Art to See Right Now in New York

Spoke Art presents their sixth annual Wes Anderson art exhibit, “Bad Dads”—a group show of over 70 artists interpreting the oeuvre of auteur Wes Anderson. On view August 7-9 at the Joseph Gross Gallery, 548 W 28th St.


Courtesy Spoke Art.


“Space Between” features cross-generational artists whose works in contemporary abstraction investigate the seams, tears, and edges between two and three dimensions. Investigating the legacy of abstraction in Western art, the group show uses Ellsworth Kelly as a jumping off point. Through August 14 at The FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor.


Rebecca Ward, clandestine, 2015, courtesy The FLAG Art Foundation


Greene Naftali presents their first solo exhibition of new work by Michael Smith, a seminal video, performance, and installation artist. Excuse me!?!…I’m looking for the “Fountain of Youth” engages the tragicomic aspects of American culture and the art world, teasing out facets of loneliness, consumerism, and the personal measures of success and failure in each. Through August 14. 508 West 26th Street.    


Installation view courtesy Greene Naftali.


Brian Leo Is Not A Zombie Formalist displays small canvases in his unique “Garage Pop Surrealism” style, combining brightly-colored images with clever and sometimes poignant social and political commentary. Through August 31. Amy Li Projects, 166 Mott Street.


Courtesy Amy Li Projects.


Marcel Dazma and Paddle8 have organized an exhibit of artwork donated on behalf of an auction to benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students creative writing skills. The group show includes works from 40+ renowned artists, on view at David Zwirner through July 31. 537 West 20th Street. 

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Miss Death Disco, 2014, Marcel Dzama. Courtesy of David Zwirner

David Zwirner presents its third exhibition of Richard Serra’s work. Richard Serra: Equal is an installation comprised of Serra’s immense, forged weatherproof steel works. Towering over the viewers, the sculptures are breathtaking. On display through July 24. 537 West 20th Street.


Installation view, Richard Serra: Equal, courtesy of David Zwirner

Make art, not pipelines: Get in on the Ground Floor. See works by Dan Flavin and Donald Judd (including art, books and furniture), and get a glimpse of how Judd lived at the Judd Foundation, 101 Spring Street, the late artist’s Soho home. The foundation opens to the public from 1-5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, starting this Friday, June 12. This exhibition runs through September 19.
Installation view of Dan Flavin, untitled (to Bob and Pat Rohm), 1969. Photo by @alyssashapir

303 Gallery presents their first solo exhibition of new works by Kim Gordon. The collection, Design Office: The City is a Garden, is inspired by the dramatic changes in the New York City landscape over the past years. This exhibit runs June 4 through July 24, 2015. 507 W 24th Street.

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The City is a Garden, 2015, Kim Gordon. Courtesy of 303 Gallery

Jack Shainman Gallery is presenting their second solo show with artist Yoan Capote, Collective Unconscious, through July 10th. Capote’s work investigates the way shared social experiences have an effect on the individual throughout history. 524 W 24th Street.

Yoan Capote

Gallery view courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Jack Shainman presents El Anatsui‘s Five Decades, a survey of the artists’s work. Anatsui recently won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement a the Venice Biennale. On view from May 17 through September 26, 2015. 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook, New York.
Gallery view courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

MoMa PS1 presents a Math Bass solo exhibition, Off the Clock, featuring sculptures, paintings, and Bass’s new video Drummer Boi. On display from May 3 through August 31, 2015. 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY.
Courtesy of Math Bass

Richard Serra’s Equal, an installation forged in weatherproof steel, opens at David Zwirner Gallery. Open from April 29 through July 24, 2015. 537 West 20th Street, New York, NY.

In “How We See,” Laurie Simmons draws inspiration from “Doll Girls,” women who utilize cosmetics, clothes, and surgeries to attain a baby doll, anime, or Barbie-like look. Her photographs, on view at the Jewish Museum, feature portraits of models seated in front of curtains, each with her own set of sparkling, oversized, drawn on eyes. March 13 through August 9, 2015. 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Ajak (Violet), 2015, Laurie Simmons. Courtesy of the Jewish Museum.

See Gustav Klimt‘s much adored Adele Bloch-Bauer I, a portrait done in oil paint, gold, and silver, among many other works by the artist, on view at Neue Galerie from April 2 through September 7, 2015. 1048 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907, Gustav Klimt. Courtesy of Neue Galerie.

Visit MoMA for a further look at Gustav Klimt‘s muse and patron in his second portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. Ongoinog. 11 West 53rd Street, New York.
Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer II. 1912. Private collection copyright The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar