The Birth of Public Speaking

The Super Coda and Jason Anthony Harris team up to present a night of decadence, delirium, featuring artists from DC, also to celebrate Jason’s birthday! Performances by Public Speaking, Valerie Kuehne, Jon Mizrachi, Dead Beat Dad, Blue Sausage Infant (DC), Pilesar (DC).

Tauba Auerbach : Float

The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce Tauba Auerbach’s first one-person exhibition at the gallery, on view at 521 West 21st Street from May 5 through June 9. San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness…both within and beyond the limits of perception.” Engaging a variety of media, ranging from painting and photography to book design and musical performance, Auerbach explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and the points at which they break down and open up onto new visual and poetic possibilities.

PEN World Voices Festival

Writers from around the world convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the written word in action. Engage with literature in bold and unexpected ways and discover how words can be amplified through music, theater, puppetry, film, and much more. Marking PEN American Center’s 90th anniversary, this year’s festival features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings. The Standard, New York and The Standard, East Village along with the High Line are the Festival hubs, with venues crisscrossing the city, from Harlem to Wall Street, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA.

Literature and the Moving Image

PEN World Voices Festival and The Museum of Modern Art present a short series focusing on the relationship between storytelling and the moving image in the work of Marjane Satrapi and Diane Arbus.

Phyllida Barlow: siege

“Phyllida Barlow: siege” is the first New York solo exhibition of the work of British sculptor. For her New Museum presentation, Barlow will create a new, site-specific sculptural installation in the Museum’s fourth floor gallery. This exhibition is part of a series focusing on a single project or body of work within an artist’s larger practice. The series began last May with presentations by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Gustav Metzger.

American Human Beatbox Festival

The 2nd annual American Human Beatbox Festival presents the American-born vocal style and technique of beatboxing. Born out of the 1970s New York hip-hop scene, beatboxing has grown exponentially as a creative and social movement.

Neil Gall

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the second New York solo exhibition of the British artist, Neil Gall (b. 1967). The show will feature recent drawings and paintings. Gall’s works refer to art history and vernacular culture, from English neo-romanticism and contemporary photography to science fiction and popular music. They are sublimely beautiful, painted and drawn in luscious hues and in startling detail. His virtuosity elevates the humble nature of the models upon which the images are based. Ping-pong balls taped together become monumental, anthropomorphized figures reminiscent of Hans Bellmer’s famous Doll sculptures. A cardboard carton becomes an awkwardly elegant totem. Wires and balls of clay metamorphose into fearsome prehistoric or extraterrestrial creatures.

Scene: Brooklyn, Independent Film & Media Arts

Brooklyn Arts Council’s annual screening series dedicated to local film and media features an amazing assortment of narrative and doc shorts at indiescreen; a performance/installation in the Archway at the Manhattan Bridge curated by Mono No Aware; films by critic and filmmaker Brandon Harris at reRun Gastropub Theater; a master class with Jem Cohen at UnionDocs; AND a closing night party with animated & experimental shorts at Galapagos Art Space. We especially recommend the exclusive sneak preview of THE IRAN JOB – just announced for a World Premiere at Los Angeles Film Fest in June – amazing doc preceded by amazing local short I AM JOHN WAYNE .


RBPMW is pleased to announce the opening of Michael Krueger – Every Which Way But Loose – New Prints. On view will be three distinct bodies of work reflecting Krueger’s deep interest in American history, contemporary American culture, and personal memoir. The large lithographs, Most Likely and Changing of the Guards draw inspiration from the depictions of the American West by 19th Century artists Thomas Moran & Alfred Bierstadt. While still portraying nature at it’s most grand, Krueger forgoes the realist color palette in favor of almost sci-fi hues, creating warm but cautious vignettes of escapism that beckon a review of how we as a nation reconcile nature.

Dance Your Values

Come to a rocking dance party in support of Shop Your Values Week. #SYVW involves thousands of New Yorkers pledging to shop locally, ethically and sustainably from May 3-10 in NYC in support of hundreds of businesses that are engaging their community, supporting employees and improving the environment.

Stephen Rush – Digital Music Ensemble
7:30, 8:30pm-

Who’s on: 1st Set: Robert Ashley’s in memoriam… “Kit Carson” Opera 2nd set: Stephen Rush’s US Grant – “A fluxkit Opera” Date: May 4 (Friday), 5 (Saturday) 1st set: 7:30pm 2nd set: 8:30pm

Show Me a Story Why Picture Books Matter Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated Illustrators

Hear renowned children’s literature historian and expert Leonard Marcus discuss questions of craft, what books and artists each illustrator has learned the most from, how the publishing industry is changing, and what each of us sees as the future of the picture book. Discussion, reading, Q&A and signing with Leonard Marcus, featured illustrators Chris Raschka, Jerry Pinkney, and Yumi Heo, and other special guests.

John Cage: How to Get Started

In honor of John Cage’s centennial, PEN will revive for the first time ever John Cage’s How To Get Started—a collaborative experiment on improvisation and the origin of ideas, featuring David Harrington of Kronos Quartet, Aleksander Hemon, Etgar Keret, Sonia Sanchez, and you!

UNTITLED – (for light and sound) Richard Kamerman: Visuals, Gill Arno: Audio Richard Garet: Visuals, Wolfgang Gil: Audio

Two collaborative audiovisual sets drawing attention to experimentation and extended techniques to both moving image and sound. This event will include in a performance setting 4 artists whose work range within approaches such as improvisation, composition, installation, film and video screenings, and interdisciplinary methods that challenge both artistic practice and audience’s reception.


Cornelia Street Cafe welcomes back double bassist/composer Bates with a quintet featuring some New York’s finest and most creative artists (Greg Tardy-saxophone/clarinet, Russ Johnson-trumpet, Russ Lossing-piano/fender rhodes, Michael Sarin-drums) and here they filter pieces by one of the great Russian composers through a fender rhodes driven band with 7 other compositions by a charismatic and emerging innovator in tribute to one of his musical heroes…and don’t be mistaken, this is no timid foray into a dusty world of the old guard. This is a group that plays with fire and a jazz sensibility that can be linked in many ways to the great Miles Davis 60’s and 70’s quintets. A band that is always searching and committed to making music that grooves.



Catch 50

Catch, “everyone’s favorite” multidisciplinary performance and video series, presents rough-and-ready short works by New York’s most exciting artists, curated with reckless delicacy by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie and Caleb Hammons. Founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2003 by Jenny Seastone Stern as a home for the emerging avant-garde, Catch has become an integral part of the downtown community, presenting both short and in-progress works by Tere O’Connor, Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, Jennifer Monson, Cynthia Hopkins, Taylor Mac, Dean Moss, Young Jean Lee, Miguel Gutierrez, Christopher Williams, Karinne Keithley, Adrienne Truscott, Neal Medlyn, Faye Driscoll, Ivy Baldwin, Ann Liv Young, Kenny Mellman, Jeanine Durning, Beth Gill, John Moran, Sibyl Kempson, Robbinschilds, Dynasty Handbag, Sam Kim, Luciana Achugar, Witness Relocation, Chris Yon, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, the Theater of a Two-Headed Calf, the Debate Society, the National Theater of the United States of America….


For one day only, there will be a FREE art fair in the Coney Island Museum from 1pm-7pm, where the most exciting independent presses, publications and stores, such as Wolfbat Studio, Retrofit Comics, and Just Seeds, will gather under one roof to sell inexpensively priced books, prints, T-shirts and artwork! Concluding the day’s affairs at 9pm ($15) will be the event “Prints Alive: A Living History of Coney Island” presented by Carrier Pigeon and featuring side show stunts, burlesque beauties and art performances. Performers include: Returning to Coney Island for one night, The dapper Donny Vomit Kryssy Kocktail, Sword Swallower Insectavora, Resident Fire Eater Serpentina, Snake Charmer Adam The First Real Man Miss Harvest Moon, “The Sultry Siren of Burlesque”

Springing: Thurston Moore & John Zorn— A Benefit

Duo action! John Zorn – reeds. Thurston Moore – electric guitar. With an opening set of poetry with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, erica kaufman & Dana Ward.

Haim, Team Spirit, Workout

Haim, Team Spirit, Workout

Spectropia Suite: Toni Dove, R. Luke Dubois, Elliott Sharp & the 31 Band, Guest Starring Barbara Sukowa

Elliott Sharp and the ’31 Band perform “Spectropia Suite” with live video performed by Toni Dove and R. Luke DuBois Guest Starring Barbara Sukowa For the score to Toni Dove’s Spectropia, an interactive media event set in a possible England in 2099 and in New York City in 1931 after the stock market crash, composer Sharp created two different noir sound-worlds: for the future, one of distressed computers and tortured guitars; for New York 1931, one based on an imagined meeting of the musics of Duke Ellington and Edgar Varese. The song “This Time That Place” appears in various versions heard throughout the film: as a tango, as a feedbacked guitar solo, as a swing tune, a classical piano etude and as a rock ballad sung on the Neos CD. The Neos CD also included The Sirius String Quartet (Jennifer Choi & Ester Noh – violins, Ron Lawrence – viola and Tomas Ulrich – cello).


On March 31, 2012 Wild Kindness Records released Sunshine Off the Tracks: A Benefit for GEMS. Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is a New York-based organization designed to serve females, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS’ mission is to empower girls and young women to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their full potential. Sunshine Off the Tracks features contributions from a wide array of independent musicians and record labels, such as Nat Baldwin (of The Dirty Projectors) along with contributions from K Records, Misra Records and more!

Ben Spatz | Maximilian Balduzzi / Urban Research Theater

Rite of the Butcher, created and performed by Ben Spatz, is a visceral fable about the power of fantasy, told by the Butcher—refugee, criminal, shaman—through poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. This full-length solo will be followed by Requiem- second movement a new work created and performed by Maximilian Balduzzi.

Climate Impacts Day

Climate Impacts Day is a global day of action taking place on May 5, 2012. On that day, we will issue a wake-up call, and connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather. We will educate, protest, create, document, and volunteer along with thousands of people around the world.

Comparative Anatomy Weekend Workshop

Using animal and human anatomy as a jumping off point, this course will look at the ground-level, first principles of drawing as representation. Focusing mainly on mammal anatomy, we’ll look at the basic shared forms between humans and other animals, how these forms dictate movement, and how to express those forms.

Cracked Vessel + tuba at THE STONE!

This is a special version of the band, with Don Godwin (of Raya Brass Band and much more) on tuba in addition to the regular lineup of Ben Syversen-trumpet, Xander Naylor-guitar, and Jeremy Gustin-drums.

The Dance: The Music of Liz Swados,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,6146

‘The Dance’ marks Emily Mattheson’s return to Joe’s Pub after Billy Porter’s Upright Cabaret presents ‘Upright Takes Manhattan’, and is her highly anticipated debut solo show celebrating the work of composer Liz Swados. Emily, who Swados herself described as having “a voice from heaven, the rock and roll heaven”, has been Swados’ go-to diva for the past eight years. In addition to her work with Liz, she was the lead singer for international circus company Cirque Dreams and spent last summer rocking Lewis Black’s Late Night Cabarets as a company member at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This one night only concert is the first ever solo show dedicated to the Obie award winning, Tony nominated composer, and with a lineup of amazing guest singers, a bad-ass band, and a surprise guest performance, this is definitely not a night to miss.

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond. The work that these artists create belongs to a distinguished history of poem/objects, and concrete language experiments that dates to the beginnings of modernism, and includes both the Dada and Futurist moments as well as the recrudescence of Neo-Dada in the late 1950s, and international literary movements like concrete and sound poetry in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Xylor Jane: 3:07 A.M.

Dance & Music Duets featuring Emily Coates & Charlie Burnham AND Rachel Berensen & Taylor Ho Bynum

One Sunday a month from February through May, two cooperative performance groups exploring the intersection of music and dance will be in residency at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Combining the spirits of the Judson Church and Grand Union dance experiments with Charles Mingus’ jazz workshops, the residency will offer a regular platform and open environment for each ensemble to pursue new directions in sound and movement.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.”

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

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.


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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

Mamiko Otsubo: Idea / Equivalent

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

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.

“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


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Die: Roll to Proceed

magine, 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.

David Rathman, Let’s See What Stirs


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.

You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce

The Flea Theater and The Civilians present the New York Premiere of YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: TALES FROM MY PARENTS’ DIVORCE, by Anne Kauffman, Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Jennifer R. Morris, Janice Paran and Robbie Collier Sublett. Conceived by Jennifer R. Morris and directed by Anne Kauffman, previews begin April for this limited-run Off-Broadway engagement, with opening night slated for April 12.

