MARTIN WITTFOOTH: The Passions
October 13 – November 12, 2011
Artist’s Reception Thursday, October 13th 6-8PM
The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain such states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering. In Western philosophy, “The Passions” refer to strong biologically driven emotional states that seduce one away from reason. Yet the term’s origin is to be found in the Latin word, “passio”, which means, simply, “suffering”. Consequently, the term is connected to the most famous act of martyrdom: the crucifixion of Christ.
COLLECTIVE BRIGHTNESS READING
Thursday, October 13 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Join editor Kevin Simmonds & 10 contributors for the NY launch of this groundbreaking anthology!
Reception:Thursday October 13th, 6-9pm
Exhibition October 13th – November 18th, 2011
Doug Jeck: “Early Works”
Thursday, October 13th – Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011 6 – 8pm
Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert are pleased to present “Early Works”, the first solo exhibition of Doug Jeck at Gasser Grunert gallery. Doug Jeck is a Seattle, Washington based artist whose sculptures are influenced by static physicality and historicity, with the human object at the center. His life-like sculptures are an amalgamation of clay, hair, concrete, fur and wood that explore Jeck’s perception of various early historical periods and figures.
The Secret Science Club presents NYC’s wild past and wilder future with landscape ecologist and Mannahatta author Eric Sanderson
Thursday, October 13, 8 pm @ the Bell House,Free
What was here before New York City? Ecologist Eric Sanderson wanted to know—and his curiosity turned into a decade-long environmental andcartographic investigation. To discover what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago, he mined through historic documents and scientific data—and plugged every hard-won bit of information into computer models. The resulting 3D maps and visualizations revealed a lost world of diverse ecosystems: Forests covering what’s now Times Square. Beavers in Greenwich Village. Wolves pacing the Lower East Side.
Opening Reception: October 13 6pm to 9pm
October 14th – November 6th, 2011
Opening Reception:Friday,October 14th, 2011 6:30-9:00pm
History, in the broadest sense, refers to a series of events in the past. Biased storytelling and embellishments that dominated the conferences of cavemen have been replaced by research and theory. Although modern chronologies have evolved, historical variation proves that the concept of “history” is anything but definite. The same can be said of art history. The artists in Re/Deconstructing History reinvent techniques, materials, symbols, and representations from the past. Each work similarly challenges moments in world history, from the tumultuous history of the American continent to ancient myths and cultural traditions, and allows for a reassessment of historical “facts.”The narratives each artist engage, such as found photographs or traditional 18th century european porcelain techniques, are completely restructured in the process. The past is utilized for a means to new ends.
Rebecca Campbell: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
13 October–19 November 2011
New York, New York – Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Rebecca Campbell. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing will open on 13 October 13 2011 and will remain on view through 19 November 2011. A reception for the artist will take place Thursday, 13 October, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. The public is welcome.
“Love writes a letter and sends it to hate.
My vacation’s ending. I’m coming home late.
The weather was fine and the ocean was great
and I can’t wait to see you again.”
-The Avett Brothers
Of Faith, Power, and Glory @Baang and Burne Contemporary Art.
New work by Michael Kirchoff and Meyer Uranovsky
October 13–18, 2011. Opening Reception October 13, from 6-8PM
MARK VAN YETTER @Alex Zachery.
September 24 – October 22, 2011
Wassily Kandinsky, in an effort to explain bodily reactions toward form and color, wrote “Colour is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul. Colour is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano, with its many strings.” Kandinsky was a synaesthete, meaning that his relationship towards color was informed equally by his relationship with sound and music. The fusion of the two senses is clearly visible in his works, as he aimed to transcend the boundaries between each separate mode of perception. The nature of the photographic medium is playing with light, one form of energy, to evoke surroundings, situations, and ideas. When one sense is diminished, the others are heightened, creating unique perceptive experiences from the remaining information.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 PM
SLAG Gallery is pleased to announce THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE REALM , an exhibition of recent paintings that uncovers the imagination of the young Romanian artist, Sergiu Toma. Toma’s paintings are marked by the timeless fervency of their visual description. The presumedly “casual” scenes seem interlocked with partially remembered dreams, where the beholder’s viewpoint becomes an integral part of the painting. An atmosphere of nostalgia and mystery is inherent in Toma’s images; familiar objects carry symbolic meanings and nonhuman forms are often used as objects of displacement, to bring up issues that cannot be expressed forthrightly.
NATURE 2.0: Art, Media & Environment
Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint founded the ecoarttech collaborative in 2005 to explore environmental issues and convergent media and technologies. They will be at Hyperallergic HQ on Thursday, October 13 to discuss “Nature 2.0: Convergent Ecologies of Art, Media, and Environment.”
Tickets are $5 and will include light refreshments.
