Galleries in Chelsea are coming back in season for a dose of contemporary art and sculpture by established and up-and-coming artist. This Thursday, I walked the galleries (and grabbed a few drinks) to capture the most interesting new shows you can see this week
A new show by Squeak Carnwath at Jane Lombard Gallery (on view until March 30) features a new series of Carnwath’s paintings and works on paper — provoking a call to action in the unsettling climate of current U.S. politics A large exhibition at David Zwirner examines the mind and career of R. Crumb (on view until April 13) through a wide array of printed matter culled from the artist’s archive: tear sheets of drawings and comics, taken directly from the publications where the works first appeared, as well as related ephemera At the adjacent space at David Zwirner is The Young and Evil, a group exhibition curated by Jarrett Earnest. At Yancey Richardson gallery, a retrospective of California photographer Larry Sultan (on view until April 6). A hybrid of documentary and staged photography often touched with tender irony, his photographs mine the psychological nuances in daily family interaction across the suburban landscape. Magic Ben Big Boy, a new exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery centers on a re-creation of the artist’s first one-person show (on view until April 20) Agora gallery presents the final part of the 2nd Annual Chelsea International Photography Competition (on view until February 28) featuring features talented photographers from across the globe A series by Ulla Skov Jensen features older women dressed in 17 th Century style attire listening to headphones and playing with smartphones. Anouk van Tetering, known as Anoukart, is recognized for her photographs of small vintage objects, revealing intricate details that would otherwise go unnoticed. In Tea Time, the camera looks straight down at a 100-year-old tea cup and saucer, turning an ordinary object into what looks like an ancient symbol. A show by Nancy Graves at Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the Moon, a subject Graves explored as part of her artistic and conceptual investigation of maps. On view until April 6 follows the evolution of Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs, made over a period of fifty years. On view until April 18 Aperture Photographs A few books published by Aperture available to purchase at the gallery
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