Sad the blizzard got you missing out on openings last week? Here are the highlights of the upcoming shows that’ll quench your thirst.
Opening Wed Feb 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
On View Wed Feb 15 – Sat Apr 08
Hauser & Wirth | 548 West 22nd Street
If you consider yourself a control freak, then Hauser & Wirth is your dreamland. The show gets to the bottom of the impulse to systemize with works that are obsessively repeated. Under the name of seriality, all arts from photography, sculpture to drawings converge in this mega exhibition. Starting with major icons like Eva Hesse, On Kawara, Yuji Agematsu and Sol LeWitt, the show presents a heap of the most noteworthy contemporary artists. So, mark your calendar–we know we did.
- Ron Gorchov
Opening Thu Feb 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
On View Thu Feb 16 – Sat Mar 25
Cheim & Read | 547 West 25th Street
Ron Gorchov’s “Arguments with Rectangles, Flatness and Dimension” series is a rule-bending series. How? He actually bends the canvases. Convex and concave surfaces are the hallmarks of Gorchov’s paintings, which, therefore, resist the fixed rectangle of a conventional painting. What he seeks, consequently, are new visual spaces that “free painted edges.” And truly, his warped, biomorphic canvases bridge the gap between painting, sculpture and architecture as they eerily enter into the real, material space where we stand.
- Crys Yin
“If You Were Home, You’d Be Here By Now”
Opening Thu Feb 16 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
On View Thu Feb 16 – Sun Mar 19
Amy Li Projects | 166 Mott Street
Crys Yin’s still life paintings in “If You were Home, You’d Be Here By Now” are anything but still. Their emotional quality both comedic and morose are, in fact, quite moving. Motivated by her Taiwanese roots and American upbringing, her works reference the duality of her persona. It is within this cultural context that Yin inserts her “nostalgic and everyday objects.” Once trite and trivial, they become the very agents of a compelling story of a woman who fights to feel at home in both worlds.
See below for other exciting openings in New York this week!
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- The map’s various colors represent different days of the week. For a key, click on the arrow icon next to the map title.
- For example, to see galleries with openings on the weekend only, first click on the arrow icon. If you uncheck every box except Saturday and Sunday, you will only see the galleries with weekend receptions.
- Click on a marker to find out more information! A side bar will appear showing the gallery and exhibition name, as well as other useful tidbits.
- To prevent confusion for galleries in the same building, the marker takes a different shape for every overlapping venue.
Header Image: 01-01-2014 ~ 12-31-2014, 2014, Multimedia. Courtesy of Yuji Agematsu and Real Fine Arts.