Opening Weekend In NYC

We hope you've recovered from the holiday weekend because we sure did (not sure if we're still over the Marina Abramovic-Jay-Z-fiasco, though. But, fortunately, life goes on and we are ready for the art events happening this weekend. Want to know where to go? No rap involved, we promise.

Thursday July 11th, 2013

Bose Pacia – “Transparent Studio: Chitra Ganesh” Artist Talk – 6pm

Chitra Ganesh has been in residence at Transparent Studio for almost a month now and this Thursday you are invited to spend some time with the artist. Her work is influenced by mythology, folklore, sci-fi, Bollywood, comic-books and graffiti – we're pretty sure you won’t run out of topics to discuss!


Agora Gallery – "A Summer of Inspiration" Opening – 6pm

The summer atmosphere took over Agora Gallery and their series of exhibitions are presenting artworks to inspire and energize. Their current three shows started in June and run until July 19th, but the opening reception is happening today! This is the best time to go see The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from FrancePathway to Abstraction and Sensorial Realms, so don’t miss it!

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise – “Made in Space” Opening – 6pm

This exhibition will present the work of thirty artists from Los Angeles. Don’t expect it to be a reflection on the good weather or the lifestyle in Southern California, though. Read the (somewhat ridiculous) press release and draw your own conclusions about this show curated by artists Peter Harkawik and Laura Owens.

Friday July 12th, 2013

Slag Gallery – "HUMANO (+)" Opening – 6pm

Another suggestion coming straight from California: this one is a solo show by Dionicio Hector Mendoza. His sculptures, often made of throwaway materials, approach topics that vary from environmental issues to fashion and pop culture. Let these hybrid shapes be part of your Friday evening!

Ground Floor Gallery – "Small Wonder" Opening – 6pm

To match the exhibition title, here's a brief, objective and simple description for this one: the works on this twelve-artist show are all under $200. What if this is your opportunity to start your art collection?

7 Dunham – "Girls Girls Girls" Opening – 7pm

As the name already suggests, this exhibition is all about girls. The curator Gessica Lesser selected seven female artists and together they will present their portrayal of womanhood and femininity. No pillow fights and other girly clichés – these girls are exhibiting their beautiful illustrations, photographs and paintings.

Saturday July 13th, 2013

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) – "Open Studios at Building 110" Open Studio – 12pm

Why not spend the day on Governors Island? The artists opened their studio at LMCC to break the mystery of art-making. The event, which is also celebrating the end of the River To River Festival 2013, will give you a behind-the-scenes access to twenty visual artists' studios and two work-in-process showings by Andrew Ondrejcak.

Martos Gallery – "Lat. 41° 7' N., Long. 72° 19' W" Opening – 3pm

Follow those coordinates, they are taking you to Martos Gallery’s summer location: 12395 Main Road, East Marion, NY. There you will find a huge group exhibition: sixty-six artists exhibiting on a ten-acres of woodland. Many of the artworks were conceived especially for the show, so be ready for fresh things and don’t forget your compass!

Projekt722 – "Well / RISD MFA Painting 2013" Opening – 6pm

Speaking of fresh, this exhibition will present the new promises of the painting field.The Rhode Island School of Design graduate painters are presenting their works from July 7th to the 28th. The opening reception is this today, though!

Article by Bel Borst