Matthew Brandt

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Lakes, Trees and Honeybees, an exhibition of new photographs and prints by Matthew Brandt from his series Lakes and Reservoirs, Trees, Honeybees and Taste Tests in Color. The exhibition will open on Thursday, May 24, and will be on view through Saturday, June 30, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, May 24, from 6:00–8:00PM. This will be Matthew Brandt’s first exhibition with the gallery and his first solo exhibition in New York. Matthew Brandt creates his prints using physical elements from the subject itself. Inspired by landscape photography of the American West – especially its correlation to the methods of printing and making images during photography’s infancy in the mid-nineteenth century – the artist revives traditional photographic techniques through various production processes, including handmade papermaking and gum-bichromate.

Stumblebum Brass Band , The Dukes of Brooklyn

Even though they have a deep respect and admiration for the art of both Louis Armstrong and Nirvana; the Stumblebums reject nostalgia in favor of riotous spontaneity.Too punk for guitars and amps, The Stumblebums are known for ambushing innocent subway passengers and crashing bars with their post-apocalyptic Lower East Side punk brass sound.


Pinataland’s theatrical, darkly romantic music conjures lovelorn astronauts, murderous Mormons, and the atom bomb. Tonight they return to Barbes with their energetic stage show of historical mysteries, performing songs from their acclaimed fifth CD “Hymns for the Dreadful Night”. With Robin Aigner and Doug Stone on vocals, Bill Gerstel on drums, Ross Bonadonna on bass, and Deni Bonet on violin.

Thursday Bark and Scream Series

Brooklyn resident Daryl Shawn combines his able flamenco-influenced nylon-string guitar work with live tape manipulations, using a four-track cassette machine and Dictaphone microcassette player to record, replay and twist his acoustic tones into unrecognizable shapes. He has appeared at venues across the country and taken part in festivals including the International Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz CA, the Boise Creative & Improvised Music Festival, the Norcal Noisefest, and Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival. Along the way, he has collaborated with musicians including Jonathan Lamaster (Cul de Sac), Ross Hammond, Greg Campbell, Gino Robair, Jonathan Segel, Emily Hay, Moe Staino, and numerous others. Todd Reynolds, violinist, composer, educator and technologist is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music’.


The ENDE TYMES FESTIVAL is a celebration of NOISE, EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC, FILM AND VIDEO ART. Presented over the course of 4 NIGHTS at 2 VENUES in Brooklyn and Queens, this second-annual event presents OVER 50 ARTISTS working with STREET-LEVEL AVANT-GARDE TECHNOLOGY

Bill Saylor — Aidas Bareikis

Shoot the Lobster is happy to announce an exhibition of collaborative works by Bill Saylor and Aidas Bareikis. Rivers are not supposed to catch on fire…yet sometimes they do…. And in case you were doubting, in 1969 the Cuyahoga River caught on fire. As proof, an excerpt from a Times Magazine article: “Some River! Chocolate-brown, oily, bubbling with subsurface gases, it oozes rather than flows. Anyone who falls into the Cuyahoga does not drown, He decays”. . . The Federal Water Pollution Control Administration dryly notes: “The lower Cuyahoga has no visible signs of life, not even low forms such as leeches and sludge worms that usually thrive on wastes.” It is also — literally — a fire hazard…”

A Paris Review Interview: James Fenton and Robyn Creswell

Robyn Creswell, poetry editor for The Paris Review, interviews the poet James Fenton. Both Creswell and Fenton are current Fellows at the Cullman Center.

Beasts of Improvisation on Parade: Pat Muchmore

Beasts of Improvisation on Parade is a monthly concert series in Boston co-curated by Jeffrey Young and Matt Samolis. In May, the series comes to NYC for the first time with featured artist Pat Muchmore. At each Beasts concert, a featured performer or group presents their own work, then joins an acoustic free improvisation session with some of the best improvisers from that city and beyond.

President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs

President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs, on view at the International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street) May 18–September 2, 2012, presents over 40 extraordinary examples of photography used in early political propaganda targeted at Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Slightly less than 150 years ago, the American Civil War was grinding to a dispiriting and unheroic end. After the surrender of General Robert E. Lee’s rebel forces and the shocking assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in mid-April 1865, Davis was a political fugitive—accused of plotting Lincoln’s assassination as well as committing treason—and the future of the Union remained uncertain.

L.E.D. Ball

The Museum of Arts and Design is holding its fourth annual young patron’s gala, the L.E.D. BALL, on Thursday, May 17th! Co-hosted by both celebrities and star fixtures in the design world, like Dror Benshetrit and Nate Berkus, this festive fundraiser expects over 1,000 partygoers during the course of the evening enjoying a-list dj sets, cocktails and dancing, and a live musical performance. The Museum itself will be lit up with a video artwork projected onto its façade and jam-packed with designs in L.E.D lighting inside. ALL PROCEEDS, including ticket sales and sustainable artworks for auction incorporating light-emitting diodes by over thirty top designers, will benefit the Museum’s educational programming for children.

TICKETED: David Rees and John Hodgman at Public Assembly

In the culminating event of his tour for How to Sharpen Pencils, David Rees will be joined by comedian and fellow author John Hodgman (That Is All). The evening will include a pencil sharpening tutorial, a Q&A and signing, and much much more. Our staffers are already fighting over who gets to work this one, but all you have to do is get a ticket. Each ticket includes admission and a copy of How to Sharpen Pencils.

4th annual Brooklyn Folk Fest

Down Home Radio Show and The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre announce the 4th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival taking place Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th in Brooklyn, NY. The 3-day festival includes 30+ bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance, film screenings and as well as the return (in a new form) of the much loved “Banjo Toss” competition of 2011!

Noho Design District

The Noho Design District is New York City’s newest design destination, produced and curated annually by Sight Unseen in partnership with NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders to coincide with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). In just three years, the Noho Design District has become New York Design Week’s most exciting incubator for new ideas and emerging talents — a dynamic destination for those attending the fair at the Javits, centered in a neighborhood that is already considered a hub for design and creativity. With the Noho Design District, Sight Unseen has created a vibrant, collaborative experience that reflects both the offbeat sophistication of its brand and the high-end cool that characterizes the Noho area.

The Psychic Paramount , Forma and Noveller

NOVELLER is the solo project of Brooklyn-based guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. She has performed in Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army, and as a member of Glenn Branca’s 100 guitar ensemble. Noveller has toured the U.S. and internationally, at times supporting acts such as Xiu Xiu, the Jesus Lizard, Man Forever, and Emeralds.


Using recycled materials, children and their families draw inspiration from the Park’s fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline to build and decorate kites, and then fly them in the Park. The kite-making workshop will be led by artists Miwa Koizumi and Marco Scoffier (, who will teach us how to make kites from plastic bags! Kite Flight is free and all supplies will be provided. If you have extra plastic bags that you would like to recycle, please bring them to the workshop and we’ll make them fly!


Inspired by recordings of the late great Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Brook Martinez founded Brook’s Qawwali Party in 2004 as an experiment. What would happen if New York jazz musicians were to play and improvise around the melodies of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? From this idea, Brook’s Qawwali Party was born. BQP consists of fourteen musicians: five horns, three percussionists, guitar, acoustic bass, harmonium and three designated clappers. The exuberant sound of BQP has been enthusiastically welcomed in New York City and across the globe.

Lit Crawl Brooklyn

Book lovers, get out of your easy chairs and join PEN for a night of peripatetic literary revelery with Lit Crawl Brooklyn. On May 19, a literary bar crawl will take over the streets of Cobble Hill with events featuring “knit lit,” literary taboo, literary cabaret, plus poetry from PEN. Swing by Bookcourt that night for a reading by poets and PEN Members Catherine Barnett, Monica Ferrell, and Cathy Park Hong. Then we’ll see you around the corner at 61 Local on Bergen St. for the after party with DJ Gregoire.


Tonight’s concert will celebrate the release of Bending Bridges, Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson’s second recording with her working quintet. “The quintet setting offers the Boston-born, Brooklyn-based guitarist entirely new harmonic possibilities,” writes Jazzwise reviewer Peter Quinn, “and the results are hugely impressive…Halvorson’s powerfully communicative music transcends the avant-garde experimental box.” The Philadelphia City Paper ’s Shaun Brady adds, “Halvorson has been steadily reshaping the sound of jazz guitar in recent years with her elastic, sometimes-fluid, sometimes-shredding, wholly unique style. Her compositions, shaped by a pop sensibility and unconstrained avant aggressiveness, are ably explored by five of modern jazz’s young leading lights.”


Nicola Samori makes seductive, profound paintings by layering and fusing images on canvas, wood or copper and then obliterating them by scratching, erasing, fingering and painting over the surfaces multiple times. By violating the golden rule of all museums (“Please do not touch the artwork.”) Samori is making art history by corrupting his own work and imposing a new Samori on top. The resulting layers of paint create a new skin that bears the bruises and permanent marks of all prior creative efforts.

‘MY CHAMPAGNE WALTZ’—the brand-new poetry/jazz CD from STEPHANIE STONE (piano/vocals) & EVE PACKER (poetry) featuring: Daniel Carter & Noah Howard

Performers: host: DANNY SHOT STEPHANIE STONE: piano/vocals—started as camera girl , first singing gig at Kelly’s Stables on swing street early ‘40’s, singing/playing ever since– –‘One of the TRUE ORIGINAL New Yorkers’—TimeOut EVE PACKER: poetry ‘fun, thrilling, provocative, wit sharp as stiletto heels. Seeing her perform is even better.”—Stephen Wolf, the Villager DANIEL CARTER: reeds– avant wind/reeds mult-instrumentalist, has performed w/other dimensions in music, cecil taylor, ya lo tengo & more…NY he calls our ‘cosmic cauldron.’ DAN STEIN: bass–ny raised & bassed & JOANNE PAGANO, BRUCE WEBER, BOB HART: poetry/performance– Bruce Weber is the author of 5 bks of poetry–He will be accompanied by members of his group The No Chance Ensemble, poet Bob Hart & painter/writer Joanne Pagano Weber

Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts

Gamelan Dharma Swara

Gamelan Dharma Swara presents Legong Keraton, a traditional court dance, featuring 3 dancers telling a tale of a king. Also, the rarely seen Wayang Kulit (Balinese Shadow Puppet Play) will be accompanied by a Batel ensemble (Bronze-keyed quartet, flutes, drums and percussion) and recount an episode from the Ramayana, an ancient Hindu epic. The ensemble will be led by I Nyoman Saptanyana (Musical Director), Ida Ayu Ari Candrawati, (Dance Director) and I Gusti Komin (Special Guest Artist). The performance takes places Sunday May 20 in the afternoon and is family friendly.

