Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art

Exit Art is pleased to announce their final exhibition EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRANCE: 30 YEARS OF EXIT ART. Founded in 1982 by Executive Director Jeanette Ingberman and Artistic Director Papo Colo, Exit Art has grown from a pioneering alternative art space into an innovative cultural center.




1:1 is excited to present our new project, BANQUET FOR ARTAUD, a massive active still-life. April 1st-7th: Preparing for the feast; please bring fruits, vegetables, and flowers to the table. April 7th: A climatic night of performances, readings, eating, and cruel laughter. Please bring fruits, vegetables, and flowers for admittance. Beginning at 7pm


As part of the national series Red, White, & Blue: Poets on Politics, poets CA Conrad, Filip Marinovich, and Patricia Smith will read and discuss their poems and the role of politics in the literary landscape today. Co-sponsored by the New School Writing Program. Admission is free. Wollman Hall, Fifth Floor The New School 65 West 11th Street

Kid Koala’s Space Cadet Headphone Experience

This charming story of an adventurous space cadet and her guardian robot touches on the relationship between technology and isolation. The use of etchboards have given Koala’s trademark pathos-drenched tales of love and loneliness a whole new depth and beauty. HEADPHONE CONCERT A “quiet time” immersive headphone concert experience. The audience sits in inflatable space pods, listens through individual headphone systems as Kid Koala brings the Space Cadet score to life on a piano and several turntables, accompanied by live light installations and stencil/shadow shows drawn from the book. Part music, part storytelling, the show is suitable for all ages. GALLERY Prior to the Space Cadet concert, come explore the Space Cadet Gallery. It’s fully equipped with story-related Sculpture installations, interactive Music Consoles, soundtrack cassette jukeboxes and original artwork from the book.

Perfume Genius Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls is a band formed in Everett, Washington, and based currently in Portland, Oregon. Their music is notable for its combination of saccharine pop and baroque elements. The promotional materials for Perfume Genius’ Learning show the project’s sole member, 26-year-old Seattle resident Mike Hadreas, shirtless and with a black eye. It’s as evocative an image as the Strokes wearing leather jackets and Velvet Underground t-shirts or Animal Collective wearing tribal masks.

Colin Stetson, Lone Wolf & Cub, Sarah Neufeld

Colin Stetson, Lone Wolf & Cub, Sarah Neufeld

The Vandal

Join us Tuesday, April 3 @ 7PM for a reading of Hamish Linklater’s THE VANDAL, starring Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Noah Robbins. The reading will be directed by Flea’s Artistic Director Jim Simpson.

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love,m,t&cat=&swe=1&cf=list&set=1&cal=cal12&m=04&d=2&y=2012

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love, captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with our faith. Terna Tilley-Gyado and Wazina Zondon utilize traditional storytelling and conversation as the medium for exploring the broad range of their experiences as queer Muslims. The stories Coming Out Muslim tells range from tales about other people’s theories about where queerness comes from, the gifts of being queer and Muslim, the tension between one’s culture and religion, and love—romantic and spiritual. Coming Out Muslim is both funny and poignant. Everyone is welcome. In partnership with the LGBTQ Storytelling and Performance Series and co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

EXIT ART: Collective Synergy & Performance Actions

his exhibition responds to the abundance of recent attention given to performance art, and specifically to the shifting terms used to define viewer engagement: “collaborative,” “relational,” “participatory,” and “delegated” to name a few. From the Performa Biennial to Creative Times Living as Form to the increased offerings of academic degrees in performance art as well as degrees in curating performance, Collective/Performative: interrogates potential new performance structures and practices as investigated by artists and organizations. “>Exit Art is pleased to present Collective / Performative:, an exhibition and event series focusing on performance practices that require the participation of an audience. The exhibition will include new works by eight commissioned artists and organizations that will utilize Exit Art’s space during gallery hours for a public project, as well as an “artist’s history” of performance art told by seminal performance artists who have exhibited at Exit Art.

The Magnetic Fields DeVotchKa (Acoustic)

The Magnetic Fields may be a bona fide band, but in most essential respects they are the project of studio wunderkind Stephin Merritt, who writes, produces, and (generally) sings all of the material. Merritt also plays many of the instruments, concocting a sort of indie pop synth rock. While the Magnetic Fields’ albums draw upon the electronic textures of vintage acts like ABBA, Kraftwerk, Roxy Music with Eno, Joy Division, and Gary Numan, Merritt’s vision is far more pointed toward the alternative rock underground. His songs are also far warmer and more purely pop-oriented than the above references indicate, sounding at times like late-20th century equivalents to the catalogs of Phil Spector or Brian Wilson.

Recognizing the Animal: Isabella Rossellini, Sam Easterson and Cynthia Chris

Derek Bousé has stated that, “What has gone almost completely unquestioned in relation to wildlife films has been the presumption of compatibility between cinematic convention and images of natural events and behavior.” This evening’s program features two filmmakers whose work takes a different tack, one less interested in reforming these conventions than abandoning them altogether. Sam Easterson’s videos adopt an uncompromisingly first-person point of view in works whose “person” just so happens to be an animal. Imagine Lady in the Lake remade with a cast of waterfowl: what began as a novel experiment in narrative cinema is transposed into a radical and extended consideration of the animal ocular. Isabella Rossellini’s matter-of-fact recitation (and partial demonstration) of her subjects’ mating habits is both a catalogue of interspecies affinities and an acknowledgment of difference. As Cynthia Chris has written, “Becoming animal is an opportunity arising from recognizing the animal

Artist-in-Residence: Sergei Tcherepnin with Woody Sullender

Artist-in-Residence Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender construct sites for listening, touching, and direct engagement with sonic material. Their temporary architecture of tactile speakers disperses the duo’s live electronic music in performance. In April, they will present their largest-scale piece yet: a work that will include rooms within rooms, difference tone doorways, and listening tables. As objects and bodies are reorganized in space, musical and physical structures will emerge and disappear.

Hail to the Feminists Who Produced the Revolution:Works by Mary Beth Edelson from 1971 to 2012

Since the 1960’s Mary Beth Edelson has been a pioneer in feminist art practice, political activism, performance art and public participation. Edelson’s art production consists of diverse mediums; included in this survey exhibition are large-scale collage installations, drawings, early performative photographs and her iconic posters from the 1970’s.

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution assembled by Andrew Boyd with Dave Oswald Mitchell

Andrew Boyd and Dave Oswald Mitchell present their guide to creative protest here at powerHouse Arena for an evening devoted to revolutionary pranktivism, featuring talks by contributors and a radical fashion show. About Beautiful Trouble: Prank websites. Militant carnivals. Flash Mobs. Virtual sit-ins. Guerrilla musicals. From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge. Social activism in the digital age is melding prank and PR, blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, direct action protest and pop art. These principles that make for successful creative action are more common today than we realize—the recent Wikipedia blackout in protest of #SOPA is one of many prominent examples—but their foundations rarely get hashed out or written down. Until now. In the irreverent, activist tradition of Steal This Book and The Anarchist Cookbook comes Beautiful Trouble.

Skowhegan at 92YTribeca: An Alumni Exhibition in Three Parts

92YTribeca is pleased to present our third annual exhibition of alumni chosen from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Curated by Carrie Springer, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This year’s exhibition is will be shown in three parts, with different works in March, April and May. Please see the program notes tab above for a complete list of artists and more information. With Video Works by Matthew Wilson, 2010 Image Credit: Video still by Matthew Wilson, 2010

The Super Coda presents: 6 Degrees of Laurie Amat

Join acclaimed San Francisco based vocalist Laurie Amat as she improvises with 4 NYC based performers and ensembles she’s never heard before, stylistically ranging from classical to theatrical groove rock, namely: critically acclaimed classical pianist Taka Kigawa, underground sax and drum virtuosi Jeremy Gustin and Will Graefes as Fahey, the freely improvised rumblings of Sean Ali, Carlo Costa, and Frantz Loriot as Natura Morta, and Austrian bassist Bernd Klug

The New Monuments + Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski Duo + Lasse Marhaug

Release party for Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski’s album Sunday Night, Sunday Afternoon on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label. Improv trio The New Monuments (C. Spencer Yeh, Ben Hall, and Don Dietrich) and Oslo-based noise artist Lasse Marhaug will both perform on the same evening.


BRAIN CAVE 2012 is two nights of Brooklyn DIY’s best and brightest. talent on display. put on by the combined forces of CARA BELLA PRESENTS, (collabo!) and Paper Garden Records. BRAIN CAVE 2012 will be at THE BELL HOUSE Thursday, April 5th and all day Saturday, April 7th.

ESL Music and BYT presents: The Funk Ark , Chico Mann , Federico Aubele and Ursula 1000

ESL Music and BYT presents: The Funk Ark , Chico Mann , Federico Aubele and Ursula 1000 Read bios:

McSweeney’s Presents Adam Levin, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Diane Williams, Hosted by Ethan Nosowsky

Fiction readings by recent McSweeney’s Books authors Adam Levin (“Hot Pink,” March 2012) and Diane Williams (“Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty,” January 2012, pictured). Also featuring Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, whose report from the first weeks of Occupy Wall Street will appear in Issue 40 of “McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern.” This event will be hosted by editor Ethan Nosowsky and co-sponsored with McSweeney’s.

Poetry & the Creative Mind

Join Meryl Streep and friends for Poetry & The Creative Mind, a spectacular evening featuring leading artists, actors, musicians, dancers, writers, scholars, and public figures reading favorite poems. This extraordinary event is not to be missed by anyone who loves poetry.

“Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements” curated by Felix Morelo

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education presents Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements Curated by Felix Morelo Featuring: Chan Wai”Harvey”, Jose Krapp, Patrick-Earl Barnes, Rafael Sanchez, Mayuko Fujino, Jon Sisti, Hiroko Ishikawa, Itzy Ramirez, Dana Jerabek, Raphael Griswold, Virginia Wagner, Teddy O’Connor, Washington Chavez, Karen Cintron, Firelei Baez, Edwin Bolta Francisco Osorio, Alexis Duque, Panoply Lab, and Felix Morelo Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 6:30pm-8:30 pm Performances by: Rafael Sanchez 7:00pm Panoply Lab 7:30pm Felix Morelo 8:00pm Bronx, NY (February 29, 2012) – Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education is pleased to announce Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements, a group exhibition curated by Felix Morelo. The opening will take place Thursday, April 5, 2012, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and the show will run through May 25, 2012. Take the 6 train to Hunts Point or the 2/5 to Simpson St. For his curatorial debut, Morelo invites 20 artists to in


Part art history, part economics, part philosophy, Leland Maschmeyer’s talk will take us from a cement building in Boston to a comedy show in D.C. From Surrealist parlor games to recent social experiments that suggest the Surrealists had better insight into economics than most economists do today. All economic, social, and artistic roads have led to SOPA. But they need not end there. As Leland will show, design opens the road ahead. To drive this idea home, all attendees will receive a new book created by 55 artists which speaks to a post SOPA future—one based in the design and economic ideas of the Surrealists. Come prepared to be intrigued, infuriated, and inspired—in that order.

Peter Shelton: powerhousefrenchtablenecklaces

Sperone Westwater is pleased to present a survey of sculptures by Peter Shelton. These corporeal and architectural works from 1989 to the present are both abstract and referential. Their materiality and subject matter elicit a physical, emotional, and psychic engagement – making the visual experience tactile and tangible.

ROUDNTABLE: “The Art of Appropriation: Between Literature and Music”,m,t&cat=&swe=1&cf=list&set=1&cal=cal12&m=04&d=2&y=2012

The Art of Appropriation: Between Literature and Music Peter Szend, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre Eduardo Cadava, Princeton University Laura Odello, Collège International de Philosophie Liana Theodoratou, NYU Emily Apter, NYU Taking as a starting point a short excerpt from the archives of the Collège international de philosophie (an excerpt in which Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy briefly discuss the notion of responsibility), this event will focus on the concept of appropriation, approaching it from a philosophical, literary, and musical point of view. How can we be responsible for something that we cannot foresee or control? What would it mean to answer for such a thing, appropriating it while at the same time letting it expropriate us? Starting with the example of responsibility – always more than a mere example among others ­, the presentations will reflect, directly and indirectly, on the oscillating structure that Derrida called exappropriation.


Thursday April 5th @ RIC/RAMBO @ 285 KENT AVE || ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT |||| Doomsday Student ——— mems of ARAB ON RADAR |||||| Dan Friel |||||||| Ramble Tamble |||||||||| PARDALINCE BIRD ——— dan deacon side ambient project. quadraphonic set of just intonation synths and throat singing. | RIC/RAMBO @ 285 KENT AVE | 285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $5 | all ages

Floating Point Waves

HERE presents Floating Point Waves, by LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya. A performance experience of dance, real-time video, live electronic music, water, and kinetic sculptures, this HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) production plays 8 performances at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue). Meditative stillness & physical extremity converge in a mesmerizing solo performance. Floating Point Waves unveils the relationship between the human body and natural elements as movement, water & light connect in an organic causal chain. Every motion of the dance is reflected in the elements surrounding it, as performance and design meet in a landscape where beauty coexists with darkness. Floating Point Waves is conceived & designed by Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya. Choreographed & performed by Ximena Garnica. Video-Lighting design design by Shige Moriya. Additional lighting design by Solomon Weisbard. Sound composition by Jeremy D. Slater.

Die: Roll to Proceed

Imagine, if you will, a world unencumbered by the stress of decision-making; a world where you never have to wonder if you made the ‘right decision.’ In this existential comedy, two roommates make this a reality by letting the roll of a DIE decide for them. But is life really carefree when the responsibility is left up to chance? Watch as this duo embarks on comedic misadventures, all of which are orchestrated by YOU. That’s right, because the DIE is in YOUR hands. With 72 possible endings, you won’t see the same show twice. So take a chance. Their fate. Your hands… Roll the DIE.

BinAural Visual | Chiptography & SKGB | outpt+paris | Rockman DJ Set

This month’s BinAural/Visual is proud to bring you an experimental set by Philadelphia’s SKGB playing for Marjorie Becker’s solo photo exhibit of Blip Festival 2006-2011 portraits, a drum and bass set by outpt + paris, and a chiptune DJ set dance party by Rockman! Chiptography & SKGB – Solo Photography Show and Analog Synth Set


John Cage 2012 @ The New School presents Musicircus a performance event with guest artist Alison Knowles at 4:00 p.m., and a talk entitled”Wanting Not To Say Nothing About Cage” by guest artist Paul Kaiser at 5:30 p.m. What is a Musicircus? As John Cage explains, “You simply bring together under one roof as much music (as many musical groups and soloists) as practical under the circumstances. It should last longer than ordinary concerts … There must be plenty of space for the audience to walk around. … There should be food on sale and drinks (as at a circus). Dancers and acrobats.”


A theme-based exhibition of selected works by third-year students in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department. Curated by Department Chair Thomas Woodruff. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11, 6-8pm

Theriomorphous Entourage.

An interstizio exhibit From theriomorphisms to anthropic caesurae to looming acephalopods, an eschatological survey for a time yet to come—or for one that is now, already, upon us. Beasts within, beasts without, chimeric ilk all about. And a mysterium disiunctionis to ponder and discuss. Separation? Suture? Greater reason? Theriomorphous Entourage. Umbrageous offerings for the fairest of seasons. Featuring works by Joel Dugan, Andrew Smenos, Jason Andrew, Zane Wilson, Fred Valentine, Mike Ballou, Eric Trosko, Rick Briggs, Paul Gagner, Don Pablo Pedro, Tom Micchelli and Tim Kent.


The Kropotkins, a punk Delta blues New York-Memphis collaborative “super group” featuring Lorette Velvette : vocals, guitar Charlie Burnham : vocals, violin Dave Soldier : banjo & violin Dog (Mark Deffenbaugh) : guitar Alex Greene : bass drum Jonathan Kane : snare drum with possible guests Bob Neuwirth and Ron Franklin from Memphis “In 1994, inspired by the fife-and-drum blues of northern Mississippi and the bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe, the iconoclastic downtown composer and scientist Dave Soldier (he’s a professor of neurology at Columbia) formed the Kropotkins, named after the Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin. While the group is conventional by the standards of some of Soldier’s other projects (he once created enormous instruments for a group of Thai elephants to play), it can nonetheless seamlessly weave a Charles Ives cover into a set of soulful, if sometimes angular, country- or blues-tinged originals.” —- The New Yorker

Karavika CD Release Concert

Karavika is a New York City based ensemble led by Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana. As its members hold root in places as diverse as India, Sri Lanka and North America, Karavika brings a fresh new perspective to the music of its varying cultural backgrounds. Drawing upon influences of nature, beauty, simple folk melodies and complex classical compositions, Karavika’s music seeks to blend creative improvisations and arrangements with authentic traditions. They are joined by bassist Perry Wortman and Avi Shah on tabla.

Performance Art by: Rachel Parry, Adam Rose, and Ryan Hawk

Rachel Parryʼs work is primarily concerned with belonging, the fallen woman and various representations and deconstruction of the body and mind. Parry creates surreal, raw, powerful and tactile experiences, as she transforms the space between her body and the audience, finding both dark and sometimes humorous moments. Parryʼs art takes risks, embraces experimentation and aims to create questioning on the social issues she highlights. For the past six years, Parry has tested the boundaries of how an intimate relationship can quickly be formed with complete strangers. Parry has chosen to take her practice on a journey to learn from her audiences; as an art-knowledgeable gallery participantsʼ expectation and enjoyment will differ greatly from that of an audience built on bodily pleasure, as found on the club scene.


Marcia Hafif: Pomona Houses and Ink Drawings

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6-8pm Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm The Ink Drawings were painted using a practice developed during the making of the Pencil Drawings, 1972, always beginning in the upper left corner and finishing in the lower right. The support and medium change while the technique remains the same. Here the ink mixture is more or less diluted, with darker and lighter results. The technique is based on the idea that repetition will produce changing results; the titles of the drawings are the date of completion – a record of the day’s work.

Bo Joseph Fragments of a Worldview

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 5 – 7 pm Sears Peyton is pleased to present Fragments of a Worldview, the gallery’s third solo exhibition of New York artist Bo Joseph, on view February 23 – April 5, 2012. This exhibition will feature seven large works on paper, five of which measure nearly seven feet high, from an ongoing series that has been the focus of Joseph’s practice since his return from Berlin in 2009.

Allison Gildersleeve: Let Me Show It To You Unfixed

February 23 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday February 23, 6 – 8 pm Artist Talk: Saturday March 10, 12 pm Starting with recycled drawings, photographs, and revisited childhood places, Allison Gildersleeve builds an increasing complexity – and like a visual puppetmaster, deftly orchestrates our eyes’ travel in perpetual motion. Rather than a passively-observed vista that reveals itself immediately, she aims to orient the viewer in a specific way. Then she allows the paint to swirl into a deliberate morass, forcing us to constantly lose the thread. Finding parallels in poets such as Wallace Stevens, Gildersleeve fights against a sense of order or stasis, and instead leaves borders undefined, odd juxtapositions of scale, vibrations of lush color and constant mark variation. We see a rock and just as soon have forgotten that cognition, as the patch of grey “rock” quickly erases into paint, movement, dab, or stroke. Often the most clarity is found in an unexpected corner or edge

That Old Time Religion

End of Century is pleased to announce, “That Old Time Religion,” an exhibition of work by Colin Ruel. Like manger scenes on a Christmas cards or a drawings in the Lascaux cave, Ruel has created an entire visual vocabulary for the cult of his imagination, influenced by shaman practices and catholic iconography. His subjects – Virgin Mary’s, Feather-haired Navajo Chiefs, and diving birds – save, sacrifice, misguide, and redeem, on salvaged wood, stretched denim, and rain gutters from Martha’s Vineyard. Opening Reception Friday, February 24th, 7-9 PM at End of Century, 237 Eldridge Street, New York, New York. DJ Set by Will Roan of Amazing Baby.

Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal

Every Monday at 8pm Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), this weekly variety show features comedy from New York’s best comics and sketch groups, new music, special guests, and the occasional, unpredictable oddity. Past guests have included Eugene Mirman, Ted Leo, Aziz Ansari, and more. For more information, please visit

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite.


Over the last two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques—often used alongside digital technologies—to the proliferation of self-published artists’ projects. Bringing together some 70 series or projects drawn substantially from MoMA’s extensive collection of prints and books, with the addition of several important loans, the exhibition features major artists and publishing projects, such as Ai Weiwei, Trisha Donnelly, Martin Kippenberger, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lucy McKenzie, Aleksandra Mir, Museum in Progress, Edition Jacob Samuel, Thomas Schütte, SUPERFLEX, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Christopher Wool, among many others.

