The DART Board: 10.26.23

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday October 26, 2023


Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm: Bradley Wood | Notes from a Lucid Dream at Jane Lombard 

"Fantastic as it may sound, I was in full possession of my waking faculties while dreaming and soundly asleep: I could think as clearly as ever, freely remember details of my waking life, and act deliberately upon conscious reflection. Yet none of this diminished the vividness of my dream. Paradox or no, I was awake in mydream.- Stephen LaBerge, Lucid Dreaming (1986)

This solo exhibition by Canadian artist Bradley Wood brings viewers into the lavish environment of Wood's envisioned dreamscape, where conspicuous consumption is limited by imagination alone. Drawing from his own dreamlike states, Wood frequently renders the human body as composite, destabilizing distinctions between inside and outside, figure and ground, reality and fiction; here, eccentric characters materialize from the drapes, march out of the walls, or else evanesce into amorphous entities of color and fabric. Engaged in the pursuit of recreational pleasure, the depicted figures seduce viewers with their unobtainable lifestyles and apparent ease of living. 

Jane Lombard Gallery, 58 White Street, New York, NY Info



Saturday, October 28, 12:30-5:00pm: Dia de Muertos en El Barrio

Celebrate México’s beloved 3,000-year-old tradition commemorating friends and relatives who have passed away with El Museo del Barrio! This year, El Museo is presenting a series of live performances, art-making workshops, a special altar, photo booth, and more! Free with RSVP

¡Celebra con El Museo del Barrio la tradición mexicana de más de 3000 años que conmemora a amigos y familiares que han fallecido. ¡Este año, presentamos una serie de espectáculos musicales en vivo, talleres de arte, un altar especial, una cabina de fotos y más! Free with RSVP

La Marequeta, 1616 Park Avenue, New York, NY 



Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11am–5pm: Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk

Join Artnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District on an autumn walk to visit over fifty galleries that line Madison Avenue from East 57th to East 86th Streets.

For a list of participating galleries, please click here To register for any of the scheduled gallery talks, please click  here. Galleries are listed alphabetically. Reservations are not required for visits to participating galleries during times when they are not hosting scheduled gallery talks.  Following are just a few shows and events:

Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
A group exhibition of painted work by the pioneers of Pop art, including Rosalyn Drexler, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, George Segal, Marjorie Strider, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.

The Frick Madison invites you to sketch outdoors, in front of the museum on Madison Avenue at 75th Street from 1-3 pm.. Drawing activities and refreshments from The SisterYard will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (weather permitting). This event is free; all materials will be provided, and no art background is needed. Tickets are required for museum entry. 
Frick Madison, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY \
Gallery Talk: 2pm: Curatorial walkthrough of the exhibition.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan, 19 East 64th Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight traverses seven decades of the artist’s practice. The exhibition features early works and examples of Soulages’s revelatory Outrenoir series, inviting viewers to join his exploration of light and darkness.

Mnuchin Gallery
, 45 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-5:30pm)
Mnuchin Gallery is proud to present Frank Stella’s “Indian Birds”: a series of three-dimensional paintings conceived by the artist while traveling to India in 1977. The presentation includes the entire series of maquettes and an impressive selection of monumental works.

Van Doren Waxter, 23 East 73 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Mariah Robertson and Jin Young Jeong: In Dialogue with Richard Diebenkorn.



November 2: Picasso and the Spanish Classics at the Hispanic Society

This exhibition, part of the larger Picasso Celebration 1973 - 2023, an international program to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), is presented in the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s newly reopened Main Building. The exhibition will explore Picasso’s response to Spanish literature, in particular his images inspired by two 17th-century literary giants, Luis de Góngora y Argote and Miguel de Cervantes.

The exhibition also highlights Picasso’s reinterpretation of Velázquez’s Portrait of Góngora [above], the artist’s vision of the ideal woman, and his depiction of the iconic figures from Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote. Featuring a recent acquisition, Picasso’s suite of prints, Góngora's Vingt poëmes (1948), the show will display rarely seen works of art alongside seventeenth-century editions and manuscripts. 

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets, New York, NY Info



Closing November 4:  Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum | Vessels of Knowledge at Heller

Dover & Cederbaum question the traditional boundaries between design, crafts and production, address the cultural origins of materials and techniques, and create objects that tell the story of their making. They consider their work as part of a chronology of craft knowledge, looking to create a synergy between traditional craft and contemporary possibilities of digital fabrication, open sourcing, and collaboration.

In the exhibition, they weave a narrative that begins with the amphora and culminates in a celebration of the synergy between traditional glass making and digital fabrication.

Heller Gallery, 303 10th Avenue, New York, NY Info



Thursday, November 9, 6-9pm: Paul Insect | Se at Allouche

Hailing from south-eastern England, Paul Insect's distinct artistic style is a mesmerizing interplay of revelation and obscurity, urging viewers to contemplate their subjectivity in a society marked by a constant stream of information. In See You, Insect cleverly includes a collection of painted wall fragments, hinting at his street art roots where walls are the most accessible canvases.

Paul Insect first made a name for himself as one of London’s oe Youriginal street art trailblazers in 1996 with his collective, Insect, creating flyers for raves in the East End. He then broke out as a solo artist with his first show in 2007 which was entirely bought-out by Damien Hirst before the opening. Ever since then, Paul's visual language has become ubiquitous in the contemporary art scene—his meticulously hand painted raster dots create a pixelated effect on his subjects whose details are obscured by large solid graphics and protruding mickey mouse-like ears. In a world marked by identity and self-representation, Insect finds power and meaning in anonymous universal figures.

Allouche Gallery, 77 Mercer Street, New York, NY Info