Monday, January 14

New Season of Art Openings

A new art season kicks off this week with a thick list of openings last Friday.

*Russell Bowman Gallery in River North opened the year with a Kiki Smith exhibition that is solid offering of recent work. Collaborating with Pace gallery Russell Bowman transported a recent larger than life bronze sculpture that is the center-piece of the exhibition. This exhibition like so many others at Bowman gallery is carefully installed and beautifully lit.

*Carl Hammer opened with a provocative exhibition Black Gravity, works from the recent School of the Art Institute graduate SEUNG WOOK SIM. There is something magnetic about these works that really draws you in-- they are dark, sexy, mystical and fantastic.