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
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.
171 Elizabeth St
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
What I always wanted to tell you
but never dared.
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.
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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.
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May 28 - June 11 / Open daily, 11-6pm
Private View & Reception: Sunday, May 28 / 2-6 pm
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
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:
Michael James Murray
May 17-28 / 11am-6pm
Opening Night: May 18 / 6-9pm
171 Elizabeth St
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
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
- 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.
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 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
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!
171 Elizabeth St
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.
KARA, NYC based handbag label – with cult following pebble leather backpacks & city-chic shoulder bags, totes and cross-body bags.
KARA Annual Sample Sale
April 21-24 / Frid: 9am-7pm & Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm
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
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
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
“24 Hours at Niagara Falls” from Manufacturing the Sublime at Niagara Falls, Jessica Colangelo
Parasol Projects is proud to present the third edition of its Pop-Up Shop Share Program with four New York City-based female designers:
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 28 - April 2 / 12-8pm daily
2 Rivington St
To learn more and apply to our next Shop Share Program click here.
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.
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’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
Craft Atlantic Sample Sale - Up to 80% off
CRAFT ATLANTIC is a story of modern travel. A travel that might be just for work, or for play, but which essence is today’s true luxuries: time, efficiency, functionality. Inspired by modernist objects, such as Concorde, CRAFT ATLANTIC renews contemporary sportswear with a fast, engineered, tech and luxe experience.
Designed by CFDA Member Luis Fernandez, CRAFT ATLANTIC was born in New York from a need of to be always ready in a fast paced city and an ever evolving tech environment.
Their streamlined design help you save time, and be always well appointed from business class to leisure, from meeting room to boarding gate, for every destination and every encounter.
March 17-19 / 11 am - 8 pm
Sun: 11 am - 6 pm
171 Elizabeth St
MISSION WORKSHOP LANDS IN NEW YORK WITH A TWO WEEK POP-UP SHOP TO LAUNCH THEIR NEW WEATHERPROOF DUFFLE COLLECTION
MARCH 1, 2017 - San Francisco based Mission Workshop will open a limited engagement showroom and fit space in New York from March 10, 2017 to March 19, 2017. The New York Pop-up features Mission Workshop’s newest weatherproof bags and technical apparel just in time for Spring. New Yorkers have the chance to inspect the impeccable build quality of the bags in person as well as try on the latest apparel.
As a special preview, Mission Workshop will debut their now expanded modular Arkiv® bag line which incorporates weatherproof construction and an interchangeable accessory system that allows for easy customization of space and organization. Over 20 years of designing and building bags has taught Mission Workshop that everyone’s idea of a perfect bag is different. The Arkiv® system was created to solve this issue with a product that can be adjusted and arranged to reflect your individual preferences at any given moment, providing customizable carry solutions. Accessories range from simple phone pouches and tool pockets to larger organizers and laptop protection.
The new Arkiv®-equipped duffle line launches on March 10, 2017 and will be the first shoulder bag to incorporate the unbreakable Arkiv® modular system and allow the swapping of accessories between different bag types, creating the perfect pairing.
The New York installation is the latest of their roving pop-up stores and follows successful launches in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, and Paris. These destinations capture the company's desire to travel the world, test their gear in a vast array of weather conditions and connect with people from around the globe.
Mission Workshop designs, develops, and produces technical apparel and weatherproof bags with deliberate consideration around style, function, and durability. Their products are engineered to be worn day-after-day, year-after-year with the goal of reducing the wardrobe and increase the Wear Spectrum™ of each article in your closet. Mission Workshop products are manufactured around the world with the best materials and construction techniques available and the utmost consideration for detail and technical performance. All of their bags are built to last a lifetime, guaranteed.
March 10-21 / 11am-8pm daily
2 Rivington St
6p.m - 8p.m Pop-up Opening Party
10a.m Mission Workshop x Velo Bike Ride
Come ride with NYC Velo & the MW Crew
3p.m Q + A with Polartec
Be there to hear CEO Gary Smith speak.
Saturdazed / 1-6pm
Mission Workshop + Whalebone Magazine
Hosted by Alex Corporan
Drinks + Bites + MW Gear + Whalebone Mags
For more information click here
moniquemeloche presents Amy Sherald and Brendan Fernandes
For Armory Week 2017, Chicago-based gallery moniquemeloche returns to 2 Rivington with a pop-up exhibition featuring new works by painter Amy Sherald and prints by performance artist Brendan Fernandes.
