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Sharif Bey, "Nazarite," 2020, Earthenware and mixed media, 25 x 15 x 11 inches; courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda.
New York, Chelsea

Sharif Bey: Revelations in Power

Sharif Bey's current exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York City, “Revelations in Power,” features juxtaposition of elements like historical and contemporary or functional and sculptural begin to catch the eye.

February 18, 2021 - March 27, 2021

Sharif Bey's current exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York City, “Revelations in Power,” features juxtapositions of elements like historical and contemporary or functional and sculptural begin to catch the eye. Entire necklaces are made from tiny pinch pot-style vessels as beads, large mask-like works reference art from Western Africa—like the Kongo peoples’ nkisi nkondi and Benin sculpture—and imagery like a raised fist looks to modern-day power symbolism. These qualities continue as the artist looks at manifestations of power through a lens that acknowledges stereotypes as an opportunity for discovery. Open through March 27, the show takes works from several of the artist’s series, (including “Protest Shields,” “Power Figures,” “Necklaces,” and “Boilermaker.”), inviting the viewer to follow Bey’s artistic journey through pieces like the face haloed by a protrusion of fists titled Protest Shield: Zulu Nots and the compelling Nazarite, which has nails protruding from much of its surface.

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515 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
Feb 18 - Mar 27
Albertz Benda
Sharif Bey: Revelations in Power
Sharif Bey's current exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York City, “Revelations in Power,” features juxtaposition of elements like historical and contemporary or functional and sculptural begin to catch the eye.

Exhibitions

New York, Upper East Side |Exhibitions

Marina Adams: What Are You Listening To?

An exhibition of new paintings, Marina Adams’s “What Are You Listening To?” is open from May 17 through June 25 at LGDR.

In America: An Anthology of Fashion

The Costume Institute’s annual exhibition at The Met, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” examines the foundations of fashion in the U.S.

Takashi Murakami: An Arrow through History

Presented simultaneously at Gagosian’s 980 and 976 Madison Avenue galleries is Takashi Murakami’s “An Arrow through History."

Sasha Gordon: Hands Of Others

In Sasha Gordon’s “Hands Of Others,” the artist has employed a suite of new paintings to face the discomfort of examining oneself.

Nora Turato: govern me harder

52 Walker is presenting its third exhibition and Nora Turato's first solo show in the U.S., "govern me harder," through July 1.

Adam Silverman: Marks and Markers

Adam Silverman’s “Marks and Markers” offers a narrative of self-reflection looking at the artist’s career-long evolution.

Fred Sandback

David Zwirner’s gallery at 34 East 69th Street offers an intimate setting for an exhibition of the artist Fred Sandback, on view through May 21.

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