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<EM>Outer Loop: Tony Cox and Matthew Ronay</EM>Installation viewPhoto; Bill Orcutt
Outer Loop: Tony Cox and Matthew Ronay
Installation view
Photo; Bill Orcutt
Outer Loop: Tony Cox and Matthew Ronay
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Marlborough Chelsea  •  4 April - 9 May 2015
 

The show takes its title from the beltway around Louisville, KY, where the two artists grew up together, but is evocative also of their shared penchant for the further flung reaches of culture.

This includes colorful abstraction, Appalachian folk art, science fiction and a self-determined spirituality that hints at the cosmic but positions them outside of any New Age mainstream.
Cox’s paintings are hand-embroidered in bold geometric designs and stylized landscape using brightly hued and metallic threads pulled through acrylic-coated stretched canvas.  The mantra-
like repetition of stitches together with vivid patterning, are reminiscent of mandalas and other sacred art, but Cox imbues the works with an off-kilter humor and pathos that places them squarely in his head and from his inimitable hand.

Ronay’s hand-carved basswood sculptures, while often heavily patterned with dimples, curves and cairn-like stacks, eschew hard edge abstraction for a molecular, spore-like affect coupled with a kind of suggestive figuration in the form of disembodied hands and tongues.  Ingeniously and idiosyncratically composed from multiple pieces of wood and sections of canvas that have
been lushly dyed in a spectrum of rich colors, the works have the natural feel of an organism, growing and replicating itself like a coral reef or Martian bacterium.



Marlborough Chelsea Website


Contact: Marlborough Chelsea
545 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (1) 212) 463 86 34

Trenton Doyle Hancock: <EM>…And Then It All Came Back to Me</EM>, 2011Mixed media on paper9 × 8 inchesCollection KAWS, New YorkCourtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Trenton Doyle Hancock: …And Then It All Came Back to Me, 2011
Mixed media on paper
9 × 8 inches
Collection KAWS, New York
Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Trenton Doyle Hancock : Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Studio Museum in Harlem  •  26 March - 28 June 2015
 
 
 The exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the artist’s extensive body of drawings, collages and works on paper. For over two decades, Hancock has immersed himself in drawing, testing the elasticity of the medium with a keen sense of humor. Hancock was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He lives and works in Houston, Texas. In 2007, Hancock was the recipient of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize. Organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawings is curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator. The Studio Museum’s presentation is organized by Lauren Haynes, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection.

The Studio Museum in Harlem Website


Contact: The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (1) 212 864 45 00

Piotr Ukla&#324;ski (born Poland, 1968),<EM> Untitled (Skull),</EM> 2000, Platinum printCollection of the artist
Piotr Uklański (born Poland, 1968), Untitled (Skull), 2000, Platinum print
Collection of the artist
Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  •  17 March - 16 August 2015
 
 
Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs is the first survey of the Polish-born, New York-based artist’s photography. Known for working in a wide variety of media including installation, fiber art, resin paintings, and collage, Uklański (born 1968) invests overlooked and exhausted styles with new meanings—and similarly explores clichéd or obsolete photographic languages. Nearly half of the works on display in the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition are from The Joy of Photography (1997-2007), the artist’s little-known series.

Contact:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 100


Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

<P><EM>The Hero Redhorn or Morningstar</EM> 1100–1200Oklahoma. MississippianBauxiteThe University of Arkansas, FayettevilleMuseum Collections (47-2-1)</P>

The Hero Redhorn or Morningstar 1100–1200
Oklahoma. Mississippian
Bauxite
The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Museum Collections (47-2-1)

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky.
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  7 March - 10 May 2015
 

This exhibition unites Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a two-thousand-year-old human-effigy stone pipe to contemporary paintings, photographs, and a video-installation piece. Works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers will be seen together with those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804–06, along with objects from the early reservation period and recent works created in dialogue with traditional forms and ideas.

The distinct Plains aesthetic is revealed through an array of forms and media: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler, and shell; porcupine-quill and glass-bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; richly ornamented clothing; composite works; and ceremonial objects. Many nations, including Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, and Meskwaki are represented.



The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Frank Benson: <EM>Julliana</EM>, 2015.
Frank Benson: Julliana, 2015.
2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  New Museum  •  25 February - 24 May 2015
 
 
Featuring fifty-one artists http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/the-generational-triennial from over twenty-five countries, Surround Audience pursues numerous lines of inquiry, including: What are the new visual metaphors for the self and subjecthood when our ability to see and be seen is expanding, as is our desire to manage our self-image and privacy? Is it possible to opt out of, bypass, or retool commercial interests that potentially collude with national and international policy? How are artists striving to embed their works in the world around them through incursions into media and activism? A number of artists in the exhibition are poets, and many more use words in ways that connect the current mobility in language with a mutability in form. The exhibition also gives weight to artists whose practices operate outside of the gallery—such as performance and dance—and to those who test the forums of marketing, comedy, and social media as platforms for art. The building-wide exhibition encompasses a variety of artistic practices, including sound, dance, comedy, poetry, installation, sculpture, painting, video, one online talk show, and an ad campaign.

New Museum Website


Contact: New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Tel: New Museum

<P>Donatello: <EM>St. John the Evangelist,</EM> 1408–15Marble, 212 × 91 × 62 cm. Opera di Santa Maria del Fioreinv. no 2005/113© Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore / Antonio Quattrone.</P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Donatello: St. John the Evangelist, 1408–15
Marble, 212 × 91 × 62 cm.
Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore
inv. no 2005/113© Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore / Antonio Quattrone.

 

Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Biblical Art  •  20 February - 14 June 2015
 
Twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture—most never seen outside Italy—are on view at MOBIA in New York as the centerpiece of the Museum’s tenth anniversary season. MOBIA is the sole world-wide venue for this exhibition. These works—by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, Luca della Robbia and others—were made in the first decades of the fifteenth century for Florence Cathedral ("Il Duomo"), which was then in the last phase of its construction, and are figural complements to Brunelleschi’s soaring dome, conveying an analogous sense of courage and human potential. Like the dome, these statues of prophets and saints express the spiritual tension of a faith-driven humanism destined to transform Western culture.

Museum of Biblical Art Website


Contact: Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (1) 212 408 15 00

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Brooklyn Museum  •  20 February - 24 May 2015
 

The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures.

Wiley's signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives.

The subjects in Wiley's paintings often wear sneakers, hoodies, and baseball caps, gear associated with hip-hop culture, and are set against contrasting ornate decorative backgrounds that evoke earlier eras and a range of cultures.



Brooklyn Museum Website


Contact: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Tel: (1) 718 638 50 00

<P>Plaque with image of seated Buddha. Pagan period, 11th-13th centuryGilded metal with polychrome. 7 x 6 1/4 x 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm)Bagan Archaeological Museum Photo: Sean Dungan</P>

Plaque with image of seated Buddha. Pagan period, 11th-13th century
Gilded metal with polychrome. 7 x 6 1/4 x 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm)
Bagan Archaeological Museum
Photo: Sean Dungan

Buddhist Art of Myanmar
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Asia Society  •  10 February - 10 May 2015
 
The exhibition comprises approximately 70 spectacular works—including stone, bronze and wood sculptures, textiles, paintings, and lacquer ritual implements—from the fifth through the early twentieth century. Artworks include objects created for temples, monasteries, and personal devotion, which are presented in their historical and ritual contexts. The exhibition explores how Buddhist narratives were communicated visually and the multiplicity of regional styles. Many of the works in the exhibition have never been shown outside of Myanmar. Works are on loan from the National Museum of Myanmar in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw; Bagan Archeological Museum; Sri Ksetra Archaeological Museum, Hmawza; and the Kaba Aye Buddhist Museum, as well as works from public and private collections in the United States.

