Art + Design

Art Beat: 6 Exhibitions to See This Month

SIXTY’s resident art writer Rob Goyanes is on the search for the best of what’s going in L.A., Miami, and NYC this month. With winter here, and respective temperatures dipping everywhere, there’s no better way to move through the season than with some high-brow eye candy. Herewith, your guide...

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‘The Everywhere Studio’ at the ICA

When you picture an artist’s studio, you probably imagine a few archetypal images: a messy enclave with paint tubes strewn about, a large loft with a sculpture growing in the center, or maybe a clean cube with a desk, where concepts are born. In the brand-new building that houses...

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Gender Fluidity and Politics at the New Museum

A major and timely exhibition at the New Museum, titled Trigger: Gender as a Tool and Weapon, brings together a diverse group of artists to explore gender and sexuality from a wide range of perspectives and positions. At a moment when the horizon of identity is broadening to include...

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Nevine Mahmoud and the Power of Suggestion

Carved out of rigid stone, London-born, Los Angeles-based sculptor Nevine Mahmoud’s latest collection of fluid, sinuous figures ooze with suggestive eroticism. Currently on view at M+B Gallery and titled f o r e p l a y, this series sees Mahmoud add a much-needed feminine element to this traditionally male-dominated...

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Heather Gwen Martin at L.A. Louver Gallery

Lush and breezy, Saskatchewan-born painter Heather Gwen Martin’s latest biomorphic abstracts are currently making waves at Venice Beach’s L.A. Louver Gallery. This much-anticipated showing of over a dozen brand-new works–aptly titled Currents–captures the vibrant energy of downtown Los Angeles, Martin’s current residence. Known to draw inspiration from both nature...

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Sunrise, Sunset at Emerson Dorsch

Miami gallery Emerson Dorsch’s current exhibition, Sunrise, Sunset, takes its name from a recently published story by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat, the setting of which is the neighborhood of Little Haiti, where the space is located. Though the show is in part a consideration of the gallery’s context, where it recently...

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Jack Pierson Takes on the American Dream

Painter/sculptor/photographer/draughtsman Jack Pierson is renowned for his poignant ruminations on the intricacies of desire, desperation, and memory. The Joshua Tree-based artist’s latest collection, of his famed calligraphic word sculptures, is currently on view at Hollywood’s Regen Projects. It marks his ninth solo exhibition at the gallery. Here, Pierson assembles large-scale letters of...

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Laura Owens at the Whitney

Some critics have said that Laura Owens’ art belongs in a category known as “ugly painting.” This isn’t meant in the derogatory, just that the work has elements that we as a culture don’t usually classify as beautiful. Of course, the difference between ugliness and beauty is all subjective...

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Ruth Gruber at the Jewish Museum of Florida

There’s a historic building on South Beach, built in 1936, long before the SoBe of today, that houses the Jewish Museum of Florida. Committed to documenting the Jewish community in Florida—which dates all the way to 1763—the museum has hosted countless exhibitions that expose audiences to the historic importance...

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Bill Powers Brings Rene Ricard to Miami Art Week

From Manhattan to Montauk, with Los Angeles and Miami in-between, Bill Powers is something of a man about, well, towns. He is a renaissance dandy, a renowned gallery owner, a Ditch Plains surfer, an art critic and collaborator, the editor-at-large of Purple magazine, an author (Interviews with Artists, What...

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