Gallery Goer: LES Opening Night Edition

LES Opening Night Art + Fashion

Last night, art lovers and fashionistas joined forces for Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion. The event, under the auspices of the LES Business Improvement District, drew nearly  30 participating galleries and more than a dozen boutiques which held opening receptions, staying open until 9 p.m. While the receptions weren’t quite as wine-soaked as last year’s, the atmosphere was buzzy nonetheless and the streets were full of artists, gallery goers and their friends who came to enjoy a night out in galleries and boutiques.

Gallery Goer: What to See This Week

Felipe Galindo-Rescue (Not)

Over at the Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard, check out Felipe Galindo’s show “No Man Is a Desert Island,” a collection of  about 50 whimsical cartoons from Galindo’s newly released book of the same title. The artist uses watercolor, ink on paper and digital media to play with the viewer—using various send-ups and gags that are guaranteed to spark a wry smile or two.

Felipe Galindo-No Man is a Desert Island

The Mexican-born Galindo’s work may be familiar to you; it has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Mad, Nickelodeon and Barron’s, along with British pubs like Private Eye, Oldie, The Spectator and Prospect.