Art Installations, Events & Exhibitions in NYC ~ July 2024

 

 

 

Bruno Lucchesi, Foundry Bronze Pouring, 2022, Bronze, Courtesy of the artist, 10 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 191st Annual Academy Stye ~ The National Academy of Design in its new gallery in Chelsea

New Yorkers will kick-off July in celebration of our Country’s independence, along with annual events like the West Side Fest and the return of the weed-eating, Riverside Park goats. We will enjoy a Poster House Block Party, NYC DOT Summer Streets, and on Madison Avenue, a festive Bastille Day celebration, topped off with concerts in our parks. National Academy of Design opened its doors to its new gallery in Chelsea with the members exhibition, 191st Annual: Academy Style. Here are a few suggestions for the month of July.

191st Annual: Academy Style at The National Academy of Design

Don Porcaro, Collective 3, 2023, Limestone and marble, courtesy of the artist and Westwood Gallery, NYC. 34 x 16 x 14 inches; on the wall, the beautiful work of Jimmy Wright, Large Sunflower Grid No. 1, 2023, Graphite and water color, courtesy of the artist, FIERMAN, NY and Corbett v Dempsey, Chicago. 52 x 47 inches.

We were delighted to visit The National Academy of Design in its new home in Chelsea for its annual exhibition ~ 191st Annual: Academy Style ~ an exhibition featuring work by 117 National Academicians.

 

Yoko Matsumoto: Darkness Against Nature at White Cube New York

Yoko Matsumoto, Rock Flower, 1993,, Acrylic on canvas. 194 x 260 cm/76 3/8 x 102 3/8 in. © the artist. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christens)

White Cube is pleased to present Darkness Against Nature, a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yoko Matsumoto. Featuring  paintingsand works on paper created from the 1980s to the present day, the exhibition marks the artist’s return to  New York after almost three decades.

 

Jean-Pierre Villafañe ‘Playtime‘ on View at Charles Moffett in Tribeca

Jean-Pierre Villafañe, One-to-One, 2024, Oil on linen, 72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Charles Moffett Gallery.

Charles Moffett has opened its doors to Playtime, Puerto Rican-born, New York-based artist Jean-Pierre Villafañe’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition comprises a new body of work, including oil  paintings on linen, works on paper, and an architectural diorama, all of which Villafañe created during the esteemed Silver Art Projects residency that provides artists free studio space on the 28th floor of 4 World Trade Center. Ever the keen observer of his environment, Villafañe uses this insight into the Manhattan office to paint a narrative of the intricate dance between concealed individual desires and well-rehearsed corporate responsibility. Throughout this exhibition, Villafañe explores themes of power and illusion, fantasy and deviance, submission and irreverence, and sexuality and desire — all played out in an imagined yet eerily familiar “stage set” of the corporate office and performed by a troupe of traditional, white-collar workers.

 

OSGEMEOS: Cultivating Dreams at Lehmann Maupin

OSGEMEOS: Cultivado os Sonhos (Cultivating Dreams), 2023, Mixed media on MDF Board, 80.31 x 64.57 x 4.33 inches/204 x 164 x 11 cm. Image courtesy Lehmann Maupin

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Cultivating Dreams, the gallery’s sixth solo exhibition with OSGEMEOS, the renowned Brazilian artistic duo of twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo. Featuring 13 new  paintings and a site-specific immersive installation, the exhibition invites us into the vast and magical landscape of Tritrez, a dreamworld invented by the artists and developed in their work over the past three decades. The intricate patterns and vibrant colors employed in the works in Cultivating Dreams invoke a multisensory joy that is characteristic of OSGEMEOS’ expansive oeuvre.

 

Koichiro Takagi | Brian Chen: Weaving Wonders on View at GR Gallery

Brian Chen. Image courtesy of the artist and GR gallery

R gallery has opened its doors to “Weaving Wonders,” a cutting-edge duo exhibition featuring artists Brian Chen and Koichiro Takagi, showing together and at the gallery for the first time. The exhibition’s title reflects the specific technique—embroidery—that both artists use in their creative processes, as well as their ability to generate an irreverent impact through their work.

