By The Editors of ArtNews
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
Opening: Fritz Ascher at Grey Art Gallery
Featuring some 75 paintings and works on paper, “Fritz Ascher: Expressionist” is the first retrospective for the German Jewish artist who survived the Holocaust and continued working in the postwar years. Ascher was part of the Die Brücke group of German Expressionists in Berlin during the early 20th century, and his art was considered “degenerate” by the Nazi regime. While his early work focused on myths and the human condition, his later pieces often depict vibrant landscapes that offered a glimmer of hope in otherwise depressing times.
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, 6–8 p.m.