Silencio: A tribute to the works of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti w/ special guest Francine “The Lucid Dream” , music and film accompaniment from Twin Peaks, Eraserhead , Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway

A tribute to the works of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, with live performances of music from Lynch’s catalog, including TWIN PEAKS, ERASERHEAD, BLUE VELVET, WILD AT HEART, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, and LOST HIGHWAY. Silencio is: Kirk Salopek, guitar David Jamison, drums Matt Booth, bass Lee Hintenlang, sax Dennis Karl, keys Dessa Poljak, vocals


Part revival, part salon, part show, these monthly services feature performance, visual art, music, food & literature, designed to inspire, excite & invigorate the creative community of NYC. More info on their website.

Over the Rainbow, Under the Radar: Electromagnetic Infrastructure and Outpost Architecture in the Arctic

Over the Rainbow, Under the Radar is an audiovisual presentation of artist Charles Stankievech’s experience of the Arctic as a hybrid zone of brute reality and fantasy projection. Combining archival material, scientific theories, geopolitical maps and the artist’s own fieldworks, the lecture engages ideas of military colonialism and communication technology embedded in the sublime landscape. Stemming from Stankievech’s time living in Northern Canada and travelling to remote military outposts, Over the Rainbow draws from primary research ranging from his visit to the archives at Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology as well as a residency with the Canadian Department of National Defense at the northernmost settlement in the world (the Signals Intelligence Station ALERT).

PPN Special Edition: Nothin’ But Net

Internet Week NY begins today with conferences and panels all over the city. PPN is bringing you the same great party you know and love but this month our presenters have been hand-picked and will be coming to tell us stories from the weird corners of the internet. Join us @ the LOOM on Sunday night, 7pm-ish and FREE as always. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside in the lovely courtyard on the Thames side. We’ll have beer and food but please bring more to share if you can.


celebrating the success of their billboard-topping classical album when words fade, this one-of-a-kind live concert will include music from across the ages ranging from vivaldi and schumann to stravinsky and michael jackson.

BD WONG: Herringbone

In Alabama during the Great Depression, 8-year-old George Nookin is possessed by the vengeful spirit of Lou, a jaded hoofer who was murdered by Lou’s Vaudeville partner, Chicken Mosely. George’s parents, Arthur and Louise, are torn asunder by George’s astonishing new ability to sing and dance, shlepping across the country as Lou seduces them into believing that exploiting George’s new found talent is the family’s ticket on the train out of hard times.

At Home on the Range: ELIZABETH GILBERT in conversation with John Hodgman

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, rediscovered a dusty, yellowed hardcover called At Home on the Range, originally written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with some curiosity, and soon found that she had stumbled upon a book far ahead of its time. In her workaday cookbook, Potter espoused the importance of farmer’s markets and ethnic food (Italian, Jewish, and German), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and generally celebrated a devotion to epicurean adventures. Part scholar–she includes a great recipe from 1848 for boiled sheep head–and part crusader for a more open food conversation than currently existed, it’s not hard to see from where Elizabeth Gilbert inherited both her love of food, and her warm, infectious prose.

The Story Collider – “IAmScience”

In May the Story Collider celebrates two years of personal stories about science — and we’re doing it by declaring IAmScience — stories of people’s twisted paths to lives in science, diverse and thrilling stories span generations and challenge traditional ideas of who can be a scientist and what can inspire a scientist’s work.

Merrily and The Poison Orchard

Merrily and the Poison Orchard is a band with heart and soul. Drawing influences from many genres, this is a talented four-piece whose accolades include being named one of Deli Magazine’s top emerging bands of NYC in 2011.

We Are All Anonymous Gabriella Coleman, David Auerbach, and James Grimmelmann discuss the culture and politics of anonymity online

What is the logic of Anonymous, the online army, agent of chaos, and seeker of justice? What is the relationship between the online message board 4chan, the legacy of Internet masquerade, and Occupy Wall Street? What does the thriving culture of anonymity online tell us about the depravations of Facebook and those who profit from it? Anthropologist and technology critic Gabriella Coleman and critic and programmer David Auerbach will discuss these questions and their recent articles in Triple Canopy with lawyer and technologist James Grimmelmann.

The Big Terrific Show/No $mall Money Brass Band/ Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality/ DJ Charlemagne

The Big Terrific Show/No $mall Money Brass Band/ Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality/ DJ Charlemagne

Selected Shorts: A Passion for Central Park with Paul Auster

Central Park is much beloved by New Yorkers, tourists, and artists of all kinds, including hundreds of writers, whose characters have walked through, kissed, killed, birdwatched, played football, played tennis, run, fallen in love, fallen out of love and been inspired by this beautiful oasis in a busy, noisy city. In an evening of selections mostly drawn from the new collection Central Park, edited by Andrew Blauner, Paul Auster will open the evening by talking about how the park has been his muse. Leonard Nimoy and other Broadway and Hollywood actors read selections by Auster, Colson Whitehead, Susan Cheever and more.

Deviant Septet premieres “Histories” by Sleeping Giant composer collective

Sleeping Giant’s greatest strength is its differences: they are six Brooklyn-based composers (Andrew Norman, Robert Honstein, Ted Hearne, Jacob Cooper, Christopher Cerrone, Timo Andres) joined not by a common aesthetic vision, but by friendship and respect for each other’s distinct creative voices. These “talented guys” (The New Yorker), who are “rapidly gaining notice for their daring innovations, stylistic range and acute attention to instrumental nuance” (WQXR) have appeared in clubs and concert halls throughout the US and Europe, notably at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, and the Concertgebouw. Their music has been performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Foundation, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, the JACK Quartet, and the Calder Quartet.

When Clowns Play Hamlet

Three-star Circus performers reduced to the status of Clowns rehearse their Act in the backyard of a second-rate circus. When a wild and jealous “panther-baboon” escapes and the circus is threatened, our heroes decide to confront “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” to save their way of life. Armed with music and humor in the most unlikely circumstances they perform their beloved “Clown Act” and find the courage to face insurmountable odds.

Minutia Militia Field Projects Show #4

Join us Thursday, May 24th, for the opening of Field Projects Show #4: Minutia Militia. The works in this exhibition were recently selected by NYFA curator David C. Terry from our first nation-wide Open Call. Ten artists were selected for Show #4 based upon their stellar work and art practice including, Alexis Arnold, Caleb Brown, Cat Del Buono, Kristina Estell, Jason Lujan, Melissa Potter, Anna Souvorov, Christina Tenaglia, Cyane Tornatzky, and Elissa Turnbull. The works in this exhibition play upon simple manipulations or adjustments to once recognizable situations, forms and imagery. From Kristina Estell’s exquisitely created watercolor paintings of bubble wrap and Melissa Potter’s tricked-out baby carriage, to Anna Souvorov’s pink sunsets of crashed airplanes. These artists are a new militia of talent, teeth and perseverance in the art world.

Ferne Jacobs Eva Hild Jacob Ouillette

Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce Ferne Jacobs’ fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Jacobs has had an extraordinary career and long relationship with the gallery. An innovator in the fiber arts field, Jacobs is known for her unique three dimensional sculptures constructed with a simple traditional weaving technique, waxed linen thread wrapped around a cord. Jacobs’ work inspired a line of clothing designed by Calvin Klein’s label in 2010. The undulating motion in Jacobs’ work is recognizable in these Klein designs.


NY Jazz Guitarist Tom Chang has performed and or recorded with Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, Rich Perry, as well as pop icons the Supremes, Luther Vandross and Southern Indian Percussion Master Subash Chandran. This newly formed quartet will be presenting new material in preparation for a cd recording.

Lenny Pickett

Autodidact Lenny Pickett began his career playing saxophone and clarinet in bars and on the street. He toured through the 70’s with the legendary r&b group Tower Of Power and worked in the 80’s as a saxophonist and an arranger for David Bowie, The Talking Heads and Laurie Anderson, among others. He is currently musical director for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has composed music for experimental dance and theater, including collaborations with choreographers Steven Petronio, Charles Moulton, Bebe Miller, Yoshiko Chuma, and the opera “Welfare”, with filmmaker Fred Wiseman and poet David Slavitt.


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.

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.

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


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.

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.


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.

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.

“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


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.




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

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.

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.

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.

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 fragility. 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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Ugly Duckling Presse
6 pm-8 pm

NEW YORK — April 24, 2012 — 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 compliment 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.

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.

Science on the back end.

*An Exhibition of five artists selected by Matthew Day Jackson Larry Bamburg Marc Ganzglass Rosy Keyser Erin Shirreff Nick van Woert


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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!”


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.


Vogt Gallery is pleased to present Bo Christian Larsson’s first New York solo show. Larsson (born 1976) is a Swedish artist based in Berlin who works across a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, video and performance. Mysticism, mythology, symbolism, ritual, Scandinavian history, and closeness to nature are recurring themes in his work.

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.

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.

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)

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.


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.

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.

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.

CEcstatic 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. Like visual artists who experimented with abstract forms with the goal of arriving at a non-metaphoric artwork that was itself and nothing else, artists working with words in the late 1950s and 1960s used language as a medium; letters, words, and texts were dissected, displayed as objects, or arranged so that f

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.


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.”

Xylor Jane: 3:07 A.M.


Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson: Two Alike

Two Alike, a collaboration between Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson, is a meditative and visceral performance exploring the shattering effects of abused queer youth. Existing in an alter-space housing childhood fantasies and turbid adult obsessions, Ferver acts as the emotive flesh and voice inside of Swanson’s eerie mirrored set/sculpture. The performance twists and turns between past and present, with text ranging from pastoral prose to the jarringly confessional, and haunting choreography built from interviews between the two artists, improvisation, and states of trance.

Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2012

This show presents the work of more than 800 students receiving AAS and BFA degrees from the School of Art & Design and is on view throughout the main floors of the Marvin Feldman Center, the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, the Shirley Goodman Resource Center, and the John E. Reeves Great Hall.

Session in Soho: Rose Marcus & Andy Meerow

On May 1, 2012 Rose Marcus and Andy Meerow will begin work on Café, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. For Café, Marcus and Meerow will work in ways that address specific economic conditions that inform their collaboration and autonomous creative practices in New York City.


Pat Steir’s Under Cover of Daylight is the inaugural work of a rotating mural project on the facade of Sue Scott Gallery, located at 1 Rivington Street. Reprising her role as graffiti muralist as part of her 2010 exhibition, The Nearly Endless Line, Pat painted a new installation on Friday, April 27. View the video of Pat Steir’s installation here on Vimeo.

Waltz; Yve Laris Cohen

May 4 – 19, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 7 – 9 pm Live performance starts at 7:00 PM sharp; no admission during the performance; opening reception after.

USA Today

The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary political satire by Heather Benjamin, Noah Lyon, Ian McGillivray, Jack Laughner, Fred Rinne & Marshall Weber, Haley Shibble and Ryan Jacob Smith.

Steven Charles I Do Not Know What My Life To Do With New Paintings

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 6 – 8 PM Steven Charles I Do Not Know What My Life To Do With New Paintings

Heather L. Johnson suck squeeze bang blow

Heather L. Johnson grew up moving from place to place, a process punctuated by dramatic cultural transitions: Hawaii to suburban Chicago; Brazil to a small town in Utah; Utah to London, England, and so on. This experience informs her current work as an artist, though which she investigates ideas of movement, memory, identity and distance. Johnson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and has completed residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, and at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., in Europe and Japan, at White Columns (New York City), Austin Museum of Art (Austin, TX), Gallery 16 (San Francisco), Room Space (Gentilly, France), Sonoma Museum of Visual Art (Sonoma, CA), and many other venues. She has curated several exhibitions, including Cracks in the Pavement: Gifts in the Urban Landscape, involving artists from around the world, and most recently, The

Mahfouz at the Movies

Naguib Mahfouz, the first Arab author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1988), devoted much of his energy to the movies. Born in Cairo in 1911, he published his first novel in 1939, and published a total of 30 novels and more than 100 short stories up until his death in 2006. He began writing screenplays in the late 1940s, eventually completing more than 25 original scripts and collaborating on many others drawn from his own fiction writing. Throughout his career Mahfouz’s writing exhibited strong visual flair and used cinematic devices such flashbacks and parallel montage to bring his characters to life, whether from the ancient past or Cairo’s contemporary lower middle-class—his two main subjects of exploration. Several of the narratives in this selection of films develop with the political upheaval of the times as a backdrop, an element that resonates greatly today. His ability to move freely between genres and his realistic depictions of his countrymen attracted the att

Maira Kalman 37 Paintings

This exhibition will include a selection of paintings drawn from her books of the last two years, as well as a series of paintings executed while Kalman was a resident at the American Academy in Rome during the fall of 2011. In addition, we will exhibit two paintings, which appeared on the cover of The New Yorker in March 2012 and 2005 respectively. This is the first time Kalman has made her New Yorker covers available for sale and serves as an introduction to our next exhibition scheduled for fall 2013 which will be comprised entirely of magazine work.

2012 Student Scholarship Exhibit

The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators presents the 2012 Student Scholarship Competition featuring the works of over two hundred of today’s top college level illustration students.


Okay Colour

End of Century is pleased to announce, “Okay Colour”, a exhibition by Johnny Abrahams. Johnny is bi-coastal abstract geometric painter. In his first east-coast exhibition, Abrahams’ employs a hard-edge approach to painting, where the color areas are separated by abrupt transitions. The impression of movement, pattern, flashing and vibration is given.

Marco Breuer

Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of recent photogenic drawings by Marco Breuer. For this new series, Breuer worked in and outside of the darkroom, exposing photographic color paper to heat, light, and physical abrasion. Drawing implements included modified hot plates and the guts of electric frying pans. This exhibition presents works ranging from small photographic sketches to heavily burned and distressed 30 by 40-inch prints. Every individual piece constitutes a search, a move away from the given, a test of the materials’ limits. The delicate lines and exquisite surfaces are what make these works so luminous and dynamic.

Carlos Estrada-Vega: Building a Painting

For Carlos Estrada-Vega the process of cutting, sanding, drilling, magnetizing and coating thousands upon thousands of tiny wooden cubes with a combination of pigment, wax and limestone dust is only an act of preparation: an exercise to aid him in developing the discipline and focus required for his work. The actual act of painting begins as he combines those blocks into a grand composition through a practice of meditation and observation. Though each tiny component is considered a complete painting—a complete experience in and of itself—combined they inform one another, showing a trend of experiences whose diversity deepens and enriches the impact of the whole. Working against the urge to calculate and control the direction of the painting, the artist seeks to channel impulses and instinctual gestures that arise as he works, creating pieces that are as fresh as they are deeply honest.

Steven Charles I Do Not Know What My Life To Do With

Stux Gallery is pleased to announce Steven Charlesʼ new solo show, “I Donʼt Know What My Life To Do With”. This is Charlesʼ sixth solo show and first show at Stux. Working with a vast repertoire of imaginative materials and painting processes, Charlesʼ canvases offer an electrifying clash of dizzying, explosive patterns, complemented by the presence of staunch control. Born to an auto-worker father in England, Charles grew up in Texas and became the only artist in his family. He abandoned his original interest in portraiture and landscape paintings after experiencing abstractionʼs ability to generate confusion and mystery to him. His unplanned, spontaneous, oversaturated and borderline psychedelic paintings are executed with exhausting exactness and discipline. A genuine lover of “clutter”, Charles admires minimalists such as Agnes Martin for their restraint. Severely nearsighted, Charles works inches away from the canvas, an

Stephen Hannock: Recent Paintings: Vistas with Text

The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of Stephen Hannock’s recent paintings on April 25, 2012 with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue until June 2. In addition to large-scale paintings, the exhibition will also include a room documenting Hannock’s process. Hannock, born in Albany, New York in 1951, lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and New York. Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, has curated the exhibition and written the accompanying catalogue.

New Guinea Shields – Animated by Spirits

New Guinea is the remotest region of the world from Europe, and was the last area to be explored, mapped and colonized by the European powers of the 19th Century. Even up to the 1960’s “uncontacted” groups were being discovered. The shields in this exhibition are from New Guinea and surrounding islands; they are not shields of long ago, but a mere three or four generations old, that reflect form, function and images that are fully enmeshed in their cultural pre-history. These shields are functional objects that protect the life of the warrior in battle, but also so much more; they connect to the ancestral and spirit world of these cultures and may contain much of the essential information that is incorporated in other ritual objects that have traditionally been considered more central and of key importance in ritual.


Bold Hype gallery presents the summer group exhibition, Suggestivism NYC. This exhibit, curated by Nathan Spoor, features 40 of the new contemporary art scene’s most talented and intriguing artists. The concept of Suggestivism, says Spoor, does not center around claiming a title for giving any movement a name, but for introducing a common creative thread amongst several disparate and unique voices within the modern art world. Spoor first engaged the concept and usage of the term, “Suggestivism”, during his graduate school days to conceptualize his vibrant and engaging style of work.

Traveling Light – Upcoming Group Exhibit

Exploring the self, the human condition, transformation and transcendence, this upcoming show at PSPS brings together sculptural forms, pigment rich abstraction and video to investigate the metaphysical nature of the body, consciousness and experience. Showing works by Agni Zotis, Stephan Fowlkes, Scott Cousins and Paul Seftel, there are many common threads in thinking and vision of this group of New York artists. Believing that originality forms from self knowledge and exploration, rather than through formal education, they all share a true passion for exploring what cannot be seen, drawing inspiration from experience, spiritual awareness, and material process. Looking to understand one’s place in the world in the same way as scientists, philosophers and theologians, visual art is their collective means and method of communicating what truly cannot be expressed in words.


In Bessie Award winner luciana achugar’s newest work, FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebration-holyFORM, four women engage in a psychedelia inspired kaleidoscope that multiplies their experience and reflects both rigorous formalism and corporeal excess. Co-presented with The Chocolate Factory.

Palma Blank: Fully Charged

Blank’s boldly colored compositions emphasize their own meta-structure. Their diagonal lines respond to the architecture of the stretched canvas and to the various ways of compositionally dividing the painting’s rectangular shape. While shifts in line thickness at times implicate subtle illusionistic depth, these lines also contribute to a low relief topography that reveals the process of the paint’s application. Even the color relationships, initiated through automatic, instinctual decisions, are then left to form their own internal structures that the artist abides by. Such internal structures build phenomenological, durational experiences rather than specific illusionistic representations.

(RE)PURPOSE Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show

(RE)PURPOSE presents the work of 22 artists who address diverse critical and socio-political questions working through a wide-ranging vocabulary of formal languages and media. While a remarkably diverse group, shared ideas and an intellectually collaborative spirit unite their practices. Within their work, examples abound of reusing found materials, whether straight objects or conceptual material, through purposeful investigations based on social, political, historical, formal, and gendered questions. The determination to contend with the pressing questions and issues before them distinguishes this work; for this group of artists, the question of making art that is “with broader purpose” is a palpable aspiration.