 

Gulf, an exhibition by Imani Jacqueline Brown on View at Storefront for Art and Architecture 

Still from Trace the shadow between this world and the other, 2024 by Imani Jacqueline Brown. Courtesy of the artist

Storefront for Art and Architecture is thrilled to present Gulf, an exhibition by Imani Jacqueline Brown. This exhibition examines the geographies of oil and gas, spanning from their cosmological origins to our emancipatory futures. Through audiovisual layering, sonic reimagining, and archival re-contextualizing, Gulfenvisions a blackout of fossil power across territories affected by the legacies of the Gulf Oil Corporation. It illustrates how the planet’s surface, depths, and biosphere have been depleted for the extraction of financial value. Imani’s work intricately ties the celestial with the geological, emphasizing the myriad ways fossil capitalism perpetuates epistemic, ecological, and economic violence. Yet, it also underscores a powerful impetus for the formation of fractal solidarity networks among peoples, places, and species, branching from Louisiana to Angola to Palestine.

 

Madison Square Park Conservancy Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Teresita Fernández’: Fata Morgana, 2015/2016 in Madison Square Park

Throughout 2024, Madison Square Park Conservancy celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its distinguished public art program with a singular slate of commissions and initiatives that reflect on the program’s history and impact while ushering in the next generation of artists to create transformative work for the park. To commemorate the occasion, the Conservancy has commissioned new works by four visionary artists representing a spectrum of creative practices, including major  sculptural projects by Nicole Eisenman and Rose B. Simpson, a vibrant tulle-based installation by Ana María Hernando, and a dynamic processional performance by María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Simpson’s and Campos-Pons’ projects will extend beyond Madison Square Park into Inwood Hill Park and Harlem Art Park, respectively, marking the Conservancy’s first collaboration with other public parks throughout the city and expanding the program’s reach into new spaces and communities.

 

Celebrating Independence Day ~ The 4th of July

The 48th annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks will take place along the Hudson River, with best viewing spots between 14th and 34th Streets. Beginning at 9:25pm, or watch on NBC Channel 4.

Don’t forget Nathan’s Hog Dog Eating Contest and a lot of other fun things to do in Coney Island. More Fireworks at Prospect Park, Coney Island, Fort Hamilton and Jones Beach.

Several local cruise lines will be on the water that night.

 

Madison Square Park + Carnegie Hall Offer Free Summer Concert Series ~ July 10, 17 and 24

Rose B. Simpson SEED in Madison Square Park
Rose B. Simpson, SEED

As part of Carnegie Hall Citywide, enjoy intimate musical performances that will have a direct connection to rose B. Simpson’s large-scale bronze and steel sculptures installed in Madison Square Park. The concerts begin at 6pm and are free and open to the public.

 

They’re Baaaa…..ck! The Riverside Park Goats ~ July 12

‘Running of the Goats’ in Riverside Park 2019. Images courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy

Riverside Park Conservancy will welcome back its famous herd of landscaper goats with a Goatham festival and ribbon-chewing on Friday, July 12. Joining the Conservancy for their fifth summer, the hard-working goats are being given a new job site assignment in Riverside Park at West 143rd Street where they’ll munch on poison ivy and other invasive plants. Undaunted by steep slopes, goats can navigate terrain that presents a major challenge for human gardeners, clearing the way for more ecologically beneficial plantings in the future. 

 

The Annual West Side Fest ~ July 12-14

Photo credit: Max Touhey

The West Side Cultural Network—a group of museums, parks, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions located within a half-mile portion of historic New York—is delighted to announce the return of West Side Fest. Now extended to three days of festivities, the second annual West Side Fest will offer free admission, special indoor and outdoor programming, crafts for kids and families, artmaking activities for all ages, performances, and much more. New Yorkers and visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the vibrant, cultural village along the waterfront of Manhattan’s west side!

 

Human Connection Arts Kicks-Off Events with Skinny Dip Day ~ July 13

Image courtesy Human Connection Arts. Photo credit: Carl Higgs.

Hot enough for you? Human Connection  Arts invites us to cool off during July with some very cool adventures!

This year, Human Connection Arts is partnering with the 5th annual Skinny Dip Day, taking place on July 13th (rain date July 14th), from noon to 4:00pm at Gunnison Beach (the only nude optional beach in New Jersey) in Sandy Hook.

In addition, Body painting retreats on July 26-28 and August 9-11; Artist residency, August 16-25; Live music and art party on August 24th; and the annual Sugar Hill Art Festival in Harlem on July 21st.

 

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Summer Exhibitions ~ July 13

Eileen Burgess, Jet number 4. Image courtesy of the artist in the exhibition The Art of Coney Island 3.

The summer season heats up at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) starting Saturday, July 13 with a pair of new shows: The Art of Coney Island 3, and In the Neighborhood.

