LES Summer Night
Thursday, July 30th, 6-8 PM
This coming Thursday, 27 galleries on the Lower East Side will be open late to celebrate our current exhibitions throughout the neighborhood. An interactive map of the participating galleries can be viewed at this link.
MIGUEL ABREU GALLERY
88 Eldridge Street, 4th Floor
My thoughts remain with Mary, beaming alone in the desert.
In the desert she digs up roots
silly soil, low drainage, roots emerge shallow
did she survive on love alone?
Sequence 7: Veit Laurent Kurz
36 Orchard Street
Plant Fear suggests an altered world resulting from unprecedented local events that affect imperceptible change on an immense scale.
MITCHELL ALGUS GALLERY
132 Delancey Street, 2nd Floor
The current exhibition, the first since the artist’s death in 2015 and timed to coincide with the Museum of Modern Art’s Donald Judd retrospective, is built around four of Ortman’s masterpieces from the 1950s and early 1960s: Stages of Life,1956; Tales of Love,1959; Peace II,1961; and Omen,1962. The show also includes works on paper highlighting the artist’s extraordinary draftsmanship.
Transmissions from Logoscape Ranch
167 Rivington Street
Transmissions from Logoscape Ranch presents an overview of Gene Beery’s gregarious, trailblazing, and under-known painting practice alongside videos featuring the family compound in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, where the artist has lived and worked for over 40 years.
CALLICOON FINE ARTS
Rochelle Feinstein and Ulrike Müller
49 Delancey Street
Works made collaboratively during New York City’s COVID-19 lockdown, and viewable through the gallery’s storefront window starting July 30 at 6pm.
Etel Adnan, Kahlil Robert Irving, Colter Jacobsen
49 Delancey Street
Works by three artists from the gallery’s program who, as Etel Adnan writes, “are aware that there is interference and intervention between the world and ourselves.”
JAMES COHAN GALLERY
291 Grand Street
88 Eldridge Street, 5th Floor
Still American’s serialized reproductions exist, semi-altered, in a synergy of transference, from abstraction to figuration and back again. Mundt takes ownership and mastery of heavily utilized motifs in the history of painting: Landscape, Nude, Self-Portrait, then sets them ablaze.
BRIDGET DONAHUE GALLERY
99 Bowery, 2nd Floor
Thalweg forms an alignment of free-hanging paintings, photos, sound and sand. The works are repositories of memory, vibrational maps and reminders of invisible states.
DEREK ELLER GALLERY
fastness, slowness and Monsterous Beauty
300 Broome Street
“Context need not be narrowing. There are a billion threads. Billions of objects, billions of thoughts, I am a part of it all.” – Nancy Shaver
300 Broome Street, Project Room
David Korty’s new works on paper speak to the artist’s roots as a printmaker and draughtsman. Both figurative and constructivist, the drawings embody a collision of ideas and themes both personal and imagined.
Edition One and Two Fantasies
55 Hester Street
Commit Me, Commit to Me (Cázame, Cásame)
127 Henry Street
Commit Me, Commit to Me (Cázame, Cásame) is a sculptural installation by Brache investigating the role of women in the Surrealist movement as well as medical gaslighting.
Sojourner Truth Parsons
Sex and love with a psychologist
2 East Broadway, 200
If to enter this exhibition is to enter the interior landscape of a heart that’s broken, its eau de vie is the glittering tear. Sliced-up imagery reveals the tactile joy of art-making, where paint breaks the canvas into frames within frames, which become windows, or mirrors, or screens, or city lights, or printed-out photos affixed to the wall in tape. As if lifted from the visual language of a ‘90s power ballad, eyes cry in a sliver of light or contemplate a hunger as operatic as the New York they’re painted in.
PETER FREEMAN, INC
140 Grand Street
Matt Mullican: Universal Perspective brings together several themes and mediums from the multi-pronged practice Mullican has been developing for more than forty years. The exhibition focuses on new works: rubbings on painted canvas, sculpture, including modified objects from the turn of the century, a twenty-foot square banner, and watercolors on wood panels, a medium Mullican is showing for the first time.
JAMES FUENTES GALLERY
55 Delancey Street
James Fuentes is thrilled to announce Threads, Keegan Monaghan’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, opening to the public on August 3, 2020 and running through September 27, 2020. This will be our first exhibition in the gallery since closing on March 13, 2020.
(Nothing but) Flowers
182 E 2nd Street
(Nothing but) Flowers is a group exhibition consisting of over fifty artists with works spanning the last one hundred years that explores the capacity of the humble botanical motif.
88 Eldridge Street, Fifth Floor
Four complete rooms – the Millennial Hallway, Rude Awakening Coffee Nook, Mess Hall, and the fabled Psycho Salon – from John Boskovich’s legendary Los Angeles home, studio, and conceptual theater, the self-titled ‘Boskostudio.”
KLAUS VON NICHTSSAGEND GALLERY
Benjamin Butler and Bastian Muhr
54 Ludlow Street, Front Gallery
Ludlow/Leipzig is a two-person show: German artist Bastian Muhr’s work was made while on residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in 2020. American painter Benjamin Butler created his work in Vienna, where he has lived since 2012. The artists have had a continuing dialogue about the influence of the aesthetics of minimalism on their practices, with an emphasis on craft and the mark of the hand.
