Weekend Art Roundup: May 20-22
Karen Marston – Demeter’s Wrath
at Owen James Gallery
Karen Marston is a painter focused on the fundamental contradiction of natural phenomena, the pairing of powerful terror with majestic beauty. Her large-scale oil paintings portray this strength at its extremes: tornadoes, forest fires, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions. While many of these events have occurred naturally throughout the history of the Earth, they have also been exacerbated by the influence humans have on the environment.
Opening Reception: Friday May 20th, 6-8 PM
at Owen James Gallery
61 Greenpoint Ave, #315
Clara Claus – Amble Timbre
Curated by Marion Guiraud and Piril Gündüz at The Hollows
Amble Timbre is a five-part performance weaving together visual, sound, and video to create a synesthetic experience that explores the relationship between visual mark-making and sound. In five distinct rooms on four floors of The Hollows, filmed-versions of Claus’ visual work will be interpreted by musicians through live and recorded music, creating cross-disciplinary and multi-sensorial dialogues. Happening sequentially throughout the house,these performances will create an immersive journey activated by multiple modes of visual and sonic narrations as light and sound guide visitors.
Saturday, May 21, 9pm-11pm
at The Hollows
151 Bedford Ave.
Maggie Lee’s Mommy
Screening at The Whitney
Maggie Lee’s 2015 film Mommy explores the sudden death of the artist’s mother in 2012. Returning to the suburban New Jersey home where she grew up, Lee addresses the trauma of this loss and her own coming of age using layers of photographs, drawings, cellphone footage and animation.
This special screening will be followed by a conversation with Maggie Lee, curator Chrissie Iles, and associate curator Jane Panetta.
Saturday, May 21, 7-8:30pm
at The Whitney Museum of American Art
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Julia Wertz Stoop Sale!
Saturday, May 21st, 11am-4pm
at 61 Jewel Street
Greenpoint’s Julia Wertz, a professional cartoonist, amateur historian and part time urban explorer/photographer, is moving out west and hosting a “stoop and studio sale” on Saturday!
“Everything’s gotta go, so now is your chance to not only get all my used shit for your apartment, but original art, jewelry & other handmade goods for cheap!”