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 tomorrow, Sept 19, 6-8p:“Water” Edward BurtynskyBryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W24th St., NYCHoward Greenberg Gallery, 41 E57th St., NYCTwo exhibitions of new work by renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky will be on view at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. Both shows, entitled Water, represent the artist’s largest project to date, tracing in intricate detail humanity’s complex relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. The dramatic large-scale photographs from 2007 – 2013 document the scale and impact of harnessing and consuming the world’s water supplies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Iceland, Asia, and India.   - thru Nov 2pictured: Xiaolangdi Dam #1 Yellow River, Henan Province, China, 2011, c-print

opens tomorrow, Sept 19, 6-8p:

Water
 Edward Burtynsky

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W24th St., NYC
Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 E57th St., NYC


Two exhibitions of new work by renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky will be on view at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. Both shows, entitled Water, represent the artist’s largest project to date, tracing in intricate detail humanity’s complex relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. The dramatic large-scale photographs from 2007 – 2013 document the scale and impact of harnessing and consuming the world’s water supplies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Iceland, Asia, and India.   - thru Nov 2

pictured: Xiaolangdi Dam #1 Yellow River, Henan Province, China, 2011, c-print

opens Fri, Sept 6, 6-8p:“House and Universe” Mary MattinglyRobert Mann Gallery, 525 W26th St., NYCmultimedia artist Mary Mattingly weaves together lush digital photography with experimental design to tackle real-world environmental issues in ways that are both radical and pragmatic. Mattingly imagines a world of imminent vicissitude, in which humanity must become reliant on a collective ingenuity in order to survive floods, war, and the inevitable decay of the urban habitat. - thru Oct 19

opens Fri, Sept 6, 6-8p:

House and Universe
 Mary Mattingly

Robert Mann Gallery, 525 W26th St., NYC

multimedia artist Mary Mattingly weaves together lush digital photography with experimental design to tackle real-world environmental issues in ways that are both radical and pragmatic. Mattingly imagines a world of imminent vicissitude, in which humanity must become reliant on a collective ingenuity in order to survive floods, war, and the inevitable decay of the urban habitat. - thru Oct 19

Opening Thursday, Jan 12, 6-8

Janet CulbertsonPossible Peril
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Mitch MillerNatural Selection

Accola Griefen Gallery, 547 W27th St., NYC (#634)

In her most recent series, Industrial Park, Culbertson re-imagines a future of disastrous consequences. By mixing mica and iridescent pigments into her paint the artist simulates the appearance of broken glass, mine tailings and oil spills. The resulting surfaces lend a lustrous yet threatening quality to her subject matters - jungles of twisted roads, acres of concrete cylinders, massive oil rigs and an unnaturally scorched earth. Primates often appear amidst these dark landscapes as poignant reminders of the many species we have threatened in striving for a rich future with little mind to sustainability.

Mitch Miller’s work is rooted in a fraught relationship with the natural world that which began in formative visits to the awe-inspiring sites where his father worked as a petroleum engineer. In Natural Selection, creature-like sculptures in reclaimed Styrofoam, perch on pedestals and hang suspended in the air. The largest hanging pieces are literally moving targets. After assembling and painting, the final stage of production involves participants shooting the glacial craters with a bow and arrow. This activity causes the structures to spin, gouges the textured surface and splinters off pieces that are then reassembled to create the smaller-scale works.

Opens Tonight, Jan 5, 6-9p: Dana Gentile”Unearthed”Galerie Protégé, 197 Ninth Ave., NYCGlobal reconstruction in the wake of climate change, land use and war have incited a new urgency regarding the well-being of the planet. In Unearthed, Dana Gentile introduces a smart and witty perspective to the often heavy dialogue concerning our impact on the environment and its resources. Reclaiming once discarded materials such as vintage newspaper, magazine pages, encyclopedia imagery, and household objects, Gentile’s installation and collage works are singular reflections informed by familiar medium and environmental issues that affect us all. - thru Feb 2

Opens Tonight, Jan 5, 6-9p:

 Dana Gentile
Unearthed

Galerie Protégé, 197 Ninth Ave., NYC

Global reconstruction in the wake of climate change, land use and war have incited a new urgency regarding the well-being of the planet. In Unearthed, Dana Gentile introduces a smart and witty perspective to the often heavy dialogue concerning our impact on the environment and its resources. Reclaiming once discarded materials such as vintage newspaper, magazine pages, encyclopedia imagery, and household objects, Gentile’s installation and collage works are singular reflections informed by familiar medium and environmental issues that affect us all. - thru Feb 2