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The group show, Portrait of a Lady, opened last night at Allegra LaViola Gallery (at 179 E. Broadway – formerly named LaViolaBank Gallery). The show aims to explore and challenge the relationship between women and portraiture through a variety of media and sizes.

Nicedisc‘s show “Trace,” will open at Audio Visual Arts Gallery (34 East 1st St.) tonight from 7-9PM.  Nicedisk, a Brooklyn-based duo composed of Jeffrey Pash and Nick Phillips, have created a light and sound installation for this show, which seems to jump between being an extreme perceptual overload and a more indirect sensual experience.

Courtesy Abrons ArtsAbrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement (466 Grand Street) will have two openings tonight from 6-9PM: Where They At: A Multi-Media Archive Of New Orleans Bounce & Hunter Cross‘s  Transparency NowWhere They At, assembled by photographer Aubrey Edwards and journalist Alison Fensterstock seems especially interesting in that it highlights stories from women, gay, and transgendered men from the early New Orleans scene. Cross‘s show focuses on projected images, of things like old bingo chips, and viewers are encouraged to walk around the projectors and the images.

Canada Gallery (55 Chrystie Street) will be having an opening on Friday from 6-8:30PM  for Elena Pankova and Anke Weyer titled, “Mother The Cake is Burning.”  The New York Times wrote about Russian-born artist, Pankova, when she had a show at Canada back in 2004 with Devenra Banhart. Her work in the current show features layered stencil work. Weyer’s works features animal imagery with high-chroma backgrounds.

A group show, “The Tiller Effect” opens at The NY Studio Gallery (154 Stanton Street) on Friday from 7-9PM. The title derives from an expression describing certain steering mechanisms that entail turning in the opposite direction of where you want to go – turn left to go right, turn right to go left.  It is a counterintuitive movement that involves a rhythmic balance of contradiction. It seems the work presented in this show intends to have a similar effect on viewers.

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