David Zwirner Kicks-Off the Fall Season with Four New Exhibitions

 

 

 


Image: Portia Zvavahera, Title to be confirmed, 2021. © Portia Zvavahera. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner.

David Zwirner will present four exhibitions, each opening on November 4th in its Chelsea locations. Ruth Asawa: All Is Possible at 537 West 20th Street; Seen in the Mirror: Things from the Cartin Collection at 537 West 20th Street; Neo Rauch: The Signpost at 533 West 19th Street; and Portia Zvavahera: Ndakaoneswa marimba at 525 West 19th Street.

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‘Jaume Plensa’ a Solo Exhibition to Open at Galerie Lelong & Co in October, 2021

 

 

 

Jaume Plensa, HORTENSIA (nest), 2021. Alabaster, 58 5/8 x 45 1/4 x 20 1/2 in (149 x 115 x 52 cm), 1076 kg. © Jaume Plensa. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, is pleased to present a solo exhibition with Jaume Plensa, featuring new sculptures by the artist, including the debut of the new nest series, that explore the innovation of figurative forms in his depictions of contemporary portraiture.

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The Glass Art Exhibition ‘Lino Tagliapietra: Journey’ at Heller Gallery in October, 2021

 

 

 

Lino Tagliapietra, FENICE, 2012, glass, 13 x 47 x 4 3/4 in (33 x 119.4 x 12.1 cm) Image courtesy of the Gallery

Heller Gallery will open its doors to an exhibition by the octogenarian Italian maestro Lino Tagliapietra,  who announced his retirement from the furnace last month.  The exhibition, on view from October 8 – November 6, 2021, focuses on prime examples of new and archived works and honors the unprecedented 75 years Tagliapietra, who just celebrated his 87th birthday,  has spent practicing his art.  The exhibition is curated by Douglas Heller, one of the leading authorities on contemporary glass.

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Tanino Liberatore: Poetry Interrupted! at Philippe Labaune Gallery in October

 

 

 

Images (L-R) Tanino Liberatore, Les Fleurs Du Mal, Les Phares, 2015; Charcoal on paper, 45.28 x 55.12 inches ~ Tanino Liberatore, Ranx Regeneration, 2017; Acrylic on canvas, 32.28 x 22.44 inches. Images courtesy of the Gallery

Philippe Labaune Gallery will open its doors to Poetry Iinterrupted! ~ an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Italian artist Tanino Liberatore. On view will be paintings the artist created highlighting his infamous 1980s Italian comic series’ protagonist, Ranxerox, a hyper-masculine cyborg anti-hero that shook the world of comics with themes of sex, drugs, anarchy, and violence. Accompanying Liberatore’s paintings will be a selection of works created by international artists paying homage to the iconic comic books series. Artists include Paul Pope, Jonathan Barravechia, Victor Kalvachev, Oliver Valtine, among others. Also on view will be a selection of eleven large-scale drawings Liberatore made in response to Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), a collection of poems written by 19th century French poet, Charles Baudelaire. Poetry Interrupted! will be on view October 7 ~ November 13, 2021, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 7th from 11am to 9pm.

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Reka Nyari: Punctured Ink to Open at Fremin Gallery Chelsea

 

 

 

“Effet Papillon”, Hand Punctured Pigment Print.

Fremin Gallery will open its doors to Punctured Ink, a new exhibition featuring works from Reka Nyari. The new series “Punctured Ink” incorporates works from Nyari’s ongoing portrait project titled “Ink Stories”, which was introduced at Nyari’s very first solo gallery exhibit, and consists of large-scale nude photographs that explore the concept of self-identity and female empowerment.

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A Poster House Museum Fall 2021 Preview

 

 

Vera List & The Posters of Lincoln Center

The Poster House Museum will reopen in two weeks with four distinct exhibitions, all opening on September 2nd. Let’s take a look at what will be on view.

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America Martin: Seeing America + Jada & Jon at JoAnne Artman Gallery in September

 

 

 

America Martin’s ‘I See Heroes Everywhere’ Series, available individually. Image courtesy of the Gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present, Seeing America, an exhibition of new portraits that investigate humanity, legacy, and change. Freehandedly and unapologetically capturing her subjects, America Martin’s compositions are a personal reflection of the human experience and condition. Through the stories they tell by means of history and Martin’s depictions, this assembled group of leaders challenge us to be our very best selves.

