Coming Up: Betty, Wyclef Jean, and Krappy Kamerawork

FEBRUARY 9–13
Tribeca artist Diane Detalle has a show, “Reaching Up,” at Gallery 69: “In her first solo show since 2010’s ‘Pure Emotions,’ Diane Detalle’s new visceral journey takes us through a new scope of work and inspiration. With larger pieces showcasing a labyrinth of strokes and texture, this is an evolution of the idiosyncratic style that she has come to make her own. ‘Reaching Up’ is the culmination of a year’s worth of work through new materials, self-realization, and the belief that larger canvases can dominate space and shake the bedrock that is making up the traditional art world.”

FEBRUARY 14
Speaking and reading at the Pen Parentis literary salon: Austin Ratner, Amelia Kaheney, and Stephen Stark.

FEBRUARY 16
The band Betty will workshop new music at 92YTribeca.

FEBRUARY 17–MARCH 30
At FB Gallery: “FB gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in New York of Brazilian artist Rodrigo Martins. […]In his paintings and drawings, Rodrigo represents slightly unusual situations that evoke feelings of strangeness and brutality. The images are fragmented, layered and at the same time appear to be merging. Musical influences, rhythmic patterns appear and give a sensation of time at once passing and frozen.”

FEBRUARY 23–MARCH 31
Cecilia Vissers at Masters & Pelavin: “Inspired by the landscape of ‘the far north’ of Scotland during a trip in 2011, Cecilia decided to focus on the cliffs and extreme edges of land, this is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain. Isolated and dramatic. This work is an abstraction of the landscape, its purity, color and clear line. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and in the US.”

FEBRUARY 24
Another show (this one acoustic) by Wyclef Jean at City Winery.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 25
Karim Ghidinelli’s “Individually Collected” at Cheryl Hazan.

FEBRUARY 25
BMCC Tribeca PAC is proud to bring back NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston for a special concert: Randy Weston African Rhythms Orchestra Celebrate James Reese Europe & the Harlem Hellfighters.”

MARCH 6–APRIL 27
At RH Gallery: “Underworlds Rising’ is Yi Zhou’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The exhibition is built around Zhou’s 2010 short film The Greatness, a 3-D animated film inspired by Dante’s pilgrimage in The Divine Comedy set to a soundtrack produced in collaboration with Ennio Morricone. The film begins with a Grecian vase, modeled after Pharrell Williams’ head, shattering into pieces.”

MARCH 7–31
The Krappy Kamera Show at Soho Photo: “This unique and eagerly awaited exhibition […] will feature images that have been produced using equipment from the low end of the technological scale. The concept underlying this show is that in the hands of an artist, any piece of equipment can be used to create engaging photographs. The Krappy camera includes well-known names such as Diana and Holga as well as obscure junk-store finds and homemade pinhole jobs.

MARCH 12
City Winery hosts a preview/rehearsal of the Rolling Stones tribute to be held at Carnegie Hall (that show will definitely feature “Art Garfunkel, Marianne Faithfull, Rickie Lee Jones, Ronnie Spector, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Taj Mahal, Marc Cohn, The Mountain Goats, Peaches, Jovanotti & TV on the Radio, Glen Hansard of The Swell Season, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jackie Greene and more to be announced”). This one goes out to my friend Shawnda—we used to scream along to this on road trips….

MARCH 22–TBD
At the Museum of Jewish Heritage: “Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, and George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg.” Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller entertained audiences with American cinema classics like The Grapes of Wrath, Shane, and The Big Red One. But their most important contribution to history was their work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services, filming the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. [..] ‘Filming the Camps’ presents rare footage of the liberation of Dachau with detailed directors’ notes, narratives describing burials at Falkenau, and the documentary produced as evidence at the Nuremberg trials, among other historic material. Now, for the first time in the U.S., this material is being made available to a general audience.”

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