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Doug Ischar at Golden Gallery

Solo Exhibition Opening: Doug Ischar: Sleepless, Golden Gallery, 120 Elizabeth Street, Ground Floor, opening January 5, 6 – 9pm.

Golden Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by Chicago-based artist Doug Ischar.  Two photographs from his Marginal Waters series were recently shown in Other Places at the Camera Club of New York, an exhibition of work by five international artists exploring  sexual identity and community. Sleepless draws from Ischar’s video installations originally produced and exhibited in the early ’90s that combine moving images and static objects to address definitions of masculinity, sexuality, violence and secrecy.  Ischar’s single-channel video works made since 2007 will be screened hourly at Golden Gallery from February 16 – 19 and 23 – 26, and Alone With You (2011) also will debut at Participant Inc. on January 8th alongside video works by Tom Kalin and Gregg Bordowitz.

Solo Exhibition: JEFF WALL, Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, through January 21.

New photographs by Canadian artist Jeff Wall produced in the last two years are on view at Marian Goodman Gallery in a show closing on Saturday, January 21st.   Wall’s large-format images displayed as monumental and smaller-scaled prints combine fiction and realism in a hybrid art practice drawing from documentary and conceptual methods.

Group Exhibition Opening: Illegitimate and Herstorical, A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street #228, DUMBO, Brooklyn, opening January 5, 4 – 6pm.

Artist and writer Emily Royson curated a group show reflecting various projects by 11 artists for the Currents  Exhibition series at A.I.R. Gallery.  The exhibition considers issues of labor, love, power, crossings and collectivity from alternative perspectives and features works by A Feminist Tea Party collective, Bland Boydston III, Rachel Farmer, Barbara Hammer, Reena Katz, Lucretia Knapp, Barbara Greene Mann, Alica O’Malley, L.J. Roberts, Tobaron Waxman and Chris Vargas.  In addition to the opening reception on Thursday, January 5th from 6 – 9pm, there will be a closing reception with Emily Royson on Sunday, January 28th from 4 – 6pm including a performance by A Feminist Tea Party from 2 – 4:45pm.

– Tema Stauffer