54 Ludlow Street, Main Gallery
Installed in the Main Gallery are a number of paintings by Pamela Jorden, including diptychs from her recent show, Reflector, which was closed early due to COVID-19.
The Composition of Decomposition
94 Allen Street
The Composition of Decomposition is Jennifer Bolande’s first solo exhibition in New York since 2008. Through sculpture, photographs and photo-reliefs, the works on view consider news and history, stacking and excavating, composition and decomposition. The exhibition articulates new developments in Bolande’s decades-long engagement with the delineations between the flatness and transitory nature of images and the presentness of dimensional space. This body of work began with a picture Bolande came across in The New York Times of a group of 14th century plague victims whose remains had been excavated from a London cemetery. Gradually yellowing in her archive, this image of decomposing bones launched Bolande on a six-year inquiry into newspapers as shapers of meaning.
153 ½ Stanton Street
Kai Matsumiya presents Sour Ground, a solo exhibition of Swiss-Brazilian artist Pedro Wirz’s latest work consisting of nascent life and soil, literally. In the face of environmental decline, the artist advances his investigations into the interwoven realms of the organic, synthetic, and technological, as each combat fundamental battles between renewal and extinction. Sour Ground may be argued to be based on the intuitive observation that world-wide disasters, natural and unnatural, beg an expression of universal human solidarity; collective reflection on the proper relation of the human being to his aesthetic environment; and the renewed alternatives for what could emerge from the imaginations of new life.
The Secret History of Everything
130 Orchard Street, First Floor
On the first floor, The Secret History of Everything brings together seven artists — Katherine Bernhardt, Mauro Bonacina, Sayre Gomez, Julia Wachtel, Daniel Arsham, Cosima von Bonin, Nick Doyle — who reckon with the sprawl of mass media’s infinite image bank.
The Holy Third Gender: Kinnar Sadhu
130 Orchard Street, Second Floor
We are also pleased to present, on the second floor, The Holy Third Gender: Kinnar Sadhu, a new body of work from French documentary photographer and artist Guillaume Ziccarelli, a team member who has worked with Perrotin for over a decade and was instrumental in the opening of our New York space.
The Unexpected Freedom of Chaos
130 Orchard Street, Third Floor
REENA SPAULINGS FINE ART
The Sewers of Mars
Shadi Habib Allah, Kai Althoff, Marie Angeletti, Ei Arakawa, Merlin Carpenter, Leidy Churchman, Brice Dellsperger, Peter Fischli, Juliana Huxtable, Larry Johnson, Jutta Koether, Klara Liden, Jill Mulleady, New Models x Bjarne Melgaard, Ken Okiishi, Henrik Olesen, Josephine Pryde, Heji Shin, Josh Smith
165 East Broadway
(enter on Rutgers Street)
299 Grand Street
Omar Rodriguez-Graham digitally modifies key Renaissance paintings from historic masters and transforms them into his dynamic abstractions, which he digitally modifies key Renaissance paintings from historic masters and transforms them into his dynamic abstractions.
Michael Brown creates sculptural paintings, profoundly beautiful and tactile, they are made by laying a ground of 24 karat gold leaf onto the canvas on which oil paint is then applied in patterns somewhat akin to spider webs and thread with allusions to Agnes Martin and Gego’s works.
MORIS’ work addresses representation, social and subjective agency, urban issues, and marginal cultures in Latin America often taken for granted in mainstream society. With many found objects and silkscreened canvases, his work offers an emotive connection with difficult subject matter.
Sandro Chia celebrates man’s sensuality, vitality and relationship with nature. Assimilating culture and imagery from the troves of art history, particularly the Italian Renaissance and Futurism, he depicts narratives of eroticism, melancholy and death, often abound with historical cameos and references.
SIMONE SUBAL GALLERY
Anna K.E. and Florian Meisenberg
Electric Forest (Bowery)
131 Bowery, 2nd Floor
Electric Forest (Bowery) is K.E. and Meisenberg’s first collaborative exhibition at the gallery. It continues their excavation of the digital in an analogue world.
RACHEL UFFNER GALLERY
In Real Life
Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Arghavan Khosravi
170 Suffolk Street
In Real Life is a physical show based on the gallery’s recent online presence, specifically our online viewing room organized for the Frieze NY Art Fair this past May. Our original plan for the art fair was to mount a solo presentation of new work in the form of an installation by long-time gallery artist, Sara Greenberger Rafferty. With the cancellation of the real-life art fair we decided to show a combination of work by Rafferty along with an artist new to the gallery’s program, Arghavan Khosravi. Now, upon reopening to the public, we are taking this opportunity to view the artwork IRL.
Curtis Talwst Santiago
170 Suffolk Street, upstairs
An erratum is a term used in writing to indicate a correction within an already published and circulated text. The show coincides with Can’t I Alter on view at The Drawing Center, the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in New York. Continuing themes explored at The Drawing Center, here, Santiago considers genetic and ancestral imagination while questioning the means and production of our contemporary understanding of history. The show focuses on new sculpture and wall work which utilize an array of material, from cast-paper made from brick walls in Brooklyn to glass beads sourced from South Africa.