The DART BOARD: 10.20.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday October 20, 2021

Opening Friday, October 22: Felix Gonzalez-Torres | inbetweenness at the Judd Foundation. The exhibition comprises “Untitled” (Loverboy) (1989) and “Untitled” (1991 – 1993), works that engage the distinctions between art and architecture, the public and the private, and specificity and indeterminacy. Curated by Flavin Judd, the works were selected with consideration to how they would respond to the architecture of 101 Spring Street. “I am interested in the way Felix Gonzalez-Torres infused meaning into objects,” Judd notes. “The exhibition allows for the viewer to see how these two works deal with space: neither of them are on the floor; you are in them, and to some extent not walking around them but walking along them. The primary interest was in matching the works to the space and letting them both interact.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a newsprint publication edited by Flavin Judd and Caitlin Murray that includes newly commissioned texts by Josh T Franco, Raquel Gutiérrez, Grant Leuning, Caitlin Murray, and Eileen Myles.
Continues through December 18 at Judd Foundation, 101 Spring Street, New York, NY 


Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23 | EFA Open Studios | Register

This annual event invites the public to come explore and interact with EFA member artists in the intimate setting of their studios. The EFA Studio Program is a vibrant and diverse community of over 70 artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. 
Thursday, October 21st, 6 - 9 pm (opening night)
Friday, October 22nd, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, October 23rd, 2 - 6 pm
EFA Center, 332 West 39th Street, NY, NY Info



Opening Friday, October 22, 6:00 pm: Fire and Wind

Fire and Wind can be understood as both literally and metaphorically relevant to our times. With the surge of wildfires in the past months and the changes in weather due to the climate crisis, fire and wind act as both destructive and rejuvenating forces. Like ash left after a forest fire acting as fertilizer for new plants to grow or a gust of wind disrupting the stillness of a sunny day, allowing pollen to travel and new flowers to sprout, change can have positive and negative effects. Above: It’s What’s Ugly, by Linda Serron Rolon, Bubbles are God. 2009-2012 [regarding Hurricane Sandy]

Fire and wind both bring about transformation in their separate ways. Art has been a tool for change since the beginning of its conception, as seen in works by over 40 artists who draw from their experiences and personal perspective to respond to the elements of wind and fire in whatever medium they see fit. 

Fire and Wind continues through October 31 at Van Der Plas Gallery, 156 Orchard Street, NY, NY Info



Saturday, October 3: Saturday Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk
Art News and the Madison Avenue BID invite the public to explore exhibitions and attend talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue and side streets from East 57 to East 86 Streets. Registration is required for each participating gallery. Register Above: Hai Zhang, Harlem, Feb 12, 2019; courtesy of Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery

Thanks to Miyako Yoshinaga for the heads up on this event. Her eponymous gallery presents Hai  Zhang and his Artist Talk, Saturday, as well as the pop-up BOOKS@840Madison and ART@840Madison, a pop-up curatorial space on the second floor of The Armory, 840 Madison Avenue between 68 and 69 Streets. 


Opening Thursday, October 28, 5:00 pm: Vernita Nemec a.k.a. N’Cognita | The Weight of Paper: Endless Junkmail Scroll; The Center for Art & Social Engagement, Rowan University Art Gallery

Vernita Nemec, a.k.a. N’Cognita, began the Endless Junkmail Scroll in 2006 as a form of artistic protest and as an environmental statement about the oppressive quantities of junk mail that fill our mailboxes. She adds fragments of paint, words, drawings, and photographs to the surface of the security bank envelopes that serve as the basic structure for the scrolls, which is over 400 feet in length and continues to grow. 

The artist states, “I think of the Endless Junkmail Scroll Installation as an interactive site to be physically experienced as an environment that in past times might have been a forest or jungle since destroyed in order to make the paper that becomes the endless junkmail filling our mailboxes daily.”

As a feminist and activist artist, recycling has become an important component of Vernita’s practice. In 1969-70, she co-curated “X12”, an important early feminist group exhibition, and worked with Art Workers' Coalition (AWC), Women Artists in Revolution (WAR), and Artists Meeting for Cultural Change. She began to use the pseudonym N’Cognita, to honor under-recognized artists. She is currently the director of Viridian Artists, an artist-owned contemporary gallery in New York City. 

The Weight of Paper: Endless Junkmail Scroll continues through December 17 at Rowan University Art Gallery, 301 West High Street, First Floor, Glassboro, NJ Info



Live Online

Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 PM ET
Digital Fabrication at The Cooper Union,  The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture 

With a history of “thinking through making” at The Cooper Union, the role of the workshop has been central to the culture of the institution’s Art and  Architecture schools. Fabrication is not so much the consequence of design, it embodies and defines the design process itself. The fourth floor of the Foundation Building is housed with tools whose techniques involve means and methods that define the way we make, and how we rethink building protocols. Matter performs both technically, visually, and semantically.

The in-person lecture is open to Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff in the Third Floor Lobby of the Foundation Building. This event is free and accessible to the public through Zoom. Register


Thursday, October 28

The New Black Vanguard Webinar | MICA in collaboration with Aperture, 4:30pm EST. Register

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites the Baltimore community and beyond into a conversation around art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Join curator Antwaun Sargent and MICA alum Faith Couch, along with moderator and the College’s Interim Vice Provost Colette Veasey-Cullors ’96 for a webinar as they discuss the international traveling exhibition “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art to Fashion.” Left: Ruth Ossi, Nyaueth Riam; courtesy of Aperture

The exhibition, organized by Aperture, features selected works from fifteen groundbreaking contemporary photographers, and is currently on view for MICA’s on-campus community in the Meyerhoff Gallery.These photographers’ work have been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance.The work in this exhibition fuses the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries — and open conversations around the roles of the Black body and Black lives as subject matter.

The exhibition feature works by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs and Stephen Tayo. Info