Seize sur Vingt @ Rivington
Jul
12
Jul 16

Seize sur Vingt @ Rivington

  • PARASOL PROJECTS @ RIVINGTON

SEIZE sur VINGT IS BACK ON RIVINGTON STREET WITH HUGE SALE! 

This one's for the NYC Peeps only! Now in a new fun pop-up shop at 2 Rivington Street, around the corner from GROUPE HQ at 198 Bowery. Hundreds of great finds that aren't online, including many shirts, suits, jackets etc. PLUS the prices are going to be even lower than before! Get ready, next week is packed with big discounts.

July 12-16
2 Rivington St

www.groupe.nyc
@seizesurvingt

More than one possibility @ Bowery
Jul
11
Jul 16

More than one possibility @ Bowery

  • Parasol Projects @ Bowery

More than one possibility: A photo exhibition of an independent Brazilian photography group.

Based on the phrase of the American curator Lucy Lippard: “… it is not necessary to wait for an invitation for doing an exhibition, just go for it and make it”, this group of Brazilian photographers got together to show their production in a photo exhibition.

The idea of this project was founded by the independent curator and teacher Renato Negrão, who has promoted and curated several groups through exhibitions in different countries such as: Canada, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. 

In 2016 Negrão did his biggest project, when he transformed the central historical train station of São Paulo, into an open gallery, with more than 100 images hanged above the platforms and on footbridges (www.renatonegrao.com.br)

The idea of this exhibition in NY is that the group believes in the public audience as the most important critic and judge, so everyone is invited to see the images of the 23 Brazilian photographers.

This exhibition includes a mix of different subjects such as: landscape, portrait, self-portrait, personal history, documentary, memories and street art.

Photographers:
Anderson Coimbra; Bernando Borges; Bia Ferrer; Camila Gil; Eli Criva; Ellion Cardoso; Fernanda Fernades; Isa Godoy; Iza Abe; Gabriela de Barros; Gustavo Sérvio; Giuliana Camargo; Lu Lisboa; Malu Mesquita; Máximo Hernández; Mônica Assan; Mônica Cavalcante; Monica Scafuro; Montserrat Baches; Ricardo Abreu; Ritta Mendonça; Simone Tchalian; Tuta Pine e Vera Resende.

Organization and curator by: Renato Negrão.

208 Bowery
Opening July 11 / 7pm
On view until July 16

POP-UP MEET-UP! @ Rivington
Jul
10
6:00 pm18:00

POP-UP MEET-UP! @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington

Creators, designers, artists!
Come join us on July 10th at 2 Rivington St / 6-9pm for a happy hour to discuss our next pop-up share program! 

The pop-up share will take place August 1-7. It's an opportunity that brings creatives and makers together. We give YOU the unique ability to pop up in a high traffic commercial space in NYC with like-minded people sharing the cost.

RSVP HERE
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Jul
5
Jul 9

Cecilia André: Tied Together @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington

Cecilia André - Tied Together
Curated by Nina Gomes and Katia Gerlach

Exploring the boundaries beyond canvas and material, Cecilia André weaves the seer into the void and transforms remains in a process of ceaseless renewal. As the seer, you delve from the past to the future and benefit from a sense of infinitude.   Not so fixed in the now, André connects time dots, front and back, before and after, shadows and grids, wood and cloth in an avant-garde approach to the potentialities of matter. André is the old weaver dealing with contemporary fables.  The artist invites not only the eyes but the whole body to float, transit, experiment in the role of a moving being through spatial ruptures. Beware: these elaborate frames not only resuscitate objects otherwise in decay, they actively redeem. Such redemption being the sole route to perpetuating a not merely mythical humanity.

...

Cecilia André is a Brazilian painter, with a BFA and a BAE from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, in Brazil. She has been living in New York for the past 25 years, where she studied in art programs at the New York Studio School, Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts.

The artist has shown in important museums in Brazil, where she was represented by Adriana Penteado Contemporary Art Gallery for 17 years. In the U.S., she has shown her work at different venues in New York, including a solo exhibition curated by Kazuko Miyamoto at Gallery OneTwentyEight, and participated in four editions of the NYC Figment Arts Festival. Outside the city, André held exhibitions in Saint Louis MO and South Orange NJ. 

2 Rivington St
July 5-9 / 12-6pm
Opening Night: July 6 / 5-9pm

Lucy Nell Stewart @ Elizabeth
Jun
28
Jul 1

Lucy Nell Stewart @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol @ Elizabeth

Multimedia audio/visual artist Lucy Nell Stewart will share a selection of her recent projects. 

