Saturday, September 25, 2021

Last Call: Cézanne's Drawings at MoMA; Shadzia Sikander at the Morgan

Paul Cézanne, Vase of Flowers, 1885-88
The Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

The end of the Summer Season exhibition is nigh, evidenced by the closing of two superb shows that demonstrate the transformative magic of drawing and painting on paper.

Cézanne Drawing closes today at the Museum of Modern Art to non-members and tomorrow to members of the museum.  It's a glorious exhibition that needs to be seen in person.  If you haven't been to the the show yet and can't visit today, please considered becoming a member of the Museum of Modern Art in order to see the show tomorrow. Our NY museums deeply appreciate your financial support, and these magnificent drawings deserve your undivided attention.

Shadzia Sikander, Mirrat I (1989-90)
Sean Kelly and Pilar Corrias, London


Shahzia Sikander’s exhibition Extraordinary Realities, at the Morgan Library & Museum closes on Sunday, September 26th.  It traces the artist's first 15 years as a professional artist, beginning with undergraduate work produced at the National College of Art in Lahore, Pakistan, her hometown. Sikander completed her graduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, in 1995, and spent 1995-1997 in  Houston, Texas.  She currently lives in New York.  Mirrat I was made while Sikander was an undergraduate student in Pakistan, where she studied traditional miniature painting.  Her work layers traditional imagery and her original figures and forms to provide feminist commentary on contemporary issues.

Shahzia Sikander's New York Times essay in the series "What Do We Believe?" was published on May 25, 2021.

For more information about the artists and exhibitions, please visit the website links provided here.  Exhibition images, videos, and podcasts are available on both websites.

Best wishes for the Fall,

Beth S. Gersh-Nešić, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange, LLC
Credit...Shahzia Sikander, Sean Kelly and Pilar Corrias


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