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(Curator Nicholas Cueva with Daniel Dennett's "Haptic Whittles" at Underdonk) At first Daniel Dennett wasn’t sure showing his whittles at Underdonk was a good idea. Not because it’s a small gallery in Bushwick, but because it’s a gallery at all, and Daniel Dennett is a philosopher (specifically, a seventy-four-year-old professor of philosophy at Tufts), not a gallery-pandering, wallet-kissing art worlder.   According to this recent New Yorker profile, Dennett aimed to be an artist as a Harvard undergrad:...
LAUNCH F18—FLAGS DOWN: TYLER LAFRENIERE Launch F18 is in Manhattan, but Tyler Lafreniere is a Greenpoint boy (except for his unending devotion to Maspeth, Queens, where he runs Mrs. Gallery with Sara Maria Salamone). Previous installations by Lafreniere, all painstakingly casual, involved hand-sewn jock straps (Comfort and Support), a La-Z-Boy, and Ballantine (Tap the Rockies). Low-key, old-school bro stylings all around. It looks like this new one, his third solo show with the gallery since 2012, has sardines and OSB (oh...
A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based, always edifying art events.  99¢ PLUS GALLERY: TELEVISION A big 22-person show, curators Sarah Largess and B. Thom Stevenson bring together a bunch of works in greyscale—creating the feeling of being in the fuzz—to talk about viewing, being viewed, tuning in, and dropping out. This show also marks the announcement that 99¢ Plus Gallery will close on December 18, with this show: save the date for an "epic goodbye party" on January 20, 2017, and...