Eugène Atget: “Documents pour artistes”

This exhibition presents six fresh and highly focused cross sections through the career of master photographer Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927), drawn exclusively from the Museum’s unparalleled holdings of his work. The sign outside Atget’s studio read, “Documents pour artistes,”—declaring his modest ambition to create images for other artists to use as source material. This humility belied the visual sophistication and distinctive vision that characterized much of Atget’s own work.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country’s suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams—lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture—focused on a specific location within one of five “megaregions” across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program, including a wide array of models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials.

Ingredients of Reality: the dismantling of New York City

Ingredients of Reality: the Dismantling of New York City by Lan Tuazon presents sculptures, drawings and prints that discuss how history, the law and class structures are written on the physical environment. Surrealist in concept, Tuazon takes real/existing parts of the built environment — including buildings, lots, and monuments – and creates a new reality against the repressive logic of property. The exhibition includes the presentation of two new works: Architectures of Defense and New York City Bar Graph, which paired with Tuazon’s Army Park and Parking Lot Landscape, present the city disassembled into parts and functions unveiling taxonomies of power reordered into new composite figures that render visible what reality has ceased to distinguish.

John Wood

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed-media works by the artist John Wood. The exhibition will feature Wood’s groundbreaking conceptual and process driven series: Baltimore Steps, 1991-94; Nine imaginary Oil Spills, 1995; Triangle in the Landscape: Eleven Second 90 Degree Turn of a Paper Triangle, 1985; Beach Drawings, c. 1983 and his Gun in Landscape Series c.1967. In addition, the show will include a selection of significant works spanning Wood’s career that emphasize the social and environmental issues that have informed his works since the late 1950s.

Harriet Korman: New Paintings

Harriet Korman’s last solo exhibition of new work took place at the gallery in 2008. She has continued to focus on color and shape in new paintings that attain a decisive and brilliant clarity. Basing the compositions on line drawings, Korman uses the location of the lines as boundaries between colors, and selects individual unblended pigments for the resulting shapes. She exposes each color’s intrinsic qualities of hue, brightness, transparency, and texture through the juxtaposition of related or contrasting colors and a deceptively casual paint application. Diagonals that slice across the mostly four by five foot canvasses give rise to an interesting reverse symmetry; horizontals and verticals further divide wedges into triangles and polygons. In the end, Korman achieves a shifting dominance between whole and divided shapes through the purposeful selection and arrangement of color.

Mark Ruwedel: Records

Artist’s Reception Thursday, March 1, 6:00–8:00 pm Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Records, an exhibition of black and white photographs by Mark Ruwedel. Records will open on Thursday, March 1, and will close on Saturday, April 7, with a reception for the artist on March 1 from 6:00 to 8:00PM. This is Ruwedel’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery, which presented his first New York show, Westward the Course of Empire, in 2009. The exhibition will present the artist’s recent projects in the western United States, focusing on the collision of promise and reality. The photographs, primarily of homes and landscapes, were made in the desert regions surrounding Los Angeles, from the western Mojave Desert to the Salton Sea region, as well as in Utah and on a small island in British Columbia.

Corinne Wasmuht

Wasmuht is widely known for her large-scale, multi-layered oil paintings. Her work derives from an array of pictorial inventions, culminating in an aesthetic tension that aims to reconcile what the artist refers to as the “dualism of modernism,” a melding of representational and abstract structures in painting. The paintings’ images are generated from an array of abstracted and overlapping photographic imagery that Wasmuht sources from a combination of the Internet and her own personal photographs. The images, both appropriated and her own, mine daily life, nature, science and art, fusing into staged abstracted productions. As Wasmuht describes her process, “In a film, one image is followed by another, whereas I pile the images up on top of one another.” Above all, her labor-intensive painting technique characterizes her work.

BAC Gallery presents: FUNNY HA HA

Opening Reception Thursday, March 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Join us during the Dumbo 1st Thursday Gallery Walk at the opening reception for BAC Gallery’s latest exhibition Funny Ha Ha. Can art be critical and humorous? This group show will explore different approaches to using humor in art. Artists include: Ernest Concepcion, Katy Higgins, Beth Krebs and Iviva Olenick. Curated by Courtney J. Wendroff.


Exhibition: March 1 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8pm Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present George Platt Lynes, an exhibition of over 40 vintage prints drawn from an important private collection. The exhibition includes major examples of nudes, portraits, ballet pictures and surreal images photographed by this American master between 1933 and 1953.

SPAR: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig

Exhibition: March 1 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8pm Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present Spar: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig. Included in the exhibition are over twenty gelatin silver prints. In his recurring travels to Cuba between 1997 and 2009, Meleschnig captured boxers and their everyday life of physical training. Gymnasium, ring and street collectively unfold the lives of young men in a sort of visual poem.

Fad Gadget

MARCH 1ST – APRIL 8TH March 1 – Exhibition – envoy enterprises (131 Chrystie St.) March 3 – Live Performances – Dixon Place (161 Chrystie St.) March 10 – Screening, Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey – Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Ave.) PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Olaf Breuning, Nick Cash, Nathan Cash Davidson, Thomas Dozol, Casey Spooner, David Flinn, Erik Hanson, Kelsey Henderson, Tom Kalin, Erika Keck, Brian Kenny, Robert Knoke, Terence Koh, Lovett/Codagnone, Slava Mogutin, Micki Pellerano, Edwin Pouncey, Alex Rose, Desi Santiago, Matthew Sims, Stephanie Snider, Gail Stoicheff, Una Szeemann, Frank Tovey, Conrad Ventur, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Liz Wendelbo, Grant Worth…MORE:


OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 01, 2011 6:00 PM It has been almost two years since the very first release of Impossible instant film, the wildly anticipated new black & white instant film for Polaroid SX-70 cameras. Although the film was initially in a developmental stage and highly experimental, it dawned on both fanatics and photographers alike that the impossible actually could become possible. Just 19 months later, Impossible has released 12 unique film types for three separate Polaroid camera systems. Although the journey has been short, the length Impossible has come represents a milestone in reviving instant analog photography. Using Impossible’s latest color and black & white films, twelve carefully selected photographers are illustrating a MOMENTUM that will carry instant analog photography through the digital age and beyond.

The Ungovernables

The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives—totaling over fifty participants—born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, “The Ungovernables,” takes its inspiration from the concept of “ungovernability” and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly “natives” to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. “The Ungovernables” is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation.

Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet’s-ghost-afterlife-poet

For the first time ever, selections from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein manuscript will be available for public viewing in the United States in this exciting exhibition, which is being shown in collaboration with the Bodleian Library at Oxford University in England and will highlight the literary and cultural legacy of P.B. and Mary Shelley, and that of her parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft.

Cut and Paste at Muriel Guépin Gallery curated by rhv fine art

Although the process of collage has been around for millennia it was George Braques and Pablo Picasso who, in the early 20th century, made the act of cutting and pasting disperate elements of paper, cardboard, string or basically whatever into works of fine art. This marked the beginning of a mash-up between “high” and “low” culture that would eventually occupy an enormous movement in contemporary art. RHV Fine Art has selected three artists, James Cullinane, Sharon Lawless and Andrew Zarou, from it’s exceptional roster of artists, each of whom uses the technique of collage in different ways and to different ends. March 2 – April 15, 2012 Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 6:30 – 8pm

Norbert Bisky: Stampede

Heide Fasnacht: Loot

Since 2008 Heide Fasnacht has been exploring landscapes of cultural destruction and in the process has recovered images long dormant and silent. Against our social climate, marked as it is by an inability to face history, Fasnacht takes on the challenge of excavating the past as she examines the fate of cultural artifacts in times of conflict. She begins in medias res, figuratively and literally, and assembles arrays of things stolen, hoarded, lost, recovered, and demolished as a result of war. Fasnacht draws on multiple sources, including the Nazi’s confiscation of art and treasure, the Allies’ bombing of Monte Cassino, looting and damage at the Umm al-Aqarib archaeological site in Iraq following the US invasion, the methodical looting of treasure by Japanese forces in WWII, Japanese internment camps in the US, the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, the London Blitz, the TET offensive, the Monuments Men, and the Rubble Women.

Chakaia Booker: Print Me.

David Krut Projects is pleased to present Print Me, the first exhibition dedicated to Chakaia Booker’s prints. Booker began collaborating with Master Printer, Phil Sanders, of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 2009, and has created over 100 unique prints to date. The title of the exhibition, Print Me, refers to the collaborative dialogue between Booker and Sanders, in which Booker would leave hand written notes for Sanders once her compositions were finished and ready to print. This exhibition features a selection of these collaborative prints, which highlight Booker’s investigation of the two-dimensional framework through experimental print media.


Reception March 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM SIMONE GILGES presents, in her second New York solo exhibition at Foxy Production, a new series of photographic portraits. Her photographs draw astute visual connections between the people she portrays and the settings in which they are posed. Gilges channels the tropes of portrait, design, and fashion photography into an enigmatic idiom that both discloses and holds onto its secrets.

Mesmer Eyes Kathy Goodell

This March, Causey Contemporary is pleased to present Mesmer Eyes, a solo exhibition by Kathy Goodell. Sculpture and drawing, Goodell’s most familiar forms, are utilized as physical accents within Mesmer Eyes, the tactile qualities leading one from nature to the metaphysical. Mesmer Eyes is characteristic of Goodell’s meditative approach to space, time and consciousness, while optimizing her interests in light and prismatic color to create a hypnotic effect, allowing the tangible to meet the abstract. This will be the first solo exhibition by Ms. Goodell at the gallery, which will include a large-scale, interactive painting installation, aqueous pigment print photographs, sculptures and drawings from 2011-2012.


OPENING RECEPTION 2 MARCH, 6 – 8 PM Evans examines the processes of making art — the generation of ideas and materials, their transformation from one to the other, and the many varied states in between. For this exhibition, he will present paintings, sculptures, photographs, and a sound piece in an all-encompassing environment. The wall paintings and collage environments of past installations, such as timecompressionmachine from Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1, have been collapsed by the artist and transferred to the surface of large-scale canvases. Mundane materials such as artist’s tape that previously played a key role as a barrier, frame, and drawing tool, are carefully recreated as trompe l’oeil representations, as the use of actual tape in the final compositions diminishes.

Jesse Hulcher The Remaster Cycle

Opening Reception, Friday March 2, 6-9 pm INTERSTATE PROJECTS is pleased to present The Remaster Cycle, Jesse Hulcher’s first solo exhibition in New York. Through a wide range of digital and analog mediums, Hulcher explores the ways that corporate media influences how we view such disparate cultural experiences as the Vietnam war, Groundhog Day, and the Grateful Dead, among others. With Groundhog Days – or – Same Shit, Same Day, Hulcher has written a custom DVD script that alters the playback of 1993’s Groundhog Day, dictating that the central portion of the film devolves into an endless loop, rendering it a more realistic depiction of Phil Connor’s experiences in Punxsutawny, PA. Staying within the medium of mass market film, The Vietnam Experience – or – Same Shit, Different Song, the viewer is presented with a distallation of the entertainment industries cinematic representation of the Vietnam War thoughout the previous four decades.

Dark Pop 4

Last Rites Gallery, for the fourth consecutive year, presents the “Dark Pop 4” group art exhibition guest curated by Gary Pressman (director of Copro Gallery). Artists are asked to create One piece that is truly considered ‘Dark Art’. Many artists find themselves in the groove of creating a certain mood or emotion through their work and have, understandably, become quite comfortable following this path in their art-making. At Last Rites Gallery we want to break that mold and challenge artists to create a piece that searches through new or buried feelings and emotions. The artist’s will let go of the light and allow the dark to thrive, as pop takes on a new form.


THE POP-UP MUSEUM of the Gowanus Canal March 3 – April 22, 2012 Opening Reception: 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 3rd Tumblr: A museum’s mission involves the categorization, preservation, and contextualization of objects within a finite space. The Pop-Up Museum is designed to function as the inverse of these practices, bringing together a set of local, “unremarkable” objects that then become art or serve as a springboard for art that references them. Through the playful contextualization and re-contextualization of these objects, we will redefine the museum—both what a museum looks like, physically, and what it does, culturally. Specifically, we will work with found materials from all around the Gowanus neighborhood to create a new “history” of the region and its traditions (a not entirely serious one).


Molly Smith’s second solo show at Kate Werble Gallery addresses the artist’s personal response to the impermanence and cycles of change within the world. The works in this exhibition are purposely unfixed and mutable; they lean, balance, rest or hang precariously, suggesting the possibility of further transformation. Playing with varied heights and angles, Smith’s sculptures intersect one another across sightlines. Along one wall, strips of painted and cut paper are reassembled to span the thirty-five foot length, creating an undulating panorama. As they reference one another with recurrent materials, gestures and objects, the works suggest changing states. In the windows of the gallery, rotating displays show various combinations of a landscape painting, a photograph, and collected ephemera. These displays change daily to reflect how looking, seeing and making are part of Smith’s everyday.


The paintings of John Almanza and the sculptures of Dave Hardy reflect the reckless abandon of progress, with an emphasis on looking at how materials get relegated to the side as other forces push forward. Indulging in the abundances available to them, both artists consider excess and overflow as vital to the physicality and construction of their work. Almanza’s viscous oil paintings rely on a process of application and removal of paint. While the paintings are still wet, he traverses the canvas with a thin strip of plywood—simultaneously scraping away paint with the swipe of a line and adding paint that is carried across on the plywood. This forms a pattern of hard parallel lines that reveals underlying ghosted abstractions perpetually in limbo. Hardy’s sculptures of found glass, foam and an assortment of other materials build tension from the interplay between hard and soft edges. Engineered to confound notions of structural integrity, these works borrow from the urgent language of p

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.

The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens. Blanc’s vertical gardens are world-renowned for their cutting edge approach to horticulture. After years of travelling around the world as a professional botanist observing how plants grow in their natural habitats, Blanc pioneered a cutting-edge approach to vertical gardens that is celebrated by horticultural and design communities alike. Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs.

Speakeasy Dollhouse

Inspired by Lee’s miniature crime scene sets, von Buhler decided to create the scenes from her family mystery using her own handmade sets and dolls. Utilizing evidence from autopsy reports, police records, court documents, and interviews, she has built a dollhouse-sized speakeasy, a hospital room, a child’s bedroom, and a pre-war apartment. She also created lifelike dolls with moveable limbs to live in these sets. Taking it to another level, von Buhler has now created an immersive theatrical experience to go along with the sets and her own investigation. The play stages these events in mobster Meyer Lansky’s former Lower East Side speakeasy. The location is elaborately set up to mirror the dollhouse sets from the book. The play’s tagline is “The speakeasy is our dollhouse and the actors are our dolls.”

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toomer labzda is proud to present a series of new spray paintings by anne-lise coste, which explore the gesture and shape of letters in black on white.

skin hides: 2×2 Collective

From nameless nudes to portraits of monarchs, the figure in art has served to codify power. So have art objects, splitting viewer from viewed. Our figures have agency. Our work empowers viewers as complicit participants, as centers of process and experience. We complicate and push against dichotomies and hierarchies: self/other, rural/urban, black/white, perpetrator/victim, family/stranger, performer/observer. We are four artists who met through NYFA’s MARK program. We quickly found common ground in our disparate uses of the figure at intersections of the social/political/personal.

Sam Moyer: Slack Tide

Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present a show of new work by Sam Moyer. For her second solo show at the gallery, Moyer will exhibit pieces that continue her examination of the liminal space between the two- and three-dimensional, albeit in a larger, more imposing scale than her work has explored before. In paintings that hover on the edge of sculpture, and sculpture that hovers on the edge of painting, Moyer recalls the rigorous language of mid-20th-century minimalist art, but also the modest, playful and scattershot material processes of home design projects.

Gorey Preserved

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library presents a major exhibition of works by the idiosyncratic illustrator, designer, and writer, Edward Gorey (1925-2000), beginning March 5 and running through July 27, 2012

Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings

or more than four decades, Woods’ drawings have expressed compelling ideas and portrayed otherworldly scenes that suggest alternate histories and futures. With an inventive drive akin to that of Leonardo da Vinci and Giambattista Piranesi, and following the lineage of Enlightenment architect Etienne-Louis Boullée and Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, Woods invites us to imagine worlds as they might be. His drawings embrace decomposition alongside construction and ruin along with rebirth, presenting a heady brew of politics, history, and graphic bravura that never fails to astonish.

Swept Away Projects

An extension of the Swept Away exhibition, Swept Away Projects will include a series of “live” installations occurring during the run of the exhibition that will allow audiences to experience and interact with artists and their site-specific installations made of ash, dust, sand, and dirt. The series includes the floor installation of Catherine Bertola of the U.K., who works with dust, among several others. In some instances, visitor will actually get to sweep away the installations by walking through and touching them, participating in the ephemeral nature of these artists’ output. Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design is made possible by the Inner Circle, a leadership Museum support group, and with public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services.

Colin Snapp: Continental Drift


Morgan Lehman Gallery is pleased to announce, “It’s Yours: Wars of the Frenglish Revolution and Other Conflicts 1782 – 1797”. This is the first New York solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Frohawk Two Feathers. Two Feathers’ intricate ink and tea-stained portraits on paper bring to life his complex historical narrative detailing the colonial uprisings against the imagined 18th-century superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. Using actual historic events as points of departure, Two Feathers creates fantastical riffs on Europe’s colonial past, revealing how that history plays out in the cultural and political complexities and neo-colonial global conflicts of the contemporary world.

Alexandre Orion SPOIL

Foley Gallery is pleased to host its second solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Alexandre Orion. The installation will feature video footage from the Ossário tunnel intervention project, several soot on canvas paintings from Art Less Pollution and unique prints made by “Pollugraphy” (collecting toxic soot directly from vehicle exhaust tailpipes). The gallery exhibition coincides with Orion’s participation in Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Kris Kuksi

With its cautionary title, Triumph skewers the hubris and folly of human ambition. This cavalcade of epic works references mythology, the occult, and organized religion, and uses age-old techniques of visual storytelling to voice personal angst. Depicting grand themes with extravagant embellishments, Kuksi’s assemblages of small, mass-produced materials are intrinsically narrative. Like gilt Baroque altarpieces, their stunning excess of detail is the ideal vehicle for the artist’s critique of power and piety. And like those early works of public art, they appeal to the viewer to transcend the strife and striving associated with greed.

Celebrating Our Legacy: Oral History Photographic Exhibit of the League of Professional Theater Women

The League of Professional Theatre Women, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to collaborate with the League to celebrate the oral history legacy which, since 1992, documents an outstanding array of women who have contributed to contemporary American theatre.

Arlene Shechet Parallel Play

Dieu Donné announces the opening of an exhibition of new paper-based works by artist Arlene Shechet beginning Thursday, March 8, 2012 and on view through Saturday, April 28, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6—8 pm, and the artist will be present.

The Long Fight for Kawtoolie: Portraits from the Jungles of Burma

Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary are pleased to announce an exhibition of 15 color portraits by renowned photographer Jason Florio of freedom fighters and civilians who have struggled for independence in the Karen State of Burma, along the Thailand border.

Katherine Wolkoff

OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MARCH 8, FROM 6-8 PM Block Island, located 11 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, is an important stopover for birds on the offshore migration route of the Atlantic Flyway, offering respite at sea during their seasonal flight. Elizabeth Dickens, a long time resident, began collecting dead birds on the island beginning in the early 20th century. She had them stuffed and catalogued, amassing a valuable ornithological record consisting of 172 specimens. The cause of death- flew into a lighthouse, death by cat, death by telephone wire- was always noted.


Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present Available Light , a new series of photographic works by Sarah Charlesworth from 6 March to 14 April 2012. The exhibition will open to the public Tuesday 6 March with a reception for the artist Thursday evening, 8 March from 6 to 8 PM. Light, in both a physical and metaphysical sense, is at the center of this new body of work from Sarah Charlesworth. Making use of a crystal ball, an assortment of prisms, and other optical instruments, Charlesworth engages the play of light from her studio window as it reflects and refracts to conjure a mysterious animated presence. At various turns our expectations are questioned and confounded by optical inversions and visual illusions. Composed images of spectral phenomena are shown side by side with documentary style images of the studio. Props arrayed on a desk and studio materials leaning against a wall hint at the show in progress.

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame,” on the 19th floor of the gallery’s penthouse space, features new paintings by Joe Andoe. Andoe has created these instantly recognizable works with his distinct style of applying oil paint and wiping it away, shaping shadow and light, blurring the contours of his subjects. These subjects are specific to his practice and reflect his fascination with iconic American imagery. Here he has returned to horses. It is the combination of his technique and use of a monochromatic palette, which result in the powerful images that comprise the current exhibition.

