The Museum at Eldridge Street is proud to present a new exhibition, On the Lower East Side: 28 Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel. The exhibition features 29 different women who lived or worked on the Lower East Side of New York at the turn of the twentieth century. Their mixed media portraits by artist Adrienne Ottenberg incorporate maps of the Lower East Side neighborhood and are printed on silk or cotton banners that will be hung throughout the Museum’s gallery and historic sanctuary. Stories about the women highlight the work, life, and impact they made culturally, on social justice movements, and more. The exhibition will be on view December 3, 2023 through May 5, 2024.
Harman Projects is pleased to present Unusual Circumstances, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Travis Louie. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery, opening October 7th with Reception from 6-8pm.
Objects of Permanence, a special installation curated by Mellány Sánchez and presented during New York Fashion Week, seeks to spotlight the rich histories of the Puerto Rican and other migrant community labor forces in New York City’s garment industry.
This show spotlights the Lower East Side as a pioneering capital of the garment industry in the mid-20th century. Objects in the form of artifacts, both real and imagined, work to preserve and tell the story of LES residents of the past and present, whose labor was integral to the development of New York City as a fashion capital. Simultaneously, it will unite these voices of the past to the direct descendants and beneficiaries of their legacy—today’s fashion designers.
The Museum at Eldridge Street is proud to present A Collage of Customs, Iconic Jewish Woodcuts Revised for the TwentyFirst Century, an exhibition featuring the work of acclaimed artist and writer Mark Podwal. The exhibition will open on Thursday, May 11 and run through November 19, 2023.
Affected by the rawness of the walk down an unfinished staircase featuring the original plaster walls, exposed and weathered concrete floors, Below Constructions is a presentation of works by five artists who allow surfaces to act as their medium– exploring the “here and now” of art making materials. When completion doesn’t involve a conventional finishing or framing of the art object, but rather an affirmation of the reality of the object itself, the studio’s tool box becomes evident, and a glimpse of the worktable made visible.
We are saving the date for the 22nd Annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival to be held on Sunday, June 18th from Noon to 4:00pm on Eldridge Street between Division and Canal Streets. The free event is a delicious celebration of all things Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican.
This June, in solidarity with their LGBTQI+ community members, Acacia Network and its affiliate Loisaida Inc. will present a month-long arts series celebrating Pride Month.
Curated by queer artist Gabriel G Torres, the Loisaida is Proud series kicks off on Thursday, June 8th at 6 PM with an opening reception for the exhibition “We are all born naked, the rest is drag,” showcasing more than 15 years of never-before exhibited work by lens-based artist Ernesto Linnemann. The exhibition will run through Friday, June 23rd.
This exhibition, Sugar Daddy: Dear Danielle, opening May 19 and running through June 24 at Denny Gallery, New York, is a culmination of the artist’s years of research into the life and interwoven stories of the wealthy socialite Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, her husband the sugar magnate Adolph Spreckels and their relationship which formed around the Spreckels Mansion now owned by prolific romance novelist Danielle Steel. Opening May 19th.
601Artspace is delighted to present Two Grains of Wheat,an exhibition that explores how contemporary artists engage with spirituality and religious symbolism in their work, especially in times of political upheaval. The exhibition encompasses performative gestures, devotional objects, monuments, ruins, and text-based works that use religious references to promote ideals of justice. The artworks expand our understanding of faith, spirituality, and religion–related but distinct concepts that inform both collective and individual identity.
Harman Projects is pleased to present AM Gold, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Scott Listfield. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
Known for his acrylic paintings featuring an anonymous and solitary astronaut navigating their way through familiar yet foreign landscapes, the artist invites the viewer to place themselves within his narratives. While the vast majority of Listfield’s work historically looks towards dystopian futures, the paintings in his newest exhibition look simultaneously backwards and inwards.
Harman Projects is pleased to present The Message, a solo exhibition by United Kingdom-based artist Louis “Masai” Michel. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
For the past three years, artist Louis “Masai” Michel has been living on the south-eastern coastline of Margate, England. His proximity to the coast has informed the environmentally conscious artist’s practice, resulting in a new body of work exploring our relationship with plastic items that often end up as trash in the sea.
Perrotin is pleased to introduce JR’s newest series, Les Enfants d’Ouranos. Building upon Déplacé-e-s which shares the stories of refugee children from around the world, this project explores the tensions between the visible and invisible. The title of the exhibition translates to The Children of Ouranos—referring to the primordial Greek god of the sky who fathered the Titans, the first gods—and associates JR’s subjects with holiness.
“One Earth, After Another,” an exhibition of work by Peruvian artist Elena Damiani, is on view at Revolver Galería from February 16, and extended to April 1, 2023. The exhibition, Damiani’s first in the gallery’s new space in New York, explores through sculpture and collage, principles linked to the geology of the earth and related scientific branches such as stratigraphy, mineralogy, paleontology, and sedimentology. In addition, Damiani is included in a Museum of Modern Art exhibition of contemporary Latin American artists, who have drawn on history as source material for new works, that opens on April 30, 2023. “Zenith,” Damiani’s permanent, site-specific installation, can be seen in the David Rockefeller Atrium of the Americas Society headquarters on Park Avenue in New York.
GR Gallery is pleased to present “Times Are Changing”, an extensive duo exhibition featuring the latest production of Nigerian artists David Olatoye Babatunde and Victor Olaoye, integrated in the same event for the first time. The show will reveal 18 acute artworks, executed with the artists signature techniques and expressly created for this occurrence, designed to guide the visitor into a rare cultural journey represented by noble characters, inspired by the artists’s personal involvements and akin by colorful and aesthetically sophisticated traditional ensemble. Opening on March 2nd.
LatchKey Gallery is proud to present ECHO BOX, a group exhibition of 12 emerging artists currently pursuing their MFA at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Over the course of this new year, artist, professor James O. Clark and founder, director of LKG, Amanda Uribe worked with the students to realize an exhibition while providing the business fundamentals for an artist navigating this art world. ECHO BOX will be on view at LatchKey Gallery, 173 Henry Street NYC from Friday, February 10 – February 26, 2023. An opening reception will take place on February 10 from 6-8pm.
Harman Projects is pleased to present Promise Made. Promise Kept, a solo exhibition by New York City-based artist ChrisRWK. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
ChrisRWK creates layered mixed mediapaintings drawing inspiration from cartoons, comic books and his time as a graffiti writer. These paintings feature a selection of recurring cartoon-like characters that the artist has been developing over the last two decades. Centered in this cast of characters is the eponymous robot. The most iconic image in Chris’ work, the robot actually originated as a cube that began appearing in his work in the late 1990s and evolved into a television and then finally a robot around the turn of the century.
Harman Projects will open its doors to A Silent Way, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Chris Austin. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
Chris Austin paints surreal landscapes where marine life exists hovering above ground. These formerly sea dwelling animals, no longer relegated to the ocean, float freely through a new and unknown world filled with man-made infrastructure. Whether cautiously exploring on their own, or interacting peacefully with a mysterious raincoat clad child, the creatures appear to move silently and without resistance through their surroundings.
GR gallery will open its doors to “Reveal”, Naritaka Satoh first solo exhibition in the U.S. and with the gallery. Spreading around the whole gallery space, the show will present fourteen artworks executed with the artist signature technique combining acrylic and pencil on wood panel. Appositely conceived for the event, this new body of works expands Satoh’s visual vocabulary with enhanced subjects, colors and expressions and deepen his discourse on the introspection and duality of the human psyche and the complexity of the hidden symbolism. His highly unique style juxtaposes hyper realistic, perfectly balanced and controlled, black and white details, with howling and instinctive, abstract-expressionist like, thick acrylic brushstrokes.
Denny Dimin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by multimedia artist Paula Wilson: Imago, opening September 9 – October 29, 2022. With the scope of her wide ranging practice incorporating themes of identity, image making and the natural world, Paula Wilson is an artist who has become sought after for institutional exhibitions and inclusion in important public and private collections. Alongside her exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, she is exhibiting within a group exhibition Plein Air at MOCA Tucson and has an upcoming solo exhibition Toward the Sky’s Back Door at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs in 2023. She has also recently had an acquisition placed at Colby College Museum of Art.
Harman Projects will open its doors to Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions, a solo exhibition of over 50 black and white drawings.
“This is my favorite medium, and this will be my first show made up entirely of these stark high contrast drawings. I began the work in December 2021, and the themes range from the subjects of love, betrayal, Zodiac signs, hands and feet, hearts and skulls, dead rappers, and my beloved cat Mrs. Brown,” the artist elaborates.
The artist will be in attendance and signing copies of his new book Forever Ever After at an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 30th from 6-8pm at Harman Projects, 210 Rivington Street, NYC.
In a new exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York City artist Steve Marcus takes viewers on a journey into the cartoon world of kosher folk art through a series of new artworks inspired by one of the many great Jewish contributions to American culture: the hot dog. Linking his quirky sense of humor with a passion for his own roots and culture, Marcus’s hand-drawn works on paper answer to a higher authority. Let’s be frank: Marcus has once again created art that viewers of all ages can relish. Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art opens at the Museum at Eldridge Street on Thursday, May 12 and runs through November 6, 2022.
GR gallery is pleased to present “The Speed of Ice Cream” and “For The sake of Be who you Are” two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring Leo Park and Xu Yang. Both of these shows are the artists’ first solo exhibitions with GR and in New York.
(2021) Iconic, elegant, and populist all at once: the Automat (aka Horn & Hardart) revolutionized American dining a century ago, long before there was fast food or hipster coffee shops. An eclectic mix of New Yorkers inserted nickels into slots, and slices of lemon meringue pie, mac & cheese, baked beans, and creamed spinach magically appeared from a grid of gleaming chrome windows.
Fridman Gallery is honored to announce Within Listening Distance of the Sea…, the first solo exhibition in New York by Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, presenting a new series of sewn textiles, and a short film made in collaboration with Logan Lynette and Heather Lee. The exhibition is accompanied by a digital catalog with an essay by the art historian, curator and author Kilolo Luckett.
Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 this September with 75 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Continuing the Fair’s historical alignment with New York City’s Arts week and The Armory Show, Art on Paper will take place from Thursday, September 9th through Sunday, September 12th. Tickets are on sale now.
Galerie Perrotin New York opened its doors to a new body of work by Izumi Kato. After a 5 year hiatus, Kato returns to New York with an ambitious exhibition of new mixed-media sculptures, installation, and paintings. Enfolding across two floors of the historic Beckenstein building, the exhibition culminates in a tableaux of connected fabric and soft vinyl sculptures, suspended from the gallery’s three-story stairwell.
Marinaro Gallery will open its doors to the second solo exhibition with the gallery by Lindsay Burke with her exhibition, A Shift in the House. In her new body of work, Burke presents a series of paintings in which the house is more than just a functional structure; it is, in Burke’s universe, a surrogate for the mind and body, offering a way to visualize the drama of living in the world itself.
James Cohan is pleased to present Earth Kids, an exhibition of new sculptures by Yinka Shonibare CBE, on view from December 4 through January 23 at the gallery’s Lower East Side location at 291 Grand Street. This is the artist’s seventh solo exhibition at James Cohan. To book an appointment to view the exhibition, please click here.
The Bowery Art Wall, curated by Goldman Global Arts, is collaborating with Groundswell and Raúl Ayala for the Fall, 2020 mural. For this community mural, Ayala will be working with ten Groundswell youth artists.
CITYarts, a not-for-profit that connects local youth with professional artists to collaborate on public art, recently began the restoration of their ‘Flowering Vine & Us’ in St. James Triangle Park, located in Chinatown. In keeping with social distancing measures, the painting is being done in small groups, masks required.
The Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba opened its doors to a beautiful collection entitled, The Currency of Meaning and Other Tales, an exhibition of abstract paintings created over more than sixty-years between 1953 and 2019.
How many NYC businesses do you know that have survived 110 years? On March 29, 2020, Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery will celebrate their founding from a pushcart on Coney Island in 1890 to their current location on East Houston Street. In honor of this very special occasion, they will be selling Knishes for $1.10 to the first 110 sold that day.
GR Gallery will open its doors to “DREAMstate”, featuring artists Joseph Lee, Erik Mark Sandberg, Dennis Osadebe and Joshua Vides in a fresh, groundbreaking group exhibition. The show puts together 20 pieces, including paintings, works on papers and installations. The title is inspired by the unique creative energy that connects the four artists, able to forge, through different visions and techniques, an oneiric reality that misleads our visual realm, offering unique interpretations, in a surrealistic key, of different aspect of nowadays society and lifestyle.
Spoke Art and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation are pleased to present Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless, a traveling pop-up art exhibition featuring limited edition prints inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, a weekend pop-up exhibition.
With re-development ready to begin on the beloved Sunshine Movie Theater, we thought it a good time to take a look at renderings of what will replace the 100-year-old building, and home to independent and foreign films. located at 141 East Houston Street, the Sunshine Theater closed its doors for the last time in January, 2018.
More than 50 of our favorite street artists will be wheatpasting the walls of this pop-up gallery from January 28th through February 3rd, celebrating the illegal street artists that “risk arrest and jail to have their work seen.”
Art Party, Thursday night, January 31st from 6-9pm, music by @djicflo from 9-11:30pm. and Film Screening on Saturday night, February 2nd.
The (Most) Illegal Art (Show) ~ Wheatpaste Edition will take place at 198 Allen Street, curated by SacSix. Follow SacSix on Instagram
The renowned French artist JR, who has captured the faces of immigrants so vividly throughout the world, couldn’t be having a solo exhibition in NYC at a better time ~ with hundreds of immigrant children, taken from their parents at our borders, arriving in East Harlem this month. This week, Perrotin NYC presents the exhibition ~ JR.
“Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across geographical, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 U.S. States + Tijuana, and publicly exhibiting their portraits. Mireles connects with his subjects up close and enlarges the resulting portraits to larger-than-life scale in order to encourage viewers to intimately relate to and empathize with their fellow residents of the United States of America.” The exhibit, Neighbors: John Raymond Mireles is now on view at First Street Green.
A Community Board 1 public meeting on the impact of the Pier 17 Mall and its rooftop events will be held at 6 pm on Monday, December 4th. The meeting will focus on the impact that the rooftop events will have on the surrounding neighborhood.
Community Board 1 public meeting will be held in the Southbridge Towers community room, 90 Beekman Street.
Excellent article with all the details on the project can be found in the Tribeca Trib.
Stay tuned for updates.
Update: per 6sqft.com, LPC approves Achim Menges’ futuristic rooftop pavilion and stage for Pier 17 (December 12, 2017)