Excitement Mounts for Pelham Art Center’s Studio Café on November 16, 2019

Saturday, November 16 marks an exciting day for guests to Pelham Art Center: the center’s annual Fall fundraiser, Studio Café, offers a smorgasbord of wonderful activities for attendees. From 7 pm on, Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY) will play host to delightful artists, musicians, local food + drink treats and even the launch of new exhibit: “Collectibles”, featuring works priced to sell at under $2500 by artists Laurence Belotti, Capucine Bourcart, Alvin Clayton,  Bob Clyatt, Mayuko Fujino, Maizianne, RC Hagans, Eileen Karakashian, Doug Newton and Alexis Trice. Studio Café offers a chance for visitors to experience all that Pelham Art Center has to offer while supporting the center’s education and community programs. With general admission (entry from 7 pm) available for a reasonable $95 and VIP advance 6 pm entry priced at $145, your ticket to arts access is on sale now. An online auction – live now! – also offers the opportunity to secure limited editions and unique works by distinguished artists with all proceeds benefiting the Center.

Auction artwork available for purchase by artist Ann Lewis – Proceeds support Pelham Art Center

Community members come together around the meaningful art experiences offered by the Pelham Art Center for this fundraiser event, with event co-chairs Michelle Acosta and Julie Cepler leading the way! Live art demos will be helmed by notable teaching artists Donna Ross and Frank Guida, with live music by jazz musicians Dan Haedicke (DH4 Music) and vocalist Sarah Rayani. Later in the evening, DJ Lightbolt (aka renowned artist Nicky Enright) will bring guests to their feet with some fun and funky beats.

 

Artwork by notable artists such as Ruben Natal San Miguel, whose work will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, is included alongside other established artists Shepard Fairey, Ann Lewis, Kate Fauvell, Katy Garry, David Kramer and more in this exclusive Fall fundraiser auction.

 

In addition to the fundraiser’s impressive auction offerings, special 1’x1′ $250 artworks specially made for the event by distinguished artists Arlene Rush, Susan Saas, Kate Fauvell, Charlotte Mouquin, Gabriel Shuldiner and more will be available exclusively to event attendees. Craft brew will be provided by Wolf + Warrior and delicious culinary treats by Caffe Regatta, Canita Lobos, Elia Taverna, Manor Market, Pelham Pizza, Rockwells, and many more. What are you waiting for?  Tickets available now for this exclusive annual event.

 

Auction artwork available for purchase by artist Christina Massey – Proceeds support Pelham Art Center

 

Performance is Alive x ANTE. Performance Picks at Satellite Art Show NYC Oct 3-6 2019

October 3-6 marks the inaugural edition of Satellite Art Show in Brooklyn, and along with that comes the most significant collection of live & recorded performance art ever presented by Performance is Alive.

ANTE. Mag is proud to serve as Media Sponsor for this groundbreaking performance art presentation by Performance is Alive – a survey of the most exciting emerging and mid-career performance/new media artists with an intersectional lens, representing a diverse group of bodies and identities. Don’t miss the full roster of Performance is Alive-curated programming, with two especially notable events occurring Friday, October 4th at 8 pm when notable artist Barbara Rosenthal discusses her work in tandem with a screening of “News to Fit the Family” and Saturday, October 5th at noon for “Queer Form: A Panel Discussion” centered around queer body politics in new media and performance – for full list of events, follow the Performance is Alive Schedule on their Facebook page and also available HERE.

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Alison Pirie for “Performance is Alive” Satellite Art Show NYC 2019

Now on to our Top 12 ANTE. Mag picks for Performance is Alive @ Satellite Art Show, October 3-6, 2019…

  1. Alison Pirie a juggernaut working across performance, installation, new media and more, Pirie juggles simultaneous explorations of gender, identity, language and sexuality: with a particular lens onto female sexuality and the concept of “female hysteria”. With past projects at LaMama Galeria in NYC and the Situation Room in LA, Pirie is a force of nature to be reckoned with in her powerful considerations of these contemporary themes. Make sure to experience her performance on opening night at Performance is Alive: she will be presenting her work Thursday, 10/3 at Satellite.
  2. Kathie Halfin – living and working in the Bronx, Russian-Israeli artist Halfin is an interdisciplinary artist working across installation, performance, sound and costume production. Her performances tease out the nuanced narratives attached to female objectification. Halfin holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and is affiliated with Wassaic Project, Vermont Studio Center, the Bronx Museum and more.
  3. Amanda Hunt & IV Castellanos – a collaboration that has lent itself to a studied exploration in reciprocity through repetitive catching of one another’s bodies, Hunt & IV Castellanos sets the stage for a longed-for Queer and Feminist Utopia. The artists have performed in the US and abroad, creating a set of actions in tandem that seek to provoke audiences to re-examine social approaches to equanimity and labor.
  4. SUNGJAE LEE – based in Chicago, LEE is a multidisciplinary artist whose work investigates periphery and its relationship to center. An MFA Graduate in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, LEE has presented works in the US, Canada, and South Korea among other locations. The artist’s candid and perceptive responses to other-ing augment Performance is Alive’s 2019 programming.
  5. Wild Actions (Patience, Carley McCready-Bingham, Ginger Wagg) – Hailing from North Carolina, Wild Actions presents a sculpture garden for Performance is Alive that presents their focus on interactive performance installations. Their radical, performative and eco-conscious approach marks a breath of fresh air among the PIA presentations.
  6. Barbara Rosenthal – A conceptual artist working across (seemingly) limitless mediums, Rosenthal’s inclusion into Performance is Alive is a true coup. The artist will be present on Friday, Oct 4 for a screening – as noted above – and any true connoisseurs of performance and conceptual art should be in attendance. Based in the West Village, Rosenthal has influenced modern art and philosophy: influence which continues to exert its presence through her projects based in the present day.
  7. Nadja Verena Marcin – An artist working across borders in Germany and the United States, Marcin’s multidisciplinary work across photography, video, and more exudes a deceptive straightforward quality. The artist engages across a broad platform of eco-conservation, feminism, and sociopolitical inquiry. Catch her work while you can on view at Performance is Alive!
  8. Katina Bitsicas – Exploring trauma, crime and the psychological presence of architecture on the human psyche, “other”ing and the personal experiences driving overarching social justice issues. A new media artist who has shown in the US and abroad, Bistsicas’ work delves deep into issues that are driving contemporary political discourse in the United States.
  9. Tales Frey – A founding member of eRevista Performatus, Frey’s artistic practice explores elements relating to body and ritual. A multidisciplinary artist, works by Frey have been exhibited across Latin America and Europe and involve incisive visual constructions to form social commentaries.
  10. Sylvain Souklaye – A sound, video and performance artist, Souklaye contrats personal narrative with collective memory, identity and demographic. His works have been shown in Europe and Latin America, and involve performative acts by the artist as well as interaction with diverse populations in disparate urban centers.
  11. Cherrie Yu – Yu’s work mines pop culture and performativity in equal measure through a practice rooted in new media and performance. Ideals attached to assignations such as “queer” and “open” are interrogated through surveys of existing bodies of work by and by placing the spectator in a dissociative state in relationship to other “bodies” – such as in interdisciplinary performance and new media installation. Yu’s new media work will be displayed as part of “Performance is Alive”.
  12. Rachel L. Rampleman – Brooklyn-based artist Rampleman explores identity and spectacle – intimacy and grandeur – through a multi-disciplinary lens. With solo exhibits in the US and abroad, the artist’s work delves into the latent tension underlying masculine and feminine identities.

Clockwise from upper left: Artists featured at Performance is Alive include Kathie Halfin, Igor Furtado and Sylvain Souklaye.

ABOUT PERFORMANCE IS ALIVE
Based in Brooklyn, NYC, Performance Is Alive is an online platform featuring the work and words of current performance art practitioners. Through interviews, artist features, sponsorship and curatorial projects, we aim to support the performance community while offering an access point to the performance curious. Performance is Alive at SATELLITE ART SHOW is curated by Quinn Dukes (Founder + Director). | performanceisalive.com

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ANTE. Mag is dedicated to bringing under-the-radar contemporary artists to a wider audience. To this end, ANTE.’s Editorial team specifically focuses on highlighting works by intersectional artists and cultural producers to our readership. If you believe you are working on a project that fits this description and deserves wider recognition, please email our editor: audra@antemag.com

Jay Milder’s “Unblotting the Rainbow” Hosts Official Opening Sept 27

Friday, September 27th marks the grand opening celebration of painter Jay Milder’s formidable “Unblotting the Rainbow”, curated by Adam Zucker and on view at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum through Nov 10, 2019.

