As far as this week's openings go, there is big group show called "A Massive Swelling" opening on Friday, December 20th, 6 p.m., at Muddguts in Williamsburg. Works by over 40 artists will be on view including Swoon, Leo Fitzpatrick, Will Boone, Todd James, Jen Shear, Nick Atkins, Barry McGee, MQUE, Stephen Powers and Paul Wackers. And, to top it all off, there's a "special musical performance" at 8 p.m.
If you're in a naughty mood, be sure to check out Abby Lloyd's installation "The Yule Lord's Workshop" opening on December 19th, 6 to 8 p.m., at 83 Bowery on the second floor. Pick up some coal (and maybe a good spanking) and next year, try to be a little nicer.
On December 20th and 21st, 47 Canal Gallery is presenting a special performance piece by Xavier Cha called "Fruit Machine 2" at the New Museum. It's an experimental game show that the New York artist describes as "mechanized synesthesia." Tickets are available HERE.
Leila Heller Gallery opens their second annual young collectors exhibition on December 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. with works by the legendary graffiti artist LA2. It's up until January 8th.
Space 776 opens their Winter Salon group show with works by 22 artists on December 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Grey Area opened a holiday pop-up shop called Fort Grey featuring works from over 50 artists. It is open now thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday to Monday, from noon to 6 p.m.