Editors’ Picks: 11 Things to See in New York This Week
Here's what's opening this week, plus a few shows to seek out before they close.
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
Tuesday, August 8–Friday, September 1
1. “Goerk/ Grytting/ Pagk/ Welish” at ART 3 Gallery
In the sparse white cube of ART 3 Gallery, three artists present works in varying media. David Goerk, Paul Pagk, Inger Johanne Grytting, and Marjorie Welish all work with color to investigate abstraction. David Goerk’s drawings and sculptures appear to be based on the form of playing dice; even in his two-dimensional works, he injects movement into the otherwise static images. Paul Pagk’s paintings, by contrast, make use of negative space to create dynamic colored canvases.
Location: ART 3 Gallery,109 Ingraham Street, Suite 102, Brooklyn
Time: By appointment, contact +1 (646) 331-3162; [email protected]
Tuesday, August 8
2. “Under the Microscope: A Conversation on Space Dust.“
Jon Larden is a curator of cosmic dust. He collects, photographs, and documents some of the 100 tons of cosmic dust that fall to earth every day in the form of micrometeorites. At White Space at Agora Gallery, Larsen’s stunning “Project Stardust” photographs will be on view for the evening. You can also sample Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing and chef-made bites while hearing from Larsen and NASA’s Michael Zolensky about recent discoveries in this little-known field. Science, art, and beer—what could be better?
Location: White Space at Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street
Time: 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 10–September 23
3. “Gigi Scaria: All About This Side” at Aicon Gallery
The first solo show for New Delhi-based Gigi Scaria addresses themes of alienation and displacement that are especially poignant these days. He creates intricately detailed renderings of urban landscapes and uses the visual language of architecture and topography to explore cities as a social construct.
Location: 35 Great Jones Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, August 11
4. “Gideon Jacobs and Gregor Hochmuth: Confession” at Deli Gallery
In 2016, Gideon Jacobs and Gregor Hochmuth created a service, “Confession,” that connected a person seeking to make a confession with a person willing to listen. The pair designed an audio program that would facilitate the pairing; each interaction was anonymous but recorded for posterity. Jacobs is the former creative director of Magnum Photos and is a contributing writer at various publications; Hochmuth worked at Google and Instagram before leaving to pursue art full-time.
Location: Deli Gallery, 10-16 46th Avenue, Long Island City
Time: Opening reception, 7 p.m.–10 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, August 11–Sunday, October 29
5. “KIKI SMITH / From the Creek” at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Once home to American landscape painter Thomas Cole (1801–1848), the Thomas Cole National Historic Site is pairing the work of the Hudson River Valley school great with that of Kiki Smith, who,some 200 years later, lives and works in the same part of the Catskills. Smith’s site-specific exhibition, which takes over both the site’s grounds and historic home, will feature nine-foot-tall jacquard tapestries, fabric multiples, prints, and bronze sculptures. The juxtaposing of the two artist’s work will reveal and explore their shared fascination with nature.
Location: Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill
Time: Opening reception, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.; guided museum tours, Tuesday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; and “explore at your own pace,” Friday–Sunday, 2 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, August 12
6. “Artist’s Eye: Kameelah Janan Rasheed” at the Brooklyn Museum
As part of the ongoing gallery talks program at the Brooklyn Museum, artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed responds to the exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–1968.” Rasheed works with text-based installations, publications, sound projects, and discursive programming; she explores how language functions in the political, social, and cultural spheres.
Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Price: $16 (includes museum admission)
Time: 2 p.m.
7. “Warm Up: Total Freedom (with Ryan Trecartin)/ Cardi B/ ASAP Ferg/ Hitmakerchinx/ Lotic/ inc.no world + Ian Isiah/ YATTA” at MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1’s 20th season of Warm Up continues this weekend with an all-star lineup of musical guests. This weekend’s show features the multimedia artist Ryan Trecartin in collaboration with DJ Total Freedom. The event takes place amid a Jenny Sabin-designed installation in the museum’s courtyard every weekend through September 2.
Location: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens
Price: $22; more ticket info here.
Time: 12 p.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday, August 13
8. “Handwriting the Constitution” at Le Pain Quotidien Café
Since Inauguration Day, artist Morgan O’Hara has been hosting gatherings for guests to write down the US Constitution by hand. She sees it as an important way to remind the public of the bedrock in democracy given the tense political climate under President Donald Trump. She’ll be personally on hand to lead this session, one of several scheduled for the coming months.
Location: Le Pain Quotidien Café, 205 Bleecker Street at 6th Avenue
Time: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Through Friday, August 11
9. “Rebecca Ward” at FLAG Art Foundation
It’s the final days for FLAG’s summer exhibitions: “The Times,” which showcases over 80 artists responding to the New York Times, and the first New York solo show for painter and sculptor Rebecca Ward. Her minimalist-looking paintings are incredibly subtle, but a close examination reveales that the canvases have been broken down and reconstructed. Ward borrows from hard-edge painting, but the different colored sections have actually been sewn together or painstakingly unraveled and dyed. The horizontal weft threads, meanwhile, are removed to reveal the shadows of the stretcher bars normally hidden from view.
Location: The FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
Time: Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Through Tuesday, August 18
10. “Tim Youd: Ecstatic Reading” at Cristin Tierney
Performance and visual artist Tim Youd is in the thick of a ten-year project, begun in 2013, titled “100 Novels.” He plans to retype 100 books, each time using the same make and model typewriter used by the author for the original manuscript. Each piece is made using a single sheet of paper, put through the typewriter over and over again to create a densely illegible swath of ink. At Cristin Tierney, completed books from the series, including Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, are on view alongside related paintings, drawings, and sculptures created as part of the project.
Location: Cristin Tierney, 540 West 28th Street
Time: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Through Tuesday, September 10
11. “Jean Shin: MetaCloud” at Pioneer Works
Jean Shin, one of the four artists commissioned to create work for the new 2nd Avenue line subway stations, has tapped 5,000 years of art history to create a stunning installation at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works. As New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has entered into the digital age, thousands of 35mm slides once used to catalog the institution’s collection have become obsolete. This former documentation becomes art in its own right, strung together into a “cloud” installation that recalls both physical clouds and the invisible digital cloud where so much data is stored today.
Location: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Time: Wednesday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–7 p.m.
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