For this week’s Art Rx dig into shows at both galleries and museums, plus one of New York’s high-profile but still underground art fairs, The Outsider Art Fair. There’s also plenty to see (and eat) at MoMA PS1 this weekend and a show of comic books relating to Tibet at the Reuben Museum of Art that we are sure won’t disappoint … oh wait, yeah, we reviewed it, so we know it won’t.
King of the Hippie Painters Has an Opening
When: January 26 – March 3, 2012; Opening reception, January 26, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 West 26 Street, Chelsea, Manhattan)
For his third solo show at the Chelsea staple, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Brooklyn painter Chris Martin (not to be confused with the Coldplay hottie) shows a new group of paintings created on newspaper grids. Working with a range of off-beat materials like roof cement, glitter, pom-pons and bread, Martin’s paintings have a tactile quality that jumps off the canvas. We’re a fan, and you should be too.
A Weekend of Outsider Art
When: January 27 – 29, 2012, Click here for times
Where: Sanford L. Smith & Associates (7 West 54 Street at 5 Avenue, Midtown, Manhattan)
The Outsider Art Fair, devoted solely to folk and self-taught artists, rolls into New York City this weekend with both veteran and brand new exhibitors. The 20th anniversary of the fair also serves up a worthy list of film screenings and panel discussions, including the film series Creativity and Madness and discussion with cultural theorist Mieke Bal, plus a talk titled “Voices from Inside: Pano Drawings by Mexican-American Inmates.”
The Museum of Everything will also premier two films and open the Shop of Everything to fair visitors, selling limited edition books, prints and merchandise created by the museum and its artists.
Tea and Feminism
When: January 28, Performance from 2pm – 4:45pm, Opening 4pm – 6pm with Emily Roysdon
Where: A.I.R Gallery (111 Front Gallery, #228, Dumbo, Brooklyn)
Looking to discuss rebel girls, bra burning and conscious-raising while sipping on Chamomile tea this Saturday? Look no further then A Feminist Tea Party, aka Caitlin Rueter and Suzanne Stroebe, who will be staging their version of the mid-century tradition with a feminist twist for the closing of Illegitimate and Herstorical at A.I.R. Gallery.
Curated by Emily Roysdon, the show presents the works of eleven artists who all share a “healthy disrespect for master narratives.” Visitors are invited to join A Feminist Tea Party and Roysdon for tea, sweets and conversation about labor, love, power and creativity.
Feed Your Mind and Stomach at PS1
When: Sunday January 29, 2012, 12pm – 6pm
Where: MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens)
This Sunday, MoMA PS1 unveils two new exhibitions at their Winter Open House. Check out over 70 works by American painter Henry Taylor who paints the people, streets and daily life of his community in downtown LA, and see Darren Bader: Images, a “show of sculptures” by the artist, with some works that may be furrier than others. M. Wells, a Long Island City hot spot that closed after rent troubles, will also be dishing out hearty French-Canadian cuisine all day in the museum’s courtyard.
Tibet, the Comic Book Editon
When: Special program on January 29, 2012, 4pm; The exhibition runs until June 11, 2012
Where: The Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan)
This show at the Rubin Museum of art is a real treat for comic book lovers and followers of Tibetan culture alike. Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics features what is probably (and we don’t know how to fact check this) the most comprehensive collection of comics related to Tibet ever assembled, with examples ranging from the 1940s to the present. With characters as diverse as Mickey Mouse, Buddha, Tomb Raider Lara Croft and the Green Lama, all of these comics depict the culture and terrain of Tibet in some way. This Sunday, January 29th, the museum also offers a special program, Sympho + Maya: Resonating Light, with composer Paul Haas who has created a synchronized work to accompany the panels of the 1940s cult comic book hero The Green Lama. You can also read our review of the show here.
The Rembrandt Craze Lands in New York
When: January 20 – April 29, 2012
Where: The Morgan Library & Museum (22 Madison Avenue at 26 Street, Midtown, Manhattan)
For New Yorkers who couldn’t make it to the Rembrandt in America show that just closed in North Carolina (read Hyperallergic contributor Mead Mclean’s review of it here), there is still a chance to enjoy a bit of Rembrandt at the Morgan Library. True, this exhibition won’t include his most famous paintings, or any of his paintings for that matter, but it does have several of the Old Master’s impecable drawings. Rembrandt’s World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection also includes the work of other Dutch artists and Rembrandt’s followers from Holland’s Golden Age.
A Flashback to New York Journalism in the Early 20th Century
When: January 20 – August 19, 2012
Where: The Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)
The Brooklyn Museum presents Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919. The show explores the early journalism career of American writer and women’s rights activist Djuna Barnes. Barnes lived in New York’s Greenwich Village and later the lesbian expatriate community in Paris, so her life was anything but bland.
On view will be forty-five objects, including documentary photographs, drawings, works on paper and Barnes’s stories in newsprint, including eight illustrations she composed to accompany her newspaper columns.
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