Iman Raad: Tongue Tied at Sargent’s Daughters from March 18 – May 7th, 2017
179 East Broadway, NYC.
This past weekend featured a vast array of art on display in Lower East Side galleries. One notable example is Iman Raad’s exhibition “Tongue Tied” at Sargent’s Daughters, in which the artist contemporizes and contextualizes the rich heritage of Persian miniature paintings in a series of delightfully lively still lives.
Takashi Kunitani: Pink Objects at Ulterior Gallery from April 8- May 7, 2017
172 Attorney Street, NYC.
Installation view, Takashi Kunitani: Pink Objects at Ulterior Gallery, New York.
Takashi Kunitani’s Pink Objects, on view at Ulterior Gallery, invites viewers literally to look at the world from a new perspective – his neon works, lying facedown on glass shelves, are viewable only from crouching below the level of the works. This method offers a unique viewing experience, as well as a tie-in to the pornographic origins of the phrases utilized in the work.
J.B. Murray: Visions from the Sun at Shrine Gallery from April 13 – May 14, 2017
191 Henry Street, NYC 10002.
J. B. Murray’s Visions from the Sun at Shrine highlights the late Outsider artist’s spiritual works – strikingly accessible abstract drawings, the product of what Murray believed to be divinely-inspired hallucinations.
Denise Treizman at M E N Gallery from March 29 to April 30, 2017
13 Monroe Street, NYC 10002.
Rounding out the group is Denise Treizman’s installation at M E N Gallery, a large tapestry incorporating fragments of objects, which playfully fills that space in the spirit of a monumental painterly gesture.
Writing by Jennifer Wolf
Selection of the shows by Jamie Martinez (Publisher) and Jennifer Wolf.
Photographs by Jamie Martinez.