Gallery Hopping: Helmut Lang at Sperone Westwater, and More Must-See Exhibits

A View From The Top: The opening reception for Helmut Lang's sculptures exhibit at Sperone Westwater
View From The Top: The scene at Helmut Lang’s art opening at Sperone Westwater last night.

Helmut Lang’s columnar sculptures line the walls of Sperone Westwater in an army of clusters. Lang created the works while reflecting on his career as a fashion designer, taking a medley of old fabrics, zippers, buttons, and other items, stuffing them in casting tubes and molding them in resin and pigment. The result are visceral pillars that are strong and imposing, but at the same time battered and vulnerable. They transform his old working materials while also preserving them in time.

Helmut Lang’s sculptures are on view now through February 21.

Sperone Westwater: 257 Bowery, NYC

Complete your gallery hop by visiing these other shows that opened this week.

Katsura Okada: Apetalous II: New Works of Flowers Having No Petals, at A.I.R. Gallery

Katsura Okada Apetalous II at Air Gallery _on Bona Style
Katsura Okada, Pistil & Stamen of Hibiscus, 2014. Powdered golden pigments and liquid adhesive on handmade paper.

Katsura Okada reflects on life in Japan after the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011, depicting flowers in their most abstract and fragile form. Her paintings are on view through February 1.
A.I.R. Gallery: 111 Front Street, Brooklyn

 

Kellyann Burns at McKenzie Fine Art

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Kellyann Burns, 11:22 AM 5/22/13, 2013. Oil on alu-dibond, 40″ x 30″

Kellyann Burns layers pigments on top of each other before scraping them off with with sandpaper and metal spatulas to reveal all new contrasting colors and surface textures. Her hard-edged, abstract paintings are on view through February 8.
McKenzie Fine Art: 55 Orchard Street, NYC

 

Adam Ekberg: Orchestrating the Ordinary, at ClampArt

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Adam Ekberg, Eclipse.

Adam Ekberg’s staged still life photographs are straddle the line between real life and whimsy. His crisp, vibrant pictures are on view through February 14.
ClampArt: 535 West 25th Street, NYC