Gallery Shows in New York City This Month – April 2018

Many of the world’s most acclaimed artists live in New York City, including up-and-coming painters, sculptors, video and performance artists, and photographers. Take advantage of the rich art scene by checking out some gallery shows in New York City this month. City Guide has the best gallery events rounded up here.

 

Saturday Sketching – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 21, 2018 – New York

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum’s galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

Viktor Popovi?: Split Archives – C24 Gallery
Through April 21, 2018 – New York

C24 Gallery is pleased to present Split Archives, a solo exhibition by artist Viktor Popovi? marking his inaugural exhibition with the gallery, and in the United States. Split Archives brings together over thirty works created in the last three years, which explore the Modernist heritage of former Yugoslavia in the 1960s. Using strategies of appropriation, and the application of archival research methods, Popovi? investigates history and collective social memory through his installations. Split Archives will be on view from March 6 through April 21, 2018 at 560 West 24th Street, with an opening reception on Tuesday, March 6 from 6 – 8 pm. The postwar architecture of former Yugoslavia was a direct response to the demands and influences of it’s time. Forward thinking in its approach, modern architectural design not only solved the issue of expansion, but preserved the identity of the area – it provided a way forward. In Split Archives, Popovi? focuses on the city archives of his hometown in Split, Croatia, where the developmental projects became a paradigmatic example of the exceptional urban planning and architectural practices during this time. Through the utilization of found… (read more)

Miles Johnston Solo – Last Rites Gallery
Through April 21, 2018 – New York

Opening reception: Saturday, March 31st

Barbara Hepworth – Pace Gallery
Through April 21, 2018 – New York

Pace Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition in the U.S. since 2001 dedicated to the work of pioneering modernist sculptor Barbara Hepworth. Presented in association with the Hepworth Estate, Barbara Hepworth: A Matter of Form brings together more than twenty-five sculptures and selected paintings spanning the artist’s career—from the 1930s through the 1970s. The exhibition reveals Hepworth’s legacy as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. On view from March 9 through April 21, 2018 at 537 West 24th Street, an opening reception of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 6 – 8 pm. A full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibition and includes a new essay on Hepworth and her impact on contemporary artists, written by Andria Hickey, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Ethereal – Gagosian
Through April 21, 2018 – New York

Gagosian is pleased to present “Easyfun-Ethereal,” seven large-scale paintings by Jeff Koons, which were first presented together at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin in 2000. Three of the paintings are on generous loan from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Also on view, will be Woman Reclining (2010–14), a granite sculpture from the Antiquity series. Following the enthusiastic public response to Balloon Flower (Blue), the large mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture installed in Potsdamer Platz in Berlin in 1999, the Deutsche Guggenheim commissioned the first seven of the Easyfun-Ethereal paintings: mural-sized tableaux that combine cut-out photographs of packaged foods, fragments of faces, limbs, and hair, amusement park scenes, and paradisiacal landscapes into images of convulsive beauty.

Virva Hinnemo – Anita Rogers Gallery
Through April 21, 2018 – New York

Anita Rogers Gallery presents Four Feet, an exhibition of new work by Swedish/Finnish artist Virva Hinnemo. The exhibition will be on view February 21- April 21, 2018 at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, February 21, 6-8pm. RSVP Required. Please RSVP to info@anitarogersgallery.com. I’m not saying I am a cave woman but on a subliminal level I get what she painted in her cave. I fill my studio walls with marks: at times awkward and careless looking ones. I submit to an internal drive to move, to be physical and to be alone. I want to leave a trail of light and atmosphere that defies my doubt. Ideas can’t do this for me; I need to re-route my energy and tap into something else, somewhere beneath the surface. I’m wide-awake watching my paintings as if they might leap out at me. Virva Hinnemo continues to make eloquent, evocative paintings that link her uniquely physical process to a visual territory all her own. Hinnemo’s images are intimate and sublimated translations of things and objects delivered from a reservoir of visual annotations. Her language is spare and unaffected. Only what she genuinely intuits is for … (read more)

Artexpo New York – Pier 92/Pier 94
Through April 22, 2018 – Midtown

For 40 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. Our annual curated expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. In short, we’re the world’s largest fine art marketplace.

National Geographic – Genius: Studio
Through April 22, 2018 – New York

Inside the GENIUS: STUDIO, consumers will experience larger-than-life installations, interactive spaces and stunning backdrops, full of unique photo moments designed to inspire visitors to create their own masterpieces. On-site activations include: · Design your own work of art on digital easels and try your hand at techniques inspired by Picasso’s styles · Become a cubist image in our transformative photo booth · Step between the layers of a cubist-inspired painting to get a deconstructed portrait of yourself · Immerse yourself into a photo set and become part of the composition The experiential art lab, created by RadicalMedia, is inspired by GENIUS: PICASSO, starring Antonio Banderas and Alex Rich in the joint role of Pablo Picasso. From Academy Award winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the 10-episode series explores the life of Picasso, who always strove to innovate and push the boundaries of artistic expression, leading to his worldwide renown as a genius. The series will premiere with a double episode on Tuesday, April 24, at 9/8c on National Geographic. Join the conversation with @NatGeoChannel on social media using #Gen… (read more)

Art Across Archives: Postcards from Chinatown – Chashama
Through April 22, 2018 – New York

Think!Chinatown is pleased to present Art Across Archives, an exhibition that re-constitutes the work of the EPOXY Art Group, a collective of artists hailing primarily from Hong Kong and China active in New York during the 1980s and ’90s. The group experimented with a variety of art forms, including installation, performance, slideshows, and zines, as a collaborative means of exploring and re-framing their cross-cultural experiences in America.

