Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Featured from THE LIST: Xenia at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting celebrates diversity of intentions, makers and styles alike as befits a group exhibition devoted to the ancient Greek concept of “guest-friendship”. There are portraits by and of artists in the show, imaginary portraits of fictive personae (Robin F. Williams has two of Siri, avatars perhaps of be the disembodied Apple AI, in her suitably robotic stylization) and a fair number of selfies. Stand outs include the robustly inventive neo-secessionism of the Vienna-based and Klimt and Schiele-channeling Ghanaian Amoako Boafo (pictured left) and a monumental, presiding group portrait on the Fire Island dunes by Doron Langberg which is an essay in the emotional complexities of absorption and regard. Through February 15. See THE LIST for details.