arts 07.20.06

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exhibition… The work of painter and printmaker Jacques Hnizdovsky (1915-1985) is on exhibit at the Ukrainian Museum, 222 E. 6th [2nd/3rd] 212.228.0110, through August 27th. Born in the Ukraine, he moved to the U.S. in 1949, and became well known for woodcuts that were strongly influenced by Japanese techniques. The exhibit includes many examples of his woodcuts as well as oil paintings such as Displaced Persons (1948), a detail of which is shown here.

indie rock… Friday: Math-rock pioneers Don Caballero bring pummeling percussion to the Knitting Factory. Sunday: Masters of melodic punk, Pretty Girls Make Graves play a free show at the McCarren Park Pool (with dodgeball and slip 'n' slide to boot). Just Announced…7/25 Cat Power (solo). 9/29 & 9/30 Sufjan Stevens.

documentary… Starting this coming Wednesday, Film Forum will screen The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover. It's a film by Paul Yule about photographer O. Winston Link, whose black-and-white, nighttime images of steam locomotives in the 1950s chronicled the end of an era. The documentary, though, focuses on the horror story of Link's marriage to Conchita Mendoza (whom he married when he was 73 and she was 48).

singer… Drop-dead gorgeous with even more beautiful pipes, Hilary Kole may not at first blush seem the likeliest of torch singers, but you may conclude after hearing her that she was born to sing torch songs (funny how archaic the expression 'torch songs' sounds nowadays) — as it happens, her up tempo numbers are just as good. She's performing at Birdland through Saturday. Sets are at 9 and 11pm, $30.

out of townTibet House is the sponsor of Toward a Buddhist Psychotherapy: Investigating Self and Selflessness, a seminar from July 27th-30th at the Menla Mountain Retreat in Phoenicia, NY. Of particular interest to us is that running the seminar, along with Robert Thurman, is NYC psychiatrist Mark Epstein, author of several books on Buddhism and therapy, including the enormously insightful Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart.

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