A painting of golfers and caddies by Henry Taylor.


September 15, 2021

Galleries popping up in top vacation destinations is definitely an art world trend we can get behind. Relaxing on the beach in the Hamptons or hiking in Aspen plus seeing some of our all time favorite galleries and artists? Yes please! 

Check out our curated guide of the top 5 exhibitions in Aspen and the Hamptons this summer:

Top 5 Exhibitions in Aspen

Painting by Danielle McKinney titled "the offering" from 2021

Danielle McKinney,The Offering, 2021 Acrylic on canvas | 20 x 16 in. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery and the artist.

Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen


June 24 – July 31, 2021

First on the list, Danielle McKinney’s new solo exhibition at Marianne Boesky’s Aspen location. Since seeing McKinney’s intimate portraits at her Night Gallery exhibition in LA, we were hooked. We love the emotional intensity of her female sitters adorned with surreal objects from conch shells to delicate rosaries.

Also on at the gallery: Simphwe Mbunyuza | ISIBAYA (June 10 – July 25, 2021)

Second Nature Installation view, Aspen | July 1–31, 2021. Photo by Tony Prikryl.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery and The Carpenters Workshop, Aspen

Second Nature

July 1 – 31, 2021

Art isn’t just for museums and galleries, it’s for our homes too. As art advisors, we always consider the decor in our client’s house when placing artwork. It’s fantastic to see Lehmann Maupin bring both of those worlds together by showcasing beautiful furniture from the Carpenters Workshop in Aspen. Some unmissable highlights are the bold work by Teresita Fernandez featuring burnt wood and volcanic rock, a copper tiled mosaic by Mary Corse, and the bright vivid paintings of Angel Otero.

Genesis Tramaine, Jesus Loves Women, 2021; Jesus Loves Me: Peek, 2021.  ©  Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech.

Almine Rech Gallery, Aspen


July 16 — August 1, 2021

Brooklyn born artist, Genesis Tramaine, brings a devotional practice to her art and her new exhibition of 10 paintings is no exception. These works were created during the pandemic at Tramaine’s empty church in New Jersey. Here, the artist prayed and painted to “trace the energy of god.” The result? Pure compositional energy. Never static, her faces emerge with bold dynamic colors that remind us of the late great Jean-Michel Basquiat.

A Tracey Emin abstract painting is paired with a large floor sculpture by Kaari Upson.

Tracey Emin & Kaari Upson. Credit: © the artists, photo © White Cube (Tony Prikryl).

White Cube Gallery, Aspen

Correspondence | Part Two 

July 10 – 29, 2021

Tracey Emin and Kaari Upson in one show? Sign us up! From now until September 5th, White Cube is bringing together artists whose practices are in conversation with one another. Our favorite in the current show is YBA Tracey Emin and  installation artist, Kaari Upson. We love the contrast between Emin’s visceral paintings with Upson’s stark pharma-industrial sculpture, ‘Day Coffin Friday,’ a large backlit pill. 

Cerith Wyn EvansAspen Drift, 2021, installation view, Aspen Art Museum, white neon, dimensions variable. Photo: Joshua Ware.

Aspen Art Museum


June 11 – October 10, 2021 

A highlight from Aspen this summer is Cerith Wyn Evans’ mesmerizing neon installation. We love how he manipulates the neon medium to create such movement and interactive composition. Who says you can’t draw with light?

Top 5 Exhibitions in the Hamptons

A painting of golfers and caddies by Henry Taylor.

Henry Taylor, Untitled, 2018 Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. 

Hauser Wirth, Southampton

HENRY TAYLOR | Disappeared, but a Tiger Showed Up, Later

July 1 – August 1, 2021

Calling all golf lovers! How well do you know the history of golf? In Henry Taylor’s new show at Hauser & Wirth’s Southampton outpost the artist explores what he sees as a disappearing history. Taylor says, “I remember when there were a lot of Black caddies. Different people disappear. Jockeys disappeared. The caddies disappeared. That was enough reason for me to paint them.” Taylor’s practice centers around capturing the people around him from family members, esteemed writers, artists to the unhoused people in his LA neighborhood. With this contemplative show, Taylor continues to trace his desire to document people and their histories.

Installation view of “The Land Claim” at the Parrish. Credit Jenny Gorman.

Installation view of Tomashi Jackson “The Land Claim” at the Parrish. Image courtesy of Jenny Gorman.

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill


July 11, 2021 – November 7, 2021

A star in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, NYC based artist Tomashi Jackson has taken over the Parrish Museum with her multimedia project ‘The Land Claim.’ 18 months ago, Jackson began interviewing nine members of the Indigenous, Black, and Latino communities living in Water Mill. Transformed into a sound installation,  the interviews play at the museum’s entrance, an explicit reminder of the people who have been historically left out of such institutions. Inside, Jackson beautifully weaves together archival photographs, documents with fabrics from Sag Harbor and shapes painted in saturated colors superimposed with the local residents’ photographs.

A minimal painting by Korean artist, Lee Ufan.

Lee UfanDialogue, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 51-3/8 × 38-7/16 × 2 inches© Lee Ufan

Pace Gallery, East Hampton


July 22, 2021 – August 8, 2021

If you are looking for a meditative break in the Hamptons, visit the minimalist paintings of Korean artist, Lee Ufan. These quiet works offer moments of reflection through Ufan’s rich and disciplined brushstrokes. Painted during the pandemic, Ufan offers insight into his creation: “The virus is artistic in that the fear and confusion caused by its incomprehensible nature makes the world look new.” Here, Ufan asks us to look at the world anew too.

Jackson Pollock, Untitled (Composition with Red Arc and Horses), ca. 1938. Oil on board, 12 x 20 3/8 in. Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Gift of Mrs. Gerard Weinstock

Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center


July 29 – October 31, 2021

Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock? Perhaps not the first artistic pairing that comes to mind, but art does have a habit of surprising us. Although Pollock’s work is infamous for its raw expressive splatters, he took much from the great Cubist and this exhibition traces that dialogue. The showstopper happens between Pollock’s Composition with Red Arc and Horses (ca. 1938) and the motifs in Picasso’s masterwork, Guernica (1937). Although the two were separated by a technique, a generation, and an ocean, Pollock and Picasso might just have more in common than their household fame.

A mural overlaid with 8 paintings by Lonnie Holley.

Credit Lonnie Holley and South Etna Montauk Foundation

South Etna Gallery, Montauk

LONNIE HOLLEY | tangled up in de Kooning’s fence

May 1 – August 1, 2021

Lonnie Holley has certainly made the most of his pandemic down time. This involuntary seclusion allowed the artist to explore the ‘craft’ traditions originating from his home state, Alabama. Since 1979, Holley’s practice has followed in the footsteps of artists like Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) by using salvaged materials to depict the life and experience of Black people in the United States.