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Opening This Week
Constructs, Abrasions, Melons and Cucumbers: Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal
Bortolami Gallery (520 West 20th Street)
Opening: Thursday, July 21 6-8pm
The exhibition aims to underline the artists’ contrasting ways of “mis”-leading the audience’s first reading of their work. Though forty-two years apart in age, both artists are interested in challenging the potential of their chosen mediums: Kasten presents complex sculpture as photography; Beal incorporates architectural elements into sculptural works, as well as transforming natural objects into humorous constructs. On view through August 3, 2012.
Closing This Week
Carolina Nitsch Project Room (534 West 22nd Street)
Martin Kippenberger completed The Raft of the Medusaportfolio in 1996, along with 24 paintings on the same theme, only a year before his death at the age of 44. In these prints Kippenberger cast himself as various figures in the famous painting of the same name by Théodore Géricault. Kippenbergers project is, in some way, homage to Géricault and the 19th century studio practice, but also an irreverent parody. On view through June 23, 2012.
Gustav Klimt: 150th Anniversary Celebration
Neue Galerie (1048 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street)
The Neue Galerie is joining in the international celebration of the 150th birthday of Austrian Modernist Gustav Klimt by mounting a large-scale exhibition of major paintings, drawings, and never-before-seen photographs. The show coincides with several Viennese museum exhibitions, including shows at the Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Leopold Museum, and Wien Museum, each shining a spotlight on different aspects of the artist’s work and life. On view through August 27, 2012.
Dan Flavin: Drawing
The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue)
This first retrospective of Dan Flavin’s drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career: early abstract expressionist watercolors of the 1950s, studies for light installations, portraits and landscape sketches, and pastels of sailboats from the 1980s. In addition, the exhibition will feature nearly fifty works from Flavin’s personal collection of drawings, including nineteenth-century American landscapes by Hudson River School artists, Japanese drawings, and twentieth-century works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt. On view through July 1, 2012.