Not sure how to plan your weekend? Here are five new galleries to follow, to keep up with the latest shows.
Alexander Gray Associates, a contemporary art gallery and advising firm, presents exhibitions focused on artists who emerged in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. In June, their booth at Art Basel gave pioneering feminist painter Joan Semmel exposure to a European audience for the first time since 1969—around the time her first “Erotic Series” began making viewers blush.
2. The Guild
Founded in 1997, The Guild represents international and Indian artists. In a past exhibition, titled “Mirage,” the gallery showed work by Indian artist Sathyanand Mohan that explores the relationship between language and representation. “We grasp the world through language,” the artist said. “Borrowing a simple formal element from children’s language primers, these works push the question of interpretation...”
Francis M. Naumann Fine Art specializes in the art of the Dada and Surrealist periods, as well as a selection of contemporary artists whose work displays related aesthetic sensibilities. You might remember the gallery’s homage to Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase during the Armory Show 2013, and come September, Naumann will showcase the work of Duchamp’s friend, Man Ray, in an exhibition of colorful prints.
Claire Oliver’s program presents a diverse range of disciplines and intellectual positions, mixing traditional practices like painting, photography, and sculpture with an unconventional view on new media and methodology. Earlier this spring, an exhibition of Jazz-minh Moore paintings titled “All Our Grandmothers” put a spin on traditional realism: each figure was painted on a gouged birch wood surface whose knots, rings, and grains were visible upon her subjects.
5. Honor Fraser
Honor Fraser is a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, specializing in emerging and mid-career artists. Their current show, “Pop Renaissance”, exhibits work from Kenny Scharf’s 2001 installation at the Palazzo Communale in Italy, where his works covered the ceiling with four 33-foot canvases.