2. Katie Burkhart From the Liz Taylor Series
Mary Boone Uptown Gallery will kick off the new year with a exhibit about Elizabeth Taylor as seen through the lens of the artist Katie Burkhart, who has been painting depictions of the iconic star for more than thirty years. It features a selection of large-scale works created between 1982 and 2017, including pieces of Taylor in different guises, such as the femme fatale or a damsel in distress. The works are collaged with Burhkart’s own sentiments and mixed objects like wallpaper, printed fabrics, fake fur, and even eviction notices.
“Braiding together the idealized, mythic figure with the deeply personal, the paintings of Burkhart offer a double chronicle and critique.” The exhibit, Kathe Burkhart From The Liz Taylor Series, is curated by Piper Marshall. The exhibit will be on view from January 4 to February 24, 2018 at Mary Boone Uptown Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue.