Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including colossal sculptures along the East River, spectral ceramics in a South Brooklyn cemetery, and more.
Summertime is here at last, and while this may be one of the hottest years on record — following last year and the year before that — New York’s arts organizations are maintaining their cool. This month’s highlights include colossal sculptures along the East River, spectral ceramics in a South Brooklyn cemetery, and an archive of the city’s radical undercurrents. Here are our top recommendations for June.
Kate Casanova: Gut Feeling
When: through July 9
Where: Yi Gallery (254 36th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn)
Sunset Park is much more than a tragic news headline, and Kate Casanova’s whimsical sculpture exhibition is a reminder of its bright spots. Colorful, nebulous molds of paper clay and gypsum twist themselves into knots alongside dangling tapestries of hand-dyed fabric. Much like ancient Greek perceptions of the four humors, these pseudo-anatomical works radiate orange and pink hues, referencing the essential organs that guide our sense of judgment.