“I find great sustenance in the mother ship and all her elements. Coming from a classical and avant-garde theatre arts background I carry with me the proscenium to composite new worlds with my beloved and always surprising creature friends. As much as I am painting/composing with movements and sounds, the works have a life of their own and I try to stay out of the way”.

Lucy Nell Stewart was born in Northern California in autumn of 1960. From 1973-1976 she attended American Ballet Theater scholarship summers in New York City. Returning to California she finished high school then danced professionally with a handful of ballet companies; Houston Ballet, San Francisco Opera Ballet, Garden State Ballet, and Dayton Ballet. In 1979 through the mid 1980’s she created and performed her own performance art works in New York City as well studied clowning at “If Every Fool”. She headed back to California to for theater and film projects where her first one-woman show emerged in the early 1990’s in Los Angeles. Back to New York City mid 1990’s to create her second show and her theatrical pursuits led to an interest in filmmaking. She attended a handful of Super 8 and 16mm classes at Millennium with Ross McLaren and then migrated to video on her own to create these works. She has been making art her entire life and now resides in Pennsylvania near the Delaware River.                                                         

June 28-July 1 / 12-6pm
171 Elizabeth St

www.lucynellstewart.com
 

Rachel Hope Allan: CRASH @ Rivington
Jun
27
Jul 2

Rachel Hope Allan: CRASH @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ 2 Rivington St
Elizabeth Taylor. 2015 Ambrotype. 165 mm x 125 mm

Elizabeth Taylor. 2015 Ambrotype.
165 mm x 125 mm


Rachel Hope Allan: CRASH
In association with Wallplay and Rouge Society Gin

Fresh from the idyllic antipodes comes CRASH, the most recent exhibition by Rachel Hope Allan. For one week Allan’s photographic works will be on display at number 2 Rivington Street. With more than a nod to J. G. Ballard’s book of the same name, CRASH sees Allan explore the textured collision between technology and human inquiry: as raw as rope burn and as black as the dull ache you only feel in your groin. Run headlong into a world where steel and steam fuse with spit, rubber and desire in a series of works created through photographic process from both the 19th and 21st centuries. CRASH investigates the fear and supernatural atmosphere during an act of resuscitation, bringing to the surface modes of image making set to moments near death.  
 Interested in subterfuge, trickery and the alchemical magic of photography, Allan’s work raises questions   Allan’s work deals with restraint, curiosity and mimicry. Her work challenges perceptions of reality to explore the fetishization of objects within a around the potential and expectations of image production in the 21 photographic process.

Biography
Rachel Hope Allan is an artist and writer from New Zealand. She holds a master of fine arts with distinction from Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand where she currently lectures in photography and electronic arts. She has exhibited both locally and internationally including; commissioned work for The Yu Gallery, Shanghai (2017), The Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo (2017), The Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2016), Getty Images Gallery, London (2016), Toitu Museum, (2014), The Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Rear Window (2014), Urban Spree, Berlin (2014) and BRUCE Gallery, Dunedin (2014). Allan was a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize (2016) with a work she created at the first artist residency offered by Hone Tuwhare Trust in Kaka Point, New Zealand (2014).  Allan’s published artist-books CRASH and Kaka Point are held in the collection of The Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan). Contact Details for further information Email: rachelhopeallan@gmail.com Web: rachelhopeallan.com

2 Rivington St
June 28-July 2 / 11am-7pm
Preview: June 27 / 6-9pm
Free entry, all welcome.

For more information visit: www.wallplay.com
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Cave Homo @ Bowery
Jun
24
Jun 25

Cave Homo @ Bowery

  • Parasol Projects @ Bowery

Cave Homo is a zine about professional skateboarder Brian Anderson. Mostly known for his international success becoming Thrasher’s Skater of the Year in 1999 and winning the World Cup of Skateboarding in Münster, Germany the same year, he has since become one of the most iconic and respected professional Skateboarders worldwide.

In 2016, Brian came out as gay. In a recent Vice documentary he talks about his journey, fears, and why it was the right decision to no longer keep his sexuality a secret.

Designer Luke Williams and photographer Christian Trippe collaborated closely with Brian to create Cave Homo. The zine is a combination of portraits, shot in an exclusive intimate photo shoot, excerpts from Brian’s private sketchbooks and personal collection of polaroids. Cave Homo reveals a new and di erent side of Brian, outside the skateboarding world.

The show will feature photography from the zine and for the first time, Brian will show some of his paintings. The zine is hand-numbered and limited to 666 copies. Visitors will be able to buy a copy during the 2-day event.