This presentation will explore many crucial questions during our times, including most importantly “What does it mean to be a modern ecological being amidst a proliferation of networked environments — biological systems, global cultural exchanges, international commerce, industrial grids, digital networks and the World Wide Web?” This is the central question motivating art duo ecoarttech. They understand the “eco” in eco-art to refer not only to nature and built environments but also to mobile spaces, such as highways and subway trains, and “virtual” places created by digital media.
October 13 – November 10
RARE Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Eamon O’Kane titled There Is Another World, But It Is In This One. The show, which will run from October 13 to November 10, marks the artist’s second solo turn at the gallery. The exhibition’s title is an allusion to a quote by W.B. Yeats which O’Kane references in his work. His paintings and drawings serve as a visual allegory to the quote’s written implication to expose one’s childhood and heritage in one’s work. The show portrays an autobiographical world in the manner ascribed to by Yeats, who in a related way attempted to express his Irish upbringing in the context of British colonial rule. O’Kane’s work stands as an investigation into the inherent influences on the creative side of his life, ranging from art and design to mathematics and engineering. The entire range of his output can be seen as a self-examination of the cumulative influences on his artistic method and conceptual development.
Continuum: New Works by Daniel Joshua Goldstein
October 11, 2011 – November 11, 2011
Reception for the artist: Tuesday, October 11, 6-8 PM
4 4 3 P A S is pleased to announce Continuum: New Works by Daniel Joshua Goldstein. These pieces encompass a wide range of materials and forms including ethereal suspended sculptures in blue glass, crystal and bronze mesh; a kinetic wall-frieze comprised of multiple rotating panels in subtle gradations representing an expanse of sea fog; and large-scale minimalist, digital collages that draw their inspiration from French symbolist Odilon Redon. Goldstein is a well-known AIDS activist and related works in the show include a triptych of photographs of his syringe sculpture “Invisible Man” and a study from his “Icarian Series” made of the worn-down leather skins of exercise equipment from a gym frequented by gay men before and during the AIDS epidemic.Goldstein is featured in the recently released award-winning and Sundance honored documentary “We Were Here” now playing nation-wide.
Ari Lankin Windows of Self Exhibition
October 12 to November 12, 2011
Opening reception: Wednesday October 12 6:00 to 8:30pm
Ari Lankin, Roarrr, 2011, 30 x 40 inches,oil/acrylic on canvas There is a magical sensation that exists between the change from one thing to another. -Ari Lankin
RL Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Ari Lankin. An exciting young artist who embraces a variety of media, Lankin expresses himself primarily through painting. This show, titled ‘Windows of Self’ is a group of new dynamic abstract paintings.
This Week at BRIC Rotunda Gallery: 3 for 30 Public Program
Three leading curators and critics discuss Brooklyn’s contemporary art landscape
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 7 to 9pm
Join us for 3 for 30, a panel discussion co-moderated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art and Samantha Vernon, Development and Marketing Manager of BRIC’s contemporary art program. The event will feature three leading curators and critics: Kalia Brooks, Exhibitions Director at MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts); Phong Bui, Publisher of The Brooklyn Rail; and Robert C. Morgan, art critic, curator, artist, writer, art historian, poet, and lecturer. Panelists will offer valuable perspective on how the New York art scene and the contemporary art landscape of Brooklyn has changed over the past three decades. Learn more about the event.
Wednesday, October 12, from 6 – 8 PM.
StandPipe announces the opening of “Taking Shape” a group show of recent work by thirteen New York-based artists. Curated by Christopher Schade and Zoe Pettijohn Schade, the exhibition features work that explores the complex interdependency between figuration and abstraction.
Artists included in the exhibition are James Bills, Alec Dartley, Peter Dudek, Raymond Dumas, Douglas Goldberg, Sue Havens, Sara Klar, Michael Lee, Elisa Lendvay, Abraham McNally, Christopher Saunders, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade. The show runs from October 13 to October 29. An opening exhibition will be held Wednesday, October 12, from 6 – 8 PM.
Join us for PRELUDE.11, the eighth annual PRELUDE festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre, dance and visual art performance. This year’s festival will use the James Gallery as well as the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center to investigate the resonances between the “white cube” and the “black box.” Prelude will offer over 20 short performances, including performative lectures, theory-installations, and performances within performances. Themes such as “Repurposing,” taking preexisting works, events or texts as the basis for new performances, and “Text As Texture,” creating a musical or performative experience from the materiality of language will be explored in frank discussions among artists and their audiences.
Lowell Boyers What We Long to Know
Thursday Oct 13th 6-8pm
Blake Leyh of “Treme” and “The Wire”: Sceening and Moderated Discussion with Author John Swenson
Date: Friday, October 14th
Time: 8:00 PM
Tonight, join Blake Leyh–musical supervisor for the HBO’s Treme and The Wire– for night three of Observatory’s New Atlantis Series. Leyh will screen excerpts from his favorite episodes of Treme, and will converse with John Swenson, author of New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans, about the music and musicians featured in Treme and in New Atlantis.
October 13 – November 12, 2011
Action-ReAction:a Multidisciplinary Program on Power Relations
Curated by Thale Fastvold in collaboration with .NO
Power relations and power structures have become an even more relevant and hotly-debated topic following the acts of terrorism committed in Oslo on 7/22. Naturally, Norwegian artists are also profoundly affected by these tragic incidents, and some elements of the proposed program can be seen as artistic contributions to a collective mourning process.
THE DEATH OF AFFECT
Friday, October 14th from 6 – 9pm
ART BLOG ART BLOG is extremely pleased to announce the opening of “The Death of Affect” curated by Fran Holstrom and Jeffrey Scott Mathews. This is the ninth in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG is presenting at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th St. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 14th from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition runs through Friday, October 28th. Open hours are Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 6pm and by appointment.
The exhibition title, “The Death of Affect” stems from JG Ballard’s fictional writing, specifically his short story The Overloaded Man. In the story, the central protagonist is disaffected with everyday reality so he begins to disassociate meaning from objects in a meditative exercise, effectively abstracting the world around him. As the protagonist slips further and further into a world of floating shapes, he becomes alienated by the forms of the straight world. Central to this exhibition is work that exemplifies the complexity of solipsism and deterritorialization in contemporary visual practice. Each of the artists included share a conceptual rigor in exploring the spaces between abstraction and representation.
Carolee Schneemann: Mysteries of The Iconographies
Thursday, October 13, 7 pm
The artist Carolee Schneemann travels backwards and forwards in time in this visual lecture wherein recurring formal properties are analyzed, beginning with obsessive childhood drawings of a staircase. Schneemann’s extraordinary letters have just been collected in Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle, edited by Kristine Stiles, from Duke University Press. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department.
Rental Car Rally
Keeping it Online
DON CARNEY / EXHIBITION
The Fifth Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World
Peter Fox @Front Room.
Intro To Green
Brian Dewan at Pierogi
Window Gallery: Ruins (Carcinomas)
BRANDT PETERS, KATHIE OLIVAS, TRAVIS LOUIE, CHRIS RYNIAK
OUTGROWTH OF NATURE
Crossing the Line 2011 F.I.A.F
THE POTATO REVOLUTION: Cult of Potato 2011
ARIAS WITH A TWIST
THE ORANGE PERSON
YES GALLERY PRESENTS: CONCRETE GARDEN
Larry Silver: New Visions
The Peoples’ Choice Exhibition/iPad Art Show/UpStairs Gallery Solo Show
DEBUT FICTION READING: TEJU COLE, ANNA SOLOMON, REBECCA WOLFF
HAPPY HOUR with Cave Canem Fellows Derrick Weston Brown, Aracelis
Girmay, Kevin Simmonds
FCKNLZ: The Family Creative
Mandrake the Magician in Tut’s Fever
Imagine Science Film Festival
New Perspectives on Postcolonial History: A Workshop on Using Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) in the 21st Century
Art in Odd Places
vasil artamonov and alexey klyuykov
Flux Thursday: October 13, 2011
“Invitation to the Voyage”
GRAND OPENING OF THE DVORAK ROOM
Professional Development Workshop: Portfolio Review for Visual Artists
Artist Talk: Emily Martin, Featured Artist Project
NY Coalition for Healthy School Food’s annual “Healthy Food in Fashion” gala
Art & Optics panel at CENTRAL BOOKING
Lecture and book signing with Dr. Paul Koudounaris, author of The Empire of Death
Scott Malbaurn: LEAN
Deborah Zlotsky: Adjacent Possibilities
Michael Brown @RH October 11, 6-8pm
Rhiannon Giddens and Sxip Shirey: Sonic New York
Andrea Parkins and Jonathan Wood Vincent Occupy Accordions
Flags of Whose Fathers
Irondale’s big Box of Distractions
AMY PLEASANT: ON THE GROUND BELOW
BEAUTY CONTEST: CURATOR-LED GALLERY TALK
Young Guns 9 Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening
ANTHONY BECKER:Buckled Wings
HARRY BELAFONTE in conversation with Paul Holdengraber
RICHARD CARRICK | FLOW CYCLE FOR STRINGS TAKE WHAT IS YOURS
Workshops @ The Story Studio
Sony World Photography Awards & World Photography NY Events
OUATTARA WATTS AND KATY SCHIMERT
Martin Rameriz Estate
Symphony for the Dance Floor
Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako
Lovers from the Hereafter
October 21st – November 19th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21st, 7-9pm
Paul Burgess, Virginia Echeverria, Fred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Jenkins, Gordon Magnin, Clarita Mata, Jeffrey Meyer, Tom Moglu, Randy Mora, Nicole Natri, Julien Pacaud, Ciara Phelan, Emmanuel Polanco, Eduardo Recife, Kareen Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Valerie Roybal, Katherine Streeter, Leigh Wells, Charles Wilkin, Lionel Williams, Bill Zindel
Featuring Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Ingrid Jensen, Jonathan Finlayson, John Hollenbeck, Shane Endsley, Jon Irabagon, Craig Taborn, Matt Wilson, and many others!
