Gallery Hopping on Opening Night in Chelsea (April)

Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma at Alexander Gray Associates.

Spring is here and so are some compelling new exhibitions in Chelsea. Highlights this week included Pinaree Sanpitak’s Mats and Pillows and Vessels, a relaxing escape from the urban landscape with a sitting area installation that invites visitors to take a moment to sit and enjoy their surroundings in a zen-like matter, amongst a series of the artist’s ever-varying geometric vessel drawings. Pete Dreher’s exhibition Behind the Mirror at Koenig + Clinton celebrates the veteran artist’s masterful variations on the human skull, a keystone of art history as well as Dreher’s oeuvre. Another standout exhibition was Melvin Edwards’ In Oklahoma at Alexander Gray Associates, featuring sculptures composed of found industrial materials – chains, barbed wire, and steel parts – from Oklahoma scrap yards. The pieces dangle from the ceiling, fill walls and cross corners, offering a powerful statement about the rural African American experience during the twentieth century.

Pinaree Sanpitak: Mats and Pillows and Vessels Tyler Rollins Fine Art.
Pinaree Sanpitak: Mats and Pillows and Vessels Tyler Rollins Fine Art.
Peter Dreher | Behind the Mirror at Koenig & Clinton
Peter Dreher | Behind the Mirror at Koenig & Clinton
Peter Dreher | Behind the Mirror at Koenig & Clinton
Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma at Alexander Gray Associates.
Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma at Alexander Gray Associates.
Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma at Alexander Gray Associates.
Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma at Alexander Gray Associates.
Jennifer Wolf

Jennifer Wolf

Jennifer Wolf is an art administrator and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked in Chelsea galleries since 2010, and holds degrees in art history from Stony Brook University and Hunter College.

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