The DART Board: 10.27.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday October 27, 2021


Thursday, November 4 | Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Woman in Landscape
Garth Greenan Gallery presents recent works in mixed media and in 3D.

Smith paints an America portrayed as maps in saturated color—in one work making each state a different shade of red. Maps have historically been instruments in the exercise of power and territorial expansion. Across the series, Smith hints at the map’s many potential alternate meanings. Her use of the color red claims instability— subsuming its roles in racial persecution and affirmative Native identity, and with blood itself which is symbolic of mortality, racial lineage, and even life. A headline reads “In the Future we Will all be Mixed Bloods,” reflecting a reality which prompts routine paroxysms of racial anxiety in America. 

Female fertility figures grace each canvas, asserting that the landmass is, foremost, Mother Earth herself. Pictographic turtles reassert America’s previous title to many of its inhabitants: Turtle Island. References to “India” recall Columbus’s geographic mistake that still reverberates in our language. Through the simple rotation, Smith notes, the map becomes a “thing of Indian power.”

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Woman in Landscape continues through December 18 at Garth Greenan Gallery, 545 West 20th Street, NY, NY



Opening Friday, October 29, 6-8 pm | Matthew Btrandt: Carbon, Birch, Silver, Rooms

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Matthew Brandt. The works in Carbon, Birch, Silver, Rooms continue Brandt’s experimental processes inspired by the natural world. Featured are black carbon prints, laser-engraved birch plywood pieces, gelatin silver prints doused in liquid silver, and a selection of reclaimed chandeliers from various rooms. Together, these works address the interrelationship of light and dark, and their influence on the subject, material, and observer. Above: Wai'anae 1207210

Matthew Btrandt: Carbon, Birch, Silver, Rooms continues through December 11 at Yossi Milo Gallery, 245 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY Info



Closing Friday, October 29 | TEXTiles: The Woven Word

Bookstein Projects presents the work of a dozen artists of different generations and diverse cultural backgrounds whose work combines language and textile art in thoughtful and unexpected ways. This sampling of contemporary works of art also includes a few historical precedents by Alighero Boetti and Stephen Antonakos. Above: Hellen Ascol, "En los hilos encontré (para Lupita) / In the threads I found (for Lupita)"

The curator states that an artist’s decision to use textiles, often categorized as craft, is a statement in itself since it challenges the traditional hierarchy of the art forms formerly marginalized as female or primitive (outsider) work. The themes in this exhibition, as diverse as the work, convey ideas of poetry, literature, identity, gender, social inequity, politics and historical injustices and the art of weaving.

TEXTiles: The Woven Word closes on Friday, October 29th. Bookstein Projects 60 East 66th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY Info



Thursday, November 4-Sunday, November 7: The Art Dealers Association of America presents The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America to benefit Henry Street Settlement, the 2021 edition features 72 dynamic presentations, including more than half the fair dedicated to solo artist exhibitions.

The fair kicks off with the Benefit Preview on Wednesday, November 3, at 4 pm. Complimenting the fair is a range of in-person and online programming, providing access to ADAA galleries, leading industry experts, curators, and artists. The full schedule follows below and at this link.

The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, NY, NY Info
On Saturday, October 6, 3-5 pm: 30 member galleries the Upper East Side Gallery Walk. Map


Opening Friday, November 19: Seymour Chwast: Poster P(arts)
Spur Gallery presents over 30 posters by the co-founding member of Pushpin Studios

Since the 1950s, Seymour Chwast’s posters have been widely celebrated for their combination of subversive style and strong political satire. His caustic humor, graphic hand, and visual commentary cleverly synthesize in a way that is both wry and immediately understood. Signed editions of Seymour’s  book Poster Man, and a special 24" x 36" limited edition screen print will also be available
Opening reception for Seymour Chwast: Poster P(arts): Friday, December 3, 6-9m pm at Spur Gallery, 3504 Ash Street, Baltimore, MD Info



Thursday, October 28: Godlis in conversation with Luc Sante on the publication of Godlis Miami (Real Arts Press) 

In January 1974, David Godlis, then a 22-year-old photo student, took a ten-day trip to Miami Beach, Florida. Excited to visit an area he had frequented a decade earlier as a kid, Godlis set his sights on an area of art deco hotels, a Jewish retiree enclave on the expansive beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean. These retirees, all dressed up in their best beach outfits, would spend their days on lounges and lawn chairs, playing cards amid the sunshine and palm trees.

Godlis shot 60 rolls of black-and-white film in just ten days, making his way up and down the beaches, photographing what he didn’t know then was essentially the end of an era. The area he photographed in 1974 is now the infamous South Beach. This volume reproduces this account of a vanished Miami Beach for the first time.

Godlis in conversation with Luc Sante at Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, NY, NY Info


Continuing: Photoville, in collaboration with Brookfield Place, presents Signs of Your Identity at Brookfield Place/The Winter Garden 

Signs of Your Identity presents portraits by Daniella Zalcman in collaboration with artists Catherine Blackburn, Gregg Deal, and Mo Thunder that show Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian survivors of the US government’s Indian Boarding School system and parallel American institutions. Photo left by Daniella Zalcman

Signs of Your Identity is an ongoing project that documents the legacy of coercive boarding school polices in Indigenous communities. The boarding schools were explicitly meant to eradicate Indigenous identity and culture—separating children from their parents sometimes for years at a time. This work is meant to honor the experiences of these survivors while looking to the future and the possibility of reconciliation.
Signs of Your Identity  at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, NY, NY Info
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