Get Beamed Into an Alien Afterlife via This Trippy Video Game and Gallery Show

You wake up in a hospital. There is a doctor standing over you in scrubs, running his hand down a clipboard, a mask pulled tight across his face. There’s a vague beeping behind you and the sounds of miserable sobbing coming from somewhere. The beeping grows longer and louder until, all of a sudden, it … Continue reading Get Beamed Into an Alien Afterlife via This Trippy Video Game and Gallery Show

Donald Trump’s Tombstone Is Now Resting in a Bushwick Gallery

As we previously told you, artist Brian Andrew Whiteley will be bringing his notorious Donald Trump Tombstone to a formal gallery space tonight, in Bushwick. The solo show, which will display the original tombstone as well as a grave rubbing made in collaboration with “master printer” James Stroud and photographs of the stone’s original installation by Ventiko, … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Tombstone Is Now Resting in a Bushwick Gallery

Official Art Gallery of Satan Comes Back With Its Tail Between Its Legs

As is JJ Brine’s way, he’s hesitant to speak about the past. Even the very recent past, when Brine– Satanic gallerist, practitioner of “Post-human” art, founder of the Vectorian and its “Crown Prince of Hell”– took off for Los Angeles to start fresh. “I don’t even know if it’s relevant to recall what happened in Los Angeles,” he … Continue reading Official Art Gallery of Satan Comes Back With Its Tail Between Its Legs

Artist Blowin’ Up IUDs with a Show About ‘Sacrificing’ Body and Mind for Baby

You’ve heard the saying: “Don’t let people walk all over you.” If you’re a woman, this has probably been said to you especially often. But how often is it meant literally? At Kristin Smallwood’s debut solo exhibition IUD, now on view at American Medium in Bed-Stuy, the only way to access the art is by … Continue reading Artist Blowin’ Up IUDs with a Show About ‘Sacrificing’ Body and Mind for Baby

Spooky Action at a Distance: an Art Show Haunted By Grave Ghosts

A new show at Bushwick gallery Victori + Mo approaches the supernatural from a firmly grounded perspective. By exploring the ephemerality of memory and the power of belief, artist Langdon Graves walks a tricky line on the edges of the occult while still keeping a healthy dose of skepticism.

Lawyer Becomes Gallerist, Sets Up ‘Hometown’ in Bushwick

Years ago, Adam Yokell was sitting in the art library of London’s Victoria and Albert museum, applying for an LSAT course. Maybe it wasn’t the most likely place for a future lawyer to begin his career, but then again he didn’t become just any lawyer–until recently, he was the in-house counsel for Artsy, an online platform that … Continue reading Lawyer Becomes Gallerist, Sets Up ‘Hometown’ in Bushwick

Chill With Disaffected Youth at This Pop-Up Art Show

If you dare brave the cold this weekend and find yourself on Allen Street, you may come across Haruma Yanagisawa’s cultural exhibit/pop-up shop/crash pad. Photos of trendy young things smoking, drinking, having sex, and singing karaoke line the walls amidst pops of neon and pastel pink. Stepping inside is something like visiting a FIT freshman’s dorm room.

Drone Performance With ‘Sexy Undertones’ at First Person View

“All the drones were dead and gone by the end,” my friend laughed, filling me in on the last hour of opening night at First Person View, the Knockdown Center’s drone-centric art exhibition. The show lifted off last weekend after months of planning; unfortunately/fortunately, my friend’s account of all the mayhem I’d missed by leaving early wasn’t 100 … Continue reading Drone Performance With ‘Sexy Undertones’ at First Person View

Joseph Latimore (Passerby, Panda) Has Opened Sensei, ‘For Artists and People Who Love Art’

For every couple of dozen unpleasant openings and closings in LES, there’s one that manages to restore our faith in the neighborhood, if only for a glorious moment. Gallery Sensei, a 2,000 sq. ft. gallery and arts event space at 278 Grand Street, is one such opening. The permanent outpost of the art project of … Continue reading Joseph Latimore (Passerby, Panda) Has Opened Sensei, ‘For Artists and People Who Love Art’

What Marnie From Girls Might Talk About at the Apple Store Tonight

Is Marnie Michaels embracing her unsolicited Internet fame? Tonight at 6 p.m. Girls star Allison Williams will be at Soho’s Apple Store to promote season three. On everyone’s mind: Marnie’s music video, which debuted in Sunday’s episode. If we know Marnie Marie Michaels, she’ll be giving some sort of small-scale TED Talk. A title has not … Continue reading What Marnie From Girls Might Talk About at the Apple Store Tonight