Steeped, 2011, by Robert Pruitt. The artist is having a solo exhibition, Women, at the Studio Museum in Harlem; opening Thursday. (Image courtesy of the artist.)
- NYC: Body Language, at the Studio Museum. Opens Thursday, in Harlem.
- NYC: Walker Evans American Photographs, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Friday.
- NYC: Monika Grzymala, Volumen, at the Morgan Library & Museum — part of the museum’s summer sculpture series. Opens Friday, in Midtown.
- NYC: A.G.G. W.O.P., a group show, at Asya Geisberg Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Elena del Rivero and Linn Meyers: Rhapsody, at Gering & López. Through September 7, in Chelsea.
- Linlithgo, N.Y.: Heavy Equipment, a group show, at CR10 Gallery. Through September 15, in the Hudson Valley.
- L.A.: Daido Moriyama, at Prism Gallery. Through August 12, in West Hollywood. (I saw work by this artist at Steven Kasher in New York. This is definitely worth checking out.)
- L.A.: Robert Russell, Men Who Are Named Robert Russell, at François Ghebaly. Through August 10, in Culver City.
Party Wall, by CODA, at MoMA PS1. Through August 31. (Photo by Charles Roussel.)
- L.A.: Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, at LACMA. Opens Sunday.
- S.F.: Doing Your Dirty Work Two: A Sample of Contemporary Art About Sex, at the Center for Sex and Culture. Opens Friday at 7pm, South of Market.
- Chicago: BMO Harris Banks Works: José Lerma, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Through December 3.
- New Orleans: Wisdom is Fleeting: New Collaborative Works by Rex Dingler and Ken Kenan, at Ten Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm.
- Washington, D.C.: Ellen Harvey, The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C., at the Corcoran Gallery. Opens today.
- NYC: Unhinged, a group exhibition, at Pierogi. Opens Friday, in Williamsburg.
- NYC: Eliot Porter, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: From the Street Up: Street Sculpture Exhibition, at Woodward Gallery. Opens Saturday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Robert Arneson, Early Work, at David Zwirner Gallery. Opens Monday, July 8, at 6pm, at the 20th Street location in Chelsea.
- Online: Heba Amin, I’m the Son of the Nile, at Light & Wire Gallery. Through July 25.
The cover for Eightball 18, 1997, by Daniel Clowes. Part of the exhibit Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Opens Saturday. (Image courtesy of the artist and the Oakland Museum of California.)
- Santa Ana: Adriana Salazar, Nothing Else Left, at Grand Central Art Center. Opens Thursday, in downtown.
- L.A.: Artist Books and Cookies, with Ooga Booga, at 356 S. Mission Road. This Sunday, from 11am to 6pm, in Boyle Heights.
- S.F.: With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs, at Romer Young Gallery. Opens Friday, at 6pm,
- Marfa: Hernan Bas, at the Chinati Foundation. Open Thursday at 7pm.
- Chicago: Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Opens today. (This is a bangin’ show. I saw it at the Met. Do not miss.)
- Chicago: Homebodies, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Opens Saturday.
- NYC: Robert Irwin: Scrim Veil — Black Rectangle — Natural Light, Whitney Museum of American Art (1977), at the Whitney Museum. Opens Thursday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through January 26.
- NYC: HOMEwork: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection, at the Asia Society. Through August 4, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001-2013, at the Brooklyn Museum. Opens Friday.
- NYC: Skin Trade, curated by Martha Wilson and Larry List, at PPOW. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Send Me the JPG, at Winkleman Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Mangle, Sinergia, at Magnan Metz Gallery. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jonas Mekas, Outlaw: New Works, at Microscope Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Cats vs. Dogs, at Soloway Gallery. Opens Sunday at 7pm, in Williamsburg. (This show looks hilarious, btw.)
- NYC: Diana Puntar, The Milky Way…Get Your Orgone On, at Blackston Gallery. Opens today, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Masterpieces of Everyday New York: Objects as Story, at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. Opens Thursday, at Parson The New School for Design, in the Village.
- NYC: On Nature, at Sean Kelly Gallery. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- Washington, D.C.: In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall, at the National Gallery of Art. Opens Friday.
Who’s on Third?, by Llyn Foulkes, 1971–73. Part of the artist’s retrospective, Llyn Foulkes, at the New Museum. Opens today, on the Lower East Side. This is a bangin’ show, people. Go see it. And listen to my NPR profile of Foulkes while you’re at it. Or, better yet, if you want to see the artist in person, he is giving a talk on Thursday at 7:30pm. (Courtesy John Jones Collection and the New Museum.)
- L.A.: Richard Artschwager! at the Hammer Museum. Opens Saturday, in Westwood.
- NYC: Bienal 2013: This is Where We Jump, at El Museo del Barrio. Opens today, in East Harlem.
- NYC: Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Saturday.
- NYC: Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, at the Society of Illustrators. Through August 17, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Pancho Westendarp, Victoria Burge and Tom Kotik, Time Times Three, at Robert Henry Ceontemporary. Opens Thursday, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Lorna Mills, The Axis of Something, at Transfer Gallery. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Bushwick.
- Pittsburgh: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, S/HE IS HER/E, at the Warhol Museum. Opens Saturday.
- Northampton, Mass.: Summer of Love: Psychedelic Posters from SCMA, at the Smith College Museum of Art. Opens Friday.
- Berlin: Clemens Behr, Splitter, at Gestalten. Opens Thursday at 6pm.
Got a look at Peter Zumthor’s proposed design for the new LACMA building. It is all kinds of amazing. Find my write-up in ARCHITECT Magazine.
Above is one of my favorite features of the new design: the eastern portion of the building cantilevers over the La Brea Tar Pits’ biggest tar lake. In my view, this is one of L.A.’s most underrated sights. I’m glad to see the museum paying attention to it. (Photo by C-M.)
First AIDS Memorial Service, 13 June 1983, by Lee Snider. Part of the exhibit AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, at the New-York Historical Society. Opens Friday, on the Upper West Side. (Image courtesy of the artist and the NYHS.)
- NYC: Restless II — Mix, at Cavin Morris Gallery. Through June 29, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Bruce Davidson, Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-65. Opens today, in Midtown.
- NYC: In My Hair: A Group Show, at Medialia Gallery. Opens this Saturday at 3pm, in Chelsea.
- Miami: DIRT Yuta Suelo Udongo Tè, at the Spear Building. Opening reception this Saturday at 7pm, in the Design District.
- Santa Fe: Marco Brambiglia, Megaplex, at SITE Santa Fe’s SITElab 1. Opens Saturday.
- L.A.: Julian Hoeber, at Blum & Poe. Opens today, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Florian Morlat, Sticks and Stones, Part 2, at Cherry and Martin. Opens today, in Culver City.
- L.A.: The Privilege Show, at Control Room. Opens Saturday, in downtown.
- S.F.: Selfless, at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art. Through June 28.
Untitled 2005-2012, one of Barry McGee’s wall “boils” at the ICA.
Detail from an untitled installation constructed with old letter press trays.
These are some of my favorite pieces in the show: bulbous paper mache (I think) spheres with bits of McGee’s trademark sign lettering on them. There’s something very Katamari Damacy about them.
Two L.A. shows — one at LACMA and the other at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture — serve as interesting bookends to Modernism. Read my take at Hyperallergic.