Gallery Goer: Openings on the Lower East Side

Recycle Group, Ray 1, 2015. Polyurethane rubber, 21 x 25 x 18 in (53.34 x 63.5 x 45.72 cm). © Recycle Group. Photograph courtesy Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York.

Recycle Group, Ray 1, 2015. Polyurethane rubber, 21 x 25 x 18 in (53.34 x 63.5 x 45.72 cm). © Recycle Group. Photograph courtesy Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York.

Gallery Goer is a weekly roundup of gallery shows on the Lower East Side.  Check out our top picks for shows opening each week that you won’t want to miss.

Friday, April 3rd, 6 pm to 9 pm

 Richard Taittinger Gallery: Heaven Carrier

Newcomer Richard Taittinger Gallery’s latest show features new work by the Russian artist collective, Recycle Group.

The Recycle Group is Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov. The artists work with repurposed electrical equipment and industrial material to express concern for humanity’s increasing dependence on digital technologies including social media. (Including tools for getting the word out about gallery shows, like this one.) Recycle Group’s work addresses the increasing amount of material waste as a byproduct of widespread consumerism. The exhibition marks The Recycle Group’s first solo exhibition in the U.S.

Through May 3, 2015 // Wed.-Thurs. 11 am to 7 pm, Fri.-Sun. 10 am to 7 pm // 154 Ludlow St.

 Friday, April 3, 11 am to 6 pm

Invisible-Exports: Teeth Gnash Tennessee

Paul Gabrielli Untitled, 2012. Archival corrugated board, steel chain, padlocks, wood, ink, acrylic, oil, enamel.  18 x 11 x 15.5 inches Courtesy of the artist and INVISIBLE-EXPORTS

Paul Gabrielli, Untitled, 2012.
Archival corrugated board, steel chain, padlocks, wood, ink, acrylic, oil, enamel.
Courtesy of the artist and Invisible-Exports

This show has a unique set-up. The gallery will present the work of 18 artists, exhibited in two-day shifts, two works at a time. The exhibition functions as a record of a visual word-association game, performed internally within the gallery. The show is created with each artwork selected in response to the one chosen immediately before.

Only two artworks will be on view each day, and each artwork will only be on view for two days in a row total. Each evening, the artwork that has already been on view for two days will be removed, making way for the next work, which will create a new pairing with the object that has been there for only one day, and that had been paired with the previous artwork from the day before.

The goal of the show is to stage, each day, a new and jarring juxtaposition of artists and objects, and to produce over the course of a single exhibition 18 different experiences. Teeth Nash Tennessee’s unique premise offers several different shows within a show.

Through April 26, 2015 // Wed.-Sun. 11 am to 6 pm // 89 Eldridge St.

Opened Recently:

Envoy Enterprises: From The World Of Entertainment: Collages and Prints 1974 – 2014, a solo exhibition of Gary Indiana

Gary Indiana, Untitled, 2014. Inkjet print. 18 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist and envoy enterprises.

Gary Indiana, Untitled, 2014. Inkjet print. 18 x 24 inches. Courtesy of
the artist and envoy enterprises

This truly dazzling retrospective offers a diverse array of the iconic multimedia artist’s work from the last 40 years—photographs, collages, magazines and video are among the works.

Through April 19, 2015  // Envoy Enterprises, 87 Rivington St. // Wed.-Sun. 12 pm to 6 pm