.NO, an artist‐initiated, nonprofit gallery that opened on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in February, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of RED, the last chapter of THE NORTH STARS. A series of three month‐long group shows, each exhibit features contributions by 8‐10 visual artists paired with one or more performance artist(s). Alluding to the participants’ shared geographic origin, the title of the series is a tongue in cheek‐reference to Polaris – Norwegian artists are, of course, the guiding lights of the art world! But implicit in it is also the very fallacy of the notion of one leading direction in the arts: with more than one steering star, who knows where true north lies?
Structured around the tricolor of the Norwegian flag, the series explores the symbolism and psychological connotations inherent in the individual hues. Currently on view through March 30th, the second installment is dedicated to the color WHHHIIITTTEEE. Then, opening on April 1, the final round: RED, a selection of narratives on the eternal themes of love, passion, Eros, pain, violence, and lust for life, all conveyed through the vehicle of the body.