Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel
Since the 1980s as part of the Young British Artists group (introduced by Damien Hirst), Sarah Lucas has created an expansive body of work, dealing with issues of gender and sexuality. Her first American museum retrospective at the New Museum is the largest exhibition of her work yet. “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel” features some of Lucas’s most important projects, including early sculptures from the 1990s. From her photographic self-portraits to her stuffed-stocking bunnies, the exhibition presents an interesting take on one of the most important and controversial artists in the UK.
Through January 18th, 2019
The New Museum
Matthew Monahan: frNMEz
Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Monahan has always been known for his mastery of both traditional and industrial materials. In his show at the Anton Kern Gallery, he presents a group of freestanding figurated sculptures and painting on aluminum, reflecting a physical and mental perspective on the history of figuration. By using primarily black and white mediums, Monahan forces the viewer to zoom in and out across the room to understand the objects in space, as they overlap and crossfade.
Through October 20th
Anton Kern Gallery
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts
This MoMa PS1’s retrospective carefully examines Nauman’s approach across media and throughout the decades,
in the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work ever assembled.
Best known for his works with neon, American artist Bruce Nauman employed a tremendous range of materials and working methods throughout his career, revealing how mutable experiences of time, space, movement, and language provide an unstable foundation for understanding our place in the world. Defying categorization, Nauman’s art constantly shifts between mediums, senses, and modes of experience.
October 21, 2018 - February 18, 2019
MoMa and MoMa PS1