Summer in the city has us frantically planning as many rural escapes as possible. However, I have actually come to appreciate having New York a little more to myself on these crazy days of summer. Last week, there wasn’t even enough time to go to all the fabulous art openings from Uptown to Downtown. Don’t even get me started on the outdoor art. We will get more into the deets as summer continues. For now, here is the skinny to get things going if you are around this week.

 

Robin Rhode, Borne Frieze and Drawing Waves

Chalk Bicycle, Robin Rhode.

Chalk Bicycle, Robin Rhode

 

Robin is a South African–born artist who is based in Berlin, but arguably still produces his best work in Johannesburg. His works are in several public collections, such as that of Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Pérez Art Museum Miami; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (just to name a few). His current show, Borne Frieze, focuses on his coming of age in post–apartheid South Africa. The drawings, photographs, and sculptures are breathtaking. This show is enjoyable for the entire family. He also has a show opening at the Drawing Center in mid-July. Stay tuned for my exclusive download with Robin this summer.

 

Robin Rhode: Borne Frieze
On View Until August 21, 2015
Lehmann Maupin
536 West 22nd Street
New York City
212-255-2923
lehmannmaupin.com

Robin Rhode: Drawing Waves
July 17–August 30, 2015
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York City
212-219-2166
drawingcenter.org

 

The High Line

Blocks, Rashid Johnson

Blocks, Rashid Johnson

When was the last time you walked the entire High Line? OMG…we will do the full story another day, but what a great way to enjoy a few hours in the summer. Whether you are on your own, with a date, or with the family, this elevated park is the greatest thing created in NYC since Central Park. You can walk miles of art installations by artists like Rashid Johnson, Adrián Villar Rojas, Damián Ortega, and many more geniuses. In between the installations, there are super-fun food carts, a climbing structure, water fountains, and chaises to just chill and take in the fresh air. I will give you the full download another day, but for now, just ask your cab to drop you off at Tenth Avenue and 34th Street, walk up the ramp, and get started. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Bubby’s at the end. Those biscuits and homemade pies….

 

The High Line Park
North Entrance at Tenth Avenue and 34th Street
New York City
212-206-9922
thehighline.org

 

By the Book

Man Writer, Julião Sarmento.

Man Writer, Julião Sarmento

 

Not to make it about me, but did I have a premonition about this book and notebook theme or what? This exhibit at Sean Kelly Gallery is a fabulous group show that includes artists and works inspired by literature. Some pieces are more conceptual, and other literal, but they are all fantastic. In one stop, you can enjoy Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Marcel Duchamp, Candida Höfer, Roni Horn, William Kentridge, Idris Khan, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Kosuth, Glenn Ligon, Shirin Neshat, Kiki Smith, and many, many more. In conjunction with the show, Hatje Cantz will have an exclusive pop-up art, design, and architecture bookshop at the gallery.

 

By the Book
On View Until July 31, 2015
Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue
New York City
212-239-1181
skny.com

 

Peter Regli, One Sun—One Moon

One Sun One Moon, Peter Regli

One Sun—One Moon, Peter Regli

 

You likely became familiar with Peter Regli’s Snow Monsters at Flatiron Plaza this winter. As of last week, you can now see these “Reality Hacking” marble figures at Dominique Lévy’s gallery. If you can’t tolerate anything even remotely resembling snow at this point, fear not: The show also includes some beautiful landscape photographs that embody feelings of peace, love, and summer places.

 

Peter Regli: One Sun—One Moon
On View Until August 15, 2015
Dominique Levy
909 Madison Avenue
New York City
212-772-2004
dominique-levy.com

Xx Lottie Dottie