nyc art scene

a carefully curated calendar & cumulative catalog of new york city's most interesting art exhibitions and events. hand picked by Arthur Seen & Team

Opening Tonight (Nov 11) 7-9p:
Re-Telling
NURTUREart, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY
Featuring artists: Elia Alba, Becca Albee, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Aaron Gilbert
"It might be that re-telling is implicit in art-making. There are some cases, however, in which it is revelatory. The four artists included in this exhibition conflate telling and re-telling – of histories, figures, cities, and relationships – visually destabilizing notions that we are led to believe are concrete. In many cases re-telling is a discreet revision of a history, a landscape, a narrative, a body; often a response to the initial telling being a gross glorification and romanticization. Most importantly re-telling can expose truths and lies, leaving fiction in its wake. Ultimately, these re-tellings lead to a questioning and a deeper understanding of the thing they set out to describe or investigate, closing-shut or tearing open the issue, or the story, at hand.”

Opening Tonight (Nov 11) 7-9p:

Re-Telling

NURTUREart, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY

Featuring artists: Elia Alba, Becca Albee, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Aaron Gilbert

"It might be that re-telling is implicit in art-making. There are some cases, however, in which it is revelatory. The four artists included in this exhibition conflate telling and re-telling – of histories, figures, cities, and relationships – visually destabilizing notions that we are led to believe are concrete. In many cases re-telling is a discreet revision of a history, a landscape, a narrative, a body; often a response to the initial telling being a gross glorification and romanticization. Most importantly re-telling can expose truths and lies, leaving fiction in its wake. Ultimately, these re-tellings lead to a questioning and a deeper understanding of the thing they set out to describe or investigate, closing-shut or tearing open the issue, or the story, at hand.”