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Top Exhibitions Opening This Week in New York (January 5–11)

THURSDAY

Jirí Georg Dokoupil: “New Paintings” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
January 8–February 7
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
515 West 27th Street
As the artist’s first in New York in over two decades, the exhibition will include new works from Dokoupil’s Soap Bubble Paintings series, an experimentation between chemistry and art that began in the 1990s.

Susan Philipsz: “Part File Score” at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
January 8–February 14
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
521 West 21st Street
For her fourth solo exhibition with Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Susan Philipsz presents her acclaimed work, Part File Score, an immersive 24-channel sound installation accompanied by large-scale prints.

Peggy Preheim: “Archipelago” at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
January 8–February 14
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
521 West 21st Street
This group of works presents the delicate drawings for which Preheim is best known in concert with the introduction of pressed floral elements in her work.

Yael Bartana at Petzel Gallery
January 8–February 14
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
465 West 18th Street
Petzel Gallery presents a new exhibition by Israeli artist Yael Bartana. The show will mark the New York debut of her latest two films: Inferno and True Finn. This will be the gallery’s second solo show with the artist.

Diana Thater: “Science, Fiction” at David Zwirner
January 8–February 21
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
533 West 19th Street
Shown here for the first time will be a new type of installation by the artist involving an enclosed video projection, ceiling screen, and light, as well as two new video walls.

Mamma Andersson: “Behind the Curtain” at David Zwirner
January 8–February 14
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
519 West 19th Street
Andersson’s work often draws inspiration from archival photographs, filmic imagery, theater sets, and period interiors. Her evocative use of pictorial space and her juxtapositions of thick paint and textured washes have a unique and timeless quality, which is further enhanced by a conspicuous absence of contemporary signifiers.

Erwin Olaf: “Waiting: Selections From Volume I & II” at Hasted Kraeutler
January 8–February 28
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
537 West 24th Street
Now a prominent name, Erwin Olaf has gained global recognition designing the Dutch side of the Euro coin in 2013, and winning the 2011 Johannes Vermeer Award, among other accolades.  Known for stunningly stylized work throughout which a provocative tension reigns, Olaf employs high polish to both perverse and eerily seductive effect.

Saira McLaren: “a day and the night” at Sargent’s Daughters
January 8–February 8
Opening: January 8, 6–8pm
179 East Broadway
Sargent’s Daughters presents new paintings and ceramics by Brooklyn-based artist Saira McLaren. She has recently exhibited at Essex Flowers, New, NY, NADA 2014 and has work in the permanent collection of the Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

KATSU: “Remember the Future” at the Hole
January 8–February 22
Opening: January 8, 6–9pm
312 Bowery
Presenting installation, sculpture, video, audio, painting, and drone painting, KATSU will examine the slippages and disconnect between humans and their tools, the future, and the present, in our quest for self–realization.

FRIDAY

John Waters: “Beverly Hills John” at Marianne Boesky Gallery
January 9–February 14
Opening: January 9, 6–8pm
509 West 24th Street
For 50 years, John Waters has provoked the idiosyncrasies of the movie business–the childhood stars, the trade lingo, and the false depiction of the ugly and the heroic. His photographic work (since 1995) has taken on politically charged topics of “cinematic correctness,” religious lunacy, and media manipulation.

Al Taylor: “ Pet Stains, Puddles, and Full Gospel Neckless” at David Zwirner
January 9–February 14
Opening: January 9, 6–8pm
537 West 20th Street
The exhibition will present a comprehensive examination of two individual bodies of works by the artist: “Pet Stains and Puddles,” which collectively encompasses a large grouping of interconnected series that were created between 1989 and 1992; and works from Taylor’s later series “Full Gospel Neckless” (sic) that the artist created in situ for his 1997 solo exhibition at Galleri Tommy Lund in Denmark.

Jan Schoonhoven at David Zwirner
January 9–February 14
Opening: January 9, 6–8pm
537 West 20th Street
Regarded as one of the most important Dutch artist of the twentieth century, Schoonhoven created innovative works that reflect his active involvement in major European post–War Developments in art, particularly in relation to serialized abstraction. The show will feature a group of sculptural reliefs and works on paper in what will be the first significant presentation of the artist’s work in New York, if not America, in years.

SATURDAY

Devin Troy Strother: “Space Jam” at Marlborough Chelsea
January 10–February 14
Opening: January 10, 6–8pm
545 West 26th Street
In his review of Strother’s exhibition at Marlborough Broome Street, New York Times’ Ken Johnson wrote “Mr. Strother is not only a signifier, he’s a meta–signifier who signifies about signifying. Like his signifying colleagues David Hammons, Kara Walker and Jayson Musson, he proffers heady therapy for rigid minds.”  “Space Jam” is the artist’s second solo exhibition with Marlborough.

John Miller: “Here in the Real World” at Metro Pictures
January 10–February 14
519 West 24th Street
Miller exhibits his game show paintings (begun in 1988) and two series of relief portrait paintings: reality tv personalities (started 2009) and the more recent pedestrian paintings (started 2013), which are presented as a frieze of figures in the gallery’s first room.  Additionally, Miller presents a wallpaper mural and a digital animation made with longtime collaborator Takuji Kogo under the name Robot.

SUNDAY

“Proper Nouns” at Rachel Uffner Gallery
January 11 – February 22
Opening: January 11, 6–8pm
170 Suffolk Street
This is a group exhibition curated by the artist Wyatt Kahn that explores the tension between figuration and abstraction with works by Lucas Blalock, Leonhard Hurzlmeier, Jamie Isenstein, Zachary Leener, and Paul McCarthy.

 

 

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