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Red Hot Weekend Up In NYC!

It's not just students who get to take a break in the hot summer months – the lineup for this weekend focuses on the fun. Whether you're into the crazy and surreal or the environment and sciences, we've got an opportunity for everyone to get out there and join the party! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Reverse – “Liminal” Opening – 7pm

The Summer Lab residency program present a two man show with Audra Wolowiec showing alongside Alissa Blumenthal. Wolowiec takes a critical look into the past, exploring the transitional ideas of Blumenthal's work as it stands against his multimedia practice.

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Noho Gallery – “Who’s Who” Opening – 6pm

This show brings together some of the powerhouses of both the NoHo and M55 gallery in an exhibit that essentially serves as a retrospective of the iconic voices of the Village with a focus on the evolution of contemporary voice.  

Joshua Liner Gallery – “Summer Mixer” Opening – 8pm

This show highlights nine playful artists who have never before shown at Joshua Liner. It's a quirky mix of tongue-in-cheek work from Rebecca Shenfeld's hand drawn animation to Wayne White's commentary over appropriated imagery.

Friday, August 9, 2013 

Littlefield – “I Don’t Want These” Opening – 6pm

Maggie Bard's solo show of drawings offer the other side of art making. I Don't Want These, gives viewers an opportunity to see her process of decision making with a selection of rejected images through the lens of positive and affirmative choice.

Mighty Tanaka – “Silly Slicesophy” Opening – 6pm

Street artist and illustrator Nychos (The Weird), who is known for his pop-gore aesthetic, brings his silly side forward with a disturbing dissection of beloved children's cartoon characters in this solo exhibit. 

Myplasticheart – “Ideal World” Opening – 6pm

This show takes a mystical trip into the surreal world of Jeremy Ketner, whose work is often used as inspiration for toy designers. These spritly female figures of the take viewers into an idyllic universe full of magic and pixie dust.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 

Open Source – “Soap Box Derby” Event – 2pm

This event gives viewers an opportunity to see the fruits of Opensource's soap box workshops in action. With a focus on natural building materials and recycled elements, builders will put their designs to the test with a series of high octane races.

Shie Studio – “Inaugural Opening” Reception – 6pm

This exhibit marks the grand opening of the production and exhibit space Shie Studio. The show highlights work from artists Moreno, COCO144 and Adonys Moreno Millan with an exploration of science, political theory and visual narrative.

Chashama – “Illusion” Opening – 6pm

With a look at the photography of Julia Forrest, this collection of images considers the power of feminity within the landscape. The elegant work offers surreal elements in a gentle atmosphere, yet brings the stoic power that the artist pulls from the muse of Greek goddesses.

Article by Meredith Caraher