The Feldman Gallery will exhibit a large selection of Andy Warhol self-portraits from 1966 to 1982, including paintings and unique prints, some never before exhibited, and photography and video made with collaborators. Self-portraits occupied a central position in Warhol’s entire body of work and were important in the creation of his public persona. Controlling his own image, Warhol played with the art of disguise and deception, seemingly telling us all, yet revealing very little. There are many Andys, but Warhol remains substantially unknowable.
Opening Thursday, November 5that DCKT Contemporary is Sophie Crumb’s debut solo exhibition. Crumb’s drawings are expressionistic, unforgiving and starkly revelatory. Crumb mines her emotions to create works based on her current experiences but always with an eye on her unique and eccentric past. Her drawings and prints often depict events culled from her life in a small town in rural France, as well as periods of time in New York and Berkeley.
“The New York City Spelling Bee -- a new, adults-only spelling bee offering erudite fun to all -- is a glamorous offshoot of the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, which has scintillated Brooklyn since 2004. Co-hosts bobbyblue and Jennifer Dziura have now brought the logophilia to the great isle of Manhattan.
“Self-serving criminal activity among public employees at all levels severely undermines the public’s confidence in our government,” District Attorney Vance said. “The new Public Integrity Unit reaffirms this Office’s long tradition of rooting out corruption at all levels.”
Join the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for the Rally Against NYU’s Proposed 400 Ft. Tower. The rally will be held Sunday November 7th on Bleecker Street east of LaGuardia Pl. to protest “NYU’s landmark-busting plans for the Village’s tallest tower— a combination hotel and residence — and their threatened alternative of building on the adjacent supermarket site.” The rally comes one day before the plan goes before Community #2’s Landmark Committtee.
Although vastly different in form and composition, the works included in Balancing Act all convey a sense of play, pure physicality, and a connection with archetypal childhood experience. Curator Hamlett Dobbins has written about Gary Komarin that “[he] does in his paintings what acrobats do on the high wire: there is a constant balancing act between sophistication and simplicity, between cartoon-like expression and eloquent abstraction.” The exhibition opens Sunday, October 24th.
While in Tokyo in 2001, photographer Lyle Owerko found a mint late-seventies Victor JVC at an outdoor market. Having already been a collector, his hunt began for more rare and obscure models. Beloved by rappers, b-boys, dancers, political protestors, and punks, a siren call to gather and dance, the boombox reminds us of when music was a collective experience and the street was a club.
BROOKLYN, NY: Two weeks after Lincoln Restler's upstart victory over scandal scarred Vito Lopez's hand picked candidate for state committee, the reform movement is celebrating its growing momentum with supporters and special guests at Teddy's in Williamsburg.
There is no doubt that creating a way to utilize the energy in dog poop is possible, as large systems called anaerobic digesters (or biogas digesters) are often used in landfills to wring energy out of trash, as well as on some big farms and ranches where large amounts of cow manure provide plenty of feedstock. In such systems microbes generate methane gas—which can be captured and used for power—once they are set free on manure or trash.
“For too long, we’ve had a government that represents the powerful well-connected interests, and limits access for everyone else. These real campaign finance reforms will level the playing field and give New Yorkers the open, honest and accountable government they deserve,” said Eric Schneiderman.