Rachel Monosov, Admire Kamudzengerere – Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
Through April 22, 2018 – New York

Seed / Pond by Halsey Chait – The Invisible Dog Art Center
Through April 22, 2018 – Brooklyn

The oldest bridges were logs and stepping stones. Balancing across them allowed a traveler to pass from one side to another. SEED / POND is an exhibit that seeks to bridge the divide between internal and external perception by offering large-scale algorithmic ink drawings to ponder as well as the opportunity to physically navigate through a gallery-wide floor drawing installation. The SEED drawings act as portals to labyrinthian journeys generated from either boundary or core, each mark impacting the location of the next, a spiraling pattern of choices made that influence the choices still to come. The drawings lead the eyes to focus on the center while simultaneously expanding outwards to the circumference of growth. Each drawing is a seed of vibrating light, acting as a nucleus of future expansion, representing the light that is transmitted through generations. POND is an invitation to step consciously along a path composed of stepping stones scattered within drawn undulations of interwoven water. The installation emerges from the tradition of walking labyrinths, meditative paths that can inspire focus while the walker navigates through all that is flowing around them, all… (read more)

The Floating World by Emma Sulkowicz – The Invisible Dog Art Center
Through April 22, 2018 – Brooklyn

Ukiyo, or “the floating world,” describes the hedonistic culture of kabuki theater, geisha, bath houses, and pleasure quarters in Japan’s Edo period. It is homophonous with the Buddhist term for “this world of sorrow and grief.” The Floating World is an exploration of the meaning of support. When people experience pain or trauma, their loved ones “hold them together” and “lift them up.” The installation consists of a series of glass orbs, suspended and connected in a hybrid style of shibari and ukidama, or Japanese fishing floats. Each orb holds a floating artifact of the artist’s relationship with a member of their community. With original musical composition by Sean Harold. Emma Sulkowicz (b. 1992) is an American artist of Japanese-Chinese-Jewish descent who lives and makes art in their hometown, New York City. They earned a BFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2015 and studied studio art in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. They are perhaps best known for their senior thesis at Columbia University — “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)” — an endurance performance artwork in which they carried a dorm mattress everywhere on Columbia’s campus fo… (read more)

The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 – New York Historical Society
Through April 22, 2018 – New York

The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative incorporates perspectives that cover both the home front and the war front. Displays feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship through key objects, including a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and historical film footage. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit not only provides a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspires a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. … (read more)

Art Making for Middle Schoolers – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 23, 2018 – New York

In this workshop, middle school students build their artistic abilities in a creative and supportive artistic environment. Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program includes visits to the galleries, art making in a wide range of mediums, and the development of a personal portfolio of works.

Car Parts: Laurie Peek – Union Arts Center
Through April 23, 2018 – Sparkill

“‘Car Parts’ is a series I started photographing in the fall of 2012. Attracted to the light and abstract pattern in a reflection on a parked car door, I began noticing these ‘paintings’ on cars everywhere and I set out to collect them. For me these dream-like images combine elements of gestural energy from Abstract Expressionism with the bright colors of Pop Art in a tribute to the glamour that American society has long associated with the automobile. They are akin to what John Chamberlain was doing with his metal sculptures of crushed cars. Coincidently, Chamberlain lived and worked for twenty years in my hometown of Sarasota, Florida, and I think we both responded similarly to the intense Florida sunshine and salt-air rusted metal.

Art After School – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 24, 2018 – Manhattan

Designed exclusively for children ages 8–11, the after-school program offers art-making activities and in-gallery exploration led by museum educators. Participants experience the museum’s spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture and permanent collection as well as special exhibitions during gallery visits, which serve as inspiration for in-depth art projects in the studio. Students learn about a wide range of techniques, including painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, collage, and photography. The program concludes with a mini-exhibition for family and friends. Students must be ages 8–11 years old to participate. Fee: $400 ($350 for members), which includes all art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. For more information, call 212-360-4254 or email ckeogh@guggenheim.org.

Brooklyn Afternoons – Brooklyn Museum
April 24, 2018 – Brooklyn

Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to experience our collection together when our galleries are not open to the public. Each program offers an opportunity to enjoy conversation, works of art, and one another’s company. Light refreshments are provided, and assistive listening devices and wheelchairs are available.

Donald Woodman – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Agora Gallery is pleased to present Horizons: Photographs by Donald Woodman, a focused exhibition featuring recent works by internationally recognized artist Donald Woodman. With a career spanning forty-five years, Woodman is an established large format photographer and has collaborated with and assisted artists such as architectural photographer Ezra Stoller, American photographer Minor White, and abstract painter Agnes Martin. Moving adeptly between commercial and fine arts photography, Woodman’s unique combination of traditional and digital methods lends his work technical proficiency, formal refinement, and conceptual weight. His diverse subject matter, ranging from portraits and landscapes to probing examinations of masculinity and personal identity, remains consistently intimate, characterized by a subversive perspective and eccentric wit. Though Woodman has been an engrained figure in the international art world for decades, the artist has chosen to remain at the margins, living and working primarily in the American Southwest. Regarding this tendency, Woodman says, “For most of my career, New Mexico has provided me with a respite from some of the unbearable excesses of ci… (read more)

Olivia Kapoor – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

The paintings of American Inter-Dimensional Visionary artist Olivia Kapoor offer ethereal meditations on the nature of time and emotion interpreted through color, geometry, and texture. Working predominantly in acrylic, oil, and pastel, the artist constructs highly saturated canvases that defy traditional, realist expressions of color. Her overall oeuvre blends contemporary painting techniques with the style of Surrealist and Impressionist masters such as Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. Kapoor describes her technique as “relaxed and meditative.” She explains: “My state of mind and how I feel emotionally contribute greatly to the work itself, how it comes together, and how long it takes…. The great thing about the end result is that it is able to speak for itself, tell a story, communicate something to the viewer.” The artist’s compelling juxtapositions of pattern and texture are at once immersive and dynamic, thus inviting the viewer into the continuously evolving, dream-like world Kapoor cultivates through paint.

