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

Recommended:

A Human Extension
 curated by Amy Berger
 
The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC (bt Delancey & Broome)

Artists Include: Isaac Arvold, Erik Benson, Julie Elizabeth Brady, Paul Brainard, Monica Cook, Melissa Cooke, Peter Drake, MaDora Frey, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Aaron Johnson, Christian Johnson, Michael Kagan, Karl LaRocca, Francesco Logenecker, Daniel Maidman, Lindsay Mound, Reuben Negron, Javier Piñon, Colette Robbins, Jean-Pierre Roy, Michael Schall, Kristen Schiele, Andrew Smenos, Melanie Vote, Frank Webster, Eric White, Barnaby Whitfield, Mike Womack

a celebration of the accessory, the exhibition features twenty-eight artists who, through drawings, paintings, collage and mixed-media, explore the role of fashion in contemporary visual culture. The show re-conceptualizes the fashion accessory, here with geological accessory designs by Jacqueline Popovic, as both sculptural and utilitarian.  - thru Feb 16

continues through Jan 12:

Totally Gay for Sports
 curated by Paul Brainard
 
The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC

“Tired of seeing shows on the Lower East Side that look like bank lobbies? me too.” says Paul Brainard, the artist/curator behind this refreshingly original exhibition:

“It was very important to me personally to organize a show that dealt with issues of homophobia and the unfortunate cult of sports personality. I think that sports culture is one of the last areas of extreme homophobia and this was part of my impetus to organize a show that would deal with some of these issues. It was also important how the show would be perceived by the gay community and thus far we have only had a positive response. It has been very interesting for me to see the show deal with questions of sexuality, homosexuality and gender from many different perspectives.”

Artists: Paul Brainard, Chris Caccamise, Peter Daverington, TM Davy, Franklin Evans, Evie Falci, Dawn Frasch, Duncan Hannah, Kurt Kauper, Hyun Jin Alex Park, Jean Pierre Roy, Tom Sanford, Lane Twitchell, Eric White, Barnaby Whitfield, Kelli Williams

Opens Thurs, July 11, 6-8p:

HELLO NASTY
 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

pictured:

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.

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•Opening Reception Friday, Mar 22, 6-8p: “Die Wunderkammer; Objects of Virtue” curated by Keith Schweitzer & Jason Patrick VoegeleThe Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC (b/t Broome & Delancey St.)paintings, sculpture, drawings, mixed-media assemblage, woodblock printmaking, multimedia works and interactive participatory installation. The exhibition deconstructs and reimagines the traditional Wunderkammer through works by over a dozen New York based artists. A series of performances, artist salons and additive artwork installations are scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. Presented by Republic Worldwide. - thru May 1artists: Paul Brainard, Kate Clark, Lori Field, Aaron Johnson, Melora Kuhn, Hayley McCulloch, Dennis McNett, Pop Mortem, Lucia Pedi, Mac Premo, Graham Preston, Christy Rupp, Julia Samuels, Tom Sanford, Sigrid Sarda, Madeline Von Foerster

nyc art scene recommends

Opening Reception Friday, Mar 22, 6-8p:

Die Wunderkammer; Objects of Virtue
 curated by Keith Schweitzer & Jason Patrick Voegele

The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., NYC (b/t Broome & Delancey St.)

paintings, sculpture, drawings, mixed-media assemblage, woodblock printmaking, multimedia works and interactive participatory installation. The exhibition deconstructs and reimagines the traditional Wunderkammer through works by over a dozen New York based artists. A series of performances, artist salons and additive artwork installations are scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. Presented by Republic Worldwide. - thru May 1

artists: Paul Brainard, Kate Clark, Lori Field, Aaron Johnson, Melora Kuhn, Hayley McCulloch, Dennis McNett, Pop Mortem, Lucia Pedi, Mac Premo, Graham Preston, Christy Rupp, Julia Samuels, Tom Sanford, Sigrid Sarda, Madeline Von Foerster

*nyc art scene recommends*

thru Feb 9:

100 Little Deaths
 Tom Sanford

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.

Opens Tonight, Aug 16, 6-9p: “The Double Dirty Dozen”Freight + Volume Gallery, 530 W24th St., NYClarge group exhibition about the quest for freedom of expression – sexual, intellectual, spiritual, political - and ultimately salvation through making art. - thru Sept 22Artists: Michael Anderson, David Baskin, Chris Biddy, Ion Birch, Paul Brainard, Shiva Burgos, Richard Butler, Francesco Civetta aka DJ CASH, Andy Cross, Jules De Balincourt, Erik Den Breejen, Kent Dorn, Joel Dugan, Austin Eddy, Johnston Foster, Rebecca Goyette, Duncan Hannah, Daniel Heidkamp, David Humphrey, George Jenne / Damian Stamer, Aaron Johnson, Ezra Johnson, Misaki Kawai, Kevin Kay, David Kramer, Maria Kreyn, Hye Rim Lee, Travis Lindquist, Noah Lyon, Panni Malekzadeh, Andrea Mary Marshall, Taylor McKimens, Greg Miller, Jazz-minh Moore, Joe Heaps Nelson, Lance Rautzhan, Max Razdow, Tom Sanford, Bill Saylor, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Andrew Smenos, Emet Sosna, Jennifer Sullivan, Ulrike Theusner, Russell Tyler, Eric White, Genevieve White, Kelli Williams and Nicole Wittenberg.

