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 Nov 6th, 6-8p:“Painting 101” Francesca Dimattio, Dennis Hollingsworth,  Jonathan Lasker, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Sandi SloneSargent’s Daughters Gallery, 179 East Broadway, NYCinaugural exhibition at Sargent’s Daughters, the new gallery venture by Allegra LaViola and Meredith Rosen (former director of BravinLee programs) in Allegra LaViola’s former location.The five artists in Painting 101 “speak in paint and communicate with brushstroke, color, collage and layer.”

Opens Nov 6th, 6-8p:

Painting 101
 Francesca Dimattio, Dennis Hollingsworth,
 Jonathan Lasker, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Sandi Slone

Sargent’s Daughters Gallery, 179 East Broadway, NYC

inaugural exhibition at Sargent’s Daughters, the new gallery venture by Allegra LaViola and Meredith Rosen (former director of BravinLee programs) in Allegra LaViola’s former location.

The five artists in Painting 101 “speak in paint and communicate with brushstroke, color, collage and layer.”

video:

NY-based artist Jenny Morgan talks about her artistic practices and the body of work currently on view at Driscoll Babcock Gallery (525 W25th St., NYC). Her exhibition, “How To Find A Ghost,” recently opened and runs through Nov 23.  jennymorganart.tumblr.com

opens Sept 11: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 11:

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, Oct 18, 6-8p: “What Goes Without Saying” Hank Willis ThomasJack Shainman Gallery, 513 W20th St., NYCshow includes photographs, sculpture, painting and new media, all which delve into the construction of mythologies embedded in popular culture. Known for his innovative use of advertising, a globally ubiquitous language, Thomas builds complex narratives about history, identity and race. This show brings together several facets of Thomas’ practice to explore objects and language, torn from their history, brought to our present, and repurposed to reveal the process of their agency. - thru Nov 17

Opens Tonight, Oct 18, 6-8p:

What Goes Without Saying
 Hank Willis Thomas

Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W20th St., NYC

show includes photographs, sculpture, painting and new media, all which delve into the construction of mythologies embedded in popular culture. Known for his innovative use of advertising, a globally ubiquitous language, Thomas builds complex narratives about history, identity and race. This show brings together several facets of Thomas’ practice to explore objects and language, torn from their history, brought to our present, and repurposed to reveal the process of their agency. - thru Nov 17

Recently Opened: “Houseface” Adam GreenThe Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYCan end of summer exhibition by artist and musician Adam Green that includes painting, sculpture, and his feature-length film The Wrong Ferrari screened on continuous loop - thru Aug 25

Recently Opened:

Houseface
 Adam Green

The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

an end of summer exhibition by artist and musician Adam Green that includes painting, sculpture, and his feature-length film The Wrong Ferrari screened on continuous loop - thru Aug 25

Opens Tonight, May 31, 6-8p: Guy Goldstein: “Bells & Whistles”Erin Dunn: “Rapture’s Adagio" Rooster Gallery, 190 Orchard St., NYCThe term Jaro is a double reference to “year” in Esperanto and “caravan” in the Kichagga language. Time and displacement are integral to the concept of artists-in-residency. The artists in these two solo shows are in residency with Residency Unlimited. On the ground level, Bells & Whistles by Guy Goldstein features a new sound piece alongside works on paper. Goldstein’s investigates how to create meaning in a saturated consumer driven society. In the lower level of the gallery, Rapture’s Adagio by Erin Dunn presents a complex installation of painting, sculpture and a stop motion animation that synthesizes techniques and materials employed with self-produced digital recordings. -thru July 8

Opens Tonight, May 31, 6-8p:

Guy Goldstein: Bells & Whistles
Erin Dunn: Rapture’s Adagio"

Rooster Gallery, 190 Orchard St., NYC

The term Jaro is a double reference to “year” in Esperanto and “caravan” in the
Kichagga language. Time and displacement are integral to the concept of artists-in-residency. The artists in these two solo shows are in residency with Residency Unlimited. On the ground level, Bells & Whistles by Guy Goldstein features a new sound piece alongside works on paper. Goldstein’s investigates how to create meaning in a saturated consumer driven society. In the lower level of the gallery, Rapture’s Adagio by Erin Dunn presents a complex installation of painting, sculpture and a stop motion animation that synthesizes techniques and materials employed with self-produced digital recordings. -thru July 8

Opens Saturday, May 19, 6-8p:”TWISTED SISTERS” curated with Janet PhelpsDODGE gallery, 15 Rivington St., NYCTwisted Sisters is an exhibition of works that are made by women artists and depict women as the subjects. Inspired by 1960’s performance works wherein women turned to the body as the site of creation and content, the exhibition casts the body as protagonist. - thru June 24

Opens Saturday, May 19, 6-8p:

TWISTED SISTERS
 curated with Janet Phelps

DODGE gallery, 15 Rivington St., NYC

Twisted Sisters is an exhibition of works that are made by women artists and depict women as the subjects. Inspired by 1960’s performance works wherein women turned to the body as the site of creation and content, the exhibition casts the body as protagonist. - thru June 24

Reception Tonight, Jan 21, 6-8p:

MIE: A Portrait by 35 Artists

Curated by Nick Lawrence and Mie Iwatsuki

Freight + Volume, 530 W.24th St., NYC

Long a muse and subject of many contemporary masters in the art world, curator/model Mie Iwatsuki joins forces with gallerist/curator/artist Nick Lawrence, of Freight+Volume, to create a very special, intimate portrait show, aptly titled MIE: A Portrait By 35 Artists. Drawing on the ancient tradition of portraiture, but bringing the medium into a contemporary discourse, this show of multiple interpretations of one subject—MIE—promises to be rich and provocative in its variety, insightful and illuminating in its focus. MIE features 35 contemporary prominent and emerging artists, working in every medium—painting, drawing, video, sculpture and performance—who have achieved a unique voice in the realm of portraiture.

Artists:
Noah Becker, Paul Brainard, Maureen Cavanaugh, Thomas Eller, Robert Frank, Peter Garfield, Andrew Guenther, Anthony Haden-Guest, Daniel Heidkamp, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Elizabeth Huey, David Humphrey, Min Hyung, Alex Katz, Kurt Kauper, Kevin Kay, Jeremy Kost, Gil Kuno, Nick Lawrence, June Leaf, Hye Rim Lee, Paul D. Miller, Ikki Miyake, Tom Sanford, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Rudy Shepherd, Damian Stamer, Eric White, Barnaby Whitfield, Nicole Wittenberg, Saya Woolfalk, Lin Yilin, O Zhang, Qi Zhilong

Opens Tonight, Jan 5, 6-8p:Hassan SharifAlexander Gray, 508 W26th St., NYCA micro-retrospective of works spanning 30 years. Recognized as a pioneer of conceptual art and experimental practice in the Middle East, Sharif’s artworks move beyond the limits of discipline or singular approach, encompassing performance, installation, drawing, painting and assemblage. Since the late 1970s, he has maintained a practice as a cultural producer and facilitator, moving between roles as artist, educator, critic, activist and mentor to contemporary artists in the United Arab Emirates and the broader MENASA (Middle East-North Africa-South Asia) region.

Opens Tonight, Jan 5, 6-8p:

Hassan Sharif

Alexander Gray, 508 W26th St., NYC

A micro-retrospective of works spanning 30 years. Recognized as a pioneer of conceptual art and experimental practice in the Middle East, Sharif’s artworks move beyond the limits of discipline or singular approach, encompassing performance, installation, drawing, painting and assemblage. Since the late 1970s, he has maintained a practice as a cultural producer and facilitator, moving between roles as artist, educator, critic, activist and mentor to contemporary artists in the United Arab Emirates and the broader MENASA (Middle East-North Africa-South Asia) region.

Opens Tonight, Dec 15, 6-9p:

 David Ellis
True Value"

Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 W28th St., NYC


For True Value, Ellis will present several of his signature “Motion Paintings,” including Animal (2011), which chronicle the creation of large mural works in time-lapse digital video. Documenting the accrual of marks and strokes of pigment on walls, floors, and other surfaces, these closely edited videos are choreographed to lively soundtracks and are works of art in their own right. Many display Ellis’s distinctive waveform graphics, or “flow,” that course over and around images of urban life and abstract cityscapes, a vestige of the artist’s early days as a graffiti writer.

The artist’s kinetic sound sculpture True Value (Paint Fukette) (2011) —a large installation created in collaboration with Roberto Lange, built of discarded paint cans and buckets that beat a syncopated rhythm— will also be on view.

In addition, the exhibition will feature new paintings on panel and tobacco-stained paper. Preparing the paper himself, the artist uses the natural material for pigment as it resonates with his upbringing in Cameron, North Carolina, where the area is predominantly tobacco fields. Ellis will also include Mubarak, an example from his “Recollection” series of sculptural works using album covers. Mounted in dense stacks on wood, the covers are “recollected” by the artist into gradient color schemes or according to other criteria, often achieving an unpredictable new resonance with their original musical content.