1. Dana Powell @ Still House Group
March 25 — April 15
Dana Powell places the quotidian at the center of her new residency with the Still House Group. Her exhibition, Life Paintings, suggests that it may be the most banal elements of everyday life that define our experience. She represents Life with fruit on a table, a brown paper bag or a small, meek-looking potted plant. She elevates the mundane and invites viewers to see themselves and their own lives in her work, hoping that we will — as the press release suggests — “Feel completely at peace, completely safe, completely relaxed…Arrive at the beach, at home. Become aware of the room you are in.”
On view at 481 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY.
2. Stan Douglas @ David Zwirner
March 31 — April 30
Stan Douglas has taken over two of David Zwirner’s 19th street galleries for the US premier of his film The Secret Agent and a corresponding survey of photographic works. Agent explores themes of politics, security and terrorism and, despite its setting of 19th century London, remains eerily relevant to contemporary issues. The film is complimented by an exhibit of Douglas’ photographs; the show spans Douglas’ career — from his earliest pieces to his most recent, large-scale images — to examine his consistent engagement with ideas of documentation, place and history. Taken together, the shows do a remarkable job of illustrating Douglas’ skill and versatility as an artist.
On view at 519 & 525 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
3. Daan van Golden @ Greene Naftali Gallery
March 4 — April 16
Daan van Golden’s work is rare. The artist does not work that often (he stopped making art altogether for almost a decade in the 1960’s), and when he does, his art often stays within Holland. Therefore, his current show with Greene Naftali Gallery, So art colours life, is definitely a treat. The show sourced artwork directly from the artist’s studio and has managed to gather an expansive survey of the artist’s development and oeuvre. From expressionist abstraction to decorative composition to observational commentary, the exhibit depicts van Golden’s growth as an artist in a rare display of his work.
On view at 508 West 26th Street, New York, NY.