13 Bonaparte @ Rivington
Apr
19
Apr 30

13 Bonaparte @ Rivington

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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

 

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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IN 5 YEARS  @ Bowery
Apr
27
May 14

IN 5 YEARS @ 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

Jamini @ Elizabeth
May
2
May 14

Jamini @ Elizabeth

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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

www.jaminidesign.com
@jaminidesign

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

Sven Ballenthin: 'Identity is a Choice' @ Rivington

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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 / 11am-7pm
Opening Night: May 4 / 5-9pm
2 Rivington St
 

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.    

Featured artists:
Francesco Clemente
Ana Alcocer
Amy Lincoln
Manjari Sharma
Liana Nigri
Andy Warhol
Franz Kline
Jeff Koons
Ben Giles
Eric Fischl
Beth Hoeckel
And more

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