Gallery Scene

The First Snowman of the Season Isn’t Sweating the Rain

(Courtesy of frosch&portmann)

(Courtesy of frosch&portmann)

Snowmen have become a bit of a thing on the Lower East Side, but it usually takes a snowstorm for them to appear. Not in this case. Portland-based artist Bruce Conkle has been creating frosty fellows inside of refrigerators since 2002, and last week he brought a so-called “Captive Snowman” to frosch&portmann on Stanton Street. (And you thought the Art Basel crowd was having all the fun.)
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Buy Some Cheap Art Inspired By Brooklyn’s Bodegas and Boardwalks

"Mermaid Parade Golden Girl" by Nicole Whelan

“Mermaid Parade Golden Girl” by Nicole Whelan

There are two things Brooklynites universally love: talking about Brooklyn, and affordable art.

ArtPhotoArt gallery in Bushwick taps into these needs with an exhibit that opened Friday night. “My Muse, Brooklyn” collects photography that was inspired by the borough and created by artists living in it (with the exception of one photog from the Bronx).
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Watch ‘Marwencol’ With Mark Hogancamp, at an Exhibit of His Work

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

(Photos of Hogancamp's prints by Daniel Maurer)

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We have to agree with New York’s verdict that Marwencol is one of “The 20 Essential Documentaries of the Century,” so it’s kind of exciting that the film’s subject, Mark Hogancamp, will be making a rare NYC appearance at a screening that accompanies an exhibit of his latest work.
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Punks, Dunks and Free Beer at the Opening of This Photo Show

Henry Rollins from Black Flag.

Henry Rollins from Black Flag.

Before Pete Kuhns became the Village Voice’s sports photographer, he covered Seattle’s punk scene during the ’80s for the biweekly Seattle music newspaper The Rocket. The difference between documenting Black Flag and yellow flags isn’t as big as you’d think: Kuhns’s high-endorphin action shots of The Clash, X, Dead Kennedys, and Public Image Ltd are all printed in black-and-white for maximum drama, and there are plenty of fit, bare-chested men, if you’re into that.
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Tonight, An Evening of Scumball Art at Scumbags & Superstars

Everyday is Halloween at this shop (Photo: Scumbags & Superstars)

Everyday is Halloween at this shop (Photo: Scumbags & Superstars)

Scumbags & Superstars is a newish Bushwick storefront that opened up this summer and stocks the brand’s own horror, skate inspired street-wear and other merch. But lately the shop has transformed into something of a gallery space as well. Tonight the shop will host an opening for “Panic Attack,” a solo exhibition curated by local artist Worm Carnevale featuring the work of Keith Caves.
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Richard Kern’s New Book, Exhibit Is a ’90s Grunge Version of a Barbershop Lookbook

unnamedYou know those cheeseball lookbooks you see at places like Supercuts, that show you how you’d look with a bowl cut? Well, none other other than photographer Richard Kern, the thinking man’s Terry Richardson, has teamed up with an uber-hip Williamsburg hair salon to make a grunge- and porn-inspired version of them.
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Dig These Fossilized Bics, Picks and Drumsticks

(Photos: Claudia Prat, unless noted.)

(Photos: Clàudia Prat, unless noted)

Let’s face it, CBGB is long gone — even if organizers of this month’s CBGB Festival are trying to bring it back in the form of a LES club and, um, a microdistillery. But across the street from its old location, rock and roll can never die — thanks to some ceramic microphones, drumsticks and bottles of Jack.
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3 Art Fests: Spy into Studios Or Openly Admire an Edward Snowden Statue

(Photo: Brian Wagner)

(Photo: Brian Wagner)

Greenpoint Open Studios
Oct. 3-5, various locations in Greenpoint
Greenpoint’s yearly studio crawl hasn’t quite reached the frenzy of its Bushwick counterpart, but it’s growing. This year, after the Oct. 3 opening party at Dirck the Norseman, 265 artists will open their studio doors to show off their painting, jewelry, ceramics, video art, photography, sculpture, and more. Keep Reading »

This Not-So-Jolly Green Giant and His BBQ Bike Can Be Yours For $6,666.66

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

The latest show to go up at Art on A, the gallery run by East Village punk/metal promoters Wendigo Productions, features artwork created by members of NYC hardcore band Yuppicide, who’ve been on the LES scene for some 20+ years. Step inside and you’ll find original flyer sketches for shows at ABC No Rio, tour posters, album covers, and drawings and paintings with names like “Barfing Cat” and “Robot’s Lament” — all created by band members Steve Karp, Joe Keefe and Jesse KFW Jones.
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Blondie Checks Into the Chelsea Hotel For 40th Anniversary Photo Show

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

In a two-fold celebration of the 40th anniversary of Blondie’s formation and guitarist/co-founder Chris Stein’s photography book release, the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery is hosting a week-long exhibition. The show features ephemera and photographs from Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk as well as the work of other important photographers who were in and around the New York City punk scene of the ’70s and ’80s.
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