Nicola Verlato How the West Was Won/Evol

Born in 1965 in Verona, Italy, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Nicola Verlato began painting at a very early age. Trained in Classical music, and with an interest in Rock, Verlato has also composed music for documentary films. He studied architecture at the University of Venice, and moved to New York in 2004. An installation of Verlato’s paintings and sculptures were exhibited at the 2009 Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion.

The Birds and The Bees

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 13th, 2012 6:00PM – 9:00PM Spring is the season for growth and renewal and with it, people come together in joyous celebration. Drunk off the familiar sensation of green grasses and blossoming flora, the world is alive and full of inspiration. A romantic essence fills the air with an intoxicating blend of rejuvenating aromas that tempts the body and plays with the mind. It is easy to lose oneself in the cacophony of reawakening, as senses are overloaded and forged into the memory. Through the enchanted feelings resides a notion of self-discovery that enables reckless abandonment, which leads to a multitude of outcomes. Mighty Tanaka is pleased to bring you our springtime show, The Birds and The Bees, featuring the fantastical artwork of Gigi Chen & H. Veng Smith.

Saturday Night Swing Dance

Join us for a fun-filled night of swing dancing to live music from the 30s, 40s and 50s, hosted by Myrna Caceres. No experience or partner necessary. 8 pm to 1 am Open Dancing; 7 pm Class. $15 Advance, $18 at the Door. $15 for students with valid ID at the door.


English Kills Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Andrew Hurst. His previous show with English Kills was in 2009. For this exhibition, Hurst delves deeper into the collage and assemblage practices central to his highly process-based work. Inside this process, a wide variety of cast-off items and collected ephemera (photos, tapes, films, etc.) are loosely cataloged in a kind of psychic scrapbook, gestating indefinitely. Out of this gestation, Hurst’s creative instinct simultaneously acts as host and parasite to these materials; form and content begin to emerge, and a conceptual reclamation is achieved. Ultimately, this transformative process is imbued with an inherent kind of sad joy, related to memory, loss, and the disarming tension of rebirth and renewal.

Crossfire – Photographs by Shahidul Alam

Bangladeshi photographer and human rights activist Shahidul Alam’s Crossfire exhibition will open in the Partnership Gallery at the Queens Museum of Art on 15th April, 2012 and run until May 6th, 2012. The exhibition aims to gather international support for a campaign to end extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh by state forces, usually called “crossfire.” In 2004, responding to a perceived law and order “crisis” the Bangladesh government created a new, armed enforcement agency, called Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). The agency was formed by taking officers from the Bangladesh Police, Army, Navy and Air Force. Over time, the agency’s budget and power grew until today it is one of the largest and most feared groups inside Bangladesh. From the very early days, RAB became notorious for killing people it was trying to capture, often during gun battles, which the government always claims is due to “crossfire.”

lotte van den audenaeren

The site-specific installations, urban interventions, neon sculptures, word images and ephemeral works of Lotte Van den Audenaeren revolve around the determination and transience of place and content. Van den Audenaeren explores and unfolds multiple layers of perception through simple deconstruction and reconstruction of visual representation. The interventions, additions and deletions organized by Van den Audenaeren have a minimal or limited materiality, though they cause a drastic impact on their environment. Her works have a tendency to appear barely present, or in the process of disappearing – like light, shadows or apparitions.

Matt Blackwell and John Byam

Continuing its initiative to propose dynamic pairings of artists to promote innovative dialogue, Parker’s Box brings together two artists whose combined ages reach well over a century and a quarter. John Byam is a self taught artist who worked for decades in an upstate vacuum producing wood sculpture, signage, and drawings, mostly inspired by TV guide. Matt Blackwell is a well known Brooklyn-based artist whose knowledge, intuition, and keen eye, have pushed him towards similar preoccupations and attitudes.

Reductive Curated by Dina Muenzfeld

The artwork Jeffrey Leder Gallery has chosen for this exhibit focuses on simplicity. Blending a variety of formal languages, created in different media, the show presents pure and reductive art. 30 recent works made by American artists are informed by their reflections on the arrangement of shape, color and surface. Reductive intends to stretch the boundaries between abstract geometric and representational art. Each component of the exhibition complements the other. The artwork’s juxtaposition emphasizes different approaches to reductive formality each artist has chosen. The exhibit’s intention is reiterate art as educational agent. The art shown has an educational dimension. It intends to create a rich experience that may transform the viewer. Formal simplicity and basic structures open dialogues and foster the inward turn. We aim to exhibit work that heralds freedom of thought and trigger self-consciousness.

FORM AND FANCY: valentina battler

fordPROJECT is pleased to present “Form and Fancy,” a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Valentina Battler, on view from April 17 through June 1, 2012. An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, April 17th. “Form and Fancy” explores the extent of human emotion through artistic representation of figure and form. Combining traditional and contemporary Chinese Ink Painting techniques, Battler’s new works on Yupo paper reflect an impressionistic style. Her additional works on Xuan paper are rooted in the Yin Yang philosophy’s principle of complementary contradiction.

POW: Pop now

Forest Allread // José Arenas // Dan Christofferson // Boo Davis // Felix Flores // Erin Rachel Hudak // Jacqueline Levine // Alfie Lee // Dafna Steinberg // Katya Usvitsky Curator: Sean Noyce

FORM AND FANCY valentina battler

fordPROJECT is pleased to present “Form and Fancy,” a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Valentina Battler, on view from April 17 through June 1, 2012. An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, April 17th. “Form and Fancy” explores the extent of human emotion through artistic representation of figure and form. Combining traditional and contemporary Chinese Ink Painting techniques, Battler’s new works on Yupo paper reflect an impressionistic style. Her additional works on Xuan paper are rooted in the Yin Yang philosophy’s principle of complementary contradiction.


Ex- NFL linebacker Duncan Troy played with the greats, and tackled them to the ground. When his son-in-law, a Pro Bowler himself, dies under strange circumstances, Troy and his widowed daughter struggle with their own culpability, and whether the brain trauma he suffered in life was the price of football greatness.

Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures

This exhibition will present canceled or otherwise prohibited exhibitions that now exist as publications or in other formats. These publications document the process and politics of cancelation, exist as an alternative manifestation of the exhibit, act as a critique of the forces that called for its cancelation, or they may be an admission and exposition of an ultimately productive failure. In the context of the Center for Book Arts, Canceled highlights the book form as a crucial means of disseminating documentation and information on a wide and accessible scale, potentially in ways that are more historically stable, and more effective than the original exhibition would have been. Through utilizing printed matter, these artists and curators have found alternative routes by which the politics surrounding the presentation and creation of art become at least as relevant as the work itself.

RECIPROCITY: Pratt Photography Thesis Show

Featuring work by: D. Oscar Horner Zoe Juarez Gaby Bush Bridget Collins Madeleine Wieand Raine Manley Robertson Lauren Foy Michele Taylor Yael Malka Ryan Oskin Lauren Zaser Cait Oppermann Khrystyna Chekhlata Leslie Behum Adam Hutchins Macey Foronda Jen Fredericks Caleb Olson Stephen Spilka Douglas Marks Bobby Walsh Rodney Jones Emily Tepikian Brian Pho Nick Childers Jenna Sclafani Dahae Kim Angela Humes

Wenyon and Gamble A Universe held up for Inspection

Magnan Metz Gallery is pleased to present the second exhibition for Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon: A Universe held up for Inspection. The show will feature holograms made at an historic observatory, as well as digital prints taken in India and Cuba during the past four years. Wenyon & Gamble, the collaborative team who have worked together since 1983, first became known for exploring holography – a medium considered new in the 1980s, but one that now seems to belong to an older, optical era of image making. In A Universe held up for Inspection, the artists place a world constructed by science under a cultural examination of their own, where the ironies of what is progress and what is obsolete are conjured for scrutiny.

Accumulated Afterthoughts: David Opdyke

Work by David Opdyke


Known for her “Nanas”, a series of buxom, colorful women crafted out of wire, papier maché and polyester (her trademark material in the public eye), Niki de Saint Phalle has left her mark on the history of twentieth-century art. Working with plastics, paint and sculpture, she began her completely self-taught painting career in 1952, garnering fame throughout the 1960s with her “Tirs” performances, which she presented all over the world. Saint Phalle would shoot a rifle at various packets of color hung upon a canvas, creating random works. This destructive, violent gesture highlighted a rejection of traditional easel painting, and became basic principle of Saint Phalle’s work. In 1960 she became a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes, and befriended Jean Tinguely, who she would marry in 1971. The two created many works together, including “Le Cyclop”, Fontainebleau ; “La fontaine Stravinsky”, Paris ; “Le Jardin des Tarots” in Tuscany ; and notably, in 1966, “Hon”, a monumental work create


Morgan Lehman is pleased to present ‘Cusp,’ Ryan Wallace’s second solo show at the gallery. Wallace combines his research and understanding of contemporary sciences, his ability to incorporate and disguise materials in his paintings, and his laborious studio practice to examine how a planar surface stores information much like a screen, printed page or microchip. Wallace’s process based endeavors evoke familiar tropes through art and natural history.

The School: Nina Yuen

Lombard Freid Projects is pleased to present The School, Nina Yuen’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Yuen’s hauntingly beautiful films are presented within a tactile installation that encapsulates the artist’s multifaceted imagination and transforms the traditional viewing experience. Yuen, originally from Hawaii and currently based in New Jersey, mines the pasts of anonymous and celebrated characters to create poetic, non-linear narratives. She combines fictionalized personal memories and various disparities in accounts of the past to create an authentic alternate-reality; weaving assorted truths into her seductive monologues to lure the viewer in. Yuen fully embraces her creations; living within her self-constructed sets and adopting the conventions, behavior, and dress of these worlds in order to exemplify her characters. The dedication is evident in her work, infusing each video with a nuance of heartbreakingly honesty.

Before They Were Famous: Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy

American photographer William John Kennedy’s exhibition of newly published prints of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana is believed to be the only such images in existence capturing the artists with their works, among them Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and Indiana’s LOVE. After almost half a century in storage, a select number of the nearly forgotten images were carefully chosen, and are now being published for the first time as a collection.



Roadsongs / Photographs by Jordan Sullivan[UNIQID]

Clic Gallery presents, ROADSONGS, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Jordan Sullivan. Drawing from personal history, ROADSONGS brings together a collection of Sullivan’s recent photographs and prose. Central to the exhibit are eight landscapes shot on the road between New Mexico, Texas, and California. These images, coupled with selections of prose, explore the emotional states associated with place, while continuing Sullivan’s exploration of transience and it’s effect on his own perceptions of memory, freedom, and home. Further investigation also reveals Sullivan’s concern for a photographs subjective nature and it’s potential for truth and falsehoods. How can a photograph revive and alter a memory? How can a photograph manipulate or aid a personal history?

The Elements of Style

Finding inspiration in the classic style manual. Featuring work by Jennifer Grimyser, Julie Hair, Suckzoo Han, Aaron Howard, Jann Nunn, Kelly Savage, Rachel Schragis, and Brain Wondergem OPENING: Thrs April 19 at 7:00pm VIEWING HOURS: Sun 2:00 – 4:00pm Wed & Thrs 4:00 – 6:00pm or by appt: “ABC No Rio in Exile” AT BULLET SPACE: 292 EAST 3RD ST (bet. Ave C + D)


2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 GREG SMITH 19 April – 26 May 2012 Susan Inglett is pleased to present the work of gallery artist Greg Smith from 19 April to 26 May 2012 in “Ners Banners Banners Ban”. Through performance, film and drawing the artist examines compulsive behaviors and the role of risk in breaking cycles. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday evening 19 April from 6 to 8 PM. A fragmented piece of looped text, “ners Banners Banners Ban,” serves as the title and starting point for Greg Smith’s fourth show with the Gallery, an exhibition with loops and repetitions at its core. Setting the stage, the obsessive, circular drawing series, “Things I Should Have Read,” covers plenty of ground, only to end where it began. Similarly structured in time rather than space, the video, aptly titled “Loop,” is presented as a continuous cycle that echoes the physical configuration of its subject: a loop of canvas banners that a tenuously harnessed performer repeated

New York Street Stories

Join five New York photographers in a series of lively dialogues about their approach and perspectives on photographing the pulse of New York City’s streets.


Opening Reception: Friday, April 20th, 7-10pm Regina Rex is pleased to present an exhibition of four paintings—one each from artists Britta Deardorff, Jackie Gendel, Juan Gomez and Eric Sall. The four paintings were selected to individually hold a large wall while collectively contributing to a boisterous conversation in a large white room. These paintings are not cool or restrained —they are exuberant both in scale and visual vocabulary. They employ lush palates, body-scale gesture, and elements of the figurative in an unapologetic and visceral appeal to the viewer.

