Distilling the ethos of a national avant-garde is a daring act, but curator Marissa Bateman’s goal is to accomplish just that in Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art from Australia at Garis & Hahn. The exhibition aims to showcase the most effervescent artists of Australia’s contemporary art scene, marking the New York debut of the participants. Artists include Australia’s Venice Biennale representatives Vernon Ah Kee, Claire Healy, and Sean Corderio as well as Joel Beerden, Stephen Bird, Nicholas Folland, Dan McKewen, Amanda Marburg, and Phoebe Rathmell.
Honoring the Day-glo Vibes of 1980s America
Hawaiian-born artist and designer Jasper Wong is inspired by the day-glo energy of 1980s America. “I’m mostly inspired by 80s culture, like Mr. T and Chairman Mao, and I like to draw them in little dresses and shooting laser eyes,” he explains.
Mana Fest at Mana Contemporary, Saturday May 4th, 1-7PM
Mana Contemporary is new to the NYC contemporary art scene. A 1.8 million square foot former tobacco warehouse transformed into one of the largest artist-designed and run facilities in the nation, Mana currently houses more than 70 contemporary artist studios, four galleries, a dance studio, a beer garden, several photography studios, workshops, a café and more.
Doors are open to the public on weekdays, and quarterly, on weekends for major events. One of these quarterly openings is this Saturday May 4, from 1 – 7 p.m.
SVA’s Contemporary One-Year Master’s Degree Program in Digital Photography
Pursuing a master’s degree requires the right school with the best program at the appropriate time in your life. The SVA Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography is an intensive one-year master’s degree program that is offered as an on-campus/summer residency or an online/summer residency that seamlessly blends the most current technical and aesthetic aspects of contemporary photographic image making.
UncommonGoods Welcomes Art Contest Submissions Year-Round
Every month is a new chance for artists to submit their latest masterpiece and get it in front of UncommonGoods buyers. The winner will receive $500, an UncommonGoods vendor contract, and national exposure.
Announcing the Ninth Annual BAMart Silent Auction
BAM, in collaboration with Paddle8, is proud to announce its ninth annual BAMart Silent Auction, which will take place at The Hole gallery (312 Bowery) in Manhattan. Co-chaired by Cindy Sherman, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Kathy Grayson, this 11-day event begins April 17 at Paddle8.com/auctions/bam and will be on view at the gallery from Tuesday, April 23–Sunday, April 28, 12–7pm.
From the Edges of Tokyo, Where the Avant-garde Play
Yousuke Fuyama is a Tokyo-based artist, composer, programmer, and graphic designer. At the age of twelve, armed with a small tape recorder, he began recording and cataloging the various found sounds in his environment. This eventually led to an obsession with synthesizers, samplers, digital audio processing, and recording technology. As a college student, Fuyama’s research focused on computer programming and data interconversion as a means of further expanding the possibilities of multimedia art.
12 Non-Conformists on View at Brooklyn College’s MFA Thesis Exhibition
Opening at Show Room gallery in the Lower East Side this Friday, April 12, from 6 to 9 pm is Brooklyn College’s MFA thesis exhibition, 12 (twelve) noun /ˈtwɛlv/ is the natural number following 11 and preceding 13, curated by Rachel Gugelberger. The exhibition features the work of 12 emerging artists drawn from the college’s program.
Opening Tonight, Artists Investigate the Skin at Garis & Hahn
Garis & Hahn is a new gallery on the Lower East Side whose tagline — “Est. Now” — signals their commitment to provocative contemporary programming. Tonight, the gallery opens Borderline: Depictions of Skin, a show composed of a trio of artists, Gwen Hardie, Cynthia Lin, and Diana Schmertz, investigating the skin as a signifier of sensory boundaries.
Thank You Tekserve, for Supporting Our Tumblr Art Symposium
If you were in attendance at Hyperallergic’s recent Tumblr Art Symposium, you might have noticed a curated collection of tumblelogs projected onto the walls of the 319 Scholes gallery space. That exhibition was made possible by Tekserve Rentals, which offers an array of computer rentals to individuals and businesses.
The Shy Design Gestures of Ana Kraš
A native of Serbia, Ana Kraš is a New York-based designer best known for her handmade modernist objects, including the Bonbon lamps, which are colorful, modernist, pendant lamps that she says engross her in a form of meditation as she makes them one by one.
A Letter from the Students of CUNY Queens College MFA
We, the CUNY Queens College MFA students, invite you to our show, Shared Spaces. We’re not your typical art school/department, at least not your 200K per year extravaganza. We’re a low to no-debt operation, a public school with a unique cadre of artist professors and a no-frills melting pot of artists from the five boroughs and beyond.