First Weekend of 2012
Still full from the holidays and starving for visual culture? A few New York City galleries have enticing offerings on video installations, vintage film, the monochrome, politics, time, space, graffiti, street art, and a Hans Hoffman alumni. This weekend also marks a few museum exhibition closings that highlight Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism, and the Harlem Renaissance.
Thursday, January 5th
Doug Ischar’s seminal institutional exhibitions entitled Orderly and Wake are revisited at Sleepless (1/5-2/26), a single-channel video presentation. In tandem with the Golden Gallery’s opening, Participant, Inc.* will debut his new work, Alone With You alongside, Tom Kalin, Gregg Bordowitz.
Golden Gallery - NoLita
120 Elizabeth Street / 6-9PM
*Participant Inc. – Lower East Side
253 East Houston Street / Sunday, January 8 / Screening: 8-9:30PM
James Nares’ retrospective from 1976 will be on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery (1/5-2/11). He is a filmmaker who was a member of the artist group, Collaborative Projects aka Colab and a figure in the No Wave scene in Downtown NYC who has been enthralled with observing and recreating the moving image.
Paul Kasmin Gallery
515 West 27th Street / 6-8PM
Friday, January 6th
The Displaced Person (1/6-2/12), is a group exhibition featuring works by Ron Athey, Walt Cassidy, Jesse Aron Green, Geof Oppenheimer and Sue Williams at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS. Public space is intimately explored by all five artists in terms of modernity’s complex continuum between alienation and participation.
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS – Lower East Side
14A Orchard Street / 6-8PM
Coinciding with Occupy Wall Street, Jack Hanley Gallery curates ephemera from San Francisco social activist and counter-cultural scene from 1966 to 1968 entitled, Diggers, Mimes, Angels and Heads (1/6-2/4). The Diggers were an art activist group in Haight-Ashbury who like the Lettrists utilized absurdity as a means to instigate action.
Jack Hanley – SoHo
136 Watts Street / 6-8PM
On Kawara’s retrospective, Date Painting(s) in New York and 136 Other Cities (1/6-2/11) at David Zwirner Gallery will feature his body of work that originated on January 4, 1966. These contemplative paintings of the past present will be revisited throughout each decade and locale.
David Zwirner Gallery – Chelsea
525 and 533 West 19th Street / 6-8PM
Saturday, January 7th
A street art group exhibition curated by Royce Bannon featuring works by Chris RWK, Cope2, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Moody, NoseGo, Russell King, URNew York, Veng and Wrona, to name a few. Cassius Fowler, Celso, Darkcloud, infinity, Matt Siren, and Royce B were also part of an atypical street art show across the street from MoMA curated by Daniel Feral and Joyce Manalo. Woodward Gallery has been invested in the Lower East Side since the early 80s and have cultivated works of artists who continuously disregard any demarcating line that points to their work on and off the streets.
Woodward Gallery – Lower East Side
133 Eldridge Street / 6-8PM
Occupy Wall Street: Ken Jacobs PGM is a film by Ken Jacobs that will be screened at the Anthology Film Archives. This turned-filmmaker who studied painting with Hans Hoffman also created and directed the The Millennium Film Workshop from 1966-1968. Please visit Star Spangled to Death site to view his extensive filmography.
Anthology Film Archives – East Village
32 2nd Avenue / 5:15PM
Sunday, January 8th
Chelsea galleries are closed, but most Lower East Side and museums are open. This weekend, there are a few museum exhibitions closing this weekend:
Art + Music event next Tuesday, January 10th