A new exhibition tells us what we’ve been missing in the work of Marina Adams, Paul Feeley, Joanna Pousette-Dart, and Leon Polk Smith.
Leon Polk Smith
A Universe of Drawing, Rolled into a Single Room
Ten years ago, the Morgan Library & Museum decided it was time to bring its collection up to speed on the art of drawing in the 20th and 21st centuries — a daunting task in itself, and even more improbable in the face of a superheated, late-capitalist art market: at the feast of the trophy-eaters, would the museum be forced to content itself with scraps?
Everything Old Is New Again: Native Americans and the New York School
“The Old Becomes The New,” at Wilmer Jennings Gallery, tackles a particularly overlooked aspect of Native American artistic development – the fertile exchange that took place between the New York abstract expressionists and Native artists.
Oklahoma Art Is OK!
Ever since I moved to New York, I’ve been telling people that great contemporary art is coming out of my homestate of Oklahoma. Benrimon Contemporary in Chelsea is finally bringing some evidence to New York in the group show Red Country Pictures. The exhibit focuses on one particularly influential little college on the plains, East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.