THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
“Lily van der Stokker: Huh” at Koenig & Clinton
It’s been four painful years since Lily van der Stokker’s last gallery show in New York. Here’s description of the show, from the news release: “Huh is about stupidity, paint and the body, the baby, the flesh; about roundness, closeness and softness…it is girly, sweet, decorative, cheap, and about pleasure and color. It is about the ground, the beginning, Zen and nothing, the monochrome.” Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there is this: all of the works are pink.
Koenig & Clinton, 459 West 19th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
“Walead Beshty: Performances Under Working Conditions” at Petzel Gallery
For his first solo show at Petzel, Walead Beshty has created polished raw copper sculptures using the gallery’s preexisting furniture as readymades. Resourceful!
Petzel Gallery, 456 West 18th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
“Roxy Paine: Denuded Lens” at Marianne Boesky Gallery
Roxy Paine’s first show at Marianne Boesky will feature a room-sized reproduction of an airport security checkpoint, constructed out of maple wood. Who doesn’t like airport security checkpoints?
Marianne Boesky, 509 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Nick Cave Double Billing at Jack Shainman
The always enjoyable Nick Cave opens a new show at Jack Shainman, his fourth with the gallery. Double the locations, double the fun!
524 West 24th, 513 West 20th Street, New York, 1-6 p.m.
Robert Grosvenor at Karma Gallery
Grosvenor’s crazy sculptures are sure to look great at Karma’s space, which as you may know used to be Ugo Rondinone’s studio.
Karma Books, 39 Great Jones Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Mark di Suvero at Paula Cooper Gallery
Paula Cooper inaugurates the fall season with a large-scale sculpture by Mark di Suvero, constructed out of rusted steel.
Paula Cooper, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
“Gina Beavers: Re-Animator” at Clifton Benevento
New Yorker Gina Beavers makes thick, meaty, sometimes scary paintings of food, body art, and all sorts of other delicious things. This is her second show at the gallery. Really into this line from the news release: “…her paintings seem to writhe within their supports on the wall as if provoked by uncanny forces.” Yes.
Clifton Benevento, 515 Broadway, New York, 5–7 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Double Billing at Team Gallery
Team Gallery opens big names at its two SoHo locations, Ryan McGinley and Cory Arcangel. Sure to be packed with attractive people.
Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street, 47 Wooster Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
“Heather Guertin: Development” at Brennan & Griffin
Heather Guertin writes stories, performs stand-up comedy, and makes paintings. Those projects are often intertwined, and they’re almost always slyly funny. This is her first show at the gallery.
Brennan & Griffin, 55 Delancey Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.