THE WEEKEND: August 5-7th.

Spectre Folk and FORMA @THE STONE:
Saturday

8 pm Spectre Folk
10 pm FORMA Mark Dwinell, Sophie Lam (synths) George Bennett (drum programming, electronics)

PAS and Alrealon Musique Present:  Experi-MENTAL Festival 3 August-5, 6, 7

Curated by Robert L. Pepper (PAS) and Valerie Kuhne (Prehistoric Horse)
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, New York, NY
J Train to Kosciusko St
(Full Line up.)
http://goodbye-blue-monday.com/
Logo and poster design by Jesse Fairbairn at http://www.thegluemill.com

RUDE AND RECKLESS: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics, 1976-82
Exhibition: July 21 – August 19, 2011

The Rural Route Film Festival
August 5–7

The Rural Route Film Festival, created in 2003, explores many interpretations of “rural,” highlighting films that deal with people and places outside of the bustle of the city. From a documentary about an organic turnip farm in West Virginia to a backpacking drama set in Peru to a personal/experimental film about a small town in Wisconsin to the revival of a classic film about life in the country, the festival brings a taste of the heartland, and exposure for emerging independent filmmakers.

Art & Law Residency Program Presents: Why is Guantánamo Still Open? A presentation by the Center for Constitutional Rights

Wednesday August 17, 2011, 6pm VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022
Free and open to the public, rsvp to lndickens@vlany.org

VLA’s Art & Law Residency Program cordially invites you to join Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York City, for an insider’s update on Guantánamo and a discussion about where the Center’s work stands amidst the following developments.

Affinities: Painting in Abstraction
Curated by Kate McNamara
Including work by artists Polly Apfelbaum,
Nicole Cherubini, Joanne Greenbaum,
Suzanne McClelland, Jenny Monick, Carrie Moyer,
Dona Nelson and Laurel Sparks
D’Amelio Terras invites curator Kate McNamara to present Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, a group exhibition of artists working in abstraction.

Generative crowd sourced sculpture with music performances @ Devotion.
Performances: Construction begins August 6th. Public invited to participate.
Opening: Friday, August 12th, 2011. On view until August 14th,2011

Sol LeWitt knew that artists of many diverse types use simple forms to their own ends. Musician and multimedia artist, Morgan Packard believes that simple rules, when allowed to unfold, create the splendor of the world. In Euclidean geometry the simplest non-curved flat shape is the triangle, and the simplest non-curved three-dimensional shape is four triangles connected by their edges—the tetrahedron. In this crowd-sourced artwork the public is invited to create tetrahedrons from recycled office paper and a few pieces of tape while musicians perform. Under Morgan’s direction the participants will attach the vertices of the tetrahedrons to create a constantly expanding sculpture, filling the gallery with a geometric wonderland intersected by sonic vibrations.

PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, August 6th:
Sculpture construction from 2PM to 9PM. Live ambient performance by RJ Valeo from 7PM to 9PM
(FULL SCHEDULE.)

TWISTED: SCOTT OGDEN, C.J. PYLE
June 23 – August 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Thurs, June 23, 6-8PM

Ricco/Maresca Gallery is pleased to present “Twisted: Scott Ogden, C.J. Pyle,” an exhibition which brings together the work of two independent artists whose very different styles are based on a similar attention to an inked line. Pyle’s weaving lines form portraits made of winding knots, while Ogden’s measured straight lines integrate fluidly as intuitive shapes. In each, there is a strong sense of structure vs. chaos, negative vs. positive, intentionality vs. stream of consciousness, and macro vs. microscopic. The forms that evolve are both highly intuitive and extremely complex, as neither artist begins with a preconceived vision.


Lost Paradise: Diana Al-Hadid, Mathias Kessler, and Julião Sarmento

July 7- August 5, 2011

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Diana Al-Hadid, Mathias Kessler, and Julião Sarmento. The show’s sculptures, photographs, paintings, and video explore the passage of time and the phenomenon of disintegration from art historical, architectural, ecological, economic, and personal perspectives. Through formal and thematic representations of ruin and decay, these pieces evoke nostalgia for both real and imagined histories.

LEO VILLAREAL VOLUME
EXTENDED: May 4 – August 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 4, 6-8pm

GERING & LóPEZ GALLERY is pleased to present Leo Villareal: Volume. This is Villareal’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.

For his first solo exhibition in New York since 2007, Villareal has installed a single, immersive work. Over 20,000 white LED nodes are suspended in a three-dimensional matrix of mirror-finished stainless steel. Its cylindrical form is at once dense and ephemeral, as it shimmers and oscillates between dimensions. Controlled by software code that the artist developed over an extensive period of time, like a composer working over a score, the nodes cycle through a seemingly infinite series of patterns and movements, fast and slow, bright and dark. The piece is a dazzling tone poem that draws the viewer into a deep, abstract space as it warps temporal and visual perception.

