Here is our weekly Postcard from New York, in collaboration with Clio Art Fair!
In this article, we will explore some of the highlights of this week, looking for the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions and events in NYC.
Let's discover our selection of NYC-based art events!
1. In Museums
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map
Apr 19, 2023– Aug 23, 2024
This exhibition is the first New York retrospective of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, an overdue but timely look at the work of a groundbreaking artist. The show brings together nearly five decades of Smith’s drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures in the largest and most comprehensive showing of her career to date.
Smith’s work engages with contemporary modes of making, from her idiosyncratic adoption of abstraction to her reflections on American Pop art and neo-expressionism. These artistic traditions are incorporated and reimagined with concepts rooted in Smith’s own cultural practice, reflecting her belief that her “life’s work involves examining contemporary life in America and interpreting it through Native ideology.”
2. In Galleries
Mark Handforth: Half-Sleep-City
May 6 – July 28, 2023
The exhibition brings together a collection of Handforth’s new sculptures that showcase the artist’s signature lexicon. By employing elemental shapes, Handforth’s sculptures evoke a familiarity – not trees, not chimneys, not figures, and yet suggesting all of them at the same time. By employing elemental shapes, Handforth’s sculptures evoke a familiarity – not trees, not chimneys, not figures, and yet suggesting all of them at the same time. A twisting shank might be a ring, or a four, or any number of other recognizable shapes, bending where it will, where it can. Solid in their bearing but loose in their movement, the sculptures almost appear to be animate, to be simply making themselves.
3. In Brooklyn
1 Apr 2023 – 18 May 2023
"DEADSTOCK" is a collection of works in ongoing collaboration with artists Catherine Walsh, which showcases the the creative possibilities of re-purposing discarded materials. These artworks features a range of pieces, including collages, sculptures, and fashion designs, all incorporating dead stock materials.
Baobab Opening Ceremony
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
2:30 PM 4:00 PM
Baobab: The Tree of Life is inspired by a succulent tree that provides food, medication, and shelter for its surrounding communities. Designed by artist Tijay Mohammed, the piece includes a wood Baobab tree, Adinkra symbols, and African fabric designs, all of which will connect viewers to four hundred years of history from the African diaspora.