Your Perfect New York Art Weekend–We Recommend These Shows

Why not visit DIA Beacon, Brooklyn Bridge Park, or The Studio Museum in Harlem.


Installation view of Stanley Whitney's "Dance the Orange."Photo: via Team Gallery on Instagram.

Installation view of Stanley Whitney’s “Dance the Orange.”
Photo: via Team Gallery on Instagram.

Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange at the Studio Museum Harlem
Stanley Whitney, a Philadelphia born artist, is known for his paintings and works on paper of rich palettes and grid-like structures, a style inspired by and mastered during his time spent in Italy and Egypt in the 1990s. Whitney’s first solo exhibition in New York, Dance the Orange, named after his 2013 piece, is currently on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition showcases 28 pieces by the artist produced between 2008 and 2015, all varying in their vibrant color schemes and textures. Each work incorporates the geometric structure and playful color palette that Whitney has become known for. “A picture’s dynamics may seem about to resolve in one way” Peter Schjeldahl wrote in his recent review in the New Yorker. “But blink, and the shapes swarm in and out—a Cubistic fire drill.” We know you’ve read the numerous rave reviews. Now, go out and see it!
Dance the Orange will be on view until October 25.



Jeppe Hein, Please Touch the Art.
Courtesy of the Public Art Fund.

Jeppe Hein: Please Touch The Art in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Enjoy the fleeting summer heat with Jeppe Hein‘s outdoor exhibition Please Touch The Art, currently on view at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Hein, a Berlin-based artist, is known for his interactive sculptural works, employing mirrors and metal as his primary materials. His exhibition showcases three installation pieces: Modified Social Benches, which is a series of fluorescent-red benches structured into unconventional, artistic shapes; Mirror Labyrinth NY, a maze of vertical, mirror-polished, stainless steel panels that illuminate the colors and action of the surrounding area; and Appearing Rooms, in which changing walls of water build rooms that visitors can enter while keeping themselves dry and their clothes intact. The artist’s works are exemplary of his signature inventive and inviting style, and are worth visiting during the final summer months.
Please Touch The Art will be on view until April 17, 2016.


Robert Irwin, Excursus: Homage to the Square3.
Photo: Juliana Su via Instagram.


Robert Irwin, Excursus: Homage to the Square3 at Dia:Beacon
Head to Beacon, New York, this weekend to see Excursus: Homage to the Square3 by Robert Irwin at the Dia:Beacon museum. Irwin is celebrated for his minimalist, site-specific light installations, which have been exhibited in museums, parks, and urban locations. Excursus, which opened in June, is a modified version of Prologue: x183, a series of cubic, interconnected rooms with walls of transparent scrims illuminated by accent vertical lights that drew lines of visitors to the Dia:Chelsea gallery. Adapted for Dia:Beacon, Excursus maintains the cubic rooms adjoined by fluorescent light fixtures from its previous installation, but works with the museum’s architecture and natural light to envelop its visitors in a hazy, brightly illuminated maze.
Excursus: Homage to the Square3 will be on view until May 2017.


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