— ARTSPACE PICK —
Opening Reception for "The Cat Show" at White Columns, 320 West 13th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through August 20th)
Curated by Rhonda Lieberman and opening on Thursday, this pawsitively purrfect group show opening inspired by everyone's favorite feline companions features works from an expansive list of artists, ranging from Matthew Barney and Barbara Kruger to Andy Warhol and Laura Owens. The gallery will also be hosting adoption events over the next two weekends, where gallery-goers will get to interacts with the "Kitties-In-Residence," who have each been given art related "purr-sonas" like Bruce Meowman, Claws Oldenburg, and Frida Kahlico.
— WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH —
Opening Reception for "Llyn Foulkes" at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Through September 1st)
Making its way from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the sizable retrospective of Llyn Foulkes, which features almost 100 diverse works by the occasionally disturbing painter and assemblagist, finally opens in New York at the East Village institution. The artist will also stop by the following night to give a lecture about his life and work.
Opening Reception for Wendy White's "Sports Moment" at Makebish, 681 Washington Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 30th)
In this exhibition of new works, the artist mashes up images from the two, not so dissimilar cultures of team sports and 19th century gang culture in New York.
Opening Reception for "5 Rooms" at Robert Miller Gallery, 524 West 26th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through August 3rd)
In this summer group show the gallery will be presenting five separate projects from a varied assortment of artists; Justin Allen, Joan Banach, Mark Fox, Yayoi Kusama, and C.K. Rajan.
— THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH —
Opening Reception for "New Prints/New Narratives" at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY), 508 West 26th Street, Suite 5th Floor, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through August 9th)
In what marks the 45th iteration of the institution's "New Prints Program," this collection is comprised of groups of juried exhibitions, each containing prints made within the last calendar year, making for some exciting and fresh takes on the contemporary state of affairs. If you get there an hour early you can hear some of the artists, of which there are many, talk about their work and the program.
Opening Reception for Joseph Zito's "Tempus Fugit" at Lennon, Weinburg, Inc., 514 West 25th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through September 14th)
Titled "time flies" in Latin, this exhibition focuses on our inability to halt the ceaseless march of time through a number of works, ranging from a frozen hourglass to symbolism-filled works on paper that can be interpreted either as boats used for passage or tombstones marking the end of our journey through life.
Monkey Town 3 at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street, 9:15 p.m.(Through August 11th)
Experience dinner and a movie in a manner only New York can provide by grabbing tickets to Monkey Town, an immersive food and film experience that pairs screenings of works by 21 artists and filmmakers with curated cuisine from local chefs, which is experiencing a Chelsea revival this summer after its seven year stint in Williamsburg. Click here for the complete menu and price list, but act fast because shows are selling out.
— FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH —
Opening Reception for "6<<<>>>6" at Interstate, 66 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, 6 – 10 p.m. (Through June 30th)
In the first of a two-part summer program at the gallery, three curators, dealer Kevin Ruben Jacobs, nearby NURTUREart's Rachel Steinberg, and Greenpoint gallery Cleopatra's, have been invited to take over the gallery's multiple exhibition spaces, where they'll be installing work by a dozen different artists.
Opening Reception for "The Indifference of Wisdom" at NURTUREart, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, 7 – 9 p.m. (Through July 12th)
This exhibition, which was curated by students from Juan Morel Campos High School involved in Project Curate, and their mentor, Julian A. Jimarez Howard, co-director of both OUTLET Fine Art and Associated Gallery in Brooklyn, features works that fly in the face of expected social norms, challenging conventions with their examples of alternative modes of action.
— SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH —
Opening Reception for "Self Help" at Rawson Projects, 223 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through July 21st)
For the gallery's summer group exhibition, MoMA PS1 curatorial assistant Jocelyn Miller has gathered work by CONFETTISYSTEM, Thomas Jeppe, Georgie Roxby Smith, and Pinar Yolacan, in a show revolving around ideas of "communal sanctuary" and personal disguises. The opening will also feature a special performance by the musical group No Lands.
Screening of the "Collected Film Works of M. Henry Jones" at Microscope Gallery, 4 Charles Place, Brooklyn, 7 – 8 p.m.
Known for the experimental films and photographs he's been creating for the past 30 years, like the 1979 animated music video "Soul City," M. Henry James will stop by the gallery to introduce a selection of his work, which will include some TV commercials, influential early works, and an in-progress collaboration with musician Daniel Johnston. Also be sure to check out the gallery's current exhibition "Overt & Covert: technology and portraiture," in which Jones's 3-D "Fly's Eye" portraits of Jim Jarmusch and Robert Frank are on display.
— TUESDAY, JUNE 18 —
Artist Talk with Zoe Crosher at Boyd Level, LLC, 355 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, 6:30 p.m.
Join the Los Angeles-based artist and photographer as she discusses her work with Eva Resini, MoMA's curator of photography. RSVP to email@example.com.
Opening of "Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Through September 22nd)
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this overdue survey, the artist's first in a New York museum, will cover over 50 years of his work, ranging from his early egg-shaped sculptures to more recent, amorphously suggestive shapes.