Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This Week's Must-See Art Events and Openings

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Still from Cobra Woman, 1944. (Photo courtesy of shangols.canalblog.com)
  • Still from "Cobra Woman," 1944. (Photo courtesy of shangols.canalblog.com)

It’s a good week for underdogs! Or, at least, rotating spotlights. The David Zwirner staff will be having a show in David Zwirner, the teens return with another Teen Art Gallery (T.A.G.) show, and Dr. Seuss’s paintings get another look. We’re also excited for a full line-up of open mics, sound performances, and more screenings.

Tuesday, July 10th:

Performance: The Guggenheim Museum, Composing With Patterns

Art cognoscenti will have their minds blown as an all-star ensemble performs work by experimental 1950s composers like John Cage and Earle Brown, amidst Calders and Bourgeoises.
$20, $15 members, $10 students
1071 Fifth Ave, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, July 11th:

Opening: David Zwirner, People Who Work Here

How big a difference does a big gallery make? We'll find out on Wednesday, when David Zwirner opens its space to emerging Brooklyn-based gallery Rawson Projects. Co-directors James Morrill and Chris Rawson (who also both work at David Zwirner) curate a show at David Zwirner of artists who work there.
525 West 19th Street, 6-8 PM

Performance Series: The Suzanne Geiss Company, BLASTING VOICE
July 11th — July 28th

For his first New York exhibition, LA-based artist and DJ Ashland Mines, in collaboration with Thunder Horse Video, has organized a long line-up of performances. These "explor[e] poetic and formal dimensions of amplification," "both linguistic and non-verbal, acoustic and electronic": that is, a lot of sounds. Performances take place this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
76 Grand Street, all performances begin at 6 PM

Opening: BravinLee programs, Teen Art Gallery: A New Generation

The teens are back! As many of the founding members now head off to college, they pass the baton to slightly younger/better/faster/stronger teens. The next generation opens a group show at BravinLee.
526 West 26th Street #211, 6-8 PM

Opening: Center for Book Arts, Book as Witness: The Artist's Response and Tell Me How You REALLY Feel: Diaristic Tendencies

What's up in artist books? On Wednesday, the Center For Book Arts is opening two massive summer group exhibitions, one a response to violence, "Book as Witness: The Artist's Response" and another to graphic novels and travel journals, "Tell Me How You REALLY Feel: Diaristic Tendencies."
28 West 27th Street, 7-9 PM

Thursday, July 12th:

Opening: Leila Heller Gallery, Rock, Paper, Scissors

A three-part group show (rock, paper, scissors) will include work by Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Jackson Pollock, and more. Jim Dine is in the “scissors” section.
568 West 25th Street, 6-8:30 PM

Thursday, July 12th, and Friday, July 13th:

Screening: Abron Arts Center at the Henry Street Settlement, Dirty Looks

Dirty Looks will hold two screenings this week at the Henry Street Settlement, as part of its ongoing queer experimental screening series. On Thursday, they'll play Pier Marton's interviews with men about gender conditioning: (are we and/or do we) LIKE MEN.
On Friday, the 1944 camp classic Cobra Woman will be followed by a film it inspired, Jack Smith's 1967 Jungle Island.
466 Grand Street
(are we and/or do we) LIKE MEN: Thursday, July 12th, 8:00 PM
Cobra Woman/Jungle Island: Friday, July 13th, 8:30 PM

Friday, July 13th:

Open Mic: YES Gallery

YES Gallery will hold an open mic and spoken word night, alongside a group show of graffiti artists.
147 India Street, Brooklyn, 7 - 11 PM

Saturday, July 14th:

Opening: Animazing Gallery Soho, The Art of Dr. Seuss — Rare Editions Event

We've never been much compelled to linger in Animazing Gallery, because we thought the name had something to do with animals. Turns out it’s about animation. This month, though, we'll be stopping in for its exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Dr. Seuss. The sculptures are awful, but he was a quite a good painter.
54 Greene Street, Show begins without an opening event, 10 - 7 PM

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