In his third solo show at Parker’s Box, Jason Glasser departs from his familiar cast of quirky characters and turns his attention to light effects in painted forms that include light sources and play with multiple simple shadows, colors and shapes. The exhibition title is taken from a new film, also more abstract than his previous works, and largely influenced by his year long residency in the harsh light of Texas…

Michael Bauer H.S.O.P. – 1973

Lisa Cooley is thrilled to announce Michael Bauer’s first solo show at the gallery, which will also be his first solo show in New York. His work is well known in Europe, and has been presented in numerous museum exhibitions there. He recently moved from Berlin to New York, and we are very pleased to present this new, energetic group of works to our audience.

Austerity Measures: Michael Bilsborough

Through the recurring motif of a cubic lattice, Bilsborough works on translucent layers to generate dense images and complex forms. The results have optical depth, while the indelible procedural marking reveals the tests and decisions involved. Drawing is thinking. The images maintain sculptural integrity: beyond linear perspective, they also account for gravity, voids, and stress. They function as plausible models. Drawing is building. Each image requires drawing a “perfect cube” in perspective, and this learned skill, repeated, becomes a drill – a highly regulated performance. Through it, Bilsborough invents a spontaneous manipulation for the cube. Drawing is action. In this new series, Bilsborough diverges from his signature scenes of multi-figure orgies and rituals. The cerebral conditions of Austerity Measures are mostly stripped of human figures, though the images can evoke the body. The tensile armatures appear skeletal.

Quayola: Strata

itforms gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition by the London-based artist Quayola. On view will be two video installations, Strata #4 and Topologies, the second of which is a New York premiere. Regarded in Europe for his enigmatic video installations, Quayola creates hybrid spaces of animated painting and sculpture. Informed by his experiences growing up in Rome, and spiritually detaching from the city’s rich tradition in architecture, the work is rooted in geometry and the iconography of perfection.

Shifting Perspectives A solo show by Alexandra Pacula

The Manhattan Bridge, standing like a proud cobalt giant, stretching its outreached arms to connect two landscapes and bring people together. With feet of stone resting peacefully in the muddy waters of the East River, the steel structure radiates with an electric individuality that beams across boroughs. This symbolic artery of New York City possesses an astute flair of personality that serves as an inspiration and muse to the people who are lucky enough to be touched by its magic. Mighty Tanaka is proud to bring you our next show, Shifting Perspectives, a solo exhibition featuring the artwork of Alexandra Pacula, as she interprets the vibrant nuances of this world recognized landmark.

Holy River

Holy River is a multimedia exhibition by the New York based artist Prune Nourry, and curated by Tatyana Franck. Sculptures, installations, photographs and videos will take over the entire ground floor of the Invisible Dog. The Holy River exhibition is the culmination of a three-year project on gender selection focused on India. Mirroring the Holy Daughters exhibition that took place in 2011 in Paris around the theme of Milk, the flowing theme of this show is water. It features a selection of works inspired by a performance Prune realized last year in Kolkata.

New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is excited to present Objects in Motion, an exhibition featuring the NARS International Artist Residency Program Season I 2012 participants: Santina Amato, Suzanne Goldenberg, Tang-Wei Hsu, Hisao Ihara, Anna Tihanyi and Cullen Washington, Jr. Opening concurrently with NARS fifth annual Open Studios weekend, the exhibition will showcase a group of seven international artists whose work explores mobility across cultural, physical, and imagined spheres. Some pieces consider portability and adapt to the impermanence of tangible materiality. Others reference the state of flux of our sociopolitical practices while some disperse through a more ethereal or geometric space. Each piece is imbued with a quality of motion and rhythm, stimulating circulation around parameters both concrete and abstract while embracing movement across diverse terrains.

objects in motion

Participating Studio Artists: Austin Adams, Jose Arenas, Patricia Ayres, Gennadi Barbush, Jean Boggs, Michael Paul Britto, Michael Brown Dorothea Buschell, Richard Castellana, Jacqueline Cedar, Cathleen P. Cueto II, Justin Davis, Michael Ensminger, Carlota Figueras, Betty Hart, Cosme Herrera, Griselda Healy, Aaron Hillebrand, Mikhail Iliatov, Rachel Kahn, Marat Kharisov, Kyung Han Kim, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Ellen Coleman Izzo, Roberta Lawson, Marisa Manso, Nyeema Morgan, Anatoly Mikhailov, Rose Nestler, Tempest NeuCollins, Marcie Paper, Jin-kang Park, Dean Russo, Mason Saltarrelli, Steev Scott, Chinatsu Seya, Michael Solomon, Francesco Paola Strada, Masaki Takizawa, Elizabeth Velazquez, Kate Wattson, Elizabeth Townsend West, Natalia Yovane

Light and Landscape

Opening on May 12th, Storm King’s major 2012 exhibition is devoted to work by artists who use a variety of strategies to engage with light as a central component of their work. Some twenty works by both emerging and established artists—ranging from sculpture to installation to video, and including examples created specifically for the Storm King landscape—will be installed across Storm King’s grounds and in its historic and lightfilled Museum Building.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Combining voluptuous physicality with classical technique created by the most provocative dance makers in the world, Cedar Lake is one of the most exciting companies performing today. Returning to The Joyce for two weeks this spring with its sixteen magnificent dancers, led by Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the company will perform two programs of highly anticipated New York premieres, including Violet Kid, the latest work for the company by UK based choreographer Hofesh Shechter, and Grace Engine by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite. Also highlighting the Joyce season–New York premieres by Sweden’s Alexander Ekman and the Netherland’s Regina van Berkel.

0 to 1 Industrial + Industrial

Industrial Design Event, creating industrial designed objects from the remnants of industrial manufacturing. At Con Artist Gallery, coinciding with New York Design Week 2012


A one person performance in one senseless act with Joseph Mauricio, directed by Robert Prichard with a special appearance by Caroline Contillo. rattlethecage is an interactive performance that spins observational comedy, philosophy, science and spirituality into a whirlwind of sound, texture and insight. It’s a guided tour of the circles of hell, rings of heaven and condom strewn parking lots of purgatory by way of the New Jersey Turnpike.


Written and performed by Eleni. Sometimes you don’t just need to get into the head of your shrink to get off, you need to climb on top of it and scream.

Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson: Two Alike

Two Alike, a collaboration between Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson, is a visceral and darkly humorous performance exploring the shattering effects of abused queer youth. Existing in an alter-space housing childhood fantasies and turbid adult obsessions, Ferver acts as the emotive flesh and voice inside of Swanson’s eerie mirrored set/sculpture. The performance twists and turns between past and present, with text ranging from pastoral prose to the jarringly confessional, and haunting choreography built from interviews between the two artists, improvisation, and states of trance.

Contemporary Art Forum: Critical Play—The Game as an Art Form

The Contemporary Art Forum presents timely and innovative programs (lectures, conversations, and performances) that address pressing issues in contemporary art, and grow out of discussions with MoMA curators. Participants include artists and designers, critics, curators, and scholars, among others. From Marcel Duchamp’s chess games to Lygia Clark’s puzzles, artists throughout the 20th century have adopted the structures and strategies of games. In recent years, they have begun to explore virtual, online, and video games in their work—as well as game theory, an increasingly critical framework for audience engagement and participation—to create social interactions. This two-day forum brings together artists, educators, curators, and game theorists to discuss the influence of game theory on art practice and the ways in which art making has reformulated audience engagement and learning.

Logan Venderlic @ The Way Station

indie/folk from West Virginia “Tom Petty-meets-Appalachia” by The Wall Street Journal.

Jordan Sullivan: Natural History


Recently, Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Sullivan has been garnering international notice for his quietly transcendent multi-media meditations on memory, transience, and home. In his first solo New York exhibition Natural History, opening at Underline on May 17th, Sullivan explores the force and ritual of memory by recontextualizing his grandparents courtship during WWII in terms of his own personal history. The show falls on Memorial Day 2012.

ERS & The Supreme Court

In Arguendo, ERS turns its unique theatrical perspective on a 1991 First Amendment case – Barnes v. Glen Theatre – brought to the Court by a group of go-go dancers in which the justices debate: Is nude erotic dancing protected speech under the Constitution?

Double Take

It’s a commonplace—we all see things our own way. When three pairs of authors each trade takes on a shared experience they reveal just how different perception and prose can be. organized by Albert Mobilio

WES LANG Here Comes Sunshine

Cultural conflation is one of the purest forms of appropriation available to an artist today, bonding geography, myth and media among other fundamentals. In Wes Lang’s exhibition, “Here Comes Sunshine,” he extrapolates from a diverse range of tributaries: tattoo flash, memento mori, Cholo signifiers, Basquiat’s oil stick, Mike Kelley’s 13 Seasons, even a little Tao Te Ching. Competing influences here occasionally result in contradictory statements, a sort of paradoxical jamboree, where death is embraced – not as a hard stop – but as an eternal companion. It’s a perspective from which simple phrases, by means of their repetition, can become something more than mantras. Herein lies the leverage of lyrical thinking.

