October Art digest, NYC

Hurrah!

Finally, wonderful autumn has come to New York, and with its amazing exhibits.


So nice to share with you our plans to visit old, new, and renew places. Here they are.


The main event of this year will be the reopening of MoMA after reconstruction in October 21.

Stunning new galleries and spaces for performance and events will transform the Museum. Along with these physical changes, MoMA will be showing the collection in new and unprecedented ways. The Studio in the heart of the Museum will feature live programming and performances that react to, question, and challenge histories of modern art and the current cultural moment. An innovative second-floor Creativity Lab for education will invite visitors to connect with the art that explores new ideas about the present, past, and future. 

MOMA

Until October 19 Almine Rech is pleased to annouce the exhibition of Marcus Jahmal.


This will be Jahmal's second show with the gallery. On this occasion, the artist will present a selection of new paintings and will transform the gallery's west exhibition room with a site-specific installation. In the studio, there are drawings everywhere on the floor. Many paintings are in progress at the same time. There are piles of books, objects, and sketches with dog tracks on them. Many of these new paintings by Marcus Jahmal reference dice, cards, and gambling.  “Most of theses figures have a personality and a link to real life; I'm interested in a kind of filtered realism", Jahmal said.


Almine Rech

De Buck Gallery opened its doors on September 26 to present a solo exhibition of Stephen Towns and will close the show on October 26.


Stephen Towns is a painter and a fiber artist who creates is deeply rooted in the constructs of race and its effects on society. It is developed in direct response to issues that have affected African-American culture. His on-going quilt series celebrates the aesthetic traditions of African American women while exploring America’s history of slavery and labor. The exhibition is comprised of two series of works, “An Affirmation” and “A Declaration.” “An Affirmation” is a series of mixed-media works incorporating paint, metal leaf and fabric. The works in “A Declaration” are a series of quilts revolving around collective thinking. Each quilt features a series of figures observing the meteor shower. The titles and images in each work allude to collective thinking and obstacles a group of people may endure in reaching a goal.

De Buck Gallery

The next stop is Petzel Gallery.


Gallery presents paintings by Wade Guyton and Stephen Prina. Prina works in a variety of media including musical performances. Each piece is related in some way and develops in a series of long-term projects that he frequently rearranges and re-presents in a different exhibitions and associative contexts.

Over the past decade, Guyton, the second artist, has pioneered a groundbreaking body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Guyton’s purposeful misuse of these tools to make paintings and drawings result in beautiful accidents that relate to daily lives now punctuated by misprinted photos and blurred images on our cell phones and computer screens.

Petzel Gallery

The icing on the cake: Pace Gallery.


"A Mega-Gallery Expands in Chelsea", The New York Times says. Pace celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and in celebration of that landmark event, it has launched thepacegallery.com, a site where visitors can search the gallery's archives going back for the past five decades. This newest location has showcased artists including Claes Oldenburg and Elizabeth Murray and featured such exhibitions as Julian Schnabel's Polaroids and the comprehensive 50 Years at Pace. Pace — which represents the estates of Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko, and Robert Ryman along with living artists like Chuck Close, Adam Pendleton and Adrian Ghenie — saw 38,000 people pour in for its Rothko dark palette show in 2016. Pace’s new building includes a dining room for catered events; an art book library where scholars can do research; and art storage where visitors can pull out racks of Pace’s inventory, modeled after Galeria Luisa Strina in Brazil. Pace bought a food truck to park on its expansive terrace; the gallery also plans to present music four times a year.

Pace Gallery

Sincerely yours,

Irina, curator OG


@iraira.me

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