Hello New York! Are you ready for the first month of summer? We are.
Since we decided to get you the list with coolest exhibitions each month, check these out. The new digest for June 2019 from Orchard Galerie is ready.
We have almost a couple days to catch "De Wain Valentine Works from 1967 to present" at Almine Rech New York on 39 East 78th Street. This exhibition offers fresh avenues to engage more fully with Valentine’s remarkably rich and complex ongoing career. De Wain Valentine is an American minimalist sculptor, he was born 1936. Influenced by the seascapes and skies of Southern California, Valentine was an early pioneer of using industrial plastics and resin to produce monumental sculptures that reflect and distort the light and space that surround them. His works are characterized by sleek surfaces, minimalist forms, translucence, and hues that shift in the light. The inspiration for many of his works comes from the sky and sea, capturing what Valentine refers to as “transparent colored space”.
You can see an incredible exhibition through 8 June 2019.
At David Lewis thought 16 June 2019 you can see Todd Gray's exhibition with his "Cartesian Gris Gris". Photographer Todd Gray describes himself as an artist and activist who primarily focuses on issues of race, class, gender, and colonialism. Amy M. Mooney once wrote about him: "critics have noted that Gray's work is "fluent in cultural iconography, driven by introspection, and steeped in issues of corporate politics and racial identity" and that his self-portraits thwart a traditional read of the exterior likeness".
Gagosian Madison Avenue, in partnership with members of the Picasso family, presents "Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline", an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that attests to the central role and influence of the many women in Picasso’s life. Dora Maar (who was a French photographer, painter, and poet) once told that when a new woman entered Picasso’s life, everything changed: the art, the house, the poetry, even the dog. Rather, in penetrating Picasso’s imagination, each woman served as a catalyst for experiments in color and form that would continue to change as the contours of the relationship shifted.
The exhibitions will be until June 22.
Get busy living?
Try to get some rest with a cosmic exhibition of Sven Lukin at the Hollis Taggart gallery. Born in Riga, Latvia in 1934, Sven Lukin immigrated to the United States in 1949. Inspired by the work and vision of acclaimed architect Louis Kahn, Lukin’s enigmatic works are all volumetric forms, geometric fields of color, and illusionistic lines and perspectives. Enjoy endless Lukin's fascination art pieces "Objects in Space" on 521 West 26th Street until July 12, 2019.
Claude Rutault is a French minimalist and conceptual artist, best known for the original way of expression he created and titled definition-method, which is basically a manual how to create-update his art piece will be present at Perrotin in LES with "de-finitions/methods from the 70s" exhibition.
Rutault created a definition method explanation, a text that forms the instructions of an evolving work that should be ‘updated’ by its ‘taker’. As he instructs: "canvas should be braced on a stretcher, painted the same color as the wall on which it is hung. The rule is to use standard formats available in the trade, be they rectangular, square, round or oval. Hanging arrangement is traditional. The identity of the canvas color with the wall has led to development of a corpus of over 300 definitions/methods."
One of the terrific exhibition of this month will be in New York until 8 June 2019.
Most of the downtown museums and historic sites, include the National September 11 Memorial Museum, 9/11 Tribute Center, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and South Street Seaport Museum, will open their doors from 4 to 8pm on June 25, offering free admission and special programming.
Print the pdf guide and enjoy the Night at the Museums:
See you there! :)