Here is our weekly Postcard from New York, in collaboration with Clio Art Fair!
Let's discover our selection of NYC-based art events!
Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art
@ THE MET
January 26 – April 16, 2023
Denmark in the nineteenth century experienced the disastrous fallout of the Napoleonic Wars, the devastating bombardment of Copenhagen, bankruptcy, and mounting antagonism with Germany. Yet, this sociopolitical and economic tumult also gave rise to a vibrant cultural and philosophical environment for nineteenth-century Danish artists. Beyond the Light places the drawings, oil sketches, and paintings created by these artists firmly in this period, one that witnessed the transformation of a once-powerful Denmark into a small, somewhat marginalized country at the edge of Europe. Danish artists forged a close-knit community during this time, and the artworks they created explore notions of place, identity and belonging, and what it means to travel and return home.
The exhibition features approximately 100 works from The Met collection, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, and several American collections, and highlights such artists as Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Constantin Hansen, Martinus Rørbye, and Vilhelm Hammershøi as well as lesser-known figures like Anton Melbye, Johan Thomas Lundbye, Peter Christian Skovgaard, and Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm, among others.
February 2–March 18, 2023
Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Cy Gavin. Opening on February 2 at 522 West 21st Street, this will be the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery.
Gavin’s landscape paintings transmute subjective responses to specific places into expansive works with striking palettes and fluid, gestural brushwork.
Composed in dimensions that are in keeping with the scale of experience, these paintings interpret the sites and processes of the natural world. In this body of work, Gavin concentrates on subjects he finds in the vicinity of his studio in New York’s Hudson Valley. He proposes a conception of landscape in relation to his status as a citizen and steward of the land, developing ways to explore themes of growth, renewal, and belonging.
Gavin’s paintings respond to the land as he finds it, which he endeavors to preserve and rewild. Made following the artist’s move to his current studio in early 2020, these works are also undergirded by the tensions of our time, which are marked by periods of solitude and upheaval.
But How Do We Split the Check?
February 2–March 3, 2023
But How Do We Split the Check? focuses on the work of photographers Shawn Bruce and Christopher Jackson, two talented NYC transplants, as they use their lens to capture the light and dark side of New York. Coming from the world’s of commercial photography and theater, respectively, each of them brings a singular approach to their art.
A Message of Love, Directly from My Heart unto the Universe by Yayoi Kusama
@ Grand Central Madison
"A Message of Love, Directly from My Heart unto the Universe (2022)," by internationall renowned artist Yayoi Kusama, is located in Grand Central Madison, on the Madison Concourse between 46th and 47th streets. Expanding upon Kusama's iconic "My Eternal Soul" series, the new glass mosaic artwork is an exploration of lines and forms, detailed with bold colors. At once abstract and figurative, the artwork highlights a variety of motifs for visitors to discover. They convey the messages of LOVE, UNIVERSE, PEACE, and OWE TO ALL MANKIND, which are central to Kusama's oeuvre. She hopes that the work will bring joy for those who encounter it as they pass through the incredible new space.