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Thursday, October 25

Volcanoes and shelters
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (521 W 21 street)
Thursday, October 25 | 6-8pm
An exhibition of work by Olafur Eliasson.

Glenn Ligon: Neon
Luhring Augustine Gallery (531 W 24 street)
Thursday, October 25 | 6-8pm
The first exhibition to bring together a significant number of Ligon’s neon works, many of which have never before been exhibited in New York.

Color Field
Mitchell – Innes & Nash (534 W 26 street)
Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler , Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis
An exhibition of mid-century works by Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Frank Stella. The exhibition will comprise a focused selection of large-scale paintings by these artists from the late-50s to the early-70s, covering the first wave of stained canvas techniques that would come to be referred to as “Color Field.” While these four artists developed distinctive styles, this exhibition captures a span of time when their diverse explorations in painting converged around ideas of a flat picture-plane saturated with pure color which, as Michael Fried wrote in 1965, “addresses itself to eyesight alone.”

Ellsworth Kelly: Spectral Colors
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl (535 W 24 street, 3rd floor)
Friday, October 26 | 6-8pm
A series of seven new color lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly.

Carl Andre: Redoubt
Paula Cooper Gallery (534 W 21 street)
An exhibition of Carl Andre’s large-scale sculpture consisting of four parallel rows of twenty-five western cedar red timbers, the sculpture was created and originally exhibited for Andre’s one-person show at the Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School in 1977.

Mark Bradford
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (530 W 22 street)
Saturday, October 27 | 6-8pm
An exhibition of new works by Mark Bradford featuring Bradford’s large-scale paintings, recognized for a complex abstraction of form and intricate layering.

Closing Soon

Rodney McMillian: Prospect Ave.
Maccarone (630 Greenwich Street)
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.

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.

Toba Khedoori
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.

Ongoing Exhibitions

John Baldessari: Double Play
Marian Goodman Gallery (24 W 57th St # 4)
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)
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.” On view through March 11, 2013.

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.

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.


Them Big Old Titties, 2012, Mark BradfordMixed media collage on canvas, 120 x 198.5 inches, 304.8 x 504.2 cm, courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery.