3 Must See Shows
Via the Artlist blog: Art shows you can’t miss this week in New York. We pick only three.
1. Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner
May 9 — June 13
As Yayoi Kusama’s Give Me Love exhibition at Zwirner enters its final weeks, it is now perhaps the best time to see the exhibit. Through her work, Kusama offers viewers a playful, fantastical respite from the mundane and ordinary. The highlight of the exhibition that has been gaining incredible attention — Kusama’s “Obliteration Room” in which visitors are free to place a series of colored, circle stickers wherever they please — is now at its most colorful and should not be missed.
On display at 519 West 19th Street, NY, NY.
2. Mary Weatherford at Brennan & Griffin
May 16 — August 1
The inaugurating exhibition of Brennan & Griffin’s new gallery space, Red Hookoffers Weatherford the chance to expand her examination of American landscapes. With this most recent series of paintings, Weatherford abstractly represents the reality of the American landscape, looking to industrial, urban centers (such as the series’s namesake Red Hook naeighborhood) as sources of inspiration. She is inspired by landscapes as they are, rather than by a pastoral idealization of them.
On display at 62 Delvan Street, Brooklyn, NY.
(Brennan & Griffin)
3. Niele Toroni at Swiss Institute
June 3 — September 6
The the first institutional solo show of Niele Toroni in New York (and the first show of his in the US in over 25 years) at the Swiss Institute includes both an expansive collection of past works spanning over 50 years of the artist’s career and new site-specific pieces, commissioned especially for the exhibition. The show thus offers both a panoramic view of the painter’s ouevre while giving visitors a taste of newer work. However, in contrasting the two, the exhibit highlights the meditative consistency that characterizes Toroni’s painting.
On display at 18 Wooster Street, New York, NY.
(Contemporary Art Daily)