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THE REAL ESTATE SHOW WAS THEN: 1980, James Fuentes Gallery, April 4 - 27, reception Friday April 4, 6-8 pm

APRIL 4-27, 2014

James Fuentes Gallery
NEW YORK, NY 10002


ABC No Rio Gala and Benefit Auction at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 7-10 pm

ABC No Rio Gala & Benefit Auction - Building Fund 2011
Tuesday May 3, 2011 / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hosted by Allegra LaViola Gallery
179 East Broadway, Lower East Side

For over 30 years, ABC No Rio has been a vibrant part of New York City's radical cultural scene. It is a welcoming venue for emerging artists, internationally known for its commitment to a socially engaged culture. No Rio has meant many things to many people, but its mission remains constant: a commitment to political and social engagement, to an expanded vision of possibility for the lives of our neighborhoods, cities, and societies, to a place where people share resources and ideas to impact society, culture, and community. This benefit will allow this tradition to continue and flourish.

Festivities will include beer, wine, buffet, guest DJ's, brilliant conversation and spirited bidding throughout the evening. Local restaurants Alias, Two Boots and Roots & Vines will be providing delicious finger food that can be washed down with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and wine from Communal Brands. Ticket prices for the event will begin at $50.

To purchase tickets, please click here.


Ulli Rimkus, Max Fish and Colab in The New Yorker

Notable article by Kelefa Sanneh in the March 7, 2011 issue of the New Yorker on Ulli Rimkus and the Max Fish bar, which was scheduled to vacate its infamous Ludlow Street premises by the end of January - the landlord was asking for a prohibitively high rent increase - but was given a twelfth hour reprieve with a one year extension of lease.

The full text is only available with the purchase of a subscription to the New Yorker online. It also occupies pages 38 - 43 of the dead tree edition, and in case you might be successful (as I was) in locating a trashed copy, here's the relevant cover:

Monumental Piccolini at LA VIOLA GALLERY

James Kalm brings viewers a brief tour of "Monumental Piccolini", a provocative show highlighting current abstraction by contrasting the ambitious scale of classic "New York School" works with the more modest productions of contemporary practitioners. One of the contentions of curator Jennifer Riley was that, due to market forces, monumental works are being ignored by galleries. It's hoped that by creating a dialog between works, scales and generations the sphere of formalist abstraction will display its vibrancy. Includes interviews with Craig Fisher and Jennifer Riley.

Martin Wong: Everything Must Go, P.P.O.W. Gallery

James Kalm pays a heartfelt tribute to one of the legendary artists of the East Village. From 1978 to 1987, a sleazy rundown neighborhood on the butt of Downtown Manhattan became the most exciting and controversial battleground in the art world struggles. A cadre of whacked-out disenfranchised artists, using their own wits and energy, grabbed the international spotlight and for a brief skuzzy moment, changed the course of history.

Martin Wong was an essential character within that milieu and it is fitting that on the tenth anniversary of his death this retrospective of his work is presented.

Tracey Emin: Only God Knows I’m Good at LEHMANN MAUPIN

James Kalm is slumming on the Lower East Side when he comes across this opening. Tracey Emin is a founding member of the YBAs (Young British Artists) and represented Great Britain in the 2007 Venice Biennial. Featuring over 53 works in neon, film, sculpture, embroideries and monoprints, this extensive show continues the artist’s exploration and objectification of her own sexuality, lust, longing and desire.

Bullet Soaked in Piss

Andrew Castrucci is laying out artworks and artifacts at the Bullet Space. Bullet Space is an art gallery in a squat. The place recently exhibited decades' worth of work by the tin can cutting recycling artist Rolando Polliti. His constructions ornament the fence of the Plaza Cultural garden on 9th Street and Avenue C, original site of the CHARAS agitations of the 1970s.

This assemblage of artworks collected by Andrew over the years reveals something about this period of Lower East Side history, and the people who squatted these buildings. The context of the early works of the ‘80s and ‘90s is the squatter struggle.

2009 Lower East Side Kick-off

James Kalm returns for the 2009 season opener on the LES (Lower East Side). This sampler features run-throughs of five openings that give viewers an idea of the tastes and trends we likely to see more of as the year unwinds. Beginning with the zippy tape stripes of Franklin Evans at Sue Scott, we dash up Freeman Alley to take a peek at the work of one name wonder Carter at Salon 94. From there we visit Khalif Kelly’s “Metamorphosis” at Thierry Goldberg Projects, and take a glance at the video installation of Adam Shecter at Eleven Rivington. Finally it’s up to East 2nd Street to check out the most recent offering at Museum 52.

Sperone Westwater Will Move to Bowery in December 2009

Sperone Westwater has announced that the gallery will move to a new building at 257 Bowery in December 2009. British based Foster + Partners, headed by Norman Foster with Architects of Record Adamson Associates, have been commissioned to build the new nine-story gallery located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one block north of the New Museum. Prompted by Sperone Westwater’s increasing need for larger and more flexible space, the Foster + Partners design will double the exhibition area and provide a variety of rooms for the gallery’s ambitious and diverse program.

Tribes Gallery presents a 2 person show opening Sept 20th

Tribes Gallery
285 E. 3rd Street #2
(between ave C and D)
NY NY 10009

Tribes Gallery is proud to present

-Back to the Beginning and Begin Again…

new works by Dianne Bowen
Next to Me - Works on Paper
by Stephanie Colonna

Opening reception:

Thursday, September 20th, 2007.

6 – 9pm

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