Double Whammy at Deitch
Jeffrey Deitch and company kicked off the fall season with two blowout openings just before Labor Day. At the Grand St. location, it was painter Kehinde Wiley’s first major exhibition of photographs, “Black Light,” featuring more of his signature fashion-conscious young black male heroes. Looking very much the man of night in a blazing pink-and-white checked suit, Wiley signed dozens of autographs and greeted his uber-stylish fans (among them Q-Tip). Meanwhile, at Deitch’s Wooster St. location, the center of attention was rising young artist Tauba Auerbach’s “Here and Now/And Nowhere,” an installation consisting of intricately coded paintings, photographic works, sculpture and a massive musical instrument (a two-person wooden pump organ which she and a friend performed).
Kehinde Wiley signing autographs.
Photos by Christos Katsiaouni.