This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Mega-Openings, Round Two

by Whitney Kimball Corinna Kirsch and Gabriela Vainsencher on September 9, 2013 · 0 comments Events

Elad Lassry, "Burmese Mother, Kittens," 2008. The artist's solo show will open at 303 Gallery this Thursday.

Time for round two of massive openings. After over a year, CANADA Gallery finally reopens in its new Broome street space, right across from P!. On Thursday night, Chelsea opens. On Friday night, something’s going down at the Redhook galleries, but we’re not sure what.  And tomorrow, we hope Cleopatra’s doubles its benefit goals for artist, curator, and Dependent Fair founder Rose Marcus, to help her pay for major surgery–and so do many talented artists who’ve contributed to her benefit auction.

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Mon

Fleisher

719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA
6:00 - 8:00 PMWebsite

The Wind Challenge

If you’re in Philly this week, go see this three-person show at Fleisher. Mixed-media artist Kay Healy, painter Daniel Gerwin, and stop-motion painted animation artist Ashley Wick all use different media to comment on painting. (Gabriela)

Microscope Gallery

4 Charles Place
Brooklyn, NY 11221
7:00 PMWebsite

Rose Kallal: Hydrargyrum

The title of Kallal’s new 16mm film and one-night live sound performance refers to a former name for Mercury, the only metal that is liquid in room temperature. The artist will perform with modular synthesizers and percussion, playing alongside an immersive environment created using looping 16mm film. (Gabriela)

Tue

Cleopatra's

110 Meserole
Brooklyn, NY 11222
6:00 - 8:00 PMWebsite

Rose: A Benefit and Exhibition for Rose Marcus

Cleopatra’s and friends are throwing a benefit exhibition for Dependent Fair founder Rose Marcus. This June, Marcus underwent major surgery, and now the many artists she’s worked with over the years are giving back. If you’re unable to make it in person, the auction goods are available online on Paddle8. (Corinna)

Thu

Koenig & Clinton

459 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
6:00 - 8:00 PMWebsite

Spectators, Rendered and Regulated: Tyler Coburn, Tim Davis, Nicole Eisenman, Anoka Faruqee, Cameron Keith Gainer, Arnold Joseph Kemp, Josh Kline, Brandon Lattu, Hayal Pozanti, Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrik Heltoft

Leo Koenig is now Koenig & Clinton (gallery director Margaret Liu Clinton has now been made partner). The gallery, too, has moved south to 19th street, and its first group exhibition looks promising. It’s an exhibition devoted to screens—television, phone, computer, and so forth—as a means to foil art’s current fascination with abstraction. (Corinna)

303 Gallery

507 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry’s well-chosen mix of photographs and 3-d materials have plenty of friends (Will Benedict, Lucas Blalock, and Anne Collier) and like a great DJ set, the convention is hard not to love when done really well. Is that enough? We’re not sure, so we’ll be coming with an extra-critical eye for Lassry. (Whitney)

Elizabeth Dee

545 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
6:00 - 8:00 PMWebsite

Post Culture

I’m on the fence about this show after seeing it Saturday. A group show of Gabriele Beveridge, Leo Gabin, Tamar Halpern, Miranda Lichtenstein, Torben Ribe, and Julia Wachtel takes a couple of unexpected turns, but safely within the confines of high-art taste. Maybe that sounds like bullshit, but I thought it was worth a trip. It also speaks to a few shows up at the moment which seem to address how TV and video is burned in our collective brain. (Whitney)

Rest of Chelsea

Like last week, there’s a bunch of openings. There’s so many we can’t profile them all. Here’s a few more we recommend:

On 20th Street: Anton Kern: Jonas Wood

On 22nd Street: Andrew Kreps: Annette Kelm

On 24th Street: Susan Inglett Gallery: Allison Miller | Metro Pictures: David Maljkovic

On 25th Street: Cheim + Reid: Barry McGee

On 26th Street: Mixed Greens: Hans van Meeuwen’s “Paris-Scope”

On 29th Street: Shoot the Lobster: Bruce Pavlow

Higher Pictures

980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 11221
6:00 - 8:00 PMWebsite

Joshua Citarella

Joshua Citarella gets his first solo exhibition at Higher Pictures. His layered still-lifes are engrossing, though kind of trendy: they feature mirrors, crumpled paper, the occasional hot girl, and a fuzzy, rainbow color scheme. Still, we’re gonna check it out because Citarella’s skilled at what he does. (Corinna)

Fri

Kansas Gallery

59 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PMWebsite

Virginia Poundstone

Virginia Poundstone continues her investigation of flowers with vinyl and metal. I thought they were a little too Lower East Side generic last time I saw them at Rachel Uffner, but this press release description makes me think I missed the point:

“TOTAL MELTDOWN revolves around an FTD floral arrangement once sent to the artist as a gift. Poundstone was struck by the generic and lifeless quality of the flowers, relative to both their wild origins and the industry responsible for transforming them into on demand commodities.” (Whitney)

Primetime / Know More Games

135 Huntington Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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ERIC AMLING, BEN FAIN, MELANIE MCLAIN, & KEITH J. VARADI

We’re not sure what, but something’s going on with the Donut District galleries on this night. We liked the openings so much last time that that’s enough information to make us show up. Primetime has a show of Eric Amling, Ben Fain (maker of this ketchup body), Melanie McLain, and Keith J. Varadi. Know More Games has artist and music-maker Brian BellotThis will probably be taking place at 6 PM, but no times are listed. (Whitney) [UPDATE 9/14: Times were listed in advance as 7-10 PM.  247365 and KnowMoreGames have split their spaces for "Draw Gym," a massive drawing collaboration organized by Brian Bellot. Primetime's group show "Side Out" (artists above) revolves around printed and spoken poetry.]

CANADA

333 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
6:30 - 8:30 PMWebsite

Joanna Malinowksa: A Hawk from a Handsaw

It’s been over a year now since CANADA gave over its cavernous Chrystie Street space to Horton Gallery, moving closer to the action on Broome Street. The gallery finally reopens with a show by Joanna Malinowska, and if it’s anything like her 2009 show there, it’ll be hard to miss. We can’t wait. (Whitney)

Clearing

505 Johnson Avenue # 10
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
6 - 9 PMWebsite

Harold Ancart: Anaconda Standard

Clearing, Bushwick’s Brussels export, gives us a solo exhibition by Belgian artist Harold Ancart, who the gallery last featured in the Miami art fairs. The gallery will jointly celebrate new work by the Ancart and his first artist’s book, “Tomorrow”, released by Triangle Books. (Corinna)

Sat

Regina Rex

17-17 Troutman, #329
Queens, 11385
3:00 - 6:00 PMWebsite

Dave Hardy: A House With Gates

We liked Dave Hardy’s last showing at Regina Rex (a two-person show with John Almanza in 2012), so we’re pretty sure his first solo outing at the gallery will be a sight to see, too. Based on the press release, expect to see some of Hardy’s squishy foam sculptures. (Corinna)

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

620 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
6:00 - 8:00 PMWebsite

Bjarne Melgaard: Ignorant Transparencies

This press release sounds about as crazed and high-strung as Melgaard’s work looks, which has lately been pumped out at lightning speed, and in our experience has ended up involving a big pile of clothes and/or some tigers. This show is pink panther-themed. Maybe a little dangerous. Okay. (Whitney)

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