As a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, galleries have turned to online exhibitions to showcase the work of artists. Here’s what we’re digitally visiting this week.
Dwelling Is The Light
This online exhibition curated by Katy Hessel presents the work of 13 female artists including Diane Arbus, Fiona Rae, Kiki Smith, and more. The works on view are largely inspired by the global lockdown due to the pandemic. Through various mediums, artists explore our attitude towards nature and domestic life, as well as the relationship between the indoors and outdoors.
Spring To Action
Monica King Contemporary
This online benefit exhibition was launched to support NYC and the world during this pandemic. Each sale made from the exhibition will give 25% to Feed the Frontlines, an NYC initiative dedicated to providing free meals to hospital workers. The exhibition includes over 48 artists—including Zoe Crosher, Peter Gregory, and Mallory Page—which supports their career as well as the art world and the families in need during this time.
Cheim & Read
The work of 15 artists—Adam Fuss, Ron Gorchov, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, and more—make up Cheim & Read’s “Approaching Abstraction.” Through sculpture, painting, and photography, these artists are bringing color, depth, texture, and originality to the online viewing room exhibition.
Discover Mary Weatherford’s new series that includes four groups of works that make up “The Japan Drawings.” Each represents a synthesis of abstract material experimentation and response to a particular place, time, experience, or idea. These new works were created by Weatherford during her time in residency at Troedsson Villa in Nikko, Japan.
“Developing TiME LiFE” offers a glimpse into the life and studio of artist Hernan Bas. In the exhibition, the painter walks us through his practice and process behind his “TIME LIFE” series first shown in November 2019, revealing the influences the lead him to create the works.
This exhibition opened shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak led to the temporary closing of the gallery’s physical sapce. The virtual video walkthrough of the show includes a voiceover by the artist, Rineke Dijkstra. It also showcases a selection of the artist’s photography series such as “Family Portraits” (2012—), which, as said by Marian Goodman, “seems particularly apt at moments like these, when we are all thinking about family and friends”.
Hauser & Wirth
In “Untitled Anxious Red Drawings,” American artist Rashid Johnson introduces works he has made since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new series is an updated version of his well-known “Anxious Man” series but, this time, he strays from his usual use of black wax, with the choice of blood red. Johnson’s somewhat chaotic and repeated motions represent the uncertain times through which we are all living.