3 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

Roberta Smith, The New York Times, May 5, 2021

“Nature Morte,” a still-life show featuring about 60 artists; Remy Jungerman’s painterly compositions of textiles and clay; and Florian Meisenberg’s abstract blobs and painted birds.


For those who find art galleries interesting but intimidating, the Hole is an excellent place to test the waters. Especially now, when the gallery’s annual thematic group show — traditionally a crowded over-the-top affair — is in full cry, along with the fearless sensibility of its founder and guiding spirit, Kathy Grayson.


Grayson has a preference for art of instantaneous appeal, whether in terms of startling subject matter, high-keyed color or dazzling, inventive, sometimes digital techniques — or all of the above. Her view seems to be that fine art is on a collision course with popular culture and sure to be invigorated.