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Artist Winfred Rembert carved leather the way a master carver would shape wood or stone. He learned to do so in prison, where he survived a near lynching, a jail sentence that included time on a Georgia chain gang, and the everyday violence and racism of life in the Jim Crow South.
Davie’s works are at once anxiety-producing, witty, and enigmatic. She takes us both inside and outside the body, through wild dancing lines, swirling movements, and smashed-up forms; pushing upward and outward and roundabout. There’s a unity to it all—mind, body, landscape—tightly bound, keeping the viewer in tow.
An exercise in world-building that’s as dense as Life After B.O.B. can only be retold in the broadest of stokes, so your mileage sitting through it may vary depending on your attention span. Still, it’s a fascinating twenty-first-century meditation on basic existential questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?
It has been an eventful couple of years for the art and legacy of Philip Guston (1913-1980). A traveling retrospective was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, the four museums involved decided to postpone it to 2022-23.
Chromotherapy brings together works in various media by nine artists: Ai Weiwei, John Chiara, Kota Ezawa, Angelo Filomeno, Andy Goldsworthy, Mike Henderson, Won Ju Lim, Meghann Riepenhoff, and David Simpson.
As June 2021 kicks off and COVID-19 numbers dip, the LGBTQ+ community and allies rejoice at their chance to celebrate Pride in person. Here's a list of dynamic gallery and museum exhibitions spotlighting queer artwork.
One of three concurrent outings by the artist, and one of two exhibitions at Zwirner venues uptown and down, Chimes is ensconced in the gallery’s W 20th Street space, which has been painted a brooding shade of gray for the occasion.
At a time when figuration is the dominant way of working in the international art world, New York’s Richard Taittinger Gallery takes a look back at an important figurative art movement in Europe in the 1960s and ‘70s.
The abstract expressionist painter and Chicago-born poet Corinne Michelle West (1908-1991) was thirty-one years old when she officially changed her name in both her personal and professional life to Michael.
Born in a coastal area of Southwestern Japan in 1969, Izumi Kato creates surreal, haunting figures, which he renders in paint with his hands and sculpts out of wood, stone, and vinyl.