There is a nice show at Colalex Gallery opening Saturday. The Wonderful Colors Of Black And White features the work of five photographers, illustrators and painters. It is nice to see interesting, quality shows moving uptown.
The Wonderful Colors Of Black And White Colalex Gallery
1695 Lexington @ 106th St.
Marcel Dzama has a new show at David Zwirner. Even The Ghost Of The Pastcontains his ubiquitous drawings, but it is the back room where the work gets interesting. His figures come to life in the form of three-dimensional dioramas, followed by a silent film with a real-life pianist providing the sound track. Dzama’s world is weird with a tint of earthy-brown, but I’m happy to have been invited to the party.
Marcel Dzama Even The Ghost Of The Past David Zwirner
519 W. 19th St
The Met is staging the first full retrospective in thirty years of French realist Gustave Courbet. Featuring 130 canvases, the show also “includes a selection of nineteenth-century photographs that relate to Courbet’s work, especially his landscapes and nudes”. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of this leader of early modernism.
I’m pretty intrigued to see how this show comes together. “Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today” is now open at the MoMA. From the photographs it looks like a sure-thing for the family, but hopefully will hold something a little more for the rest of us as well.
“Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today” MoMA
53rd St. btwn 5th and 6th
Temporary Gallery, a very nice space on Allen Street, presents ‘Insinuations’, a group show with artists who “play with implied notions, giving greater extent to the joining of image and object”. The show runs March 5 – 23, with the opening scheduled for March 5 from 6-9PM.
102 Allen St.
btwn Broome and Delancey
March 5 – 23
Tim Noble and Sue Webster have installed a spectacular ‘Electric Fountain’ in Rockefeller Center. Consisting of 3,390 environmentally sound lights, the fountain looks and acts as water, running daily from 6:00AM to Midnight. At 35 feel tall, it is a nice spring replacement for the winter tree.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster
February 27 – April 4
6:00AM – Midnight