Sneak preview of Hut #7

Opening of “Jill, why do you build huts?, an exhibition about The Hut Project by BRUNO Cheese tasting by Saxelby Cheesemongers (6:30PM) A Little Hut Music: New Music for Recycled Instruments by composer/musicians Eve Beglarian and Eleonor Sandresky (7PM) After-party by BRUNO (9PM)

Wosene Worke Kosrof

Skoto Gallery is pleased to present Word: Future Tense, an exhibition of recent paintings by the Ethiopian-born artist Wosene Worke Kosrof. This will be his fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist will be present at the reception on Thursday, May 17th, 6-8pm. Wosene’s work continues to draw upon an individual reserve of personal and collective memories to activate a meaningful form of engagement that celebrates the richness of Ethiopia’s visual culture. For years, he has consistently explored strategies that combine the dynamic interplay between text and image with the abstract dimensions of the Amharic script, a modern language of Ethiopia and one of the oldest indigenous to Africa. He fuses a vocabulary of signs and symbols drawn from reconfigured Amharic script with a mastery of the nuances of color and composition as well as an open-ended improvisational sensibility to create work that comes alive to convey temporal and spatial dimensions of the written word. For Wosene,

Don’t Let it Happen Here

If a nuclear meltdown on the same scale of Japan’s March 11, 2011, disaster at Fukushima Daiichi happened at Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plant, much of the Hudson Valley, New York City and surrounding areas could be affected, requiring evacuations far outside the 10-mile zone the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires emergency plans. For Indian Point, even those inadequate evacuation plans have been called “unworkable” after months of study by safety experts.

Secret Sounds of Cities

Secret Sounds of Cities is a performance series curated by Daniel Perlin where a group of architects, urbanists, sound artists and djs will perform their interpretations of various cities throughout the world using audio. The performers are tasked with a challenge: perform and show the secret sound of the city in which they live through audio/speech and one object; Extending from the success of Perlin’s Mixtape Series, Secret Sounds of Cities will include the presentation and performance of seven city sounds by seven artists and will culminate in the production of a collective acoustic ceremony with all artists followed by dj performances; more commonly known as a dance party.

TINY LIGHTS: Memory’s Storehouse/Infinite Miniature

TINY LIGHTS: Memory’s Storehouse/Infinite Miniature is a theatrical collaboration containing dual solos by playwrights/performers Lenora Champagne (Memory’s Storehouse) and Lizzie Olesker (Infinite Miniature). TINY LIGHTS presents an intimate yet heightened look at the richness of memory contained within everyday objects and gestures. Incorporating elements of Object Theater, gestural dance and poetic text, TINY LIGHTS will unfold in an intimate space with the audience seated on stage at the New Ohio. Using minimal technical and ordinary household elements (lamps, clotheslines, a portable record player, a suitcase, a wig), the performance transforms and unfolds the overlooked “small things” in oneʼs life, revealing something unexpectedly larger. The landscape of the body, domestic memories and personal history converge via the lost rooms we live in.

The End of the World with Brian Francis Slattery

Brian Francis Slattery presents his new novel, Lost Everything, in a launch party extravaganza accompanied by Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps. The band will perform alongside Slattery as he, well, “reads” isn’t really the right word but it’ll do in a pinch. Jenn raves: “Lost Everything is a moving and timely meditation on war, a testament to the devotion of a father for his son, and a journey bursting with both terror and laughter.” If you were lucky enough to see his performance last time he was at WORD, you know that it’s a must-see experience. There’s nothing quite like witnessing an author accompany himself with a banjo as he reads from a book. And if you weren’t there, we cannot recommend highly enough that you come out for this! Facebook RSVP appreciated.

Margaret Mead Traveling Festival To The Light with Yuanchen Liu

Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Yuanchen Liu comes to the Museum for a special screening and discussion of his film as part of the Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival. To the Light presents a riveting story about coal mining communities in rural China. This notoriously dangerous profession claims an estimated 5,000 lives annually. The film follows a family whose patriarch became a coal miner in order to pay off the fine for violating China’s One Child Policy. Young Hui, the son of another miner, prefers to be coal-train driver than to work far from home. Taking his camera deep underground, filmmaker Yuanchen Liu exposes the perils faced by miners, the slim rewards, and the dire consequences when things go wrong.


“Toothsome” brings together artists that work with sugar, honey and candy. Rather than being turned off by the materials’ inherent susceptibility to humidity, time, and vermin, the artists instead explore its seductive qualities, its loaded history and its metaphorical possibilities. Sculptures, installations and videos touch upon such varied topics as housing insecurity, consumption, the industrial food complex, while also addressing formal issues of sugar and its unique material qualities.

Brandon Herman

What Brandon Herman is realizing is that he’s using his art practice as a means to edit his past. For his new body of work, his childhood home becomes the location for a film he shoots in both live action and stills. He edits the imagery down to a selection so sparse that there is no longer a discernable storyline. A broken movie.

The Thalia Follies: The Race for the White House

In its final production of the season, The THALIA FOLLIES trains its musical and comical guns on the risky, rocky road leading to this summer’s political conventions and the fall race for all the marbles. Main themes include the G.O.P.’s war against women, many people’s unspoken but unmistakable determination to get that black man out of that white house, the Supreme Court’s historic decision on undoing health care, and the acute suffering of Mitt Romney’s dog, Seamus. Songs and sketches now in development range from “Life is A Pre-Existing Condition,” “The Real Brokers of Tampa Bay,” “I Should Have Run This Year,” and Barack O’Bama’s “What I’ve Learned Since the Last Time I Ran.” You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll run for shelter.


Contributors to this recently-published fiction anthology, about how human lives are changed by climate change, will read excerpts from their work, followed by an audience discussion and book signing.

Michael Berryhill: Incidental Western

KANSAS is pleased to present Incidental Western, a solo exhibition of new work by Michael Berryhill. Opening May 17, the works will be on view through June 23, 2012. Michael Berryhill’s studio practice is an intensive exploration of temporal production and the impossibility of painting. His recent paintings, sculptures and works on paper are informed by accident and recovery; an attempt to invent his way into meaningful mystery.

Manfred Pernice

German sculptor Manfred Pernice connects aspects of architecture, urban planning, and everyday esthetics with questions of time, place and politics to create an oeuvre that is held together by a complex web of formal and thematic threads. Appropriately described as a “liquid narrative,” the building blocks of Perniceʼs language feel immediately familiar. His sculptures present themselves as existing within an everyday context recognizable to the viewer as, say, containers, displays, tables, platforms, stages or entire living rooms. Sculptural elements are cut from plywood and similar composite materials, painted or raw, allowing insight into their own physical construction, and in combination with found objects, such as books, photographs, brochures and particularly ceramics, constitute Perniceʼs distinctly recognizable language.

Tabula Rasa / Paintings by Harry Hancock

Clic Gallery is pleased to present TABULA RASA by New York City-based painter Harry Hancock, an exhibition of plein air oils that contemplate some of America’s most sublime and mythic natural landmarks. Painted during a 10,000 mile road trip that took the artist through the wilds of America –from the Rio Grande to Yosemite through the Oregon dunes — TABULA RASA presents a glimpse of a serene, golden world unsullied by mass media’s touch. According to the artist, “I exercise and develop my observational skills to challenge my own blindness to my environment. Naturalistic painting is a way of maintaining autonomy over my own eyesight, in a culture where simplistic commercial images insert themselves into our brains at every juncture. My art reflects my own independence from conventional, conceptual and industrial art through loyalty to the visual, a shunning of modish fads, the use of handmade canvases and paints, and my choice of classical subjects.” TABULA RASA opens May 17th and wil

Rosi Hertlein, Joe Kubera & Joe McPhee: The Art of Art Songs and Free Improvisation

Composing music is a quest in which the composer is trying to realize his/her vision. It’s a challenging process of writing and re-writing. The performer, who is bound by the instructions given to him by the composer, will interpret the written result. The interpreter’s challenge is to perform the piece on its highest possible level. In improvised music, composer and interpreter become one person. The compositional decisions are ad hoc and can’t be changed. The quest is to react spontaneously to an inner idea or sound from another player, emotions coming from the surrounding space or any other influence and create sensible music from it. Both distinctly different approaches to music making will come together in this program, Art songs for soprano and piano by Andrew Imbrie, Ned Rorem, Otto Luening and Sergius Kagan will be answered by free improvisations. The musicians are: Rosi Hertlein, soprano and violin, Joe Kubera piano and Joe McPhee reeds.

Gereon Krebber CONTRARY DATA

numberthirtyfive gallery is pleased to present two site-specific works by gallery artist Gereron Krebber. Please click here for more information.


Fleisher/Ollman is pleased to announce 60/60, a survey of sixty artists exhibited at the gallery since it’s founding sixty years ago in 1952. On view will be a diverse group of works reflecting the gallery’s history with ethnographic, folk, self-taught and contemporary art. The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, May 17 from 6-8pm, and will be on view through June 9.


Jerold H / Rarefaction (the opposite of compression) is a reference to sparseness & minimalism. With a strong focus on texture, timbre and impact, many of the often hypnotic “emotionally athletic” instrumental pieces are easily reminiscent of film soundtracks. Aimee Norwich: The dark number in statistical data is the figure more closely representing the true figure of a statistical analysis. It is the figure that goes unpublished. The concept of this piece is derived from the idea of bringing truth to light, through internal reflection and analysis.


Written and directed by Danielle Winston. Featuring *Samantha Karlin, Alex Davis, *Nic Grelli, *Alyssa Simon, *Patricia Norris, Elizabeth Dilley and Nicholas J. Coleman. A haunted actress, seduced by a ghost, fears her first role may be her last!

The Sound of Paradis Weekend

Starting Friday, this weekend will resonate spoken word and Hip Hop to the original notes of Latin Jazz and its current versions. The topic and its various issues will be explored through many different of mediums: music performance, a screening and a discussion on the legacy of Latin Jazz.

Chris Jordan/Sima – Visual Horn Honking/Justin Riley/Jen Kosky/Kyung-Mi Lee/Liz Kosack/James Tweedy

New York experimental media artists, highlighting new interdisciplinary works focusing on visual and acoustic structures. Join us for an exiting lineup that blurs the lines between artistic mediums; including dance, spoken word, handcrafted instruments, and interactive projection.


Nancy Cohen scavenges, accumulates and reconfigures the discarded detritus of daily life: tiny perfume bottles, a patterned plate, a blue mesh bag. Cohen also fabricates forms which when combined with her found objects shape the visual vocabulary of the sculptures, large-scale installations and experimental paper-based works that make up this exhibition.

