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!
This Thursday is a busy one in the realm of art openings, so choose wisely! We highly recommend checking out the enigmatic photographs of Eagle Hunters by Lyle Owerko, the immersive animation and the prints behind them at the International Print Center, and Two if By Sea, a group show featuring Johee “Stickymonger” Park at MINY Media Center. This weekend, head uptown to the Heath Gallery for a special exhibition of works by artists using repurposed materials (plus a new sculpture in Marcus Garvey Park) then downtown to check out artists influenced by technology at Guy Hepner Gallery. Sunday, have a bagel and some Jameson to toast John Reed’s new novel, then book it to Queens for the new exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Ramones. Cap off next week by educating your creative self with a grant writing workshop at Powerplnt.
One If By Land, Two If By Sea – Opening Reception ↑
MINY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, April 7, 6:00-9:00pm
The basics of land, air and sea are explored by the artists in tonight’s group show, interweaving luxuries like comfort, design and love to create pieces that represent what “home” means to them. Curated by Albert Chau, the exhibition features work by artists like Adrian K, Johee Park aka Stickymonger, and Scotty Albrecht.
Suspended Animation: Moving Images in Print ↑
International Print Center New York, 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
Thursday, April 7, 6:00-8:00pm
The work behind traditional animations are revealed in an exhibition at the Print Center showing projected animations, side by side with their reference drawings. The gallery will be turned into an immersive environment, with wall projections, screens, and site-specific installations.
Lyle Owerko- Eagle Hunters ↑
Joseph Gross Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, Ground Floor
Thursday, April 7, 6:00-8:00pm
Photographer Lyle Owerko spent 15 years of planning and two years traveling to Mongolia to spend time with the time-honored Eagle Hunters, documenting their centuries-old tradition of bonding with and training eagles to hunt with them. The contemporary images look as if to be lifted from a history book and will be shown with some of Owerko’s iconic boombox pieces.
All Art Everything (Avant Arte X Guy Hepner) ↑
568 Broadway #502
Friday, April 8, 7:00-10:00pm
The Netherland’s Avant Arte have descended upon Soho for a special exhibition that will be shown through April 29. This pop up features the work of artists merging technology and art, with work by Alex Nero, Jeremy Penn, Jason Dussault, Krista Kim Studio, Gareb Shamus and AngelaChina.com.
Caught in an Upward Spiral ↑
Heath Gallery, 24 West 120th Street
Saturday, April 10, 6:00-9:00pm
Expertly co-curated by Akeem Duncan of Quiet Lunch Magazine and Leanne Stella, the Director Art In FLUX, tonight’s exhibition features artists working in repurposed materials, giving trash a new purpose. Head down early to Marcus Garvey Park to peep the newly installed DNA Totem by Suprina before the opening.
Bodega de la Haba & Quiet Lunch Present: Brunch with Novelist John Reed & Poet Micah Ling ↑
Swift Hibernian Lounge, 34 East 4th Street
Sunday, April 10, 1:00pm
Indie magazine Quiet Lunch and Gregory De La Haba of Whitehot Mag are offering up a literary brunch of bagels, Jameson and the power of the word. This casual Sunday celebrates American novelist John Reed’s forthcoming new work Free Boat and Micah Ling’s latest, Flashes of Life.
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go:Ramones and the Birth of Punk ↑
Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Sunday, April 10, 4:00-8:00pm
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ debut album, the Queens Museum has partnered with the GRAMMY Museum in LA for a two-part show celebrating the birth of the legendary band. On this side, the exhibition delves into the seminal band’s roots in Queens, celebrating the music, art, fashion and visual culture that influence the Ramones 40 years ago.
APPLY IT: Seizing Grants & Opportunities Workshop by The Oracle ↑
Powrplnt, 562 Evergreen Avenue, Brooklyn
April 12, 9:00-11:00pm
Artists, musicians and creatives of all types can bone up on their grant writing skills in this four-week workshop. Learn how to create effective applications for getting that money! Drop in for the first workshop tonight about research and goals, and choose to stay for the entire course or with piecemeal workshops.
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.
Tags : Akeem Duncan, Albert Chau, Bodega de la Haba, Eagle Hunters, Grant writing, Heath Gallery, International Print Center, Johee Stickymonger Park, Joseph Gross Gallery, Lyle Owerko, MINY Media Center by IFP, Powrplnt, Queens Museum, Quiet Lunch Magazine, The Ramones