8 events to add to your art calendar this week, from ‘Wonder Women’ at Deitch to Lauren Halsey at the New Kordansky Gallery


Tappeto-NaturaEvery week we look for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings and events, both digital and in-person, in the New York area. Check out our selection from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)

Tuesday 3rd May – Saturday 4th June

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Tamo Jugeli, Untitled (2022). Photo: Steven Probert. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Polina Berlin.

1. Tamo Jugeli: Solitaire“ in the gallery Polina Berlin

Veteran gallerist Polina Berlin first encountered the work of Georgian artist Tamo Jugeli at NADA Miami, where Jugeli was exhibiting with Artbeat. Berlin quickly fell in love with the colorful, abstract canvases and decided that Jugeli’s solo show would be the first solo show at her new Upper East Side Gallery. Jugeli’s paintings are mostly abstract with some odd references to figuration against dreamy backgrounds – heart-shaped lips float in the top corner of one work, a slender fair arm reaches out over another, and the backs of two bushy-haired heads dominate another. The overall effect is lingering questions that only make you want to see more.

Location: Polina Berlin Gallery, 165 East 64th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, Tuesday, May 3, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 12pm–6pm

– Caroline Goldstein

Thursday 5 May – Saturday 4 June

Kojo Marfo, Guardian #12022 Courtesy of JD Malat Gallery

2. Kojo Marfo: Gatekeepers of Heritage at JD Malate Gallerynew York

JD Malat Gallery presents Ghanaian artist Kojo Marfo’s first solo exhibition in New York. Marfo’s vibrant and colorful paintings draw on his childhood memories of Ghana and the traditional Akan sculptures and artifacts native to the country. He also uses plants and textiles to enrich the paintings with his personal story. As a teenager, Marfo briefly moved to Brooklyn before heading back to London. This show acts as his return to the New York art scene. He will also have an NFT drop on May 8th.

Location: JD Malat Gallery, 508 West 28th Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 12pm–6pm

– Neha Jambhekar

Friday May 6th– Saturday 11 June

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3. Lauren Halsey at the David Kordansky Gallerynew York

Los Angeles’ mainstay expands to the Big Apple and starts with a bang. Her inaugural show is Lauren Halsey’s first-ever New York solo show, which will also inform the design of the next (now delayed) Umbrella Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For the show, Halsey created a scale model of South Central Los Angeles, complete with hand-painted columns, sculptures made from painted boxes, and a series of what she calls “funkmounds” — carved, cavernous plaster sculptures, that embody the spirit, signage and architecture of their beloved neighborhoods.

Location: 520 West 20th St
Price: Free
Time: Opening Reception, May 6, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m

– Julia Halperin

Thursday May 5th

Piero Gilardi.

4. “Gilardi Tappeto-Natura” at Magazzino Italian ArtCold Spring, New York

For his first solo exhibition in the United States, Piero Gilardi, a pioneer of Arte Povera and theorist of “microemotional” art, presents his best-known series “Tappeto-Natura” (or “Nature-Carpet”), which began in 1965 and which the artist used synthetic materials such as Carving polyurethane and then applying synthetic pigments. A series of performances by Cold Spring Dance Company will be held at Gilardi’s Vestiti Natura (or nature clothes) from May to December.

Location: 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, New York
Price: Free
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

– Rachel Corbett

Saturday 7th May – Saturday 25th June

Tammy Nguyen, Anno domini 40, 1945, 1969, (2022). Photo by Genevieve Hanson Courtesy of Jeffrey Deitch.

5. “Wonder Women curated by Kathy Huang‘ by Jeffrey Deitch, New York

Inspired by Genny Lim’s 1981 poem “Wonder Women,” the eponymous exhibition at Jeffrey Deitch brings together 30 Asian-American and diasporic female and non-binary artists. In the poem, Lim wonders if the everyday experiences of other Asian women are similar to hers. Based on this theme, the artists present figurative works that draw inspiration from a range of themes such as mythology, female heroes from their daily lives, and even patriarchy and colonialism.

Location: Jeffrey Deitch, 18 Wooster Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, Saturday, 6-8 p.m

– Neha Jambhekar

Until Saturday May 7th

“Sandra Cinto: Melody to the Stars”, installation view. Courtesy of Gallery Tanya Bonakdar

6.”Sandra Cinto: Melody to the Stars” at the Gallery Tanya Bonakdarnew York

This is the last week to feature Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto’s ninth solo exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Cinto prominently features linework in intricate and repetitive motifs, executed, according to the gallery, “as a gesture to deconstruct the physical and conceptual boundaries between painting, sculpture, photography, and installation.” In this exhibition, the artist presents large paintings, small line drawings, and an interactive work that plays with both literal and metaphorical tensions.

Location: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21 Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m

– Neha Jambhekar

Until Saturday, June 4th

Louis Osmosis, installation view “PLEASE IT IS MAKING THEM THANKS :)”. Courtesy of the artist and Kapp Kapp, photo courtesy of Kunning Huang.

7.”Louis Osmosis: PLEASE THANK YOU 🙂‘ at Kapp Kapp, New York

Kapp Kapp presents the first solo exhibition of the interdisciplinary artist Louis Osmosis in the gallery. Working primarily in the fields of sculpture, drawing, performance and video, Osmosis uses found objects as the main medium. While it is difficult to discern any particular commonality between the works in this exhibition, each sculpture stands out on its own and “unfolds to reveal its own psychodrama,” according to the gallery’s statement.

Location: Kapp Kapp, 86 Walker Street, 4th Floor, New York
Price: Free
Time: Wednesday-Saturday, 12pm-6pm

– Neha Jambhekar

Until Saturday, June 11th

installation view, "Clyde Hopkins: Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s" in the Upsilon gallery.

Installation view “Clyde Hopkins: Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s” at the Ypsilon Gallery.

8. Clyde Hopkins, Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s, at the Ypsilon Gallery, New York

Organized in collaboration with the artist’s estate, the exhibition shows how Hopkins’ work was inspired by one of his greatest passions: nature. Although the abstraction was evident, the impact of the landscape and the natural world are visible as a starting point. According to the gallery, this body of work reflects the artist’s emotional spontaneity and instinctive creation in response to political and social issues during Thatcherism in the UK

Location: Ypsilon Gallery, 23 East 67th Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m

– Eileen Kinsella

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