WHAT FUN IT CAN BE! The Burbs, a group exhibition now on display at DFN gallery though August 29, consists of paintings, drawings and photographs of suburban imagery and iconography. Like the work above, a painting by Mark Tansey, the show depicts and dissects from different vantage points the American suburban experience. A perfect show for a muggy summer in the city. The gallery is located at 176 Franklin Street and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. (212) 334-3400.
WHEN NATURE CALLS THE ARTISTS The Urban Relief Program will be showcasing nine New York Artists works on Portable Bathrooms placed in high traffic areas throughout the city from June 25 through July 2. The contributors, all participants in the famous Cow Parade project, present these functional, convenient works of art for use in a New York Minute. The bathrooms can be seen, and used, at Washington Square, Union Square, Madison Square, Battery and Riverside Parks. For more information, call (973) 560-0333.
LOOKING CLOSELY AT ART SPACE On view through June 28 at Art In General, Reconfiguring Space: Blueprints for Art In General, collects the winners of an international competition to redesign the exhibition space of the gallery. Featuring contributions from Acconci Studio (Vito Acconcis popular firm) and the lesser known kOnyk (above) the exhibition includes installations by all four selected finalists. One of these four will be selected as the solution for the renovation, go now to see the possibilities. The gallery, located at 79 Walker Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. Call (212) 219-0473 for more information.
FLYING IN THE FACE OF MODERN Still Classical: Recent Works on Paper from Florentine Academies and Studios, is currently on view through June 29 at Westbeth Arts Gallery through June 29. The exhibition consists of sixty-eight works on paper by sixty-eight artists who have worked or are currently working in Florence. A non-commercial exhibition, it features works from teachers and students alike. The gallery, located at 155 Bank Street, is open Friday through Sunday from 1-6 p.m. For more information, call (212) 877-8297.
EXPLORATION OF THE NUDE
The photographs of Imogen Cunningham and Ruth Bernhard, seen above, are being exhibited through August 16 at John Stevenson Gallery in Chelsea. The show provides a rare opportunity to see the work of these two great photographers as they explore The Art of the Nude with their highly esteemed, sublime images of the human form. The Gallery is located at 338 West 23rd Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, gall the gallery directly at (212) 352-0070.
VIDEO VIETNAM Memorial Project Vietnam, two video works by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, will be on View at the New Museum for Contemporary Art through June 29. Happy New Year, a still from which can be seen above, follows a traditional New Years dragon puppet twisting and turning beneath waves, while a voice-over recalls the tragic role this holiday played in the Tet Offensive of 1968. The Museum is located at 583 Broadway and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. (8 p.m. on Thursday). They can be reached by calling (212) 219-1222.
ACA GALLERIES, 529 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-206-8080: Metamorphosis, a survey of paintings, through July 5.
A.I.R. GALLERY, 511 W. 25th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 255-6651: Man in the Heavens, assorted work by FAY TORRES-YAP, through June 21; SYLVIA NETZER, new work, through June 21.
AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSE, 708 Broadway, 2nd fl., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 598-0100: Ghost Dance, by SHAN GOSHORN & PAHDOPONY, through June 28; call for other exhibition information.
American primitive gallery, 594 Broadway, #205, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-966-1530: Horses: Imagined & Inspired, paintings & sculptures, through June 28.
AMOS ENO GALLERY, 59 Franklin St., B2, Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 226-5342: Without Canvas, monoprints by MADELON JONES, through June 21.
ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, 54 W. 24th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 627-6000: Thats the Way it is, work by MICHAEL RAEDECKER, through June 28.
ANNINA NOSEI GALLERY, 530 W. 22nd St., 2nd fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-741-8695: HEIDI MCFALL, works on paper, through June.
Art in general, 79 Walker St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-219-0473: Reconfiguring Space: Blueprints for Art in General, winners of the international open competition, through June 28.
ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS CENTER, 26 Bowery, 3rd fl., Mon.-Fri., 12:30-6:30 p.m., Thu., 12:30-7:30 p.m., 212-233-2154: DAVID DIAO/GANG ZHAO, At Mid-Career, through June 27.
AXIS GALLERY, 453 W. 17th St., 4th fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-741-2582: Glass Lace: Zulu Beadwork from Maphumulo, by various artists, through June 28.
BANNING, 64 N. Moore St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-966-4144: Street Talk, drawings & rubbings by RICHARD TIPPING, through June 28.
CAPELUTO ARTS, 147 Reade St., by appt., 212-964-1340: Urban Identity, ceramics by REINALDO SANGUINO, through June 28.
CAVIN-MORRIS GALLERY, 560 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-3768: Three Visions, work by CHRISTINE SEFOLOSHA, MICHAEL KRAUTH & SANDRA SHEEHY, through June 28.
The center, 268 Mulberry St., call for information, 212-226-0513: call for current exhibition information.
CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY, 15 W. 16th St., hours vary, please call, 294-8301: THE JEWISH WRITER, by Jill Krementz, photographs of the centurys literary talents, ongoing; TRADERS TO TARTARY: FROM SAXONY TO THE CASPIAN SEA, the story of Jewish traders from Germany & Poland, ongoing;
JUNE KELLY GALLERY, 591 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-1660: MARK ASTERLIND, new paintings, through June 28.
