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Opening This Week
(September 5-8)

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Marc Hundley: “The Waves, The Body Alone” at Team Gallery
September 5 – October 20
Opening: September 5, 6-8PM
47 Wooster Street
The title of Hundley’s show is taken from Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel The Waves. Composed of a series of soliloquies spoken by six different characters, the novel forms a vivid narrative and communicates a complex and sometimes contradictory ethos. In the construction of this exhibition, Hundley uses a strategy similar to Woolf’s, conceiving of each piece, or utterance, as in-dialogue with the others.


“Parasitic Gaps” at Team Gallery
September 5 – October 6
Opening: September 5, 6-8PM
83 Grand Street
Parasitic Gaps is a group show featuring works by Matthew Higgs, James Hoff, Margaret Lee, and Georgia Sagri. This exhibition explores the ways in which textual elements can be used to prop up, destabilize and misdirect meaning in the realm of visual art. While not all of the work in the show includes literal text, each artist is involved in the practice of mating separates in order to create a new meaning for both.

Sonya Blesofsky: “Renovation” at Mixed Greens
September 5 – October 5
Opening: September 5, 6-8PM
531 West 26th Street
For this exhibition, Blesofsky’s drawings and sculptures continue her investigation of architecture, this time with increased interest in the visual evidence of a building’s evolution over time.  In preparation for the show, Blesofsky examined renovated exteriors, remodeled entryways, and restored moldings from her current and former residences as well as the gallery building at 531 West 26th Street.

Oil on canvas

“Digital Expressionism” at Suzanne Geiss Company
September 5 – October 19
Opening: September 5, 6-8PM
76 Grand Street
Digital Expressionism includes new works by Korakrit Arunanondhcai, Greg Parma Smith, and Ben Wolf Noam, exploring the half-life of material art objects in an age dominated by digital forms. Digital tools can both mimic material phenomena and become art historical reference points. These three artists trace image manipulation devices like paint-brush, gradient, and alpha-mask to produce works that translate emerging vocabularies of digital image production back into analog painting and sculpture.


18 x 12 inches

Matthew Day Jackson: “Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue” at Hauser & Wirth
September 6 – October 19
Opening: September 6, 6-8PM
511 West 18th Street
The first object visitors will encounter upon entering the exhibition is a car called the ‘VICTA’, a vehicle designed by Jackson’s recently deceased uncle, Jim Nichols, and built by the artist’s cousin Skip Nichols, a champion driver, builder, teacher, and head of Nichols Industries Racing in Tumwater WA. Built from the ground up, the car is redolent of family relationships and oral traditions. Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue  is comprised of Matthew Day Jackson’s major new paintings, sculptures, and installations.

Nalini Malani: “In Search of Vanished Blood” at Galerie Lelong
September 6 – October 26
Opening: September 6, 6-8PM
528 West 26th Street
Nalini Malani’s immersive video/shadow play, In Search of Vanished Blood, will premier in New York on September 6, 2013.  This large-scale multi-media work was a highlight of dOCUMENTA 13 held in Kassel, Germany during the summer of 2012.  Malani, widely considered the pioneer of video art in India, continues themes explored throughout her illustrious career: violence, the feminine, and the politics of national identity.

Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York

Cary Leibowitz: “(paintings and belt buckles)” at Invisible Exports
September 6 – October 13
Opening: September 6, 6-8PM
89 Elridge Street
Cary Leibowitz is stressed out.  A painter and multimedia artist, Leibowitz presents everyday experience not as objects of reverence but occasions for scrutiny and absurdity‒focusing particularly on the tangle of ritual rivalry and casual hypocrisy that surrounds social performance.  The works confound and entertain at once, idiosyncratic and inscrutable both, layered with self-loathing but directed outward in search of like-minded communities, however small.

