We have rounded up a selection of upcoming shows for you to see brought to you in a regular weekly snapshot
In the coming week there is:
Todd Pavlisko: I Love You
Robert Miller Gallery
Opening 16 April – 23 May 2015
Pavlisko’s new solo show features new works in sculpture, works on paper and installation. His ongoing ten year installation titled ‘All The Money I Found In A Year’ will be on display in New York for the first time. It features a collection of all the coins that he’s found on the street; on cab floors and other transitional places and plates them in 24-karat gold. Pavlisko revisits notions on commodity, excess and value through the conceptual use of irony and absurd iconography.
Robert Miller Gallery
524 West 26th Street
Robert Irwin: Cacophonous
Opening 10 April – 9 May 2015
Robert Irwin is considered a pioneer of the Light and Space movement in Southern California. This exhibition brings together eight new works that has excelled his research in fluorescent light, a medium he first started using in the 1970’s. His work has primarily explored epistemological ideas, theorising that experience is an extension of perception. Irwin achieves an environmental tangibility through his manipulation of ambient environments causing the viewers sensation of space to become heightened.
534 West 25th Street
Yang Fudong, The Coloured Sky: New Women II
Marian Goodman Gallery
Opening 18 April – 30 May 2015
This marks Fudong’s fourth exhibition in Paris and presents two sets of photographs and a multi-screen video installation, from which the show takes its title from. The film is inspired by 1930’s Chinese cinema depicting five young women in a purposely built artificial beachfront setting which acts as a mirage for the viewer. The film follows no plot, instead attempting to portray an atmosphere, and impression, almost like a painting. The series of black and white photographs titled ‘The Light That I feel’ references an eponymous film originally shot in 2014 in Sandhornøy, Norway.
Galerie Marian Goodman
79 Rue du Temple
Sigmar Polke: Silver Paintings
Opening 2 April – 27 June 2015
Polke’s Silver Paintings are the focus of this show. It is the first time since the 1990’s that these paintings have been exhibited, presenting a rare opportunity to see this body of work by one of the post-war period’s most revered artists. Traced back to Polke’s apprenticeship with a Düsseldorf glass painter and his experience in the darkroom, his subsequent explorations in unconventional and sometimes toxic materials arose; culminating in his Silver Paintings. He would use materials such as arsenic, meteor dust and amber among others to exploit the characteristics of light sensitivity in the chemical compositions.
4 East 77th Street
Opening 23 April – 20 June 2015
The Gagosian Gallery presents some of the very last paintings and sculptures by the late Cy Twombly, many of which have not been seen in public before. Twombly is celebrated for his career spanning six decades where he invested much time into the exploration of Abstract Expressionism in both its physical and emotional forms. His painterly aesthetic involves gestural abstraction, drawing and writing; at times used together.
980 Madison Avenue
Philip-Lorca diCorcia: East of Eden
Opening 2 April – 2 May 2015
Philip-Lorca diCorcia is exhibiting his large-scale photographs from his ongoing series, titled East of Eden. His project began in 2008 and draws from the political and economic landscape in the United States towards the end of Bush’s era. The photographs possess biblical references drawing parallels between the financial collapse that occurred during Bush’s term and events written about in the Book of Genesis. Even though East of Eden seems to have much symbolism, much of the photographs keep enough ambiguity to allow open interpretations.
519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street