Baltimore-based Amy Sherald (American, b. 1973) creates arresting portraits of imagined figures based on real-life interactions, subverting and exploring notions of black identity through her unique sense of visual culture, color and line. The new works on view present a continuation of these otherworldly figures, whose charged presence is only emphasized by the current political climate. Sherald received her MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2004). The first women to be awarded the Outwin Boocher Portrait Competition at the National Gallery, Washington (2016), Sherald’s work is currently on view in the touring exhibition, The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today, at Tacoma Art Museum. Other notable group exhibitions include Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (2016); currently on view at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (2017). Her work is included in the public collections of the United States Embassy, Dakar, Senegal; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Smithsonian Museum of African American Art and Culture, Washington, D.C.; and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Rooted in his experience of classical dance, Chicago- and New York-based Brendan Fernandes (Canadian, b. 1979, Kenya) creates works across a variety of media that explore unexpected clashes of culture. In his new series of unique prints, Fernandes combines images of ballet dancers’ limbs with images of ethnographic objects culled from Western museum collections, offering a visual commentary on post-colonial notions of culture and fine art in the West. A book signing for the artist will take place on Saturday, March 4, 1 to 3pm, on the occasion of his latest monograph, Lost Bodies, in conjunction with Kickstarter. Fernandes received his MFA from the University of Western Ontario (2005). His work is currently on view in his solo show Lost Bodies, a traveling exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, which originated at the Agnes Etherton Art Centre at Queen’s University, Ontario (2016). Fernandes is currently artist in residence and faculty in the Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Chicago. His new performance project, Clean Labor, will take place during The Armory Show VIP Reception and at The Wythe Hotel on March 5.
March 2-5 / 11am to 6pm
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3 / 6-9pm
Brendan Fernandes Book Signing (in conjunction with Kickstarter): Saturday, March 4, 1 to 3pm
Armory Week LES Sunday Morning + Brunch Hours: Sunday, March 5, 10am-noon
2 Rivington St
Image: Image courtesy of the artist and moniquemeloche, Chicago
En Route is a collaborative exhibition. This group exhibition comprise of New York based Artists; Jihye Baek, Jiin Ha and Suhee Kang. The exhibition will have the similarities and differences by approaching various media and also the aim of the exhibition is to exert a fine influence on audience.
En Route will discuss the variety of social factors that have influenced individual and its relationship to contemporary now. The artworks that became a symbol of itself: reflections on Identity of artist and contemporary.
The theme of work that Jiin Ha focus on is rediscoveries of little things that are overlooked and thought to be worthless. When she makes work with garbage, the garbage becomes something people look at.Everything has its own history. While considering the history of each object, she attempts to transform them into a new form. Therefore, in her work, the process of finding a trace in an object, deciding whether to transform it into something else or to just leave it is also very important. For her, trace is the fact of evidence and clue that something was existed before.
Jihye Baek's current work in photography and mix media deals abstractly and metaphorically with the experience of being a mother. Images of her-self and images of domestic space, including interventions in that space with materials to create a tension between the sense of translucence and opaqueness; amplitude and emptiness; order and disorder; and stability and inner chaos; suggesting psychological disquiet. As a mother, it is her responsibility to find balance, to stay calm and achieve a spiritual tranquility. As an artist, she incorporate the discordant and resolve threads of anxiousness and fear, creating unexpected juxtapositions of materials and imagery. The unique material such as urine test strip evokes presence and revelatory feeling that helping the artist to achieve self-awareness and self-acceptance. Metaphorically, these disparate currents reference the complexity of her experience with motherhood.
Suhee Kang have been exploring these ideas of cross-cultural identity, hybridity and diaspora with a focus on issues of social practice and cultural expectations, within her art practice. In contemporary culture, she believe there is a fixed framework that is made up of rules and laws. People must live within these boundaries whether they want to or not. Through her art work, she is questioning these cultural and social conventions: "All of my work are required labor-intensive process art making, which are become an obsessive and meditative act to me as artist." As she spend time in physically making the works, which are mirrors the time spent in contemporary society. she believe that Machinelike process of her series works help to viewer for understanding may be analogical and also practical in art works.
Feb 23 - 26, 2017 / 11am-6pm
Opening Night: Feb 23 / 6-8pm
2 Rivington St
Suhee Kang (email@example.com web-suheekang.com)
Jihye Baek (firstname.lastname@example.org web-jihyebaek.com)
Jiin Ha (email@example.com web-jiinha.com)
Bartleby Objects Pop-up Studio & Store
Bartleby Objects is a multi-disciplinary design studio, making objects of use for the home and individual.
