Our choice gallery picks this week use form and texture to explore the effect of history on objects.
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1. In her newest works, each titled Waulked Triangle, Helen Mirra weaves with a continuous strand on a triangle loom. It is a slow and primitive method, and also physically engaging at Peter Freeman Inc
2. Virgil Marti’s art merges his passion for Americana with his distinctive explorations of the world of domestic interiors at Locks Gallery
3. Photography, painting, sculpture, video and mixed-media installations by twelve artists from Thailand and Singapore exploring the human condition will be on view at Sundaram Tagore
4. Debra Smith works with fabric as if a painter would work with paint, creating gestural and graphic abstract works while the use of vintage textiles brings it’s own history to the work at Haw Contemporary
5. Nick Cave’s two exhibitions share certain elements such as found objects presented within elaborate armatures built up with items from his familiar lexicon of ceramic birds and flowers, porcelain fruit, and copies of Capodimonte; however, the content between the two is quite different at Jack Shainman
6. Sheila Hick’s latest work, Unknown Data at Galerie Frank Elbaz