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1. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster euqinimod & costumes, 303 Gallery The clothes we wear are not just necessary - to both shield and protect the naked body - but also deeply personal. Gonzalez-Foerster presents the contents of her closet, in relation to her artistic works, as a capsulation of a life through time, connecting different pieces to indicate the interweaving nature of one’s life. This is not a show about fashion, it is an exhibition about the incredibly personal role clothing plays in each of our lives.
2. Ed Paschke, Mary Boone Gallery Mary Boone Gallery takes at the life and career of the late, great Paschke with their new exhibit. Pashke’s works define their own style of painting, blending realistic depiction with a saturated, pixelated context that alludes to a modern society obsessed with technology.
3. Robert Longo Strike the Sun, Petzel Gallery With great power comes great responsibility…and great amounts of criticism. Longo’s new solo exhibition examines the USA’s power and patriotism by presenting or subverting symbols of American political culture. His work examines how we use our political authority and view ourselves as the most powerful country in the world.
1. Pierre Soulages, Dominique Lévy (April 24 - June 27) Soulages’ solo show presents the chance to survey the career of a 94-year old master. With a career spanning almost a century, Soulages has created a body of work that investigates the intersection of lightness and blackness and has become the one of the most internationally recognized living French artists.
2. Oscar MurilloA Mercantile Novel, David Zwirner (April 24 - June 14) This is not just a single piece of art, not just an installation. In installing a fully functioning candy factory in Zwirner’s space, Murillo is facilitating the creation of an independent organization beyond the realm of art. Murillo’s partnership with a candy company based in his Colombian hometown and his project to track the candy’s exchanges between individuals speaks to our shared sense of cultural heritage and irrevocable interconnectedness.
3. Emilie Clark Everything Drawings, Morgan Lehman (April 17 - May 17) It is no easy task to capture the essence of all things natural. But Clark’s watercolor and graphite paintings approach this essence in a lovely, striking manner, both illustrating the intense complexity of nature and man’s ultimate inability to control or organize it.
1. Peter Dreher, Koenig & Clinton (April 17 - May 24) Dreher used 1 glass and 4 decades to create nearly 5,000 paintings, a meditative body of work that looks to examine what one can discover about a basic object in incredible repetition. Dreher committed to painting the same glass in the same setting repeatedly to rebel against the art world’s need for innovation, to simply meditate on a given object.
2. Jackie Saccoccio, Eleven Rivington (April 17 - May 18) Intensely bright and intriguingly layered, Saccoccio’s paintings make themselves known. Her treatment of texture to affect layers is innovative while the work’s acidically colorful nature allow the paintings to stand out for themselves.
3. Chez Perv, Team Gallery (April 17 - June 1) This collaborative show between artists and friends Gardar Einarsson, Matias Falbakken and Oscar Tuzon examines the trio’s shared fascination with industrial and architectural forms and materials. The work also seeks to discern the negative effects such urban politics can have.
1. Collier Schorr 8 Women, 303 Gallery (February 27 - April 12) 8 women overturns the traditional male gaze, employing women as both the viewer and object viewed. The camaraderie that this role assignment affects adds a degree of unique engagement to the perspective of Schorr’s photos.
2. Urs Fischer, Gagosian Gallery (April 3 - May 8) Fischer takes over both the Gagosian’s conventional space and a new pop-up space on the Lower East Side with his two part exhibition, which includes cast versions of Fisher’s most popular recent sculptures. The survey showcases Fischer’s distinct sculptural style, transcending strict delineation in its sketch-like approach to clay.
3. Matthias Bitzer Saturnine Swing, Marianne Boesky Gallery (March 27 - April 26) Marianne Boesky’s spaces have become immersive artistic experiences with Bitzer’s works, spanning an array of media. Visitors venture into the mind of the artist as they enter this “multi-layered realm that addresses the issues activated by our comprehension of reality.”
1. Ghada Amer Rainbow Girls, Cheim & Read (April 3 - May 10) Amer uses all aspects of her woven, canvas works to sew together a complete perspective of femininity, and society’s treatment of it. Her works - created with a historically domestic, feminine process - depict women in sexulaized, pornographic situations, juxtaposing different aspects of womanhood to question society’s objectification of the feminine.
2. Kenneth Noland, Pace Gallery (March 21 - April 19) This solo exhibition offers a deep look into the storied career of the late, great painter, whose work has been displayed at major museums throughout the world. Noland’s engaging works paintings examine color and shape relationships and the effect they can have on viewers.
3. The Real Estate Show, James Fuentes (April 4 - 27) 35 years ago a collective of NY artists staged a protest of exorbitant, discriminatory real estate prices in a city owned building . While the show was shortly shut down, James Fuentes has recreated it with many of the original artists in their gallery space - near the original exhibition site. The show fuses social and historical consciousnesses in an engaging artistic setting.