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

opens Sat, Sept 7, 6-8p:“Slow Hunch” Jim Gaylord, Will Duty, Tamara Zahaykevich, Michael Dotson and Colin SnappJeff Bailey Gallery, 625 W27th St., NYCgroup exhibition featuring Jim Gaylord’s cutout collages (pictured), Will Duty’s painting and drawing, Tamara Zahaykevich’s sculptures, Michael Dotson’s paintings and a video by Colin Snapp. - thru Oct 5

opens Sat, Sept 7, 6-8p:

Slow Hunch
 Jim Gaylord, Will Duty, Tamara Zahaykevich,
 Michael Dotson and Colin Snapp

Jeff Bailey Gallery, 625 W27th St., NYC

group exhibition featuring Jim Gaylord’s cutout collages (pictured), Will Duty’s painting and drawing, Tamara Zahaykevich’s sculptures, Michael Dotson’s paintings and a video by Colin Snapp. - thru Oct 5

recently opened:

Starting Small

Porter Contemporary, 548 W28th St., NYC

a group exhibition of small works by over 30 artists: Roberta Allen, Dara Alter, Melissa Anderson, Bryan Austin, Jennie Barrese, BEPPO, Jason Bryant, Dara Engler, Kathy Greenwood, Naoto Hattori, Amy Hill, Jeff Huntington in collaboration with Travis Wagner, Jee Hwang, Jihay Kang, Sarah Kaufman, Lori Larusso, Andrew Maglathlin, Anne Marchand, Kate McCarthy, Kellyann Monaghan, Judith Mullen, Jennifer Murray, Judith Ostrowitz, Chaltin Pagan, Bruno Perillo, Joyce Pommer, Carla E. Reyes, Elena Rodz, Carlton Sturgill, Catherine Tafur, Beck Wheeler, Meghan Willis, Tom Wilson, Dan Withey - thru Sept 7

Just Opened:

Folk Devil
 curated by Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal

David Zwirner, 519, 525 & 533 W19th St., NYC

Folk Devil presents a comment on the tendency to create artificial connections between a group of individuals, while it also contains a self-referential statement on the yearly summer shows held at many art galleries under various umbrella themes.

The exhibition’s title is a reference to sociologist Stanley Cohen’s description of the British media’s hostile reaction towards deviant youth groups in the 1960s, and embodies a deep-rooted fear of subcultures and the morally aberrant.

Artists: Lynn Chadwick, Spartacus Chetwynd, Marlene Dumas, Nikolas Gambaroff, Brian Griffiths, Roger Hiorns, Ryan McGinley, Oscar Murillo, Mike Nelson, Eddie Peake, Jason Rhoades, Steven Shearer, Oscar Tuazon, Sophie von Hellermann, Franz West, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Just Opened:“​Send Me the JPEG” Cathy Begien, Janet Biggs, Jimbo Blachly, Jennifer Dalton, Rory Donaldson, Chris Dorland, Yevgeniy Fiks, Joy Garnett,  Ulrich Gebert, Shane Hope, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev,  The Chadwicks, Leslie Thornton and Andy YoderWinkleman Gallery, 621 W27 St., NYC"In a recent survey by art industry analysts ArtTactic (conducted for art insurers Hiscox), 64% of contemporary art collectors reported having made the decision to purchase an artwork from digital images before actually seeing the artwork in person… “Send Me the JPEG” will showcase works from gallery artists, however no actual works of art will be on view. Rather digital images of the works will be displayed on large flat-screen monitors. The original artworks in the exhibition run the gamut, from room-sized installations to performance-based interventions, from paintings to prints, from sculpture to photographs. Everything except video, which ironically most online channels are still struggling with… In short, “Send Me the JPEG” seeks to question what is gained and what is lost in this new era of collecting… "  - thru Aug 2

Just Opened:

“​Send Me the JPEG
 Cathy Begien, Janet Biggs, Jimbo Blachly, Jennifer Dalton,
 Rory Donaldson, Chris Dorland, Yevgeniy Fiks, Joy Garnett,
 Ulrich Gebert, Shane Hope, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev,
 The Chadwicks, Leslie Thornton and Andy Yoder

Winkleman Gallery, 621 W27 St., NYC

"In a recent survey by art industry analysts ArtTactic (conducted for art insurers Hiscox), 64% of contemporary art collectors reported having made the decision to purchase an artwork from digital images before actually seeing the artwork in person… “Send Me the JPEG” will showcase works from gallery artists, however no actual works of art will be on view. Rather digital images of the works will be displayed on large flat-screen monitors. The original artworks in the exhibition run the gamut, from room-sized installations to performance-based interventions, from paintings to prints, from sculpture to photographs. Everything except video, which ironically most online channels are still struggling with… In short, “Send Me the JPEG” seeks to question what is gained and what is lost in this new era of collecting… "  - thru Aug 2

thru June 8:

Logical Expressions and Variations
 William Betts, Gary Carsley, Shane Hope, Julie Oppermann

Margaret Thatcher Projects, 539 W23rd St., NYC

a group show including works by four contemporary artists who each incorporate the logical, rational and at times accidental reading of visual data by automated or organic systems in their artwork.

continues thru Apr 26:

Thanks
 curated by Adam Parker Smith

Lu Magnus, 55 Hester St., NYC

a group show featuring work by 77 artists and curated by Brooklyn-based artist Adam Parker Smith.