“Animistic Ark” (2015) Jay Milder

 

“Unblotting the Rainbow” marks a pivotal moment in Milder’s career: the painter, already a household name in Brazil, has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Casa de Mexico in Havana, Cuba in May 2020.

Born in Omaha, Milder exploded onto the scene alongside contemporaries Red Grooms and Claes Oldenberg, and his experimental approach to painting – focused through his intense reflections on spiritual mysticism – informing his changing artistic vision. At times abstract while adopting a scale of figurative elements over the years, the artist relies on elements such as Kabbalah and numerology to inform his compositions. A keen balance of formal qualities imbues his practice with a meditative presence. Works on view in “Unblotting the Rainbow” chart the artist’s continual progress from his roots as an emerging artist in the 1950s through today. As curator Adam Zucker notes, “(the exhibit) focus(es)…on his use of painterly Expressionism as a means to address physical and spiritual themes affecting the human condition. For Milder, it’s a return to exhibiting in Provincetown, a community that had a tremendous impact on his career.” The artist began an ongoing relationship with the Provincetown area in the late 1950s, maintaining links to the area and experiencing formative days and months learning from others in the close knit community. A homecoming of sorts for the artist, Milder continues to push artistic boundaries while maintaining his place as a premiere artist advancing American modern expressionism.

Noah’s Ark #1 (2002) Jay Milder


Along with an opening to the public on Friday, August 27 from 8 pm on, the artist will also be giving a talk on Sunday, August 29 at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum from 1 pm. See the PAAM’s website for more details: https://www.paam.org/exhibitions/jay-milder-unblotting-the-rainbow/

Joan Walton’s Transcendent Works Shine in “Montauk Love Song”

“Montauk Love Song” celebrates its opening on Thursday, Sept 27 from 6-8 pm at Atlantic Gallery, suite 540, 547 W 27th street NYC. The opening is free and open to the public and the artist will be present.

 

“Topsy-Turvy” Featuring Artist Jeff Way Shakes Things Up Lesley Heller Gallery

Artist Jeff Way’s series of multi-process artworks on view in “Topsy Turvy” at Lesley Hellery Gallery proves to be  that rare exhibition where each work possesses a unique yet harmonious vantage point onto a recurring theme. Marking an ingenious turn of creative processes combined with a speculative approach to composition and figuration, Way’s “Topsy Turvy” series – created between 2006-2016 – offer an alternative viewpoint onto painting as seen through distortion created by methods of reproduction: chiefly, a Xerox machine. The exhibit, opening on Wednesday, July 17 from 6-8 pm at Lesley Hellery gallery, is all the more compelling as it shines a light onto these works in their first solo foray out into the New York art world.

Latent tension between repetition and uniqueness mark a crux of the series’ premise: each painting is unique and newly created, while Xerox was invented to copy existing documents. Way plays with the purpose behind this once-cutting edge technology in his recent series by distorting imagery nearly to its breaking point in this series of engrossing works: strong color contrasts span across each work, building up and breaking down across the canvas. Way is that rare artist whose dedication to color doesn’t overwhelm the composition: instead, line and coloration combine in a frank, captivating look into the artist’s psyche. One enthralling aspect of this exhibition is its self-conscious meditation upon the previous series of the artist’s own work: a multi-disciplinary artist whose works have spanned museum walls ranging from the Whitney Museum to the New Museum, Way is able to confront and re-imagine the same impulses that have ignited his recognition in major institutions both in NYC and farther afield.

Grid Head Yellow Green Nose (2007) Acrylic on Canvas

While these paintings mark a departure from the artist’s previous series of masks and mask-based performance, remnants of these same considerations are found in the distorted, multivalent heads present throughout the artist’s “Topsy Turvy” series. While larger arrays of his figurative elements can evoke, upon reflection, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon or Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Way instead seeks inspiration instead from the jarring impression left by German Expressionists Jawlensky and Nolde. With a firm grounding in Art History at NYU prior to transitioning to graduate as a Studio Art major, Way is in tune with his own personal iconography residing in his repetitive contemplation of the head as a symbol for self-expression and the psychological underpinnings arising from such endeavors. The artist will also be at Lesley Heller gallery for a talk accompanying the exhibition, slated for July 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

Topsy-Turvy Trio 3 (2016) Acrylic on Canvas

On view through August 17th, “Topsy Turvy” is a sweeping exhibition at Lesley Hellery gallery of works by Jeff Way that are not only exhibited for the first time as a complete series in New York City, but also offer forth the unique vision of an artist with deep ties to the evolution of New York City’s contemporary art scene.

Immersive, Experimental Performance Openings at The Ear, Brooklyn

Exciting performance art takes the floor at The Ear (255 Boerum Street, #1- Brooklyn) on May 17th and 18th. Featuring performances by Sierra Ortega, Muyassar Kurdi, Vyczie Dorado, Amanda Hunt & IV Castellanos, Máiréad Delaney, Arantxa Araujo, Sara Meghdari & Oya Damla, and Jazz Coker with installation work by David Ian Bellows/Griess, something fascinating emerges for everyone at this Spring open weekend.

Still of performance by Amanda Hunt & IV Castellanos

 

The Ear’s tightly curated selection of performances takes top marks for creativity and the willingness to push boundaries. Curators Oya Damla & Polina Riabova have assembled a cohort of artists taking risks, showcasing a variety of creative impulses in this Spring open weekend of performance art. Doors open at 7:30 on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 to bring immersive installations and thoughtful, daring performances to visitors. With a $10 suggested donation, these performance showcases make for affordable opportunities to experience cutting-edge contemporary performance art at a rising performance art venue.

Mairead Delaney, still from: Breach reignite

Themes of public and private, identity, materiality and labor intertwine in this variety of performances. Ranging from sound to choreography to projection mapping and beyond, artists on view are stars in their field and have shown in a variety of venues. The Queens Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Brooklyn Museum, and Knockdown Center have all played host to these innovative and forward-thinking performance artists, among other locations. Unforgettable and unrelenting, the rising stars of performance art are all assembled for this Spring opening spectacular.

Tickets and further details are available at the event site. See you there!

 

The Empowering Artistic Practice of Marguerite Elliot

There is much to uncover in the diverse and precise artistic practice of artist Marguerite Elliot. Her career spans decades of women’s art herstory along the faultlines of second-wave feminism on the West Coast. Elliot’s career incorporates a vibrant interdisciplinary practice as an artist, welder, author, curator and video producer. Previously based in LA, Elliot now lives and works in Marin County in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. She was a pivotal founding member of the renowned LA-based Woman’s Building, the premier center for Feminist art, that operated for 18 years beginning in 1973. Recently, the world-renowned Getty Research Institute was awarded funding to preserve archives related to the Building, and on April 22nd Elliot will be honored alongside other women pioneers at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In addition to her work teaching art at the LA Woman’s Building, she also taught at the Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has been included in exhibitions across the United States, including in a prestigious exhibition, Committed to Print, that dealt with about social issues – including feminism – at the renowned Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY.

 

“Saved for Eternity” Marguerite Elliot. Mixed media.

 

Elliot has been and continues to be a formidable artist spearheading developments in West Coast feminism while also serving as an incredible force for social critique and pioneering postmodern artworks created from metalworking and steel. Her vibrant presence as a Founding Member of the LA Woman’s Building informed the community’s incredible impact, exerting a presence that could be felt over the life and cultural scene in the greater Los Angeles area. A welder and sculptor, Elliot regularly creates large-scale artworks that require a precise and exacting skill set and complete mastery of metalworking methods. Working in steel from an early period of her practice, Elliot was a trailblazer not only for a cohort of women sculptors but she has also purposed her artwork into a means of addressing hot-button topics such as nuclear proliferation, environmental preservation and homelessness.

“Rift” Marguerite Elliot. Mixed media.
“Saraswati” Marguerite Elliot. Mixed media.

In addition to sustaining a demanding art studio practice, Elliot has steered feminist art history and theory with her incredibly thorough the comprehensive publication, “The Woman’s Building and Feminist Art Education, 1973-1991: A Pictorial Herstory.” Edited by Elliot and Maria Karras and published by the Otis College of Art & Design, provides an in-depth look into the remarkable influence the LA Woman’s Building sustained as a force for change as a part of the greater second-wave feminism movment. Outlining how the Woman’s Building steered the career trajectories of artists and changemakers such as Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro and many, many more, this tome holds a pivotal place in defining women’s impact in the Modern Art canon. Elliot’s position as a guest of honor at the Getty to honor her legacy as part of this group of powerful and unrelenting women on April 22nd is well-deserved and long overdue.

