The 25th annual Masters Series exhibition opening on October 2nd,honors artist R. O. Blechman with the first major retrospective representing all genres of his work: illustrations, editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels
The School of Visual Arts presents "The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope," through September 14th, an exhibition of emerging and established painters who graduated from SVA and are working in the Symbolist tradition. These "neo-Symbolists" make mythological and dreamlike pictures that challenge prevailing assumptions about narrative, subjectivity and figurative painting itself.
One of Linda's mantras over the years has been 'Get on with it...!' Sometimes frustrating, other times motivating, it brings context to this final exhibit at The Art of Beauty by Linda Mason. Next Tuesday, July 23rd, from 5pm to 8pm, support 'Moving On' and celebrate Linda as she moves on to continue her contribution to the fusion of makeup and art in the 21 Century.
The solo exhibition, by Sungmi Lee, is on view through July 20th. “Empty to Be Filled,” features six of her works from recent series of sculptures and installations. Sungmi Lee, a Korean-born artist, has spent her early life in the United States. She often brings her experience as an alliance and inevitable sense of loss and lonesomeness into the formless and translucent medium such as smoke, resins, plexiglas and broken glasses.
Alice Aycock creates art that explores the relationships between fantasy, science, imagination, and experience. Although she is known primarily for her large-scale installations and monumental outdoor sculptures, drawing hasalways played an essential role in her practice. The works on view, throughJuly 13th, include drawings for real and imaginary architectural projects, maquettes, and photo-documentation— demonstrate the breadth of her artistic vision.
The storied homophobia of the 1950s hardly reached the young Paul Thek or the young men in his circle. His early work, arguably the gayest of his entire career, is filled with images of his lovers and close friends, including other artists such as Peter Harvey, Peter Hujar and Joseph Raffael. In these photographs, drawings and paintings the artists attest to the importance of their intimacy, not only unabashedly figuring their same-sex relationships, but more importantly, their influence on one another's work. On view through July 7th.
In May, the Department of Transportation chose Petrosino square as a docking station for its city-wide CitiBike program—effectively displacing any future art shows. Though many strongly object to its current placement, the program is generally considered popular and favored by residents. They support the alternative transportation but believe it should be moved to the roadbed where most of the bike rentals are located. On Wednesday, June 19th at 8:30am the SoHo Alliance will hold a rally to save the park.
Pocket Utopia is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of photographs by Kris Graves on June 14th. For the past three years, Graves has focused his camera directly on Iceland and its isolation and independence. Iceland is alone in a cold sea, sparsely populated; its volcanic visage is harsh and unrelenting. Discovering, via one (mostly) drivable road, and finding what's missing from the known story, Graves shows us his Iceland.
"Paul Thek and His Circle in the 1950s," for the first time, examines the iconic American artist as a young man, placing him within a group of friends and lovers that provided an adoring audience and creative influence for his earliest works. The exhibition, through July 7th, will cover the period of this artist's work from 1954 to 1964, presenting a rare insight into the world of Paul Thek, not previously explored in any other major exhibition of his work.
NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS looks back at the history of Visual AIDS and contemporary AIDS politics, to create a glimpse into a quarter century of the disease, art and activism. The exhibition is at La MaMa La Galleria through June 30th.