A show featuring the art of Sara and Gerald Murphy will be on view at the Yale University Art Gallery starting in late February. The couple, best known as the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is The Night, befriended all of the major artists, writers, musicians and actors of the 1920s. Gerald, a painter whose oeuvre consisted of 14 paintings, influenced everyone from Picasso to Man Ray. All 7 remaining pieces in existence are being shown, along with personal letters and documentary films. It is a chance to see firsthand the work of this early modernist pioneer.
“Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy”
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT
February 26 – May 4
There is a new show at the MoMA that looks interesting. “Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now” is an installation of pieces from the museum’s collection “intended to demonstrate the variety of coexisting attitudes and strategies in contemporary art by presenting three of what could be many distinct currents”. Its purpose is to convey the sense of possibility in art since 1970, and could be quite educational and enjoyable.
“Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now”
11 W. 53rd St.
between 5th and 6th Ave
November 21, 2007 – July 28, 2008
This is my favorite piece by Milton Avery. It is part of the collection at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery on the campus of UNL in Lincoln, NE. I was lucky enough to work at the Sheldon for a year before grad school. Learn more about their collection, sculpture garden and Philip Johnson designed building here.
Hans Haacke has an important show now at the Paula Cooper Gallery. Besides showing his Photographic Notes, documenta 2, 1959 series and Sol Goldman and Alex DiLorenzo Manhattan Real Estate Holdings project, the main space is occupied by Wide White Flow (1967), a work belonging to the series that explores the natural processes of wind, electricity and condensation. It is strong yet peaceful, and reminds me of standing on the mid-avenue pedestrian stop facing the on-coming traffic of 9th Ave. It should be experienced.
Paula Cooper Gallery
534 W. 21st St
January 11 – February 17
The boys are on the road. Go see them. view tour schedule here
I’m not 100% sold on Mark Bradford’s work yet. I like the concept, and formally it is always sound, but his work always strikes me as a little thin. Decide for yourself. He has a show up now at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 W. 22nd St
January 17 – February 23
Hope Gangloff has a nice show now at the Susan Inglett Gallery. The opening last night was packed. It was great.
Susan Inglett Gallery
522 W. 24th St.
Mike Quinn continues his ascent to the top of the art world by being featured in this group show at Perry Rubenstein. “Successive Approximation” features work by Quinn, Sol Lewitt and Daniel Buren, along with the very interesting and talented Tauba Auerbach and Robin Rhode. God bless the next generation.
Perry Rubenstein Gallery
527 W. 23rd St.
January 10 – February 16
I went to The Morgan Library and Museum this weekend to see the van Gogh “Painted With Words” exhibit. It was great, as was the Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” and the Medieval Illuminations. The building itself is extraordinary, with the newly completed Renzo Piano expansion alone worth the price of admission. Make sure though to look around the original McKim library and study to see masterpieces of a bygone era.
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
at 36th St.