You’re running late to work and need to get out the door in three minutes if you have any chance of making it to the office on time, but did you leave the stove on?
‘Tis the season of reduced hours and low-stakes group shows at most Manhattan galleries, but two spaces in Chelsea are bucking the trend with summer exhibitions of large-scale murals.
Let’s begin with the obvious: to attempt a comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art from across Brooklyn would be not only impossible but foolish, a kind of Tower of Babel of artistic practice. And so the Brooklyn Museum’s eagerly awaited Crossing Brooklyn is not a sweeping survey but a tight, thematic show, focused mostly on one specific type of art making manifest throughout the borough.
Rarely have I spent so much time looking in amazement at the skill of an artist to transform paper as I did with Brian Adam Douglas’s excellent How to Disappear Completely at the Andrew Edlin Gallery.