Activism

Nightlife As Activism Since 1980

September 18, 2015 - October 10, 2015

Activism in Nightlife Since 1980 sponsored by Visual AIDS focuses on the intersection of the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis and nightlife from the 1980s to the present. Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, nightlife has been an escape, a community, a forum for information about safer sex practices and a center for activism. Taking its title […]

La Galleria: 39X17

October 15, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Curated by Elise Gardella In La Galleria, 39X17 celebrates all the poets of ::::Presenting at 17::::: happenings with artists, writers, musicians, and innovative makers instigated by Elise Gardella on the third Sunday of the month since October 2012 in her East Village apartment on 4th Street. This small room transforms from home to living corridor—a portal to someone’s practice, […]

La Galleria: Star Maps

October 28, 2015 - November 24, 2015

La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Star Maps, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist Brad Greenwood. This is the artist’s second solo show at La MaMa Galleria. Brad Greenwood’s Star Maps envisions a post-apocalyptic astrological map, in which a future civilization re-casts the night sky from the remnants of our lost art […]

La Galleria: Pattern of War

December 2, 2015 - December 19, 2015

Paintings by the late Leonard Rosenfeld Curated by Mary-Ann Monforton Pattern of War presents a series of paintings done at the end of a 50-year long career. They demonstrate a highly accomplished painter whose style remained both narrative and expressionistic. These emotionally charged works offer a tale of devastation and isolation that find their expression […]

La Galleria: La MaMa Family Show 2015

December 22, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Opening reception: December 22, 7-9 pm  For the annual La MaMa Family Show, artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 54 year history are invited to contribute pieces of art for display. The eclectic salon-style hanging includes a large variety of work, with sales directly supporting both the artists and La MaMa’s artistic mission. With artists from across […]

La Galleria: Unwelcome Guest

January 8, 2016 - January 31, 2016

La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Unwelcome Guest, the first solo show of New York-based artist Zach Bruder. These new works riff variously on still lives, figuration, and landscape, employing a bold, graphic sensibility in portraying aspects of Americana: its domestic architecture, its art history, its myths. As reinterpretations of traditional painterly genres, the […]

Galleria: Alexis Myre’s ‘The Power of Limits’

February 4, 2016 - February 21, 2016

Alexis Myre’s artworks are each a small universe: a sphere in which natural materials, geometric patterns, and symbolic references all mingle. These elements are incorporated into mathematical systems, where pins, thread, and pencilled lines chart each item and its relations, and establish a microcosm of order and influence. With the logic of a drawing and […]

Galleria: Gay Arms

February 26, 2016 - March 13, 2016

For the exhibition Gay Arms, Grant Shaffer presents a new body of photographic work. The series is documentary in style, with its subjects pulled from the artist’s life. Shaffer describes his artistic process as a means of understanding: “When I’m taking pictures, I think of myself as an alien who’s here for a while, trying […]

Galleria: Introductions

March 17, 2016 - April 10, 2016

La MaMa Galleria is pleased to present Introductions, curated by New York-based painter Roberto Juarez. For this exhibition, Juarez and eight of his colleagues will each introduce an artist of their choosing to the gallery. The show focuses on visual and spatial conversations between artists working at different stages of their careers, and through this […]

La Galleria: Advection By Eileen Lang

April 14, 2016 - May 8, 2016

For Eileen Lang’s second exhibition with La MaMa Galleria, the artist presents a series of new paintings in acrylic and ink. When these liquids are permitted to direct their own motion, the results are genuine and natural. In Advection, Lang explores this process by encouraging pigment and paper to mingle and direct their own paths. […]