3 Must See Shows
Art shows you can’t miss this week in New York. We pick only three.
1. Park Seo-bo at Galerie Perrotin
May 28 — July 3
Park Seo-bo, a seminal figure in modern Korean art, often finds himself in the intersection of Western and Eastern expression. After leaving Korea to study at the Sorbonne in Paris, Seo-bo rose to fame in the 1970s as a leading artist in the Dansaekhwa monochrome movement, itself a combination of traditional Korean aesthetics and Western abstraction. In their exhibition of Seo-Bo’s minimalist paintings, French Galereie Perrotin highlights the Franco-Korean tensions that characterize not only Seo-Bo’s works but Seo-Bo himself.
On display at 909 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
2. Carolyn Salas at Koenig & Clinton
May 28 — July 10
Opening tomorrow, Koenig & Clinton will display a selection of new and past sculptures from Carolyn Salas. The sculptures, both wall-hanging and free standing, illustrate Salas’ ability to manipulate raw materials into seemingly tenuously balanced compositions. Her sculptures suggest a lack of stability or potential collapse in their precarious positioning. This balance is a part of Salas’ aim to examine “our tendency to feel powerless to confront the crises of our existing surroundings…”
On display at 459 West 19th St, New York, NY.
(Koenig & Clinton)
3. Leon Golub at Hauser & Wirth
May 11 — June 20
This retrospective of the late artist’s paintings illustrates Leon Golub’s importance as an artist who was able to join the canon of historical painting while also reinvigorating the genre with a sense of modern, impassioned protest. His works depict the historical and political developments of the 1960s, 70s and 80s with an anger towards the social violence of the eras. This survey of Globu’s work also offers visitors the chance to examine how the artist’s own style evolved through these decades, from his gritty compositions in the 60s to famously aggressive paintings in the 80s.
On display at 511 West 18th St, New York, NY.
(Hauser & Wirth)