April 2021

  • Apr 1st —
    May 15th

    Tariku Shiferaw's abstract works distill a spectrum of emotions: happiness, wistfulness, and pain.

  • Apr 2nd —
    May 1st

    This exhibition weaves a selection of the late Martin Wong’s work with the recent work of Aaron Gilbert, who presents a New York transformed from the time of Wong but no less cruel, blighted by another pandemic.

  • Apr 2nd —
    May 15th

    Fifteen contemporary artists meditate on the medium of painting, spanning both floors, at Andrew Kreps Gallery.

  • Apr 2nd —
    May 30th

    Stephen Lichty presents five large-scale sculptures that read as parables of effort as well as the inevitable erosion of time.

  • Apr 6th —
    May 22nd

    The first U.S. solo show of the late Lisa Ponti documents the artist’s cheerful experiments on A4 paper through approximately four dozen drawings and archival material.

  • Apr 7th —
    May 9th

    Jo Messer’s “Knees to Navel” presents five oil paintings of women caught by often unseen currents of air or water.

  • Apr 8th —
    May 15th

    In “Tristes Tropiques,” photographer Richard Mosse creates large-scale images that double as maps of ecological endangerment in the Brazilian Amazon.

  • Apr 8th —
    May 22nd

    On view at Queer Thoughts, Yui Yaegashi’s first solo show in New York City unveils a series of small-scale paintings that exemplify the artist’s techniques of process and precision.

  • Apr 8th —
    May 22nd

    This exhibition of works by, for, and around Ray Johnson spans the 1960s to 1990s, including Johnson’s signature “moticos,” collages of images culled from comics, magazines, and ads with irregular silhouettes, as well as drawings and ephemera, much of which has never before been exhibited.

  • Apr 10th —
    May 22nd

    Jordan Barse's inaugural exhibition, "Deathbound and Sexed," featuring the works of Omari Douglin, Elizabeth Englander, and Ian Markell, pays homage to the spiritual remnants that remain in the gallery's new home.

  • Apr 10th —
    May 9th

    In “Paper Trails,” Kyoko Hamaguchi and tamara suarez porras investigate the otherworldly potential of ordinary objects.

  • Apr 15th —
    Jun 13th

    The works on view in the group show “Hearts and Minds” challenge the ways in which public support morphs, mirrors, and subverts political pressure.

  • Apr 15th —
    May 15th

    In Katherine Bradford’s third solo show at Canada, the 11 paintings on view are expansive yet intimate, alienated yet comforting, unexpected and even funny.

  • Apr 16th —
    May 28th

    HOUSING’s latest exhibition brings together a group of artists and writers in the spirit of the late poet, playwright, and downtown patron of the arts, Steve Cannon.

  • Apr 16th —
    May 29th

    In his fifth solo exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Keltie Ferris debuts a suite of new paintings as well as his first wall drawing made specifically for the site.

  • Ongoing

    Patrick Sarmiento’s new show of painting and collage takes as its subject and inspiration the collapse and creation of new social rituals in a pandemic year.

  • Apr 16th —
    May 28th

    Alex Hubbard presents mixed-media paintings as well as a hand-rigged video projector, all of which hint at the disordering effects of technology.

  • Apr 24th —
    May 28th

    In Kunle Martins’s latest exhibition at Bortolami, the New York-based artist brings together a group of portraits drawn on found cardboard.

  • Apr 24th —
    May 29th

    The ten stained-glass sculptures made by Kristi Cavataro for her first solo show in New York, at Ramiken Crucible, are somewhere between playground equipment and delicate automatons poised to whir into motion.

  • Apr 25th —
    Jun 13th

    Sanya Kantarovsky’s untitled portraits are haunted, ghoulish, and disarmingly particular.

  • Apr 27th —
    Jun 13th

    This group show at Mnuchin Gallery examines experiments in the space between 2D painting and three-dimensional space by Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Suzanne Jackson, Al Loving, and Joe Overstreet from the sixties to the present day.

  • Apr 28th —
    Jun 13th

    Nan Goldin’s first solo presentation in New York in five years surveys the artist’s legendary career and includes a new body of work made during the pandemic.

  • Apr 29th —
    Jun 13th

    Rose Wylie presents a suite of new paintings and paper-based works in “Which One,” the British artist’s first exhibition in New York City at David Zwirner.

  • Apr 29th —
    May 29th

    Femininity is a performance of power in Natalie Frank’s new paintings and multi-media sculptures, at Lyles & King and Salon 94 Freemans.

  • Apr 30th —
    Jun 18th

    “nuns + monks” reveals a trio of Ugo Rondinone’s colorful cast bronze sculptures, a series that extends the artist’s longtime engagement with natural forms as it explores the ancient impulse to monumentalize our handmade creations.

May 2021

  • May 1st —
    Jun 19th

    Cameron Rowland’s latest solo show at Essex Street looks at historical precedents for modern policing, revealing how the law enforcement institution’s foundational logic works to perpetuate white supremacy.

  • May 4th —
    Jun 5th

    Sound finds a visual analog in Suzanne McClelland's first solo show with Marianne Boesky Gallery.

  • May 4th —
    Jun 5th

    At Metro Pictures, Louise Lawler re-uses and re-contextualizes her past work in two exhibitions presented simultaneously.

  • May 4th —
    Jun 19th

    Petzel’s first solo exhibition of the late German artist Hanne Darboven, a collaboration with Sprüth Magers, is devoted to a towering single work documenting the year 1997.

  • May 5th —
    Jun 18th

    “Erotic Abstraction” examines the ways Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke turned to the female body as a reaction to Minimalism in their sculptural practices.

  • May 6th —
    Jun 19th

    The decadence and decay of vanitas-style paintings are reimagined within gemstone-encrusted sculptures of fruit in Kathleen Ryan’s first exhibition with Karma.

  • May 6th —
    Jun 19th

    Softness and strangeness define Ivy Haldeman’s new paintings of bodiless power suits and hot dog women.

  • May 7th —
    Jun 13th

    “Headless” is a transportive group show in which the ordinary order of things is skewed.

  • May 9th —
    Jun 20th

    In a collaborative exhibition, Saul Chernick and InnerKiddo present joyful sculptures and environments which recall ancient or alien artifacts as well as the playthings of a child.

  • May 13th —
    Jun 13th

    Kye Christensen-Knowles’s latest solo show brings together a group of surreal paintings featuring bugs, distorted bodies, monstrous creatures, Roman senators, and everything in between.

  • May 14th —
    Jun 20th

    Hardy Hill’s lithographs and cutouts in “Almost Blind Like a Camera” capture the strange paradox of being alone with others.

  • May 14th —
    Jun 13th

    Iconoclastic artist, inventor, and engineer Pippa Garner breathes new life into Jeffrey Stark’s Chinatown mall gallery with a kinetic sculptural installation.

  • May 14th —
    Jun 12th

    Ecocriticism is one form of kinship between the programs of 47 Canal and Commonwealth and Council on display in the group show “친구”/ “Chingu.”

  • May 22nd —
    Jun 19th

    In the aptly named “Smoking And Painting,” Devin Troy Strother shows canvases and assemblages which are inspired not only by smoking and painting but also Philip Guston and Strother’s own mother.

March 2021

  • Mar 4th —
    Apr 4th

    In a powerful new participatory work on view at Anonymous Gallery, the Dallas-based artist David-Jeremiah enfolds the viewer into an uncomfortable contract.

  • Mar 5th —
    Apr 10th

    A group show of artists Caitlin Cherry, Delphine Desane, Emily Manwaring, Kenya (Robinson), Sydney Vernon, and Qualeasha Wood dissolves restrictions on the Black femme body, real and virtual, in both in-person and online spaces.

  • Mar 5th —
    May 8th

    A tight, six-work group show inaugurates the gallery Jenny’s relocation from LA to New York with work that makes you look twice.

  • Mar 5th —
    Apr 13th

    Michelle Grabner explores philosophical questions of repetition, difference, and domesticity across process- and repetition-driven works in a solo show at James Cohan.

  • Mar 6th —
    Apr 24th

    Karon Davis's first solo show in New York City sets forth a sculptural tableaux that recreates the poignant, darkly iconic image of Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panthers, tied up and gagged in a Chicago courtroom alongside 50 sculpted bags of groceries: a metaphor for the Black Panthers' community programs, depicted alongside a reminder of the violent government oppression they faced.

  • Mar 6th —
    Apr 24th

    “Year Zero” traces net art pioneer Auriea Harvey’s practice from the late 1990s to now, marking the turn of the millennium and its attendant predictions of promise and disaster.

  • Mar 9th —
    Apr 17th

    In the first exhibition to pair the two iconic artists, John McCracken’s work becomes distilled essences of the man-made world captured in William Eggleston’s photography.

  • Mar 9th —
    Apr 21st

    Olafur Eliasson's latest solo show at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery epitomizes the Danish-Icelandic artist’s decades-long experimentation with visual perception and experience.

  • Mar 9th —
    Apr 22nd

    Lucía Vidales presents new paintings in “Sudor Frío” which exemplify her imaginative practice: an exploration of figuration through the expressive power of pure pigment.

  • Mar 11th —
    Apr 24th

    Recognizable symbols, reconfigured in unfamiliar ways, loom large in Allison Miller’s fifth solo show at Susan Inglett Gallery.

  • Mar 11th —
    Apr 24th

    A restless innovator known to destroy and re-appropriate her own works, a new solo show at Kasmin Gallery is dedicated to collage paintings Lee Krasner made across five decades.

