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Lorna Simpson, Francesco Clemente, and More Must See Online Shows

By Lola Desmole

May 20, 2020

As a response to the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, galleries have turned to online exhibitions to showcase the work of artists. Here’s what we’re digitally visiting this week.

“Restons Unis”
From May 23 to August 14, Perrotin will showcase four consecutive shows, each for the duration of two weeks featuring work from artists represented by 26 different galleries. This week and until June 6, “Restons Unis” presents the works of Balice Hertling, Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Crèvecoeur, Franck Elbaz, Antoine Levi and Semiose. The exhibition aims to support and unite the art industry during this difficult time and wants to highlight culture and diversity.

Lorna Simpson
Hauser & Wirth
This exhibition “Give Me Some Moments” includes recent and brand new work. The Brooklyn-born artist uses the notion of fragmentation, representation, identity, and history to feed her collages mostly from 2019 and 2020. Simpson has definitely stayed inspired during quarantine by creating three new portraits featured in the show, Solar Glare (2020), Walk with Me (2020), and Lyra night sky styled in NYC (2020).

“Platform: Los Angeles”
David Zwirner
For the third time since the beginning of the pandemic, David Zwirner is launching an online exhibition to showcase the work of artists from 13 different galleries in Los Angeles. Included is work by artists like Karon Davis, Bella Foster, Franklin Williams, Kate Spencer Stewart, Owen Fu, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Christine Wang, Nancy Lupo, Andrei Koschmieder, Raphaela Simon, Candice Lin, Patrick Staff, and Parker Ito. The collaborative project highlights L.A.’s dynamic art community most and will be on view through May 29.

“The Social Contract”
Cheim & Read
Cheim & Read has decided to highlight works that represent humanity in all its forms with “The Social Contract.” The gallery has chosen works by iconic artists like Donald Baechler, Jean-Michel Basquiat, William Eggleston, Adam Fuss, Chantal Joffe, Milton Resnick, Andy Warhol, and more to share the complicated emotions of being alive. The works of these artists vary from photography and painting, to sculpture and drawing.

Angel Otero
Lehmann Maupin
Until May 30, Lehmann Maupin’s online exhibition “Present Memory” features the work of Angel Otero. On view are paintings the artist has done since sheltering in place during the pandemic. In his recent work, Otero combines the different styles that have shaped the artist he is today and reintroduces objects like bathtubs, boats, chairs, and ladders. The Brooklyn-based artist is known for his unique process of making paintings, collages and sculptural works.

“I See You”
Victoria Miro
Through the new online virtual platform Vortic, Victoria Miro presents an online extended reality exhibition featuring the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Sarah Ball, María Berrío, Celia Hempton, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Chantal Joffe, Maria Lassnig, Jessie Makinson, Alice Neel, Celia Paul, and Lisa Yuskavage. The female artists showcase boasts both historical and contemporary works with a focus on male representations, up until July 4.

Francesco Clemente
Levy Gorvy
Until May 29, Levy Gorvy presents the works of multi-cultural artist Francesco Clemente. The 12 works included have all been painted by the artist while quarantining in his New York City home. These watercolors evoke emotion through nostalgic-filled seascapes featuring shells and toys. They resemble a long-lost childhood memory and bring attention to the feelings of loss and discovery that the world might be experiencing during this time.

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