The Hidden River Expedition: A Re-Exploration of the Post-industrial Wilderness along Philadelphia’s Rivers

In August of 2011, Allen Crawford (aka Lord Whimsy) left his house to embark on a three-day, forty-mile solo kayak trek from Mount Holly, NJ to Bartram’s Garden, in West Philadelphia. This May 18th, Crawford will present a video using footage shot from his kayak during this trek. He will also give a slideshow presentation, highlighting the strange history along these rivers he traversed: fugitive slave enclaves, floating churches, Civil-War era submarines, and derelict aircraft carriers all await you. This expedition was a re-exploration of Philadelphia’s landscape, and an investigation of how its built and grown environments have affected each other over time. This landscape is not pristine, but it is wild–and perhaps most important, it’s new. The “local frontier” exists!


Nancy Cohen scavenges, accumulates and reconfigures the discarded detritus of daily life: tiny perfume bottles, a patterned plate, a blue mesh bag. Cohen also fabricates forms which when combined with her found objects shape the visual vocabulary of the sculptures, large-scale installations and experimental paper-based works that make up this exhibition.

Indo-American Arts Council Presents Shujaat Khan

Shujaat Husain Khan, heir to seven generations of sitar players, is heralded as one of the greatest North Indian classical musicians of our time. At the young age of 3, he was given a small sitar upon which to practice. At age 6, he was recognized as a child prodigy and began performing in public.

Nolafunk & CEG Presents Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew w/ Seth Walker

In the hallowed ranks of New Orleans ‘piano professors,’ Jon Cleary is on the tenure track. Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a triple threat, combining soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances a career performing on solo piano, playing with noted funk band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen and his new power trio The Philthy Phew, with a career as a notorious hired gun for artists such as Bonnie Raitt and John Scofield. Cleary is featured on vocals and keyboards on the recently released, Piety Street by John Scofield & The Piety Street Band. Cleary has toured with Bonnie Raitt since 1999, and has appeared on the albums Silver Lining and Souls Alike. On these recordings, Raitt covered the Cleary originals, ‘Fool’s Game,’ ‘Monkey Business,’ ‘Unnecessarily Mercenary,’ and ‘Love on One Condition.’

Dynasty Handbag: Eternal Quadrangle (world premiere screening)

The New Museum presents the world premiere of a new video work by Jibz Cameron, starring her alter ego Dynasty Handbag. A very special postmodern, post-performance performance of a Q&A and Awards Ceremony follows. Eternal Quadrangle This latest green screen adventure finds Dynasty Handbag on a dating game show where she must choose between 4 contestants vying for a spot in her vast cosmic emptiness. The bachelors are: an aggressively ambitious professional golfer, a hard-luck stray dog, a disembodied brain, and, of course, the grim reaper himself. All have attractive qualities and perhaps sustainable methodologies for dealing with life, but must she choose just one? And why are these her only choices?


SHAKIN’ ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN w/JONATHAN TOUBIN & FRIENDS at HOME SWEET HOME (131 Chrystie, Chinatown), $5 (free before 11 with METROPOLIS VINTAGE HAPPY HOUR – this week featuring TODD COLBERG and free after 3). if there’s a line, friends of NYNT skip to the front of it with this week’s passcode: “RUBAIYAT” (as friday we celebrate Omar Kayyam’s 964th birthday! Yes its that time of year again!)

Oliver Warden Presents: Bending Light

There are spacial anomalies, such as stars and black holes, that can alter the course of light. In Bending Light at Culturefix (May 18th), I wanted to explore this idea as a metaphor for my own attraction to specific artworks that resonated with me in a very personal and meaningful way. In the course of discovering these pieces over the past few years, my vision was literally tugged by their gravity and pulled away from all other media and stimuli. The way in which they resonated so profoundly, can only be explained as a reflection of my own deep seated seductions, fears and curiosity.

Paul Booth: Cruciatus Aeternum Pop-Up Show

Painter, tattooist and entrepreneur Paul Booth has become an internationally recognized figure and a pioneer in gaining mainstream recognition for the dark arts movement. Paul’s acclaimed retrospective, which ran from November through April 2012 at the H.R. Giger Museum in Switzerland, now makes it’s way back to New York where it will be displayed for one weekend only at Last Rites. The show presents an evolution of his artwork over the past 10 years- in paint, mixed media, and tattoo.


The Dan Rufolo Trio joins tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, and trumpeter Nathan Eklund for a concert celebrating their CD release, “Laughter”. The group has built a reputation of creating a musical environment where all ideas are valuable. The ensemble works with open minds, and a “group above self” attitude, which continues to produce music that inspires listeners. Their compositions feature an array of diverse material with lyrical melodies ranging from traditional swing to meditative to the avant-garde.

An Evening with The Brooklyn Rail

We’re bringing Brooklyn to Midtown as we celebrate The Brooklyn Rail! This journal, founded in 2000, features in-depth reporting and an array of innovative and intriguing fiction. Hosted by The Brooklyn Rail’s fiction editor, Donald Breckenridge, the evening will feature fiction contributors from the magazine, with an emphasis on translation. You’ll hear readings from Pamela Ryder, Henry Morales, translator of Mario Bendetti’s La Tregua, and Donald Nicholson-Smith, translator of Raoul Vaneigem’s Traite de savoir-vivre a l’usage des jeunes generations .



A Life in Pictures A two-day photo exchange event

apexart invites visitors to exchange pictures from their lives with selections from the photo archive of Brooklyn artist Kambui Olujimi. Come with an image of any size, medium, style, and subject and leave with a photo of your choice. For those unable to bring pictures to the event, there will be limited facilities for on-site printing. A Life in Pictures blurs the lines of biographical authorship in a world moving towards dematerializing means of communication, allowing guests to interject moments from their own lives into this larger life in pictures.

The 3rd Annual NYCR Interactive Show

One part part art show, one part hacker party, all parts awesome. Hackers from around the region show off their cool interactive projects with beats and beers provided. This year’s theme is Physical meets Digital. Join us for a blinkin’ good time!

An intimate evening with Cecil Taylor

This event is part of “Cecil Taylor: A Celebration of the Maestro” co-produced by Harlem Stage & ISSUE Project Room. Legendary pianist and poet Cecil Taylor is one of the greatest improvisers in the history of modern jazz. Since the first performances of his quartet at the Five Spot Café in 1956, he has unflinchingly and tirelessly worked to define a sound that is still light years ahead of its time. His playing has been called fierce, constructivist, percussive, and atonal. We call it a thing of beauty, an expression of pure genius. A Brooklynite for thirty years now, Cecil Taylor performs a spellbinding solo evening in his “back yard” at ISSUE Project Room’s unique new historic Downtown Brooklyn theater.

Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak @ The Way Station

Comic Tales’ lead singer, songwriter, and trumpeter Robert Whaley previously fronted NYC rock legends, the Niagaras. With a penchant for interpretive dancing on tabletops and hilariously satirical rants on a broken childhood, Whaley electrified national audiences with appearances on Good Morning America, the Oxygen network, and Fox. The Niagaras were a hugely popular staple of the Manhattan scene for nearly two decades, attracting celebrities, controversy, and packed houses along the way. Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak have managed to create a sound and a show which is both timeless and cutting-edge. The sweat-drenched performances and the rapidly-disappearing ability to deeply engage and entertain a crowd really leave a lasting impression. Sounds like hype, until you experience it in person.

Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable

What are the most important issues facing black males today? This panel discussion responds to an urgent question that a young participant in the Question Bridge: Black Males exhibition posed to an elder: “Why didn’t you leave us a blueprint?” Local community leaders from grassroots groups to government organizations will lead a multigenerational dialogue with the audience on the issues that need to be addressed and the strategies needed to move forward.

People Who Talk With Birds: Siberian Shamans

Join anthropologist Thomas R. Miller in a multimedia experience, “People Who Talk With Birds: Siberian Shamans in the Future Past.” Siberian shamans are time-travellers and shape-shifters, moving across worlds and forms in the course of ceremonial healing and divination rituals.


At last, the story of THE ORANGE PERSON, told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it – a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From Terlingua, the infamous “ghost town” of the rural southwest Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.

The Great GoogaMooga

On May 19th & 20th, 2012, Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Park will transform into an amusement park of food and drink, The Great GoogaMooga. Approximately 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers and 20 live music performances will be on hand to help us relish some of life’s greatest pleasures—gathering with friends and neighbors to eat, drink, talk, laugh, dance, linger and just . . . be together.

Metropolis Ensemble: Youth Works

Metropolis Ensemble recognizes that New York City’s cultural organizations have the enormous potential to make a special contribution to quality of life and education of inner-city school children. Youth Works seeks to encourage creativity and self-expression through teaching of the art and craft of music composition to public school children in New York City.

“Not in My Hood” Youth Anti-Violence March & Community Resource Fair

Not in My Hood” Youth Anti-Violence March and Community Resource Fair Location: Start at Paerdegat Park, Foster Ave and Albany Ave, East Flatbush End at Tilden Educational Campus Field on Beverly Road between E 57th and E 59th St Free Admission. Sponsor: City Councilmember Jumaane Williams, to connect youth to positive internship and educational opportunities. Questions? Call 718-629-2900

The Laba Festival: Blueprint

Featuring the music of Alicia Jo Rabins, live action puppet cinema by Zvi Sahar, a poetry reading by Eugene Ostashevsky, theater by Michael Bradley Cohen and site-specific art installations by Anita Glesta, Ghiora Aharoni, Tirtzah Bassel and Sam Holleran. Artistic direction by Ronit Muszkatblit and Elissa Strauss, production by Shayna Kreisler and Becky Skoff.

