We don’t want anyone to miss out on any of the great shows on view in New York’s Chelsea galleries, so we’ve compiled a shortlist of the most exciting exhibitions closing this season, some featuring Paddle8 artists and galleries. Plan a last-minute visit to Chelsea this month (if you aren’t in London for Frieze)!
It’s your last chance to see:
“Serra’s steel articulations are sublime, and seemed to induce a quasi-mystical experience of awe and bewilderment in people…Time seemed to stop as they deambulated into the gigantic Canyon de Chelly-like copper spirals.” – Martine Fougeron as told to Jessie Wender, The New Yorker
“I always think of the paintings as a prop in the sense of their own interior specificity in relation to an outward meaning or function, which, to me, is one of incongruence. The defined logic of the painting’s individuality bears little resemblance nor has much effect on the way in which the painting functions in the larger whole. I liked this because the painting becomes wholly specific but also random and so doesn’t bear the weight that an object usually would.” – Richard Aldrich
“The removed material, in this initial stage, is conceived as cut from some (prior) whole that remains left behind. Extraction begins then, by taking away from an image or object, while also in its very realization, intimating what remains.” – Brian Gempp with Meredyth Sparks
“Dust has a wide variety of associations that range from the sonorous verses from the Book of Common Prayer used in funeral services to the “dust breeding “of Marcel Duchamp photographed so memorably by Man Ray. Su’s initial fascination with dust, however, began not with its metaphorical associations but from the daily experience of life in Beijing, a city undergoing rapid modernization.” – Chambers Fine Art
“The entire show is framed by the reference made in its title, Suedehead, a term describing an early 1970s subculture in the UK.” – Anton Kern Gallery
“The show’s title, borrowed from writer Daniel Pinchbeck’s treatise on psychedelic shamanism, recalls the otherworldly and transformative qualities inherent to Shapero’s work while also referring to the head-like forms that pervade the exhibition. Once ‘broken open,’ the head is here considered a profoundly physical thing that indeed transcends the physical plane in thinking, dreaming, and hallucinating.” – NY Art Beat
“If the manners in which Breuning’s subjects have been painted are not immediately identifiable, then titles like Andy, Frieda, and Piet confirm their references.” – Metro Pictures
Also, don’t miss:
Matthew Barney, DJED at Barbara Gladstone (September 17th – October 22nd)
Roy Lichtenstein, Entablatures at Paula Cooper (September 17th – November 12th)
Double Crescent curated by Dan Cameron at C4 Gallery (September 8th – October 22nd)
Lucio Fontana and Sterling Ruby at Andrea Rosen Gallery (September 10th – October 22nd)
Haim Steinbach, Creature at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (September 8th – October 22nd)
And, of course, don’t forget Taking Sides, the exhibition curated by Zak and Robin Williams, closing October 25th on Paddle8!