The New Museum will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather. Enjoy the tropics of “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” from home with Rich Medina and artnet’s Jacob Pabst’s playlists inspired by the exhibition:
“The show is called “Convenient Gratification,” although it’s difficult to see anything that would be convenient about the New York-based artist’s meticulous, hyper-detailed abstract drawings, at least in terms of their creation. From afar, they manage to resemble both outwardly expanding maps and the nebulous blobs of something being viewed under a microscope. But up close, each line that comprises them is a visible testament to the artist’s craftsmanship and dedication. The show is rendered entirely in a dark blue ink, reminiscent of looping classroom doodles taken to their absolute extreme in both size and detail. We can’t but wonder how many pens it took to create these vast, dark lakes, which lie in such complementary contrast to the delicately lined fields surrounding them.” —Cait Munro, artnet News, Thursday, June 26, 2014
Lots of wonderful public art happening in NYC this season! Our shows with Jeppe Hein and Tatiana Trouve, great projects at Socrates Sculpture Park, Madison Square Park, the High Line and more. View them all.