  • Mar 12th —
    Apr 24th

    A uniquely structured exhibition curated by Arthur Jafa offers a new take on Robert Mapplethorpe.

  • Mar 12th —
    Apr 17th

    In Dianna Molzan’s latest show at Kaufmann Repetto, doors and mirrors function as symbols of theater as well as objects with practical use.

  • Mar 12th —
    Apr 24th

    Though the title of the exhibition pays tribute to an earlier generation of assemblage artists, “Springweather and People” is forward-looking, foregrounding the blossoming of the tradition in the works of ten artists.

  • Mar 12th —
    May 16th

    From a century-old jar of chun pei to a mass-produced miniature lantern, each of the heirlooms on view in this thusly titled exhibition holds some special significance for Asian American artists, curators, writers, and individuals, all of whom are connected in some way to Chinatown.

  • Mar 13th —
    May 8th

    Andrea Fourchy’s second solo exhibition at Lomex brings together a new series of large-scale paintings depicting permutations of the same scene.

  • Mar 13th —
    Apr 17th

    Love, joy, movement, and vulnerability intermingle in Jeffrey Gibson’s new mixed-media paintings, sculptures, and video work to advance alternate systems of meaning and disturb the notion of chaos as inherently negative.

  • Mar 13th —
    Apr 17th

    “PEOPLE,” Oscar Tuazon’s second solo exhibition with Luhring Augustine, debuts sculptural work which captures the stages of ecological metamorphosis.

  • Mar 16th —
    Apr 17th

    William Kentridge’s print show at Marian Goodman spans more than two decades and delves into ideas of exodus, historiography, and memory.

  • Mar 17th —
    Apr 17th

    How do you give meaning to an object? You might stage it in an institution or gallery; better yet, you create a space of your own that infringes on the very idea. That’s the operating principle of Women’s History Museum, a project helmed by Mattie Rivkah Barringer and Amanda McGowan.

  • Mar 17th —
    Apr 24th

    In Zak Prekop's latest exhibition, the painter brings together a suite of work whose fluid abstract forms abound in riotous colors and patterns.

  • Mar 18th —
    Apr 25th

    Alteronce Gumby’s dual-site exhibition features 15 new works that straddle the color spectrum.

  • Mar 20th —
    Apr 25th

    Josephine Pryde’s humor-inflected and dread-inducing photographs depict octopuses and squids draped over the fixtures of airplane and airport bathrooms.

  • Mar 20th —
    May 8th

    The materiality of paper is the star of “Inner Chapters,” an eight-work show of Monique Mouton’s work on view at Bridget Donahue.

  • Mar 20th —
    May 9th

    “FRAGMENTED BODY PERCEPTIONS AS HIGHER VIBRATION FREQUENCIES TO GOD,” Precious Okoyomon’s new installation at Performance Space New York, is an aquarium for grief.

  • Mar 20th —
    Apr 24th

    Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn returns to the Upper East Side with a trifecta of exhibitions: Niki de Saint Phalle, Derrick Adams, and Takuro Kuwata inaugurate Salon 94’s new home.

  • Mar 23rd —
    May 2nd

    The six Latinx women whose works are on view at “xx” are vested in re-populating, modernizing, and politicizing abstraction.



  • Mar 24th —
    May 16th

    White Columns offers a survey of interdisciplinary artist Gerald Jackson’s 60-year career, showcasing work ranging from collage to fashion.

  • Mar 25th —
    May 21st

    A compact and dynamic show of Man Ray and Francis Picabia documents the often counterintuitive evolution of the artists’ careers, in tandem and in their divergences.

  • Mar 25th —
    May 28th

    Sperone Westwater’s first posthumous retrospective pays tribute to the late artist and poet John Giorno.

  • Mar 26th —
    May 9th

    Presented at Pace Gallery, “Claes & Coosje: A Duet” chronicles the interchange between artists and couple Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. 

  • Mar 26th —
    Apr 24th

    In Joe W. Speier’s first exhibition at King’s Leap, craft-store materials and drawings found online converge in eight gestural and figurative paintings that blur the lines between the digital and the analog and complicate definitions of authorship and artistry.

  • Mar 26th —
    Apr 24th

    Each of the sixteen domestic objects Gordon Hall presents in “End of Day” is the shadow or evolution of a recognizable one.

  • Mar 30th —
    May 16th

    Maggie Lee’s site-specific display, installed on the fifth floor of the Nordstrom department store in Manhattan—part of the Whitney’s Emerging Artist Program— takes up questions of space, access, and fugitivity.

February 2021

January 2021

  • Jan 4th —
    Feb 20th

    A kind of sequel to the iconic film Downtown 81 forty years after the fact, this riotous presentation of artists from more than 25 galleries revamps the concept of “downtown.”

  • Jan 7th —
    Feb 6th

    In her latest show, Margaret Lee’s canvases and installations recall the anonymous accumulations of the city and the tenuousness of its infrastructure.

  • Jan 7th —
    Feb 20th

    Spread across both Jack Shainman’s gallery locations, “Gordon Parks: Half and the Whole” showcases a 30-year selection of work from the iconic photographer, who documented African American life in the second half of the 20th century.

  • Jan 7th —
    Mar 27th

    "Albers and Morandi: Never Finished” surveys two seminal twentieth century painters whose work, despite their formal differences, engages color and form through variations on visual themes.

  • Jan 7th —
    Feb 13th

    Through more than 20 works on view by Emily Mason, "Chelsea Paintings" highlights an intrinsic part of the late abstract painter's process.

  • Jan 8th —
    Feb 7th

    Mira Schor returns to Lyles & King in an exhibition showcasing paintings made between 2017 and the end of 2020. Known for her overtly political work, a group of Schor’s more reflective paintings created during the pandemic is also on view.

  • Jan 8th —
    Feb 13th

    In "From the Dark Sea," Elizabeth Schwaiger’s first solo exhibition with Jane Lombard Gallery, a shifting dualism occupies the canvas: the moments in which decadence and disaster converge.

  • Jan 8th —
    Feb 18th

    A survey exhibition spanning eight decades—and featuring rarely exhibited materials—“Photographism” sheds new light on the late Irving Penn’s virtuosic career.

  • Jan 8th —
    Mar 14th

    In Reggie Burrows Hodges’s first New York solo show, the artist brings together a group of new paintings centered on the expression of the human form.

  • Jan 10th —
    Feb 14th

    Fawn Krieger’s experiments in clay, ceramic, and cement theorize ownership, resistance, pressure, exchange, and displacement in the wake of societal schism.

  • Jan 12th —
    Feb 27th

    A new show at Marian Goodman goes back to beginnings to Multiples Inc., a publishing venture the gallerist co-founded in the 1960s to further democratize art.

  • Jan 12th —
    Feb 13th

    “Cross-cuts,” Brazilian gallery Nara Roesler’s inaugural exhibition at its new Chelsea location, spans fifty years to spotlight nine of its artists as well as its own history.

  • Jan 12th —
    Feb 26th

    The Hollywood Hills are on fire in Danny Fox's latest body of work, on view now in "The Sweet and Burning Hills" at Alexander Berggruen.

  • Jan 13th —
    Feb 13th

    The Berlin-based artist duo draws upon two millennia of Chinese texts to stitch together an unruly composite portrait that subverts the ugly stereotypes of Asians.

  • Jan 14th —
    Feb 27th

    On view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, this exhibition presents work from a particularly productive three-year period of Haim Steinbach's deadpan and associative work.

  • Jan 14th —
    Mar 20th

    With a riotous, wide-ranging style and a fixation on the silver screen, Angela Dufresne’s paintings seem like a forgotten, half-mythic chapter of a particularly raunchy history.

  • Jan 14th —
    Feb 7th

    Through textile, works on paper, video, sculpture, and murals, the works in this group show reconfigures lack into plenty, as it imagines a future generated and maintained by queer, femme and BIPOC people.

  • Jan 15th —
    Mar 6th

    In two exhibitions, the late Joyce Pensato shows signature work from the 1970s and 2000s—some of which has never before been exhibited publicly—as well as a 2012 installation for which she emptied her studio into the gallery space.

  • Jan 16th —
    Mar 6th

    Harry Gould Harvey IV unveils new sculptures and drawings in "The Confusion of Tongues!", his first solo show at Bureau.

  • Jan 19th —
    Feb 27th

    In a new series of films and portraits, Shirin Neshat draws connections of resemblance, parody, irony, and mutual demonization between the United States and Iran through the imagery and mythos of the New Mexican landscape.

  • Jan 20th —
    Feb 28th

    Jessica Dickinson's latest exhibition at James Fuentes interrogates the slow interactions between thought, matter, reflection, and perception over time.

  • Jan 21st —
    Feb 27th

    Jane Freilicher’s second solo show at Kasmin—and the first show at the gallery to focus on the late artist’s still lives—features fifteen paintings created between the 1950s and the early 2000s.

  • Jan 21st —
    Mar 20th

    Kate Pincus-Whitney’s sumptuous dining table spreads evoke the explosive potential of the everyday.

  • Jan 21st —
    Feb 27th

    Eddie Martinez's latest solo show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash unveils eight new paintings that display his signature style of chaotically rendered—yet decidedly figurative—compositions.

  • Jan 21st —
    May 30th

    Showing at the Bronx Museum after its controversial cancellation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, "The Breath of Empty Space" argues for a new way of looking and attention, and with it, of nuance and empathy.

