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 tonight, Feb 19, 6-8p:“«suddenly I felt the river in me»” Carolina Raquel AntichLynch Tham Gallery, 175 Rivington St., NYCfeaturing porcelain artworks and a series of canvases, the exhibition is a purview of Antich’s longtime fascination with childhood. Antich recently embraced a sculptural extension of her paintings, magnifying the delicateness and fragility of her subjects and the situations they are involved in. While the artist’s paintings often evoke an allegorical worldview, depicting children in a territory where there is no fear, a free zone full of nuances and beauty, the sculptural work brings to the fore spaces of protection and refuge, while underscoring the autistic condition of her subjects in their extreme mode of concentration.

opens tonight, Feb 19, 6-8p:

«suddenly I felt the river in me»
 Carolina Raquel Antich

Lynch Tham Gallery, 175 Rivington St., NYC


featuring porcelain artworks and a series of canvases, the exhibition is a purview of Antich’s longtime fascination with childhood. Antich recently embraced a sculptural extension of her paintings, magnifying the delicateness and fragility of her subjects and the situations they are involved in. While the artist’s paintings often evoke an allegorical worldview, depicting children in a territory where there is no fear, a free zone full of nuances and beauty, the sculptural work brings to the fore spaces of protection and refuge, while underscoring the autistic condition of her subjects in their extreme mode of concentration.

opens Fri, Jan 31, 6-8p:KAZUKO MIYAMOTOINVISIBLE-EXPORTS Gallery, 89 Eldridge St., NYCthe first solo exhibition in New York, in over a decade, of work by Kazuko Miyamoto, a preeminent feminist figure of minimalism. Born in wartime Tokyo, Miyamoto moved to New York in 1964, studied at the Arts Student League, and soon became assistant to Sol Lewitt… In her early work, (between 1968 and 1972), Miyamoto was primarily a painter of large-scale bichromatic acrylic canvases, works that inflected and, in some ways, undermined formal systems with modest, organic painterly elements. In 1973, the year of her first gallery shows in New York and Italy, Miyamoto embarked on a major nail-and-string wall-based installation at MoMA—the elegant, path-breaking site-specific work which she had been refining for several years as she moved away from painting, and would become her signature work between 1972 and 1979.

opens Fri, Jan 31, 6-8p:

KAZUKO MIYAMOTO

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS Gallery, 89 Eldridge St., NYC

the first solo exhibition in New York, in over a decade, of work by Kazuko Miyamoto, a preeminent feminist figure of minimalism. Born in wartime Tokyo, Miyamoto moved to New York in 1964, studied at the Arts Student League, and soon became assistant to Sol Lewitt… In her early work, (between 1968 and 1972), Miyamoto was primarily a painter of large-scale bichromatic acrylic canvases, works that inflected and, in some ways, undermined formal systems with modest, organic painterly elements. In 1973, the year of her first gallery shows in New York and Italy, Miyamoto embarked on a major nail-and-string wall-based installation at MoMA—the elegant, path-breaking site-specific work which she had been refining for several years as she moved away from painting, and would become her signature work between 1972 and 1979.

opens tonight, Jan 11, 6-8p:

Stairs and Ramps
 Todd Chilton

Feature Inc Gallery, 131 Allen St., NYC

Todd Chilton’s relatively small and intensely colored abstract oil paintings layer patterns that are bounded by the edge of the canvas, leading you to believe these paintings are easily graspable. The exhibition title, Stairs and Ramps, references the flat and manipulated space of computer games and, as well, ways to move by foot or wheelchair through architectural space. At the same time, it is also just two ways to graphically read a triangle, the shape that is the basis of the patterns in most of these paintings. Titles of the paintings point to alternate readings of what may be initially perceived. Geometry is undermined by handedness.

opens tonight, Jan 1, 6-9p:“Hot Chicks” Adam Green The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYCan exhibition of new drawings that “explore the female form in unexpected ways, using oil crayons and an assortment of pencils and pens… Bordering on architecture or furniture design, the works are only recognizable as female as each has at least one boob; though most have way, way too many boobs… Green’s unconscious has a somewhat 8-bit sensibility. The bodies are often composed of proliferating blocks, with some including too many eye blocks, too many aforementioned boob blocks, too many mouth blocks, etc. It is as though the image inventory chip to his Nintendo cartridge was functioning properly, however the programming chip that assorted, organized and placed the blocks was malfunctioning.” - thru Jan 31

opens tonight, Jan 1, 6-9p:

