New York City
David Richard Gallery
Title: Polychrome Polygons
Artist: Mokha Laget
Opening: June 12 5-8pm
On view from: June 12 -July 13 2019
Mokha Laget is a North African artist who focuses on pushing the boundaries of 2D spaces, creating a 3D experience. ‘Polychrome Polygons’ continues her goal of pushing visual boundaries with geometric painting. The wide range of saturated colors and shapes shifts the viewer’s perceptions and gives the illusion of a three-dimensional plane.
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Title: Under a Constellation of Leaves
Artist: Rachelle Dang
Opening: June 12 6-9pm
On view from: June 12-July 14 2019
’Under a Constellation of Leaves’ is an immersive exhibit consisting of handmade clay elements that contribute to each piece. Rachelle Dang is a Hawaiian artist and uses her background in this exhibit to reference memories from her childhood in Hawaii. Some of the pieces include a replica of a childhood blanket, a recreation of the fencing surrounding her childhood home, and parts of everyday nature.
Artist: Kinki Texas
Opening: June 6 6-9pm
On view from: June 6-28 2019
Holger Meier, AKA Kinki Texas, is a German artist who focuses on contemporary works including animation and video installations, as well as drawing and painting. ‘Unraveled’ includes five paintings and 16 drawings all alluding to the concept of heroes and anti-heroes. Much if his inspiration comes not only from history books but from the comic book genre as well. Kinki Texas’s depictions are bizarre, odd, and filled with centuries of history.
Hollis Taggart (521 West 26th St)
Title: Objects in Space
Artist: Sven Lukin
Opening: June 6 6-8pm
On View from: June 6-July 12 2019
Description: Sven Lukin’s ’Objects in Space’ tests the line between art and design through his architectural inspiration. He engages with shapes, space, colors, materials, and illusions all of which add to his work. His painting-sculptures from the 1960’s, inspired by architect Louis Kahn, are a perfect way to showcase his artistic perspectives.
Hollis Taggart (507 West 27th St)
Title: The Origin of The New World
Artist: John Knuth
Opening: June 8 6-8pm
On View from: June 8-29 2019
LA based artist John Knuth’s first NYC solo exhibition features his “Fly Paintings,” as well new work in the form of a 3D globe. To spotlight his process, several new globes will be created throughout the duration of the show.
“Flies are in a constant state of regurgitation—each time they land on a surface they spit out an enzyme that allows them to liquefy their food so it can be consumed. Here, Knuth saw an opportunity to explore how an ordinary daily occurrence could come to represent much larger ideas about creation, collaboration, and monumental change. To make these works, Knuth began constructing cages, which he lined with primed canvas and into which he released hundreds of houseflies. Fed a mixture of acrylic paint and sugar water, the flies produced hundreds of thousands of colored specks on the canvas. Over time, Knuth has honed the process, giving him incredible control over the coloring and final effects of the paintings. The vividly-colored, incandescent paintings, which belie their origins, highlight Knuth’s incredible ability to transform what at first may seem base into something that is both aesthetically beautiful and complex in its conceptual underpinnings.”
Title: Home is Not a Place
Artists: Jordan Nassar, Faith Ringgold, Salman Toor, Cosmo Whyte
Opening: June 8 5-7pm
On view from: June 8-July 13 2019
’Home is Not a Place’ focuses on the idea of placelessness by exploring the power and happiness that can be found in spaces they have created. Faith Ringgold focuses on a 200-year journey of slaves that leads back to her current home in New Jersey. Salman Toor explores life as a queer man from Pakistan. Cosmo Whyte’s drawings look at Jamaican communities and their defiance of colonial past into a celebrated present. Jordan Nassar uses embroidery to represent home and its non-existence.
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Title: Real Pictures
Artist: Vik Muniz
On view from: June 7-Sep 15 2019
’Real Pictures’ explores the concept of perception and reality through elements of abstract art itself. Vik Muniz is known for the wide range of materials he uses including “dust, sugar, chocolate, diamonds, caviar, toys, paper hole-punches, junk, dry pigment and magazine shreds.” Using such materials ignites the viewer’ thoughts and ideas and incites further investigation. There is a large focus on the process of creation for much of Vik Muniz’s work.