12 Art Shows to See in New York This December

Hyperallergic / Nov 30, 2023 / by Hrag Vartanian and Valentina Di Liscia / Go to Original

Caroline Kent: This space for correspondence
This is an elegant show from an artist with a knack for sensitively placing work in relation to the viewer and the gallery space. Caroline Kent’s current exhibition includes not only unstretched canvases that hang on the wall, much like a type of tapestry, but also curious white geometric cutouts that scoop out sections of the wall or sit atop it like forms glued to a surface. The largest sculptural forms on the wall are called columns, and they expand what she’s been doing with shapes and color for years. Even if the rhythm between the wall works and canvases doesn’t feel fully hashed out, particularly in the brightly lit and light-colored galleries that make the largely
dark paintings look more stark, the final effect is intriguing and contributes to what feels like her continuing journey to create new languages of abstraction for the 21st century. —HV
Casey Kaplan Gallery ( 121 West 27th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan Through December 22

Installation view: Caroline Kent, This space for correspondence, Casey Kaplan, New York, November 9 - December 22, 2023