Donna Conlon’s second exhibition with the gallery features the premiere of her short film "Grandpa" (2015), which pivots around a stream-of-consciousness monologue by Conlon’s father-in-law, afflicted with an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The artist's first exhibition with the gallery will survey his films and photographs from the 1970s through the present. Haxton's work is in numerous museum collections, including MoMA, the Whitney, and the Pompidou.
For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, John Driscoll installed a series of playful ultrasonic sculptures that employ robotics and kinetic instrumentation to heighten viewers' understanding of the surrounding space.
The gallery's debut appearance in the Armory will feature new hand-sculpted works on paper by Nate Lewis.
TALKS & EVENTS
Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci // Luke Stewart and Miriam Parker
Thursday, November 21, 8pm: Introduced with a performance by Luke Stewart and Miriam Parker, Amirtha Kidambi (vocals) and Lea Bertucci (tapes and electronics) celebrate the release of their new album, Phase Eclipse.
Music by Others and Images by Phill Niblock
Friday, December 6, 8pm (Free)
Anton Ginzburg and Dasha Shishkin // Tamio Shiraishi and Nina Dante
Saturday, November 16, 5–8pm: Anton Ginzburg and Dasha Shishkin will give a talk about their current exhibition, "Partial Eclipse." Following the discussion will be an improvised performance by saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi and vocalist Nina Rosalind Dante.
Abigail Levine: Restagings No.3: Fall (C.A.)
Sunday, October 13, 2pm-12:30am: Choreographer Abigail Levine will lead a community of performers, writers, and their witnesses in a collective ritual in a 10 1/2 hour performance.
Daniel Neumann: Resounding the Tower
Sunday, June 30, 1:30pm: Daniel Neumann will use the Hill Hall tower as a large vertical filter, playing sounds into it, and picking up the acoustic responses with various microphones at different heights and placements.
greyfade label launch + bleckmann/branciforte album release
Friday, June 21, 8pm: greyfade partners with Fridman Gallery and CT::SWaM to present an evening of spatial sound works, where the distribution and localization of sounds is a primary compositional parameter and a central feature for the listener.
The Brandon Lopez Trio
Tuesday, June 18, 6pm: Brandon Lopez, Gerald Cleaver (drums), Steve Baczkowski (saxophone)
Wednesday, June 12, 7pm: Ukulele performance by singer-songwriter, Sylvie Simmons. An author and songwriter, Simmons is one of the rare women included in the predominantly-male rock writing elite.
Marina Rosenfeld and Ben Vida
Friday, May 17, 8pm: Marina Rosenfeld and Ben Vida will perform at the gallery to celebrate the release of their new album, Feel Anything
Byron Westbrook and Eve Essex
Tuesday, April 23, 8pm: Fridman Gallery presents two solo sets from performer-composers Byron Westbrook (Los Angeles) and Eve Essex (NYC). Eve Essex presents new and recent songs, combining avant-pop vocals with open-ended combinations of synthesizer and woodwinds. Byron Westbrook performs new works in just intonation for laptop and electronics.
ElSaffar - Fujiwara - Mathisen Trio
Wednesday, April 3, 8pm: Nate Wooley (trumpet) and ElSaffar (trumpet), Fujiwara (drums), Mathisen (saxophone)
Kvasova Band and Chingis Dub
Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm: Throat-singing dub from the central plains of the outer planets and Slavic Neo-Folk Electronica.
David Grubbs & Oren Ambarchi
Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 pm: Public Records and Fridman Gallery present an intimate night of music from author, composer, and former member of Gastr Del Sol, David Grubbs (Drag City) along with Australian experimental electronic guitarist and percussionist, Oren Ambarchi (Black Truffle).
Premiere of Muyassar Kurdi's "Field Dances" + Baird/Onda, Kurdi/Vitkova, Bertucci
Wednesday, March 13, 8 pm: "Field Dances" is a short 16mm dance film ruminating on space, scale, micro-movements, and anatomy, featuring movement by Eryka Dellenbach and Kurdi, and music by Ka Baird. Additional performances by Ka Baird, Aki Onda, Lucie Vítková, Muyassar Kurdi, and Lea Bertucci.
Ikue Mori & Ami Yamasaki; Jake Meginsky
Sunday, February 17, 7pm: Ikue Mori - live video, electronics, Ami Yamasaki - vocals; Jake Meginsky - electronics
New Ear Festival 2019
January 9-13, 2019 The gallery's fourth annual New Ear Festival will feature a screening of "Milton Graves Full Mantis" and performances by Mary Lucier, Luke Stewart, Leila Bordreuil, Charmaine Lee, Susie Ibarra, Brian Chase, Stephen Vitiello, Taylor Deupree, The New York Theremin Society, and others.