Postmasters will show “Virgins” artist Hennessey Youngman before Family Business debut
The art world’s favorite YouTube critic Hennessy Youngman has been poised to make his debut at Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan’s pop-up gallery Family Business — in its series of Marilyn Minter-curated “Virgins” exhibitions, which provide the first New York shows for young artists — but craddle-robbing gallery Postmasters will get to show works by the man behind Hen-Rock, Jayson Musson, first.
Though Musson, a figurative painter, has never shown in a New York gallery, his alter ego Youngman recently launched an open call for artists to fill the tiny Family Business storefront on 21st Street.
Brooklyn-based Musson will get his New York debut in the three-person show “Through a glass, darkly,” for which Postmasters founder-directors Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich, and director Paulina Bebecka each selected one non-gallery artist whose work deals with themes of racial otherness. Bebecka tapped Musson, who will show a Hennessy Youngman video, and a selection of his “BLM” (black like me) posters.
“Through a glass, darkly,” which features works by Musson, Oasa DuVerney, and Julia Kul, opens March 31 at Postmasters; the Hennessy Youngman-curated free-for-all opens at Family Business on April 3.
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