Carol Salmanson / Stephen Truax

Carol Salmanson works with light and reflective materials. Trained as a painter, the artist began using light and reflective materials eight years ago to take the spatial and color concerns of her painting into a different realm. Salmanson’s wall pieces harness light’s unique ability to touch both mind and feelings. Her work creates a sensation of depth, one that opens into mysterious worlds. The artist writes of her fascination with the material, “Light beams into you and envelops you. These very special qualities let me build emotional spaces that resonate with memory and experience. By amplifying and radiating color outward, into and around the viewer, I can build atmospheres, using color, line, and form in a way that goes beyond painting’s two-dimensional limitations.” Salmanson’s large installations originate with the architecture of the sites they will inhabit. They are structural, concerned with the way that form, light, and reflected light merge to create a space that i

Cross-Reference: A Collaborative Exhibition Featuring the work of Hans + Gieves

Like the Spice gallery presents Cross-Reference, a collaborative of Nashville-based painter Hans Schmitt-Matzen and Brooklyn-based photographer Gieves Anderson. It’s fitting that Hans and Gieves begin the works in their latest series in libraries, which the two artists consider sanctuaries of thought. Duly titled Cross-Reference, the series enables a philosophical contemplation of color and composition through an alchemy of the disparate mediums of photography and painting. Libraries’ unbroken rows and columns of books were the artists’ inspiration for the new works, and Gieves’ large photographic prints of the buildings’ interiors and exteriors form the multicolored surfaces to which Hans applies oils in thick gestural strokes made with brushes, blades, and customized squeegees.

Cloud Nine

Marc Brotherton – New Work

Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Marking his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Brotherton will present his newest series of bold, mixed-media paintings, which explore ideas of new technology, communication, color and design. Marc Brotherton contends that living in the twenty-first century, we are constantly bombarded by input– be it from televisions, news sources, the internet, or one of the many communication gadgets. In a way, Brotherton’s paintings are a form of communication, which address technological and political quandaries, but also banalities of daily life. The outcome of his work is a materialized investigation into the perplexing world in which we live. Brotherton states that his incentive to make art comes from an “…inner curiosity, a personal necessity to acknowledge an awareness that we are here together inhabiting an increasingly chaotic world.”


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present Sheila Hicks’s inaugural solo exhibition at the gallery, on view from April 20 through May 25, 2012. With a career that spans five decades, Hicks’s work traverses the boundaries between painting and sculpture, design, craft and even architecture with the use of woven forms. Challenging the hierarchical classification of textiles as a more artisanal design-based medium, Hicks combines her early training in painting, the interaction of color with Josef Albers, and art history with George Kubler, with an expert understanding of the craft of weaving and tapestry-making.

Marc Brotherton – New Work

Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Marking his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Brotherton will present his newest series of bold, mixed-media paintings, which explore ideas of new technology, communication, color and design. Marc Brotherton contends that living in the twenty-first century, we are constantly bombarded by input– be it from televisions, news sources, the internet, or one of the many communication gadgets. In a way, Brotherton’s paintings are a form of communication, which address technological and political quandaries, but also banalities of daily life. The outcome of his work is a materialized investigation into the perplexing world in which we live. Brotherton states that his incentive to make art comes from an “…inner curiosity, a personal necessity to acknowledge an awareness that we are here together inhabiting an increasingly chaotic world.”

Acid Bath: Nina Carelli

Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Acid Bath will feature Nina’s eclectic etchings and hand-made books. This will be her first solo exhibition. Both shows will be on view from April 20th to May 27th, 2012 at the gallery’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn location. A public reception will be held with both artists on April 20th, 6–9 pm. The title, Acid Bath, references the antiquarian etching process: zinc plate drawings are surrendered into a bath of nitric acid. It is there where a mysterious transformation occurs, where all aspects of predictability and limitation dissolve. Nina’s imagery flows between different realms, some rooted in nature, and some culled from her own absurd inventions. Various motifs, including astronomy, nostalgia, and alchemy, simultaneously overlap and create contradictions.


Arcadia Gallery is thrilled to present the greatly anticipated one man exhibition of unique figurative works by Brad Reuben Kunkle. After a sold out debut exhibition in 2010, Kunkle has returned to Arcadia with a brand new body of stunning works. Witness this young artist continue his unique exploration of figures in nature with his signature gold and silver leaf technique.

GHOST YARD a Solo Exhibition by Frodo Mikkelsen

Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘Ghost Yard’, a solo exhibition by Danish artist Frodo Mikkelsen. The exhibition includes all new work consisting of paintings, sculpture and site-specific installation. Frodo is one of the young rising artists in Scandinavia and is steadily gaining international recognition; his latest with the inclusion of one of his silver skull sculptures into the 3-D collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has shown in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa and the USA. His works are also represented in museum collections in Denmark and Norway.

Earth Day celebration at A@R!

Jill has been invited to build Hut #7at St. Nicks Alliance’s new building in the renovated former outpatient building of Greenpoint Hospital. Hut#7 is part of St. Nicks’ new arts program, Arts@Renaissance which is based out of the garden level of the building at 2 Kingsland Ave. The project will launch with an event on Earth Day, April 22 and host events through June 2012. But Jill has already begun collecting trash and doing research about the neighborhood as she gathers ideas for this latest hut.

Jade Townsend’s and Inside, Outside – Outside, In

Jade Townsend’s new body of work, Leviathan, assembles an absurd and fragmented narrative. As told by an amalgam of outcasts – the rebel, the orphan, the mystic – a coalescing set of stories manifests as a sculptural passageway through which to pass and return. Similar to his past mixed media sculptures and installations that critique and intensify tragic sociopolitical realities, Leviathan layers multiple myths and allegories, along with their archetypal characters, to pursue the conflicting destinations of contentment and rebellion. Whether or not such a goal is achievable is of little concern. Rather, as Townsend has continued exorcise in his work, it is the failure to see what is given up as we seek what we wish to gain.


On Stellar Rays presents Towards A Warm Math, an exhibition comprised of works that mingle strategies and forms borrowed from the hard-edged fields of science, mathematics, and technology with qualities and approaches that are more expressly humanistic—works, in other words, that attempt to muddy the pellucid water of stubborn facts and with unruly sediments of the personal, the biomorphic, and the spiritual. They are works that act as solvents, softening the normally rigid demarcation lines that divide the perpetually warring disciplinary camps of our thought, and dissolving the walls erected between the realms of the subjective and the objective.

Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong

This first-ever major retrospective exhibition celebrates the sixty-year career of Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010), one of China’s most significant and admired twentieth century artists. Organized in collaboration with the Shanghai Art Museum, the exhibition traces the artist’s development in the medium of ink painting from the mid-1970s through 2004. Works on view represent Wu’s radical individual approach integrating European modernism and abstract expressionism with traditional Chinese ink painting.

Shay Kun Be First, Be Smarter or Cheat

Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce Be First, Be Smarter or Cheat, Shay Kun’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, which will feature an installation of eleven new paintings. Shay Kun’s paintings push viewers to challenge their philosophical and aesthetic limitations. While the paintings in this exhibition use appropriated images from the internet, glossy magazines and daily life, they question where fantasy begins and reality ends. Our dreams and thoughts are capable of taking us on journeys beyond reality, but when do we actually cross that threshold? Could we have actually experienced scenes as we remember them?

Carol Szymanski: Pissin’ Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker

Carol Szymanski’s new exhibition shows the artist continuing to work with language as visual and semantic material. She has a particular interest in visual symbols representing speech and in how meaning is depicted in changing contexts. Szymanski sees herself as a kind of translator. Language is transmuted (re-interpreted) through a wide variety of media and materials so that new ways of reading can emerge. Her work often incorporates readymades along with her own constructions and texts.

Loughelton Revisited

Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Loughelton Revisited, a group exhibition curated by artist Barbara Broughel, featuring work by Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Artschwager, Gary Bachman, John Baldessari, Paul Bloodgood, Barbara Bloom, Leonard Bullock, Chris Burden, John Dogg, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, John Franklin, Jack Goldstein, Lisa Hoke, Win Knowlton, Annette Lemieux, Amy Lipton, Suzanne McClelland, Peter Nagy, Marianne Nowottny, Tom Radloff, Josef Ramaseder, Richard Rezac, Walter Robinson, Barry Schwabsky, Kunie Sugiura, Carol Szymanski, James Welling, Sue Williams, and Thomas Zummer.

No Other Medicine

The 2012 class of the FIT Art Market: Principles and Practices graduate program is pleased to present exhibition “No Other Medicine”. Relying on hope and subtle humor, eight artists address the mounting tensions and contradictions of our time. Shakespeare’s observation, “the miserable have no other medicine but only hope,” speaks to how we face an uncertain future.

You are in an open field

You are in an open field is a modern hip-hoperetta that explores community and identity while trying to defeat the kickball monsters. Will they win? Or is it game over, reset?

Uncle Vanya

I remember Uncle Vanya. He was… it was… so beautiful and sad, but… funny… Yes… What a funny beautiful strange play. Yes, yes, that’s it! Think you know Uncle Vanya? Look again.

Freeze Your Eggs

orn in 1965 in San Francisco, Grant Shaffer has lived and worked in Manhattan as an artist illustrator for the past 17 years. He illustrates for magazines and newspapers such as The New Yorker, Interview, and The New York Times. His work was recently featured in the book “All The Art That’s Fit To Print: Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page”. He has also worked as a storyboard artist on such films as Angels In America, Closer, Zoolander, Little Children, Charlie Wilson’s War and Wall Street 2. His comic series, “30 Kinds Of Passion” was included in The Best American Comics, 2008 edition. His latest work, a series called “Freeze Your Eggs” features oil paintings of androgynous, earphone-wearing citizens. This is Grant’s tenth solo art show.

Sigils & Signs

The fibers of art and magic are woven so tightly together, it’s often said that they are one and the same. Images are imaginal pictures. When we see something, a constellation of synapses fires, associations swirl, and new thoughts are born. We are altered – and what is magic, if not this? That said, there is a long lineage of artists who, quite literally, created spells via drawings on the floor, scrawls in books, lines cut into wood or stone. Though the featured players of this story are often English magicians from John Dee to Austin Osman Spare to Alan Moore, symbol-based magic can be traced back through the ages and across cultures. Germanic runes were carved into objects and later used as vehicles of divination. Hindu yantras and Buddhist mandalas are meditative, microcosmic diagrams meant to elevate the mind to the spiritual plane, and Kabbalistic letters are infinite layer-cakes of mystic meaning. The well-placed glyph can bless a birth, or curdle mother’s milk. A ring

Nicole Aptekar’s Expanded Taxonomy

Expanded Taxonomy is a 15-piece collection of laser cut sculptures built out of composite images. Depth emerges from Aptekar’s subtractive process to reveal abstract forms. Expanded Taxonomy utilizes negative space to uncover nuanced structures. The sculptures that populate this exhibit imply time by iteration; the subtle changes of each layer uncover new images, the sum of which give birth to Aptekar’s sculptures. The modifications of each tier form the paper skeleton that is the framework of her 3D designs.

My Strange Goddess: The Art of Yoko d’Holbachie

Inspired by popular culture in her native Japan and beyond, Yoko d’Holbachie’s acrylic on canvas paintings are at once vividly inviting and disturbingly dark. Candy colored creatures, with wormlike tentacles travel through fantasy landscapes. Elements of Kawaii, Anime, Pop Art and Surrealism blend together in tightly rendered works that pull the viewer in with bright, cheerful energy and hold on with strange, complex elements. With “My Strange Goddess,” Yoko d’Holbachie continues her search for answers while turning her attention, specifically, to the feminine. What does it mean to be feminine? Are the goddesses of these portraits angry, loving, weak or dangerous? How does a female artist who equates her process with giving birth to images conceived in her imagination and passed through her body, perceive and present the concepts of fertility and creation? With this show, her most personal body of work to date, Yoko d’Holbachie bares her soul to her audience.

2012 Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition

The Rising Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the 2012 \”Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition, scheduled for April 28th to May 19th 2012. The exhibition features selected paintings, photography, sculptures and mixed media art by artists who work and live in and whose artwork is inspired by Brooklyn. Jurors included Maribeth Flynn, Wendy Jones, and Ellie Balk. TRA Staff (Christian McKenzie, Damani Bediako, Kamla Roberts) “Represent Brooklyn” is an exhibition designed to bring together artists, art collectors, art organizations and community members who live and work in Brooklyn. The featured paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and mixed media artwork provide a glimpse of the diversity of creative style and visual presentation found in Brooklyn.

Pier Paolo Calzolari, When the dreamer dies, what happens to the dream?

