Alright, it’s the beginning of the new art season and this week is going to be a busy one. Enjoy it, the art world really comes to life this week. Art show openings September 9-12.


Thursday 9/9

Antonia Guzman: COLOR + COLOR @ Consulate General of Argentina, 12 W 56th St., 6-8 pm,

*Tribble & Mancenido: Hurry Up & Wait @ Sasha Wolf Gallery, 548 W 28th St., 2nd floor, 6-8 pm,

Gabriel Hartley @ Foxy Production, 623 W 27th St., ground floor, 6-8 pm,

Joshua Marsh: Ten Things @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, 625 W 27th St., 6-8 pm,

Jean-Pierre Roy: A Rational Spectacle @ Rare, 547 W 27th St., suite 514, 6-9 pm,

Irina Davisz: Nice Girls @ Sputnik Gallery, 547 W 27th St., No. 518, 6-8 pm,

Sarah Peters: “Appeal to Heaven” @ Winkleman Gallery, 621 W 27th St., 6-8 pm,

*Group Show: Used Books; Curatorial Research Lab @ Winkleman Gallery, 621 W 27th St., 6-8 pm,

Zsolt Bodoni @ Ana Cristea Gallery, 521 W 26th St., 6-8 pm,

Lori Field: The Sky is Falling @ Claire Oliver Gallery, 513 W 26th St., 6-8 pm,

Rob Swainston: Propositions @ David Krut Projects, 526 W 26th St., 8th floor, 6-8 pm,

Alejandro Almanza Pereda: The heaviest luggage for the traveler is the empty one @ Magnan Metz Gallery, 521 W 26th St., 6-8 pm,

Joseph Zito: Not Even the Saints Can Help @ Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., 514 W 25th St., 6-8:30 pm,

Christopher Bucklow @ Danziger Projects, 534 W 24th St., 6-8 pm,

Group Show: The Space Between Reference and Regret @ Friedrich Petzel Gallery, 537 W 22nd St., 6-8 pm,

Keith Edmier and Allan McCollum: Stop Motion @ Friedrich Petzel Gallery, 535 West 22nd St., 6-8 pm,

Kwon Kisoo @ Flowers Gallery, 529 W 20th St., 3E, 6-8 pm,

Group Show: The Interrupted Image @ Nicholas Robinson Gallery, 535 W 20th St., 6-8 pm,

*Rachel Owens: Props @ ZieherSmith, 516 W 20th St., 6-8 pm,

Tim Roda: Games of Antiquities @ Gasser Grunert, 524 W 19th St., 6-8 pm,

Santiago Sierra: Los Penetrados @ Team Gallery, 83 Grand St. (b/t Wooster and Greene), 6-8 pm,

*Michael Zelehoski: Object Hood @ Christina Ray, 30 Grand St., ground floor, 7-9 pm,

OLEK: Knitting is for Pus**** @ Christopher Henry Gallery, 127 Elizabeth St. (at Broome), 6-9 pm,

Andra Ursuta: The Management of Barbarism @ Ramiken Crucible, 221 E Broadway (at Clinton St.), 6-9 pm,

Group Show: Material Issue and Other Matter @ Canada, 55 Chrystie St. (b/t Hester and Canal), 6:30-8:30 pm,

Hans Wolf @ The Beast, 638 Bergen St., Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Friday 9/10

The Exquisite Landscape: A Transcript of Sight @ International Center of Photography Education Gallery, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 6-8 pm,

Laurent Grasso: SoundFossil @ Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 W 29th St., 6-8 pm,

*Group Show:The Business of Aura @ Elga Wimmer, 526 W 26th St., 3rd floor, 6-8 pm,

*Angelo Filomeno: The marquis and a bearded dominatrix with a cake in the oven @ Galerie LeLong, 528 W 26th St., 6-8 pm,

*Jennifer Steinkamp @ Lehmann Maupin, 540 W 26th St., 6-8 pm,

Roy Lichtenstein: Reflected @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 W 26th St., 6-8 pm,

