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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City : Slideshow

WNYC's Arts Datebook: January 3 - 9, 2012

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

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Courtesy FreedmanArt, New York
At FreedmanArt: The 80-year-old Lee Bontecou is killing it with her ethereal space wreckage. This untitled work from 2004-11 is made from canvas, welded steel, porcelain and paint.
Courtesy FreedmanArt, New York
An installation view of Bontecou's show at FreedmanArt on the Upper East Side.
Courtesy FreedmanArt, New York
Another installation by Bontecou: a mixed media installation in sandbox, 2005-2011.
Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine
Luhring Augustine shows the early photographs of Joel Sternfeld, whose images reveal so much about the people he shoots. Seen here: 'New Jersey, (#3), May/June 1980.'
Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine
The Sternfeld show at Luhring Augustine is comprised of images from the 1970s. In this image from California, a boy holds Farah Fawcett's iconic poster.
Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine
Recalling Andrew Wyeth's famous 1948 painting, 'Christina's World,' Sternfeld depicts a young girl outside of a Sears store in New Jersey in 1980.
Courtesy the artist and DAC
A the Dumbo Arts Center, artist Michelle Vaughan turns simple Tweets into physical reality by using them to create hand-set letterpress prints. Seen here: "Adrianchen: 'I just figured.'"
Courtesy the artist and DAC
Each Tweet is parter of a larger installation featuring 100 prints -- including "lizzieohreally: Shorter Ben Stein."
Courtesy the artist and A.I.R. Gallery
The A.I.R. Gallery in Dumbo is showcasing work that explores issues of gender and identity. Seen here: an untitled image by Bland Boydston III from 2011.
Courtesy the artist and A.I.R. Gallery
Also at A.I.R.: Barabara Hammer's 1971 image 'Protégée II.'
From the Collection of Michael Hoeh
A show about corporations explores ways in which we relate to these faceless entitites. Louise Faurer's 1949 print of young women in Times Square shows a romantic view of the advertised landscape.
Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York
Other artists present a darker view: such as Philip Toledano's 2003 image of the desolate offices of a bankrupt corporation.

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