16 Great Things to Do in New York
New York Magazine
May 27, 2019
1. See Zoya Cherkassky: Soviet Childhood
Back in the USSR.
Zoya Cherkassky’s kaleidoscopically colored figurative paintings transport us back to the Soviet Union of the 1980s, when some citizens were trying on nascent freedoms while still living under communism. The scenes are so closely observed that the artist’s social-media following comments on every detail, down to what kind of radio a dissident might be listening to. These paintings are furnaces of experience. —Jerry Saltz
Fort Gansevoort, 5 Ninth Avenue, through June 15.