Benjamin Butler SOME TREES

Klaus von Nichtssagend is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Benjamin Butler, entitled Some Trees. Featuring new oil paintings, the show will open on March 8th and run through April 22nd. An opening reception will be held for the artist on Thursday, March 8th from 6-8pm. The exhibition will feature a variety of Butler’s oil paintings on canvas, from the large scale to smaller pieces conceived of and hung as a series. The title of the show is borrowed from the John Ashbery poem, ‘Some Trees’, and points to Butler’s specific meditation on painting. For most of the past decade, ‘trees’ and ‘forests’, have served for Butler as a pictorial stand-in and a point of departure for making abstract paintings. In these recent works, Butler is seen approaching his paintings more directly as objects, considering not only the front surface of the canvas, but the sides as well.

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Lombard Freid Projects is pleased to present Oriental Accident, Mounir Fatmi’s second solo show with the gallery. The exhibition features a collection of works never before shown in the United States made between 2009-2012. As always with Fatmi’s work, the art is political in nature and confronts issues in the contemporary Arab world. The native Moroccan, who lives and works in Paris, uses installation, sculpture and video to explore modern day industrialization, recent insurgencies throughout the Maghreb and the Middle East, and the inevitability of history repeating itself.


Odd Nerdrum was born in Sweden in 1944. He studied at The Art Academy in Oslo, Norway and later studied with the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys in Düsseldorf, Germany. Nerdrum developed a style of painting that is unique by any standard. His work is in the permanent collections of several international museums and many American museums including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The New Orleans Museum, New Orleans, LA; The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, and The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.

30 Days of New Plays by Women

Launched before the formal incorporation of Culture Project, Women Center Stage is our longest-running programmatic initiative. From the first collection of works presented under the festival mantle in 1996, Women Center Stage has grown into a multi-pronged initiative, an echo chamber for women artists to build community and share their stories, and a launch pad for provocative and relevant new work. The cornerstone of WCS is the annual Women Center Stage Festival, a dynamic and diverse laboratory for works in progress from women artists at all levels of their careers. Presented every March for Women’s History Month, the month-long Festival provides a much-needed setting for exploring new ideas and inspiration, testing out early stages of new work, and putting women artists in dialogue with their peers, new audiences, and critical review.


New York’s Broadway theatres are known for their elaborate musicals, dramatic plays and big stars, but how often do audiences stop to think about the historic interiors of these glorious theatres? To bring attention to the interior design and restoration of many of the most famous Broadway theatres, New York School of Interior Design will present “Theatrical By Design: A Century of The Shubert Organization’s Theatre Interiors,” on view at the NYSID Gallery (161 East 69th Street, btw Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave.) from March 8 – April 27, 2012. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Stephen Prina Painting

Stephen Prina’s seventh exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery will consist of three triptych paintings. These paintings are made on commercially produced linen window blinds with the final installation comprised of 9 blinds that hang from the ceiling. The blinds function both as sculptural objects as well as a support for Prina’s typical abstract gestural brushstrokes in shades of red, yellow, and blue. Prina transfers the three primary colors that have been repeatedly drawn on by modernist artists such as Piet Mondrian or Barnett Newman into an architectural setting.

Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012. This is the New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York in over a decade. The exhibition presents the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s ongoing Ball Park Series spanning the past 25 years. Since the late 1970s, Russell Maltz has produced sculptures, installations, and wall works informed by the aesthetics of baseball fields and stadiums. Executed with a broad array of off-the-shelf, unrefined construction materials, including sheets of plywood and glass, metal wall studs, 2x4s, sawhorses, enamel paints, and more, his Ball Park Series works can be characterized by their consistent use of the colors green and white, which directly reference the vibrant green Astroturf of the field and stark white chalk lines demarcating the boundaries of the game of play.

Ken Rosenthal & Vojtech V. Slama

Melissa Pokorny:Useful Things (For Getting Lost)

Reception: Mar. 10th, 7-10 Armory Event


OPENING RECEPTION & LECTURE Friday March 9, 5:30 pm at Flushing Town Hall TURKISH ANATOLIA KILIMS, Belkis Balpinar, founding Director, Vakiflar Carpet Museum, Istanbul and modern kilim artist Archeological findings and written material indicate that Anatolia was a textile center for more than 10,000 years. Added to this, the migration of nomadic Turkic tribes after the 11th century resulted in a great variety and diversity of Turkish flat woven rugs. Celebrated curator, author and weaving artist Belkis Balpinar discusses the dating, techniques and symbolism of the various types of flat-woven rugs and pile carpets that have made Turkey famous.

Jessica Stoller

ionas Gallery is pleased to announce Lend Me Your Eyes, the first New York solo exhibition by sculptor and ceramicist Jessica Stoller. Stoller’s sculptures range from table-top figures and busts to large scale multi-piece works. In this solo endeavor Stoller continues using clay as a vehicle to explore issues of idealized beauty, vanity and the subjugation of the female body using porcelain as her primary media, a material inextricably linked to desire, secrecy and commodification.

Borderless Map: Taiwanese Painting Now

Pro Choice Presents Wolfgang Breuer and Anita Leisz

Distorting (A Messiah Project 13C)/Daniel Horowitz’s 365 drawing project/The Artists of The Invisible Dog

The Invisible Dog Art Center is thrilled to announce the opening of three solo exhibitions, one group exhibition, and in house artists open studios, all on Saturday March 10th. On the ground floor, R Justin Stewart’s sculptural installation Distorting (A Messiah Project 13C). In the garden gallery, Daniel Horowitz’s 365 drawing project. In the third floor gallery, Malcolm Brown’s photo-portraits The Artists of The Invisible Dog. Each of these in-house artists will contribute a piece to a group show Work/Space 2012 also on the third floor, and offer Open Studios on the second floor. The show hours and open studios are Saturday March 10th, 1-10pm and Sunday March 11th, from 11am-6pm.

The Other Ken Weathersby

Ken Weathersby’s exhibition includes easel-sized, patterned abstract paintings, photographic works, and several wall-mounted boxes containing tiny, crafted objects resembling miniature paintings. The works in the show shuffle the traditional given stuff of pictures and picture-making. The paintings are subtly pulled apart, or have pieces cut out and removed, or their painted faces refuse to be seen. The wall-mounted boxes may be mere models for groupings of larger works, or may be works in themselves. This intentional ambiguity extends to photographs included in the show, paired portraits, where false resemblance and mistaken identity might seriously undermine what a profile picture is supposed to do.

Ann LePore Mapping for Empathy (The Landscape is Deadly)

Social activism, American history, and a love of technology and science collide in Ann LePore’s recent work. “I used to think that landscape images were innocuous, boring even, until I was 16 and had re- occurring nightmares about being trapped inside a Wyeth painting. Now during my research trips to historical societies, environmental research centers and even aboard the research vessel SeaWolf, I keep one eye on the landscape, looking for correlations between my findings and their immediate natural surroundings. There are often subtle indicators in our landscape which can be interpreted to reveal what divides or unifies us.”

IAN DAVIS Jewel Sermons

The title of the exhibition refers to a strategy used by preachers to examine different aspects of complex ideas. Just as one might inspect the facets of a diamond by turning it over in the light, Davis offers his viewers multiple possibilities for understanding his narrative intentions. While contemplating subjects such as wealth, collapse, futility and hubris, he creates a diverse population of oligarchs, imposters, subversives, scientists, African soldiers, TV journalists, insurance adjusters, and “various types of frauds and charlatans.” In a formal departure from the flat patterning and ordered geometry of his earlier work, many of the recent paintings are newly energized by circular compositions and spiraling vortex-like structures. In Curriculum Vitae (2011) Davis stages a vainglorious celebration around concentric banquet tables.

Alasdair Duncan

Alasdair Duncan makes colour saturated graphic Signs for the Future. Recalling the lexicon of our designed world, Duncan’s signs are stand-ins, signifying things that do not yet exist: not futurological predictions, rather they are emblems of the not yet imagined. They are familiar, but withhold their intentions; indeterminate yet full of promise. They often sink into their own representational space, or logical game.

SANTIAGO TACCETTI Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here

The exhibition will also feature a dramatic site-specific installation “Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here” by the Berlin-based, Argentine artist Santiago Taccetti. Integrating with the Black & White Project Space’s architecture, the simple plastic structure lit from inside and filled with smoke will occupy the outdoor gallery revealing itself as an illusion on closer inspection. The illusion of entering an area clearly defined by four walls is broken as soon as the observer enters the brightly lit cube triggering the smoke machine. What is to be experienced is the infinite space without any clear distinction between the inner and outer spaces.


Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-9 PM Parker’s Box is delighted to welcome back the Berlin-based painter, Stefan Sehler. In each of his exhibitions at the gallery, the artist has never failed to surprise, always giving the impression that he has pushed his subtle reverse glass painting process and its challenging discourse to its absolute limit, before embarking on another equally challenging new proposition. Speaking in Artforum about the artist’s previous exhibition at the gallery, Donald Kuspit suggested that Sehler’s paintings “demonstrate that modernist painting is not necessarily dead – it still has some tricks up its sleeve – and show that a quasi-photorealistic picture can have a [striking] message”.


The exhibition showcases the diversity of the gallery program. The 8 artists included with works representing a variety of media (paintings, installations, sculpture, photography and design) reveal the sharp awareness they have of today’s circumstances. Ranging from Michael Van den Besselaar’s witty and wry observations on a range of familiar social subjects and Eric White’s insightful commentary on the absurdities of life, Isidro Blasco’s artist-designed architectural environments, Amy Talluto’s investigation of the in-between states of painting through quiet and expansive natural worlds and Roberley Bell’s focus on the artifice of nature, to Alejandro Moreno’s and Julian Montague’s exploration of everything from the mundane to the sublime through text and image, the works in this exhibition cover a wide range of practices, lending the exhibition an uncanny edge.


Opening reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-8 PM C24 Gallery is pleased to present Kaleidoscope, a group exhibition curated by C24 Gallery Executive Director, Kristen Lynn Johnston. The gallery’s fourth exhibition includes the work of four international artists: Shannon Finley (CA), Grazia Toderi (IT), Canan Tolon (TR), and Rob Voerman (NL). The exhibition will be on view through April 21, 2012. There will be an opening reception on March 10, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art

The winter Fashion at FIAF series extends into the Gallery with a witty collection of colorful fashion drawings and paintings by Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, one of the most delightful satirists in fashion today. Delhomme is a painter, writer, cultural blogger, and fashion illustrator, whose illustrations have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The New Yorker. In this exhibition, he explores how fashion, contemporary art, and design interact with each other and influence today’s popular culture.

David Lynch

An icon among American filmmakers, David Lynch is equally committed as a visual artist. He began his career as a painter and started making short films while a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia to find a way to make his paintings move. Lynch works across many different media to create paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs. Recent paintings combine primitively drawn figures and text with thick textured areas of paint and, often, inserted lit colored light bulbs. Framed in thick gold frames under glass (inspired by Francis Bacon’s frames), they become box-like, objects in their own right. Narrative subjects exhibit Lynch’s trademark whimsy, wit and humor along with his recognizable penchant for the ambiguous, yet precisely depicted, frozen moment that unveils an instinctual, often violent or tragic human emotion, almost verging on the absurd.

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NO PLACE TO GO Written by Ethan Lipton Directed by Leigh Silverman Music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra March 14 – April 8 at Joe’s Pub The company where he’s worked for the past ten years is moving to another planet, and playwright Ethan Lipton doesn’t want to go. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to his company and country, NO PLACE TO GO delivers a hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.

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One morning in the office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book or the book is transforming him.

Nick Ghiz: Fiction Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm Influenced by my daily devouring of literature, I would say the pictures which I paint are a visual form of fiction writing. They are essentially pre-narrative set-ups containing fictional elements hopefully encouraging subjective interpretation. Painted into raw panels with thin paint they become a sort of contemporary fresco into wood. Nick Ghiz 2006

Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration

In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures. This exhibition considers how this and related practices—in which the body is dismembered or reassembled, swollen or multiplied, propped with prosthetics or fused with nature and the machine—have recurred in art throughout the 20th century and to the present day. Artists from André Masson and Joan Miró to Louise Bourgeois and Robert Gober to Mark Manders and Nicola Tyson have distorted and disoriented our most familiar of referents, playing out personal, cultural, or social anxieties and desires on unwitting anatomies. If art history reveals an unending impulse to render the human figure as a symbol of potential perfection and a system of primary organization, these works show that artists have just as persistently been driven to disfigure the body.

Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition

The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the seventh century. By that century’s end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition will be the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition—from its role as part of the Byzantine state to its evolving position in the developing Islamic world. The dialogue between established Byzantine and evolving Islamic styles and culture will be shown through images of authority, religion, and especially commerce. Iconoclasm as it emerged during that period among the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities of the region will be addressed.

0,2012: The Last Futurist Lab

Target Margin Theater (TMT) returns to The Bushwick Starr for their 2012 Lab to present short-run fully-produced pieces running in rep, emphasizing artistic freedom above all. The 2012 TMT Lab’s artistic focus will be a close examination of the Russian avant garde art movement. Expect Meyerhold, Kharms, Mayakovsky and more!

Questions Without Answers

In anticipation of the long-awaited book of the same name, VII is proud to exhibit Questions Without Answers, a powerful visual history of our ever-changing world and recent defining events. Published in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the agency, Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII demonstrates the unparalleled excellence of the VII photographers in chronicling the impact of unseen conflicts, humanitarian crises, and catastrophic events

Blood Memory George Boorujy

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 6-8pm P.P.O.W is proud to present “Blood Memory,” George Boorujy’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. In his expansive and finely observed drawings, Boorujy uses a trained naturalist’s eye to depict iconic North American animals and landscapes, presenting an intriguing vision of life on the continent that is at once foreign and familiar.

Colette Calascione

The next exhibition at Nancy Hoffman Gallery is new work by Colette Calascione, her first solo show in New York in six years. The exhibition opens on March 15th and closes on April 21st. A female figure is the focal point of each oil painting, seated, standing or reclining, and most often nude. While the paintings stretch to 2×3 feet in scale, they are generally of a more intimate size, from 8×10 inches to 20×20 inches, on wood panels. Inspired by books and images of earlier eras of art history, particularly the Deco era, as well as Japanese aesthetics, Calascione invents a world that is her own. Images of women and children in old photographs are transformed in the artist’s hands. She never literally copies a photo or its background. When she sees a figure she likes, her vision forms around it. Clothed figures in photographs are sometimes undressed by Calascione in her paintings, and placed in a mise-en-scene she creates.

“Dreams from the dark room” Thomas Barbey solo exhibition

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is pleased to announce its second exhibition for renowned photographer Thomas Barbèy. “Dreams from the dark room” will be an exhibition of black and white photo compositions that give evidence to the artist’s ability to capture the impossible and fantasied through the manual process of developing film negatives and the assemblage of various imagery.

Rupert Deese

The next exhibition in the Project Space at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, will be Rupert Deese’s “Array 1000,” a new suite of monumental woodcuts published by Manneken Press, opening on March 15th and continuing through April 21st. Comprised of five 45×45 inch prints, it is the latest and largest addition to the ongoing Array project, 25 circular woodcut prints, which commenced in 2005 and will culminate with the publication of “Array 1400” in 2013.

Keith Haring: 1978–1982

Current Upcoming Past Touring Exhibition Archive Keith Haring Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Untitled, 1980. Sumi ink on Bristol board, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation March 16–July 8, 2012 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present an exhibition of a new series of black and white photographs by Mitch Epstein on view from March 16 through April 14, 2012. Mitch Epstein’s new work features the idiosyncratic trees that populate New York City, underscoring the importance of trees in urban life and their complex relationship with the city’s human dwellers. Trees have long been a leitmotiv in Epstein’s projects, especially in his series American Power (2003-2008). After five years of photographing the manifestations of energy production and consumption across the United States, Epstein decided to make pictures that reflect how he, “would like to see the world, not simply how I have inherited it.”

Kirk Stoller: still standing… sort of

Two consistent themes in Kirk Stoller’s work are connection and support. He builds sculpture using found wood, plastics, and other elements divorced from their original intent. He fuses the worn states with new, clean, glossy surfaces: the narratives that arise when things are placed on or near one another reflect how the artist makes sense of the world. All life is a collection of small precariously placed pieces that rely on each other for strength, in actual form or through a labyrinth of memories. Stoller’s foundation is in painting, though he works and understands the world through a sculptor’s lens. His work echoes this tension, as he continues to be intrigued by the space that exits between the two mediums, both in the physical sense and through the myriad possibilities that are inherently distinct to each. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to push the boundary, while highlighting desired issues that can only be deciphered when the two are combined.

Knickerbocker Mini Maw

featuring: Brent Owens, Rachael Morrison, David Pappaceno, & Don Pablo Pedro curated by Brent Owens Knickerbocker Mini Maw is a curatorial extension of artist Brent Owens’ Knickerbocker Maw, an online store-style project presenting small-batch series of objects that explore the novelties and commerce of Bushwick’s Knickerbocker Avenue. The imagery and the pricing of these objects are inspired by the bargain-blasting bustle of Knickerbocker.

“20” a solo exhibition by Stikman

Opening Reception: Fri. March 16th 2012 • 7-11pm hat more can be said about the mysterious artist known only as “Stikman” that hasn’t been uttered hundreds of times by passersby all over the city? His work is sneaky, incredibly thought provoking and uncommonly satisfying to come across, and if you have been living on the east coast or, well, basically anywhere in the states you no doubt have discovered it in some aspect. It could be in the form of 3D men made of small sticks to figures hidden in iconic imagery pasted to doors, or literally under your feet, smashed into the concrete. The range of mediums used and the calculated creativity given to each piece is overshadowed only by the sheer amount of work he has affixed to our cities surfaces. Tireless efforts aside, his stick formed character remains one of the most recognizable images in urban art culture.

Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman will be the first major American exhibition of this artist’s work in more than two decades, and the first comprehensive survey of her brief but extraordinary career to be seen in the United States. The retrospective will include more than 100 vintage photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, and includes several of the large-scale blueprints she created at the end of career, as well as the intimate black-and-white photographs for which she is best known. Now nearly thirty years since her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Born in 1958, Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space, and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular.


SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to announce Ragged Kingdom, the first solo exhibition on the West Coast of work by British artist Jamie Reid. For nearly four decades, the political convictions and visual narratives of Reid have successfully driven the strength of his presence in art, music, performance, politics, and publications. From his collaboration on the Suburban Press (1971-1975) to his iconic album artwork for the Sex Pistols to his poignant support of movements such as Occupy London, the Criminal Justice Bill and the current environmental crisis, Reid is best known for exposing and protesting modern society’s social and cultural injustices.


Opening: 3/16 9pm Experimental theatrical imitation play from 70’s Japanese movie Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

Color & Motion

On the heels of a successful showing at the Fountain Art Fair this past weekend, we gear up to bring you a new show opening on Friday, March 16th! Come out and join us for a colorful explosion of abstraction with JMR and See One in their upcoming show, Color & Motion. On display until April 6th, the combined artists work will liven up the walls through an inviting combination of texture, movement and radiance. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 16th, 6pm – 9pm.

Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever

LMAKprojects is pleased to present Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ third solo exhibit with the gallery titled Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever. For this exhibition, the artist continues her exploration of how our minds process information, dealing with perception, navigation and language, but further exploring concepts of noise and randomness. The exhibit consists of prints, works on canvas, and a wall drawing installation.

“Past the Future & Beyond” Hiroshi Shafer Solo Exhibition at English Kills Art Gallery

Opening reception: Friday, March 16, 7-10 pm Performance by Hiroshi Shafer w Collaborator :Friday, March 16, 7-10 pm / Friday, April 6, 2012 English Kills Art Gallery is pleased to present “Past the Future & Beyond,” which combines documentation from Hiroshi Shafer’s most recent project regarding his relationship with other people, the world and the universe. This group of works exposes the invisible but unrecoverable connections between individuals and engages the viewer to consider the nature of our relationships, to overcome barriers and to undertake an empathetic exchange with the artist and everyone else. Ultimately, Shafer attempts to tickle a profound truth out of each person he encounters in each project. His props and costumes are tools that make it easier for people to share their personal truths with the public.

Fire Fans series with Claire de Luxe

Saturdays, 2:30-4 pm:::10-week series (March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 12, June 2, 16, 23) This class will be focused on outlining ideas and concepts for working out your own moves and sequences, and will guide you through a process of how to discover the fun of this wonderful prop. We will focus on various aspects of fan technique, including lines & patterns, body placement, tech, tricks, spins, tosses, story, movement, and sequencing. Much of the class will be student-based, with a focus on sharing, communicating, and exploring with each other. The last class will be a FIRE class!. Location: Battery Park. Price: special debut price of $125.


Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘NIGHT’ – a group exhibition featuring five remarkable artists; Neke Carson, Erik Foss, David Hochbaum, Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen and Anton Perich. The five artists have stayed connected through years of art collaboration; writing, filmmaking, photographing, painting, performing, etc. – all while pursuing a career as individual artists. ‘New York at night’ was the starting point for the years long correlation, whether it’d be working behind a bar or DJ’ing, or plunging deep into nights of arousal, courage, seduction and obscurity. The title of the exhibition reflects upon the diverse associations that come with the word ‘night’. From being a time of serenity and stillness to excursions and indulgence into the derangement of nightlife.

Jim Shaw

For Jim Shaw’s exhibition at Metro Pictures the Los Angeles-based artist presents a large mural and 20 drawings comprising a comic book that center on his fictional religion Oism, a narrative Shaw has been developing for more than 20 years. The works draw on eccentric aspects of American history and quirky old imagery to illustrate part two of Shaw’s proposed, four-part Oist prog rock opera. Its story, told through the comic book, follows two small-time crooks as they break into the Museum of Oist History in Omaha. Seeking refuge from encroaching FBI agents the pair ducks into a 24-hour wig museum where a helpful curator hides them beneath wigs that inexplicably render them invisible and transport them to the ancient homeland of the religion’s founding deity O.

Yoko Inoue/Jeanne Quinn

Smack Mellon is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new projects by New York-based artist Yoko Inoue and Colorado-based artist Jeanne Quinn.

Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

The Indo-American Arts Council’s 9th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora features work by 41 artists who confront issues like sexuality, terror, disease, the environment and racial politics through various artistic mediums like paintings, prints, installations, video and sculpture. This eclectic mix of artists is chosen by curator Vijay Kumar and is free and open to the public. The resulting works often meld Indian and Western ideas about color, form and subject. The opening reception will take place at Crossing Art Queens on March 17 from 3pm to 6pm.


The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë sisters — Charlotte, Emily, and Anne — are a fascinating study in contradictions: ardent feminists whose works nevertheless seem to embrace patriarchy, reclusive outsiders with a thorough knowledge of human nature, and devout Christians and royalists whose works nevertheless evince a skepticism about the established church and monarchy. Over three sessions we’ll resolve these contradictions and place the lives and works Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë within a broader historical and literary context. There’s no need to have read their books ahead of time: if you’re interested in history, feminism, sociology, or psychological portraits of interesting people, you’re sure to find something to spark your imagination.

John Torreano/Mamie Holst

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Virginia Overton

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 6–8pm In her works in sculpture and installation, Virginia Overton employs readily available or repurposed building materials as well as common found imagery in reaction to the particular conditions of the exhibition space and its environs. She has developed a sculptural vocabulary that uses and reuses these materials and images. While the work often incorporates large-scale elements, Overton still allows for a sense of ad hoc fragility in the provisional relationships she sets up between the architecture and her materials. The heightened awareness of the weight-bearing loads and the pull of gravity underscore how the materials have been asked to perform, holding traces of past uses and process to become more than just “raw” material.

Mystics: A blessed rage for order

Mystics: A blessed rage for order focuses on artists who obsessively and willfully engage in compulsive processes to create meticulous work spanning a range of media. The exhibition illustrates the delicate balance of technique and materiality, when process is as integral to a work’s meaning. Mystics is a formal exploration of art and labor: intensive individualism and form are enhanced by painstaking, methodological creations that evoke awe and wonder. Artists to be announced.

NEO-PEONY exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 22, 6 – 8 p. m. NEW YORK, March 7 – Gallery Ho is honored to present “Neo-Peony” exhibition by Seongmin Ahn on view at 547 West 27th street #208 from March 21 through April 3, 2012. An opening will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. In this exhibition, Seongmin Ahn unveils thirteen of her new modernized peony paintings. From the paintings, people can enjoy flower’s visual scent in their hectic life and learn more about Minhwa, which is a traditional Korean Folk Art, mingled in Contemporary art.

Elephant Room

Three magicians. Two acts. One show. Zero boring stuff. Sub-zero intelligence. It’s time to make it all add up… In the Elephant Room. Illusionists Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic and Daryl Hannah invite you to a place of secrets. Of mystery. The place between the back of your mind and the tip of your tongue. Let’s pretend it’s a room – a real room. And you’re really here. In the Elephant Room. Oh, and by the way – your mind was just totally blown clean through the back of your head. We will confound, amaze, mystify and move you. We’ll leave you slack-mouthed, devoid of any bodily function, your hands twitching from their wrists, a puddle of crushed perception. (Sorry – that’s just what we do.)

Color Photographs from the WPA (1939-1943)

Largely forgotten until the mid-seventies when they resurfaced in the Library of Congress archives, the color photographs of the Works Project Administration (1939-1943) document the later period of FDR’s New Deal, an ambitious series of government programs designed to address the brutal effects of the Great Depression on the social and economic fabric of 1930’s America. While the Library’s archive of black and white depression-era photographs is more familiar and more often reproduced, the color images, taken within three years of the invention of Kodachrome film, are striking for their rich, saturated colors and rigorously formal compositions.

Brian Ulrich Is This Place Great or What: Artifacts and Photographs

Our third solo exhibition with Brian Ulrich is the culmination of his decade-long photographic investigation of American consumerism. Previous exhibitions at the gallery have presented three overlapping yet distinct chapters in the Copia series: Copia (2002-06) examines the complex relationship between consumers and the industries that seek their consumption, while Thrift (2005-07) focuses on the trickle down of goods. His most recent work, Dark Stores (2008-11) looks at the empty malls and big box stores which have gone belly up during recent years. “The work is a sustained exploration and critique of the rabid half-life of appetitive consumption,” writes Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, “of its scale, its apparent inevitability, its wastefulness and its cynicism” (Appetite for Consumption: Brian Ulrich’s Copia,

So to Speak

So to Speak creates an encounter between visual and verbal forms of representation. Each work in the exhibition weighs the difference between these two forms of expression, reflecting on the faults, slippages, and tensions that arise when representing images with words. Curated by Emily Berçir Zimmerman, as part of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program, So to Speak presents artworks by four artists – Fiona Banner, Hollis Frampton, Melinda McDaniel, and Klub Zwei – that question the status of the photographic image as a purveyor of truth, and the predominance of still and moving images within the current visual regime. It also seeks to draw attention to the use of text in the exhibition itself – wall labels, postcards, brochures, and other documentation – to speak for objects, deeply altering their meaning.

New Traditionalists

Martos Gallery is pleased to present New Traditionalists, a group exhibition featuring works by American artists Justin Adian, Jess Fuller, Leif Ritchey, and B. Wurtz, organized by Mary Grace Wright. Justin Adian (b. 1976, Fort Worth, TX) manipulates painterly surfaces into playful psychosexual conglomerations. Canvas is wrapped tightly around bulbous upholsterer’s foam and sprayed with sleek industrial paint, its contours overlapping in tantalizing ways. Jess Fuller’s (b. 1972, Portland, ME), hand dyed fabric paintings have evolved into plush sculptural reliefs. These distressed canvases are both stuffed and dismembered, exploiting and exposing the material’s structural limits. Fuller presents these sprawling, colorful hides in various formats, shapeshifting from wall to floor, image to text.

DOMA / At Home

DOMA / At Home March 22 — April 19, 2012 Jarvis Earnshaw, Victoria Law Ricardo Nelson, Alex Pergament and Amy Westpfahl OPENING: Thrs March 22 at 7:00pm VIEWING HOURS: Sun 1:00 — 3:00pm Wed & Thrs 5:00 — 7:00pm or by appt: Exhibition supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Arianna Carossa: Argo

NURTUREart is pleased to present Argo, a solo exhibition by emerging artist Arianna Carossa, a winner of the 2011/2012 open call for Artists and Curators. Carossa’s artistic practice aims to question an object’s potential, not only how we interact with it, but the imaginary (or real) possibilities of its autonomous existence. Can an object be alive? Moreover, would human presence be necessary to validate the life of something inanimate? Would that something even exist, without us?

Part & Parcel: The Deconstruction of the Female Form in Contemporary Art
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The works in this group exhibition are united in their use of bodily fragmentation to investigate the role of women in modern society. Fragmentation is a versatile tool in visual art, as it allows us to simultaneously see the human body in a more focused manner, and to step back from it and view the body as an abstract form – it can lead to reactions ranging from analytical to emotional. While interpretations are individual to both artist and viewer, Part & Parcel undoubtedly inspires us to think about the body in novel ways.

Little Languages / Coded Pictures

Kathryn Markel is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by Theresa Hackett and Michelle Weinberg titled Little Languages/Coded Pictures. A painter creates a lexicon. A glossolalia of marks, swerves of the brush, scrapes, dabs, drips. An anthology of the painter’s experience is translated into pigmented pastes of varying transparencies and densities. Application of these little languages to the surface of a painting, builds a story, intimate or epic. Of space and time, of the weight of gravity and slipping free from gravity. Pictorial space and logic is built of hermetic symbols created by the painter. One thing stands in for another. One gesture is surrogate for a single thing, or an entire range of experience. Learning to de-code he painting’s surface is part of the pleasure for the viewer. Exhibition Reception: Thursday, March 15th 6 – 8 PM

Tamara Gonzales: Untitled an exhibition of new paintings

Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar is pleased to present new paintings by Tamara Gonzales. The exhibition will feature the artist’s new series of works that combine her use of spray painting through lace. Also on exhibition will be a new sketchbook by Austin Thomas and recent sculpture by Kevin Curran. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists, which will coincide with Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late, Saturday, March 10, 6-10pm. The gallery at Norte Maar is open weekends, 1-6pm or by appointment.

New Works Residency 2012/13

Deadline May 1 – Residencies run from Jul 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Click here to start the online application. The Harvestworks New Works Program offers commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for the TEAM lab activities. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. New works may include multiple channel audio or video installations, interactive performance systems, data visualization or projects involving hardware hacking, circuit bending or custom built interfaces, as well as projects that use the web. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five $1000 project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture.


Featured Artists Jada Fabrizio, Kristin Holcomb, Leslie Lyons, Jessica Maria Manley, Hitomi Machizuki, Christophe Piallat and Benjamin Sperry

In No Strange Land

In this multi-media installation Edouard Steinhauer pays homage to James Hampton’s extraordinary shrine “The throne of the third heaven of the nations’ Millennium General Assembly” at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31, 5 – 8 pm Gallery Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment: 718-783-4438

Irina Korina: “Demonstrative Behavior”

Scaramouche is pleased to present the first U.S. exhibition of Moscow-based artist Irina Korina. Known for her oversized, elaborate installations, the artist debuts a group of compelling works conceived for the gallery space and assembled under the title “Demonstrative Behavior”. Originally trained in theater design, Korina’s work takes the forms of columns, anthropomorphic sculptures, and architectural constructions. These complex configurations, with their myriad parts and appendages, bring to mind the opulent and playful stage sets of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Her work however, does not reflect the splendor of Imperial Russia. Rather, the artist seeks to illuminate the last three decades during which the Soviet Union has undergone a painful transition from socialism to its own peculiar brand of capitalism. With wholesale furniture markets serving as her source of inspiration, Korina utilizes makeshift materials such as veneer, plywood, fabric and plasticine. Self-adhesive faux m


An exhibition of collaborative projects created by MFA Visual Arts and Writing Students at Columbia University School of the Arts “The Art of the Book” was a class offered by the School of the Arts Writing Program, conceived by Binnie Kirshenbaum, Chair of the Writing Program, and Matvei Yankelevich, the course instructor, and developed in collaboration with Gregory Amenoff, Chair of the Visual Arts Program and Tomas Vu Daniel, Director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. This exhibition was created by Nancy E. Friedland, Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies & Performing Arts; Irini Miga, Visual Arts MFA student; Emma Balazs, Director of Visual Arts; and William Wadsworth, Director of the Writing Program.

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

This music series is New York City’s longest continually running festival dedicated to jazz. Festival 2012 offers 35 events over 22 days with more than 100 musicians performing in venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg.


*the Friday April 6 performance will begin at 7pm, with an extended running time. Drawing exclusively from audio recordings of David Foster Wallace (readings he gave of his short fiction, essays, and an extensive interview he did for German television), director Daniel Fish and an ensemble of 5 actors seek to re-create the amazing presence Wallace brought to everything he wrote about, be it professional tennis, a boy’s thirteenth birthday, or America’s obsession with entertainment. Individual listening devices serve as functioning props, delivering the text live to the actors in performance. The selection, order, and tempo of the recordings are mixed live. Wallace is not a character in the piece. Rather, his work as translated by the performers is like the garment of a dear, dead friend: an artifact that simultaneously and dramatically evokes his presence and his absence, asking us: How present can we be? How generous in the way we experience the cacophony of our world?

Carlos Vanegas: Optical Journal

The Abrons Art Center is pleased to present new work by New-York based Colombian artist Carlos Vanegas. The artist’s background in television production and journalistic photography has informed the playful sensibility that governs this group of collages created since his move to New York City in 2006.

Dean Millien Foil Sculptures

Recently featured in the New York Times, and 2012 Outsider Art Fair’s featured artist and Con Artist Member, Dean Millien, will exhibit a dozen plus new and original tin foil sculptures in his first ever solo show.

Urban Odyssey

Urban Odyssey depicts the experience of immigration to America through movement and visual theatre. This new work is the culmination of a ten-year investigation that began in 2002 with a production created from Federico Restrepo’s personal experience as a Colombian immigrant. The first episode 9 Windows revealed a series of multi-media experiences of being a displaced immigrant. The second episode Open Door (2006) addressed the impact of the many immigrants from diverse cultural backgrounds that make up NYC; revealing their histories and states of mind. The third episode Room to Panic (2008) depicted the joy, fear, alienation and struggle that reveal the allure, disillusionments and rites of passage to achieve the American Dream. Urban Odyssey will merge all these concepts, creating an epic journey that acknowledges the inevitability of a new American culture. A voyage of human experience, from leaving ones homeland, to finding a new country, to making a new home and setting down roots


Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Pitch, an exhibition of recent sculpture by Lonnie Holley, Fabienne Lasserre and Halsey Rodman. Each artist combines disparate materials in innovative ways, resulting in works that hover between painting, drawing and sculpture.

Sleep no More

Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours. There are five arrival times: MONDAYS — SATURDAYS 7:00PM | 7:15PM | 7:30PM | 7:45PM | 8:00PM

The Wild & The Innocent
6 pm-8 pm

Bree Apperley, Brendan Baker, Alexander Binder, Siobhan Bohnacker, Coley Brown, Patrick Buckley, Ana Cabaleiro, Samantha Casolari, Cody Chandler, Daniel Evans, Todd Fisher, Hannah Godley, Alexis Gross, Todd Jordan, Kohey Kanno, Mikael Kennedy, Collin LaFleche, Nicole Lesser, Jeff Luker, Jennilee Marigomen, Brian Merriam, Aaron McElroy, Skye Parrott, Emma Phillips, Henry Roy, Bryan Schutmaat, Brea Souders, Jordan Sullivan, Agnes Thor, Logan White — The Wild & The Innocent juxtaposes portraits of bodies and landscapes culled from various photographers’ personal archives. How do these pictures of the human body and natural landscapes relate to one another? How do the two, when shown together, affect our perceptions of nature and ourselves? The Wild & The Innocent seeks to complicate the modern oppositional relationship between the body and nature in order to explore the truths of our own transience and infinitude — our dual limitlessness and powerlessness — as reflected in the wilds of nature and the slopes of the human form. Included in this exhibition are emerging and established photographers, many of whom often obsessively document their personal lives. These are photographers who constantly seek to reframe the ways we perceive our environment and bodies

Nir Hod: Mother

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of 10 new paintings by the artist Nir Hod. Referencing the iconic photograph of Nazi soldiers clearing out the Warsaw Ghetto taken by the Nazi photographer Franz Konrad in 1943, Hod’s paintings focus on the anonymous woman rather than the iconic boy. The “Boy from Warsaw,” as he is known, has been the primary focus of this horrific photograph, and has become a symbol of the Holocaust. As Dan Porat of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem writes in his book The Boy: A Holocaust Story (H&W/FSG), “Looking at a photograph, the viewer sees the surface facts and comes to believe he or she has grasped the inner truth of the events depicted, can feel the pain, can see the evil, while in fact knowing nothing of the protagonists, circumstances or context associated with those events.”


This hands-on inking course, taught by Phyllis Novin,is designed for those new to comic book inking as well as for those who want to expand their basic inking skills. The course is primarily brush-orientated, but will also include instruction in the use of crow quill pens and other tools. Through working with these tools of the trade, you’ll learn inking techniques and develop a sense of the “thinking behind the inking.” The goal for the course is for each student to have created at least two inked pages by its end.


the constituent parts of each sculpture swell like flesh . . . tension between the earthly and the ideal.” Stephen Westfall In Normal Faults, Hardinger plays out a dialogue between nature and culture. The underground is alive. When subterranean rock formations are stressed by natural tensions and gravity’s pull, cracks and breaks occur, creating normal faults. These faults are fluid passageways of activity and life forms. Special Event: Poetry reading and artist discussion by Jonathan Goodman and Robert C. Morgan Wednesday April 4, 6:30 pm Opening Reception March 28th, 6-8pm

Movement in Three Parts


Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th, 6 – 8:30pm Curator’s Talk: 5:30 pm Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows brings together twenty different artists, all of whom create work within the enduring feminist concept: the personal is political. With Catherine J. Morris’ curatorial eye, each artist is represented as an individual. A.I.R. Gallery’s National and International Artists include: Kate Ali, Judy Cooper, Leigh Craven, Phyllis Ewen, Melissa Furness, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Terry Gips, Nicole Jacquard, Jan Johnson, Julia Kim Smith, K. A. Letts, Gladys Tietz Mercier, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Nancy Morrow, Esther Naor, Ardine Nelson, Meghan Quinn, Belle Shafir, Marie Sivak, and Erin Wiersma.

“Nose Bleed” Curated by Erik Foss

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 7-10pm Nosebleed takes its name from the prevailing motto of that sensibility, that we wouldn’t go up there (up being anything north of 14th Street ) because we’d get a nosebleed. It is redolent of all the provincialism that makes New York City so myopically special, where neighborhoods do matter and where the global view remains much the same as Saul Steinberg’s classic New Yorker magazine cover, View from 9th Avenue, where the details of the city end at the Hudson River as the west gapes beyond like an insignificant wasteland. Make that drawing looking up from Fuse and you’ll see a similar void outside the center of our universe. Downtown may have been colonized by money and gentrified into something way white and polite, but the attitude persists. These are the artists of that particular place of mind. – Carlo McCormick

‘Dimensions Variable’, New York

Dimensions Variable, curated by Max Weintraub, brings together four artists who radically reconsider, recast and re-present the sculptural object. Employing a broad range of forms, materials and processes, Creighton Michael, Jae Ko, Derrick Velasquez and Golnar Adili create works that challenge our conventional understanding and definition of sculpture and invite us to look anew at the aesthetic object and the space it inhabits. The works assembled in this exhibition push the boundaries of sculpture into new and variable directions, allowing us to appreciate how the sculpted form, and our relationship to it, continues to be nomadic and unsettled.


Applauded for its “high-octane, high-flying” (The New York Times) fusion of African dance forms, modern dance and capoeira, the company performs Dance like a Fight – Fight like a Dance, a sensuous, fast-paced new work by Artistic Director Jelon Vieira that draws upon the ongoing dialogue of a capoeira roda, (the circle where capoeira lives). Also on the program—the revival of last season’s hit Batuke, a hard-driving piece exploding with the rhythms created by smooth samba steps, capoeira lethal kicks, and the stick dance Maculelé.


Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of some 20 new paintings by Caio Fonseca (American, b. 1959). This show, his fifth with Paul Kasmin Gallery, is the artist’s first New York exhibition in five years. Fonseca has created a new body of work, using a freshly invented visual language. This work represents a bold departure in both spirit and technique from the work for which Fonseca is most known. Gone are the over-painting, ground form relationships, and embellishments present in work of the last ten years. Here, irreducible forms in precise architecture belie their apparent rigor. One form through its placement creates the form beside it, which in turn creates the next, activating both the vertical and horizontal forces in a uniquely processional movement. Working in both large-scale and intimate formats, these

Nari Ward Liberty and Orders

Liberty and Orders picks up where we left off with Nari Ward’s 2010 exhibition LIVESupport. In 2010, Ward exhibited “Father and Sons,” a video work depicting two sons and their police officer father. The father stands as a symbol of the safeguards we have in place, but as we are aware, oftentimes these safeguards do no operate as intended. In the past year, Nari Ward went through the process of naturalization. One of the reasons being that it offered him protection. Wishing to “cover” himself, Ward became a U.S. citizen and in the process faced various questions and subjects concerning law and authority. These experiences became key influences for the works in this exhibition. Becoming a citizen for many is an emotional experience, one that is celebrated with tears of joy. For Ward, the act of making these works was cathartic in the same way tears of joy are. The exhibition explores a range of themes dealing with anxiety – such as the anxiety of being stopped by police – our relationsh

Shoot The Lobster

Shoot The Lobster is pleased to announce our inaugural site-specific installation by Chris Martin. This exhibition is organized by Mary Grace Wright. Shoot The Lobster is a project space located at 540 W 29th Street, Ground Floor. Chris Martin born 1954, Washington D.C., lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Artist courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash.


Written by Mario Fratti Directed by Wayne Maugans By Voyage Theater Company “Maja: (excited and joyous) Obama, our 44th president, What a triumph! I admire him so much. I love him. I’m proud of all Americans. We elected an African-American, showing the world that we are truly democratic.” Who killed Maja, the beautiful young woman who loved Obama and worked for his re-election?

Bookstore: Fair Exchange

Eyebeam will host an opening reception on March 29th at 6PM. How much can we share and how much can we ask from audience? “Fair Exchange,” featuring work by David Horvitz and Kyle McDonald, questions the systems of knowledge production and human interaction with machines in the public space. For the duration of the exhibition the Eyebeam Bookstore will present editions and publications by the artists. A schedule of related performances is available at the project website. “Fair Exchange” is curated by Eyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi as part of his initiative New Normal Business. David Horvitz creates instructions for participation that utilize the Internet as a space of exchange. In November of 2011, he staged ‘life drawing’ sessions at Occupy Wall Street in collaboration with Adam Katz. Kyle McDonald creates software for interactive experience. His project ‘People Staring at Computers’ was installed at Apple stores in NYC and took photographs of shoppers gazing at the screen.

Gudjon Ketilsson

Gudjon Ketilsson’s art revolves around the human body in its presence as well as absence. Starting with the cranium, the sensuousness of hair is felt through his carved and painted sculptures. Continuing the corporal investigation, Ketilsson draws in exquisite detail, abstractly rendering elements of his own body. Further, he investigates the questionable and surprising beauty of skin diseases, in jewel-like watercolor. In a major, segmented wall relief, the artist recreates only the headwear used in Brueghel’s famous painting, The Peasant Wedding. These hats indicate the occupation of the wearer and are as animated as the original painting. The body, Ketilsson feels, is the most classical subject of art and philosophy and never ceases to be of interest as it is the core of our existence. The body is everything and nothing, mysterious and yet scientifically mapped, fragile and strong. This is Gudjon Ketilsson’s first one person show in New York.


For the last few months these pictures have been my monsters of the week. They form the consequences of the decisions I have taken and these consequences have an afterlife of consequences, which I have had to face. So, I accepted the fate that these fictions of mine have become truth – and more – actual materializations; that I have, from the depth of my windowless studio, unleashed another artwork upon a world already crowded with others. These pictures are not about painting. They are also not about being monochrome, despite the fact that some of them are monochrome paintings. The ones that are painted, I painted as my own assistant for economical reasons but also out of interest. You can, if you have the taste for it, look out for an artist “touch” but it was merely a paint job: I p..painted those because there was no other way. These pictures are about the reasons why they are what they are.


Earthly Delights is an exploration into the seductive nature of the apocalypse. Based loosely on Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, the works of Oscar de Las Flores, Kim Keever and Christy Langer are integrated in this exhibition to explore human, animal, and landscape in a fantastical, prophetic and tangible take on the world we live in. Both menacing and enchanting, the works in this exhibition comment on our complexities negotiating our relationships within in an increasingly unnatural and complex world, pointing to past and current transgressions.

Out Side: Lisa Sigal Michele Araujo Elana Herzog

Out Side showcases the work of three artists, Michele Araujo, Elana Herzog and Lisa Sigal. All three work abstractly, with an awareness of the theatrical potential of materials and a desire to dislodge the viewer from a sense of previously understood terrain. Formal abstraction becomes a means to step outside, to lead the viewer through and past boundaries to an intimation of meaning that cannot be fulfilled in the traditional sense.

The Annual: 2012

Featuring works by over 100 artists and architects, the Annual reveals the cross-generational dialogue occurring in the art world by juxtaposing contemporary masters with emerging and mid-career artists, showcasing Academicians and invited artists and architects. Featured artists include Ellen Altfest, Karl Benjamin, David Diao, Lesley Dill, Kate Gilmore, Joan Jonas, Roberto Juarez, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Morley, Alison Saar, Arlene Shechet, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Carrie Mae Weems, Stephen Westfall, among many others. Architectural projects will include work by Jeanne Gang, Peter Gluck, Cesar Pelli, Thomas Phifer, Robert A. M. Stern, Bernard Tschumi, and Billie Tsien, and others.

Balint Zsako

Balint Zsako’s work filters the disparate elements of contemporary art through the language of figurative painting. Its like performance art recorded using Indian miniatures, land art described by medieval illumination, conceptual art acted out by the figures on a Greek vase or installation art transcribed into Egyptian hieroglyphs.

GIVERNY By E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler

he Hole is proud to announce the exhibition “Giverny,” a collaboration between E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler opening March 30th. The artists created photographic works in the famous French gardens built and immortalized in paint by Claude Monet, and will be exhibiting them for the first time here on the Bowery. has generously funded this massive exhibition, for the duration of which the Hole will be transformed into a living, breathing garden—with a lily-padded pond traversed by Monet’s signature green Japanese arched bridge, and scattered with the indigenous plants he is famous for painting. The walls of the exhibition will be printed with the almost claustrophobically green willow trees that surround this historic French site, and your first step into the gallery will be onto grass.

Bryan Zanisnik: Every Inch a Man

March 30-May 6, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday, March 30 | 6-8 pm Curated by David Everitt Howe, 2011-2012 AIRspace Curator in Residence Performances Weekly, Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 pm The Abrons Arts Center is pleased to present Every Inch a Man, a five-week, site-specific performance and installation by Bryan Zanisnik in the Upper Main Gallery. From Thursday through Sunday each week (1-6 p.m.) Zanisnik will read Philip Roth’s The Great American Novel within a life-size Plexiglas container specially designed to fan baseball cards and outdated currency. Taking intermittent breaks to eat lunch with his parents, Bob and Carol Zanisnik, the artist will also tinker with an expansively cluttered installation of junk sourced from both Abrons storage spaces and his own childhood home; police costumes, hardware shelving, and cardboard share strange proximity with his childhood comic books, toys, baseball cards, and other icons of boyhood.

True Confessions: Robin Graubard

Robin Graubard was born, lives and works in New York City. Her exhibition history includes “Incomplete” White Columns (2011), “New Age End of the World” Taxter & Spengemann (2011), “The Hold Up”, Participant Inc (2010), “Lush Life, curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud ((2010), “50 Artists Photograph the Future” Higher Pictures (2010), “Presumed Innocence” DeCordova Museum (2008), “Noise: Young American Photography” TH-Inside Milan and Berlin (2007), “The Doll Hospital” Anthology Film Archives (1998), “Indigestible Correctness I” curated by Rita Ackermann & Lizzi Bougatsos, Participant Inc., (2004). She is a recipient of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant and has been nominated for two Pulitzer prizes. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, Paris Match, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Berliner Morgenstern, The European, Unicef, International Rescue Committee The New York Post and others. In 1976 Graubard produced, directed and e

Andy Coolquitt chair w/ paintings

Lisa Cooley is thrilled to announce the opening of Andy Coolquitt’s new exhibition, chair w/paintings. This will be the first solo show in our new location at 107 Norfolk Street. Andy Coolquitt will present a dense arrangement of 35 sculptures thatexplores the continuum betweenenvironments and discreet artworks, and between public and private realms.Coolquitt transforms found objects and assemblages into sculptures. His choice of scavenged materials – plastic lighters, discarded straws, striped fabrics, hands making rude gestures, beer cans, and metal pipes – suggest metaphors for energy and spark various social dynamics. This exhibition, his third with the gallery, illuminates qualities of togetherness, a constant motif for Coolquitt. The title chair w/paintings suggests objects gravitating towards each other, an object casually placed against the wall, or multiple works functioning as a whole.


Artists Linda Ganjian, Jesse Lambert and Jeremy Stenger share a fascination with real and imagined space, the pleasures of pattern, and an intimate engagement with their immediate surroundings. Working in different media, these artists combine the logic of decoration and design with elements from the real world, creating hybridized and unique perspectives of their urban, domestic or natural environments.

Not a Particle or a Place but an Action

James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present Not a Particle or a Place but an Action, an exhibition of works by California-based artists MAURICIO ANCALMO and SARAH RARA, opening on March 30th and running through May 5th, 2012. This will be the first New York gallery exhibition for both artists. In the front gallery, Sarah Rara’s hour-long film A Ray Array (2011) comprises 15 visual and aural essays on the idea of interference, that range, in the artist’s words, “from the failure of a message to be discernable, to sudden interruptions, visual disturbances, the interaction of two sound signals, instability, and optical effects.” Fingers twinkle in the sun; a felt hat spins; a stained glass moon slowly turns. A Ray Array is a wonky, wordless and amused bit of science that harkens back to Ed Ruscha’s early meditations on the banal and John Baldessari’s Surrealist, saturated Pop while also defining a contemporary left-coast aesthetic—one that is disarmingly sincere, visually beautiful and une

An Øje at The Hole Curated by Jens-Peter Brask

Michael Kvium Jan S. Hansen Peter Funch Kasper Sonne John Kørner HuskMitNavn Maiken Bent Søren Behncke Jesper Dalgaard March 30th – April 12th, 2012 OPENING March 30th, 7-9PM The Hole is proud to announce a group show of young Nordic artists curated by Jens-Peter Brask opening in Gallery 3 here at the Hole, this Friday March 30th. Mr. Brask has put together a group of the nine most exciting young artists from Denmark with works across media from painting and drawing to sculpture and installation.

Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo’s Mexicali Rose Curated by Chris Kraus and Mexicali Rose, together with Artists Space

Opening Reception Friday, March 30, 6 – 8pm Artists Space is pleased to announce a survey of work from Mexicali Rose, a community media center and gallery in the Mexican border city Mexicali. A nexus for cultural and personal exchange between artists, journalists, activists and filmmakers on both sides of the border, Mexicali Rose exemplifies the possibilities of 21st century hybridized culture through its pursuit of artistic expression grounded in barrio life. The work of the center has been recently featured in Artforum, May Revue, Mexico City’s Generacion, and media throughout Baja California.

“Well Hung” An eclectic group show

“Well Hung” An eclectic group show Reception: March 30th 6 to 8 PM Featuring: Rachael Bridge, Laura Grenier*, Marris Mielnick, Kevin Smith, Jessica Sugerman, J.A. Holt+, and Tom Thompson

A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings

Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings, eight works on paper by represented artist Carrie Marill. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 30th, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings will be on view Saturday, March 31st, through Sunday, May 6th. Every day over the course of a year, Marill methodically worked upon each of the eight gouache paintings in A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings. Both strong and delicate woven colors twist through a stark white landscape, creating fanciful silhouettes of the natural world. With titles such as Fear, Solace and Growth, the interactions depicted between crows and trees take on an anthropomorphic quality. Writhing branches become more than just nature but cathartic symbols unfolding in a chronicle of a tumultuous year in the artist’s life.


Reverse Silence, a live collaborative performance in conjunction with the Chelsea Music Festival, features work by French photographer and videographer Karine Laval, jazz composer and trombonist James Hall, experimental composer and cellist Meaghan Burke, woodwind player Aaron Kruziki, and live transmission artist Morgan O’Hara.

Window Gallery: Brother Islands

Half a century since its abandonment, North Brother Island fades from New York City’s map as nature swallows this one block square quarantine city. Just down the East River, Ward’s Island warehouses shelter New York’s homeless and mentally ill in a dozen immense buildings clustered under the Triborough Bridge. Brother Islands is a reworking of a performance piece that premiered at Eyebeam’s MIXER series in 2007 to a sold out audience. This new work is an experimental documentary in the form of a looping video painting. Close inspection of the abstract, layered video imagery reveals glimpses of a long abandoned island quarantine. QR codes frame the video and link to a first-person account of island life in today’s homeless shelters. This work is a collaboration between Eyebeam alum Benton-C Bainbridge, who produced and conceptualized the video, with fabrication assistance from Minou Maguna and original text by Bill Etra.


Rawson Projects is pleased to present HELL TO PAY: Scott Hug opening March 31st, 2012. The exhibition is the second in a series in which artists are commissioned to make a poster for purchase. Artists are encouraged to explore the history of the poster as well as consider their role when working in an uneditioned, unsigned format.

Knot Your Average Knit

Join us Saturday, March 31, 2011, 6-8 PM, for the opening reception of Knot Your Average Knit, at cWOW’s Crawford Street Gallery. Curated by Lovina Purple, the show examines artwork that has been created in traditional craft techniques such as weaving, quilting, lace-making, knitting and embroidery. The exhibition features works by artists Elisa D’Arrigo, Karen Margolis, Christina Massey, Hyo Jeong Nam, Gail Rothschild, and Katya Usvitsky. Also: In our New Media Room: paperJAM: a collaboration between Hannah Lamar Simmons and Rebecca Kinsey. The exhibition is free and open to the public Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM.

Drew Maillard Solo Show: “Living In Interesting Times”

MF Gallery, fine purveyors of the eccentric and bizarre, are proud to present the collected works of one of their own. “Living In Interesting Times” is an exhibition of the drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures of Drew Maillard. There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes “May you live in interesting times.” Drew Maillard was born and raised in America in the last quarter of the 20th century… A fascinating era to be sure. He is a product of his environment. Nature and nurture; habitat and conditioning combined. Drew’s adolescence was divided between comic books, horror and sci-fi films, and fantasizing about girls he didn’t talk to. Also there was Punk Rock and L.S.D.. After spending some time in the army and leaving his hometown in upstate NY, he received his Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree from SVA in 2000. His life experiences and travel, as well as an interest in scuba diving and ju-jitzu is what informs Drew’s crazy crazy artwork.

Spring Member Salon

Spring 2012 Member Salon On view Saturday, March 31st through Monday, April 16th. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 31st from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



YUJI AGEMATSU March 31 – April 29, 2012 Opening March 31, 7-10 PM

Harry Dodge: Frowntown

Over the past four years, Harry Dodge has generated a viscerally affective and prolific multimedia body of work, employing all manner of drawing, performance, video, and sculpture. The trilogy of videos, masses of drawings, and selected sculptures presented here are united by their pointed interest in unnameability, brutality, humor, precariousness and resilience.

Through a glass, darkly

Postmasters is pleased to announce a three-person exhibition featuring the works of OASA DuVERNEY, JULIA KUL and JAYSON MUSSON. Each of us at Postmasters selected one artist. Together they create an explosive zeitgeist moment.

MIchael Collins: Pictures from the Hoo Peninsula

Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH

Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH

Sleep No More (Remixed

Tickets on sale April 1st, Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours.

Gertrude Stein Paris Festival

The Paris of Gertrude Stein was wild and exhilarating with the creative spirits of the time collaborating, canoodling, and conspiring, and at the center of it all — Stein’s salon. Join in our month-long celebration of this magical time of music, film, literature, and art. Come to Symphony Space, and make her world yours.

Antonio Santin

Santin constructs arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes that originate from his own theatrically composed photographs. Visiting his models at their homes, Santin chooses outfits from their personal belongings and assembles each detail of the image.

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Call

The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University (CJS) and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in cooperation with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the 2012-13 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI). Up to 35 jazz composers in various stages of their composing careers will be selected to participate from a national call for applications. The successful applicants will be composers working in jazz, improvised music, and creative music whose work demonstrates excellent musicianship, originality, and potential for future growth. Applicants need not have prior experience with orchestral composition.

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Call

The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University (CJS) and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in cooperation with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the 2012-13 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI). Up to 35 jazz composers in various stages of their composing careers will be selected to participate from a national call for applications. The successful applicants will be composers working in jazz, improvised music, and creative music whose work demonstrates excellent musicianship, originality, and potential for future growth. Applicants need not have prior experience with orchestral composition.

Anti Liu Sculpture

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an assembly of small-scale sculptures by Anti Liu, who works in various adaptable mediums. With this recent body of work, Liu hovers between fascination and destruction of human relationships. He questions the effects of one’s roots and culture through an interweaving of humor, madness, fragility, aimlessness and immobility of current circumstances. Liu comments on current affairs and political action in a playful manner, which recognizes the severity of the issues at hand, yet transforms them into a show one is watching or a game one is playing. Liu has participated in many national and international solo and group exhibitions, and he has been noted in numerous publications. His public sculpture can be seen at several locations here in New York State, including Adelphi University, Long Island University, and the Unison Arts Center at New Paltz. He currently teaches sculpture, three-dimensional design and ceramics at Adelphi University. Anti Liu S

Norte Maar Benefit Event

Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts is a 501(c)3 arts organization with a mission to build community, foster artistic expression, and raise the imaginative energy in us all through collaborations. This benefit marks the first ever for Norte Maar. The evening will raise funds for Norte Maar’s general operating expenses.

The Social Media Reader featuring Michael Mandiberg David Horvitz & Ceci Moss

The powerHouse Arena presents the launch of The Social Media Reader, a collection of essays exploring the rise of a participatory culture that blurs the boundaries between creator and audience. The book features key essays from the major authors in the field, including Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, Henry Jenkins, Lawrence Lessig, Tim O’Reilly, Jay Rosen, Clay Shirky, and Siva Vaidhyanathan. The Social Media Reader editor Michael Mandiberg will be joined by Ceci Moss and David Horvitz to discuss social media and its relationship to art on and off the web, and articulate a theory of post-internet art—creating and replicating a few memes in the process.

An Evening with Douglas Crimp: “Our Kind of Movie”—The Films of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was a remarkably prolific filmmaker, creating more than 100 films and the nearly 500 portraits-in-film known as Screen Tests. And yet relatively little has been written about this body of work. Warhol withdrew all his films from circulation in the early 1970s, and it was only after his death in 1987 that they began to be restored and shown again. With “Our Kind of Movie,” Douglas Crimp offers the first single-authored book about the full range of Andy Warhol’s films in forty years—and the first since the films were put back into circulation. Reading from the book and screening film on this evening, Crimp shows us how Warhol’s inventive cinema techniques, his collaborative working methods, and his superstars’ unique capabilities make visible new, queer forms of sociality—allowing us, in other words, to see against the grain, and to see a world of difference.


A first look at NYC’s finest emerging variety and circus talents. Get more info on their dedicated web page here. To sign up, e-mail Keith at with “Open Stage” in the subject line. Include a description of your act and the date(s) you are interested in performing. This new series continues throughout 2012: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.

From Eleanor Roosevelt to Qaddafi: An Insider’s Account of Human Rights at the UN

What is the role of the human rights movement, and why does it now welcome China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia as members? Examine the history of the UN Human Rights Commission, from 1946 founding chair Eleanor Roosevelt, to 2003, when it included a representative of Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi.

Contemporary Art: World Currents

Hear about the global shift from modern to contemporary art as artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world’s challenging complexities and new technologies. Explore key works by well-known as well as little-known artists and see how contemporary art is reshaping markets and museums as well as the future of art. Finally, explore how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary around the globe, from Western, East and Central Europe to North and South America to the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.


Color War is an vox/synth duo by way of ‘Broken English’ M. Faithfull extrapolated loudly in a painting studio. Freak Week is surprising jangles shimmering and laughing. Gregory Stovetop is, “heart and soul strong songs from a startling performer who powers Snake Dudes, Knockin’ Boots, Used to be Women, The Droves, The Dangles, and more.” Morpho is a rhythm-driven outfit with improvisational poetic vocals


Bassoonist Peter Kolkay and his longtime collaborator, pianist Alexandra Nguyen, present a concert of American works. The works appear on Mr. Kolkay’s first solo CD, BassoonMusic, recently released on CAGRecords. In its review of the CD, Sequenza21 called Kolkay’s tone “entrancing.” He is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as the first bassoonist awarded an Avery Fisher Grant and First Prize in the Concert Artists Guild Competition. Mr. Kolkay has received the Carlos Surinach Prize from BMI in recognition of “outstanding service to American Music.” The Adashi work on the CD and offered on this concert is a joint commission of BMI and CAG in honor of the Award.

