2016 Year in Review: Unframed

David Behringer, our resident art enthusiast, sought out the best gallery shows that New York City had to offer throughout 2016. I’m sure narrowing it down to just 12 shows was difficult, but David managed to keep our visual minds perfectly satiated, giving us the gallery experience we weren’t able to catch on our own. Now, we take a look back at the 12 incredible exhibitions we featured in our Unframed column.

2016 Year in Review: Unframed

Making Butterflies: The Perpetual Flip Books of Juan Fontanive
Juan Fontanive creates self-flipping flip books of butterflies and hummingbirds… and it’s even more amazing than you think.

Maya Lin, Caspian Sea (Bodies of Water series), 2006

Maya Lin, Caspian Sea (Bodies of Water series), 2006

Wooden Lakes: The Sculpture of Maya Lin
“Of a Different Nature”, like each of Maya Lin’s incredible lakes, is a reminder (and perhaps a warning) of just how big, and small, out world really is.

The Library for the Birds of New York, 2016

The Library for the Birds of New York, 2016

Mark Dion: A Library for the Birds
Artist, environmentalist and obsessive organizer-of-everything, Mark Dion has constructed a “Library for the Birds of New York”… and the birds don’t care.

Ethical No Kill Inactive Black Ant Mound #2 (detail)

Ethical No Kill Inactive Black Ant Mound #2 (detail)

Brad Troemel: Aluminum Ant Hills and Plantable Paper
A must-see: Brad Troemel’s sculptures made using odd Pinterest-learned skills, aluminum casting, mushroom growing, even live roaches.

Juke, Green. 1968

Juke, Green. 1968

James Turrell: Early Work
A showcase of some of James Turrell’s first experiments with light at Pace Gallery in New York.

Jordan Wolfson, Colored Sculpture, 2016

Jordan Wolfson, Colored Sculpture, 2016

Eye Contact: Jordan Wolfson’s High-Tech Sculpture
Jordan Wolfson’s loud, violent, and eye-contact-making robotic marionette is simultaneously confusing and yet completely inescapable.

Work No. 2497: Half the air in a given space, 2015. Installation at Park Avenue Armory. Photo by James Ewing.

Work No. 2497: Half the air in a given space, 2015. Installation at Park Avenue Armory. Photo by James Ewing.

A 55,000-Square-Foot Fun House: The Art of Martin Creed
Art that will make you smile, roll your eyes, and appreciate the pointless joy of art that doesn’t need a reason.

Ydessa Hendeles, Partners (The Teddy Bear Project), 2002. Photograph by Robert Keziere

Ydessa Hendeles, Partners (The Teddy Bear Project), 2002. Photograph by Robert Keziere

The Keeper: An Exhibition of Precious Trash
Both wondrous and dark, “The Keeper” is a powerful exhibition that is a collection of collections.

Stop Balls (Sheridan Square, Spring Street, 23rd Street) 2016

Stop Balls (Sheridan Square, Spring Street, 23rd Street) 2016

Round: The Sculpture of Lars Fisk
Sculptural balls that are made from the actual material that they reference.

Study for Fifteen Points / I, 2016

Study for Fifteen Points / I, 2016

Robotic Reflection: The Art of Random International
An exhibition of interactive objects that push the boundary of art & technology.

The Bicycle, 2016

The Bicycle, 2016

Crushed Harmony: The Sculpture of Carol Bove
Carol Bove debuts equally magical, but significantly heavier sculpture than years past, with that same unbelievable sense of balance.


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