If you are hanging around New York for the holiday and want to add some culture to your shopping this weekend then here are a few shows you may want to check out.
Figurative artist Patricia Cronin's one woman show at fordProject, "Dante: The Way of All Flesh," a series of watercolors and oils using Dante's Inferno as a point of departure for visual explorations in justice and revenge.
Cronin's images are commentaries on current global issues and interpreted through seven centuries of European figurative art. From medieval Italy to contemporary snap shots in Rome, where Cronin was a recent Rome Prize Fellow, travel through history in these spellbinding images.
"Dante: The Way of All Flesh" fordPROJECT, 57 W 57th St, NY, NY– Nov 8 - Dec 21.
Ceramasist, sculptor Julia Kunin, follows up her solo show early this year at Greenburg Van Doren, with "Reviving the Light: New Zsolnay Eosin Ceramics", at I L I A D New York. This is a select group show of contemporary works by Hungarian and American artists created at the Zsolnay porcelain factory in Pécs, Hungary. The Zsolnay Porcelain Company was founded in the 1850's, during what was considered the "golden age" in the Art Nouveau, pre-WWII and Soviet Occupation.
Julia's mesmerizing Rococo/Baroque iridescent glazed structures give the impression of highly prized deep sea coral or precious stones mined from a remote planet.
"Reviving the Light: New Zsolnay Eosin Ceramics", I L I A D, 212 E 57 St NY, NY 10022
And last but not least, take the train downtown to the LES for Daphne Fitzpatrick's "Whistle and Flute," a stein-esque beat poet assemblage of objects and photos.
Whimsical, reflective, clever are the words that come to mind in looking upon Fitzpatrick's work.
"Whistle and Flute," American Contemporary," 4 East 2nd Street at Bowery, New York City