In a city where hundreds of interesting events occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Ahead Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer shares her top picks for 6sqft readers!
This week, designer agnes b. teams up with Craig Costello of Krink for a photo show and clothing collaboration, while Ilegal Mezcal presents a new music series to benefit Planned Parenthood. Street artist Swoon presents a series of prints curated by Brooklyn Street Art to benefit her Heliotrope Foundation, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum opens a show dedicated to the glitzy aesthetics of the Jazz Age. Flemish artist Peter Depelchin makes his American debut in Brooklyn, and Spoke Art opens a massive group show dedicated to David Lynch. Finally, curator Akeem Duncan ponders the concept of “forever,” and the Rubin Museum asks visitors to slow down for Slow Art Day.
Craig Costello, WHQ ↑
agnès b. Galerie Boutique, 50 Howard Street
Thursday, April 6, 6:00-9:00pm
Craig Costello, the creator of Krink ink markers, teams up with long time art supporter and designer agnes b. for a new photography book of portraits of artists and visitors to the Krink headquarters.
Swoon x Heliotrope x BSA Pop-Up Opening Reception ↑
88 1/2 7th Avenue
Thursday, April 6, 6:00-9:00pm
Brooklyn Street Art curates an evening of art to support Swoon’s Heliotrope Foundation. The sale of prints by Case Maclaim, Faith47, Icy and Sot, Li-Hill, Miss Van and Tavar Zawacki (above) will directly support the not-for-profit.
Savoir Adore Live – A Benefit Concert for Planned Parenthood ↑
Ilegal Mezcal NYC Headquarters, 31 Perry Street
Thursday, April 6, 8:00-10:00pm
The first event in the new Ilegal series fights to help protect Planned Parenthood and features an evening of tunes by Savoir Adore. Also expect a fully stocked bar of Ilegal Mezcal.
The Jazz Age! American Style in the 1920s ↑
Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street
Friday, April 7, 10:00am
The aesthetics of the Roaring 20s comes to life on several media fronts, including interior design, industrial design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, architecture, as well as related music and film—all for our viewing pleasure.
Canticle, Solo exhibition by Peter Depelchin ↑
Brilliant Champions Gallery, 5 Central Avenue, Brooklyn
Friday, April 7, 6:00-9:00pm
Flemish painter Peter Depelchin makes his American debut with a series of new paintings. Using ancient techniques and a long forgotten process of trial and error, study, sketch and finalize, Depelchin creates a new cross-cultural concept based on the world famous Su Poem, “The Canticle of the Birds (Farid ud-Din Attar).”
Slow Art Day 2017 ↑
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street
Saturday, April 8, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Take a moment to step outside of the incessant buzz of this city and enjoy the eclectic collection of the Rubin Museum of Art. Visitors can take guided tours focused on “slow looking” that come free with admission. They can also explore the museum with special Slow Art Day activities and a new mindfulness audio tour narrated by meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Kate Johnson.
David Lynch Tribute Art Show ↑
Spoke Art, 210 Rivington Street
Saturday, April 8, 6:00-9:00pm
Just in time for the long-awaited return of the television series “Twin Peaks,” Spoke Art brings 80 artists to pay tribute to the totally trippy and fantastical mind of David Lynch.
Forever: A Momentary Exhibition About Eternity, Curated by Akeem Duncan ↑
The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street
Wednesday, April 12, 7:00pm
Quiet Lunch’s Akeem Duncan guest curates a spectacular group show focused on the fleeting eternity of human emotions and the resulting memories and experiences that seem to last longer than we do.
Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator, and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori is also the author of two books, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse and The Art of Spray Paint. Follow her on Twitter @ArtNerdNY or Instagram @TheLoriZimmer