Some Notables This Week

Mikael Kennedy at NURTUREart

Opening this Friday in Bushwick at NURTUREart, "To begin, at the beginning," addresses the frequent, existential condition of artists and creative professionals as expats. Rejecting the comforts of home for spaces to incubate ideas, the artists in this group exhibition tend to stray far from familiar territories. Their works demonstrate a desire to bridge the gaps between the domestic realities we construct for ourselves and the geographically nested home, indirectly posing the question of what "returning" really means. Curated by Sam Perry and featuring artists:Megan Broadmeadow, Mike Calway-Fagen, Pascal-Michel Dubois, Katalin Hausel, Mikael Kennedy, Tommy Kwak, and Phuc Le.


"Of Landscape," which opens in Williamsburg at Reverse Space, looks into artificial and unstable images, represented by an aestheticized landscape idea. Working at the intersection of science, technology, and art,Melissa F. Clarke and Genevieve Hoffman, collaborated to create "Silasphere: A Speculative Expedition".Floating Point Collective presents 3D printed sculptures that capture a specific moment in the evolution of their installation "LANscapes". Audra Wolowiec's installation "Concrete Sound" presents a synthetic landscape that references sound waves or suggests a graphical representation of certain topography. Incorporating sound as a visual experience, CHiKA'sinstallation consists of light cube structures and a two-way mirror box that are activated by the sounds in the space. Through the composite experience of simple gestures, lights and sounds "SHiKAKU 08" distills complex environments into a minimal but holistic digital landscape. In "Error de Formato", by artist Nicolas Rupcich, the Chilean Patagonian landscapes are the main protagonists. In Andrea Wolf's video installation, vintage found postcards, are projected onto thick panels of plexiglas, becoming vessels of these images. 

Elizabeth Hazan at Janet Kurnatowski 

In Greenpoint at Janet Kurnatowski "Are You From Around Here," Elizabeth Hazan's paintings are reinterpreted landscapes of her travels, drawn from memory. She re-creates her experiences of her environment using shape and color, and positive and negative space. Her approach begins with her constructing an aerial view of a landscape by layering colored, shaped papers on her studio floor.