Tuesday, August 2 at Chinatown Soup, 16 Orchard Street, Chinatown. Opening reception 6-9pm, show on view through August 9. More info here.
Gallery and art space Chinatown Soup will host this event that’s part art show, part pop-up shop showcasing the work of 10 local companies who make pins and patches. Don’t expect vintage band logos or anything of that sort, as this is a show of new, original work by artists. The first 50 who come to the opening will receive a free pin or patch from Strike Gently Co., and free PBR will be a-flowing. Get there feeling eager, and leave full of beer with a slew of cool new accessories for your denim vest, tote bag, or whatever you’d like.
$99 Only Show
Wednesday, August 3 at Con Artist Gallery, 119 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side. Opening party 7-11pm, show on view through August 13. More info here. The boundary pushers over at LES Con Artist Collective and Gallery, who have previously done shows where everything is $20, an anti-Armory show dubbed New York Shitty, and a pin show of their own are doing this “free-for-all” art show where each piece will be priced at the affordable rate of $99. While it’s not quite as cheap as their madcap $20 show, this still provides a way into the world of art buying, a practice largely reserved for the upper crust. Come snag some art at their opening party, and stop by once more for the closing party on August 10… If there’s anything left, that is. Hot and Bothered
Thursday, August 4 at Over the Eight, 594 Union Ave, Williamsburg. 8-10pm. More info here.
This isn’t a formal gallery opening per se, but rather the release event for “Hot and Bothered,” the fourth issue of Selfish, an LA-based biannual “cheeky memoir collection” for female artists working in all mediums. Here, you’ll find readings by a handful of folk, copies of the issue for sale, and artwork on display created by contributors for the publication including photographers, illustrators, and collage artists. Experience the magical world of these creative women both IRL and on the page.Expensive Poetry
Friday, August 5 at Outlet Fine Art, 253 Wilson Ave, Bushwick. Opening reception 7-10pm, show on view through August 21. More info here.
Outlet is an exhibition space born from a marriage of Julian Jimarez Howard’s Sunset Surf Club and Aliza Kelly Faragher’s The Iconic Order. Outlet moved into their space on Wilson Avenue in 2013, and is now run by Jimarez Howard and co-directors Jason Andrew and John Silvis. Their upcoming show doubles as an unveiling of Postprint Magazine, a “space for poetry that lives beyond the printed page, IRL.” Eight artists will be showing work that explores the limitations inherent in poetry and, beyond that, words themselves. Dean Cercone: Lucid In Its Prism Prison Manifesting Eris
Saturday, August 6 at Rareform Gallery, 1102 Broadway, Bushwick. Opening reception 6-9pm, show on view through September 3. More info here.
Visual artist and musician Dean Cercone, who coincidentally served me coffee at Flowers For All Occasions as I wrote this, is doing a solo show of paintings at this nearby DIY gallery that’s attached to a woman’s apartment. Cercone’s paintings are large, colorful, abstract creations that can look dreamlike and cartoonish, busy worlds of drips and dashes of all shapes, sizes, and shades. At the opening, both Cercone and Soulworm will perform music, making for an evening to please both eyes and ears.