Gallery Goer: What to See This Week

Les Rogers, July 1st.

Heading into the dog days of summer, Half Gallery presents the aptly entitled show “Summer Swells” opening tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Swells” is Les Rogers’ ethereal collection of oil and stain in wood.

Gallery Goer: What to See This Week

Wes Lang at Half Gallery

Half Gallery features the art of Wes Lang in “Here Comes Sunshine,” a fun collection that draws on a variety of influences including tattoo art and motorcycle culture. Ominous references to impending death are plentiful as are nods to the highly sexualized female form.

L.E.S. Gallery Openings This Weekend

Here are Ashlie Cotton’s highlighted art openings  for the weekend:

Hanna Liden, Blown-out candles (black), 2010.

As the weather warms in New York City, what could be better than catching a couple gallery openings in this titillating neighborhood we live in?

This week’s recommendations begin with the show, “As Black as Your Hat” by Swedish artist Hanna Liden, who was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial (and was deemed one of the most beautiful people in 2007 by Papermag). The show opens at Half Gallery (208 Forsyth) tonight from 6-8PM.