NYC Events 8/1: Neon in Chinatown; A Convergence of Art, Music and Technology

August 1, 2014

Happy August! Celebrate the new month with all the fine art that New York has to offer. Tonight you can hit up a historic artist residence in the West Village, immerse yourself in edgy urban art in Williamsburg, and then party in a wild world of neon in Chinatown for a full-on New York art experience.

Once you recover from all your Friday folly, start your weekend by taking pictures around the new Arles del Rio sculptures in Times Square. After that, head to Brooklyn for the opening reception and party for Justice, a new project by a roster of incredible women. Then wrap up next week with Clouds in a Cloudless Sky, an installation event where art, music and technology converge.

tectonics at Westbeth
Westbeth Artist Housing, 55 Bethune Street.
August 1, 6pm.

New York’s only housing for artists supported by the National Endowment for the Arts presents an exhibition with NYFA’s 2013 Fellows in Choreography and Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design Opening.

Kinfolk 94
Inaugural Summer Group Exhibition curated by Tim Strazza
Kinfolk 94, 94 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn.
August 1, 7-10pm.

Kinfolk 94 welcomes their first show with work by Amanda Wachob, REVOK, Kenji Hirata and more.


Vector Gallery
The PostHuman Renascence of 2021AD
VECTOR Gallery, 154 East Broadway.
August 1, 8pm.

The Lower East Side’s neon-emblazoned Vector Gallery, known for its all encompassing art events,has moved to the edge of Chinatown. The gallery reopens tonight with a glowing exhibition and performances and DJs until dawn.


Times Square Arts
Arles del Rio: Nearness
Times Square Arts, Broadway plaza between 43rd & 44th Streets.
August 2-9, all day.
Arlés del Rio’s 17 sculptures consist of copper and steel panels cut out with human silhouettes of various sizes. Splayed throughout Times Square, they invite visitors to walk through, around and of course snap pics with them.


Succulent Studios, 67 West Street Suite 522, Greenpoint.
August 2nd, 7pm – 1am.

Head to Brooklyn to check out this impressive all-female show including a fabulous opening party and works by artists such as Elizabeth Winnel, Amy Sol, CAKE, Alison Sommers and Vexta.


Vector Gallery, Chinatown gallery, Westbeth Artist Residence, Tectonics, Justice, Succulent studios, Vexta, Allison Sommers, Elizabeth Winnel, Kinfolk Studios, Amanda Wachob, Kenji Hirata, Revok, Arles de Rio, Nearness, Times Square Arts, Clouds in a Cloudless Sky, Culture Shock, Hello Moth, Glenn Marshall
Culture Shock Presents: Hello Moth, Clouds in a Cloudless Sky
La Sala at Cantina Royal, 8 N 3rd St, Brooklyn.
August 7, 7pm-1am.

Culture Shock’s 7 year anniversary bash will feature an immersive visual and soundscape with music by electronic musician Hello Moth and a three wall projection of Clouds in a Cloudless Sky—the new music video created entirely from programming code directed by Belfast-based artist Glenn Marshall, Culture Shock Interactive Director.

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