By now you have probably heard that the Twitter handle Horse_eBooks and Pronunciation Book YouTube channel are not in fact goofy robots but human-operated feeds aimed at promoting something called BearStearnsBravo, which made its debut at Fitzroy Gallery on Chrystie Street today. Susan Orlean, who broke the news of the project, is apparently at Read More
White Columns announced today that they will put on a show by the Sonic Youth member and artist Kim Gordon. Read More
It’s shaping up to be a very fine summer here in New York.
The Mayor’s Office just reported that all eight of the city’s free public beaches will open tomorrow, Sandy be damned, and Zach Feuer and Untitled are showing a bounty of Jewish artists. Read More
We’ve been hearing about a lot of group shows for the coming months, as we head into the low-key summer, but yesterday we received a strong entry into this already crowded field. Might be a front-runner. Read More
Late last year, Philip Roth announced that he had retired from fiction. His profligacy and his “struggle with writing” over, Mr. Roth, 79, told The New York Times that he now spends most of his days dicking around with his new iPhone. “I haven’t read a word for two months,” he said. “I pull this thing out and play with it.” Read More
Nothing about 109 East Ninth Street screams secret art gallery. But then, a speakeasy wouldn’t install a neon sign reading “hidden hooch!” The façade of the five-story brick building, which may have been white at one point, is gray and graffitied. A bar sporting shamrock decorations dominates the bottom floor.
Call the gallery’s burner phone and the exhibiting artist will come down and open the door. These days it’s Daniele Frazier, who led the way up narrow stairs to an unmarked pewter-colored portal on the third floor. Inside is a bright, tidy room about a third the size of a subway car. This is SRO Gallery, an aptly named endeavor run by Patterson Beckwith, a founding member of the now-defunct Art Club 2000 (the collective’s work is currently in “1993: Experimental Jet Set and Trash, No Star” at the New Museum). Read More
Bjarne Melgaard will soon take over the Luxembourg & Dayan townhouse on East 77th Street with his show “A New Novel,” which coincides with the publication of, yes, his latest novel, but promises to fairly dramatically transform the space. Read More
Having conquered the Upper East Side (Luxembourg & Dayan, to be precise) and Chelsea (Zach Feuer), Mark Flood will soon take Brooklyn with a show of his black light paintings at a basement in Bushwick. Read More
The week after next, the Lower East Side’s Half Gallery will open “Hearsay,” a show of work by three female artists in their twenties. The show will feature the work of downtowner Jeanette Hayes, recent Carnegie Mellon graduate Jay Miriam and Girls star Jemima Kirke, a RISD grad and painter who has always described herself as an accidental actor. Read More
‘Gallery Seeks Man to Ejaculate Tonight': How Andreas Slominski’s ‘Sperm’ Show Came Together at Metro Pictures
Last week Metro Pictures opened a show by the artist Andreas Slominski, best known for his previous work involving traps for mice, birds, dogs, etc., that was about sperm. Sperm was mostly the medium and sperm was even the title (“Sperm”). Just sperm! One room had a few scattered sandals, with the semen of a black panther on it—Sperm of a Black Panther (2012). The show really aims to get your attention in the first room, where you’ll find Sperm of Two Pilots (2012), said sperm high on the wall, just above a stack of hay. Read More