In the last few weeks, many galleries have opened their doors to their inauguration exhibitions of this Fall season, one of the most exciting times of the year.
MoMA will be opening their doors after a few months of renovation, Kehinde Wiley revealed his first public sculpture in Times Square, and Pace Gallery opened their new eight-story global headquarters on 25th street presenting monographic exhibitions by artists; Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Peter Hujar, and Fred Wilson.
Unable to make it to Frieze week in London this year, and excited by all the shows I have seen these last few weeks, I felt compelled to share some of my favorite exhibitions for you to see in New York City this weekend. He
re are 9 must-see gallery exhibitions. Enjoy!
01) Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonakdar
521 W 21st street
Through October 19, 2019
For over two decades, Sarah Sze’s work has defied the limitations of artistic media, employing with equal facility sculpture, installation, video, photography, printmaking, and painting.
Sze’s latest body of work frays “the Seam Between The Real and The Image.” Through complex constellations of objects and a proliferation of images, Sze expands upon the never-ending stream of visual narratives that we negotiate daily, from magazines, and newspapers, television, and iPhones, to cyberspace and outer space.
02) Loie Hollowell ‘Plumb Line,’ Pace Gallery
540 W 25th street
Opening their new global headquarters with a multitude of solo exhibtions, pace presents a new solo exhibition of new paintings by Loie Hollowell. The female artist has become the biggest art market star, with an increase of 1200% in the last three years. ‘Plumb Line’ will feature eleven large-scale paintings that expand upon the artist’s dynamic use of dimensionality, color, and geometric shapes.
03) ‘Tokyo Pop Underground,’ Jeffrey Deitch
18 Wooster Street
Through Nov 03, 2019
Tokyo Pop Underground, examines the complex history of Japanese contemporary art form the 1960s to present.
Curated by Tokyo Gallerist Shinji Nanzuka, the exhibition includes 14 artists who emerged from pop and underground culture. Including artists are;
Makoto Azuma, Haroshi, Akiyoshi Mishima, Masato Mori, Tetsuya Nakamura, Yoshiro Nishi, Toshio Saeki, Hajime Sorayama, Keiichi Tanaami, Makoto Taniguchi, Hiroki Tsukuda, Kazuki Umezawa, Harumi Yamaguchi, and Yuichi Yokoyama.
04) ‘Chairs Beyond Right & Wrong,’ R& Company
64 White Street
Through Oct 19, 2019
Organized by Raquel Cayra, the group exhibition re-thinking the chair and it’s corresponding form of use and design.
Featuring: Adam McEwen, Al Freeman, Alex Israel, Bunny Rogers, Chris Wolston, Cory Arcangel, Dana Barnes, Daniel Arsham, Darren Bader, Ely Fink and Todd Reime, Ettore Sottsass, Gaetano Pesce, Green River Project LLC, Heji Shin, Jim Lambie, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Jordan Wolfson, Jorge Pardo, Josh Sperling, Joyce Lin, Katherine Bernhardt, Katie Stout, KAWS and Estudio Campana, Lucy Dodd, Margaret Lee and Emily Sundblad, Mathias Bengtsson, Mario Navarro, Martine Syms, Martino Gamper, Mary Heilmann, Misha Kahn, Nate Lowman, Nicole Wermers, Paola Pivi, Peter Shire, Reginald Sylvester II, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rob Pruitt, Rogan Gregory, Sam Stewart, Serban Ionescu, Seth Price, The Haas Brothers, Thomas Barger, Tom Burr, Trisha Baga, Urs Fischer, Wade Guyton.
05) Cindy Ji Hye Kim ‘Verses from the apocalypse,’ Foxy Production
2 E Broadway, 200
Through Oct 13, 2019
Helena Anrather in collaboration with Foxy Production is pleased to present Verses from the Apocalypse, an exhibition of new work by Cindy Ji Hye Kim. Comprising paintings, sculptures, and drawings across the two galleries, the artist explores our desire for and dependence on structural limits and boundaries in image-making. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at Helena Anrather.
06) Raúl de Nieves ‘As Far as UUU Take me,’ Company Gallery
88 Eldridge Street, 5th floor
Through Oct 20, 2019
Raúl De Nieves is a multimedia artist working with performance, music and fine-art investigation beauty and transformation. De Nieves incorporates classical Catholic and Mexican inspirations and motifs to create his own unique mythology, challenging and exploring themes such as sexuality, human body, and history.
07) Alex Prager ‘Play The Wind,’ Lehmann Maupin
536 w 22nd Street
Through Oct 26th, 2019
The exhibition features new works and a new film, ‘Play The Wind’ by Alex Prager. Prager continues to combine, cultural references, personal experiences, and different eras. The works reflect on the artist place of origin and frequent inspiration, Los Angeles
08) ‘Hard Feelings’ Nahmad Contemporary
980 Madison Avenue, third floor
Through Oct 26th, 2019
A group show featuring; Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wade Guyton, David Hammons, Donald Judd, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, Steven Parrino, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Sturtevant, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool.
09) Richard Serra ‘Forged Rounds’ and ‘Reverse Curve,’ Gagosian Gallery
522 W 21st street
555 W 24th street
Through Dec 7th, 2019
Four new works from Serra’s ‘Rounds’ series will fill the entire 24th street gallery. Each forged-steel sculpture is composed of multiple 50-ton elements of differing diameters and heights.
Dividing the 21st street gallery space in half is the 99ft long and 13ft height ‘Reverse Curve,’ 2005. Originally conceived in 2005 for a public project in Reggio, Emilia, Italy, ‘Reverse Curve’ is finally being realized for the first time.