Must-See Art Guide: New York

This week's guide features Sonja Sekula, James Harvard, Janet Biggs, and more.

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, Standardized Regression Coefficience… (2016). Courtesy of Jane Lombard Gallery.

Come one, come all, to spring art fair week in New York. You’ve got Frieze, you’ve got Art New York, and you’ve got TEFAF’s inaugural venture to New York, so you’ll better get busy if you plan on hitting all the fairs. Don’t stop there: make sure to take a break from the crowded convention halls and hit local galleries, too, since they’re cashing in on the whole “every art person in the universe is crowding Manhattan and its surround islands” scenario.

Here’s some of our must-see staff picks: Do a Chelsea circuit and make sure to swing by Greene Naftali Gallery’s current group show about French conceptual artist Philippe Thomas and his agency, “readymades belong to everyone®,” exploring the idea of collectors becoming authors of the artworks they acquire, and then hit up Jane Lombard Gallery for some tiny jewel-like sculpture by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens. If you’re dreaming of summer already, Massimo Vitali’s famous beach photographs at Benrubi Gallery should help get you through the rest of the season. Then, head further uptown to Peter Blum for a painting survey of Sonja Sekula, an underappreciated Modernist artist whose oeuvre is overdue for a second look. From there, you might want to head to the Lower East Side for the decadent zoological photographs of Karen Knorr, now on view at Danziger Gallery through the end of the month.

Find our full list of picks below, and happy art hunting.


Exhibition:Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Each Number Equals One Inhalation and One Exhalation
April 13–May 26, 2017
Jane Lombard Gallery, 518 W. 19th Street, New York, NY

James Harvard, FLYFISHERWOMAN WITH ADMIRER (1996). Courtesy of Allan Stone Projects.

Exhibition:James Havard: Cultural Crossroads
April 27–June 17, 2017
Allan Stone Projects, 535 W. 22nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

E. Thurston Belmer. Courtesy of Denise Bibro Fine Art.

Exhibition:Iconic Vignettes
April 6–May 13, 2017
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th Street, Suite 4w, New York, NY

Edouard Merino, Insight (1989). Courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery.

Exhibition:Thinking of readymades belong to everyone®
April 21–May 20, 2017
Greene Naftali Gallery, 516 W. 26th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY

Sonja Sekula, The Voyage (1956). Courtesy of Peter Blum.

Exhibition:Sonja Sekula: A Survey
April 21–June 24, 2017
Peter Blum, 20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Karen Korr, The Queen’s Room, Zanana Palace, Udaipur (2011). Courtesy of Danziger Gallery.

April 13–May 25, 2017
Danziger Gallery, 95 Rivington Street, New York, NY

“TRANSIENT: Helen Pashgian and Brian Wills” invite. Courtesy of TOTAH.

Exhibition:TRANSIENT: Helen Pashgian and Brian Wills
May 3–July 31, 2017
TOTAH, 183 Stanton Street, New York, NY

Dieter Balzer, Xeol 15-3 (2015). Courtesy of JanKossen Contemporary.

Exhibition:Dieter Balzer and Dirk Salz: Novum Spatium
March 16–May 6, 2017
JanKossen Contemporary, 529 W. 20th St, 6th floor, New York, NY

Janet Biggs, Afar (2016). Courtesy of Cristin Tierney Gallery.

Exhibition:Janet Biggs and Regina José Galindo: Endurance
April 27–May 27, 2017
Cristin Tierney Gallery, 540 W. 28th Street, New York, NY

Hans Hofmann, Untitled (c. 1945). Courtesy of Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc.

Exhibition:Hofmann and Avery
April 13–June 15, 2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc, 52 E. 76th Street, New York, NY

Massimo Vitali, Cala Conta Black Dog, Ibiza (2016). Courtesy of Benrubi Gallery.

Exhibition:Massimo Vitali: Disturbed Coastal Systems
April 20–June 17, 2017
Benrubi Gallery, 521 W. 26th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Cleve Gray, Conjunction #98 (1976). Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery.

Exhibition:Cleve Gray: Abstracted Calligraphies
March 30–May 6, 2017
Where: Loretta Howard Gallery, 521 W. 26th Street, New York, NY

Nathalia Edenmont, Fruition (2016). Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

Exhibition:Nathalia Edenmont: Fruitfulness
March 23–May 13, 2017
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 520 W. 27th Street, New York, NY

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