Marianne Boesky Gallery and The Pace Gallery are pleased to present When the dreamer dies, what happens to the dream?, an historic exhibition of the work of Pier Paolo Calzolari. For this unique collaborative presentation, the two galleries’ spaces on 24th and 25th Street, respectively, will be temporarily conjoined to form one large space where Calzolari’s work can be presented in depth. A member of the Arte Povera group, his 1969 text “La casa ideale,” and its realization through a series of works, is considered one of the seminal statements of the movement. Rapidly evolving beyond the confines of a defined movement, over the subsequent decades Calzolari continued to experiment, exploring his ongoing interest in light, matter and time. A major exhibition of his work was held at the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna at Ca’ Pesaro, Venice during the 2011 Biennale. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York since 1988 and will focus primarily on work created in the

LARISSA BATES Chiquita Banana

In her new work, Larissa Bates creates an imaginary universe inspired by Gabriel García Márquez, Viennese flower plates, and Persian miniatures. Her paintings take us to tropical forests and gardens of calla lilies and introduce a new cast of characters who play out psychological dramas across the canvas. These dramas, centered around themes of family and power, deal with Bates’ own family history and the complicated relationship she has with it.


Kate Werble Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition with Gareth Long, Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier and to announce a series of exhibitions in a new gallery space next door on Vandam Street. Spanning the two spaces, the gallery at 83 Vandam and at 89 Vandam, Long’s exhibition continues his ongoing interest in amateurism, printing, replication, books, learning and the artist as subject. Drawing from various popular and historical literary sources, Long brings together an associative layering of references that reflects with insight and humor on contemporary artistic production.

Invasion 68 Prague

In 1968 Josef Koudelka was thirty years old. He had committed himself to photography as a full-time career only recently, and had been chronicling the theater and the lives of gypsies, but he had never photographed a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city of Prague, ending the short-lived political freedom in Czechoslovakia which had come to be known as the Prague Spring. In the midst of the turmoil of the Soviet-led invasion, Koudelka took to the streets to document this critical moment. It was a major turning point in his life.

Equality Now Lara Pacilio

Rather than showing women as elegant figures with attractive poses Lara Pacilio takes on a whole different perspective in which she exposes what women often go through in everyday life. With the use of unconventional tools such as iron and covered wood Pacilio is able to create pieces that are sensual yet bold, graphic yet subdued with images showing the pains and struggles of women.

Françoise Pétrovitch Inklings

In Inklings, Pétrovitch pairs her whimsical yet unsettling ink wash drawings with a video installation of over 200 designs. Ethereal and haunting, the raw animal drawings are simultaneously infused with a sense of intimacy and frastrangity. A sculptor with extensive experience, including at the historic Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pétrovitch brings a powerful sense of substance and form to her two dimensional drawings.

Clyborne Park

In CLYBOURNE PARK, Bruce Norris imagines the history of one of the most important houses in literary history, both before and after it becomes a focal point in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun . In 1956, the house, which is located in a white neighborhood at 406 Clybourne St. in Chicago, is sold to an African-American family (the Younger family in A Raisin in the Sun). Then in 2009 after the neighborhood has changed into an African-American community, the house is sold to a white couple. It is through this prism of property ownership that Norris’ lacerating sense of humor dissects race relations and middle class hypocrisies in America.

TOM MCGRATH Profiles in Fugitive Light

Sue Scott Gallery is pleased to announce Profiles in Fugitive Light, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Tom McGrath. The work continues his use of noir tropes and the nocturne as the site for both painterly speculation and pictorial treatment. The artist dramatizes the collapse of tactile and optical representation with passages of dark, narrative ambiguity. This particular group of works nevertheless marks a near-complete departure from the grounding horizons in previous nocturnes, resulting in a landscape unmoored in spectral shadow by an eerie, unnatural luminism.

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toomer labzda is proud to present birds, bodies and bricolage, which includes painting, sculpture, audio and works on paper by six artists: taylor baldwin, jerry blackman, jason brinkerhoff, patrick coyle, jason gringler and bram muller. forms and materials are dissected, appropriated and reassembled to create identities, foreign to their original state. through practices that break and build, themes of creation and destruction, representation and abstraction are displayed. new visual vocabularies are made as each artist tries to navigate the gravity of both historical and current events with a touch of delicacy and humor.

Holton Rower Pour Paintings

The Hole is pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition of pour paintings by Holton Rower. Filling all galleries at the Hole with nineteen enormous pours, Rower will present the variations in technique that produce wildly different effects. From the entrance to the gallery featuring small pours with “hats”, as the artist calls them (wood protrusions on which the paint is poured and flows down); to the medium-sized works with hats, some of which flow onto the floor; to the rear gallery where large works both with and without hats feature “exclusions” (where the artist placed obstacles that the paint was forced to flow around then removed); to Gallery Three where he shows five tectonic pours: the variety and intensity of the exhibition is assured.

Donna Chung CLOUD HEM

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery presents a show of new works by Donna Chung. This is Chung’s second solo show with the gallery and will feature several wall pieces and sculptures made from materials such as paper, wood, metal, and found objects.

Archizines LIVE

A double exhibition with 80 magazines, 80 feet of books and other printed matters. Designed by (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King and Ryan Neiheiser) Archizines + Arch-Art! Books is a double exhibition consisting of Archizines curated by Elias Redstone (April 18 – June 9, 2012) and Arch-Art! Books, curated by Adam O’Reilly for Printed Matter, Inc. ( May 5 – June 9, 2012) that brings to the table a hypothesis: printed matter matters . Consisting of an eclectic selection of new independent and alternative magazines, fanzines and journals from around the world (that can be read as a contemporary response to the Clip Stamp Fold exhibition curated by Beatriz Colomina at Storefront in 2007, which explored the little magazines phenomenon in the 60’s and 70’s), together with a selection of contemporary artist books with architecture at the center, the exhibition is a temporary library for contemporary approaches to architecture from different disciplinary origins and degrees of expertise.


NURTUREart is pleased to present Anne Percoco’s solo exhibition: The Life Instinct. Celebrating makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and the reuse of discarded material, Percoco infuses practical works inspired by immediate necessity with playfulness and wit.

Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ/Jean Hélion: Five Decades

Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce the exhibition Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ, featuring three young artists using unconventional techniques exploring color, pattern, perception and physicality. Applying concepts ranging from mathematics and science to color theory, these artists create works alive with energetic compositions and unexpected forms that are part organic yet calculated. Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ April 26-June 2, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm Shredder: Jean Hélion: Five Decades April 26-June 30, 2012 Reception: Thursday, May 17, 6-8pm (Different from above.) Please also join us for a conversation between Jacqueline Hélion and Deborah Rosenthal on Jean Hélion and They Shall Not Have Me, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:30 pm

Chris Churchill – Justin Lieberman

It takes two people to make a joke. Here Chris and I slip easily into our regular conversational roles, straight man and wise guy. Rowan and Martin, Reiner and Brooks, Martin and Lewis, Farley and Spade, Lorenzo and Launcelot. Chris’s works have a dignity and an aloofness to which I can only aspire. He might bristle at my characterization of our show as a comedy routine. At least, I’m sure he’ll roll his eyes. But his works have a singularity and profundity to which my puttering provides the necessary comic relief. I’m happy to play that part.

The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton’s novel of Society heart and heartlessness, adapted with the author by the master of the turn-of-the-century stage, Clyde Fitch. Lily Bart is radiant, witty, and admired–but nearly destitute. Her refusal to marry without love (or return ‘favors’ for the support of married men) leaves her at the mercy of her friends…but friendship is a rare commodity in the vicious circus of the New York social set.

The Wundelsteipen

A slave is responsible for waking Caligula in the morning…Two adolescent brothers are visited by a sex fairy…The story of Salome is retold as a Disney fairy tale, with a talking vulture and scorpion… As part of the NEW PLAY FESTIVAL, The Flea Theater is proud to present the world premiere of THE WUNDELSTEIPEN (and Other Difficult Roles for Young People) by Nick Jones and directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello. THE WUNDELSTEIPEN (and Other Difficult Roles for Young People) is an evening of dark comedic pieces which are nasty, brutal, and short.

Screening: Found

Eyebeam is pleased to announce Found, the first program in a new screening series curated from our archives, organized around themes that have united artists working here over our 15 year history. Found compiles four films made by Eyebeam artists working with found and appropriated images, a mainstay of video art in the 21st century and an outgrowth of Eyebeam’s philosophy of free and open culture. The 50-minute program includes short works by Fred Wilson, Christian Marclay, Rashaad Newsome and Jacob Ciocci. The program will premier on Wednesday, April 25th with a free public screening at 8:30 pm. Beginning on April 26 it will be screened between 12 noon and 6 pm in our theater space at 540 W. 21 St.. Curator: James O’Shea.

Artists and Other Frenchmen: portrait prints from Nanteuil to Villon

Pocket Utopia’s reopening show, a one-evening exhibition of Donald Steele’s photographs under the title The Queen and I, is followed by the gallery’s first exhibition proper, one that might also have been called The King and Others. Spanning more than three centuries of French printmaking, it assembles portraits of subjects as diverse as François I, the French king and patron of Leonardo da Vinci, and Louis XIV, the “Sun King,” as a shy six-year-old boy, to a whole parade of painters, sculptors, and engravers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Once celebrated, some of them working in the service of the French court, all but a few of these characters have since been forgotten. But not, of course, Charles Baudelaire, the poet of la vie moderne, seen here in two etchings by Marcel Duchamp’s brother Jacques Villon from around 1918.

Vlatka Horvat: Unleveling

Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Vlatka Horvat. In her first solo show at the gallery, Horvat continues her ongoing preoccupation with the problematic interplay of human body and built space, which she investigates by abstracting, fragmenting, or outright removing figuration from her pieces. In a constellation of linked and mutually interrogating works exhibited here – a floor piece, a sculpture, and a series of smaller works on paper – Horvat asks us to contend with our own presence in the gallery, and through our shifting encounter with her interventions, forces us to negotiate the unstable border between ourselves and the structures we must fit into, as corporeal, psychological, and socio-political entities.

Ethan Greenbaum: Cultured Stone

Simulating sidewalks, ceiling tiles, bricks and wall paneling, Ethan Greenbaum’s work embraces materials that fulfill the minimum architectural requirement of framing space and covering surfaces. Drawing connections between the blunt materiality of his sources and the imaginative space of painting, Greenbaum creates uncanny transcriptions of commonplace urban construction.

Hannah Whitaker: The Use of Noise

In this new body of work, Whitaker presents photographs shot in diverse geographical locales: near a Hawaiian volcano, in an ancient Greek marble quarry, and in her Brooklyn studio. Mixing straight photographs with those confused by controlled light leaks, these images put disembodied textures and natural spaces in conversation with more recognizable photographic imagery.

seven @ SEVEN at the Boiler

Expanding its model of a collaborative platform for presenting and experiencing contemporary art, SEVEN will hold its first New York area exhibition in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at The Boiler, April 28 – May 20, 2012. Seven @ SEVEN will present solo projects by one artist from each of the participating galleries. Featuring major installations, paintings and sculptures, the exhibition will fill The Boiler’s cavernous space in a co-curated, dynamic presentation. Entry to seven @ SEVEN is free. Opening party! Friday, May 4th from 6 – 9 pm. Special performances to be announced.

Dream Bridge

Dream Bridge is an original piece featuring Yara artists from New York, with actors and musicians from Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. The production, created by Virlana Tkacz, is based on a Ukrainian poem by Oleh Lysheha and fragments from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (mentioned in the poem), as well as the dreams and nightmares of the participants. Dream Bridge is directed by Virlana Tkacz with designer Watoku Ueno. It features projections by Mikhail Shraga and music by electronic music composer Alla Zahaykevych from Kyiv, as well as music performed live on Kyrgyz traditional instruments by Nurbek Serkebaev. Interweaving performances in English, Ukrainian and Kyrgyz “Dream Bridge” is highly visual show and completely accessible to all audiences.

Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow. This is the New York-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York after living in Berlin, Germany for the past four years. Hsiao’s exhibition will consist of an installation of recent shaped patterned paintings.


The exhibition was curated by Patrick Gibson, in association with On Stellar Rays, and will feature works by artists Zipora Fried, Christoph Schlingensief, and Hans Schabus. The show cites the social psychology of Julian Rotter and his popular personality test The Locus of Control. According to Rotter, people operate on a continuum: those with a high internal locus of control believe that events result primarily from their own behavior and actions. Those with a high external locus of control conversely believe that powerful others, fate, or chance primarily determine events. Acknowledging that artworks also make claims and take positions on how and why events unfold, often contrary or in spite of the intentions of their makers, The Locus of Control turns the tables and suggests a ‘personality test’ for artworks.

