Here’s the NoHoManhattan June Fine Art
This month NoHo is overflowing with exceptional fine art exhibits – retrospective, politically charged, naturalist, expressionist, contemporary, historical …NoHoManhattan June Fine Art is a feast for the senses.
We’ll start with a Pop-Up evocative of the art scene NoHo portrayed in the 70’s.
opens an innovative pop-up exhibitiion titled Inscape/Escape: From One to Many
at 319 Bowery
(the remodelled former Amatto Opera space) from June 8 thru June 17.
It features three multi-disciplinary up-and-coming artists: Braulio Amado, Yetunde Olagbaju and Muzae Sesay.
Opening night, June 8th will feature DJ Nasty Nigel to add to the experience. Along with the exhibition, space-ship has educational initiatives and public programming in the form of free artist talks, curatorial talks and performances open to the community in an effort to encourage dialogue and engagement with creatives to expand the meaning of art, culture, equity and justice.
June 8 – 17, 2018, 10am – 8:00pm
Plant from the Grove by the River 5. 84X60″
35 Great Jones St.
Rajan Krishnan – A Retrospective
Rajan Krishnan’s art has almost always centered around the natural environments in which he’s found himself. Whether these be the idyllic landscapes of his childhood memories, before rampant urbanization began its sprawl outwards from the city centers of India, or more current scenes of environmental degradation and urban decay, the balance (or imbalance) between humanity and its habitats has remained the primary focus of his work.
Through May 17 – June 23, 2018
Josh Smith Watermelons
39 Great Jones Street
For this exhibition Josh Smith shows a set of paintings depicting Watermelons. Particularly, the paintings are of split-watermelons or more specifically the open face of a cut watermelon. In art history, this big contrasting fruit has been depicted countless times in all sorts of ways. Sometimes as an element, and sometimes it is the whole painting. In the case of the paintings Josh Smith will be showing, the melon covers the whole panel.
May 5 – June 17, 2018
33 Bleecker St.
Lynn Umlauf was born into a family of artists. She moved to New York in 1966-67, and first started showing in Italy. Her first New York show was with the Hal Bromm Gallery, and her first museum inclusion was with the 1975 Whitney Biennial. Her work has increasingly taken the form of large, onsite installations. She also prowls the Italian countryside, making improvisatory drawings that are closely connected to sculptures. Her method consists in using sanded and impregnated paper with pastel, watercolor or acrylic medium and often glued on free shaped canvases, which lends a handmade quality close to fresco. The result evokes analogies to shields and masks of primitive societies. ArtSpace
Barton Lidicé Beneš, Lethal Weapons: Silencer, 1994. Courtesy of the estate of Barton Lidicé Beneš and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York.
47 Great Jones St.
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment
Cell Count brings together artist who grapple with the discursive and material histories that underpin HIV criminalization in order to unpack and re-configure the metaphors and assumptions that enable the punishment an incarceration of people living with HIV. Seeking to place HIV criminalization in a broader context, Cell Count suggests that these laws are not unique to the AIDS epidemic but instead echo a long history of medically sanctioned violence and incarceration in the United States.
May 31 – June 16, 2018
Matthew Stone – Neophyte
The Hole Gallery
Matthew Stone – Neophyte
In the fourth solo show from British artist Matthew Stone, The Hole presents over twenty new works filling all galleries for NEOPHYTE.
“Newly planted”; the evocative etymology of the word neophyte, means someone entirely new to a subject, skill or calling.
By photographing paint strokes made on glass and working in various 3D software, the artist is able to sculpt bodies together in three dimensions using layers of these painted marks. Stone’s figures inhabit a shared world; defined by a grey infinity floor, proliferating petals of paint and a raw linen void as backdrop. In this mode of painting, brushstrokes respond as objects within their virtual environment rather than purely as illusionistic marks existing to suggest space.
May 12-June 24, 2018
Naoya Hatakeyama, Atmos
Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East
Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime
This exhibit explores contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, and video through the lens of influential English art critic and social thinker John Ruskin (1819–1900), who argued that the artist’s principal responsibility is “truth to nature.” For Ruskin, this “truth” was more than just a technical representation of the natural world on canvas but also a depiction of it as experienced by humankind. In Landscapes after Ruskin, guest curator and artist Joel Sternfeld examines how, in a world overwhelmed by industrial development and environmental uncertainty, contemporary artists are discovering new beauties and terrors associated with nature and, in so doing, invoking an updated sense of the sublime.
April 17 to July 7, 2018
Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett, Whispering Pines 10, 2018 (still). Digital video and web series in progress. Courtesy the artists
The New Museum
First Look: Whispering Pines
This is an online-only exhibition.VIEW WORK
In this internet soap opera, a quest for enlightenment leads only to new-age kitsch.
A collaboration between artist Shana Moulton and composer Nick Hallett, Whispering Pines 10 (2018) is a continuation of Moulton’s celebrated video series by the same name, and features a performance by the artist as her alter ego, Cynthia. The website offers a new format for Moulton’s premise: an episodic internet soap opera, with original music and libretto by Hallett.
Whispering Pines 10 is a Creative Capital Project. Major support for First Look is provided by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund