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Top 5 art shows this weekend: Charles Atlas, cartoons & unprecedented performance art

You've barely recovered from the all night wandering between Bushwick art spaces during Beat Nite, and now there's another art-exploding weekend ahead of us! Brace yourself, Bushwick art lovers, because we have some seriously excellent shows coming up on Friday and Saturday

Liz Ainslie, Blusher, 2012 (image by courtesy of the artist)

You've barely recovered from the all night wandering between Bushwick art spaces during Beat Nite, and now there's another art-exploding weekend ahead of us! Brace yourself, Bushwick art lovers, because we have some seriously excellent shows coming up on Friday and Saturday. Here is your selection:

#1 Atlas, Kahrs, Mucha, and Whiteread @ Luhring Augustine (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM)

A group show featuring the works of Charles Atlas, Johannes Kahrs, Reinhard Mucha, and Rachel Whiteread will run simultaneously at Luhring Augustine in Bushwick and Chelsea. The exhibition examines a shared concern of the four artists: the nature of memory and the shaping of collective and individual histories. If you haven't been to Luhring Augustine yet, it's about time you explore Bushwick's fanciest gallery. Honestly, we love this beautiful spacious warehouse on Knickerbocker and the art it has been bringing to Bushwick.

Charles Atlas (via http://www.luhringaugustine.com/artists/charles-atlas/)

#2 Internal Visualized @ Grace Exhibition Space (Friday, 9-11PM)

Internal Visualizer will present the works of six performance artists: Faith Johnson, Chaw Ei Thein, EJ Hill, Rafael Sanchez, Miao Jiaxin/Heeran Lee. If you dare, go see the cutting edge, unprecedented performance art in action on Friday night.

Internal Visualizer (image courtesy of Grace Exhibition Space)

 

#3 In Search Of… @ TSA (Friday, 7-10PM)

One of the new Bushwick Spaces, TSA on 44 Steward, is opening a group exhibition that explores realms of science fiction, mythology, alternative histories and other forms of creative speculation using "television program as a model for inquiry to generate a cross-disciplinary discussion of fringe explorations." The show will feature works of Ryan Mrozowski, David Humphrey, Amanda Lechner, Mike Peter Smith, Sean McCarthy, Jackie Hoving, Rachel Frank, Andrew Prayzner, Christopher Ulivo, and Leah Beeferman.

Mike Peter Smith, Untitled (Cyclops), 2012 (image by courtesy of TSA)

#4 SHIPSHAPE @ 245 Varet St (Friday, 8-11PM)

If you miss good old apartment pop-up art shows in Bushwick, we have great news for you! On Friday, a loft at 245 Varet, 3rd floor will be transformed into a gallery for a day, and will feature abstract paintings of Liz Ainslie, Robert Costello, Chris Dunlap and Mike Schreiber. This is a must-attend, friends!

#5 SQUIRTS @ Regina Rex (Saturday, 6-9PM)

Regina Rex, an ever-excellent gallery at 17-17 Troutman is opening a group show featuring April Chidlers, David Leggett, and Max Maslansky. Regina Rex, a collective of curators and artists, promises pop culture, intuitive symbolism, cartoons and taxidermy.

regina rex

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