closing Feb 15:
William Holman Gallery, 65 Ludlow St., NYC (corner of Grand St)
The exhibition is centered around a trio of monumental sculptures made of discarded commercial 4 x 4 wooden beams, along with a group of intimate wall sculptures and a series of beautifully rendered large drawings in pencil.
opens Feb 12:
New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC
On view on the Fourth, Third, and Second Floor galleries of New Museum, this will be the first US museum exhibition devoted to the work of Paweł Althamer. Since the early 1990s, Althamer (b. 1967 Warsaw, Poland) has established a unique artistic practice and is admired for his expanded approach to sculptural representation and his experimental models of social collaboration. Althamer is predominantly known for figurative sculptures of himself, his family, and various other individuals within his community. The exhibition will include a new presentation of the artist’s work Draftsmen’s Congress, originally presented at the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012). Over the course of the exhibition, the blank white space of the New Museum’s Fourth Floor gallery will be transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings by Museum visitors and more than seventy invited community organizations. Althamer will also activate the exhibition through a sculptural workshop in which the artist and his collaborators will produce new works during the course of the show. For the duration of the exhibition, visitors bringing new or gently used men’s coats to the New Museum will receive free entry. All the coats will be donated to the Bowery Mission.
opens tonight, Thurs, Jan 23, 6-8p:
Pace Gallery, 510 W25th St., NYC
Early in Sol LeWitt’s career, the cube became the basic module for his artistic inquiry—“the grammatical device”—from which his work developed. LeWitt used the cube to create structures in a myriad of variations, usually in series, over the course of his more than 40-year career. This exhibition brings together seven structures from 1991 as a complete series.
opens Thurs, Jan 16, 6-8p:
“Gestos Urbanos | Urban Gestures”
Juan Fernando Herrán, Kevin Simón Mancera, Jaime Tarazona
Johannes Vogt Gallery, 526 W26th St., NYC (#205)
The works, by three Colombian artists, brought together for this show offer a range of approaches, from drawing to sculpture to overpainted etchings. Each artist alludes to an overlaying of historical and contemporary urbanism as a structure that binds inhabitants to territories, be it through architecture, public spaces, or local news. - thru Feb 22