Swampy, in Oakland. The artist has a solo exhibit coming up this weekend at Fifty24SF, in San Francisco. Things get started this Saturday, June 11th, at 7pm. (Above image courtesy of EndlessCanvas.com.)
- Portland, Oreg.: Jack Pierson, Twilight, and Mise-en-Scène, a group show, at Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Through July 16.
- Los Angeles: For a Long Time, Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Raymond Pettibon and others, at Roberts and Tilton Gallery in Culver City. Through August 6.
- S.F.: Sign Your Life Away, with Steve Powers, Jeff Canham and New Bohemia Signs, at Guerrero Gallery. Opens Saturday at 7pm.
- Fort Worth: Focus: Teresita Fernández, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Through June 19. (…might be good.)
- Chicago: Avant Garde Art in Everyday Life, at the Art Institute of Chicago. (And while you’re there, be sure to check the African art galleries, which will display a textile made from the silk of a Golden Orb spider. Like, whoa.) Opens Saturday.
- LAST WEEK — NYC: Live From Detroit, a group show, at Fred Torres Collaborations, in Chelsea. Nice to see a show featuring Detroit artists rather than outsiders doing ruins porn. I really dug the paintings by Dick Goody. Through Saturday.
- PLUS: get my up-to-date New York City recommends over at WNYC.
Undocumented Interventions_13, by Julio César Morales. Part of the solo exhibit Contrabando, at Frey Norris, in San Francisco. Opens this Saturday; reception at 4pm. (Image courtesy of Frey Norris.)
- North Adams, Mass.: Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture at MASS MoCA, opens Sunday.
- NYC: El Celso, No Habla Español CLOSING PARTY, this Saturday at Pandemic Gallery at 7pm. Come dance with us in the chicha disco before it closes.
- NYC: Ryan Frank, R. Justin Stewart and Morgan Levy, Art & Lies, at Invisible Dog Art Center, in Brooklyn, opens Friday at 6pm.
- NYC: 2×4, with Jim Lee, Jamie Powell, Michael Scoggins and Carmen Tiffany, at the Laundromat, in Bushwick, this Saturday and Sunday.’
- NYC: Andreas Gefeller, The Japan Series, at Hasted Kraeutler, opens Thursday.
- NYC: Wash Your Face, a performance by Fluxus artist Ben Patterson, at Third Streaming in SoHo, this Friday at 6:00pm. ($10 suggested donation.)
- NYC: Unpainted Paintings, at Luxembourg & Dayan, through May 27.
- NYC: Paul Chan reads from Phaedrus Pron at 192 Books, in Chelsea, this evening at 7pm.
- NYC: Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts, at the Park Avenue Armory, through Wednesday. (Get over there. This is about to close.)
- NYC: Pantheon, a history of art from the streets, in the chashama windows at Donnell Library (across from MoMA), starting this Saturday.
- Philadelphia: Robots Will Kill, at Vincent Michael Gallery, opens Friday at 7pm.
- San Diego: Streetwise: Masters of Street Photography, at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, through May 15.
- L.A.: David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, at LACMA, opens Sunday.
- L.A.: Surface Truths: Abstract Paintings in the Sixties, at the Norton Museum of Art, through Aug. 15.
- L.A.: My Super Hero: New Contemporary Art from Iran, at Morono Kiang Gallery, in downtown, through April 30.
- Seattle: Matt Sellars, Supra Tidal, at Platform Gallery, opens Thursday at 6pm.
Flesh Of High Places, by AJ Fosik. On view at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, through Dec. 4. (Image courtesy of Guerrero.)
- Miami: Bruce Weber, Haiti/Little Haiti, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, opens Thursday.
- NYC: The launch of Creative Time Comics, at Desert Island Comics in Williamsburg, this Wednesday at 7pm.
- NYC: Peter Schjehldahl gives a talk at the School of Visual Arts, Of Ourselves and Our Origins: Subjects of Art, this Thursday at 7pm at the SVA Theatre.
- NYC: Fawn Krieger, Ruin Value, at Solway, in Brooklyn, opens today at 4pm.
- NYC: What is the Where?: A Recession Art Show, at Invisible Dog, in Brooklyn, through Nov. 21.
- Houston: Kurt Schwitters, Color and Collage, at the Menil Collection, through Jan. 30. (…might be good.)
- Portland, Oreg.: An Afternoon with Artemisia Gentileschi: Film and Conversation, at the Whistsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum, this Saturday at 1pm. (Unfortunately, there’s not info on this online, but it’s a screening of the film A Woman Like That, followed by a discussion.)
- L.A.: Jonathan Gold and Bret Easton Ellis, together, at the Hammer Museum, tonight at 7pm. The mind reels.
- L.A.: A screening of Handmade Nation, at Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica, this Wednesday at 7pm.
