Free Weed, 2012, by Gary Panter. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit, The Magnetic Lady, at Fredericks & Freiser in Chelsea, on view through February 23. (Image courtesy of the artist and Fredericks & Freiser.)
Lost in L.A. at the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery is good for a variety of reasons. Foremost among them: the collection of religious ephemera gathered and displayed by L.A. artist Jim Shaw. The show is in its last weekend. You’ve got through Sunday.
Plus: Here’s my story on the show for ARTnews.
Untitled, 1950s, by Leon Levinstein. Part of a solo exhibit of the artist’s work at Steven Kasher Gallery. Through December 22, in Chelsea. (Image courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery.)
- NYC: How Much Do I Owe You?, an exhibition organized by No Longer Empty at an empty bank in Queens. Through March 13, in Long Island City.
- NYC: Aki Sasamoto, Talking in Circles in Talking, at Soloway Gallery. Opens Saturday at 4pm, in Williamsburg. There will be a performance at 4:30pm.
- NYC: Modern Times, at Lesley Heller Workspace. Through March 20, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Dave Kinsey, Everything at Once, at Joshua Liner Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- New Haven: The re-opening of the Yale University Art Gallery. This week, in New Haven.
- Aspen, Colo.: Block, Pillar, Slab, Beam at the Aspen Art Museum. Opens Friday.
- Provo, Utah: We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art, at Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Through April 6.
- L.A.: Graffuturism, at Soze Gallery. Opens Friday, in Downtown.
- L.A.: Campbell Laird, Inkjetting: Cul de Sacs and Collaborations, at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts. Opens today at 7pm, in downtown.
- PLUS, of interest to any and all New York artists affected by Sandy floods: conservator Rustin Levinson will be conducting a FREE seminar on how to care for paintings damaged by the hurricane. Click through to RSVP for a slot. This Friday at 3pm, at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
A window installation made from bags of Utz potato chips, by Brent Birnbaum. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit …And Justice for Mall of America, on view at 2nd street Gallery, in Charlottesville, Va. Through December 21. (Image courtesy of the artist.)
- Sarasota: Paolo Veronese: The Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice, at the Ringling Museum of Art. Opens Friday.
- NYC: Matisse: In Search of True Painting, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through March 17, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Cellblock I and Cellblock 2, at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Through February 2, at both of the gallery’s spaces in Chelsea.
- NYC: Speaking in Tongues, at Art in Flux Harlem. Opens today, in Harlem.
- NYC: Sicilian Sex Ghosts, a lecture by Paul Koudounaris. Next Tuesday, December 11, at 8pm, at the Observatory, in Gowanus.
- L.A.: New Bohemia Signs: East on Sunset, at Subliminal Projects. Opens Friday at 8pm, in Echo Park.
- Oh, and there’s some stuff going on in Miami…
Caprice Scraping, 1997, by Estevan Oriol. In the exhibit Like Father, Like Son: NYC, at the Carmichael Gallery New York Pop-Up at chashama. Opens November 8, in Chelsea. (Image courtesy of the artist and Carmichael.)
- Pittsburgh: Warhol: Headlines, at the Warhol Museum. Through January 6.
- NYC: Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, and Fore, at the Studio Museum. Opens Monday, in Harlem.
- NYC: The Drawing Center officially re-opens this week after an extensive renovation and expansion. In the galleries: the notebooks of José Antonio Suárez Londoño. On view through December 9th, in SoHo.
- NYC: Matta, Rammellzee, Futura and Phase 2, Deep Space, at Joseph Nahmad Contemporary. Opens Friday at 6pm, in the Meatpacking District.
- NYC: Phyllida Barlow, …later, at Hauser & Wirth. Through December 22, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Diana Thater, Chernobyl, at David Zwirner. Opens Friday, in Chelsea. Note: The gallery’s planned exhibits on Francis Alÿs and Luc Tuymans have been rescheduled for early January.
- NYC: Edgar Arceneaux, Building Loving and Distrustful, at Maccarone. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in the Meatpacking District.
- NYC: Sophie Calle book launch and signing, for The Address Book, at 192 Books.
This evening at 192 Books, in Chelsea. Update: Due to the inclement weather, this has been rescheduled for Saturday at 6pm.
- NYC: Babyharvester opening night, the final Babycastles exhibition of 2012, at the Clocktower Gallery. Next Tuesday, in the downtown Manhattan civic center areas.
- Belfast: Claire Morgan, Gone to Seed, at the MAC. Through January 20.
An embroidered piece by Allison Manch. Part of the group show Declarative Sentences, which also contains work by Mackenzie Boetes and Ries Niemi, at Punch Gallery. Opens today at 5pm, in Seattle. (Image courtesy of the artist and Punch.)
- L.A.: Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico, at the Getty Research Institute. Through February 17, in West L.A.
- Fort Worth: To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection, at the Amon Carter Museum. Opens Saturday.
- Pittsburgh: Baby Castles is building a DIY, lo-fi, pop-up arcade in Pittsburgh this weekend. Sounds like a hella good time. RSVP here.
- NYC: We the People, at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space. Through November 9, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Picasso: Black and White, at the Guggenheim Museum. Opens Friday on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Sunday, in Midtown. (I saw this in L.A. when it was at the Hammer. DO. NOT. MISS.)
- NYC: Wade Guyton OS, at the Whitney Museum. Opens today, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through January 6, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Daniel Temkin, Bottles of Beer on the Wall, at Devotion Gallery. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Williamsburg.
- NYC: Space Invaders, at Lehman College Art Gallery. Through January 9, in the Bronx.
Untitled, 2012, by Matthew Miller. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit Fools Are Those Who Lose Their Mirrors, at Pocket Utopia. Opens today, at 6pm, on the Lower East Side. (Image courtesy of the artist and Pocket Utopia.)
- L.A.: Daniel Joseph Martinez, I am a verb, at Roberts & Tilton. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Nailed, a group exhibition, at Subliminal Projects. Opens Friday at 8pm, in Echo Park.
- L.A.: Andy Freeberg, Art Fare, at Kopeikin Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- Detroit: Vision in a Cornfield, a group show with work by Destroy All Monsters, Ogun and Apetechnology, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Opens Friday.
- Columbus, Oh.: Sacrifice + Bliss: Aurora Robson, at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Opens Sunday.
- Stamford, CT: VHS, The Exhibition, at Franklin Street Works. Opens Thursday at 5pm, in downtown.
- N.J.: Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists from the Collection of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky, at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Through January 6, in New Brunswick.
- Philadelphia: This Art is So Street, at Stupid Easy Gallery. Opens Friday at 5pm.
- NYC: Paul Pfeiffer, Playroom, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Sarah Oppenheimer, D-33, at PPOW Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher, Trailer, at Derek Eller Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Rafael Lozano Hammer, Voice Array, at Bitforms. Opens this Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: The Feverish Library, at Friedrich Petzel. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Stephen Powers, aka ESPO, A Word is Worth 1,000 Pictures, at Joshua Liner Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Eric Fertman, at Susan Inglett Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Shift, a group show, at Lesley Heller Workspace. Opens today at 6pm on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Alberto Borea, Because of Construction, at Y Gallery. Opens Friday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Audrey Kawasaki, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Cheon pyo Lee, Medium is the Same, at Interstate Projects. Opens Saturday, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Land Escape, a group show, at Parallel Art Space. Opens Saturday, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Swoon Studio, Pearly’s Beauty Shop, an event to support the Transformazium project in N. Braddock, Penn. This Saturday, in Long Island City.
Entrada, enamel paint on found objects, by Max ‘RIPO’ Rippon. From the artist’s solo exhibit Signs, Fines & Cheap Wines, at White Walls, through September 1. (Image courtesy of the artist and White Walls.)
- L.A.: Alison Saar, STILL…, at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis. Opens Saturday, on the west side. There will be an artist’s reception on September 15 at 4pm.
- L.A.: Abel Alejandre, La Junta/The Gathering, at Coagula Curatorial. Through September 2.
- S.F.: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, No Touch, at Eli Ridgway. Opens Friday.
- NYC: Projects 98: Slavs and Tartars, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens today, in Midtown.
- NYC: An artist sandcastle competition organized by Creative Time. This Friday at 3pm in the Rockaways. Hells Yeah!