Pablo Picasso said the purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls. By Thursday, most of us living in the world’s cultural capital start feeling a little dusty, which is why we suggest you wash your soul with some art (and a drink!) to celebrate the launch of independent pop-up gallery Cuevas Tilleard Projects. It’s the work of Australian Caroline Tilleard, a Melburnian in New York since 2009, and her American colleague Anna Maria Cuevas. When it comes to art, these ladies know the score: Caroline has both a Masters of Architecture and of Art History, while Anna Maria majored in Art History at Williams College. They both have day jobs at Skarstedt, a secondary-market contemporary art gallery on New York’s Upper East Side, but have teamed up to find the best and brightest young emerging artists through Cuevas Tilleard Projects. In curating a series of short-run exhibitions, they hope to squeeze their favorite collector friends, favorite artworks, and favorite artists into temporary spaces downtown for pop-up events. The first of these is ‘Chancing With The Stars,’ an exhibition of work by Matias Cuevas, Rob Davis and Max Warsh. The artists will be present at the opening party on Thursday night, so you can learn more about their work by discussing it with them, or with Caroline and Anna Maria. They love art even more than they love dressing up like Wayne and Garth.