Volume 76, Number 12 | August 9 - 15, 2006

Exhibitions

MAE WEST WALKING TOUR Tour Greenwich Village with historian Linda Ann Loschiavo and visit locations linked to the transgressive careers of Mae West and Texas Guinan during the roaring 20s. Sun., Aug. 20 at noon. Meet at the Village Restaurant, 62 W. 9th St., near 6th Ave. $25, includes brunch at the Village Restaurant and gin cocktails after the tour. Rain or shine. 212-505-3355. Pay before Aug. 20 and receive a free gift. Also view a free exhibition of rare archival images of Mae West and Texas Guinan at the restaurant Aug. 18-31 during business hours.

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ART “Strange Powers” is a group exhibition of 20 internationally acclaimed artists whose works are made to have a paranormal effect on the world, including spells, talismanic objects and more. Continues thru Sept. 17, Thurs. & Fri. from 4-7pm and Sat. & Sun. from noon - 7pm. 64 E. 4th St., 2nd floor. Location is said to be haunted. Sponsored by CreativeTime. www.creativetime.org. Pictured above is “Poltergeist (Spoon) 2001” by New York artist Paul Pfeiffer.

ART BY NYC WORKERS The “City Workers’ Show” is an exhibition of over 120 rich, expressive works by NYC employees. View paintings, sculptures, photography and graphic art created by teachers, policemen, psychologists, architects and transit, park & sanitation workers. July 12 - 20. Reception & awards ceremony is Fri., July 14 from 5-8pm. Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave. 212-255-7740. www.salmagundi.org. Open daily from 1-5pm. Pictured above is Marvin Franklin, a subway track inspector, who will have his drawings of the subway and its riders exhibited.

100 NEW YORK MYSTERIES
DCKT Contemporary Art
Photos, installations, posters, public art, video and neon from author
and artist, Aaron Krach. 552 West 24th Street, through August 4. Tues-Friday, 11am - 6pm
www.dcktcontemporary.com

BEHIND THE SCENES ON BROADWAY “Bare Exposures,” a collection of photos by Rivka Shifman Katvan, captures Roundabout Theatre actors caught in a cramped dressing room or inside a green room where they await their cues. Continues thru June 23. Gallery 138, 138 W. 17th St., 5th Floor. 212-633-0324. www.gallery138.com. Gallery hours are Wed. – Sat. from 11am - 6pm. Exhibition benefits Broadway Cares, the nation’s largest industry-based non-profit AIDS fundraising campaign.

A WORLD OF ENDLESS VACATION The works of French painter Sebastien Mahon will be shown in the exhibition “Destinations.” His works are half comic book and half tourist brochure mixing graphic representations, photos and drawings to create an imaginary world of endless vacation. Continues thru June 12. Cheryl Hazan Gallery, 35 N. Moore St. 212-343-8964. www.CherylHazan.com. Pictured above is “Retour du Cap des Lusiades.”

Cooper Union, Cooper Square, Hewitt Building, Classrooms 208 and 211: THE LAST SHOW 1912-2006, An exhibition featuring works by well-known Cooper Union alumni, some never seen before. "THE LAST SHOW 1912-2006" celebrates the Hewitt building, before it comes down this summer to make way for Cooper Union's new academic building. Thru June 10.
Cuchifritos, 120 Essex St., bet Delancey & Rivington, 212-598-4124, www.aai-nyc.org/cuchifritos:

PERMANENT ADOLESCENCE, Explores the topic of a new century and currently evolving art practices within it. Thru June 10.

The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166, www.drawingcenter.org: EVA HESSE DRAWING, The first exhibition in over 20 years to focus on the critical role of drawing in the achievements of Eva Hesse (1936-1970), one of the most influential artists of the postwar era. Thru July 15. STEPHEN POSEN: DANCER/MIRROR, An ambitious new drawing installation that will explore scale, color and the quality of line with a circular trace of movement, engaging the walls, ceiling and floor of the space as well as the street outside it. Continues thru June 10.

