— ARTSPACE PICK —
Opening Reception for Jorge Macchi's "Loop" at Alexander and Bonin, 132 10th Avenue, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 15th)
This exhibition takes a creatively humorous look at the nature of time, using sculpture and watercolor paintings to play with preconceptions about duration and momentary demarcations. Video projections like XYZ which conjoins time, space, and architecture, and as well as a disjointed video projection that juxtaposes a movie's title sequence and end credits occupy two of the show's rooms.
— WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST —
Book Signing for "Tracey Emin: I Followed You to the Sun" at Lehmann Maupin, 210 Chrystie Street, 5–7 p.m.
The renowned Y.B.A. will be signing monographs created for her new expansive, two-part, multimedia exhibition, which opens the following evening in the same location, and features new sculptures, paintings, drawings, embroideries, and even a short video.
— THURSDAY, MAY 2ND —
Opening Reception for Spencer Finch's "Fathom" at James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 15th)
Always one to creatively combine elements of science, art, and technology, in this exhibition Finch will present at work he created while at Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond, as well as a series of other works documenting his studies of topics like the color of the light on Mars and the breeze through Emily Dickenson's bedroom window.
Opening Reception for Sara VanDerBeek at Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 8th)
Variously sized photographs of sculptures that document the evolving nature of the female form from throughout history can be seen at this exhibition, the artist's first solo show at the gallery.
Opening Reception for Philip Taaffe's "Recent Work" at Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 15th)
Stencils, linocuts, and silkscreens are integrated into these messy, yet measured new paintings, that combine historical elements both linguistic and imagistic.
— FRIDAY, MAY 3RD —
Opening Reception for Wolfgang Tillmans's "from Neue Welt" at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 West 24th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 22nd)
Selected shots from the technologically experimental photographer's four-year project that he started in 2008, which culminated in exhibition at the Kunsthalle Zurich, will be on view in this exhibition, as well as a wall of images of his newest photobook.
Opening Reception for Richard Misrach's "On the Beach, 2.0" at Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 29th)
Using his Hawaiian hotel balcony as a vantage point, the artist documents vacationers relaxing on the beach, dwarfed compositionally by the surrounding sea and sand.
— SATURDAY, MAY 4TH —
Artist Talk with Phong Bui and Joyce Pensato at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Room 720, Brooklyn, 12 p.m.
The publisher of The Brooklyn Rail will sit down with the Pensato, she of the brash, pop culture cartoon paintings.
Opening of Mark di Suvero's "Little Dancer" at Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Through June 29th)
The newest of di Suvero's seemingly ubiquitous large-scale steel sculptures will be on view at this exhibition, and, like its brethren, is a combination of "intersecting l-beams and carved kinetic spirals."
Opening for "Hypnotherapy" at Kent Fine Art, 210 Eleventh Avenue, 2nd Floor, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Through June 29th)
As part of the The New Yorker's Passport to the Arts event, the gallery will be hosting a show of works by a remarkably talented, multi-generational group of artists, including Llyn Foulkes, Pablo Helguera, and David Lynch.
— SUNDAY, MAY 5TH —
Opening Reception for Sebastian Black and Jacob Kassay at Room East, 41 Orchard Street, 6 – 9 p.m. (Through June 16th)
Don't miss what's bound to be this week's hippest opening as these two art world darlings and rising stars pair up in this dual exhibition.
— MONDAY, MAY 6TH —
Opening for "Paul Klee: Early and Late Years, 1894–1940" at Moeller Fine Art, 35 East 64th Street, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Through June 14th)
Over 30 works by the inimitable Klee will be on view in this show, which gathers works from the beginning and end of the Swiss and German artist's career.
—TUESDAY, MAY 7TH —
Opening Receptions for Dennis Hopper's "The Lost Album" and Cecily Brown at Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 22nd)
In an irresistible pairing of sexy and popular artists, the multi-floored gallery will be hosting simultaneous exhibitions of recent paintings by gestural figurative painter Brown and black -and-white photographs by the late beloved actor Hopper.