Soledad Arias: On Air
6 pm-8 pm

NEW YORK — February 17, 2012 — RH Gallery is pleased to present ON AIR, the first New York solo exhibition by Soledad Arias, opening May 1 and on view through June 22, 2012. RH Gallery will also present a solo presentation of Soledad Arias’ work at Pulse, New York, an art fair to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York and on view May 3-6, 2012. Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.

Text in Process
6 pm-8 pm

NEW YORK — April 24, 2012 — RH Gallery presents Text in Process, a group exhibition on view May 1 – June 22, 2012. This exhibition explores text-based art practices which employ language to visually consider the process of conceptualizing ideas while also presenting a pictorial investigation of language. The works in this exhibition depict the provisional space of language while working within the relationship between text and image. The artists included in this exhibition are Stephen Andrews, Fiona Banner, Joanne K. Cheung, Anne-Lise Coste, Sebastian Errazuriz, León Ferrari, Joe Hardesty, Robert Kinmont, Stephanie Lempert, Micah Lexier, Ken Nicol, Valeska Soares and Qiu Zhijie.

Soledad Arias ON AIR

RH Gallery is pleased to present ON AIR, the first New York solo exhibition by Soledad Arias, opening May 1 and on view through June 22, 2012. RH Gallery will also present a solo presentation of Soledad Arias’ work at Pulse, New York, an art fair to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York and on view May 3-6, 2012. Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.

Text in Process

RH Gallery presents Text in Process, a group exhibition on view May 1 – June 22, 2012. This exhibition explores text-based art practices which employ language to visually consider the process of conceptualizing ideas while also presenting a pictorial investigation of language. The works in this exhibition depict the provisional space of language while working within the relationship between text and image. The artists included in this exhibition are Stephen Andrews, Fiona Banner, Joanne K. Cheung, Anne-Lise Coste, Sebastian Errazuriz, León Ferrari, Joe Hardesty, Robert Kinmont, Stephanie Lempert, Micah Lexier, Ken Nicol, Valeska Soares and Qiu Zhijie. This exhibition highlights the space in which text becomes image. Anne-Lise Coste’s recent series of paintings m, l, e expresses, in her own words, “[T]he beginning of letters and beginning of words and sometimes their interlacing.” The cognitive processing of these works vascillates between a textual reading and an understanding akin to

Ugly Duckling Press

RH gallery is pleased to present Ugly Duckling Presse, an exhibition of limited edition broadsides by Ugly Duckling Presse. Highlighting recent projects, but including selected pieces from as early as 2005, this exhibition focuses on supplemental works produced by UDP that accompany the publishing house’s critically acclaimed books. Two new broadsides, which complement books from UDP’s Lost Literature series, have been exclusively printed for this exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a pop-up shop showcasing selected UDP titles. UDP is a nonprofit art and publishing organization whose mission is to produce editions of new poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. With a volunteer editorial collective of artists and writers at its heart, UDP grew out of a 1990s zine into a small press that has published more than 200 titles to date, with an editorial office and letterpress workshop at the Old American Can Factory in the Gowanus n


Nick Lamia’s paintings, drawings and installations explore concepts of space by means of abstraction. In his work, the picture plane or the confines of a specific location transform into a vibrant meeting ground for opposites. Lamia rhythmically contrasts concrete shapes rendered in opaque hues with gestural marks and translucent layers. He further navigates between geometry and biomorphism, deep and shallow space, overt and restrained gestures, as well as saturated and de-saturated fields. The results are compositions, in which the eye travels from almost purist presentations of color to areas that evoke architectural drawings or map-like constructs. Though Lamia’s vocabulary at times alludes to aerial views of elaborate geographical formations or urban infrastructures, for example, it remains open to interpretation. Lamia encourages association without providing specific references.

Parsons Festival 2012

Parsons Festival 2012 showcases extraordinary work by students from the full range of Parsons’ programs. See firsthand the innovative, diverse work of tomorrow’s leaders in the world of art and design by attending thesis exhibitions, lectures, and special events throughout most of May.


James Fuentes is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition by Noam Rappaport (Born 1974, Sweden). Rappaport works simultaneously on varied but related groups of works that explore the intersections of painting, sculpture, and drawing, through multiple methods of mark making and construction. Employing the offset and the partial image, large, shaped canvases provide a specific counterpoint to the exhibition. At once semi-figurative and semi-architectural, these paintings suggest a continuous play between image and object. Looking back at the viewer, and seeking to evoke a draw and repel, this work highlights the viewer’s position in relation to the artwork.


In her first exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Dana Schutz’ characters overcome what would be impossible and often dysfunctional situations. As suggested by the title, “Piano in the Rain” these situations are impeded by the romantic tenor they resonate. Schutz uses these unstable narrative dilemmas as a springboard to paint and employs various characters to demonstrate them.


WE THE PEOPLE, is an installation and interactive exhibition exploring our collective personal roles, and the choices we make, in our communities and countries. Are our intentions, as Marcus Aurelius pointed out, noble or vulgar? Are we conscious of our choices and intentions, or blithely unaware? Although Flores proposes some answers based on her own observations, she raises some interesting and very timely questions. Flores, a global citizen, has studied in Strasbourg, Guadalajara, London, and New York City. Her work has been shown in Copenhagen, Mexico City, and recently this February in Guadalajara at the Museo de la Ciudad. CREON is pleased to present, WE THE PEOPLE, her first solo exhibition in New York City.

Ivy Baldwin

Ambient Cowboy is lonely and joyous, dark and funny, violent and loving. Seeded by a visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House—with its brilliantly audacious imposition of serene, spare modernity on the abundant, looming wilderness—Ambient Cowboy explores this fertile landscape of contrasting elements, through dance, drama, sound, and setting. Ambient Cowboy will be performed by Lawrence Cassella, Eleanor Smith, and Ivy Baldwin, with sound design by Justin Jones, set design by Anna Schuleit, and lighting design by Chloë Z. Brown.


Los Angeles based artist Skullphone first gained notoriety on city streets with his iconic image of a black-and-white skull holding a cell phone, and his “Skullphone” moniker ensued. His gallery work is signage-centric, whether hand crafted, painted, or manufactured. With XOS I SOX, Skullphone has assembled something around loose ideas of New York, signage, and sox – “everyone needs them.” Skullphone has piled 1000 custom produced socks in the gallery, available for patrons to take freely (XO, Skullphone). Also on view are artifacts of the exhibition.

The Caretaker

Jonathan Pryce—two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)—leads a compelling cast in this major revival of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker. This superb production by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath won glowing reviews in London and Liverpool for its penetrating new take on the play—and for Pryce’s tour-de-force performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies.

Pavel Zuštiak + Palissimo Company (NYC) The Painted Bird (Part III): Strange Cargo

In this capstone of the acclaimed The Painted Bird trilogy, choreographer Pavel Zuštiak collaborates with composer Christian Frederickson & Ryan Rumery to plunge into assumptions of refuge and home. The urge to survive is inherent, the feeling of otherness is universal and yet reality shifts the minute the desire to belong is turned inside out.

Asad Faulwell Empty Vessels

Delving deeper into the lives of female combatants from The Battle of Algiers, Asad Faulwell continues his fascination with these heroines, depicting their ordeals with genuine beauty and striking color. Beginning to focus more on the narrative of their stories, Les Femmes D’Alger #15, a 14-foot diptych full of exquisite detail, illustrates the psychological repercussions of violence and punishment on Djamila Bouhired, the heroin depicted in the work. Examining her figure at various stages of the war, the work includes her after her capture, signing her confession letter after being tortured and making an appearance at her murder trial in France. It is meant to express the guilt associated with the violence she inflicted on others as well as the psychological and physical torture she endured. Entangled in abstract pattern and color, the work draws influence from Middle Eastern textiles and mosaics found in ancient buildings.


JANA EULER at Reel Fine Arts

Will Yackulic: And Now You’re Here

Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Will Yackulic: And Now You’re Here, an exhibition of new paintings. Yackulic’s new works are from a series titled “Assisted Stain Paintings”. Working outdoors, he pours ink, paint and dye on and through canvas. The canvas captures part of the pigment, staining it and creating random patterns. Yackulic manipulates the still-wet pigment and fabric through twisting and folding, and a kind of topographical indexing occurs. Further “assistance” occurs in the cropping and stretching process. The resulting compositions obscure the paintings’ facture; the stains coalesce into semi-recognizable forms evocative of geological formations, bodies of water or landscapes.


Written and composed by Ellen Maddow and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. Sluice and Suzy Q, well past their youth, perform a subterranean pop music concert, accompanied by back up singers and a rock band, The Peripherals. They sing eclectic, original songs that juxtapose pop music and stories of peripheral people, who slip by unnoticed but whose lives are unexpectedly deep, colorful, complex, subtle and unique.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Bryce and Aaron Dessner of Brooklyn’s own The National take over BAM’s spaces for Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival. Each of the three nights features a different roster of innovative bands and artists from a cross section of genres—plus screenings of commissioned short films with original scores. May 3—The Walkmen / Sharon Van Etten May 4—St Vincent / The Antlers May 5—Beirut / Atlas Sound (SOLD OUT)


Elder Kinder, Jason Bard Yarmosky’s first solo show with Lyons Wier Gallery, pays homage to the idea that age is not a deterrent to living fully, but rather a springboard for exploration. Adding to his earlier works, these meticulously constructed and strikingly life-like new paintings examine the relationship between the limitations of social norms and the freedom to explore, particularly the juxtaposition between the young and old. The carefree nature that is associated with youth often gives way to borders and boundaries placed on adult behavior. As we transition from adult to elderly, these raw freedoms often re-emerge. As a child you learn to walk; later in life we learn to un-walk, literally and metaphorically. However, the dreams of the young, often sublimated by the years, never really disappear.

Pattern Variants: Directed by Buzz Evers/ Jasmine Johnson: Glory Days/Richard Kostelanetz: AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS /Bonnie Lane: Sleepless /Billy Friebele: Traversing/Suburban: Target

Pattern Variants: Directed by Buzz Evers Jasmine Johnson: Glory Days Richard Kostelanetz: AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS Bonnie Lane: Sleepless Billy Friebele: Traversing/Suburban: Target

Kimberley Hart Promise

Mixed Greens is thrilled to announce Kimberley Hart’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Promise consists of new drawings and sculptures in which Hart presents various narratives connected by themes of autonomy, reliance, opportunism, and intrusion, all intimately tied to notions of place and family.

Jenna Spevack Eight Extraordinary grEEns

Mixed Greens is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Jenna Spevack. Using installation, sculpture, and permac- ulture design, she will activate the gallery space into a living urban farm. Her aim: to provide healthy greens to extraordi- nary people with ordinary incomes. Through interactions with gallery visitors, Eight Extraordinary Greens will explore the value placed on food while simultaneously questioning the value placed on acts of artistic social practice within a gallery context.


In his most recent work, Innerst displays his mastery of painted forms, traversing the urban and natural world, the abstract and the real. Innerst’s fascination with the ways in which external reality is perceived “as something whole, rather than an accumulation of parts that all fit together” permeates this series. Through it, he explores an almost surreal interrelation between geometric forms and natural occurrences. The work is characterized by a clearly established formal structure and a unique luminism. A sense of innate light radiates from within each panel and in each painting, enhancing Innerst’s transfixing mix of content, form, paint and surface.

Judith of Shimoda

Written on the country estate of Hella Wuolijoki during Brecht’s time of exile in Finland, The Judith of Shimoda examines the story of a Japanese geisha, Okichi, in late 19th century Japan. Revered as national folklore, Okichi is credited with mending the relationship between Japan and the United States after Japan’s refusal to enter trade agreements on American terms following the Japanese legislation to open trade with the West. In this play, Brecht analyzes one country’s immediate response to a woman who destined to become a national hero and asks “what happened after the heroic deed”.

Culture Project presents In Masks Outrageous and Austere

Tennessee Williams goes for broke in his final full-length play, exploring the surreal, the nefarious, and the erotic in ways never before attempted by the great American master. The richest woman in the world, her gay husband and his young lover are thrust into a mystery world, defined by disorientation and paranoia, where they are held captive by omnipotent corporate forces. A cast of bizarre characters enters an increasingly threatening environment, and tensions reach a fever pitch as trust among the three protagonists begins to disintegrate. This stunning production, which includes 60 state-of-the-art LED panels and a set that surrounds the audience with 360 degrees of two-way mirrors, takes its characters-and its audience-to a wholly unique theatrical realm that’s every bit as thrilling as it is dangerous.

Duffy / Photographs

It is with greatest excitement that Clic Gallery presents Duffy, the first stateside retrospective from legendary fashion/commercial photographer Brian Duffy opening on May 3rd. The opening reception will take place from 6-8 pm the same day. The exhibition will run from May 3 – June 3, 2012.

