Featuring LAVA's signature combination of acrobatics and visual art, set to live and sampled music, the 8 strong women of LAVA will lead audiences on a journey through 360 degrees of space using every direction and means imaginable--walking on hands, soaring on wheels, dodging negative space and creating a literal human compass.
As part of our “Art of Intelligence” series we have been collecting poems, prose, art and more from former and current intelligence officers. The following poems are written by John W. Davis, an Intelligence Officer with the US Army.
The tradition of quilts and quilting has primarily been considered as a utilitarian object first and as an artistic medium incidentally. But the rise of feminism and the revaluation of “women’s work” led to a renewed appreciation of the artistic potential of the medium, and to an exploding number of quilters. The Kathryn Markel Fine Arts exhibition focuses on 11 contemporary artists who use quilting techniques in their work. Opening Thursday, November 19th.
Few know how to deal with another's sorrow. On a long ago Autumn day, not unlike any other brisk day in late 1983, I received a call. My caller said a close mutual friend, Kevin, was believed killed in a shocking bombing in southern Beirut, Lebanon. Kevin was a Marine slain by a suicide bomber who drove a non-descript truck laden with the equivalent of six tons of explosives. Upon detonation, the Marines' quarters collapsed in a cloud of acrid smoke, fire, and mammoth blocks of rubble. 241 Marines died that day and many, many more were critically wounded, sent to hospitals across the region.
Check out Nancy Shaver’s Three sisters, four beauties and a work-horse at Feature Inc., with a reception for the artist on Thursday, November 10 from 6 to 8 pm. You can see how Nancy Shaver hunts and gathers and displays. Her personality revels in construction and you can feel things being decided and built by a not the usual.
There'll be no need for recliners and Double Big Gulps this Sunday November 13th, because Dr. Sketchy's has enlisted the help of the ever famous "Joe Boobs" to give you a monster movie marathon unlike any other you'll ever experience! So come on down to the Bowery Poetry Club for the drinking, the drawing, the contests, and the cabaret; as the Queen of Sexy pays tribute to the King of Monsters in an action packed Godzilla session that will leave you utterly decimated!
The artists included in the show, whose practices travel across a variety of approaches and mediums, have a common thread in their exploration of a specific kind of temporality. The forms are sparse, mutable, and at times, invisible but in all cases, manifest as almost makeshift offerings. Not unlike the actual function of a PDF, the work is positioned to drop off a bundle of compressed information and data before disappearing, degrading, or being re-contextualized. Opening Wednesday October 26th, 6-9pm.
In 1986, Aperture first published Bruce Davidson's Subway—a ground-breaking series that has garnered critical acclaim both as a document of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City as well as for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, "the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels, inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks, and closed off from each other."
Source of Visions and Rosa Gonzales have partnered to create an exhibition that brings awareness to the many challenges faced by some who are confronted and dealing with addictions. The Haunted Gallery of Addiction focuses on the impact of addiction to the family, the addict and other relationships.
Front Room gallery is proud to present “Trick Question” a solo exhibition of drip and stencil paintings by Peter Fox. Peter Fox’s paintings are loaded. Loaded with paint and texture, loaded with context in their relationship to movements in formal and conceptual art, and overflowing with color. They have been described as Op Art,Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Punk Rock, or a mixture of all of them. Opening Friday, October 14, 7 - 9 PM.