Editors’ Picks: 9 Things to See in New York This Week
Even with the mid-week holiday, the New York art world keeps busy.
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
Wednesday, July 5
1. “Is Advertising Home of the Next Big Name in Art?” at the Southampton Arts Center
The next venture for MvVO ART, which this fall helped launch the American edition of the Accessible Art Fair, is the AD ART SHOW, which looks to show case the work of artists with day jobs in advertising. It launches with a panel discussion at the Southampton Arts Center featuring wine and small bites.
“Warhol, Magritte, Rosenquist, Lautrec, and many other art luminaries worked in Advertising before becoming the acclaimed artists we revere today,” said MvVO ART founder and CEO Maria van Vlodrop in a statement. “Perhaps AD ART SHOW will discover the next big name in art?”
Location: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5–Friday, August 18
2. “So I traveled a great deal…” at Matthew Marks Gallery
The official title of this show, organized by Vincent Fecteau and Jordan Stein, is a mouthful: “So I traveled a great deal. I met George, Ebbe, Joy, Philip, Jack, Robert, Dora, Harold, Jerome, Ed, Mike, Tom, Bill, Harvey, Sheila, Irene, John, Michael, Mertis, Gai-fu, Jay, Jim, Anne, Kirby, Allen, Peter, Charles, Drummond, Cassandra, Pamela, Marilyn, Lewis, Ted, Clayton, Cid, Barbara, Ron, Richard, Tony, Paul, Anne, Russell, Larry, Link, Anthea, Martin, Jane, Don, Fatso, Clark, Anja, Les, Sue, and Brian.”
It features six Northern California artists and reflects Fecteau and Stein’s interest in more obscure, but ahead-of-its-time and unorthodox work. The title comes from a video in the exhibition by Joanne Kyger, a poet associated with the Beat Generation.
Location: Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street
Time: Opening reception 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, July 6–Friday, August 18
3. “Kimo Nelson: From River to Rim” at Danese Corey
Kimo Nelson’s paintings are inspired by the evolution, erosion, and layering that creates the natural environment. The works themselves are products of a similar layering process, made up of textures and colors building upon each other to achieve the effect of mountainous terrain; this series was inspired by two of the artist’s travels around the Grand Canyon, informing the light and color choices.
Location: Danese Corey, 511 West 22nd Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, July 6–Thursday, August 31
4. “The Horizontal” at Cheim & Read
This group exhibition exploring the poetics of the horizon in abstract art will feature 21 artists, from modern masters to emerging talent, with works dating from 1937 to today. “The Horizontal” includes work by Louise Bourgeois, Louise Fishman, Ron Gorchov, Al Held, Jenny Holzer, Bill Jensen, Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Joan Mitchell, Jack Pierson, Serge Poliakoff, Tal R, Sean Scully, Richard Serra, David Smith, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cy Twombly, Juan Uslé, and Matthew Wong. The title was inspired by a quote from Agnes Martin: “Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain you go into… as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean.”
Location: Cheim & Read, 547 West 25th Street
Time: Opening reception 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, July 6–Friday, September 1
5. “Das Werk: Gustav Klimt Collotypes and Avant Garde Austrian Pottery” at Jason Jacques Gallery
In 1908, Vienna’s Galerie Miethke arranged to produce a set of collotype prints of 50 of Gustav Klimt‘s most iconic works, called “Das Werk Gustav Klimts.” In its new exhibition, Jason Jacques Gallery pairs these color prints with turn-of-the-century pottery produced in Teplitz, Austria, from the Amphora workshop.
“In the same manner that Klimt incorporated design and ornamental elements into his two-dimensional paintings,” noted the gallery in the exhibition description, “Amphora artists took stylistic inspiration from painting and sculpture to radically transform pottery into an art form of its own.”
Location: Jason Jacques Gallery, 29 East 73rd Street #1
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; closed Saturdays in August
Friday, July 7–Sunday, August 13
6. “Sarah Fuhrman: Complex Possessed” at Slag Gallery
Sarah Fuhrman is a Brooklyn-based painter, whose canvases are a blend of whimsy, satire, ecology, and behavioral studies, on display at the Bushwick-based Slag Gallery. The works contain nods to art historical movements and themes, which Fuhrman injects with contemporary references to social and political events.
Location: Slag Gallery, 56 Bogart Street
Time: Opening reception, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.; Thursday–Sunday, 1 p.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, July 7–Sunday, July 9
7. The Box, House of Yes, the Danger from You Are So Lucky
This one is intriguing: A three-day immersive experience/underground art party with over 125 performers, held on the 33-acre grounds of a historic, abandoned 72-room manor somewhere Upstate. The massive event comes courtesy of You Are So Lucky, which has been throwing elaborate performance art events for a decade, and has enlisted Katherine Crockett of Queen of the Night, fire-spinners, and acrobats, as well as DJs and other musicians, to take part in their latest happening.
Location: a mansion 30 minutes north of the city, location and transportation details revealed with ticket purchase
Time: Friday, sunset–12 a.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.–3 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.–12 a.m.
Saturday, July 8
8. Artist’s Eye: Tschabalala Self on “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–1985” at the Brooklyn Museum
As a part of the museum’s “A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum,” artist Tschabalala Self, one of artnet News’s “14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017,” will offer her thoughts about artists in the current show. Terence Trouillot, artnet News’s Ideas Editor, dubbed the show “a startlingly deep look at black radical women and their art.”
Location: The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Price: Free with museum admission
Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday, July 8–Sunday, October 1
9. “The Battle for the Ballot: The Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York” on Governors Island
The New-York Historical Society has enlisted teenage curators to put together this exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York state in 1917. The show will show the origins of the suffragette movement in the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, tracing the movement with reproductions of historic artworks and artifacts, and showing its long-term political effects.
Location: Governors Island, Nolan Park, Building 18
Price: Free with $2 ferry ride
Time: Saturday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
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