  • Jan 22nd —
    Feb 27th

    In Hugo McCloud’s third solo show at Sean Kelly Gallery, the abstract artist ventures into figuration with works composed entirely of single-use plastic bags.

  • Jan 22nd —
    Mar 13th

    “Manifestations” surveys nearly three decades of Matthew Benedict's career, presenting works—which tackle subject matter ranging from the Biblical to the contemporary—that have seldom been on public view.

  • Jan 27th —
    Jun 6th

    “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” is an intergenerational blockbuster exhibition of more than three dozen artists addressing mourning, commemoration, and loss collectively experienced by Black America.

  • Jan 27th —
    May 27th

    Works by 14 artists pay homage to the spirit of the late Ray Johnson as they embody a compulsion toward community, a trickster sensibility, and an ease with death alike.

  • Jan 28th —
    Apr 10th

    The first major retrospective of her contribution to postwar American art, “Mosaic is Light” presents Jeanne Reynal’s mosaic works of applied tesserae of tile, stone, glass, and shells from between 1940 and 1970.

  • Jan 29th —
    Mar 6th

    In Camille Blatrix's first exhibition in New York, the Paris-based artist engages the prevalence of advertising imagery, saturated to the point of becoming its own visual language.

December 2020

  • Dec 1st 2020 —
    Jan 23rd

    In new works, Mernet Larsen steps outside the bounds of an iconic style honed over a six-decade career.

  • Dec 1st 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    All created during the months of quarantine in his Ridgewood studio, Jack Pierson’s five assemblages on view in a solo show at Kerry Schuss Gallery herald a new direction for his work.

  • Dec 3rd 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    In Gregory Edwards’ fourth show with 47 Canal, paintings inspired by sojourns around the city imagine the ways that hardware and software have rewired both cities and the ways we conceptualize and move through them.

  • Dec 4th 2020 —
    Jan 5th

    Jindřich Polák’s gorgeously restored 1963 space drama about a spaceship’s search for life in the cosmos, newly stripped of its cold war-era American edits, chills and excites more than fifty years after its release.

  • Dec 6th 2020 —
    Jan 10th

    In conjunction with a contemporaneous showing at Karma Gallery, this exhibition traces the early career of the ascendant drag performer, puppeteer, actor, musician, muse, and painter.

  • Dec 10th 2020 —
    Feb 27th

    At Metro Pictures, artist Olaf Breuning strikes a less characteristically playful note in a new series of work that contemplates climate change and animal extinction.

  • Dec 10th 2020 —
    Jan 16th

    Fifty-three intimate, belabored, and obscured resin-on-wood panels are achingly tender, suggesting the fracture of trauma, in Sadie Benning's first solo show with the gallery.

  • Dec 10th 2020 —
    Feb 14th

    In "Solace," two large-scale sculptures by Marsha Pels explore politics, gender, and global conflict.

  • Dec 10th 2020 —
    Jan 9th

    Image, lighting, and design object collide in "Lifelike," Hannah Whitaker's second show at Marinaro.

  • Dec 10th 2020 —
    Jan 17th

    In Jamaal Peterman’s first solo exhibition in New York, soft bodies—specifically, Black and brown bodies—move through institutions, rendered symbolically as cold, geometric forms.

  • Dec 12th 2020 —
    Mar 13th

    United by similar artistic questions—as well as three decades of friendship—Nicole Eisenman and Keith Boadwee's joint exhibition at The FLAG Art Foundation tosses aside conventions of taste in exchange for humor and critique.

  • Dec 13th 2020 —
    Mar 10th

    Marking the acquisition of a major trove of works, this large exhibition at MoMA traces the ways in which European artists of the 1920s and ‘30s harnessed technological and societal changes to create new kinds of art.

  • Dec 14th 2020 —
    Jan 24th

    Chapter NY hosts Tourmaline's first solo show in an offsite pop-up space befitting the occasion: namely, a chance to view the artist's widely lauded short film, Salacia (2019).

October 2020

  • Oct 1st 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    “From a Tropical Space", Titus Kaphar’s first exhibition at Gagosian, features a new series of paintings about Black motherhood and missing children.

  • Oct 1st 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    Mariah Robertson unveils a new group of prismatic photograms in an exhibition at Van Doren Waxter that reveals her experimentation with the medium.

  • Oct 2nd 2020 —
    Apr 5th

    Curated by Bochner himself, “Bochner Boetti Fontana,” on view at Magazzino, considers the formal, conceptual, and procedural links between the works of Mel Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, and Lucio Fontana.

  • Oct 2nd 2020 —
    May 30th

    “David Hockney: Drawing from Life” explores Hockney’s depiction of five close figures across seven decades in nearly every medium imaginable.

  • Oct 7th 2020 —
    Jan 17th

    When the pandemic took hold in early 2020, artists everywhere turned to drawing to make sense of the profoundly changed world around them. A selection of this work is brought together in “100 Drawings From Now,” a group show at The Drawing Center that features new drawings from more than 100 artists.

  • Oct 7th 2020 —
    Oct 24th 2020

    The late Hedda Sterne's "Patterns of Thought" constitutes a series of six paintings that marked the artist's turn to geometric abstraction in the 1980s. This exhibition brings this transcendental body of work back to New York City for the first time since 2000.

  • Oct 7th 2020 —
    Nov 24th 2020

    A documentary about renowned philanthropist Agnes Gund premieres exclusively on Film Forum’s virtual streaming service.

  • Oct 8th 2020 —
    Dec 23rd 2020

    This three-part exhibition jointly presented by Cheim & Read and Ortuzar Projects unveils multiple series of sculptural works that Lynda Benglis created early in her career—specifically during her first decade of being based in New York City.

  • Oct 9th 2020 —
    Nov 14th 2020

    Louis Fratino returns to Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in a solo show featuring the 27-year-old artist’s latest paintings.

  • Oct 10th 2020 —
    Jan 23rd

    “Black Vessel”—Theaster Gates’s first solo show in New York—showcases the Chicago-based artist’s wide-ranging practice, with new and recent sound, sculptural, and painted works on view.

  • Oct 12th 2020 —
    Jan 3rd

    kurimanzutto’s latest experimental exhibition takes over a dozen Manhattan phone booths with help from artists including Anne Collier, Glenn Ligon, Jimmie Durham, Patti Smith, Renée Green, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Zoe Leonard.

  • Oct 15th 2020 —
    Nov 22nd 2020

    Francis Cape's "Here" is an intimate and austere presentation highlighting the artist's new and recent hand-carved wood sculptures and furniture.

  • Oct 15th 2020 —
    Nov 21st 2020

    Cecily Brown’s solo show at Paula Cooper Gallery presents 13 large-scale semi-abstract paintings that reference not only the annals of art history but also her own considerable oeuvre.

  • Oct 15th 2020 —
    Nov 21st 2020

    French artist Antoine Catala returns to the written word with his latest exhibition, “Alphabet.” The catch is, nothing about the work is actually written. Instead, ballooning forms of letters swell and shrink, almost seeming to breathe.

  • Oct 16th 2020 —
    Nov 3rd 2020

    Presented by Pace Gallery, David Byrne's "dingbats" reveals 50 drawings that capture various epiphanies, frustrations, and idiosyncratic, often humorous reflections borne the multi-hyphenate performer's experiences of self-isolation during the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Oct 16th 2020 —
    Nov 15th 2020

    Leipzig-based artist Rosa Loy unveils new paintings in her first solo exhibition in New York since 2008 at Lyles & King.

  • Oct 16th 2020 —
    Mar 28th

    The Shed honors Howardena Pindell in a solo show featuring new paintings and a newly commissioned video piece that's been a half-century in the making.

  • Oct 16th 2020 —
    Nov 25th 2020

    Talia Chetrit’s fifth solo show at Kaufmann Repetto revisits the artist’s photography from the 1990s and presents new work from 2020.

  • Oct 17th 2020 —
    Dec 5th 2020

    "Aether," as Ted Lawson's first solo show in New York City, reveals a spectrum of new sculptural works—all tinted blue.

  • Oct 22nd 2020 —
    Dec 5th 2020

    For her latest solo show at Canada, Sadie Laska reveals a new body of work that takes the form of 20 unique flags.

  • Oct 23rd 2020 —
    Nov 21st 2020

    Jordan Nassar's inaugural show at James Cohan—as it delves into two materially divergent yet conceptually interrelated threads in the artist's practice—is aptly dubbed "I Cut The Sky In Two."

  • Oct 24th 2020 —
    Nov 29th 2020

    In "Hold the Horizon Close," works by sculptor Paul Gabrielli, the art duo collective LoVid, and multidisciplnary Agathe Snow medidate on the metaphorical boundlessess of where sky meets Earth.

  • Oct 24th 2020 —
    Nov 27th 2020

    “Lip and Neck” marks the debut solo show of Samuel Hindolo in New York, and inaugurates 15 Orient’s new gallery space in Bushwick.

  • Oct 24th 2020 —
    Dec 20th 2020

    "Dial World, Part 1: The Tiger That Flew Over New York City" brings together eight canvas-based multimedia assemblages realized by the late artist Thornton Dial.

  • Oct 27th 2020 —
    Feb 7th

    The inaugural Asia Society Triennial, unfolding through multiple media and locales, includes both institutional hard-hitters and New York City newcomers as it lodges a challenge to rising tribalism and appeal for mutual understanding.