 

The Annual Poster House Block Party ~ July 13

Celebrate Poster House’s fifth anniversary at our annual Block Party! Enjoy free admission, tours, music and dance performances, print and poster-making activities, children and family workshops, and much more all day long! With a full slate of activations and performances, there’s something for everyone! Stay tuned for a full lineup of events, and be sure to RSVP to be the first to receive exciting updates.

 

The 2024 New York City Poetry Festival ~ July 13-14

From our archives, The Poetry Society of New York ~ The Typewriter Project in Tompkins Square Park, 2015

The 13th annual New York City Poetry Festival will take place, rain or shine, on July 13th and July 14th from 11:00am to 6:00pm in Nolan Park, Governors Island. This years headliners will include Kazim Ali, Katie Farris, Safia Elhillo, and Ilya Kaminsky. The Event is Free, or visitors to the Festival can opt for a VIP ticket option.

The Festival draws over 15,000 attendees each year, and is designed for audiences of all ages.

 

NYC Celebrates Bastille Day ~ July 14

Celebrating Bastille Day 2018 on 60th Street

Every July 14th,  New Yorkers celebrate Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Formally called the Fête nationale française, there are a plethora of activities. Here are a few suggestions.

 

The ADAA’s 2024 Chelsea Gallery Walk ~ July 17

Installation view of the whimsical & wonderful OSGEMEOS in their new exhibition, Cultivating Dreams, at Lehmann Maupin

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) will hold its sixth annual Chelsea Gallery Walk on Wednesday, July 17th from 6:00 ~ 8:00pm. This is a free event that includes artist talks, film screenings, and both curator-led or self-guided tours.

 

Celebrate Edward Hopper’s Birthday with a Round-Trip Bike Ride between Meatpacking & Nyack with The Whitney ~ July 20

Image credits: Edward Hopper, Cyclist, 1895-99. Graphite pencil on paper, 5 × 8 in. (12.7 × 20.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1563.64. © 2023 Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper/Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art is teaming up with the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center and Transportation Alternatives to celebrate the birthday of iconic artist and avid cyclist Edward Hopperwith the second annual Whitney Hopper Ride.

This approximately 60-mile round trip bike ride from Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to Hopper’s birthplace of Nyack, New York, and back will take place July 20, 2024, close to what would have been Edward Hopper’s 142nd birthday on July 22.

 

Walk to the Top of the Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower ~ July 27

Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park

Join the Urban Park Rangers on Saturday, July 27th from 1-3pm as they open the gate to the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower and allow the public to walk to the top. This is a free event located in Marcus Garvey Park.

Since it’s Saturday, walk over to the Drummers Circle on the Madison Avenue side of the park near 124th Street to hear the Harlem Drummers, generally beginning around 2:30pm.

 

NYC DOT Summer Streets Begins in Queens and Staten Island ~ July 27

Summer Streets 2023 on Astor Place. Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr

 New York City Mayor Eric Adams today kicked off the city’s “a celebration of  New York City’s unrivaled summer offerings at a time when crime is down, jobs are up, and the city is more livable than when the Adams administration came into office. The Adams administration launched the starting with an event hosted by New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez to announce the city’s largest-ever Summer Streets program with expanded operating hours in all five boroughs for the first time since the program’s launch in 2008. This year, nearly 20 miles of Summer Streets corridors will be open to pedestrians and cyclists for eight hours (from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM) — a 33 percent expansion from previous years. The extended time represents the Adams administration’s continued commitment to the beloved summer program, building on the 2023 expansion that, for the first time, brought Summer Streets to all five boroughs after operating exclusively in Manhattan.

 

Still on View:

‘Layers of Identity’ with Art Lives Here at El Barrio ArtSpace on view to July 13, 2024

Hollie Heller, for the exhibition ‘Layers of Identity’ at El Barrio Artspace presented by Art Lives Here, Inc.

Layers of Identity celebrates the idea that human beings are layered, the complexity of our personalities, and individual histories is what makes us interesting. The exhibition explores the layers of societal structures and personal experiences that form how we see ourselves. Where we are from and where we have been often influences how we express ideas, as it does with all three well-travelled artists. Pauline Galiana, Hollie Heller and Joanne Steinhardt create in layers of materials, although informed by traditional techniques the contemporary aesthetic is unexpected. The viewer is likely to be unsure of what they are looking at. Is it a tapestry or is it a collage? Is it a woven textile or a paper assemblage? Is it fashion or adaptive reuse?

 

Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay at Hauser & Wirth on view through July 12, 2024

Jennifer Rochlin Studio, Altadena, CA © Jennifer Rochlin. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Keith Lubow

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Rochlin’s most recent series of large-scale hand-built terra cotta vessels on which she offers up an autobiographical journey—intimate scenes of her life and loves, of nature observed and of her own responses to the greats of art history. ‘Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay’ will remain on view on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building through 12 July.

 

Loft Law: Photographs by Joshua Charow at Westwood Gallery on view through July 13, 2024

Joshua Charow of Bob Petrucci & Ray Bailey’s Midtown Loft, 2023. Archival pigment print on Canson Platine paper, signed by the photographer. Image © Joshua Charow

WESTWOOD GALLERY  NYC presents  Loft Law: Photographs by Joshua Charow, the first solo exhibition for New York-based documentary photographer and filmmaker Joshua Charow (b. 1998), curated by James Cavello. This is Charow’s premiere exhibition of his photographs and short documentary films on  New York artists. The exhibition includes forty photographs by Charow and eighteen works of art by eleven of the artists featured in the photographs: Carmen Cicero, Loretta Dunkelman, Betsy Kaufman, Kimiko Fujimura, Joseph Marioni, Carolyn Oberst, Marsha Pels, Gilda Pervin, Steve Silver, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Way. The exhibition will be on view May 16 through July 13, 2024.

 

Shining Seas, Works by Eleen Lin at C24 Gallery on view through July 19, 2024

Eleen Lin, Mediation , 2019, on water, Watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 30″ x 44″. Image courtesy of the artist and C24 Gallery.

 C24 Gallery opened its doors to ‘Shining Seas‘, the first solo exhibition by New York City-based artist, Eleen Lin. This collection of oil  paintings, watercolors and drawings are all part of Lin’s continuing series, Mythopoeia, inspired by the classic novel by Herman Melville, Moby Dick, selections from which were featured in her 2022 show with Tammie Rubin, Mythodical.

 

Della Wells: Mambo Land at Andrew Edlin Gallery on view to July 19, 2024

Della Wells: Mambo Land on view at Andrew Edlin Gallery

It was in 2019 at the Outsider Art Fair,  that we were introduced to the work of Della Wells, and her equally talented friend, Rosemary Ollison.  Since that time, we have followed both artists on social media, hoping one or both would return to  New York. Today we were fortunate enough to catch Della Wells: Mambo Land. This is the second solo exhibition for Della Wells (b. 1951) at Andrew Edlin Gallery in the Bowery.

 

‘Americans in Paris’ at Grey Art Museum on view to July 20, 2024

18 Cooper Square in the NoHo historic district, the future home of NYU’s new Grey Art Museum, which will be located on the ground floor. Designed by Ennead Architects. Photo credit: © Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects.

After nearly a half century on Washington Square, the Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s fine arts museum, will reopen in a purpose-designed, larger, and more visible space at 18 Cooper Square in lower Manhattan on Friday, March 2, 2024. With this transformational move, the Grey will be renamed the Grey Art Museum. The inaugural exhibition will be ‘Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962‘ and will be on view from March 2 to July 20, 2024, along with a plethora of public programming.

 

Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures at Hauser & Wirth on view to July 26, 2024

Installation view, ‘Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion’ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY July 8 – October 16, 2022 Photograph by Midge Wattles & Ariel Ione Williams
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All Rights Reserved © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the estate’s representation by the gallery by spotlighting Hesse’s remarkable achievements in ‘Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures.’ This exhibition, organized by Barry Rosen, longtime adviser to the Hesse estate, in collaboration with art historian and critic Briony Fer, reunites five of her most celebrated large-scale works, all on loan from major American museums and all made in the most intense period at the end of her life from 1967 to 1969. Installed on the ground floor of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery on West 22nd Street, the exhibition will emphasize the breadth, scope and impact of Hesse’s materially experimental and psychologically charged sculptures.

 

The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism at The Met on view to July 28, 2024

William H. Johnson (American, 1901–1970). Woman in Blue, c. 1943. Oil on burlap, 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm). Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Permanent Loan from the National Collection of Fine Art, 1969.013

In February 2024, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and Chicago’s South Side and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration when millions of African Americans began to move away from the segregated rural South. The first survey of the subject in New York City since 1987, the exhibition will establish the Harlem Renaissance as the first African American–led movement of international modern art and will situate Black artists and their radically new portrayals of the modern Black subject as central to our understanding of international modern art and modern life.

