Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: January 23, 2014

This week we are checking out two abstract shows predominantly focused on the properties of light.

Seymour Lipton, Diadem, 1960, bronze, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, NY

Looking to beat those January blues? Bring in some color this week with two abstract shows predominantly focused on the properties of light.

Seymour Lipton: Structural Metaphors, 1951–1964 will be on view January 23 to March 8 at Driscoll Babcock Galleries, 525 W. 25th Street, New York, NY.

Diadem by Seymour Lipton

Seymour Lipton, Diadem, 1960, bronze, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, NY

Veteran Abstract Expressionist Seymour Lipton (American, 1903–1986) juxtaposes light and shadow in order to heighten his structures, as well as to portray different “moods of life,” as suggested through his titles. The carefully curated show at Driscoll Babcock Galleries exhibits the artist’s works from the 1950s and 1960s. At the height of his career, the artist’s technical practice merged impeccably with his abstract and ideological forms, a point celebrated throughout the current exhibition. Don’t miss the shadows produced by light reflecting off the interior and exterior of the bronze material, creating a work of art in itself.

JOSEPHINE HALVORSON: Facings will be on view January 23 to March 1 at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY.

Woodshed (Door) by Josephine Halvorson

Josephine Halvorson, woodshed (Door), 2013, oil on canvas, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

A short Chelsea walk will bring you to another fantastic solo show at Sikkema Jenkins. Carefully studying abstract qualities, such as light and temperature, American artist Josephine Halvorson paints objects in their natural environment at close proximity. The result is a collection of works that present an animate quality, despite the desolation of the object itself. Local woodsheds and structural foundations from the artist’s hometown are carefully depicted in daylight, inviting the viewer to consider their original state and history. These considerations ought to propel the viewer into a deeper consideration of the everyday (object). Despite their simple subject matter, the paintings possess a dynamic and exciting quality accessible to all viewers.

Browse more openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Athens, Greece
Nikos Navridis at Bernier/Eliades Gallery
January 23–February 20, 2014
11 Eptachalkou Street, 11851 Athens, Greece

Los Angeles, CA
Bee Yourself: Bumblebeelovesyou at Urban Art Advisor
January 23–26, 2014
4621 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Milan, Italy
Jackie Saccoccio: Portraits at Brand New Gallery
January 23–March 8, 2014
Via Farini 32, 20159 Milan, Italy

New York, NY
Daniel Rich: Systematic Anarchy at Peter Blum
January 23–March 15, 2014
20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Serena Mitnik-Miller: INBETWEEN at Joshua Liner Gallery
January 23–February 22, 2014
540 W. 28th Street, New York, NY

Vienna, Austria
Bertram Hasenauer: Recent Works (Basement) at MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
January 23–March 15, 2014
Weihburggasse 26, Vienna, Austria

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