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Bivalence: Workspace 12

Bivalence: Working Space 12 presents the work of eight artists selected to participate in Artists Alliance Inc’s Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 LES Studio Program. The exhibition queries the tensions that arise from the sculptures, videos, and installations, asking the viewer to consider what truth—or truths— of individual experience these contemporary works bring to the …

Witness Material

Featuring Victoria Bradbury, Elizabeth Tolson and Steina Vasulka Curated by Nick Garofoli Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 4-6pmClosing Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, July 7, 4-5pmExhibition Dates: June 7 through July 8, 2012Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6pm

Butter Digger

Featuring Lainie Love Dalby, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Andrae Hinds, Anya Liftig, Irvin Morazan and Dawn Frasch Like the maid at the churn or the epicure at supper, Butter Digger concerns a metaphorical state of spiritual inquiry and a transformation of matter through consciousness. Butter Digger utilizes strange appropriations of ritualism to comment on contemporary forms of worship …

Trade School

Cuchifritos is pleased to host Trade School, an alternative learning space that runs on barter. Anyone can teach a class, and students sign up for classes by agreeing to bring barter items that the teacher requests. Trade School has hosted classes on everything from squatting the condos (in exchange for a kombucha mother and research …

Alison Owen: Shelf Life

Alison Owen’s installation Shelf Life came out of close observation of the Lower East Side neighborhood and its continual transformation, as well as respective functions, appearances and usual daily operations of both the Essex Street Market and Cuchifritos gallery. The work is inspired by the distinctions, similarities, overlaps and interactions of these two environments. Similar …

Daeng’gi Kimchi Factory

The Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation, in collaboration with Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, is pleased to announce Daeng’gi Kimchi Factory, an installation by Flora Choi. In her performance/installation, Choi substitutes chopped-off daeng’gi braids (a traditional Korean hairstyle worn by adolescent girls) for cabbage, and makes her own version of Kimchi. Choi confronts the male-dominated …

Made & Unmade

Cuchifritos is proud to present Made and Unmade, a solo exhibition that presents the conceptual strategies and stylistic tendencies of visual artist, Manuel Acevedo through three bodies of work: the Alpha-Bits series, Glory wall drawing, Renau’s Room and Soldier’s Playground. The selection of work deploys covert and overt military language through encoded forms in hybrid typography, …