And Now You Have Plans for the Weekend

Or at least I do. Paul Kasmin Gallery here in New York has some work up by one of my fave’s, Walton Ford. If you’re not yet familiar with his work, Ford paints large-scale naturalist scenes of animals. There’s always a layer of subtext to his works that deals with colonialism and history. He had an amazing show up at BMA a few years ago but if you missed it and haven’t seen his work in person you should really check it out.

Coinciding with the Ford show is an awesome installation by Chilean artist Ivan Navarro. Navarro’s work is highly influenced by another of my favorites Dan Flavin and this piece at Paul Kasmin is a response to Tony Smith’s steel cube also called “Die”. In the Navarro work you enter a large black cube to see lights, mirrors and sound.

Both shows are up until Decmeber 23rd with the Ivan Navarro piece opening today.

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