208 Bowery
Opening party: June 24 / 6-9pm
June 25 / 12-9pm
Signing with Brian on Sunday June 25 / 2–5pm

#cavehomo
cavehomo.com
info@cavehomo.com

RSVP HERE

NO LOVE FOR THE WILD @ Bowery
Jun
21
Jun 23

NO LOVE FOR THE WILD @ Bowery

  • Parasol Projects @ 208 Bowery

NO LOVE FOR THE WILD

Pop-Up Shop/ Exhibition

HAERTS Julian Klincewicz Brittany Asch 6/21-6/23

On June 21, HAERTS, Julian Klincewicz and Brittany Asch launch No Love for the Wild, a three day Pop-Up Shop/Exhibition at Parasol Projects on 208 Bowery .

The Pop-Up shop/exhibition is centered around the release of HAERTS new single "No Love for the Wild" and extends their on going collaboration with Julian Klincewicz into the physical realm.

It will explore the music through visual art (Video / photographic), an immersive performance by HAERTS, the release of a limited edition capsule collection, as well as floral sculpture by BRRCH Florals Brittany Asch .

The Pop-up shop & Exhibition are meant to give a visual & physical context to the sonic landscapes created by HAERTS - to create, or make apparent the world in which the songs exist, in a truly special and immersive way.

Hours June 22 & June 23 / 12 -7pm
Opening Night : June 21 from 6 to 9pm (HAERTS Performance at 7:30pm)

soundcloud.com/haertsmusic/no-love-for-the-wild
vimeo.com/206297736
www.brrch.com/home

RORA @ Elizabeth
Jun
20
Jun 25

RORA @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth

RORA IS BACK ON ELIZABETH STREET!

This brand allows women to worry less about what to wear and spend more time living. Each collection is inspired by a different city around the world and this Spring 2017 was inspired by the culture and colors of Nanjing, China. The line ranges from essentials must haves to statement pieces. RORA’s high-end products add value into each garment through hand selected fabrics & reversibility pieces. Come see for yourself!

June 20-25 / 11am-8pm daily
Friends & Family Opening Night: June 20 / 6-9pm

www.roraclothing.com
@roraclothing

Her Velvet Vase @ Elizabeth
Jun
14
Jun 18

Her Velvet Vase @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth

Her Velvet Vase returns this summer to charm with modern styles that are made with equal parts style and quality. Drop in to discover your new favorite brand!

Prices range from $18 to $48 for accessories, $48 to $198 for apparel and $50-$70 for shoes and bags.

June 14-18 / 11am-7pm
171 Elizabeth St

www.hervelvetvase.com
@hervelvetvase.us

Dorette New York @ Elizabeth
Jun
6
Jun 11

Dorette New York @ Elizabeth

Dorette New York will present lots of lovely things: fine jewelry, gifts for the home, the only crocheted swimsuit you'll need this summer, bougies parfumées, etc. for discerning nomads, which is to say, you. 

DORETTE NEW YORK: is for the discerning aesthete, resolute in both principle and taste. With a core belief in “good goods,” this pop-up boutique will carry an edited selection of NYC-based designers, as well as its own Italian-made, silk twill scarves, handpainted ceramic vases, and other exquisite artisan trappings.

If you love Palladio, diamonds and winking humor, then Janie KRUSE GARNETT FINE JEWELRY is right up your cobblestoned alley. Evening gowns and accidental 3 AM pool parties often go hand in hand, so make sure to wear jewelry as strong as you are.

KIS THE RING is the creation of the inimitable Hattie Gruber, the friendliest of Southern Belles. What started as a bespoke engagement ring service to friends and family along the UES and Eastern seaboard resulted in a plethora of happy, brightly colored gemstone pieces appropriate for all occasions.

IRWIN GARDEN is focused on making ethical and sustainable clothing. They source and make locally to stimulate local economies and reduce the carbon footprint of each garment made. Their hand-crocheted Swimsuits are made by a women’s co-operative in Peru out of 100% cotton.

June 6-12
171 Elizabeth St
@dorette_nyc

Wool & Oak @ Elizabeth
May
31
Jun 4

Wool & Oak @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth

Wool & Oak- One Bag, Many Stories.

Fresh off of two wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns–raising over $2million–Wool & Oak is hosting the must-see pop-up event of the summer! Come by and say hello, check out beautiful Italian leather bags, and see for yourself how W&O is revolutionizing the way we travel–one bag at a time!

May 31-June 4 / 10am- 9pm
171 Elizabeth St

www.woolandoak.com
Instagram @WoolandOak
Facebook @WoolnOak

Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos @ Rivington
May
30
Jun 11

Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos @ Rivington

What I always wanted to tell you
but never dared.
ESMERALDA KOSMATOPOULOS

Curated by Clémence Mailly

Parasol Projects: 2 Rivington Street, NY New York 10012
May 30 – June 11
Opening Night: Wednesday, May 31 / 6-9pm

Parasol Projects is pleased to present What I always wanted to tell you but never dared., a solo exhibition of the artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos. The show curated by Clémence Mailly will present a new body of work composed of mail art, video, neon, and sound pieces, that uses familiar artificial intelligence tools - namely predictive typing - to explore technology as an extension of one’s self.

This project started when, while typing a message on her smart phone, the artist accidentally pressed several consecutive times the predictive text bar on the screen. Kosmatopoulos, then noticed that through the mechanical gesture of her hand on the screen, the phone had been composing “by itself” full sentences following a proper grammatical structure subject-verb-object. The repetitive quasi-automatic movement the artist was monotonously performing contrasted with the original writing text that was digitally composed on the screen - a text mediated by the phone’s artificial intelligence. The virtual machine had been learning from the artist’s everyday written communications and was now trying to mimic at its best her writing style, appropriating her most used vocabulary, in an attempt to predict her next words. This parapraxis was shedding light on the complex - man versus machine – dialectic in a somehow disturbing way as the phone had been anticipating the artist’s next words without her consent.

Fascinated by this casual though very intrusive manifestation of the machine’s ability to learn, Kosmatopoulos started asking random people met online and offline to perform the same mechanical act. The text obtained would be transcribed onto a letter, signed and then mailed to the artist’s physical address. Every letter framed in the space is the result of this collaborative project between the artist, the participant and its phone, where each of the three actors has a very distinct role: the content of the letter was solely dictated by the predictive function of each given participant’s own smart phone; while the length of the text, format of the letter, choice of paper or pen were left at the discretion of the author of each letter. These messages, mechanically composed by the individual’s stream of consciousness, resemble Surrealist ideas, such as automatic writing or exquisite corpse games in which meaning is thought to emerge from one’s subconscious. 

This mail art project is completed by the video ORACLE where Kosmatopoulos separates the mechanical gesture she performed on the phone from the visual content appearing on her screen. The sound piece You put these words in my mouth features the artist appropriating the codes of live poetry readings, and performing with a very emotional voice passages of the text. The exhibition concludes with the neon artwork = TMI that reminds the viewer of the tacit agreement he or she has with the AI software about accessing private information. 

About the artist:

Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos is a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist working around language and identity. Born in Greece, raised in Paris, she now lives and works between Paris and New York. Her work investigates the definition and construction of identities, personal memories, culture and collective histories in the post-Internet age. She places herself as a translator, building connections between past and present, physical and virtual and ultimately between one and another. 

Her work was exhibited in galleries, institutions and public spaces in North America, Europe and Latin America including Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, Denmark), Künstlerhaus Wien (Vienna, Austria), AMA | Art Museum of the Americas (DC, USA), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (Naples, Italy), Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark). Working often in-situ, she was invited to several residencies including Kooshk residency (Tehran, Iran), BAR (Beirut, Lebanon) and MASS MOCA studios (North Adams, USA). Kosmatopoulos also worked alongside socially charged entities such as the Organization of American States (United States), the Kayani foundation (Lebanon) and the Museum Louis Braille (France) to create large-scale installations that raise awareness on social issues. 

Press and sales inquiriesclemence@parasolprojects.com

To learn more about the project and participate please check out: https://vimeo.com/216677868

RSVP: https://goo.gl/JaZ7ea

 

 

 

Sangyoon Yoon @ Bowery
May
28
Jun 11

Sangyoon Yoon @ Bowery

  • Parasol @ Bowery
Image © Sangyoon Yoon, These Foolish Things, 2017, oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm. 

Sangyoon Yoon: These Foolish Things 1

These Foolish Things 1 is the first solo exhibition by the Seoul-based painter, Sangyoon Yoon held in New York. Opening the series of the gallery's special exhibition program, Christine Park Gallery organises this two-part exhibition presenting the new body of work by the artist. These Foolish Things 2 will be held in September to October 2017 in the same space, accompanied with a limited edition artist's catalogue.

For enquiries, please contact us at info@christinepark.net

May 28 - June 11 / Open daily, 11-6pm
Private View & Reception: Sunday, May 28 / 2-6 pm
208 Bowery

@ChristineParkGallery
www.christinepark.net/sangyoonyoon

Small Office @ Rivington
May
18
May 21

Small Office @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington
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Small Office is happy to announce the 2017 iteration of its curated design show INTRO/NY this May 18 - 21, in correspondence with New York Design Week. 

