Anagnorisis Picks

We are seriously remiss in not posting more Anagnorisis Picks posts. There have been some amazing shows that have gone up in the past couple of weeks that are unmissable. Here are four – two just starting and two that are in progress.  Unfortunately, I have to be brief.  There aren’t many more shows going on and so much time to list them! Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.

A Temporary Place at Claire Oliver


Jennifer Poon’s Sleep
Watercolor, Gouache, on Cut Paper, 45 x 62 inches

Another impressive exhibit at Claire Oliver showing the fleshy work of Jennifer Poon entitled A Temporary Place is opening tonight.  This is one of those artists whose works simply must be viewed in person.  The images online are wonderful, but there’s so much more to see in person.

This exhibit is up from Apr 15th, 2010 to May 15th.  The reception tonight runs from 6 – 8 p.m.  Claire Oliver Gallery is located at 513 West 26th Street in NYC.


Julie Heffernan’s Self Portrait as Boy in Flight
oil on canvas, 52 x 68 inches

Every time I see Julie Heffernan’s work, I get completely lost in all the details much in the same way I get lost in a fantasy daydream about far away worlds.  Close up, her style has a surprising looseness to it that tends to snap me out of whatever reverie I’ve floated into.

Boy, Oh Boy is opening next week on April 29th, 6-8pm.  The work will be up until June 5th.  P.P.O.W. Gallery is located at 511 West 25th Street, Room 301.

Eric White, Nicola Verlato, Fulvio Di Piazza at Jonathan Levine Gallery


Eric White’s Massacre of the Innocents (DETAIL)
oil on canvas, 4 x 16 feet

I’m mostly excited to see the work of Eric White in this 3-man show at LeVine‘s gallery.  White’s work is always intensely surreal and nostalgic, never failing to tickle the senses of the dreamer in me.  The work by Nicola Verlato and Fulvio di Piazza is nothing to sneeze at either.

This exhibit opened on April 10 and will be up through May 8.  Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located on 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

The Secret Museum at Observatory

To take you out of Chelsea altogether, I would also like to invite you to make your way out to Gowanus Brooklyn to visit Observatory.  There is currently a show of Joanna Ebenstein’s photography of oddities she’s come across in her travels to odd museums and institutions from around the world.  There are also not a few actual oddities on view that she’s picked up along the way.  Joanna is the creator of the Morbid Anatomy Library which you can also ogle while there.

Observatory is located at 543 Union Street (at Nevins) in Brooklyn and shares a space with the Proteus Gowanus Gallery. Her exhibit will be up until May 16th. Check out the Observatory website for their long list of events. They’ve got many events going on right now having expanded a lot in the past few months. Anagnorisis has been watching Observatory grow for about a year now and are very pleased to watch them thrive and get the attention they deserve.

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