Stefano Sanna – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Miguel A. Chavez | Ali Cockburn | Ana Dávila | Barbara Demsar | Marianne Durach | Manuel Jiménez Palma | Olivia Kapoor | Sergey Klychkov | Alexander Ossipov (TOTUR) | Matus Prochaczka (WEKOWORKS) | Stefano Sanna | Gordana Tomic | Gerlinde Amei Wöllmer | Donald Woodman

Ana Dávila – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Ana Dávila’s lyrical paintings are as laden with personal expression and artistic freedom as they are striking in visual content. Working in mixed media on canvas, Dávila layers abstract, organic brushstrokes and a wide variation of materials in a seemingly endless manner that imbues each work with its own individuality and personality; throughout Dávila’s practice, no two works are alike. In works such as Orgasm (2017), spongy droplets of bright yellow, green, and cobalt blue in the background of the composition are sharply interrupted by gritty, textured swaths of vivid crimson that dominates the foreground and upper right quadrant of the painting. Dávila’s emphasis on contrasting tones and textures are at once highly emotive and reflective of the ever- changing nature of the human experience. In works such as Yeesss!!! (2017), background layers of bright red are sharply interrupted by energetic droplets, swaths, stamps, and drips of sky blue, cream, and black. Each indiscriminate splash of paint appears to engage in frenzied conversations with one another, thus commanding a life of its own.

Sergey Klychkov – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Sergey Klychkov’s paintings are both whimsical and profound, studious and spontaneous. Focusing mainly on portraiture, Klychkov is especially skilled at delineating the expressive details of the human face. While preferencing fine art over illustration, his paintings nevertheless suggest narratives. This comes most to light when his work portrays cartoonishly mismatched juxtapositions of phenomena in fantastical landscapes, implying roots in a highly-developed fictional history. In The Moons (2015), Klychkov’s use of oil paints lends his subject a folkloric aspect. Portraying a lunar fantasia, two female nudes are seated atop the roofs of houses, while two more fly in air. A fifth female figure rides on a purple horse through in the center of the scene. The warped spatial distortion of the figures’ limbs, as well as the houses, give the image a dionysian feel, while Klychkov’s color palette blankets this energy in an ashen-hued tranquility. While verging on the illustrative, the viewer can only imagine the backstory behind such a work. Taken in by the almost littoral calm of the painting, the viewer might feel caught up in the same insouciance with which the two women loll on a… (read more)

Manuel Jiménez Palma – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Spanish artist Manuel Jiménez Palma uses pastels to capture quotidian scenes, imbuing the ordinary with uninhibited emotional affect. He utilizes a high-keyed, exaggerated palette and emphasizes mark making over realism, giving his works a sense of spontaneity. Drawing directly onto paper without sketching, Palma manipulates the shapes and colors in his compositions to create entirely subjective scenes that challenge perception. In works such as Beers in Andalusia., Palma images the aftermath of a small gathering, the intense red, ochre, violet, and aqua palette mirroring the exuberance of the artist. Meanwhile, Sleeping in the Yard., captures the attitude of a languid, napping cat, its surrounds transformed into a highly patterned and richly decorative abstraction. In Roofs of Seville., Palma renders the Spanish town’s skyline in pared down shapes of bold, unmodulated color, his confident mark making and vibrant palette indicating the energy of the bustling town. In each work, Palma utilizes the emotionality of brilliant color to suffuse conventional scenes with radical subjectivity.

Barbara Demsar – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

In her playful abstract landscapes, Barbara Demsar paints the natural world with a vivid, childlike optimism. Harmonious, bright, and airy, her lemon yellow and eggshell compositions are littered with delicate doodles, dots of pigment, and whimsical, collaged shapes. These distinctive narratives reflect the artist’s perception of the real world; her subjective philosophies are expressed via a unique and joyful pictorial language. Demsar’s melodious landscapes share a roster of recurring symbols. In addition to thin loops and sinuous lines, tiny infinity symbols, three point crowns, and hollow half rings appear throughout her works, lending a sense of connectedness to each buoyant composition. Furthermore, Landscape and Good Morning Sun each feature markers of a horizon line and a sun, as well as various other duplicated visual signifiers that remain mysterious. There Somewhere is a hazier composition featuring small clusters of evocative shapes atop a subtly printed background. Finally, Here and Now utilizes an all over composition, and bright red flecks and dabs of paint punctuate the golden, textured background.

Gordana Tomic – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Gordana Tomic’s large-scale, abstract works are at once energetic, gestural, and profound in meaning. Working in predominantly acrylic, oil, and mixed media on canvas, Tomic utilizes a monochrome palette and an abstract expressionist gesture that transcribes raw, unsullied emotion into highly saturated and autographically textured compositions. Upon first glance, the majority of Tomic’s oeuvre appears altogether abstract; however, in many of her works, the artist adroitly conceals figurative elements within an all-over composition brimming with color and texture. In works such as Poseidon Palette (2017), layered tones of navy, cobalt blue, and white writhe, splash, and churn at the upper register of the composition, cascading downwards in weighty, vertical drips of pigment. In the center of the canvas, Poseidon’s trident is faintly visible, seamlessly blended with its abstract surroundings. Inspired by her Mediterranean background, Tomic explains: “I truly believe that all the seas are mine, like I named my latest exhibition. I have a purpose in this Universe to try many techniques, to touch every emotion and bring it to the canvas as it is, as it should be, as I read it and fee… (read more)

Gerlinde Amei Wöllmer – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Gerlinde Amei Wöllmer’s abstract canvases translate the natural landscape of her environment into cheerful explorations of both texture and color. Wöllmer often combines materials such as baked dry pigment, sand, and chalk with acrylic paint that imbues her paintings with autographic tactility. Works such as Dark and Light (2012) marry contrasting earth tones with grainy surfaces that evoke the tranquility of the artist’s surroundings. Although abstract, the artist incorporates organic shapes and coarse lines within her works that recall elements of nature, such as tree branches and coastal grasslands. In works such as Hoffnung (2009), bright swaths of neon pink, violet, forest green and turquoise are indiscriminately placed against a deep charcoal background. Although Wöllmer places each color in independent regions of the canvas, each tone emanates a lyrical tension, as if the colors were engaging in a symphonic conversation. Wöllmer gleans much of her inspiration from music, as well as the process of her practice. She explains: “The process of painting empowers me, and I sense this feeling is also conveyed to viewers who seem moved by my work.”