Scott Kiernan: CMIKB; Mark Mulroney: Really Creative Pictures @ Mixed Greens, Glow Room Project Space, 531 W 26th St., 6-8 pm,

Kenneth Brown: Interior Situations @ Reaves Gallery, 526 W 26th St., Suite 503, 6-9 pm,

*Haruto Robert Imamura: L’ Ange Noir @ Fischbach Gallery, 210 Eleventh Ave (at 25th St.), 5-7 pm,

Sandow Birk: American Qur’an @ PPOW Gallery, 511 W 25th St., Room 301, 6-8 pm,

Liao Yibai: Real Fake @ ATM Gallery, 542 W 24th St.; and Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 W 24th St., 6-8 pm,

*Christopher Bucklow @ Danziger Projects, 534 W 24th St., 6-8 pm,

Justin Craun: Anguish @ Fredericks & Freiser, 536 W 24th St., 6-8 pm,

Pipilotti Rist: Heroes Of Birth @ Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 W 24th St., 6-8 pm,

Paco Pomet: Montaigne’s Nightmare @ Monya Rowe Gallery, 504 W 22nd St., 2nd floor, 6-8 pm,

Janaina Tschape: Acqua Alta @ Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 W 22nd St., 6-8 pm,

Adam Bateman: IN A DRY YEAR @ hpgrp gallery, 529 W 20th St., #2W, 6-8 pm,

Arlene Shechet, The Sound Of It @ Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W 20th St., 6-8 pm,

*Chris Verene: Family @ Postmasters Gallery, 459 W 19th St., 6-8 pm,

Alex Hubbard: Death Never Sleeps; and Sean Raspet: As If Written In @ The Kitchen, 512 W 19th St., 6-8 pm,

Be Black Baby: A House Party Presents Michael Jackson 2004 @ Recess, 41 Grand St., 6-12 am,

Claudia Wieser: Poems of the Right Angle and Gerhard Richter: Lines which do not exist @ The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St., 6-8 pm,

Brian Montuori: Cold Sweat @ Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 E Broadway, 6-9 pm,

Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, Jana Leo and Hannah Wilke: Mine @ Invisible-Exports, 14A Orchard St.,

Derek Henderson: Mercy Mercer @ Jen Bekman Gallery, 6 Spring St. (b/t Elizabeth St. and Bowery), 6-8 pm,

Rachel Stokoe: This Ain’t No Shangri-La @ NY Studio Gallery, 154 Stanton St., 7-9 pm,

Group Show: FIT @ allan nederpelt, 60 Freeman St., Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

What Art Can Do @ Art 101, 101 Grand St., Brooklyn, 6-8 pm,

Gina Dawson, Eric Doeringer, Todd Kelly, and Matthew Langland: Crowd Scene @ Camel Art Space, 722 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Exploring 100 Years of Figurative Art @ FigureWorks, 168 North 6th St., Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Stephen Mallon: Next Stop Atlantic @ Front Room Gallery, 147 Roebling St., Brooklyn, 7-9 pm,

*Lauriston Avery:Invisible Moon @ Hogar Collection, 362 Grand St., Brooklyn, 6:30-9:30 pm,

Group Show: Rhyme, Not Reason @ Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, 205 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, 7-9 pm,

George Underwood: Old Enough to Know Better, Young Enough to Pretend @ K&K, 109 Broadway, Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

*Group Show: Duck and Decorated Shed @ NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc., 910 Grand St., 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, 7-9 pm,

David Scher: regular is best @ Pierogi, 177 N 9th St., Brooklyn, 7-9 pm,

William Lamson: A Line Describing the Sun @ The Boiler, Pierogi, 191 N 14th St., Brooklyn, 7-9 pm,

Saturday 9/11

An Unearthly Child by Allyson Mellberg @ Cinders Gallery, 103 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,



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Due to technical difficulties I am unable to post information about upcoming art openings this week. I’ll be back next week, ready to kick off the new art season. I can’t wait! Have a great holiday weekend.



Art show openings and events, August 26-29.


*Convergence NYC @ The 69th Fighting Regiments Armory, 68 Lexington Ave (at 25th St.), Friday 8/26 9 am-1 am, Saturday 8/27 9 am-1 pm, Sunday 8/28 9 am-5 pm,


Thursday 8/26

*Group Show: Contemporary Indian Art Show @ A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, 24 W 57th St., 6-8 pm.,

Group Show: PRIVATE @ Skylight Gallery, 538 W 29th St., 2nd floor, 6-9 pm,

*Group Show: Maria Creyts / Mariaurora @ Lyons Wier Gallery, 175 Seventh Ave (@20th St.), 6-9 pm,

James Holland: Sky Lines @ Envoy Enterprises, 131 Chrystie St., 6-8 pm,

Group Show: New Americana @ Bond Street Gallery, 235 Bond Street, Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Friday 8/27

Studio Residency for New York City Arts Workers @ EFA Project Space, 323 W 39th St., 2nd floor, 6:30-9 pm,

*Audra Wolowiec: Market @ Chashama 266 Gallery, 266 W 37th St., 6-9 pm,

Nina Katchadourian: Studio On The Street – What I Did This Summer (Open Studio Weekend) @ FOREVER & TODAY, INC., 141 Division St., ground floor, 6-8 pm,

Julie West: Itsy Bitsy @ My Plastic Heart, 210 Forsyth St., 6-9 pm,

5th Annual ARTcamp Studio Residency Program @ NY Studio Gallery, 154 Stanton St., 7-10 pm,

Group Show: The Art of Handcrafting Jewelry @ LILOVEVE Gallery, 457 Grand St., Brooklyn, 5-9 pm,

Eddie Ochoa: Amalgamations @ Pandemic Gallery, 37 Broadway, Brooklyn, 7-11 pm,

Group Show: String Theory @ STOREFRONT, 16 Wilson Ave, ground floor, Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Saturday 8/28

WET! @ McCarren Park (Lorimer and Driggs Ave), Brooklyn, 11-6 pm,

Davyd Whaley: Anima Speaks @ Brooklyn Artists Gym, 168 7th St., 3rd floor, Brooklyn, 6-8 pm,


Convergence NYC is a highly anticipated event and a chance to do some good. This is the largest, single event for emerging artists in the New York City area. Make sure not to miss it!


PRESS RELEASE-Artist from across the world converge in NYC to present an epic exhibition benefiting families who have lost loved ones due to the Afghan and Iraq wars. CONVERGENCE NYC will be presenting art to the public, Aug. 27th –29th, at the Historic 69th Fighting Regiment’s Armory located at 68 Lexington Ave & 25th St. During these three days the public is invited to enjoy art and live music, while getting the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the over 70 participating artists. Fifty percent of all sales will be donated to the NY/NJ chapter of Operation Homefront.

Operation Homefront provides emergency, financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 23 chapters and has met more than 267,000 needs since 2002. With over 70 Artist and Performers, CONVERGENCE NYC is going to be an exhibition of grand artistic proportions.

Convergence NYC @ 69th Fighting Regiment’s Armory, 68 Lexington Ave (at 25th St), Friday 27, 9 am-1 am, Saturday 28, 9 am-1 am, Sunday 29 9 am-5 pm,

Art show openings, August 19-21.


