Weekly Art Round-Up: Jan 19 – 21

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Ok, y’all… how we doing with those New Year’s resolutions? It’s been about three weeks, you still with me? Because I know one of those resolutions was to “see more art” or “soak up the culture” or “take full advantage of this great city,” something like that?

Ya basic.

“Don’t be silly, Andy,” you say. “I love art, I see art all the time!”

I double-dog dare you to hit two of these six galleries this weekend.

See you there,

Andy

 

January 19th, 6-9pm
Jeanne Liotta // Break The Sky
at Microscope Gallery
1329 Willoughby Avenue, 2B

Microscope is very pleased to present Break The Sky, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Jeanne Liotta, whose works we have previously shown in “Triple Blind” (2013), “Slide Slide Slide” (2014), and “Dreamlands: Expanded” (2016-17), a series of expanded cinema events presented in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema & Art 1905-2016”.

A recurring theme of Liotta’s practice – which spans the mediums of moving image, photography, collage, installation, painting, drawing and performance – is a personal and poetic interest in the intersection of art and science and the tools and technology thereof.

January 19th, 6-9pm 

The Mark Inside is a group exhibition featuring work from Jordan Kasey, Bennet Schlesinger, and Kristin Walsh.

Jordan Kasey’s large-scale oil paintings depict heavy, monumental figures and objects, placid scenes charged with an undercurrent of the uncanny. Bennet Schlesinger’s small epoxy-molded works depict hazy images of Los Angeles donut shops, the only all-night respite among a spiderweb of interstate highways. Kristin Walsh’s intricately constructed aluminum machines employ magnets and motors in the invisible service of unsettling illusions: pills dance on their surfaces, dice roll, coins spin, all compelled by subtle interior machinations.

Hidden Hiss is a solo exhibition by Gregory Kalliche, consisting of a three-channel video installation accompanied by a series of infrared LED drawings.

In Hidden Hiss Kalliche takes the electromagnetic spectrum as a subject, rendering the infra- and ultra-visual through the choreographed play of video and lighting. Using 3D modeling, Kalliche indulges in some of the medium’s most familiar conventions: scientific depictions of the unseen world are realized in the sleek visuals of product design, playful animations, and 3D image compositing.

 
January 19th, 6-8pm 
Hot Stuff brings together four artists who offer color-focused sculptural installations that address both social and formal concerns. Joe Fucigna, Joan Grubin, Levan Mindiashvili, and Jo Yarrington will transform the gallery into a space where one moves through warm fields of flourescent colors, referencing historical and current issues.

 

james autery - siren 2017
James Autery – Siren, 2017
January 19th, 7-11pm
James Autery: Reverberations
67 West St #103
Photographer and video artist James Autery‘s latest solo exhibition, REVERBERATIONS, is a study in new media within a rapidly evolving technological age. Seamless infinity loops of video portraits are presented on vintage televisions from the 50’s and 80’s accompanied by a dance party with DJ Mike Mosley and refreshments.

 

January 20th, 6-9pm 
at The Java Project
The Gathering presents two large paintings from Anthony Cudahy, appropriating an image of a 1970’s gay and lesbian group camping retreat. Several smaller pieces also reiterate, reflect, distort, and expand the scene, pointing to a past that isn’t fixed, but is malleable and full of queer potentiality.

 

January 21st, 7-9pm
at Cleopatra’s

Cleopatra’s is thrilled to present Addison Walz’s solo exhibition titled, Anti-fabrica; her first fine-art exhibition since 2013. The term “anti-fabrica” refers to the absence of intention in the myth of the origin of felt. It is said that Saint Clement padded his shoes with wool to prevent blistering as he fled persecution. The heat and moisture of his body bound and shrank the individual fibers into a form resembling a sock. Felt is anti-fabric in the way it rejects the processes of order, such as: spinning, interlocking, and threading. It is born out of the unpredictable chaotic connection of spiral strands of fibers/ hairs. These fibers, in their disorder, constrict and entangle to form a dense textile structure.

The works in the exhibition address the ideas of unit and structure in cloth making as a metaphor for the contradictory tension and duality of human existence.

About Andy Smith

A.P. Smith is a writer, photographer, and record collector living in Greenpoint with his dog, Luigi.

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