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February Art Guide - New York

February Art Guide - New York

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

 

I.

Exhibition: Ebecho Muslimova
Artist: Ebecho Muslimova
Venue: Magenta Plains
Dates: Through February 11th, 2018


Ebecho Muslimova is a New York-based artist who’s making strikingly graphic paintings and drawings spotlighting an alter ego named “Fatebe”, Muslimova’s a grinning, portly figure minimally rendered in sweeping black lines. Fatebe finds herself in various impossible situations like a genie inside a jar of coins and gagged by a stack of quarters, or poised as Narcissus over a pool of still water while folded into the angles of a laundry drying rack. Using minimalist, black and white graphic lines, Muslimova uses the female body as a malleable, expressive form to do with roasting shame and anxiety on a spit, every curve glistening. 

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II.

Exhibition: Layota Rubi Frazier
Artist: Layota Rubi Frazier
Venue: Gavin Brown Enterprise
Dates: Through February 24th, 2018


Gavin Brown Enterprise in Harlem is showing a solo exhibition of artist and photographer, LaToya Ruby Frazier. Through photography, video, and performance Frazier explores social justice and cultural changes in America. In Frazier's own words: "Through photographs, videos, and text I use my artwork as a platform to advocate for others, the oppressed, the disenfranchised. When I encounter an individual or family facing inequality I create visibility through images and story-telling to expose the violation of their human rights." 3 bodies of work are presented in this show, Including Frazier's best-known body of work, The Notion of Family (2001-2014), which is an exploration into her family, her hometown, and her own experiences through landscape and portraiture in the deindustrialized steel town of Braddock, PA. 

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III.

Exhibition: William Eggleston
Artist: William Eggleston
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dates: February 14th until May 28th, 2018 

“Los Alamos,” the most famous body of work by William Eggleston will be on view at the Met. “Los Alamos,” which was created over a nine-year period, documents Eggleston’s journeys through the American South and West using color film for the first time in the history of fine art. 

The exhibition includes color studies made during numerous road trips with his friends Walter Hopps and Dennis Hopper—to New Mexico, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and elsewhere, as well as photographs of the social and physical landscape of the Mississippi delta region, which remains the artist’s home.

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