 

A Brief History of the Future at Claire Oliver Gallery on view to August, 2024

BK Adams, To Be Better, acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas, 2024, 72 x 48 x 3 inches/183 x 122 x 8 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery.

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present A Brief History of the Future, a special group exhibition of works by gallery artists BK Adams, Barbara Earl Thomas, Stan Squirewell, and Carolyn Mazloomi—who the gallery recently started representing. Expressing themselves through painting, paper cuts, glasswork, found photography, and quilting, the artists in this presentation are time benders—wielding their practices in order to explore the interdependent and evolving dimensions of past, present, and future. With their own unique variations on the choreography of reflection and anticipation, these artists prove that chronological systems of time are insufficient to address the compounding complexities of and ever-shifting revelations about identity, race, gender, family, nature, culture, and politics. Calling on ancestral, generational, and societal wisdom, this show gives equal importance to those histories we bring into focus and those futures we attempt to influence. As Octavia Butler expressed in her 1993 novel Parable of the Sower, “All that you touch / You Change / All that you change / Changes You / The only lasting truth / Is Change…”

 

The Summer Exhibition, Pa.Ja.Ma at Keith de Lellis Gallery on view to August 1, 2024

PaJaMa, Paul Cadmus, Provincetown, MA. Photo courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

With a plethora of outdoor art installations unveiling and a giant hot dog sitting in Time Square, we are reminded that we are stepping into Summer! Adding to the season, Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, PaJaMa, the photographic artist collective formed in 1937 by American artists Paul Cadmus, Jared French and Margaret French ~ with a focus on their time in Saltaire, New York, Fire Island, Provincetown, Massachusetts and Nantucket ~ and the Queer Art World.

The Whitney Biennial 2024 on view to August 11, 2024

Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing

The Whitney Museum of American Art announces that 69 artists and 2 collectives will participate in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing. Opening March 20, this is the 81st edition of the Museum’s landmark exhibition series, the longest-running survey of American art. A presentation of the most relevant art and ideas of our time, the artists featured in the Whitney Biennial showcase work across most of the Museum’s gallery space as well as through a robust series of film and performance programs available at the Museum and online. Co-organized by two Whitney curators, Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli, the Biennial presents the work of contemporary artists working across media and disciplines, representing evolving notions of American art.

 

Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory at El Museo del Barrio on view to August 11, 2024

Detail, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Venus EnvyII: The Virgin’s Garden, 1994. Mixed media installation; 180 x 120 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Photograph by Daria Lugina.

On view May 2 to August 11, 2024, the exhibition features over 40 works including the artist’s large-scale altar-installations, as well as prints, artist books, and codices. Anchored by the multi-chapter “Venus Envy” series, Archaeology of Memory is a rare opportunity to view three decades of Mesa-Bains’s genre-defying artworks, many of which are on display together for the first time.

 

Pacita Abad: Underwater Wilderness at Tina Kim Gallery on view to August 16, 2024

The Far Side of Apo Island, 1989. Oil, acrylic, gold thread, plastic buttons, lace, sequins on stitched and padded canvas. Image courtesy of Pacita Abad Art Estate. Photo: Hyunjung Rhee.

Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present “Underwater Wilderness,” the gallery’s second solo show dedicated to the late Filipina-American artist Pacita Abad. Featuring eight monumental trapuntos, a form of textile-painting that Pacita pioneered, this exhibition offers a focused selection of significant work created between 1985 and 1989 from a small series inspired by the artist’s fantastical experiences scuba diving in the Philippines. The whimsical  paintings originally debuted as an immersive installation in 1986 at the Ayala Museum in Manila, and will be reunited in New York for the first time since their 1987 display at the Philippine Center. On view at the gallery from June 27th to August 16th, this stirring presentation runs concurrently with Pacita’s major retrospective at MoMA PS1, which closes on September 2nd before traveling to the  Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

 

Printer Savant: Lumiere Press and the Art of the Photo Book at Howard Greenberg Gallery on view to August 16, 2024

Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

An exhibition exploring the relationship between master book maker, Michael Torosian of Lumiere Press and gallerist Howard Greenberg will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from June 20 through August 16, 2024. Printer Savant: Lumiere Press and the Art of the Photo Book celebrates the decades long collaboration of Howard Greenberg Gallery and Lumiere Press. The exhibition will present a selection of fine art books by the Press alongside works by Bruce Davidson, Dave Heath, Consuelo Kanaga, William Klein, Dorothea Lange, Saul Leiter, Leon Levinstein, Ruth Orkin, Gordon Parks, Flip Schulke, W. Eugene Smith, and Edward Steichen, who were featured in books by Lumiere Press. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from June 20 ~ August 16, 2024. Howard Greenberg Gallery is located at 41 East 57th Street, 8th Floor, NYC.

 

Yoko Matsumoto: Darkness Against Nature at White Cube New York on view to August 23, 2024

Yoko Matsumoto, Rock Flower, 1993,, Acrylic on canvas. 194 x 260 cm/76 3/8 x 102 3/8 in. © the artist. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christens)

White Cube is pleased to present Darkness Against Nature, a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yoko Matsumoto. Featuring paintings and works on paper created from the 1980s to the present day, the exhibition marks the artist’s return to New York after almost three decades.

 

Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at Doris C. Freedman Plaza on view to August 25, 2024

Fred Eversley “Parabolic Light”, 2023 Image credit © Fred Eversley. David Kordansky Gallery, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, New York City, September 7, 2023-August 25, 2024, A 12-foot tall translucent and reflective magenta parabolic sculpture inhabits a park in a bustling city.

On September 7, 2023, Public Art Fund will unveil Fred Eversley’s mesmerizing 12-foot tall sculpture at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park. Eversley’s powerful new magenta-tinted cast polyurethane work, titled Parabolic Light, will offer visitors a captivating experience of perceiving the surrounding environment, others, and themselves through the artist’s “lens”. Simultaneously reflective and transparent, the luminescent parabolic form—a tapered cylinder—will serve as a focal point of serenity, transcendence, and the exploration of new dimensions and perspectives. The exhibition reflects Public Art Fund’s ongoing commitment to creating public exhibition opportunities for advanced career artists and artists of color, particularly those who may not have received widespread recognition earlier in their careers. Eversley’s presentation represents not only his first public sculpture in New York, but also the first outdoor placement of the artist’s large-scale polyurethane resin works.

 

Suchitra Mattei: We are nomads, we are dreamers on view at Socrates Sculpture Garden to August 25, 2024

Suchitra Mattei with artwork for the exhibition ‘We are nomads, we are dreamers’. Image by Anna Maria Zunino Noellert. Courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park

The 2024 summer exhibition is an immersive installation by internationally acclaimed, Indo-Guayanese and LA-based artist Suchitra Mattai. Drawing upon themes of identity, migration, and memory, the exhibition Suchitra Mattai: We are nomads, we are dreamers invites viewers to explore the intersections of cultural and personal histories through sculptured textiles, most notably heirloom, vintage saris. Her thought-provoking installations will transform the landscape of Socrates Sculpture Park, offering visitors a profound and immersive artistic experience coupled with dance performances.

 

Art Students League Works in Public in Riverside Park on view through August, 2024

Rendering, Art Students League, 2023 Works in Public, Sophie Kahn, Portrait of t., 2023. Image courtesy Art Students League

The Art Students League of New York in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Riverside Park Conservancy is proud to announce two new large-scale artworks by League artists Sophie Kahn and Marco Palli as part of the 2023 Works in Public program. The sculptures will be unveiled in a public ceremony at Riverside Park in Manhattan on November 9 and remain on view through August 2024. The 2023 Works in Public program also includes two works by League artists Helen Draves and Susan Markowitz Meredith, unveiled in July and now on view at Riverside Park South through July 2024. The unveiling ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 9, 3–4pm at 145th Street and Riverside

 

The Exhibition Vivian Maier at Fotografiska on view to September, 2024

Vivian Maier Self-Portrait. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

The exhibition Vivian Maier (from May 31, 2024 to September 2024) at Fotografiska New York will be the first institution to present the extraordinary work of this invisible artist in the United States. It will also be the final exhibition for Fotografiska New York at the 281 Park Avenue South location. The last day at the historic location will be September 29th, 2024, with Chapel Bar and the Verōnika Restaurant closing in mid-June, 2024. Stay tuned for news on the new Fotografiska New York location.

