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Hyperallergic Includes Americas Society's Seeber Exhibition in List of Shows to See

The arts magazine adds the exhibit on their "Five New York Shows to See Before June Ends'' list and highlights its "interactive mini golf course."

It feels like art is everywhere in the city — from a new gallery in Brooklyn to an Upper East Side townhouse, and even the subway! Make sure you don’t miss the spectacularly playful work of Niki de Saint Phalle, closing soon at Salon94, and check out Alejandra Seeber’s vibrant paintings while you’re uptown. Then head to Brooklyn to see some exploratory art at the Bishop Gallery. And top it all off with a meditative art moment at the Metropolitan Avenue-Lorimer Street subway station. Oh, and don’t forget to play mini golf while you’re at the Seeber show. You’ll see what I mean. —Natalie Haddad, Reviews Editor [...]

Alejandra Seeber: Interior with Landscapes

I’ve always felt there was something dark about mini golf. I can’t quite explain it, but the bite-sized version of a pastime I associate most closely with upper-class retirement gives me an unsettling “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” vibe. This is the perfect backdrop, it turns out, for Alejandra Seeber’s solo exhibition at the Americas Society, where her abstract-ish paintings of domestic interiors are staged around an interactive mini golf course designed just for the show. Alternately flattening perspective and bringing it into relief, Seeber’s compositions from the late 1990s are quietly disorienting amid her ingeniously designed putt-putt stations — some embellished with textile and ceramic elements, another shaped like a painter’s palette. And yes, you can play. —VD

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