  • Oct 28th 2020 —
    Nov 28th 2020

    On view at JTT, "Living Things"—a group show curated by the gallery's director, Marie Catalano—brings together nearly two dozen multimedia pieces by six artists in examining the tiers of meaning that the sentient human mind can often project onto inanimate things.

  • Oct 28th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    “Total Running Time,” a site-specific amalgam of video projections, lightboxes, and photo collage on layers of transparency on paper by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, pushes the idea of performance to and even past its limit, a condition required of Black athletes, celebrities, and artists.

  • Oct 28th 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    “Nüsschen,” the German artist Isa Genzken’s 14th solo show with Galerie Buchholz, presents the seminal “Schwarzes Hyberbolo ‘Nüsschen’” (Black Hyperbolo ‘Nüsschen’) (1980) alongside related works on paper and a photograph from her “Ohr (Ear)” series.

  • Oct 28th 2020 —
    Dec 12th 2020

    On view across Lisson Gallery’s two Chelsea spaces, a presentation of work by the lateHélio Oiticica—a renowned member of the Brazilian avant-garde—offerings include the rare chance to experience his fully realized, large-scale Tropicália (1966-67) installation.

  • Oct 29th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    The “20/20” group show at David Zwirner, drawn from the gallery’s program, features a range of work created this year, in 2020.

  • Oct 29th 2020 —
    Feb 8th

    Fashion design meets exhibition design in “About Time,” which pairs garments that tell a linear narrative of history with those that disrupt that retelling in celebration of the Met’s own storied past for its 150th anniversary.

  • Oct 29th 2020 —
    Dec 23rd 2020

    Etel Adnan’s second solo show at Galerie Lelong presents a series of tapestries that are reminiscent of the Persian rugs of the artist’s childhood, as well as a new series of oil paintings and a single leporello.

  • Oct 29th 2020 —
    Jan 16th

    Sarah Crowner’s third exhibition with Casey Kaplan presents a kinetic new group of large-scale color field paintings.

  • Oct 29th 2020 —
    Dec 24th 2020

    In "Anatomy of a Flower and Other Studio Experiments," New York-based artist Leslie Hewitt has created a project space through research into the archive, site, and collection at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

  • Oct 30th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    "ADD SHOT," Whitney Claflin's first solo show at Bodega, brings together an eclectic group of new work—best described as "mostly painting."

  • Oct 30th 2020 —
    Dec 12th 2020

    The body politic is at play in Sanford Biggers’s solo show “Soft Truths,” from plush textiles works to marble statues which subvert both Greco-Roman and African figurative sculpture alike.

  • Oct 31st 2020 —
    Feb 20th

    In this solo exhibition of Frank Auerbach’s portraits and landscapes from the last fifty years, favored sitters and landscapes are revisited with the artist’s signature impasto strokes and belabored canvases.

November 2020

  • Nov 2nd 2020 —
    Dec 23rd 2020

    For her third solo show at Marian Goodman Gallery, Julie Mehretu divided her new paintings into two categories: that which she made before the pandemic—and that which she produced while on lockdown. Her starting point? The Book of Revelations, obviously.

  • Nov 5th 2020 —
    Jan 23rd

    “I Am the Object” spotlights a fertile period of far-reaching experimentation by the late artist Jack Whitten in the 1990s.

  • Nov 5th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    Shazia Sikander’s inaugural exhibition with Sean Kelly Gallery engages a variety of media to make sense out of interrelated global forces, from capitalism and the climate crisis to politics and the relativity of power.

  • Nov 5th 2020 —
    Jan 23rd

    George Condo’s two-floor solo show at Hauser & Wirth admits us into the cavernous, conflicted, and chaotic space of his own mind during the multi-pronged crises ravaging the nation.

  • Nov 6th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    Paul Chan's fifth solo show with Greene Naftali features antic and oblique drawings made to accompany his publisher's new translation of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Word Book.

  • Nov 6th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    The artist’s inaugural solo show at Pace Gallery, "Existed Existing" reveals new developments in renowned Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Gilliam’s practice.

  • Nov 7th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    In "Heaven Ship," Clark Filio debuts a number of his signature sci-fi inflected oil paintings that meditate on real-world world-building.

  • Nov 11th 2020 —
    Nov 19th 2020

    A new documentary seeks to better understand the life and times of the late artist David Wojnarowicz.

  • Nov 12th 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    Jean Katambayi Mukendi’s "Quarantaine," the Democratic Republic of the Congo-based artist’s first solo show in the United States, unveils a series of drawings and a freestanding assemblage work.

  • Nov 12th 2020 —
    Jan 23rd

    Teresita Fernández explores the Caribbean archipelago, the first point of European colonial contact in the Americas, as a locus of power, ownership, and conquest.

  • Nov 12th 2020 —
    Jan 9th

    Multidisciplinary artist Kim Jones’s first show at Bridget Donahue brings together over 50 years of work, including sculpture, painting, and documentation of past performance—and rats.

  • Nov 12th 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    Martin Puryear's latest exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery brings five sculptures presented at the 2019 Venice Biennale to engage lived histories, including a queenly tribute to Sally Hemings.

  • Nov 12th 2020 —
    Jan 16th

    Featuring work from between 1988 and 1991, “Cartoon Jokes” is the first show dedicated to the large-scale silkscreens appropriating New Yorker cartoons from the high art chieftain of low American culture, Richard Prince.

  • Nov 12th 2020 —
    Dec 23rd 2020

    A pioneering figure in revitalizing narrative figurative painting, Nina Chanel Abney imagines a utopian Black space in this solo show.

  • Nov 12th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    The 91-year-old painter, sculptor, filmmaker, and installation artist Ida Applebroog continues her body of appropriative work in a series of avian portraits teeming with pertinent political symbolism.

  • Nov 13th 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    Through a series of new clay sculptures, Sally Saul probes themes of innocence, sorrow, vulnerability, and mortality during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Nov 13th 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    Roger White's fourth solo show at Rachel Uffner present a new group of paintings that feature subjects as far-ranging as calendars, typography, and plastic containers.

  • Nov 13th 2020 —
    Apr 4th

    In order to enter and subvert a largely European tradition, Salman Toor depicts the intimate and imagined lives of queer diasporic South Asian men engaging in pleasure or pleasure-seeking, as well moments of passivity and alienation.

  • Nov 13th 2020 —
    Jan 9th

    At Martos Gallery, themes of ruin and rebirth intermingle in a temporally ambiguous landscape influenced by art-duo TARWUK’s memories of Croatia’s struggle for independence in the 1990s.

  • Nov 14th 2020 —
    Jan 23rd

    Americana—its iconography and occasionally sickly nostalgia—is the breeding ground for new photorealistic acrylic on canvas paintings by Ed Ruscha.

  • Nov 14th 2020 —
    Jan 16th

    Multi-disciplinary artist Rachel Klinghoffer repurposes collected materials from friends, family, and other personal relationships, making them into sculptural paintings that symbolize her own nostalgia.

  • Nov 15th 2020 —
    Dec 20th 2020

    Known for her provocative photographs, Heji Shin’s new series of large-format photographs depicting roosters offers a welcome respite by way of wry critique.

  • Nov 19th 2020 —
    Jan 9th

    British-born, New York-based sculptor Jesse Wine imagines a constellation of biomorphic sculptures in movement in a dreamscape saturated with the desires and anxieties of city life.

  • Nov 20th 2020 —
    Jan 10th

    In "Christmas Service for the Forest Pets," Karen Kilimnik sets forth an immersive installation of paintings, sculptures, and photographs made between 1999 and 2020 that transforms South Etna Montauk into an idyllic winter wonderland.

  • Nov 20th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    Judy Chicago’s opulent and monumental banners, shown for the first time in the U.S. at this solo show at Jeffrey Deitch’s gallery, engage in a feminist world-building—but can also be read as rhetorical, or even fatalistic.

  • Nov 20th 2020 —
    Dec 19th 2020

    For his first solo show, Dante Cannatella reveals a new series of paintings that reveal vibrant, impressionistic scenes inspired by the artist's native New Orleans—albeit through a decidedly enigmatic approach.

  • Nov 20th 2020 —
    Feb 27th

    In Adrian Ghenie’s fourth solo show at Pace, a dozen layered, moody, and gritty canvases and studies made in the past year undermine entrenched ideas of perception.

  • Nov 21st 2020 —
    Jan 30th

    Sue Williams uses a representational palette that includes not only modern ills but also foundational American symbols in her newest suite of paintings in a decades-long career of social critique.

  • Nov 27th 2020 —
    Jan 9th

    Originally staged as an experiential video installation in the 2019 Venice Biennale, Hito Steyerl's Leonardo's Submarine has been recreated as a totally virtual experience, accessible via VR glasses or browser.

September 2020

  • Sep 2nd 2020 —
    Oct 11th 2020

    Cheyenne Julien's first solo exhibition in her native New York unveils recent paintings and drawings that blend portraiture with scenes from daily life in the city—the aim being to underline the Bronx-born artist's subjective impressions of her home.

  • Sep 2nd 2020 —
    Oct 18th 2020

    Known for eerie renderings of sinister figures in domestic settings, Dan Herschlein presents his third solo show at JTT. Titled "Dweller," the exhibition reveals six new hanging works that represent the latest iterations of the artist's distinctive, 3-D plaster reliefs, which blend painted forms into sculptural ones.

