We appreciate a weekend slumped on the sofa as much as the next guy, but there’s no doubt we’d be much more interesting company if we always packed our days off with cultural pursuits. With this in mind, check out our timely selection of new and exciting things to see and do Stateside.
Austrian Artist Maria Lassnig’s portraits penetrate deeper than surface level. “Body awareness” is her thing, and the sheer diversity of style and range of colours is certainly a sight to behold. With roughly 50 pieces of work including paintings, watercolours and films, this is Lassnig’s biggest US-based exhibition to date – go see!
Francophiles among us will agree that dedicated blogger Garance Doré can do no wrong. Garance has made no secret of the fact that she loves a spot of drawing, so her collaboration with Anna Bond of Rifle Stationary seems wonderfully serendipitous. Pop along to the Open Studio on Saturday 28th for a day of activities with Garance, including calligraphy and letter writing etiquette and, of course to peruse some seriously attractive paper.
The No Fun Film Club does not live up to its name. Celebrating the work of New York’s up-and-coming filmmakers, you’re guaranteed to get inspired at a NFFC night. The next event on Sunday, March 30 at The Wythe Hotel features the work of Emily Kai Block. Music video buffs will know Block’s work from Grimes “Oblivion”, Grizzly Bear’s “Yet Again” and most recently Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife.”
Whether you’re stuck for inspiration when it comes to decorating your walls, or you just want to browse the best new art around, it’s hard to beat Uprise. The amazing online gallery houses a whole host of artists’ prints, available to order or simply gaze upon. This month they’re also exhibiting the amazing work of artist Dana Bell at 120 Ninth Avenue, NYC.