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

recently opened, thru Jan 31:

And Friends
 Alia Shawkat, Macaulay Culkin, Fabrizio Moretti, Austin English,
 Devendra Banhart, Dustin Yellin, Taylor McKimens, Alexa Chung,
 Matt Leines, Toby Goodshank, Allison Silva, Jeffrey Lewis, Jack Walls
 Bibbe Hansen, James Levy, Har Mar Superstar, Johnny T. Yerington
 
The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

One wall of the recently opened “Adam Green and Friends: Hot Chicks” exhibition at The Hole is devoted to the “And Friends” portion, consisting of small works on paper by Alia Shawkat (pictured above), Macaulay Culkin, Fabrizio Moretti, Austin English, Devendra Banhart, Dustin Yellin, Taylor McKimens (pictured above), Alexa Chung, Matt Leines, Toby Goodshank (pictured above), Allison Silva (pictured above), Todd James (pictured above), Jeffrey Lewis, Bibbe Hansen, James Levy, Har Mar Superstar, Johnny T. Yerington and Jack Walls (pictured above).

opens tonight, Jan 1, 6-9p:JIM JOE The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYCThe show will be open to the public regular hours beginning January 1st; however, the exhibition will expand one day at a time in a line around the gallery, and will culminate in the closing party on January 31st. The show’s title and presentation are engaged with the rigidity of the calendar month and the flexibility of images and motifs. Both the content of his work and the structure of this particular calendric show seek to question and subvert the knee-jerk expectations placed on both artist and gallery, in the same way he/she questioned what graffiti could be. JIM JOE makes paintings that embrace traditional media but then inverts them, using marks to erase a surface that simultaneously make a figure. Prefab art history stamps are used to make a work on paper, symbols are ordered illogically or rendered crudely to look at the shapes that make the symbol. From crap dragged in off the street to fine raw linens and oil sticks, the works in the exhibition will appear sequentially but not necessarily create narrative or even relationships. They will act upon themselves, one after the other, in a way that denies even the artist the full spectrum of the show until it is completed on the last day of the month. - thru Jan 31

opens tonight, Jan 1, 6-9p:

JIM JOE
 
The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

The show will be open to the public regular hours beginning January 1st; however, the exhibition will expand one day at a time in a line around the gallery, and will culminate in the closing party on January 31st. The show’s title and presentation are engaged with the rigidity of the calendar month and the flexibility of images and motifs. Both the content of his work and the structure of this particular calendric show seek to question and subvert the knee-jerk expectations placed on both artist and gallery, in the same way he/she questioned what graffiti could be. JIM JOE makes paintings that embrace traditional media but then inverts them, using marks to erase a surface that simultaneously make a figure. Prefab art history stamps are used to make a work on paper, symbols are ordered illogically or rendered crudely to look at the shapes that make the symbol. From crap dragged in off the street to fine raw linens and oil sticks, the works in the exhibition will appear sequentially but not necessarily create narrative or even relationships. They will act upon themselves, one after the other, in a way that denies even the artist the full spectrum of the show until it is completed on the last day of the month. - thru Jan 31

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

just opened:“The Black Box” Stefan BondellThe Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYCThe Black Box is conceived as an exhibition about the secrets paintings can contain. Like the black box of an airplane or the expression as applied to covert ops, insider trading or government surveillance, New York artist Stefan Bondell considers this installation as his own black box, where his concerns and opinions are thrashed out in each of the paintings. Four ten-by-ten-foot paintings are installed in the room, each a deep black gouache and oil on canvas, and through the suggestion of shapes in each work, a narrative emerges. The floor of the gallery has been covered with over a million dollars of shredded US currency. - thru Dec 28

just opened:

The Black Box
 Stefan Bondell

The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

The Black Box is conceived as an exhibition about the secrets paintings can contain. Like the black box of an airplane or the expression as applied to covert ops, insider trading or government surveillance, New York artist Stefan Bondell considers this installation as his own black box, where his concerns and opinions are thrashed out in each of the paintings. Four ten-by-ten-foot paintings are installed in the room, each a deep black gouache and oil on canvas, and through the suggestion of shapes in each work, a narrative emerges. The floor of the gallery has been covered with over a million dollars of shredded US currency.
- thru Dec 28

opens Tonight, Wed, Nov 13, 7-9p: Valérie Blass presented by Parisian LaundryThe Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYCThis exhibition kicks off the new Hole initiative where the Gallery 3 space will be used intermittently to showcase top young galleries from cities outside of New York and around the world as they present solo exhibitions of their gallery artists. Valérie Blass presents new sculptures and photographs that explore intersections between three-dimensional object and image. Her works shift our recognition through assemblage and theatrical staging. Like the black curtain that conceals a backstage, Blass provides hints at mechanisms of interchangeability.

opens Tonight, Wed, Nov 13, 7-9p:

 Valérie Blass
 presented by Parisian Laundry

The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

This exhibition kicks off the new Hole initiative where the Gallery 3 space will be used intermittently to showcase top young galleries from cities outside of New York and around the world as they present solo exhibitions of their gallery artists. Valérie Blass presents new sculptures and photographs that explore intersections between three-dimensional object and image. Her works shift our recognition through assemblage and theatrical staging. Like the black curtain that conceals a backstage, Blass provides hints at mechanisms of interchangeability.

opens Nov 5:“AREA” curated by Jeffrey Deitch with Serge Becker,  Eric Goode, Jennifer Goode and Glenn O’BrienThe Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC“The nightclub that captivated New York’s Downtown art scene returns after 30 years… The fabled nightclub opened its doors in September 1983 and virtually overnight it became the nexus of the downtown scene in New York City.  It was the place where people went to see and be seen.  It was the brainchild of four young guys from California—Eric Goode, Shawn Hausman, Christopher Goode and Darius Azari.  Their vision was to create an art project on a monumental scale.  Every five or six weeks they gutted the enormous space at 157 Hudson Street and transformed it into a spectacularly realized theme: Suburbia, Natural History, Gnarly, Art and Fashion, to name a few. Opening at The Hole on November 5th, AREA 1983-1987 presents the art and concepts that made the club, including works created for AREA by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Barbra Kruger, Sol LeWitt, Leroy Neiman, Larry Rivers, Maripol, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Survival Research Labs and many more, alongside rare ephemera and new works inspired by the club from artists including Tom Sachs, Steve Powers and Todd James, Misaki Kawai and Ben Jones.  Dozens of photographs, many never before exhibited, document the New York of the 80’s at its most exotic.”

opens Nov 5:

AREA
 curated by Jeffrey Deitch with Serge Becker,
 Eric Goode, Jennifer Goode and Glenn O’Brien

The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

“The nightclub that captivated New York’s Downtown art scene returns after 30 years… The fabled nightclub opened its doors in September 1983 and virtually overnight it became the nexus of the downtown scene in New York City.  It was the place where people went to see and be seen.  It was the brainchild of four young guys from California—Eric Goode, Shawn Hausman, Christopher Goode and Darius Azari.  Their vision was to create an art project on a monumental scale.  Every five or six weeks they gutted the enormous space at 157 Hudson Street and transformed it into a spectacularly realized theme: Suburbia, Natural History, Gnarly, Art and Fashion, to name a few.
 
Opening at The Hole on November 5th, AREA 1983-1987 presents the art and concepts that made the club, including works created for AREA by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Barbra Kruger, Sol LeWitt, Leroy Neiman, Larry Rivers, Maripol, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Survival Research Labs and many more, alongside rare ephemera and new works inspired by the club from artists including Tom Sachs, Steve Powers and Todd James, Misaki Kawai and Ben Jones.  Dozens of photographs, many never before exhibited, document the New York of the 80’s at its most exotic.”