The INTRO concept was launched by smallpond in 2013 as an intimate platform to present a selective cross section of design. The show aims to provide an alternative experience to the standard design trade show environment, by integrating a series of art and design installations into one cohesive exhibit.

This year INTRO/NY will take on the form of an interactive room within a gallery space at 2 Rivington Street, New York, between the hours of 11AM-7PM. Visitors are encouraged to sit, stand, lean, read, recline and admire new and existing pieces by designers Barber & Osgerby for twentytwentyone, Waka Waka, Resident, Anglepoise, Very Good & Proper, Norma Studio, Decode, Massproductions and Modus as well as visual artist Heather Cook. 

Glass, wool, velvet, lacquered wood and paper are among some of the materials utilized by the contributors for the show in an effort to create an idyllic respite from the New York Design Week whirl.

May 18-21 / 11am-7pm
2 Rivington St
ww.wsmalloffice.info
@smalloffice.info

Blah Blossom @ Elizabeth
May
17
May 28

Blah Blossom @ Elizabeth

An assemblage of interesting (and hopefully peculiar) floral related objects as well as ART so that one can be transported to a floraltopia.    

Featuring artworks by:

Bill Beckley
Adolphe Braun
Francesco Clemente
Peter Dayton
Ana Dubson
Stephen Eichhorn
Luciano Fileti
Eric Fischl
Adam Fuss
Ben Giles
Hugo Guinness
Daniel Kazimierski
Franz Kline
Amy Lincoln
Michael James Murray
Liana Nigri
Manjari Sharma
Page Simon
Joseph Stella
Matt Tierney
Andy Warhol
Rachel Wolf

May 17-28 / 11am-6pm
Opening Night: May 18 / 6-9pm
171 Elizabeth St

Sven Ballenthin: 'Identity is a Choice' @ Rivington
May
4
May 7

Sven Ballenthin: 'Identity is a Choice' @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington

Sven Ballenthin: 'Identity is a Choice'

Sven is a Berlin-based artist, who has been working on his 'Identity is a Choice' series since 2013. His initial inspiration for the series was born from his interest in beauty and the question, 'what is beauty?'. After studying at the Berlin University of the Arts, he became frustrated with the constrictions of a conventional education system. He questioned how can one find themselves or their style, when everything around you is a constant influence. He decided the only way was to reduce everything to very small pieces. One size, one subject, two colors, black and white, one day to paint. These were the ingredients, the essence of reduction. Reduction of himself, reduction of the material, reduction of time, reduction of the subject. That was the starting point to let the 'Series' be born of itself.

Sven's idea of 'Identity is a Choice' is to choose very beautiful people such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and destroy the surface to see if beauty is still there. "I choose people who are beautiful but have something I can't describe in words. It's like, yes, these people have it. I can't say what it is. It's what I feel." In his current series, "Old Masters", Sven joins recognizable artist such as Botticelli, Dürer and Gabrielle d' Estrèes with pop icons. Questioning, if the 'Masters' were painting today would they think pop culture is beauty?

This series has led him to gain international recognition. His work has been featured in art blogs, television, press and his success has spread in the world of fashion. He is currently working on multiple projects with model Shaun Ross and fashion designer, Nina Athanasiou. He has upcoming exhibitions in New York, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles for 2017.

May 4-7 / 12-8pm
Opening Night: May 4 / 5:30-9pm
2 Rivington St
www.ephemere-berlin.com/

Jamini @ Elizabeth
May
2
May 14

Jamini @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth
jamini

Jamini, a Hindi word meaning the color purple, is a lifestyle brand that has roots in India and which took flight in Paris.

Usha Bora, the founder of Jamini, associates savoir-faire and design from two great cultures to create something greater than their sum. She blends textures and motifs of different vintages and spaces that come together in a unique range of handcrafted lifestyle pieces.

Using centuries-old techniques to highlight how heritage carries within itself keys to modernity is Jamini’s philosophy. The brand offers a window into Indian culture and its skilled artisans, capable of dialoguing effortlessly with contemporary French chic to create a modern and quality-driven esthetic.

This creates a harmony of color and patterns that is all the more beautiful because of its endeavor to put the spotlight on the ingenuity of men and women passionate about their land and their craft.

Joie - Douceur - Karma

A combination of creative energy to design a completely unique and joyful range for Summer 17: this was Usha’s vision when she invited Saar Manche to join her in creating the collection Joie – Douceur - Karma. This collection of home accessories is an intriguing harmony between Scandinavian charm, vintage French chic and Indian savoir-faire. Usha and the talented Dutch illustrator Saar, with their unique yet complementary styles, translate the beauty of Jamini’s philosophy in a refined and thoroughly contemporary way. Inspirations range from vintage fabrics and intricate patterns found in the countryside of Saar’s home, to ancient block printing from Rajasthan,and handweaving from Usha’s birthplace, Assam. Striking pinks, mysterious greens, and deep blues with a dashing touch of gold come together in vivid, graphic and bold floral patterns. This collection is a symbol of the incredible energy that comes from harnessing the creative spirit and cultural diversity that Usha Bora and Saar Manche represent.

