Scene in New York

Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day coming up, a number of love-themed shows are opening this week. On Wednesday, “Made for Love,” an exhibition of small intimate figurative paintings by Sarah Kurz, opens at Allegra LaViola Gallery. On Thursday, experience “Modern Love,” a group painting show at Mayson Gallery on the Lower East Side. On Friday, you can check out some creative collabs at dm contemporary’s “Love + Art,” and then head over to ICI The Curatorial Hub for “an evening riot of love letters and spiked tea,” produced by Limited Time Only (LTO), ICI, and BOMBLOG. End the night across the Williamsburg Bridge at Wildlife Art Space in Bushwick, and take in  “Chilled Oily Nicely Corrupt Hearts (C.O.N.C.H.),” “an inter-disciplinary examination of Valentine’s Day’s visceral horizon bearing down on all artistic creation.” On Saturday, André Saraiva’s “Love Letters,” opens at Half Gallery.

This week’s collection of openings, performances and happenings. (All addresses are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted.)

Wednesday, February 8

Exhibition Opening: Sarah Kurz “Made for Love” at Allegra LaViola Gallery
179 East Broadway

Screening and Artist Talk: Tony Oursler “Screening + Conversation” at EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix)
535 West 22nd Street, floor 5
Admission: $7, students $5, rsvp to

Artist Talk: Roger Hiorns at Public Art Fund (The New School)
66 West 12th Street
Admission: $10, students free

Event: Monika Wuhrer of Open Source “Muse Fuse” at NURTUREart
56 Bogart Street (Brooklyn)

Thursday, February 9

Exhibition Opening: Bastienne Schmidt, Doug Henders, Mick Rock, Miki Lee, Rodger Stevens “Modern Love.” curated by Jeff Quinn and Ronni Anderson at Mayson Gallery
254 Broome Street
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Exhibition Opening: Charles Lutz “Re-Make/ Re-Model” at Hionas Gallery
89 Franklin Street

Exhibition Opening: Garrett Pruter “Mixed Signals” at Charles Bank Gallery
196 Bowery

Exhibition Opening: Mark Price “Hyper 20XX” at Kesting/Ray
30 Grand Street

Performance: An Evening with Amanda Loulaki and Levi Gonzalez at The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
Admission: $15

Exhibition Opening: Janet Fish “Recent Paintings” at DC Moore
535 West 22nd Street, #2

Exhibition Opening: “Happenings: New York 1958-1963” at Pace Gallery
534 West 25th Street

Exhibition Opening: Donovan Barrow “Gleaning” at Rare
547 West 27th Street, suite 514

Friday, February 10

Exhibition Opening: “Love + Art: Artist Couples Collaborating and Exhibiting Together” at dm contemporary
39 East 29th Street, #2B

Reading: “Limited Time Only, BOMB Magazine, ICI” at Independent Curators International (ICI)
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
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Performance: “Chilled Oily Nicely Corrupt Hearts (C.O.N.C.H.)” curated by Cat Gilbert, Esther Neff, and Valerie Kuehne
245 Varet Street (Brooklyn)
$5-$20 sliding scale donation at the door

Exhibition Opening: Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin
201 Chrystie Street

Conference and Performance: “The Affect Factory: Precarity, Labor, Gender, And Performance” at NYU (Barney Building)
6:00pm (performance at 7:30pm)
34 Stuyvesant Street
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Exhibition Opening: “Cultural Production” at Andrea Rosen
525 West 24th Street

Exhibition Opening: “Ariadne’s Thread” at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery 
534 West 24th Street

Exhibition Opening: “Sutured” at Like the Spice
224 Roebling Street (Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Per-Oskar Leu “Crisis and Critique” at Triple Canopy
155 Freeman Street (Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Elizabeth Riley, Martin Bromirski, and Rachel LaBine at Storefront Bushwick
16 Wilson Avenue (Brooklyn)

Saturday, February 11

Performance: Gerald Ferguson “Choral Reading” at CANADA Gallery
55 Chrystie Street

Exhibition Opening: André Saraiva “Love Letters,” at Half Gallery
208 Forsyth Street

Panel Discussion: Theodoros Stamos “Evidence of Wonder” at ACA Galleries
529 West 20th Street
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Screening: “We are Cinema: ’50 Years of the Film-Makers Coop'” at Microscope Gallery
4 Charles Place (Brooklyn)

Screening: “Video Infusion” at Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street (Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Evan Robarts and James Moore at Open Source
306 17th Street (Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Rachel Pollack “…the I and the We” at Gowanus Print Lab
54 Second Ave (Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Robby Herbst “New Pyramids for the Capitalist System”
DUMBO Arts Center 111 Front Street, Suite 212 (Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Yuka Otani at Camel Art Space
722 Metropolitan Ave, 2nd Floor (Brooklyn)

Performance: Katya Grokhovsky “The Art School” at Chashama
26-15 Jackson Ave (Queens)

Performance: Clifford Owens “Anthology Performance” at MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave (Queens)

Saturday, February 11

Exhibition Opening: Bahar Behbahani “Saffron Tea” at Momenta Art
56 Bogart Street (Brooklyn)

Closing Reception: “Banquet for America” at flux factory
39-31 29th Street (Queens)


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