This Week: Must-See Arts in the City By Carolina A. Miranda
Hernan Bas, Occult Contemporary, at Lehmann Maupin in Chelsea. Born in Miami, but now living in Detroit, Bas’s latest solo outing at Lehmann Maupin features a series devoted to the devil — or, more accurately, exploring the ways in which the devil has manifested himself in other areas of culture, including music and literature. (The artist draws from the work of poet Charles Baudelaire and composer Giuseppe Tartini, among others.) The pieces feature Bas’s trademark solitary figures inhabiting grim landscapes, all full of fantastical flourishes. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.