 

Frank Walter: To Capture a Soul + Josh Smith: Life Drawing at The Drawing Center on view through September 15, 2024

Frank Walter, MWG Milky Way Galaxy, n.d. Oil on Fiberboard, 18.5 x 14.6 inches (47 x 37 cm)

The Drawing Center is pleased to present Frank Walter: To Capture a Soul, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States to focus on the work of Antiguan artist Frank Walter (1926–2009). A polymath with a keen intellect and thirst for knowledge, Walter created a body of work that encompasses a variety of mediums, subject matter, and styles. During his lifetime Walter produced over 5,000 paintings, 1,000 drawings, 600 sculptures, 2,000 photographs, 468 hours of recordings, and a 50,000-page archive. Organized by The Drawing Center’s Chief Curator Claire Gilman, To Capture a Soul provides insight into not only Walter’s artistic practice but also his relationship to issues of race and identity, the legacy of slavery, the colonial and postcolonial experience, and the history and politics of Antigua, Barbuda, and beyond. On view June 21st.

 

Lineages: Korean Art at The Met on view through October 20, 2024

Image caption: Kwon Young-woo (권영우, 1926–2013). Untitled, 1984. Ink and gouache on hanji (Korean paper), 88 3/16 x 66 15/16 in. (224 x 170 cm). Courtesy of Kwon Young-woo Estate. Image courtesy of Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the exhibition Lineages: Korean Art at The Met, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Arts of Korea gallery. The exhibition will showcase 30 objects dating from the 12th century to the present day, including works acquired by the Museum in the last 25 years, paired with important international loans of 20th-century art. Some of the objects will rotate during the run of the exhibition. Through four themes—lines, things, places, and people—the exhibition will display the history of Korean art in broad strokes.

 

Edward C. Moore: Collecting Inspiration at The Met on view to October 20, 2024

Installation view, Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. Photos by Eileen Travel, Courtesy of The Met

Edward C. Moore (1827–1891)—the creative force who led Tiffany & Co. to unparalleled originality and success during the second half of the 19th century—amassed a vast collection of decorative arts of exceptional quality and in various media, from Greek and Roman glass and Japanese baskets to metalwork from the Islamic world. The objects were a source of inspiration for Moore, a noted silversmith in his own right, as well as the designers he supervised. The exhibition Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. (opening June 9, 2024) will feature more than 180 extraordinary examples from Moore’s personal collection, which he bequeathed to The Met, alongside 70 magnificent silver objects designed at Tiffany & Co. under his direction. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s holdings, the display will also include seldom-seen examples from a dozen private and public lenders. A defining figure in the history of American silver, Moore played a pivotal role in shaping the legendary Tiffany designaesthetic and the evolution of The Met’s collection.

 

Cannula Hanska Luger: Attrition on view in City Hall Park through November 17, 2024

Installation View, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Attrition at City Hall Park. Image courtesy of the artist and Public Art Fund

On June 5, World Environment Day, Public Art Fund will debut Attrition, a site-specific sculptural installation by interdisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger. Situated in City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, Luger’s 10-foot-long steel bison skeleton will lie within a bed of grasses native to this region, highlighting the profound interdependence between animals, humans, and the land. Placed on the pathway to City Hall, Attrition symbolically engages with New York City’s heart of policy-making, bringing to light the history of the bison’s survival.

 

BYENVENI, Welcoming Contemporary Haitian Diasporic Art at CCCADI to April 14, 2024

Photo credit: Remed by Madjeen Isaac

The artists featured in BYENVENI encompass a spectrum of artistic styles, with works spanning from visual documentary to paintings, photography and conceptual approaches. They delve into the concept of lakay transcending geographical boundaries, examining how they serve as sanctuaries for some, yet not for all. Collectively, this body of work pays tribute to the myriad interpretations of what makes a home, family, kinship, and community in the current context of Haitians worldwide. The exhibition will be on view from February 15 to November 14, 2024, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, February 15th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the CCCADI historic firehouse, 120 East 125th Street, NYC.

 

Peter Hujar: Rialto at The Ukrainian Museum on view to September 1, 2024

Peter Hujar, Paul Thek on Zebra, 1965, courtesy The Ukrainian Museum, New York, 2 May ~ 1 September 2024 © The Peter Hujar Archive ~ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

The Ukrainian Museum, New York, is pleased to announce Peter Hujar: Rialto, opening on 2 May 2024. The exhibition will present 74 photographs taken by the Ukrainian-American artist between 1955 and 1969.

 

Petrit Halilaj, The Met Roof Garden ~ On View through October 27, 2024

The 2024 Met Roof Garden Commission, Petrit Halilaj: Abetare

The Met’s highly anticipated 2024 Roof Garden Commission, by Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj (born 1986, Kostërc, former Yugoslavia), is now on view through October 27, 2024. For his first major outdoor installation, Halilaj has transformed the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden with a sprawling work that explores the intersection of reality and fantasy through the rich world of children’s drawings. The installation’s metal sculptures are inspired by children’s doodles, drawings, and scribblings found on desks at the school he attended in Runik, Kosovo, as well as schools in Albania and countries from the former Yugoslavia, which are now undergoing significant cultural and sociopolitical change. The Roof Garden Commission: Petrit Halilaj, Abetare is the 11th in the series of site-specific commissions for the outdoor space.

