New works from a Cuban, an Icelander and even a Brooklynite
While there are some impressive museum shows in New York this spring, nothing can compare to the intimacy of a gallery show. Luckily, there’s a treasure trove of fantastic exhibitions on tap for the spring of 2016, from sprawling historical retrospectives, to debut solo shows, to work from previously overlooked painters who are finally getting their due. Let’s have a look.
Erró at Galerie Perrotin
909 Madison Avenue
March 1 – April 16
Long before Lowbrow Art and Juxtapoz Magazine, there was a very odd Icelandic guy named Erró. The single-moniker enigma—who doesn’t use email, a computer or a cellphone—has been crafting surreal Pop montages since 1959. Now, he’s getting a retrospective of his work at this gallery, his first in the U.S—and it’s about time. Erró didn’t get much attention in the states, due to the severity of the Pop Art/Minimalism dialectic of the 1960s and ’70s. But when you look at him as a precursor to ’80s pastiche painters like David Salle, not to mention the emergence of Pop Surrealism in the late-’90s and beyond, it seems as if this talented artist deserves to have his uniquely bizarre creations recontextualized.