This Week’s Must See Events: Yes, There Are Openings This Week!

by Paddy Johnson on July 24, 2017 Events

Polly Shindler, Mantel, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Polly Shindler, Mantel, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

We’re looking at another slow events week, which frankly is a needed change of pace from the insanity the art world puts us through nine months out of the year. I say this because “slow” means there are just enough awesome events for a person to actually see all of them. We’ve got Jaimie Warren’s opening at the Hole this Wednesday. If you’re not familiar with her work, think female George Kushar for the digital age. You don’t want to miss this. The Bronx AIM Biennial,opens this Thursday, and promises to bring together the most promising emerging talent in the city. (They usually disappoint, but we’re listing them regardless because HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL.) And last but not least there’s Polly Shindler “Retreat” at Ortega Y Gasset Projects, a show of quirky interior paintings we can’t wait to see in person. Hope to see you there!

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The Flag Art Foundation

545 West 25th Street
6-8pm Website

Fred Tomaselli & Glenn Fuhrman in Conversation

Fred Tomaselli and Flag Foundation founder and collector Glenn Fuhrman will discuss Tomaselli’s work. Summer’s a good time to get caught up on artist talks and we expect this one to be more interesting than the average fare given that Tomaselli is such an interesting artist to begin with. He makes dazzling, abstracted collages and compositions that range from gorgeous to down right creepy.


The Hole

312 Bowery
Wed Jul 26 - Sun Sep 03Website

Jaimie Warren "One Sweet Day"

If you see one art event this week make it this one! Jaimie Warren and a group of friends in handmade costumes, sets and make up will draw up on pop culture, internet culture, and art history to create a series of photographs and videos. The press release describes Warren as a digital age Cindy Sherman because she “camouflages herself”, but I’m not sure that makes sense. She’s more like a digital age George Kushar, who similarly loved camp, theatre, and pop culture, and always produced strange and wonderfully inventive work.


The Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse
Curated by Aylet Ojeda Jequin, Christine Licata, Heather Reyes
6:00 PM to 8:00 PMWebsite


Every other summer the Bronx Museum of Art launches their Artists in the Marketplace Biennial (better known as the AIM Biennial). Each time the show launches we get really excited about the biennial—it’s a selective, prestigious program designed to help artists figure out the business of being an artist—and each time we’re disappointed.  But that’s not going to stop us from having hope! There are seventy-two emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 AIM classes and some of them will be good. Check it out.


Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer Street
8PM Website

Puce Mary with Pedestrian Deposit and Bob Bellerue

An evening of experimental music. Here’s what to expect:

Puce Mary, a musician whose work is described as dark, minimal, punk, live performance and collaborative.

Jonathan Borges and Shannon Kennedy of Pedestrian Deposit, whose work has been described as highly composed, abstract, experimental, contrasting and textural. Kennedy uses elements of the cello, violin and amplified, bowed and manipulated objects.

Bob Bellerue, a noise musician whose work has been described  as experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles and focused on resonant feedback systems.

In sum, difficult listening. Sounds like fun!





Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

10 Grand Army Plaza
10:00 AM to 4:00 PMWebsite

BOMB Magazine’s Small Press Flea

Another week another small press fair. And who would we be if we didn’t list them all! This one’s organized by Bomb Magazine and we recommend it because we love all publishers big and small. Plus they promise it will happen “Rain or shine. Unless it’s an absurd amount of rain.”


Participants are:

A Public Space
Apogee Journal
Belladonna* Collaborative
Black Sun Lit / VESTIGES
BOMB Magazine
Common Notions
Endless Editions
The Feminist Press at CUNY
Inpatient Press
Litmus Press
n+1 / Paper Monument
OR Books
Pioneer Works
Printed Matter, Inc.
Restless Books
Tender Buttons Press
Verso Books
Wendy’s Subway
The White Review

Ortega Y Gasset Projects

363 Third Ave
Curated by Will Hutnick
6:00 PM to 9:00 PMWebsite

Polly Shindler "Retreat"

The press release tells us this show “explores themes of isolation, identity and connection – both physical and psychological – through intimate portrayals of recognizable spaces.” Sounds good, but that’s not why we’re recommending it. Basically, we think the paintings have a charming, personal feel to them, so we’d like to see them in person.

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