Beginning with a series of studio visits, Smith set out with the clear intention of “acquiring” work for the exhibition. However, he concealed the true concept, premise, and even timing of the exhibition from the artists. Through various surreptitious means, a work of art or object was taken from each artist’s studio. The pilfered work is not any random object but rather one that explicitly relates to the artist’s wider practice. Two weeks prior to its opening, the artists were informed of the exhibition. Only then were they let in on the true concept and scope of the exhibition. Presented with the choice – if the artist agreed, they would be included in Thanks; if they refused to give permission, works were to be returned immediately. However, all invited artists agreed to participate in Thanks.

Opens Feb 27, 6-9p: “No Sun without Shadow”Lu Magnus, 55 Hester St., NYCa group show featuring Jonathan Allen, Chitra Ganesh, Kate Gilmore, Fawad Khan, Emily Noelle Lambert, Jean-Pierre Roy, and Kristen Schiele. Combining mythology and philosophy, the artists use the figure in their works of various media – video, drawing, collage, and painting – to illustrate the burden of the artist and the process of art making. - thru Mar 24

Opens Feb 27, 6-9p:

No Sun without Shadow

Lu Magnus, 55 Hester St., NYC

a group show featuring Jonathan Allen, Chitra Ganesh, Kate Gilmore, Fawad Khan, Emily Noelle Lambert, Jean-Pierre Roy, and Kristen Schiele. Combining mythology and philosophy, the artists use the figure in their works of various media – video, drawing, collage, and painting – to illustrate the burden of the artist and the process of art making. - thru Mar 24

thru Dec23: “Sowing the Seeds of Love” JustseedsMunch Gallery, 245 Broome St., NYC (@ Ludlow)the first group exhibition in NYC by Justseeds, an artists’ cooperative of 24 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods.Artists: Jesus Barraza, Kevin Caplicki, Melanie Cervantes, Santiago Doesntsitstill, Alec Dunn, Molly J Fair, Thea Gahr, Nicolas Lampert, Josh MacPhee, Fernando Marti, Colin Matthes, Dylan Miner, Roger Peet, Jesse Purcell, Pete Railand, Favianna Rodriguez, Shaun Slifer, Chris Stain, Meredith Stern, Mary Tremonte, Bec Young.

thru Dec23:

Sowing the Seeds of Love
 Justseeds

Munch Gallery, 245 Broome St., NYC (@ Ludlow)

the first group exhibition in NYC by Justseeds, an artists’ cooperative of 24 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods.

Artists: Jesus Barraza, Kevin Caplicki, Melanie Cervantes, Santiago Doesntsitstill, Alec Dunn, Molly J Fair, Thea Gahr, Nicolas Lampert, Josh MacPhee, Fernando Marti, Colin Matthes, Dylan Miner, Roger Peet, Jesse Purcell, Pete Railand, Favianna Rodriguez, Shaun Slifer, Chris Stain, Meredith Stern, Mary Tremonte, Bec Young.

Opens Sept 8th, 8-11p:“Working on It” curated by Alex Ahn & Ari Lipkis TEMP Art Space, 57 Walker St., NYCinaugural exhibition. Featuring the work of twelve emerging young artists, the show “explores the dynamic nature in which young adults grapple with issues such as originality and identity within a rapidly evolving context.” - thru Oct 14

Opens Sept 8th, 8-11p:

Working on It
 curated by Alex Ahn & Ari Lipkis

TEMP Art Space, 57 Walker St., NYC

inaugural exhibition. Featuring the work of twelve emerging young artists, the show “explores the dynamic nature in which young adults grapple with issues such as originality and identity within a rapidly evolving context.” - thru Oct 14

Opens Sept 4th:“Ruptures: Forms of Public Address” curated by Saskia Bos and Steven LamCooper Union School of Art, 41 Cooper Square, NYCReception: Wednesday, September 12, 6–8pmgroup exhibition that considers the emancipatory potential of radical gestures, specifically focusing on how demonstrations and artistic practice are not isolated nor disconnected, but share a similar language of resistance.  - thru Oct 13

Opens Sept 4th:

Ruptures: Forms of Public Address
 curated by Saskia Bos and Steven Lam

Cooper Union School of Art, 41 Cooper Square, NYC

Reception: Wednesday, September 12, 6–8pm

group exhibition that considers the emancipatory potential of radical gestures, specifically focusing on how demonstrations and artistic practice are not isolated nor disconnected, but share a similar language of resistance.  - thru Oct 13