Opens Tonight, Aug 16, 6-9p:

The Double Dirty Dozen

Freight + Volume Gallery, 530 W24th St., NYC

large group exhibition about the quest for freedom of expression – sexual, intellectual, spiritual, political - and ultimately salvation through making art. - thru Sept 22

Artists: Michael Anderson, David Baskin, Chris Biddy, Ion Birch, Paul Brainard, Shiva Burgos, Richard Butler, Francesco Civetta aka DJ CASH, Andy Cross, Jules De Balincourt, Erik Den Breejen, Kent Dorn, Joel Dugan, Austin Eddy, Johnston Foster, Rebecca Goyette, Duncan Hannah, Daniel Heidkamp, David Humphrey, George Jenne / Damian Stamer, Aaron Johnson, Ezra Johnson, Misaki Kawai, Kevin Kay, David Kramer, Maria Kreyn, Hye Rim Lee, Travis Lindquist, Noah Lyon, Panni Malekzadeh, Andrea Mary Marshall, Taylor McKimens, Greg Miller, Jazz-minh Moore, Joe Heaps Nelson, Lance Rautzhan, Max Razdow, Tom Sanford, Bill Saylor, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Andrew Smenos, Emet Sosna, Jennifer Sullivan, Ulrike Theusner, Russell Tyler, Eric White, Genevieve White, Kelli Williams and Nicole Wittenberg.

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.

Artists:
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

Continuing thru Dec 3rd:
“Die Like You Really Mean It”,
Curated by Paul Brainard and Frank Webster
Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6PM
Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 E. Broadway, NYC
Featuring the work of: Erik Benson, Paul Brainard, Pia Dehne, Hiroyuki Hamada, Elizabeth Huey, Erika Keck, Emily Noelle Lambert, Frank Lentini, Eddie Martinez, Brian Montuori, Bryan Osburn, Kanishka Raja, Erika Ranee, Tom Sanford, Christopher Saunders, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Oliver Warden, Frank Webster, Eric White and Doug Young

Continuing thru Dec 3rd:

Die Like You Really Mean It”,

Curated by Paul Brainard and Frank Webster

Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6PM

Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 E. Broadway, NYC

Featuring the work of: 
Erik Benson, Paul Brainard, Pia Dehne, Hiroyuki Hamada, Elizabeth Huey, Erika Keck, Emily Noelle Lambert, Frank Lentini, Eddie Martinez, Brian Montuori, Bryan Osburn, Kanishka Raja, Erika Ranee, Tom Sanford, Christopher Saunders, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Oliver Warden, Frank Webster, Eric White and Doug Young

Opens Wednesday (Oct 26) 6-9pm: 
“Die Like You Really Mean It”Curated by Paul Brainard and Frank Webster
Allegra LaViola Gallery 179 E. Broadway, NYC

”..an energetic and dynamic show, where each work registers as a highly charged expression of the individual artist. Brainard and Webster have maintained a special interest in choosing works that register not as intentionally ironic but rather as sincerely and at times viscerally rendered. This exhibition celebrates painting as a healthy, living, and variegated mode of art making in New York.”Artists: Erik Benson, Paul Brainard, Pia Dehne, Hiroyuki Hamada, Elizabeth Huey, Erika Keck, Emily Noelle Lambert, Frank Lentini, Eddie Martinez, Brian Montouri, Bryan Osburn, Kanishka Raja, Erika Ranee, Tom Sanford, Christopher Saunders, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Oliver Warden, Frank Webster, Eric White and Doug Young

Opens Wednesday (Oct 26) 6-9pm:

Die Like You Really Mean It
Curated by Paul Brainard and Frank Webster

Allegra LaViola Gallery 179 E. Broadway, NYC

”..an energetic and dynamic show, where each work registers as a highly charged expression of the individual artist. Brainard and Webster have maintained a special interest in choosing works that register not as intentionally ironic but rather as sincerely and at times viscerally rendered. This exhibition celebrates painting as a healthy, living, and variegated mode of art making in New York.”

Artists: Erik Benson, Paul Brainard, Pia Dehne, Hiroyuki Hamada, Elizabeth Huey, Erika Keck, Emily Noelle Lambert, Frank Lentini, Eddie Martinez, Brian Montouri, Bryan Osburn, Kanishka Raja, Erika Ranee, Tom Sanford, Christopher Saunders, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Oliver Warden, Frank Webster, Eric White and Doug Young