 

Chakaia Booker: Shaved Portions on The Garment District Plaza ~ on View to November 1, 2024

Artist Chakaia Booker, Shaved Portions, Installation view. Photo credit: Alexandre Ayer/© DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance.

haved Portions, a 35-foot-tall abstract sculpture comprised of deconstructed rubber tires, created by renowned sculptor, painter, and photographer Chakaia Booker, is standing tall in the Garment District as part of theGarment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit.

 

Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Freedom Plaza on view to December 15, 2024

Conceptual rendering of Field of Light at Freedom Plaza. Credit The Soloviev Foundation.

Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro arrived in New York to reveal a first look at the conceptual renderings of his highly anticipated public art installation, Field of Light at Freedom Plaza. Made possible by the Soloviev Foundation, Field of Light at Freedom Plaza will welcome guests free of charge and present meaningful opportunities for community engagement and educational programming.

 

Survival Piece #5: Portable Orchard at The Whitney Museum will be on view through January 1, 2025

The Harrisons, Survival Piece #5: Portable Orchard, 1972–73 (installation view, Art Gallery at California State University, Fullerton). Citrus trees, soil, wood, and lights, dimensions variable. Courtesy California State University Fullerton Archives & Special Collections

Survival Piece #5: Portable Orchard, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on June 29, 2024, explores alternative, sustainable food systems in an imagined future where natural farming practices are obsolete. Artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, often referred to as “the Harrisons,” conceived and designed the project in 1972, a period when environmentalist movements in the United States were taking shape. Inspired by the growing social awareness of vulnerable ecosystems, the Harrisons developed “Survival Pieces,” proposals for installation projects that served as works of art and calls to action. The instruction drawing for Portable Orchard, which is in the Whitney’s permanent collection, details the build plans for the self-sustaining indoor garden and offers tips on tree care as well as creative recipes for celebrating the grove’s yield. This installation marks the first standalone museum presentation of the fully realized grove of eighteen citrus trees in over fifty years.

 

Huma Bhabha: Before the End Arrives tin Brooklyn ridge Park ~ On View to March 9, 2025

Huma Bhabha: Before The End. Installation Image Credits, Huma Bhabha: Before The End, courtesy of the artist; David Zwirner; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY. Presented by Public Art Fund at Brooklynn Bridge Park, New York City, April 30, 2024-March 9, 2025.

Opening April 30, Public Art Fund will debut Huma Bhabha: Before The End, an exhibition featuring a series of four new large-scale bronze sculptures set against the verdant backdrop of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, Bhabha’s works blend aesthetic, cultural, and psychological elements, probing the intersections of art, science fiction, horror, and mythology.

 

Bruno Catalano: Travelers on view to May, 2025

Bruno Catalano, Benoit, part of ‘Travellers’ installation, May 2024

We thought it would be a rather hard act for the Patrons of Park Avenue(POPA) to follow after its 2023/2024 commission, Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls. But we believe they have risen to the occasion with the 2024/2025 commission by French sculpture artist Bruno Catalano, unveiling ‘Travelers‘, a series of nine monumental works along the Broadway divide from 35th to 38th Streets ~ concurrent with an exhibition at Galleries Bartoux in Soho.

 

Gillie and Marc: The Wild Couch Party at Fosun Plaza on view to May 28, 2025

Gillie and Marc ‘The Wild Couch Party at Fosun Plaza,, NYC. Image courtesy Gillie and Marc.

This public sculpture experience is an invitation to join the best party in the world. Expertly crafted in bronze, the couch is ready and the animals are already partying, all that is left is for the public to take their seats. Take a seat at ‘The Wild Couch Party’ unveiled by Gillie and Marc on Fosun Plaza.

 

The Girl Puzzle, Roosevelt Island on view ~ To be Announce

Installation for The Girl Puzzle in progress on Roosevelt Island. Image via prometheusart.com

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. The sculptural installation will be known as “The Girl Puzzle” and invites the viewer to experience many facets of Nellie Bly’s talent, conviction and compassion. The ground-breaking journalist and women’s rights advocate exposed the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in 1887 on Roosevelt Island.

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