Editors’ Picks: 9 Things to See in New York This Week
It's another busy week.
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
Tuesday, January 31
1. Grey Gardens screening with Jerry the Marble Faun at the Metrograph
Jerry “the Marble Faun” Torre, the caretaker in the classic documentary film Grey Gardens, will be on hand to introduce the sad tale of mother and daughter Edith Bouvier and Edith Beale, former socialites reduced to a life of squalor in a dilapidated East Hamptons manor.
A gardener no longer, Torre has shown his sculpture to critical acclaim at the Outsider Art Fair in New York. The artist’s work is currently on view in the two person show “Charles Andresen and Jerry the Marble Faun” at at Geary Contemporary (185 Varick Street) through February 3.
Location: Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street
Time: 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, March 52. Miguel Luciano, “Ride or Die” at BRIC
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the Jones-Shafroth act, which gave US statutory citizenship to residents of Puerto Rico. It also meant that the island became an official US territory. Since then, there’s been contentious arguments for and against independence. In his latest exhibition, Miguel Luciano works with vintage Schwinn bicycles to allude to the complex history of Puerto Ricans, and to celebrate Nuyorican bike club culture, in a state where over 1 million residents are of Puerto Rican descent.
Location: BRIC, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn
Time: Opening reception 7 p.m.–9 p.m; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, February 2
3. “Normalizing Hatred: The Nazi Germany Snapshots of Dan Lenchner” at the City Reliquary
The banality of evil is on full display at the City Reliquary, which has tapped Dan Lenchner to present selections from his collection of over 500 images taken by various photographers in Nazi Germany. Despite the atrocities being committed by those in power, the photos show seemingly normal, happy scenes of every day life—even as thousands of Jews and other supposedly “inferior” peoples were being rounded up and sent to their death. Let these images stand as a warning to maintain vigilance as we enter the Donald Trump presidency.
The event is part of the museum’s “Beyond Patience & Fortitude” event series, created in response to the election to promote civic engagement and better appreciation of New York’s diversity.
Location: City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Time: 7 p.m.
4. “Artist Talk: Juliette Dumas and Sara Mejia Kriendler” at the Chimney
A talk between gallerist Jennifer Houdrouge and artists Juliette Dumas and Sara Mejia Kriendler takes place at the Chimney on Thursday. The artists will discuss the philosophical ideas behind their two person exhibition “2020.” The ongoing show (through Februrary 19) at the Bushwick-based gallery addresses the pertinent topical issues of politics, economics, and the environment, based on the artists’ contrasting visions of the future and what the world will be like in three years.
Location: The Chimney, 200 Morgan Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Time: 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2–Saturday, March 11
5. “Richard Mosse: Heat Maps” at Jack Shainman
In his new show, prize-winning Irish photographer Richard Mosse takes as his subject the favored whipping boy for present-day haranguers Donald Trump, Theresa May, and Marine Le Pen. His new project charts the refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa—the worst since World War II—with the aid of weapons-grade military technology: an extreme telephoto military-grade camera capable of detecting thermal radiation, or body heat, at distances of up to 20 miles. The resulting images take a page out of Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. The devil is in the details for photographs that are immense in scale and shame-inducing in the extreme.
Location: Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street
Time: Opening reception 6 p.m.–8 p.m; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6.pm.
Friday, February 3–Saturday, March 25
6. “Eleanore Mikus: Tablets and Related Works, 1960–69” at Craig F. Starr Gallery
A decade after her retrospective at the Drawing Center, Eleanore Mikus, born in 1927, gets a New York solo show of her collages, reliefs, paperfolds, and paintings. The artist’s “Tablet” series, which blend painting with relief sculpture, feature “numinous surfaces of gently uneven planes beneath numerous coats of white paint (and at times, wax), embody the passage of time,” wrote Robert Hobbs in the exhibition catalogue. “Yet these softly nuanced components also reinforce the here and now, as well as incorporate an understated fragility, made more so by flickering surfaces created through these works’ ability to reflect light and generate shadows, and, as tablets, they also summon up the image of perseverance against time’s inevitable onslaughts.”
Location: Craig F. Starr Gallery, 5 East 73rd Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 4–Sunday, March 12
7. Joanna Malinowska, “Not a Metaphorical Forest” at CANADA
If you’re wondering what happens to all the Christmas trees discarded on New York’s city streets this year, well, some of them ended up in Joanna Malinowska’s new exhibition. The work, Still Life, is, according to the press release, “an attempt to reconstruct a beaver habitat.” In line with the artist’s appreciation of absurdity and skepticism of her fellow humans, a series of nine watercolors, His Worshipers Worship a Phantom, also deals with the deconstruction of trees. There’s also a sickle-shaped “leaning” sculpture, and a trashed copy of The Brothers Karamazov, for good measure.
Location: CANADA, 333 & 331 Broome Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, February 5
8. TM Davy in conversation with Ellen Altfest and Nicole Eisenman at 11R
If you’re looking for something other than a Superbowl party on Sunday, look no further. 11R, the Lower East Side space run by Augusto Arbizo, which will host an artist talk between TM Davy, Nicole Eisenman, and Ellen Altfest. In addition to discussing painting in general, they will focus on how autobiographical and personal elements show up in artists’ work. The current TM Davy exhibition, “Horses,” featuring near life-size paintings, runs through February 19.
Location: Eleven Rivington, 195 Chrystie Street
Time: 4 p.m.
Through Monday, April 17
9. Four Klimt Portraits at the Neue Galerie
Following the recent hit exhibition “Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918,” the Neue Galerie has secured a loan extension for four of the Gustav Klimt portraits included in the show. So, if you didn’t make it up to the museum before the official January 16 end date, it’s worth taking a special trip to see Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912), reunited with its sister painting, the artist’s famed “Woman in Gold” masterpiece, as well as Portrait of Elisabeth Lederer (1914–1916), Posthumous Portrait of Ria Munk II (1917), and Portrait of Gertha Loew (1902).
Location: Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue, New York
Time: Thursday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
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