Image © Luigi Rocca/Arnott Gallery
In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers!
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to compose a Wikipedia entry, do it in style this week at the Guggenheim’s #guggathon while helping beef up the entries on Chinese artists. If you’re feeling down on the current state of affairs, indulge in Luigi Rocca’s hyperrealistic acrylic paintings that honor the honest beauty of roadside Americana, or check out the fresh works from the artists in residence at the New York Studio Residency Program. Celebrate the beauty of the beard (yes, seriously) at Atlantic Gallery, and take a look at wearable art at Tee Time by Choice Royce. If lectures are your thing, head to the historic Loews Theater for a day of TEDx Jersey City, or pop over to the Mid-Manhattan Library for an artist talk with Paul Sunday. Finally, experience the media mogul Kippy Winston, in his talk-show style lecture that looks at current issues through an artistic lens.
The Mother Road- Luigi Rocca Exhibition ↑
Arnott Gallery, 525 West 20th Street
Thursday, December 1, 10:00am-4:00pm
The Italian Hyperrealist presents a new body of work that’s inspired by Americana, the novels of John Steinbeck, and the American roadside.
Making Stock – Fall 2016 Resident Show ↑
New York Studio Residency Program, AICAD Seminar Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite M10, Brooklyn
Thursday, December 1, 5:00-9:00pm
Twelve of the studio residents present their fall work tonight, along with a free communal dinner (make sure to RSVP). The exhibition is accompanied by a free, downloadable recipe book of the same title that uses the methodology of recipes to take on a variety of issues.
Roberto Chierici “Your Shape” curated by Erika Arosio ↑
Atlantic Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540
Thursday, December 1, 5:00-9:00pm
Celebrate the glory that is the beard–Chierici’s latest series of photographs focuses on the nuances of the masculine facial hair.
Tee Time: A limited edition t-shirt and art show ↑
17 Frost Gallery, 17 Frost Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, December 1, 6:00-10:00pm
Artist Royce Bannon hosts a show featuring brand new limited edition screen-printed T-shirts as well as artworks from Cash4, Edwin Delarosa, ka, Isabel Lasala, Moody, Net, Eric Orr, Matt Siren, Smells907 and Lamour Supreme.
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Contemporary Chinese Art ↑
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue
Saturday, December 3, 11:00am-3:00pm
Get in on the Guggenheim’s fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia’s coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The sesh includes a training course on becoming a Wiki editing expert.
TEDx Jersey City ↑
54 Journal Square, Jersey City
Saturday, December 3, 12:00-7:00pm
The 4th rendition of Jersey City TEDx brings 11 speakers and performances to the gorgeous architecture gem, the landmark Loews. $20 gets you talks from speakers like Denver Nicks, Magna Gopal and Scott Rosenbaum.
Archive/Improv, Paul Sunday and Matthew Deleget, An Artist Dialogue Series Event ↑
New York Public Library (Mid-Manhattan Library), 455 Fifth Avenue
Saturday, December 3, 2:30pm
Coinciding with his recent series of photographs at the library, Paul Sunday gives an artist talk with Matthew Deleget.
Real Talk/Kip Talk ↑
Abrons Art Center
Saturday, December 3, 8:00pm
Media mogul Kippy Winston uses the talk show format to discuss and confront real issues seen through an artistic lens.
Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori also recently released her first book through Rockport Publishers, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse. Follow her on Twitter @LoriZimmer.
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