Eric Dever, April 1st, Hellebores I, 2018. Image courtesy of Berry Campbell Gallery.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “The Art of Fashion,” “Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air,” “Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs,” and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air

    Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air

    Berry Campbell Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 10, 2019 - Sat, Feb 09, 2019

    "Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air", features brilliantly hued, large-scale paintings, which emerged when Dever was planting a garden at his Water Mill, New York, studio. For more than a decade, Eric Dever purposefully redacted color, using a limited palette: white for four years, white and black for two years, followed by white, black and red. “However, instead of exploring just one color at a time, Dever embraced the entire spectrum. Initially he ...

    Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs

    Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs

    Peter Jay Sharp Building (BAM)

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Feb 06, 2019 - Thu, Feb 14, 2019

    Filmmaker and activist Marlon Riggs (1957–94) created vibrantly expressive, innovative works that broke down the divide between documentary and personal essay to explore often taboo issues of race, sexuality, identity, and representation. Even as his health failed due to complications from HIV/AIDS, Riggs worked tirelessly to bring the richness of the queer African-American experience to the screen. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of his death, "Race, Sex & Cinema: the World of Marlon Riggs" brings together ...

    The Art of Fashion

    The Art of Fashion

    JoAnne Artman Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 2:10 pm - Sat, Jun 01, 2019, 2:10 pm

    In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, JoAnne Artman Gallery has announced the opening of "The Art of Fashion", featuring recent works by Jane Maxwell at the gallery’s New York location. Assorted works by artist Pedro Bonnin will also be on display in the gallery’s Projects Space. NYFW is a semi-annual, week-long, celebration of fashion and style where international fashion collections are shown to buyers, press, and the general public. Mixed Media artist Jane Maxwell ...

    Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe

    Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jan 25, 2019 - Sun, Jan 05, 2020

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is presenting a year-long exhibition, conceived in two sequential parts, honoring the groundbreaking work and sustained legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989).“Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe” is on view in the museum’s Mapplethorpe Gallery on Tower Level 4 until July 10, 2019 and then again from July 24, 2019–January 5, 2020. The exhibit will feature approximately 200 photographs and unique objects from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. In the thirty years since his death, Robert Mapplethorpe has become a ...

    Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole And Friends

    Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole And Friends

    Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 08, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, is paying tribute to Nat King Cole’s centennial with “Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends” on Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. The orchestra will be joined by guest artists Nikki Renée Daniels (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon,” The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess”), and three-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw for songs that Nat King Cole popularized, and songs by those he inspired including “When I Fall In ...

Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air

530 W. 24th St.

new york NY 10011

2129242178

"Eric Dever: Painting in a House Made of Air", features brilliantly hued, large-scale paintings, which emerged when Dever was planting a garden at his Water Mill, New York, studio. For more than a decade, Eric Dever purposefully redacted color, using a limited palette: white for four years, white and black for ...

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe

1071 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233500

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is presenting a year-long exhibition, conceived in two sequential parts, honoring the groundbreaking work and sustained legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989).“Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe” is on view in the museum’s Mapplethorpe Gallery on Tower Level 4 until July 10, 2019 and then again from July 24, 2019–January ...