Every month, otona-nikibi2’s resident art expert, , pounds the pavement of New York City to check out the best gallery exhibits and art shows he can find. Take a visual gander back at the art he covered in our Unframed column throughout 2017 – hint: it’s all incredible.
This is Wood: The Sculpture of Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson presented 4 cardboard boxes, 5 rolls of painters tape, 2 broken styrofoam chunks, and more garbage… that were all 100% carved and painted wood.
On Pins: Elliott Hundley’s Epic Collages
We took a look at Elliott Hundley’s manically overwhelming collages, which extended so far off the canvas that they were rightfully called “sculptures”.
Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
Tara Donovan’s newest wall sculptures were composed of THOUSANDS of white styrene cards that were individually stacked, glued, and rotated 90 degrees.
Matt Hoyt’s Chrysalis: Evidence of Time
Matt Hoyt is famous for tiny sculptures and his newest works took a risky turn for an artist famous for small: they’re slightly bigger.
Breaking Technology: Walead Beshty’s New Sculpture
LA artist Walead Beshty’s destructively perfect show “Open Source” was on view at Petzel Gallery in NYC, and it included a full range of misused technology.
Henrique Oliveira’s Devir: An Invasive Sculpture
Artist Henrique Oliveira has been building massive organic sculptures for over a decade and FINALLY one of his sculptures sprouted in New York City.
Broken Chairs and Floating Trash: 4 Mysterious Summer Artworks
Hiding in the Lower East Side this past summer were four magical artworks in two different group shows that were even more surprising with closer inspection.
Art Destination: Erik Sommer’s Concrete Car
On view at the one-of-a-kind Fastnet viewing room, was Erik Sommer’s sculpture/installation “Volvo 240”: a real Volvo, coated completely in concrete.
Flexible Screens: The Sculpture of Daniel Canogar
Daniel Canogar’s latest high-tech artworks were a triple-threat. Each was a mesmerizing digital painting and a seductive sculptural form.
Warping Reality: The Sculpture of Wim Delvoye
Wim Delvoye’s latest exhibition felt like a competition between machine precision and hand-made perfection where too much is not enough and everybody wins.
Lasers in a Gallery: Rita McBride’s Particulates
16 high-intensity lasers cut through the misty air of a dark garage in West Chelsea in the latest work, Particulates, by artist Rita McBride.