4/5Photograph: Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection“The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution”New-York Historical Society, Fri 11–Jan 7The Historical Society visits a watershed exhibition in the history of American art (and a significant event in the annals of New York City) with this centennial celebration of the 1913 Armory Show, the controversial survey that introduced New York audiences to the works of such modern artists as Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Some of those same pieces return here.
5/5Photograph: Courtesy OkoSerena Carone, “That Which I See (Ce Que Je Vois)”Oko, through Oct 26The work of Carone, a self-taught French artist born in 1958, harkens back to classic Surrealism, albeit filtered through contemporary installation aesthetics—most notably in the hyperrealistic pair of women’s eyes embedded directly into the white Sheetrock of one of the gallery walls. There’s also a brood of lifelike bats hanging from the ceiling, much as they would in a cave. The intertwining themes of death, desire and dreams seem pretty much inescapable here.