Bayne Peterson’s dyed plywood sculpture brings to mind an abacus, cairns, written script or a kid’s bead and wire toy. Now more complex in their patterning and overall shape, Peterson’s new sculptures at Kristen Lorello Gallery on the Lower East Side also owe their inspiration to still life painting and historical vessels. (On view through Oct 14th).
Shortly after Teresita Fernandez made this rainbow made of acrylic cubes, she exhibited it with other sculpture to create a beautiful, stylized garden from man-made materials. With water as a theme, Fernandez also showed a swooping waterfall crafted from curving blue and white plastic alongside this rendering of light refracted in mist. (At Lehmann Maupin Gallery’s Lower East Side location through Sept 1st).
Spanish photographer Dionisio Gonzelez ignites the imagination with ideas for redeveloping New York’s skyline, were money no object. Instead of envisioning skyscrapers, Gonzalez proposes connected rooftop parks and walkways that create green space for all. Here, transit routes converge near Central Park on Fifth Ave. (On the Lower East Side at Galerie Richard through August 27th).
Kathryn Andrews’ ‘June 21’ is strangely cheerful, though balloons that were fresh on June 21st (the day Perrotin Gallery’s summer group show opened) have turned to a commentary on the passage of time. (On the Lower East Side through August 18th).
A figure reclines in front of a baguette, friends walk in the woods and here, a young woman chats on the phone while resting on a huge container of an oversized art supply in ceramic sculpture and plates by Berlin-based artist Isabelle Fein. These diminutively sized snippets of life are an essay on the charms of the everyday. (At Jack Hanley Gallery on the Lower East Side through August 18th).