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Lisa Yuskavage: New Paintings at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Image: Lisa Yuskavage, Night Classes at the Department of Painting Drawing and Sculpture, 2018–2020 (detail)

David Zwirner Gallery will open its doors to an exhibition of new works by Lisa Yuskavage. For more than thirty years, Yuskavage’s highly original approach to figurative painting has challenged conventional understandings of the genre. Her simultaneously bold, eccentric, exhibitionist, and introspective characters assume dual roles of subject and object, complicating the position of viewership.

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Alice Neel: The Early Years at David Zwirner Gallery in September

 

 

 

Image: Alice Neel, Spanish Party, 1939 (detail). Image courtesy of the Gallery.

David Zwirner will open its doors to an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Alice Neel (1900–1984) from the first decades of the artist’s influential career. On view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location, the focused presentation centers on works from the 1930s through the 1950s, and includes interiors, memory paintings, New York City streetscapes, and portraits of family and others close to Neel. At turns atmospheric, somber, and deeply personal, these works offer a chronological account of this significant period of Neel’s life and work, and engage themes of interiority, intimacy, and the negotiation between private and public, which continue to resonate in our present moment.

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More Life ~ AIDS in the Art World: A 40th Anniversary Timeline at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Frank Moore, Everything I Own II, 1993 (detail). Image courtesy of the Gallery

More Life ~ AIDS in the Art World: A Timeline at David Zwirner Gallery is an exhibition and timeline marking the fortieth anniversary of the US Centers for Disease Control first reporting on the disease we came to know as AIDS. More Life highlights a selection of artists whose lives were cut short by HIV/AIDS related complications during the first twenty years of the epidemic.

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Stall & Dean Unveils Sports Memorabilia Exhibition at Chelsea Market

 

 

 

The Museum of American Manufacturing at Chelsea Market, organized by & images courtesy of Stall & Dean.

Let’s take a journey through American sports history with The Museum of American Manufacturing in New York City. Stall & Dean announced its first art exhibition on display at Chelsea Market, coinciding with the global celebration of the Summer Olympics. The exhibit will take viewers through an American manufacturing time machine, with its unique display of diverse sports memorabilia and artifacts created by Stall & Dean throughout the years.

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Georges Bess: Tale of Unrealism to Open at Philippe Labaune Gallery in September

 

 

 

Georges Bess, Lieutenant Myrtille (Hommage a Jean Giraud), 2016-2017, pen and ink, forty-eight panels of paper. Framed dimensions 82 x 160 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Philippe Labaune Gallery will open its doors to Tale of Unrealism ~ an exhibition featuring a selection of large-scale drawings and illustrations by French artist Georges Bess. This is the first time the artist will be exhibiting in the United States. Bess, an illustrator of comics and graphic novels, is recognized as a master of line and ink and his collaborations with renowned Chilean-French artist Alejandro Jodorowsky. In recent works, Bess breaks away from the parameters of the book, creating ornate world originating from a single page that he expands upon intuitively, in a trance-like state of drawing. Also on view will be a collection of original comic strips from Bram Stoker Dracula (2018) and his 1989 graphic novel Le Lama Blanc (The White Lama).

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‘Summer Breeze’ Opening at Fremin Gallery NYC

 

 

 


ANTOINE ROSE – “La Madrague” – 40″ x 40″. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Fremin Gallery’s latest exhibition, “SUMMER BREEZE”, captures the peaceful energy of the summertime with stunning artworks from Bob Tabor, Antoine Rose, and Christophe Pouget. Their images tap into our collective desire to escape the heat and relax along the water as the hot summer days take over.

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Melting Point, a Group Exhibition of Glass & Ceramic Artists at Heller Gallery

 

 


Lauren Mabry, Loopy Block, 2019. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Heller Gallery in collaboration with Ferrin Contemporary, will open its doors to Melting Point, a group exhibition of glass and ceramic artists whose use of the melting point is central to their practice. Featuring nearly 100 works by 22 artists. The artists, both established and emerging, explore the inherent physical qualities of materials that are formed and reformed by melting, as well as express their concern for the environmental melting point our planet seems to be approaching.

Join Amber Cowan and Lauren Mabry in conversation with Diane Wright on August 17th at 1:00pm Register Here.

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Dave McKean: Black Dog Opening at Philippe Labaune Gallery in July

 

 

 

Image courtesy of Dave McKean and Philippe Labaune Gallery, 2021

Philippe Labaune Gallery will open its doors to Black Dog, an exhibition of drawings by British artist Dave McKean from his 2016 graphic novel Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. McKean, a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans illustration, photography, film, and music, utilizes this multifaceted approach to form a dream-like psychological portrait of British landscape and wartime artist Paul Nash.

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Yeji Moon: Paper Towns to Open at Fremin Gallery, Chelsea

 

 

 

Yeji Moon: Castle 51″ x 63.7″, 3D collage with newspaper on canvas. 2013, $6,500. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Fremin Gallery will open its doors to a new exhibition featuring works of Korean-born artist Yeji Moon. Paper Town will open on June 10th.

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Aldara Ortega: Dive In, a Photography Exhibition at Galerie l’Atelier in Chelsea

 

 

 

Aldara Ortega, “One Love”, 2018, Photograph, 46″ x 57″ Framed. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Galerie l’Atelier presents the photography exhibition “DIVE IN” by Aldara Ortega in their Chelsea space in New York City. The show features a collection of female underwater portraits. Through a submerged feminine eye, we are presented with unique stories from four diverse women.

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Martin Adalian: Disintegration, Opening this Summer at JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

 

 

Martiros Adalian, Disintegration; Acrylic, Oil, Tar on Canvas; 10 x 8 in. Image courtesy of the gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery opens its doors to DISINTEGRATION, a showing of Martin Adalian’s most recent paintings that explore the disintegration of memory, material, and of past and present. Appearing as though recovered relics with aged facades and canvas imperfections, Adalian’s paintings fuse contemporary aesthetics of mixed media and grunge with classical portraiture. Establishing new, modern context for his portraits, Adalian imbues an audacious attitude alongside a deep appreciation toward tradition. Through his distinct combination of old and new, his works promote the retrospection of artistic innovation and human emotion while navigating the complex, cyclical nature of disintegration and rebirth.

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Hauser & Wirth + Hunter College in MFA/MA Exhibition, ‘We Were Already Gone’

 

 

 

Sydney Shavers, Rose Mount Rose, 2021; Acrylic paint, Resin, Raspberries, Blackberries, Sugar, Joint Compound, Flowers, Red Carnations, Red Rose, Food Dye, Canvas, Corn Syrup, Cherries, Pigment, Flax Seeds, Oranges, Queen Anne Candies; 40.6 x 30.4 x 2.54 cm /16 x 12 x 1 in. Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Hunter College and Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth New York will open its doors to ‘We Were Already Gone’, an exhibition at its West 22nd Street location in the Chelsea Arts District, organized in collaboration with Hunter College. Curated by graduate students in Hunter’s Department of Art & Art History, this exhibition will showcase the work of artists currently enrolled in the school’s MFA Program in Studio Art. ‘We Were Already Gone’ spotlights the diversity and holistic approach that have situated Hunter uniquely among American institutions devoted to higher education in the arts. The show will present an array of works across mediums, with sculpture, painting, and videos that confront the global cultural and political reckoning underway.

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Miles Hyman: Narrative Images at Philippe Labaune Gallery

 

 

 

Miles Hyman, Crash #23 – Crestline, 2021, Oil on linen, 45 x 63.75 inches

Philippe Labaune Gallery will open its doors to Narrative Images, an exhibition of paintings and original comic strips by French American artist Miles Hyman. This will be the debut of Miles Hyman’s paintings in New York. Informed by mid-century American realism, European symbolism, and film noir, Hyman’s recent work is a study in light, imaginative juxtapositions, and a record of personal geography. Accompanying his paintings will be a selection of original comic strip drawings from graphic novel adaptations of Hyman’s grandmother Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery, James Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia, among others. Narrative Images will be on view from May 13 – June 26, 2021 with an opening reception on May 13th from 11 AM to 9 PM.

