If you are looking for something to fill your weekends, weekdays…any free moment in the month of April with, then here are some great suggestions.This article by Aleks Segal from Nearsay.com will help you on your way!
Art Exhibits aren’t as common in the East Village as head-shops and noodle bars, but they do exist and they offer glimpes into some interesting work. Downtown Express has featured three exhibits in particular for anyone looking to take in some art this April.
First on the list is Notes on Notes on Camp which is a group exhibition exploring the role of the camp style in the visual arts. Although it’s not 1964 anymore, the camp style that Susan Sontag wrote about in her Notes on Camp remains an important element that, according to the Invisible-Exports gallery website, can “caress” sentiment rather than parody it. This exhibit runs through April 8th.
Pilots and airplanes are the the center of Malcolm Morley: Rules of Engagement at the Sperone Westwater Gallery. Featuring several paintings that depict motion, collision, and pilot profiles, Malcolm Morley uses the stylings of young-adult books from his childhood. This exhibit will run through April 30th.
Finally, the Sue Scott Gallery is home to the works of some 75 artists for their exhibit Paper A-Z. The tactile material we use everyday appears in many manifestations at Paper A-Z thanks to the bevy of pieces on display. The country-wide list of artists includes prominent names like Kiki Smith and Richard Tuttle, alongside the work of amateurs like Grant Huang and Sarah Mattes. This group exhibition runs through April 22nd.
Invisible-Exports:14 Orchard St., between Hester & Canal Sts.
Sperone Westwater Gallery: 257 Bowery, near Stanton St.
Sue Scott Gallery: 1 Rivington St., at Bowery