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Jim Kempner Fine Art

501 W. 23rd Street

New York, NY, 





Nov 2, 2023-Jan 3, 2024

Opening Reception: Nov 2, 2023

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Danny has established himself as one of the premiere photographers of the popular music scene. He has photographed and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen. Danny’s relaxed and warm approach to photography has allowed him to maintain prolonged relationships with artists - such as his 20+ year friendship with Bruce Springsteen, which has resulted in over 8 album covers with Springsteen beginning with “The Rising” up to the recent 2022 release “Only The Strong Survive.” 

His work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine, and his photographs have appeared on hundred of album covers. As a director, Clinch has received 3 Grammy Award nominations: in 2005  for Bruce Springsteen’s “Devils and Dust” and in 2009 for John Mayer’s “Where The Light Is” and for the Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite collaboration short film called “Get Up.” He has also directed music videos  and concert films for Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Avett Brothers, Foo Fighters, and Dave Matthews, among others.





Sean Kelly Gallery

475 10th Avenue

New York, NY



Jul 14-Aug 25, 2023

Opening Reception: Jul 13, 2023

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Anthony McCall is widely recognized for his solid-light installations, a series he began in 1973 with the ground-breaking Line Describing a Cone, in which a volumetric form composed of projected light slowly transforms in three-dimensional space. His new solid-light works show how McCall has progressed this format, evolving his work over time through innovative installations and configurations. Upon entering the main gallery, visitors encounter McCall’s Split Second (Mirror) III, 2022, a single projection in which the “split” is created by interrupting the throw of light with a wall-sized mirror. The plane of light is reflected onto a double-sided screen hanging in space to create a triangulated viewing field, enabling the viewer to pass through and see the shifting volumetric form from both front and back.  

The second half of the main gallery features McCall’s vertical installation Skylight, 2020. This smaller-scale piece stands alone with a gradually morphing light sculpture projected from above onto a four-foot plinth, which allows the viewer to walk around the cone of light and observe it from all sides. This work is accompanied by a sound element by acclaimed composer and musician David Grubbs. Echoing throughout the space is the sound of a distant thunderstorm accompanied by the intermittent flashes of an electrical storm. As with all of McCall’s light installations, the works evolve slowly, yet quickly enough for the viewer to clearly perceive its movement and progression.

The third-floor gallery space features a select overview of photographs and preparatory drawings illustrating the arc of McCall’s career, offering the visitor context and insight for a fuller understanding of the artist’s oeuvre.



Sundaram Tagore Gallery

542 W. 26th Street

New York, NY



Jun 15-Jul 15, 2023

Opening Reception: Jun 15, 2023

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

For more than five decades, Salgado has made it his life’s work to document humankind and nature on photographic expeditions around the world. For this series, he traveled deep into the heart of the Amazon, capturing the unspoiled beauty of the world’s most biodiverse region and its inhabitants in stunning back-and-white images. Salgado, who was born in Aimorés, Brazil, in 1944, initiated the project with the hope that it would serve as a catalyst for raising awareness of the need to protect the Amazon and its indigenous population. Images from Amazônia have traveled to cities across the globe, including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Paris, London, Manchester and Avignon. In the fall of 2022, the California Science Center in Los Angeles hosted the North American premiere, presenting more than 200 large-scale photographs suspended throughout the museum’s 13,000 square feet. The exhibition is scheduled to be shown throughout 2023 in Milan, Zurich, Madrid and Brussels. In addition to work from Amazônia, we will also be showing select work from Magnum Opus, Salgado’s special series of fifty platinum-palladium prints representing some of his most powerful series, including Amazônia, Genesis and Workers. These rare prints, made in Belgium by the printer Salto Ulbeek, were recently presented in a selling exhibition curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado at Sotheby’s. It was the largest curated solo exhibition of photography in the auction house’s history, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Instituto Terra, the Salgados’ nonprofit devoted to reforestation and environmental education. Sales raised more than a million dollars for the foundation. 



New York Academy of Art

111 Franklin Street

New York, NY




Jun 7-Jul 9, 2023

Opening Reception: Jun 7, 2023

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The New York Academy of Art is pleased to announce its annual Summer Exhibition. This year's exhibition was juried by downtown NYC gallerists Eden Deering of P·P·O·W, Anna Furney of Venus Over Manhattan, and Olivia Smith of Magenta Plains. Featuring works by Academy alumni, students, and faculty, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures.