Hot Chicks
 Adam Green
 

The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

an exhibition of new drawings that “explore the female form in unexpected ways, using oil crayons and an assortment of pencils and pens… Bordering on architecture or furniture design, the works are only recognizable as female as each has at least one boob; though most have way, way too many boobs… Green’s unconscious has a somewhat 8-bit sensibility. The bodies are often composed of proliferating blocks, with some including too many eye blocks, too many aforementioned boob blocks, too many mouth blocks, etc. It is as though the image inventory chip to his Nintendo cartridge was functioning properly, however the programming chip that assorted, organized and placed the blocks was malfunctioning.” - thru Jan 31

thru Jan 5:

Candela
 TM Davy

Eleven Rivington, 11 Rivington St., NYC

Candela is comprised of a focused series of 10 x 8 inch oil paintings which the artist began last year, following a group of figurative works that were presented as a solo show at LISTE, Basel in June 2012.  In these canvases, painted from observation, full figures were posed and defined by ambient candlelight.  The new works featured in this exhibition focus even further on this initial, simple idea: a single, lit candle defining the object, figure or space adjacent to it.  Each painting contains light and delineates the subject, proposing simple and poetic pictorial narratives.

thru Oct 16:“LOADING…” Jonathan AllenLu Magnus, 55 Hester St., NYCnew paintings, works on paper, and stop-motion videos. Developed in collaboration with contemporary poet Anselm Berrigan, this new body of work reflects on social, cultural and mundane phenomena arising from our digital era. LOADING refers to the ubiquitous message received after clicking on a digital icon and waiting to see what materializes. performances on Sept 26 & 27 (6:30p) choreographed by 2013 Bessie Award winning choreographer Joanna Kotze & featuring Allen and dancers Netta Yerushalmy and Kotze

thru Oct 16:

LOADING…
 Jonathan Allen

Lu Magnus, 55 Hester St., NYC

new paintings, works on paper, and stop-motion videos. Developed in collaboration with contemporary poet Anselm Berrigan, this new body of work reflects on social, cultural and mundane phenomena arising from our digital era. LOADING refers to the ubiquitous message received after clicking on a digital icon and waiting to see what materializes.

performances on Sept 26 & 27 (6:30p) choreographed by 2013 Bessie Award winning choreographer Joanna Kotze & featuring Allen and dancers Netta Yerushalmy and Kotze

recommended:

A Hawk from a Handsaw
 Joanna Malinoswka

CANADA gallery, 333 Broome St., NYC

inaugural exhibition in CANADA’s new location on Broome Street near Bowery.

Polish-born New Yorker “Joanna Malinowska’s work is marked by obsession taken to logical, or illogical, limits. She spies on musicians, hires people to perform on the subway, and treks to the North Pole. Everything is fair game for this artist whose work ranges from performance to installation to sculpture.” (David Coggins, artnet Magazine)  - thru Oct 20

opens Tonight, Sept 11, 6-8p:Ashley Bickerton Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie St., NYC (near Delancey)Ashley Bickerton’s upcoming exhibition features a combination of multi-media work ranging from figuration to pure abstraction that combine painting, sculpture and photography. For decades, Bickerton has experimented with the nature of these three disciplines, striving to find a perfect harmony that manifests in both the two and three dimensions. - thru Oct 16

opens Tonight, Sept 11, 6-8p:

Ashley Bickerton 

Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie St., NYC (near Delancey)

Ashley Bickerton’s upcoming exhibition features a combination of multi-media work ranging from figuration to pure abstraction that combine painting, sculpture and photography. For decades, Bickerton has experimented with the nature of these three disciplines, striving to find a perfect harmony that manifests in both the two and three dimensions. - thru Oct 16

opens Sept 5, 6-9p:Bjorn CopelandJack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome St., NYC (at Chrystie Street)“Bjorn Copeland mashes up neon colors, geometric patterns, and disparate collaged elements into one big distorted reality. This Brooklyn based artist also makes up one third of the experimental rock group Black Dice” - Beautiful Decay

opens Sept 5, 6-9p:

Bjorn Copeland

Jack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome St., NYC (at Chrystie Street)

“Bjorn Copeland mashes up neon colors, geometric patterns, and disparate collaged elements into one big distorted reality. This Brooklyn based artist also makes up one third of the experimental rock group Black Dice” - Beautiful Decay

Opens Tonight, Mar 15, 6-9p:

Materiality
 Joey Archuleta, Yevgeniya Baras, Thornton Dial and Matt Stone

Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway, NYC

an exhibition of painting and sculpture investigating the rel-tionship between materials, process and product. The exhibition examines the formality and informality of the object. The four artists in Materiality arrive at the same point by very different paths. Each is circling his chosen media before deciding on how and when to attack, though when the strike occurs it is with a precise violence. - thru Apr 21