Matus Prochaczka (Wekoworks) – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Matus Prochaczka creates vivid renderings of futuristic automobiles in his works that blend digital art and traditional painting techniques. Using acrylic sprays, acrylic paint, and a palette knife, the artist embellishes his digitally printed inventions with painterly streaks and smears that evoke speed. Modeled on sophisticate computer software, the metallic cars have razor sharp edges and finely wrought details, but it is the artist’s hand that injects the works with dynamism. Prochaczka’s 14_Fernando Alonso at Virtual Track features a slick Formula One racer whirring through space. Though the artist designs the cars himself, he maintains the logos and sponsors seen on typical Formula One cars in order to evoke the mix of fanaticism and nostalgia associated with the sport. 33_Max Verstappen Night Race depicts a space age car that is almost completely abstracted, blurred nearly beyond recognition by threateningly fast speeds. Speed is further emphasized with strong strokes of acrylics and spray paint in the artist’s most recent work, 29_Alonso INDY500, a digital print with the glimpse of a driver in a split second as he races along the Indianapolis 500 track.

Miguel A. Chavez – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Miguel A. Chavez’s calming paintings invite his audience to consider the bucolic beauty within the everyday experience. Working in predominantly oil on canvas, the majority of Chavez’s oeuvre encompasses highly detailed renderings of neighborhood facades executed with softly textured brushstrokes and compositional clarity. In works such as San Diego House, white stucco bungalows thatched with terra-cotta roof tiles and turquoise wooden shutters lay nestled within Californian eucalyptus and palm trees. In Colorado House History Museum, a large log cabin, its edges lined with a white wooden trim, peers bashfully towards the audience amidst a curtain of Coloradan tree leaves, standing upon a carpet of clay and stone. Born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, Chavez has traveled to and lived within areas of Mexico and Canada; the artist’s Latin heritage emanates throughout his illustrious oeuvre. Chavez’s works have been displayed in a multitude of private collections and institutions in cities across the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, and throughout the continent of Europe. The artist currently resides in San Diego, California.

Alexander Ossipov (Totur) – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Alexander Ossipov (TOTUR) creates dense and detailed oil paintings combining myth and memory, earthly and divine. The artist distorts and stylizes his subjects, paring them down to geometric forms and blocks of color. Allegorical figures and animals are fractured and reassembled in shallow compositions, the pigmented planes and facets flattened onto the picture plane. In Ossipov’s The Abduction of Europe, a nude female figure and a bull’s head share a cosmic space. Without a horizon, the two float in an uncomfortable space, the floundering, twisted body reaching in vain for the animal. The Trinity. Guests features three figures that allude to the holy trinity. Dressed in abstracted and heavily patterned robes with Byzantine halos of light radiating from their heads, the three holy figures take on the appearance of stained glass. Finally, Ossipov’s The Two Moons depicts an allegorical horned figure alongside an unidentified anthropomorphic shape, each patterned with stripes of earthy color. In the background, two turquoise and brick red orbs slice across a black ground, creating a sense of dueling opposition.

Heaven and Earth – Agora Gallery
Through April 25, 2018 – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Heaven and Earth, featuring the works of Miguel A. Chavez, Ali Cockburn, Ana Dávila, Manuel Jiménez Palma, Barbara Demsar, Marianne Durach, Olivia Kapoor, Sergey Klychkov, Alexander Ossipov, Matus Prochaczka, Stefano Sanna, Gordana Tomic, Gerlinde Amei Wöllmer, and Donald Woodman. The fourteen artists in this exhibition imbue their respective practices into a collective exploration of the transcendent beauty within both the quotidian and the sublime. Buoyant dockside scenes and sanguine paintings of storefront facades are juxtaposed with whimsical dreamscapes, expressive, abstract compositions, and ethereal photographs of the world we currently inhabit. Traditional and contemporary conventions coalesce in this exhibition as each individual artist utilizes a variety of mediums, including but not limited to acrylic and oil on canvas, mixed media on paper, collage, digital prints, and photography. Heaven and Earth invites the viewer to examine an invigorating marriage of the everyday, the celestial, and the stasis between. Heaven and Earth will open on April 5th, 2018, with an opening reception on April 5th from 6-8pm. The ex… (read more)

In Beauty it is Finished Drawings 1951-2008 – Gagosian
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Gagosian is pleased to present the first career-spanning exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Cy Twombly, organized in association with the Cy Twombly Foundation. Throughout his career, Twombly sustained an active engagement with drawing, gesture, and making marks on paper. His urgent, meandering lines embody the intimate energies that carry over into his paintings, sculptures, and photography. Despite their enigmatic qualities, Twombly’s drawings are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. At once economical and deeply sensual, they contain a timeless language, mediating between ancient and modern culture.

Coronation of Sesostris – Gagosian
Through April 25, 2018 – New York

Gagosian is pleased to present the first career-spanning exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Cy Twombly, organized in association with the Cy Twombly Foundation. Throughout his career, Twombly sustained an active engagement with drawing, gesture, and making marks on paper. His urgent, meandering lines embody the intimate energies that carry over into his paintings, sculptures, and photography. Despite their enigmatic qualities, Twombly’s drawings are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. At once economical and deeply sensual, they contain a timeless language, mediating between ancient and modern culture.

Serial Narratives and Never-ending Stories – American Folk Art Museum
April 26, 2018 – New York

In conjunction with the exhibition Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic, this discussion will explore the theme of narrative seriality in self-taught art, with particular focus on works in which text and language intersect in innovative ways. It will give attention to artists Henry Darger, Malcolm McKesson, A.G. Rizzoli, and Adolf Wo?lfli—all of whom attempted to create magnum opuses by continuously building upon a single story. Also considering these works in relationship to narrative theory, more generally, parallels will be made between these works and comic books and the graphic novel. The discussion will begin with an introduction by exhibition curator Valérie Rousseau, followed with presentations by scholars Lytle Shaw and W.J.T Mitchell. It will conclude with a panel discussion moderated by curator Choghakate Kazarian.

