Yes, Brooklyn, we're still blogging events this week for the five people who didn't go to the beach. We know you want to go to openings, because you’re just like us. We'll see you there.
Thursday, July 5th
Performance: Shoot the Lobster, Juan Antonio Olivares and Eve Essex
Emerging artists Eve Essex and Juan Antonio Olivares will give a sound-based performance at the often-lively Shoot the Lobster Gallery. Eve hosted a workshop at Performa last year, and she's a host and staff member at ArtonAir, so she knows her stuff.
540 West 29th Street, 7 - 11 pm
Opening: Jack Hanley Gallery, Spaced
A group show, of mostly semi-abstract, semi-expressionistic painters. As part of the exhibition, Megan May Daalder's limited-time-only "participatory sculptural installation" will only be on view Thursday night and all day Friday, so for once you're more likely to experience the art at the opening.
136 Watts Street, 6-9
Performance: The Kitchen, Ceznja: Born Longing
As Paddy Johnson wrote last week, we've been liking the Kitchen's programming lately. A performance by Croatian artist Kristina Leko and Brooklyn-based singer Abena Koomson will mark the close of a collaboration between artists and five Croatian women living in Queens.
512 West 19th Street, 7 pm
Screening: Printed Matter, Nayland & AA, June 20, 2001 (Coat)
Printed Matter will be showing the video Nayland & AA, of the two artists kissing, on a loop. Needless to say, artists Nayland Blake and AA Bronson are mobilizing forces in the queer community (and in general), and Printed Matter is always fun.
195 Tenth Avenue, 11AM - 8 PM, loop
Friday, July 6th
Opening: Nurture Art, Is This Free?
In which "historically relevant artworks" will be placed alongside work by emerging artists.
56 Bogart Street, Bushwick, 7 pm
Opening: Storefront Bushwick, Cut Up
After NurtureArt, stop by “Cut Up”— a group show of artists who cut things up.
16 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick, 6 - 9 pm