  • Sep 2nd 2020 —
    Oct 11th 2020

    For her first solo exhibition in New York City, titled "Artichoke Hearts," Constance Tenvik reveals 12 new paintings depicting individuals—mostly friends and acquaintances—through stylized portraiture. Accompanying the show is an interview with Tenvik conducted by famed author Chris Kraus especially for the occasion.

  • Sep 2nd 2020 —
    Oct 3rd 2020

    Nicola Tyson’s latest solo exhibition with Petzel showcases a new series of paintings in which the artist explores the idea of personal transformation.

  • Sep 2nd 2020 —
    Oct 17th 2020

    The celebrated artist Joan Snyder—who initially gained recognition in the 1970s with the debut of her “Stroke” series, which effectively subverted the male-dominated legacy of abstract expressionism—unveils new and recent large-scale canvases in her first solo show with Canada.

  • Ongoing

    This group show considers how more profound reflections of culture can exist below surface-level aesthetics of art and design objects that tend to garner mainstream appeal and thereby, while visually pleasing, are often prematurely dismissed as trite among erudite circles.

  • Sep 3rd 2020 —
    Oct 1st 2020

    From the daily news cycle, to historical events, movements, and periods, the narrative of Western society has been fragmented into digestible, short-term episodes. Amidst the supermarket aisles of histories – packaged, shelved, and discounted – emerge two critical voices who advocate for a much more thorough and uneasy study. Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Yuken Teruya unite in ​Backseat Driver​ to visualize long-term imperialist structures whose survival is contingent upon their imperceptibility.

  • Sep 4th 2020 —
    Oct 18th 2020

    Lily Stockman’s latest solo show at Charles Moffett consists of nearly two dozen paintings that she completed at home in Los Angeles during the city’s COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Sep 8th 2020 —
    Oct 17th 2020

    The paintings in Kim Digle’s solo show “Restaurant Mandalas” represent the culmination of a series the Los Angeles artist began in 2008 as a way to reflect on the experience of operating her restaurant, Fatty’s, since launching it out of her studio seven years prior.

  • Sep 9th 2020 —
    Oct 11th 2020

    Jonathan Berger spent five years investigating love as it manifests outside of romantic contexts: as the culmination of his research, “An Introduction to Nameless Love” synthesizes his findings through six monumental, text-based sculptures, each of which spells out a different story about love as it stems from factors besides romance in relationships.

  • Sep 9th 2020 —
    Oct 17th 2020

    A nightmarish world of transhumanism gone awry is brought to life in Cajsa von Zeipel’s solo show at Company Gallery, featuring nine new silicone sculptures of women.

  • Sep 9th 2020 —
    Nov 1st 2020

    Featuring video and sound-based works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Moyra Davey, Yu Honglei, and Steffani Jemison, “TENET” reflects on the passage of time after a year in which temporal reality became profoundly interrupted.


  • Sep 9th 2020 —
    Nov 14th 2020

    Bruce Nauman unveils new multimedia works in his latest solo show at Sperone Westwater.

  • Sep 10th 2020 —
    Oct 17th 2020

    Carolyn Lazard unveils new work in "SYNC," the Philadelphia-based artist's first solo presentation.

  • Sep 10th 2020 —
    Oct 21st 2020

    On view at Lisson Gallery, "Painting in Process” features a decade’s worth of rarely seen work from pioneering Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera.

  • Sep 10th 2020 —
    Oct 24th 2020

    Renowned Conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth returns to Sean Kelly Gallery for his eighth solo exhibition, featuring new works that contemplate language and time—especially how they can manifest in art.

  • Sep 10th 2020 —
    Oct 17th 2020

    In her seventh solo exhibition with David Zwirner, Suzan Frecon unveils a new series of her richly textured, minimalist paintings.

  • Sep 10th 2020 —
    Oct 31st 2020

    Surveying work by Luchita Hurtado dating back to the 1960s, "Together Forever" explores the Venezuelan-American artist's penchant for depicting herself in countless paintings and drawings.

  • Sep 10th 2020 —
    Oct 17th 2020

    "Traveling Light," Harold Ancart's first solo exhibition with David Zwirner to take place in New York, showcases new paintings by the rising art-world star.

  • Sep 11th 2020 —
    Oct 11th 2020

    The fall television season takes an experimental turn with By Faith, a new performance devised by Baseera Khan. During the month-long project, Khan attempts to produce an original television pilot from scratch—all while live-streaming the endeavor to The Kitchen's digital platform, The Kitchen OnScreen.

  • Sep 11th 2020 —
    Oct 24th 2020

    “Arm Measures,” Patricia Treib’s second solo show at Bureau, features new and recent paintings from the Brooklyn-based abstract artist.

  • Sep 11th 2020 —
    Oct 24th 2020

    New paintings and collages from celebrated Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco—all made during the recent months of the pandemic—are on view at Marian Goodman Gallery.

  • Sep 12th 2020 —
    Oct 31st 2020

    Renée Green's first exhibition at Bortolami, "Excerpts," as a survey, brings together a selection of work delineating the arc of the American artist's practice from the 1980s to now.

  • Sep 12th 2020 —
    Nov 14th 2020

    On view in the gallery and online, Sam Falls’s second solo show with 303 Gallery showcases new paintings and ceramics made using natural materials.

  • Sep 12th 2020 —
    Oct 25th 2020

    Fish take center stage in Dena Yago’s exhibition at Bodega, which features a series of Big Mouth Billy Bass sculptures alongside a mural inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Big Fish Eat Little Fish, a 16th-century allegorical drawing.

  • Sep 12th 2020 —
    Jan 31st

    In this small but bountiful show, the Morgan pulls from its own collection of collages to examine the relationship between Betye Saar’s lesser-known sketchbooks, found objects, and completed works.

  • Sep 12th 2020 —
    Oct 24th 2020

    Lee Friedlander, a seminal figure in the history of photography, debuts his first exhibition with Luhring Augustine.

  • Sep 15th 2020 —
    Nov 28th 2020

    For the first time, the Eliot Noyes House in New Canaan, Connecticut, will be the site of a contemporary art exhibition. Work by artists and designers—such as Lynda Benglis, Alma Allen, and Mimi Lauter—will be displayed alongside the Noyes family's original decor.

  • Sep 15th 2020 —
    Oct 17th 2020

    In "Flowers in the Eye," Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret unveils new ceramics and tapestries.

  • Sep 16th 2020 —
    Oct 21st 2020

    Zach Bruder reveals new and recent paintings in "Gone to Fair," his second solo show with Magenta Plains.

  • Sep 16th 2020 —
    Oct 31st 2020

    Installed in the windows of a building in lower Manhattan—and available to be viewed 24/7—”Window” offers a glimpse at three rare paintings from Chris Martin.

  • Sep 16th 2020 —
    Feb 28th

    Themes of mobility, property, gentrification, shelter, possession, and dispossession take on new forms in this group show at the Queens Museum.

  • Sep 17th 2020 —
    Nov 7th 2020

    On view at Susan Inglett Gallery, this show presents a survey of work produced by the late artist Robert Kobayashi out of a tenement building in Little Italy between 1977 and his death in 2015.

  • Sep 17th 2020 —
    Oct 31st 2020

    Eric Blum’s recent paintings encompass a year of work and is the third solo exhibition with the gallery. Blum uses a unique process – a mixture of inks and wax that permeates layers of silk – to create elusive shapes which, although based on reality, shift in and out of focus. The sheen of the silk, the layers of transparencies, the idiosyncratic forms combine to create an ambiguous space that shift in and out of focus reflecting Blum’s interest in the unreliability of perception.

  • Ongoing

    Rashid Johnson’s Stage, a participatory installation and sound work, riffs on the history of the microphone as a tool for protest, layering soaring oratory and public performances into the ordinary sounds of city life.

  • Sep 17th 2020 —
    Apr 4th

    Work from more than 35 artists is brought together in “Making Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” a group show at MoMA PS1 that explores prisons in contemporary American culture.

  • Sep 17th 2020 —
    Nov 1st 2020

    On view at Karma, Henni Alftan’s first U.S. solo show features a number of new paintings by the Paris-based Finnish artist depicting moments both absorbing and quotidian.

  • Sep 18th 2020 —
    Nov 7th 2020

    The anthropomorphic broom frequently depicted in Emily Mae Smith's paintings over the past six years suddenly—in the new body of work on view in "Kin" at Simone Subal Gallery—appears uncharacteristically somber in reckoning with the grim reality of young adulthood in 2020.

  • Sep 18th 2020 —
    Oct 25th 2020

    Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya’s first solo show is on view at Sargent’s Daughters, featuring a new series of otherworldly sculptures.

  • Sep 20th 2020 —
    Oct 25th 2020

    The layers of interpretation run deep through March (2020), the single piece on view in K8 Hardy’s latest show at Reena Spaulings Fine Art.

  • Sep 24th 2020 —
    Jan 25th

    SculptureCenter reopens with "Imperfect List," a show of new ceramic works from Jesse Wine that also marks the British artist's first solo exhibition at a museum in the United States.

  • Sep 24th 2020 —
    Dec 5th 2020

    This sprawling group show—featuring work from dozens of artists including Ed Ruscha, Nicole Eisenman, Wangechi Mutu, Raymond Pettibon, and Cecily Brown—surveys the state of drawing in the year 2020.

  • Sep 24th 2020 —
    Jan 25th

    Thirty-odd sculptures capture consciousness mid-mutation in Tishan Hsu’s first U.S. museum survey, exploring the twinned promise and threat of technological advancement.

