The quarterly day of programming returns with gallery openings, live movement performances, workshops, and pop-ups. Art Saturday is a moment to visit the community of artists and galleries residing #UpstairsAtIC and experience the ever-changing ground floor art program curated by the Collision Project.
Guided Tour: Singing in Unison by Brooklyn Rail
900 3rd Ave (Between 34th Street + 3rd Ave) | 11am – 6pm
Brooklyn Rail presents the seventh installment of its ongoing exhibition series, Singing in Unison, at Industry City. Once a postage facility, the gallery space is 16,000 square feet and has been remodeled specifically for this show. This rendition of Singing in Unison expands upon the themes presented in previous installments, and importantly, the unique quality each artist brings to their work is a cause for celebration. It is that uniqueness that enables us to rejoice in what Konrad Wachsmann referred to, in describing the Great Exhibition of 1851, as “the art of joining.” By showcasing the works of artists young and old, taught and self-taught, and hailing from every corner of the world side-by-side, we also participate in the form of creation by fostering a community bound by a mutual appreciation for art in all its many forms.
Join Brooklyn Rail on Saturday, September 24th for guided-tour sessions throughout the day, led by the curation team. The exhibition will continue to run every Wednesday – Sunday through December 17, 2022.
Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope
Court Tree Collective, 51 35th Street (The Makers Guild, Building 5) | 12 – 6pm
Court Tree Collective proudly presents Bill Brand’s limited edition Masstransiscope print portfolio. For the first time ever all 57 prints will be exhibited, corresponding to the iconic 228 animated “frames” of the artwork that can be seen in NYC’s Myrtle Avenue subway.
Bill Brand installed Masstransiscope in the unused Myrtle Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, New York in September 1980 and has been seen by millions of commuters for over forty years. Masstransiscope turns the subway into a movie machine, presenting a colorful, animated “moving picture” to commuters as the train moves through the tunnel. The images are viewed through a series of vertical slits set into a specially constructed housing built on the principle of the Zoetrope, a 19th-century optical toy. Masstransiscope is part of the permanent collection of MTA Arts and Design.
With Bill Brand’s fine art prints Masstransiscope’s images can be enjoyed above ground for their formal and painterly qualities. The prints are carefully executed to evoke the work’s brilliant reflective quality as seen in motion from the train as well as its physical and textural quality when observed as a traditional static image.
Court Tree Collective is an art gallery + shop established by a group of artists and creatives with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging and established contemporary artists.
Opening: Lilou Oh Yeah Solo Exhibition
YI GALLERY, 254 36th Street (6th Fl, Building 2) | 3 – 6pm
Until October 29, 2022
Yi Gallery is proud to present a new body of work by Li Xia (Lilou Oh Yeah). This is the France-based artist’s first New York solo exhibition and her second exhibition with the gallery. Li’s work is primarily oil and watercolor. It explores ephemeral moments and commonplace objects in daily life, expressed through carefully composed planes of flat colors and nuanced strokes. Both representational and imaginary spaces come alive in Li’s work, with her sensitive attention to the ordinary and the fleeting.
YI GALLERY program features a diverse and eclectic mix of emerging and mid-career international artists. YI is committed to offering a platform for distinctive artistic voices while enhancing the public’s interaction with contemporary art.
Opening: Contents Under Pressure
Mister Kaves’ Neighborhood, 51 35th Street (The Makers Guild, Building 5) | 12 – 5pm
Opening this weekend, Contents Under Pressure is an extension of gallery and art atelier Mister Kaves’ Neighborhood, located in The Makers Guild at IC. Led by Michael “Kaves” McLeer – a creator and fine painter whose artistic journey began with spray paint on New York City subway trains in the 1980s, the show celebrates urban art from its very first forms to the forms it is poised to take in the future. Contents Under Pressure showcases both the physical and digital work of Kaves along with other artists. Each physical work is accompanied by a digitized NFT version.
Terry Knickerbocker Studio: Live Movement Performance
Courtyard 5/6, 51 35th Street | 3 – 4:30pm
Experience a live, immersive, and physical performance by Terry Knickerbocker Studio and Hudson Valley Movement Co.. Known for their innovative and site-specific movement work; the Hudson Valley Movement Co. will bring their movement investigations to the outdoors, more specifically IC’s Courtyard 5/6.
SASKIA: Bead Making Workshop
51 35th Street (Building 5) | 12 – 4pm
Join SASKIA for a kids + adults beading workshop. With the purchase of their DIY bead kits, Saskia and her team will help to make your own jewelry.
SASKIA channels the inspiration found in cultures worldwide into original designs that resonate deeply with those who wear them. Made with materials sourced from Africa, Asia, Europe, and beyond, SASKIA seeks to bring the world a bit closer together.
Self-Guided Art Tour by The Collision Project
Campus-wide | All Day
Murals, sculptures, and installations from a variety of designers based in New York, and beyond. The Collision Project utilizes the campus of Industry City as a diverse and flexible testing ground for artists and visionaries to collaborate and promote exploration of the grounds. We nurture art as experience and facilitate and activate new areas of co-creation. Download the art map here