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Lower East Side Roundup: UNTITLED, 47 Canal, and Lisa Cooley

by Andrew Wagner on July 25, 2014
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Not much connects the Lower East Side’s current crop of summer shows, except maybe for a shared inclination towards some (much-needed) weirdness. 47 Canal brings a seaweed-covered TV to DTR, while those looking for their fix of visual hallucinogenics should head to Lisa Cooley’s Eric’s Trip. UNTITLED’s The Husk, meanwhile, has the creepiest thing you’ll see all summer in the form of Josh Kline’s disembodied FedEx worker heads.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Fiery Paintings and an Opera Called “Crash”

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on April 7, 2014
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So, so much to do.

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The Lower East Side Gets Another New Gallery, Julie Meneret Contemporary Art

by Corinna Kirsch on October 16, 2013
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Always on the move, galleries in the Lower East Side continue to play musical chairs. The latest in the shuffle is taking place at 133 Orchard Street, formerly home to On Stellar Rays. Brand new gallery Julie Meneret Contemporary Art will officially take over the storefront space with its first exhibition this November.

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We Went to the Lower East Side: CANADA, Thierry Goldberg, and Invisible-Exports

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on October 10, 2013
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Three editors trekked out to see the first fall shows in the LES. They came back with plenty of banter about some of the season’s best shows so far—at Thierry Goldberg, Invisible-Exports, and CANADA, respectively.

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Sargent’s Daughters: New LES Gallery to Open this November

by Hannah Garner on August 30, 2013
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Changes are afoot on East Broadway. Parade Ground, a short lived experiment on 187 East Broadway, has closed up shop. Meanwhile, Allegra LaViola, a gallery just down the street, will reopen as Sargent’s Daughter on November 6th. LaViola ran the gallery under her own name for six years and will close after its final show this month. Sargent’s Daughters will move into her East Broadway space and is a joint venture between LaViola and Meredith Rosen. Rosen was the director of BravinLee for four years.

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The Bruce High Quality Foundation University Returns this Fall

by Corinna Kirsch on August 27, 2013
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Fuck yeah! The Bruce High Quality Foundation University—a one-room schoolhouse located just above a bodega—returns this fall. The BHQFU is like grad school, but it’s mostly free, with classes offered on nights and weekends. In a lot of ways it’s better than grad school—instructors are accessible, and unbounded by university bureaucracy, they end up crafting courses straight out of a dream notebook.

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Whatever Happened to the Dependent?

by Corinna Kirsch on March 21, 2013
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Why has the Dependent, our favorite New York art fair, been so quiet lately? For the last two years, the hotel fair had been held during Armory week, but now doesn’t even have a website.

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NADA Moves to Basketball City

by Corinna Kirsch on January 17, 2013
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The New Art Dealers Alliance will host its second-ever art fair in New York at Basketball City. Neither a basketball nor a city, the venue is a “giant sports hangar” located on Pier 36 on the Lower East Side.

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