Irish artist Brian Ormond‘s solo show “10001” will open at the Collective Hardware Gallery (169 Bowery) tonight from 7-9PM. Ormond writes about this work: “The depths and movements within my paintings are the vital ingredient for me. There has to be movement. There has to be energy. Turning the beat up loud, my work begins to take on a rhythmic quality. Dancing to the sounds. Listening to the silence. Thinking. Clearing the head. Switching off. But never waiting. Always moving…”
A Group Show “Bibimbop – Unexpected Transformations: Twelve Distinct Artistic Views On Self-rediscovery,” curated by Dongyun and Min Lee opens tonight at Allegra LaViola Gallery (179 East Broadway) from 6-9PM. The show, named after the traditional Korean dish of the same name, features twelve Korean artists living in the U.S. The press release states, “A message from this show is that personal transformations enable the artists to navigate virtual and physical space more freely…”
Another group show, “Heroes” at Clemente Soto Velez Gallery (107 Suffolk) will be hosted by Circle Arts from 7-10PM tonight. The show is “a visual art and performance event about that hero you turn to for inspiration. In uncertain times we need to celebrate those who demonstrate the best qualities of humankind,” states the show’s publicity poster.
David Wright’s photography show “Uganda: A River Blue” will open at Anastasia Photo (166 Orchard) on Friday, Feb. 5th. Anastasia combines their exhibitions with philanthropic organizations, and the coupling for the Wright show will be to A River Blue, which is an “arts empowerment project for the children of Northern Uganda.” In preparation for the show, Wright wrote on his blog: “We’re in the editing process right now and so far the selection looks quite beautiful.”