The world is getting back on its feet, and waking up to a more normal reality, and so is New York City. Broadway theatres and museums are reopening, and art galleries are exhibiting new projects, oping their doors to the public. I Lobo You has a selection of upcoming art exhibitions in New York that are an absolute must-see, truly great viewing experiences.
“Balcony” by Elliot Hundley
Elliot Hundley was inspired by Jean Genet’s 1957 play The Balcony, to deliver this unique art exhibition. The artist has a mixed-media style which he elevates to a new level with exciting, eye-catching pieces that explore various aspects of life including religious culture, morale, performance, and social hierarchies, as well as Elliot’s own personal experience. Large scale panels create an unmatched visual experience for the audience who travels to every inch of the canvas, living a story through someone’s eyes .
“On the Other Side of Everything” by Calida Rowles
Calida Rowles has her first-ever solo exhibition in New York, where she presents a series of striking and provocative works. If you are wondering what to do in New York, then go to see this incredible artist’s work, and meditate on the narrative surrounding race in our society, particularly that of Black men.
“Convergent Evolutions, the Conscious of Body Work”
Pace Gallery brings together a diverse group of artists, media, and approaches. The amazing art exhibition is curated by Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle and explores the different approaches to creating art and the body’s response to viewing it, which provides an intimate look into the bond between the viewer and the artist. Featuring works from intergenerational artists such as Anthony Akinbola, Jo Baer, Caitlin Cherry, Delphine Desane, Adrian Ghenie, Sam Gilliam, Sonia Gomes, Zhang Huan, Kylie Manning, RJ Messineo, Anna Park, Richard Pousette-Dart, Lucas Samaras, Marina Perez Simão, Kiki Smith, Chibuike Uzoma, and Rachel Eulena Williams.
“Beyond the Pleasure Principle” by Mickalene Thomas
Mickalene Thomas explores the Black female body and the representation of Black women in society with large-scale paintings featuring pinups from Jet magazine. The artist’s work is engaging and powerful, leading viewers to consider our cultural understanding of beauty and identity. If you are wondering what to do in New York, then this art exhibition might be the perfect plan.
“Inward: Reflections on Interiority”
This amazing art exhibition highlights the best new Black artists today and showcases the works of five artists who used the iPhone in beautiful ways. On view now at the International Center of Photography in New York City, the photos range from selfies to family portraits and shots of domestic spaces.
The art exhibition is curated by Isolde Brielmaier who thought about this project during a lockdown: “Over the past year and a half, I was really struck with the fact we were all sequestered, we were all immersed through images, via social media”
“The Women I Know Part II”, Ghada Amer
This art exhibition includes amazing painted and embroidered portraits of women Ghada Amer knows and cast sculptures of eroticized silhouettes. This work is an insight into how complex femininity is. Differences between the sculptures and the paintings provide an interesting contrast and show the diverse ways in which we perceive women close to us versus those represented in the media.