Speaking in Two Tongues, a Dynamic Duo Exhibition by Logan Sylve + Cristiano Mangovo at Allouche Gallery

 

 

 

Motivators, 2023. Acrylic on Canvas. 58 x 73.50 inches © Cristiano Mangovo. Courtesy of Allouche Gallery and the artist. Image courtesy of the Artists and Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery opened its doors to ‘Speaking in Two Tongues‘, a duo exhibition featuring New York based artist Logan Sylve and Angolan artist Cristiano Mangovo. The exhibition explores the artistic languages of Sylve and Mangovo, revealing the compelling intersections in their distinct visual narratives. It also serves as a reflection on culture, tradition, and the dynamic relationships between individuals and their bodies.

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Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral to Open at The Drawing Center in March

 

 

 

Joan Jonas, Untitled, 2015. Ink, 22.4 x30 in (57 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Pier Le Hors. Image courtesy of The Drawing Center.

The Drawing Center will present the first major drawing retrospective of Joan Jonas, one of the most experimental and significant voices in American art of the postwar period. Although Jonas’s work has received critical attention and acclaim over the past few decades, her voluminous drawing oeuvre, which constitutes the backbone of her video, performance, and sculpture practices, has never been surveyed. This exhibition will be a definitive look at the integral place of drawing in the career of this pioneering feminist artist. The exhibition is organized by Laura Hoptman, The Drawing Center’s Executive Director, working in close collaboration with the SoHo-based artist. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral will occupy the entirety of The Drawing Center’s gallery spaces and will feature more than three hundred individual drawings dating from the 1960s to the present as well as a recent drawing environment that will be presented in the United States for the first time. On view beginning March 6th.

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Solo Exhibition of Works by Paul Insect, ‘Seeyou’, to Open at Allouche Gallery in November

 

 

 

Paul Insect, Looking Into My Glass. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery.

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to ‘Seeyou’, an an upcoming solo exhibition featuring a new collection of works by Paul Insect.

Hailing from south-eastern England, Paul Insect’s distinct artistic style is a mesmerizing interplay of revelation and obscurity, urging viewers to contemplate their subjectivity in a society marked by a constant stream of information. A true mixed media artist, Insect works with screen prints, wood panels, linen, canvas, video, found objects and more. In “Seeyou,” Insect cleverly includes a collection of painted wall fragments, hinting at his street art roots where walls are the most accessible canvases.

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The Whimsical & Thoughtful Work of Nick Georgiou in ‘Biblioscapes’ to Open at Allouche Gallery, Soho ~ October 12th

 

 

 

Nick Georgiou. Image courtesy of the artist and Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery is thrilled to announce the forthcoming exhibition, Biblioscapes by artist Nick Georgiou, premiering on Thursday October 12th, from 6-9pm.

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A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran on View at The Drawing Center Through September 10, 2023

 

 

 

Kahlil Gibran, A woman with a Blue Veil, 1916. Watercolor, 8 1/2 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.3 cm). Collection of the Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum, Courtesy of the Gibran National Committee.

The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran features over one hundred drawings by the prolific Lebanese-American artist, poet and essayist, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of Gibran’s world-renowned publication, The Prophet. Though best known for his poetry and prose, Gibran viewed himself equally as a visual artist, producing paintings, watercolors, sketches, illustrations, book covers, and other material as a complement to his written work. A Greater Beauty will present an overview of Gibran’s drawings and sketches alongside manuscript pages, notebooks, correspondence, magazine illustrations and essays, and first editions, providing a glimpse into the artist’s production in the context of his work as a whole. The exhibition will be on view from June 2 through September 10, 2023.

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‘Ron English: Now You See It’ to Open at Allouche Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Ron English, Action Classicism in Delusiionville, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming solo show entitled “Now You See It” by world-renowned artist Ron English at Allouche Gallery NYC. This new body of work continues to explore the immersive world English has perfected throughout his long evolution as painter, sculptor, street artist and pop culture provocateur. Opening May 20th.

