British-born, Los Angeles-based painter Kour Pour's first solo exhibition features Portuguese sailors trailing the Silk Road, Chinese dragons and flying horses, Indian warriors and Buddha-like figures, and floral patterns reminiscent of William Morris. For Kour Pour, Persian carpets aren't simply decorative artifacts; his meticulous and attentive selection of rugs dating from the 16th century to the 1960s traces a history of the modern age. Through February 23rd.


At the center point of Jane Kent’s solo exhibition, on view through February 16th, are two new silkscreen prints, one titled Pink Eye and the other Blue Nose.  Kent uses unfolded cardboard boxes as templates for her silkscreen construction that are unabashedly colorful, with layered assemblies of rectangles and punctuated by flat, carefully errant marks and brushstrokes. Kent’s prints and drawings unfold in a precise dialogue of silhouettes and juxtaposed shapes. Stretching and elongating forms often within a strict frame, whether painted, printed or both, Kent torques pictorial
space.  Check it out!!


NYC Parks will celebrate the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. It is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.


 

The Art Mob is playing it straight (sort of). Buster Keaton straight.  Bob Newhart straight. The sly word, the hidden jab, the slightly raised eyebrow. Combine that with their penchant for doing music by folks who are long dead. Oh, and add the occasional Tin Pan Alley tune to the mix. Deadpan. Tin Pan Alley. Deadpan Alley. Get it? Come hear the Art Mob on Saturday, December 7th, an uncommon a cappella chorus of 17-ish intrepid singers. They will wow you with their patented mix of offbeat, witty, and occasionally heart-rending Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, and radio gospel, with some jazz, country, and new music mixed in.

 


Peggy Jarrell Kaplan will exhibit new portraits of 50 dance artists at the cutting edge of dance through December 21st. Kaplan has been photographing performing artists for more than three decades; and her historic collection is a time-line of contemporary dance, beginning with the iconoclastic Judson Church group in New York and currently including emerging artists from Africa, the Balkans and China. With ‘Glorious Notorious’, Kaplan continues to create a collective portrait of artists who embrace both the flagrant and sublime to push the canon of dance in new directions.


Born in Lancaster County, PA in1984, Eric received his BFA with highest honors at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. During his four years at Pratt he received the top foundation award as well as sophomore and junior year painting scholarships.


ArtCross has brought work by more than 30 Japanese artists to NYC and promises a show out of the ordinary. Japanese artists will be present, and you don't want to miss the live calligraphy demonstration at the opening reception for Culture on Friday, November 15th.

 Hurry, last chance!   Alexis Rockman’s watercolor drawings, on exhibition through November 3rd, were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of Life of Pi, the 2012 Academy-Award winning feature film directed by Ang Lee.


It's the fifth annual PhantasmaGOREY Victorian Halloween Ball, and, for one night only, One Hanover Square will transform into a Victorian haunted mansion in an elegantly deranged celebration of all things whimsical, dark, and Edward Gorey.


At long last. We are thrilled to be able to tell you that Postmasters’ long awaited new space will be opening in Tribeca on Saturday, October 19th. The inaugural exhibitions are Milk Fruit by MONICA COOK, a show of recent sculptures, and The Snow Leopard by STEVE MUMFORD, a show of drawings made in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and an artists' talk will proceed opening receptions.


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