Bombs Versus Budgets: Prophets of War and The Future of Military Spending

The deficit reduction fever sweeping Washington could force the first real reductions in Pentagon spending in over a decade, but companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin are fighting tooth and nail to keep that from happening. Is this a short-term battle or an historic turning point for defense spending? Join David Gold of The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs and William D. Hartung of the Center for International Policy for a discussion of the prospects of defense cuts in an age of austerity. The discussion will be moderated by Hannah Gurman of the Gallatin School for Individualized Study at New York University. The forum marks the paperback release of William Hartung’s book, Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books). A book signing follows the event. Co-sponsored by Nation Books.

BIFx: The Baffler Innovation Forum, presented with McNally Jackson

Celebrate the long-awaited 19th issue of legendary journal The Baffler with new editor John Summers, veteran editor Chris Lehmann, and contributors Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed) and David Graeber (Debt). In addition to scintillating insights on today’s hottest issues, the event will feature giveaways, a silent auction, and more! Please register at and we’ll choose 20 people at random to win a free tote.

Adam Rudolph – Go Organic Orchestra

Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Go: Organic Orchestra utilizes a composed non-linear score consisting of sound and motion elements. These include tone rows, synthetic scales, melodies, linguistic shapes, intervallic patterns, textural gestures, modes, ragas, maqams, and plainchant. The score serves to provide material for both the improvisations and the orchestrations. Motion and forms and are generated through the application of the composer’s rhythm concept “Cyclic Verticalism” whereby polymeters are combined with additive rhythm cycles.


April is Coney Island Month at Branded Saloon. Events will be held throughout the month to raise money for the Coney Island USA nonprofit in anticipation of their upcoming spring and summer season. As if you needed a reason to make it out the door this spring to drink, watch A-list entertainment and take in (then perhaps take home) stunning works of visual art, all proceeds from door charge, tips, art sales, donations, anything and everything, will be donated directly to Coney Island USA. Come out, have a blast with us, and support the last permanent sideshow structure in the United States!


Please join EAI for a special evening with JODI, pioneers of Web-based art who have been called the monkey wrench in the works of the digital revolution. In a rare New York speaking appearance, JODI (Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans) will take part in a presentation and conversation with independent curator Michael Connor and computer programmer, composer, and artist Cory Arcangel. JODI will present a selection of their digital interventions, including videos, custom software, hacked video games, and Internet-based works.


Coinciding with the exhibition “The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde” on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, historian and SVA faculty member Michèle C. Cone leads a roundtable discussion on the sometimes problematic and mercurial figure of Gertrude Stein as a writer, thinker and patron of the arts. Dr. Cone is joined by Mary Ann Caws, distinguished professor of English, French and comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Catharine Stimpson, professor and Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University; and Barbara Will, professor of English at Dartmouth College. The discussion ranges from Stein’s early embrace of Picasso and Gris and her own cubist writings to her later collecting of works by theatre designing neo-Romantics, her absorption in detective stories and her attraction to the Fascist regime of Marshall Pétain during WWII. Presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Dep

Artist Talk: James Casebere

Aperture Foundation and the Photography Program at the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design are pleased to present a lecture with artist James Casebere. James Casebere was born in 1953, in East Lansing, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from which he graduated in 1976 with a B.F.A. In the fall of 1977, he attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, and received an M.F.A from Cal Arts in 1979.


David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; John de Witt, bass; Adam Amram, percussion This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram’s interests and accomplishments–renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

Playing (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Workshop for Musicians

In addition to discussing susceptibility, danger signals and risky postures, Horvath will present specific injury-prevention strategies, ergonomic solutions, instrument modifications, orthotics, chairs, and other resources for all musicians –string, wind, and brass players, pianists and percussionists. She will also delve into rehabilitation strategies for those already hurting.

An Evening with Fillip

Vancouver-based publishing organization Fillip presents a special launch event for the Spring issue of Fillip magazine. Join Publisher Jeff Khonsary (Vancouver) and contributing writer Vincent Bonin (Montréal) for a discussion around the legacy of institutional critique in Canada. Bonin will present research commissioned in conjunction with Fillip’s upcoming Institutions by Artists conference scheduled for October 2012. The conversation will be interspersed with screenings from Popular Unrest, a multi-episode drama by artist Melanie Gilligan (also in attendance).

Launch Party for Leela Corman’s Unterzakhn’s-unterzakhn

Leela Corman’s graphic novel Unterzakhn (which is Yiddish for “underthings”) transports us into the Lower East Side of the early 1900s, following young immigrant twins Esther and Fanya as they grow up in — and grow out of — their community. Join us for a presentation and launch party! Facebook RSVP appreciated.


I LOVE DEAD THINGS is a non-linear, language driven vaudevillian romp that explores Daughter and Mother’s attempts to revive their dead relationships with fallen heroes of the past. Caught in a firefight of feelings and emotions, the two women discover their greatest artillery is their own destruction. When bombs fall and a game of friendly fire ensues, Mother and Daughter combat the greatest conflict of all—their love for one another and their own mortality.


How can we, as poets, take care of ourselves, our creative work, and the larger planetary body on which we depend? Juliana Spahr and tc tolbert read from new work and discuss. This event is part of the 2011-2012 Belladonna* Material Lives season which calls attention to the material life of the artist, as person, who, in addition to being creator/conspirator to a body of work, possesses a physical body, and real financial, medical and social needs. Bring questions and desire.

Undead Presents: Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas and Dawn of Midi

This is a record release show for Norwegian born, Brooklyn based bassist, Eivind Opsvik’s new album; Overseas IV, a sweepingly epic collection that marks the fourth release in a near decade long series of recordings. Opsvik infused the first three albums with a daring variety of progressive rock, classical, ambient and electronic influences. On Overseas IV he takes a more cinematic approach that is less concerned with pure ambience and more open to full on rocking. The band is Kenny Wollesen, Tony Malaby, Brandon Seabrook, Jacob Sacks and Mr. Opsvik.

NY Moth Storyslam: Duped

NY Moth Storyslam: Duped

Creating Generative Art with Processing

This class will explore the field of generative art, using the Processing language. Students will learn how to make compelling artworks by algorithms and autonomous processes inspired from nature, statistics, biology, and computer science. We will primarily focus on applications to graphic art, both animated and still, and will also consider 3d digital fabrication and architecture, data visualization, and special topics proposed by students. The class will be taught in Processing but the concepts are applicable to other languages and tools. Although the class is introductory, we will dive into advanced concepts quickly and all students will end each class with a completed and original art work built from techniques learned in class.

Evgeny Kissin

Evgeny Kissin has earned a reputation as one of the most remarkable musicians of our time, and his Carnegie Hall performances are always extraordinary occasions. On this program, he opens with two sonatas by Beethoven and Barber, and concludes with the music of Chopin, a composer whose music put Kissin on the path to being a legend.

Poem. Body. Planet. Need.

How can we, as poets, take care of ourselves, our creative work, and the larger planetary body on which we depend? Juliana Spahr and tc tolbert read from new work and discuss. This event is part of the 2011-2012 Belladonna* Material Lives season which calls attention to the material life of the artist, as person, who, in addition to being creator/conspirator to a body of work, possesses a physical body, and real financial, medical and social needs. Bring questions and desire.


Carrie Moyer is a painter and writer whose paintings have been exhibited extensively both in the US and Europe in such venues as MoMA PS1 and the Tang Museum, among others. With photographer Sue Schaffner, she co-founded one of the first queer interventionist projects, Dyke Action Machine!, a public art project which ran from 1991-2008. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department.

Cotton Road: From South Carolina to Shanghai

As our Object Migration exhibition enters its final weeks, Proteus Gowanus is pleased to present a work-in-progress documentary about cotton, a migratory material with strong historical associations for Americans. “Cotton Road” (2012) by Laura Kissel focuses on cotton as an international agricultural commodity, following the production cycle of the material as it moves from American farms to Chinese factories and beyond. Beginning with a seed in the South Carolina soil, we accompany the cotton to China where it’s processed and made into a consumer product to be marketed worldwide. Featuring the individual workers who come in contact with the material, “Cotton Road” emphasizes the human element of globalized work in this century.

Ryoji Takahashi

Ryoji Takahashi was born in 1990. He has had design and photograph activities since his childhood. He sent the letter to the design office of the HAKUSAN TOKI at his elementary school days, and was allowed to inspect an atelier. He met the photographer Tomatsu Shomei. He has studied under him since high school days. Takahashi’s work is commented to be “the art which used the photograph as media”by him. After graduate from high school, He has studied at Waseda University since 2009, majoring in architectural design. He formed the design unit Vitro in 2011. Takahashi’s work has attracted attention. He has won the award in architecture design competitions and appeared in many magazines, participated in several group exhibitions, and held solo exhibitions twice in Japan. This is his first exhibition in the United States.“The concept of this solo exhibition,“Memory of 20”,expresses the memories that had pleasant, bitter and wonderful experience at adolescence. When mentally unstable, imaged

Elliot Ross – Other Animals

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6 – 9pm Our household cat of many years died in 2006 when she was quite old, and my subsequent feelings of loss led me to ask myself these questions: How is it possible that I, a human being, can share the quality called “life” with another animal that is so different from me? How is it that I both identified with her and experienced a powerful feeling of her otherness? Contemplating these perhaps unanswerable questions led me to observe and photograph a variety of animals- other than humans.

700 Spools of Thread (Keep it Together)

Performance Hours 3pm – 7 pm daily Artist reception, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6 pm – 8 pm Over the course of 6 days, Manning will transform the window front gallery space into a jungle of thread and fabric. The work is a continual performance, centering on a woman entwined in hundreds of spools of thread. These spools are constantly being fed into a gradually increasing number of sewing machines, operated by women stitching seemingly endless lengths of fabric.


” A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two-fisted sense of Architecture” -(Down Beat magazine 2011)- Pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan will be bringing to Cornelia Street Cafe a quartet of fantastic improvisers with a loose-tight chemistry placing a premium on group interplay at the same time encouraging individual solo expression. –Bill Milkowski

From 2D to 3D An Evening with Michael Defeo

Michael Defeo is a sculptor whose specialty lies in translating 2D character designs into fully-fledged 3D models. He hand built the modeling sculpting studios at Blue Sky Studios and served as the head of each for 15 years. While with his pals at Blue Sky, Michael brought countless characters to life for Ice Age, Ice Age 2, Ice Age 3, Ice Age 4, Robots, Horton Hears a Who, Rio and the upcoming Leafmen.


Please join ICI, Constance Lewallen, and William Wegman for a special conversation on Tuesday, April 3, from 6:30- 8pm.

Being Shakespeare

An aging Lear, disintegrating with his kingdom. A cryptic Ophelia, driven mad by madness. Hamlet, hell-bent on revenge. All of them came from the brain of Shakespeare, but what do we know about the Bard himself? In a tour-de-force performance, veteran actor Simon Callow (the original Roman Mozart in Amadeus on stage, the film Shakespeare in Love) assumes the daunting challenge of illuminating the man behind the roles in this utterly compelling one-man play by preeminent Shakespeare biographer Jonathan Bate, directed and designed by Tom Cairns. Channeling Macbeth and Henry V here, musing over Shakespeare’s childhood there, Callow leaps from anecdote to soliloquy, using the famous Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It as his guide to consider how a glovemaker’s son could have gone on to write the world.

Hot Pink by Adam Levin

Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents a group reading with Adam Levin, Adam Wilson, and Karolina Waclawiak in celebration of Adam Levin’s short fiction collection Hot Pink.


Claudius Smith: Denman Maroney, piano & composition; Lisa Karrer, alto & video; Megan Schubert, soprano; Ratzo B. Harris, bass; David Simons, drums. A suite of songs about Claudius Smith, Cowboy of the Ramapos, a Tory in the Revolution who terrorized the settlers from hideouts in the Ramapo Mountains, stealing livestock, weapons, and provisions to supply British troops. He was hanged and buried in Goshen NY in 1779. In 1841, when the present Goshen Court House was built on the gravesite, his remains were dug up and his bones mortared in over the front door.

Reading: Kevin C. Pyle “Take What You Can Carry”

Kevin C. Pyle reads from his latest graphic novel, “Take What You Carry,” which tells the story of two boy thieves, one living in a Japanese-American internment camp in 1942 and one living in a comfortable Seventies suburb. Though generations apart, the intersection of their lives calls to mind issues of justice, forgiveness, and “gaman”– enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity. Pyle is a co-editor and contributor to “World War 3 Illustrated.”

Meghan O’Rourke

Brooklyn-based and award-winning poet and essayist Meghan O’Rourke comes to Greenlight Bookstore for the paperback launch of her highly-acclaimed memoir, The Long Goodbye. After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, O’Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief — its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies — an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond. With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss.

Sylvie Guillem 6000 miles away

For three nights only, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present the Sadler’s Wells London/Sylvie Guillem production of 6000 miles away, featuring internationally acclaimed Sylvie Guillem. “The most brilliant ballerina of her generation” (The Guardian), Guillem makes a rare American visit for the U.S. premiere of this evening of works by three of today’s most important choreographers. William Forsythe’s, Rearray, created especially for Guillem, is a duet performed with Teatro alla Scala Ballet’s Massimo Murru. Swedish choreographer Mats Ek’s new solo for her, Bye, is set to Beethoven’s final piano sonata. Also on the program–a duet from Jiří Kylián’s work, 27’52”, performed by dancers handpicked by him. Experience this memorable event, a highlight of New York’s cultural season.

AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series :Nicole Awai

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. Organized by Coco Fusco, director of Intermedia Initiatives at AMT, the series invites renowned artists from around the world to give free public presentations each Wednesday. Nicole Awai has exhibited in North America, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia. Awai’s work appeared in Prints and Processes at the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida (1999), Greater New York: New Art in New York Now at PS1/MoMA (2000), the Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art (Albisola, Italy) (2003), Open House (2004) and Infinite Island at the Brooklyn Museum (2007–2008) and the Busan Biennale (South Korea) (2008). Global Caribbean, which premiered at Art Basel in 2009, traveled to MIAM (Sète, France) in 2010 and MOCA (Puerto Rico) in 2011.

The Pan African Literary Forum at The New School

A reading and discussion featuring Christian Campbell, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Zakes Mda, Mohammed Nassehu Ali, Sterling Plumpp, Quincy Troupe, and John Edgar Wideman. Hosted by Jeffery Renard Allen, faculty member of the School of Writing. Christian Campbell is the winner of the 2010 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for Running the Dusk and has been featured in such publications as the Caribbean Review of Books, Callaloo, and Poetry London. Campbell is an assistant professor of English at the University of Toronto.

Benjamin Ickies & Spencer Katzman Present: Accordion & Guitar Night School w/ Jim Campilongo and

Billboard Magazine calls Jim Campilongo, “an American treasure”, an accolade this guitarist’s artistry and influential career has richly earned him. With nine albums of original material and guest appearances on dozens of recordings; from the Bammie-winner’s contribution on Cake’s million-selling “Prolonging the Magic” to (most recently) doing lead guitar duties with Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and The Little Willies, his band with Norah Jones, He’s also had repeat appearances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and been interviewed on many major radio shows. Campilongo is also a published guitar teacher and contributing editor for Guitar Player Magazine. Campilongo’s virtuosity and originality has inspired a generation of guitar players. His songwriting uses a palette of the best in Blues, Country, Jazz and Rock with a sensitivity and wit that has also earned him the broad fan base most instrumental guitarist never enjoy.

Arthur Russell Tribute and Benefit Concert for Queens Artists’ Resource Collective (QUARC)

Arthur Russell Tribute and Benefit Concert for Queens Artists’ Resource Collective (QUARC) Arthur’s Landing ARTHUR’S LANDING is a morphing lineup of musicians who knew and worked with Arthur Russell plus younger musicians inspired and influenced by Russell’s work–led by singer/guitarist Steven Hall the latest incarnation features downtown post-minimalist composer Elodie Lauten on keyboards and vocals–Mustafa Ahmed on congas/talking drum–Bill Ruyle on hammer dulcimer and tablas

Alien vs. Predator: Michael Robbins, Sasha Frere-Jones, Kristin Hersh, Sara Marcus, & Choire Sicha

Axl Rose, Mr. Peanut, Rilke, Buju Banton, CSI: Miami, “from Céline to Celan, from ‘Turn the Beat Around’ to And the Band Played On” — readers of the New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere already know the dizzyingly allusive slang editorials of Michael Robbins, a poet as likely to reference Jay-Z as he is John Berryman. Join Choire Sicha (co-founder of The Awl), Sara Marcus (Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses; Rat Girl: A Memoir), musician and New Yorker pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, and Robbins himself to celebrate the release of Alien vs. Predator, the poet’s debut collection. Hosted by Zach Baron. Since his poems first began to appear in the pages of The New Yorker and Poetry, there has been a lot of excited talk about the fresh and inventive work of Michael Robbins.

Mystics: The Artists Speak!

Mystics: The Artists Speak! is a special program in conjunction with the exhibition Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order at BRIC Rotunda Gallery. This event will bring together several of the exhibition artists to speak about their work, including Chris Fennell, Meg Hitchcock, Jesse Pasca, Matthew Franklin Wilson, and Rob de Oude.

Bridging the Gap: Poetry Showcase with Tara Betts, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Adrienne Lyric (A. Lyric), and Nichole Acosta


Featuring four award-winning poets who have graced the stage at HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Nuyorican Poets Café, and poetry slams around the country: poet Tara Betts (Arc and Hue), Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (, writer and singer Adrienne Lyric (Love In All Its Shades), and Chirishican diabetic foodie spoken word poet, Nichole Acosta.

FLUX Carolina Sardi | John Ensor Parker | Matt Devine

Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art presents three artists who work with metal to perform a kind of alchemy or flux. With interests in science and nature – in different ways, each transforms the hardness of metal into organic forms. One scientific definition of flux is the magnitude of a river’s current, that is, the amount of water that flows through a cross-section of the river each second. Another is the amount of sunlight that lands on a patch of ground each second is also a kind of flux… imagine a butterfly net. The amount of air moving through the net at any given instant in time is the flux. Or …the movement of a substance between compartments the movement of molecules across a membrane.

Sonic Network no.9

White Box is pleased to present the collaborative project between John Aslanidis and Berlin-based sound artist, Brian May: Sonic Network no.9. Akin to their first collaboration in 2006, May has composed a generative sound piece to be played for the duration of the exhibition in conjunction with Aslanidis’ painting, Sonic Network no.9. Each of the four panels that comprise Sonic Network no.9 contains a grid relative to a set of mathematical intervals that Aslanidis uses to create a drawing of compositional intervals, similar to a musical score. May has written an algorithm—using a programming language for sound synthesis, called “SuperCollider”—that determines the characteristics and timing of the sound in relation to the intervals. Taking into consideration the structure and composition of the painting, May emulates the mechanisms of painting by responding to the moiré (wave-like) patterns…

D a n c i n g – a documentary on invented space : So Young Yang.

D a n c i n g – a documentary on invented space is the first solo exhibition in New York of video artist So Young Yang. In her artistic productions, Yang explores the question of ‘the real’. She combines her main interests in the concept of perception of our surroundings that stems from her background in psychology, as well as how ‘the factual’ is presented through documentaries from her experience as a film editor. Yang works with documented material, which she transforms by enhancing both the audio and the image, creating a specific aesthetic of her own to illuminate the topic of the real. This exhibition is presenting the four video artworks KRO (2012), A DARK PRINT (2012), JULIA (2011), and THE WINDOW (2007), all of which investigate the idea of the choreographed body and the perceived space. Yang considers the dance as an emotional or intellectual struggle that is expressed by the very movement of the body. Her interpretation enhances her perspective on these bodily motions, and s

Alisa Baremboym Abundant Delicacy

Opening: Wednesday, April 4 / 6 – 8pm Our internal mechanisms form machines of production and preservation. We mirror the internal process with external obsessions of maintenance. The boundary between exterior and interior is blurred and porous. We live in an abstract endlessness, a lived immortality through retouch, facsimiles of reality, sustenance via desire and image. The opaque visual field is so over saturated that layers of images build on top of each other creating a 3D world on top of the real one. When glitches occur in our unbounded desire to conserve our bodies, we generate solutions. More plastic more coverup more wrapping more preserving.

THE PIERS: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront

THE PIERS: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront Curated by Jonathan Weinberg Panel Discussion with Artists & Curators at the NYU Fales Library Thursday, April 12; 6-8 PM Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6 – 8 pm

Inside-Outliers’ Alchemy: Working the Edges of Perception

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6 – 9pm New York artists Abigail Deville and Stephen Woods flip the script with their offer of installed works exploring the unruly nature of histories personal and political, while simultaneously questioning the stability of our prescribed notions by employing iconographic imagery, objets en flux, and permutations of assemblage/bricolage, to impart meta-static statements which function and communicate on the edges of multi and cross – sensory perception.

