What’s On This Week: New York, March 15th-March 21st
What’s On This Week l New York, March 15th-21st, 2018
Miriam Schapiro, The Beauty of Summer (detail), 1973-1974, Acrylic, fabric on canvas, 70 x 50 in. Photograph courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.
Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro – femmages in perspective
The exhibition will present 29 works of pioneering feminist artist and founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, Miriam Schapiro. To explore her legacy, works by a select group of contemporary artists, including Sanford Biggers, Josh Blackwell, Edie Fake, Jeffrey Gibson, Judy Ledgerwood, Jodie Mack, Sara Rahbar, Ruth Root, and Jasmin Sian, will be exhibited alongside Schapiro’s seminal femmages and other works. The juxtaposition of historic and contemporary work brings into critical focus the way artists today continue to approach the decorative as a language of abstraction tied to the personal and the political.
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Opening Reception: March 21st 6-8:30pm, by invitation only
March 22nd-September 9th, 2018
2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY, 10019
Ridley Howard, Dream Painting, Blue Ridge, 2017, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 in. Courtesy Marinaro Gallery.
The Case Against Reality: Milano Chow, Chris Duncan, Josephine Halvorson, Ridley Howard, and Eleanor Ray – Bending reality
The five artists are shown together as they explore the use of framing and cropping to distort the viewers’ perception of the image at which they are looking. In his portrait of a woman, Ridley Howard’s allows the rise and fall of mountains to become her figure in a reflecting image. Eleanor Ray’s depiction of Marfa consists of an eerie landscape as seen through a small window. Intimate and soft in color palette, both works distort reality by alluding to a defiance of time or space.
February 2 – April 8, 2018
1 Oliver Street, New York, New York 10038
Henning Strassburger, Bitte Ein Bit, 2018, oil on canvas, 79 x 59 in. Robert Blumenthal Gallery.
Henning Strassburger: Fünf Bilder – a provocateur of painting
Henning Strassburger’s energetic mark-making activates the flatness of his canvases. At first glance, his works reference the expressive tropes of Post-War painting: a flat picture plane, all-over painting, and intuitive brushwork. But Strassburger, like another young German painter David Ostrowski, studied under the provocateur of painting Albert Oehlen. So, it is only fitting that his work is analytically devised and investigates the very nature of painting.
Robert Blumenthal Gallery
March 10-May 15th, 2018
75 Bowery, New York, New York, 10002