Art news in New York City.
Science has been co-opting art for a while, perhaps to make itself more consumable or “user-friendly”. What does it mean, though, when an artist uses science as a platform to create a body of work? When is art science and science art? According to Naomi Campbell, an artist who finds herself as comfortable in the […]
In her latest exhibition at Flowers Gallery, entitled Body/Being, Aleah Chapin embraces the imperfections of the human form to explore and celebrate gender and gender fluidity in contemporary society. The works exhibited, a series of large-scale hyper-realistic nudes, were, according to the gallery’s press release, inspired by her cousin Qwill’s coming out as being gender […]
I think a painter has two choices: he paints the world or himself. And I think the best painting that’s done here is when he paints himself, and by himself I mean himself in this environment, in this total situation.’
– Philip Guston, 1960
New York… Beginning 26 April 2016, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘Philip Guston: […]
For their second solo show at WENTRUP, Peles Empire has designed a large-scale installation which is based on their many years of exploring the relationship between original and copy, and whose concrete starting point is the ensemble of spaces in the gallery on Tempelhofer Ufer. Strategies of optical flattening out and illusion, the transformation from […]
Denise Treizman makes her New York solo debut in the exhibition DelanceyLudlowRivingtonNorfolk at Cuchifritos Gallery. On view is Treizman’s latest body of work, which is inspired and makes use of discarded objects and materials found in the Lower East Side.
Treizman’s use of found objects is guided by her response to materials and the impulse to […]
Upper East Side’s Mnuchin Gallery is hosting Five Decades, an ambitious museum level survey of David Hammon’s decades-spanning body of work. Nestled in one of the rustic townhouses of the upscale neighborhood, Hammons’ works on social justice, African American experience and freedom of expression blanket two spacious floors, promising a coherent portrayal of the Brooklyn-based […]
The Sixties are back baby and its peppy Pop sensibility reads fresh once more with the recent exhibition of Marcia Hafif: The Italian Paintings 1961-1969. As the season segues into spring onwards to summer, it seems appropriate that the bright color hues laid a pleasant assault on one’s line of vision. Hafif painted these works […]
In his first solo gallery exhibition in New York where he lives and works, Carlos Motta offers his audience a compact mid-career survey, swiftly orchestrating various bodies of work created between as early as 1998 and the present. Deviations— on view at P.P.O.W Gallery where Motta is now represented alongside a roster of celebrated peers […]