New York-based artists Billy Kidd and Heather Huey came together to create the collaborative photographic project, "Heather Huey was Shot by Billy Kidd" at Clic Gallery. The opening will take place on Fashion's Night Out, September 6th, 2012, from 6-8 pm.
Stephen Powers, a well-known graffiti artist who famously tagged under the name ESPO in New York City and Philadelphia, often creating works that blurred the line between legal and illegal. In 2000, the controversial artist gave up graffiti to become a studio artist, and as a result has had his works displayed at the esteemed Venice and Liverpool Biennials, in addition to numerous shows at NYC’s now-defunct Deitch Projects galleries. From September 6th through September 29th.
Frank Moore (1953–2002) is best known for his figurative and highly detailed large-scale paintings filled with fantastic and symbolic images. Addressing themes drawn from American visual culture, the state of the health care industry, and his personal life, Moore was also prescient in his concern about the dangers of genetically modified foods. Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore, on exhibit through December 8th, is the most comprehensive presentation to date of work by this remarkable artist whose life was cut short by AIDS.
A direct reference to the Talking Heads, “This Must Be The Place” is Deborah Farnault’s second solo exhibition in New York. Farnault works in a variety of media – photography, silkscreen printing, and mixed media – to illustrate the hunt for an “ideal” landscape or for some peace of mind, balancing back and forth between chaotic and peaceful visions. It is a collection of encounters, sensory experiences, and feelings while making our way through life. The opening reception is Friday, August 31, 6–8 pm with a performance by Ryan Ferreira.
Nothing epitomizes the dog days of summer more literally than a Chelsea art exhibition called Dogma, where, through August 10, a live dog plays dead on a Persian rug in the middle of Metro Pictures gallery.
"The Perfect Storm", a group exhibition exploring man-made and natural disasters can be viewed through August 17th at the Julie Saul Gallery. The selected artists use their work as a conduit to address environmental, political and economic issues, each exploring man’s tenuous relationship to nature in a global landscape fraught with uncertainty. The destructive forces of nature, global warming, “the war on terror” and financial uncertainty are all challenges we face today.
Opening tonight at the New Museum, “Ghosts in the Machine” surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art. The works assembled trace the complex historical passage from the mechanical to the optical to the virtual, looking at the ways in which humans have projected anthropomorphic behaviors onto machines that have become progressively more human.
“Backlash” is an exhibition that addresses the current political climate towards women. In response to the increasing tension against providing women with basic healthcare needs and the ensuing media storm which demonizes women, Soho20 Gallery Chelsea is hosting a venue for outrage. Opening reception July 19, 6-8 pm.
We’re Floating is a new interactive 45 minute walk designed by artist and poet Jon Cotner beginning at 4pm on July 14th. Each hour he revives the ancient, endangered practices of walking and talking. His interactive walks through Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City combine dialogue, observation, and movement for the sake of worldly encounter.