gallery tour

Aidas Bareikis at Canada New York

Brooklyn-based Lithuanian sculptor Aidas Bareikis continues to mine the world’s junk for his intense sculptural accumulations. Here, ‘Too Much Seaweed’ suggests a global warming meltdown or a calving of the planet. (At Canada New York on the Lower East Side through Dec 4th). Aidas Bareikis, Too Much Seaweed, globes and fabric cut-offs on flower pot stand, 50.5 x 21.5 x 12 inches, 2016.

David Shrigley at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

David Shrigley explores a new side of the banal with his monumental stone ‘Memorial,’ a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the short-lived usefulness of the shipping list. (Presented by the Public Art Fund at the entrance to Central Park at 60th Street and Fifth Ave, through Feb 12th). David Shrigley, installation view of ‘Memorial’ at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, 60th Street and 5th Ave, Nov 2016.

Katharina Grosse at Gagosian Gallery

From the depths of Katharina Grosse’s huge abstractions, shapes materialize and invite interpretation. The Berlin-based artist describes her new works as “portals to a small room, where all the color has been crammed into a tiny space.” Peering into these openings is an intense optical experience. (At Gagosian Gallery’s 24th Street Chelsea location through March 11th). Katharina Grosse, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 117 11/16 x 79 ½ inches, 2016.

 Alfred Kornfeld’s home-gallery in Berlin

Alfred Cornfield’s gallery is housed in an apartment within a nineteenth century building of a Berlin bourgeois district. He defines it “collectors lounge” since he conceived it as a familiar vibe meeting place for art lovers. The home-gallery summarizes the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, that is the one of total work of art, as a synthesis of art, design, light and color. 


PVRIS during Vans Warped Tour 2015 in Virginia Beach

Studio To Stage

Matt Johnson at 303 Gallery

The text on this box - ‘Enjoy your delicious moments!’ - is supposed to be an encouragement to appreciate pizza, but it’s also a good way to describe the feeling of realizing that this realistic food box is actually a meticulously crafted, hand painted wooden sculpture by trompe l’oeil master Matt Johnson. (At 303 Gallery in Chelsea through Feb 25th). Matt Johnson, Untitled (Small Pizza Box), carved wood and paint, 17 ½ x 14 ½ x 7 inches, 2016.

Like the idea of having our galleries all to yourself? Join us for a before-hours tour tomorrow on Facebook at 9 am EST. Chief curator Scott Rothkopf will be discussing work on view in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection.

Installation view of Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, April 27, 2016–February 12, 2017). Photograph by Ron Amstutz