opens tonight, Wed, May 14, 6-8p:

War Stories
 curated by Anthony Haden Guest

William Holman Gallery, 65 Ludlow St., NYC

War Stories brings together an impressive and diverse group of artists, whose work focuses primarily on war and conflict. The exhibition features Steve Mumford’s documentary watercolors from Iraq and Afghanistan, poured paint castings of Taliban gunshot holes by Piers Secunda, video work of Desert Storm by Nin Brudermann, Farideh Sakhaiefar’s conceptual display of smuggled Iranian war objects, photography by Trevor Paglen, terrorist bomb sculptures by Gregory Green, and Alfredo Martinez’s firearms drawings alongside a video interview by Mika Mattila.  - thru June 21

Opens Tonight, June 28, 6-8p:

Yeah we friends and shit

Josée Bienvenu Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC

this group exhibition brings together seventeen international artists separated by six degrees, in one form another -aesthetic affinities, studio neighbors, distant cousins- all making work that expounds on the casual state of friendships in a digital world and the resulting casualties. “Making Friends”, a series of performances and events curated by Sam Roeck will take place every Wednesday at 6:30pm starting July 11th.   - thru Sept 8