Elliot’s work is decisive and, frequently, physically demanding. With a carefully developed skill set that encompasses the punishing and technically precise requirements that welding requires, Elliot not only operates within a formally precise artistic lexicon, she applies her artistic acumen toward realizing socio-political change and working toward a common good.

 

“Where Did I Come From” Marguerite Elliot. Cast Bronze Rocks on Shelves.

 

Currently practicing across small and large-scale welded and mixed media sculpture, she exhibits a keenly psychological and insightful approach to her artworks. Elliot’s artwork titles, such as “Where Did I Come From” and “Saved for Eternity” also assume an autobiographical, yet ambiguous, approach. Continuing to pursue abstraction, Elliot continually digs deeper into her iconography to produce precisely rendered forms that resonate with viewers in an introspective and, often, personal significance. Viewers of Elliot’s work can ponder the meaning of eternity and the now within her practice: space and time seem to collapse under the significance of her keen and philosophical vision.

Elliot’s works have been shown in countless solo and group exhibits in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, and they are held in numerous public and private collections including New York’s MoMA. Elliot’s exhibitions have been reviewed in major art publications including the Los Angeles Times, the NY-based Village Voice, Art Week, and the Washington Post. She is a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Elliot’s curatorial experience includes private, non-profit, and municipal galleries In Los Angeles and San Francisco and she is currently head of Elliot Art Productions, a company that works with artists to market their art and specializes in creative, promotional videos for artists. Upcoming exhibits include at North Bay Investment Partners in Berkeley, and the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA, and her studio in Fairfax welcomes visitors by appointment.

“Don’t Touch Me” Marguerite Elliot. Mixed media.

 

 

Neon Love: Indira Cesarine x Le Board curated by Jenny Mushkin Goldman

Valentine’s day promises to bring vivid red and pink hues to the forefront, and nowhere are these bright inviting tones more welcome than at Le Board for the opening reception of works by Indira Cesarine in Indira Cesarine x NEONOpening Thursday, February 14 from 5-8 pm, and on view through April 13 at 800b 5th Avenue, the exhibit presents original neon artworks by Cesarine, and signals the inauguration of Le Board’s artist in residence program in partnership with Untitled Space. Curated by the renowned Jenny Mushkin Goldman, of KIN + GOLD, Indira Cesarine x NEON  features stunning recent neon compositions by the artist. Opening night also includes carefully crafted cocktails by McQueen and The Violet Fog and Mi Campo, and even a surprise experience by Receptra Naturals.

INDIRA CESARINE “lust (violet),” 2018.

 

Displaying Cesarine’s perceptive eye toward feminist topics and witty wordplay, Indira Cesarine x NEON proves to be a formidable survey of contemporary neon installation artworks dealing with activism and social justice. Considering the weight of words both heavy and light, these neon expressions give voice to contemporary issues while engaging directly with contemporary culture. Under the precise eye of Mushkin-Goldman, Indira Cesarine x NEON allows Cesarine’s works to shine and reach a whole new array of visitors.

 

Sponsored by Le Board, a Part French-part Greek, New York living brand founded by John Aghayan and creative directed by Sofia Karvela, this partnership is sure to light up a brand new experience for art lovers and those who live inspired by culture, fashion, and fine art.

 

For more details about the event and to RSVP please visit the event page. 

Bound/Less: Less Isn’t More at AHA Fine Art Group Exhibit

BOUND/LESS, opening at 222 Bowery on Tuesday, February 12th from 6-8 pm, features a selection of artists presented by Arcilesi|Homberg Fine Art. For one night only, artworks contemplating the many facets of love and its endless scope will be presented, alongside music, wearable art and refreshments on the Bowery right across the street from the New Museum.

Works by Vincent Arcilesi, Eileen Coyne, Maria Dimanshtein, Jun’Ichiro Ishida, Carolyn Oberst, Arlene Rush, Margaret Withers and more populate the historic space. From the gestural figurative to the geometric abstract, love in all its forms is present for visitors to explore. The show features a plethora of artists brought together to honor love in all its splendor. Featuring a majority women artists in this exciting group exhibit, don’t miss the only chance to witness all this magnificent, loved-themed art in one space!