Mother Earth Kimberley – Australia – Anthony Horth Gallery
April 26, 2018 – New York

The first exhibit in Horth’s flagship New York gallery – Mother Earth Kimberley – pays homage to one of the most remote corners of the earth – the Aboriginal Kimberley in Western Australia. This incredible landscape is home to the Argyle Diamond Mine the source of virtually the world’s entire supply of rare pink diamonds. The exhibit includes a series of 21 landscape images captured over a three-year period that document the sacred region and the Aboriginal Dreamtime story behind its creation. The images are available for purchase at the gallery or via https://www.anthonyhorth.com/. Public exhibit launch on April 26, 2018, 6-9pm Available to view April 27 – June 15, 2018 between 10am – 8pm, Sunday through Thursday and 10am- 9pm, Friday and Saturday.

Verbal Description and Touch Tour – Brooklyn Museum
April 26, 2018 – Brooklyn

Blind individuals and those with low vision are invited to experience our collection through a descriptive gallery tour featuring tactile opportunities and other sensory engagement. After the hour-long tour, join us in the Education Gallery for refreshments, conversation, and community.

Danh Vo Artist Talk – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 27, 2018 – New York

In conjunction with Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, enjoy this special opportunity to hear directly Danh Vo as he reflects on his artistic practice. The program concludes with an exhibition viewing and reception. $15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP

John Gibson: New Works – Gerald Peters Gallery
Through April 27, 2018 – New York

Fred Wilson – Pace Gallery
Through April 27, 2018 – New York

Afro Kismet Pace is pleased to present Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet, an exhibition featuring the artist’s most recent body of work originally conceived for the 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial on view in fall 2017.

Saturday Sketching – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 28, 2018 – New York

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum’s galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

Opera Gallery NYC Presents Manolo Valdés Pop-Up Exhibition and Gallery Talk for Madison Avenue Gallery Walk – Opera Gallery
April 28, 2018 – New York

Following the recent, highly acclaimed solo exhibitions at Opera Gallery Paris, Singapore and Dubai, Opera Gallery is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition of works by Manolo Valdés, in celebration of New York City’s annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk, Saturday, April 28 at Opera Gallery, 791 Madison Avenue. Amos Frajnd, Director of Opera Gallery, NYC, will present a “Gallery Talk” about the Valdés works at 1:30 pm. To RSVP and/or for more information on the Madison Avenue Gallery Walk please visit www.artnews.com/madavegallerywalk/

Xiao Yu – Pace Gallery
Through April 28, 2018 – New York

Xiao Yu: Translocation Pace Gallery is pleased to present the latest solo exhibition by Chinese artist Xiao Yu with his new body of work in Beijing. Xiao Yu: Translocation will be on view from March 17 through April 28, 2018, with an opening reception held on Friday, March 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

ON LOVE: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols – Brookfield Place
Through April 29, 2018 – New York

Four extraordinary artists with roots around the world will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden around the poetic theme of love. Artists from Iran, Japan, India and the United States will use words, letters, shapes and symbols from their respective languages and alphabets to explore the linguistic and artistic connections to calligraphy. Over two weeks the artists will produce a magnificent temporary art installation which the public can watch as it’s being crafted. Calligraphy is intrinsically linked to other art practices like poetry and music. As part of this immersive installation, there will be performances and workshops for the public to experience along with the visual installation. The art of connecting letters to meaning, feeling and expression, calligraphy has been an important characteristic of many cultures for eons. Modern calligraphy ranges from lettering to fine art where the artist uses personal interpretation, sometimes rendering the letters unreadable creating abstract shapes or gestural marks. As one artist finishes, the next artist will begin. At the end of the second week, the finished installation will show wi… (read more)

Art Making for Middle Schoolers – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 30, 2018 – New York

In this workshop, middle school students build their artistic abilities in a creative and supportive artistic environment. Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program includes visits to the galleries, art making in a wide range of mediums, and the development of a personal portfolio of works.

Constellations – Made in NY Media Center by IFP
Through April 30, 2018 – Brooklyn

The Made in NY Media Center is proud to present Constellations, our second collaboration with Albert Chau, owner of Grumpy Bert. “Beyond light and space, these stars tell stories of a time and place. No matter how far apart we are, we’re all connected, like this constellation of artists.”

Art After School – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 01, 2018 – Manhattan

Designed exclusively for children ages 8–11, the after-school program offers art-making activities and in-gallery exploration led by museum educators. Participants experience the museum’s spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture and permanent collection as well as special exhibitions during gallery visits, which serve as inspiration for in-depth art projects in the studio. Students learn about a wide range of techniques, including painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, collage, and photography. The program concludes with a mini-exhibition for family and friends. Students must be ages 8–11 years old to participate. Fee: $400 ($350 for members), which includes all art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. For more information, call 212-360-4254 or email ckeogh@guggenheim.org.

Beautiful Promise Annual Spring Fundraiser with Cocktails and Silent Auction – Metropolitan Pavilion
May 01, 2018 – New York

Promise Project announces the 11th annual Beautiful Promise cocktail party, which raises funds for New York City children living with learning disabilities. Guests can enjoy delicious cocktail fare while bidding on silent auction items including coveted accessories and jewelry from Versace, Valentino and Chanel, among others, as well as experiences such as Daily Show tickets. · Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion,123 West 18th Street in New York City · Event dates and times: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm · Suggested donation price: $250 · Telephone number(s): 212.626.6690 · Website (if available): promise-project.org · ABC7’s Bill Ritter as emcee · Contact information: Rachelle Saint-Fleur, rachelle@annmagnininc.com

Flowing Watercolors – Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 02, 2018 – Crown Heights

Through demonstrations, discussion, and practice, we cover various papers, paints, and brushes along with techniques, values, and compositions for painting a flowing watercolor. Work with plants from the Education greenhouse or bring in your own natural subject for inspiration. This is an indoor class with the option to paint out on the grounds.

Critical Walk-through: Jesse Bransford on Creating Visual Languages – American Folk Art Museum
May 03, 2018 – New York

Artist Jesse Bransford will discuss the role of belief and visual systems in his work, exploring how this practice relates to artists included in the Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic exhibition. A Critical Walk-through is a 40-minute guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. It includes conversations with artists, scholars, and curators, providing an intimate opportunity to engage with the central themes and histories found in the artwork. The program is limited to 25 individuals. Jesse Bransford is a New York-based artist whose work is exhibited internationally at venues including The Carnegie Museum of Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, and the CCA Wattis Museum, among others. He holds degrees from the New School for Social Research (BA), Parsons School of Design (BFA), and Columbia University (MFA). An associate professor of art at New York University and currently the chair of the Department of Art and Art Professions, Bransford’s work has been involved with belief and the visual systems that it creates since the 1990s. Early research into color meaning and cultural syncretism led to th… (read more)

Escape East @ 333 – Japan Society
May 04, 2018 – New York

Leap into spring with our popular monthly mixer for art enthusiasts, featuring complimentary snacks, music and drink specials. On March 9, join us for a special party on the evening of the exhibition’s public opening! The gallery will stay open through 9 PM.

SaveArtSpace: Going Green – Contra Galleries
Through May 04, 2018 – New York

Going Green is a cross-media exhibition that aims to use the public and gallery space as a tool for creating positive disruption and change. In an age of misinformation and the now proverbial and continued unreality of “Fake News,” how do we continue to facilitate important intersectional discussions that can engage and expand our horizons of the world around us? Disruptions continue to confront us at every turn: climate change, government mismanagement and obstructionism, systematic disenfranchisement across the cultural spectrum—but for every negative, there is the opportunity to create a positive. By bringing public art, cannabis activism, alternative culinary education, fact-based climate policy, and social justice advocacy together under the banner of Going Green, we can create a conversation that peaks curiosity and extols the virtues of openness and sharing.

exonemo: The Life-Cycle of Interfaces – New Media Art Space
Through May 04, 2018 – New York

For The Life-Cycle of Interfaces exhibition, the artists will exhibit a suite of four works: Documentation about selected works: Since 2012, Exonemo has been organizing Internet Yami-Ichi (Internet black market), a “backstreet of the internet.” Artists and creators are invited to occupy a flea-market styled exhibition space, and sell items that are interesting and unique to the internet. Originated in Tokyo, Internet Yami-Ichi has since spread out to New York, Berlin, Linz, Brusells, Amsterdam, totaling 17 countries and continuing to grow. “Once upon a time, the Internet was supposed to be a place for liberty.” Today, our relationship with the internet has become so intimate that we are bringing it to work, dinner, and into bed. Yet, many aspects of the internet also became more restrictive and foreign to us. The Internet Yami-Ichi invites netizens to step off-line, “browse face-to-face,” and reminisce about the wondrous naivete embodied by the early internet era. The documentation also recorded other works created by the artists, which wonder freely between spaces that are seemingly disconnected from one another. DesktopBAM (2010) is a performance piece entailing programmati… (read more)

Saturday Sketching – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 05, 2018 – New York

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum’s galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn – Brooklyn Expo Center
Through May 06, 2018 – Brooklyn

The Other Art Fair is the leading artist fair presented exclusively by Saatchi Art in New York, Los Angeles, London, Bristol, Sydney, and Melbourne. Following two successful editions in 2017, The Other Art Fair returns to Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center for a third installment on May 3-6, 2018, showcasing 130 talented emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features program.

Superfine! Art Fair – 459 West 14th Street
Through May 06, 2018 – New York

More a haven for emerging contemporary art than a typical art fair, Superfine! is a sophisticated yet approachable means for real people to discover real, meaningful art, and to connect directly with artists and their representatives. Superfine! Founders Alex Mitow and James Miille devised a tried and tested non-traditional formula to build a better and more inclusive art market. Each fair is a unique cultural experience designed to inspire and inform while also providing a fun atmosphere where everyone’s inner collector can shine. The fair enters 2018 with a bang as it prepares for its second New York edition this May in the Meatpacking District while simultaneously launching a new fair in Washington DC’s Union Market, opening on Halloween. From May 2-6, Superfine! NYC will reprise its High-Line-adjacent 2017 location at 459 West 14th Street. Featuring a full daily and nightly program including a Dim Sum Collectors’ Dinner and a Girls’ Night Out (For Art!) benefitting local female-driven arts organizations, the fair will present a full roster of 75 global exhibitors including progressive galleries, curators, and independent artists. Highlights from the fair’s gallery program i… (read more)

Art After School – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 08, 2018 – Manhattan

Designed exclusively for children ages 8–11, the after-school program offers art-making activities and in-gallery exploration led by museum educators. Participants experience the museum’s spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture and permanent collection as well as special exhibitions during gallery visits, which serve as inspiration for in-depth art projects in the studio. Students learn about a wide range of techniques, including painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, collage, and photography. The program concludes with a mini-exhibition for family and friends. Students must be ages 8–11 years old to participate. Fee: $400 ($350 for members), which includes all art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. For more information, call 212-360-4254 or email ckeogh@guggenheim.org.

TEFAF New York Spring 2018 – Park Avenue Armory
Through May 08, 2018 – New York

The second edition of TEFAF New York Spring, which launched in May 2017, will feature 90 internationally acclaimed art galleries and dealers, including 24 new participants. TEFAF New York Spring is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design, and follows the success of TEFAF New York Fall in October and TEFAF’s renowned Maastricht edition in March. New participants this year include Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Maison Gerard, Matthew Marks Gallery, and more. The full list of exhibitors can be found here. A selection of TEFAF New York Spring exhibitors will showcase jewelry, African and Oceanic art, and antiquities to reflect how the art historical canon has influenced some of the greatest modern and contemporary artists. Admission is $55 for single entry, $75 for multiple entries and $25 for students. General Admission tickets will be available for purchase online at www.tefaf.com and at the door during general admission hours. Opening Night tickets will be available for purchase at www.thesocietyofmskcc.org, or by calling 212.639.7972.

