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

closes July 3rd:“American Girls” Ilona SzwarcFoley Gallery, 97 Allen St., NYC"The American Girls doll series speak to the ideals, dreams and opportunities liberating young American girls helping to define them as young women. "a classically stylized portraiture series identifying varied juvenile personalities across our country. Young girls are accompanied by a customized version of themselves, a modern ‘American Girl’ doll shown helping them along in their early growth. The relationship between the girls and their dolls embellish privileges of first-world childhood while addressing problems in euro-centric gender ideology. The feminist values inherent to Szwarc’s work draw from the source of what contributes to shaping a young woman’s virtues while celebrating the history of being a young lady growing up today, and the performativity American culture encourages.

closes July 3rd:

American Girls
 Ilona Szwarc


Foley Gallery, 97 Allen St., NYC

"The American Girls doll series speak to the ideals, dreams and opportunities liberating young American girls helping to define them as young women. "

a classically stylized portraiture series identifying varied juvenile personalities across our country. Young girls are accompanied by a customized version of themselves, a modern ‘American Girl’ doll shown helping them along in their early growth. The relationship between the girls and their dolls embellish privileges of first-world childhood while addressing problems in euro-centric gender ideology. The feminist values inherent to Szwarc’s work draw from the source of what contributes to shaping a young woman’s virtues while celebrating the history of being a young lady growing up today, and the performativity American culture encourages.

Opens June 5, 6-8p:“American Girls” Ilona SzwarcFoley Gallery, 97 Allen St., NYC"The American Girls doll series speak to the ideals, dreams and opportunities liberating young American girls helping to define them as young women. "a classically stylized portraiture series identifying varied juvenile personalities across our country. Young girls are accompanied by a customized version of themselves, a modern ‘American Girl’ doll shown helping them along in their early growth. The relationship between the girls and their dolls embellish privileges of first-world childhood while addressing problems in euro-centric gender ideology. The feminist values inherent to Szwarc’s work draw from the source of what contributes to shaping a young woman’s virtues while celebrating the history of being a young lady growing up today, and the performativity American culture encourages. - thru July 3

Opens June 5, 6-8p:

American Girls
 Ilona Szwarc


Foley Gallery, 97 Allen St., NYC

"The American Girls doll series speak to the ideals, dreams and opportunities liberating young American girls helping to define them as young women. "

a classically stylized portraiture series identifying varied juvenile personalities across our country. Young girls are accompanied by a customized version of themselves, a modern ‘American Girl’ doll shown helping them along in their early growth. The relationship between the girls and their dolls embellish privileges of first-world childhood while addressing problems in euro-centric gender ideology. The feminist values inherent to Szwarc’s work draw from the source of what contributes to shaping a young woman’s virtues while celebrating the history of being a young lady growing up today, and the performativity American culture encourages. - thru July 3

Opens Sept 9, Sunday 12-2p:”Beautiful Evidence” Thomas AllenFoley Gallery, 97 Allen St, NYC (new L.E.S. location)This exhibition is the gallery’s inaugural show in it’s new location (after 8 years in Chelsea, the gallery will re-open in NYC’s Lower East Side). Thomas Allen on Allen Street. Get it?Allen’s signature use of cutting and repurposing book illustrations has not vanished.  Instead of the pulp fiction genre, Allen plays with 50’s era versions of clean cut youths and domesticated moms. His unmistakable talent for creating the illusion of 3D in photography with his deft cuts and crimps, establishes a magical world in which a boy and girl play tag creating their own kind of electricity, a milkman makes a very special delivery in space, young toughs play marbles with the solar system and a mother busily sews her own version of “string theory.” - thru Oct 14

Opens Sept 9, Sunday 12-2p:

Beautiful Evidence
 Thomas Allen

Foley Gallery, 97 Allen St, NYC (new L.E.S. location)

This exhibition is the gallery’s inaugural show in it’s new location (after 8 years in Chelsea, the gallery will re-open in NYC’s Lower East Side). Thomas Allen on Allen Street. Get it?

Allen’s signature use of cutting and repurposing book illustrations has not vanished.  Instead of the pulp fiction genre, Allen plays with 50’s era versions of clean cut youths and domesticated moms. His unmistakable talent for creating the illusion of 3D in photography with his deft cuts and crimps, establishes a magical world in which a boy and girl play tag creating their own kind of electricity, a milkman makes a very special delivery in space, young toughs play marbles with the solar system and a mother busily sews her own version of “string theory.” - thru Oct 14

Continues thru December 23rd, 2011:

Looking Forward
 
Foley Gallery, 548 W28th St., NYC (2nd floor between 10th and 11th Ave)

The 7th Anniversary exhibition, which includes 7 artists (Bradley Castellanos, Yumiko Kayukawa, Amy Casey, Dennis McLeod, David Trulli, Lauren Seiden, and Zoe Zelby), explores the gallery’s growing emphasis on other media.

Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 6 PM

Continuing: “Class Notes" Alice Attie :

Foley Gallery 548 W28th St, 2nd Floor, NYC :

Alice Attie has attended seminars in physics and philosophy at Columbia University for a period of several years.  Class Notes is a series of drawings, each of which was created within the time frame of a single class period. Taking notes in class, Attie re-inscribes the lectures as drawings; they became visual analogues to the intellectual adventures that Attie finds herself drawn to. The tenuous distinction between drawing and writing is invoked, and as the lines of these two merge and collaborate, they seem to stand for something entirely other.” Through Nov 5th