New York’s finest galleries have plenty to offer this month—both virtually and in person.
Amy Sherald, “Untitled (Detail)” (2020) is on view at Hauser & Wirth’s online viewing room.
Modern and contemporary art gallery Gagosian is featuring Titus Kaphar in one of its latest in-person exhibitions, From a Tropical Place. This is the American artist’s inaugural exhibition with Gagosian and consists of mesmerizing, thought-provoking paintings such as “Twins,” “The distance between what we have and what we want” and “Analogous Colors.” Known for his deconstructions and reconfigurations of art history, Kaphar’s latest works explore the fears, traumas and experiences of Black mothers in the United States. The pieces will be on show until Dec. 19. 522 W. 21st St.
Hauser & Wirth launched its online viewing room in March 2020 with a set of drawings by renowned French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. The gallery has since made available to the public over 25 fascinating virtual exhibitions, several of which will be accessible through the end of the year. Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender showcases five untitled portraits of Black women that American painter Amy Sherald created throughout the past few months of the pandemic. Additionally, at its 69th Street location, the gallery is showing until Dec. 31 To Form a More Perfect Union, a group exhibition spotlighting several works of postwar modern and contemporary art, including a painting by Hungarian artist Rita Ackermann titled “World War III Around My Skull.” 32 E. 69th St.
American painter Sam Gilliam’s first exhibition with Pace Gallery, Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing, will be available for in-person viewing until Dec. 19 at both of Pace’s Chelsea locations. The exhibition contains several new paintings and sculptures that reflect and celebrate Gilliam’s renowned relationship with color. Central to the exhibition is a series of large-scale paintings, one of which is named “Heroines, Beyoncé, Serena and Althea,” paying tribute to Beyoncé and legendary athletes Serena Williams and Althea Gibson. 510 & 540 W. 25th St.
On view at Perrotin until Dec. 24 is Julio Le Parc’s Color and Colors, an in-person show presenting a group of large-scale paintings as well as a new kinetic sculpture by the Franco-Argentinian artist. The exhibition explores Le Parc’s contributions to the world of contemporary and kinetic art, incorporating dynamic paintings from as early as the 1970s. One of the featured works and one of Le Parc’s newest paintings, “Permutation de la Longue Marche n°1,” creates an “illusion of movement” on a flat, static canvas with ribbons of color that seem to undulate on its surface. 130 Orchard St.
Photography by: Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth