Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: February 28, 2013

Check out gallery openings happening today in New York.

In New York, NY, galleries are giving us a taste of what’s to come during next week’s Armory Arts Week, presenting exciting new exhibitions that explore ideas of fantasy and studies of material.

This week, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea, NY, presents Luminous Words, the gallery’s second solo exhibition by Korean artist Airan Kang. The artist’s fascination with books and their depleting role in the digital era is made visible in an installation of LED paintings and over 100 digital lighting books. Influenced by philosophers such as Michel Foucault and Immanuel Kant, Kang creates photorealist paintings of books and luminescent digital sculptures that explore new material, and reflect on themes detailed by these masters of postmodernist theory.

Airan Kang: Luminous Words
will be on display from February 28 to April 6, 2013, at 505 W. 24th Street, New York, NY.

Airan Kang, Pile of Books

Airan Kang, Pile of Books (Horizontal), 2012, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY

Uptown on 57th Street, Edward Tyler Nahem has collaborated with Chelsea’s Salon 94 Freeman’s to present the most recent installment of artist Iona Rozeal Brown’s ongoing myth, on spirit children and the like. Through fictional characters and scenes, the artist studies themes of “other-worldly, gender-unspecific, cross-cultural spirits.”1 Edward Tyler Nahem will present five new paintings in no one’s ever gonna love you, so don’t wonder, while Salon 94 Freeman’s features Rozeal Brown’s introducing…THE HOUSE OF BANDO, a series of portraits of characters from the artist’s 2011 Performa festival piece, the battle of yestermore. From Byzantine iconography to ukiyo-e woodblock prints of late-Edo period Japan, Brown uses historical influence to present colorfully detailed studies of her own imagined realm.

no one’s ever gonna love you, so don’t wonder will be on display from February 28 to March 29, 2013.

introducing…THE HOUSE OF BANDO
will be on display from March 10 to April 27, 2013.

The vanishing race Navaho by Edward Sheriff Curtis

Iona Rozeal Brown, Pod 222: The Reunion (Song of Solomon 5:10-11), 2013, Edward Tyler Nahem, New York, NY

Browse openings by city, and get to know where art can be found in your town!

Antwerpen, Belgium
Isabel Miquel Arques: Agitation at Ingrid Deuss Gallery
February 28–April 6, 2013
Provinciestraat 11, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

Basel, Switzerland

Kelly McCallum ‘Whispers of Heavenly Death’ at Laleh June Galerie
February 28–April 13, 2013
Picassoplatz 4, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

Chicago, IL

An Intimate Evening Celebrating Artistry at KM Fine Arts
February 28, 2013
John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Suite 2515, Chicago, IL 60610

Munich, Germany
Franz Hitzler: Color is my life – Farbe ist mein Leben (Buchvorstellung) at Galerie van de Loo Projekte
February 28, 2013
Gabelsbergerstr 19, 80333 Munich, Germany

New York, NY

Spring Collective at Bertrand Delacroix Gallery
February 28–March 31, 2013
535 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
Al Held: Alphabet Paintings at Cheim & Read
February 28–April 20, 2013
547 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project at Friedman Benda
February 28–April 6, 2013
515 W. 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Barkley L. Hendricks: Heart Hands Eyes Mind at Jack Shainman Gallery
February 28–April 6, 2013
513 W. 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Joseph Burwell: A Survey of Nonexistence at a Glance at MIYAKO YOSHINAGA
February 28–April 13, 2013
547 W. 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Reading Rooms: A group show curated by Matthew Weinstein at Sebastian + Barquet
February 28–April 5, 2013
601 W. 26th Street, New York, NY 10011
Shimon Okshteyn- Standing on the Edge: post-digital painting at Stux Gallery
February 28–April 6, 2013
530 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
MARK DION: Drawings, Prints, Multiples and Sculptures at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
February 28–April 13, 2013
521 W. 21st Street, New York, NY 10011

Oslo, Norway

Lars Elling: Samtidig – like i nærheten at Galleri Brandstrup
February 28–March 23, 2013
Tjuvholmen allé 5, 0252 Oslo, Norway

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Pavel Pepperstein: Murder, She Said (Galería Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca) at Kewenig Galerie
February 28–April 20, 2013
Oratorio de Sant Feliu, C/ Sant Feliu, s/n, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Paris, France

Gerard Schlosser at Galerie Laurent Strouk
February 28–March 30, 2013
2, Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, France

San Francisco, CA

Bruce Cohen at John Berggruen Gallery
February 28–March 30, 2013
228 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

Scottsdale, AZ

Mitch Fry: Approaching Spaces at Bonner David Galleries
February 28–March 20, 2013
7040 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Nocona Burgess: One Night Only at Bonner David Galleries
February 28, 2013
7040 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Vienna, Austria

Andrei Monastyrski at Galerie Charim Wien
February 28–April 28, 2013
Dorotheergasse 12/1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

1 “iona ROZEAL brown: no one’s every gonna love you, so don’t wonder,” Edward Tyler Nahem press release, February 28, 2013, on the Edward Tyler Nahem artnet site,

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