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

Just Opened: “Concrete Memories” Sirikul PattachoteRoger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave., NYC (at 47th St.)Thailand-born, New York based painter Sirikul Pattachote’s exhibition of 16 beautiful and relevant contemporary watercolors. “Sirikul’s artwork is inspired by nature, where she draws upon memories and experiences of her surroundings in everyday life. The ephemeral quality of life and matter is a central theme in her work. Through her paintings, she attempts to record and preserve certain memories and impressions that highlight the potential good that exists in everyone and everything.” Presented by the Thai Artist Alliance. - thru Aug 31

Just Opened:

Concrete Memories
 Sirikul Pattachote

Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave., NYC (at 47th St.)

Thailand-born, New York based painter Sirikul Pattachote’s exhibition of 16 beautiful and relevant contemporary watercolors. “Sirikul’s artwork is inspired by nature, where she draws upon memories and experiences of her surroundings in everyday life. The ephemeral quality of life and matter is a central theme in her work. Through her paintings, she attempts to record and preserve certain memories and impressions that highlight the potential good that exists in everyone and everything.” Presented by the Thai Artist Alliance. - thru Aug 31

Opens Tonight, Apr 19, 6-8p:”Hanging by a Thread”  Pinaree SanpitakTyler Rollins Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYCthe exhibition centers on a installation of the same title that is the artist’s response to the recent flooding in Bangkok, where she lives and works.Pinaree is one of the most compelling and respected Thai artists of her generation, and her work can be counted among the most powerful explorations of women’s experience in all of Southeast Asia. - thru June 1

Opens Tonight, Apr 19, 6-8p:

Hanging by a Thread
  Pinaree Sanpitak

Tyler Rollins Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC

the exhibition centers on a installation of the same title that is the artist’s response to the recent flooding in Bangkok, where she lives and works.

Pinaree is one of the most compelling and respected Thai artists of her generation, and her work can be counted among the most powerful explorations of women’s experience in all of Southeast Asia. - thru June 1


Just Opened:”On the Threshold of the Senses: New Art from Southeast Asia” curated by Brian Curtin, PhD.Tally Beck Contemporary, 42 Rivington St., NYCAn exhibition of works from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Nearly two dozen works in a variety of media, including photography, drawing, woodcut print and multimedia sculpture.  The featured artists are Christina Dy (Philippines), Tada Hengsapkul (Thailand), Kriangkrai Kongkhanun (Thailand), Michael Lee (Singapore), Be Takerng Pattanopas (Thailand), Ohm Phanphiroj (Thailand), Thu Rein (Burma), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Maitree Siriboon (Thailand), Imhathai Suwatthansasilp (Thailand) and the Tarin Padi collective (Indonesia). - thru Apr 29

photo credit: Josh Wong

Just Opened:

On the Threshold of the Senses: New Art from Southeast Asia
 curated by Brian Curtin, PhD.

Tally Beck Contemporary, 42 Rivington St., NYC

An exhibition of works from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Nearly two dozen works in a variety of media, including photography, drawing, woodcut print and multimedia sculpture.  The featured artists are Christina Dy (Philippines), Tada Hengsapkul (Thailand), Kriangkrai Kongkhanun (Thailand), Michael Lee (Singapore), Be Takerng Pattanopas (Thailand), Ohm Phanphiroj (Thailand), Thu Rein (Burma), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Maitree Siriboon (Thailand), Imhathai Suwatthansasilp (Thailand) and the Tarin Padi collective (Indonesia). - thru Apr 29

photo credit: Josh Wong

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Opens Tomorrow, Mar 21, 6-8p:”On the Threshold of the Senses: New Art from Southeast Asia” curated by Brian Curtin, PhD.Tally Beck Contemporary, 42 Rivington St., NYCAn exhibition of works from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Nearly two dozen works in a variety of media, including photography, drawing, woodcut print and multimedia sculpture.  The featured artists are Christina Dy (Philippines), Tada Hengsapkul (Thailand), Kriangkrai Kongkhanun (Thailand), Michael Lee (Singapore), Be Takerng Pattanopas (Thailand), Ohm Phanphiroj (Thailand), Thu Rein (Burma), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Maitree Siriboon (Thailand), Imhathai Suwatthansasilp (Thailand) and the Tarin Padi collective (Indonesia). - thru Apr 29

Opens Tomorrow, Mar 21, 6-8p:

On the Threshold of the Senses: New Art from Southeast Asia
 curated by Brian Curtin, PhD.

