23 Oct

(5) Events

23-28 Oct Nature
Last Chance To See! Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i. New York Botanical Garden.

Last Chance To See! Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i. New York Botanical Garden.

Bringing together 20 of Georgia O’Keeffe’s little-known depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign, this exhibition offers a new perspective on the pioneering American modernist. A lush flower show in the Haupt Conservatory explores the remarkable beauty and variety of Hawaiian flora—as well as its complex botanical and cultural history.

A stunning exhibition in the Art Gallery—featuring O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i paintings and other works—spotlights a transformative experience in the legendary artist’s life. Like many of her well-known paintings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes, O’Keeffe’s dramatic Hawaiian imagery conveys a distinct sense of place with lava-studded beaches and towering waterfalls as well as close-ups of the exotic tropical flowers that she encountered.

New York, U.S. www.nybg.org/event/georgia-okeeffe-visions-hawaii
New York, U.S.
23-28 Oct Art
Last Chance To See! Grace Weaver. Best Life. James Cohan Gallery.

Last Chance To See! Grace Weaver. Best Life. James Cohan Gallery.

James Cohan presents BEST LIFE, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Grace Weaver at the gallery’s Lower East Side location until October 28. This is Weaver’s first solo exhibition at James Cohan.

Weaver describes her paintings as “emotional self-portraits.” These paintings are occupied with the self-conscious performativity and awkward aspirationalism of the artist’s generation, grounded in an insistent empathy with her subjects.

Another important motif in Weaver’s work is the solitary female portrait. In a series of paintings, a single girl is caught in the midst of a mundane ritual—a girl scrutinizes her complexion, a girl arranges a snapshot-worthy lunch, a girl attempts to contour her rounded cheeks. The girls Weaver paints are not necessarily drawn from life—rather, the artist considers them archetypes of feminine self-presentation.

New York, U.S. www.jamescohan.com/exhibitions/grace-weaver
New York, U.S.
23-27 Oct Art
Last Chance To See! Liza Lou: Classification and Nomenclature of Clouds. Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

Last Chance To See! Liza Lou: Classification and Nomenclature of Clouds. Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

Liza Lou gained attention when her work entitled, Kitchen was showcased at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Since then, albeit twenty years, Lou has lured her audience with large-scale sculptures in her signature medium of glass beads. She has created a community as she has developed a communal studio practice with female artisans in South Africa and Brazil. Her work is often in response to social and political concerns where she emphasizes repetition, formal perfection, and materiality.

Classification and Nomenclature of Clouds at Lehmann Maupin Gallery is the first gallery exhibition in NYC in 10 years for Liza combining painting, sculpture, relief, drawing, and video.

New York, U.S. www.lehmannmaupin.com/news/liza-lou-the-classification-and-nomenclature-of-clouds-opens-tomorrow-at-lehmann-maupin-gallery
New York, U.S.
Oct 23 Film

Preview: 9 to 5 + intro by Jane Fonda BFI.

London, U.K. goo.gl/AGgRdN
London, U.K.
Oct 23 Development

Jane Fonda: Coming Of Age. Jane Fonda In Conversation. BFI.

She’s an actor, producer, activist, icon of American cinema, and boasts a career spanning over five decades – there’s no room in this brochure to cover her character and remarkable achievements. Jane Fonda’s career tells the story of revolution and the triumphant and troubled struggle of social change at a time when the world needs such stories. We’re pleased to welcome Fonda to the BFI stage to discuss her career so far.

Tickets £25, concs £23 (Members pay £2 less).
Joint ticket offer with the Preview: 9 to 5 + intro by Jane Fonda at 20:30, £30, concs £26 (Members pay £2 less).

London, U.K. goo.gl/6KqHx3
London, U.K.