Image courtesy the artist and James Fuentes LLC

Alejandro Cardenas: “Poseidon” / Through Feb. 28, at James Fuentes LLC  

Gallery and Exhibit Listings
Buhmann’s best bets for February/March

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN 

BELOW CANAL

Art in General:
“Anti-Prow.”  The works of Peter Rostovsky and Olav Westphalen address fantasies of empowered authorship and rational control in the creative process. Through Mar. 20 (79 Walker St., btw. Bowery and Lafayette St.) Call 212-219-0473 or visit www.artingeneral.org.
Cheryl Hazan Gallery: “Malcolm Bray: Room Service.” Bray creates beautiful abstract oil paintings, which aim to capture various moods.  Through Mar. 9 (35 North Moore St., btw. Hudson and Varick St.). Call 212-343-8964 or visit www.cherylhazan.com. 

James Fuentes LLC:
“Alejandro Cardenas: NARCOMEDUSA.” A series of mixed media works are inspired by the Narcomedusa, a type of jellyfish found in the darkest depths of the Pacific Ocean. Through Feb. 28 (35 St. James Place, below Park Row). Call 212-577-1201 or visit www.jamesfuentes.com. 

National Museum of the American Indian:
“Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America.”  This exhibition celebrates the vibrancy, creativity, and controversy of American Indian skate culture. Through Jun. 27 (George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green). Call 212-514-3700 or visit www.nmai.si.edu. 

Sasha Wolf Gallery:
“Yola Monakhov: Photography After Date.” Wolf used Dante’s The Divine Comedy as a framework from which she then created photographs in contemporary Italy. Through Mar. 6 (10 Leonard St., btw. Hudson and W. Broadway). Call 212-925-0025. Visit www.sashawolf.com or http://yolamonakhov.deepvisionmedia.com. 

EAST VILLAGE/ LOWER EAST SIDE 

Collette Blanchard Gallery:
“Derrick Adams: Welcome to Monument City.” Adams’ sculptures and mixed media works speak of fallen empires, resilience and childhood impressions. Through Feb. 28 (6 Clinton St., below Houston St.). Call 917-639-3912. Visit www.colletteblanchard.com or www.derrickadams.com.

Feature Inc.:
“Ben Snead.”  The artist employs frogs, fish, birds, and various insects as expressive device. Through Feb. 27 (131 Allen St., btw. Delancey and Rivington St.). Call 212-675-7772. Visit www.featureinc.com or www.bensnead.org.   

Miguel Abreu Gallery:
“Jimmy Raskin: Inseparability vs. Simultaneity.” The title of the show alludes to conflicts and contrast that continue to inspire Raskin’s work. Through Mar. 14 (36 Orchard St., below Hester St.). Call 212-995-1774 or visit www.miguelabreugallery.com. 

Museum 52:
“Daphne Fitzpatrick: All Dogs Allowed.” Drawings, photographs and sculptures, dating from 1981 to the present, explore relationships between man and the material world. Through Feb. 25 (4 E. 2nd St., at Bowery). Call 347-789-7072 or visit www.museum52.com. 

Sloan Fine Art:
“Nathan Skiles: Black Forest / White Lightning.” Skiles presents a collection of densely adorned cuckoo clocks, ranging from the intricately elegant to the over-the-top outrageous. Through Feb. 20 (128 Rivington St., below Stanton St.). Call 212-477-1140 or visit www.sloanfineart.com. 

Stephan Stoyanov Gallery:
“Cliff Evans: Citizen.” The exhibition features a three-channel photomontage animation film, which assembles images and videos from the internet. Through Feb. 21 (29 Orchard St., below Hester St.) Call 212-343-4240. Visit www.stephanstoyanovgallery.com or www.cliffevans.net.  
 

SOHO/WEST VILLAGE  

Deitch Projects:
“Rosson Crow: Bowery Boys.” This exhibition of new large-scale oil paintings explores the history of “bad boys” in underground art. Mar. 4 - Mar. 27 (18 Wooster St., below Grand St.). Call 212-343-7300 or visit www.deitchprojects.com. 

Gavin Brown’s enterprise:
“Silke Otto-Knapp: Interiors.”  The artists depicts rooms, screens and stages, which together form a picture of what painting could be as a space of appearance. Through Feb. 20 (620 Greenwich St., at Leroy St.). Call 212-627-5258 or visit www.gavinbrown.biz. 

Harris Liebermann:
“AND SO ON, AND SO ON, AND SO ON...” Organized by Matt Sheridan Smith, this group exhibition focuses on the potential of a stutter, on stammering, and states of fixation. Through Feb. 20 (89 Vandam St., btw. Greenwich and Hudson). Call 212-206-1290 or visit www.harrislieberman.com. 

Jen Bekman Gallery:
“Clare Grill: What You’re Told.” Grill’s paintings and drawings reference familiar histories, anecdotal imagery and make-believe. Through Feb. 27 (6 Spring St., btw. Elizabeth St. and Bowery). Call 212-219-0166. Visit www.jenbekman.com or www.claregrill.com. 

Peter Blum:
“David Reed: Works on Paper.” Well-known for his abstract paintings, the working drawings and color studies provide a rare glimpse into Reed’s process. Through Mar. 6 (99 Wooster St., btw. Prince and Spring St.). Call 212-343-0441. Visit http://peterblumgallery.com or www.davidreedstudio.com. 

Team: “Gert & Uwe Tobias:
Entitled Come and See Before the Tourists Will Do - The Mystery of Transylvania.” In their new body of work, the identical twin brothers provide us with graphic works on paper that involve printmaking. Feb. 11 – Mar. 13 (83 Grand St., btw. Wooster and Greene St.). Call 212-279-9219 or visit www.teamgal.com. 

Tenri Cultural Institute of New York:
“Waxed in Time: 4 Takes on Encaustics.” The exhibition presents works by four artists, who work with wax: Joan Giordano, Renee Magnanti, Kathy Stark, and Nacy Azara. Through Feb 27 (43A West 13th St., btw. 5th and 6th Ave.). Call 212-645-2800 or visit www.tenri.org 

The Drawing Center:
“Sea Marks.” This exhibition is comprised of works by Agnes Barley, Jerome Marshak, and Peter Matthews, whose works describe and interpret aspects of the sea. Through Apr. 5 (35 Wooster St., below Broome St.). Call 212-219-2166 or visit www.drawingcenter.org.  
 

CHELSEA

Alexander and Bonin:
“Michael Buthe: Paintings, Objects, and Paper Works, 1968 - 1994.” This exhibition provides a thorough introduction to this German artist, who died in 1994. Through Mar. 6 (132 Tenth Ave., btw. 18th and 19th St.). Call 212-367-7474 or visit www.alexanderandbonin.com.  

ATM Gallery:
“Chris Biddy: New Message.” This artist’s watercolors chase the psychological dramas and conceited behaviors of adolescents. Feb. 11 – Mar. 20 (542 W. 24th St.) Call 212-375-0349 or visit www.atmgallery.com.  

Gallery 307 / The Carter Burden Center for the Aging:  
“Douglas Brin.” This new gallery was just recently opened by The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, a long-standing nonprofit organization in New York City. It will focus on exhibiting “Outsider Art,” including work by older artists who are self-taught and artists with special needs. Its first exhibition presents features constructions and collages of wood, metal, glass, paper and found objects by the 62-year-old Brin. Feb. 11 - Mar. 12. (307 7th Ave., btw. 27th and 28th St.). Call 212-879-7400 or visit www.burdencenter.org.  

Jack Shainman:
“El Anatsui.” This Ghanaian artist is known for his daring experiments with a variety of media, including wood, ceramics and paint. (513 W. 20th St.) Call 212-645-1701 or visit www.jackshainman.com. 

Jeff Bailey Gallery:
“Louise Belcourt: Paintings.” Belcourt depicts land- and cityscapes as abstracted compositions made of geometric shapes and vibrant color fields. Feb. 17 - Mar. 27 (511 W. 25th St., #207). Call 212-989-0156. Visit www.baileygallery.com or http://louisebelcourt.net. 

Luise Ross Gallery:
“John Himmelfarb: Geared Up.” The artist’s recent sculptures, paintings, prints, and tapestries use the image of a truck as the central organizing principle. Feb. 18 – Apr. 17 (511 W. 25 St., #307). Call 212-343-2161. Visit www.luiserossgallery.com or www.johnhimmelfarb.com. 

Max Protetch Gallery:
“Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Happiness is a state of inertia.” The focus is on a new major sculpture, which was inspired by the materials and design of Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt House with Four Columns and which functions as a working fish tank. Through Mar. 27 (511 W. 22nd St.). Call 212-633-6999. Visit www.maxprotetch.com or http://inigomanglano-ovalle.com. 

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.:
“Leonardo Drew.” Drew is known for his dynamic large-scale sculptural installations, which incorporate manipulated and found materials such as paper, wood, tree branches and roots. Through Mar. 6 (530 W. 22nd St.). Call 212-929-2262. Visit www.sikkemajenkinsco.com or www.leonardodrew.com. 

The Skylight Gallery:
“Group Show: Mark Weiss, Barbara Galazzo, and Sharon Falk.” Three mid-career artists show new paintings and glass sculptures. Feb. 25 -Apr. 2 (538 W. 29th St., 2nd fl.). Call 212-629-3131 or visit http://skylightgallerynyc.com. 

Sundaram Tagore Gallery:
“Denise Green: Wonder & Evanescence.” The Australian-American artist, who studied under Rothko and Motherwell, applies Indian and Aboriginal philosophy to a modernist technique, composing mixed-media paintings and works on paper. Feb. 11 - Mar. 6 (547 W. 27th St.). Call 212-677-4520. Visit www.sundaramtagore.com www.denisegreen.net.  

Volume 22, Number 40
The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan
February 12 - 18, 2010





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