Christopher Henry Gallery proudly presents Knitting is for Pus****, its first solo show of Polish-born New York-based artist Olek. Hundreds of miles of crocheted, weaved, and often recycled materials, forms, and spaces are the fabric from which the wild and occasionally functional structures of Olek’s fantasylands are born.
Kid Flix Mix is an eye-opening and highly entertaining mix of animated and musical short films from around the world, perfect for our youngest audiences. Lineup features audience favorites from the past two festivals including Lost and Found, Hedgehug, Aston's Stones, Mermaid, Booo, Electric Car, and more.
“On bicycle tours I would come across cars just standing there in the countryside. I guess my first reaction was to look out for the owners. Most of the time, I would see no one and thus was left alone with the situation, developing a relationship to those vehicles that I hadn’t expected. From then on I started to regard these abandoned cars in the scenery as if they were actors on a stage and started to collect their wit and tragedy.”
A Chinese contemporary realist painter, Jiang Huan is engaged in a foreign craft explored only since the beginning of the 20th century by artists and art schools in China. He masters the oil painting technique to such an extent that the figure and scene seem alive. The painter’s desire to create a realistic portrait of ideal beauty allows the spectator to draw a visual parallel with such painters as Ingres, Hans Holbein, Jan van Eyck, Raphael and contemporary Chinese artists Ai Xuan and He Duoling.
The changes in American art over the past 50 years culminate in a post-pop art, post neo-dada, post-post modernism movement: New Americana. Through subtle and not so subtle intensity these creators share commonality through uncommon media. The work chosen reflects a neutralization of details and rendering as well as a borrowing of ideas, literal objects, and imagery. This exhibit takes new authority through perversion of former artistic chapters. Opening Thursday August 26th.
Do you have the time to listen to Billie Joe Armstrong rhyme? Sunday September 19th Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, will interview Green Day’s lyricist, vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and American Idiot director Tony Award winner Michael Mayer. The mega-band arrived with 1994’s Dookie, which sold 15 million copies and won a Grammy ® Award and has followed up with such epic albums such as American Idiot which debuted at No. 1 and earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two) and last year’s 21st Century Breakdown, which won the Grammy for Best Rock Album. Green Day has not only proved its longevity but its relevance. Join in the discussion to ask Billie Joe how!
Brooklynite Gallery proudly presents Paradise Lost a two-man exhibition by stencil-based artists C215 and Eelus. Loosely exploring themes of innocence, wonder and the imagination we experience as kids, both artists approach these themes from unique perspectives in both subject matter and stencil technique – clearly at the top of their games. Opening Saturday September 4th from 7 to 10 PM.
“Visionary precision, fearless exploration, and unlimited scope have placed the Kronos Quartet at the forefront of contemporary music for nearly 40 years. Friday, August 13th’s far-reaching repertoire features works by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba, and the world premiere of Christine Southworth’s Super Collider. Performed by Kronos with the 14 musicians of Gamelan Galak Tika (Evan Ziporyn, artistic director) using the virtual Gamelan Elektrika, designed and developed by Harmonix’s Alex Rigopulos (of Guitar Hero and Rock Band), Super Collider juxtaposes two sound worlds and traditions, the string quartet and the ancient gamelan, through the unlimited sonic universe of electronics.
Arrrrrrrgg! When the Story Pirates take the stage at Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center on August 1st, you'll be amazed at what happens next... and so will the Story Pirates! That's because the show they're performing has not been written! These pirates can't sail and they won't make you walk the plank, but they will steal your kids' ideas and incorporate them on the spot into an interactive show that validates the imagination of every child in the audience.
The hedonism and purity of the surfer lifestyle meets the uninhibited mischief of skatepunks in Clic Gallery's new summer show, SURF/SKATE, featuring the collages of surf king Tony Caramanico; the skater photographs of Drew Carolan, Lyle Owerko and Alberto Vargas; and the beach photography of Antoine Verglas, Randall Medson, Ron Church, Patrick Cariou, Paul Solberg, Joni Sternbach, Jean-Philippe Piter, Wayne Levin, and Burton Machen. Opening July 27th.