Thursday, May 1
Gehard Demetz’s The Invocation opens at Jack Shainman Gallery (513 West 20th Street) with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Demetz’s work features wood carvings of young children with grave looks well beyond their years.
Also at Jack Shainman Gallery (524 West 24th Street, New York), Toyin Odutola’s Like the Sea, her third solo exhibition with the gallery, opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m.
Walton Ford’s Watercolors opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Avenue, New York) with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition of Ford’s new paintings is on view through June 21.
Walton Ford, Rhyndacus, 2014, watercolor, gouache and ink on paper, 9.9 x 5 feet
Friday, May 2
David Zwirner hosts a group show entitled No Problem: Cologne featuring the works of George Condo (think Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album art,) Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool, and more.
Picture Farm Gallery (338 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn) hosts a reception for Revisions, an exhibition of photographs by Zak Bush, from 6-9 p.m. Bush’s photographs contrast urban NYC with rural Canada.
Saturday, May 3
Cherry and Martin gallery (2732 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles) presents GOODGOD, a solo exhibition of Nathan Mabry’s large-scale and wall-bound sculptures.
Paul Winstanley’s Art School opens at 1301PE (6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles) with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Winstanley’s paintings investigate vacant space and melancholic landscape, turning them sublime.