Nicholas Galanin works from his experience as a Tlingit and Unangax̂ artist, simultaneously exploring his Indigenous identity and contemporary art practice. With a keen observation of past and present, Galanin exposes intentionally obscured collective memory and barriers to the acquisition of knowledge while celebrating the resilience and strength of Indigenous people and their culture. As Galanin says, the exhibition’s title, Carry a Song / Disrupt an Anthem implies that "to carry the songs of Indigenous people, to carry the songs of the land, is inherently disruptive of the national anthem." Expressing his art through sculpture, installation, photography, video, performance, and textile-based work, Galanin asserts cultural, political, and creative sovereignty for Indigenous people.
Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Jan 24 - Mar 28, 2020
Jason Haam is pleased to present Cheikh Ndiaye: Archives of the Sun, Cheikh Ndiaye’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Featuring new and recent works by the artist, the exhibition provides an insight into the everyday scenes of post-independent West Africa.
Jason Haam, Seoul
Dec 05, 2019 - Jan 28, 2020
Anna Leonhardt's paintings are worlds within themselves and each one unveils a facet of her life.
Marc Straus Gallery, New York
Jan 10 - Feb 16, 2020
Winter, an exhibition of new work by the conceptual photographer Sandy Skoglund,—ten years in the making—is a multifaceted project that includes sculpture, installation, and photography. Portions of Skoglund’s immersive tableau is on view in the gallery, along with its final photographic iteration.
RYAN LEE Gallery, New York
Jan 09 - Mar 07, 2020
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) and DAG presents the first U.S. retrospective showcasing the art practice of Anupam Sud, to be presented at DAG New York, spanning over five decades of her prolific practice and featuring her recent works on view for the first time. Curated by Dr. Paula Sengupta, an artist and curator, as well as a student of Sud, The Soul (Un)Gendered: Anupam Sud, A Retrospective encompasses nearly one hundred works across a range of media, including her brilliant etchings, for which the artist is best known, alongside drawings, paintings, collographs, and photographs, and explores the journey of one of the most significant and pioneering female artists in India. On view beginning December 11, The Soul (Un)Gendered: Anupam Sud, A Retrospective reflects KNMA and DAG’s commitment to representing the expanse of Indian art practice through the presentation of museum-quality exhibitions globally.
DAG, New York
Dec 12, 2019 - Mar 07, 2020
Paying tribute to the Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 exhibition entitled “The Responsive Eye,” Miles McEnery Gallery’s presentation of “The Responsive Eye Revisited,” sets forth a reinvigorated take on the iconic exhibition. Emphasizing the wonders of the perceptual and cognitive experiences created by abstraction, “The Responsive Eye Revisited” spotlights the ongoing, boundless impact of abstract art.
Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
Jan 14 - Feb 15, 2020
We reveal ourselves in part by the objects in our lives. Our homes are filled with things that speak suggestively to who we are, such as our books, music and art collections. It is not uncommon to enter someone’s home and find yourself looking at a library or record collection and thinking, “I wouldn’t have pegged him for an Ian McEwan fan,” or “Taylor Swift… really?”
New York Academy of Art, New York
Jan 28 - Mar 08, 2020
Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by James Walsh (b. 1954). An abstract painter who has been an active member of the New York art scene since the early 1980s. Following in the Modernist tradition, Walsh relentlessly explores the properties and limits of paint and the results of his inquiry are spectacularly wide ranging. Experimenting with innovative acrylic formulas, Walsh produces large masses of pigment that project outward from the surface of the canvas, creating unusual forms in high relief. In some works, the paint is sculptural and three-dimensional, while in others, it rises from richly treated surfaces. Although Walsh makes specific compositional choices, the spontaneous appearance gives his paintings a feeling of the accidental.
Berry Campbell Gallery, New York
Jan 09 - Feb 08, 2020
Saul Steinberg: Modernist Without Portfolio is part of What We See, How We See at the Parrish Art Museum.
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
Nov 10, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021
Michael Reafsnyder’s abstract paintings are widely appreciated for their immediate sensuous appeal: vibrant, generously worked surfaces visualize luscious worlds of color and movement seemingly unencumbered by physical constraints.
Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
Jan 09 - Feb 15, 2020
Shin Gallery is pleased to present together ten works of emotion and precision from master of enigma Joseph Cornell and lifelong “com-poser” of forms Stephen Antonakos. Both artists arrange found objects and art materials succinctly, in highly specific placements that define each work’s meanings — or at least its questions. Both worked mainly in New York: Cornell in his mother’s house on Utopia Parkway in Queens and Antonakos in Soho. Both had work in Martha Jackson’s brilliant 1960 exhibition “New Forms — New Media I” and in the Byron Gallery’s important 1965 show “Boxes.”
Joseph Cornell, Stephen Antonakos
Shin Gallery, New York
Jan 08 - Feb 16, 2020
2020 marks the gallery's 15th anniversary.
Foley Gallery, New York
Jan 08 - Mar 15, 2020
Jeanne Silverthorne is among the leading sculptors to emerge in the late 80’s and early 90’s and she and her peers, especially women artists, looked to Eva Hesse and then Louise Bourgeois, in making work with a personal discourse and use of common materials. For several of these artists, such as Rona Pondick and Kiki Smith, the body was the important point of departure. For Silverthorne it’s the everyday of the studio.
Marc Straus Gallery, New York
Jan 10 - Feb 16, 2020
Responding to the architecture of the gallery, Alma Allen demonstrates unprecedented ambition in the works’ scale. Included in the exhibition is his tallest sculpture to date—a bronze measuring approximately 16 feet at its highest point.
Kasmin Gallery, New York
Jan 23 - Mar 04, 2020
Magenta Plains, New York
Jan 12 - Feb 23, 2020
Charle Scheips’ painting technique and style reflect his obsession with cubism, collage and Picasso, which has informed his work since his college days as an art student. He consciously rejects photographic depiction and instead relies on his eye and hand in his drawings and paintings. He invites us, through his paintings, into his multi-faceted world. He works both figuratively and through more inventive constructions that he calls his “glueless collages.” His still lifes and flowers are modern vignettes, rendered in captivating color and compositionally interesting juxtapositions of elements that dissolve the boundaries of traditional genres. However, his recent Fugue series, begun in 2019, reflects a different tempo. This body of work finds Scheips returning to a more cubist and less narrative focus.
Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
Jan 09 - Jan 31, 2020
Opening on Thursday, January 30, 2020, Gladys Nilsson: Honk! Fifty Years of Painting features a selection of Gladys Nilsson's large-scale, densely layered, and intricately detailed paintings from 2017 to 2019. Nilsson’s recent works are her first on canvas since the early 1990s, and her largest since the 1970s. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Matthew Marks Gallery, where a selection of paintings and drawings made between 1963 and 1980 are on view concurrently. Together the two exhibitions comprise the largest representation of the artist’s work to date. (Gladys Nilsson: Honk! Fifty Years of Painting is accompanied by a catalogue co-published with Matthew Marks Gallery, featuring an interview by Alison Gingeras and over one hundred full-color plates. It is the most comprehensive monograph ever published on the artist.)
Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Jan 30 - Mar 14, 2020
For the last two decades, Erwin Wurm has redefined the ways we understand and look at absurdity in his sculptural, performative, and engaging works. For this exhibition, Yes Biological, Wurm will combine biological effects to create a new series that pushes the boundaries of sculpture even further.
Lehmann Maupin, New York
Jan 16 - Feb 22, 2020
Variations in Line: From Baltimore to Beijing, to Abidjan, and Back to New York is a group exhibition featuring works by Aboudia, Tony Shore, Xu Hualing, Zhang Hongtu, Matt Kinney, and Johan Wahlstrom.
Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York
Jan 23 - Feb 29, 2020
For his first solo exhibition in New York since 2002, João Penalva, the London-based Portuguese artist presents two new series of work based on photographs taken at the São Carlos National Theater, in Lisbon, Portugal, that explore the physical mechanics of theatrical fictions and illusions.
Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Jan 15 - Feb 29, 2020