Today and Tomorrow: Iranian Artists ICY & SOT at Openhouse Gallery

ICY & SOT’s “Made in Iran” at the Openhouse Gallery. Photos by Tim Schreier.

Last night Iranian street artists ICY & SOT debuted their new show at Openhouse’s Broome Street gallery space.  If you want to check it out, you’ll have to act fast!  The exhibition closes after tomorrow before moving on to other international venues. Stencil artists ICY & SOT get at themes such as “love and hate, war and peace, and hope and despair” in their pieces.  Take a look at Tim Schreir’s from the opening and, if you’re interested, there’s an interview with the artists on the Brooklyn Street Art blog.

Gallery Goer: What to See This Week

Ryan McGinness-Women: Blacklight Paintings and Sculptures. Photo by Stephen P. Smith.

If you’re a fan of blacklight paintings, head over to Charles Bank Gallery where Ryan McGinness debuts a brilliant solo exhibition called Women: Blacklight Painting and Sculptures. The colorful fluorescent works are truly eye-popping and magnetic. Trust me—they’re mesmerizing. The blacklight paintings feature sculptural elements that incorporate drawings from McGinness’ sketch process.