May 2-14 / 11am-8pm
171 Elizabeth St

Events:

- May 4th, 3pm-5pm, Book signing Lindsey Tramuta (ig : lostncheeseland) 
- May 5th, 5pm- 7.30pm, flower arrangements and Rose by Cat Dash (ig : shallowford) 
- May 10th, Fathom party, rsvp here.

www.jaminidesign.com
@jaminidesign

jamini
IN 5 YEARS  @ Bowery
Apr
27
May 14

IN 5 YEARS @ Bowery

  • Parasol Projects @ Bowery
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IN 5 YEARS: AN EXPLORATION OF TIME & MEMORY, by Adam Foldes

IN 5 YEARS is an exploration of time and memory, and the tensions and expectations that surround them. 

We measure them; we cut them; we stretch them; we compress them; we look to them for clues, yet ignore their prophesies; we seek answers from them; we correct them; we chip away at them; we capture them; we record them; we love them; we lose them; we forget them; we weigh them; we give them disproportionate weight; we package them; we frame them; we reference them; we use them; we apply them; we incorporate them; we materialize them; we study them; we fear them; we access them; we carve them; we build them; we plan them; we return to them; we beg from them more; we share them; we judge them; we exercise them; we waste them; we nurture them; we celebrate them; we save them; we document them; we carry them with us, however heavy the weight; we test them; we distort them; we reflect upon them; we cherish them; we challenge them; and we succumb to them. 

They invigorate us; they box us in; they fail us; they free us; they propel us; they limit us; they race us for knowledge; they measure our knowledge; they erase our knowledge; they give us reference points; they weigh on us; they demand disproportionate attention from us; they anchor us to our past; they paint our imagined future; they make us relevant, and irrelevant; they control us; they open new doors, while shutting others; they humor us; they abandon us; they test us; they are used to test us; they empower us; they embolden us; they give us opportunity; they make us more humane; they serve us elixirs and antidotes, and allow us to heal; they haunt us; they pressure us; they refuse us; they dismiss us; they organize us; they set forth goal posts, and rip them down; they distort us; they infuse our senses; they inform our decisions; and they take us.

The exhibit consists of twelve independent pieces and a confessional space where guests can privately record thoughts about their own future.

ADAM FOLDES
Adam is drawn to work that identifies, examines, documents, shares, celebrates and protects the human condition. His creative work has primarily been with theatre, film, and writing; IN 5 YEARS is his first visual arts exhibition and foray into inviting interactive public participation with his work. Adam holds a J.D. from Texas Law, The University of Texas at Austin and a B.S.F.S in Culture & Politics from Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service.

April 27-May 14 / 11am – 8pm daily
Opening Night: April 27
208 Bowery

www.in5years.gallery

Art Above the Sofa @ Elizabeth
Apr
27
Apr 30

Art Above the Sofa @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth

Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation by New York Arts Etc., LLC

The purpose of this exhibition is to bring attention to emerging artists that already have exciting, innovative ideas for the next wave of art making and exhibiting. Conversations with the artists will take place throughout the weekend.

New York Arts proposes the sofa as the site for their creativity in response to the current trend of making art bigger, thus demanding a larger foot-print in the environment. The event is a juried show for art students in accredited depts., AA, BFA, MFA – or from abroad.  At the end of the competition, there will be two first-place winners: one by popular vote and one by professional jury. 

New York Arts is pleased to announce the first place winner of the juried competition: Wa Liu, Yale University, with her work Exposure, from her series Selfies

Second place winner of the juried show and first place winner of the popular Facebook vote is Vicci Weixi Zhang, Trinity College, with her Blossom, 2017.

Second place winner for the Facebook competition is Priscila Schott with her Complexity II, 2017. 

These student artists' works will be exhibited with the featured jurors' works and invited artists. A monitor will also have the whole show of top submissions online.

Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation jurors are: Kathleen Gilje, Wilhelmina Grant, Sasha Meret, Ruby Silvious and Marjorie van Cura. Our invited artists are: Gerri Davis, Toni Quest and Christina Thomas.

Conversations with artists will take place on:
Friday, April 28, 2 - 4 pm: Toni Quest on her art and autobiography Actualized
Friday, April 28, 5 - 7 pm: Wilhelmina Grant on her art and autobiography A Feeling of Fullness
Saturday, April 29, 12 - 1 pm: Zoe Lubin-Fosha, Purchase College, "Fashion and Self-Identity"
Saturday, April 29, 2 - 4 pm: Beth and Patrick on "Art in the Age of Social Media"
Saturday, April 29, 5 - 7 pm: Kathleen Gilje on her portrait Muhammad Ali and Old Master painting
Sunday, April 30, 2 - 4 pm: Marjorie van Cura on her painting and process
Sunday, April 30, 4 - 6 pm; Finissage!  Let's celebrate our fabulous artists and Spring!

April 27-30
171 Elizabeth St

For more information and application: www.artabovethesofa.com   
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KARA @ Bowery
Apr
21
Apr 23

KARA @ Bowery

  • Parasol @ Bowery

KARA ANNUAL SAMPLE SALE
NYC & ONLINE

Mark your calendars! KARA, the New York City-based handbag label is pleased to announce the annual sample sale.  This spring, KARA will be hosting the annual sample sale in person and online from April 21 to April 23, 2017. Expect to find gently worn samples, styles from previous seasons and one-off design samples with pricing ranging from $30 to $300 (from 30% to 70% off). Cash and credit accepted. All sales are final.

WHO:
KARA, NYC based handbag label – with cult following pebble leather backpacks & city-chic shoulder bags, totes and cross-body bags.

WHAT:
KARA Annual Sample Sale

WHEN/WHERE:
April 21-24 / Frid: 9am-7pm & Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm
208 Bowery

www.karastore.com

13 Bonaparte @ Rivington
Apr
19
Apr 30

13 Bonaparte @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington

13 Bonaparte, a Paris-based contemporary brand, will mark its US launch with a pop-up on Rivington, presenting a selection of its midseason menswear wardrobe as well as a new capsule denim collection, which includes the brand’s first ever womenswear pieces. In celebration of this new collection, the brand collaborated with two soloists from the New York City Ballet and an emerging photographer to produce a special artistic project also on display in the space.

April 19 – 30 / 11am – 8pm
Opening night: April 20 / 6 - 9pm
2 Rivington St
@13bonaparte

 

RORA @ Rivington
Apr
11
Apr 16

RORA @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington Street

RORA allows women to worry less about what to wear and spend more time living. Each collection is inspired by a different city around the world and this Spring 2017 was inspired by the culture and colors of Nanjing, China. The line ranges from essentials must haves to statement pieces. RORA’s high-end products add value into each garment through hand selected fabrics & reversibility pieces. Come see for yourself!

April 11-16 / 11am-8pm daily
2 Rivington St

@roraclothing
www.roraclothing.com

Everlane @ Kenmare
Apr
8
Apr 9

Everlane @ Kenmare

  • Kenmare @ Parasol Projects
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Know your factories. Know your costs. Always ask why.

Everlane is an online clothing retailer. The organization is headquartered in San Francisco, but since Everlane's biggest customer base is in New York City, the company has a small team on the ground here in New York City as well.

During the weekend of April 8th and April 9th Everlane is hosting two Day Market pop up stores, one in New York City and one in San Francisco. The pop up is a wonderful Spring destination embellished with fresh flowers and high quality new Italian-made shoes from Everlane's Day Collection!

April 8-9 / 11am-7pm
52 Kenmare Street

@everlane                                                                                               https://www.everlane.com

Parasol Projects Spring Shop Share Pop-Up @ Rivington
Mar
28
Apr 2

Parasol Projects Spring Shop Share Pop-Up @ Rivington

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Parasol Projects is proud to present the third edition of its Pop-Up Shop Share Program with four New York City-based female designers:

CARLEEN
Kelsy Parkhouse founded Carleen in May of 2012 after receiving positive reviews for her thesis collection at Pratt Institute where she also received the inaugural Liz Claiborne Concept to Product Award. Her founding collection drew inspiration from the handmade American quilt, a textile that continues to inform the Carleen aesthetic both visually and metaphorically. The line has enjoyed multiple mentions on Vogue.com, among other press.

@carleen_us www.carleen.us

@carleen_us
www.carleen.us

MERICA LEE
Brooklyn Magazine says that Merica Lee Jeans "are some of the most highly-coveted jeans in NYC". The classic military wide leg, high waisted design looks good on everyone. This style is great for all shapes, sizes and genders. Take the hem up and wear them with sneakers. Let the hem out and wear them with gigantic platforms. Merica Lee Jeans are made in NYC from 14 oz. raw Japanese denim.

@mericalee www.mericalee.com

NORVAL FINKELSTEIN
Norval Finkelstein is Eve Singer and Jill Galarneau, a textile designer and artist. Realizing the button-down shirt had replaced the tee shirt as their uniform they decided to bring their perspective and passion to this classic item. 
Their basic white shirt is a blank canvas for a continually expanding collection of original prints.  Their graphic, colorful designs are hand silk-screened on Japanese cotton in San Francisco and sewn in New York City. Due to hand-printing, each shirt is unique and is individually numbered.

@norvalfinkelstein www.norvalfinkelstein.com

@norvalfinkelstein
www.norvalfinkelstein.com

SHOP ARCHIPELAGO
Shop-Archipelago consists of a growing family of labels from the vast archipelago of Indonesia and is empowering talented and creative craftspeople to access a global online marketplace. The hand-picked selections consist of contemporary accessories that are highly intricate, made with exquisite, lasting materials and always hand finished. Shop-Archipelago products are highly personalized and wardrobe-specific to create a fun, customer centric shopping experience for style-conscious women everywhere.

@shop_archipelago www.shop-archipelago.com

@shop_archipelago
www.shop-archipelago.com

March 28 - April 2 / 12-8pm daily
2 Rivington St

To learn more and apply to our next Shop Share Program click here.

EVENTS:
Opening party: Tuesday, March 28 / 6-9pm
George Jackson, from The Naked Heroes will be DJing + drinks + Andre J* will be leading a meditation at 8pm.

Thursday, March 30 / 5-8pm: Embroidery workshop/participatory. Guests will have the chance to make their mark on a large textile hanging that will be installed in the space for weekend viewing. All supplies will be provided! 

Saturday, April 1 / 11am: Jessica from Fab Scrap will talk about textile recycling. 

Sylvan Chan: Good Game @ Rivington
Mar
24
Mar 26

Sylvan Chan: Good Game @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington

Solo Exhibition “Good Game” by Sylvan Chan

Sylvan Shan was born in Beijing, China, 1994. In 2016, She graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design. Shortly after graduation she decided to move into documentary art, which has allowed her to work with a variety of mediums including photography, film, installation, fashion, performance, etc. The theme of her work is often related to the observation of human psychologies and the search for meanings of being.

The exhibition is an integration of the artist’s works from different time periods, mostly done without the intention of creating art.

“Guan Shi Yin”, a film photography series was named after the Chinese name of Bodhisattva Avalokitasvara, meaning “to observe all beings in the world”. In this series, most of the photographs were taken in the summer of 2015, when Sylvan went to the city of Shenzhen by herself to intern at a clothing company. Ever since she accidentally entered the urban village in Gangxia area and saw the amazing night scenes, she spent many nights wandering around other urban villages taking photos of people’s living environment and activities.

Another photo series “Photos” and a film “Videos” both came from the first cell phone Sylvan had which she used during high school. None of the works was intended to become an art piece. This lack of aesthetic effort and the notion of any person taking photos however have become an important quality of her work. Since young she had always felt the need to document, otherwise it somehow made her feel sad when things had to pass by. Looking through her old cell phone, she was surprised how much she had documented. It was also unbelievable how different she was a few years ago. “Looking at these documentations makes me realize that the differences and even conflicts between people are actually not too hard to understand. If you observe closely, almost all of our actions come from what we need at the very moment, which could be different from what other people need at the same moment, and from what ourselves need at another moment. Like I am not afraid to show my old ugly pictures anymore because my intention is different now. Thank God though I am also a little better looking now.”

All around the three works is an installation piece she called “Got Empty Seats Taking that 120 Bus with Gramma, So Happy”. Just like the title, all the objects in the installation are random life details Sylvan has been collecting since working on her thesis collection at Pratt, the theme of which was “everyday life”. There is no delicate dessert or champagne served at the opening, but homemade sweet drinks and cheap but delicious Guangdong dim sum. Together with other details including the smell of incense in the room, these settings aim at resembling scenarios in real life to the audience a chance to observe what kind of effects these “insignificant” details in life actually have as they subtly bring up past memories.

2 Rivington St
March 24-27 / 
Opening: March 24 / 6-9pm
 

Jill Stuart @ Elizabeth
Mar
23
Apr 23

Jill Stuart @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth
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Jill Stuart’s iconic vintage collection will return to Nolita for one month only.
The collection, curated by Stuart herself, is a blend of feminine florals, romantic chiffons and beautiful boho silhouettes. The coveted selection consists of rare, one-of-a-kind pieces. Whether you are seeking inspiration or a bonafide treasure hunt, don’t miss downtown’s best kept secret.

March 23 - April 23 / 11am-7pm
171 Elizabeth St

@jillstuart
ww.jillstuart.com/