The Future Well-Made: On the Conditions for a Personal Vision

A theoretical nuclear physicist, a media critic and a philosophy of religion professor reveal the mechanisms and the framing devices they use for envisioning the future. Media critic Paul Levinson will speak about the evolving capacity to design the future through social media. Physicist Agnes Mocsy will discuss a brighter future through evidence-based reasoning. Michael Waltemathe, a lecturer in religious studies, will explain his hybrid philosophy about the future as a mixture of collective utopism and individual transformation.

Music for Flesh + Four Hands Four iPhones Marco Donnarumma, Adam Parkinson & Atau Tanaka

In a double bill tonight, Marco Donnarumma starts with a performance utilizing the Xth sense technology he teaches this weekend in a class at Harvestworks. This is followed by Adam Parkinson’s and Atau Tanaka’s exploitation of a common consumer electronics device, the iPhone.


We hope you can join us this Saturday for our last event of our 5th Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open season! The concert features NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman and legendary bassist Scott Colley. Details are below.

People Who Talk With Birds: Siberian Shamans in the Future Past

Through lecture, film and sound, Anthropologist Thomas R. Miller takes us on a multimedia experience of “People Who Talk With Birds: Siberian Shamans in the Future Past.” Siberian shamans are time-travellers and shape-shifters, moving across worlds and forms in the course of ceremonial healing and divination rituals. Through sensory mediation, Miller tracks their migrations and transformations between polarities of human-not human, animal-not animal, spirit-nature, living-not living, and past-future. Based on 20 years of Miller’s archival and field research, this multimedia presentation includes descriptions, interviews, oral testimony, images, film, and multichannel sounds from the first ethnographic wax-cylinder recordings to contemporary montage.

Doze Green/Eric White

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Luminosity in the Dark Rift, a series of mixed media works on canvas, panel and paper by New York-born, Northern California-based artist Doze Green, in what will be his fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Transmission, a series of new oil paintings on canvas by New York-based artist Eric White, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery. Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce In Praise of Rust, a series of new oil paintings on panel by New York-based artist Kevin Cyr, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Meditation in Sound and Movement

On Sunday May 20, 3-4pm, we will hold Salon Series No.43, titled Meditation in Sound and Movement. For the first time in 14 years of Salon Series, this program is presented as a workshop. Participants can choose to learn walking meditation, Shakuhachi meditation, or both. Our special guest is Ralph Samuelson, the Shakuhachi Master who has conducted meditation workshops with Shakuhachi for many years in the Zen Mountain Monastery. The Japanese bamboo flute, the shakuhachi, is associated with Zen Buddhism from 16th century Japan. Playing Honkyoku pieces is sometimes referred as Sui-zen (blowing Zen), and focuses on breath, stillness, and concentration with the mind of Za-zen (sitting Zen meditation). Breathe in, breathe out into your flute and listen to the sound. Sachiyo Ito will lead a walking meditation in the tradition of Community of Mindfulness under the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Marilyn Lerner:Piano, Ken Filiano:Bass, Lou Grassi:Drums

Lerner – Filiano – Grassi have been featured at the Guelph Festival, Canada (2010) and the Hurta Cordell Festival in Madrid, Spain (2012). They have also performed at venues throughout the Northeast including The Stone, NYC, The Bop Shop, Rochester, NY and Hallwall’s, Buffalo, NY. Their first cd “Arms Spread Wide” (NoBusiness Records) has received strong praise worldwide. The Guelph performance was recorded by the CBC and later broadcast. “Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner has garnered a name for herself as one of the most diverse and exciting pianists to emerge in the last ten years. Best known among her releases is a series of albums with the co-op Queen Mab Trio, with violist Ig Henneman and clarinetist Lori Friedman. But also included in her discography are several albums based around Jewish music, a duo set with guitarist Sonny Greenwich and a number of piano trio releases, all drawing on both improvisation and composition. Arms Spread Wide may be the first time Lerner has record

MFA Computer Art 2012 Thesis Presentations

The MFA Computer Art department is dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber. This is accomplished through a progressive curriculum; a faculty comprised of well-known artists, curators and working professionals; state-of-the-art facilities and our location in New York.


Scaramouche is pleased to present Double-Jointed, an exhibition bringing together new and recent work by Cameron Crawford and Jibade-Khalil Huffman, both of whose practices rely on the articulation of visual ideas through language. Double-jointed implies a special inclination for flexibility, describing mobility or contortion most people cannot manage. It suggests a degree of abnormality, but it’s an ‘unusual’ that feels comprehensible, or better yet, productive. Double-jointed involves a single joint or (con)junction, which is a convergence, out of which emerges a fork. It is a fork anchored by a shared hinge. As such, there is a hub, an articulation, an axis that allows two elements to pivot or swivel.

Simon Critchley joins A Short Course on Resistance

Join ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 for the second session of A Short Course on Resistance, as we welcome philosopher and educator Simon Critchley, who joins the reading group to discuss and answer questions about his book Infinitely Demanding — A Political Ethics The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology, and Impossible Objects.

Aerogrammes and Other Stories by Tania James

Tania James, author of Atlas of Unknowns, presents her new collection of short stories. Hannah Tinti will be on hand to discuss the book with her. About Aerogrammes and Other Stories: From the highly acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns (“Dazzling…One of the most exciting debut novels since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth”—San Francisco Chronicle; “An astonishment of a debut”—Junot Díaz), a bravura collection of short stories set in locales as varied as London, Sierra Leone, and the American Midwest that captures the yearning and dislocation of young men and women around the world.

Aerogrammes and Other Stories

From the highly acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns (“Dazzling . . . One of the most exciting debut novels since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth”—San Francisco Chronicle; “An astonishment of a debut”—Junot Díaz), a bravura collection of short stories set in locales as varied as London, Sierra Leone, and the American Midwest that captures the yearning and dislocation of young men and women around the world. In “Lion and Panther in London,” a turn-of-the-century Indian wrestler arrives in London desperate to prove himself champion of the world, only to find the city mysteriously absent of challengers. In “Light & Luminous,” a gifted dance instructor falls victim to her own vanity when a student competition allows her a final encore. In “The Scriptological Review: A Last Letter from the Editor,” a young man obsessively studies his father’s handwriting in hopes of making sense of his death. And in the marvelous “What to Do with Henry,” a white woman from Ohio takes in the illegitimate child


To coincide with the Cindy Sherman retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art and the publication of Cindy Sherman: The Early Works, 1975–1977, Catalogue Raisonné, Parsons presents a lecture covering Sherman’s extensive, prolific career. MoMA-curator Eva Respini, and the Director of Vienna’s SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Gabriele Schor, will talk about the seminal artist’s oeuvre in this free event.


Curated by Roman Game 8:30pm Roman Game 9:15pm Mark Steiner & His Problems 10pm Frogbelly and Symphony 11pm Thomas Simon

Eclipse Quartet perform Morton Feldman’s Piano & String Quartet featuring Vicki Ray

May 21 & 22 Roulette presents highly acclaimed, Los Angeles based ensemble, Eclipse Quartet. An all female, musical powerhouse comprised of award winning musicians, Eclipse Quartet will present two fascinating evenings of programming featuring the New York premiere of Roscoe Mitchell’s 9/9.99 With Cards for String Quartet, Morton Feldman’s epic Piano and String Quartet, 1985 (featuring guest pianist Vicki Ray), String Quartet 1931 by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Amazing Grace by Ben Johnston. The fearless repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum of styles, the first night a courageous journey of color and minimalism as the quartet share the stage with guest pianist Vicki Ray to perform one of Feldmans last, intense and meditative pieces, and the second night diving deeply into the surreal and improvisational world of iconic musician and composer Roscoe Mitchell.



Ménage by Alix Kates Shulman

Alix Kates Shulman marks her return to fiction after two decades with the novel MÉNAGE, a caustic and contemporary comedy of manners that probes sexual politics through the lens of an unsatisfied married couple. The publication coincides with Shulman’s eightieth birthday as well as the release of her collected essays from Open Road. The New York Times has called Shulman: “The voice that has for three decades provided a lyrical narrative of the changing position of women in American society.”


Curated by local poet activists Krystal Languell, Rachel Levitsky and Emily Skillings- HOT TEXTS is a reading series in Brooklyn, New York that celebrates innovative writing rooted in the body, desire, sexual politics and the erotic sphere. HOT TEXTS is an extension of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist, avant-garde event series, collective and publishing venture.

Reading and Signing by Kosiewicz, Reeve and Dodds on May 22 at St. Marks Bookshop

On May 22 at 7pm, St. Marks Bookshop is proud feature three up-and-coming writers, two of whom are celebrating the release of new novels. Colin Dodds will read selections from his new novel What Smiled at Him, the story of two childhood friends who find every clue they need to solve a grisly double murder, but for their own reasons, choose not to. Dodds is also the author of Another Broken Wizard, a few books of poetry and a couple screenplays. Patrick Kosiewicz will read from his new novel How Many Suns Burn Over Babel Where Poets Die, which has been touted as …“heavily muscled myth …a fierce, no, ferocious book,” by Laird Hunt. CA Conrad says How Many Suns “takes the soldier to the novel like none you’ve ever read.” Patrick is also the author of The Geoglyph. Jonathan Reeve, a part-time writing instructor at CUNY, full-time grad student at NYU and a poet, will read from his exciting new works. Kosiewicz and Dodds will also be signing copies of their new and earlier books after the reading. This will be their first reading together in more than 10 years. It should be a literary event to remember. Where: 31 Third Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets. St. Marks Bookshop is convenient to the 6 Train at Astor Place and the N/R Trains at Broadway and 8th Street. When: 7pm If you’d like to speak with the authors for an article about the reading or about their new work, you may learn more at the websites below, or feel free to contact them: Colin Dodds– – Patrick Kosiewicz– –

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Gossip, Ssion, CREEP

Gossip, Ssion, CREEP

A Chat in the Park

apexart and Bad at Sports continue their Resident Talk collaboration* with current apexart Inbound Resident, Manolis Angelakis, visiting from Athens, Greece, and recent Outbound Resident, Nilay Lawson, who traveled from Washington, D.C., to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Amanda Browder and Duncan MacKenzie from the Bad at Sports team will conduct the interview on a park bench in Central Park, getting to the bottom of what exactly the apexart Residency is and what their experiences have been during their month away from their routine.

