A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weekend Hit List

Mary Henderson's  hyper-real oil paintings at Lyons Wier Gallery. The artist uses images from vacation retreats found on the web, then creates composites by refocusing, re-cropping and building new digital images.  Whatever the alchemy, they made us feel that the lazy days of summer were finally here.  

Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th street www.lyonswiergallery.com

"Around the World Alone"
(The Holy Hermit)

Sean Landers  "Around the World Alone"  at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery.  This series of painting depicts a solitary clown taking a life long journey on the high seas.  As years pass only his hairline diminishes as he remains steadfast at the helm upon a turbulent sea.  A nautical adventure sure to engage your little sailors.
Friedrich Petzel Gallery  535 West 22nd street www.petzel.com

Jene Highstein's  stainless steel sculptures  at the Danese Gallery.  The seamless  "Towers and Elliptical Forms,''  are hammered and molded into irregular shapes.  When walking around the sculptures, a zen garden comes to mind.  Sure to chill out even the most wired among you.  Little fingers should be minded as touching is not an option.
Danese Gallery 535 West 24th street www.danese.com