KIM FOSTER GALLERY, 529 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-229-0044: call for current exhibition information.
KRISTEN FREDERICKSON CONTEMPORARY ART, 149 Reade St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 566-7787: Collecting Thoughts, group exhibition, through June 28.
Location one, 26 Greene St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-334-3347: Artists in Residence 2002-2003, group exhibition, through June 28.
Lombard-fried Fine arts, 531 W. 26th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-967-8040: Mine, group exhibition, through June 28.
LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM, 90 Orchard St., Tue.-Sat., call for hours, 800-965-4827: THE LEVINE FAMILY GARMENT SHOP, an exhibit exploring the garment industry & immigrant history of the Lower East Side, feat. the apartment of the Levines, Jewish immigrants from Poland that lived in the building in the early 1880s, open-ended.
Lower manhattan cultural council, 1 Wall St., 2nd fl., go to lmcc.net for hours & information: Regarding the Mihrab, installation, through Aug. 17.
MARGARET THATCHER PROJECTS, 511 W. 25th St., Suite 404, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-675-0222: call for current exhibition information.
MICHAEL INGBAR GALLERY, 568 Broadway, call for hours, 212-334-1100: call for current exhibition information.
Miller/geisler GALLERY, 511 W. 25th St., call for hours, 212-255-2885: Jacks are Wild, sculpture & paintings by MARK COOPER, through June 28.
Minetta brook, 105 Hudson St., #411, call for hours, 212-431-7165: Watershed: The Hudson Valley Art Project, group exhibition, through December 31.
Multiple impressions, 128 Spring St., Mon., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sun., noon-6:30 p.m., 212-925-1313: call for current exhibition information.
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, 18 First Place, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thur. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 501-6130: call for current exhibitions.
M.Y. ART PROSPECTS, 574 W. 27th St., 2nd fl., Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-268-7132: IGNACIO BURGOS, new paintings, June 5-July 5.
New museum of contemporary art, 583 Broadway, Tue.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., Thu., noon-8 p.m., 212-219-1222: Memorial Project Vietnam, work by JUN NGUYEN-HATSUSHIBA, through June 29.
NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM, 278 Spring St., Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 691-1303: Classic firefighting equipment & art, ongoing.
NEW YORK CITY POLICE MUSEUM, 100 Old Slip, call for hours, 212-480-3100: Women in Policing: Celebrating Over a Century of Service, through June; call for other exhibition information.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Sq. E., call for hours, 998-6780: Not Neutral: Contemporary Swiss Photography, group exhibition, through July 19.
Maison Francaise, 16 Washington Mews, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-998-8750: call for current exhibition information.
WASHINgtoN Square Windows, 80 Washington Square East, 24 hours, 7 Days, 212-998-5748: Natural Progressions, installation by AUSTINE WOOD CAMAROW, through June.
NOHO GALLERY, 530 W. 25th St., 4th fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 201-432-3272: call for current exhibition information.
PAULA COOPER, 534 W. 21st St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-255-1105: WAYNE GONZALES, new work, through May 24; DAN FLAVIN, new work, through June 30.
PEn & Brush Club, 16 E. Tenth St., Daily, 3-7 p.m., 212-475-3669: call for current exhibition information.
Phyllis Kind Gallery, 136 Greene St., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-1200: call for current exhibition information.
POSTERITATI MOVIE POSTERS, 239 Centre St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., noon-6 p.m., 226-2207: call for current poster exhibits.
The proposition, 559 W. 22nd St., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-242-0035: JAMES ROMBERGER, new pastels, through June 28.
Robin rice GALLERY, 325 W. 11th St., Thu.-Sat., 1-7 p.m., Sun., 1-6 p.m., 212-366-6660: PATRICIA HEAL, photographs, through June 27.
Rocking house cafe, 182 Eighth Ave., Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m., 212-381-7098: Celestial Happenings, recent paintings by STEVEN MILLER, through Aug. 8.
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 Fifth Ave., daily, 1-5 p.m., 255-7740: Annual Non-Members Juried Photography Exhibtion, through June 6; Annual Non-Members Paintings, June 10-29.
Seventh & Second Photo gallery, 50 E. 7th St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 212-477-0666: ANGIE BUCKLEY, photographs, through July 1.
SOHO PHOTO, 15 White St., Thur., 6-8 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 1-6 p.m., or by appointment, 212-226-8571: Liquefied, photography by DANIEL LAI, through July 5; Men Connecting, Ed Evans photography to celebrat gay pride month, through July 5; call for other exhibition information.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, Whitman Gallery, 209 Water St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 748-8600: Gold Medal Rescues, paintings by British artist TIM THOMPSON, ongoing; The Waves, prints by FRANK STELLA, ongoing.
STALEY WISE GALLERY, 560 Broadway, call for hours, 966-6223: JOEL GREY, color photography, June 5-July 3.
Swiss institute, 495 Broadway, 3rd fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-2035: Dust Memories, group exhibition, through Aug. 2.
SYNAGOGUE FOR THE ARTS, 49 White St., Mon., Wed.-Thu., 1-5 p.m., Tue., 1-7 p.m.,