7 Art Shows to See in New York This February
This month: Aki Sasamoto, Shary Boyle, Apollinaria Broche, Godzilla, and more.
The short month of February still packs a lot of art in New York City, from a survey of the influential Godzilla Asian American Arts Network to Apollinaria Broche’s whimsical ceramics and Aki Sasamoto’s experimentations with snail shells and Magic Erasers in her solo show at the Queens Museum. This month, we will also publish a second list of art exhibitions to see in the middle of February, as many shows open past our publication time.
GODZILLA: Echoes of the 1990s Asian American Arts Network
In 1990, artists Bing Lee and Ken Chu and art historian Margo Machida formed the Godzilla Asian American Arts Network as a community of support in the art world. Spread across Eric Firestone Gallery’s two locations in Soho (4 Great Jones and 40 Great Jones), Godzilla: Echoes from the 1990s Asian American Arts Network gathers work from artists in the group, including Hung Liu’s Cookie Queen (1994) a painting of a woman with fortune cookies, and Ik-Joong Kang’s Happy World (2011–14), with a decaying gold Buddha backdropped by tchotchkes and mini paintings. The show also features archives of the original Godzilla newsletter, including their historic letter protesting the lack of representation in the 1991 Whitney Biennial. —AX Mina
Eric Firestone Gallery (ericfirestonegallery.com)
40 and 4 Great Jones Street, Soho, Manhattan
Through March 16