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.
Friday July 9th check out Indie-songstress Eleanor Dubinsky at the 92Y Tribeca. Her sultry vocals ride a mix of French pop, new American soul and Latin rhythms. Her songs express her passion for a diversity of people and cultures.
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.
Hodges is widely known for his investigations into materiality and painstaking shaping of materials, both everyday and exotic. In this exhibition, he submits to a material that has often captured his attention – paper. Hodges’s return to Dieu Donné is his first since his 2002 Lab Grant residency, which was the artist’s introduction to hand papermaking, during which he created drawings from richly colored paper pulp. In this recent body of work, Hodges exploits the material qualities of paper through sculpture.
Thierry Goldberg Projects is pleased to present Waiting Room, the first New York solo exhibition of Maya Bloch. The exhibition will include seven new paintings that examine themes of estrangement and memory through abstracted figuration. Opening Friday June 4th.
For it’s 50th anniversary Jean-Luc Godard’s epic film is restored and with revere will be run at the Film Forumstarting Friday May 28th. Breathless though in black and white feels almost neon with its nouveau depiction of continuity, the antihero, and, sex and violence.
Looking for a family fun evening? Bring the brood to the Children's Museum of Art's 16th Annual Family Benefit, Paintbrushes in Paradise: An Artistic Hawaiian Luau. Join the CMA's traditional Hawaiian Luau, complete with dancing music, and food, to benefit CMA’s community outreach programs. Taking place on Friday, May 14th from 4 PM – 8 PM, the evening will feature entertainment by Josh Cho & The Hawaiian Dreams Band and Polynesian Dance Productions. Families are encouraged to dress up and will have the opportunity to create traditional headpieces, learn a hula dance, and make tiki masks.
Never have we met a better ringmaster than Mark Demaio. His mind has always teetered between genius and perverse, so it’s no surprise Demaio’s works do too. Colorful and whimsical with hauntingly dark undertones, Demaio playfully explores the frightening and absurd in the seemingly innocent. His subjects— goblins, dolls, and circus freaks— are the most shocking of oddities, and yet surprisingly beguiling. They almost always smile, but never without an air of sadness. Catch Demaio’s latest show featuring works from his “Absurd Notions” series at VIG27 with the opening reception on May 13thand you will not only get brownie points from us but be privy to a fantastic performance by Corey Tut. It will be a blast!
Since its creation in 1947 the Central Intelligence Agency has held the responsibility of providing our Federal Government information to sustain our country’s safety and well being. With such a vital role, it seems astounding that the agency along with other intelligence groups in our government are essentially made up of just a handful of operatives, ordinary people. These folks must be highly intelligent with a shrewdness to ensure their survival and the protection of American secrets. Their successes must be clandestine and their thoughts concealed— well mostly. It often comes as a surprise (though why should it) that these brilliant few are often artists, painters, writers and poets. And they have stories to tell.
The days when bohemians sat in Fanelli’s sipping whisky and discussing art and politics, (still our main theme here at SoHo Journal Magazine) may be gone but our Woody Allen like fascination hasn’t ended and at times the streets feel the same as they did; very early on a Saturday morning or very late on a Thursday night the ghosts of modern thinkers and revolutionaries still haunt the ragged cobblestones. Fortunately for us a handful of the original renegades still remain and we were lucky enough to pin them down for a chat about how things used to be! As part of an ongoing series we chatted with oldtimers Jim Stratton, Penelope Grill, and Mimi Smith about the glory days.