arts 01.10.13

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Brooklyn Bridge Park.

At Marlborough Chelsea, (damage), an exhibit by Robert Lazzarini, opening tonight, of familiar things, like a window, storm-tossed by a tempestuous world.

Photographer Kenneth Josephson's vintage black and white images are featured in a show at Gitterman Gallery, opening Friday.

An exhibition by the French abstract minimalist artist Daniel Buren, including 'situated works' in Plexiglas and fabric and a room of fiber optics, opens tonight at Bortolami Gallery. As always for M. Buren, context is, if not all, much.

National Geographic: The Past and Future Present, opening tonight at Steven Kasher Gallery, shows vintage photos and illustrations from the magazine's formidable archives.

Artists examine the gold standard at Underline Gallery: Mine: Take What's Yours opens January 15. Keep reading for more gold…

art Alexander Melamid celebrates Hell and Heaven as only he could. Hell, on view at (Art) Amalgamated Gallery, 317 10th [27th/28th], takes the form of videos of 20th century cultural icons burned in effigy. Heaven can be found at the artist's studio, evoked (or provoked), by paintings with the word God written on gold-leafed enamel. A horse-drawn carriage is the S train for the event.

event Tekserve, indie Apple purveyor and fixer, seems like, on second thought, a perfect place to host an exhibit of the essential pop artist Ken Brown. NYC Street Pop (“film, photos, & other fun stuff”) opens Saturday afternoon. There will be slideshows and short films on the store's big monitors, as well as individual iPads. A recurring theme is the revelatory juxtapositions we create every day just by being among the city's street art, store fronts, and advertising. The show should itself be a recapitulation of that very theme.

music Take hook-laden folk-rock, give it a rootsy spin with a Brooklyn base, perfect sliding harmonies, and a sometime vintage, Mumford-y look, and you'd be extremely lucky to get something like The Lone Bellow. Their first album drops January 22 (stream it courtesy of NPR), and catch them at Bowery Ballroom on February 5, 9pm, $12 (on sale at noon tomorrow).

theater Opening tonight on Broadway, Sharr White's play The Other Place is about a neurologist whose life appears to be fraying. Directed by Joe Mantello, it stars the superb Laurie Metcalf giving a memorable performance.

talk Andrew Solomon, author of the rave-reviewed Far From the Tree, about parents of exceptional children, talks with Laurie Muchnick, book editor at Bloomberg News, tonight, 7:30pm, at Park Slope's Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place [8th Ave.], presented with Community Bookstore. $10 suggested donation. [Photo: Annie Leibovitz]

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