Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965-2016 covers half a century of the conceptual artist and philosopher’s career. It is a retrospective showing that feels firmly rooted in the present, partly because the subject matter Piper is obsessed will never stop being part of our lives, partly because of the aesthetic variation she employs. Born in 1948 and raised in New York, Piper attended private school, went on to the School of Visual Arts, and eventually earned her Ph.D.
New York-born, LA-based artist Math Bass’ latest show is on view at Mary Boone Gallery’s Fifth Avenue location until July 27th. Housed in a building of suites across from the Plaza Hotel and flanked by upscale retailers Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Chanel, the gallery has a distinctly upscale vibe. Perhaps it was because this was my first time encountering Bass’s work, or the lingering influence of walking down Fifth Avenue, but the paintings on the wall fell into place with