This week’s gallery picks are shaped from habits and habitats.
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1.Drawing from Surrealism, Modernism, and Cubism, Sebastiaan Bremer collages photographs and paintings together to create a seductive labyrinth of entangled bodies and art at Edwynn Houk Gallery
2. Aaron Spangler’s local predilections have morphed his works into timeless divine shrines, with oblique forms that cascade into memory, and chiseled lines that are charged with ancient orientations at Horton Gallery
3. First used as dwellings over 3000 years ago, tent-like structures present an environment of shelter that can be traced back to antiquity. Francesco Clemente’s tents engage with this long history but are characterized by a discontinuity or fragmentation of context, bringing together myriad cultural and art historical references at Blain Southern
4. Tiffany Bozic’s show “Sense of Wonder” featuring 50 recent small and large paintings on wood continuing her motif of tightly rendered paintings detailing surreal metaphorical themes at FFDG
5. Kehinde Wiley’s exhibition features Jamaican men and women assuming poses taken from 17th and 18th Century British portraiture, the first one in the ‘World Stage’ series to feature portraits of women at Stephen Friedman Gallery
6. THEY ARE US: Animal Identity and the Anthropomorphic Urge gathers the work of six disparate artists who use animal imagery in their work to reflect upon human characteristics that separate us from the animals while ultimately serving to connect us as well at Rick Wester Fine Art