TUESDAY, JANUARY 6
Opening: “Justin Adian, John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, Ed Ruscha, Blair Thurman” at Half Gallery
A group show that sells itself on the strength of its participants. Just look at those names! How could you not want to be there?
43 East 78th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8
Opening: Ryan McNamara at Mary Boone Uptown
Piper Marshall curates this show, described on Facebook as “a relay powered by the mechanism of performance. Event generates material, material becomes art object, art object performs, only to be used as prop once again. The installation at Mary Boone Gallery reflects the cycle’s complex layers of material support, with special consideration given to the current trigger-happy nature of transmission and reception.”
Mary Boone Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, 5–7 p.m.
Opening: Ethan Greenbaum at 55 Gansevoort
Multimedia artist Ethan Greenbaum presents “Leave” at the charming lil’ space.
55 Gansevoort Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: “William N. Copley: Drawings (1962–1973)” at Paul Kasmin
This exhibition focuses on the drawings of the indefatigable aesthete William N. Copley (1919–1996), whose art is rich with private fantasies and, sometimes, forbidden pleasures.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 297 Tenth Avenue, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: “Susan Philipsz: Part File Score” at Tanya Bonakdar
The always excellent sound artist presents a modified version of a new work, Part File Score, “an immersive 24-channel sound installation accompanied by a series of large-scale prints,” the gallery says. As is often the case, there’s a fascinating backstory, but let’s not spill the beans here.
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Yael Bartana at Petzel
The acclaimed Israeli artist will screen her two newest films, which are appearing in New York for the first time. A major event.
Petzel, 456 West 18th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9
Opening: “Fictions” at Derek Eller
This show, organized by artist Adam Marnie, has a delectable-looking lineup, which includes Michel Auder, Rose Marcus and Aura Rosenberg (collaborating here), Eileen Quinlan, Fred Wilson, Kevin Zucker and quite a few more.
Derek Eller Gallery, 615 West 27th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: “Zabriskie Point” at Jack Hanley
Jack Hanley will present a group show featuring Sarah Braman, Ryan Foerster, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Ann Greene Kelly, David Benjamin Sherry, Letha Wilson, and B. Wurtz. The exhibition is named for the 1970 Antonioni film with the same title.
Jack Hanley, 327 Broome Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10
Opening: Devin Troy Strother at Marlborough Chelsea
Titled “Space Jam,” this show not only honors the spirit of that Michael Jordan film but plays “on words: ‘space’ in relation to being challenged with Marlborough Chelsea’s large space, and ‘jam’ as a verb meaning to do something quickly, art and growth in this case.”
Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11
Opening: “It Rained Again” at Bureau
Bureau’s first show of 2015 is a group exhibition with David Adamo, Farah Atassi, Wojciech Bąkowski, Lionel Maunz, and Christine Rebet.
Bureau, 178 Norfolk Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.