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John Baldessari: Double Play
Marian Goodman Gallery (24 W 57th St # 4)
Friday, October 19th | 6-8pm
An exhibition of works by John Baldessari consisting of a new series of paintings on canvas in which Baldessari engages us in his strategic and diverse practice of selection and montage, removal and assembly, ‘taking an image to make an image’. On view through November 21, 2012.
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980
MoMA PS1 (4601 21st Street, Queens)
Sunday, October 21st | 11am-5pm
A comprehensive exhibition that examines the vital legacy of the city’s African American visual artists. Now Dig This! comprises 140 works from 35 artists that have rarely been shown in a museum setting and includes early pieces by now well-established artists as well as works once considered “lost.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
This exhibition examines the effect of Lucy R. Lippard’s 1973 book Six Years on the emergent Conceptual art movement. The show features more than 170 objects in a range of mediums by nearly ninety artists. On view through February 3, 2013.
We the People
Robert Rauchenberg Foundation (381 Lafayette Street)
We the People provides an artistic view of the diverse demographics the United States, in contrast to the taglines and catchphrases of the 2012 election. Timed to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, this exhibition will take a close look at who the American people are, as seen through 68 different artists’ eyes. On view through November 9, 2012.
Picasso Black and White
Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
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.
Wade Gutyon OS
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue)
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.
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.
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.
James Welling, Dilworthtown Window, 2012, Archival inkjet print on rag paper, Edition 1 of 5, courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner