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Art Break: Life’s a Beach With Mimi Gross at Shrine

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 19, 2017

Art Break says how about heading to the beach on your lunch break? It’s not too far if you’re in the downtown area, just stop by Shrine Gallery’s newest show, Mimi Gross – At the Beach. You can enjoy the installation of her painted figures in various poses of sun worship and start thinking about your weekend plans for summer fun. And because all our recommendations are free, you’ll have enough money to buy some sunscreen before you head out to the shore!

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Shrine, 191 Henry Street

When: Now through July 2, Wed – Sun: 12-6

Who: Mimi Gross – At the Beach

What: Painted wood cutout sculptures depicting sunbathers

Why: Vibrant theatrical imagery from a pillar of the American art scene

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Dia:Chelsea, 545 West 22nd Street

When: Now through July 29, Tues-Sat: 11-6

Who: Hanne Darboven: Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983

What: Conceptual art that attempts to create a system of order on an unordered world

Why: Examining why a system of any type must take into account the vagaries of human existence

Bonus tip: DiaTalks presents a lecture by Alex Bacon on Saturday, June 24 at 2:30pm on the artist. For information about this free event click here.

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Galerie Sant Etienne, 24 West 57th Street

When: Now through June 30, Tue – Sat: 11-5

Who: The Woman Question: Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka

What: An abridged version of a show held at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna

Why: A fresh look at these turn of the century artists and the socio-political views that shaped their work

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Michael Werner, 4 East 77th Street

When: Now through July 7, Mon – Sat: 10-6

Who: Markus Lüpertz: New Paintings

What: Paintings inspired by the ideal of Arcadia and how artists of the past portrayed it

Why: If you can’t make the trip to Washington DC to see the summer shows of his work at the Hirshhorn Museum and Phillips Collection, this is the next best thing.

Cover: Mimi Gross ‘Big Blue Blanket’ (2016) oil on wood 19.5 x 17.5 x 2 inches; photo: courtesy of Shrine (NYC) and the artist.


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