- L.A.: Linda Ekstrom, at Sherry Frumkin Gallery in Santa Monica, through Nov. 20.
- ***PLUS: Can you handle the truth? If you live in Austin, you can have your portfolio reviewed in public.
On an unrelated note:
I was interviewed by the ADVERVE podcast, in which I talk about writin’ and journalism and psycho Peruvian bus rides that involve bolsitas de barf. Check it!!!
Jay Adams, by Glen E. Friedman. Part of Friedman’s solo exhibit Fuck You All at 941 Geary in San Francisco, through Dec. 31. (Image courtesy of 941 Geary.)
- Seattle: Bert Rodriguez, Weeping Monolith and Where My Eyes Meet You, at Lawrimore Project, through Nov. 21.
- S.F.: Jennie Ottinger, Due By, at Johansson Projects, opens Thursday. Artist’s reception on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 5pm.
- S.F.: Ericailcane, We Were Living in the Woods, at Fifty24SF, opens Thursday at 7:30pm.
- L.A.: Joan Mitchell: The Last Decade, at Gagosian in Beverly Hills, opens Saturday.
- L.A.: Edgar Arceneaux, The Algorythm Doesn’t Leave You, at Susanne Vielmetter Projects, through Dec. 11.
- L.A.: Michael Chelbin, The Black Eye, at M+B Gallery, through Dec. 4.
- L.A.: Einar and Jamex de la Torre, La Reconquista, at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, through Jan. 9.
- Austin: Rob Verf and Roberto Tejada at testsite, opens Sunday.
- NYC: David Armstrong, Mad About the Boy, at Half Gallery, opens Wednesday at 6pm.
- NYC: Erwin Wurm, Gulp, at Lehmann Maupin, through Dec. 4.
- NYC: Jan Huling: Walking Under Ladders and Boom and Bust: Ceramic Commentary, at Lyons Wier, opens Thursday at 6pm.
- NYC: Claire Pentecost, Interior Studies, at Higher Pictures, through Dec. 11.
- NYC: Sew Draw, a group show, at Pandemic in Williamsburg, opens Friday.
- Miami: The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse opens its doors for the season with Africa: Photography and Video, in addition to displays by Jene Highstein and Michelangelo Pistoleto, this Wednesday.
- Milan: Disquieting Images, at the Triennale, through Jan. 9.
Better Late than Never: Photos from my visit to SFMOMA’s Anniversary Show this past June. It was a pretty dang incredible gathering of works, which included some early Clyfford Still and Jackson Pollock, as well as Richard Diebenkorns from various eras — not to mention the truly show-stopping Barry McGee, among many many others. If you live in SF, don’t miss. The show is up through Jan. 16 at SFMOMA. (All photos by C-M. Place cursor over image for caption info; click on images to supersize.)
‘Cuz all those Gap khakis bought a buttload of art: My very long photo essay of the Fisher Collection show at SFMOMA. Above, Spider, 1995, by Louise Bourgeois.
Untitled (Rome), 1971, by Cy Twombly.
Not part of the Fisher collection, but pretty fracking spectacular nonetheless: The Mondrian cake at the museum’s rooftop cafe. I ate the Thiebaud cake. Photos of art — and cake — after the jump.
Anti-Mass, 2005 by Cornelia Parker a the DeYoung Museum of Art in 2008. (Photo by C-M.)
Today is Art Yoga with C-Mon Day at Ed Winkleman. You can participate via the live web stream at the official #CLASS website, starting at 2pm ET.
Eureka Day, by Jessica Hess. Part of the exhibit Temporal Surfaces: New Works by Kevin Cyr and Jessica Hess at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. (Image courtesy of White Walls.)
- In L.A.: Ed Templeton: The Seconds Pass, at Roberts & Tilton, through April 3.
- In L.A.: Luisa Lambri: Being There, at the Hammer Museum, through June 13.
- In L.A.: Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts, at the Getty Museum, through May 16.
- In Portland, Ore.: Melody Owen, Letters from Switzerland, at Elizabeth Leach, opens Thursday.
- In Seattle: Sylwia Tur, Mapping, at Monarch Contemporary, opens Thursday at 6pm.
- In Miami: Between Here and There: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, at the Miami Art Museum, part of an on-going series.
- In Glenside, Penn.: Ai Weiwei, Dropping the Urn, at Arcadia University Gallery, through April 18.
- In NYC: Black Sun, a video by Alexandre Arrechea, screening on the NASDAQ building in Times Square, starting today at 7:50pm.
- In NYC: Shih Chieh Huang, Pepe & Popcorn, at Virgil de Voldere, through March 27.
- In NYC: Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, at the New Museum, opens Wednesday.
- In NYC: Armory Arts Week, kicks off Thursday.
- In London: Everybody All the Time: New work by Scott C. at London Miles, opens Thursday at 6pm.