Derek Eller Gallery
300 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
Despina Stokou: White Lies
After a two year hiatus, Despina Stokou is back. A lot has happened in that time. Stokou’s paintings on raw linen reflect on women’s issues in the art world. She creates a negative layer by blocking parts of her canvases. Works named after trending hashtags refer to current topics and tweets.
456W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Charline Von Heyl: New Work
Over twenty new large-scale canvases seem intended to grab the viewer, taking them on a journey. Much more intense, direct, and overwhelming than previous works. Still, containing a paradoxically calm and ordered movement between composition, marks, surfaces and the moods that the contrasting vibrant and subdued color combinations result in. From plant-like forms and animals, the referential exists in a harmonious imbalance with op-art patterning and near gestural areas or layers.
Park Place Gallery
661 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Precurse, a group show curated by John Hodany.
Works by: David Edward Allen, Lucio Auri, George Barber, Clara Bausch, Melissa Brown, Bridget Caramagna, Lizza May David, Jay Davis, Benjamin Degen, Sven-Ole Frahm, Chie Fueki, Hope Gangloff, Aiko Hachisuka, Mani Hammer, Tanja Hehmann, John Hodany, Colin Hunt, Hidenori Ishii, Marina Kappos, Josh Marsh, Yuri Masnyj, Julia Muenstermann, Dylan Musler, Richard Neal, Janne Raisanen, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Eric Schnell, Carlos Silva, Raaf Van Der Sman, Dominik Steiner, Witte Wartena, Scott Weiner, Colby Cannon Welsh
One weekend show with impressive and very diverse small-scale works by 33 Berlin and NYC artists. Hodany who lives part-time in both cities organized an exhibition of the same name in Berlin in 2008. No longer on display but lookup the artists. My favorites: Julia Muenstermann, Carlos Silva and Witte Wartena.
GRIMM New York
New York, NY 10012
Miguel Ybáñez: Time is running out, silence is here to stay
Ciarán Murphy: Hundreds of Nature
Gimm gallery presents Ybáñez’ in his first US solo exhibition. They present his Sculptures and paintings as well as the artist’s books. Also on show are small works by Ciarán Murphy’s. Both artists seem to take you to strange yet familiar places. Playing with abstraction and different materials.
1071 5th ave, New York, NY
Between 88th & 89th street
Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future
Af Klint’s 100-year-old works of art are mesmerizing. She claimed to channel directives of “higher beings” telling her what to paint. A subdued color palette rarely threatens to break out of the flat surfaces of the canvases. Dynamic compositions spin, vibrate, shimmer, arc, and expand along the complex axis of her obscure Theosophical conceptions. As is the case with all truly transcendent work (pun intended), it’s alive, and speaking to souls everywhere.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Chelsea
534 W 26th Street,
New York, NY 10001
William Pope. L: One thing after another (part two)
A clear contrarian and deeply personally cathartic group of works. Composed of torn up magazine pages and reprinted antique photographs. Pope L. has collaged into images of himself in disguise. Some claim to have his semen, hair, and other bodily fluids as materials in their construction. Wall texts are disjointed poems or haikus disclaiming a deconstructed or absurd correlation between color theory, astrology, numerology, and racial definitions. A paradoxically, ugly and beautiful body of work.