Lok’s paintings reveal seemingly straightforward objects and events to be strange, slippery, and utterly beguiling.
Dana Lok explores a range of perceptual conundrums in an impressive debut exhibition.
An exhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery gathers the intricate and rewarding models Godard created for a 2006 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou that never came to pass.
Walking through the tents of Frieze Art Fair last weekend, visual evidence of Brexit’s impact was all around.
Sam Lewitt is a young artist in a hurry. He was barely out of his twenties when he scored the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and right now he is filling both outlets of the Miguel Abreu Gallery — the modest space on Orchard Street and the immodest one on Eldridge.
Even in today’s anything-goes environment, it’s not all that common to encounter a work of art that hews so closely to the mundane that it risks not being recognized as art at all. Let alone two or three in a single show.
But that’s the case with Conspicuous Unusable, a group exhibition at Miguel Abreu that’s a refreshing throwback to a time (the 1970s) when the division between art and life was in a constant state of flux and gallery press releases routinely began with a quotation from Martin Heidegger.