The Festival of New Trumpet Music Previewed in The New Yorker (New York City, NY) – JAZZ STANDARD, one of the nation’s premier jazz clubs, presents the 9th Annual Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) series, “Kenny Wheeler Celebration,” from Thursday, October 20, through Sunday, October 23, 2011. Program schedule and artist bios are outlined below.In addition to the events at the Jazz Standard, on Saturday, October 22, from 3-6 PM, trumpeter Dave Douglas will lead an informal reading session of Kenny Wheeler’s Music at NYU Steinhardt Jazz Studies, located at 75 3rd Ave., (at East 11th St.). All instrumentalists are welcome, trumpeters encouraged. Sheet music will be provided in concert and Bb keys. A rhythm section will be provided, but rhythm players are also welcome to participate. The session will also be attended by trumpeter Nick Smart, director of the jazz program at the Royal Academy of Music, London, UK. This is a free event, however advance registration is required through the festival’s website: http://www.fontmusic.org
MAX DE ESTEBAN: PROPOSITION ONE @ KLOMPCHING.
EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 26—DECEMBER 9, 2011
ARTIST RECEPTION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6PM—9PM
Klompching Gallery is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition of artworks by Max de Esteban. This will be Esteban’s first solo exhibition in New York City and will open on October 26, with an artist reception on November 3, 2011. Esteban’s overall photographic practice explores socio-political concepts within visual structures of serialization and repetition. The exhibition features his most recent body of photographs, Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral.With this new work, he turns his camera toward recent cutting-edge technology—utilized in the creation and communication of art—that is now considered obsolete. Through a time-consuming and meticulous process, he dis-assembles apparatus such as film projectors, 35mm film cameras, VHS tape players and record players. Piece-by-piece, the parts are painted white, the machines are then reassembled and photographed at different stages of being re-built. The photographed layers are themselves assembled into a single image, resulting in x-ray-like photographs that are reminiscent of architectural cyanotypes. Presented as pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, these exquisite images provide the viewer with an opportunity to marvel at the apparent simplicity of their inner workings.
Last Rites Gallery opens it’s fourth annual The 13th Hour group exhibit, celebrating the spirit of the Halloween season. In it’s annual exhibit, Last Rites sets out to present a broad-spectrum representation of Dark Surrealism. Held during Halloween weekend, the show is the gallery’s largest group exhibit, and features renowned artists from around the globe- working in an array of mediums including painting, photography, and sculpture. From gothic elegance to finely crafted grotesquery, the beauty within the darkness is embraced and brought into the spotlight.
STEAMPUNK HAUNTED HOUSE GOES DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
October 22-31 | $10-$50
Back by popular demand for a third season, the visually stunning, lushly designed Steampunk Haunted House by Third Rail Projects returns and takes audiences into the darker, more terrifying aspects of Lewis Carroll’s classic stories.
THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS: FEARFUL SYMMETRY
THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS: FEARFUL SYMMETRY
OCTOBER 27th 8pm-12 @THE COUNTING ROOM
44 BERRY ST, BROOKLYN
The 22 Magazine is pleased to announce, “Fearful Symmetry” on October 27th at The Counting Room in Brooklyn.
Join us for a night of readings and song in the forests of the night
Bring your expirence, bring your innocene, bring your immortal hand or eye to hear the deadly terrors of legendary poets Steve Dalachinksy and Yuko Otomo, along with the disant depths of Samantha and Firas Sulaiman, Rami Shamir, Sarah Berstein and Stephanie Valente. These golden words will be followed by a furnace to your brain from Amerigo Mackeral & The Octave Doctors and the twisted sinews of Charlie Waters, Andrew Barker and a surprise special guest.
Throw down your spears, water heaven with your tears and make sure you come support artists and help fund Vol 2/II (Sign & Symbol) of The 22 Magazine.
DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PERFORMERS AND THE 22
THURSDAY OCT 27TH, 8PM AT THE COUNTING ROOM
44 BERRY ST, BROOKLYN NEW YORK (IN THE CELLAR)
TAKE THE L TRAIN TO BEDFORD, WALK NE ON BEDFORD TILL N 11TH ST, TAKE A LEFT ON N 11TH AND THAN A RIGHT ONTO BERRY (44 BERRY ST)