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Xiyadie: Queer Cut Utopias at The Drawing Center

 

 

 

Xiyadie, Sewn, 1999. Papercut with water-based dye and Chinese pigments on Xuan paper, 55 1/8 x 55 1/8 inches (140 x 140 cm). Courtesy of the artist

In February 2023, The Drawing Center will present Xiyadie: Queer Cut Utopias, the first solo exhibition of work by Chinese artist Xiyadie in New York. The name Xiyadie, which translates to Siberian Butterfly, is one the artist chose for himself to describe his upbringing in Weinan, a city in the Shaanxi Province of Northwest China. A reflection of his personal and artistic evolution, the pseudonym also denotes Xiyadie’s enduring resilience despite the fact that he has never been able to freely show his work or live openly with regard to his sexual orientation. Occupying two floors at The Drawing Center, Queer Cut Utopias will feature more than thirty of Xiyadie’s intricate paper-cuts, dating from the early 1980s through today, each of which articulates his longing to fully express his queer desire. Xiyadie presents a strong sense of artistic autonomy; his highly graphic works on paper fuse traditional folk forms and iconography with narratives from his personal life.

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Popping Up on Madison Avenue, Jaeger-LeCoultre ~ The Reverso 1931 Cafe’

 

 

 

The Riverso 1931 Cafe’. Image via Jaeger-LeCoultre

Highlighting its most popular watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre  opened The Reverso 1931 Cafe‘, just a block away from its boutique at 701 Madison Avenue.

The pop-up cafe’ will open at various locations around the world, beginning here in NYC at 729 Madison Avenue on November 2nd, in a space that will include an exhibition of historical and new products.

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Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman at NYC Fire Museum in Soho & a 35th Anniversary Celebration of the FDNY Museum on Spring Street, November 3rd

 

 

 

Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman at NYC Fire Museum

The New York City Fire Museum is presenting an exhibition showcasing award-winning photographer Jill Freedman’s moving collection of photographs documenting New York City firefighters on the job in the ‘70s. Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman is open now through April 2, 2023.

The exhibition features a number of images contained in Freedman’s book, Firehouse, which was released in 1977 and garnered rave reviews highlighting their honesty and grit that captured the danger, tragedy, heroism, and camaraderie of being a firefighter in New York City.

Save the Date, November 3rd from 6-9pm for ‘A Night at the FDNY Museum’ celebrating the 35th anniversary along with this new exhibition.

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Spray Painterly 2, Curated by Stickymonger, Opening at Allouche Gallery in Soho

 

 

 

UFO907, Legends of the Game – LDLR “As Above So Below, Everyone Is Safe Here,” 2022 Aerosol, acrylic, oil bar and graphite on shaped canvas, 92 x 71 inches. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Continuing to advance the notion of spray paint as a fine art medium, Brooklyn-based artist Stickymonger will curate the second in a series of exhibitions exploring the beauty, range and messaging of spray paint as an art form. Spray Painterly 2 will open at Allouche Gallery on October 13th.

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UFO907 ~ How Do You Spell New York? to Open at Allouche Gallery in New Mercer Street Location

 

 

 

UFO907, Street Meat 6, 2022, Aerosol and acrylic on shaped wood panel 31 x 1 x 42.5 inches

Allouche Gallery is thrilled to present UFO907’s highly anticipated Solo show, How Do You Spell New York? at their new SoHo location on Mercer Street. UFO presents a new body of shaped canvas works inspired from his beloved New York City.

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NYC Parks Cuts Ribbons on Rapkin-Gayle Plaza, SoHo and Manuel Plaza, NoHo

 

 

 

Ribbon cutting at Manuel Plaza. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

Today, NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue and NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Rohit T. Aggarwala today cut the ribbon on two newly constructed plazas in Lower Manhattan. Beginning at the new Rapkin-Gayle Plaza, they were joined by Borough President Mark Levine, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Council Member Christopher Marte, Community Board 2 Chair Jeannine Kiely, David Rapkin, son of Chester Rapkin, and members of the community. Following the first ribbon cutting, they were joined by State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Kei Williams and Isa Reyes from the Black Gotham Experience, Emily Hillwright Director of Operations at the Merchant’s House Museum and community members to cut a second ribbon on Manuel Plaza. The new plazas add much-needed open space to the area while retaining access for DEP operations.

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Celebrating 10th Year, Venus Over Manhattan Inaugurates 2nd Gallery at 55 Great Jones Street with Artist Ana Benaroya

 

 

 

Street view of Venus Over Manhattan’s new space at 55 Great Jones Street, NYC
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce that the gallery will open a second New York City location at 55 Great Jones Street between Lafayette Street and the Bowery, beside the historic carriage house that was formerly owned by Andy Warhol and housed the studio of Jean-Michael Basquiat. Venus’ new 4,000 square foot downtown space will complement the gallery’s Upper East Side townhouse location at 120 East 65th Street, and will be inaugurated on April 8th, 2022 with an exhibition of new work by Ana Benaroya.

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Soho Photo Gallery Celebrates 50th with Looking Back: Soho Photo’s First 50 Years

 

 

 

© Thom O’Connor, An Unknown Departure Delay, 2017. Image courtesy of the gallery.

This year, Soho Photo Gallery, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of Americas’s oldest, most respected member-run photography galleries.

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The Drawing Center Presents ‘Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection’

 

 

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Portrait of Alexis-René Le Go, 1836. Graphite on paper, 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches (30.2 x 22.2 cm). Jack Shear Collection.~ Joaquín Torres-García, Composición (Composition), 1930. Ink on paper, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, (13.3 x 8.9 cm). Jack Shear Collection. ~ Julie Mehretu, Untitled, 2000. Ink and color pencil on vellum laid on paper, 19 x 24 inches (48.3 x 61 cm). Jack Shear Collection.

Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection will present three curatorial interpretations of the extraordinary collection of drawings that artist, curator, and collector Jack Shear has built over the past half-decade.

Continuing The Drawing Center’s tradition of exhibiting drawings from outstanding public and private collections, Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection offers a revealing experiment in connoisseurship and exhibition-making. During the course of the exhibition’s fifteen-week run, artist Arlene Shechet, critic and curator Jarrett Earnest, and Shear himself will each present an exhibition curated from Shear’s holdings.

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Something Broke: 2011-Windows-2021 by Mariela Scafati at Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

 

 

Something Broke: 2011-Windows-2021 by Mariela Scafati. Graphic design by Julián Solí­s Morales. Organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2021.

Storefront for Art and Architecture opened Something Broke: 2011-Windows-2021, an exhibition by Buenos Aires-based artist Mariela Scafati that presents an installation of hand-painted posters lettered by the artist with her writings and reflections on art, activism, and community. The exhibition, hosted at Storefront’s gallery space at 97 Kenmare Street, is open Wednesday through Saturday until September 15th, 2021.

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Ebecho Muslimova: Scenes in the Sublevel at The Drawing Center

 

 

 

Ebecho Muslimova, Fatebe Phantom Cage, 2020, enamel and oil paint on Dibond aluminum, 96 x 144 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Maria Berheim, Zürich and Magenta Plains, NY.

For Ebecho Muslimova’s first solo museum exhibition, the artist presents Scenes in the Sublevel, a site-specific installation that includes ten large-scale mixed-media drawings. Muslimova (b. 1984, Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia) is known for her pen-and-ink drawings and large-scale paintings that feature her bold and uninhibited cartoon alter ego, Fatebe. Her latest body of work takes up The Drawing Center’s downstairs gallery as the stage for Fatebe’s intrepid misadventures.

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David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968-1979 at The Drawing Center

 

 

 

David Hammons, Untitled (Man with Flag), n.d. Grease, pigment, and white crayon on paper, 29 3/4 x 39 3/4 inches (75.6 x 101 cm). Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland, Photograph by Alex Jamison, courtesy of Mnuchin Gallery, New York.

The first museum exhibition dedicated to David Hammons’s pivotal early works on paper, David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979 brings together the monoprints and collages in which the artist used the body as both a drawing tool and printing plate to explore performative, unconventional forms of image making. More than a half century after they were made, these early works on paper remain a testament to Hammons’s desire to reinterpret notions of the real; his celebration of the sacredness of objects touched or made by the Black body; his biting critique of racial oppression; and his deep commitment to social justice.

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Wallplay Present ‘On Canal’ Fall 2020 Program ~ An Outdoor Art Crawl in SoHo

 

 

 

As New Yorkers continue to navigate through COVID-19, keeping a social distance, and wearing masks, new and creative ways to continue the life we so love here are popping up throughout our City. Wallplay is showcasing the perfect art crawl for our times ~ ‘On Canal,’ Fall 2020 Program spanning across multiple previously vacant storefronts on Canal Street in SoHo. Taking place from October 15 through December her 31, 2020, the fall program will include film screenings curated by Women (Womxn) in Windows, a solo presentation by Emmanuel Torres for LatchKey Gallery, a Canal Street research project and poetry archive exhibited by Shanghai Lyric and an exhibition by Troy Jones in the newly relocated Tulsa, Oklahoma gallery, Black Wall Street Gallery. The diverse array of projects featured for ‘On Canal’s’ fall program highlights Wallplay’s mission to repurpose vacant space for public good.

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‘100 Drawings from Now’ to open at The Drawing Center

 

 

The Drawing Center will reopen to the public by appointment only on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 with the exhibition 100 Drawings from Now. 

Featuring drawings made by an international group of artists since early 2020, 100 Drawings from Now provides a snapshot of artistic production during a period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as a surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States. Together, the works in the exhibition spotlight the urgency, intimacy, and universality of drawing during moments of upheaval and isolation.

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Robert Lobe: SuperStorm arrives in Duarte Square Park

 

 

 

Robert Lobe: SuperStorm in Duarte Square Park

As often happens, we received a heads-up today about a monumental installation arriving in the tiny Duarte Square Park. This thoughtful installation, named SuperStorm, was created by the artist, Robert Lobe.

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Stickymonger ~ at AFA Gallery in Soho

 

 

 

Stickymonger ~ Image via afanyc.com

AFA Gallery will open its doors to a collection of new works by vinyl artist, painter, and muralist Stickymonger. This exhibition of 15 paintings on canvas is a departure from the artist’s pre- vious monumental vinyl works, which have been the hallmarkof her public art installations in New York City ~ such as her stunning work in a group exhibit we call Graffiti in the Sky on the 69th floor of 4 World Trade, and her very visible work opposite The Oculus, entitled The Mural Project.

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Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City at Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City. Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin with Evan Eisman Company. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2018.

On Tuesday, September 18th at 7 pm, Storefront for Art and Architecture opens its doors to the exhibition, Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City by Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin in collaboration with Evan Eisman Company.

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Architecture Books ~ Yet to be Written Presented by Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

We needed a featured image, so ~ here are some books already written, yet to be read

Best said by Storefront for Art and Architecture in a recent press release, the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an installation that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

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Life-Size ‘People’ Arrive at Deitch Projects in Soho

 

 

Artist, Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2018. Mannequin, clothing, bicycle, and spray paint. 

People ~ we live in a city with 8 million of them, all different and all following their own dreams.  And so, the exhibition entitled People at Deitch Projects represents that same diversity and style, created by twenty-nine artists ~ from the ordinary to objects of fantasy.

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The Many Lives of The Germania Bank Building ~ 190 Bowery & the Film ‘Jay Myself’ at Film Forum

 

 

 

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So, what every happened to the old Germania Bank Building that Jay Maisel bought in 1966 for $102,000 and sold to the developer Aby Rosen for $55 million in 2015?

While we have been looking forward to the Germania Bank’s future, let’s take a moment to look back, in the new film Jay Myself,  at the Film Forum in the summer of 2019. Directed by Stephen Wilkes, Jay Myself chronicles Jay Maisel’s monumental move out of his 72-room home at 190 Bowery. If you missed it, the DVD of this documentary can be found for sale on Amazon.

And…..the water tower on the roof of 190 Bowery now has a message from Shepard Fairey! 

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Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

 

 

 

“Marching On: The Politics of Performance” by Bryony Roberts, Mabel O. Wilson, and the Marching Cobras of New York. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2017. Image by Bryony Roberts.

The exhibition, Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture explores the legacy of marching and organized forms of performance within the African-American community, as “agents of cultural and political expression, celebrating collective identities and asserting rights to public space and visibility.”

Marching On: The Politics of Performance – Final performance on Saturday, June 9th from 5-6:30pm at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street.

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Tamar Ethan, ‘Eat A Pink Owl’ at Fridman Gallery

 

 

mage: A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly, Part Pink, 2017. Performance at The Battery, NY, image by Jenia Filatova.

Artist Talk/Catalog Presentation with Barry Schwabsky and Wendy Vogel + Performance by The Moving Company on Sunday, October 1, 6pm.  Free & Open to the public at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring Street

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