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Spring art shows we’re excited about

Three amazing NYC shows to check out in March.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Mar 3, 2021

Nothing sounds better than saying spring is just around the corner, and having it actually be true. I truly believe that everyone on the East Coast has had enough of winter, and we’re ready for sweater weather and lovely strolls around the city. That’s why spring is the perfect time to go see some art. Below we’ve selected 3 shows for you to check out in March:

 

Hockney In Normandy at Richard Gray Gallery

From February 22 till March 19, 2021

Photo via Gray New York

Hockney in Normandy<, is a solo exhibition featuring David Hockney’s recent iPad paintings and landscape prints created at his home and studio in Normandy, France. For the preeminent British artist’s eleventh solo exhibition at Gray, Hockney captures the intimate interior spaces of his Normandy home and its scenic surroundings. Highlighting his singular sense of line and longstanding commitment to exploring perspective through technology, Hockney’s iPad paintings can be traced back to his early experiments with photographic media which began in the 1980s when the artist created a body of panoramic Polaroid photocollages. His exploration of technological media continued with Xerox and fax machines, Macintosh computers, and, upon their release in the late 2000s, the iPhone and iPad. Drawing and painting on touchscreens since 2009, Hockney remains a prolific draftsman, sustaining a routine of daily drawing which often turns his gaze toward intimate views of everyday life.”

 

Strange Instrument at Pace Gallery

From February 26 till March 27, 2021

Photo via Pace Gallery

“David Goldblatt was renowned for creating powerful images that revealed the complex and far-reaching dynamics of apartheid, as well as the post-apartheid conditions that continue to impact his native country to this day. Curated by South African artist and activist Zanele Muholi in collaboration with Yancey Richardson Gallery, >David Goldblatt: Strange Instrument presents over 60 vintage prints by the late South African photographer. The exhibition groups the works into idiosyncratic categories that reflect Muholi’s deeply personal engagement with the work of Goldblatt, who was a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. Muholi’s own work explores similarly complex issues of gender, labor, and race that continue to permeate contemporary South African society.”

 

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America at the New Museum

From February 17 till June 6, 2021

Photo via New Museum

“This exhibition was originally conceived by Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) for the New Museum, and presented with curatorial support from advisors Naomi Beckwith, Massimiliano Gioni, Glenn Ligon, and Mark Nash. “Grief and Grievance” will be an intergenerational exhibition, bringing together thirty-seven artists working in a variety of mediums who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to the national emergency of racist violence experienced by Black communities across America. The exhibition will further consider the intertwined phenomena of Black grief and a politically orchestrated white grievance, as each structures and defines contemporary American social and political life. “Grief and Grievance” will comprise works encompassing video, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, and performance made in the last decade, along with several key historical works and a series of new commissions created in response to the concept of the exhibition.”