Recommendations of what to see in the New York art scene this month by our local guide, Maya Yadid. Discover more on a private art tour!


I.

Exhibition: Zoe Leonard: Survey
Artist: Zoe Leonard
Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art
Dates: Until June 10, 2018
 

A well-established contributor to the Whitney’s overall collection, New York native Zoe Leonard delivers once again with 'Survey'. A mixed presentation of photography, sculpture and art installations, she covers various topics ranging from photography history to urban environments, conveying a variety of additional themes in-between. Zoe specifically attempts to let the viewer re-evaluate their perspective on everyday objects, her subject matter often rearranging the perspective and repetition of everyday scenes and objects. 

 Zoe Leonard (b. 1961)­,  Untitled , 1989. Gelatin silver print

Zoe Leonard (b. 1961)­, Untitled, 1989. Gelatin silver print

II.

Exhibition: We Come in Peace
Artist: Huma Bhabha
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dates: Until October 28th, 2018


Over the past several months, the Met has been commissioning various artists to do pieces for their rooftop garden space. A Pakistani-born artist, Huma Bhabha is the sixth sculptor that’s up to bat in the lineup, delivering with an impressive display of two imposing and distressed figures. Each has their own unique characteristics, conveying several messages about interaction and political statements. 'We Come in Peace' is a stunning work of abstract sculpture with well-defined details on each piece. 

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III.

Exhibition: How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself
Artist: Yto Barrada
Venue: Pace Gallery
Dates: Until May 5th, 2018


With such a captivating title, Yto Barrada’s exhibit contains a variety of work in different mediums. Ranging from framed illustrations, sculptures, photography and even video, a visitor will have a wide variety of subjects to enjoy during these exhibits. Peers describe Yto’s work as “disruptive and pushing against traditional limits.” With origins from North Africa, Yto puts her personal background into her art, its inspiration clearly showing itself in her illustrated and often minimalistic prints in particular. This event spans across three entire floors...rest assured there’s plenty to look at. 

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