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LES Gallery Shows Closing This Week

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Al Wadzinski’s show The Greatest Show on Earth” will be closing on February 6th at the NY Studio Gallery (154 Stanton). The show features  “zoomorphic assemblages,” and the artist, according to the press release, ” is fascinated by the relationship between the diverse objects, finding relationships both symbolic and absurd.” A video from Wadzinski’s previous show, “The Massive Sea” can be seen here.

Another closing reception is happening tonight, February 4th  at Kumukumu Gallery, (42 Rivington) from 6-9PM in collaboration with Residency Unlimited, although the show actually closes on February 12th.  The show Special Feature” is especially exciting because it has converted the gallery into a working film studio. Each artist in this  project-driven show,  including  artists, performers, musicians, filmmakers, and performers will able to use the studio  for only one 8-hour work day to work on their piece. The press release states that event is “to be considered as one collaborative installation/performance” and as the show will be “Viewable to the public, the film shoot becomes the work, whether in an active or inactive stage.”

The Taxter and Spengemann Gallery (123 East 12th Street) extended their show “Landscapes! Romance, Recession, and Rottenness” by Wardell Milan to February 6th. The show is “intricate, aggressive, and sexually thrilling,” according to the press release.

Rental Gallery (120 East Broadway)  also extended their group show “Still House” from The Still House Group to February  6th. Rental says of The Still House Group in the press release, “Originally functioning as an online viewing space, the platform for the Still House Groups collection was comprised of a body of work selected…after regular studio visits and constant contact with the artists.”

The Canada gallery show “Time of Guerrilla Metaphysics” by Joanna Malinowska has been extended to February 7th. Malinowska was a 2009 John  Simon Guggenheim fine arts fellow, and her profile can be read here. Also, The New Yorker wrote about this show here.

The New Museum exhibit “Marguerite de Ponty” by Urs Fischer closes on February 7th. The press release describes Fischer as “an engineer of imaginary worlds.” Here you can read the New York Magazine’s review of the show, written by Art Critic Jerry Saltz.

Kelsey Bennett‘s show, “Hypnagogia,” closes at Christopher Henry Gallery on February 7th. The press release says of the show: “Contemporary daydreams, Bennett’s narrative constructions combine a strong sense of color with an eye for the graphical gesture. Her characters, variations on autobiography, peer out at the viewer from within the cathedrals of their private illusions like children caught at an ambivalent game.” The Examiner wrote about Bennett, and the review can be read here.

And finally, PS122 (150 First Avenue) will close their show “Jessica Hendrix and Trevor Reese” with photographer Jessica Hendrix and artist  Trevor Reese on February 7th. You can check out the gallery’s webzine here.

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