Thursday 8/19

*Parris Jaru: New Works 2010 @ MIDOMA, 545 8th Ave, Suite 750, 6-8 pm,

*Lacey Kim: DIALOGUE OF SILENCE @ Chelsea West Gallery, 547 W 27th St., 3rd floor, #307, 6-8 pm,

*”Closed for Installation” 303 Gallery Staff Group Show: Past and Present @ 303 Gallery, 547 W 21st St., 5-7:30 pm,

Group Show: G2 @ Avenue A Restaurant, 103 Ave A (b/t 6th and 7th st.), 7-11 pm,

Group Show: The Business of Aura @ Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway, 7th floor, 6-8 pm,

*Group Show: Project Birch Forest – Part II @ White Box, 329 Broome St., 7-9 pm,

Friday 8/20

*Group Show: The August Art Bazaar @ Lyons Wier Gallery, 175 Seventh Ave (at 20th St.), 6-9 pm,

Friese Undine: Substructure Superstructure @ Observatory, 543 Union St., Brooklyn, 9:30-11:30 pm,

Group Show: Play America (life is short, wear your party pants) @ Saint Cecilia Convent, 21 Monitor St., Brooklyn, 7-11 pm,

Saturday 8/21

*Group Show: New Paintings pop-up exhibition @ Staley-Wise, 560 Broadway, Suite 305, 6-8 pm,

Stefan Raasch, Robert leBiez, Cecilia Flaten, Micci Cohan, Graciela Cassel, Michel Beaucage, Carlos Aquilino and Nabeela Al-Khayer.: Summer in SoHo @ Ward-Nasse Gallery, 178 Prince St., 6-8 pm,

Group Show: On the Grid @ Camel Art Space, 722 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Miguel Cordera: SNAPSHOT #1 @ Eyelevel BQE, 364 Leonard St. (at Withers), Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,


Art show openings, August 12-15.


Thursday 8/12

Group Show: Younger Than Moses: Idle Worship @ Benrimon Contemporary, 514 W 24th St., 2nd floor, 6-9 pm,

*Gregory Costanzo: Desperate Housewives/Private Moments @ Chair and the Maiden Gallery, 19 Christopher St., 6-8 pm,

Sonny Smith: 100 Records @ Cinders Gallery, 103 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

Friday 8/13

Joseph Beuys and David Kastner: Distraction @ ICO Gallery, 606 W 26th St., 8-10 pm,

Group Show: Cannonball Press @ 99% Gallery, 99 N 10th St., Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

Group Show: Drifting Away: Summer Group Exhibition @ Like The Spice Gallery, 224 Roebling St., Brooklyn, 6:30-10 pm,

Saturday 8/14

Summer Group Exhibition @ Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 W. 28th Street, 3rd floor, 6-9 pm,

Group Show: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Art & Law Residency Exhibition @ Maccarone, 630 Greenwich St., 6-8 pm,

Group Show: Eight Artists: From The AAAC Archive @ Cuchifritos, 120 Essex St., (b/t Delancey and Rivington: inside the Essex St. Food Market at the South end of the building), 4-6:30 pm,


What to do?


What do you do when it’s the end of the summer and most of Chelsea is closed for the month? Don’t fret, there are still thing to be done and art to be seen. Try setting up a studio visit with a favorite artist. I checked out Erik Pauhrizi’s open studio and I got a special preview of artwork for his show next spring. He’s an inventive artist that uses nontraditional ways to express himself through his artwork.

video by Erik Pauhrizi

artwork by Erik Pauhrizi

open house for Erik Pauhrizi

Or, something else you can do is go to some art museums. This past Saturday was First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum and on these nights it’s way more than just your normal museum. The Andy Warhol exhibit was very educational and the dance party out back was a blast.

Warhol inkblots

Andy Warhol's "Last Supper"

DJ dance party @ the museum

So if you’re thinking that there isn’t anything to do in the art world this August–then think again. There is always an exhibit to see or a studio to visit. You just need to know where to look.

I met artist Erik Pauhrizi about a month ago and am real excited to see his work. Check out his blog, ,and come to the open house tonight.

Erik Pauhrizi Open Studio @ Westbeth Artist Housing, 55 Bethune St., Apt 355G, 7-9 pm

Art show openings August 5-8.


Thursday 8/5

Bowery Gallery 18th National Juried Exhibition @ Bowery Gallery
530 W 25 St., 4th floor, 5-8 pm,

Jack Toolin: Perfect View @ Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W 22nd St., 6-8 pm,

Jessee Egan: Mental Objects @ Michael Mut Gallery, 97 Ave C (b/t 6th and 7th), 6-9 pm,

Group Show: LONDON BIENNALE NYC SATELLITE EVENT @ Christopher Henry Gallery, 127 Elizabeth St., 6-9 pm,

Group Show: __Tension @ Christina Ray, 30 Grand St., ground floor, 7-9 pm,

*Beth Livensperger: Visible Storage @ Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., 6-8 pm,

Kal Spelletich: Cosmicism and Contemporary Forestry from Northern California @ Jack Hanley Gallery, 136 Watts St., 6-9 pm,

Artsrun Apresyan, Tigran Asatryan, David David Arthur Hovhannisyan, Armen Vahramyan: Contemporary Armenian Art @ Fez Art Cafe, 240 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

Friday 8/6

Open Studio: MFA Photography and Related Media @ Parsons The New School for Design, 25 E 13th St., 5th floor, 6-8 pm,

Group Show: On Display @ STOREFRONT, 16 Wilson Ave, ground floor, Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Group Show: LIVING with Other People @ Engine 212 Firehouse. Williamsburg, 134 Wythe Ave, (b/t N 8th & N 9th St.) Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

Saturday 8/7

*Group Show: AMPLIFIED PHOTOGRAPHIES @ Badcat Mobile, 223 W 10th St., 6-9 pm,

Julian Dashper: It is Life @ MINUS SPACE, 98 4th St., Brooklyn, 3-6 pm,

Group Show: Tunneling @ Famous Accountants, 1673 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

*Michael Zachary and S. Billie Mandle: New Work @ Fountain Studios, 604 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

*Henry Chung: Identity/Anonymity @ Screwball Spaces, 183 Lorraine St., 3rd floor, Brooklyn, 7-10 pm,

Sunday 8/8

Ann Rosen: Brooklyn Portraits @ FiveMyles, 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, 4-7 pm,


Art show openings for July 29-August 1.


Thursday 7/29

Okay Mountain collective: Benefit Plate @ Freight + Volume, 542 W 24th St., 6-8 pm,

Group Show: Persistence of Vision Part II: SPECULATIVE TOPOGROPHIES @ Badcat Mobile, 223 W 10th St., 6-9 pm,

*Melanie J. Moczarski: Unlikely Light @ Y Gallery, 355A Bowery (basement), 7-10 pm,

Group Show: Circus Gold Presents: Neighborhood Watch @ Live With Animals, 210 Kent Avenue (corner of Metropolitan), Brooklyn, 6-11 pm,

*Amanda Wojick: 12 Collages @ Gridspace, 122 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, 7-9 pm,

Rebecca Sherman: BHEKI; Angel Jackson: IN STITCHES; LOVE and afFUNCTION @ Brooklyn Kingdom, 170 N 4th St., Brooklyn, 6-9 pm,

Friday 7/30

2010 Recipients of the Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Workshop Fellowship @ National Academy School of Fine Arts, 5 East 89th St., 5-7 pm,

Arielle Falk: Lego My Ego @ LZ Project Space, 164 Suffolk St., 7-9 pm,

Rohby, Phu!: Chapter One : The Confrontation @ myplasticheart nyc, 210 Forsyth St., 6-9 pm,

*Group Show: Summer Projects Party @ Marian Spore, 55 33rd St., 4th floor, Brooklyn, 8-10 pm,

Saturday 7/31

Nu Ryu, Bruce Waldman, Marshall Arisman, and Frances Jetter: Dark Visions: A Collection of Printmaking From New York @ Sacred Gallery, 424 Broadway , 2nd floor, 7-11 pm,

Don Pablo Pedro: Fuck Don Pablo Pedro @ Pandemic Gallery, 37 Broadway, Brooklyn, 7-11 pm,

Sunday 8/1

no openings