September 3, 2020

4 Exhibitions to See This Fall

Check out these exhibitions and installations through the fall.

1. “At The Noyes House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing” in in New Canaan, Connecticut

Eliot Noyes’ New Canaan home. Photography by Michael Biondo.

Midcentury architect Eliot Noyes designed his family home in New Canaan, Connecticut. It’s a stunning example of the International Style, one that’s never before been open to the public. That changes with “At The Noyes House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing,” organized by the two galleries and the design fair, open Saturdays from September 15 to November 28. Among the 62 works by such artists as Sonia Gomes, Kazunori Hamana, and Antônio Obá is the glazed ceramic Amaxa by Lynda Benglis.

2. “I Stand By Me” at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Chicago

Green Beret by Amoako Boafo. Image courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim.

European wallpapers mix with traditional portraiture in the large-scale paintings of 36-year-old Ghanaian Amoako Boafo. As seen in his oil on canvas Green Beret, Boafo applies the patterns via photo transfer, then uses his fingers to paint the bodies of his subjects, who are celebrated members of the African diaspora. A dozen new works compose “I Stand By Me,” the artist’s solo exhibition at Chicago’s Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, September 10 to October 24.

3. “Strange Days” at the Galerie Da-End in Paris

In the Quiet Morning by Markus Åkesson. Image courtesy of Markus Åkesson and Galerie Da-End.

Toile de Jouy is among the patterns seen in such figurative works as In the Quiet Morning by Markus Åkesson, whose studio is in the woods of southern Sweden. He prints the nature motifs on silk or satin, veils his models in the textile, then renders them in oil on canvas. “I’m drawn to repetition and rhythm,”says the painter, whose aptly named “Strange Days” runs September 17 to October 31 at the Galerie Da-End, Paris.

4. Murmuration at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Murmuration by SO-IL. Photography courtesy of SO-IL.

Over 5,000 square feet of recyclable nylon safety netting cloak the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The mesh is stretched over a painted steel framework soaring as high as 26 feet to form Murmuration, a site-specific installation by SO-IL on view through November 29. The sixth in the High’s outdoor series, the verdant construction evokes the shady tree canopies populating what’s nicknamed the “city in a forest,” under which visitors can nest and perch like birds.

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