Week of Wonders

Philippe Parreno’s

In his largest installation in the U.S. to date, Parreno continues his interrogations into the radical redefinition of the exhibition ritual at the Armory, in one of the few spaces in the world in which such an epic experience could occur. This dramatic composition fuses the spectral presence of sound—both recorded and performed live by Mikhail Rudy— with film, light, collaborations, apparitions, and memory to guide and manipulate the viewer’s experience and perception.

Through August 2nd 

Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue

New York, NY

Simon Denny: The Innovator's Dilemma

MoMA PS1 presents the first significant U.S. museum solo show of Berlin-based artist Simon Denny (b. 1982, Auckland, New Zealand). The Innovator's Dilemmaadopts the architectural typology of the industry tradeshow, staging literal platforms for content drawn from various recent bodies of Denny’s work. Denny’s work often refers to the psychology and abstract language of the new media economy, invoking "clouds" of big data and the constant pressure to "update” our lives.

Through September 7th


22-25 Jackson Ave

Long Island City, NY

Week of Wonders

The Jewish Museum

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

This is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television—many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous—had adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Revolution of the Eye looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design.

Through September 20, 2015

The Jewish Gallery
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

Anton Kern Gallery

David Shrigley                                                         

Like a great skeptical underground project, Shrigley’s conceptual, idea-based art is a never-ending stream of curious propositions and eccentric moral dilemmas. With acerbic humor and strangely profound insights, the artist lays bare the ambiguities, comedy and pathos of everyday life. According to the artist, most aspects of life have the potential to be “ridiculous, absurd, awkward, funny and meaningless all at once.”


Through May 23, 2015

Anton Kern Gallery
532 West 20th Street 
New York, NY 10011

Gabriel Mellan: A Retroflective @ Rabbithole Gallery

You've probably seen the reflective materials that bikers and runners wear to bring attention to themselves in the dark.  These materials make use of a technology known as retroreflection.  It's used in the reflective arrows on the runway at every airport and many other spots.  Retroreflection occurs when light rays are returned in the direction from which they came.  Retroreflectivity helps the eye perceive objects in low-light conditions when illuminated by a light source.  Artist and photographer Gabriel Mellan has explored this concept with a new series opening at Rabbithole Gallery next Thursday May 7th from 6 - 9 pm. 

Gabriel Mellan: A Retroreflective will contrast the traditional gallery viewing experience; the lights will be off, and participants will use the flash on their smartphone to photograph the work.  A third LED eye will be provided to illuminate the art and navigate the space. The auto exposure and autofocus feature on smartphones work to make these pieces visible. Autofocus often requires a short burst of light to help the camera focus in the dark. When the focus-assist light hits the retroreflective surfaces and is bounced back, the camera reads the environment to have more light than there is. The auto-exposure of the camera adjusts and the photograph is taken, making the reflective portions white and the rest of the image black.

by GABRIEL MELLAN 2015    


This exhibition is kid friendly, assuming they are a bit adventurous and can handle a camera phone. Selfies and flash photography are encouraged.  This opening is in conjunction with the DUMBO First Thursday Gallery walk AND there will a BKC student exhibition down the hall.  Come by early and have a complimentary glass of wine!  

Thursday May 7, 2015
6 - 9 pm

33 Washington st
Brooklyn NY 11201