Tally Beck Contemporary, 42 Rivington St., NYC

An exhibition of works from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Nearly two dozen works in a variety of media, including photography, drawing, woodcut print and multimedia sculpture.  The featured artists are Christina Dy (Philippines), Tada Hengsapkul (Thailand), Kriangkrai Kongkhanun (Thailand), Michael Lee (Singapore), Be Takerng Pattanopas (Thailand), Ohm Phanphiroj (Thailand), Thu Rein (Burma), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Maitree Siriboon (Thailand), Imhathai Suwatthansasilp (Thailand) and the Tarin Padi collective (Indonesia). - thru Apr 29

Opens Thursday, Jan 19, 6-8p: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook”Two Planets / Village and Elsewhere”Tyler Rollins Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (#10W)The first solo show in the United States by one of the leading video artists from Southeast Asia, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand).Araya’s video works have a meditative, ritualistic quality, and, like many of humanity’s important rituals, they are often focused on the idea of communication between different realms. Her earlier works, for example, have explored the connection between the living and the dead, between the insane and “normal” people, and between humans and animals. Over the past few years, Araya has focused on art itself and the way the viewer interacts with a work of art. In the videos she presents in this exhibition, Araya has placed framed reproductions of iconic Western artworks in settings that are radically different from the art museum, specifically in rural villages, markets, and Buddhist temples in Thailand, where she films groups of farmers or working class people discussing the artworks.

Opens Thursday, Jan 19, 6-8p:

 Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Two Planets / Village and Elsewhere

Tyler Rollins Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (#10W)

The first solo show in the United States by one of the leading video artists from Southeast Asia, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand).

Araya’s video works have a meditative, ritualistic quality, and, like many of humanity’s important rituals, they are often focused on the idea of communication between different realms. Her earlier works, for example, have explored the connection between the living and the dead, between the insane and “normal” people, and between humans and animals. Over the past few years, Araya has focused on art itself and the way the viewer interacts with a work of art. In the videos she presents in this exhibition, Araya has placed framed reproductions of iconic Western artworks in settings that are radically different from the art museum, specifically in rural villages, markets, and Buddhist temples in Thailand, where she films groups of farmers or working class people discussing the artworks.

Opens Tonight, Jan 14, 6-8p: Udomsak Krisanamis”Space Out”Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 620 Greenwich St., NYC"To a culture that perceives art as a globally accessible product, transmitted and received at the click of a mouse, the Thai artist Udomsak Krisanamis’s work might well seem solipsistically self-referential. His paintings record nothing so much as the labor of their making; he is a golfer, and his shows are rife with references to the sport; his films—brief loops shot on a cell phone—are modest autobiographical distillations of quotidian particularity. And yet, step back, and he is sketching—with characteristically dry humor—a critical commentary on the international shop window of postmodernism, its presumption to speak across all boundaries." - Art in America

Opens Tonight, Jan 14, 6-8p:

 Udomsak Krisanamis
Space Out

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 620 Greenwich St., NYC

"To a culture that perceives art as a globally accessible product, transmitted and received at the click of a mouse, the Thai artist Udomsak Krisanamis’s work might well seem solipsistically self-referential. His paintings record nothing so much as the labor of their making; he is a golfer, and his shows are rife with references to the sport; his films—brief loops shot on a cell phone—are modest autobiographical distillations of quotidian particularity. And yet, step back, and he is sketching—with characteristically dry humor—a critical commentary on the international shop window of postmodernism, its presumption to speak across all boundaries." - Art in America