Some highlights for me were:
Cave bases these “soundsuits” on his body, each suit is so imaginative and exuberant,
but is also embedded with social relevance and a kind of poignancy.
There is a concurrent show at Jack Shainman Gallery.
Tabaimo at James Cohen is a great show.
From Cohen’s press release:
“Tabaimo’s work offers an unblinking look at contemporary Japanese society as a mirror in which to view herself and other members of her generation caught in the crossfire of these societal shifts. Her works capture the anxiety that is a constant reality in a land whose terra firma is less than stable, while their tone remains abstract and detached. Recurring motifs, including cityscapes, interior spaces, hands, brains, hair, insects, plants and water, hover between the elegantly rendered and the disturbingly surreal.”
Very nice works on paper. She works by layering pigment on a light colored ground,
the subjects of the work are contained in the unpainted portions.
Really nice painting and works on paper, well worth the trip uptown.
Karl Handel’s show at Harris Lieberman, entitled “Questions for My Father” is
both moving and interesting. David Byrne’s “Tight Spot”, a globe wedged under the High Line at
25th street, is compelling. tw