COLIN OULIGHAN: SHAPES @ WORK.

OPENING THIS FRIDAY August 5th, 6-10PM
ARTISTS TALK THIS SUNDAY August 7th, 5-7PM

WORK Gallery is pleased to present Shapes, new paintings by Red Hook, Brooklyn based painter Colin Oulighan. In this series of work, Oulighan began with the idea of creating an archetypical abstract painting, then set about exploding our expectations and assumptions of what abstract and representational paintings can be and how they function. Serial, geometric forms depicted in arbitrary colors occupy all of Oulighan’s paintings, resting on the bottom edge of the canvas. What would seem like simple abstraction is actually simple representation, for the geometric arrangements are taken verbatim from children’s blocks haphazardly dropped, then projected onto canvas. They are rendered in illusionisitic spaces replete with artificial lighting and gravity. The paintings are light hearted and lucid, the results of an uncomplicated process that yields concrete compositions resistant to interpretation, narrative, and unburdened by emotion or fantasy.

Summer Show @ Winston Wachter.Winston Wächter Fine Art is pleased to present a summer show featuring the work of three exciting artists.  They work with a variety of materials: encaustic, enamel on canvas, and glass.(READ MORE.)

Walking Waves: Collected Sounds and Remixes of the City @Guggenheim Lab.
Saturday, August 6, 2011, 2-4 pm
Find and collect sounds around the city, then learn how to remix them into audio tracks that will be played in the BMW Guggenheim Lab.


Sound and Vision @McKenzie.

June 23 – August 5, 2011

Sound and Vision features paintings and works on paper by four artists whose Op- and psychedelic-inspired art is strongly influenced by music: John Aslanidis, Daniel Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, and Laura Watt.

Australian artist John Aslanidis creates complex, moiré patterned paintings in vivid colors, with overlapping and concentric wavy bands that rhythmically pulse and vibrate across his surfaces. The artist cites bass-heavy Dub music as an important influence, as well as ambient trance. He has collaborated frequently with musicians since the 1990s: he not only plays the saxophone, but was a member of Clan Analogue, a sound and visual artist collective, and is participating in visual arts/music collaborations this season in New York and Berlin.

Screen Slate Midnights Presents THE PIT
@ Spectacle Theater.

Saturday at 11:30pm – Sunday at 1:30am

FORGET KILL BILL, DEATH WISH AND STRAW DOGS: here is a revenge fantasy you can actually relate to. At 12-years-old, Jamie Benjamin already has a CV of torture that would make Dawn Weiner blush: the hot librarian at elementary school tears up the erotic collages he makes with her photos; the cool kid at recess splits his lip open; Jamie’s nubile live-in babysitter only has eyes for an indifferent jock; and even the old woman down the street tries to mow him down with her wheelchair (“he’ll probably grow into one of those hippies…”). It’s not clear exactly what’s wrong with the kid—he shows signs of autism, and a creepily over-affectionate mother might have something to do with it—but Jamie finds solace in friendship with his teddy bear and the afternoons he spends visiting a pit in the woods full of bloodthirsty, primordial trolls.

MORE:
Glutton for Punishment works by: Kate Gilmore, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, Marilyn Minter, Janosch Parker and Matthew Weinstein
Metalux M.V. Carbon, J. Graf (voice, instruments)@ THE STONE.
Necromantic.
HOSPITAL: EPISODE 3 @ AXIS

Sweet Dreams: Comics, Cartoons and Contemporary Art
I’ve Got My Game Plan Working.

Snobs Behind Ketchup: Eko Nugroho
Circle of Friends: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures by Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roy DeForest, Peter Saul, and William T. Wiley @ George Adams.
5 for 5: our fifth year anniversery exhibition and party! @ Like the Spice.
Artists’ Critique on Expressing Ideas through Form @BAG.
AL GHAIB: Aesthetics of The Disappearance @STUX.
La Carte D’Après Nature: An exhibition curated by Thomas Demand.
PHOEBE WASHBURN Nunderwater Nort Lab.
MAKE Skateboards.
Soft Machines @ Pace.
Charlie Roberts.
Wit’s End, Wasabassco Burlesque, Nasty Canasta, Gemini & Scorpio and The Bell House present Wasablanca (August 5th/Bell House)

LAST CALL:

I Sent My Love A Red, Red Rose
Interventions in the Landscape @Galerie Lelong.

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