DAILY MAGPIE – January 8 – February 21 – Kent Gallery


Paul Laffoley: The Sixties

Kent Gallery showcases 10 constructs, diagramatic footprints left during the earliest leg of Laffoley’s spiritual and intellectual journey in the hollowed-out halls of thee Boston Visionary Cell…think of the pieces as intricate, cosmic post-it-notes to himself…maybe.

Date and Time: January 8th – February 21st, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm
Kent Gallery
541 West 25th Street, Second Floor, New York NY 10001
Free for all the ages

DAILY MAGPIE – Jan 16-18 – Sonnambula – Michael Bodel


The HERE organization’s 2009 Culturemart Festival serves up a multidisciplinary art stew with its unusual and innovative productions.  Sonnambula mixes puppetry, voice, choreography, and construction on a willy-nilly journey of supposed binaries– human v. object, life v. lifeless and the like.

HERE Arts Studio, $15, or $35 pass for the whole, month long, festival shebang.

DAILY MAGPIE – January 17th – February 28th – PRINTED MATTER

Printed Matter is curating a show of books, posters, pamphlets and other printed media made over the past 20 years by Critical Art Ensemble, “a collective of five artists of various specializations dedicated to exploring the intersections between art, technology, radical politics and critical theory.” On your way out, spend some time with Printed Matter’s vast array of D.I.Y. and special edition artists’ books, comics, zines and other goodies on display in the store.

Date & Time: Opening reception January 17th 5-7PM, on view until February 28th (Tues-Weds 11-6PM, Thurs-Sat 11-7PM, Closed Sunday & Monday)
Location: 195 Tenth Avenue between W. 21st and 22nd / NY, NY 10011
Price: Free

DAILY MAGPIE – January 15- February 13 – Christopher Miner



Take the Christian anthem Via Dolorosa made popular by Sandi Patti in the late 80’s, this dude in drag dressed Dana Carvey Church lady-style singing with the tune in eerily good falsetto, and put his lifeless, singing body in front of an alter with…  I think I may have said too much.  Some of the photos have an Eggleston quality to them- great Americana color photography depicting the (mostly white) common man/woman/family.  Miner adds extra irony and humor in his photos and video installtions, and with this show Easter for the Birds, a re-born Christian twist.  Good Goddamn.

Date and Time:  Opening Reception January 15 6-8

Venue:  Mitchell-Innes and Nash Chelsea

Address:  534 West 26th Street 

Price:  Free

DAILY MAGPIE – January 9-10 – Futurity musical



Date and Time: Friday, Jan. 9th – Saturday, Jan. 10th, 10PM

Venue: The Zipper Factory

Address: 336 East 37th St., Manhattan

Directions: A/C/E to 34th St. or 42nd St., N/R/Q/W/S to 42nd St.

Price: 15$

The Lisps bring on a theatrical song cycle blending dystopian sci-fi, civil war toil, found text, and technological hubris with experimental music and indie pop.