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Art Break: Another Side of Louise Bourgeois on Display at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017

Although Louise Bourgeois is known as a sculptor, she was also an accomplished artist in the areas of drawing, painting and printing. Less known are her works in textiles, often done in collaboration with other artists. Now on view at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea are several of these textile pieces by Bourgeois that have an expressiveness and beauty that is captivating. As our bonus tip, check out the UNIQLO Free Friday Nights at MoMA to see Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, on view until January 28, 2018 (for more information click here). And as always, all of Art Break’s picks are free admission.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Nathalie Karg Gallery, 291 Grand Street

When: Now through December 3, Wed – Sun: 11-6

Who: Rannva Kunoy

What: Abstract paintings that pulse with color and movement

Why: Immerse yourself in canvases that change color as you watch

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Carolina Nitsch Project Room, 534 West 22nd Street

When: Now through November 30, Wed – Sat: 11-5

Who: Louise Bourgeois: Fabric Works

What: Textile books and editions on cloth printed by the gallery

Why: Yet another side to this endlessly inventive artist

BONUS TIP: Head over to MoMA (11 West 53rd Street) to see Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait  – on Fridays after 4 pm admission is free, courtesy of the UNIQLO Free Friday Nights event

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

Where: Sean Kelly, 475 Tenth Avenue at 36th Street

When: Now through December 16, Tue – Fri: 11-6, Sat: 10-6

Who: Sam Moyer: Wide Wake

What: Drawings, paintings, and sculpture influenced by a variety of sources

Why:  The artist creates a dialogue between two and three dimensional objects

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

Where: Almine Reich Gallery, 39 East 78th Street, 2nd Floor

When: Now through December 16, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go – curated by Dieter Buchhart

What: Collection of images using words as the basis for the art

Why: Playing with the notions of language being of and part of an artwork



Cover: Louise Bourgeois: ‘Night and Day’ (2007); archival dyes on hand-sewn fabric collage, in two parts – each: 33 x 42 inches 83.8 x 106.7 cm); signed and numbered verso; Edition of 9, published by Carolina Nitsch © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York.


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