Downtown Express Listings: Exhibits

Volume 19 Issue 34 | January 19 – 25, 2007

Downtown Express Listings


A Blessing to One Another Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. Pope John Paul II used his papacy to promote tolerance, understanding and dialogue among the world’s different religions. This exhibition is a celebration of his legacy. Continues thru Feb. 23. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, 646-437-4200, www.mjhnyc.org.

Creativity: The Artist’s Journey A group show of abstract art by the American Society of Contemporary Artists. Thru Jan. 21. Synagogue for the Arts Gallery Space, 49 White St., 212-966-7141.

Floodwall A Multimedia art installation of over 600 dresser drawers collected by New Orleans artist Jana Napoli after Hurricane Katrina. Thru Feb. 9. 7am-11pm daily. Liberty Street Bridge. World Financial Center. www.Floodwall.org.

Fractured Fairytales The Asian American Art Center’s 16th annual exhibition features five artists whose artwork reflects a nexus of themes surrounding personal icons from fantasy to identity. Thru Jan. 19, Tues.-Fri., 12:30-6:30pm. Asian American Art Center, 26 Bowery St.

Harriet Shorr: Persephone New Paintings & Works on Paper. Jan.17-Mar.3. Opening Reception Wed., Jan. 17 6-8pm. Gallery Hrs: 11-6pm Tues.-Sat. Cheryl Pelavin, 13 Jay St., 212-925-9424, www.cherylpelavin.com

Humanitarian Ruth Gruber is being honored with an exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. “From the Heart: The Photojournalism of Ruth Gruber” celebrates the life’s work of the 95-year-old journalist and activist. Opens Jan. 16. Free, with cost of museum admission. 36 Battery Pl., 646-437-4337, www.mjhnyc.org.

In the Sky A multimedia installation by twin artists Leesa and Nicole Abahuni, exploring the sharing of the senses and the interconnectedness between perception and sensation. Thru Jan. 27. Location One, 26 Greene St., bet Grand & Canal Sts., 212-334-3347.

Let Everything be Temporary or When is The Exhibition? Piles of wrapped individually wrapped candies, rubbish, and other constantly devalued displays to interact with. Curated by Elena Filipovic. Artists include Michel Blazy, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gabriel Kuri, Oksana Pasaiko, Tomo Savic-Gecan and Joelle Tuerlinckx. Thru Feb. 17. Tues.-Sat. 11-6pm. Apexart, 291 Church St., 212-431-5270, www.apexart.org

“Micro/Macro” Christine Taylor Patten Selected works from a series of over 2,000 one-inch crow quill and ink drawings on three-inch paper will be exhibited along with one seven by twenty-four foot drawing. Also, Eleanore Mikus: View drawings and paintings including “Tablets” from the early 1960s and later folded paper works. Thru Feb. 10. The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166, www.drawingcenter.org.

Directions Works by Cindy Kane drawing on personal narrative and experience. Paintings of maps, homemade art magazine covers and items from her children’s youth. Thru Jan. 13. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, 13 Jay St., 212-925-9424.

Paper Slam: Innovative Paper Works Features six artists from the Organization of Independent Artists whose works on paper represent unique and creative departures in their use of formats, structures and media. Thru Jan. 19. THE NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, 47 Worth St., Organization of Independent Artists, 212-219-9213, www.oiaonline.org.

Place Marker What can be found in a one block radius? Peter Eide, Nina Katchadourian, Brian McClave, Douglas Ross, and Elizabeth Valdez provide drawings, jingles, and found objects for the answer. Thru Jan. 20. Mon-Sat. 12-5:30pm. 120 Essex Street, 212-598-4124.

Special Reconnaissance Features works by 16 artists investigating the construction of place at the intersection of conflict, narrative and memory. View portraits by Vera Brunner-Sung, a slide lecture by The Center for Land Use Interpretation, paintings of American strip malls, parking lots and expressways by James Howard Kunstler and more. Thru Jan. 19. Gigantic Artspace, 59 Franklin St., bet Broadway & Lafayette, 212-226-6762, www.giganticartspace.com.

The Dimension of Line Rosemarie Castoro. Thru Mar. 31. Hal Bromm, 90 West Broadway at Chambers, 212-732-6196, halbromm@gmail.com.

The Great Outdoors Perceptions and emotions reflecting the personal experience of artists in the great outdoors. Remo Cosentino, Elaine Forrest, Robin Kappy, Greg Stowell, Junko Yamada and curated by Nora Katz. presented by the Organization of Independent Artists. Jan.29-Mar. 9. Opening Reception Wed., Feb.14 from 6-8pm.The New York Law School, Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Student Center, 47 Worth St., 212-219-9213.

United Response: Commemorating 9/11 From the collections of the New York Police Department Photo Unit, “The New York Times” and the “New York Daily News” that highlights the heroism, courage and sacrifice, as well as the moments of generosity and kindness that took place after 9/11. Thru Jan. 13. 10am – 5pm. $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18. Museum members, members of the NYPD and children under 6 are free. New York City Police Museum, 100 Old Slip, bet Water & South Sts., www.nycpolicemuseum.org, 212-480-3100.

View Works Annual exhibition of works created in BPCPC’s painting and drawing classes. Opening reception Sun., Jan. 28 from 1-3pm. Thru Feb. 28, weekdays from 2-4pm. Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 2 South End Ave., 212-267-9700, www.bpcparks.org.

We Cover the Waterfront A celebration of the one-year anniversary of the gallery with works created by photographers living in the Historic Seaport District. Thru Jan. Photographic Gallery, 252 Front St.