Trees and the landscapes they inhabit are a prime source of inspiration in this week’s gallery picks.
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1. Deedee Cheriel’s whimsical In Search For More Than Another Shiny Object at Merry Karnowsky Gallery
2. Known for her expressionistic, visceral explorations of the natural landscape, Joan Mitchell abstracted tree-forms throughout her career. Dating from 1964 to 1991, the paintings in this exhibition are inspired by the form and structure of trees at Cheim Reid
3. During and after her travels to a villa in Nice, France in 1979–80, Jennifer Bartlett embarked on an ambitious freehand drawing project of nearly 200 unique perspectives, experimenting with countless modes of representation of the villa’s garden. After her well-celebrated gallery installations of the works on paper, Bartlett embarked on equally riveting paintings that experimented with serial perspectives of the same scene and psychologically charged re-imaginings of her surroundings at Locks Gallery
4. With his new body of work, “Woods” Romanowski continues to build on his compositions of found objects, which aesthetically shed light on his keen eye and extremely competent sense of design at 111 Minna Gallery
5. Although the focus of “A Sense of Space” is landscape, it may well be considered an abstract exhibition. None of the works are literal, as each artist explores various concerns – light, atmosphere, weather, composition and mood at Seager Gray
6. The works of Anna Vogel’s exhibition focus on the nonchalance with which we treat the world, the unintended vestiges that we leave behind in it, the fleeting and superficial manner in which we perceive it at Sprüth Magers Berlin