Hey NYC!Welcome to the Valentine’s Weekend/Lonely Hearts edition of Friday, Saturday, Sunday! (You can decide which title fits you best). This weekend is overflowing with shows and openings due to complications with last weeks blizzard, and whether its something you do for a romantic night out with your significant other, or for fun with friends, there is plenty of art to be had.
Friday, February 15th
Works by Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, hosted by David Zwirner Gallery
In celebration of the Gallery’s 20 year Anniversary, a new, five-storied exhibition and project space will be opened at 537 West 20th Street. As pioneers of the post-war Minimalist movement, Flavin and Judd both created large scale installation work, often site specific and using material and light as methods of communicating a message. The minimalist works on display will be a mixture of pieces from both of the artists collections. The juxtaposed combination of these artists should prove to be quite breathtaking. This is sure to be a very special show!
6-8pm @ David Zwirner Gallery, 537 West 20th Street
Francis M. Nauman Fine Art Presents “Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Satircase: An Homage”
In celebration of the Armory Show’s Centennial, this group show features works inspired by the famous Duchamp painting, which made a huge impact at the first show 100 years ago. For the duration of Armory Week, the pieces will be transferred to a booth at the Armory itself. This is an exciting opportunity to preview some of the work that will be on display at the legendary art fair.
Opening Reception 6-8pm @ Francis Nauman Gallery 24 West 57th Street, Suite 305.
Saturday, February 16th
Federico Solmi: Chines Democracy and the Last Day on Earth
Italian artist and Guggenheim fellow Federico Solmi uses technology borrowed and adapted from gaming technology to create a visually saturated, animated landscape that accents and focuses on the title piece, a video piece acted, voiced, and animated by the artist himself. Serving as a sequel to his previously showcased piece, A Song of Tyranny, the show uses a mixture of traditional and digital media. Very interested in seeing what this show has in store!
Opening Reception 6-8pm @ Postmasters Gallery. 459 W19th Street
Sunday, February 17th
Artist talk and Closing Reception: Painting and Flowers
As this show closes, take in the last opportunity to see this interesting combination of installation and painting. Featuring a mixture of paintings by Nolan Simon and alternating sculptural works created from floral materials, the show is paired with a closing lecture titled “Of Modern Roses” from contributing artist Virginia Poundstone.
Reception 5-7pm @ Cleopatra’s, 110 Meserole Avenue (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
So there you have it. Whether you are out with your lover or getting weird with a bottle of wine by yourself, take some time to explore the ever expanding world of art this weekend.