Textile; an essay by fashion guru Iris Apfel; and text by jewelry historian Harrice Simons Miller. A wide range of educational programs will accompany the exhibition, including lectures and panel discussions, designer-led exhibition tours, and hands-on jewelry workshops and demonstrations in MAD&rsquo;s 6<sup>th</sup> floor Open Studios.</p> <p>The exhibition was organized by David McFadden, William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, in collaboration with jewelry historian Harrice Simons Miller, as guest curator.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:27:43 +0000 Uri Aran, David Berezin, Cynthia Daignault, Joel Holmberg, Matt Keegan, Margaret Lee, Jimmy Merris, Oliver Osborne, Amanda Ross Ho - American Contemporary - June 26th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Saying no is easy, almost too easy, but yes can lead to yes, which opens up possibility: repetition, continuation, communication. People say we have to watch our thoughts, as thoughts become actions and actions can become our habits. I try to say what I mean.<br />Looking can be like listening. When you look and listen really hard it can be worth it, but doing it can also be like saying no. Sometimes it’s worth just simply seeing (and listening): just taking in everything in front of you and every thought that comes with it.<br />People misunderstand me. I misunderstand them. But when we do understand each other it’s wonderful.<br />I just forget that it takes time.<br />________<br />“Yes I will Yes” features work by nine artists, one from LA, two from London and six from New York. The work chosen for the exhibition includes modes of image repetition, layering and juxtaposition in an attempt to examine the differences and similarities that exist between thought and communication.<br />Current highlights for the exhibiting artists are listed here. Uri Aran is currently exhibiting in The Encyclopedic Palace at the Venice Biannale and had a solo exhibition at Gavin Brown and the Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland this past fall/winter; David Berezin recently displayed new work at the Sculpture Centre in January and had a solo presentation at the Columbus Museum of Art; Cynthia Daignault has work this summer at White Columns and MKG127, Toronto amongst others and wlll have her first solo exhibition with Lisa Cooley in September; Joel Holmberg exhibited with American Contemporary in January and has also recently shown at the New Museum and Kettles Yard, Cambridge, England; Matt Keegan had a two person exhibition at the Kitchen with Eileen Quinlan titled “Y? O! G... A” in 2012 and a solo exhibition at Pedro Cera in 2013; Margaret Lee was the recipient of the Artadia NADA Award, 2012 and was recently included in “MHMMML” with Matthew Higgs and Marlon Mullen at Murray Guy, The Green Gallery and International Art Objects; Jimmy Merris was awarded the Studio Voltaire Members’ Show Award selected by Mike Nelson and Jenni Lomax and was given a Frieze Film commission for the 2012 Frieze Art Fair; Oliver Osborne has upcoming solo shows with Frutta, Rome and Vilma Gold, London and recently exhibited with Mihai Nicodim in Los Angeles; Amanda Ross-Ho had solo exhibitions with Mitchell Innes and Nash, Shane Campbell Gallery and the MCA Chicago in 2013 as well as a solo exhibition at MoCA, LA in 2012.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:51:22 +0000