just opened:“Summer Reading”The Hole, 312 Bowery, NYCa group exhibition and transformation of The Hole’s Bowery galleries into a giant art book reading room. With works of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, artists in this show explore the relationship of literature and print media to the realm of fine arts, or perhaps the slippages of meaning and experience between the act of reading and that of looking… While many works are made from book covers, book pages or books and magazines themselves, many of the works deal in a larger sense with words or semiotics, the shapes of letters or the life of the mind within the realm of “arts and letters”. - thru Aug 24artists: Airan Kang, Alexander Rodriguez, Andre Saraiva, Andrew Kuo, Brad Phillips, Brian Belott, Brian Dettmer, Clare Rojas, David Shrigley, Devin Troy Strother, Dustin Yellin, Garreth Long, Geoff McFetridge, Harland Miller, Hollie Chastain, Holton Rower, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Jen Mazza, Jen Stark, Jesse Edwards, John Copeland, Kembra Pfahler, Leo Fitzpatrick, Long Bin Chen, Matthew Higgs, Matthew Stone, Michael Dumontier, Miranda July, Neil Farber, Paul Bright, Peter Funch, Scott Reeder, Sean Landers, Shane Bradford, Simon Evans, Taylor McKimens, Toilet Paper, Troels Carlsen

just opened:

Summer Reading

The Hole, 312 Bowery, NYC

a group exhibition and transformation of The Hole’s Bowery galleries into a giant art book reading room. With works of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, artists in this show explore the relationship of literature and print media to the realm of fine arts, or perhaps the slippages of meaning and experience between the act of reading and that of looking… While many works are made from book covers, book pages or books and magazines themselves, many of the works deal in a larger sense with words or semiotics, the shapes of letters or the life of the mind within the realm of “arts and letters”. - thru Aug 24

artists: Airan Kang, Alexander Rodriguez, Andre Saraiva, Andrew Kuo, Brad Phillips, Brian Belott, Brian Dettmer, Clare Rojas, David Shrigley, Devin Troy Strother, Dustin Yellin, Garreth Long, Geoff McFetridge, Harland Miller, Hollie Chastain, Holton Rower, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Jen Mazza, Jen Stark, Jesse Edwards, John Copeland, Kembra Pfahler, Leo Fitzpatrick, Long Bin Chen, Matthew Higgs, Matthew Stone, Michael Dumontier, Miranda July, Neil Farber, Paul Bright, Peter Funch, Scott Reeder, Sean Landers, Shane Bradford, Simon Evans, Taylor McKimens, Toilet Paper, Troels Carlsen

Opens Feb 9, 6-9p: “Wrecktangles” Herbie FletcherThe Hole, 312 Bowery, NYCsix major new works by surf legend and artist Herbie Fletcher that make us wish it was surfing weather here in NYC. “These pieces are made from the wave-munched fragments of broken boards actually used when surfing giant waves. The thunderous force of the ocean is apparent in these jagged and mishapen “wrecktangles”, but perhaps the most eye-catching component is the various decals, traction pads, fins or logos that show both the personalization of each board and the sponsorship and awards circuits of pro surfing.” - thru Feb 28

Opens Feb 9, 6-9p:

Wrecktangles
 Herbie Fletcher

The Hole, 312 Bowery, NYC

six major new works by surf legend and artist Herbie Fletcher that make us wish it was surfing weather here in NYC. “These pieces are made from the wave-munched fragments of broken boards actually used when surfing giant waves. The thunderous force of the ocean is apparent in these jagged and mishapen “wrecktangles”, but perhaps the most eye-catching component is the various decals, traction pads, fins or logos that show both the personalization of each board and the sponsorship and awards circuits of pro surfing.” - thru Feb 28

thru Feb 9: “The Whoas of Female Tragedy II” Jaimie WarrenThe Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYCIn photographs that explore different female stereotypes from both art history and celebrity culture, distorted through the internet’s bizarre juxtapositions, disposable imagery and memes, this new body of work features the artist and her friends in roles as diverse as Zsa Zsa Gabor, Easy E, The Virgin Mary, Lana Del Rey or Picasso’s Demoiselles D’Avignon.

thru Feb 9:

The Whoas of Female Tragedy II
 Jaimie Warren

The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC

In photographs that explore different female stereotypes from both art history and celebrity culture, distorted through the internet’s bizarre juxtapositions, disposable imagery and memes, this new body of work features the artist and her friends in roles as diverse as Zsa Zsa Gabor, Easy E, The Virgin Mary, Lana Del Rey or Picasso’s Demoiselles D’Avignon.

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