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Will Ryman's The Roses will be featured along Park Avenue from January 25 through May 31. The "38 sculptures of rose blossoms towering as high as 25 feet, complimented by 20 individual scattered rose petals, will festoon Park Avenue Mall between 57th and 67th Streets in the artist's inaugural public art exhibition." Presented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, in conjunction with New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation and the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee.
vip art fair
The VIP Art Fair, the "first art fair to mobilize the collective force of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries with the unlimited reach of the Internet," evidently didn't realize the extent of the Internet's unlimited reach. This one-week-only event, featuring most of Chelsea's blue-chip galleries, has been plagued with technical problems and slow response time. It is supposedly now at 100%, just in time for its few remaining days.
Houdini: Art and Magic, at The Jewish Museum, features "magic apparatus such as his straitjacket, handcuffs and milk can, posters, broadsides, period photographs, archival films, and contemporary art work by artists such as Matthew Barney, Petah Coyne, Jane Hammond, Vik Muniz, Deborah Oropallo and Raymond Pettibon." See it before it disappears on March 27.
Luhring Augustine presents Untitled (painting), a "group exhibition of paintings by artists from both the United States and Europe. Included in the exhibition are: Tauba Auerbach, Bernard Frize, Wade Guyton, Albert Oehlen, Josh Smith, Daan van Golden, Charline von Heyl, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig."
Everybody's favorite curator, Bob Nickas, has selected the fifth White Columns Annual, up through January 29.
Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible, the most recent exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, brings together "19 artists whose work, created in the aftermath of the unification of Europe, considers the relationship of art to democracy and responds in various ways to the conflicts and contradictions of Europe's democratic dream."
Jon Pestoni's show at Lisa Cooley consists of works that "move away from suggestions of figuration and small, lyrical, surface marks toward an amplified palette, larger scale and bolder, aggressive forms." It will be on view through February 20.
Amy Rathbone's show, suchness, at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art "continues to explore her process of investigation, revealing the fragile equilibria between the real and the imaginary."
For his debut solo show at Perry Rubenstein Yves Oppenheim will "show paintings on canvas and a wall painting that together trace his practice over the last decade."
Happy Birthday to me. This website just turned 4. Thanks to Ben Heller for all of his work.
Lawrence Weiner, best known for his "constructions of language + materials referred to, and his commitment to making his art accessible to the public in diverse forms and situations," has a show at Marian Goodman which closes on January 21.
Mark Bradford's show at The Studio Museum, which features "twenty-six individual works on paper produced over the last year, each depicting a single letter," runs through March 13.
The Grey Gallery offers the "first major American museum exhibition to pair collages and sculptures" by Esteban Vicente, one of the lesser-known artists of the New York School. The show will open on January 11 and run through March 26.
Amanda Burnham's show at Benrimon Contemporary opens tonight.
Robert Irwin, pioneer of the "Light and Space" movement, returns to Pace Gallery with "an exhibition of new fluorescent light tube sculptures from 2010." Way Out West will run through January 29.
Lindsay Pollock has been named the new Editor in Chief of Art in America.
Zieher Smith, at 516 W. 20th Street, is a gallery to keep an eye on.