Third Thursdays Featured Gallery: Sloan Fine Art

Alix Sloan - Owner, Sloan Fine Art. Photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Neighborhood galleries will stay open late tonight for Third Thursdays, a monthly event from the LES Business Improvement District showcasing the Lower East Side’s flourishing arts scene.  Galleries will be open until 9pm and the New Museum is offering free evening admission. The Lo-Down has been profiling a participating gallery each month.

We recently stopped in to chat with Alix Sloan, owner of Sloan Fine Art, at her gorgeous gallery space on the corner of Rivington and Norfolk. Sloan’s current exhibition is titled “Kin,” it’s a group show of work from painters Mia Brownell, Nicole Etienne, Clare Grill, Greg Hopkins, Noah Landfield, Jean-Prierr Roy, Jonathan Viner and Jeremy Wagner.

“My program leans painting heavy,” Sloan tells me, towering over me but standing gracefully, surrounded by an intriguing collection of paintings that were presented as part of the New Museum’s recent Festival of Ideas.

Metro Card Art, Round 2, Comes to Sloan Fine Art

A piece by Alyssa Monks for "Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again," an exhibition of works on used NYC MetroCards at Sloan Fine Art for one week only.

Sloane Fine Art is hosting a unique exhibit this week that will feature a vast array of art on metro cards.  “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again,” comes to the LES after a successful inaugural exhibition held by artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan last year titled, “Single Fare.”  Now, the artists are teaming up with the gallery to present “round two” with the same restrictions as last year – the submissions were open to any artist that wanted to participate; the only requirement – the work had to be submitted on a used MetroCard.