Wednesday, April 26
This show focuses on a series of black-and-white paintings from Shaw’s fantastical and oneiric oeuvre. The works on view fuse references to history painting and superhero comics, revealing the erotic content of both genres.
The Albanian-born, Milan-based artist’s solo show includes a new video (Interregnum, 2017) featuring disturbing footage of Communist dictators. Also on view: a site-specific installation and a new photographic series depicting graffiti on the walls of a monastery that was once used as a prison and has since been turned into a museum. A selection of Paci’s work is concurrently on view at the Museo Diocesano (March 28–June 25).
Adrian Paci The people are missing
Organized by critic and curator Simone Menegoi, this presentation of new works by Anna-Bella Papp features the Romanian-born artist's signature unfired clay sculptures. These spare, elegant sculptures and reliefs range from figurative representations (based on construction workers and their tools) to architecture-influenced abstractions.
Anna-Bella Papp Project Room #4
Known for his poetic investigations of color and light, Spencer Finch uses photography and photographic processes to capture natural fleeting effects. Spanning more than two decades, the works presented here depict fallen flower petals (Vanitas [Tulips], 2012, and Daisies, 2017), fog (Thank you, Fog, 2009), and shadows (Lemon Tree, 2010, and Self-Portrait as Crazy Horse,1993).
Identifying the human body as a cultural construct, the Austrian artist’s latest works include distorted nineteenth-century portraits and marionettes. Elsewhere Schinwald engages directly with the gallery’s architecture through a series of nine wall-mounted canvas sacks filled with Chippendale legs and an installation of interlocking reddish-tinged metal plates that covers part of the ceiling and recalls Rococo-style stucco.