Shrubism

David Altmejd
The Flux and the Puddle
Andrea Rosen Gallery
February 1- March 8, 2014

David Altmejd
The Flux and the Puddle
Andrea Rosen Gallery
February 1-March 8, 2014

Richard Serra
Gagosian Gallery
West 24th Street Gallery

7 Plates, 6 Angles, 2013
Weatherproof steel

Intervals, 2013
Weatherproof steel

Grief and Reason (for Walter), 2013
Weatherproof steel

Counterweights, 2013
Weatherproof steel

October 26-March 15, 2014

Liz Glynn
Paula Cooper Gallery
197 Tenth Avenue
January 11-March 1, 2014

Katharina Fritsch
St. Michael
Matthew Marks Gallery
February 8- April 19, 2014

Tomoo Gokita
Mary Boone Gallery
Jan 11- March 1, 2014

Joel Shapiro

Paula Cooper Gallery
534 W 21st Street
January 25-February 22, 2014

Robert Gober
Sculpture: February 8-April 19, 2014
Matthew Marks Gallery

If I ever owned a crib, it would be Robert Gober’s in my future home placed in a faux baby’s room on display. It kind of makes me laugh a little and reassures my decision not to raise any children in my lifetime. I think I relate to the cynicism. I often question why people really decide to have children. Is it really to procreate or just to satisfy their own selfish needs? I wonder what Robert Gober thinks of his parents. The image reminds me of some of my gay friends that are growing older and feel that the next obvious step in their lives is to adopt children. The more I looked at this butter in person the more I found myself visually drawn to it. Drawn to the opaque depth of the material and color. Mesmerized by both the likeness and the obvious unlikeness to butter. Contradicting its own existence. Such an odd and sad but pleasurably entertaining object to look at. A bit sad for both the parent and the child. Born as commodity and meant to please others. The sculpture in some ways looks like a skeletal structure of a hybrid animal. Part human, part cattle, part fantasy. Not really confident of it’s own identity, existence or origin. 

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Between the Lines
January 9- February 8, 2014