The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg

“The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg” is Djurberg’s most ambitious multimedia installation to date. Originally organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Djurberg will adapt this spectacular installation for the New Museum’s ‘Studio 231’ space. In the hands of Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg, animation becomes a medium for transgressive and nightmarish allegories of desire and malcontent. Since 2001, she has honed a distinctive style of filmmaking, using the pliability of clay to dramatize our most primal urges—jealousy, revenge, greed, submission, and gluttony. Set to music and sound effects by her collaborator, Hans Berg, Djurberg’s videos plumb the dark recesses of the mind, drawing sometimes disturbing connections between human psychology and animal behavior. Increasingly, the artists’ interdisciplinary collaborations have blurred the cinematic, the sculptural, and the performative in immersive environments that pair moving images and musical compositions

Dani Gal: Nacht und Nebel

This latest presentation in the New Museum’s ‘Stowaways’ series marks the New York premiere of Dani Gal’s Nacht und Nebel (2011). Gal’s works often reveal overlooked historical facts and question the ways in which meaning and information are typically conveyed in documentary film. Nacht und Nebel was originally commissioned for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and is based on an interview Gal conducted with Michael Goldman—a Holocaust survivor and one of the policemen who took part in a secret mission to dispose of the remains of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in 1962.

Isa Genzken Rose II

Standing twenty-eight feet tall, acclaimed German artist Isa Genzken’s Rose II (2007) is the second sculpture to be presented as part of the New Museum’s ongoing Façade Sculpture Program since the building’s completion in December 2007. This is Isa Genzken’s first public artwork in the United States. A crucial figure in Post-war contemporary art, Genzken is a sculptor whose work re-imagines architecture, assemblage, and installation, giving form to new plastic environments and precarious structures. The artist represented Germany at the 2007 Venice Biennale and has shown her work in leading museums across Europe. She was among a group of prominent international artists featured in the exhibition “Unmonumental,” the survey that inaugurated the New Museum’s SANAA building.


The Jack Hanley Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition by Andrei Roiter, and the first at Jack Hanley Gallery’s Manhattan location. Roiter’s skillfully rendered paintings, photos and sculptures use a distinctive vocabulary of images and objects relating to the theme of travel, seen either as exploration or escape, both metaphysical and autobiographical.

Lara Favaretto Just Knocked Out

MoMA PS1 presents the first survey of Lara Favaretto (b. Treviso, 1973), comprising a dozen works from the past fifteen years, as well as new pieces created specifically for the exhibition. Organized by MoMA PS1 Curator Peter Eleey, the show will also feature the first presentation of the extensive archive of images that the artist has collected as source material and inspiration.


The exhibition takes its title from an early unpublished manuscript of a comedic novel by Karl Marx, Scorpion and Felix, in which three characters Merten, the tailor; Scorpion, his son; and Felix, his chief apprentice, engage in a satirical narrative that abstractly references irresolvable philosophical polemics. In one chapter titled, Philological Brooding, Marx etymologically references himself within the origins of Merten’s name. At the end of the fragmented narrative (only pieces of the text survive today and much of it is thought to have been burned by Marx himself), Merten attempts to save his dog, Boniface, from a miserable death by constipation – a fate that Merten compares to the agony of Boniface’s inability to speak and to write his own thoughts and reflections. Merten cries out in the last line,”O admirable victim of profundity! O pious constipation!”

Painting and Jugs

Painting and Jugs is comprised of large scale paintings and handmade ceramics, combining two adaptations of traditional media. Although presenting two divergent forms, painting and ceramics, the exhibition underscores affinity for collaborative production, a mode at the core of both bodies of work. This optimistic model generates questions about ideal working habits and examines the philosophical riddle of the individual versus the whole, or alternatively, the dissolution of ego and formation of community.

We Who Feel Differently: A Symposium

“We Who Feel Differently: A Symposium,” asks both what is at stake and what is made possible by embracing difference as a queer strategy within contemporary art, politics, and society. The two-day symposium conceived by performance studies scholar Raegan Truax-O’Gorman and artist Carlos Motta is moderated by Ann Pellegrini, director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University.

Puppetry in Film- workshop – Leat Klingman

Puppetry in Film- workshop – Leat Klingman

Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt (Australian, b. 1960) is a filmmaker, video artist, and photographer whose stylistic experiments draw upon both popular culture and her own background, examining subjects such as Aboriginal subjugation, maternal domination, gender stereotypes, and class division. Her most recent video series, Montages, is a decade-long labor of love in which Moffatt and her editor, Gary Hillberg, create “hymns to cinema” by mining Hollywood films to craft new narratives relevant to Moffatt’s themes. This retrospective of Moffatt’s films and videos offers a comprehensive look at her moving-image oeuvre. All films are from Australia and written and directed by Tracey Moffat.

T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”

Written by T.S. Eliot in the midst and aftermath of civilizational and personal upheaval, “The Waste Land” is a dramatic and bitter meditation on social catastrophe. The Straddler’s staging of “The Waste Land”–performed by an African American Tiresias, an overeager nautical sidekick, and a seedy musician–combines elements of vaudeville, melodrama, and the minstrel show as it explores the comedy and absurdity of a text that continues to illuminate our times. Reflective of the The Straddler’s interdisciplinary approach, the production builds upon an essay in the fall2008 issue of the company’s literary magazine, “Send up da Clowns: The Waste Land.” with Carol Thomas, Todd Pate and Greg Bennetts Directed by Dan Monaco


Adapted and directed by Rosie Goldensohn, Designer: Anthony Morin, Costumes: Enver Charkatash, Stage Manager: Eryk Aughenbaugh, Company: Norma Butikofer, Dave Cash, Alex Delinois, Nicholas Elliott, Britt Faulkner, Sean Fortune, Jack Frederick, John Gasper, Paige Martin, Gavin Price, Samantha Seerman, Audrey Stanfield, George Trevlakis and Nathan Truman. You know that thing of how on some level you kind of expect to graduate into your life being better at some point? What if your life actually isn’t going to get better? Well, either way, come enjoy Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters in real New Jersey standard vernacular. Rosie Goldensohn and the St. Fortune Collective present a new translation of the classic play that hovers somewhere between then and now, pretend and not-pretend, reverence and rebellion.

Andrew Bird Patrick Watson

Bird will celebrate the release of Break It Yourself with a North American tour set to kick off in Texas in mid-March. All concert tickets will be bundled with a unique musical package including a redemption code to download Break It Yourself upon release date (March 6). Ticketbuyers will also receive a download of Fake Conversations, a live EP culled from Bird’s fall 2011 tour, and a second souvenir live EP from the Spring 2012 tour.

Kristen Jensen: it’s no one’s fault an exhibition of new works

Norte Maar is pleased to present “It’s no one’s fault” an exhibition of new work by artist Kristen Jensen. A blushing rock, spills, handles, cigarettes, gum/teeth, fractured plates, a collapsing box, and a paper shadow are are some of the objects laid out for the viewer that fluctuate between representation and abstraction. The artist’s desire for control and perfection is challenged by both the unpredictability of the medium and the traces of the artist’s body.

Littoral: Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud was a series of ten LPs released between 1969 and 1977 as a sort of “magazine of oral poetry.” The driving forces behind Poetry Out Loud were two couples: Peter and Patricia B McGarry (Harleman), from Topeka, Kansas, and Klyd and Linda Watkins, from Nashville; together they followed their muse of “taking poetry off the page,” seeking a centuries-long end-around back to the oral tradition. As Peter said it then, “The poem on the page has no relationship to the poet. There has to be an integral relationship between poet, performer and audience.” In other words, this is word-as-sound art, a heavy trip. ISSUE Project Room will present a rare live performance with Klyd and Linda Watkins, Bebe McGarry along with special guest Tom Carter, Keith Connolly and Messages.


Translated from Spanish, “volver” means “to go back” or “to return.” Each of the works in the exhibition evokes a memory, a historical reference or a rich culture now lost. The artist’s unique connection to his or her own history takes us back even as we keep both feet on the ground.


Philippe Petit//PAS//David First//Long Distance Poison/lucio menegon

Karl Holmqvist

Karl Holmqvist May 4 – June 2, 2012 OPENING FRIDAY MAY 4, 9PM PERFORMANCE 11:30PM

Ernst Caramelle untitled

Tracy Williams, Ltd. is pleased to announce our second solo exhibition of recent works by Ernst Caramelle. For untitled, Caramelle will present new gesso paintings, “anonymous images”, watercolors, and “sun” drawings alongside a site-specific intervention on the gallery windows in a dialogue with the High Line and 23rd Street.

2012 Alumni Reading

Matthew Cariello’s debut poetry collection is “A Boat That Can Carry Two” (Bordighera Press, 2011). Poet Fran Castan’s second book, “Venice: City That Paints Itself” (Canio’s Editions, 2010) features her poems alongside paintings by Lewis Zacks. She is at work on “Silence Has So Many Voices: Sonnets for Siv Cedering,” to be published in 2012. Sheela Chari’s novel for children, “Vanished,” debuted in 2011 (Hyperion Books). Joanne Diaz’s first book of poems, “The Lessons,” was published by Silverfish Review Press in 2011. Rashad Harrison’s debut novel, “Our Man in the Dark,” was released by Atria/Simon &Schuster in 2011. “Neighborhood Register” (CavanKerry Press, 2011) is poet Marcus Jackson’s first collection. Austin LaGrone’s first book of poems, “Oyster Perpetual,” appeared from Lost Horse Press is 2011. Poet Laren McClung is the author of “Between Here and Monkey Mountain” (Sheep Meadow Press, 2012) Jillian Medoff is the author of three novels, most recently “I Couldn’t Love

MIXOLOGY: Toni Dove: Spectropia with R. Luke Dubois

A live-mix cinema event, a scratchable movie performed by Toni Dove and project software designer R. Luke DuBois: video DJs playing a movie instrument. Spectropia is a sci-fi hybrid featuring time travel, telepathy, and elements of film noir in a drama set in England, 2099 and in New York City, 1931, following the Great Crash. Live performers orchestrate onscreen characters through a mix of film, performance, and a system of motion sensing that serves as a cinematic instrument, creating a narrative form that is part video game, part feature film, and part VJ mashing. The audience sees through characters eyes, hears their interior thoughts, and virtual characters break the wall speaking live to the audience .. anything can happen!


John McNeil, trumpet; Bill McHenry, tenor sax; Steve Cardenas, guitar; Joe Martin, bass; Rodney Green, drums Since this gig is on May 4th, the members of Urban Legend were torn about whether to celebrate Ron Carter’s birthday or that of conservative commentator George Will. Normally in these situations the jazz birthday wins out, but George Will did write a commendable book about baseball, and such contributions cannot and should not be ignored. At the group’s weekly barbecue and sewing bee the controversy raged back and forth and threatened to sunder the good fellowship of the band.

Don’t Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You

Exhibition dates May 4 – May 27, 2012 Opening Reception: May 4th 6 – 9PM Featuring performance by Marni Kotak Artists: Jeanie Choi, Camilo Godoy, Ted Kerr, James Richards, Aldrin Valdez, Sam Vernon

Randi & Katrine: The Tourist Gaze

In ”The Tourist Gaze” Copenhagen-based artist duo Randi & Katrine have created a large-scale installation exploring the context of the Flux Factory gallery and its history as a former greeting card factory. The installation is comprised of a grid of buildings, with each rooftop containing its own world of unique pleasure, seduction, and playfulness. The viewer is invited to walk between the structures and watch each narrative unfold throughout the city. On one roof an abstracted pinewood forest grows, while the next roof displays ”Twistee Treat,” a fictional pineapple factory with a fabricated history.

My Rainbow World- The Continuing Adventures in Rainbow Cloud City

My Rainbow World- The Continuing Adventures in Rainbow Cloud City May 5th K-Holes Record Release Party With Call of the Wild Hard Nips Dj Micki Dj Kid Congo Powers

Emerging Writers Reading Series William Johnson, Guest Author

Emerging Writers Reading Series William Johnson, Guest Author

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs , LOL BOYS, French Horn Rebellion (DJ Set)

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs , LOL BOYS, French Horn Rebellion (DJ Set)

Performance Art by: Nyugen E Smith, Essi Kausalainen, John Bonafede, Rebecca Jampol

Performance Art by: Nyugen E Smith, Essi Kausalainen, John Bonafede, Rebecca Jampol


C24 Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in North America by İrfan Önürmen. The exhibition will present a selection of works produced since 2004, comprised of collages, paintings and stacked newspaper sculptures; all addressing the impact of the media on human experience and its visual representation. In a variety of forms, Önürmen unveils the relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of the contemporary media. With a visual language founded in broadcast and other public channels of information, the artist deconstructs the aesthetics to expose the disparity between reality and representation. In the series Crime Watching Önürmen turns to Turkish television and reveals the communicative pollution embedded within mainstream media in a group of monochromatic figurative paintings.



