This Week’s Must-See Art Events and Openings

06/27/2012 2:07 PM |

Tonight: Wednesday, June 27th

Screening: Dirty Looks, Yesterday Once More
Dirty Looks, a monthly screening series of queer and experimental video, will be showing recent work by Matt Wolf, Zachary Drucker, Mariah Garnett, and Chris E. Vargas. Thumbs up.
White Columns
320 West 13th Street, 8:30–10:30pm
$7 suggested donation

Dirty Looks Yesterday Once More,

  • Dirty Looks’ “Yesterday Once More.” Photo courtesy of

Opening: The Kitchen, Matter Out of Place
The Kitchen’s Matter Out of Place focuses on how artists’ backgrounds affect their interactions with public spaces. It’s hard to say what that’ll look like.
512 West 19th Street, 6-8pm

Opening: Jen Bekman, What’s the Point?
“What’s the Point,” I’ve wondered often about the overwhelming abundance of new geometric abstraction. Hopefully, we’ll be reminded by Jeffrey Teuton’s group show of both geometric abstraction VIPs (like Josef Albers, Sol LeWitt, Joel Shapiro, and Ellsworth Kelly) and contemporary torchbearers (like Cory Drieth, Jessica Eaton, and Jessica Snow).
6 Spring St # 2, 6-8pm

Thursday, June 28th

Opening: Metro Pictures, Dogma
No, this does not assert deeply-held beliefs. This is about dogs. And yes, William Wegman appears on the list.
519 West 24th Street, 6–8pm

Opening: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Ella Kruglyanskaya: Woman! Painting! Woman!
Ella Kruglyanskaya neo-feminist paintings unsettle with campy expressionism. This is also the only show on this list that’s not mostly male, so that’s a plus.
620 Greenwich Street, 6-8pm

Opening: Dodge Gallery, Size Matters
Dodge is having a show about artists who work in different sizes. Another curator thought this was a good idea last year— Shaq. Despite that, these are all fun artists: Rebecca Chamberlain, Ted Gahl, Cassie Raihl, Matt Rich, and Michael Zelehoski.
15 Rivington Street, 6-8pm

Opening: Wallspace, The Mystery Trend
“The Mystery Trend,” likely refers to the B. Wurtz and Ken Price-brand of restrained expression we’ve been seeing a lot of lately. Each of these artists (especially Ron Nagle) has influenced that trend.
John Henderson, Ron Nagle, Noam Rappaport, Ricky Swallow, Patricia Treib
619 West 27 Street, 6–8pm

Opening: Skylight Gallery, Four Solos
Skylight Gallery hosts work by painters Peter Bardazzi, Peter Bocour, digital artist Joe Pimentel, and photographer Amanda Dandeneau. Their work is extremely different, but share the problem of under-recognition.
538 West 29th Street, 6-9pm

Friday, June 29th

GO! Brooklyn Registration
Brooklyn artists: don’t forget to register for GO, the Brooklyn Museum’s open studio weekend. In September, artists will open their studios, and the community will nominate their favorites for inclusion in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Registration closes June 29th, so sign up quick!

Saturday, June 30th

Benefit Concert: Seaport Museum, Amanda Palmer and her Magical Ukulele
The Seaport Museum has been in dire straits and will heavily on public support if it is to remain open; it’s already lost five of its eleven ships, many over a century old and some of the last of their kind. Amanda Palmer, perhaps best-known as the female vocalist of the Dresden Dolls, will give a benefit ukulele concert on Saturday. Go to this.
12 Fulton Street, doors open at 7pm. $55 general admission, $40 for members

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