Showing posts with label art exhibits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art exhibits. Show all posts

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Find PIECE tonight on the LES



From the EVG inbox...

Bridging the gap between works on the street and works on canvas, paper sketches are often relegated to dusty scrap books and old shoeboxes. PIECE will allow viewers into the minds of select New York City artists as they demonstrate how each piece is the creative product of an inspiration, vision, message or trial. Whether it is sketching, drawing, or working out ideas, a final piece starts here: on paper.

We are inviting a select group of artists to come hang and draw at the new shny space in the LES beginning Monday March 10. All works will be on display and for sale at the opening reception (Saturday March 15th 7 pm-10 pm). The work will be on view through the end of the March.

shny 116 Suffolk St. (between Rivington and Delancey)

The original info didn't include the name of the artists. Found this on Facebook:

Contributing Artists:

2esae, Abuse, Astrodub, Beau, Cern , ChrisRWK, Chuck Berrett, Col, Dave Ortiz, Donald Gajadhar, EKG, Elle StreetArt, Elton Leonard, Erasmo, Foxxfaces, Fresh, Greg Moncada, Ičy Stencils, Sot Stencils, Ivan-o-rama, Jacob Henderson, John Perry, Justin Carty, Marthalicia Matarrita, Justo, Jerry Rid, Kwote, Lady K Fever, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai, Lorenzo Masnah, Matt Siren, Matthew Denton Burrows, Michael DiNicola, Missy Caz, N. Carlos Jay, Nemo Librizzi, Nicole Salgar, OCMC, Phatbenetar, Phil, Rage Johnson, Rambo, Ricks, Rubin, Russell King, Choice Royce, Sam Woolley, See One, Set, Ski, Take7, Touch, Werds, Yuri Velez, Yves, Elton Leonard, John Paul O'Grodnick and more...

Curated By:

Robert Aloia, Hughbert Burckhardt, GiGi Campos, Frankie Cedeño, Jon Handel, Jonathan Neville and David Ziegler

Sunday, October 27, 2013

At RAE's 'Word of Mouth'

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The former deli on Avenue C at East 12th Street has been transformed into a gallery space for Brooklyn-based artist RAE. The show opened last night ... Mark White shared a few shots before the crowds arrived ...

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Find more of Mark's photos here.

Word of Mouth
October 26 - November 16, 2013
Corner Avenue C & East 12th Street
Exhibition hours:
Thursday - Saturday 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
*(closed on Halloween)

The Voice interviewed RAE on Friday.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

RAE's 'Word of Mouth' exhibit opens tonight in vacant corner deli on 12th and C



From the EVG inbox...

"WORD OF MOUTH"
RAE
October 26 - November 16, 2013
Opening: October 26, 7-10pm
Corner Avenue C & East 12th Street

Post-opening exhibition hours:
Thursday - Saturday 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
*(closed on Halloween)



The Voice interviewed the Brooklyn-based RAE yesterday. Excerpt!

I've been working on this show for about a year and a half, and I always wanted to do something inside a store because every time I went into a store, the signage and everything in there, to me, felt like art. The misspelled signs, how things are put together haphazardly on cardboard always appealed to me. Just the imperfections of things. It just made sense for me to have a show inside a space like this, but obviously I wanted to take over the space. Even if you have an entire gallery, you still have limitations. Here, there are no limitations for me. I can do whatever I want. I almost have to hold back because I want to write on the ceilings and the floors.

Photos via Mark White

Friday, October 15, 2010

...still counting


Tomorrow is the last day to view "...still counting" at the Michael Mut Gallery at 97 Avenue C near Seventh Street.

Per the website:

"…still counting…" is Mr. Mut's continued expression of hope for peace and transformation of humanity. Since the devastating incidents of 9/11, the ongoing reports of death in Iraq and Afghanistan, the constant presence of killing in the media and entertainment, Mut has taken his deep feelings of sadness and crafted this unique and haunting artistic expression.

Friday, October 8, 2010

'30 Years Hanging on the Edge'



Brooklyn-based artist Peter J. Ketchum has a new exhibit now showing at the New City Gallery 155 First Ave. (at 10th Street) through Oct. 24 titled "30 Years Hanging on the Edge."

He told me a little more about his work.

"Over the years, critics have labeled my work Retropop, Grandpop and Folkpop Art. Whatever POP, it is derived from actual images and words found in printed ephemera — snapshots, ads, postcards, comics, coloring books etc. from 1867 - 1950s. Every word in the mixed-media work appeared in print somewhere. I invented none of it. That is the horror of it."

Ketchum, who says his "family has been on this Island since the 1630s when there was a wall separating the Lower East Side from the dangers of bears," collected the ephemera from around the world, mostly flea markets and tag sales.

"I am interested in subjects ranging from the origin and perpetuation of stereotypes to the death of civility. My work looks at the impermanence of individuals and the long afterlife of their prejudices and foibles."

Here's a look at some of his work.





The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Last chance to see Dear John



You have through Saturday to see the work of John Farris (pictured, above) at Bullet Space, 292 E. Third St. between Avenue C and Avenue D... The exhibit (originally set to close this past Sunday) is titled, Dear John -- Reconstructing the Self: Drawings, Cartoons, and Plasticity. It's curated by Andrew Castrucci.

HOURS: Friday 3–6pm, Saturday, 1–6pm. Or by chance.

As Farris wrote in a release announcing the exhibit: "After a spectacularly unsuccessful 50-year career as a poet, fiction writer, and yes -- critic -- I have decided that the visual might be somewhat more expressive of my purview..."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Report: "the tide seems to be turning for young galleries of the East Village and Lower East Side"


Bloomberg News had this report the other day:

Wandering around Manhattan’s scruffy Lower East Side galleries, I kept hearing three words rarely uttered in the more polished Chelsea district these days: Everything is sold.

The global financial crisis punctured the art bubble last year, drying up cash and driving up caution. Now the tide seems to be turning for young galleries of the East Village and Lower East Side.

“It’s like the Dow,” said art dealer Simon Preston, who runs a gallery on Broome Street. “When it goes down, people are looking for new markets.”

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trash and treasure at Bullet Space



Through Sunday, you can check out a new exhibit at Bullet Space, the artists' collective and gallery at 292 Third St. between Avenue C and Avenue D. It's open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.












Previously on EV Grieve:
Bullet Space is the first of the former LES squats to take over ownership of building from city

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Noted


From the Post:

If you've ever made an exhibition of yourself by falling asleep on the job, we might have the perfect employer for you.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art is seeking women between the ages of 18 and 40 to sleep in a bed - a different participant every day - in an exhibition by Chinese contemporary artist Chu Yun who "creates a human sculpture by inducing sleep."

The women will get paid $10 an hour just for getting some ZZZs.

The museum, located at 235 Bowery, has posted ads, including one on the American Association of Museums' job board, seeking about 100 women "who are willing to come and sleep at the museum during its opening hours to the public."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The outsiders: Brit art on the Bowery


Page Six reports today: THE British are coming, but East Villagers don't want them. Famed London art gallery Lazarides is opening a show called "The Outsiders" at 282 Bowery tomorrow, which will display the incendiary works of Paul Insect, Jonathan Yeo, Miranda Donovan and others. But John Penley, leader of the Slacktivists, who are fighting the yuppification of the area, told Page Six his group will protest. "This is not street-level graffiti or poor starving artists from the area," he fumed. "They're all rich. Paul Insect's last works were bought by Damien Hirst for $1 million. And they are all Brits. There are plenty of local downtown artists more deserving." The gallery had no immediate comment.

More on what Lazarides have been up to on the Bowery.

Bowery Boogie's coverage is here.

Bob Arihood has details here.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A reminder of artists who lived and worked in the LES


[Tom Warren, P.P.O.W. Gallery “Portrait/Self-Portrait of David Wojnarowicz,” at P.P.O.W.]

The Times had a review yesterday of two exhibits that I want to see.

HISTORY KEEPS ME AWAKE AT NIGHT
A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz
P.P.O.W.
555 W. 25th St., Chelsea
Through Aug. 22

SIDE X SIDE
La MaMa La Galleria
6 E. First St., East Village
Through Aug. 3

An excerpt of the review by Holland Cotter:

With the Lower East Side fast losing connections to its history as an alternative neighborhood for art and politics, two summer group shows remind us of artists who lived and worked there, and have, through example, passed its spirit on.

“History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz” at P.P.O.W. — a gallery that opened on East 10th Street in 1983 — focuses on David Wojnarowicz, the radical-minded artist, writer and East Village denizen who died of AIDS in 1992. Although the show has five pieces by him, its purpose is to map his continuing presence, and the work of younger artists assembled by the curators Photi Giovanis and Jamie Sterns, conveys varying degrees of influence and homage.

Possibly the most striking difference between Wojnarowicz’s Lower East Side and our own was the inescapable presence of AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. “Side x Side” at La MaMa La Galleria includes work by three Wojnarowicz contemporaries who died of the disease — Scott Burton (1939-1989), Nicolas Moufarrege (1947-1985) and Martin Wong (1946-1999) — and by two other artists, Kate Huh and Carrie Yamaoka, whose work registered its impact.