The Brucennial, a biennial organized in the West Village by artist collective The Bruce High Quality Foundation, will be holding its last ever edition March 7 through April 4. According to a call for submissions sent out by the group on February 7, the show will feature only women.
We’re pretty excited for “Jew York,” the amazingly named summer group show that will occupy Chelsea’s Zach Feuer Gallery and Untitled on the Lower East Side. The exhibition opens June 20 and will feature “contemporary work of America’s Jews in their natural habitats—the Lower East Side and Chelsea.” There’s a huge artist list, which includes such diverse participants as Roy Lichtenstein, the sculptor Joel Shapiro and Untitled’s proprietor, Joel Mesler. One piece to look out for is Jamie Sneider’s The Year of the Jewish Woman, a 2009 pin-up calendar featuring Ms. Sneider in a variety of salacious poses alongside Jewish foodstuffs and traditional objects. She printed 1,000 of the calendars and sold them through her blog (they were somewhat of a hit with members of the Israeli army, Ms. Sneider said), and they continued selling even after 2009 ended and the calendars became functionally useless. Ms. Sneider used the pictures as her application to graduate studies at the School of Visual Arts, but this is the first time that they’ll appear in a gallery setting. Read More
Every summer, most New York galleries offer up large group shows with work by a wide variety of artists, many of them young and on the make. Invariably a few artists pop up in two, three, four or even more summer shows. They’re hot—on fire, even. Read More
The Rockefeller Plaza gallery outpost for Christie’s will hold its “Insider Art” summer group show, which features members of the auction house’s staff “often concealed in the background within the world’s leading art business.” Read More
Just before the opening of the “In the Pink” group show at Joe Sheftel Gallery last night, Kathryn Garcia’s drawing Carla O. Lisk was removed from the wall and placed in the gallery’s upstairs office. According to Art Fag City, this was done against the wishes of both the artist and the show’s curator, Sarvia Jasso, after Mr. Sheftel sent Ms. Jasso an e-mail saying the piece had been taken off the wall. The drawing, however, remains on the show’s checklist. Read More