Exhibit: Liz Nielsen, “HotSpots”
Where: Danziger Gallery
When: Oct 5 – Dec 27
Liz Nielsen’s HotSpots presents a new group of works that continue her place in ‘cameraless’ photography. Nielson projects her forms on chromogenic paper to create bright and luminous abstractions and because the paper is negative rather than positive, it creates a reversed effect of colors on the gels with new combinations. Nielsen imagined forests, totems, moons, and other forms in pictures that scale from 8 x 10” to 40 x 50’.
Event: “Passion for Freedom” Book Launch Party
Where: Untitled Space
When: Oct 27 at 7 pm
On October 27, The Untitled Space is having a book launch for the new art book “Passion for Freedom.” Originally a London arts festival celebrating the freedom of expression through the arts, Passion for Freedom is coming to the United States through their commemorative book. The festivals main mission is to display the works of artists who are critically addressing freedom in their works. For 10 years the festival has showcased artists from over 55 countries. This book celebrates artist’s voices from around the world that have been struggling for freedom by featuring work from artists who participated in the festival.
Exhibit: Lee Krasner, “Mural Studies”
Where: Kasmin Gallery
When: Sept 13 – Oct 27
Lee Krasner’s work has often been overshadowed by her famous husband, Jackson Pollock, until recently as part of a widespread effort to include more women in art history. With her work now considered equal to her spouse’s, Mural Studies features eight of Lee Krasner’s rarely exhibited gouache-on-paper small-scale paintings creating an unrealized Works Progress Administration mural painting. Created in 1940, a fairly early point in Krasner’s career, these paintings study geometric and biomorphic forms next to linear elements that are similar to Jean Arp and Joan Miró.
Event: It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Where: The Morgan Library
When: Oct 12 – Jan 27
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, the Morgan Library presents It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 to show how Shelly created this monster. Tracing the origin and impact of her novel, the exhibition discusses the complexity of her monster, as it not only craved sympathy but wanted justice despite that it committed acts of violence. In the movies, the monster is simplified to a violent machine but in the book, he is an object of compassion.
There will be artifacts and art available to view at the exhibition including posters, comic books, and publicity stills that explain how Frankenstein grew and remained popular for 200 years. The original manuscript will also be on display along with historical science instruments and iconic artwork. Also in the exhibition is a display of various books, manuscripts, posters, and paintings that recount the cultural tradition from which Frankenstein was built from.
Exhibit: “The Way I See It”
Where: Coronado Print Studio
When: Sept 22 – Oct 21
The Way I See It is a collaborative process of printmaking that showcases various artists in a group show. Attempting to reach beyond the limitations of individual genders, races, ethnicities or any other concept that is tied to culture, identity, religion or title, this exhibition allows the audience to collaborate with the art they’re viewing. Each artist presents their piece in a different way that could be ambiguous or literal, tangible or intangible but each will leave the viewer with a number of impressions. It presses viewers to accept their individuality as it is and simply be themselves instead of trying to belong or fit into any set group.
Exhibit: Andy Warhol “Shadows”
Where: Calvin Klein Headquarters
When: Oct 26 – Dec 15
Shadows, created in 1978, is Andy Warhols most abstract pieces consisting of colored silk-screened canvases that hang from wall-to-wall in an installation that is site-specific. “Shadows” exhibit is part of Warhol’s “From A to B and Back again” showing at the Whitney from November 12th. Sponsored by Calvin Klein, this “sneak-peek” show will take place at the CK’s headquarters.
There are 102 panels in total, although the total number does vary from each exhibit depending on the amount of space that is available, and each silkscreen has two contrasting colors on it. The picture the canvases create was taken from a photo at Warhol’s Factory studio and flips between positive and negative creating the “shadows.”
Exhibit: Elizabeth Neel, “Tangled On The Serpent Chair”
Where: Mary Boone Gallery
When: Sept 7 – Oct 27
Tangled on the Serpent Chair by Elizabeth Neel show a range of Neel’s new painting, which included abstract paintings created by pouring paint onto canvases, swiping the canvas, saturating the canvas and folding wet canvases together. Her pallet ranges from thick browns to watercolored hues. Her paintings are spatial as she works to manipulate the surface of the painting with texture and passages of color, hoping for the viewer to further complicate the images by projecting their own image onto the plan. Each of her paintings reference places that are of personal and artistic interest, referring to literary works, objects or historical forms of representation.
Exhibit: Christine Gedeon, “Syria..as my mother speaks”
Where: Jane Lombard Gallery
When: Oct 25 – Dec 15
Jane Lombard Gallery is pleased to present Christine Gedeon’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, Syria…as my mother speaks. Gedeon was born in Aleppo, Syria and raised in the U.S. The show consists of three bodies of work that draw from the artist’s memories and her family’s experiences in Syria. The centerpiece of the exhibition Syria…as my mother speaks is an interactive playable “string instrument,” connecting strands of string to the interior of a space, and when triggered, plays sounds and snippets of stories and conversations with her mother (mainly in Arabic), centered around the war in Syria, her relatives there, and her mother’s memories before the war.
Exhibit: Rachel Perry, “Halos”
Where: Yancey Richardson Gallery
When: Oct 25 – Dec 8
Selected from an on-going series of 445 abstract drawings, Halos by Rachel Perry started during an Artist-in-Residence at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum. Perry counted 445 halos that appeared in their collection, which is why she chose to produce 445 drawings. It was the series of gilded dots that created the halo in Botticelli’s painting “Virgin and Child” that inspired this small drawing series. Perry uses a long Braille punch, to make 445 dots on each sheet of paper, which she then numbers from one to 445 in graphite writing and gold-leafs each point by hand. This references the halos in the museum collection and the concept of representing light, ultimately creating her own system to reference the celestial.
Exhibit: “Acts of Art and Rebuttal in 1971″
Where: Hunter College Art Galleries
When: Oct 4 – Nov 25
Revisiting the 1971 exhibition Rebuttal to the Whitney Museum Exhibition: Black Artists in Rebuttal, which was in response to the Whitney Museum’s refusal to appoint a Black curator for their survey Contemporary Black Artists in America, the exhibition at Hunter College includes ten of the 47 artists from the original rebuttal show. These include Benny Andrews, Betty Blayton-Taylor, Vivian Browne, James Denmark, Cliff Joseph, Richard Mayhew, Dindga McCannon, Ademola Olugebefola, Haywood “Bill” Rivers, and Frank Wimberley. These are artists that represent the network of organizations and groups that supported the aspirations of Black artists within the 1960s and early 70s community along with the individual stylistic differences that each artist maintained. Featured works in the show were originally installed in the 1971 Rebuttal show but also includes a collection of posters, newspapers, mailers, and letters documenting Acts of Art, the Rebuttal show, and the responses to it. There is also a 45-minute documentary by art historian Oakley N. Holmes, Jr. that shows the “Black Artists in America” panel held at the Art Students League in 1971.