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May 2016


Birgit Rathsmann

May 14–July 9, 2016

Kingdom Splurge (4)

Lauren Halsey

An interplanetary liquid environment composed of hyperreal gardens, fantasy landscapes, and pools of beauty water.

July 2016

Ecstatic Resilience

Sable Elyse Smith

September 1–October 29, 2016

Refuge in the Means


Canaries will address the two primary components of their practice—collective care and self-care—through programs and documentary activities

October 2016


Corrine Fitzpatrick

November 3–December 23, 2016


Željka Blakšić

BROUHAHA is a shape-shifting habitat, with a sculptural skate ramp positioned in the space as its physical anchor.

December 2016

Get in Where You Can Fit in

Danielle Jackson

January 3–March 4, 2017

You Never Know What Idea You Might Have

Motoko Fukuyama

A two-month project that will forge links between Recess and Argo Electronics, located on Canal Street one block away from our storefront.

March 2017

Fantasies of the Junk Shop

Hunter Braithwaite

March 10–April 8, 2017


Andrew Lampert

Faked/Out is a multi-platform response to the world’s current information crises.

April 15–May 21, 2017

Recess: May 21, 2014

Am Schmidt

Recess: May 21, 2014, a month-long summoning of musician Dave Navarro.

May 27–July 9, 2017

Wonder Room

Allison Janae Hamilton

Wonder Room is a hybrid of a treehouse, resource lounge, imaginative think tank, and community environment.

July 13–September 1, 2017

Steady Pulse

Brendan Fernandes

Steady Pulse is a club that plays host to a diverse range of happenings and interventions, including performances, movement workshops, conversations.

August 2017

Ground Up

Kemi Adeyemi

September 8–October 28, 2017

The Service Room

Maayan Strauss

The Service Room is a project that will create a unique environment and framework for the communal exchange of services.

October 2017

Kitchen Sink Drama

Joshua Simon

November 2017

To Do You

Will Rawls

November 3–December 23, 2017

A Ponemos Chancla

Troy Michie

A Ponemos Chancla is an installation that simulates a men’s formalwear shop to explore camouflage, the semiotics of fashion.

December 2017

Razzle Dazzle

Shantrelle P. Lewis

January 9–March 3, 2018

Invisible Man Tattoo

Doreen Garner

Invisible Man Tattoo is a pop up tattoo shop offering designs that reflect the histories and experiences of Black people and the African Diaspora.

March 6–April 21, 2018

Shug Avery’s Kiss

Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Shug Avery’s Kiss, a project that will turn the physical space of Recess into a juke joint.