STOREFRONT is pleased to announce On Display, a three-person exhibition curated by Hrag Vartanian featuring paintings by Sharon Butler and Cathy Nan Quinlan with sculptural objects by Joy Curtis. On Display offers three challenging new perspectives on abstraction. Each artist employs familiar forms, but in different and idiosyncratic ways. Their work thus embodies an inventive and wide-ranging exploration of crucial elements of visual language: framing, illusion, and ultimately imperfection.
The hedonism and purity of the surfer lifestyle meets the uninhibited mischief of skatepunks in Clic Gallery's new summer show, SURF/SKATE, featuring the collages of surf king Tony Caramanico; the skater photographs of Drew Carolan, Lyle Owerko and Alberto Vargas; and the beach photography of Antoine Verglas, Randall Medson, Ron Church, Patrick Cariou, Paul Solberg, Joni Sternbach, Jean-Philippe Piter, Wayne Levin, and Burton Machen. Opening July 27th.
Magnan Metz Gallery is proud to present for the first time in the United States an exhibition of personal work by Cuban painter Raúl Martínez (Ciego de Avila, 1927 – Havana, 1995), considered one of the most influential artists in Cuba’s history. The exhibit opens Thursday, July 22 from 6 to 7 PM.
Sunday, July 25 the NYICFF presents the first East Coast screening of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, in 3D, with live on-stage animal stars, demo and Q&A with Hollywood animal trainer, photo ops with the animal stars, plus prizes, cat and dog masks and activity books for all attendees!!!
Opening Friday, July 9th, You Were There is an exhibition that examines how time affects an artist’s practice, attitude and overall outlook. It broadly investigates the trajectory of the exhibiting artists’ output by showing one work from 2005 and one work from 2010 by each artist, indicating how a relatively small but significant amount of time can change an artist’s perspective. The subject is not time itself, but rather the ever-changing vicissitudes of artistic practice both internal to an artist and as conceived by a viewer as time passes.
Opening Wednesday June 30th, the Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present Land Use Survey, a group exhibition featuring photographs, paintings and works on paper by twenty-seven artists. Land Use Survey functions as a critical appraisal of land use across the country, as a document of the changing landscape vernacular, and as a celebration of the artists who take diverse approaches to capturing this genre.
Opening Thursday June 20th, Maccarone Gallery is pleased to present “Flowers,” an exhibition of new paintings by Ann Craven. In her first solo exhibition at Maccarone Gallery, the artist undertakes a new subject, still-life arrangements of white roses. Painting with improvisational intensity, the artist uses primarily a palette of black and white, which reanimates the anachronistic genre of still-life flower-painting.
Opening Sunday June 27th, Clifton Benevento presents the group exhibition Not Extractions, but Abstractions (Part 2).The work of six artists come together to evoke a contemporary mash-up of American artist Alexander Calder under his quote ‘Not Extractions but Abstractions’. Presented side-by-side their works obliquely summon Calder’s use of reductive forms, his serious yet playful endeavors with materials as well as his development of kinetic sculpture. Like any quirky mash-up, this assembly proposes new ideas and forms in transformative contrast to the original source.
Opening Wednesday, June 16th, Sloan Fine Art presents two summer group exhibitions, Nice to Meet You and Amuse Bouche. In Nice to Meet You, the gallery invited 22 artists who had shown in the gallery previously, in group or solo shows, and asked each of them to invite two artists of their choice.
This year’s showing of visionary, art singular and self-taught artists will be held as a two part Exhibition, with two opening parties. The first portion will show May 29th thru July 23rd with the opening reception Saturday June 19th from 5 to 8 pm. Featuring Live Outsider Music and Poetry Reading by Self taught artist, poet, and song writer; Phil Demise will be giving a rare musical solo performance and reading poems from his book PERIODS. The NYC gothic blues duo Lone Vein will also be performing live.