Welcome to the inaugural post of Friday,Saturday, Sunday! As all of us know, there are a million and one places to go and things to see in New York; so many in fact that it becomes hard to whittle it down and can become so overwhelming that a weekend of Netflix seems more appealing. And who could blame you? Being sucked into a full season of Battlestar Galactica is, well, incredibly easy. However, it is imperative to continue to support the ever growing world of art, and being a part of these events is a very entertaining and wholly unique experience. They give you a chance to interact directly with the artists that created the work, their professional peers and a slew of different appreciators to network and chat with. That being said, let’s get down to the nitty (and gritty).
Friday, January 4th
Alternative Histories: A Book Launch and Reception, Hosted by Eyebeam Art and Technology Center- This book tells the story of a collective of 140 different alternative art spaces through interviews and photography curated by Exit Art. Learn about the inception and growth of the alt New York Gallery scene from the first person perspective of the gallerists, artists, curators and staff that built it from the ground up. This looks like a great opportunity to hear stories about the incredibly rich (and awesome) history of many spaces that are now staples of the New York art scene.
Reception 6-8pm, Collective Welcome 7pm, @540 W21st St. New York, NY
Saturday, January 5th
Postmasters Gallery Presents Diana Cooper: My Eye Travels
A solo show featuring the quirky and graphic works of Diana Cooper. Her pieces range from relief and freestanding sculpture to paper cuts and photographic prints. Her pieces have an intrinsic playfulness that alludes to comic books and cartoons, but juxtaposes this idea to more intricate inspirations from engineering and architecture. This show is her own “personal memorial” to the work she lost in Hurricane Sandy.
Reception 6-8pm, @459 W 19th St. New York, NY
Sunday, January 6th
Nothing and Everything: a Group Show hosted by Marc Straus Gallery
This group show, curated by Tim Hawkinson, features minimalist work by several artists that intends to incite philosophical and existential conversations. The artists “have made artworks exponentially more complicated than the sum of their parts.” This show looks like a great conversation starter!
Reception 6-8pm, @299 Grand St. New York, NY
So there you have it. Three great events for an artsy night out that you might be lucky enough to see this blogger at! Big thanks to Artcards and ArtSlant for the info. Stay tuned for more news, critiques and features to come!