Here’s a look at the shows in New York you’ve got to get to this month.
Barkley L. Hendricks “Them Changes” at Jack Shainman Gallery
February 15—March 24
Jack Shainman Gallery is showing “Barkley L. Hendricks: Them Changes,” featuring works on paper by the late artist, better known paintings. Through line and color, his recognizable figures reflect his own confidence and certainty as an artist. In this show, newly discovered works on paper draw connections of character and concept from previous works while offering a new aesthetic.
Bruce Conner at Paula Cooper Gallery
February 15—March 24
Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition featuring two Bruce Connor films, Report (1963-1967) and Marilyn Times Five (1968-1973), recently restored by the Cooper Family Trust. Working across a wide range of media, Connor used iconic imagery and footage in experimental
films, challenging the viewer to contemplate the saturation of cultural narratives in our daily lives.
“Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away” at the Guggenheim
February 9—May 9
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents a comprehensive survey of the work by Danh Vo. Organized by curators Katherine Brinson, Susan Thompson, Ylinka Barotto; the exhibition assembles Vo’s installations, sculptures, and photographs. From various points in his career, the works look at diverse culture, political subjects, power structures, and how our desires shape our experience of the world.
“Eye to eye: An Exhibition Benefiting Sanctuary for Families” at ARSENAL contemporary
January 25—February 25
As an agency of advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence, Sanctuary for Families empowers thousands through programming for children and youth. This exhibition, organized by ARSENAL contemporary strives to empower survivors and create a physical vision of Sanctuary for Families’ dedication to this cause. “Eye to eye” features the work of artists including Rita Ackermann, Shuvinai Ashoona, and Diana Al-Hadid.
“Songs for Sabotage” at the New Museum
February 13—May 27
Questioning how individuals and collectives address the connection of image and culture, “Songs for Sabotage” features 26 artists across mediums. Each work in the museums fourth Triennial intervenes into the networks of our everyday lives. With artists such as Hardeep Pandhal and Claudia Martínez Garay, the connection between all works highlights the internationalism that links them.