Dialogue + Studio: Maps with Jerry Gretzinger – American Folk Art Museum
May 10, 2018 – New York

Artist Jesse Bransford will discuss the role of belief and visual systems in his work, exploring how this practice relates to artists included in the Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic exhibition. A Critical Walk-through is a 40-minute guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. It includes conversations with artists, scholars, and curators, providing an intimate opportunity to engage with the central themes and histories found in the artwork. The program is limited to 25 individuals. Jesse Bransford is a New York-based artist whose work is exhibited internationally at venues including The Carnegie Museum of Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, and the CCA Wattis Museum, among others. He holds degrees from the New School for Social Research (BA), Parsons School of Design (BFA), and Columbia University (MFA). An associate professor of art at New York University and currently the chair of the Department of Art and Art Professions, Bransford’s work has been involved with belief and the visual systems that it creates since the 1990s. Early research into color meaning and cultural syncretism led to th… (read more)

London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times – Mahnaz Collection at Wright
Through May 11, 2018 – New York City

Mahnaz Collection Presents A New Exhibition London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times New York City, April 11 – May 11, 2018 Mahnaz Collection presents a new jewelry exhibition: “London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times.” Featuring 150 pieces of jewelry from the 1960s and ‘70s, the exhibition opens on April 11, 2018 at Wright, 980 Madison Avenue in New York City. It showcases jewelers working in London during a period of seismic changes in the arts, architecture, technology, design, fashion, music, women’s rights and youth culture. This exhibition aims to provide new visibility in the United States for the London Originals, many of whom once had enthusiastic collectors here. Their influential and timeless modern jewelry merits attention from new jewelry audiences as well as those interested in art and design. The jewelry in the exhibit includes the works of Andrew Grima, John Donald, George Weil, Charles de Temple, Gerda Flockinger, Tom Scott, Kutchinsky, Barbara Cartlidge, David Thomas, Wendy Ramshaw, and David Watkins. Their work was furthered by the vision and support of forward looking curators, museums, gallerists and writers, including, notably, G… (read more)

Divine Feminine: New Masterpieces from Nepal – Tibet House US
Through May 11, 2018 – New York

This exhibition presents new work from the Dharmapala Thangka Center in Nepal. It celebrates the significant and specific roles of female icons in the liberation and enlightenment of sentient beings. In Tibetan Buddhism, a female Buddha is considered to be the mother of all Buddhas and sentient beings. In Tantrism, female buddhas are important aspects of the enlightenment practice known as Atti yoga (maha yoga). In Tibetan art, these female icons and figures are depicted as buddhas, bodhisattvas, historical figures such as lineage founders, and also yidams and dharma protectors in peaceful, semi-wrathful or wrathful forms. This is the second showing of works from the Dharmapala Center at the Tibet House US Gallery. Master artist Karsang Lama from the Dharmapala Center is a national treasure in Nepal and a world renowned painter of traditional tangkas. His work appears in monasteries and museums in Asia, Europe and the United States. The Dharmapala Thangka Center promotes the Himalayan Buddhist art and tradition, and is affiliated with a monastic tradition of the northern Buddhist artisans of Tibet and Nepal. The Center has trained hundreds of Tangka artists over three de… (read more)

Saturday Sketching – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 12, 2018 – New York

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum’s galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

Chinese Brush Painting – Section B – Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 12, 2018 – Crown Heights

Learn to paint in the Chinese style using a bamboo brush, ink, and rice paper. Get step-by-step instruction in this ancient art form, and develop your own style. Look to the lovely environment of the Garden for creative inspiration. Students purchase their own materials. 4 Saturdays: April 14, 21; May 5, 12. No class April 28. Bring your own materials; materials list link: Chinese Brush Painting Please bring this confirmation for Garden admission. The Security Guard in the lobby of the Administration Bldg. at 1000 Washington Avenue will direct you to your classroom.

Yoshitomo Nara – Pace Gallery
Through May 12, 2018 – New York

Pace Gallery is pleased to inaugurate its second gallery in Hong Kong with an exhibition of new works by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. On view March 27 through May 12, 2018 in H Queen’s, Yoshitomo Nara: Ceramic Works and…is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with Pace Gallery worldwide. Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong 2018, the exhibition includes new ceramic sculptures, paintings, and works on paper that continue the pioneering contemporary artist’s innovative approach to representation and form.

Grunt! by Elliot Cowan – Flushing Town Hall
Through May 13, 2018 – Flushing

This solo exhibition by award-winning visual artist Elliot Cowan presents a collection of painting, drawings, sculptures, and digital illustrations that chart 10 years of an Australian living in Queens and traveling through the Complicated States of America.

Plein Air Painting in the Garden – Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 13, 2018 – Crown Heights

Using the Garden as a classroom, students will use the instructor’s Optimalart method to develop an understanding of color, composition, and technique. Through imagination, memory, and thoughtful observation, students will learn how to create effective compositions inspired by the plant life and nature they encounter at BBG. Appropriate for all skill levels. 4 Sundays. No class April 29th. Bring your own materials; materials list link: Plein Air Painting in the Garden Please bring this confirmation for Garden admission. The Security Guard in the lobby of the Administration Bldg. at 1000 Washington Avenue will direct you to your classroom.

Anna Craycroft – New Museum
Through May 13, 2018 – Lower East Side

Craycroft’s Residency Will Include an Exhibition and Public Programming Considering the Rights and Ethics of Personhood. Questions of Who and What Qualifies as a Person Have Become Increasingly Contentious as the Agency of All Beings—from Nonhuman Animals to Corporations, and from Ecosystems to Artificial Intelligence—Has Fractured Legal and Theoretical Discourse. to Chronicle These Controversies, Craycroft Will Transform the Fifth Floor Gallery into a Site for Producing an Animated Film, Which She Will Develop over the Course of the Exhibition; Visitors Will Physically Enter the Stage Where Craycroft Will Shoot New Footage Every Week for the Duration of the Residency. Drawing on Traditions of Folklore and Fables, Which Often Use Anthropomorphism to Narrate Moral Tales, the Animated Film Will Confront the Physical and Philosophical Lenses Used to Construct and Qualify Personhood. the Exhibition Is Organized by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator, with Kate Wiener, Education Associate. Anna Craycroft Was Born in Oregon in 1975 and Raised in New York. She Has Had Solo Shows at Ben Maltz Gallery, … (read more)

Saturday Sketching – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 19, 2018 – New York

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum’s galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.

