MONDAY, JANUARY 12
Opening: “The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929–“1940 at the Grey Art Gallery
This show examines how artists supported radical-left wing politics in their work in the years following the 1929 market crash. Should be an illuminating one.
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, New York, 6–8 p.m.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13
Music: Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass at Le Poisson Rouge
Go see the woman The New Yorker calls “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” play New York’s don of avant-garde composition!
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, $15–$20, 7:30 p.m.
Opening: “Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual” at White Columns
The ladies of Cleopatra’s (Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Colleen Grennan, and Erin Somerville) helm this beloved New York show. Among the excellent artists: Etel Adnan, Sam Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum, Sarah Charlesworth, Anne Doran, Sheila Hicks, Van Hanos, and quite a few more!
White Columns, 320 West 13th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14
Opening: Djordje Ozbolt, “More Paintings About Poets and Food” at Hauser & Wirth
Hauser & Wirth will mount its first New York exhibition devoted to the work of London-based artist Djordje Ozbolt. If the Talking Heads-referencing exhibition title isn’t enough for you, the central work in the show shares a name with Paul Simon’s hit song, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15
Opening: “Tomi Ungerer: All in One” at The Drawing Center
The storied illustrator Tomi Ungerer, whose work ranges from children’s books to erotic drawings, will have his first retrospective in the United States.
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Dan Walsh at Paula Cooper
Paula Cooper organizes a mini-survey of works from the last 20 years in the career of painter Dan Walsh, and the evolution of what the gallery calls his “process-generated images.”
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Josef Koudelka: Twelve Panoramas, 1987-2012” at Pace
Josef Koudelka has selected what he deems the best of his panoramic works from the last 30 years, and will display black-and-white photographs depicting vestiges of industrial areas and coastal landscapes in Europe and the Middle East.
Pace Gallery, 508 West 25th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
Opening: Philip Taaffe at Luhring Augustine Gallery
Taaffe’s second solo show with the gallery (for which he left Gagosian). His paintings are great and those Bushwick openings are always fun.
25 Knickerbocker Avenue, 6 to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
Opening: “Matters of Pattern” at Skarstedt Chelsea
Traditionally placeholders, the winter group shows have been strong this season. High hopes for this one, which features Louise Bourgeois, Tom Burr, Daniel Buren, Ryan Gander, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Dianna Molzan, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Lucien Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, and Christopher Wool.
Skarstedt Chelsea, 550 West 21st Street, New York, opens Saturday