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 Feb 4:

The Ten Thousand Things
 Troels Carlsen

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

Troels Carlsen’s visual language is diverse and poetic. Often incorporating interactions with vintage anatomical charts, maps and antique book pages, his work contains continuous visual and conceptual shifts between the biologically charted and the human consciousness.

just opened:“AFTER THE OBJECT” curated by Anne HuntingtonY Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYCThis show exhibits five Mexican artists whose works uniquely connect to the process of the object: the before and the after, in a dynamic and transformative way… including works by Mauricio Limón, Quirarte & Ornelas, Omar Rodriguez-Graham, Moza Saracho and Marela Zacarias.   - thru July 31

just opened:

AFTER THE OBJECT
 curated by Anne Huntington

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

This show exhibits five Mexican artists whose works uniquely connect to the process of the object: the before and the after, in a dynamic and transformative way… including works by Mauricio Limón, Quirarte & Ornelas, Omar Rodriguez-Graham, Moza Saracho and Marela Zacarias.   - thru July 31

Artist Talk: Saturday Feb 16, 6-8p: “ZAPPA, RAMONES & PUNK” Cal Schenkel, Arturo Vega, Gaspar OrozcoY Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYCThe artists will discuss their work in conversation with poet & punk Gaspar Orozco as part of the exhibition METAL COYOTE. Cal Schenkel is most well known for creating several of Frank Zappa´s album covers including We Are Only in it for the Money, Cruising with Ruben and the Jets, Unlce Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, and The Grand Wazoo, among others. Arturo Vega is an artist and music producer. The logo he designed for The Ramones has achieved international recognition and has been pirated all over the world. His painting is influenced by pop and is very much interested in exploring the concepts of commerce and capitalism. Gaspar Orozco founded the punk band Revolución X during the 1980s in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Artist Talk: Saturday Feb 16, 6-8p:

ZAPPA, RAMONES & PUNK
 Cal Schenkel, Arturo Vega, Gaspar Orozco

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

The artists will discuss their work in conversation with poet & punk Gaspar Orozco as part of the exhibition METAL COYOTE. Cal Schenkel is most well known for creating several of Frank Zappa´s album covers including We Are Only in it for the Money, Cruising with Ruben and the Jets, Unlce Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, and The Grand Wazoo, among others. Arturo Vega is an artist and music producer. The logo he designed for The Ramones has achieved international recognition and has been pirated all over the world. His painting is influenced by pop and is very much interested in exploring the concepts of commerce and capitalism. Gaspar Orozco founded the punk band Revolución X during the 1980s in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Opens Sept 7th, 6-9pm:“Because of Construction” Alberto BoreaY Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYCPeruvian artist Alberto Borea depicts the poetics of the objects as the primary point of access. For this exhibition, Borea employs the formal qualities of objects such as, Native American pottery, construction tools, immigration cards among others to continue to investigate the materiality of the “residues of civilization,” and by that the changes in society.  - thru Oct 7

Opens Sept 7th, 6-9pm:

Because of Construction
 Alberto Borea

Y Gallery
, 165 Orchard St., NYC

Peruvian artist Alberto Borea depicts the poetics of the objects as the primary point of access. For this exhibition, Borea employs the formal qualities of objects such as, Native American pottery, construction tools, immigration cards among others to continue to investigate the materiality of the “residues of civilization,” and by that the changes in society.  - thru Oct 7

Opens July 18, 6-9p: “Limbo Express” Ulrike TheusnerY Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYCGerman artist Ulrike Theusner’s first solo show in New York. Through black and white ink drawings and oil painted canvases Ulrike represents the “Limbo’, the unknown grey area between existences here populated by bizarre whimsical creatures and situations. - thru Aug 4

Opens July 18, 6-9p:

Limbo Express
 Ulrike Theusner

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

German artist Ulrike Theusner’s first solo show in New York. Through black and white ink drawings and oil painted canvases Ulrike represents the “Limbo’, the unknown grey area between existences here populated by bizarre whimsical creatures and situations. - thru Aug 4

Opens Wednesday, Apr 11, 6-9p:”Invisible Dust” Alejandra PrietoY Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC (at Stanton)Within her artistic practice, Chilean Artist Alejandra Prieto is dedicated to exploring ideas regarding the status of the object, its conditions of production, functionality and expository modes in the contemporary art world. In the exhibition Prieto presents a constellation of four objects, made out of coal, that provide a series of tensions related to the look and invisible processes of production and exchange.  - thru Apr 29

Opens Wednesday, Apr 11, 6-9p:

Invisible Dust
 Alejandra Prieto

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC (at Stanton)

Within her artistic practice, Chilean Artist Alejandra Prieto is dedicated to exploring ideas regarding the status of the object, its conditions of production, functionality and expository modes in the contemporary art world. In the exhibition Prieto presents a constellation of four objects, made out of coal, that provide a series of tensions related to the look and invisible processes of production and exchange.  - thru Apr 29

Opens Tonight, Jan 7, 6-9p: Norma Markley”YES NO. (I love you tenderly, totally, tragically)”Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYCNorma Markley’s recent work—neon, silkscreen prints, and sewn drawings—inspired by the rhythm and language from literary sources and images from a film to explore the notions of sex, on the one hand, and the concept of answering questions with a yes or no, on the other hand. Markley’s new work continues to explore the potential of dialogue and image. She has now added film to her palette, with its power bringing private moments to the fore.


Opens Tonight, Jan 7, 6-9p:

 Norma Markley
YES NO. (I love you tenderly, totally, tragically)

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

Norma Markley’s recent work—neon, silkscreen prints, and sewn drawings—inspired by the rhythm and language from literary sources and images from a film to explore the notions of sex, on the one hand, and the concept of answering questions with a yes or no, on the other hand. Markley’s new work continues to explore the potential of dialogue and image. She has now added film to her palette, with its power bringing private moments to the fore.