Michael St. John: “Country Life” at Andrea Rosen Gallery
September 7 – October 5
Opening: September 6, 6-8PM
544 West 24th Street
Titled Country Life, the exhibition unites St. John’s consistent interest in the representation of common, everyday experience with a diligent, but often playful, formal practice. This series of work represents source material as varied as 19th-century American trompe l’oeil painting by John Peto, images of women found on the internet by searching “nice racks,” American presidents, and Jasper Johns’ painting “In the Studio” 1982.

In Search of Vanished Blood

Michael Raedecker: “tour” at Andrea Rosen Gallery
September 7 – October 5
Opening: September 6, 6-8PM
525 West 24th Street
In a recent shift, Raedecker began cutting his painted canvases apart and stitching the fragments back together to form new compositions. The cut is disruptive and perverse: the rip becomes a repair and the fragmented scene becomes newly reanimated. In his newest body of work, Raedecker uses the intentional precision of this technique to interrogate out sentimental attachment to highly recognizable yet generic symbols of the good life: the suburban model home, the palm tree, the chandelier.


Six channel video/shadow play (detail)

Kim Gordon: “Design Office – Since 1980” at White Columns
September 7 – October 19
Opening: September 7, 6-8PM
320 West 13th Street
Kim Gordon studied at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles in the late 1970s and has continued to work as an artist since then. Her first solo exhibition, presented under the name Design Office took place at White Columns in 1981. The current exhibition will include photographs, writings, videos, paintings and sculptures produced by Gordon between 1980 and 2013.

Carol Bove: “RA, or Why is an orange like a bell?” at Maccarone
September 7 – October 19
Opening: September 7, 6-8PM
630 Greenwich Street
In conjunction with Bove’s sculptural arrangement of metals, found material and concrete at 630 Greenwich Street, she and Philip Smith have curated Qor Corporation: Lionel Ziprin, Harry Smith and the Inner Language of Laminates – a parallel exhibition at 98 Morton Street of recently discovered artwork and materials from the Lionel Ziprin archive. These presentations share a common denominator, their close proximity conjuring up the metonymic measures and enigmatic core of the uncontainable and ever-shifting nature of the abstract gesture.

Copyright of the Artist and Galerie Lelong

Michael Brown: “Schematics and Silhouettes” at Mike Weiss Gallery
September 7 – October 12
Opening: September 7, 6-8PM
520 West 24th Street
Employing rusted steel rods, oxidized copper, and graphite illustration, Brown presents a dynamic corpus of sculpture that reexamines our relationship with industry and culture in the vein of arte povera.  At the intersection of art, science, nature, and architecture, these microcosms echo both cellular and solar framework, seemingly infinite and yet entirely self-contained.

Charles Gaines at Paula Cooper Gallery
September 7 – October 5
Opening: September 7, 6-8PM
534 West 21st Street
For more than forty years, Charles Gaines’ art has explored the relationship between aesthetics, politics, language and systems.  Gaines employs rule-based methodologies to investigate ways in which meaning can be experienced in images and words.

Courtesy of the artist and White Columns


Alex DaCorte: “1000 Island” at Joe Sheftel
September 8 – October 15
Opening: September 8, 6-8PM
24A Orchard Street
The following is an excerpt from an interview between Eminem and Anderson Cooper in October 2010.

AC:  Imagine you see a cube.  Can you please describe the cube for me?
E:  a cube: Okay it’s like my house, but it’s not my house.  It’s like a funnier version of my house, a fun house- all striped and bright and shit, you know, how fun houses are…and it’s in the middle of the ocean..err…“the desert.
AC:  …and you see a ladder, can you describe the ladder for me?  Where is it in relation to the cube and the desert?
E:  I don’t see a ladder…well I see a ladder but I can’t reach it.  It’s too far away and I like livin’ in this fun house for now…



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For Frieze Los Angeles this week, we're sharing the best exhibitions in Los Angeles currently on view that are not to miss.


Go inside the worlds
of Art, Fashion, Design,
and Lifestyle.