1. Grounded, Pace Gallery (January 17 - February 22)
Walk on and through an evolution of modern and contemporary art with this group show presenting floor based sculptures by some of the most influential and prominent artist of the last four decades, such as: Carl Andre, Maya Lin, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, Fred Wilson and many more.
In his first solo exhibition since joining the Boesky Gallery two years ago, Avini illustrates just how beautifully intriguing culture clash can be. His work juxtaposes Iranian and American techniques to innovate his own cultural perspective, a singular voice in the art world today.
Benglis’s latest work furthers her ground-breaking career, spanning more than four decades. Her sculptural pieces transcend categorical delineation, avoid definition and force viewers to question the artistic classifications they so readily accept.
In search of interesting, engaging weekend plans? Not to worry, we here at Gertrude have you covered. Presenting the inaugural post of our weekly roundup of the best shows NYC has to offer. Also keep an eye out for our #ISpyWithMyGertrudeEye on Instagram (@gertrwde), Facebook and Twitter (@gertrwde) when Gertrude takes you onto the scene of a hot NY art spot!
1. Mike Kelly, MoMA PS1
A year after his death, Mike Kelly’s work lives on in PS1’s largest show since its opening in 1976. The expansive exhibit displays the the wide variety of mediums with which the influential artist worked. The show runs until February 2, but before it closes MoMA is holding “Night at the Museum,” a last chance to see the show for which the exhibit and museum bar will stay open until midnight. “Night” will be followed by performance piece, hosted by magazine Girls Against God, during which guests can participate in a ritual chanting and meditation.
Calame’s solo exhibition, running through February8, provides an in-depth look at the artist’s use of the pounce transfer technique. An unusual method through which she decorates gallery walls with light pigments,
Petzel’s solo exhibition of Guyton’s work includes five new paintings in the artist’s iconic style (though on a larger scale than ever befpre_ and one new new sculptural piece. The show runs January 16 - February 22.
Now that you know what to expect from your first Gertrude salon, you may want to know the different types of salons we offer. There are five, to be specific. That’s five different ways to interact with and experience art. And while you can be sure that each event will live up to Gertrude’s high standards each type of event maintains its own, defining features.
1. Traditional Salon: Our first and most frequent event, the Traditional Salon offers guests the chance to view and discuss art in an intimate, personal setting. - Led by a curator, an individual with demonstrated expertise in the subject of the event who facilitates the discussion between guests and artist - Click here to see an upcoming Traditional Salon
2. Studio Visit: Studio Visits are a chance to experience the artistic, intimate ambiance of Salons against the backdrop of an artist’s working studio. - Guests can experience the very space in which the works were created - Allow guests to learn more about - and perhaps even glimpse - an artist’s upcoming work - Click here to see more about Studio Visits
3. Exhibit Preview & Tour: Our exhibit tours takes a small group of guests on a private tour of a museum exhibit. - Tours are led by an expert on the work, so that guests can learn about the show from someone who truly knows the art - Guests can bypass the long lines for a popular exhibits - For example: our upcoming Salon and brunch
4. Performance: Our performances offer guests the chance to experience art in motion, to witness a performance art piece, and even, perhaps, become a part of it. - Guests will be led through the piece by a curator and the artist. - Click here to learn more about a past performance
5. Soiree: Some art is so great, you can’t help but celebrate. Our Soirees invite guests to enjoy some fine art while sipping a glass of Pommery champagne or enjoying a freshly cooked meal. - To see learn more about Soirees click here
To learn more about our Salons and find any upcoming events click here.