May 31, 2014

Post-NADA report

The third edition of NADA New York was held in early May at Basketball City on Pier 36. A non-profit and highly selective art fair, NADA invited fewer than 90 international galleries to participate, but plenty of paintings were on view, each worth a conversation. Here are some snaps I took from the show.

[Image at top: Blackston featured a solo exhibition of  Hanneline Rogeberg's thick, gestural paintings.]

May 27, 2014

Images: Theresa Hackett

In my search for a summer studio sublet, I recently discovered Theresa Hackett's superb abstractions. Full of delicate color combinations and seductive textural contrasts, Hackett's paintings reference landscape, architecture, textiles and the modernist grid, which she breaks down and idiosyncratically reconstitutes in odd, refreshing, ways. Her paintings present a kind of ordered and winsome chaos, somehow conveying that everything is going to be fine.

[Image above: A corner of Theresa Hackett's DUMBO studio.]

May 21, 2014

Clint Jukkala: See and be seen

Clint Jukkala is venturing away from the rectangular frames and window-like forms that he has been making for the past few years. In his new paintings on view at BravinLee Programs, Jukkala incorporates a goofy figurative element that I first saw in his work at Volta last year, fusing architecture, landscape, portraiture, and still life into one alien but still anthropomorphic form.

[Image at top: Clint Jukkala, Telepath, 2014, oil on canvas, 44 x 50 inches.]

May 20, 2014

May 20: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / May 20, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.  Note: Images are selected by Two Coats of Paint.

Matt Connors @ Canada

LOWER EAST SIDE
Anicka Yi / Chapter NY / 127 Henry / thru ±6/20 (intermediate hours)
Drew Beattie / Pocket Utopia / 191 Henry / thru 6/27 Opening 5/30
Robert Lach thru 6/15; It’s A Small World, But Not If You Have To Clean It curated by James Prez thru 7/20 / R.Jampol / 191 Henry
Kent Monkman / Sargent’s Daughter / 179 East Broadway / thru 6/8
Mladen Stilinovic / e-flux / 311 East Broadway / thru 5/31
Jutta Koether / Reena Spaulings / 165 East Broadway / thru 6/8
Anicka Yi / 47 Canal / thru 6/8
Justin Lieberman; Devon Costello / 3A / 179 Canal #3A / thru 7/5 Opening 6/5
castaneda-reiman / DCKT / 21 Orchard / thru 5/31
Adam Henry / Sheftel / 24a Orchard / thru 6/15
Houben R.T. / Stoyanov / 29 Orchard / thru 6/14
Ry Rocklen / Untitled / 30 Orchard / thru 6/15
Benjamin Cottam / Gasser Grunert / 33 Orchard / thru 6/1
Graham Durward / 33 Orchard with Michael Steinberg / 33b Orchard / thru 6/15
Vintage Violence curated by Monya Rowe & George Rush / Rowe / 34 Orchard / thru 7/18 Opening 5/25
Birdie Lusch / Schuss / 34 Orchard / thru 6/29
Liz Deschenes; Blake Rayne / Abreu / 36 Orchard / thru 6/22
Joe Sola / Blackston / 29c Ludlow / thru 5/24 (extended)
Fawad Khan / Lu Magnus / 55 Hester / thru 5/25
J.Mekas; L.Samaras; M.Beitler; L.Packer; A.Lopez-Huici; V.Miljkovic; J.Grinblatt curated by G.Ruskin / Terrazzo / 81 Hester / thru 6/1 (extended)
Michael Phalen / Horton / 55-59 Chrystie – floor 1 / thru 5/25
Dena Yago / Ping-Perkins / 55-59 Chrystie – #202 (new location) / thru 6/22 Opening 5/29
Tokonoma with O.Foulon; J.Franzbecker; K.Kimpe; S.Kinoshita; A.Konrad; W.oorebeek; E.Schaerf / Ludlow 38 / 38 Ludlow / thru 6/14
Benjamin Butler / Nichtssagend / 54 Ludlow / thru 6/8
War Stories / Holman / 65 Ludlow / thru 6/21
Michael Rey / Room East / 41 Orchard / thru 5/25
Katie Holten; Mariateresa Sartori / Bosi / 48 Orchard / thru 5/31
Rushern Baker / Scaramouche / 52 Orchard / thru 5/25
Monika Zarzeczna; Intangible curated by Jim Osman / Heller / 54 Orchard / thru 6/1
James Lecce / McKenzie / 55 Orchard / thru 6/15
Eckart Hahn / Pablo’s Birthday / 57 Orchard (new location) / thru 6/15
Blake Rayne / Abreu / 88 Eldridge (new, second location) – floor 4 / thru 6/22
Dawn Kasper / Lewis / 88 Eldridge – floor 5 / thru 6/1
Tim Barber / Capricious 88 / 88 Eldridge – floor 5 / thru 6/23
Anne Doran / Invisible Exports / 89 Eldridge (new location) / thru 5/25
Borden Capalino / Ramiken Crucible / 389 Grand / thru 6/15
Andy Meerow / Essex Flowers / 365 Grand / thru 5/21
Chris Jones; Jong Oh; Florian Schmidt / Straus / 299 Grand / thru 6/22
Ole Brodersen; James Minden / Guepin / 83 Orchard / thru 6/1
Sam Ekwurtzel / Subal / 131 Bowery / thru 6/8
Cibele Vieira / Henry / 127 Elizabeth / thru 5/25
Jason Loebs / Essex Street / 114 Eldridge / thru 6/29
Matt Bahen / Munch / 245 Broome / thru 5/31
Victoria Fu / Preston / 301 Broome / thru 6/1
Chris Wiley / Beauchene / 327 Broome / thru 6/22 Opening 5/23
Alain Biltereyst / Hanley / 327 Broome / thru 6/22 Opening 5/23
Lucas Ajemian / Marlborough / 331 Broome (third NYC location) / thru 6/8
Matt Conners / Canada / 333 Broome / thru 6/1
Elaine Lustig-Cohen; Heman Chong / P! / 334 Broome / thru 6/15
Frank Webster / Lodge / 131 Chrystie / thru 6/1
Jason Covert / Hionas / 124 Forsyth / thru 6/8
Etel Adnan / Callicoon / 124 Forsyth / thru 5/23
Cassie Raihl / 247365 / 131 Eldridge / thru 6/12
Sybil Gibson / Woodward / 133 Eldridge / thru 6/21
Toshio Matsumoto / 138 Eldridge / thru 5/23
Jonathan Calm / LMAK / 139 Eldridge / thru 6/22
Etel Adnan / Callicoon / 49 Delancey (second location) / thru 5/23
John McAllister / Fuentes / 55 Delancey / thru 6/1
Guy Goodwin / Brennan & Griffin / 55 Delancey / thru 5/25
Joann Gedney / IFAC / 85 Delancy / thru 8/1
Polish / Rox / 86 Delancey / thru 7/27 Opening 5/20 (7-10 PM)
Urs Fischer / Gagosian / 104 Delancey (new pop-up location) / thru 5/23
Pierre Huyghe (various programs) / The Artist’s Institute / 163 Eldridge / info: http://theartistsinstitute.org / thru 8/17
Jamie Sneider / Thierry Goldberg / 103 Norfolk / thru 6/8

Michael Bauer @  Cooley

Michael Bauer / Cooley / 107 Norfolk / thru 6/15
Andy Burgess; Tom Leighton / Corbett @ Site 109 / 109 Norfolk / thru 6/1
Bill Jenkins / Gitlen / 122 Norfolk / thru 6/22
Carol Salmanson; Ruth Hardinger / Morris / 163 Chrystie / thru 6/14
Lauren Henkin / Foley / 97 Allen / thru 6/8
Brendan Smith / James / 143b Orchard / thru 6/15
Eric van Straaten; Chris Dean / Krause / 149 Orchard / thru 5/25
Heidi Zito / Cuchifritos / 120 Essex (SE corner of market) / thru 6/22 Opening 5/24 Reception 5/30 (5-7 PM)
Roz Stone Morris / Two Rams / 215 Bowery (enter Rivington) / thru 6/9
Zipora Fried; Basim Magdy; Nabil Nahas; Dani Tull / On Stellar Rays / 1 Rivington / thru 6/21
Meyer Vaisman / Eleven Rivington / 11 Rivington / thru 6/27 Opening 5/23
Ed Valentine / Envoy / 87 Rivington / thru 6/22
Tiong Ang / Lynch Tham / 175 Rivington / thru 5/25
Liu Chuang / Salon 94 / 1 Freeman Alley / thru 6/21
Margaux Williamson / Mulherin+Pollard / Freeman Alley – 187 Chrystie / thru 5/25
Georgia Elrod / Novella / 164 Orchard / thru 6/1
Ryan Brown / Y / 165 Orchard / thru 6/15
Rainer Ganahl / Matsumiya / 153 ½ Stanton / thru 5/24
Christine Zufferey / Frosch & Portmann / 53 Stanton / thru 6/22 Opening 5/28
Meg Cranston / Fitzroy / 195 Chrystie / thru 6/8
Veyer Vaisman / Eleven Rivington / 195 Chrystie (second location) / thru 6/27 Opening 5/23
Rachel Higgins; Giacinto Occhinero / Lorello / 195 Chrystie – floor 6 / thru 6/1
Lee Bul / Lehmann Maupin / 201 Chrystie / thru 6/21
Barnaby Hosking / Charles / 196 Bowery / thru 6/13
C.Henrot; R.Kjartansson; R.Cuoghi; D.Horvitz thru 6/29 J.Oleson; Talking Back thru 7/6; H.Sawtell thru 6/22; Etc. / New Museum / 231-235 Bowery
Jayson Musson / Salon 94 / 243 Bowery / thru 6/21
Guillermo Kuitca / Sperone Westwater / 257 Bowery / thru 6/21
Dreamland: S.Austen; S.Batoeva; N.Dunkley; S.Lee; A.Rathbone; G.Rusha; J.Tiney; L.Thom / Garis & Hahn / 263 Bowery / thru 6/14
Carlos Sandoval de Leon / Rucker / 141 Attorney / thru 6/1
Pier Paolo Calzolari / Boesky East / 20 Clinton (new, third NYC location) / thru 7/4 (seen thru windows)

 Stuart Elster @ Junior Projects


Stuart Elster / Junior Projects / 139 Norfolk / thru 6/1
Judy Blum-Reddy / Station Independent / 164 Suffolk / thru 6/15 Opening 5/22 (6-9 PM)
Becky Kolsrud / JTT / 170a Suffolk / thru 6/15
Sam Moyer / Uffner / 170 Suffolk (new location) / thru 6/8
Jaya Howey / Bureau / 178 Norfolk / thru 6/16
C.Bowdish; K.Bradford; P.Resika; B.Thompson in conversation with S.Chia / Harvey: Projector / 237 Eldridge / thru 5/25
Sandro Chia / Harvey / 208 Forsyth / thru 5/25
Russell Floersch / Rooster / 190 Orchard / thru 6/1
Erik Moskowitz; Amanda Trager / Participant / 253 E Houston / thru 6/8
Graham Lambkin / Audio Visual Arts / 34 E 1st / thru 6/15
Michael Manning / American Contemporary / 4 E 2nd / thru 6/1
Warp & Woof curated by Toby Clarke & Kathy Grayson / The Hole / 312 Bowery / thru 6/20

TRIBECA & SOHO & NOHO & EAST VILLAGE & MURRAY HILL
George Schneeman / Poets House / 10 River Terrace / thru 9/20
Michael Berryhill / Kansas / 59 Franklin / thru 6/14
Eva and Franco Mattes; John Powers / Postmasters / 54 Franklin (new location) / thru 6/7
MFA Thesis Exhibition / NY Academy of Art / 111 Franklin / thru 6/7 Opening 5/20
Todd Eberle / The National Exemplar / 381 Broadway @ White – suite 206 / thru 7/? Opening 5/?
The Hidden Passengers organized by Avi Lubin / Apexart / 291 Church / thru 7/26 Opening 5/21
Peter Fankhauser; Raul de Nieves; Gabriele Picco; David Scanavino; Peter Sutherland / TEMP / 47 Walker / thru 5/24
Black Eye curated by Nicola Vassell / Concept NV / 57 Walker / thru 5/24
Il Lee / API / 434 Greenwich / thru 6/14
Lisi Raskin; Alex Ito; Marija & Petras Olsauakai / Art in General / 79 Walker / thru 5/31
Sanaz Mazinani; Katia Kameli / Grahne / 157 Hudson / thru 5/24
Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition Part II / Hunter / 205 Hudson (enter on Canal) / thru 6/7 Opening 5/22
Jaime Pitarch / Brownstone / 3 Wooster / thru 6/15
The St. Petersburg Paradox / Swiss Institute / 18 Wooster / thru 8/24 Opening 5/27
Stroke / Leslie-Lohman Museum / 26 Wooster / thru 5/25
Gil Yefman / Feldman / 31 Mercer / thru 6/14
Charlotte Posenenske; Richard Wentworth / Freeman / 140 Grand / thru 5/31
Daniel Turner / Team / 83 Grand / thru 6/1
Assume Vivid Astro Focus / Geiss / 76 Grand / thru 6/21
Nontsikelelo Mutiti / Recess Activities / 41 Grand / 6/3 thru 8/2 events info: www.recessart.org
Lebbeus Woods; Len Lye / Drawing Center / 35 Wooster / thru 6/8
Gardar Eide Einarsson; Matias Faldbakken; Oscar Tuazon / Team / 47 Wooster / thru 6/1
Oil & Water: Reinterpreating Ink: Qiu Deshu; Wei Jia; Zhang Hongtu / Museum of Chinese in America / 215 Centre / thru 9/14
Lauren Seiden / Denny / 261 Broome / thru 6/8
D’Ette Nogle / Clifton Benevento / 515 Broadway / thru 5/24
Paul Branca; Takao Ono; Kimber Smith / Longhouse / 285 Spring / thru 6/21
Leah Beeferman; Stephen Vitiello curated by Regine Basha / Fridman / 287 Spring / thru 6/7
A Particular Kind of Solitude curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu / Elizabeth St. Garden bet. Spring & Prince / thru 6/1
I’m Your Man curated by Lauren Kalman and Millee Tibbs / ISE Foundation / 555 Broadway / thru 6/28
Melanie Schiff / Werble / 83 Van Dam / thru 6/21
Michael Sagato / Geary / 185 Varick / thru 5/25
If You’re Accidently Not Included, Don’t Worry About It: curated by Peter Saul / Zurcher / 33 Bleecker / thru 6/1 (re-installed & extended)
NYU MFA Thesis Exhibition (Part III) / 80WSE / NYU / 80 Washington Square East / thru 5/24
Energy That Is All Around: C.Johanson; M.Kilgallen; A.McCarthy; B.McGee; R.Neri / NYU Grey Art Gallery / 100 Wash. Sq. E. / thru 7/12
2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition / New York Studio School / 8 E 8 / thru 6/21
Ranjani Shettar / Talwar / 108 E 16 / thru 8/1
Ultrapassado (Part 1) / Broadway 1602 / 1181 Broadway @ 28 / thru 6/22

CHELSEA & WEST VILLAGE
Kerstin Bratsch; Mark Handforth; Mark Leckey / Gavin Brown / 620 Greenwich / thru 6/21
Sarah Charlesworth / Maccarone / 630 Greenwich - 98 Morton / thru 6/21
Nate Lowman / Maccarone / 98 Morton / thru 5/31

 Jesse Chapman @ Algus Greenspon

Jesse Chapman / Algus Greenspon / 71 Morton / thru 6/21
Mark Geffriaud / Forever & Today / 137 Bank / thru 5/24
TIme Frames Marking Time / Westbeth / 55 Bethune / 5/24 thru 6/15 Reception 6/4 (6-9 PM)
Ray Hamilton; Daniel Heidkamp; Patrick Berran; Jennifer Nichols / White Columns / 320 W 13 enter on Horatio / thru 7/26 Opening 6/11
Matt Kenny / Rines / 55 Gansevoort / thru 6/14 (24/7)
Photography & Film-Video Thesis Exhibition / Pratt / 144 W 14 / thru 5/24
Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba / 8th Floor / 17 W 17 / thru 7/18
Count your Blessings thru 6/9; Bodies in Balance thru 9/8; Etc. / Rubin Museum / 150 W 17
Matthew Buckingham; Zoe Leonard; Gordon Matta-Clark / Murray Guy / 453 W 17 / 191 Henry / thru 6/7
Heimo Zobernig; Robert Heinecken / Petzel / 456 W 18 / thru 6/21
Sterling Ruby / Hauser & Wirth / 511 W 18 (second NYC location) / thru 7/25
Robert Kinmont / Alexander and Bonin / 132 10th Ave. @ 18 / thru 5/24
Tom Duncan / Edlin / 134 Tenth Ave. / thru 6/21
John Crawford / Bookstein / 138 Tenth Ave. @ 19 / thru 5/24
Hans Breder / Cohen / 251 W 19 / thru 6/30
Peter Dreher / Koenig & Clinton / 459 W 19 (new location) / thru 5/24
Whitney ISP: Common Spaces / Kitchen / 512 W 19 / thru 6/14 Opening 5/23 (5-8 PM)
Lee Kit / Lombard-Freid / 518 W 19 / thru 6/7
Oscar Murillo / Zwirner / 519 W 19 / thru 6/14
Cai Jin / Chambers / 522 W 19 / thru 5/24
No Problem: Cologne-New York 1984-1989 / Zwirner / 525 + 533 W 19 / thru 6/14
Nancy Grossman / Rosenfeld / 100 Eleventh Ave. @ 19 / thru 7/3
Gehard Demetz / Shainman / 513 W 20 / thru 5/31
Jason Brinkerhoff / ZieherSmith / 516 W 20 / thru 6/21
Thilo Heinzmann / Bortolami / 520 W 20 / thru 6/7
Patrick Hughes / Flowers / 529 W 20 / thru 6/7
Francois Morellet / Bienvenu / 529 W 20 - floor 2 / thru 5/31
Claudia Hart / Bitforms / 529 W 20 - floor 2 / thru 5/31
Alice Hope / Ricco-Maresca / 529 W 20 - floor 3 / thru 5/24
Waxing / Bibro / 529 W 20 - floor 4 / thru 6/14
Ibrahim El Salahi / Skoto / 529 W 20 - floor 5 / thru 6/14
Mary Carlson; George Kroenert / Harris / 529 W 20 - floor 6 / thru 6/21
Meredith Pardue / Markel / 529 W 20 - floor 6 / thru 6/21 Opening 5/22
Robin Rose / Scott / 529 W 20 / floor 7 / thru 5/24
Matthew Palladino / Greenan / 529 W 20 - floor 10 / thru 6/28 Opening 5/22
Jakkai Siributr / Rollins / 529 W 20 - floor 10 / thru 5/31
Matthew Monahan / Kern / 532 W 20 / thru 6/28
No Problem: Cologne-New York 1984-1989 / Zwirner / 537 W 20 / thru 6/14
Adrian Piper / Dee / 545 W 20 / thru 5/31
E.Cameron-Weir; L.Henke; J.M.Lee; J.Madere; M.Mul; C.Reyes; B.Schumacher; H.Scott-Davis; D.Yago / Bortolami pop-up / 547 W 20 / thru 6/?
Meschac Gaba / Bonakdar / 521 W 21 / thru 6/7
Christian Schumann / Kravets Wehby / 521 W 21 / thru 5/31
C.Boursier-Mougenot; B.Conner; L.Echakhch; C.Gaines; C.Marclay; C.Oldenburg & C.vanBruggen / Cooper / 521 W 21 / thru 5/31
Glenn Brown / Gagosian / 522 W 21 / thru 6/21
Sanya Kantarovsky / Kaplan / 525 W 21 / thru 6/21
Sherrie Levine / Cooper / 534 W 21 / thru 5/23
Yves Klein; Andy Warhol / Skarstedt / 550 W 21 (new, second NYC location) / thru 6/21
Justin Matherly / Cooper / 197 Tenth Ave. @ 22 (pop-up location) / thru 5/23
Ken Price / Marks / 502 W 22 / thru 6/28
April Gornik / Danese Corey / 511 W 22 / thru 5/31
Dax Van Aalten / Hansel & Gretel Pocket Utopia / 511 W 22 / thru 6/21
Ken Price / Marks / 522 W 22 / thru 6/28
Wolf Kahn; Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin / Ameringer McEnery Yohe / 525 W 22 / thru 5/31
Kahn & Selesnick / Yancey Richardson / 525 W 22 / thru 7/3
Ken Price / Marks / 526 W 22 / thru 6/28
Kay Rosen; Suzanne Opton / Sikkema Jenkins / 530 W 22 / thru 6/28
Paula Hayes / Nitsch / 534 W 22 / thru 6/28
Micol Assael / Kreps / 535 W 22 - floor 1 / thru 6/21
Mark Innerst; Duane Michals / DC Moore / 535 W 22 - floor 2 / thru 5/31
Dinh Q. Le / PPOW / 535 W 22 - floor 3 / thru 5/24
Maira Kalman / Saul / 535 W 22 - floor 6 / thru 6/14
Betsy Kaufman / Tonkonow / 535 W 22 - floor 6 / thru 6/28
Amy Park; Ruby Palmer / Morgan Lehman / 535 W 22 - floor 6 / thru 7/3 Opening 5/22
Robert Feintuch; Gilberto Zorio; Carlito Carvalhosa / Sonnabend / 536 W 22 / thru 7/26
Darren Bader / Kreps / 537 W 22 / thru 6/21
Tom LaDuke / CRG / 548 W 22 / thru 6/14
Mark Flood / Feuer / 548 W 22 / thru 6/14
Lisi Raskin / Churner & Churner / 205 Tenth Avenue @ 22 / thru 5/31
Simryn Gill / Williams / 521 W 23 / thru 6/21
Alex Kanevsky / Cacciola / 537 W 23 / thru 6/14
Allison Gildersleeve / Geisberg / 537b W 23 / thru 6/21
Cathy Choi / Thatcher / 539 W 23 / thru 5/31
Robert Currie / Wolkowitz / 505 W 24 / thru 6/14
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster / 303 / 507 W 24 / thru 5/31
Hannah van Bart / Boesky / 509 W 24 / thru 6/14

 Shirley Kaneda @ Richard

Shirley Kaneda / Richard / 514 W 24 / thru 5/31
Katja Loher / C24 / 514 W 24 / 5/1 thru 6/21
Keith Haring / Gladstone / 515 W 24 / thru 6/14
Tris Vonna-Michell / Metro Pictures (upstairs) / 519 W 24 / thru 7/25 Opening 5/22
Robert Longo / Metro Pictures / 519 W 24 / thru 5/23
Joe Fleming / Weiss / 520 W 24 / thru 6/14
Vincent Fecteau / Marks / 523 W 24 / thru 6/28
Greg Smith / Inglett / 522 W 24 / thru 6/7
Toyin Odutola / Shainman / 524 W 24 (second location) / thru 5/31
Mika Rottenberg / Rosen / 525 W 24 / thru 7/14
James Brooks; Judith Godwin; Grace Hartigan; Hans Hofmann; Stephen Pace / Berry Campbell / 530 W 24 / thru 5/31
Erik den Breejen / Freight + Volume / 530 W 24 / thru 6/7
Tunga / Luhring Augustine / 531 W 24 / thru 5/31
Robert Rauschenberg / Gemini G.E.L. - Weyl / 535 W 24 – floor 3 / thru 5/23
Blane De St. Croix / Fredericks Freiser / 536 W 24 / thru 6/14
Ed Paschke / Boone / 541 W 24 / thru 6/28
Aaron Nagel / Lyons Wier / 542 W 24 / thru 6/7
Jose Lerma / Rosen / 544 W 24 (second location) / thru 6/14


