vito acconci

With LOBBY-FOR-THE-TIME-BEING, his piece at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Vito Acconci has "radically transformed the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby through a series of interventions built with Corian, a smooth, hard material that is not quite translucent and not quite opaque."


jim gaylord

Spoilers, Jim Gaylord's show at Jeff Bailey, "draws upon abstracted imagery found within high-speed action sequences in motion pictures."


maria antonietta mameli

Long Takes, Maria Antonietta Mameli's show at Bruce Silverstein, focuses on "anonymous city dwellers captured in minute proportion, unaware of the artist’s observation while engaged in their individual lives."


art on art

Art on Art, at Adam Baumgold, features "drawings, paintings and sculpture by 28 artists that reference art and other artworks, transforming them within these artists' own signature styles and motifs."


richard tuttle

Richard Tuttle's show at Pace will be on view through July 22.


the whitney

The Whitney recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new building to be located at Gansevoort Street at the southern entrance of the High Line. It is scheduled to open in 2015.


carol ross

Drawings & Sculpture, Carol Ross's show at Rooster, features "abstract pieces with overt figural references that combine an almost industrial vocabulary of steel, razor-sharp edges and industrial finish with the basic anthropomorphic suggestiveness of verticality and human scale."


florian maier-aichen

With his show at 303 Gallery Maier-Aichen "continues his practice of picking apart and expanding notions of photographic representation."


best of both worlds

The Best of Both Worlds "spotlights books whose stunning art and memorable texts are matched by their typographic and design excellence." Curated by Jerry Kelly and Riva Castleman, the show is presented at the Grolier Club through July 30.


dasha shishkin

Dasha Shiskin, whose "complex compositions are executed using her characteristic economy of line, coupled with her use of bright blocks of color and elaborate patterning," has a very nice show at Zach Feur through June 11.


robert greene

Robert Greene's "highly reduced non-objective style of sublime variegated monochromes" will be on view at Robert Miller through June 18.


andrew schoultz

Andrew Schoultz's show at Morgan Lehman opens May 19th. Elana Herzog will be showing in the Project Space.


brooklyn street art

Brooklyn Street Art presents Street Art Saved My Life, a group show that "heralds the new highly individual character of stories being told on the streets of New York by brand new and established Street Artists from all over the world."


yigal ozeri

Garden of the Gods, an exhibition of photorealistic oil paintings by Yigal Ozeri at Mike Weiss, "reflects Ozeri’s continued interest in capturing the spirit of his subjects – ageless sirens in timeless garb, enveloped in the beauty of a vast landscape."


mark grotjahn

Mark Grotjahn's show at Anton Kern consists of nine face paintings "based on the simple geometric structure of eyes, nose, and mouth."


kara walker

Dust Jackets for the Niggerati, Kara Walker's show at Sikkema Jenkins, does not contain her usual silhouettes but is still a powerful comment on the African-American experience.


alexander mcqueen

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, at the Met, "celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion" and features "approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen’s prolific nineteen-year career."


sol lewitt

Sol LeWitt, who passed in 2007, will be given his first outdoor sculpture retrospective at City Hall Park from May 24-December 2. Featured will be 27 structures, with a few created on-site per LeWitt's written instructions.

photograph by carl glassman


stephen westfall

Stephen Westfall's show at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. features work on paper "inspired by 10th and 11th century Cosmatesque floor patterns in churches around Italy." See it before June 22.


sweet toof

British artist Sweet Toof has his first New York solo exhibition at Factory Fresh in Brooklyn. His work, featuring "letterforms and street styles that have evolved alongside a rigorous academic practice as a realist painter and sculptor," will be on view through May 22.


oliver vernon

Oliver Vernon's work at Joshua Liner "depict the artist’s colorful vision of the cosmos, where nature and culture collide (or cooperate) in the creation (or destruction) of the universe."


keith haring

The Keith Haring show at Gladstone, which consists of never before seen works on paper, "focuses on the evolutionary period of Haring's early drawings, which traces the development of his formal language and elaborative visual vocabulary."


first class/ second class

First Class/ Second Class, at Asya Geisberg Gallery, "features work that investigates various aspects of class structure via either a personal narrative or an outsider’s perspective."


kanye west

Kanye West will be performing at MoMA's Party in the Garden on May 10.


willem de kooning

Pace tries to pull a Gagosian with their summer exhibition of de Kooning's figures. The show "focuses on the complex ways that de Kooning suggested movement as he rendered the human figure."