On July 6th, NurtureArt opened an adventuresome show titled “…Is This Free?” With three openings extending from July to August, this show will present three different shows that deliberate and debate the notion of free art. The next two openings will occur on August 3rd and August 31st from 7-9pm. Participating artists are: Lotte Van Den Audenaeren, Becca Albee, Shinsuke Aso, Daniel Bejar, Cody Castro, Carrie Dashow, Detext, Eric Doeringer, Don Edler, Vikenti Komitski, Cesare Pietroiusti, Daniel Seiple, Elisabeth Smolarz, Radek Szlaga and Honza Zamojski, Elaine Tin Nyo, Julie Torres, Brad Troemel, Jirí Thýn and Patrick Tuttofuoco. There will also be a book published in conjunction with the exhibition.
At Churner & Churner video artist Jaime Davidovich exhibits Wooster Enterprises, a collective effort between George Maciunas, Judith Henry and Davidovich to create an alternate form of branding that would challenge that logos seen at department stores and museums. This conceptual art project, and real corporation, has not yet been recognized by the design store of the Museum of Modern Art. However, it wasn’t long ago that MoMA finally installed a permanent Fluxus display in their museum – remnants from the most anti-establishment art movement. Wooster Enterprises is on view from July 18th to August 18, 2012; at 205 10th Avenue.
M55 in Long Island City exhibits new work by vibrant artists about twice a month throughout the year. They are currently hosting Small Works, a group show that includes art by Arturo Amaya, Caia Benack, Courtney Kates, Dagmar Hricková, Jeff Williamson, Laura Pawson, Patricio Jijon, Peter Dannenbaum, Rebecca Lowry, Ryan DeLaurentis, Spencer Brainard, Xin Wen and Yu Sato. This will be up until July 21, 2012 at 44-02 23rd Street.
Up From the Deep at the TNC Gallery located in lower Manhattan features work byfourteen artists who explore the dreamscape through representational art. The colors combined with the expressionistic applications of medium quickly trigger moments of nostalgia, the location of this subject matter. Curated by Jeff Faerber, this show will exhibit work by Rupa DasGupta, Jeff Faerber, Lars Henkel, David Hollenbach, Jeremy Holmes. Reuben Negron, Buddy Nestor, Ipek Sen, Andrew Smenos, Fedele Spadafora, Victoria Selbach, Barren Storey, Zoe Williams, Timothy Wilson, and Rusty Zimmerman. On view until August 23 at 155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets).
“Meet me halfway” goes the cliché. On July 19th, Regina Rex gallery will open a group exhibition titled Practices Remain that captures work by 12 artists who each portray the moment before a final creative idea is realized: Consuelo Castañeda, Christy Gast, Moira Holohan, Alexandra Hopf, Sinisa Kukec, Gean Moreno,Jorge Pantoja, Kerry Phillips, Carlos Rigau, Diego Singh, Odalis Valdivieso, Marcos Valella. This show of gray area is curated by René Morales, the Associate Curator of the Miami Art Museum. This show will be open until August 25th at 1717 Troutman Street, in Ridgewood, Queens.