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Wade Gutyon OS
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue)
Opens Thursday, October 4
Over the past decade, New York–based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton’s first midcareer survey features a non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. On view through January 13, 2012.
Picasso Black and White
Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
Opens Friday, October 5
In the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Picasso’s black-and-white works in such depth, see 118 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the Spanish master, many of which are on public display for the first time. On view through January 23, 2013.
STILLSPOTTING NYC: FINALE
Guggenheim Peter B. Lewis Theater and Museum Rotunda
Tuesday, October 9 | 7-11pm
The Guggenheim Museum and Unsound—creators of the New York festival—host a variety show of talks, performances, films, readings, statements, and personal reflections by architects, artists, planners, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and musicians as a finale reflecting upon the issues explored within the five editions of the off-site exhibition series stillspotting nyc. Program visitors will join in a larger conversation about how man-made environments can be reconceived, reshaped, and redesigned to provide increased opportunities for calm and stillness, and will be invited to revisit elements of the site-specific commissions from each of the five New York City boroughs recreated in the Guggenheim rotunda during the evening of the stillspotting nyc: finale.
Rodney McMillian: Prospect Ave.
Maccarone (Greenwich Village)
This exhibition features a multidisciplinary collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Rodney McMillian. Inspired by that artists’ former home, Prospect Ave. includes a tunnel-like environment spanning the length of the gallery that is composed of various works McMillian made during the last three years. On view through October 27, 2012.
Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. On view through October 8, 2012.
Mary Weatherford: Manhattan
Brennan & Griffin (55 Delancey Street)
An exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Mary Weatherford. In Manhattan, Weatherford focuses her attention on New York – where she lived from 1984 – 1999. Drawing on memory and experience of sites both personally and culturally significant, these large-scale paintings explore the indelible impressions left by the city. Weatherford continues her interest in combining a range of sources to create works that explore the fidelity and vibrancy of recollection. On view through October 14, 2012.
Stray Light Grey: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe
Marlborough Chelsea (545 West 25th Street)
Through a series of fictional and historical narratives, artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have composed an expansive, alternate world that reimagines culture through subjects such as rogue science, psychedelic drugs, mega-conventions, and hypertrophic urbanism. On view through October 27, 2012.
Andrea Zittel: Fluid Panel State
Andrea Rosen Gallery (525 West 24th Street)
In this exhibition, Andrea Zittel addresses the slim differences between visual and functional objects including woven blankets, panels, and sheets. Zittel’s installation also includes gouache and watercolor drawings, paintings, new furniture pieces, and a video Power Point, among other works. On view through October 27, 2012.
Frank Benson, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss: Airports and Extusions
Andrew Kreps Gallery (525 West 22nd Street)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Frank Benson, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss.Airports and Extusions includes a series of ceramic sculptures by Benson and photographs by the artist team Fischli and Weiss. On view through October 27, 2012.
Greene Naftali Gallery (526 West 26th St.)
An exhibition of work by the Austrian art collective Gelitin, whose last show at the Greene Naftali involved creating a sculptural installation while blindfolded and half-naked. On view through November 13, 2012.
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue)
Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations. On view through December 31, 2012.
The Feverish Library
Friedrich Petzel Gallery (537 West 22nd Street)
A group exhibition organized in cooperation with Matthew Higgs. The Feverish Library brings together a number of artworks that consider the book as a conceptual, psychological, and cultural form. In some pieces, the actual physicality of the book is addressed. On view through October 20, 2012.
James Welling: Overflow
David Zwirner (533 West 19th Street)
The exhibition comprises three distinct but related bodies of work – Wyeth, Fluid Dynamics, and Frolic Architecture – all which explore photography’s relationship to painting. In the ongoing series Wyeth, Welling traveled to Maine and Pennsylvania in pursuit of the subjects and places painted by American artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), who was a major source of inspiration in Welling’s early years as an artist. On view through October 27, 2012.
David Zwirner (525 West 19th Street)
An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Toba Khedoori. Khedoori is known for her precisely rendered, intricate works depicting familiar objects divorced from any background. For the past two decades she has created her own atlas of solitary spaces, windows, doors, train compartments, and horizon lines always devoid of a human presence. On view through October 27, 2012.
Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
MoMA (11 West 53 Street)
This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers’ work in all their fields of creative activity. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works as well as designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances. On view through January 7, 2013.
Wade Guyton (b. 1972), Untitled, 2010. Epson UltraChrome inkjet on linen; 84 × 69 in. (213.4 × 175.3 cm). Collection of the artist. © Wade Guyton. Photograph by Lamay Photo