This week we’re highlighting local gallery shows to check out, sharing a new small business to support, and introducing you to a cool new friend: Sophie Parker.
One thing we’ve missed the most during the pandemic is getting to gallery hop on Sunday afternoons. We’re happy that some have safely opened their doors again for small viewings, and that others have brought works to our homes through virtual exhibitions. Here are three shows to check out online or IRL this weekend:
The online exhibition Bull in a China Shop, opened last week and features work around the central theme of chaos. Check out the online gallery here.
A new exhibition recently opened at the West Village café’s gallery space: Perry Street Archives. The artist, Mahaneela will launch her book, Through My Lens, along with an exhibit of work that explores the themes of diasporic history, music and culture, with a focus on the black experience and emphasis on depicting black and brown people in modes of joy and happiness. Read more about the exhibit here.
Famed 69th street gallery, David Zwirner, is showing a selection of seldom-seen Ruth Asawa works, mostly small sculptures. The show is on view now.
We’re super excited to welcome back Elissa Suh of MOVIEPUDDING as a guest contributor. Check out Elissa’s virtual screening picks to check out this weekend →
- Ghost Dog with live commentary from RZA.
- Phantom Thread followed by a chat between co-star Vicky Krieps and critic Adam Nayman for Metrograph.
- XXY an LGBTQ debut feature curated and introduced by Nan Goldin for Metrograph.
- The Donut King an immigrant tale of love and donuts, via the Angelika theater.
It’s a very difficult time to start a small business in NYC – or anywhere for that matter. This past weekend, however, we stumbled into one of the coolest (and only) new places in the last however long it’s been: Sweet Pickle Books. The little store, nestled among one of the quieter stretches of Orchard St, has a fantastic selection of used books, new pickles, and other treasures. Give them a visit at 47 Orchard St or online at sweetpicklebooks.com
COOL FRIENDS: Sophie Parker (AKA Wife NYC)