April Shows to See

Storm King Arts Center reopens this week. (photo courtesy of  stormking.org )

Storm King Arts Center reopens this week. (photo courtesy of stormking.org)

Pocket Utopia is merging with Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden in Chelsea, but there's still time to see the last exhibition: Summer Wheat's Everything Under the Sun: Moon and Stars  through the middle of the month.

Postmasters Gallery has two exhibitions: Overculture, an exhibition of new work by William Powhida, and One and Three Pasta, featuring an ode to pasta by Serkan Özkaya and George L. Legendre.

A huge Sigmar Polke retrospective is coming to MoMA on April 19th. From MoMA's website: "Constantly searching, Polke studiously avoided any one signature style or medium; his method exemplified the definition of alibi, “in or at another place,” which also suggests a deflection of blame. This exhibition places Polke’s enormous skepticism of all social, political, and artistic traditions against German history and the country’s transformation in the postwar period."

Also at MoMA: Jasper Johns: Regrets. Inspired by a photograph of Lucien Freud that he found in 2012, Johns has created a whole new body of work, including paintings, drawings and prints.

A new show with an amazing title is opening at Parallel Art Space this weekend: The Heroic Object features a collection of works from Vincent Como, Joshua Johnson, Peter Lapsley, Raymond E. Mingst, Russell Perkins, Kara L. Rooney, Magdalen Wong, and Frank Zadlo that hone in on the art object, traversing realms from the mythic to the prosaic, deploying, by turns, allegory, commodity, manifesto, buried gold.

Sadly, Dodge Gallery on the Lower East Side is closing its doors this month. Visit one last time for the Thank You show, which opens on April 10th and features all the artists on the gallery's roster.

Minus Space presents a selection of Roberta Allen’s works from the early to late 1970s, including works on paper, photo-based and sculptural pieces. Allen’s conceptually driven work fuses elements of post-minimalism, feminism, and performance. The opening is this Friday, April 4th.

On Tuesday, April 8th, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) will host an opening for The Model Block: an exhibit. The Model Block represents the culmination of a multi-year project which focused on the East 4th Street Cultural District (between 2nd Ave & Bowery) as a testing ground for new and innovative solutions to the complexities of urban sustainability at the block scale. The exhibit highlights environmental actions taken on a typical block, organized around the themes of community, energy, waste, and water. It will also feature the products of collaborative art projects by Amanda Browder, Miggy Buck, Karina Mangu-Ward, and Shawn Shafner.

And, if you want to get out of town, Storm King Art Center opens for the season today, April 2nd!



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