Screening of the film “Grounds for Resistance”

Updates from the coffeehouses about their current G.I. rights and resistance work, and ways in which YOU can help. Fundraiser for Under the Hood and Coffee Strong, the only two G.I. coffeehouses currently based in the U.S.

Emerging Writers Reading Series William Johnson, Guest Author

Idaho poet William Johnson’s latest book is “Dogwood” (Limberlost Press, 2010). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

FreEpLay Fridays Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble

Happening every first Friday of the month,!!FreEpLay!! is an evening of improvised performance. Strike Anywhere’s ensemble of dancers, musicians and actors riff on a different theme each month in their signature 3D Jazz style. Known for their use of SOUNDPAINTING, the live-composing sign language, the ensemble creates art in the moment, allowing intuition, the sounds of the room and audience suggestion to shape what they play.


Trained in modern European painting and influenced by the Chinese ink tradition, Cao Jigang, Lin Yan, Wei Jia, Xiao Bing and Yuan Zuo explore the borders between abstraction and realism, painting and sculpture, symbolism and literalness, improvisation and regimented discipline. While ostensibly nebulous, the artworks included in the show, simultaneously appear startling; familiar yet strangely unsettling providing an enlightening flicker of displacement. All five artists are graduates of the most advanced and prestigious, yet government sponsored art academy in Beijing, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). They’ve straddled the categories of traditional and contemporary producing works that, while employing time-honored methods and materials are meaningful to the contemporary world.

NY Butoh-Kan Alumnae Performance w/ Steph Lanckton & Theresa tm

Two students from the New York Butoh-Kan return to CAVE for an evening of performance. Kan Alumnae Performance w/ Steph Lanckton & Theresa tm

Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama

Show Real Drama is written and directed by artist Keren Cytter, and based on the life of two of her actors, Susie Meyer and Fabian Stumm. Having graduated from the University of Acting in Salzburg, Germany, Meyer and Stumm soon find themselves unemployed and isolated from the entertainment business in old Europe. After countless failed attempts to get hired, they decide to write and direct scenes for their own showreels. For Show Real Drama, the pair presents these videos, recounting the experiences they had while filming. With an alternating mix of elegant dance and violent movement, their acting shifts from classical drama to existential embarrassment, while their story unfolds through repetitions of text and gestures, shuttling between seemingly improvised moments to choreographed movements, creating a fractured yet empathetic storyline.

Chin Chih Yang

This project will be primarily made of cans and other recyclable materials (Industrial cables, plastic and hospital use oxygen tube and more). The artist looks for a conservational aesthetic in a society for the most part dedicated to waste. Not only do the cans have aesthetic features themselves such as shape, color, texture, and a certain relationship to light, the sheer multitude of cans used in the installation shows how much more waste would have gone into the landscape had it not been for the Chin Chieh Yang’s creative endeavor with this project.

Distorting (A Messiah Project, 13C)/PEN WORLD VOICES

This event ties into Distorting (A Messiah Project, 13C), an art installation created by R. Justin Stewart and curated by Risa Shoup. Writers will interact with a sculpture as they read about what we as humans are (or are not) perpetually waiting for. Jennifer Egan, Karl O. Knausgaard, Luc Sante, and others will be reading.

Musical Performance: Alan Kushan, santur

Alan Kushan has passed through multifarious phases of musical composition and performance ranging from focus on traditional Eastern music to fusions of Western Classical and Eastern mystical music to jazz and world as well as avant-garde styles on his self-made santur. He will continue to audaciously and earnestly experiment across cultural boundaries in this musical performance. Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9pm

Rebecca Morgan Cabin Fever
1pm, 6pm-

Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present Rebecca Morgan: “Cabin Fever”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings. Morgan creates a collection of characters and types, a cross between Brueghel’s stylized peasants, R. Crumb’s winking harlots, “Deliverance”, and the inbred mutants of many a horror flick. Morgan takes her background in rural Appalachia as the point of origin for her personae – as they become uncultured tourists, or especially in her self-portraits, expatriate interlopers ambivalently negotiating their depiction. Morgan’s more exotic rednecks inhabit a rural America where people exist intimately and potently with the wilderness, a relationship which urbanites can only smirk at and envy. Nature is either wistfully idyllic – the idyl found in a margarine ad – or the scene of demonically perverse debauchery.

DERBY DAY@Pete’s Candy Store

IT’S KENTUCKY DERBY DAY! Being that most perspicacious of days, when the colts—and the occasional liberated filly—race for the roses! Come join us at PETE’S CANDY STORE for our 6th annual Kentucky Derby Festivities. The diversions are as ample as a debutante’s creamed bosom, all offered in tribute to the 90 second eternity that is the Derby itself.


Come to first outdoor dance party of the season! Solar One is host to the Dance Your Values Party, which is part of Shop Your Values Week. Dance Your Values is the only FREE, outdoor, solar-powered dance party where you can make a pledge to live your values AND have a beer AND dance by the East River!

Shana Moulton The Line Where Your Appearance Flips Over Into Reality

Agape Enterprise is pleased to present a performance/installation of new work by Shana Moulton. The line where your appearance flips over into reality will consist of arrangements of altered found objects, including banners, string, and home decorations. Colored strings will tie disparate objects together, demonstrating a Dutch physical therapy approach called String Therapy. During her performance, Ms. Moulton will take a personality test and trace the results in a 3-dimensional enneagram (a nine-sided figure used in a particular system of analysis to represent the spectrum of possible personality types). Objects will be moved into and out of ambiguous alignments until highly personal and potentially shameful revelations are revealed through a musical soundtrack.

ARETÉ Ensemble: Get Your Gamel-On! Part IV Pianists Melinda Faylor and Manon Hutton-DeWys, violinist Jennifer Choi, and percussionist Frederick Trumpy

The sound of the Gamelan orchestra, with its complex, interlocking rhythmic patterns and shimmering overtones has long been an inspiration to musicians, especially in the realm of classical music. On Cinco De Mayo, celebrate the fourth concert in New York based ARETÉ Ensemble’s series that explores the influence of Indonesian Gamelan on contemporary chamber music. Featured on this concert are Paul Dresher’s Double Ikat Trio for violin, piano and percussion, a tightly woven and highly melodic work with an extensive percussion battery of vibraphone, glockenspiel, and marimba. In this work, named for the weaving style of doubly dyed thread common in South East Asia, Dresher creates a rich variety of bell sounds that are imitative of the Gamelan. Also on the program areLeopold Godowsky’s Java Suite for solo piano as well as solo piano works by John Adams and Claude Debussy. Pianists Melinda Faylor and Manon Hutton-DeWys, violinist Jennifer Choi, and percussionist Frederick Trumpy bring th

Mex and the City & Que Bajo?! present Cinco De Gallo

MEX and the CITY and Qué Bajo?! once again present “Cinco de Gallo”, a night dedicated to electro folklore, digital cumbia, and tropical bass with resident Qué Bajo?! DJs Uproot Andy and Geko Jones and a stellar line up of musical guests. Now on its 3rd consecutive year, Cinco de Gallo highlights contemporary Mexican culture in New York, and showcases both folkloric traditions and emerging Mexican talent. This year’s all-star line up features Tejano rapper Chingo Bling and DJ Sonora.


Experience MIRF and the Peter Pan Posse transform legendary Lower East Side gallery, Tribes, into a nineties time capsule. The space will be bombed floor to ceiling by some of New York’s most loved (or hated) graffiti artists. Renowned LES documenter, Clayton Patterson, will display photos from the early nineties as life-sized images mounted on the graffitied walls. Come celebrate the history of the Lower East Side we love and miss with the legends who saw it all, in a gallery that helped make it what it was and continues breathing life into what it is.

26th Street pARTy

As a festive community response to Chelsea Night, late openings during Frieze NY, the galleries and arts organizations on 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues are throwing a block party, from 6 to 9pm. With the block transformed into a pedestrian plaza, visitors are encouraged to explore the exhibitions on view in 26th Street’s 35+ participating galleries and project spaces, enjoy live music and congregate and linger while sampling culinary delights from the city’s top food trucks. Galleries will be open until 8pm. Food trucks and entertainment will continue until 9pm. The event was organized in partnership with neighborhood organizations Art Station, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Friends of the High Line with sponsors including Brooklyn Brewery, The Serve, BAGGU, and Hotel Americano, along with media sponsors artnet and Artlog.

Brandon Ballengée

Brandon Ballengée, a visual artist and biologist, will exhibit sculptural installations and photographs at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in his first major solo exhibition in New York. The exhibition, Collapse: the Cry of Silent Forms, consists of three bodies of work that explore the effect of ecological degradation on marine life and avian and amphibian populations. S ynthesizing scientific inquiry with art-making, Ballengée transforms his field research into metaphors that reduce life to its essentials.


“E-Vapor-8″, titled after a 1992 track by the rave band Altern 8, explores the influence and relationship between contemporary art and rave and electronic music culture. Here everything can be taken from ‘the archive’ and reworked – the surface glare of squeaky voice, the speed of imagery and sound, infantalist fashion, smiley faces, pirate radio, fractal imagery, hyper color fluorescents, sample-style editing processes, found footage of dancing and parties, Spiral Tribe’s politicization, and kiddie-rave pop songs. There are more serious ideas behind the visual and aural melting pot. Ideas around community, technology, intellectual and physical freedom, rebellion and myth-making all play into this wave of contemporary work.

Central Library Open House Weekend

Central Library Open House Weekend gives you an exclusive look behind the scenes, at areas normally closed to the public. Free guided tours will run all weekend and spaces are limited. RSVP to (May 5 & 6)

Through You Into Action

The Center for Contemporary Art and Gallery Aferro are excited to present Through You Into Action, a major multi-site exhibition and accompanying publication of the same name, commemorating the first 5 years of Gallery Aferro’s award-winning studio residency program. The publication will be available for sale on site at each venue starting April 16. The exhibitions, curated by gallery co-founders Evonne M. Davis and Emma Wilcox, present an expansive and highly diverse cross-section of contemporary art practice, encompassing sculpture, printmaking, painting, installation, video and performance by 30 alumni of the program, which takes place in Gallery Aferro’s 20,000 sq ft building.


GUILLAUME PATUREL’S SOLO SHOW (May 5-20) Elaine Levy Project (May5-7)

St. John’s University BFA Thesis Exhibition

This exhibit is organized by the Department of Fine Arts and is presented with the cooperation of the Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs at their location in Long Island City. This is the second year of this collaboration between St. John’s University and the Dorsky Gallery. The 2012 Thesis Exhibition was made possible in part by a generous donation from a member of the St. John’s University McCallen Society.

Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum

May’s Target First Saturday celebrates the new installation Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn with exciting performances and interactive activities that creatively fuse influences across cultures, geographical boundaries, time periods, and media.

NAG ACTION: Love Your State Park Day

Take action and show the world how much you love our little stretch of waterfront park space. Gather with fellow NAGsters, neighbors, and friends as we work together to spruce up our park. This type of event goes back to our old school roots–nothing says NAG more than getting your hands dirty in support of the East River State Park. (although back in the day i think we all just called it the Beach…and there was A LOT more trash…) Join the Friends of the East River State Park in celebrating “I Love My Park Day”

Branded Documentary – Work and Play

We look at where documentary, marketing, music, and interactive design can meet to produce the “bread and butter” to fuel creative practices. There is a long history of documentarians creating for clients – we will examine this and try to find that happy place between work and artistic practice.

Flushing Town Hall’s 150th Anniversary

Join us in Celebration of Flushing Town Hall’s 150th Anniversary! We’re having a FREE 2-day Open House for our community with fun and interactive programs for ALL ages including hands-on art workshops, story-telling, special exhibitions, interactive performance with a traditional Korean Marching Band (celebrating Korean Children’s Day), Workshops for Cinco de Mayo, Queens College Ensemble music concert, raffle, giveaways, birthday cake and more!

A Gathering of the Tribes Presents: 93 ‘Till INFINITY

Experience MIRF and the Peter Pan Posse transform legendary Lower East Side gallery, Tribes, into a nineties time capsule. The space will be bombed floor to ceiling by some of New York’s most loved (or hated) graffiti artists. Renowned LES documenter, Clayton Patterson, will display photos from the early nineties as life-sized images mounted on the graffitied walls. Come celebrate the history of the Lower East Side we love and miss with the legends who saw it all, in a gallery that helped make it what it was and continues breathing life into what it is.

Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama

Show Real Drama is written and directed by artist Keren Cytter, and based on the life of two of her actors, Susie Meyer and Fabian Stumm. Having graduated from the University of Acting in Salzburg, Germany, Meyer and Stumm soon find themselves unemployed and isolated from the entertainment business in old Europe. After countless failed attempts to get hired, they decide to write and direct scenes for their own showreels. For Show Real Drama, the pair presents these videos, recounting the experiences they had while filming. With an alternating mix of elegant dance and violent movement, their acting shifts from classical drama to existential embarrassment, while their story unfolds through repetitions of text and gestures, shuttling between seemingly improvised moments to choreographed movements, creating a fractured yet empathetic storyline.


Opening reception Saturday, May 5 from 6 – 8 pm Launch F18 is delighted to present My Bong, My Lowre and Fambling Cheates. A solo exhibition by the video artist Bradford Willingham.


Opposites engage and contend in Jon Rafman’s Brand New Paint Jobs (BNPJ). Conversations between opposing cultural perspectives clash as past, present and future first mirror and then conflict with one another. In the BNPJ project, ordinary objects become infused with historically celebrated works of Art. Each piece in the series is a deliberation between a consumer object and a canonized painting, the formal result of the meeting of a three-dimensional object and a two-dimensional image. A Venus garden sculpture is layered with Sam Francis’ characteristic splashes of paint. A pocket bike is airbrushed with Barnett Newman’s, Who’s Afraid of Red Yellow and Blue. The cultural weight of the underlying structure challenges that of the two-dimensional painting, which is its skin or texture.

Brent Green: To Many Men Strange Fates are Given

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, a sculpture and animated film by Brent Green. Exhibition dates are May 5 – June 23, 2012. It is the gallery’s second solo exhibition for the artist/filmmaker who recently debuted his first feature-length film, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, to museum, gallery and festival audiences around the US, Europe, South America and Australia.

Hélio Oiticica Penetrables

Mark Tribe | Rare Earth

Momenta Art is pleased to present Rare Earth, a solo exhibition of works by Mark Tribe. Tribe uses video, performance and print media to examine the aesthetic dimensions of political action. His latest project explores the function of landscape as a symbolic setting for paramilitary combat in video games and in the training exercises of right-wing militia groups. For this exhibition, Tribe has produced photographs of lush landscapes found in contemporary video games and a video of a militia training ground in Upstate New York. The photographic landscapes appear at first to be real, but careful examination reveals that they are actually computer generated simulations. Like the photographs, the video depicts a picturesque landscape. It is comprised of a single, static shot: the camera remains motionless, and only the subtlest of movements, such as a blade of grass swaying in the breeze, reveal that it is, in fact, a motion picture.

Cheryl Pope (In)Voluntary Acts

Mandragoras Art Space proudly presents (In)Voluntary Acts, the first New York solo exhibition by Cheryl Pope, opening on May 5th and running through May 26th, 2012. (In)Voluntary Acts consists of performance, installation and sculpture that depict the internal battle one has within as reactions and responses to relationships with the self and with the other. Each work either addresses an involuntary or voluntary action that is made by the body as a result of confrontation, suppression, and restraint.

A Conversation with Lav Diaz

Lavrente Indico Diaz is an independent filmmaker who was born and raised in Cotabato, Mindanao. He has been dubbed the “ideological father of the New Philippine Cinema” and works as director, writer, producer, editor, cinematographer, poet, composer, production designer and actor all at once. In 2010, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His eight-hour Melancholia won the Grand Prize-Orizzonti award at the Venice International Film Festival 2008 and his work Death in the Land of Encantos also competed at the Venice International Film Festival in 2007 where it was granted a Special Mention-Orizzonti.

Century of Birthing

Telling two seemingly unrelated tales, CENTURY OF BIRTHING is a grand meditation on the roles of the artist, the prophet and the acolyte. The first story focuses on Homer (Perry Dizon), a filmmaker who has spent years working on his latest opus — and still isn’t happy with it. Hounded by friends, co-workers and festival programmers to finish the damn thing, he resists every entreaty, countering a programmer’s pleas to send him the film with, “I don’t make films for festivals, I make them for cinema.” The second story concentrates on a Christian cult in a rural region — a group largely comprised of young women (referred to as “virgins”) and dominated by its charismatic leader, Father Turbico (Joel Torre). When one of the longest-standing members strays, the impact is catastrophic for both her and the cult. Told almost entirely in long takes that are alternately transfixing, claustrophobic and penetrating, CENTURY OF BIRTHING boasts exquisite black-and-white imagery. Indeed, it may be Di

Cinco De Mayo Launch Party

Come eat tacos, meet the contributors, get your photo taken in the special Greenpoint photo booth, drink Mexican beer, win prizes and enjoy the music brought to you by the one and only Cowboy Mark!

Ruth Stone Memorial Tribute Reading

This event features special guests reading from the work of the late poet Ruth Stone, whose books of poetry included “What Love Comes To: New and Selected Poems” (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize; “In the Dark” (2004); “In the Next Galaxy” (2002) which received the 2010 National Book Award; and “Ordinary Words” (Paris Press, 1999), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Wild Yaks, Raccoon Fighter, Girlfriends, The Toothaches

Wild Yaks Raccoon Fighter Girlfriends The Toothaches

Artist Talk with Rebecca Morgan

Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present Rebecca Morgan: “Cabin Fever”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings. Morgan creates a collection of characters and types, a cross between Brueghel’s stylized peasants, R. Crumb’s winking harlots, “Deliverance”, and the inbred mutants of many a horror flick. Morgan takes her background in rural Appalachia as the point of origin for her personae – as they become uncultured tourists, or especially in her self-portraits, expatriate interlopers ambivalently negotiating their depiction. Morgan’s more exotic rednecks inhabit a rural America where people exist intimately and potently with the wilderness, a relationship which urbanites can only smirk at and envy. Nature is either wistfully idyllic – the idyl found in a margarine ad – or the scene of demonically perverse debauchery.

M Shanghai String Band and Friends/Uncle Monk

In 2002, the M SHANGHAI STRING BAND got together in the basement of a Chinese bistro in Brooklyn to share good food and play some music. This acoustic-culinary combination was too special not to repeat, and the band (named after the restaurant) was born. Their debut album “Up From the Ground Below” was recorded in the restaurant’s dining room. Its twenty songs were captured completely live in one day. At their CD release party, the MSSB played four live sets to a standing room only crowd. Brooklyn’s best kept secret was out.

Ben Spatz | Maximilian Balduzzi / Urban Research Theater

Rite of the Butcher and Requiem- second movement Rite of the Butcher, created and performed by Ben Spatz, is a visceral fable about the power of fantasy, told by the Butcher—refugee, criminal, shaman—through poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. This full-length solo will be followed by Requiem- second movement a new work created and performed by Maximilian Balduzzi.

Third Hand Presents New Music Premieres with Video Art

A trio of two pianists and a video artist, “The Third Hand”, presents experimental combinations of sound and moving images. “The Third Hand” is named for a concept created by three “hands”: two pianists, Jacob Sievers and Eunbi Kim, and one video artist, Pyeunghun Baik. The program will include music by American composers Aaron Copland and Leon Kirchner and premieres of contemporary Asian composers Jean Ahn and Matt Poon, with projections of moving and still images created by Pyeunghun Baik. An artist meet-and-greet will follow the concert.

Cantaloupe Music Presents: David Lang’s “Wed” w/ the winners of the David Lang online piano competition

In celebration of the new release, this was written by hand, Cantaloupe Music presents the winners of the David Lang online piano competition. This past November, Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang dreamed up a YouTube competition to bring a pianist to New York City and celebrate his latest album of piano works, this was written by hand, recorded by Andrew Zolinsky. Selected by a distinguished panel of judges, the winner of the competition is Peter Poston from Melbourne, Australia, who will perform at (le) Poisson Rouge on May 6. Three runners-up were also invited to perform, alongside Andrew Zolinsky, guitarist Derek Johnson and surprise guests.

99% Art in The Public Realm: A Tool for Social Change

sponsored by Metropolis Magazine and moderated by Jade Dressler. Panelists include: Lina Srivastava, Jonathan Porcelli, Serena Saitas, Nicholas Coblence, Renata Lopes-Merriam and Philippe Archard. From Susan B. Komen to Kony, public discourse is the art “Happening,” taking to the streets and tweets to affect global change and re-invention. This panel of art and brand experts will review art and current events globally, where public performance and street art is on the rise and how artists, museums, urban interventions, interactive events and media now meet marketing and non-profits to engage audience.


On the occasion of the Frieze Art Fair Downtown Night, Storefront will present Capital C, on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7PM, a Cabaret Series event where a group of artists and architects will address the relationship between the production of capital and cultural objects through humor seduction and play. Leading up to the event, starting May 3, 2012, Storefront will present “Capital City,” a project that will invite citizens to post price tags – from “million-dollar tags” to “free tags” around the city on buildings, street furniture, tiles, facades, trees, bike racks, benches and other public and urban spaces in an effort to unveil the hidden value of what surrounds us determining an overall numerical value for each fragment of the city. READ MORE

Scene: Brooklyn – A Master Class with Filmmaker Jem Cohen

Filmmaker Jem Cohen will screen and discuss rarely seen films including Real Birds, the Patti Smith portrait, Long for the City, some of the Gravity Hill Newsreels (about Occupy Wall Street) and excerpts from recent projects including the multi-screen live show, We Have an Anchor, and his upcoming feature.

Conference of the Birds

Curated by CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects, this innovative exhibition focuses on the aesthetic, ecological and essential presence of birds. Featuring artworks by thirty international artists, “Conference of the Birds” explores our collective fascination with birdlife and their habitats of water, earth and sky. With conceptual installations, photography, paintings, works on paper and video art, this timely project serves to call attention to environmental awareness and our collective responsibilities to our planet.


3–5:30 PM · Celebrating Kraftwerk: Questlove 2–3 PM · Kate Bornstein: A Queer and Pleasant Danger Book Launch 4–5 PM · ARTBOOK@MoMA PS1 presents A Short Course on Resistance 5:30–7 PM · James Franco: Book Launch of Dangerous Book Four Boys

Land of Leland

Special edition of Land of Leland with keyboardist Peter Hatch and percussionist James Shipp. Tunes and singing by Justin Keller, as always.


With Spring and Renewal, artist Patrick Cadenhead seeks to create a multi-sensory meditation on religion, laundry, and our denial of decay. Large sculptures caked in common cleaning products make up this installation, as active fountains push water and soap over and through, constantly changing the physical appearence. The smell, look, and other implications of cleanliness are applied to our own sensibilities and desire to wash away and begin again. Our notions of individuality and the sacred are challenged by the resulting entropy, revealing the futile and steady deterioration of our own ideals toward a state of inert uniformity as we strip away our “dirt.”




Tezeo LF Wind Blondes (DJ) Dutch E Germ (DJ)

Tezeo LF Wind Blondes (DJ) Dutch E Germ (DJ)



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

Open Call for Artists: Northside Open Studios

Now in it’s third year, Northside Open Studios is a way to help connect local artists with the community by bringing the public into the studio space. We know that you toil in there 365 days per year–let June 17th be the day that we show some appreciation for the work that has made North Brooklyn one of the most vibrant and prolific art scenes in the country. Plus, an open-door policy means plenty of eyeballs on your work. If you were a part of Northside Open Studios last year, won’t you join us again? And if you weren’t, we’d be more than happy to have you. We want to see it all–painting, sculpture, screen printing, videos–surprise us!

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

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.

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.

Copyright Termination Considerations for Musicians and Other Artists

This program will cover a brief introduction to the fundamentals of copyright law, an explanation of copyright termination, and a discussion of the most important copyright termination considerations. The program will focus on copyright termination implications and procedures for musicians in particular but the content will be relevant for artists of all genres. Attorneys and law students are also welcome. Course materials will be distributed in e-book format.

Get Help Visually Presenting Your Issue

Center for Urban Pedagogy is looking for complex policy issues that need visual explanation for the 2012/13 round of Making Policy Public. We seek advocates with a constituency who would directly benefit from a visual break-down of their issue. Applicants should be interested in engaging in a collaborative design process and, most of all, interested in explaining an aspect of public policy. Applicants must be able to attend meetings in New York City.


In an election year, it is important for all U.S. citizens to do their patriotic duty. For that reason, The Brick is extending its annual Summer Theme Festival Series with DEMOCRACY, an experiment in civic curation that asks audiences to vote for the shows that will participate in our traditional June festival. From there, they will compete with each other during a runoff election cycle in June.


The In Practice program supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of 2013. Artists selected for the In Practice program will receive a $500 honoraria and up to $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding. There are no geographic eligibility requirements, but the budget does not provide for travel, housing, or accommodation costs.