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Gallery Scene | ‘Raw Spaces,’ ‘Remnant Memories,’ and More - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


Gallery Scene | ‘Raw Spaces,’ ‘Remnant Memories,’ and More


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If you missed the opening of “Two Heads Are Better Than One” at The Hole earlier this week, don’t worry: there’s a shindig at Gathering of the Tribes tomorrow and three more openings next week. Here’s what’s new on the gallery scene.

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Occupy Tribes Friday (Feb. 17 to March 4) Steve Cannon’s homegrown gallery soldiers on despite an eviction notice and lawsuit. Ama Birch curates an exhibition of artwork inspired by housing issues; proceeds from all sales will go toward Mr. Cannon’s legal bills. Opening reception Feb. 17, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gathering of the Tribes, 285 East Third Street, 2nd Floor, (212) 674-3778

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Raw Spaces (Feb. 23 to March 31) Lisa Lebofsky’s first New York City solo show. The painter, who has studied art at the New York Academy of Art and SUNY New Paltz, depicts natural scenes using oil on sanded aluminum. Opening reception Feb. 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Milavec Hakimi Gallery, 51 Cooper Square, (817) 975-5488.

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Remnant Memories (Feb. 24 to March 11) Graffiti artist John Matos, better known as Crash, presents aluminum pieces, watercolors, and silkscreens inspired by his salad days of painting murals on subway cars. Opening reception Feb. 24, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. TT Underground, 91 Second Avenue, lower level, (212) 673-5424.

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Feb. 25 to March 21) New York artist Joe Heaps Nelson, creator of the “Police Brutality Coloring Book,” presents pop art – often subtly humorous – such as “Mars Bar On Fire.” Opening reception Feb. 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fuse Gallery, 93 Second Avenue, (212) 777-7988.

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Two Heads Are Better Than One (through March 17) Collaborative artworks by Theo A. Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer include a three-headed dog sculpture and found art embellished in absurd ways. The galloping horses in a painting that was likely found at a Salvation Army are outfitted with Rollerblades, and a naked man rides a rainbow in the distance. The Hole, 312 Bowery, (212) 466-1100.

Gallerists and artists, tell us about your upcoming shows by e-mailing the editor.