Want to see toothsome people in sticky situations? Ahhh, caught your attention. Well attend the SMOOTH HOTEL fashion/art show on Monday, May 3rd from 6 to 8 PM. It features Barbara Nitke’s photographs of provocative people misbehaving in anonymous hotel settings in collaboration with New York fashion designers Tom and Linda Platt. Opening night will feature smooth drinks and Nitke's models, overdressed at the bar in their photo wardrobe. Sexy.
“Massive state-funded mental hospitals, many of them among the largest and most elaborate structures ever erected in America, were a prominent feature of the American landscape for more than a century. Once sources of civic pride before becoming warehouses of neglect, the asylums were emptied towards the end of last century, and now sit crumbling, keeping their secrets.” Check out Christopher Payne’s haunting photographs at Clic Gallery from April 13 to May 23rd, 2010. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday, April 15.
The McManus Democratic Midtown Association will be honoring Charlton D’souza at a reception for his book entitled Phantom Students at 321 West 44th Street, Second Floor from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Several students who were the victims of a college scholarship scam were chronicled in the book Phantom Students by author Charlton D’souza which exposed mismanagement within the Community Leadership Program at Marymount Manhattan College. Many well performing students lost their scholarships through no fault of their own and are still unable to get their official transcripts since the program closed down in 2004.
Carriage Trade is re-opening as a non-profit at 62 Walker Street (near Broadway) with a benefit to raise funds for its upcoming programming. The artwork can be previewed from 2-6 pm Wednesday, April 14 - Saturday, April 17, the day of the raffle event. The number of tickets sold will equal the number of donated works. On the night of the raffle, ticket holders are entitled to choose an artwork once their numbers have been randomly drawn. The artworks will be presented anonymously, with the identity of the artist revealed only after the ticket holder acquires the piece.
In his first solo exhibition at the Feldman Gallery, Jason Salavon will exhibit photographic prints, video work, and real-time software installation. A new media artist, Salavon’s custom digital processes reconfigure masses of communal material, from the private to the canonical, to create a visual idiom that calls into question the boundaries of representation in the digital age. The exhibit will open Thursday, April 8th at 6 PM.
Kurt Loder of MTV said of Undersea Poem's new self-titled album that " [it] takes you to a place worthy of postcards: the golden beach, the turquoise sea, the warm breeze ruffling the palms. If only we could live there. A beautiful record." I couldn’t agree more. Come celebrate the release of their self-titled album at Joe's Pub on April 15th at 10PM.
Do you have enough Gilligan’s Island in your life? I didn’t think so. Well then climb aboard the reto-themed Groove Evolution Music (GEM) Festival to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City with their Manhattan boat party bash, “Fantastic Voyage.” The fundraising music festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 08, 2010, 6:30pm to 11pm aboard the Queen of Hearts, docked at Pier 40 near W. Houston Street and West Side Highway.
Author Jim DeRogatis and Voyageur Press have done a really spectacular job of delivering one of the most beautifully executed “Art” books on one of rocks most influential groups. Legendary producer/musician Brian Eno once said, “only five thousand people bought a Velvet Underground album, but everyone one of them started a band.”
The Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival has been slap sticking for 8 long years, first appearing as “First Sundays” in 2002. “Since then, the festival has screened nearly 700 short comedy films, from high end films featuring Hollywood actors to low end videos made by high school students on webcams. Films at The Iron Mule have gone on to screen at Cannes, Sundance, the HBO Comedy Festival, on the Sundance Channel, IFC, the BBC and HBO.” On Saturday April 3rd the festival will be celebrating its anniversary at the 92YTribeca at 7 and 9 PM. Come and lass your asses off!!
Jules de Balincourt presents over fifteen new paintings in his solo exhibition at Deitch Projects,Premonitions, opening Thursday April 1st. With pieces ranging from laptop size to mural size, and dealing in text, abstraction and figuration, this is his most comprehensive and diverse exhibition to date.