Thursday June 7

Between Dog & Wolf: Recent Polaroids by Mikael Kennedy

Opening Reception
Clic Bookstore & Gallery
255 Centre Street (Map it)
6 - 8 PM

Fresh off the heels of Kennedy's internationally-lauded "Passport to Trespass" series which documented over a decade of the artist's travels via Polaroids, "Between Wolf & Dog"  is an exploration of the dual ferity and domesticity of human existence. Derived from the French saying "L'heure entre chien et loupe" (the hour between dog and wolf) which refers to the golden hour right after sunset, "Between Wolf & Dog" presents photos of the people in Kennedy's life at moments when their innate liminality is fully exposed.  read more...

My Better Half: Photographs by Rick Odell

Opening Reception
Soho Photo
15 White Street (Map it)
6 - 8 PM

Each of the 23 images in this show is a double portrait that appears at first to represent a male and female couple. However, the pictures are, in fact, digitally manipulated composites of two photographs of the same subject - one of a man in drag persona masquerading as a woman and one of that same man with masculine attire and grooming.  read more...

Off The Beaten Path: Photographs and Photograms

Opening Reception
Robert Anderson Gallery
24 West 57th Street, Suite 503 (Map it)
6 - 8 PM

Six talented photographers were asked to provide work that best illustrates their concept of “Off the Beaten Path.” The results provide a diverse collection of outstanding contemporary images. The exhibition includes photographs by Michael Benari, Chuck Kelton, Brian Lav, Craig Semetko, Bill Spira and Geoff Winningham.  read more...
 

 


Thursday June 14

Helen Glazer: Temporary Presences

Opening Reception
Nailya Alexander Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 704 (Map it)
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Glazer's work is influenced by ideas of chaos and complexity, theories that look at the diverse patterns in nature, such as the shape of coastlines, the growth of tree limbs or the movement of fluids. Glazer intensifies her prints with pastel pencils to bring out these temporary presences, heightening and deepening the colors and tones. The resulting works - printed up to 40 inches long - reveal nuances that the camera captures, but the naked eye fails to see, and conventional image processing does not show.  read more... 

Thursday June 21

Lucca Pizzaroni

Opening Reception
Fred Torres Collaborations
527 West 29th Street (Map it)
6 - 8 PM

Through his work in fashion, Luca Pizzaroni investigates the urban paradigm that supports his industry. His process of photodocumenting various city patterns has resulted in three key volumes of work: “Landlord Series,” “Avenue of America series,” and the “Labels Project.” With sharp attention to the obvious but often ignored details of metropolitan culture, Pizzaroni scans the movements between people, their materialistic whims, the fragile financial market—in short, the aggressive, insidious theater that is the City.  read more...

 

Thursday June 28

The Perfect Storm: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception
Julie Saul Gallery

535 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor (Map it)
6 - 8 PM

"The Perfect Storm" is a group exhibition exploring man-made and natural disasters. The selected artists use their work as a conduit to address environmental, political and economic issues, each exploring man’s tenuous relationship to nature in a global landscape fraught with uncertainty. The exhibition includes photographs by Tom Berenz, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Julie Heffernan, Bill Jacobson, Simen Johan, Sarah Anne Johnson, Kim Keever, Shai Kremer, Lori Nix, Karin Apollonia Müller and Yuki Shingai.  read more...

 

Stand still like the hummingbird

Opening Reception
David Zwirner Gallery
525 West 19th Street (Map it)
6 - 8 PM

This exhibition takes its title from a collection of short stories and essays by American writer Henry Miller, published in 1962. Known equally for his mysticism and dark humor, Miller proposed the idea of “flying backwards, standing still like a hummingbird” as a lighthearted antidote to the frantic pace of modern society. Included in the exhibition are photographic works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Christopher Williams, Rodney Graham and Sherrie Levine. Other participating artists include Tomma Abts, Francis Alÿs, Carol Bove, Marcel Duchamp, Morgan Fisher, Robert Gober, On Kawara, Ruth Laskey, Gordon Matta-Clark, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Jim Nutt, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Alan Uglow, Christopher Williams, Mason Williams and Martha Wilson.  read more...