“If You Throw a Spider Out the Window, Does It Break?” at Brennan & Griffin
July 22 – August 15
Opening: July 22, 6-8pm
55 Delancey Street
Whether dealing with happiness or beauty, the artists in this exhibition reveal their approach to life and the personal narrative driving their creative endeavors. Featuring works by Al Freeman, Jo Greenbaum, Branden Koch, Dan McCarthy, Monique Mouton, Jennifer Rochlin, Bruce M. Sherman, and James Yakimicki.
Ander Mikalson: “Storming Times Square” at Churner and Churner
July 24 – August 22
Opening: July 24. 6-8pm
205 Tenth Avenue
This performance-based installation is constructed from an episode of the television sitcom “Three’s Company” that the artist appeared in as Baby Timmy in 1984. Having catalogued the 543 lines of dialogue, bursts of audience laughter, and ambient sounds in the episode, Mikalson designated each character and sound source to one of eight performers.
“Multiplicity” at Mixed Greens in Collaboration with NUTUREart and Invisible-Exports
July 24 – August 29
Opening: July 24, 6-8pm
531 West 26th Street
“Multiplicity” is an international survey of artworks sharing an interest in the politics and poetic potential of contemporary urban environments, while also exposing the irresistible pull of intercultural meeting points, common problems, goals, and dreams around which people converge.
Carl Ostendarp: “BLANKS” at Elizabeth Dee
July 24 – September 6
545 West 20th Street
Carl Ostendarp’s humorous paintings evoke a range of visual cues from cartoons to high art minimalism. Ostendarp received his M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art in 1996 and currently lives in Ithaca, NY.
July 24 – 28
VIP Preview: July 24, 6 – 7:30pm
Presented by Art Miami, Art Southampton is a modern and contemporary art fair with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century works. Art Southampton showcases over 80 international galleries and offers the opportunity for a Platinum VIP preview to benefit the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital.
“My Eyes Can’t Focus and My Brain Is Talking: A Film Program in Two Parts” at Lisa Cooley
July 24, 7-10pm
107 Norfolk Street
For a single evening, Lisa Cooley presents a full program of video works including films by Kurt Kren, Jeremy Blake, and Michael Snow. The selection of disorienting contemporary and historic films raises questions about image-making as well as the way the camera’s lens influences our perception.
Christopher Williams: “The Production Line of Happiness” at MoMA
July 27 – November 2
11 West 53 Street
The first retrospective in the artist’s 35-year career, “Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness” explores the function of photography as relating to consumerism, capitalism, and the Cold War.
Cover Image: Amber Cowan, WHITE SWAN THEATER, 2014, glass/mixed media, 20 x 26 x 5 1/2 inches