8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before August 12

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

    Opening: “Open House Open Studios” at Clocktower Gallery
    Summer projects will be on view as part of the summer residency programs at the Clocktower Gallery, including the unveiling of artist Matthew Ostrowski’s installation of computer-controlled rotary phones. —Michael H. Miller

    The Clocktower Gallery, 108 Leonard Street, 13th Floor, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack, ”The Post-Olympic City” at Storefront for Art and Architecture
    What happens to the Olympic sites after the games are over and the torch is extinguished and all of the optimism and chatter about how hosting the games will improve the economy has to be contended with? Some of these sites have become prisons, malls, housing, gyms or worse, go unused for decades, becoming relics of poor planning. This show, by Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack, presents a work in progress that explores life in the post-event city through archival photographs, video, research material and Olympic ephemera. For the exhibition, the gallery will also live broadcast the 2012 Olympic Games. –Rozalia Jovanovic
    Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

    Performance: Michael Mahalchick and Lizzie Scott, “Total Styrene: Breakdown,” at Klaus Von Nichtssagend
    From styrene happenings at Prospect Park to Rachel Uffner Gallery on the Lower East Side to the John Tevis gallery in Paris, Lizzie Scott’s performance piece “Total Styrene Experience” has been taking to unique locales and inviting guest artists from the dance, music and art worlds to explore the relationship between styrofoam and the body. Now Ms. Scott and collaborator Michael Mahalchick do a stint at Klaus Von Nichtssagend featuring the work by Lizzie Scott, Marcos Rosales, Becca Albee and David Galbraith. Come check out this exploration with the squeaky white packing material as it returns to the L.E.S. —R.J.
    Klaus Von Nichtssagend, 54 Ludlow Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

    Opening: Jessica Rath, “Take Me to the Apple Breeder,” at Jack Hanley Gallery
    This show includes porcelain sculptures of rare apple varieties and photographs of hybrid trees bearing newly invented apples. Sounds like a fine late-summer combination. And what a name for a show. —Andrew Russeth
    Jack Hanley Gallery, 136 Watts Street, New York, 5–7 p.m.

    Opening: Aidan Sofia Earle, “Bricolage” curated by Sunny Shin, at Gallery Ho
    This is Ms. Earle’s first solo show in New York, but you may have seen her work at “People Who Work Here” at David Zwirner. The show features works that layer mass-produced objects to create landscapes and street corners. —Dan Duray
    Gallery Ho, 547 West 27th Street, #208, 6–8 p.m.

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

    Opening: Karen Marston, “New Paintings,” at Storefront Bushwick
    Karen Martston’s landscape paintings will be on view at Storefront Bushwick and, in the gallery’s project space, Kerry Law’s paintings of urban settings will also be displayed. —M.H.M.
    Storefront Bushwick, 16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, 6-9 p.m.

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

    Screening: “ART + ANGER: a Kenneth Anger Screening” at RAC (Recession Art at Culturefix)
    Join Recession Art for a special, late-night screening of the films of experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Should be a swinging time. According to the press release, “[the films] are soundtracked by artists such as the Dells, A Raincoat, Jimmy Page, Elvis Presely, The Angels, Vivaldi, Ricky Nelson and the Shangri-Las.” —D.D.
    RAC, 9 Clinton Street, New York, 10 p.m.–1 a.m.

    Lecture: Christoph Cox on Max Neuhaus, at Dia:Beacon
    Audio-art scholar Christoph Cox will discuss the work of Max Neuhaus, the master sound artist who died in 2009 and whose work is on view at Dia:Beacon. This also offers a nice opportunity to see the museum’s Jean-Luc Moulène show and its first-ever group show, devoted to early video and film art from the archives of Electronic Arts Intermix. Both end their long runs at the end of the year. —A.R.
    Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, New York, 2 p.m.