Diana Shpungin's show at Stephan Stoyanov has been receiving a fair amount of press. The work is strong, and "examines the notion of bereavement, identity, love, regret, resentment and finality" in a somber yet playful manner.
Matt Keegan loves New York. His show at D'Amelio Terras is "lined with random photographs of the city: a white boy wearing a yarmulke playing chess against a black man in a hoodie; a view of a polluted waterway between Brooklyn and Queens; a futon left on a sidewalk; a cat inside a bodega."
Roe Ethridge, a photographer who "flaunts the most commercial aspects of his work, then subverts them with pictures of a floor full of construction debris and a plastic bag wafting in midair," has a show at Andrew Kreps through July 2.
Jico Takamatsu's fabulous show at McCaffrey Fine Art features "paintings, drawings and sculptures dating from 1965-1973 that run riot through the sanctified realms of structural integrity and material truth in lattice forms and concrete blocks that were distorted and deconstructed."
Who doesn't like Robert Mapplethorpe? His show, 50 Americans, at Sean Kelly, features "fifty works selected by fifty Americans of diverse occupations, ages, races, and backgrounds." It runs through June 18.
NONEISAFE, the first solo exhibition in the US by Turkish born artist Vahap Avsar, strives to "question the strength of the social structures we have created to protect ourselves." It will be on view at Charles Bank through June 19.
Jim Dine: The Glyptotek Drawings, at the Morgan, "explores Dine's meditation on the antique world" by "presenting forty drawings, the resulting book of prints based on them, and a number of related works, all promised gifts of the artist to the Morgan."