James and I ventured up to midtown on Tuesday to see several shows. The highlights:
Pablo Bronstein, Theatre, 2005, ink, gouache/paper, 16" by 18" [image from gallery website]
I Love My Scene: Scene 1, curated by Jose Freire of Team Gallery at Mary Boone. I'm happy to see the gallery pulling in some interesting outside curators to do shows. It's an intriguing mix including photography (Weegee and Cecil Beaton), sculpture (Keith Sonnier, Lothar Hempel, and Banks Violette), and drawing by Pablo Bronstein. I hadn't heard of him before, but his work appears to be drawings for fantastic stage sets. Google tells me that Saatchi owns some works by him.
William Kentridge's drawings and designs for a production of Mozart's Magic Flute at Marian Goodman were, pardon the expression, enchanting.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila's 4-screen work The Hour of Prayer was a nice discovery in the back at Marian Goodman after visiting the Kentridge show. There are more images of both Kentridge and Ahtila's work in my NYC Art 2006 set on Flickr.
Tim Davis, White Tiger, 2005, c-print, 35" × 44" [image from gallery website]
I love everything Tim Davis does, and this show at Greenberg Van Doren is no exception. In some ways it is like Roe Ethridge's last show at Andrew Kreps -- it feels like a set of images the artist just likes. If you're a photographer like one of those, that's good enough for me.