Anna Stothart

Lehmann Maupin

Adapting its title from a work by Gibson, From whisper to a scream proposes various modes to look at the current socio-political landscape through geometric abstraction, color, and form. Artspeak editor Osman Can Yerebakan spoke with the exhibition curator Anna Stothart about her decision to bring these three artists together. 

until September 1, 2017

Ali Banisadr

Sperone Westwate

Combining elements from traditional European painting with global socio-political consciousness, the Iranian-American artist leaves mesmerizing marks on the canvas, building narratives on displacement, tragedy, and chaos.

until June 24, 2017

Mike Berg

Site: Brooklyn

The exhibition encompasses the artist's latest body of work, including tapestry, drawing, and sculpture that Berg uses to recapture the fleeting moment of creation.

until June 11, 2017

Jay Heikes

Marianne Boesky Gallery

Heikes explores the physical and perceptual barriers inspired by today’s social and political landscape through his installations that guide the viewer around the space with their abstract angles and forms. Yasemin Vargi interviewed Jay Heikes about his recent body of work.

until June 17, 2017

Tobias Pils

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

“Before I start to work on a new painting, I have a clear vision of its motif, temperature, and its form. However, the process of painting itself is the chance to lead me to a point and solution that I could not have thought of in advance. Sometimes, the painting is finished when any trace of the primary idea has dissolved.” — Tobias Pils

until June 17, 2017

Jennifer Wen Ma

Sandra Gering Inc.

Blending characteristics of traditional Chinese art with a contemporary approach, Jennifer Wen Ma creates delicate, ephemeral installations using hand cut paper, ink, glass, and light.

until July 28, 2017

Irving Penn

Pace/Macgill Gallery

From the very beginning of his photographic career at Conde Nast in 1943, Penn was highly interested in the theatricality of the clothes. Instead of simply capturing the fabrics, he was organizing the photoshoots around a theme or an event that acted as context for the garments.

until June 29, 2017

Shirin Neshat

Gladstone Gallery

Street-cast from an upstate town where the artist spends some of her time, the opaque figures reflect Neshat’s interpretation of American identity. Artspeak director Osman Can Yerebakan spoke with Neshat about Dreamers. 

until June 17, 2017

Eric Fischl

Skarstedt Gallery

His sharp grasp of ennui and fatigue embedded in upper middle-class backyard pools and well-decorated interiors makes strong commentary on a lifestyle he mostly grew up with.

until June 24, 2017

Larry Clark

Luhring Augustine

Clark, who is known for his work in film and photography, such as Tulsa series and Kids, focusing on teenagers experimenting with drug and alcohol use while starting to discover their sexuality,

until June 18, 2017

Florine Stettheimer

The Jewish Museum

Painting Poetry sheds light on the artist’s influential role in the New York art scene for the first half of 20th century, a period when many creative figures fled war-torn Europe to relocate in New York. 

until September 24, 2017

Ed Ruscha

Gagosian Gallery

Titled after the namesake pastel on paper work, Custom-Built Intrigue brings together historic works the gallery gathered through loans from collectors and institutions.

until June 30, 2017

Amy Feldman

James Cohan Gallery

“The body and symbols of its functions are delivered to the viewer in the final image. By the same token, my paintings strip down to essential form in an attempt to counter the preexisting order of things, and question dominant modes of thinking about the female body.” — Amy Feldman

until June 4, 2017

Taner Ceylan

Paul Kasmin Gallery

“I have always depicted lives, people, and environments I desire at their best; this is my phantasy universe in a way. I, for sure, had to face many difficulties and challenges due to the nature of my paintings next to amazing things that happened thanks to them.” — Taner Ceylan

until May 13, 2017

Rei Kawakubo

The Met Fifth Avenue

“I have always pursued a new way of thinking about denying established values, conventions, and what is generally accepted as the norm. And the modes of expression that have always been most important to me are fusion...imbalance... unfinished... elimination...and absence of intent.” — Rei Kawakubo

until September 4, 2017