Originated by master Ben A. Gonzales, Gupit Gupit (pronounced gu-pit gu-pit), meaning 'cut-cut' in the Tagalog language of the Philippines, is the art of one piece paper sculpture. In his father’s memory, Guy Gonzales will be conducting two workshops in the Filipino art sponsored by Bronx Council of the Arts. Classes will be held Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st.
Grand Projects is pleased to present “Tell Me Now”, a dynamic group exhibition of six NYC artists. The works of these artists, by emblematic means, touch on a primary function of art—to offer a story or insight into the human experience. Whether musing of the future or exploring process in the studio these artists are creating work in which one can readily find narratives of contemporary life. Opening May 17th.
Marvel at the world’s center for contemporary art, Chelsea, where museums and collectors purchase provocative works. Led by Thomas Beachdel, professor of art and architectural history at Hunter College. He is a doctoral candidate and Chancellor’s Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Check out Billy Sullivan’s fifth solo exhibition with the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. With his signature directness and clarity, Sullivan continues to paint portraits of close friends and acquaintances. Together with these portraits, a new series of still life paintings will be exhibited, as well as a foray into wallpaper featuring the Yorkshire terrier, Missy, as the central motif.
Y Gallery is pleased to present "Various Small Lots" by Ryan Brown, his second solo show at the gallery. The drawings and photographs in this series conjure a suggestion of an object which may have been but is no longer present. Opening Friday, May 4, 6 - 9 PM.
Marc Desgrandchamps has been shipping an oeuvre whose complex compositions comprise scenes witnessed, personal memories and quotations from painting and the cinema. His pictures are like time-fragments, snatches of life saved from oblivion in which interplay of transparency and colors, with the presence of unexpected objects and situations. The picture thus becomes the point of an eclectic convergence of the observed and the known, of memory and the imagination.
Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present “Asea, Aloof,” an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Matthew Fisher. Fisher is a Brooklyn, NY-based artist who makes stylized paintings that utilize symbolic placement, pattern, line, and a sense of the lasting touch of man on landscapes that reference universal timing, placement, and a frozen sense of now. Opening Thursday, April 26, 6 - 8 PM.
The Drawing Center is to hold its Spring Gala on Tuesday April 24th at the Tribeca Rooftop. The evening will honor Lawrence Weiner with special performance by Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti. Cocktails will commence at 6:30pm, with performances at 7:30pm, and dinner at 8:00pm. Frances Beatty Adler, Eric Rudin, and Jane Dresner Sadaka will serve as Gala chairmen.
Clic Gallery presents, ROADSONGS, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Jordan Sullivan. ROADSONGS brings together a collection of Sullivan’s recent photographs and prose. Central to the exhibit are eight landscapes shot on the road between New Mexico, Texas, and California. Interpsed between these landscapes are smaller portraits and interior scenes, featuring Sullivan’s family, friends, and lovers. The installation unfolds like a road map, connecting the places and people Sullivan has known. Opening Recption Thursday, April 19, 6 - 8 PM.
The Christopher Henry Gallery will proudly present VES PITTS: MEOW. This is the gallery’s 3rd solo show of the New York based photographer. Pitts is known for his keen eye for capturing the most unusual and intriguing of personalities on the New York, New Orleans, London and Paris underground scene; including burlesque acts, performance artists, the erotic and Gay subculture, which the artist has documented masterfully over the past 18 years. Opening Thursday April 12th.