gabi hamm

I like good exhibitions by painters, like Gabi Hamm’s show at Perry Rubenstein. Hamm’s work is dreamy with a sense of time, and reflects mood in a universal softness. This is her first solo show in New York.


Gabi Hamm
Perry Rubenstein Gallery
527 W. 23rd St.

May 29 – July 2

neo rauch

I really like the Neo Rauch show at David Zwirner. His work captivates, and is furthered by the enigmatic narrative. His world is dark and mysterious, and worth exploring. A living virtuoso.


Neo Rauch
David Zwirner
525 W. 19th St.

May 12 – June 21

boston color

The show at Kathryn Markel looks interesting. Featuring seven artists “whose use of color is a central aspect of their artistic practice”, the show will attempt to reintroduce this issue back into the discussion.


Boston Color
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W. 20th St
Suite 6W

May 29 – June 28

ernst ludwig kirchner

Michael Werner Gallery presents The Unexpected New: Late Paintings of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The show, which takes its title “from the artist’s own words, ‘Das ungewohnte Neue’, a phrase he used in a 1924 letter to his brother explaining the shock with which the public received these new and unusual paintings”, focuses on works made from 1921-1935. In them one will recognize how “line and movement continued to be of paramount importance and were increasingly mined for their inherent formal, rather than descriptive, qualities”. It is a nice show by an important, yet overlooked, artist.


The Unexpected New: Late Paintings of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Michael Werner Gallery
4 E. 77th St @ Lex

April 18 – June 14

project 87: sigalit landau

This show at the MoMA was recommended by an artistically inclined friend.


Project 87: Sigalit Landau
53rd St. btwn 5/6th Ave
March 19 – July 28


It appears as though the show Evolution at Max Lang, which “examines questions of biology and the body in contemporary sculptural practices”, includes one of Wim Delvoye’s tattooed stuffed pigs. Brilliant.


Max Lang
229 10th Ave

May 8 – June 7

anish kapoor

Anish Kapoor makes interesting work. Gladstone Gallery will present two shows of his work simultaneously this spring. They will both be worth your effort.


Anish Kapoor
Gladstone Gallery
530 W. 21st St
515 W. 24th St

May 12 – June 21/August 15


The Queens Museum of Art presents This Case of Conscience, a show exploring religious tolerance and freedom. Among the five artists included is Jose Ruiz, an artist whose work I have come to know and respect.


This Case of Conscience: Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance
Queens Museum of Art

April 6 – June 29