For AW17 Market Week, designer and leather-worker, Mary L Chan, will install a mini-studio at 171 Elizabeth Street, engaging retail buyers and customers in the process of making each Bartleby Objects item. During the pop-up we invite customers to shop their current accessories collection, pre-order brand new designs for Spring, and have a firsthand look at the process of ethically producing leather goods.
With a select group of US and international stockists, Bartleby Objects is proud to be a Made In NYC small business.
Feb 22 - 26, 2017
Wed-Sat 11am - 8pm / Sun 12pm - 7pm
171 Elizabeth St
Special Events: TBD
CHARLENE VANNESTE | DIALOGUES
SYMBOLIC CREATIVE presents Charlene Vanneste: Dialogues, the artist’s first solo show in New York City. Visions of spirits and ancient tribes began to appear in Vanneste’s dreams upon moving to Indonesia. Waking her up from these visions, shadows would shift around her and she felt they were trying to speak. After discussing it with her mother and a shaman, Vanneste discovered that these spirits were her Indonesian ancestors contacting her. Vanneste began to record the symbols and characters of her ancestors through mark making on canvas using a pallet knife heaped with oils and acrylics. Forging scenes synonymous with early cave art, the visions inspired her artwork as it took on a new, more tribal and primitive form. The genderless iconic character Vanneste has created connotes how regardless of sex we are all humans and it is important to treat people with equal respect. United, humans are more powerful and connecting people through art creates community. The power and energy of working together is expressed through her hieroglyphic stories. Combining contemporary European methods and primitive influence from Indonesian spirit warriors, Vanneste creates a dialogue between her ancient ancestors and modern society.
ABOUT CHARLENE VANNESTE (b. France) is of French Indonesian origin, specifically North Sumatran. Her bloodline leads back to the early Batak settlers from mainland Asia. In returning to Indonesia after an almost exclusively Western upbringing, Vanneste reconnected with her roots. She began spontaneously creating characters later discovering they represented ancient tribes of Indonesia. Exploring different mediums, Vanneste’s origins guided her to adapt her hieroglyphs not only onto canvas, but also to the streets under the name Shaolen. Creating a new, fresh, and modern vibe the mysterious yet enchanting characters, which have become her signature style, can be found painted around the world in spots such as London, Paris, Istanbul, and Bali. Vanneste has exhibited in Asia and her artworks are held in private collections in Asia, London, Istanbul, France and the United States.
February 21-March 5 / 10am-6pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 22 / 6-9pm
For addition information please contact John Angelini, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
ADAY's "The White Dress Shirt" Exhibition
ADAY examines the iconic white dress shirt and what it means to women today. From the historical evolution of the garment to the people and brands who have put their own stamp on the staple through to the future and ADAY's newly launched technical dress shirt, the Something Borrowed shirt.
We're a direct-to-consumer brand based in NYC. We we wanted to simplify our wardrobes (and our lives). So we went out to set a new standard for wardrobe staples, one that lasts through the seasons + focuses on versatility and thereby frees space to focus on what you can do in your garments.
February 15-19 / 11am-9pm
Opening night: Feb 14 / 6:30-8:30pm
2 Rivington Street
EYELINER: A SHOWCASE EVENT hosted by DARK HEARTS CLUB seeks to bring creative people together to foster collaboration and enhance exhibition appeal by using a multi-modal
experience approach. The event will combine two aesthetically related, yet uniquely positioned visual creators in a week long pop-up gallery format.
EYELINER seeks to showcase the obsession and passion that can ensue when one is hopeless in love; the manner in which love can become almost psychotic. The show will feature the art of LUCAS DAVID and pop-up furniture shop by ABSOLOM ROCHE with Baroque inspired designs. Our opening night event will be followed by an after party with live musical guests. We will allow our guests the opportunity to mingle with the artist as well as other influencers, enjoy the artwork, and become part of the experience.
February 7-12 / 10am-7pm
Opening Night Event: February 8 / 5-9pm with Afterparty at Pianos NYC from 10pm-Late featuring live musical guests
2 Rivington St
www.darkheartsclub.com - www.lucasbavidstudio.com - www.absolomeroche.com
@darkheartsclub, @lucasbavid and @absolomroche