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Fall Art Infusion

Natasha Schlesinger of and The Surrey’s Art Expert in Residence has curated a selection of the most anticipated gallery openings. Meander downtown, the core of New York’s evolving art scene, or contact Lorena Ringoot our Les Clefs d’Or Chef Concierge to schedule a personalized tour with Natasha.

Jose Parla: Surface Body/Action Space, Bryce Wolkowitz, 505 West 24th Street. 
An energetic and charismatic artist, Jose Parla started out his career in the street art and hip hop world. He is now a sought after abstract painter and installation artist whose works embellish such important public spaces as that of World Trade Center One building. The much anticipated show will allow him to both transform the New York gallery that represents him and to show his latest work: always ready to burst forth with dynamic color and energy.

Will Ryman: Two Rooms, Paul Kasmin,   515 west 27th Street
Ryman has been creating and working on his art for the past several years but not been exhibiting in public. Hence this new show is an opportunity to see what he has been conceiving and creating. To add to the drama, he will only have two installations; one, called Classroom and the second, called the Situation Room. Both need to be seen in person to appreciate their subtle yet powerful political statements through brilliant use of materials that transform our expectation in an unexpected way.

Roy Lichtenstein: Green Street Mural, Gagosian Gallery. 555 West 24th Street, September 10-October 17
This exhibition will present a replica of the well-known Green Street Mural which the celebrated Lichtenstein painted and presented on the walls of the Leo Castelli gallery in 1983.  At his request, the mural was destroyed after the show closed. Now for the first time, the mural will be recreated under the direction of the artist’s original assistant.  There will be other works from this period in the exhibition but the focus will of course be the mural itself and the imagery that Lichtenstein incorporated into this work.

Mike Kelley, Hauser and Wirth, 511 West 18th Street, September 10-October 24th
Mike Kelley is considered to be one of the most influential artists of our time.  Despite his untimely death in 2012 he left behind a powerful body of work that includes painting, drawing, installation work, photography, video work, sound, and performance pieces. For this show, his series entitled Kandors will be presented, which was based on the background story of the comic book superhero Superman.  Kelley considered and created numerous representation in sculptural form of Kandor, the mythical home of the superhero and contemplations about memory, loss and isolation. This is going to be an extraordinary presentation with never before seen in the US installations.  

Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonakdar, 521 West 21 Street, September 10-October 17th.
Sarah Sze’s works always seem to overtake the space they are meant to occupy in any installation. Though seemingly ephemeral and made of objects found in our daily lives, her sculptures grow and evolve with the viewing of the work.  Sze explores our relationships to these objects and the plethora of information they contain within them.  She is a major contemporary artist whose work is part of numerous major private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum. 

Richard Serra, “Ramble Drawings”, Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, September 25-October 24
An apt addition to this current list, as Serra figures in The Surrey’s collection. This next show of his drawings are being presented by his long time gallery at their Madison Avenue location. Serra is considered to be one of the most important living modernist sculptors, whose monumental sculptures are installed in most major museums around the world and whose influence finds echoes with many contemporary artists. His drawings and prints are no less serene and minimalist with elegant severity and architectural intonations. 

Andisheh Avini, Marianne Boesky, 118 East 64th Street, September 19-October 17
Andisheh Avini finds artistic inspiration at the intersection of his Iranian heritage and the culture of the country of his birth, United States.  He was born and lives in New York but Iran always figures in some form within his art even if in abstract form. Avini has an innate sense of composition and play of colors. He will present new body of work for this forthcoming show at the uptown gallery of Marianne Boesky.

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