TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Opening: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe at Marlborough Chelsea
The artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe will show work in an exhibition called “Floating Chain (High-Res Toni).”
Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Picasso & the Camera at Gagosian
Picasso and photos. Photos he took. Photos of him! Curated by John Richardson. Good stuff.
Gagosian, 552 West 21st Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Talk: Erin Shirreff on Donald Judd at Dia:Chelsea
The artist, who had a Chinati residency in 2010, talks about Judd as part of Dia’s Artists on Artists Lecture Series
Dia: Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m., ticketed event (they say it’s sold out, but you can probably sneak in)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Opening: Brad Jones, “Diptychs” at Sargent’s Daughters
Brad Jones, a name for an ongoing collaboration between Brandi Twilley and Jennifer Rubell, a figure imagined by the two as an “aggressive American (male) painter,” will have his first exhibition at Sargent’s Daughters.
Sargent’s Daughters, 179 East Broadway, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Bill Traylor at Betty Cuningham Gallery
Betty Cuningham will mount its first exhibition of Bill Traylor, 28 works from the collection of Charles and Eugenia Shannon from 1939–42. Charles Shannon organized Traylor’s first exhibition in Montgomery in 1940.
Betty Cunningham Gallery, 15 Rivington Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
Opening: “Ridley Howard: City Waves” at Koenig & Clinton
Ridley Howard paints beautiful women, great sex, soccer goals, sunny days—all good things—with a strange, crystal clear elegance. Wesselmann and Wesley come to mind, but no set of names quite captures the warmth of his work. This is his third show at the gallery. Can’t wait.
Koenig & Clinton, 459 West 19th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Gary Simmons at Metro Pictures
Hot on the heels of his inclusion in Prospect 3 in New Orleans, Gary Simmons hits Metro Pictures with new “paintings and drawings along with a 40-foot wall-installation,” according to the gallery. Boxing, long a fruitful subject for Simmons (you may recall his boxing-ring sculpture, which the Whitney installed a few years back), will play a central role.
Metro Picture, 519 West 24th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Melvin Edwards at Alexander Gray Associates
Sculptor Melvin Edwards’ third show at Alexander Gray features work “reflecting his engagement with and [the] influence of Africa,” which he has regularly visited since 1970. Some very juicy news: it includes his monumental work Homage to the Poet Leon Gontran Damas (1978–81), which has not been seen since 1993.
Alexander Gray Associates, 510 West 26th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Talk: Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles at NYU
Two brilliant minds go toe to toe in a cage battle. Nah, it’s just a talk, but sure to be a great one!
NYU, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, 5–7 p.m.
Opening: “R. H. Quaytman: O Tópico, Chapter 27” at Gladstone
Five years after she dropped her last “Chapter” of paintings in New York—number 12, at Miguel Abreu—R. H. Quaytman returns with “Chapter 27,” which is destined to be permanently installed in the art Shangri-La of Inhotim in a pavilion designed by Solveig Fernlund. Yes, if you miss this show you will need to head to rural Brazil to see it.
Gladstone Gallery, 530 West 21st Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Opening: “James Hoff: Skywiper” at Callicoon Fine Arts
Just going to let the press release speak for this one. It’s exciting and terrifying: “‘Viruses, like art, need a host. Preferably a popular one,’ says artist James Hoff, whose exhibition at Callicoon Fine Arts will be on view from November 2nd to December 21st, 2014. The artworks in the exhibition are the result of infection by computer virus that finds its host in the space of painting and of the gallery.”
Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Update, 1:35 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misstated the day R.H. Quaytman’s show opens. It opens Thursday, not Friday.