Buddhism was established in Myanmar around 500 CE or the middle of the first millennium, centuries after the Buddha’s demise in India. The faith was likely brought to Myanmar by Indian monks and traders during their interactions with local kingdoms. Lower Myanmar was then in the hands of the Mon, while Upper Myanmar was ruled by the Pyu. These two major ethnic groups were eclipsed by Bamar-speaking peoples who had begun to filter into Upper Myanmar by the beginning of the second millennium. The Bamar created their capital overlooking the Irrawaddy River at Pagan, or Bagan, where a frenzy of Buddhist devotion resulted in the construction of over two thousand brick temples, stupas, and monasteries. While Pagan’s art owed a strong and undeniable debt to eastern India, its sculptors, painters, and architects forged a distinctive aesthetic, which in later centuries diverged completely from Indian modes.

Asia Society Website


Contact: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (1) 212 288 64 00

<P>Herbert Bayer: <EM>Humanly Impossible</EM>, 1932Gelatin silver print15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThomas Walther CollectionAcquired through the generosity of Howard Stein© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn </P>

Herbert Bayer: Humanly Impossible, 1932
Gelatin silver print
15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Thomas Walther Collection
Acquired through the generosity of Howard Stein
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  13 December 2014 - 19 April 2015
 
The Museum of Modern Art acquired more than 300 photographs from Thomas Walther’s private collection in 2001. Featuring iconic works by such figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-known treasures by more than 100 other practitioners, this exhibition presents the story of this key moment in photography’s history, allowing both experts and those less familiar with the medium to understand these photographs in new ways.

The Museum of Modern Art Website


Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-549
Tel: (1) 212 708 94 00

Seated figure, 17th–18th centuryMbembe peoplesEwayon River region, Cross River Province, NigeriaWood (Afzelia); H. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm)Musée du quai Branly, Paris (displayed at the Pavillon des Sessions, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Seated figure, 17th–18th century
Mbembe peoples
Ewayon River region, Cross River Province, Nigeria
Wood (Afzelia); H. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm)
Musée du quai Branly, Paris
(displayed at the Pavillon des Sessions, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  9 December 2014 - 7 September 2015
 
The figures created by Mbembe master carvers from southeastern Nigeria are among the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Created between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, and striking for their synthesis of intense rawness and poetry, these representations of seated figures—mothers nurturing their offspring and aggressive male warriors—were originally an integral part of monumental carved drums positioned at the epicenter of spiritual life, the heartbeat of Mbembe communities.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198


Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Events in Classical Music

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Carnegie Hall  •  27 February 2015 - 27 February 2915
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Brahmas: Symphony No. 3

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor

Carnegie Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 247 780

Events in Dance

Lyon Opera Ballet
Lyon Opera Ballet
Lyon Opera Ballet
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Joyce Theater  •  29 April - 3 May 2015
 
Lyon Opera Ballet performs a programme featuring William Forsythe’s Steptext, a 1985 quartet for three male and one female dancer in which the choreographer plays with theatrical conventions and constantly shifts weight and balance between dancers. The programme also includes Benjamin Millepied’s Sarabande, set to extracts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s music performed by violin soloist Tim Fain; and the New York premiere of the Israeli-born, French-based choreographer Emanuel Gat’s Sunshine.

The Joyce Theater Website



Detailed schedule information:
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 2pm

Contact: The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York
Tel: (1) 212 242 08 00

Events in Jazz

Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Jazz Standard  •  7 - 10 May 2015
 

Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain

Released on 24 March by Random Act Records, Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain Live in New York: The Vanguard Sessions features the multi–reed master at the helm of a superb quartet; the programme is a take on Wilson’s live set, including three Wilson originals, one apiece from pianist Orrin Evans (“Spot It, You Got It”) and drummer Joe Chambers (“Patterns), and a fresh rendition of the Thelonious Monk classic “Well You Needn’t.”

Steve Wilson – alto & soprano saxophones

Orrin Evans – piano

Ugonna Ukegwo – bass

Bill Stewart – drums



Jazz Standard Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Contact: Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 576 22 32

Mingus Big Band
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Jazz Standard  •  4 May 2015
 
Mingus Big Band

Jazz Standard Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm, 10:00 pm

Contact: Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 576 22 32

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Carnegie Hall  •  29 April 2015
 
Audra McDonald, vocalist
Andy Einhorn, piano
Mark Vanderpoel, bass
Gene Lewin, drums


Carnegie Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 247 7800



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