Opens Tues, Nov 19, 5-9p:
“Salon des Refusés”
curated by Michael Anderson
Artion Gallery, 275 Water St., NYC
The Salon des Refusés is French for “Exhibition of Rejects,” originally referring to the Paris Salon of 1863. Normally, this would refer to any exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show. Artist Michael Anderson, as curator of the exhibition, brings together a group of New York artists and longtime friends who produce uncomfortable work that is both beautiful and stimulating.
Artists Include: Aaron Johnson, Alfred Steiner, Debra Hampton, Jessica Speckhard, Michael Anderson, Noah Becker, and Tom Sanford (works pictured here).
thru Dec 1:
Muriel Guépin Gallery, 83 Orchard St., NYC
a collection of fantastical buildings, homes, tents and trailers removed from their backgrounds and suspended in the sky as if permanently airborne.
Recommended: thru Nov 23:
Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin St., NYC (*new location)
“The uncannily gifted sculptor’s latest post-apocalyptic procession of creeptastic hybrid animals and humanoids — including a pair of giant frogs, a parade of sci-fi storks, and a decomposing but painfully affecting cow whose exposed ribs are mirrored like a golden disco ball — arrives astride a fleet of cobbled-together vehicles that are retro-futurist yet Flinstonian in their crudeness; the machines are fun but Cook’s living things, which do in fact seem to be alive, are the stars.” — Benjamin Sutton, ARTINFO