New York Art Week 2017 kicked off last week with fairs, gallery shows, and museum exhibitions featuring world renowned modern and contemporary artists from around the globe. LSS Art Advisory has highlighted some of our favorites below:
The Armory Show 2017
The Armory Show (2017) featured over 200 of the world’s leading galleries from 30 countries worldwide. Thanks to this year’s new Director, Benjamin Genocchio, the fair featured new large scale installations and an end to the separation of modern and contemporary galleries, which created a more lively experience. Among the shows we love are Cerith Wyn Evans at White Cube Gallery and Elvire Bonduelle and Rebecca Ward at Ronchini Gallery.
The Independent, New York 2017
Marking the eighth edition of Independent New York, this year’s fair returned to Spring Studios in Tribeca for the second year. Independent New York 2017 hosted over fifty galleries from twenty cities worldwide, with a primary focus on emerging artists. The highlights of the art fair include Kathleen Ryan at Francois Ghebaly and David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery.
ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America), The Art Show 2017
ADAA The Art Show 2017 provides art professionals and collectors the opportunity to engage with artwork and gallerists on an intimate scale, with many stands focused on single artists. Over 70 of the country’s leading galleries presented works at The Art Show this year, offering visitors an array of works ranging from the 19th century to present day. Our favorites featured at this year’s edition of The Art Show are Caitlin Keogh and Nicolas Guagnini at Bartolami Gallery and Chris Ofili at David Zwirner.
Francis Picabia at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, on view at until March 19, 2017 at MoMA, is the first comprehensive exhibition in the U.S. to fully encompass Francis Picabia’s influential career. The exhibition features over 200 works in various mediums “to explore the artist’s critical place in the history of 20th century art (courtesy of MoMA’s press release).”
Raymond Pettibon at New Museum
Raymond Pettibon: A Pen Of All Work is on display at the New Museum through April 9th. The comprehensive retrospective is comprised of over 700 annotated drawings and paintings by Raymond Pettibon. “Through his drawings’ signature interplay between image and text, he moves between historical reflection, emotional longing, poetic wit, and strident critique (courtesy of New Museum press release).” Spanning the last 40 years, A Pen Of All Work reflects the artist’s concern with the socio-economic issues plaguing American culture and informing his works during his career.
80’s Paintings at the Whitney
On view until May 14th at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980’s features paintings from the 1980’s, drawn directly from the museum’s collection. The exhibition features works by artist’s such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Salle, among many others, and explores the resurgence of painting as a means of artistic expression during a time of expansive change.
Other Noteworthy Museum Exhibitions:
- Marissa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space at Met Breuer
Vija Celmins at Matthew Marks Gallery
Vija Celmins’ first solo show with Matthew Marks Gallery is on view until April 15, 2017. Celmins’ works are informed by issues surrounding visual perception, which the artist confronts through her photography. As the gallery’s press release states, Celmins has “primarily employed the medium of photography, as she continues to be fascinated by the strong similarities and differences between camera vision and that of human eye and mind.”
Pedro Reyes at Lisson Gallery
For his first solo-exhibition with Lisson Gallery, New York, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes presents new sculptures created with volcanic stone, marble and concrete. These pieces are accompanied by over 150 works on paper displayed floor-to-ceiling on the gallery walls. The show is the first to explore Reyes’ works extensively, demonstrating the various mediums employed by the artist.
Other Noteworthy Gallery Shows: