Who has time to be superstitious this Friday? It’s all about Saint Valentine’s Eve on February 13th and there are a bunch of great art openings we cannot wait to get all doe-eyed over for the weekend. Before the other Friday night events or Fine & Raw’s #BUSHWICKLOVE Party the night of the 14th, grab your bae or your bff and spread the art amor.
788 Woodward Ave., Ridgewood
Very appropos for this coming lover’s day: Kimberly-Klark’s latest group exhibition “Say It With Flowers” will be a one-night display of artist-fabricated Valentine’s bouquets. The works will be available for purchase on Friday, February 13th from 7-10 pm at the gallery, as well as for delivery on Saturday, February 14th.
56 Bogart Street
Bushwick’s most adored OG, photographer Rafael Fuchs is back with captivating prints as vast as 10′ across. Fuchs Projects will host an opening reception on Friday night for “The New Religion,” featuring new archival inkjet prints on wood and aluminum, including “Tip Of The Iceberg” and “Tulah Rocks x2.”
1623 Hancock Street, Ridgewood
Lorimoto Gallery, together with curator Michiko Sakano, is all about “Pink” this Valentine’s Day with a new group show embracing the flirtatious and dangerous, supple and sexy, immature and awkward, gaudy and playful. The show’s roster of 12 artists represents the diversity of technique, aesthetics and concept that constitutes the glass world of today. Each artist filters the color pink through their glass material(s), giving them the same rosy shade as a blushing cupid on V-day.
66 Knickerbocker Ave.
The recently deemed non-profit arts organization Interstate Projects celebrate’s Saint Valentine’s Eve with “The Rhythm of Plain White” by Sara Magenheimer. It’s her first solo exhibition in New York, so show her some love by looking through her personal signifiers and semantic stand-ins via video, sculpture and photography. Through rhythm and syncopation of visual détournement, she creates experimental strategies for reading the world.
56 Bogart Street
NURTUREart’s latest collaborative curatorial project comes in the form of “Rational Formal,” a collection of photographic media pieces Developed by Matthew C. Lange, Michelle Leftheris, Adam Ryder and Phoebe Streblow. Each artist’s field of action references a unique and significant concept: Lange’s information devices theorize a cosmological social system known as The Plummet Machine, in contrast to Ryder’s references to parafictional Renovatio Imperii organization. Never heard of these before? Don’t ask your date to explain – just have them escort you to the opening for a better understanding…
92 St. Nicholas Ave.
This Valentine’s Day weekend, take your significant other to see “Jewel: an exhibition of the extraordinary, lustrous, and ornamental.” This is Norte Maar’s latest collaboration inside Schema Projects, teaming with curator Andrea Bergart and over 15 artists to showcase jewelry’s eclectic magnetism alongside fashion, craft and design.
56 Bogart Street, lower level
Contemplating the future with your current bae? Don’t get too ahead of yourself. Contemplate instead with Fresh Window’s group exhibtion “Under Ice” as it peers into our futures by exploring the preservation ability of ice and the worlds that come alive through its disappearance. The frozen worlds of ice combine beauty and danger but its melting might lead to distortions of our realities. These imaginary realities remind us to live in the present, as seen in the warped realities of Lisa Fairstein, the up-side-down world of Helmut Smits, and other works by Alexandre Joly, Lilian Kreutzberger and Alexander Deschamps.