Anish Kapoor is showing his other side again, pushed even further! Every once in a while, his perfectly polished, symmetrical, classically beautiful metal sculptures give way to an antipode of grotesque. It is like a "jolie laide" though, and the swirls and textures reminiscent of raw, mangled flesh have an energy that transports you. I'd like to see more of it.
@ Gladstone Gallery
At different levels of success Tim Braden’s paintings fulfill the show’s description, “House and Garden, the abstract in the everyday”. The better ones straddle the line between representation and abstraction, perspective and flatness. They have the appearance of spontaneity, a not-overworked treatment that exudes freshness; areas where the canvas is showing through and occasional accidental brushstrokes are a delight.
@ Ryan Lee Gallery
Serra's work never tires, especially the labyrinthine sculptures that invite you to interact with them and incite a desire to explore and get lost inside them. Heavy, severe, monolithic, yet balanced and in a sense light, they are simply marvelous.
@ Gagosian Gallery
Hidden in a small gallery, "Vital Connections" is a show of medium-sized painting of trees. I found them lacking in the emotion they promised (the artist is apparently a tree-lover), but I enjoyed the clean paint, the swatches of color forming tree trunks, and the thick texture in the sky in some of the paintings.
@ Gallery d’Arte
frieze new york 2016
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