Did some gallery hoppin' in the lower east village and lower east side in NYC. Despite many galleries being closed on Tuesdays or for vacation, saw some interesting summer group shows. I love that tradition, it creates so many opportunities for artists to get their work seen and for galleries to gamble on showing new artists and/or new work.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery (201 Chrystie St) presented "Friends With Benefits"
curated by established artists and "supporting the richness of NY's
interconnected art world." Put another way, it ain't what you know, it's
WHO you know (I write with a wink and that's not a knock to the artists
in the show by any means).
Derrick Adams "HEADS #14" 36x36" (right)
and "The Royale" (sculpture below)
David Antonio Cruz (painting below right)
Dodge Gallery (15 Rivington St) hosted two shows, one being a group show, "Size Matters" til August 10, 2012. The piece below is "National Gridlock" (63x68") by Michael Zelehoski.
A wall shot of the many works in this show, and a sculpture from another show at The Hole.