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Casey Jex Smith’s “Fiend in the Void” opens tonight at Allegra LaViola

If the upcoming presidential election has you feeling political, check out Casey Jex Smith’s “Fiend in the Void” at Allegra LaViola tonight. The artist, a practicing Mormon, has drawn from religion, politics and sci-fi fantasy to create a timely series of works on paper. The opening will also feature a Dungeons and Dragons inspired performance, the outcome of which will determine Smith’s real-life vote in his swing-state home, Ohio.

On Thursday night, head to CRG for Brian Tolle’s solo exhibition, “Commander in Chief,” which includes 44 numbered sculptures– each singularly focusing on one of the presidents.

And if you politics makes you think of protest, then on Friday, go to Hunter College for a panel discussion about their current exhibition, “Times Square Show Revisited,” which reflects upon “The First Radical Art Show of the ’80s.”

Below, this week’s collection of openings, performances, and happenings. (All locations in Manhattan unless otherwise noted.)

Wednesday, October 10

Exhibition Opening: Casey Jex Smith, “Fiend in the Void” and Juan Hinojosa “Ready for Their Stones” at Allegra LaViola 6:00pm-8:00pm
179 East Broadway

Exhibition Opening: Ulf Puder and Marcin Cienski at Marc Straus
6:00pm-8:00pm
299 Grand

Artist Talk: Jenny Lynn McNutt and Tom Sleigh at Art 101
7:00pm
101 Grand (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Thursday, October 11

Exhibition Opening: Alex Brown “Common Scents” and Jason Reppert at Feature
6:00pm-8:00pm
131 Allen

Exhibition Opening: Kurt Knobelsdorf and E.M. Saniga “Ernie and Kurt” at Steven Harvey
6:00pm-8:00pm
208 Forsyth

Artist Talk: David Packer at Greenwich House
2:00pm and 6:00pm
16 Jones

Artist Talk: Sue Williams at NYU Einstein Auditorium
5:30pm
34 Stuyvesant

Performance: Zachary Fabri “Marrow in the Morrows” at Third Streaming
7:00pm
10 Greene

Exhibition Opening: Helen Miranda Wilson “New Paintings” and Louis Kahn “In the Park” at Lori Bookstein
6:00pm-8:00pm
138 Tenth Ave

Exhibition Opening: Jason Brinkerhoff “Some Women”at ZieherSmith
6:00pm-8:00pm
516 W 20th

Exhibition Opening: Scott Richter “Anticipation”at Harris
6:00pm-8:00pm
529 W 20th, Fl6

Exhibition Opening: Yolanda Sanchez “Meditations on the Between” at Kathryn Markel
6:00pm-8:00pm
529 W 20th, Fl6

Exhibition Opening: William Willis at Howard Scott
6:00pm-8:00pm
529 W 20th, Fl7

Event: “Creative Time Local Report 2012” launch with Robert Whitman at Eyebeam
7:00pm
540 W 21
RSVP: events@creativetime.org

Exhibition Opening: Jaye Moon “Kill Lies All” at Newman Popiashvili
6:00pm-8:00pm
504 W 22nd

Exhibition Opening: Liat Yossifor “Thought Patterns” at Ameringer McEnery Yohe
6:00pm-8:00pm
525 W 22nd

Exhibition Opening: Brian Tolle “Commander in Chief” at CRG
6:00pm-8:00pm
548 W 22nd

Exhibition Opening: Barton Lidice Bentes “The Thrill of the Hunt” at Pavel Zoubok
6:00pm-8:00pm
533 West 23rd

Exhibition Opening: Armando Marino “The Waste Land” at Thomas Jaeckel
6:00pm-8:00pm
532 W 25th

Exhibition Opening: Rackstraw Downes at Betty Cunningham
6:00pm-8:00pm
541 W 25th

Exhibition Opening: Gulay Semercioglu “Variations on Line” at Leila Heller
6:00pm-8:00pm
568 W 25th

Exhibition Opening: Brice Brown “Homonuclus”at Schroeder Romero & Shredder
6:00pm-8:00pm
531 W 26th

Exhibition Opening: Joseph Smolinski “Night for Day” at Mixed Greens
6:00pm-8:00pm
531 W 26th

Exhibition Opening: Merrill Wagner “Red Yellow Blue”at Tagore
6:00pm-8:00pm
547 W 27th, Fl1

Event: Gallery Night at and around 57th Street
6:00pm-8:00pm
57th St

Exhibition Opening: Heidi Pollard, Jennifer Wynne Reeves and Susana Starr “Material Girls” at Ventana244
6:00pm-9:00pm
244 N 6th (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Friday, October 12

Exhibition Opening: Ray Smith “Boxer” at Y
6:00pm-9:00pm
165 Orchard

Exhibition Opening: Eric Doeringer “The Rematerialization of the Art Object” at Mulherin+Pollard
6:00pm-9:00pm
187 Chrystie

Exhibition Opening: Emily Eveleth at Danese
6:00pm-8:00pm
535 W 24th

Exhibition Opening: Thomas Barrow at Derek Eller
6:00pm-8:00pm
615 W 27th

Exhibition Opening: Jackie Gendel “Comedy of Manners” at Jeff Bailey
6:00pm-8:00pm
625 W 27th

Panel Discussion: “Reconsidering the Times Square Show” at Hunter College
6:30pm
Lexington at 68th St, North Bldg, Rm 1527

Exhibition Opening: KK Kozik and Wendy Klemperer at Storefront Bushwick
6:00pm-9:00pm
6 Wilson Avenue (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Bruce Dow “Love Seats & Cyclones” at Norte Maar
6:0pm-9:00pm
83 Wycoff #1B (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Performance: “24 Hour Fridays: Fates Action #2” at Glasshouse
6:00pm-6:00pm
246 Union Ave (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Camilla D’Errico and Brandi Milne at Cotton Candy Machine
7:00pm-11:00pm
235 S 1st (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Kim Jones “Averno” at Pierogi
7:00pm-9:00pm
177 N 9th (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: Craig Olson “18 Melodies for the Barbarian Flute” at Janet Kurnatowski
7:00pm-9:00pm
205 Norman (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: “Shrines” at Laundry Lung
7:00pm-10:00pm
67 West #215 (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: “Getting It” at Fowler Arts Collective
7:00pm-10:00pm
67 West #216 (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Exhibition Opening: John Breiner “Sooner or Later… We All Make The Little Flowers Grow” at Mighty Tanaka
6:00pm-9:00pm
111 Front St, Suite 224 (DUMBO, Brooklyn)

Saturday, October 13

Exhibition Opening: Akio Suzuki at Audio Visual Arts
4:00pm-6:00pm
34 E 1st St

Exhibition Opening: Ai Weiwei “Forge” at Mary Boone
6:00pm-8:00pm
541 W 24th AND 745 Fifth Ave

Artist Talk: O Zhang in conversation with Richard Vine at Vilcek Foundation
3:00pm
67 E 73rd

Exhibition Opening: Marni Kotak “Raising Baby X: The First Year”at Microscope
6:00pm-9:00pm
4 Charles Pl (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Open Studios: Gowanus Open Studios 
12:00pm-6:00pm
(Gowanus, Brooklyn)

Sunday, October 14

Open Studios: Gowanus Open Studios 
12:00pm-6:00pm
(Gowanus, Brooklyn)

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