The DART Board: 03.23.2022

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday March 23, 2022

Wednesday March 20, 6:30 pm: Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya | Raise Your Voice, at MCNY

These site-specific murals by Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya mixes selections from the public art campaign “We Are More” with original artwork of historical activist figures Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama. Both Harlem-based, these leaders became friends and allies in their campaigns against racism and war, and inspired future generations of activists in the Asian American and Black liberation movements.  

This immersive installation illustrate the resilience of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers and solidarity across activist movements. Questions posed alongside these portraits invite audiences to consider their own power for advocacy. By scanning QR codes in the gallery, or visiting, viewers are invited to respond or share their stories with others.  Info
Continuing at Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY TimedAdmission


Continuing: Flesh and Bones | The Art of Anatomy at the Getty Center

Focused at the intersection of science and art, this exhibition explores themes of art and anatomy from the 16th century to today. From spectacular life-size illustrations to delicate paper flaps that lift to reveal the body's interior, the structure of the body is represented through a range of media. Artists not only helped create these images but were part of the market for them, as anatomy was a basic component of artistic training for centuries.

Flesh and Bones celebrates the connection between art and science and the role of art in learning,” Mary Miller, director of the Getty Research Institute, said in a statement. “I believe visitors will find meaningful connections with the way artists and scientists have inspired one another for centuries.” Info Catalog Above: OG Abel (Abel Izaguirre), “Love & Hate”, 2012
The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA


March 24, 6:00-8:00 pm: Barbara Lubliner | On the Wall and Our Planet in Peril at Carter Burden Gallery

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Carter Burden Gallery presents: About Women in the East Gallery features Ellen Denuto, Vija Doks, and Joy Nagy; in the West Gallery Our Planet in Peril features Barbara Brier, Rena Diana, Madeline Farr, Madlyn Goldman, Ronnie Grill, Judy Kaplan, Patricia Miller, Stephanie Suskin, and Sheila Wolper, as part of NextActArt; and On the Wall features an installation entitled Prayer Flags - Good Will Wishers by Barbara Lubliner [above].

Barbara Lubliner presents her installation Prayer Flags - Good Will Wishers for On the Wall.  At the cusp of 2022 the artists started transforming discarded materials into this installation based on Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags and the tradition of hanging colorful cloths to send blessings of peace, happiness, and good fortune out into the universe. Each flag is 43 by 26 inches and are made of upcycled plastic slide sleeve pages, various paper scraps, and paint chips in corresponding colors.  Transforming these castoffs into art underscores the power and possibility of transformation. Lubliner elaborates, “As I make the flags, I imbue them with positive feelings, healing myself and wishing good will out into the world. I am delighted to have them hang "On the Wall" gently releasing good vibrations.” Info
Carter Burden Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, New York, NY 



Thursday, March 24, 6:00 pm: Liza Donnelly and Roxie Monro on Very Funny Ladies at the Art Students League

The Art Students League is proud to present a conversation between League alum and award-winning cartoonist Liza Donnelly and author and illustrator Roxie Munro. Donnelly is a prolific author, visual journalist, and public speaker, whose popular TED Talks have been viewed more than a million times. Munro, an author of more than 45 children’s books, will lead Donnelly in a discussion of her latest book, Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists, 1925–2021. Described as an “anthology of funny, poignant, and entertaining cartoons, biographical sketches, and social history,” Very Funny Ladies includes Donnelly’s insights and memories of a decades-long career as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, exploring the history and legacy of the many women she’s worked alongside and whose footsteps she's followed in. Info
The Art Students League of New York, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 



March 26, 4:00-7:00 pm:  Rose Nestler | too bad for heaven, too good for hell at Mrs.

The wall-bound, fabric-clad, sculptures in too bad for heaven, too good for hell are  loaded with traditionally femme signifiers: flowers, broomsticks, high heeled shoes, soft body parts, and ruffled skirts; are displayed above a plush, dusty rose colored carpet.  The title reads like a badge of honor that each artwork could wear with pride, and speaks to the otherworldliness of Nestler’s project. 

Personal and cultural allusions, all embedded within Nestler’s rich material language, activate the presentation.  In Three Tongues, lush red velvet curtains frame a petite stage, a series of lapping stone tongues take the place of the orchestra in the pit.  In The Therapist (attributed to Magritte), wooden shutters open onto a window muntin which imprisons a leather clad torso, its conical breasts bisected by the grid become toothless mouths, one chomping on a soft cigar.  The miniatures, fables, and fairies occupy a time outside of our standard 24-hour clock, while Slime-time and Surrealist time have an interior pace, which feels particularly resonant in this moment.  Just as the pandemic upended our conception of time, Nestler shows us what it means to be beholden only to our own boundaries. Info
Mrs.Gallery, 60-40 56th Drive, Maspeth, NY  



Continuing: Alice Neel | People ComeFirst at the deYoung

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are proud to present the first comprehensive museum survey of work by American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) on the West Coast. This retrospective positions Neel as one of the 20th century’s most radical painters—one who championed social justice and held a long-standing commitment to humanist principles that inspired both her art and her life. 

Neel spent most of her life in New York City, and her work testifies to the diversity, resilience, and passion of the people she encountered there. The exhibition includes depictions of Neel’s neighbors in Spanish Harlem, political leaders, queer cultural figures, activists, and mothers, along with a diverse representation of nude figures, including visibly pregnant women. Neel's "pictures of people" embody a rare candor and irreverence. Together they emphasize her belief in the dignity and worth of all individuals, a view that remains critical to the social and cultural politics of our time.

Featuring a multitude of Neel’s paintings, drawings, and watercolors, as well as a rarely seen film unique to the de Young museum’s presentation, the de Young is the only West Coast venue for this revolutionary exhibition, which debuted at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Info
Through July 10 at the DeYoung Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 


Opening March 31, 6:00-8:00 pm: Nick Lamia | Cloud Architecture at Planthouse Gallery

“In Maine again, with a graying beard, the “kid” looks out over his boys playing on a beach. He spots a spunky young cloud above the pines on the far shore. Its flight parallels the top edge of his sketchbook, and he draws it. Each time he looks down at his picture, though, the structure of the cloud changes, and he must begin again. Finally, frustrated by the cloud’s mutations, he settles for a series of approximations. Some are more interesting than others.

“I describe these episodes partly because each involves clouds, which inspired these artworks. But more importantly, the events’ formative impact on me makes them stand out like pearls among wampum on the string of events in my life. These special memories remain clear while others fade. Their conspicuousness invites reflection.” Info
Planthouse Gallery, 55 West 28th Street, New York, NY 


March 31,  7:00-8:00 pm: Cut, Paste, Action | How Phgotomontage Keeps Revolutionizing Graphic Design with Ellen Lupton at High Museum of Art

Photography transformed graphic design in the early twentieth century. A hundred years later, it is an even more powerful creative medium for graphic artists and designers. This talk by Ellen Lupton shows how the camera changed design forever. Explore works from ''Disrupting Design: Modern Posters, 1900–1940, [above]'' and see how ideas from Constructivism, the Bauhaus and the New Typography could inspire new ways to use your own pocket-sized camera. Learn more here.
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA