Our resident art expert David hit the grounds of New York City to check out every gallery show that was going on throughout the year. He sought out the best exhibitions that left our minds blown. We take a look back at a year of unbelievable exhibitions that we featured in our Unframed column.
Painting with Drones: The Art of KATSU
Controversial artist KATSU unveils his latest: a remote-controlling a FLYING ROBOT that sprays paint. Is it art? What do you think?
Exploding Mirrors: The Photography of Ori Gersht
Photographs of mirrors that are reflecting flowers, caught at an extremely high shutter speed while they are being electrocuted to the point of explosion!
Cutting Paper Into Trees: The Art of Yuken Teruya
Each ordinary object is transformed using only an X-Acto knife, a few folds, and an extraordinary vision for what paper can do.
Working With Spiders: Tomás Saraceno
An exhibition where every sculpture was constructed by a variety of spiders, each occupying an open box for a period of time creating their own silky webs.
Flattening Reality: The Art of Michael Zelehoski
Michael Zelehoski finds discarded wood objects, deconstructs them, and puts them back together as 2D representations of themselves… that look 3D.
Fuzzy Pixels: New Robotic “Mirrors” by Daniel Rozin
Daniel Rozin uses objects as physical pixels, each moving on an individual motor to “reflect” whatever stands in front of them in his robotic “mirrors”.
Stealing the Sky: The Sculpture of De Wain Valentine
Amazing and huge sculptures from De Wain Valentine that you’ve almost got to see to believe. Check out how they’re made.
3 Artworks That Changed My World
Months after these gallery exhibitions have closed, we shared three artworks that couldn’t be forgotten and continue to alter perception of the world around.
The Ambient Light of Dan Flavin
A different look at the breathtaking exhibition of Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light sculptures from the 60s and 70s at David Zwirner Gallery in New York City.
When Walls Become Floors: The Art of Samara Golden
Samara Golden’s dizzying installation shows how she glued 4 different “rooms” vertically to the walls of the gallery, shifting gravity 90 degrees.
Painting With Thread: New Work by Cayce Zavaglia
An exploration of Cayce Zavaglia’s painstaking, detailed embroidery portraits from the front—and the back.