Gabe Langholtz – BravinLee Programs
Through May 19, 2018 – New York

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. – New York Historical Society
Through May 20, 2018 – New York

On the surface, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart?culturally, geographically, racially, financially, and politically. But by the time they were killed within two months of each other in 1968, their worlds had come together. Images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the era?alongside original correspondence, publications, and ephemera?illustrate the overlapping trajectory of their lives, exploring their deepening tie as well as how their interests expanded beyond civil rights and organized crime to encompass shared concerns for the poor and opposition to the war in Vietnam. Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. is based in part on the book The Promise and the Dream by David Margolick, to be published on April 4, 2018 by RosettaBooks and available at the NYHistory Store. The exhibition was produced by Wiener Schiller Productions with support from Getty Images, the Jacques Lowe Estate, and Steve Schapiro and presented by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for this exhibition provided by Leah and Michael R. Weisberg. Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Dr. Agn… (read more)

Spring Blooms Watercolor Workshop – Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 22, 2018 – Crown Heights

This class focuses on seasonal blooms like forsythia and tulips using loose and controlled watercolor techniques. Formal elements of painting such as composition, tone, and color will be pursued, while maintaining an appreciation for the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. Individual attention and group critiques will help each student develop their own voice. All levels are welcome, although prior drawing experience is helpful. This class will sometimes be held outdoors, weather permitting, so please dress accordingly. 6 Tuesdays Bring your own materials; materials list link: Spring Blooms Watercolor Workshop Please bring this confirmation for Garden admission. The Security Guard in the lobby of the Administration Bldg. at 1000 Washington Avenue will direct you to your classroom.

Paul Resika: Geometry and the Sea – Bookstein Projects
Through May 26, 2018 – New York

Bookstein Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Paul Resika. This is the artist’s ninth show with Lori Bookstein and the first with Bookstein Projects. An exhibition of related paintings from the same series will be on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects from April 18 – May 20, 2018. Paul Resika (b. 1928, New York, New York) studied under Hans Hofmann as a teenager in New York and Provincetown before departing for Venice and Rome in 1950 to study the old masters. After casting aside Hofmann’s abstract principles, his Italian palette turned sober and descriptive. Upon his return to the United States, Resika devoted himself increasingly to the exploration of light and color, and the synthesis of abstraction and representation. Over his eight decade-long career, Resika has exhibited at the Peridot Gallery, Graham Modern, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, and Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York. Resika splits his time between New York and Truro, Massachusetts.

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s – Neue Galerie New York
Through May 28, 2018 – New York

On March 8, 2018, Neue Galerie New York will present “Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s,” an exhibition devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the show, which will be on view through May 28, 2018.? The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, University Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and serves as the third show in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Peters that focus on German history. The first of these three shows, “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937,” organized in 2014, examined the infamous traveling exhibition “Entartete Kunst” mounted by the National Socialist regime. The exhibition was an enormous popular and critical success. The second show, “Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933” on view in 2015, explored the critical role played by the city of Berlin in the growth of modern culture. Pandiscio Green is the designer of the exhibition and catalogue for “Before the Fall,” and was also responsible for the inventive installations for the previous two shows in … (read more)

QUEENIE: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection – Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery
Through June 23, 2018 – New York

Tania Bruguera, Margarita Cabrera, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Melba Carillo, Marta Chilindron, Alessandra Expósito, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Dulce Gomez, Cristina Hernández Botero, Carmen Herrera, Jessica Kairé, Carmen Lomas Garza, Evelyn López de Guzmán, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Marina Núñez del Prado, Liliana Porter, Raquel Rabinovich, Scherezade, Nitza Tufiño, among others. New artwork commissions by Melissa Calderón, Alessandra Expósito, and Glendalys Medina. QUEENIE features a selection of artworks by female artists across various media from the permanent collection of El Museo del Barrio. The exhibition highlights the institution’s collection with a particular focus on the female artists and QUEENIE takes its title from a sculpture by Alessandra Expósito. The exhibition brings together works which prompt a multifarious dialogue around society and gender through the artists’ varying perspectives and experiences. As part of the exhibition, HEHG has invited four NYC-based artists to respond to the exhibition with a new commission that further explores the connections among the collecting process, societal change, and a gendered experience.

Terry Winters Forces and Fictions – The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 – Soho

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Representing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life—French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is cited as an important reference—Winters’s drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes. The Drawing Center’s Main Gallery will present an overview of Winters’s drawings from 1980 to the present including full cycles of drawings, such as File Drawings (2009), as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters’s practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. Rather than offering a comprehensive drawing retrospective, the show will be organized with an eye to morphological relationships so that, as viewers move through the gallery, they will recall and ideally return to earlier related images.

Reanimation Library – Pioneer Works
Through August 30, 2018 – Brooklyn

Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library will operate as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through August 2018. The library space will include tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier and host a series of related public events. Join us on Thursday, September 14 at Pioneer Works for the opening reception at Pioneer Works. Learn more. Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library, is an artist, librarian, and musician. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück. He was a resident at EFA’s SHIFT (2014/15… (read more)

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 – Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as “Brooklyn’s Backyard” for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History – New York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2018 – New York

Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights include: Mounted on the building’s original 1904 columns are grand digital screens displaying a continuous, thematically co-ordinated slide show of treasures from the New-York Historical Society’s collections. The west face of the columns features individual stations, incorporating interactive touch screens and museum artifacts, presenting six themes in American history which are found interwoven with the history of New York. Projected on dramatic flat screens affixed to six structural columns, the array of objects and images functions as visual signage that demonstrates to our visitors the depth of New-York Historical’s collections.