Your NYC Weekend Is Full Of Surprises!

Get ready for a wild weekend in New York: With a hot lineup of shows featuring themes of transformation, our picks for openings will change you! 

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The spirit of transformation takes a front row seat in this show, where the artists are challenged to create a new work with the limitation of utilizing only the tools and materials they have already used to make an already existing piece. The show will include both pieces from each artist and aims to show the experience of connection and convergence. 
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery – "Water" Opening – 6pm
Coinciding with a new book and feature length documentary from photographer Edward Burtynsky, Water explores the dire circumstances surrounding this vital element that is in constant danger in today's age of industrialization and environmental irresponsibility through Burtynsky's sensitive eye-bending imagery.  
This two man show brings together Sohan Qadri and Nathan Slate Joseph in a look at the exploration and interpretation of materials in the field of painting. Throughout his career, Qadri manipulated basic materials into a vehicle for meditation, while Joseph tows the line between sculpture and painting with his raw utilization of metals.
Friday, September 20th, 2013
The annual NY Art Book Fair begins this Friday with a smorgasbord of art based publications including zines, artist books, catalogues, periodicals and monographs. On sight, book lovers will meet independent publishers and antiquarians, and have an opportunity to meet up with artists and attend special programming in the informal venue.
287 Spring – "Joe Fusaro: On Paper" Opening – 6pm
Fusaro offers a delicate yet lively interpretation of the nude in his wildly gestural abstract work. Combining his movements with that of his subjects, he invites the view into the idea of human movement in the spirit of change and interaction, finding a balance between memory and experience.
This exhibit highlights Sascha Schneider's bold work in the artist's first show in the United States, as well as the unusual cultural circumstances that supported his point of view at the turn of the 20th Century where his take on the homoerotic nude slipped right between the first gar-rights movement and the hatred and extermination of gay people under the Nazi regime.
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
AFA NYC – "Phantasmagoria" Opening – 6pm
Step into Anne Bachelier's fantasy world with this solo show of 32 paintings at AFA. Meet the artist and get a signed copy of one (or more) of her books, while taking in the fresh air of her mystical and dreamlike imagery, infused with the magic of gold and silver leafing and an unbridled imagination.
BWAC – "Unhinged" Opening – 1pm
In this enormous event, viewers can spend the day checking out three different nationally juried shows and one open show from the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. Visitors can expect the unexpected with a wide range of mediums including ceramics, painting and mixed media as well as take in the all day music performances by the Stefan Bauer Experience.
Chashama – "Imprints" Opening – 12pm (Artist Talk at 4pm)
Judith Modrak brings together two of her sculptural series in this solo show, all infused with the nature of psychological and neurological points of view. The Dendrite series takes a look at how memories effect our brain chemistry, while the Standing Series considers the way we travel from one emotion to the next.
Article by Meredith Caraher