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New York: Your Concise NYC Art Guide for December

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Oh 2020, you’ve been a lot. To cap off a long, wild year, we’ve pulled together a list of 10 shows and film programs worth seeking out in this final month of 2020. Check out the list below for ample distractions as well as opportunities for reflection.
In the galleries, Isabel Ling reviews Salman Toor’s richly hued, intimate paintings, which she calls “a reminder of what it feels like to be seen.” Likewise, Ken Tan basks in Jack Whitten’s mesmerizing galaxies of abstracted light and color.
– Dessane Lopez Cassell, Editor, Reviews

Your NYC Art Guide for December
Jesse Krimes, “The Myth of the Golden Legend” (image courtesy Malin Gallery)
Jesse Krimes, “The Myth of the Golden Legend” (image courtesy Malin Gallery)
For this final month of a wild year, we’ve pulled together a list of shows and film series that provides both ample distraction and some opportunities for reflection.
Here’s our top 10, the majority of which are available online or by appointment.
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Eric Fischl: Meditations on Melancholia at Skarstedtthrough December 18
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Etel Adnan: Seasons at Galerie Lelongthrough December 19
Etel Adnan once described memory as a “sanctuary of infinite patience.” Looking at her new work, it’s easy to see why. – Billy Anania
Theaster Gates: Black Vessel at Gagosian, through December 19
Gates reminds us of the many hidden, unacknowledged, and under-recognized histories of Black culture in America. – John Yau
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