“Form Shapes Language” Group Show at LA’s Morán Morán Gallery

Stories told via sculpture, large-scale installations and more

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Shapes have a way of speaking and “Form Shapes Language” (on now through 25 August) at LA’s Morán Morán Gallery is a great place to learn new ways to listen. The impressive group show brings together seven artists from around the world to share their take on contemporary, minimalist abstract forms. Small triangles poke onto big frames like teeth, blobbing bodies …

“Men I Love and Other Things I Think About” at Amy Van Doran’s Modern Love Club

Curator Gabrielle Sirkin turns one room into a study on humanity, emotion and interaction

When walking into the slender, shimmering jewel box that is Amy Van Doran’s Modern Love Club, a contemporary art blitz strikes from all angles. When the East Village space opened last year as a hub for Van Doran’s high-profile matchmaking work, she described it as a “store that doesn’t sell anything.” But with prime wall space, a glass storefront and many friends in the art …

Artist Sadie Laska Curates “Animal Farm” at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center

An engaging group exhibition of pretty, powerful pieces that conceal unforeseen depth

A little over an hour outside of New York City, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center sits atop sprawling acres in suburban Connecticut. Far from an unlikely artistic destination, the center—designed by Richard Gluckman—has long played host to riveting contemporary art exhibitions. The most recent, “Animal Farm,” might be its most important to date. Curated by artist and musician Sadie Laska, the show presents more …