Chelsea Fall Highlights

October 5, 2017

Read below for LSS Art Advisory’s review of not to miss fall Chelsea gallery openings:

Installation view of Ad Reinhardt: Blue Paintings on view at David Zwirner Gallery through October 21st (Image courtesy of David Zwirner).

David Zwirner
Featuring a selection of important sculptures, paintings, and works on paper, David Zwirner Gallery presents their first show of Ruth Asawa’s work since announcing the representation of the artist’s estate earlier this year.  Also on display through October 21st is “Ad Reinhardt: Blue Paintings,” an exhibition organized by the Ad Reinhardt Foundation. “Blue Paintings,” presents the largest show dedicated entirely to this body of work in over 50 years.

Detail of Kara Walker’s Christ’s Entry Into Journalism (2017) on display at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (Image courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins).

Sikkema Jenkins
Sikkema Jenkins presents a solo-exhibition of works by Kara Walker entitled Sikkema Jenkins and Co. is Compelled to present The most Astounding and Important Painting show of the fall Art Show viewing season!, that merges collage, political cartoon and history painting, making the connections between past and present all the more urgent. While Walker’s work has always explored themes of racism, misogyny, and the ongoing repercussions of slavery in the U.S., this show marks the first time that she has introduced current events into her relentlessly brutal and at times humorous depictions.

Four Clouds (2017) by Trevor Paglen is featured in “A Study of Invisible Images” presented by Metro Pictures.

Metro Pictures
Trevor Paglen’s exhibition A Study of Invisible Images continues his interest in covert military and intelligence operations, focusing specifically on the geography and aesthetics of the NSA’s global surveillance program. Formed over years of collaboration with software developers and computer scientists, this body of work is the first to emerge from Paglen’s ongoing research into computer vision, artificial intelligence, and the changing status of images.


Other Not-To-Miss Chelsea Shows:

Jacquard Weave (Flower) (detail) (2017) is featured in “A Durable Web,” Lisa Oppenheim’s second solo-exhibition with Tanya Bonakdar.

Upcoming Museum Exhibitions:

Xu Bing’s’ Where Does the Dust Itself Collect? (2004) and other key contemporary Chinese works are featured in “Art in China After 1989: Theater of the World” opening at the Guggenheim on October 6th (Image courtesy of the Guggenheim).