Simone Leigh, Michelangelo Lovelace, and More Must-See Shows
As a response to the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, galleries have turned to online exhibitions to showcase the work of artists. However, some are slowly reopening. Here’s what we’re visiting this week.
David Kordansky Gallery
Until July 11, 2020, David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, CA is showcasing the work of artist Simone Leigh. The exhibition features a number of the Chicago-born artist’s works and is open to the public now. Leigh is largely known for her large-scale ceramic and bronze sculptures which are widely showcased in this first solo exhibition. You can also take a virtual tour of the gallery if you are not in the L.A. area.
This online exhibition titled “Nightshift” features a collection of drawings by Michelangelo Lovelace. The drawings are from his 30 years working as a nurse’s aide in nursing homes throughout Cleveland, OH. From the bedsides and common areas, he drew what he saw. “Nightshift” is quite fitting during the COVID-19 outbreak as it lets the viewer get an inside glimpse into nursing homes, that are no doubt going through hard times at the moment.
David Zwirner, Paris
For its reopening in Paris, David Zwirner is showcasing the photographs of Philip-Lorca diCorcia. The photographs include series from an editorial project with W Magazine, as well as never before exhibited photos and all ranging from 1997 to 2008. The photographs selected come from around the world and will be exhibited in person, according to government guidelines of course.
In Paris, Gagosian has also reopened and its first exhibition is artist Sarah Sze. The American artist sculpts but has recently gone back to painting, which was her original medium. Sze is known for taking object and images, both physical and digital to create complex multimedia installations. In this exhibition, she showcases all her artistic mediums both older and new.
While the world is going through a worldwide pandemic, Unit London has decided to help with art. In this online exhibition titled “Drawn Together,” drawings from over 100 artists worldwide are showcased with a common goal which is to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontières and World Vision and prove that art can change the world.
For this online exhibition, Matthew Marks showcases a variety of different works from Robert Gober dating back to the 1970s. Gober takes everyday objects and make them have meaning. This showcase of the American artist’s work includes twenty sculptures, photographs, drawings, and prints all true to the art that Gober is best known for.
Marian Goodman Gallery
For its reopening in Paris, Marian Goodman Gallery presents the work of artist Niele Toroni in an exhibition titled “Un tout de differences.” The in-person exhibition presents imprints of a No. 50 brush repeated at regular intervals of 30 cm and includes works of different dimensions and on various mediums, including canvas and foam board. For the Paris-based artist, it’s not about delivering a message through her paintings but simply what is given to see.