 Julian Schnabel @ Gagosian

Julian Schnabel / Gagosian / 555 W 24 / thru 5/31
Judith Shea / Kent / 210 Eleventh Ave – floor 2 / thru 6/28
Textiles / Thorp / 210 Eleventh Ave - floor 6 / thru 6/7
James Nares; Yuko Kimura / Senior & Shopmaker / 210 Eleventh Avenue – floor 8 / thru 5/23
America Seen / Fischbach / 210 Eleventh Ave. – floor 8 / thru 6/7
Margaret Cogswell / Cue Art Foundation / 137 W 25 / thru 5/31
Joel Shapiro / Pace / 508 W 25 / thru 6/28
Hiroshi Sugimoto / Pace / 510 W 25 / thru 6/28
Joan Mitchell / Lennon, Weinberg / 514 W 25 / thru 6/28
RISD MFA Painting Thesis Exhibition / Margolis / 523 W 25 / thru 6/14 Opening 5/22
Wafaa Bilal / Driscoll Babcock / 525 W 25 / thru 6/14
Ethan Murrow / Winston Wachter / 530 W 25 / thru 5/31
Armando Marino / Jaeckel / 532 W 25 / thru 6/7
Tara Donovan / Pace / 534 W 25 / thru 6/28
Philip Pearlstein / Cuningham / 541 W 25 / thru 6/20
Mark Hagen; Ara Dymond / Marlborough / 545 W 25 - floors 1&2 / thru 6/21
Joan Mitchell / Cheim & Read / 547 W 25 / thru 8/29
Look At Me / Heller / 568 W 25 / thru 8/14
Ida Ekblad / Greene Naftali / 508 W 26 - floor 8 / thru 5/31
Tomislav Gotovac / Gray / 510 W 26 / thru 6/21 Opening 5/22 (with gallery talk at 6PM)
Gabi Trinkaus / Oliver / 513 W 26 / thru 6/28
Natsuyuki Nakanishi / McCaffrey / 514 W 26 (new location) / thru 7/11
Donald Sultan / Ryan – Lee / 515 W 26 (new location) / thru 6/27
Joris Laarman / Freidman Benda / 515 W 26 / thru 6/14
Grant Foster; Jesse Wine / Cristea / 521 W 26 / thru 6/9
David Opdyke / MagnanMetz / 521 W 26 / thru 5/31
Ron Nagle; George Ohr; Duane hanson / Adams / 525 W 26 / thru 6/15
Joel Perlman / Howard / 525-531 W 26 – floor 4 / thru 6/14
In The Beginning – End-States / Sgorbati / 525-531 W 26 –floor 4 (loc. shared with Howard and Salomon) / thru 6/21
Showtime: Alex Clarke; Larissa Lockshin; Carolyn Salas; Dustin Pevey; Wes Noble / Vogt / 526 W 26 – floor 2 / thru 6/14
Clint Jukkala / Bravin Lee / 526 W 26 – floor 2 / thru 6/7
Dona Nelson / Erben / 526 W 26 – floor 4 / thru 5/24 (extended)
Legacy Russell / Field Projects / 526 W 26 – floor 8 / thru 6/21
Zilia Sanchez / Lelong / 528 W 26 / thru 6/21
Don Joint; George Schneeman / Zoubok / 531 W 26 – floor 2 / thru 5/24
Kim Beck; Leigh Tarentino; Susan Graham / Mixed Greens / 531 W 26 / thru 5/23
Fred Tomaselli / Cohan / 533 W 26 / thru 6/14

 Jay DeFeo @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Jay DeFeo / Mitchell-Innes & Nash / 534 W 26 / thru 6/7
Adriana Varejao / Lehmann Maupin / 540 W 26 / thru 6/21
FINN, again ! / Haller / 542 W 26 / thru 5/31
Thanks for Writing organized by Mariam Rahmani / 601 Artspace / 601 W 26 – floor 17 / thru 6/14
Walton Ford / Kasmin / 293 Tenth Ave. / thru 6/21
Once Upon A Time, There Was the End curated by Rachel Gugelberger / Center for Book Arts / 28 W 27 / thru 6/28

 Soutine @ Kasmin

Chaim Soutine / Kasmin / 515 W 27 / thru 6/14
Ilan Averbuch / Hoffman / 520 W 27 / thru 6/7
Prabir Purkayastha / Tagore / 547 W 27 – floor 1 / thru 5/31
Alan Bray / Garvey-Simon / 547 W 27 - floor 2 / thru 5/31
Group / Littlejohn / 547 W 27 – floor 2 / thru 7/12 Opening 6/3
Roger Shimomura / Flomenhaft / 547 W 27 – floor 2 / thru 6/28
Mona Brody; Harriet Finck / The Painting Center / 547 W 27 – floor 5 / thru 6/14 Opening 5/20
Marzie Nejad / Ross / 547 W 27 –floor 5 / thru 5/31
Tom Thayer / Eller / 615 W 27 / thru 5/24
Light Night: Kelly Akashi; Monika Baer; Milano Chow; Lisa Lapinski; Nancy Lupo; HaequeYang / Wallspace / 619 W 27 / thru 6/?
Stephen Lichty / Foxy Production / 623 W 27 / thru 6/21
Jim Richard / Bailey / 625 W 27 / thru 6/21
Erik Hougen; Vic Haven / Planthouse / 107 W 28 / thru 6/18
Ai Yamaguchi / Liner / 540 W 28 / thru 6/7
Jorinde Voigt / Nolan / 527 W 29 / thru 6/21
Jory Rabinovitz / Martos / 540 W 29 / thru 5/31
Geraldo de Barros / Tierney Gardarin / 546 W 29 / thru 6/21
Carolee Freysz Gutierrez / DM Contemporary / 39 East 29 #2B / thru 6/21

MIDTOWN & UPTOWN & HARLEM
Rebecca Horn; Forms of Attraction / Kelly / 475 Tenth Avenue @ 36 / thru 6/21
James Siena / Dieu Donne / 315 W 36 / thru 6/29
Spencer Finch thru 1/11 Opening 6/20; Etc. / Morgan Library / 225 Madison @ 36
John Cage curated by Chris Murtha / Horticultural Society of NY / 148 W 37 / thru 5/23
Nikki Lindt / Heskin / 443 W 37 / thru 6/28 Opening 5/22
Washington Color Abstraction / Gabarron Foundation / 149 E 38 / thru 5/30
Failing to Levitate curated by Kerry Downey & Natasha Llorens / EFA Project Space / 323 W 39 / thru 7/3 Opening 6/6 Reception 6/19
S.Polke thru 8/3; Jasper Johns thru 9/1; Lygia Clark thru 8/24;…Silence thru 6/22; Gauguin thru 6/8; R.Heinecken thru 9/7; Etc. / MoMA / 11 W 53
Urs Fischer / Lever House / 390 Park @ 54 / thru 5/30
Frank Bowling / Spanierman / 625 W 55 – floor 5 / thru 5/28
Seven Decades of Optic Art / Davidson / 724 Fifth Ave. @ 57 – floor 4 / 5/13 thru 6/27 Reception 5/20 (5-7 PM)
Emily Mason; Claire Falkenstein; Beatrice Mandelman; Nina Tryggvadottire / Findlay / 724 Fifth Ave. @ 57 – floor 8 / thru 5/24
John Newman / de Nagy / 724 Fifth Ave. @ 57 – floor 12 / thru 5/30
Fairfield Porter / Hirschl & Adler / 730 Fifth Ave. @ 57 / thru 6/13
Mark Rothko / Pace / 32 E 57 / thru 6/20
Elena del Rivero; Yvonne Estrada / McCoy / 41 E 57 / thru 6/16
Group / Alexandre / 41 E 57 / thru 5/23
Traces / Blum / 20 W 57 – floor 2 / thru 8/1 Opening 5/29
Jack Youngerman / Washburn / 20 W 57 – floor 8 / thru 6/27
Leon Kelly / Naumann – floor 3 / 24 W 57 / thru 5/23
Lothar Baumgarten / Goodman – floor 4 / 24 W 57 / thru 6/14
Alex Brown / Jancou / 24 W 57 – floor 6 / thru 6/21
Dana Melamed; Josef Fischnaller / Stux / 24 W 57 – floor 6 (new location) / thru 5/31
3,000 Years of Geometry / Seve / 37 W 57 / thru 5/24
Santiago Calatrava / Marlborough / 40 W 57 / thru 5/31
Look At Me / Heller / 43 W 57 (new, second location) / thru 8/29
Lucy Williams / McKee / 745 Fifth / thru 6/20
Dawoud Bey / Boone / 745 Fifth / thru 6/28
Out of Hand thru 7/6, Etc. / Museum of Art and Design / 2 Columbus Circle @ 59
Knud Lonberg-Holm / UBU / 416 E 59 / thru 8/1
Michael Scott & John Chamberlain: a conversation / Gering / 14 E 63 (new location) / thru 5/31
Lyonel Feininger / Moeller / 35 E 64 / thru 6/27 (extended)
Billy Al Bengston / Franklin Parrasch / 53 E 64 (new location) / thru 6/28
Image and Matter curated by Yumiko Chiba / Boesky / 118 E 64 / thru 6/14
Mark Grotjahn / Blum & Poe / 19 E 66 (new in NYC) / thru 6/21
Lynda Barry / Baumgold / 60 E 66 / thru 7/11
Kan Yasuda / Eykyn-Maclean / 23 E 67 / thru 6/27
Horacio Zabala; Eduardo Kac / Faria / 35 E 67 / thru 6/21
Anna Maria Maiolino / Hauser & Wirth / 32 E 69 / thru 6/21
Copied / Roth / 160A E 70 / thru 6/20
Nalini Malani / Asia Society / 725 Park @ 70 / thru 8/3
Pierre Soulages / Levy / 909 Madison @ 73 / thru 6/27
Pierre Soulages / Perrotin / 909 Madison @ 73 / thru 6/27
Robert Rauschenberg / Starr / 5 E 73 / thru 5/23
Frank Stella / Van Doren Waxter / 23 E 73 / thru 6/27
Carved, Cast, Chrushed, Constructed / Freedman / 25 E 73 / thru 5/31
Peter Sis curated by Charlotta Kotik / Czech Center / 321 E 73 / thru 9/1
Aftershock / Edelman / 136 E 74 / thru 5/31
Harmony Korine / Gagosian / 821 Park @ 75 (new, additional location) / thru 6/21
Biennial; Etc. / Whitney Museum / Madison @ 75 / thru 5/25
Kathleen Kucka / Geranmayeh / 956 Madision @ 76 – floor 3 / thru 6/28 Opening 5/20 (6-9 PM)
But that joke isn’t funny anymore curated by Ryan McKenna / Tilton / 8 E 76 / thru 6/7
Jasper Johns; Roy Lichtenstein / Castellli / 18 E 77 / thru 6/27

"The Shaped Canvas, Revisited" @ Luxembourg & Dayan

The Shaped Canvas, Revisited / Luxembourg & Dayan / 64 E 77 / thru 7/3
Diane Arbus; Cady Noland / Gagosian / 976 Madison @ 77th (new location) / thru 5/23 (extended)
Richard Prince; Alexander Calder/ Ed Rusha / Gagosian / 980 Madison @ 77th / thru 6/14
Barbara Crane / Higher Pictures / 980 Madison @ 77 / thru 6/21
Poetics of the Gesture: Schiele; TTwombly; Basquiat / Nahmad / 980 Madison – floor 3 / thru 6/14
Journal / Venus Over Manhattan / 980 Madison @ 77 / thru 7/26 Opening 5/28
Lynn Chadwick / Blain-DiDonna / 981 Madison @ 77 / thru 7/25 Opening 5/29
Sigmar Polke / Werner / 4 E 77 / thru 6/7
Hugo McCloud / Roitfeld / 5a E 78 / thru 6/7
Andrew Kuo / Half / 43 East 78 / thru 6/2
Casting Modernity / Mnuchin / 45 E 78 / thru 6/7
Jean-Michel Basquiat / Acquavella / 18 E 79 / thru 6/13
Lucien Smith / Skarstedt / 20 E 79 / thru 6/27
Dean Levin / Blumenthal / 1045 Madison @ 80 / thru 5/30
Lucas Samaras thru 6/1; Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt thru 11/2; Goya thru 8/3; Etc. / Met Museum / 5th Avenue @ 82nd
Italian Futurism thru 9/1, Etc. / Guggenheim / 1071 Fifth Avenue @ 89
The Annual: Redifining Tradition / National Academy / 1083 Fifth Avenue @ 89 / thru 9/14 Opening 6/11
Sophie Calle / Cooper + Perrotin @ The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest / 2 E 90 / thru 6/25
Mel Bochner thru 9/21; Other Primary Structures thru 8/3; Etc. / Jewish Museum / 1109 5th Avenue @ 92
Museum Starter Kit: Open with Care, Etc. / El Museo del Barrio / 1230 Fifth @ 104 / thru 9/6
Glenn Kaino; When the Stars Begin to Fall; Carrie Mae Weems; Etc. / Studio Museum /144 W 125 / thru 6/29

BROOKLYN
Intimate Forest / Tabla Rasa / 224 48th Street / Sunset Park / thru 6/7
Parallel Shift / NARS Foundation / 201 46th Street – floor 4, Sunset Park / thru 6/20 Opening 5/23
Itness: MaDora Frey; Nicola Ginzel; Heide Hatry; Fawn Krieger; Seren Morey / Trestle / 168 7th, Gowanus / thru 7/2 Opening 5/23 (7-9 PM)
Alchemy and Metaphysics / Brooklyn Art Space -Trestle / 300 Third Avenue @ 1st, Gowanus / thru 7/3 Opening 6/7 (7-9 PM)
Elusive Abstraction: P. Demos; K. Keltner; A. Posen; A. Wesver / Rhombus Space / 183 Lorraine, Red Hook / thru 5/25
Sam Payne / Peninsula / 352 Van Brunt, Red Hook / thru 6/15
Louise Despont / Pioneer Works / 159 Pioneer, Red Hook / thru 7/? Opening 6/15
Eli Ping; Carlos Reyes / 247365 / 131 Huntington / thru 6/1
Steel Stillman / Show Room / 460 Union, Gowanus / thru 6/15
Combined Overflow / Proteus Gowanus / 543 Union down Nevins alley / thru 5/24
Rock the Boat: Susan Daykin; Carolyn Oberst; Kim Sobel; Sue Willis curated by Harriet Korman / 490 / 490 Atlantic / thru 6/14
Ai WeiWei thru 8/10; Judy Chicago thru 9/28; Swoon thru 8/24; Witness: Art & Civil Rights in the 60s thru 7/6; Etc. / Brooklyn Museum / 200 Eastern Pwy.
Andres Bernard Jones / FiveMyles / 558 St. Johns Pl, Crown Heights / thru 5/31
Mark Rodriguez / Gridspace / 112 Rogers Avenue, Crown Heights / thru 6/?
Barbara Friedman / Pettit / 10 Eighth Avenue #3 / thru 6/29
Weid Science / Kunsthalle Galapagos / 16 Main, Dumbo / thru 5/31

 John Nixon @ Minus Space

John Nixon / Minus Space / 111 Front, Dumbo / thru 6/21
Ann Pachner; Maude Boltz; Jayanthi Moorthy / A.I.R. / 111 Front, Dumbo / thru 5/25
Subtle Approach: Colleen Ho; Megan Hays; Sarah Phillips; Carton Sturgill / BAC / 111 Front, Dumbo / thru 7/31
FOODshed: Art & Agriculture in Action curated by Amy Lipton / Smack Mellon / 92 Plymouth / Dumbo / thru 7/27 Opening 6/7 (5-8 PM)
Karen Schifano / Melville House / 145 Plymouth, Dumbo / thru 7/? Opening 6/6
DeSe / Bed-Stuy Love Affair / 214 Van Buren / thru 6/15
Lizbeth Mitty / Elgin / 52 Tompkins / thru 6/?
Matt Town / Microscope / 4 Charles Pl. / Bushwick / thru 6/9
Alan Kleinberg; Alex Singh / Outlet / 253 Wilson Ave. / thru 6/1
Keef Winter; Steve Mykietyn / Orgy Park / 237 Jefferson 1B, Bushwick / thru 6/20 Opening 5/31 (6-10 PM)
Macgregor Harp / Klempay / 81 Central / thru 5/31
#ArtistsBeLike / Nurtureart / 56 Bogart, Bushwick / thru 5/23

 Joyce Robbins @ Theodore

Joyce Robbins / Theodore / 56 Bogart / Bushwick / thru 6/22
Lars van Doorn / Honey Ramka / 56 Bogart / thru 5/25
Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen / Momenta / 56 Bogart / Bushwick / thru 6/29
John Avelluto / Studio 10 / 56 Bogart / Bushwick / thru 6/8
Budd Dees; I Ting Hou; Ann Oren; Dov Talpaz curated by Naomi Lev / Slag / 56 Bogart / Bushwick / thru 6/10
Patty Cateura / Robert Henry Contemporary / 56 Bogart / Bushwick / thru 5/23
Drunken Angels: Farrell Brickhouse; Thornton Dial; Karen Schwartz; Purvis Young / Life on Mars / 56 Bogart / thru 6/22
Andrew Chapman / et al / 56 Bogart / thru 5/23
Justin Berry / Interstate / 66 Kickerbocker Ave. / Bushwick / thru 6/15
Tom Friedman / Luhring Augustine / 25 Kickerbocker Ave. (second location) / Bushwick / thru 8/8 Opening 5/22
Best Case Scenario / Brooklyn Fireproof / 119 Ingraham / thru 5/24
Allen Wexler / Schema Projects / 92 St. Nicolas / Bushwick / thru 6/8
Gwendolyn Skaggs; David Frye; Patrick Mangan / Sugar / 449 Troutman #3-5; 3rd floor; Bell #21 / thru 6/26 Opening 5/31
Demo: Andrew laumann; Jesse Hlebo; Nicholas Gottlund / Signal / 260 Johnson Ave., Bushwick / thru 6/8
Vince Contarino / TSA: Tiger Strikes Asteroid / 44 Steward Ave. #49, Bushwick / thru 6/22
The Stuff Our Dreams Are Made Of Too / Clearing / 505 Johnson Ave. / thru 6/22
Seeking Space / Active Space / 566 Johnson Ave. / thru 6/29 Opening 5/30 (7-Midnight)
Jillian McDonald / Air Circulation / 160 Randolph / thru 6/22
Inhabiting Ten Eyck curated by Karin Bravin; Hans van Meeuwen / Storefront Ten Eyck / 324 Ten Eyck / 5/30 thru 6/29 Reception 5/31 (7-10 PM)
Video Bureau / ISCP / 1040 Metropolitan / thru 5/23
Gravity / Projekt722 / 722 Metropolitan / thru 6/1
Kristan Kennedy / Soloway / 348 S. 4th / Williamsburg / thru 6/8
Unclaimed Space / UConn MFA Thesis Exhibition / Sideshow / 319 Bedford / Williamsburg / thru June 18.
Daniel Hesidence / Journal / 106 North 1st / Williamsburg / thru 6/27
Thomas Braodbent / Front Room / 147 Roebling / Williamsburg / thru 6/1
Annabeth Rosen / Ventana244 / 244 N 6 / Williamsburg / thru 6/14
Acoustic Formulae / Reverse Space / 28 Frost, Williamsburg / thru 6/22 Opening 5/22 (7-9 PM)
Kim Jones / Pierogi / 177 N 9th / Williamsburg / thru 6/8
David Brody / The Boiler / 191 N. 14th St. / Greenpoint / thru 7/6
Andrei Koschmieder / Real / 673 Meeker / Greenpoint / thru 6/14
David Ambrose / Kurnatowski / 205 Norman / Greenpoint / thru 6/2
Jonas Lipps; Mark Van Yetter / Cleopatra’s / 110 Meserole / Greenpoint / thru 6/8
Dialect: Jon Bocksel; Kenji Nakayama; Pixote; Shaun O’Connor / Calico / 67 West #203 / Greenpoint / thru 6/9
Game Show / Fowler / 67 West #216 / Greenpoint / thru 6/7 Closing event + reading 6/7 (6PM )

STATEN ISLAND, QUEENS, BRONX
D.Oppenheim; G.Barsamian; C.Becket; G.Ben-Ner; M.Esper; J.Kessler; J.A.Rrice; J.Tallichet; M.Ziegler / Valentine / 464 Seneca, Ridgewood / thru 5/25
Off Line On Mark / Parallel / 1717 Troutman #220 / Ridgewood, Queens / thru 6/22 Opening 5/24 (6-9 PM)
Lil’ Artworld / Harbor / 1717 Troutman #258 / Ridgewood, Queens / thru 6/15
Body As Omen organized by Sheilah Wilson / Ortega y Gasset / 1717 Troutman #327 / Ridgewood, Queens / thru 6/28 Opening 5/30 (7-9 PM)
Joel Shapiro; Richard Nonas: Cross Cuts / Knockdown Center / 52-19 Flushing / Flushing, Queens / thru 6/8 (Sat. & Sunday 2-6 PM)
Practical Feminism / Radiator / 10-61 Jackson / Long Island City / thru 6/6
Maria Lassnig; Korakrit Arunanondchai thru 5/25; Christof Schlingensief thru 6/30; Gavin Kenyon; etc. / MoMA PS1 / 22-25 Jackson / Long Island City
Liz Glynn; Katrin Sigurdardottir; Jory Rabinovitz / Sculpture Center / 44-19 Purves St. Long Island City / thru 7/27 Opening 6/1 (5-7 PM)
She Was a Film Star Before She Was My Mother curated by Sonel Breslev / Dorsky Curatorial / 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City / thru 7/13
Pawel Althamer / Socrates Sculpture Park / 32-01 Vernon Blvd. / LIC / thru 8/3
Andy Warhol thru 9/6; Etc. / Queens Museum / Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens
Richard Dupont / Queens Museum @ Bulova / 75-20 Astoria Blvd. / thru 6/15
Gregory Crewson thru 8/24; With Hidden Noise curated by Stephen Vitiello thru 7/6 / Wave Hill / 675 W 252 / Bronx / Opening 5/23
Nina Talbot thru 7/6; Shyu Ruey-Shiann thru 8/17; Etc. / Bronx Mus. / 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx

OTHER:
Danh Vo / City Hall Park / thru 12/5
Walter De Maria / The Broken Kilometer / DIA / 393 West Broadway / thru 6/15
Donald Judd house / 101 Spring / info: http://www.juddfoundation.org/visit_ny / ongoing
Walter De Maria / The New York Earth Room / DIA / 141 Wooster / thru 6/15
A Particular Kind of Solitude curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu / Elizabeth St. Garden bet. Spring & Prince / info: http://aparticularkindofsolitude.wordpress.com
Spencer Finch; Carol Bove; Archeo (group); Channels (video) / High Line Park / info: http://www.thehighline.org/pdf/FHL-ARTMAP-APR2014.pdf
Rachel Feinstein / Madison Square Park / thru 9/7
Alice Aycock / Park Avenue between 52 & 57 and @ 66 / thru 7/20
Michael Rees / MAD / Broadway between Columbus Circle & 58 / thru 7/6
Richard DuPont / MAD / Columbus Circle @ 59 / thru 7/6
Olaf Breuning / Public Art Fund / 5th Avenue @ 60th / thru 8/24
Katharina Grosse / Public Art Fund / Metrotech, downtown Brooklyn / thru 9/14
Grayson Cox / Empire Fulton Ferry Park / thru 7/31
Danh Vo / Pier 3 - Brooklyn Bridge Park / thru 12/5
Allen Glatter / York & Front, Dumbo, Brooklyn / thru 8/14
Kara Walker / Creative Time @ Domino Sugar / South First @ Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn / thru 7/6

SELECTED EVENTS:
Thursday, 5/22, 6-9 PM / David Levi Strauss book launch / SVA / 132 W 21 – floor 6 / FREE
Sunday, 5/25, 7PM / Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen in conversation with Denisse Andrade / Momenta / 56 Bogart / Bushwick / FREE
Tuesday, 5/27, 6:30 PM / Jenny Brockmann; Michaela Gleave speak / ISCP / 1040 Metropolitan / FREE
Thursday, 5/29, Previews: 4-8 PM $; Opening: 8-10PM FREE; NEWD Art Show / info: www.newdartshow.com / 592 Johnson Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn
Friday, 5/30; Noon-7 PM; NEWD Art Show / info: www.newdartshow.com / The 1896 / 592 Johnson Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn / FREE
Friday, 5/30; Saturday, 5/31; Sunday, 6/1 / Bushwick Open Studios / info: http://artsinbushwick.org/bos2014/ FREE
Friday, 5/30, 6-9 PM; Saturday, 5/31, 1-6PM / NARS Foundation Open Studios / 201 46th Street – floor 4, Sunset Park / FREE
Friday, 5/30, 6-9 PM Opening / Awkward Phase po-up show / 65 Maspeth, Bushwick, Brooklyn / FREE
Saturday, 5/31; Noon-7 PM; NEWD Art Show / info: www.newdartshow.com /The 1896 / 592 Johnson Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn / FREE
Saturday, 5/31 Reception 3-5 PM; Sunday, 6/1, / Real on Rock Street (@Bogart) curated by Deborah Brown & Lesley Heller / FREE
Saturday, 5/30, 6-9 PM Closing / Awkward Phase po-up show / 65 Maspeth, Bushwick, Brooklyn / FREE
Sunday, 6/1; Noon-8 PM; NEWD Art Show / info: www.newdartshow.com / The 1896 / 592 Johnson Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn / FREE
Thursday, 6/12, 6:30 PM / Inaki Bonillas web project launch reception and conversation with Manuel Cirauqui / DIA / 535 W 22 – floor 5 / FREE
Saturday, 6/14, 4 PM / Monuments, Monumentality….symposium with M.Raktansky & M.O.Wilson / DIA / 535 W 22 – floor 5 / $
Monday, 6/16, 6:30 PM / Frances Stark on Robert Ryman / DIA / 535 W 22 – floor 5 / $

Note: Opening receptions are 6 to 8 PM unless otherwise noted; not all openings are receptions. All information subject to change. Please send suggestions to andrew@jonesginzel.com.

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Refuge at Salon Zürcher

Contributed by Art Fair Correspondent Jonathan Stevenson / Taking shelter from the sensory fusillade of the copious Frieze, NADA, and Pulse fairs, I spent an edifying portion of Saturday afternoon on Bleecker Street at the Salon Zürcher mini-fair. It featured a very manageable seven galleries, which offered smartly selected work dominated by painting.

[Image above:  Becca Lowry at Fred Giampietro]

May 17, 2014

An afternoon at Frieze


This year geometry and abstraction dominated Frieze New York, and, as usual, I was drawn to the paintings that didn't seem as slickly produced. I veer toward the handmade rather than fabricated, the gestural rather than the hard edge. A good example is 303 Gallery's selection, which included the two small-scale hot pink--and very cool--paintings by Mary Heilmann pictured above.

Ancients & Modern (London) presented a jam-packed installation of ardent small paintings and ceramic sculptures by Norbert Prangenberg. Prangenberg, who died in 2012 at 63, said he never felt compelled to develop a signature style, yet his experimental undertakings do manifest considerable cohesion, as well as tireless imagination and gusto.

Norbert Prangenberg

At Dépendance (Brussels) Sergej Jensen's paintings rewarded close looking, or a fast look, depending on your point of view. His hand-painted grid in red on an orange ground continues his exploration of textiles, weaving, and a less painterly approach to painting. Richard Aldrich was also included in the display at Dépendance, with the large canvas below, but without the peripheral objects that accompanied his installation at Bortolami last fall.

Richard Aldrich

Maureen Paley (London) presented MP-KREBM-00069, a challenging 2013 Michael Krebber painting whose inventory number serves as the title. Last year this one was included in his solo at the gallery.

Massimo Minini exhibited one of Jo Baer's Minimalist paintings from the 1960s. Baer, who turned away from abstraction in the 1980s to explore figurative painting, will have recent work included in the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, in September.

Galerie Barbara Weiss (Berlin) showed this small-scale Monika Baer painting that featured thick, saturated color and inset mirror fragments. "I employ very common symbols that vulgarize the notion of the high-artness of painting," Baer wrote in a 2013 "500 Words" ArtForum post. This year she had her first US museum exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago and Williams College Museum of Art.

Rebecca Morris was also in the Barbara Weiss booth, both in paint (above) and in person. Meeting  artists whose work I have admired (and blogged about) over the years is always gratifying.

Anne Neukamp's Latz at Galeria Gregor Podnar (Berlin). Neukamp's clever paintings amplify the hardware found throughout contemporary interiors but often overlooked.
Suzanne McClelland's energetic paintings were included in a couple of booths. This one, Solutions Double from 2013, was at Shane Campbell (Chicago). She has a solo show scheduled at the gallery's Lincoln Park location in November.

Bortolami brought some small-scale Jutta Koethers. I love the agitated brushwork combined with the outline drawing. This one is from 2014.


A Michael Venezia spray painting from 1972 at Galerie Greta Meert. Venezia's ongoing series of narrow-bar paintings that I first saw in the 1990s should be included in the conversation about the slippage between painting and sculpture.

Negative Muscle Twin, a big, and in fact muscular, 2013 Rita Ackermann on the outside wall at Hauser & Wirth made me stop and take a closer look.

Spruth Magers (Berlin, London) brought this irresistible Thea Djordjadze sculpture comprising a hunk of blue foam and a metal frame. I discovered Djordjadze's work a few years ago when I was composing profiles for Artsy. "Her objects, sculptures, and installations offer a poetic interpretation of the form and function found in our everyday lives," I wrote.

A frail sculpture made of painted matchboxes by Jockum Nordström was a standout at Galleri Magnus Karlsson (Stockholm).

 
Strangely poignant: A wall of watery watercolors by Hans Lannér, also at Galleri Magnus Karlsson (Stockholm).

And finally:  For GGG, a brand new Louise Fishman at Cheim & Read. Fishman seems to be embracing a wider range of color in her new work. I bet it was still wet!


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May 14, 2014

Unclaimed Space, Sonetto @ Sideshow in Williamsburg this Sunday


Stop by Sideshow in Williamsburg this week and check out “Unclaimed Space,” the 2014 University of Connecticut MFA exhibition featuring work by Micah Cash, Julia DePinto, Jared Holt, Shane Morrissey and Reagen Elizabeth O’Reigaekn.

On Sunday, May18, from 3-5 pm, we'll be presenting and discussing Sonetto, a collaborative book launched last fall in our MFA seminar. Each artist contributed ten to fifteen pages that reference the sonnet, a challenging poetic form in which fourteen lines of rhyming iambic pentameter are used to develop a dialectical construct. 

[Image at top: Installation view of "Unclaimed Space" at the William Benton Museum in Storrs, Connecticut. Paintings by Micah Cash, and sculpture by Shane Morrissey.]


Jared Holt makes machines that create hard-to-read text.


 Julia DePinto's oversized prints

Reagen Elizabeth O’Reigaekn's time machine
 
 Shane Morrissey's sculpture in foreground, Micah Cash's photographs on the wall in the back.

 Micah Cash paints the landscapes around dams and bridges.

"Unclaimed Space: Micah Cash, Julia DePinto, Jared Holt, Shane Morrissey and Reagen Elizabeth O’Reigaekn,"  Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. May 16 through June  8, 2014. Please join us for a book presentation on Sunday, May 18, 3 pm. Free and open to the public. 

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FILM: Sol Lewitt, humble utopian


Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / There is something undeniably beautiful about the consuming harmonic elegance of a Sol LeWitt wall painting. But for some viewers, the apparent despotism of his process – his compulsive and exacting instructions, his enlistment of multiple assistants to arduously carry them out – deflates its appeal by calling his own motivations into question. If he was so obsessed with getting the piece just right, one might ask, why the hell didn’t he make it himself? Sol LeWitt, Chris Teerink’s meticulous, focused, and quietly moving documentary about the late seminal Minimalist and conceptual artist, substantially answers this question.

Image at top: Ángel Franco's NYTimes image of the Sol Lewitt mural in the Columbus Circle subway station.




The film is as methodical as its subject was, interspersing tours of his flowing geometric paintings and depictions of how others make them with testimonials from former assistants, fellow artists, and friends about the loyalty he inspired, the community he generated, and, importantly, his modesty, kindness, generosity, and unobtrusiveness. Perhaps the film’s most intriguing aspect is LeWitt’s own enigmatic remark, from a rare interview recorded in 1974, that for him making art any other way – for example, by merely drawing a person and showing the drawing – would not be “ethical.” Huh?

What he meant, I think, was that shepherding assistants to execute straightforward yet very precise plans of his to produce works of enveloping order, simplicity, and rhythm impelled a social ideal that transcended art – namely, the collective creation of something that improved the world, brought the creators closer together, and in the bargain, at least for the duration of the project, provided for their livelihood. “Aesthetics and ethics,” he said, “are really very much the same kind of thing.” LeWitt thus emerges as an authentic utopian: organizing small communities of artists to constructive effect, diverting them from folly with directives that require effort, concentration, teamwork, and time to fulfill.

From this perspective, his humble conviction that the artist’s personality had no place in art – he resolutely eschewed art-star celebrity – made perfect sense. He wanted to prescribe work that anyone, at least in theory, could produce, and which did not derive inordinate value from an exalted originator. In this he was intensely egalitarian and seemed broadly anti-capitalist (he insisted that some drawings be sold for no more than $100, and withdrew them from the market when it became clear that this mandate was impossible to enforce). Paradoxically, of course, LeWitt’s vision was singular and iconoclastic. His character and philosophy suffuse his work and frustrate his quest for anonymity. And although the film appropriately features the art more than the man, its still enshrines him. But personality fades with time and movies recede into archives while the artwork endures.

Fellow conceptualist Lawrence Weiner, the fim’s grizzled magisterial eminence, notes that LeWitt was neither “a friendly human being” nor “a saint.” Yet he clearly liked him. Beyond that, he admired LeWitt for advancing the potential for art to render what is still an ugly and brutal world not merely more attractive and interesting, but eventually good.

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May 13, 2014

Pulsing pulse, 2014 New York edition

Contributed by Art Fair Correspondent Jonathan Stevenson / Having started with Frieze’s 200-odd galleries on Thursday and proceeded to NADA‘s 90-plus on Friday, I necked down to the smaller Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair on Saturday. While the trend towards abstract painting observed of NADA was perhaps gently in evidence at Pulse, the work presented by the fifty or so exhibitors there was more varied and less cohesive.

[Image at top: Brian Dupont at Adah Rose]

Part II: Los Angeles Report

Last week, Part I of my Los Angeles Report covered an outing to CB1 in the historic downtown neighborhood. Part II takes me south to San Pedro, a small neighborhood bordering the bustling Port of Los Angeles, east to an industrial area beyond the Los Angeles River, and then west to leafy, lush Santa Monica.

In San Pedro, I visited Marie Thibeault's studio (pictured above), which is housed in a small building constructed behind her craftsman-style bungalow.

May 10, 2014

IMAGES: Stephen Maine's BOOK #14-0103


This is the last day to check out "Halftone Paintings," Stephen Maine's solo at 490 Atlantic Gallery in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Although dubbed "halftone," Maine's new mid-scale paintings are not enlarged photographs, but rather the products of a printmaking process in which he inks up objects like carpeting and then rubs them onto canvas or panels. The highlight of the show includes Book #14-0103 (2014), a massive 120-page handmade artist's book comprising material experiments on paper that inform Maine's painting process. 

[Image at top: Stephen Maine, inside spread, Book #14-0103 (2014)]

May 8, 2014

Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events: Art Fair edition

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / May 8, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.


THE ART FAIRS
(See websites for VIP and benefit opening events)
NADA / Pier 36 East River @ 299 South St. / http://newartdealers.org / 5/9: 10AM-7 PM; 5/10: 11AM-7 PM; 5/11: 11AM-5PM / FREE
CUTLOG / 107 Suffolk / www.cutlogny.org / 5/7: Opening 5-10 PM; 5/8, 5/9, 5/10: Noon-9 PM; 5/11: Noon-6PM / $
PULSE / Metropolitan Pavilion / 125 W 18 / www.pulse-art.com / 5/8: Noon-8 PM; 5/9:11 AM-9 PM; 5/10: 11AM-8 PM; 5/10: 11AM-7PM / $
DOWNTOWN / Armory / 68 Lexington @ 25 / www.downtownfair.com / 5/8 5-9 PM / 5/9, 5/10: Noon – 8PM; 5/11: Noon – 6PM / $
FRIEZE / Randall’s Island / http://friezenewyork.com / 5/9, 5/10, 5/11: 11 AM-7 PM; 5/12: 11 AM-6 PM / $  (More fair listings after the jump)
POOL / Off Soho Suites / 11 Rivington / http://www.poolartfair.com/ / 5/9, 5/10, 5/11: 3 PM - 10 PM / $ suggested
VERGE / 177 Prince / http://vergeartfair.com / Opening Reception 5/8: 6-10 PM; 5/9 & 5/10: Noon-8PM; 5/11: Noon-6PM / FREE
SALON ZURCHER / 33 Bleecker / www.galeriezurcher.com / Opening Reception 5/5: 5-8 PM; 5/6 thru 5/10: Noon-8PM; 5/11: Noon - 5PM / FREE
SELECT / 135 W 18 / www.select-fair.com/new-york-city / 5/9: Noon-10 PM; 5/10: Noon-8 PM; 5/11: Noon-6 PM / $
OUTSIDER / www.outsiderartfair.com / Center 548 / 548 W 22 / Opening 5/8 3-9 PM $$ / 5/9, 5/10: 11AM – 8PM; 5/11: 11AM – 6PM / $
CONTEMPORARY / www.contemporaryartfairnyc.com / The Tunnel / 269 11th Ave. @ 27 / Opening: 5/8: 4PM-8PM; 5/9 & 5/10: 10 AM – 7 PM; 5/11: 11 AM – 5 PM / $
SEVEN-VIDEO / www.seven-miami.com / The Boiler / 191 N. 14th St. Greenpoint, Brooklyn / 5/6 thru 5/11: Noon-6PM; 5/9 open until 9PM / FREE

[Shameless self-promotion, image above: On view at SEASON, booth 209, NADA New York. Sharon Butler, Gas Grill Assembly, 2014, pigment and binder, pencil, staples on unstretched canvas, 72 x 84 inches. Also on view: Ceramics by Elisabeth Kley (image below). I'll be lurking around during the preview on Friday, from 10-2 pm, so please stop by and say hello.]


May 6, 2014

Part I: Los Angeles Report

I went out to Los Angeles last week to participate in an Art and Social Media Symposium at California State University, Long Beach, but I managed to squeeze in some gallery, museum and studio visits as well.

[Image at top: Timothy Nolan, Guardian of the Starry Gate, 2014, dye-sublimation print on aluminum, 4 1/2 x 72 inches (Edition of 3). Courtesy of CB1 Gallery.]

 Timothy Nolan, In the Dawn Clouds Flying, 2013, collage on paper, 7 x 13 1/2 inches.

After stopping for sunscreen, I headed to LA's historic downtown neighborhood to check out CB1 Gallery where I caught the last day of Tim Nolan's exhibition of new collages, "The Soft and Sweet Eclipse." Nolan pieced together images of geological landscapes, outdated scientific illustrations, and Art Deco patterns to create a witty series that contemplates time and space. To accompany the show, he collaborated with composer/singer/visual artist Donald Rubinstein (whom he had met several years ago during a UCross residency) on Light Maze and Star, a book of poems inspired by Nolan's collages.

That night Rubinstein performed some songs at the gallery, and I was moved by his raspy, plaintive voice and solo acoustic guitar. Apparently he's pals with actor Ed Harris because Harris sat next to me for the show, and I got a chance to tell him how much I enjoyed The Jacksonian and Wrecks, two plays in which I'd seen him in New York. Later I remembered that Harris also directed and starred in Pollock, so of course he would be interested in art.

In the audience. That's Sharon Louden and Vins Valega in the second row, Tim Nolan's collages are on the walls.

Gallery Director Clyde Beswick took me into the back room, where many delightful small paintings hung cheek-by-jowl. I especially liked this one by his gallery assistant Matthew Scarlett:

The wall in the back room.

In CB1's other gallery, meticulously observed road and parking lot paintings by Emily Davis Adams were on view. Tagged in one of Steven Zevitas's HuffPo "Must-See Paintings" posts, the images seemed perfect for such a quintessential LA evening. 

Emily Davis Adams, Pearl Street (Sidewalk), 2014, watercolor and gouache on paper, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches.

 Emily Davis Adams, Untitled (parking lot, 2014, watercolor on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 1/4 inches.

Feeling the jet lag kicking in, I got back on the freeway and headed home. Cruising down Sepulveda, I remembered how I taught myself to drive when I was twelve and began "borrowing" my mother's car at 14. Yes, I thought, I'm pretty sure I could live in LA.

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Stay tuned for Part II, in which I visit painters Julia Schwartz and Marie Thibeault, LACMA's Calder exhibition, and Laura Owens's cavernous 356 S. Mission Road space.

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