Our friend Joe Sheftel, formerly an art adviser, just opened a gallery in the Lower East Side, and his inaugural show features three Yale MFA graduates: Alex Da Corte, Adam Henry, and Rory Mulligan. The exhibition, Specifically Yours, brings together painting, sculpture, and photography contemplating materiality and the role of the sculptural object on perception. Enthralled as we were, we began to wonder how many Yale MFAs were exhibiting in New York now and in the near future. Our list of shows follows.
Field Projects Gallery, 526 W 26th Street, #807
January 26 – February 5, 2012
The show features work by Leah Bailis, Pete Deevakul, Lucy Kim, Heidi Lau, Willie Wayne Smith, Emily Stoddart, Bill Thomas, and Oliver Warden. Lucy Kim received her MFA in painting from Yale in 2007.
Specifically Yours: Alex Da Corte, Adam Henry, and Rory Mulligan
Joe Sheftel, 24 A Orchard Street
Through February 19, 2012
Da Corte and Mulligan received MFAs from Yale recently, in 2010. Henry received his in 2000.
Momenta Art, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
Through January 22, 2012
The show, exploring physical and metaphorical ruptures in domestic spaces, features Francis Cape, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Kirk, Marni Kotak, Anthony Marchetti, Gordon Matta-Clark, Kirsten Nelson, Leah Oates, Naomi Safran-Hon and Peter Scott. Safran-Hon received her MFA from Yale in 2010.
Christian Curiel, Endure, 2010. Courtesy Daniel Cooney Fine Art.
Daniel Cooney Fine Art, 511 West 25th street
Through February 25, 2012
The exhibition features five artists working with the theme of childhood anxiety: Christopher Bucklow, Christian Curiel, Zachari Logan, Rachelle Mozman and Tim Roda. Curiel graduated from the Yale MFA program in 2005.
Unspecified Urban Site
RH Gallery, 137 Duane Street
January 17 – March 2, 2012
The exhibition will feature recent works reflecting on urban space by a diverse group of contemporary artists including Mike Bayne, John Chamberlain, Andy Coolquitt, Zhang Dali, Richard Deacon, Paul Edmunds, Wolfgang Ellenrider, Tamar Ettun, and Myeongsoo Kim. Kim received her MFA from Yale last year.
Kehinde Wiley, Alios Itzhak, 2011. Courtesy the Jewish Museum.
Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage Israel
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave.
March 9 – July 29, 2012
The exhibition showcases Wiley’s brightly colored portraits of Israeli youths, each within in a unique backdrop influenced by Jewish ritual objects. The artist graduated from Yale’s MFA program in 2001.