So snowmageddon 2015 didn’t happen, and you weren’t able to make your own Louise Bourgeois snow sculpture. For that, we are truly sorry. However! The NOmageddon means you don’t have to hop over and around that much snow this weekend, and you can see all the art your cold cold heart desires! Here are some of the weekend’s can’t-miss shows.
160 Randolph Street
In Air Circulation’s upcoming group show curated by Art F City’s Paddy Johnson and photographer Marsha Owett, viewers can expect works centering on the theme of mimicry, illusion, and material transformation in art. This show promises to challenge the viewer’s normal expectations of material, space and gesture, “infused with a little bit of magic.” Magic!
1196 Myrtle Ave
This isn’t your mom’s magazine launch party y’all! The Coven Magazine is a bi-annual creative arts publication produced by WITCHES, a creative agency based in Bushwick, specializing in event production and creative management. This party promises (limited!) copies of the magazine, and featured works by artists James Moore, Minka Sicklinger, Shana Sadeghi-Ray, and the musical stylings of DJs A.E. Zimmer and ABBY.
1329 Willoughby Avenue
Have you been enjoying all of those snowy time lapse photos that were made this week? Then you’ll love part one of a 12 part screening of videos created by artist Jonas Mekas at Microscope Gallery. For 365 days, Mekas challenged himself to create a video each day, thus documenting a year of his life in 365 three to 10 minute videos. While some videos depict the beauty in seizing small moments– a bird flying or a gathering of friends – others take you along for the artist’s exciting ride as he visits Louise Bourgeois on her 95th birthday or tours the Castle of the Marquis de Sade with Taylor Mead and Jerome Hill.
56 Bogart Street, 1R
When New York-based artist Duane Zaloudek experienced severe vision problems in the 80’s, he turned his physical handicap into an exploration of art. “Duane Zaloudek: Nomad Songs” will feature a series of watercolor paintings the artist created as he was struggling with sight, featuring colors, shadows and lines so gently applied to the canvas, the viewer is provided the opportunity to stop and think about the act of seeing. The show will also feature a series of watercolor cowboy hats the artist created at one point when his vision particularly suffered.
56 Bogart Street
If you’re looking for found-footage-film-meets-psychedelic-narrative, then Deborah Mesa-Pelly’s video-centric show inside Honey Ramka is for you. In “Freddie, Bread, Curtains,” her videos promise to explore the truths of memory and self-hood, juxtaposed against myth and nature.
286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
Matthew F. Fisher creates a sort of visual diary in this solo show of ink and collage on book pages with hand-made or found frames. Standing to oppose the sometimes fleeting nature of drawing and sketching, Fisher makes a series of work that documents physical and emotional places he’s been, and act as a road map to where they may lead him.
56 Bogart Street 1R
Galerie Manqué, A new pop-up gallery at 56 Bogart will be celebrating it’s inaugural show by taking a look at “the second gilded age” in “Capital In The Twenty-First Century.” Artists in this group show will interpret what’s not necessarily new, but certainly different in 2015: our culture of excess and commodity. Think Warhol’s Brillo Boxes-turned-Tiffany’s-ring-boxes.