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

Watch Results Roll In From Galleries on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn
"Despite the drastic implications of today’s U.S. presidential election for the art world, only a few of galleries — at least that we know of — will be holding results parties: Broome Street non-profit White Box, the new Bruce High Quality Foundation University in the East Village, Bushwick’s Grace Exhibition Space, and Williamsburg stand-bys Front Room Gallery and City Reliquary. Both spaces, appropriately, are also featuring election-themed exhibitions, which attendees can peruse while the votes roll in.Front Room is currently presenting its third quadrennial exhibition, “The Ballot Show,” boasting works by some 40 artists responding to the U.S.’s arcane electoral college system, and the country’s voting culture. The Roebling Street gallery “will be presenting live coverage as polls close on election night,” according to its event page for the party, which starts at 8pm and goes until a winner emerges.Nearby, City Reliquary will hold its “Election Night Circus” from 7pm onwards, with an affordable $5 admission charge that goes entirely to Sandy relief efforts.Further into Brooklyn, Grace Exhibition Space has a huge night of performance art planned alongside its live election coverage. Its 7pm-midnight Election Might party, with a $10 suggested donation, boasts some 20 participating performance artists.Meanwhile, on the Lower East Side, White Box will be holding an opening reception from 6pm to midnight for “AmeriKKKa the Beautiful,” an exhibition curated by Raul Zamudio, organized by Juan Puntes, and featuring works by more than two dozen artists, which will double as an election results party.And a few blocks up and over at 34 Avenue A, the artist collective Bruce High Quality Foundation will be throwing an election night party at BHQFU from “8pm till dawn,” per a Facebook post this afternoon.” - Benjamin Sutton, ARTINFO

Watch Results Roll In From Galleries on the
Lower East Side and in Brooklyn



"Despite the drastic implications of today’s U.S. presidential election for the art world, only a few of galleries — at least that we know of — will be holding results parties: Broome Street non-profit White Box, the new Bruce High Quality Foundation University in the East Village, Bushwick’s Grace Exhibition Space, and Williamsburg stand-bys Front Room Gallery and City Reliquary. Both spaces, appropriately, are also featuring election-themed exhibitions, which attendees can peruse while the votes roll in.

Front Room is currently presenting its third quadrennial exhibition, “The Ballot Show,” boasting works by some 40 artists responding to the U.S.’s arcane electoral college system, and the country’s voting culture. The Roebling Street gallery “will be presenting live coverage as polls close on election night,” according to its event page for the party, which starts at 8pm and goes until a winner emerges.

Nearby, City Reliquary will hold its “Election Night Circus” from 7pm onwards, with an affordable $5 admission charge that goes entirely to Sandy relief efforts.

Further into Brooklyn, Grace Exhibition Space has a huge night of performance art planned alongside its live election coverage. Its 7pm-midnight Election Might party, with a $10 suggested donation, boasts some 20 participating performance artists.

Meanwhile, on the Lower East Side, White Box will be holding an opening reception from 6pm to midnight for “AmeriKKKa the Beautiful,” an exhibition curated by Raul Zamudio, organized by Juan Puntes, and featuring works by more than two dozen artists, which will double as an election results party.

And a few blocks up and over at 34 Avenue A, the artist collective Bruce High Quality Foundation will be throwing an election night party at BHQFU from “8pm till dawn,” per a Facebook post this afternoon.” - Benjamin Sutton, ARTINFO

Opens Tonight, Oct 11, 6-8p: “Commander in Chief” Brian TolleCRG Gallery, 548 W22nd St., NYCEach work in Tolle’s show focuses on one president and is numerically titled according to his place in the line of presidents: George Washington is “No. 1” (2012), Barack Obama is “No. 44” (2012). The sculptures usually feature the head of the president, cast from an appropriated presidential bust. In employing these heads, Tolle highlights the importance of each man’s thinking and political doctrine, and how these legacies are the continued responsibility of their successors. - thru Nov 10

Opens Tonight, Oct 11, 6-8p:

Commander in Chief
 Brian Tolle

CRG Gallery, 548 W22nd St., NYC

Each work in Tolle’s show focuses on one president and is numerically titled according to his place in the line of presidents: George Washington is “No. 1” (2012), Barack Obama is “No. 44” (2012). The sculptures usually feature the head of the president, cast from an appropriated presidential bust. In employing these heads, Tolle highlights the importance of each man’s thinking and political doctrine, and how these legacies are the continued responsibility of their successors. - thru Nov 10

Opens Wed, Oct 10, 6-8p: “Fiend in the Void” Casey Jex SmithAllegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway, NYC (F to E. B’Way)in this solo exhibition of works on paper and sculpture, Smith has decided to pursue two of the most controversial subjects of our time: religion and politics. As a practicing Mormon, Smith’s interest in religion, and inclusion of it as a subject matter in his work, has been ongoing. This election cycle of 2012 has brought Mormonism to the front of the world stage as Mitt Romney runs for election as President of the United States of America. Smith, instead of retreating into a safe corner and remaining silent about his relationship with his church and the increasing interest surrounding it, has come out with all guns blazing. - thru Nov 10

Opens Wed, Oct 10, 6-8p:

Fiend in the Void
 Casey Jex Smith

Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway, NYC (F to E. B’Way)

in this solo exhibition of works on paper and sculpture, Smith has decided to pursue two of the most controversial subjects of our time: religion and politics. As a practicing Mormon, Smith’s interest in religion, and inclusion of it as a subject matter in his work, has been ongoing. This election cycle of 2012 has brought Mormonism to the front of the world stage as Mitt Romney runs for election as President of the United States of America. Smith, instead of retreating into a safe corner and remaining silent about his relationship with his church and the increasing interest surrounding it, has come out with all guns blazing. - thru Nov 10

Opens Sept 4th:“Ruptures: Forms of Public Address” curated by Saskia Bos and Steven LamCooper Union School of Art, 41 Cooper Square, NYCReception: Wednesday, September 12, 6–8pmgroup exhibition that considers the emancipatory potential of radical gestures, specifically focusing on how demonstrations and artistic practice are not isolated nor disconnected, but share a similar language of resistance.  - thru Oct 13

Opens Sept 4th:

Ruptures: Forms of Public Address
 curated by Saskia Bos and Steven Lam

Cooper Union School of Art, 41 Cooper Square, NYC

Reception: Wednesday, September 12, 6–8pm

group exhibition that considers the emancipatory potential of radical gestures, specifically focusing on how demonstrations and artistic practice are not isolated nor disconnected, but share a similar language of resistance.  - thru Oct 13