8 events for your art calendar this week, from ‘Wonder Women’ at Deitch to Lauren Halsey at the New Kordansky Gallery

Tappeto-NaturaEvery week, we seek out the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings and events, both digital and in-person in the New York area. Discover our selections from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)

From Tuesday 3 May to Saturday 4 June

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Tamo Jugeli, Untitled (2022). Photo: Steven Probert. Courtesy of the artist and Polina Berlin Gallery.

1. “Tamo Jugeli: Solitaire” at Polina Berlin Gallery

Veteran gallerist Polina Berlin first encountered the work of Georgian artist Tamo Jugeli at NADA Miami, where Jugeli was exhibiting with Artbeat. Berlin quickly fell in love with the colorful, abstract canvases and decided that Jugeli’s solo show would be the first solo show at his new Upper East Side gallery. Jugeli’s paintings are mostly abstract with a few curious nods to figuration against dreamy backgrounds – heart-shaped lips float across the top corner of a work, a slender, pale arm crosses another and the backs of two bushy-haired heads tower over another. The overall effect is one of lingering questions, which only make you want to see more.

Location: Polina Gallery Berlin, 165 East 64th Street
Price: Free
Weather: Opening, Tuesday May 3, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

From Thursday 5 May to Saturday 4 June

Kojo Marfo, Guardian #12022 Courtesy of JD Malat Gallery

2. “Kojo Marfo: Guardians of Heritage” at the JD Malat Gallery, New York

JD Malat Gallery presents Ghanaian artist Kojo Marfo’s first solo pop-up exhibition in New York. Marfo’s richly vibrant and colorful paintings reference his childhood memories of Ghana and traditional Akan carvings and artifacts native to the country. He also uses vegetation and textiles to enrich the paintings of his personal history. When he was a teenager, Marfo moved to Brooklyn for a short time before returning to London. This exhibition marks his return to the New York art scene. It will also have an NFT drop on May 15.

Location: JD Malat Gallery, 507 West 27th Street, New York
Price: Free
Weather: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar

Friday, May 6–Saturday, June 11

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3. Lauren Halsey at the David Kordansky Gallery, New York

The Los Angeles mainstay expands to the Big Apple and launches to great acclaim. Its inaugural exhibition is the first-ever solo show in New York by Lauren Halsey, who has also been tapped to create the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s next (now delayed) rooftop commission. For the show, Halsey created a mock-up of South Central Los Angeles, complete with hand-painted columns, sculptures made from painted boxes, and an array of what she calls “funkmounds” – metal sculptures. sculpted and cavernous plaster that embody the spirit, signage and architecture of its beloved neighborhood.

Location: 520 West 20th Street
Price: Free
Weather: Opening on May 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

—Julia Halperin

Saturday May 7

Piero Gilardi.

4. “Gilardi Tappeto-Natura” at Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York

For his first personal exhibition in the United States, Piero Gilardi, pioneer of Arte Povera and theoretician of “micro-emotional” art, will present his best-known series “Tappeto-Natura” (or “Nature-Tapis”), begun in 1965, in which the artist sculpts synthetic materials such as polyurethane and then applies synthetic pigments. A series of performers from the Cold Spring Dance Company will appear in Gilardi’s Natura Dress (or Nature-Dresses) in events ranging from this Saturday, May 7 through December. the

Location: 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY
Price: Free
Weather: General admission: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm; performances on May 7: 12 p.m.-12:15 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

—Rachel Corbett

From Saturday 7 May to Saturday 25 June

Tammy Nguyen, Anno Domini 40, 1945, 1969, (2022). Photo by Geneviève Hanson Courtesy of Jeffrey Deitch.

5. “Wonder Women, curated by Kathy Huang” at Jeffrey Deitch, New York

Inspired by Genny Lim’s 1981 poem Wonder Women, Jeffrey Deitch’s eponymous show brings together 30 female and non-binary Asian American and Diaspora artists. In the poem, Lim wonders if the daily experiences of other Asian women are similar to hers. From this theme, the artists present figurative works that are inspired by a variety of subjects such as mythology, the female heroes of their daily lives or even patriarchy and colonialism.

Location: Jeffrey Deitch, 18 Wooster Street, New York
Price: Free
Weather: Opening on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar

Until Saturday May 7

“Sandra Cinto: Melody to the Stars”, installation view. Courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

6. “Sandra Cinto: Melody to the Stars” at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

This is the last week to attend Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto’s ninth solo exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Cinto highlights linework in intricate, repeated patterns, done “as a gesture to deconstruct the physical and conceptual boundaries between painting, sculpture, photography, and installation,” according to the gallery. In this exhibition, the artist presents large paintings, small line drawings, as well as an interactive work that plays on both literal and metaphorical tensions.

Location: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York
Price: Free
Weather: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar

Until Saturday June 4

Louis Osmosis, “PLEASE THANK THEM :)” installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Kapp Kapp, photography courtesy of Kunning Huang.

7. “Louis Osmosis: PLEASE IT’S THEIR THANK YOU 🙂” at Kapp Kapp, New York

Kapp Kapp presents the first solo exhibition of interdisciplinary artist Louis Osmosis at the gallery. Osmosis works primarily in sculpture, drawing, performance and video, and uses found objects as its primary medium. While it’s difficult to pinpoint any specific commonality between the works in this exhibition, each sculpture stands out on its own and “unfolds to reveal its own psychodrama”, according to the gallery’s statement.

Location: Kapp Kapp, 86 Walker Street, 4th Floor, New York
Price: Free
Weather: Wednesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar

Until Saturday June 11

installation view, "Clyde Hopkins: Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s" at the Upsilon Gallery.

Installation view, “Clyde Hopkins: Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s” at Upsilon Gallery.

8. Clyde Hopkins “Chaunticlere: Paintings of the 1980s” at Upsilon Gallery, New York

The exhibition, curated in cooperation with the artist’s estate, shows how Hopkins’ work was inspired by one of his greatest passions: nature. Although the abstraction was evident, the impact of the landscape and the natural world is visible as a starting point. According to the gallery, this group of works reflects the artist’s emotional spontaneity and instinctive creation in response to political and social issues during Thatcherism in the UK.

Location: Upsilon Gallery, 23 East 67th Street, New York
Price: Free
Weather: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

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