Worthy March/April destinations
COMPILED BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN
LOWER EAST SIDE
Canada: “Anke Weyer / Elena Pankova: “Mother the Cake is Burning.” The exhibition and its title are inspired by a 19th century schoolyard game, in which girls acted to what troubles could arise when mothers and daughters are neglectful of their kitchens. Through Mar. 21 (55 Chrystie St., btw. Hester and Canal). Call 212-925-4631 or visit www.canadanewyork.com.
Cuchifritos: “Cafe Tschichold.” Curator and artist Edgar Orlaineta selects works that examine notions of recycling and micro-modernism. Mar. 13 – Apr. 10 (120 Essex St., btw. Delancey and Rivington). Visit http://www.aai-nyc.org/cuchifritos.
DCKT Contemporary: “Josh Azzarella.” The artist’s photographs fuse images from cinema, journalism and amateur photography. Through Mar. 21 (195 Bowery, below Delancey). Call 212-741-9955. Visit www.dcktcontemporary.com or www.joshazzarella.com.
Invisible-Exports: “Lucas Ajemian and Julien Bismuth.” The collaborators are engaging in a dialogue through a series of objects, performances, film clips, and a publication. Through Mar. 28 (14A Orchard Street, btw. Canal and Hester St.). Call 212-226-5447 or visit www.invisible-exports.com.
Lisa Cooley: “J. Parker Valentine.” The artist’s sculptures, photographs and drawings are based on tangible forms that emerge from fragments of gesture, thought and memory. (34 Orchard St., btw. Canal and Hester St.). Call 212-680-0564 or visit www.lisa-cooley.com.
On Stellar Rays: “Reconstruction 1.” This group exhibition features works by Debo Eilers, Zipora Fried, Tommy Hartung, Clifford Owens, JJ PEET, and Georgia Sagri. Through Apr. 4 (133 Orchard St., btw. Delancey and Rivington St.). Call 212-598-3012 or visit www.onstellarrays.com.
Rachel Uffner Gallery: “Anya Kielar.” Kielar creates sand paintings of abstracted facial features, as well as freestanding screen sculptures. Through Apr. 4 (47 Orchard St., btw. Grand and Hester St.). Call 212-274-0064 or visit www.racheluffnergallery.com.
Salon 94 Freemans: “Karl Fritsch and Richard Wathen.” While Fritsch challenges the conventions of sculpture and jewelry making, Wathen’s paintings feature enigmatic female figures of undeterminable age. (1 Freeman Alley, btw. Bowery and Chrystie St.). Call 212-529-7400 or visit www.salon94.com.Small A Projects: “Over Come Over.” Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ solo show focuses on sculptures that incorporate ceramic vessels and household furniture. Through Mar. 28 (261 Broome St., btw. Allen and Orchard St.). Call 212-274-0761 or visit www.smallaprojects.com.
Sue Scott Gallery: “A Reluctant Apparition.” The exhibition focuses on gallery artists, who each also invited an artist of their choice. Mar. 4 – Apr. 4 (1 Rivington St. at Bowery). Call 212-358-8767 or visit www.suescottgallery.com.
Woodward Gallery: “Natalie Edgar: From Above.” Edgar’s paintings explore sensibilities of color, space and rhythm. Mar. 6 – Apr. 24 (133 Eldridge St. below Delancey St.). Call 212-966-3411 or visit www.woodwardgallery.net.
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Ronald Feldman Fine Arts: “Carl Fudge: Dazzle.” Combining digital technology with traditional art-making techniques, Fudge creates unique prints that range from the monumental to the miniature. Through Apr. 3 (31 Mercer St., below Grand St.). Call 212-226-3232 or visit www.feldmangallery.com.
Rose Burlingham/Living Room Gallery: “Eva Faye.” Faye’s recent drawings on translucent sheets of vellum are punctured, slashed and cut in biomorphic patterns. Through Apr. 10 (15 Park Row, Apt. 16e, South of City Hall Park). Call 646-229-0998 or visit www.roseburlingham.com.
Spencer Brownstone: “Tara Sinn and Rafaël Rozendaal.” Functioning as an immersive environment, the exhibition addresses conflicting psychological symptoms, such as mania and depression. Through March 27 (39 Wooster St., btw. Broome and Grand St.) Call 212-334-3455 or visit www.spencerbrownstonegallery.com.
Andrea Rosen Gallery: “Elliott Hundley: Agave of the Bacchae.” Hundley uses eclectic materials, to create collages of mesmerizing density that are rich in personal and symbolic mythologies. Mar. 19 - May 1 (525 W. 24th St.). Call 212-627-6000 or visit www.andrearosengallery.com.
Cheim & Read: “Bill Jensen: New Work.” Taoist philosophy, Chinese painting and poetry inspire Jensen’s paintings and drawings. Through Mar. 27 (547 W. 25th St.). Call 212-242-7727 or visit www.cheimread.com.
David Nolan Gallery: “The Visible Vagina.” This group show is determined to shed light on the portion of the female anatomy that is generally considered taboo. Through Mar. 20 (527 W. 29th St.). Call 212-925-6190 or visit www.davidnolangallery.com.
David Zwirner: “The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis.” These 207 ink and pen drawings were produced for Crumb’s landmark publication of the same title. Mar. 4 – Apr. 24 (519 W. 19th St.). Call 212-727-2070 or visit: http://www.davidzwirner.com
Gagosian Gallery: “David Smith.” This exhibition features Smith’s monumental sculptures from 1962 to 1964. Through Apr. 10 (555 W. 24th St.). Call 212-741-1111 or visit www.gagosian.com.
Gladstone Gallery: “Banks Violette.” Violette’s work ranges from haunting and exquisitely rendered graphite drawings to sculptural installations composed of cast salt, light, and sound. Through Apr. 17 (530 W. 21st St.). Call 212-206-9300 or visit www.gladstonegallery.com.
James Cohan Gallery: “Yun-Fei Ji: Mistaking Each Other For Ghosts.” Ji’s paintings, populated by fantastical creatures, animal spirits and monstrous ghosts, take their inspiration from the Chinese folk tales he grew up with. Through Mar. 27 (533 W. 26th St.). Call 212-714-9500 or visit www.jamescohan.com.
Leo Koenig Inc.: “Self-Fulfilling Prophecies.” This group show features works by Jonathan Monk, Dave Muller, Todd Norsten, Anselm Reyle, Tom Sachs, and Jessica Stockholder among others. Mar. 5 – Apr. 10 (545 W. 23rd St.). Call 212-334-9255 or visit www.leokoenig.com.
Margaret Thatcher Projects: “William Betts: Flash.” For the first time, the artist’s abstract line paintings and his narrative mirror paintings will be presented side-by-side. Mar. 4 – Apr. 17 (539 West 23rd St.). Call 212-675-0222. Visit www.thatcherprojects.com or www.williambetts.com.
Pavel Zoubok: “Don Joint: Waldameer.” Waldameer marks the visual return to the artist’s boyhood memories of the historic Pennsylvania amusement park of the same name (the tenth oldest in America). Mar. 18 – Apr. 17 (533 W. 23rd St.). Call 212-675-7490 or visit www.pavelzoubok.com.
PPOW Gallery: “Debris.” This three-person show features Sarah Frost, Portia Munson and Aurora Robson in an installation consisting entirely of mass-produced plastic refuse. Mar. 20 – Apr. 24 (511 W. 25th St., Room 301). Call 212-647-1044 or visit www.ppowgallery.com.