Thursday Art Openings: April 17

Our picks for NYC art openings and events this Thursday

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: Mission School

The San Francisco Art Institute, where Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri all studied as undergraduates, organized this show that focuses on their rarely seen early work, along with that of Chris Johanson and Margaret Kilgallen, two other key “Mission School” practitioners.  Never-before-seen early pieces from the artists’ own collections will be on view, as well as more recent works created especially for this exhibition, and artist ephemera such as sketches, letters, journals, and scrapbooks.

Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East, New York NY
April 15–July 12, 2014, Opening: April 17, 7-9PM

Anywhere But Here – Group Show

Photographer Tim Barber of the art website Time & Space (formerly TinyVices) curates a large group exhibition featuring the work of Petra Collins, Dash Snow, Marisha Camp, Kelsey Henderson, Spencer Bewley, and many others.

355 West Broadway, New York, NY
April 17 – 22, 2014, Opening: April 17, 6-9PM

The New Romantics

The arts and technology center, Eyebeam presents an exhibition of artists using  digital fabrication, 3D simulation, software-based collage, video game engines, and peer to peer networking tools to explore the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism.  An evening of performances is scheduled for April 25th in tandem with the exhibition.

Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York, NY
17 Apr 2014 – 10 May 2014, Opening: April 17,  7-9PM
Night of Performances – 25 April, Doors open to Public 6:00PM

TAKE ECSTASY WITH ME

Organized by 2014 Biennial artists Alexandro Segade (My Barbarian) and Miguel Gutierrez, this evening of performances and reflections from My Barbarian, Kalup Linzy, Jacolby Satterwhite, Nao Bustamante, Jorge Cortiñas, A.L. Steiner, Kate Bush Dance Troupe, Juliana Huxtable, and others is inspired by the work of queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz (1967-2013).

Whitney Museum, Robert J. Hurst Family Gallery (Lower Gallery)
April 17, 7PM, $8, free for members with RSVP