Three New Shows Are Highlights of This Month’s 78th Street Third Friday


Fri 9/15 @ 5-9PM

This month’s Third Friday Artwalk at 78th Street Studios offers several new shows you’ll want to put on your “don’t miss” list.

HEDGE Gallery is opening its first solo show with Nikki Woods, acting director of CIA’s Reinberger Gallery. Her show, Regrets Only, features paintings, porcelain objects and an installation that comment on the state of the world and contemporary social and political issues.

The intriguing press release for the show tells us, “Her painting ‘Manhattan Triplex’ is derived from an image of Donald Trump’s 1985 living room, gaudy yet enticing with its golden candelabra and overflowing bowls of luscious flowers. The setting is an example of the conflicting emotions that exist in our society, and the tensions that are created in a place where things can and cannot be at once.”


Downstairs, E11even2 Gallery continues with its mission of focusing on art that addresses pop culture with Cult Classics: A Movie Poster Exhibition. For it, 22 artists created posters that evoke their feelings about and response to various cult classic movies such as Rocky Horror Picture Show (of course), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Heavy Metal, Pink Flamingos and Debbie Does Dallas.

“Movies are something everyone can familiarize themselves with, and I wanted to see what ways artists could re-imagine some of those cult favorites in the form of an art exhibit,” says curator and gallery co-owner Christina Sadowski. Both original paintings and mini-posters will be available for sale at the show, in keeping with the gallery’s policy of offering art for all pocketbooks.


Keep going down, down to the lowest level of the building, where you’ll find ARTneo’s new exhibit Beyond Function, honoring artist Judith Salomon, recently retired as a professor of ceramics at CIA. It will feature a display of her platters bowls and vases from the 1970s through the 1990sm on loan from museums and private collections.


For a full rundown of things to see in the buildings dozens of galleries, studios and shops, go here.


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