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Art Digest November, NYC 2019

What a wonderful November!

First of all Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Hernan Bas: TIME LIFE.

Lehmann Maupin, HERNAN BAS, The Sip In, 2019

This exhibition will include seven large-scale paintings and one decorative room screen that feature a series of strange and seemingly obscure or forgotten moments that have influenced American culture. This body of work illustrates Bas’ innate ability to highlight cult phenomena from the past that offer insight into the political and social concerns of today. Rather than focusing on a singular subject matter, as Bas has done previously, this series spans time periods and themes, providing a unique perspective on American subculture and a contemporary version of History Painting.

Second of all, PERFORMA 19.

Performa 19

Founded by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. The eighth edition of the Performa Biennial once again celebrates the extraordinary vitality, inventiveness and significance of New York as a leading global performance capital of the world in three weeks of exciting programming, from November 1–24, 2019, at locations throughout New York City. 

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the influence of the school and the radical concept of its curriculum, which holds a performance at its core, appears in several Commissions. The Bauhaus is also the focus of the Performa Institute programming, daily events, and talks at the Performa 19 Hub – a pop-up space in Manhattan that becomes the epicenter of the three-week program.

Third! Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of new work by David Lynch. The show will feature paintings, works on paper, watercolors, lamp sculptures and furniture.

Sperone Westwater, David Lynch

Lynch’s five-decade career includes an extensive range of art-making— painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, music and film. While studying at the Boston Museum School and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the late 1960s, Lynch envisioned his first ‘moving painting’; later a multidimensional painting beneath a moving projection titled Six Men Getting Sick. This multimedia work marked Lynch’s first foray into video and filmmaking. Since that time, his prolific career has touched on subjects of the organic body and industrial sites in various states of decay, describing a deeper human experience both beyond and within the everyday. Often depicting these scenes with a language of surrealism and mystery, Lynch’s work balances at the porous divide between the body and the world it inhabits.

We can not ignore and you shouldn't too David Zwirner gallery which presents new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM - DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2019.

David Zwirner, Kusama

The exhibition introduces new paintings in the artist’s iconic My Eternal Soul series. Created in a more intimate format on view for the first time in the United States, these works are singular explorations of line and form. Minutely detailed, yet with bold explorations of color, they are at once abstract and figurative. Framed by the paintings and addressing a similar dialectic is a large, new floor-based constellation composed of almost a hundred different stainless-steel elements. Viewers navigate an all-encompassing environment of organic-looking, cloud-like forms whose reflections envelop its audience and reinforce an impression of perpetuity and infinity. 

"Reunion" by Chen Fei will be until December 21 in Perrotine in Lower East Side.

Perrotine, Chen Fei

Over the past three years, Chen Fei has developed an artistic practice focusing on two genres: portrait and still life. Utilizing a unique visual language and perspective, Chen superimposes contemporary signifiers over art historical symbolism, resulting in paintings that function as containers of meaning rather than mere representations. 

In this new body of work, Chen speaks to the philosophies of two disparate cultures, as well as the localized rendition of Western art in the Chinese context, by embedding a spectrum of art historical references. Chen remarks that “If you engage in artistic creation, you’re bound to make an art-historical connection. But whether you make it directly or indirectly; take advantage of it, or deliberately avoid it; this is your choice to make.”

And, the cherry on the cake: do not forget to stop by in Orchard Galerie on November 23. We are pleased to present AFFECTION, an art exhibition curated for the opening reception of Taste Café NYC.

Orchard Galerie, Affection

In the exhibition, Orchard Galerie will spotlight artworks by Jessica Matter, Greg Griffith, Amy Stone, Monica Delgado, Ilya Dorsky, Anastasia Samohovetc, Alex Markwith, Nana S.R. Tinley, Jen Ramos, Marly Mcfly, Cloudy Visions, Xan Padron; and will showcase one-of-a-kind fashion art pieces by Mary Rosenberger, Rebecca Lipsitch, Kopf among others. After the opening, some of the artworks will remain on view at Taste Collection.

Looking forward to see you!

Curator "Orchard Galerie"


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