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Tetsumi Kudo: Metamorphosis at Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street

 

 

 

Bonjour et Bonne Nuit (Good Day and Good Night), Tetsumi Kudo, 1963; Wood, metal, plastic; 134 x 67 x 67 cm/52 3/4 x 26 3/8 x 26 3/8 in © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Courtesy Hiroko Kudo, the Estate of Tetsumi Kudo. Photo: Lance Brewer

In a wide-ranging practice spanning four decades, postwar Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo (1935 – 1990) explored the effects of mass consumerism, the rise of technology, and ecological degradation on post- war society through satirical, critical, elaborately detailed and meticulously constructed environments that continue to exert a powerful influence on artists today. Opening 5 May, ‘Tetsumi Kudo. Metamorphosis,’ the artist’s first exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York, focuses upon the late artist’s idea of metamorphosis which emphasizes the need for personal and collective spiritual evolution beyond the values of Western Humanism, which he believed caused war, racism, and colonialism, and alienated people from the natural environment.

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Hauser & Wirth Celebrates the Work of Frank Bowling: London/New York

 

 

 

Enter the Dragon, Frank Bowling, 1984; Acrylic, acrylic gel and polyurethane foam on canvas with marouflage. 223 x 213 cm/87 3/4 x 83 7/8 in; 230 x 219.6 x 10.5 cm/90 1/2 x 86 1/2 x 4 1/8 in (framed). © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved. DACS 2021. Photo: Damian Griffiths courtesy of the gallery

Reflecting the scale and scope of a prodigious six-decade career that has unfolded while criss-crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Sir Frank Bowling’s inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth will be presented in both the gallery’s London and New York locations simultaneously, beginning May 2021. With works on view spanning over 50 years of the British icon’s career from 1967 to the present day, ‘Frank Bowling – London / New York’ celebrates the ways in which one artist’s inventive approach to the materiality of paint has expanded the boundaries of abstraction.

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Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color to Open at Pace Gallery in May, 2021

 

 

 

Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color. Pace Gallery; Above: Agnes Martin, Desert Flower, 1985, acrylic and pencil on linen, 72-1/8″ x 72-1/8″ (183.2 cm x 183.2 cm) © Estate of Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pace Gallery is pleased to present a monographic exhibition dedicated to the paintings of Agnes Martin, whose work left an indelible mark on the history of modern and contemporary art and has continued to inspire generations of artists. For Martin, painting was defined by an ongoing exploration of its capacity to express a vision of beauty born of intuitive inspiration. Featuring a range of paintings from the 1970s to the early 1990s, from Martin’s multicolored striped works, to compositions of color washed bands defined by hand-drawn lines, to the deep gray Black Paintings that characterized her work in the late 1980s, this exhibition examines Martin’s attentive use of color in each of these phases. Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color traces this evolution within the context of Martin’s broadening vision during the latter half of her career—one that crystalized her pursuit of perfection and quest to deepen her understanding of painting’s essence, unattached to emotion or subject, yet radiant and meditative in its pure abstraction.

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Sam Durant’s Untitled (drone) Heading to The High Line Plinth in May, 2021

 

 

 

Sam Durant, Untitled (drone), 2016-2021 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art.

On the heals of The High Line Plinth’s inaugural installation, Simone Leigh: Brick House, today The High Line announced its next artist ~ Sam Durant: Untitled (drone), arriving on the Plinth in May.

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‘Good for Health ~ Bad for Education: A Tribute to Otomo’ at Philippe Labaune Gallery

 

 

 

Katsuhiro Otomo Kaneda, 2015 Felt pen, China ink and acrylic on paper; ©Galerie Glénat, courtesy of Jacques Glénat

If you are a lover of comic art, you will be delighted to hear that long-time European comic art collector, Philippe Labaune will open a gallery in Chelsea. in April. The inaugural exhibition, “Good for Health – Bad for Education: A Tribute to Otomo” will showcase illustrations by 30 international artists in homage to Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s seminal 1982 manga series: “Akira.”

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Galerie l’Atelier in Chelsea Presents Pascal Goet | Cat Sirot: Pareidolia

 

 

 

Cat Sirot, First Kiss- Rose Gold, 2020, Resin chrome silver plating; 22″ x 21″x 14″

PAREIDOLIA: the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern. The human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

In this exhibition featuring photographs from Pascal Goet and Sculptures by Cat Sirot, Galerie l’Atelier showcases two artists who stimulate  imagination through their research of shapes and patterns inspired from the world of nature. Here, the gallery presents their very personal universe that would remain invisible to our eye otherwise.

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Fremin Gallery presents Alex Guofeng Cao: Pixelation

 

 

 

Alex Guofeng Cao: Ali VS Armstrong, 60″ x 40″, Chromogenic Print with Dibond Plexiglass.

In a captivating new collection, Alex Guofeng Cao dazzles audiences with his unique twist on instantly recognizable images. Inspired by history and pop culture, Cao manipulates one iconic image to create another in his extraordinary large-scale works. From a distance, the pieces appear to be a singular image but as the viewer approaches closer, you find each work is a masterfully crafted compilation of minute detailed images layered next to one another, creating a mesmerizing and hypnotic optical illusion.

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‘Susan Grabel: Homeless in the Land of Plenty ~ Redux’ at Ceres Gallery, Chelsea

 

 

 

Susan Grabel, ‘Once Upon a Time’ (1989). Image courtesy of the gallery.

Ceres Gallery in Chelsea has opened its doors to the timely exhibition, Susan Grabel: Homeless in the Land of Plenty ~ Redux, clay sculptures. Grabel has a long tradition of social commentary in her work. Through it, she explores the social and political realities of modern society, and tries to evoke the complex web of feelings that these realities engender.

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The High Line unveils Shortlisted Proposals for The Plinth with Sculptural Maquette’s on View

 

 

Pamela Rosenkranz, Old Tree via The High Line

The High Line asked for your thoughts on 80 artists’ proposals for the third and fourth High Line Plinth commissions to open in 2022 and 2024 ~ and with your help, they now have a shortlist of 12, on view as sculptural maquette’s in the Coach Passage at 30th Street. The selected artists are Iván Argote, Nina Beier, Margarita Cabrera, Nick Cave, Banu Cennetoğlu, Rafa Esparza, Teresita Fernández, Kapwani Kiwanga, Lu Pingyuan, Pamela Rosenkranz, Mary Sibande, and Andra Ursuţa.

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Robert Nava: Angels to be Inaugural Exhibition at second Vito Schnabel Gallery on West 19th Street, Chelsea

 

 

 

Robert Nava: Gold Sky and Wind Angel, 2020; Acrylic, grease pencil and crayon canvas, 85 x 73 in (215.9cm x 185.4cm) © Robert Nava; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Robert Nava: Angels  will inaugurate Vito Schnabel’s second New York City exhibition space, located at 455 West 19th Street in the Chelsea Arts District. This will be the first New York solo exhibition for the Brooklyn-based artist, and will be a debut for a new series of paintings devoted to the archetype of the seraphim, the winged figure that has animated art history since the early Christian era of the 4th century. With these works, the angel takes its place in Nava’s contemporary visual mythos, joining riotously colored monsters, knights, and chimerical beings that populate his deceptively carefree canvases and works on paper.

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Roni Horn. Recent Work to open at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Ron Horn; Detail from:LOG (March 22,2019–May 14, 2020), 2019 -2020©RoniHornCourtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Roni Horn has spent the past four decades questioning accepted notions of identity and meaning, thwarting closure and opening up new possibilities of perception through her expansive body of work across mediums. Beginning 18 February, ‘Roni Horn. Recent Work’ will present the artist’s latest achievements in the realm of drawing, a medium she has described as ‘a kind of breathing activity on a daily level.’

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The Rubin Museum of Art Celebrates the Himalayan New Year 2021

 

 

Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year. Image courtesy Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art will be celebrating the Himalayan New Year on February 7th with a virtual, festive afternoon filled with art-making activities, baking and performances.

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Fremin Gallery Presents the Mesmerizing Work of Inkyeong Baek in ‘Happy Hour’

 

 

 

Inkyeong Baek, Wine glasses. Images courtesy of the artist

Fremin Gallery kicks-off 2021 with the work of Korean artist, Inkyeong Baek. The exhibition, entitled ‘Happy Hour’ beautifully captures in oil the delicate magic of glassware in her signature style.

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Galerie l’Atelier + Fremin Gallery present ‘Paris Wanderlust’

 

 

 

Jean-Luc Olezak, Le Pont des Arts, Paris, 2006, Silver Gelatin Print. Image courtesy of the gallery.

For all those who love Paris, you won’t want to miss Galerie l’Atelier, in partnership with Fremin Gallery, in its presentation of Paris Wanderlust. Each artist in this group exhibition brings the city to life, capturing their most treasured places. Here, the gallery describes this pictorial adventure.

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‘Albers and Morandi: Never Finished’ to Open at David Zwirner Gallery, Chelsea

 

 

 

Image: Giorgio Morandi, Natura morta (Still Life), 1953 (detail)

David Zwirner is pleased to present Albers and Morandi: Never Finished, which will be on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location. The exhibition explores the formal and visual affinities, and contrasts between two of the twentieth century’s greatest painters: Josef Albers (1888–1976) and Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964).

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David Zwirner presents 20/20, Rethinking & Looking for a Vision Beyond….

 

 

 

Nate Lowman, Basic Trajectories, 2020; Oil, alkyd, and nylon thread on canvas; 49 x 77 1/2 in/124.5 x 196.9cm. Image via David Zwirner.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by artists from the gallery’s program located at  537 West 20th Street, NYC.

The world has never faced such uncertainty: everything from our understanding of public health and racial injustice to our geopolitical order and our social and environmental responsibilities is being challenged and rethought. 2020 may go down as the watershed year when the deck was reshuffled; and while we don’t know the future, our minds are busy speculating, anxiously rethinking and looking for a vision beyond.

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George Condo. Internal Riot at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Internal Riot, 2020; Acrylic, pigment stick and metallic paint one linen; 208.3 x 203.2 cm/82 x 80 in. © George Condo Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to ‘Internal Riot,’ an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by American artist George Condo. Made during the quarantine period, these works reflect the unsettling experience of physical distance and the absence of human contact during this prolonged time of so- cial isolation. The pandemic has forced Condo to take his portraiture practice to a new level, with invented cha- racters captured in an abstract web that reveals the humanity inherent in their fractured psychological states.

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The Rubin Museum Creates an Entire Floor Dedicated to Social & Emotional Learning

 

 

The Rubin Museum of Art transforms its third floor galleries into space for Social and Emotional Learning. Renderings: © Peterson Rich Office / The Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art announced today that on November 10 the Museum will close its third floor galleries, where the permanent collection exhibition Masterworks of Himalayan Art is currently on view, and begin construction on a new interactive space for social and emotional learning for all ages. Scheduled to reopen fall 2021, the third floor, renamed Mandala Lab, will bring cognitive science, contemplative practice, and visitor-contributed art experiences to the heart of the Rubin, as well as act as the new home for School and Family Programs. The Mandala Lab will draw on the symbolism of a Tibetan Buddhist mandala, which also serves as conceptual inspiration for the floor.

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Emma Amos: Falling Figures at Ryan Lee Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

EMMA AMOS
Head First, 2006
Acrylic on canvas with hand-woven fabric and African fabric borders, 68 x 53 1/2 inches (172.7 x 135.9 cm)

Ryan Lee Gallery opened its doors to the exhibition, Falling Figures, an exhibition of paintings by Emma Amos. This is the first exhibition to mine this motif in Amos’s work, an exploration that began with her Falling Series (1988-1992) and continued into the twenty-first century. Amos was a celebrated artist and educator who began her career in New York in the 1960s. She was the only female member of the influential African American artist group Spiral, alongside Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Hale Woodruff. Amos, whose work ranged from graphic, to expressionist, to figurative, has always understood that, as she put it, “to put brush to canvas as a black artist was a political act.”

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Kara Walker: Drawings on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co in Chelsea

 

 

 

Kara Walker, Installation view,Sikkema Jenkins & Co

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. has reopened, and is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works on paper by Kara Walker, featuring selections from the artist’s personal archive alongside more recent drawings. The show previews a selection of works that will be included in Walker’s first major exhibition in Switzerland at the Kunstmuseum Basel opening in June 2021. The museum exhibition will travel to Schirn Kusthalle Frankfurt, Germany and the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art in Tillburg, The Netherlands.

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Want to Help the High Line Imagine the Future of The Plinth?

 

 

 

 

The High Line would like you to share your thoughts on 80 artists’ proposals for the third and fourth High Line Plinth commissions to open in 2022 and 2024.

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Looking back at José Parlá, ‘Segmented Realities’ on the Plaza at The Standard High Line

 

 

 

Jose Parla: Segmented Realities at The Standard High Line 2014

With José Parlá unveiling a new exhibition at The Bronx Museum of the Arts this month, we thought it a good time to take a look back at one of our favorite installations by the artist. Segmented Realities, commissioned by The Standard High Line in 2014.

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The Chelsea Flea Market Reopens! Every Saturday & Sunday

 

 

Looking back at Chelsea Flea

Oh, how we love our flea markets, and how we have missed one of the last outdoor markets in Manhattan, The Chelsea Flea. Good news came today, when we learned that the Chelsea Flea will reopen on September 12th and 13th.

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David Zwirner Reopens New York Galleries with Three New Exhibitions

 

 

 

Josh Smith. Image courtesy David Zwirner gallery

David Zwirner gallery will be reopening globally, with the New York galleries opening their doors to three new exhibitions. Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and Harold Ancart: Traveling Light on September 10th, and Josh Smith in New York and London, concurrently on September 15th.

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Fremin Gallery re-opens with ‘Long Weekend’ on August 6th

 

 

Anne Valverde, Love is Pink, 47″ x 60″ Image courtesy of the Gallery

Fremin Gallery will reopen its doors on August 6th with a new summer exhibition aptly titled ‘Long Weekend.’

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The Rubin Museum of Art Launches New Online Collection Database

 

 

Tara Protecting the Eight Fears; Kham Province, Southeastern Tibet; late 19th-early 20th century; Pigments on cloth with silk brocade; Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Michael Henss, Zurich

With a globally renowned collection of nearly 4,000 objects spanning more than 1,500 years from the Himalayan region, the Rubin Museum of Art launches a new and improved online collection database today. A total of 381 objects from the Rubin Museum’s permanent collection are now available at collection.rubinmuseum.org. This marks the first phase of an initiative to make the Rubin Museum collection accessible to visitors, students, teachers, and scholars alike around the world. More objects will be added continually, with the goal of eventually publishing the entire collection.

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Hauser & Wirth Opened its New Selldorf Architects Designed Building in Chelsea

 

 

 

Hauser & Wirth, 542-548 West 22nd Street, NYC. Image courtesy Selldorf Architects

Now, with New York City in Phase 3, Hauser & Wirth has opened the doors to its new building located at 542 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. The 36,000 square-foot, Selldorf Architects designed building includes a bookshop, crafted cafe and bar, and large flexible-configuration gallery spaces with site-specific artist interventions in such areas as stairways and elevators.

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Atlantic Gallery presents ‘Future (Perfect)’ an Online Exhibition & Benefit

 

 

Carol Crawford, The Secret Life of Flowers, Mixed media construction, 25″ h x 31″ w x 5″ d, $2,500. Image courtesy of the artist and Atlantic Gallery

Atlantic Gallery opened its Online Viewing Room to the exhibition, Future (Perfect). In an effort to do their part and help our amazing city get through this tough time, Atlantic Gallery members have decided to donate 20% of all sales to the UNITED WAY NYC: Covid19 Community Response & Recovery Fund.

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Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea

 

 

 

Rita Ackermann, Mama, Morty Smoking, 2019; Oil, pigment, acrylic, china marker, and graphite on canvas; 223.5 x 198.1 cm/88 x 78 in © Rita Ackermann. Photo: Thomas Barratt. Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 20 February, Hauser & Wirth will present the latest body of work by Hungarian born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann ~ a suite of new paintings in which figures and motifs rise to the surface of canvases, only to dissolve and reappear elsewhere again. Continue reading “Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea”

Dionisios Fragias: The Landscape I Can’t Unsee at Fremin Gallery

 

 

 

Dionisios Fragias: Loner, 2019 20.75 x 20.75 x 1.75 in Aluminum, oil paint, UV varnish. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Dionisios Fragias is a New York based artist born on the Greek island of Kefalonia and raised in New York City. He is the protege of acclaimed artist Jeff Koons whose years-long mentorship, working very closely together, has instilled in the artist a sensitive approach to his art practice. Through his own works, Fragias examines human nature’s tendencies towards creation and destruction. Continue reading “Dionisios Fragias: The Landscape I Can’t Unsee at Fremin Gallery”