Tonight’s activities – as is often the case – are clustered on the LES around Grand Street, with three far-out openings followed by the three grand Grand Street Galleries:
Bortolami 39 Walker St reception: Ben Schumacher The China Chalet Group 6-8
Situations 127 Henry St reception: Andres Bedoya Still Life with Others 6-8
Krause 149 Orchard St reception: Oliver Hibert Infinite Rainbow of Doom 6-8
Peter Freeman 140 Grand St reception: Summer David Adamo, Geoffrey Hendricks, Shara Hughes, Stephen Pace, Emily Mae Smith, Ned Smyth, Pat Steir, curated by Ugo Rondinone 6-8 – dependable
Peter Blum 176 Grand St reception: Excavation Zahoor ul Akhlaq, N. Dash, Josephine Halvorson, Corin Hewitt, Erik Lindman, Stanley Rosen 6-8 – a very fine gallery indeed
Marc Straus 299 Grand St reception: Stereo Love Seats Hot Wheels Mark Manders, Joel Otterson, Huma Bhabha, Red Grooms, Rona Pondick, Michael Brown, Sandra Tomboloni, Woody de Othello, Jeanne Silverthorne, Folkert de Jong, Paloma Weiss 6-8 – Very LES….
Gallery 131 Eldridge St reception: SYE Retrospective: A Solo Exhibition by SYE: An Uncut Look at The Experiences of a Woman Coming into Adulthood – 2011-2017 7-10
AEG Underground 212 Bowery reception: Maiden Form curated by Heather Benjamin 6-8
But we’re going to the Nieue Museum at 86th and Fifth which is not only free Fri night but at night looks far better – and is far more full of far more interesting people. After? the Met Museum – open nights all weekends promises music, snacks, art and interesting people.