By Sarah Kennedy
New York is feeling buzzy again despite a failed presidential wannabe for a mayor and the demise of Dean & DeLuca. Fashion week was saved by renewed enthusiasm from old faces and exciting offerings from new; while Broadway is having the most exciting season ever.
Even easily bored fidgets will be enthralled by favourite tunes artfully reworked at Moulin Rouge!, racy controversy at Slave Play or the intensity of Betrayal (starring Tom Hiddleston). If ever there was a time to come to New York, it’s now. And I’m not even selling tickets.
Over at Chart Gallery on Franklin, reputation-booming curator of the moment Maria Brito presents MUSE, Shona McAndrew’s first solo exhibition. Paintings incorporating photographs of the artist herself, shaped into poses from historically recognisable works, offer musing opportunities over females as art subjects. Accompanying the paintings are the artist’s signature papier-mâché sculptures of ethnically diverse women in relaxed but intricately detailed poses.