Matthew Barney, “Djed” (2009-2011) (photos by the author) Matthew Barney’s most recent exhibition Djed opened at Gladstone Gallery on September 17. Like everything the artist tends to do, the sculptures on view are of epic proportion. The objects themselves are extremely minimal steel and graphite molded constructions that are half early Richard Serra and half […]
An Abstract Moment in Chelsea
Checking out the Chelsea gallery scene last week, my results were surprisingly mixed — from overly offbeat summer shows to nonsensical group exhibitions, the galleries just didn’t seem to have it together. But one thread did emerge in my wanderings. I discovered that Chelsea was having a brief love affair with big abstraction, wall-size pieces that dominated their respective art spaces. Works by Sol Lewitt, Keith Haring, Li Songsong and Garth Weiser all packed a refreshing amount of visual punch, brightening a hazy summer day.
Some NY Events You Should Know About
Here are some events you may want to check out this weekend or in the coming week, including a video art festival on Staten Is, unfinished films at Gladstone, Carolee Schneemann bookreading, dance series, Japanese art.