Performers in Fuerza Bruta run and tumble across a vertical wall of technicolor cloth, a man runs headlong through a wall, two people try desperately to connect from opposite sides of a huge spinning and whirling sail and performers dance in watery world just above the audience’s heads. This all takes place to a soundtrack that traverses thumping club beats to the mellow sounds of new world music. Through November 4th.
In the second of a two-part exhibition, tiny downtown gallery Sometimes (works of art) presents “Pardon Our Disappearance,” a collection of photographs by artist Peter Scott. The exhibit examines the influence of affluent lifestyles on urbanism through photographs of luxury residential construction projects. The opening reception is Wednesday, September 19, from 6-8pm.
Downtown art gallery The Hole, now the standard-bearing home for artists who tread the line between street cred and art-journal review, presents the first solo show by LA-based draughtsman Eric Yahnker. The artist’s photo-realistic style, combined with the size of his pieces (some as large as seven feet), make for an immersive experience. Couple that form with Yahnker’s devious sense of humor and the works land somewhere in the realm of pop-culture-obsessed spectacle.
Klompching Gallery and Ffotogallery present a talk and book signing on Saturday, September 15th at 2pm, with British artist Helen Sear. Helen Sear’s third solo exhibition at the Klompching Gallery, features two new series, Sightlines and Pastoral Monuments, being shown for the first time in the United States.
Award-winning Brazilian photographer Bruno Cals returns to New York, with a spectacular series of mysterious and thoughtful color images from the same body of work as his critically acclaimed 2010 Horizons show. His 2012 Horizons exhibition features stunning landscape photography showcasing images that appear to be a reflection on space and time. Certain photographs appear earthly and endless, contrasting with images that feel confined and futuristic. Through September 28th.
"Big Movies For Little Kids" has introduced over 250 classic films to kids and adults alike. Join them on Sunday, September 16th for a repeat screening of a selection of films received in their second annual open call to all New York City students on Governor’s Island!
Opening this Friday the Drawing Center presents, "Indeed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art." The works on display in this exhibition explore the notion of artists' certificates of authenticity over the past fifty years. Items exhibited range from formal legal certificates to spur of the moment notations, many incorporated into the artwork itself. This exhibition is making its only New York stop at The Drawing Center.
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.