Weekly Calendar June 10-16
New Orleans in Brooklyn
Join artist John Tebeau at Two Boots (514 2nd St. at 7th Ave.) in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood on Thursday June 13, 5-8 p.m. for some mighty fine eats, lively New Orleans art, NOLA-worthy drink specials and suh-WEEEET boogie-woogie piano from Judd Nielsen and Smokin’ Billy Slater.
He’ll have a bunch of original paintings and drawings on the walls, Piper and Andy from Two Boots will roll out some Cajun and Creole treats (on the house), and Judd and Billy will set yer toes a-tappin. Unless you’re dead. This is superb, life-affirming music, folks. Only the dead can resist the boogie-woogie.
Kris Graves: “Discovered Missing” at Pocket Utopia
A Solo Exhibition of Photographs from Iceland and a special project by Libby Hartle
Opens Friday, June 14th, 6pm-9pm
For the past three years, Graves has focused his camera directly on Iceland and its isolation and independence. Iceland is alone in a cold sea, sparsely populated; its volcanic visage is harsh and unrelenting. Discovering, via one (mostly) drivable road, and finding what’s missing from the known story, Graves shows us this Iceland. Pocket Utopia also presents a special project by Libby Hartle titled, “A Summer Group Show,” that features a site-specific installation of sculptures, drawings and ephemera that will change and be rearranged throughout the length of the exhibition.
Pocket Utopia, 191 Henry St., New York, NY 10002 +212 375 8532
The New York City International Film Festival
The New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) announces its fourth annual event from June 13th to 20th, 2013. NYCIFF has well earned a reputation nationally and internationally as one of the most respected festivals of the year due to demanding a high standard of films selection. NYCIFF is dedicated to bring the best of the world cinematography to New York and provide a platform for talented international and domestic filmmakers to showcase their work.
Gala Oelsner: Cover, Uncover, Discover at Prince George Gallery
June 11 – June 28, 2013
Artist Reception: Tuesday, June 11, 7-9PM
In this series of paintings and photographs Gala seeks to explore the complex layers within our selves. Her work reflects a continuous inward quest to discover our hidden complexities that we naturally conceal and protect. The Artist, who moved to New York from Israel in 1999, incorporates her own journey in her art work: “Coming from a different cultural environment, I had my own layers that were instilled in me: words, memories, events, childhood, places. Then, coming to NY, I started to gain cultural experiences and realizations that build over my preliminary layers.
The Prince George Gallery, 15 E. 27th St., New York, NY, 10016
Patricia Gaeta: Through the Thicket of Things at Masters & Pelavin
Exhibition: June 13 – July 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, from 6-8 pm
Masters & Pelavin is pleased to present Through the Thicket of Things, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In a series of abstract collages, Gaeta uses graph paper as her primary medium and main source of inspiration. Although her geometric constructions are painstakingly hand-cut, carefully layered and precisely ordered within their rectangular formats, the overall compositions have an intriguing energy, depth, and visual complexity.
Masters & Pelavin, 13 Jay Street, NY NY
Museum Mile Festival
Now celebrating its 35th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Festival attendees can walk the Mile between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting nine of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. Visitors can also walk to 110th Street where they will be greeted by music and outdoor art activities at the site of Museum Mile’s newest museum, the Museum for African Art. Several other participating museums will also offer outdoor art activities for children.
LLYN FOULKES at The New Museum
June 12–September 1, 2013
This long-overdue retrospective marks the first New York museum exhibition of works by Llyn Foulkes and will feature nearly one hundred works from the scope of his sixty-year career.
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
A Taste of Summer at Figureworks
June 14 – July 28, 2013
Reception: Friday, June 14th from 6-9PM
(with Williamsburg Every 2nd – when galleries stay open late with special events)
Summer is for fun and relaxation. This exhibition shares this joy with colorful, sun drenched paintings of beach strollers, kite flyers and lounging nudes. Artists include McWillie Chambers, Warren B. Davis, Mervin Jules, Mary Ortner, Iver Rose, Harry Sternberg, Ruth Van Cleve
FIGUREWORKS fine art of the human form
168 North 6th St. (1 block from Bedford Avenue “L” train), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1-6PM
?L Y F E K O D E?__sourc? ? 6.14.13
part i__curated by Anna Marie Shogren / part ii__ VV/LD TØR?S xxLoft 594xx 594 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NYC
::Pt I :: jaime carrera (mpls) / gillian walsh / dustin nelson / lawrence mesich / judith shimer ::Pt 2:: cory bracken / g—f—a / VV/LD TØR?S w. simon seapony, bj dini, anjoli, goldie salimkhan, stephen boyer / thickly painted walls / more tba…
A 1-night experimental, sound + live interactive performance exhibition where every human present acts out their digital selves. Face-erasing masks + floating devices will be supplied to substitute human identifiers. The mass coming together of IRL avatars will create a world that existed only before through Sim City, The Sims, Second Life ++other MMORPGs. dress like-a-Sim / do your best Sim moves / donate weird Ikea furniture
xx Loft 594xx 594 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NYC
$5 suggested donation, drinks served + byob
dress like-a-Sim / do Sim danz moves / donate weird Ikea furniture
Northside Art @ Williamsburg Walks June 15th 3-8pm (N8th- N9th Bedford Ave)
Northside Festival is NYC’s largest and most accessible discovery festival. Hundreds of bands, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, innovators, and over 80,000 fans converge on Brooklyn over eight days to witness the most incredible showcase of “what’s next in music, film, entrepreneurship, and art.
This year Northside Festival will be incorporating art into the festival lineup by taking over the block of Bedford Ave from N8th-N9th Street in conjunction with Williamsburg Walks.
Temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the block for live painting performances, graffiti and other participation oriented works. In addition to the installation there will be a variety of related activities to engage in and pop up parks.
Highlights for this year’s event include:
Cumulus (Occurrent Art/ Diagonalist) What would a cloud sound like? Hear the cumulus noise of cumulative touch…it’s the new sound cloud.
Diving Bell (Hannah Simmons) An installation created from knitted newspapers, gathered in Queens and representing stories in the multiple languages of a diverse community. Diving Bell presents a unique opportunity for viewers to enter into and be surrounded by printed text. The text thus occupies and creates a physical space, while quietly filtering the smells and sights of the participant’s surrounding environment.
In additions to works created by: pachy sarmiento | Rosanna Herrero | Justin Carty | Adrián Sonni | Olga Sophie Kauppinen | You Jung Byun | Jason Naylor | Sean O’Connor | Jon Burgerman | Danielle Mastrion | Joshua Sierra | Jung Yuen Shin | Alana Haynes | Steven Ceraso| Caroline Burghardt | Nails by Fallon