Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 9/22-9/28

Posted On Thu, September 22, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 22, 2016 By In Art, Art nerd ny, Events, Features

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!

Art openings aren’t for everyone; some thrive on jam-packing themselves into hot galleries, clamoring for two inches of cheap wine and a glimpse of a corner of a painting, while others have gotten over the “I saw it first” mentality and prefer to leisurely enjoy show offerings at their own pace, long after the crowds have seceded. That said, put your best shoes on and enjoy a night (or day) out at these excellent exhibits this September. My list this week includes losing yourself in the trippy, yellow-hued world of Os Gemeos at Lehmann Maupin, and taking in the larger than life works of graffiti artist John Matos, a prolific contributor to the New York graffiti scene since the late 70s. And if you’re looking to dance this weekend, school is also back in session with a wild high school-themed party at MoMA PS1!


ps1party
Ryan McNamara presents Back to School at MoMA PS1 ↑
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
Friday, September 23, 7:00pm

PS1 turns back time and reassumes its former life as a school for one night of fun! Artists will take over the empty classrooms and adopt the roles of teachers, coaches, goths, cheerleaders, jocks, outsiders, and nerds for an immersive fundraiser that also asks you come dressed as your high school self.

crash-joanneartman
CRASH, Breaking Ground: Redefining the Urban Experience ↑
Joanne Artman Gallery, 511 W 22nd Street
Through October 31

One of our favorites, John Matos, a.k.a. CRASH has been a driving force in the New York, and particularly the Bronx, graffiti scene since the late 70s. Experience CRASH’s fusion of graffiti and pop art in his latest enigmatic exhibition, which features some of his largest canvases to date.

osgemeos-lehmannmaupin
Os Gemeos, Silence of the Music ↑
Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street
Through October 8

If there is only one exhibition you see this month, make it the incredible Os Gemeos show. Twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo have transformed several rooms of the gallery into their imaginative, yellow-hued world, with works of all mediums with several collaborations with masters like Doze Green and Martha Cooper.

andrea-zittel
Andrea Zittel, solo exhibition ↑
Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 West 24th Street
Through October 8

I first was turned on to Andrea Zittel when I came across her living capsules, and soon fell into her oeuvre which explores self-imposed limitations relating to space, wardrobe, and living experiences. This exhibition features the Planar Configurations and Linear Sequences bodies of work, which are installed at the gallery and simultaneously on three sites in the Mojave Desert.

xu-zhen-james-cohan
Xu Zhen, Solo exhibition ↑
James Cohan Gallery Chelsea, 533 West 26th Street
Through October 8th

Chinese artist Xu Zhen subsumed his individual artistic identity and transformed into MadeIn—an “art creation company.” Now he has resisted his Xu Zhen identity as a product of his “company.” Whether this confuses you or not, Zhen’s attention to textural detail leaves the viewer wanting more. Above: ice cream-like furls. You’ll also see some montages made from leather and exotic toys.

catinca-tabacaru
Justin Orvis Steimer, cave paintings of a homo galactian ↑
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, 250 Broome Street
Through October 9

Color, geometry, energy and his surrounding environment are Steimer’s driving force as an artist. His latest exhibition channels these influences into a series of new paintings about boat sails.

pierogi
Sarah Walker, Space Machines ↑
PIEROGI, 155 Suffolk Street
Through October 9

Some artists are motivated by automatism, some by realism, and others by process. Walker’s process-heavy abstracts cross between spatial realities to translate velocity and density into abstract form.

Ryan Mcnamara, PS1 Moma, CRASH, John Matos, Joanne Artman Gallery, OSGEMEOS, Lehmann Maupin, Andrea Zittel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, XU Zhen, James Cohan Gallery, Justin Orvis Steimer, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Sarah Walker, Space Machines, PIEROGI, Oscar Murillo, David Zwirner
Oscar Murillo through patches of corn, wheat and mud ↑
David Zwirner, 525 & 533 West 19th Street
Through October 22

Last year, Oscar Murillo staged a Colombian chocolate factory in the gallery, this year he settles for a more traditional approach to gallery season, with a series of paintings, drawings, sculptural elements, and film that consolidate his early emphasis on personal cultural experiences with a broader exploration of the different roles and possibilities of artists within an increasingly global world.

+++

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 : , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Expansive Flatiron loft stuns after undergoing a 10-year renovation by Frampton Co.

    Expansive Flatiron loft stuns after undergoing a 10-year renovation by Frampton Co.

    Located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, this massive loft measuring an incredible 4,500 square feet was designed specifically by ...
  • Dwell and Target releasing affordable modern furniture; Flushing gets a ‘trendy’ food hall

    Dwell and Target releasing affordable modern furniture; Flushing gets a ‘trendy’ food hall

    Mayor de Blasio signed 10 pieces of legislation related to gas safety to ensure another Second Avenue explosion doesn’t take place. ...
  • 12 alternative holiday events, exhibits, and outings in NYC

    12 alternative holiday events, exhibits, and outings in NYC

    From the swarms of tourists, long lines at stores, and increased prices on everything from theater tickets to cocktails, the holidays ...
  • $1.41M for an opportunity to combine two West Village units into one lovely apartment

    $1.41M for an opportunity to combine two West Village units into one lovely apartment

    Here’s an opportunity for a New Yorker not afraid to renovate. Two small one-bedroom apartments at 41 Perry Street, in ...
  • Former Citicorp Center is the city’s newest landmarked building

    Former Citicorp Center is the city’s newest landmarked building

    Images: Lemessurier and 6sqft The Midtown building formerly known as Citicorp Center has just been designated a city landmark. The ...
  • 10 modern menorah designs for Hanukkah 2016

    10 modern menorah designs for Hanukkah 2016

    Our ongoing series Apartment Living 101 is aimed at helping New Yorkers navigate the challenges of creating a happy home in the big city. ...
  • NYC will have free Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations by year’s end

    NYC will have free Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations by year’s end

    NYC Subway riders will soon be less able to blame their subway commute for not being able to immediately answer ...
  • Condos at 432 Park selling at an average discount of 10 percent

    Condos at 432 Park selling at an average discount of 10 percent

    432 Park Avenue may be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere and home to the most expensive apartment ...
  • Congress will only cover $7M of NYC’s $35M Trump security bill

    Congress will only cover $7M of NYC’s $35M Trump security bill

    Just two days after Mayor de Blasio formally requested $35 million in federal funding to cover security at Trump Tower ...
  • This $845K Chelsea studio’s sleep loft, brick walls and terrace are dreamy

    This $845K Chelsea studio’s sleep loft, brick walls and terrace are dreamy

    This Chelsea-meets-Meatpacking studio at 221 West 14th Street checks the boxes for charm, neighborhood amenities and convenience, and it possesses ...
  • Vote for 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year!

    Vote for 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year!

    For new developments, 2015 was the year of reveals, but 2016 was all about watching these buildings reshape our city. Ahead we’ve ...
  • New documentary ‘Tree Man’ explores the lives of NYC’s Christmas tree sellers

    New documentary ‘Tree Man’ explores the lives of NYC’s Christmas tree sellers

    One of the many signs that it’s Christmastime in the city is the sight, sound and scent of the city’s sidewalk tree ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.