An Exemplary Summer Group Show

06/19/2012 2:47 PM |

Paul Laffoley, The Sexuality of Robots. Image courtesy Kent Fine Arts.
  • Paul Laffoley, The Sexuality of Robots. Image courtesy Kent Fine Arts.

In the event you don’t know how summers at NYC galleries tend to go, it’s a time for occasionally very fine
lineups in group shows.

Indeed, it’s a time when many galleries allow solo and specialized exhibitions to go on hiatus for the season as they gather works from their rosters of artists—sometimes emptying benches rather thoroughly, at times digging into roster-breaching inventories as well—now binding them together conceptually, now inviting guest curators to do so, now culling works and calling the whole eyeful, quite aptly …

Summer Show.

Such, for instance, is the title of a forthcoming exhibition at Kent Fine Art, in Chelsea.

It’s a great example of what’s likely to be a pretty great one. The both home and away lineup is a pretty great hint: Dennis Adams, Arman, Richard Artschwager, John Brill, Mike Cockrill, Aleister Crowley, Heide Fasnacht, Leonor Fini, Anselm Kiefer, Paul Laffoley, Muntadas, Irving Petlin, Dorothea Tanning, Liselot van der Heijden.

Eclectic, to be sure. But that can make for a very strong team.

Summer Show opens tomorrow. More information here.