gabi hamm

I like good exhibitions by painters, like Gabi Hamm's show at Perry Rubenstein. Hamm's work is dreamy with a sense of time, and reflects mood in a universal softness. This is her first solo show in New York.

Gabi Hamm
Perry Rubenstein Gallery
527 W. 23rd St.

May 29 - July 2


sumayyah samaha

I am really intrigued by this show.

Sumayyah Samaha
Darkness Ushers Dawn
Skoto Gallery
529 W. 20th St

May 29 - July 5


neo rauch

I really like the Neo Rauch show at David Zwirner. His work captivates, and is furthered by the enigmatic narrative. His world is dark and mysterious, and worth exploring. A living virtuoso.

Neo Rauch
David Zwirner
525 W. 19th St.

May 12 - June 21


boston color

The show at Kathryn Markel looks interesting. Featuring seven artists "whose use of color is a central aspect of their artistic practice", the show will attempt to reintroduce this issue back into the discussion.

Boston Color
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W. 20th St
Suite 6W

May 29 - June 28


ernst ludwig kirchner

Michael Werner Gallery presents The Unexpected New: Late Paintings of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The show, which takes its title "from the artist's own words, 'Das ungewohnte Neue', a phrase he used in a 1924 letter to his brother explaining the shock with which the public received these new and unusual paintings", focuses on works made from 1921-1935. In them one will recognize how "line and movement continued to be of paramount importance and were increasingly mined for their inherent formal, rather than descriptive, qualities". It is a nice show by an important, yet overlooked, artist.

The Unexpected New: Late Paintings of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Michael Werner Gallery
4 E. 77th St @ Lex

April 18 - June 14


project 87: sigalit landau

This show at the MoMA was recommended by an artistically inclined friend.

Project 87: Sigalit Landau
53rd St. btwn 5/6th Ave
March 19 - July 28


in memoriam


bryan savitz

I am unfamiliar with the work of Bryan Savitz, but this show looks promising.

Bryan Savitz
New Sculpture
Rare Gallery
521 W. 26th St.

April 19 - May 17



It appears as though the show Evolution at Max Lang, which "examines questions of biology and the body in contemporary sculptural practices", includes one of Wim Delvoye's tattooed stuffed pigs. Brilliant.

Max Lang
229 10th Ave

May 8 - June 7


anish kapoor

Anish Kapoor makes interesting work. Gladstone Gallery will present two shows of his work simultaneously this spring. They will both be worth your effort.

Anish Kapoor
Gladstone Gallery
530 W. 21st St
515 W. 24th St

May 12 - June 21/August 15



The Queens Museum of Art presents This Case of Conscience, a show exploring religious tolerance and freedom. Among the five artists included is Jose Ruiz, an artist whose work I have come to know and respect.

This Case of Conscience: Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance
Queens Museum of Art

April 6 - June 29


robert therrien

There are several good shows in Chelsea right now, among them Robert Therrien's at Gagosian. It's whimsical and fun, yet a bit eerie. Childhood revisited.

Robert Therrien
Gagosian Gallery
555 W. 24th St.

May 9 - June 14


christopher wool

Christopher Wool has a show of recent paintings and works on paper at Luhring Augustine in Chelsea. Also on view at John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller and Art Gallery through June 4 is a collaboration he did with Richard Hell.

Christopher Wool
Luhring Augustine
531 W. 24th St

May 10 - June 21


Casa Frela Gallery

My work is being included in a nice group show of Harlem Artists organized for a group of gallerists, curators and collectors visiting from Stuttgart. The show will be at Casa Frela Gallery and will run from May 10 to May 14.

artHARLEM Exhibition
Casa Frela Gallery
47 West 119th Street (@ 6th Ave)
May 10 - May 14

opening: May 10, 4:30 - 5:30 PM


dessida snyder

Dessida Snyder will present Practicing in the Fire, her MFA Thesis Exhibition at The City College Art Gallery from May 5 through May 9th. The opening is scheduled for Thursday, May 8th from 5-8 PM.

Dessida Snyder
Practicing in the Fire
The City College Art Gallery
140th and Amsterdam

May 5 - May 9