The talk of the art world for the last week has been Fly Away, specifically the installation, Antoine’s Organ, “the largest architectural grid work Rashid Johnson has ever shown in the United States. ‘Comprising an empty lattice of bare black scaffolding filled with a variety of signifying objects, including books, video screens, mounds of shea butter, and live plants in ceramic vessels hand-built and decorated by Johnson,’” The work is inspired by the African diaspora. It is a sight to behold as Johnson has placed an upright piano in the center of the installation. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 – 5 PM and Saturdays, 1 – 4 PM renowned classically trained pianist Antoine Baldwin will play in the center of it.
Woods’ 5th solo exhibition at the gallery is deeply personal — he presents a series of portraits that feature close family, friends, memories, art objects, heroes and himself. Wood is truly one of the greatest painters of this generation and Portraits does not disappoint.
The Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos have created a fully immersive space featuring their signature characters — transforming the four rooms of the gallery into an installation combining drawing, painting, collage, mixed media sculpture, and audio. This vibrant exhibition is a treat for all of the senses.