Notations: The Cage Effect: Public Program: Panel Discussion with Artists Jorge Macchi and Edgardo Rudnitzky Moderated by critic and curator Inés Katzenstein

Panel Discussion with artists Jorge Macchi and Edgardo Rudnitzky. Moderated by critic and curator Inés Katzenstein. The panel will discuss the artists’ collaborative practice, the impact of Cage on their work, and Cage’s legacy on experimental and inter-disciplinary practices in Buenos Aires.

Circuitous Routes

Reception Saturday, April 14, 4-7pm Kevin Brady, Michael Clapper, Carol Galligan, Claire Giblin, Carol Hickey, John Holmgren, Bill Hutson, Richard K. Kent, F.T. Kihlstedt, Jun-Cheng Liu, Virginia Maksymowicz, Jim Peterson, Tedd Pettibon, Dorothy Thayne, Scott Wright BronxArtSpace is pleased to present “Circuitous Routes” featuring the work of 15 artists. Through radically different routes, media and methodology these artists are exploring memory and traces of personal history as tied to and revealed in objects and place. The 15 artists converge in this exhibition from very different perspectives and backgrounds. Jun-Cheng Liu’s “Fragments of Memory” documents selected artifacts that carry stories of life (personal and collective) in the most tangible way, highlighting through trompe l’oeil the fact that the images are only shadows of reality.

Insights by Stephan Gersh

Soho Photo is pleased to announce that Stephan Gersh is the guest photographer during April. Gersh, whose exhibition is entitled Insights, began photographing in 1964, when he worked as an assistant to Ansel Adams. Gersh has exhibited widely; he’s been in 20 solo shows and his work is included in the collections of museums in the United States, Canada and France. Gersh has been a teacher for over 30 years, and taught with Minor White in the graduate program at MIT. He created photography programs at several colleges and schools, conducted workshops, and served as a consultant to Polaroid Corporation.

I will show you fear in a handful of dust: An Earth Day Exhibit Opening,m,t&cat=&swe=1&cf=list&set=1&cal=cal12&m=04&d=2&y=2012

The Gallery Space at Wagner is pleased to announce the opening reception for “I will show you fear in a handful of dust: An Earth Day Exhibit,” our Spring-2012 exhibition featuring paintings and installation work by New York City artist Erick Sánchez. Staged in commemoration of international Earth Day and NYU Earth Week, the project was conceived as a visual manifesto—a display about the perils of man-originated ecological disturbances and the urgency for intensified environmental conservation efforts. With this series Sánchez gives shape to a fragile space consumed by globalization, industrialization, global warming, and other consequences of human behavior and the concomitant natural disasters. The four semi-figurative landscapes resulting from these explorations are impactful, deliberately cautionary in tone, and executed with assertive brush stroking and inventive medium combinations.



The White Swallow, a queerish reading series in Manhattan’s West Village, features emerging and established poets and fiction writers. Edmund White has written over twenty books. He is perhaps best known for his biography of Frenchwriter Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Heis also the author of a trilogy of autobiographical novels: A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. His most recentnovel is Jack Holmes and His Friend.A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he teaches writing at Princeton and lives in New York City. Susanna Moore’s earliest three novels make up a Hawaiian trilogy — the first book, My Old Sweetheart, published in 1983,won the PEN Hemingway Citation and the Prize for First Fiction from theAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written a memoir of her childhoodin Hawaii; a commonplace book about the sea; a novel, In the Cut, about a murder in NewYork; and a novel set in 19th-c


A unique cultural event which includes live music, short inspirational presentations from world-class visionaries, & laid back social networking, all served over mouth-watering libations to a super-cool crowd. Jonathan Batiste – New Orleans jazz great, plays a set with his band then discusses his work curating the Jazz Museum of Harlem Dave Arnold – The Interntional Culinary institute’s chief mad scientist in residence talks food, technology & the molecular cuisine Gabriella Levine – talks about the international Protei project’s open source, unmanned ocean cleansing, bio-mimicking robotic sailboats Jamin Warren – founder of the seminal culture and gaming magazine / website, Kill Screen, claims the future of gaming IS Culture

This Side of Paradise

On April 4, 2012, the gates of the Andrew Freedman Home will open to the public. The Home was once built to be a haven, a paradise, for the rich elderly who had lost their fortunes. Bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, the Home provided not only food and shelter but all the accoutrements of a rich and civilized life style – white glove dinner service, a grand ball room, a wood-paneled library, billiard room and a social committee who organized concerts, opera performances and the like.

Dr. John: Insides Out: Locked Down

For over 40 years, Dr. John has taken the exuberant and raucous sound of New Orleans under his wing, preserving its lore and channeling it through his own style of rhythm and blues. This spring, the good doctor comes to BAM with an extraordinary entourage of musical guests for an artistic residency, offering three distinct perspectives on his formidable career. In “Locked Down,” Dr. John is joined by The Black Keys guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach to premiere hard-hitting tracks from their widely anticipated upcoming album (out April 3).


A museum is nothing without a gift shop. A museum without nudes is really no fun at all. This the best of all worlds: a museum attached to a gift shop with nothing but nudes. In her inaugural exhibition at DODGEgallery, Ellen Harvey offers several strangely beautiful and hilarious explorations of the art nude that both question and exploit our fascination with depictions of our naked bodies to create an intentionally contradictory and often incoherent model of art as a form of desire.

Rosie 151 and the Red Hook Ramblers

Ramblin Rose is a combination of Hot Jazz, Sultry singing, and just enough burlesque to make you want to come back for more again and again. Since May 2011Burlesque powerhouseRosie 151 and Brooklyn’s premiere dixieland band, The Red Hook Ramblers, have made The Way Station their home. Ramblin Rose can be seen the first Thursday of every month and viewers of the show can expect to be taken back to a time when the term ‘heavy metal’ meant a swingin brass section, where women rolled there stockings down, and the libations were loose!!

Anja Hitzenberger: TAKE-OUT

hot in Beijing’s Olympic Park in the fall of 2011, this series of photographs by Anja Hitzenberger reveals a visually overloaded fast-food culture that may make some mouths water and other bellies ache. The aggresive graphics and display, offset by the seeming nonchalance of the stall workers, offer an insight into some of the contradictions in contemporary Chinese culture. Hitzenberger has effectively captured the flavor of the time.


Nowicki creates images based on personal observations. With simple lines varying in width and intensity and barely readable human expressions, the images appear like doodles, one drawing on top of the other on traditional art materials – paper, linen, and cotton. A longer look at his work reveals that the artist is challenging the viewer to re-examine every day human activities. Nowicki’s creative process involves restraint – the artist avoids drawing any image of interest for as long as possible to allow ideas and pictures to build (and subtract) inside one’s imagination. The first evident stroke represents the distillation of an editing process akin to writing — but unlike a novel, the narrative in these artworks remains elusive. The figures have no faces, their eyes are closed, and the mouths are large open circles. The facial expressions are beyond reach.

Poetry & The Creative Mind Gala

Poetry & The Creative Mind is a spectacular evening featuring leading artists, actors, musicians, dancers, writers, scholars, and public figures reading favorite poems. This extraordinary event is not to be missed by anyone who loves poetry. Past participants include Meryl Streep, Wynton Marsalis, Patti Smith, Alec Baldwin, Sting, Dianne Reeves, Patrick Wilson, Diane von Furstenberg, Kevin Kline, Natalie Portman, Diane Sawyer, Liam Neeson, Mary-Louise Parker, and Oliver Sacks. Poetry & The Creative Mind benefits the Academy of American Poets and kicks off National Poetry Month, established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and now the largest literary celebration in the world. Proceeds from this event allow the Academy to donate free classroom materials to hundreds of thousands schools and libraries across the country. To purchase tickets to the performance, contact the Alice Tully Hall Box Office at Lincoln Center at 212-721-6500 or Tickets to the perfor


PHOTOPLAYS by STEPHEN DIRKES 05 APR – 30 APR 12 OPENING: THU 05 APR 2012, 6:00 – 10:00 pm OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS RETROSPECTIVE FILM SCREENING + VJ set w/ DJ Vandal Rabbithole Gallery is pleased to present, “Obscure Object Films – Photoplays by Stephen Dirkes”, an exhibition of film, photography, sets, props and painting from the short films of Stephen Dirkes.


Written and performed by Adam Tendler. An exploded recital by a boundary-pushing pianist who challenges popular expectations about and definitions of the classical concert experience. things i’ve never done in publicis a mashup of a classical recital and literary salon, mixing classical and modern music, pop and experimental music, and no-holds barred readings from his own blog and in-development book. Come see Adam confront his own preconceived notions—or even fears—about what he should or shouldn’t do before an audience,

Eric Kandel with Alan Alda: Between Science and Art

Eric Kandel’s most recent book, The Age of Insight, explores how, in Vienna in 1900, five of the best minds—across disciplines from medical science to psychology and painting—radically reframed our understanding of ourselves and our unconscious mental processes.

Dwight Eisenhower, Leonard Bernstein and the Cultural Cold War

In 1954, convinced that bombs and bullets alone could not win the Cold War, President Eisenhower argued that Washington had to compete with Moscow on the cultural front in order to win the hearts and minds of people across the world. Hear how the US government deployed the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein in an attempt to gain the upper hand against the Soviet Union, as violins and trumpets became weapons in the east-west struggle.

Story Pirates After Dark

Story Pirates don’t dress as pirates or make anybody walk the plank, but they do steal: they take their inspiration from kids themselves, creating an entire show adapted from stories penned by authors under the age of 12. This literacy group’s official mission is to “honor the words and ideas of young people” by offering a hilarious glimpse of the world as seen through the minds of kids. The edgy style of their sketch comedy musical—mimicking kids’ own unfiltered logic—more closely resembles vintage Monty Python than “Blue’s Clues.” Called “crazy entertaining” by Jon Stewart, the Story Pirates ensemble is made up of some of the most talented professional actors, comedians and musicians in New York and Los Angeles, where the troupe is dually based.

Face the Music presents “The New Classics”

Performing and listening to new music is fun because there is a sense of “what’s next.” On the other hand, there are certain works that are so monumental that they are already, in a small sense, “classics.” The talented teens of Face the Music will present two such works: Philip Glass’ 40-minute Glassworks, written for CBS Records in 1981, is a six-movement work of shifting harmonies and pulsating rhythms. Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, is a more contrapuntal, driving work, almost Bartók-like in intensity. Paired with these two warhorses is Robert Honstein’s lovely Night Mixes, a six-minute meditation on a small motive that echoes some of Philip Glass’ harmonic language.

Twentieth Anniversary of The Big Show: Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick Together Again

Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick were one of the legendary sports duos in television history. Their hosting of ESPN’s SportsCenter, which they dubbed “The Big Show,” helped to define the future of sports broadcasting with their witty mixture of pop culture and highlights. On the actual day of their first telecast twenty years ago, Olbermann and Patrick will reminisce with author Jim Miller about those pioneering days in sports coverage. Highlights of their work will also be screened, along with questions from the audience. Everyone that evening will discover that you can’t stop Keith and Dan—you can only hope to contain them.

Lysley Tenorio and Jessica Hagedorn

Pushcart Prize-winning short story writer, Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) and Jessica Hagedorn, Professor of Creative Writing at Long Island University and author of Toxicology read from and discuss their latest works of fiction. Monstress introduces a bold new writer who explores the clash and meld of disparate cultures and reveals the lives of people on the outside looking in with rare skill, humor, and deep understanding, in stories framed by tense, fascinating dichotomies–tenderness and power, the fantastical and the realistic, the familiar and the strange. Breathtakingly original, Monstress marks the arrival of a singular new voice in American fiction. Jessica Hagedorn’s edgy and entertaining new novel, Toxicology, centers on the lives of two women who are neighbors in Manhattan’s West Village.

Mamiko Otsubo: Idea / Equivalent

Mamiko Otsubo: Idea / Equivalent April 5, 2012 – May 5, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6-8pm

Baryshnikov Arts Center & The Watermill Center Present On The Beach Robert Wilson Curates New Work

Inspired by the opera Einstein on the Beach, originally created in 1976 by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, Mr. Wilson has selected five teams of artists to re-interpret sections of the seminal work.

David Lyle

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Misbehaving, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America – not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist.

Ask Roulette with Kurt Andersen, Julie Klausner, and Maria Popova

During Ask Roulette, strangers ask each other any question they want, big or small, in front of a live audience. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds. In fact, it’s built on trust — you can only ask a question once you’ve answered one. If you prefer, you can just be part of the crowd. Questions are serious or silly, and answers are short or long. Over the course of the evening, you’ll get unexpected connections, surprising anecdotes, and honest conversation. You’ll also laugh.

Brian Leo We Are All Just Ordinary Until We Get More Damage Done

KESTING/RAY is pleased to present New York artist Brian Leo’s solo exhibition, We Are All Just Ordinary Until We Get More Damage Done. In a collection of new paintings inspired by media headlines, internet memes and social trends, Leo presents the story of a culture crushed under the weight of self-destruction. The exhibition opens on April 5th and runs through May 6th. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 7–9pm at KESTING/RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York.


The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of collaborative printmaking by the Cardiff Sessions, including members Michael Iveson, Ian Wilkins, Christina Wrege, and associate artists: David Ferry, John Gibbons, Bruce McLean, Frances Smith, Ashley Rich, Andreas Vietz, and Jutta Vollmer.


Fleisher/Ollman is pleased to announce F, Steven and Billy Dufala’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view from April 5 through May 12 and will open with a reception with the artists on Thursday, April 5 from 6-9pm. Brothers and artistic collaborators, Steven and Billy Dufala are engaged in a practice that is marked by a fearless embrace of new techniques and commitment to experimentation. Beautifully crafted abstract and representational drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations are often an emotional response to material, process and environment. Consumption, efficiency, cliche, and failure are investigated through humor and exaggeration. On view in this exhibition will be small and large-scale graphite drawings and watercolors that are in dialogue with singular sculptures and a site-specific installation.

Wearing the Lost Generation: A Musical/Sartorial Salon

The Nouveau Classical Project – a collective of composers, performers, and fashion designers – reimagines the Parisian avant-garde in an evening of music by Ravel, and the world premiere of Lost Generation by Trevor Gureckis.


AIGA, the professional association for design, stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, and is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational institution.

Music, Migration and the Maghreb

Join us for a lecture with recordings and discussion of a great era of Jewish-Muslim musical collaboration in North Africa and beyond. By the beginning of the 20th century, the phonograph had become a fixture in bars, cafes and theaters across North Africa. With an eye toward a new market, the major international record labels soon moved in and recorded the greatest Jewish and Muslim musicians of their generation. The labels captured sounds that would come not only to define Arabic music in the region but also to preserve a fascinating history of Jewish-Muslim musical collaboration in the Maghreb.

KIM DINGLE still lives

Sperone Westwater is hopefully pleased to announce the fourth solo exhibition of new paintings by Kim Dingle, who is also writing this press release. Paint is more interesting than any other subject… Subjects are useful for paint and for using line. If what is depicted makes the artist laugh then all the more fun for the artist and maybe for the viewer, too – but it is usually an accident. That is all it is. There will be an opening reception on Thursday 5 April from 6 – 8 pm.

Martin Wilner: Making History 2010 – 2011

Sperone Westwater is pleased to present an exhibition of recent pen, ink, and graphite drawings by Martin Wilner, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery. In his now decade-long body of work, Making History, Wilner creates highly-detailed diaristic drawings based on the monthly calendar. On the verso of each drawing are descriptive texts or images that are integral to the work. Wilner blends elements of cartoon, cartography, text, micrography, and music in an evolving process that transforms news events of compelling personal interest into drawing. Each work coalesces into its own mysterious narrative of the artist’s daily life.

Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America

Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America


OPENING RECEPTION 5 APRIL, 2012 SIX TO EIGHT IN THE EVENING In the tradition of history painting, Thomas Lail’s large-scale collages chart the persistent dream and the tragedy of our lost Utopias. In Lail’s works image fragments sourced from communes of the 1960s and ‘70s, Modernist structures and idealized communities form the domes and maps of futurist/architect Buckminster Fuller to examine our persistent strivings and ideological failings— haunted always by Goya’s disasters and the gritty realities of Courbet .Lail’s works look to a better, once-dreamed future—perhaps a regained past that never was—to map a fleeting dream of Utopia.

Fernando Orellana and Mindy McDaniel “The Other Side”!exhibitions

“Dying and birthing for generations upon generation, always arriving at a question, we hurtle through space and time helplessly out of control. Approaching the future at an ever-increasing pace and plugged into one another ingenuously, we perpetually dismantle and assemble each other. Along the way encountering irregular moments of nirvana, keeping us interested and entertained.”- Fernando Orellana


OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 5, 7-9PM West Street Gallery is pleased to present “You Told Me the Other Night.” The group show features new work by Sam Anderson, Trisha Baga and Nick Parker, Ian Cheng, Greg Fong, Grayson Revoir, Anicka Yi. You told me the other night That you Googled yourself And found a boring YouTube video Made by a high school kid with your Name. In the video he said his Name, you said, and it was weird. Somewhere in something That you sang to me that you had written This occurred, something about you having No name, or a name that might as well be no name at all. Or no identity. And the dead Generality of your childhood you’d woken Up from. —Excerpt from “Coeur de Lion,” by Ariana Reines

Sleep Late, My Lady Friend

he gallery is pleased to announce Sleep Late, My Lady Friend, a three-person show of recent paintings and drawings by New York based artists Joshua Abelow, Ella Kruglyanskaya, and Daniel Rios Rodriguez. Ella and Daniel met and became friends in graduate school in 2005. Joshua and Ella met in New York in 2010. Ella introduced Daniel and his work to Joshua in 2011. Joshua posted many of their works on his blog. Then he met Ella and Daniel at the bar and they knocked back a few drinks.


OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 6-9 pm Line is unique in that the work does not collectively articulate a single concept—the collectivity of the work is the concept. In their multitude, the drawings bring to the viewer a humanistic and intimate experience, an expression of the elusive mind hidden behind the impressive displays of dexterity and artistic skill of each selected drawing. It is our sincere hope that the viewer will leave not only aesthetically engaged, but also with a sense of connection—the solace offered only by the well-crafted thoughts of an articulate mind.

A Rolling Stone

Porter Contemporary is proud to present, A Rolling Stone, a group exhibition opening on April 5, 2012 with an artists’ reception from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The exhibition will include works by artists Jason Bryant, JaH- HaHa, Naoto Hattori, Jennifer Murray, Adam Normandin, Johnny Romeo, and TWOONE. “The exhibit is a celebration of 50 years of the Rolling Stones,” says Jessica L. Porter, Founder and Director of Porter Contemporary, “in addition to also being inspired by the proverb A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss.” The proverb has many meanings but one in particular is that those who keep moving are never lacking for fresh ideas or creativity. Porter Contemporary has selected nine artists who fit the meaning of the proverb and are celebrating these artists’ inspirations and dedication through, ‘A Rolling Stone’. The Rolling Stones themselves are examples of the proverb as they reinvented themselves numerous times over the past five decades to become music legends.

Berkelee School of Music Show

A variety show comprised of a cross section of the finest roots musicians from Berklee College of Music’s American Roots Music program! Under the guiding hands of the program’s Artistic Director, Matt Glaser, and Managing Director, Joe Walsh, we expect a dazzling performance from some amazing young talent! Berklee has produced some of the finest roots musicians of our time, come and see the next Gillian Welch, April Verch, Sierra Hull or Rushad Eggleston before everyone else hears them!


Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue’ is featured on Shapiro’s CD “Essen” which was released last year on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records to rave reviews: As a member of the Microscopic Septet in the 1980s and early 1990s, Shapiro was part of a small but vibrant community of jazz musicians who refused to submit to the narrow, neoconservative ethos of the day, and chose instead to celebrate the entire tradition, from early swing to the avant-garde. You can hear that joyous open-mindedness in all of Shapiro’s subsequent work, including his two previous albums for John Zorn’s Tzadik label, Midnight Minyan and It’s in the Twilight, which subject traditional synagogue melodies to a variety of treatments, from rhythm and blues to modal jazz.

Valerie Hegarty: Altered States

Marlborough Chelsea is pleased to present Altered States, a solo exhibition of new paintings, sculptures and installation by Valerie Hegarty, opening the evening of Thursday, April 5 from 6PM-8PM at the gallery located at 545 West 25th Street. The show’s title Altered States has several references including a play on The United States of America and its current political climate, Hegarty’s continuing investigation in transformation, and Paddy Chayefsky’s 1978 science fiction novel and subsequent horror film adaptation where the protagonist’s mind experiments causes him to morph physically.


“If you haven’t heard a truly great voice lately, you might want to check out Daniel Wayne. There’s no doubt that distinguishing yourself as a singer-songwriter can be difficult; it’s a style where it’s easy to be mediocre, difficult to be great. But that voice puts to rest the doubters – sweet through the middle and upper ranges and flawless on the high notes, Wayne is instantly recognizable as well as accessible.” -nyctaper

Julie Tremblay Some Kind of Nature

The opening reception will take place on Thursday April 5, 6-9pm. In Some Kind of Nature, five life-size sculptures populate the gallery, somersaulting, back-flipping, balancing, prone and unravelling, suspended from the ceiling and resting on the floor. Tremblay’s recent work pushes her investigation of the human form, which becomes a metaphor exploring existential themes of order and chaos, mortality and the universality of the human condition. In this work, she equally explores sculptural themes of mass, volume, density, equilibrium, dynamism, and positive/negative spaces. She takes inspiration and at times materials from her immediate surroundings.

No Dog Walking on the Roof

DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to present ‘No Dog Walking on the Roof,’ a solo exhibition of work by Donghee Koo, from April 5 to May 5, 2012. The exhibition features media arts and an installation which invite the viewer to the perception of uncertainty. Koo meticulously visualizes and directs awkward and incomplete stories into her media works, which express the contradictions and absurdities of her ordinary life. When she received a letter from her apartment supervisor saying, “No dog walking on the roof,” she focused on how this equivocal phrase could be interpreted into different meanings. This title defines her working method and the ambiguous interpretations of her works.

From Caos

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 5th 2012 from 7-10pm From Caos is an installation created by portuguese artists Pedro Cunha and Sofia Xavier. Pedro uses the space as an enormous sketchbook, panting directly over the white walls. The series of murals and sculptures transform the gallery into a narrative where photographic characters created and personified by Sofia X interact within it.

The Freedom Party w/ special guest ?uestlove

The Freedom Party NYC is New York City’s longest running weekly Friday night dance party. Recently the winner of Papermag’s highly coveted award for “Best Party of 2010 (Peoples Choice),” and runner up in URB Magazine’s “Best Party of 2010” (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2002 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth. Their mission was to bring music back to the forefront of nightlife, and to provide a weekly home for people from all walks of life to dance and be free, regardless of who you know, what you wear or how much money you make. Playing an incredibly tight of mix of danceable hits from the 60s through today, including hip-hop, R&B, rock, reggae, soul,New Wave, house music, salsa, merengue, electro, Afrobeat and more, the Freedom Party NYC continues to fill its dance floor each week with people from all over the globe.

Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century

‘Making Faces’ is a design documentary by Richard Kegler that captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). In 2008, P22 type foundry commissioned Jim Rimmer to create a new type design, RTF Stern, that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font. Rimmer was one of only a few who possessed the skills needed to create a metal font. Shot in High Definition, this film documents the creation of a new typeface from the preliminary sketches through the cutting and casting of a single letter. The film offers a unique opportunity to share Jim’s knowledge with the world. Clearly anyone interested in type design, letterpress printing and graphic processes would see Making Faces as something inspiring and essential, as there are few films focusing on these topics.


End of Century is pleased to announce FOREVER VISION, an exhibition and short-science fiction film by Josh Slater. Pairing down to the cold basics of story telling, the 13 minute FOREVER VISION articulates a process of outer-galactic discovery, destruction and creation. The storyline traces 5 locations on a outer-galatic map, where images form and initiate a process of cultural development. Complimenting the film’s theme of graphic origins and anthropological discovery, Slater has produced a set of collages and drawings. A limited-edition movie poster; designed by Slater and John Whitlock, will also be on view. The official soundtrack for FOREVER VISION, produced by GEORGIA and Sean Nagin, will be available on cassette tape.

BAMcafé Live All-Stars: Cornelius Dufallo & Patrick Derivaz

Violinist Cornelius Dufallo is the frontman of the vanguard new-music group ETHEL (Truck Stop, 2009 Next Wave). Patrick Derivaz is a producer, sound engineer, and composer-performer with a devoted following. Together, they’ll perform Bass Violin, a meditative improvisation that pushes variation form and tone color to their musical limits. Cornelius Dufallo & Patrick Derivaz appear as BAMcafé Live All-Stars in celebration of BAM’s 150th anniversary.


“Expanding upon his 2010 Streetsmart project in which he photographed his photorealistic architectural sets of decaying 70s era New York buildings on the streets of Park Slope using surreal compositional juxtapositions, Peter Feigenbaum’s Streetsmart II: XRO takes the exercise one step further into surrealism and psycho-geography. Feigenbaum has since created a portable module that allows his sets of miniature abandoned buildings to be mounted atop the roof of a car. In late 2011, he scoured the rapidly gentrifying outer reaches of Bed-Stuy and Harlem to find the city’s last remaining derelict boarded up blocks(often marked with the Fire Departments “XRO” tag, signifying “roof out”).


A semi-autobiographical “mockumentary” from a puppetry and performance art pioneer. Lunatic Cunning mixes experiences from Godwin’s own life—such as his work with Julie Taymor on Across the Universe and appearances on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show, PBS and with Jim Henson’s Muppets. It’s a humorous examination of the occult roots of puppetry and performance art.


ROBERT W RICHARDS presents ROBERT W RICHARDS: Chapters In An Improbable Life. No redemption, no rehab, no regrets, no closets, no apologies, just one gay man’s dizzy ride drawing his way through the worlds of fashion, beautiful people, naked men, movie stars, porn stars, poets and jazz singers starting in the 50’s and continuing right up to this very moment. Special Appearance by Brandon Ruckdashel; Invaluable Assistance from Harvey Redding.

Quick and Dirties: January 2nd presented by |the claque|

New Year’s Eve. 1993. As a young couple takes their relationship to the next level, an unexpected visit from a mysterious stranger forces them to question fate, love, commitment and to face whatever the future may hold. A comedy about getting a second chance, the first time around. About the Quick and Dirties: ideas are sexy. |the claque| is proud to announce the second annual Quick and Dirties (QuaDs): ideas are sexy, presented by The Tank. |the claque|, your favorite arts and performance conglomerate based in New York City, is dedicated to creating excellent work while heightening the level of discourse which surrounds it. This year, |the claque| presents six workshop productions and two readings of new plays. Focusing on helping to realize big ideas from our collaborating playwrights |the claque’s| approach is designed to encourage and allow artists to thrive, fostering an adaptable, non-competitive approach to creation and discussion. Each play receives a week long intensive and

New Works: Subject Matter by Emily Wexler

with Elena Bresani, Maggie Cloud, Courtney Cooke, Leslie Cuyjet, Diana Crum, Sarah Holcman, Niall Jones, HeJin Jang, JE Kim, Jen McGinn, Iele Paloumpis, Emily Wexler, and Harmony Wolfe Subject Matter questions our existential experience through our propensity to inflict trauma upon ourselves and others. and true love. The hostility and loneliness of the women is unrelentingNot tenderness or nurturing or softness, but an all-consuming Kali destruction, an understanding of decay and vulnerability and the intensity of material existence.” – Clarinda MacLow, Critical Correspondence “sophisticated sense of urgency and wit” -Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine New Works presents the work of emerging choreographers and facilitates dialogue through feedback sessions and Q&A. New Works is curated by Alexandra Albrecht and Jill Hockett.

Reading: Kristian Williams “Hurt”

Join Kristian Williams for a reading of his new collection, “Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy,” and a discussion the persistent role of torture in American society. Williams is also the author of “American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination” and “Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America.”


CONSTRUCTED SITE refers to the artists’ working method as well as their subject matter. Using both computer simulation and old-school 3D models, they build common scenarios that are subsequently depicted in various art forms: photo, video, sculpture, animation and painting. Hence, what the spectator believes to be ordinary, everyday situations are, in fact, constructed realities.

Bush Tetras w/ Dive and Delphine Blue (DJ)

Bush Tetras w/ Dive and Delphine Blue (DJ)

Kaviar & Cigarettes and Meanred Productions present: Kaviar Disco Club

A new collaboration between Beto Cravioto and Travmatic (of BONJOUR HI! DJs) came about from many drunk dance parties and guest DJ spots around NYC. Both share a passion for producing and DJing disco, deep house, funk, and sweaty dance music. Sponsored by world famous fashion line Kaviar and Cigarettes and too many amazing friends.

Capturing Palestine: Witnessing and Storytelling with Michael Kennedy

Since late 2009, the West Bank village of Iraq Burin has been subject to land theft and increasing violence from the Israeli military and neighboring settlement of Bracha. In March 2010, the Israeli military entered the village and shot two teenage boys in the street. Counter to Israeli claims that no live ammunition was used, a U.N. report was issued on the incident containing three post-mortem photographs of entry and exit wounds on the boys’ bodies. Excluded from this report and other journalistic accounts is another image: dried blood in the street where the boys fell that spelled “Mohammed.”

National Band and Orchestra Festival

Frank Battisti, Craig Kirchhoff, H. Robert Reynolds, and Charles Peltz, Adjudicators

Brent Birnbaum’s ‘The Bureau of Apology’

Subscribing to the belief that the contemporary artist is an entrepreneur, Brent Birnbaum channels the infamous and legendary traditions of snake oil salesmen and street psychics, in his performative installation, The Bureau of Apology. A real, functioning business in which viewers can partake to absolve themselves of guilt and burden, The Bureau of Apology is as credible as a vision in a crystal ball: it is out of our own necessity that we believe.

Young/Magic SoftSpot/Co La

Young/Magic SoftSpot/Co La


Philadelphia-based Thirdbird (the not-entirely-new-but-newly-named wing of the shared endeavors of Anna Drozdowski, the proprietor of Ladybird, and Dustin Hurt, the founder of Bowerbird) flies north with Seen & Heard, a two-night series of performances that asks questions about the intersections between movement, music, and words. The evenings will bring together people and forms that on the surface might not seem suited for one another. We are positive that you will mostly like some of them.


Broke House is the new performance by Big Art Group inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters. The breakout hit of this year’s American Realness festival, it explores social aspects of modernity and time: the frustration of social progress and the problem of presence in a world compromised by the virtual. From a bare stage the company constructs and dismantles the wooden skeleton of a house as they simultaneously film a documentary of its residents. Issues about the tragic entrapment of nostalgia and the futility of escapist fantasies of the future play out through colliding and disintegrating stories refracted across Big Art Group’s sculptural scenography and lightning fast Real Time Film matrix.

The Magdalene Laundries

Over a period of 150 years, approximately 30,000 women were forced to work in the Catholic convent-run Magdalene Laundries of Ireland doing penance through the symbolic labor of laundering. Artist Cheryl Parry collaborates with choreographer/dancer Mary-Clare McKenna, and playwright/actor LuLu LoLo for an art installation, video, dance and monologue to explore this tragedy. Dancers include Janet Aisawa, with Kristin Hatleberg, Muriel Ote & Emily Winkler.

David Rathman, Let’s See What Stirs

Book Signing: Paolo Ventura’s The Automaton

The Automaton is based on a story told to Paolo Ventura as a child. It centers on an elderly, Jewish watchmaker living in the Venice ghetto in 1943, one of the darkest periods of the Nazi occupation and the rule of the fascist regime in Italy. The city where the watchmaker has lived his entire life, now desolate and fearful, is the stage on which the story unfolds. The old man decides to build an automaton (a robot), to keep him company while he awaits the arrival of the fascist police who will deport the last of the remaining Jews from the ghetto.

The Spring Standards

James Cleare, Heather Robb and James Smith first sang together in the last summer of the 20th century. Having just turned 16, the three teens with a common affinity for “oldies” music and harmony spent the better part of the next 2 years playing shows around the Delaware/Pennsylvania area. Influenced as much by their parent’s record collections as they were by what they heard on the radio, their style began to take shape into something a little bit both and a little bit neither. When high school graduation came along, their paths divided; years passed and things changed, but before they knew it they were all living within a few blocks of each other in New York City. The transition back into making music together was as natural as it was surprising – they happily picked up where they had left off years before, with a unique style that refuses to sit comfortably in any genre.



Toxic Beach Blanket Pop-Up Party

The Gowanus is a neighborhood in flux—a place where past, present, and future are colliding—not to mention nature and industry, construction and decay… So join us at Observatory for a night of good, clean toxic fun in celebration of the Hollow Earth Society’s ongoing Pop-Up Museum! Featuring specialty “Gowanus Punch” drinks and henna tattoos for sale, free comestibles, video and sound art, and performances including burlesque, comedy, puppetry, and music.


The Phatory is pleased to announce “Trapped” an installation of works by Charles McGill from April 7 through May 26, 2012, with an opening reception to be held on Friday, April 6, 7 – 9:00 P.M. The Defiant Ones – To The Gallows, 2011 Charles McGill is long adept at constructing theaters of associations. He excels at turning the found object into provocative statements about race and representation that place viewers in a position to re-examine their own relationship to this aspect of American life. On view at The Phatory is a cross section of pieces from McGill’s Skinned series that turn golf objects into narrative devices to reflect upon the “Black” experience and beyond. Golf bags taken apart and reconstructed in Chamberlain-like fashion turn into 3D versions of Philip Guston’s Klan images. Leather and metal form surprising sinister and sometime comic figures.


Law School for Visual Artists

Topics that will be covered during the 5-week course: Tuesday March 20, 2012 Introduction: * Legal Hypothetical: Analyzing legal issues in your art projects Tuesday March 27, 2012 * Basic business models (non-profit and for-profit corporations, LLC’s) * Fiscal Sponsorships * Employment issues A. Studio and gallery assistants B. Working as a preparator for art galleries Tuesday April 3, 2012 * Free Speech * Right of Privacy Tuesday April 10, 2012 Contracts * Consignment Agreements * Licensing Agreements * Commissioning Agreements Tuesday April 17, 2012 * Intellectual Property (copyright and trademarks)


Part potluck, part sing along, part performance, and part puppetry this Fixins show is a combination of some amazing talent from Virginia, Michigan and New York alike. We are so pleased to combine the forces of Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Katherine Fahey and Andru Bemis for an amazing night of performance, good food and collaboration. Anna, Elizabeth and Katherine will be presenting shadow puppetry, along with their “crankie” (a hand quilted, hand cranked puppet show) as well as singing, teaching a shadow puppet workshop and even teaching a little bit of square dancing! We are currently looking for artists to participate  on April 26th at Vaudeville Park! We are particularly looking for artists whose works deal with traditional or folks arts (fiber, natural materials, etc) and puppetry. We are also possibly looking for other puppetry groups to perform depending on space. Read more about the show here: Submission deadline is APRIL 10th. Please send all submission to the22magazine (at)


If you are reading this, then you probably already know what The 22 Magazine is. If not, we are a Brooklyn based artist run magazine, centering around 22 contributor’s each volume. Artists, writers, musicians and the like welcome. For Vol 3/III/THREE there is no theme or restriction. We will accept work on any topic. We are particularly looking for fiction or essay writers, as well as musicians for this volume but are happy to receive art submissions as well. Be creative, push the limits of what these generes define. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Submissions guidelines are here.


We are pleased to announce: the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival has expanded and is now accepting submissions. After the wonderful success of our inaugural event last October, we have expanded to include selected works from submissions to be screened along with high quality curated film programs. We are scheduled for early Fall 2012. Please check our guidelines for more information

Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns

The Hudson River Pageant – Saturday May 12 A community based ecological art and performance project that engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the project and our three month educational environmental art workshop series from March -May. Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant follows a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.

Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum seeks an assistant curator of Contemporary Art to participate in a fast-paced and dynamic area of growth within the Museum. The successful candidate will be deeply familiar with a broad range of contemporary art and will assist with development and implementation of both collections growth and programs.


We are looking for applicants for this video production & community history summer program, open to students currently in 9th-11th grades.

Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns

The Hudson River Pageant – Saturday May 12 A community based ecological art and performance project that engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the project and our three month educational environmental art workshop series from March -May. Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant follows a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.

Call for entries, 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!
03/01/2012-07/12/2012 and Coney Island USA present the 12th annual Coney Island Film Festival September 21 – 23, 2012 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York! Coney Island Film Festival named one of the “25 Festivals worth the entry fee” and “25 Coolest Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine. Regular Deadline – April 27, 2012 Late Deadline – June 28, 2012 Extended Late Deadline – July 12, 2012 Entry categories: Feature, Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Silent Film, Horror, Animation, Music Video. The Coney Island Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in ALL GENRES, SUBJECTS AND FORMATS.

Low Lives 4: Call for Proposals

Now entering its fourth year, Low Lives is an international festival of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances. Artists working in any media are invited to submit proposals for live performance-based works.

Open Call! Field Projects Show #4 curated by David C. Terry

Field Projects is pleased to announce our first open call exhibition; emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our April exhibition, Show #4. Submissions will be viewed and selected for Show #4 by David C. Terry, Senior Program Officer and Curator at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Field Projects is an NYC-based project space committed to opening the field and exhibition opportunities to other working artists. All of the submissions we receive will be considered not only for Show #4 but also for our upcoming exhibition calendar. As a growing space, this is a fantastic time to submit your work. We are looking for new talent, ideas and practices in the contemporary art field.

Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts


The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2012, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn. Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by May 1, 2012.

Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers


The Center for Book Arts invites applications for Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The next section of this seminar is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, June 6 through 10. The seminar is tuition free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop. Deadline May 1, 2012.

Puppet & Costume Workshops


Costume Workshops every Wednesday 6-9pm with Artist-in-Residence Soule Golden Puppet Workshops every Saturday 12-4pm with Artists-in-Residence Lucrecia Novoa @Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Teatro LATEA Rm. #201 (107 Suffolk St. btw Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side. Contact

2012 Artist Members Exhibition Call for Entries

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced post 2008 to be considered for the 2012 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: Tell Me How Your REALLY Feel: Graphic Novels, Journals, and Travelogues. The exhibition is to be organized by Rory Golden, Artist and Former Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Alexander Campos, Executive Director and Curator, The Center for Book Arts. This exhibition will focus on artwork that has been influenced by the concept and content of graphic novels, memoirs, and travel journals with a strong visual presence. It is intended to present artworks (not actual diaries or sketchbooks, however these are not necessarily excluded) in which the concept and/or content of the graphic novel, diary, or travel book were influential in the creation of the artwork.

Figment: Submissions for our third City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, be able to enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. Our theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. If we imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In our wildest and most optimistic dreams, what is the future of the city?


Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Jackson, Detroit, and Boston in 2011. In 2012, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to our entire community, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. This year, FIGMENT NYC will take place during the weekend of June 9-10.

Terrarium Class #2 with Jon

Terrarium Class #2 with Jon Sunday, April 1, 2012 at The Diamond, (43 Franklin St) $40 includes all materials, plus a pint of beer. Make and take home a gorgeous terrarium! Our last class was a blast and sold out in a few days. Classes fill up quickly. To sign up, email If you have ideas want to teach a class, please email me.

6X6 Call for Submissions of Short Video: Mazurka

We are quietly pleased to announce the impending birth of the 6X6 movie production “Mazurka,” the story of a two siblings, their quests for love and serenity, and the best song ever. As always, 6X6 seeks to co-parent with the world, so we are also announcing a call for submissions for possible use in the movie, as well as in the associated 6X6 Mazurka event on April 4, 2012. We seek submissions in three categories: The Best Song (or Record) Ever: 30 second video about your choice for best song or record ever Piano Lesson: 30 second video about learning to play the piano Mazurka: media art responses to the Chopin Mazurka Op. 68, No. 2 ( Deadline: March 31, 2012 Submission Details and Entry Form Fast, fun, and free: submit to 6X6 today!

SVA Summer residences

SVA’s Summer Residencies in New York City offer emerging and mid-career artists time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.

River to River Festival Wants YOU

This summer The River To River Festival and The Joyce Theater will present the U.S. premiere of Le Grand Continental by Montréal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard at the South Street Seaport. This exciting performance will bring together a diverse group of 200+ participants to perform a contemporary version of a traditional festive line dance. WE WANT YOU! No Experience Necessary! Recruiting sessions will be held April 4-5. E-mail for more information.

CALL FOR art SUBMISSIONS: -a Gallatin Galleries exhibition- OBJECTS AS SUBJECTS

Objects As Subjects examines contemporary uses of the traditional academic genre, the still life. Objects As Subjects explores the anachronism of art history in contemporary practices aiming to expand and reflect upon our notions of the genre. Hung Salon style, this show is the first in a series of exhibitions that will continue to explore contemporary art’s relationship to the traditional genres of the academy. Please SUBMIT photos of work to: by APRIL 1

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