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Digest: The Five Best NYC Art Exhibitions in February

Updated: Feb 23, 2019

Hey New York!

This next digest listing art events is ready for you.

What to expect from this February?

The city is filled with hundreds of events related to New York fashion week, this does not mean that we are cut off from art events.

1. James Siena: Painting, Pace Gallery, through February 9.

For the first week of February you should definitely stop by Pace Gallery before February 9, 2019 to see “James Siena: Painting”. His art is typically created through a series of self-imposed constraints. In most of his work he establishes a basic unit and action and repeats it indefinitely.

2. Lucio Fontana, The Met Breuer, through April 14.

The second stop is The Met Breuer with the first major survey of Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) in the United States in more than forty years, this exhibition reexamines the career of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century.

Fontana is mostly known as the founder of Spatialism in which he grandiosely intended to synthesize colour, sound, space, movement, and time into a new type of art. The statement that its essence consisted in "plastic emotions and emotions of color projected upon space”. The exhibition is going to be there until April 14, 2019.

3. "Art of Defiance: Radical Materials", Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, till March 30, 2019

Next stop brings us to Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in Chelsea where the “Art of Defiance: Radical Materials” will be on view through March 30, 2019. This group exhibition brings together a mix of living and deceased women artists who all share a common interest in surfaces, textures, and combinations of unconventional materials. Eight artists including Mary Bauermeister, Barbara Chase-Riboub and Nancy Grossman will present mixed-media, abstract metal and glass sculptures.

4. Mariana Castillo Deball, New Museum, until April 14, 2019

Working in sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation, Mariana Castillo Deball will be hosted at the New Museum until April 14, 2019. Her works often take inspiration from Mesoamerican iconography and narratives, considering their early-colonial transformations and their presence in Central America today. This is a top quality exhibition—it is the first museum show in New York that brings together newly commissioned works and recent works by the artist which have never seen before in the US.

5. Vivian Maier, Howard Greenberg Gallery, until March 2, 2019

Don’t forget about the color work of street photographer Vivian Maier at Howard Greenberg Gallery through March 2, 2019. Maier picked up a camera for the first time in 1947 and worked late into the 1990s capturing her favored subjects: fleeting moments and images from her urban surroundings in Chicago and New York, touching upon destitution, urban development, pedestrian culture, and the American identity. Her later works featured fewer figures and took more interest in found objects like graffiti and detritus.

Author: Irina Chistikina


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