New York Highlights

November 28, 2016

In New York this holiday season? LSS Art Advisory recommends these must-see museum and gallery shows:


Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, New York is currently hosting the first retrospective of Marilyn Minter’s work in the New York area. The exhibition, entitled Pretty/Dirty, is comprised of pieces spanning more than four decades of the artist’s career. “Marilyn Minter’s sensual paintings, photographs, and videos vividly explore complex and contradictory emotions around beauty and the feminine body in American culture (quote courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum press release).” The exhibition will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum through April 2, 2017.

Marilyn Minter Private Eye, 2013. On view at the Brooklyn Museum through April 2, 2017.

Carmen Herrera at the Whitney

Exhibited at the Whitney Museum through January 2, 2017, is 100 year old Cuban born Carmen Herrera’s must-see show, entitled Lines of Sight. Featuring over 50 drawings, paintings, and sculpture, the show explores Herrera’s experimentation and increased engagement with abstracted geometric forms and the refinement of her visual technique throughout her career.

Carmen Herrera Lines of Sight, 2007- 2012. On view at the Whitney Museum until January 3, 2017.

Other Noteworthy Museum Exhibitions:

Pipilotti Rist at The New Museum, Pixel Forest, October 26, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Agnes Martin at The Guggenheim, October 7, 2016 – January 11, 2017

Francis Picabia at the Museum of Modern Art, Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction , November 21, 2016 – March 19, 2017

Kerry James Marshall at the Met Breuer, Mastry, October 25, 2016 – January 29, 2017


Ai Weiwei

Contemporary Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, has taken the New York art scene by storm this month with four gallery exhibitions. The Mary Boone Gallery  and Lisson Gallery are hosting Ai’s show entitled Roots and Branches, which references issues of displacement prevalent in contemporary Chinese culture. The monumental wooden sculptures are gathered by the artist from various parts of China referencing the ancient Asian tradition of collecting dry fragments for contemplation of their complex forms.  Don’t miss these magnificent exhibitions, open to the public through December 23, 2016.

Ai Weiwei Tree. On view at Mary Boone Gallery until December 23, 2016.

Other Noteworthy Gallery Exhibitions:

Andreas Gursky at Gagosian, Not Abstract II, November 10 – December 23, 2016

Spencer Finch at James Cohan Gallery, My business is circumference, October 14 – November 26, 2016

Hugh Scott Douglas at Casey Kaplan, Trade Winds, October 27 – December 17, 2016

Michael Delucia at 11R, Eye of Providence, October 17 – November 17, 2017

Jim Hodges at Gladstone Gallery, I dreamed a world and called it Love, November 11 – December 21, 2016

Carol Bove at David Zwirner Gallery, Polka Dots, September 17 – December 17, 2016

Hugh Scott Douglas exhibition Trade Winds. Hosted by Casey Kaplan Gallery through December 17, 2016.


Jim Hodges I dreamed a world and called it Love. On view at Gladstone Gallery through December 21, 2016.

Carol Bove Polka Dots. Hosted by the David Zwirner Gallery through December 17, 2016.