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Art Break: There’s an ‘All Star’ at the Edwynn Houk Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 20, 2017

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes, but where do you start when defining this elusive ideal? ZEALnyc gives you some pointers on where to begin. This week we’re interested in Valérie Belin and her take on women, image and reality. Look for a bonus tip to learn more about her work. As always, all listings are free admission.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Apexart, 291 Church Street

When: Now through March 18, Tues-Sat: 11-6

Who: Animal Intent: Group Show

What: Collaborations between humans and non-humans

Why: Creations with input from animals explore deliberate thought and randomness

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: 303 Gallery, 555 West 21st Street

When: Now through February 25, Tues-Sat: 10-6

Who: Matt Johnson: Wood Sculpture

What: Wood formed to look like used or discarded objects from the art studio

Why: Explore the reasoning behind items made of permanent material but representing temporary uses

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Edwynn Houk Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue, #407

When: Now through March 4, Tues – Sat: 11-5:30

Who: Valérie Belin: All Star

What: Photographs reworked with graphic elements

Why: Commentary on artifice and culture is always relevant

Bonus tip: The artist will be discussing her work on February 28th at The Albertine Bookstore. More information here.

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Michael Werner Gallery, 4 East 77th Street

When: Now through March 11: Mon-Sat: 10-6

Who: Richard Oelze: 1900-1980

What: German surrealist painter

Why: A singular vision from a rediscovered master of the genre


Cover: Valérie Belin ‘All Star’ (2016) Archival pigment print; © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.


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