Your Art Agenda: 7 Things To Do This Week

Ryder Ripps, Parker Posey, and a group show at Gavin Brown.

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Parker Posey will read at Symphony Space on January 21 for a 'Selected Shorts' podcast about the art world.
The Art of The Figure | Vincent Desiderio, Peter Drake, Natalie Frank, Donald Kuspit, Alexi Worth at the NYPL.
Image: Natalie Frank, Woman Under Window (2014). Courtesy of the artist.
Mike Nelson's "Gang of Seven" opens at 303 Gallery
Ben Schumacher’s "New York City Farm Tower: Peter Friel, Rochelle Goldberg, Jason Matthew Lee, Michael Pollard, Jared Madere, Andy Schumacher, Lillian Paige Walton, Jonathan Gean, Eric Schmid, Jonas Asher, Rachelle Rahme, Lauren Burns-Coady, Elaine Cameron Weir, Jenny Cheng, and Heinrike Klinger” opens at Bortolami Gallery
Ryder Ripps' "Ho" opens at Postmasters Gallery Saturday January 24.
"Call and Response" opens at Gavin Brown's Enterprise Saturday, January 24.

WEDNESDAY January 21

“Selected Shorts: Art and Artists” at Symphony Space
Indie film goddess Parker Posey, along with former Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens are among those performing humorous, passionate tales about “art and those who make it.”
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway. 7:30 PM

The Art of The Figure | Vincent Desiderio, Peter Drake, Natalie Frank, Donald Kuspit, Alexi Worth at the NYPL
The three great artists (Frank, Worth, Desiderio) and one critic (Kuspit) on this panel will discuss figurative art through time, how technology has impacted it and altered perceptions of the human form.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium, 6-8 PM.

THURSDAY January 22

Ben Schumacher’s “New York City Farm Tower” opens at Bortolami Gallery 
Having been trained as one, Schumacher approaches his art-making like an architect, infusing steel, new technologies, like 3-D printing, and on occasion, organic materials. Often working with other artists, architects, or academics, Schumacher’s second solo show at the gallery will feature several sound-based performances by various collaborators transmitted live from New York City’s High Line.
Bortolami Gallery, 520 West 20th Street, January 22 at 6 PM

Mike Nelson’s “Gang of Seven” opens at 303 Gallery
For his second solo show with the gallery, Mike Nelson presents “Gang of Seven” a group of assemblages made from items found by a “mythical beachcomber” in the flotsam and jetsam of the North West Pacific Coast.
303 Gallery, 507 West 24th Street 6 PM

The Modern Party at MoMA
At this inaugural event, MoMA members will get a private view of all of the museum’s galleries, which are currently showing the fantastic exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs,” the group show “The Forever Now” where you can wrap yourself in a work by Oscar Murillo (see  Instagrammers Step on Oscar Murillo), and “Cut to Swipe.”  There’s also live entertainment, an open bar, and dessert.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, 7-10 PM

SATURDAY January 24

Call and Response” opens at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
A group show with too many alluring artists to pass up including Katherine Bernhardt, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Sanya Kantarovsky, Laura Owens, Josh Smith, Joe Bradley, and Ella Kruglyanskaya.
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, 6 PM

Ryder Ripps “Ho” at Postmasters Gallery
In his first solo show, Ryder Ripps will show large scale portrait paintings inspired by the Instagram feed of the model Adrianne Ho. “If you’re not making an impact on many people,” Ripps told Paddy Johnson of Art F City, “you’re not going to be a known artist. There’s the folk model, the Henry Dargers of the world who get discovered after the fact, but to me that’s really bleak and not glamorous at all.”
Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin Street, 6 PM


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