What to Art and Eat

June 12th - June 18th

Friday, June 12, 2015

  1. Firework Gallery Brooklyn - "If Walls Could Talk" curated by Lisa Ludwig
    146 Berry Street, 6-9pm
    Alexandra Kostakis, Jessica Weiss, Melissa Dadourian
    By Artcards

  2. Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy - Drifting in Daylight
    Fridays & Saturdays 12-6pm through June 20, 2015
    Begin your visit in Central Park at 110th st. & 5th Ave.
    Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy have organized Drifting in Daylight, a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park.
    By Creativetime

Top 4 NYC Art Shows chosen by TimeOut

Philippe Parreno, H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS

At Park Avenue Armory,643 Park Avenue (at 66th St.)

French artist Philippe Parreno, one of the leading lights of the neo-conceptualist Relational Aesthetic movement of the late ’90s, is known for ephemeral installations that incorporate elements of previous installations in a kind of nesting doll progression meant to focus attention on the idea of the exhibition itself, rather than the individual works of art. The latter, however, include the artist’s signature: A light up theater marquee meant to suggest the idea of the exhibit as a performance instead of a static display.


At Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brookyn

The former street artist has taken his game up a notch, designing a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and creating the set for last year's MTV Music Awards at the Barclay’s Center. Now he fills the Brooklyn Museum's lobby with an 18-foot-tall wooden sculpture depicting his signature character, Companion—a sort of skull-headed Mickey Mouse with Xs for eyes—as a pair of identical figures, one consoling the other. Also on view are two of his energetically Pop precisionist canvases.

Julia Wachtel, “Empowerment”

At Elizabeth Dee Gallery,Chelsea, 545 West 20th St.

Her paintings put an outré kitschy spin on the Pictures formula years before Jeff Koons did likewise. This is her first solo show in New York since 1993, and her latest work remains remarkably consistent with her early efforts, with the same juxtaposition of lowbrow cartoons and references to current events and high culture, all contained within friezelike, multipanel compositions.

Kim Gordon, “Design Office: The City Is A Garden”

At 303 Gallery, Chelsea 507 W 24th St.

Well before Sonic Youth broke up, Kim Gordon had been making art with the same performative flavor of the wild, thrashing music she and her band mates were noted for. The work for her 303 solo debut follows suit. On view are canvases with written referents to high-end home design and silvery spray paint and glitter abstractions on unstretched canvas. Altogether the show comments on lifestyle branding, and the ever-dizzying levels of gentrification that are transforming New York.

By. Time Out Magazine

Three Picks to EAT in Chelsea

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party This Weekend!

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a celebration of the craftsmanship of ‘cue, represented by the most talented pitmasters in the country. Each one brings their signature approach to the tradition of ‘cue to New Yorkers this weekend (June 13th and 14th) in Madison Square Park. Taste delicious barbecue beginning at 23rd Street North to 27th Street on Madison Avenue, along 26th Street between Madison and 5th Avenue! Official event hours are 11am – 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2015.

By BigappleBBQ