Nov. 11-Apr. 16

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway




Jimmy DeSana’s reputation might have died when his life ended, in 1990, as a result of aids. He was only forty years old. The New York-based photographer was busy, prolific, and popular during his lifetime—he was included in the buzzy exhibitions “The Times Square Show” and “New York/New Wave,” in the early eighties—but, in hindsight, he seemed stranded at the edge of the scene. A new retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, “Jimmy DeSana: Submission” (through April 16), makes a strong case for his ongoing relevance. From the beginning, DeSana’s work was erotic, compulsive, gender fluid, and all the more unsettling for its comic flashes. The show opens with a wall-filling grid of fifty-six voyeuristic, black-and-white pictures from 1972—student work, made in imitation of amateur porn and flea-market snapshots. Nearby hang later examples of DeSana’s stylized portraiture, featuring the likes of William S. Burroughs, Billy Idol, and Laurie Anderson. A portrait of Debbie Harry, laughing in sunglasses, appeared on the cover of the influential underground magazine File, under the headline “Punk ’Til You Puke.” At a moment when the counterculture had come to define the culture, DeSana played a key role, turning rising stars into hipster pinups. He also dabbled in S & M, portraying unlikely collisions of bodies and objects, all luridly lit: a red high heel trapped under pantyhose, a suspended figure with his head in a foaming toilet bowl, a screaming mouth full of cocktail toothpicks (“Party Picks,” from 1981, above). The effect is a cross between David Cronenberg’s body horror and Guy Bourdin’s fashionable fetishism. At once laughable and alarming, playful and lethal, DeSana’s work still lands like a psychological time bomb.

— Vince Aletti


Sept. 8-Oct. 29

Hauser & Wirth

542 W. 22nd St.




Since 2016, the American artist Zoe Leonard has taken hundreds of photographs at the border of Mexico and the U.S., following the route of a body of water that divides the two countries for twelve thousand miles, known alternately as the Río Bravo and the Rio Grande (and by at least five ancestral names, in Pueblo and Navajo). The exquisitely installed exhibition “Excerpts from ‘Al río / To the River,’ ” on view at Hauser & Wirth through Oct. 29, offers only a glimpse of Leonard’s epic project—ten works consisting of fifty-six black-and-white pictures, hanging singly and in sequences on the walls—but it conveys her rare balancing act of poetics and politics. You might call Leonard’s approach concerned conceptualism, as seen in a quartet of near-abstractions portraying lines raked in dirt, a tactic used by ice to capture the footprints of migrants. These striations are echoed in five views of irrigation canals, attended by flocks of birds (above, in an untitled detail, dated 2020/2022). Leonard’s quiet vistas run counter to sensationalist media coverage of borderland conflict. Her camera lingers on landscape, not people, who appear in only six images here, as distant figures enjoying a day at the beach on a riverbank in Ciudad Juárez, under the omnipresent eye of surveillance apparatus.

— Andrea K. Scott


Sept. 14-Oct. 22


537 W. 20th St.



Fifty years ago, a posthumous retrospective of a New York photographer broke attendance records for a one-person show at moma. Crowds lined up around the block to see a hundred and thirteen black-and-white pictures by Diane Arbus, a relative unknown whose brilliance was already an open secret among her peers. (Before she took her own life, in 1971, at the age of forty-eight, Arbus had few collectors, but they included Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, and Mike Nichols.) The exhibition generated both rave reviews and hot takes; dissecting Susan Sontag’s scathing essay “Freak Show,” published in 1973, is now almost an academic subgenre unto itself. On Sept. 14, the Zwirner gallery, in collaboration with Fraenkel, in San Francisco, opens “Cataclysm: The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited,” reuniting all the images from the exhibition (“Woman with a veil on Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C. 1968,” above, among them). It’s accompanied by the new publication “Diane Arbus: Documents,” a doorstop scrapbook that reproduces a half century’s worth of writing about an artist who, as Avedon once observed, “made the act of looking an act of such intelligence, that to look at so-called ordinary things is to become responsible for what you see.”

— Andrea K. Scott


Jun. 23-Apr. 2

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave.




The Lakota expression mní wičóni—“water is life”—was heard around the world during the Standing Rock protests. Now it echoes through the halls of the Met, thanks to a small but momentous exhibition on view through April 2. Titled “Water Memories,” the show was organized by Patricia Marroquin Norby, the museum’s first curator of Native American art; as a woman of Purépecha heritage, Norby is also the first full-time Indigenous curator in its American Wing. The show traverses six centuries in a scant forty art works and artifacts by both Native and non-Native creators. An exquisite oil of a foamy wave by the American modernist Arthur Dove, from 1929, assumes a mournful edge in the company of a shimmering sculptural installation by the Shinnecock ceramicist Courtney M. Leonard, from 2021, that eulogizes the decimation of the sperm-whale population off Long Island’s East End, where Dove made his painting. Poetry and protest are inseparable in all of the contemporary pieces here, including the Chemehuevi photographer Cara Romero’s oneiric 2015 scene (pictured above) of Pueblo corn dancers reckoning with a collective water memory: the flooding of thousands of acres of tribal land by the construction of the Parker Dam.

— Andrea K. Scott


مايو. 13 يونيو. 18


87 شارع فرانكلين

وسط البلد


في عام 2016 ، عندما كانت المصورة سام كونتيس تنهي المشروع الذي اشتهرت به - دراسة مدتها خمس سنوات عن الهيئة الطلابية المكونة بالكامل من الذكور وحرم مزرعة الماشية في كلية ديب سبرينغز ، في كاليفورنيا - لقاء صدفة في رحلة إلى برلين قاد فنها في اتجاه جديد. عند مشاهدة فيلم الميزو سوبرانو إنبال هيفر يتدرب على أغنية منفردة من عالم آخر من قبل الملحن تشايا تشيرنوين ، أصبح كونتيس مفتونًا بالمطالب الخفية التي فرضها مجهود التنفس على جسد المطرب. استمر كونتي في تصوير Hever ، متقطعًا ، على مدار السنوات الست التالية ، دائمًا في غرف تدريب صغيرة ذات إضاءة طبيعية. النتائج المقيدة بشكل رائع معروضة في الموقع الجديد لمعرض Klaus von Nichtsaggend ، في تريبيكا ، حتى 18 يونيو. يتغير شكل الصور بشكل مبدع: ألوان ، أبيض وأسود ، نقوش حميمة ، مطبوعات كبيرة ، وثائقي ، شبه تجريدي. في هذه العملية ، تحدد كونتيس نسب مشروعها ، بدءًا من دراسات الحركة لإيدويرد مويبريدج ومصوري الروح في القرن التاسع عشر (إشارة مذكورة أعلاه في "إنبال 18 يوليو 2018") إلى صورة ألفريد ستيغليتز المركبة التي امتدت لعقود من الزمن لجورجيا أوكيفي و "الصوت الذي رأيته" ، تمجيد روي ديكارافا لموسيقى الجاز. صوت أداء هيفر لقطعة تشيرنوين ينعش المعرض ؛ في 26 مايو ، في الساعة 7 ، قامت بأداء مباشر ، محاطة بصور النوافذ - سجل كونتيس للمساحات التي التقت فيها المرأتان لإنشاء هذا الثنائي المذهل والواسع.

—  أندريا ك. سكوت


مايو. 6-يونيو. 11


520 غرب شارع 20



المعرض الأكثر إثارة في المدينة الآن هو العرض المنفرد في نيويورك لورين هالسي ، في معرض ديفيد كوردانسكي (حتى 11 يونيو). إنها رسالة حب منحوتة إلى الحي الأسود تاريخيًا في جنوب وسط لوس أنجلوس ، حيث عاشت عائلة الفنان لمدة قرن. تتحول القطع الأربعة عشر المعروضة في الشكل من ذات الحواف الصلبة إلى الأشكال الحيوية ، وفي النغمة من النصب التذكاري العام إلى الملاذ السري ، لكن موادها الأساسية هي لغة الشارع وحياته ، مع لافتات الأعمال الصغيرة (The Braid Shack ، Watts Coffee House) وأبطال أكبر من الحياة (كوبي براينت ، نيبسي هاسل). في صورة "LODA" المجمعة بكثافة ، بحجم لوحة الإعلانات ، تؤكد صورة كاريكاتورية لرائد فضاء أسود يقرأ مجلة Jet أن Halsey تبني كلاً من كبسولة زمنية وخطة طويلة المدى ، وقد أدركت الأخيرة هنا ، لتأثير غير واضح بشكل كبير ، في "My Hope" ، نموذج يبلغ طوله ثمانية عشر قدمًا من كتلة مزدحمة (التفاصيل موضحة في الصورة أعلاه) ، حيث تجوب سيارات منخفضة الركوب منظرًا أحلامًا جنوب وسطًا لأشجار النخيل الذهبية والأهرامات النوبية. فكر في الأمر على أنه معاينة لأفلام مستقبلية: في الصيف المقبل ، ستعمل الفنانة على توسيع نطاق رؤيتها الرائعة على سطح فندق Met.

—  أندريا ك. سكوت


أكتوبر 1 - يوليو. 22

متحف بروكلين

200 ايسترن باركواي



بصيرة خان فيها جموع. هم أميركيون من أصول هندية وأفغانية وشرق أفريقية ، وامرأة مسلمة ، من تكساس ، والفائز بجائزة 2021 UOVO ، التي تُمنح سنويًا لفنان ناشئ مقيم في بروكلين. في هذا المعرض ذي الصلة في متحف بروكلين ، ينتقل الفنان الطموح عبر وسائط مثل جلود الثعابين ، مستخدماً الأداء والنحت والتركيب والكولاج والمنسوجات والرسم والتصوير الفوتوغرافي - وهذه قائمة غير كاملة - لمواجهة التاريخ الاستعماري. في "قانون الآثار" ، وهو سلسلة مفعم بالحيوية من المطبوعات بنفث الحبر ، يطبق خان رقميًا الحياة الساكنة وصور الذات ، ويؤدي خفة يد مفاهيمية بأشياء من مجموعة فنون العالم الإسلامي بالمتحف. في إحدى الصور ، يظهر الفنان مع مصباح مسجد من الزجاج المطلي بالمينا من القرن الرابع عشر ، من سوريا الحالية أو مصر ، ونسخة مستنسخة من سجادة صلاة إيرانية من أوائل القرن السابع عشر هشة للغاية بحيث لا يمكن التعامل معها - قطعة أثرية نازحة قام خان بتحويلها في نوع من الملاذ.

—  أندريا ك. سكوت

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