Critical 5 art events this week in NYC: that 70s show, Feb. 6-9
Take a walk down memory lane this week, back to the time of rose colored glasses and paisley print. Or, just revist the '70s by visiting art that reminds us of that groovy decade. So buckle up, this week, art gets a throwback.
This exhibition covers the works of Keith Sonnier from 1968 - 1970 including the internationally acclaimed Ba-O-Ba and Neon Wrapping Incandescent Series. These works were designed in his first New York studio to highlight the "floor to wall relationship" and just so happens to also be some pretty psychedelic "free form" lines. Groovy.
Now at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, the exhibit The Magnetic Lady chronicles the paintings on paper done by Gary Panter. Panter is known as one of L.A.'s "influential founders of punk aesthetic" so it's safe to say his art brings the funk. Get ready for jagged lines, bright colors, and the narrative of cartoon culture. We can dig that.
For the first time ever, all four paintings that comprise Brice Marden's Red, Yellow, Blue will be shown together. On loan from MOCA, Los Angeles, The Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, and private collections in the U.S. Fourth Figure, this exhibit has a heavy amount of history. And a slight retro vibe, no?
Tackling contemporary concepts, Ann Shapiro's Random Topography explores the consequences of climate change on land and sea. Makes you wonder what life would look like now if these conversations took place decades ago? Or were acted upon.
Finally, end your decade throwback with an exhibition with art from the 70's, specifically 1967 to 1979. Sol LeWitt's Cut Torn Folded Ripped features rare early works on paper including manipulated paper, photographs, maps, and newspapers. 'Twas a good decade in print.
Culture News By Avram Finkelstein