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HYPERALLERGIC: "Martha Edelheit: Naked City" in "Your Concise New York Art Guide for February 2023"

Say what you will about February, but it’s the one month of the year that knows how to keep it short and sweet. Nonetheless, there’s much to see in New York during these compact few weeks, including works by Ed Ruscha, Nina Katchadourian, Luis Camnitzer, Martha Edelheit, and a special group show about our relationship with mushrooms. Starting this month, we’re changing the format of this list, bringing you personal recommendations from editors and regular contributors on our team. Each will explain in their individual style why the shows they recommend are truly worth your time. — Hakim Bishara


Martha Edelheit: Naked City, Paintings from 1965–80

Martha Edelheit has been painting nudes for over six decades, sometimes to the chagrin of the male establishment. At age 91, the pioneering feminist artist is still at it, painting unidealized male and female figures (you know, regular people) into surreal settings. This show will provide a snapshot of Edelheit’s output from the 1960s through the early ’80s, which should be a joy to behold. — HB

Eric Firestone Gallery (
40 Great Jones Street, Noho, Manhattan
Through March 18

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