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Opening: “Nicholas Hlobo” at Lehmann Maupin
A multi-disciplinary artist from South Africa who has a fascination with eels, Nicholas Hlobo makes his New York solo debut with a show of mixed-media paintings and sculptures inspired by the migratory patterns of the elongated creatures. A predatory fish, eels live near the shore before being biologically called to spawn deep in the ocean and dying after the propagative act. The artist uses the voyage as a metaphor for his own creative quest, while making works that also reference his ethnic heritage.
Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.