Top FiveInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Zeng Fanzhi at Gagosian Gallery, Paco Peña’s newest show Flamencura, Steven Assael’s work at Forum Gallery, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    A Body in Fukushima

    Pioneer Works

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Nov 13, 2015 - Sun, Dec 20, 2015

    A Body in Fukushima, curated by Pioneer Works Director Gabriel Florenz, presents a series of color photographs by artist Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston taken in Fukushima following the destructive explosion of the nuclear plant in 2011.

    Jared Madere

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 16, 2015 - Sun, Jan 03, 2016

    Jared Madere, an emerging artist based in New York, will receive his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Whitney, creating a new installation in the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery on the first floor, which is free to the public.

    Paco Peña

    Town Hall

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Paco Peña's newest show Flamencura explores the elusive state at the core of the art of flamenco. Art in all its forms has the potential of creating alchemy between an interpreter and the audience, transporting them into a mysterious level of emotion; a red-hot status capable of making them abandon any concern about who or where they are and just immerse themselves in the experience they cannot describe.

    Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings, and Two Sculptures

    Gagosian Gallery

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 06, 2015 - Wed, Dec 23, 2015

    Zeng’s recent paintings oscillate between meticulous naturalism and gestural expressionism. Jagged black tree branches, almost cartoonish in their concise treatment and sinister appearance, eclipse sprawling nocturnal landscapes. In other paintings, disconnected branches are isolated against abstract pink, purple, and black grounds of sweeping horizontal brushstrokes.

    Steven Assael: New Paintings and Drawings

    Forum Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 12, 2015 - Thu, Dec 31, 2015

    In these works, Assael’s focus is on brides and grooms, each embodying the hope, fear, anticipation and resolve that make betrothal a subject of such import to the artist. “I usually start”, the artist states, “with a visual, thematic idea – brides, for example – but the narrative evolves, its subtext articulated as the painting develops.” Family has long loomed large in Assael’s painting; in the past, he has explored the birth of his children, ...

Jared Madere

99 Gansevoort Street

new york N.Y. 10014

2125703600

Jared Madere, an emerging artist based in New York, will receive his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Whitney, creating a new installation in the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery on the first floor, which is free to the public.

Paco Peña

123 West 43rd Street

New York N.Y. 10036

2128402824

Paco Peña's newest show Flamencura explores the elusive state at the core of the art of flamenco. Art in all its forms has the potential of creating alchemy between an interpreter and the audience, transporting them into a mysterious level of emotion; a red-hot status capable of making them abandon ...

Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings, and Two Sculptures

980 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10075

(212) 744-2313

Zeng’s recent paintings oscillate between meticulous naturalism and gestural expressionism. Jagged black tree branches, almost cartoonish in their concise treatment and sinister appearance, eclipse sprawling nocturnal landscapes. In other paintings, disconnected branches are isolated against abstract pink, purple, and black grounds of sweeping horizontal brushstrokes.