Largehearted Lit: Dylan Hicks and Thad Ziolkowski

May’s Largehearted Lit, a series celebrating music, books, and their intersection, features Dylan Hicks and Thad Ziolkowski. Hicks, whose novel Boarded Windows captures the music and mood of America’s boomer counterculture, will speak and perform a few songs. Ziolkowski will also read and discuss music’s influence on his novel Wichita, the latest addition to Europa Editions’ new line, Tonga Books.

Michael Waller Experimental Music: “Trio For Strings”

New premieres for string trio by Elizabeth Hoffman and Michael Vincent Waller, on a program with Jay Schwartz’s Music for Three String Instruments (2011), and Elliot Carter’s Tre Duetti (2008/2009).

New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham with Steven Jaffe

The threats of war to New York have not always been direct: even distant wars have had an important influence on NYC. Discover how its landscape, culture and inhabitants have been shaped by violence near and far.

Ryan Wijayaratne “Array”

Con Artist member Ryan Wijayaratne has his first solo show “Array”, an immersive and intimate reflection of his two years in New York City.




Dare2Draw is a non-profit organization. Our main mission is to help provide networking, mentoring and promoting opportunities, for cartoonists of all levels, while raising money for artists in need. We share resources for artistic development, while encouraging good health and business practices. Live action models. Drawing contests. Prizes. Music (all kinds). Workshops and break-out groups.

Talk and Book Launch / I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, with Mark Dery

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Mark Dery’s book I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams (University of Minnesota Press). In his collection exploring the nethermost regions of the self and the darkest corners of the national psyche, Mark Dery addresses a wide variety of topics, including the pornographic fantasies of Star Trek fans, Facebook as “limbo of the lost,” the hidden agendas of IQ tests, Hitler’s afterlife on YouTube, the sexual identity of HAL in 2001, the suicide note considered as a literary genre, the surrealist poetry of robot spam, the Church of Euthanasia, and the polymorphous perversity of Madonna’s big toe.

Crystal Fighters Is Tropical Icky Blossoms

Crystal Fighters juxtapose the eerie flavour of traditional Basque folk music with churning basslines and catchy energetic vocals, resulting in a jubilant and uplifting sound unlike any other. They offer raved-up, percussive folktronica, veering from Fischerspooner-style euphoria to Animal Collective-toned delicacy, underpinned by a progressive contemporary London bass sound. Though their distinctive production techniques take in all this and more, Crystal Fighters draw a broader and more profound influence- the energy and wild liberty of the 80s Spanish/Basque ‘anti-todo’ youth movement, including the songs of bands such as Eskorbuto, Sinistro Total and Golpes Bajos.

PANK Invasion

The Michigan-based literary magazine PANK brings together contributors for a night of readings with Mensah Demary, Sean Doyle, Jennifer Pashley, Robb Todd, M.G. Martin, Tess Patalano, and PANK co-editor Roxane Gay. Brought to you by Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.


Featuring: ADAM WADE (The Moth) TEDDY WAYNE (Kapitoil) CAMMI CLIMACO (Ask Me Stories) JENNY RUBIN (Shit Native New Yorkers Say) J. HOLTHAM (New Dramatists)

The Polyphonic Spree/ Sweet Lee Morrow

The Polyphonic Spree/ Sweet Lee Morrow


In 1893, Anthony Comstock, founder of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, declared moral war on Ida Craddock, a sex therapy pioneer, a theological dilettante and a very smart cookie. Two crooked trials and one straight razor later, things didn’t end well for either of them. “Dirty Minds” brings Anthony and Ida back together for one night to tell both sides of their story. And the century-old stakes might strike a familiar chord today!

Creative Destruction

“Creative destruction” initially described the periodic crises that cleared the ground for the creation of new wealth. More recently, the term has been interpreted by finance capital as the ability to profit at the expense of the majority and their livelihoods. The exhibition reclaims the phrase in order to emphasize the potential to reconfigure and rebuild from pre-existing language for different political purposes. The artworks take aim at how these signs perpetuate a constructed yet naturalized state of inequality. Similar to many of the recent global protest movements, they collectively engage in a critical analysis of the existing socio-economic and ideological order.

Curtis Hasselbring

Curtis Hasselbring is a trombonist, guitarist and composer who resides in Brooklyn, NY. Curtis leads the groups The New Mellow Edwards, Decoupageand the Curha-chestra. Curha is Curtis’s frequently invoked nickname as well as his sample-based electronic project involving a stack of LPs, a wide variety of instruments and a certain eagerness for deconstructing his own music.

The Poetry Brothel: A New York City Poetry Festival Fundraiser

The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry experience that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents both male and female poets as “whores,” each operating within a carefully constructed character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on couches, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the “poetry whores” are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel need a good cover; ours is part saloon and part salon, offering a full bar, musicians, burlesque dancers, painters, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

It’s Mardi Gras set in the New York Harbor when Grammy award-winner Terrance Simien takes the stage. An eighth generation Louisiana Creole, Billboard calls him “one of the finest zydeco artists to emerge from south Louisiana.” Jesse Lége and Bayou Brew will start this Fais do-do with their traditional, foot-stompin’ Cajun dance hall music. Whether you were born on the Bayou or in Brooklyn, you’ll be doin’ the two step in no time!


BIG SENSUAL MAN is an evening of songs and stories about the body. Featuring fetishists, amusement parks, korean massage and nude beaches, BIG SENSUAL MAN is a hysterical evening of the raucous, the poignant, the unlikely and the true. With original songs by guitarist/composer Jeremy Bass, and directed by Emma Griffin. Please come to this work-in-progress presentation, a teaser for the commercial run to come, in the intimate setting of Dixon Place.


Masters & Pelavin is proud to present Silence, a group exhibition of international artists, curated by Estonian artist and curator Jaanika Peerna. A variety of media will be shown—video, sculpture, painting, photography and installation—a number of artists represented, including: Peter Baumann, Anne Lindberg, Janine Magelsen, Kazumi Tanaka, Thomas Fougeirol, Kaido Ole, Jaan Toomik, Jaanika Peerna and Krista Mölder.

Artist Opening for Petroleum Paradox at Denise Bibro Fine Art

Co-President for New York WCA, Marcia Annenberg, states: “this exhibit seeks to raise awareness of the imminent danger of uncontrolled climate change, caused by an excessive dependency on fossil fuels… It is our generation that has been called to this task.” To paraphrase Eleanor Heartney, “… the thoughtful works that comprise this exhibit present questions, such as ‘How do we balance economic development, environmental protection, and geopolitical stability in an ever more precarious world? What are we willing to give up today to avoid catastrophe tomorrow? Where should we commit our resources? How should we define our social and economic priorities?'” The variety of perspectives of the artists involved employ photography, video, painting, and sculpture. These artists reinforce the paradox at the center of our environmental predicament. Heartney notes, human creativity and innovation are at the root of our difficulties, but they are also the source of our potential salvation.

that dog. Fred Armisen

The lineup of the Los Angeles-based indie pop quartet that dog. represented the flowering of a second generation of musical luminaries: singer/guitarist Anna Waronker was the daughter of famed producer and Warner Bros. head Lenny Waronker, while bassist Rachel Haden and her violinist sister, Petra, were two of the triplet daughters born to jazz titan Charlie Haden. Friends since high school, the trio first began playing music together in Waronker’s bedroom in the early ’90s. Joined by drummer Tony Maxwell in 1992, that dog. issued their debut double 7″ on the tiny Magnatone Records, quickly becoming a staple of the L.A. club circuit; a flurry of label interest followed, and the group signed with DGC in 1993. that dog.’s self-titled debut LP appeared in 1994; an energetic and quirky punk-pop effort highlighted by sunny harmonies and the intriguing use of violin and cello, the record became a college radio hit, and the light-hearted video for the lead single “Old Timer” even garnered som


The Vienna-based group WochenKlausur, whose project WochenKlausur Features, New York (USA) is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s tenth anniversary exhibition, Our Haus, will give an on-site presentation of their work. From May 20 to May 27, 2012, WochenKlausur will set up an office in the ACFNY Gallery’s Upper Mezzanine, where they will organize a series of presentations by New York-based non-profit organizations, associations, interest groups, and activists who deal with issues of housing and the urban built environment, such as the Center for Urban Pedagogy and Transportation Alternatives. Following this one-week residency, each one of the organizations that agree to participate can then use the WochenKlausur space as a platform to present their work for the duration of the Our Haus exhibition.

Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis

Mx. Justin Vivian Bond and Bridget Everett, Cole Escola, Steel Burkhardt in Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis With music from the Glitterbox of Max’s Kansas City to Warner Brothers and more!

Word Rapport: A Celebration of Pearl Primus

For this special Word Rapport program, the Schomburg offers a multimedia extravaganza to celebrate the legendary Pearl Primus. Youth dancers from the Harlem School of the Arts will open the evening with a performance of Primus’s signature work, Bushasche, War Dance, A Dance for Peace. FFollowing the performance, Peggy and Murray Schwartz will join the audience in conversation about The Dance Claimed Me, their recent biography of Primus; the Schwartzes did much of their research for the book at the Schomburg Center.

Kathleen Schneider/Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin/Aimee Burg

Kathleen Schneider/Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin/Aimee Burg


Doctor’s Hours

Have a new body of work no one has seen? Have a new website? Ready for some feedback on images for an upcoming deadline? Come to NYFA’s Doctor’s Hours for individual, 20-minute one-on-one consultations with local curators, critics and gallerists. Get practical and professional advice in person from one or more arts professionals. Each appointment $25, with a three appointment limit and the opportunity to share your work will be provided.

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