Opens Thurs, July 11, 6-8p:
curated by Chris Bors
Cindy Rucker Gallery, 141 Attorney St., NYC
The work in this show is grotesque, in every sense of the word; outlandish actions, disfigured forms, and bizarre scenes pepper the works and transform the gallery into a twisted Freak Show. - thru Aug 9
artists: Chris Bors, Paul Brainard, Dawn Frasch, Aaron Johnson, Hein Koh, Tom Sanford, and Aaron Zimmerman
Chris Bors, No Redeeming Social Value, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 43 1/2” x 34”. © Chris Bors. Courtesy the artist.
Aaron Johnson, Mooncusser, 2012, acrylic and socks on linen, 40” x 32”. Courtesy the artist.
Opens Thurs, July 11, 6-8p:
Artist Talk Tonight, 7-9p:
“Artist Salon at The Lodge”
Paul Brainard & Hayley McCulloch
The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC (bt Delancey & Broome)
Paul Brainard will discuss his influences, his process and the symbolism of recurring images in his work and Hayley McCulloch will discuss her fascination with cultural luminaries and the talismanic properties of art. This discussion is a programming component of the exhibition “Die Wunderkammer; Objects of Virtue" which runs thru May 1st.
*nyc art scene recommends*
thru Feb 9:
“100 Little Deaths”
BravinLee Programs, 526 W26th St., NYC (#211)
NYC artist Tom Sanford’s 100 individual ink drawings of notable persons who passed away in 2012 are presented alongside a large-scale 16-Foot painting containing each of these 100 persons. Additionally, the artist invited 50 of his artist-peers to create their own works of people we lost in 2012 for an accompanying group show.
The artists include: Graham Preston, Jessica Ellis, Shay Kun, Rudy Shepherd, Les Rogers, Jonathan Allen, Dan Heidkamp, Kelli Williams, Joe Heaps Nelson, Chris Bors, Noah Becker, Eric White, Nic Rad, Daniel Davidson, Taylor McKimens, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Aaron Johnson, Michael Hilsman, Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Michael Scoggins, Robin Willimas, Josh Jordan, Ridley Howard, Holly Coulis, Natalie Frank, Paul Brainard, Jeremy Willis, Jeff Beebe, Michael Anderson, Guy Richards Smit, Michael Bevilacqua, Francesca Neiman, Alfred Steiner, Eric Doeringer, Peter Daverington, Thomas Broadbent, Dawn Frasch, Nina Chanel Abney, Kevin Klein, Erin McNalley and Aaron Zimmerman.
Reception Tonight, Jan 21, 6-8p:
”MIE: A Portrait by 35 Artists”
Curated by Nick Lawrence and Mie Iwatsuki
Freight + Volume, 530 W.24th St., NYC
Long a muse and subject of many contemporary masters in the art world, curator/model Mie Iwatsuki joins forces with gallerist/curator/artist Nick Lawrence, of Freight+Volume, to create a very special, intimate portrait show, aptly titled MIE: A Portrait By 35 Artists. Drawing on the ancient tradition of portraiture, but bringing the medium into a contemporary discourse, this show of multiple interpretations of one subject—MIE—promises to be rich and provocative in its variety, insightful and illuminating in its focus. MIE features 35 contemporary prominent and emerging artists, working in every medium—painting, drawing, video, sculpture and performance—who have achieved a unique voice in the realm of portraiture.
Noah Becker, Paul Brainard, Maureen Cavanaugh, Thomas Eller, Robert Frank, Peter Garfield, Andrew Guenther, Anthony Haden-Guest, Daniel Heidkamp, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Elizabeth Huey, David Humphrey, Min Hyung, Alex Katz, Kurt Kauper, Kevin Kay, Jeremy Kost, Gil Kuno, Nick Lawrence, June Leaf, Hye Rim Lee, Paul D. Miller, Ikki Miyake, Tom Sanford, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Rudy Shepherd, Damian Stamer, Eric White, Barnaby Whitfield, Nicole Wittenberg, Saya Woolfalk, Lin Yilin, O Zhang, Qi Zhilong