Summer Sweeps

Anonymous #19, #18 and #22 (2010) by Henry Chung

This short list of shows to see throughout New York City, and beyond, will keep conversations rolling through the summer:

Billowing Beauty by Anne Ferrer marks the American debut for this artist from France who creates inflatable sculptures that dance within the tight space of The LAB’s small corner store-front on East 47th and Lexington, open until June 3.

There/Not There at Number 35 in its new location at 141 Attorney Street in the LES features work by Daniele Genadry, Adam Hayes, Alexa Kreissl, Christian Nguyen, Carlos Sandoval De Leon and Voshardt/Humphrey that explores the layered illusionistic nature of pictorial space, up until June 12.

Dae-Cho Park’s new series of light boxes combine photo transparencies with different colors of light, rendering an array of illusions and effects into the static subject, up until June 21 at Able Fine Art, 511 West 25th Street.

Decadence & Decay: Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz at Galerie St. Etienne, 24 West 57th Street. Given that two of these artists taught in the US while the other retreated to a house near the Swiss boarder, the influence these artists have had upon those in America is undeniable. Enjoy what this show has to offer until June 24.

(Untitled) Portrait of Dad by Diana Shpungin at the Stephen Stoyanov Gallery on 29 Orchard Street plays with loss, memory and personal fictions created throughout the evolution of time, open until July 3.

OK Harris hosts the American Abstract Artists for their 75th Anniversary, with work by 75 current members, open until July 15.

20 in 11 at the Woodward Gallery on Eldridge Street features a new sampling of work by international artists, open until July 23.


Yana Dimitrova’s new selection of paintings in Tomorrow & Tomorrow responds to the reflexivity of language in the Bulgarian music video “I Love Life & Life Loves Me,” from June 2 – July 9 at Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor.  Opening reception June 2, 7-9pm.

Erin Elder explores the history of the counter culture in a group show Worlds Outside This One located at 516 Arts, 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque NM from June 4 – August 27.  Opening reception June 4, 6-8pm.

Roberta Waddell curates Marked Differences, a group show from the Kentler Flatfiles shedding light back on artists such as Stephen Cox, Ellen Driscoll, Gary Petersen, Donna Ruff and Emna Zghal, from June 3 – July 24 at Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  Opening reception June 3.

The Newport Museum hosts China Blue: Firefly Projects that explores a combination of sound, robotics and light that mimics the visual illusion given by fireflies during hot summer nights, from June 4 – September 5 at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI.  Opening reception June 10.

Pat Lay presents a solo show of new work that collages elements of technology into photographic and sculptural forms, from June 11 – July 10 at Sideshow Gallery, 319 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Opening reception June 11, 6-9pm.

Monkey Spoon co-curated by Dominick Lombardi at the Kim Foster Gallery captures the urban beat with work by ten artists, from June 9 – July 9 at 529 West 20th Street.  Opening reception June 9, 6-8pm.

Henry Chung presents a new meticulously constructed portrait of an anonymous subject, made from paper punch tape, an archaic remnant of technology once used to transmit computer data, from June 16 – July 31 at RHV Fine Art located at 683 6th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  Opening reception June 16, 6-8pm.

Revisit the medium of clay in two shows at RH Fine Art.  Pure Clay exhibits work by Young Sook Park and Lee Ufan while Contemporary Clay features work by artists such as Ai WeiWei, Sterling Ruby and Jeff Koons, from June 29 – August 20 at 137 Duane Street.  Opening reception June 28, 6-8pm.

Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind’s Eye opens at the Parrish Art Museum on June 19th and is the career retrospective of an abstract artist who has worked endlessly to interpret and render complex mathematical processes, while remaining at the forefront of the American avant-garde, open until August 14.  Opening reception June 18, 6pm.

“REVERB,” by Vicki DaSilva features new renderings of light painting and light graffiti that are both edgy and vibrant, from June 23 to August 30 at Able Fine Art, 511 West 25th Street.  Opening reception June 23, 6-8pm.

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