9 events for your arts calendar this week, from a panel on Ukraine’s cultural heritage to a new mural in Prospect Park
Each week, we seek out the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings and events, both digital and in-person in the New York area. Discover our selections from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)
Wednesday April 27
1.”Ukrainian cultural heritage: What is Damaged; Destroy; Documented; and In progress», a virtual panel organized by the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)
In addition to the tragic toll of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in human lives, there have been major attacks on cultural heritage. Experts will discuss what is at risk in Ukraine and initiatives that could help; a question and answer session will follow the presentations. IFAR Executive Director Sharon Flescher will moderate and moderate the panel, which includes art historian and journalist Konstantin Akinsha; director of the Museum of Books and Printing of Ukraine Valentyna Bochkovska; co-founder of Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online Quinn Dombrowski; and director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative Corine Wegener.
Price: Free with registration
Weather: 2 p.m.
From Thursday 28 April to Saturday 4 June
2.”Catherine Haggarty: Live” at Geary Contemporary, New York
Don’t miss Brooklyn-based painter Catherine Haggarty’s first solo show at Geary Contemporary this week. Somehow a departure from his abstract style, the paintings and works on paper in this exhibition consist of figurative elements that provide an “honest and fractured view” of his life since the start of the pandemic, according to a statement. She depicts scenes from her bedroom where light and shadow play, which have the distinct effect of inviting the viewer into her intimate space, which she fills with personal references to art history, psychology, grief and loss experienced during this time.
Location: Geary Contemporary, 208 Bowery, New York
Weather: Opening on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
3.”Robyn O’Neil: American Animals” at the Susan Inglett Gallery, New York
4. “Emilie Louise Gossiaux: significant otherness” at the Mother Gallery, New York
This marks the second solo exhibition of artist Emilie Louise Gossiaux with the gallery, and presents recent sculptures and drawings that explore the interspecific links between humans and non-humans. Since losing her sight in 2010, Gossiaux’s altered perceptions of the world have inspired her practice, including how she experiences sight through dreams, memories, and verbal descriptions. His job was included in the most recent version of “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1. To see her recent project for “Open Call” at The Shed here.
Location: Mother Gallery, 368 Broadway #415, New York
Weather: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
friday april 29
5. Poetry reading at Charles Moffett, New York
This Friday, artist Sam Bornstein and poet Mary Reilly are hosting a poetry reading at the downtown Charles Moffett Gallery to coincide with Sam Bornstein’s ‘Variety Lofts’ exhibit. In the spirit of Bornstein’s childhood growing up in New York among creatives, the salon-style soiree will feature works by MC Hyland, Chukwuma Ndulue, Dorothee Laskyand Suzanne Goldenberg.
Location: Charles Moffett Gallery, 431 Washington Street, New York
Weather: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
friday april 29
6. “Artist Talk: Emily Oliveira with BRIC curator Jenny Gerow” in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
BRIC Contemporary Art features artist Emily Oliveria in conversation with BRIC curator Jenny Gerow. Oliveira will discuss the creative processes and influences behind her new mural at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park, which spirals out from the center of the bandshell and depicts figures, insects and goddesses in striking color and detail.
Location: Bandshell by Lena Horne, Prospect Park
Price: Free with RSVP
Weather: Friday, 5–7 p.m.
Until Saturday April 30
7.”Nathan Ng Catlin: What Happens Behind Glass” at the Davidson Gallery, New York
Two years ago, going out seemed perilous. Locked away in our own little lazarettos, the windows provided an opening through which we could see the larger world, so strangely empty, so laden with unseen threats.
Windows are everywhere in Nathan Ng Catlin’s new exhibition at the Davidson Gallery, an exhibition that evokes the uncertainty of this moment. Embedded in the artist’s painted black and white scenes of domestic life and nature are colorful stained glass windows – each a membrane through which we are offered a small glimpse into another space.
In Beyond the waves of the roofs (2022), for example, a group of sparrows perched on the trees watch the house of a silhouetted couple. In Are you sure your story is the real one (2022), the perspective is reversed and we see, from the point of view of a man reading at home, the birds outside in the distance.
The titles of these two works of art, like the name of Catlin’s exhibition, refer to Charles Baudelaire‘s 19th century poem. the Windows. “He who looks at the world from an open window never sees so much as he who looks at a closed window,” the poem begins, suggesting a message about perspective. But the play ends on a more solipsistic note: “What does it matter what reality dwells outside of me, if the story helps me live, helps me feel who I am and what I am?
Location: Davidson Gallery, 521 W. 26th St., New York
Weather: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Until Sunday May 1
8.”Mosie Romney: old, used and new” at Gern in Regalia, New York
Gern en Regalia presents a solo exhibition by Queens artist Mosie Romney. The show consists of paintings and sculptures that bring together Romney’s use of spiritual elements. According to the gallery’s statement, “Their work stems from visions and uses talismans and archival imagery. This encompasses painting and poetry and the search for connectivity between the two.
Location: Gern in Regalia, 246 East 4th Street, New York
Weather: Wednesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment
Until Saturday May 12
9.”Hend Samir: hide and seekat the Harkawik Gallery, New York
Emerging Egyptian-born artist Hend Samir’s first New York exhibition, “Hide and Seek” with the Harkawik Gallery, brings together a group of his typically turbulent, yet decadent paintings in which inner worlds are seemingly frozen. in a moment of perpetual collapse. Ornate architectural spaces or structures often anchor the works, providing structure amid the storm of his brushwork. Women, men and most often children occupy these vignettes which seem to flow into each other in a whirlwind of energy. Chaotic energy tends to permeate Samir’s canvases, hinting at some sort of trauma, yet the details of the images do not depict moments of chaos but play, idleness and sex, possibly hinting day-to-day experience of societal collapse.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is Twinkling at the edge of the lotus pond (2020-2022), a 17-foot canvas showing an ambiguous scene of children having fun in a vast yellow and black interior space, which is eerily reminiscent of a medieval Renaissance painting in which several narrative episodes can be read simultaneously on a single canvas.
Location: Harkavik Gallery, 30 Orchard Street, New York
Weather: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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