michel francois

Bortolami is a pretty cool space. See Michel Francois's show there before it closes on May 1st.


convent of saint cecilia

HELL, NO! opens Friday at The Convent of Saint Cecilia in Williamsburg.

21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY

Hours: Open Friday, April 30, 2010, 7-11 p.m.; May 1, 12-8 p.m., May 2, 12-6 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 7-11 p.m., May 8, 12-8 p.m., May 9, 12-6 p.m.


christopher payne

Christopher Payne, a 2008 NYFA Photography Fellow, will be discussing and signing his monograph Asylum, Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, this Thursday at Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble
86th & Lexington
150 East 86th Street

Thursday, April 29th at 7pm


wendy white

Wendy White, an artist known for such things as "multiple canvases configured to read as a whole, aggressive line work, acrid colors, and a generous helping of black paint" has a show opening tonight at Leo Koenig, Inc. Her work is pretty rad.


exit through the gift shop

Banksy's film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, is now showing in select cities, with mixed reviews.


simon hantai

Simon Hanati, a painter who was best known for applying paint to folded canvases, is being shown at the Paul Kasmin Gallery.


huma bhabha

Huma Bhabha's work is "often described as masks and totems in the state of decay" that "evoke emotional and psychological complexities." Learn more at an artist talk she will be giving at Columbia University's Prentis Hall.

Friday, April 16
7:00 PM
Prentis Hall
632 W. 125th Street


karel funk

Karel Funk is a painter who challenges the "narrative of realist portrait painting" by manipulating his subjects until they become "channels for the amorphous color fields, shadow and light interplay that is typical of Flemish and renaissance painting." His show at 303 Gallery further exemplifies these ideas.


amy sillman

Amy Sillman's show at Sikkema Jenkins "features a range of new work across mediums, including large and mid-scale paintings, two different suites of drawings, and a new edition of her one-dollar 'zine The O-G." I had forgotten how much I enjoy her work.

Amy Sillman
Transformer (...or, how many lightbulbs does it take to change a painting?)
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 West 22nd Street

April 15 - May 15


grateful dead

The New York Historical Society presents the first large-scale exhibit from the Grateful Dead Archive. Based at UC Santa Cruz, the archive includes "concert and recording posters, album art, large-scale marionettes and other stage props, banners, and vast stores of decorated fan mail."



"Red," the play about Mark Rothko's commission for the Four Seasons, has been receiving much press lately. After deciding that the plush restaurant was not the proper place for his work, Rothko donated nine of the canvases to the Tate in 1969.

photo credit: Left, APIC/Getty Images; Sara Krulwich/The New York Times


dan mcclelland

The brilliance that is Dan McClelland may be witnessed here.


valeska soares

The show by Valeska Soares at Eleven Rivington looks interesting.