Fresh Art, 548 Broadway, 3rd floor, 646-262-3273, www.freshartnyc.org: DOG TIRED OF CATTIN’ AROUND, Works by artists from Baltic Street Studio, Bowery Residents’ Committee, Chemical Dependency Clinic at Bellevue Hospital and more. Thru June 10.

Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East: LEE MULLICAN: AN ABUNDANT HARVEST OF SUN, Show features a retrospective of 46 paintings, 24 drawings and 10 sculptures. Thru July 15.

Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, 1 W. 4th St., 212-824-2205: THE JEWISH GRAPHIC NOVEL, The Jewish themes of anti-Semitism, Holocaust, belief and survival are combined with powerful graphic images in this contemporary literary work. Thru June 30.

Invisible NYC, 148 Orchard St., bet Stanton & Rivington, 212-228-1358, www.troydenningtattoo.com: THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME, Eerie photographs of NY's empty nightscapes and line drawings offering a rough yet sensuous inspection of the illicit by Luke Barber-Smith and Patrick Rocha. Thru June 24.

June Kelly Gallery, 591 Broadway, 212-226-1660: NOLA ZIRIN: RECENT PAINTINGS, Exhibition features abstractions with aggressive, vibrant splashes and streaks of color that draw on the urban scene. Thru June 26.

Location One, 26 Greene St.: 2006 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM ART SHOW, View new work by resident artists from the USA, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Japan, Greece and Taiwan representing a diverse range of artistic approaches. Thru July 29.

Michael Ingbar Gallery, 568 Broadway in the basement, 212-334-1100: IT'S ABOUT REAL ESTATE, A group exhibition with works by 90 artists showing New York City, past and present. Continues thru Sept. 30.

MV Gallery of Photography, 33 Little West 12th St., #204, 212-929-3036: ATMOSPHERES, Twenty-five images will be on display by Francesco Nonino "dominated by spectacular clouds and framed on the lower edge by a tiny but very detailed strip of land." Thru July 1.

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 8 W. 8th St., 212-673-6466: FRANCES BARTH - PAINTINGS, Works take geology as their starting point and inhabit a space between landscape, abstraction and mapping. Continues thru July 1.

Pen and Brush Gallery, 16 E. 10th St., 212-475-3669: CELEBRATING FORM, Features the works of the winners of the 2005 annual national sculpture contest. Thru June 11.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W. 14th St.: DEPTH OF FIELD, A juried photography exhibition featuring a wide variety of work from 16 Pratt alumni who received a BFA in Media Arts at Pratt between 1995 and 2005. Opening Reception is Thurs., June 15 from 6-8pm. Continues thru Sept. 12.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer St., 212-226-3232, www.feldmangallery.com: ARTISTS AGAINST THE STATE: PERESTROIKA REVISITED, An exhibition of works by 50 nonconformist artists from the former Soviet Union. Unofficial artists needed to develop various strategies for survival during this time period and their works existed at great risk. Thru June 24.

The Ukrainian Museum, 222 E. 6th St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves. 212-228-0110: PYSANKY: UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS, View hundreds of exquisitely decorated eggs thru July 2. THE TREE OF LIFE, the Sun, the Goddess: Symbolic Motifs in Ukrainian Folk Art, View more than 100 artifacts including embroidered and woven textiles, ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs), and holiday and ritual breads. Continues thru mid-Oct. $8; $6 student/seniors; children under 12 and members.

westbeth Gallery, 57 Bethune St., 212-989-4650: BEYOND, The photographs of Shelley Seccombe. Presented by Friends of Hudson River Park and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. June 17-July 9. Opening Reception Tues., June 20 from 6-8pm. Free.

Women in the Arts Foundation, Exhibition at Lafayette Grill, 54 Franklin St.: ART TANGO, 35 artists will show recent works and there will also be music, dancing and food. Continues thru June 23. Reception on Sat., June 10 from 5:30-8:30pm.

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