Despite her assertive pose, Dutch painter Hannah van Bart’s enigmatic young lady appears to literally blend into the background as a shape-shifting wall the color of her dress manifests over her chest. (At Marianne Boesky Gallery through Feb 4th.)
Hannah van Bart, Untitled, oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 25 5/8 inches, 2016.
From wood to polycarbonate and from the Whitney’s outdoor sculpture terrace to the museum’s gift shop, Frank Stella is bent on examining star shapes in endless materials and sizes. At Marianne Boesky Gallery in Chelsea, this ‘Corian Star’ is in the medium size range for Stella (at just under four feet tall), but its color scheme and unlikely material makes it an immediate draw. (On view through June 17th).
Frank Stella, Corian Star, Corian, 47 x 47 x 47 inches, 2017.