 

BOUND/LESS takes place from 6-8 pm at 222 Bowery on Tuesday, Feb 12th produced by AHA Fine Art.

Art Zoo Highlights: Art World Highlights, Zona Mexico, Frida in Brooklyn & More

Making Sense of the Art Zoo

The art world calendar is kicking into high gear- but don’t fret, we’ve pulled together a guide to help you navigate the zoo that is local and international art events happening from Feb 6-10. Call it an extended weekend survey. Take a look at the below, in NYC and beyond!

ZONAMACO Mèxico Arte Contemporaneo 2018 (courtesy ATP Diary: http://atpdiary.com/zonamaco-new-proposal-interview-with-humberto-moro/ )

Mexico: Art Rising

This week in the zoo that is the art world, Mexico takes front and center as ZONAMACO Mexico opens in Ciudad Mexico (on view through Feb 10). Featuring the best and brightest in emerging talent, ZONAMACO Mexico is rapidly rising as a reliable barometer for art world trends and artists to watch on the international stage (with a focus, of course, on talent engaging with Latin America.)

Details on ZONAMACO Mexico here.

Meanwhile, Frida Kahlo opens at the Brooklyn Museum on Frida(y), Feb 8 (yuk yuk). The retrospective marks a watershed moment for Kahlo, who went back and forth from Mexico to New York City during periods as an emerging artist. Tickets for the first few opening days caught fire – watch this space for our ANTE. review in mid-Feb!

Tickets for Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving here. 

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving – image courtesy Brooklyn Museum

Meanwhile, Back in New York

Don’t fret if you’re stuck in the City this week without tickets to Frida – or even if you managed to snag some, know that there is plenty to occupy your time!

Starting on Thursday, 2/7 MIRROR|MIRROR hosts an artist reception from 6-8 pm (RSVP is required, info@latchkeygallery.com). Featuring February James and Shona McAndrews, the exhibit is organized by LatchKey Gallery in collaboration with Select World’s S 12 Studio. On view by appointment through February 15, 2019, MIRROR|MIRROR explores two artists whose depiction of women offer a counter narrative to beauty norms and standards.

Erin Ko & Jamie Martinez, Neo Kingdom, 2017, screenshot of VR artwork for Speculative Cultures, Parsons

Thursday also marks the opening of the intriguing new media exhibit, Speculative Cultures: A Virtual Reality Exhibition. 

Located at the prestigious Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery (Sheila C. Johnson Design Center / 2 W 13th St, NYC), the opening reception for the exhibit takes place Thursday, 2/7 from 6-8 pm and will be attended by the exhibiting artists including The artists in this exhibition include Morehshin Allahyari (IR/US), Scott Benesiinaabandan (CA), Matias Brunacci,  Yu Hong(CN), Francois Knoetze (ZA) and Erin Ko (US) & Jamie Martinez (CO/US) in a joint project, who – intriguingly – create a journey to the afterlife inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Solenoid Respirator Instr/augment for 205 Hudson’s Re-Figuring the Future –  Photo: Sophia Barr Hayne & Lee Blalock

Friday belongs to the Outer Boros, with openings taking place at the NARS Foundation, Bronx River Art Center, SOHO20 and more. For those in Manhattan looking to stick close to home, there’s an opening at 205 Hudson: Re-Figuring the Future, as part of Hunter College Art Galleries, that looks promising.

Saturday and Sunday are dominated by talks and performances, with Saturday hosting the bulk of the fare.

Saturday 2/9 events include at artist talk at Lesley Heller Gallery in conjunction with Jim Osman’s The Walnut Series at 2:30 PM.

DUMBO plays host to Smack Mellon‘s artist talk, “Bonnie Collura: Prince & Rachelle Mozman Solano: Metamorphosis of Failure”: free & taking place from 4-5pm, while over in Long Island City, Queens, SculptureCenter hosts viewings into the Late Night of current exhibiting artist Banu Cennetoğlu’s Moving Image Work (RSVP required; entry from 6-10 pm with event ending midnight).

While Sunday is a mostly slow day, there is an intriguing, Chinese New Year-appropriate event at Pearl River Mart featuring a performance by Arlan Huang & Mee Mee Chin: “Cantonese Opera Makeup” for “Closing Distances”, free 1-3 pm at Pearl River Mart Gallery.

 

Enjoy your long, extended-art-weekend in NYC and beyond!