filipa farraia

Filipa Farraia's work deals with the grid and its manipulation into spatial chaos and disorder. Her MFA Thesis Show currently on view at the City College Art Gallery is very recommended.

Filipa Farraia
MFA Thesis Show
The City College of New York
Compton-Goethals Gallery
138th and Convent
April 28 - May 2

opening: May 1, 6-9PM


rudolf stingel

Rudolf Stingel will be having a show at Paula Cooper in May. Go see it.

Rudolf Stingel
Paula Cooper Gallery
465 W. 23rd

May 6 - June 7


david byrne

It's a month away but it's something to look forward to. David Byrne's Playing the Building will be installed in the Battery Maritime Building from May 31 - August 10. The piece "is a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure - to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes - and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations will be of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument". This is a Creative Time project.

David Byrne
Playing the Building
Battery Maritime Building
11 South Street

May 31 - August 10

more info


jeff koons

Jeff Koons has several pieces on top of the Met, including one of his famous "Balloon Dogs".

"Jeff Koons On The Roof"
Cantor Roof Garden
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St

April 22 - October 26


olafur eliasson

The Olafur Eliasson retrospective recently opened at the Modern. Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson "is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Scandinavia, while foregrounding the sensory experience of the work itself. Drawn from collections worldwide, the presentation spans over fifteen years of Eliasson's career".

See this show.

Olafur Eliasson
Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson
Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd St. btwn 5/6th Ave

April 20 - June 30


tomory dodge

Tomory Dodge has a nice show at CRG. I've been impressed with their shows lately.

Tomory Dodge
CRG Gallery
535 W. 22nd St.

April 19 - May 24


james siena

I'm into James Siena. He did it his way. Go see his show at PaceWildenstein, which "includes Siena's signature abstract paintings but also debuts a new working method, as evidenced by the drawings on view. Known for densely patterned paintings, gouaches and drawings generated by the artist's adherence to algorithmic systems, Siena has, in recent years, begun to vary the rigidity of those systems and the rigidity with which those systems are implemented. The result has been works which appear more chaotic and most recently, and surprisingly, a series of drawings where the twisting lines and forms transform into tortured faces of old men and women".

James Siena
545 W. 22nd St.

March 28 - April 26


Jeannette Montgomery Barron

ClampArt is showing a collection of vintage photographs by Jeannette Montgomery Barron. Featuring stars from the world of art and culture, Montgomery Barron's work comes across as intimate and comfortable, and puts a human touch on these legendary, familiar faces.

Jeannette Montgomery Barron
Vintage Portraits From The 1980s
521 W. 25th

March 27 - April 26


ryan mcginley

I like Ryan McGinley's work. Go see his show at Team Gallery.

Ryan McGinley
I Know Where The Summer Goes
Team Gallery
83 Grand Street

April 3 - May 3


tomma abts

Tomma Abts, the 2006 Turner Prize winner, has a show at the New Museum. Featuring fourteen of her 18 7/8" x 15" canvases, the show encapsulates the pristine, hard-edge yet subtle playfulness of her work. I'm glad she won the Turner Prize, and is still relevant, even as her work is a 21st Century flashback to the 1950s.

Tomma Abts
New Museum
235 Bowery

April 9 - June 29


rodney graham

I'm pretty excited for the Rodney Graham show opening April 18th at 303 Gallery. More info here.

Rodney Graham
303 Gallery
525 W. 22nd St.

April 18 - June 7


ingrid capozzoli flinn

Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn will have a show opening soon at Figureworks. The show will run through the month of May, with an opening scheduled for Friday from 6-9PM.

Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn
168 N. 6th St.

April 11 - June 1
Opening: April 11, 6-9PM


homebase III

HOMBEASE, a site specific public art project exploring the notion of home, is coming to Harlem. This year's project, which features 16 international artists, will "inhabit a five floor historical landmark townhouse in Sugar Hill, and transfer the building by creating site-specific works about Home". The event will last from April 27th - May 18th, with an opening scheduled for April 27th from 1-9 PM.

148th St and St. Nick's

April 27 - May 18

more info


sergej jensen

Sergej Jensen has a show opening April 9th at Anton Kern. Featuring a "group of quietly beautiful formalist textile-based paintings", the work is composed of "stitched together and stretched dyed sheets of fabric, such as burlap, raw silk and linen, even knit wool". Echoing Alberto Burri, this should be an interesting show by this Danish artist.

Sergej Jensen
Anton Kern Gallery
532 W. 20th St.

April 9 - May 10


van de weghe

Van de Weghe is showing a series of Warhol / Basquiat collaboration paintings. Made between the years of 1984-1985, the six paintings "underscored each artist's unique style and production method while at the same time giving rise to a vibrant and original body of work". It will be nice to finally see these pieces in real life.

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
Van de Weghe Fine Art
521 W. 23rd St

March 27 - May 17


takashi murakami

There is so much good art to see in New York right now. Add to the list a Murakami retrospective at the Brooklyn Musuem. Opening on April 5, the show is sure to be full of recognizable, fun yet successful pieces. There will even be a Louis Vuitton shop selling his designs. What finer way to celebrate the commercialization of the art world?

Takashi Murakami
Brooklyn Musuem

April 5 - July 13



SOUTHFIRST has a nice group show running through the month of April. "Selected Works" features the work of 14 artists, and is well worth a trip to the gallery.

"Selected Works"
60 N. 6th St.

March 28 - April 27