  • Sep 24th 2020 —
    Oct 30th 2020

    Eighty-four small photographic prints by artist Matthew Porter are artfully hung salon-style in “This Is How It Ends,” Porter’s first exhibition at Danzinger Projects, the longstanding photo space.

  • Sep 24th 2020 —
    Nov 15th 2020

    28-year-old artist Akeem Smith’s first major solo exhibition is on view at Red Bull Arts, a layered love letter to the Jamaican dancehall community.

  • Sep 26th 2020 —
    Nov 14th 2020

    In Awol Erizku's solo show, "Mystic Parallax," the artist's symbolically rich visions, which he realizes as multimedia installations, coalesce into an all-encompassing sensory experience.

  • Sep 26th 2020 —
    Oct 31st 2020

    Debuting to coincide with Cindy Sherman's retrospective at Fondation Louis Vuitton, a new photographic series from the iconic Pictures Generation artist is now on view at Metro Pictures.

  • Sep 30th 2020 —
    Mar 13th

    Featuring seventeen canvases by Frederic Edwin Church and ten by Mark Rothko—artists who lived a century apart—“Church & Rothko” explores the qualities of the sublime.

August 2020

  • Aug 1st 2020 —
    Sep 1st 2020

    In his first-ever gallery show, critic and writer Luc Sante unveils a selection of new and recent collages that explore—and in some cases satirize—the visual vocabulary of the past.

  • Aug 1st 2020 —
    Oct 4th 2020

    On view at Situations, "Together & Alone" showcases a selection of the late Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger's little-known body of work.

  • Aug 3rd 2020 —
    Aug 13th 2020

    In “Second Nature,” an online show presented by Almine Rech, Chloe Wise unveils a series of portraits and still-lives she painted while in quarantine.

  • Aug 4th 2020 —
    Sep 12th 2020

    Presented on-site at Mitchell Innes & Nash, "P is for Poodle" surveys the Canadian artist collective General Idea's work featuring poodles, including two significant, large-scale installations and a suite of paintings, drawings, and sculptural wall-works.

  • Aug 6th 2020 —
    Aug 30th 2020

    Shani Strand’s first New York solo show confronts the history of colonization and industrialization in Jamaica.

  • Aug 7th 2020 —
    Aug 31st 2020

    This year, the Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Independent Study Program organized their culminating project, “After La Vida Nueva,” as a dynamic digital exhibition, which is presented via an online platform hosted by Artists Space.

  • Aug 8th 2020 —
    Dec 31st 2020

    The original plan was that Robert Longo's solo exhibition would open at Guild Hall in time for its annual summer gala. But, when COVID-19 forced the East Hampton cultural center to cancel the event, Longo postponed his show and instead helped organize a benefit exhibition in its place.

  • Aug 11th 2020 —
    Sep 12th 2020

    In early April, having left New York amidst the intensifying COVID-19 crisis, Katherine Bradford spent two weeks self-quarantining at her home in Maine. To pass the time, she began experimenting with new materials, creating small paintings by layering gouache and collage on handmade paper. Presented online by Canada, “With love, from Maine” reveals the series for the first time.

  • Aug 15th 2020 —
    Oct 25th 2020

    Highlighting two distinct approaches to landscape paintings, the latest show at Parts & Labor Beacon's juxtaposes work made by Lucy Dodd between 1966 and 1988 with new and recent paintings by Shara Hughes.

  • Aug 17th 2020 —
    Oct 1st 2020

    Presented at the gallery as well as through an online viewing room, this exhibition chronicles the rich imagery and varied themes that have emerged across three decades worth of Francesco Clemente's exploration of watercolors as a medium.

  • Aug 20th 2020 —
    Sep 26th 2020

    As William Scott's first solo show in New York City in more than a decade, "It's a Beautiful Day Outside" surveys the trajectory of the Bay Area artist's practice during the 2010s through a mix of new, recent, and older work in the form of paintings, illustrations, sculptural busts, and a video.

  • Aug 26th 2020 —
    Oct 1st 2020

    Film Forum hosts the New York City premiere of Werner Herzog's Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin, a documentary chronicling the German filmmaker's journey as he explores the legacy of his late friend, British travel writer Bruce Chatwin.

  • Aug 27th 2020 —
    Aug 28th 2020

    Directed by Laurie Anderson, Home of the Brave documents the musician and artist's performance with her band at New Jersey's Park Theater in the summer of 1985. Tonight, Metrograph hosts a live screening of the film via its online streaming platform, where it will remain available to watch on-demand through the end of the week.

  • Aug 27th 2020 —
    Oct 11th 2020

    Zak Kitnick’s latest solo show encompasses two distinct yet interrelated series of watercolor-based paintings: “Door,” in which vertically oriented pieces display a motif resembling a backgammon board—and “Table,” in which horizontally oriented compositions center on figures playing games on a table.

  • Aug 28th 2020 —
    Sep 27th 2020

    For her second show at Halsey McKay Gallery, Sheree Hovsepian presents a new series of collage-based works centered on black-and-white photographic prints juxtaposed with actual pieces of ceramic, wood, and string—all arranged on black backdrops within walnut frames.

July 2020

  • Jul 1st 2020 —
    Aug 8th 2020

    After COVID-19 forced New York City into lockdown, Yojiro Imasaka put major projects on hold as urgent deadlines evaporated. Looking over negatives from a recent trip to his native Japan, he became inspired by bird's-eye-view shots of a Northern Japanese forest. In this solo show, Imasaka presents the 50 gelatin silver prints he produced from those images.

  • Ongoing

    Alex Katz is best known for his cooly seductive portraiture, but starting in the 1960s, the now-92- year-old artist began painting flowers, as a way to capture the movement that he felt was missing in his portraits. This online viewing room unveils a selection of Katz’s latest flower paintings.

  • Jul 4th 2020 —
    Jul 30th 2020

    Bringing together work by 16 artists including Rashid Johnson, Borna Sammak, and Anicka Yi, “Friend of Ours” highlights occurrences of trompe l’oeil in contemporary art.

  • Jul 6th 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    On view at Hauser & Wirth, “Still Standing” presents a survey chronicling Larry Bell's artistic trajectory since the 1970s, with selections highlighting major developments in his practice.

  • Jul 6th 2020 —
    Sep 26th 2020

    Though she first gained recognition for her portraits of the Los Angeles LGBTQ community, Catherine Opie has also produced a sizable collection of landscape photography—through which she tends to reveal places in terms that are no less politically charged than her documentation of queer bodies. On view at Lehmann Maupin, a new series depicts the lush but imperiled Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida border.

  • Jul 7th 2020 —
    Sep 12th 2020

    On view in the gallery space and online, “Screaming into the Ether” presents 20 new paintings by Gary Simmons, whose work explores the insidious ways racial stereotypes propagate—and linger—in American culture.

  • Jul 9th 2020 —
    Aug 22nd 2020

    Sojourner Truth Parsons’s first solo show with Foxy Production features an array of the emerging Canadian artist’s alluringly cool paintings, which nod to the glitz, glamour, and melodrama of television, 1980s-era advertising, and girlhood.

  • Jul 9th 2020 —
    Aug 28th 2020

    Nearly three dozen paintings, drawings, prints, and other multimedia wall-works by 25 artists are on view in “Life Still,” a group show that, as it confronts the prospect of imminent demise, takes as darkly farcical a stance as one could expect given the morbid implications of the pun in its title.

  • Jul 10th 2020 —
    Aug 10th 2020

    This show explores how Haley Josephs, Lucy Bull, and Aaron Curry each conceive of their work through the lens of a distinct visual language, created in the context of their respective practices, as a means of immersion in alternate realities.

  • Jul 10th 2020 —
    Mar 14th

    Unfolding over the summer of 2020, the first part of "Monuments Now!" at Socrates Sculpture Park entails three large-scale, site-specific installations, one each by Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Ramírez Jonas, and Xaviera Simmons.

  • Jul 11th 2020 —
    Aug 15th 2020

    An eclectic mix of artists, with practices spanning painting, film, and installation, are behind the idiosyncratic constellation of work presented in “The Sewers of Mars.”

  • Jul 13th 2020 —
    Sep 15th 2020

    Exhibited on-site at Rachel Uffner, “In Real Life” highlights new and recent works by Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Arghavan Khosravi. The duo initially collaborated on a virtual, joint presentation of their work staged this past spring for Frieze New York Online.

  • Jul 13th 2020 —
    Jul 26th 2020

    The colorful, geometric configurations for which Stanley Whitney is best-known need hardly remain in politically neutral territory. In honor of World Day for International Justice, the artist unveils new works on paper that expand on his series "No to Prison Life"—titled after Whitney's succinctly-worded objection to the carceral state.

  • Jul 14th 2020 —
    Aug 28th 2020

    For its first on-site exhibition post-lockdown, Tanya Bonakdar unveils “Return of the Real” as a group show that celebrates the restored possibility of viewing art in-person, in a public context.

  • Jul 14th 2020 —
    Aug 21st 2020

    Although this group show’s title points to an extraterrestrial focus, the multimedia pieces on view primarily depict Earth-bound natural landscapes. Presented on-site at 303 Gallery and online, “Alien Landscape” features new and recent work from artists such as Doug Aitken, Elad Lassry, and Stephen Shore.

  • Jul 15th 2020 —
    Sep 12th 2020

    Split between James Cohan's Lower East Side and Tribeca spaces, "STEPS" features new work from Brooklyn-based painter Grace Weaver.

  • Jul 15th 2020 —
    Aug 21st 2020

    For her third solo show at Essex Street, Park McArthur created a sculpture out of her ventilator's disposable filters as well as a print that reproduces markings from her incentive spirometer, a medical device used to measure the volume of a user’s breaths.

  • Jul 15th 2020 —
    Nov 9th 2020

    For the latest edition of "Outlooks"—a Storm King exhibition series spotlighting emerging and mid-career artists—Martha Tuttle unveils A stone that thinks of Enceladus: an expansive, site-specific installation that places small-scale, hand-crafted glass and marble components alongside naturally-occurring boulders on the sculpture park's premises.

  • Jul 15th 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    Presented exclusively online, "Homework" showcases new work by Eddie Martinez. The Brooklyn-based artist began this series of paintings, which are rendered on rectangular sections of cardboard, while on lockdown in New York City due to COVID-19.

  • Jul 15th 2020 —
    Aug 30th 2020

    In “Thalweg,” musician and artist Lisa Alvarado contemplates the politics of borders—and what it means to cross them. On view at Bridget Donahue, the show combines free-hanging paintings and photos with sound and sand.

  • Jul 16th 2020 —
    Aug 21st 2020

    This group show takes its title from W.B. Yeats’s “The Second Coming,” which the Irish poet wrote in 1919 as the Spanish flu ravaged an already war-torn Europe. The mix of abstract compositions and figurative scenes on display touch on themes ranging from romantic intimacy to mundane pastimes to darker visions of isolation and powerlessness.

  • Jul 16th 2020 —
    Aug 29th 2020

    For the East Hampton gallery's inaugural presentation, South Etna Montauk joined forces with Alison M. Gingeras to curate "Painting is Painting's Favorite Food." Through more than 30 paintings and sculptures, the show considers how nearly two dozen contemporary artists engage with art history in their work.

  • Ongoing

    A medley of big-name artists—Sue Williams, Christopher Wool, and Richard Prince among them—come together in this group show at Skarstedt’s new East Hampton space.

  • Jul 20th 2020 —
    Aug 27th 2020

    Physically and conceptually centered on Tony Cragg's Spectrum (1983)—a landmark piece by the famed British sculptor encompassing a color-coordinated arrangement of plastic detritus as a floor installation—this group show explores how works by 17 artists derive or more fully express meaning through hue.

  • Jul 21st 2020 —
    Sep 19th 2020

    This online show features photographs and photography-derived works by more than a dozen artists—including Doug Aitken, Ugo Rondinone, and Karen Kilimnik—whose practices rely on the medium to varying degrees.

  • Jul 24th 2020 —
    Aug 9th 2020

    For an online exhibition hosted by Andrew Kreps, Darren Bader presents a digital catalog that, as it unfolds across various, interlinking web domains, highlights conceptual artworks conceived by Bader and offered as editions available for purchase.

  • Jul 24th 2020 —
    Jul 25th 2020

    Tune into Instagram or Facebook to witness the unveiling of Jeffrey Gibson's Because Once You Enter My House, It Becomes Our House, the first sculpture to debut in Socrates Sculpture Park's "Monuments Now!" exhibition series.

  • Jul 25th 2020 —
    Jun 6th

    A new series by Jill Magid, "Homage CMYK" consists of 11 screen prints displayed at Dia Bridgehampton as the crux of the conceptual artist's long-term installation at the Dan Flavin-designed firehouse-turned-art space.

  • Ongoing

    In the adjacent outdoor space surrounding its newly-opened Southampton location, Hauser & Wirth has installed a pair of surrealist granite benches by Louise Bourgeois: Eye Benches II (1996–1997).

  • Jul 30th 2020 —
    Sep 12th 2020

    Viewable from West 21st Street, Sam Durant’s The Future is Female and Do Good Things! (both 2018) represent two relatively new iterations of the artist’s “Electric Signs,” a series he began in 2001 and for which he duplicates signage photographed at protests staged around the world, from those preserved only through historical records to others that took place within the last few years.

  • Jul 30th 2020 —
    Sep 13th 2020

    In this group show, Karma presents a selection of flower-centric paintings created by more than 50 artists—and likewise representing as many conceptual and stylistic approaches—throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

June 2020

  • Jun 1st 2020 —
    Jun 28th 2020

    Completed in the summer of 1975, Bruce Conner’s "DECK" drawings ushered in the artist's expansive "INKBLOT" series, which he would revisit throughout the remainder of his career. This show brings all of the "DECK" drawings together for the first time.

  • Jun 8th 2020 —
    Jun 30th 2020

    Elizabeth Ibarra’s first solo show with Rental Gallery also marks the first formal presentation of the Los Angeles-based artist’s work in the United States outside of California. On view in East Hampton, her paintings depict a cast of brightly-colored extraterrestrials who are delightful to behold—though who are themselves hard to read.

  • Jun 9th 2020 —
    Aug 7th 2020

    Presented by 303 Gallery, this online show features a selection of work by Mary Heilmann made between 1985 and 2018.

  • Jun 10th 2020 —
    Aug 2nd 2020

    Postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, Billy White's second solo show at Shrine opened early this summer—several months later than intended. In light of recent events, however, the paintings on view in "This is a Show by Billy" take on a new layer of meaning.

  • Jun 14th 2020 —
    Jun 15th 2020

    Unfolding to the beat of DJ April Hunt's original set, this one-night-only event commences with the premiere of a new video piece by Rashaad Newsome before gradually escalating toward mutually expressed "radical joy" in "defiance of oppressive systems."

  • Jun 15th 2020 —
    Jul 15th 2020

    In his online solo exhibition, Daniel Gordon debuts 30 prints that depict casual domestic scenes, each littered with commonplace items—but this mundane subject matter, upon closer inspection, dissolves into countless visual anomalies.

  • Jun 15th 2020 —
    Jun 30th 2020

    Forging ahead during lockdown, the project-driven, anti-gentrification platform We Buy Gold tapped painter Nina Chanel Abney as the curator for its fifth show. Staged online, the aptly-named "Five" presents video works by 11 Black artists including Sondra Perry, Nick Cave, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Solange Knowles.

  • Jun 17th 2020 —
    Jul 10th 2020

    In this two-part online exhibition, GRIMM and Van Doren Waxter showcase new and recent paintings and works on paper by Volker Hüller, who is known for his depictions of mythical and historical allegories as well as personal narratives using modernist visual devices.

  • Jun 17th 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    The title of Mike Nudelman’s exhibition implies the possibility of something more to come. Indeed, many of the ballpoint pen drawings in this solo show depict worlds beyond our own—taking shape as UFOs glimpsed in the sky.

  • Jun 18th 2020 —
    Aug 15th 2020

    A group show brings together self-portraits from nearly 30 contemporary artists. Rather than focusing on superficial accuracy, curators Patty Horing and Deborah Brown chose works conveying each artist's sense of "self"—that is, as a metaphysical concept rather than a literal depiction.

  • Jun 22nd 2020 —
    Jul 19th 2020

    Nearly 20 artists—from Cy Twombly and Marcel Broodthaers to Jenny Holzer and Richard Prince—are behind the array of work featured in this online group show exploring the role of text in visual art.

  • Ongoing

    Celebrated for her intricate video and installation works, Camille Henrot tends toward complex artistic visions that cannot feasibly be confined to a canvas. But during months of social distancing, Henrot discovered painting to be a psychic reprieve.

  • Jun 22nd 2020 —
    Jul 10th 2020

    Through the work of five artists—Mira Dancy, Dalton Gata, Paul Heyer, Cheyenne Julien, and Erin Jane Nelson—this group show highlights as many distinct manifestations of highly stylized portraiture.

  • Jun 25th 2020 —
    Sep 1st 2020

    A dozen artists and artist collectives come together for a Tumblr-based online exhibition that "celebrates the eccentric energy, sense of desire, creative fantasy and impulse for freedom that is so passionately felt during adolescence."

  • Jun 26th 2020 —
    Aug 29th 2020

    Through nearly 50 works by more than two dozen artists, this online show explores the myriad creative attitudes that inform how animals manifest in contemporary art.

  • Jun 29th 2020 —
    Aug 21st 2020

    Weegee helped define the look and feel of modern street photography with his dazzling black-and-white photos of life in New York. “The Human Touch, 1935-1945” highlights achievements from his first decade as an independent photographer tasked with capturing newsworthy moments around the city.

  • Jun 30th 2020 —
    Jul 28th 2020

    In this online presentation, Pace brings together a career-spanning selection of the late Peter Hujar's powerful and often erotically-charged photographs. Capturing New York City's art and LGBTQ scenes in the 1970s and early '80s, Hujar left behind a revelatory body of work—an ode to the era's dynamism, joy, and ultimate tragedy.

  • Jun 30th 2020 —
    Aug 8th 2020

    An online show presented by Casey Kaplan reveals Sarah Crowner’s drawings in terms of their establishing the aesthetic and stylistic foundation to her wider body of work—as manifested in her paintings.

April 2020

  • Ongoing

    Realized by Darren Bader, Inventory is a platform designed to promote and facilitate the selling of artworks that galleries have in storage—that is, within their respective inventories—during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Ongoing

    Staging a custom-built website as an online viewing platform for the occasion, Alan Prazniak reveals a new body of work in “Modern Country,” his fourth solo show with Geary.

  • Apr 25th 2020 —
    May 30th 2020

    Jackie Klempay, owner and director of the New York gallery Situations, curated "Strange Days: Hit Pause" for White Columns Online.

  • Apr 30th 2020 —
    May 30th 2020

    Presented by Galerie Lelong and P•P•O•W, "Irrigation Veins" juxtaposes the creative trajectories of Ana Mendieta and Carolee Schneemann, narrowing in on a time frame when both women, working separately, came into their own as artists elevating the aesthetics of radical feminism.

May 2020

  • May 1st 2020 —
    Jun 1st 2020

    This group show brings together photographic self-portraits that, dating from 1969 to present-day, were made using a range of tools—from the Polaroid camera to the iPhone.

  • May 5th 2020 —
    Aug 21st 2020

    This show unearths nearly 20 paintings by Giorgio Griffa that the artist had kept folded up in storage since the 1990s.

  • May 13th 2020 —
    Jun 21st 2020

    Having debuted at 47 Canal in 2018, Upon Leaving the White Dust is Cici Wu's homage to White Dust From Mongolia (1980), an unfinished film by the late Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Echoing Cha's process, Wu planned the installation with a storyboard, parts of which are on display for the first time in this online show.

  • May 14th 2020 —
    Jun 30th 2020

    To foster a sense of community during the COVID-19 crisis, Maurizio Cattelan conceived "Bedtime Stories" as a digital audio series in which artists read from chosen texts aloud.

  • Ongoing

    Intended as an "homage to New York" during the COVID-19 crisis, this exhibition documents a period of rapid industrial growth in New York City—and highlights how early modernism stylistically informed American artists as they captured scenes from this era.

  • May 14th 2020 —
    Jul 9th 2020

    The late Barkley L. Hendricks may be best known for his magnetic portraits of Black Americans. Early in his career, however, the artist extensively experimented with the use of basketball imagery as a formal device in the context of minimalist painting.

  • May 21st 2020 —
    Jun 21st 2020

    This of-the-moment exhibition is staged on the roof of Josh Smith's Brooklyn studio. As Smith puts it, it's "a gallery show for a gallery that's not physically accessible because of our collective isolation."

  • Ongoing

    Hosted by Gavin Brown’s enterprise, this online show offers the rare opportunity to view a collection of highlights from Joan Jonas's expansive career all in one place

  • May 26th 2020 —
    Jun 17th 2020

    Expanding on themes from his fall 2019 solo show "Love's Dimension" at David Lewis Gallery, Greg Parma Smith unveils this series of drawings, which he conceived of and completed while quarantined at home with his family.

  • May 27th 2020 —
    Jun 26th 2020

    Organized by Fortnight Institute, this online group show includes paintings, prints, and photography-based pieces that, primarily using line and color, create a palpable, "maelstrom"-like energy.

  • May 27th 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    Three pivotal sculptures made by Nam June Paik between 1988 and 1997 are the focus of this virtual show. Paik believed it was his mission as an artist to reconcile technology and culture. Being among the last major pieces he produced before he suffered a debilitating stroke, these represent the culmination of his vision even as they hint at ways he may have wanted to realize it more fully.

  • May 28th 2020 —
    Jul 3rd 2020

    This online show highlights pivotal developments across the late Swiss artist Heidi Bucher's body of work. Front and center are examples of her most iconic series, "Skinnings," which consist of expansive latex sheets that Bucher would cast on architectural surfaces—the first template having been her studio floor in 1976.

  • Ongoing

    Created by Elizabeth Peyton, this exclusively web-based project takes visitors on a visual journey while playing on the age-old theory that time unfolds in an infinite circle.

  • May 29th 2020 —
    Jun 26th 2020

    An online solo presentation featuring new work by Ugo Rondinone, "Mattituck" gathers a series of watercolor paintings depicting the view from the artist's studio on the Long Island Sound.

  • Ongoing

    This virtual show on the work of Maria Lassnig delves into the late artist's preoccupation with her physical state—what was to her a conceptual approach she called "body awareness."

March 2020

  • Mar 4th 2020 —
    Jul 3rd 2020

    Since beginning his "Puppy Paintings" series in 2010, Sebastian Black has reimagined countless dogs as geometric semi-abstract motifs. Not a moment too soon, for "Local Warming" the Brooklyn-based artist trained his attention on cats—here, rendered in oil-on-canvas as seen through a thermal camera.

  • Mar 4th 2020 —
    Mar 31st

    Minjung Kim's first survey is quiet, meditative, monotone but never monotonous, showcasing the profound beauty and diversity that can emerge from hanji paper, fire, air, and glue.

  • Mar 5th 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    An art handling gig brought Al Taylor to Hawaii. It was 1987, and the nearly 40-year-old artist had opened his first-ever solo show in New York the year prior. Perhaps the paradisiacal atmosphere compounded the excitement stemming from his big break—in any case, Taylor became enamored with the state. This show explores its influence on his work over the following decade.

  • Mar 6th 2020 —
    Aug 26th 2020

    In "Psychomachia," Rochelle Goldberg reveals a body of work inspired by Mary of Egypt, an early Byzantine Empire-era saint who fled a life of sin to find salvation in the desert.

  • Mar 6th 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    On view at Gladstone’s uptown project space, “Honey Pie” features new work by Sarah Lucas. As a continuation of her “Bunnies” series, which the British artist began in 1997, this group of bronze and “soft” sculptures conjure a jumble of limbs, among other human-like appendages—imagery echoed throughout Lucas’s practice.

  • Mar 6th 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    On view at Greene Naftali, a collection of recent drawings by Rachel Harrison tests the limits of transference and antiquity as thematic anchors to her work.

  • Mar 6th 2020 —
    Aug 1st 2020

    Since the late 1950s, Gene Beery has produced a sweeping and multifaceted body of work—albeit one prone to prolonged stretches of obscurity in between bouts of distinction. In time for Beery's latest resurgence, this survey of more than three dozen paintings demonstrates the conceptual artist's use of language to dynamic and droll ends.

  • Mar 6th 2020 —
    Aug 15th 2020

    Presented at Jeffrey Deitch in collaboration with Magenta Plains, "Entertainment Erases History" surveys the influential body of work created by Peter Nagy between 1982 and 1992 in New York, where he was immersed in the city's booming art scene.

  • Mar 7th 2020 —
    Jul 24th 2020

    Jean-Frédéric Schnyder's eighth solo exhibition with Galerie Eva Presenhuber presents more than 40 paintings made by the multi-hyphenate Swiss artist between 1970 and 2000 as well as an installation piece from 2014 that contains functional lamps fashioned out of banana cartons.

  • Mar 11th 2020 —
    Aug 15th 2020

    As Jennifer Bolande’s first solo show in New York since 2008, “The Composition of Decomposition” presents a body of work that highlights the role of newspapers in shaping collective narratives of historical events.

  • Mar 12th 2020 —
    Oct 24th 2020

    On the occasion of the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark Donald Judd retrospective, Gagosian unveils a rarely-exhibited untitled piece from 1980 that, spanning 80 feet across, holds the distinction of being the late artist’s largest individual plywood sculpture.

  • Mar 13th 2020 —
    Oct 20th 2020

    A menagerie of paintings draws on animal forms as source material. Big cats to crocodiles to humans and more exist on-canvas in a variety of habitats, natural and unnatural alike.

  • Mar 14th 2020 —
    Aug 21st 2020

    For his debut at Luhring Augustine, Richard Rezac presents new and recent sculptures mounted on the gallery's walls, floor, and ceiling. Rezac's finished pieces tend to cut sleek, angular silhouettes that suggest they belong squarely under the umbrella of geometric abstraction. Less apparent—but more compelling—is how the Chicago-based artist imbues these structures with countless details that nod to art, architecture, and design history.

  • Mar 20th 2020 —
    Jul 18th 2020

    For his first solo show at Bureau, Brandon Ndife unveils new sculptures in which organic detritus, from corn husks to dirt, appear to encroach upon man-made items, such as cabinets and plates, in states of disrepair. While decomposition prevails in the end, in its aftermath emerges a beginning.

  • Ongoing

    Though Neïl Beloufa's Screen Talk—an online game based on a satirical mini-series Beloufa produced in 2014—challenges players to navigate a fictional global pandemic, the project was filmed in 2014. That means the story's glaring parallels to the real-life COVID-19 pandemic are coincidental—albeit eerily so.

February 2020

  • Feb 11th 2020 —
    Jan 3rd

    A major retrospective on Peter Saul showcases more than 60 paintings made by the New York-based artist since the 1960s.

  • Feb 17th 2020 —
    Jan 21st

    The Whitney Museum presents a sweeping exhibition that traces the cultural exchange between Mexican muralists and their American students and contemporaries.



  • Feb 17th 2020 —
    Jan 31st

    In "Mutualities," Cauleen Smith's solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art—also her first one-person-show at a major New York City institution—the Los Angeles-based artist created immersive installations for two of her video works: Pilgrim (2017) and Sojourner (2018).

  • Feb 19th 2020 —
    Jan 3rd

    The portraiture show “Jordan Casteel: Within Reach” is a testament to the shared lexicon of private gestures and the closeness that can be carved out of public spaces.

  • Feb 20th 2020 —
    Aug 21st 2020

    On view at the gallery and online, “Switch Back,” as conceived by Jane South, reveals the culmination of an experimental digression from the usual scope of her practice: namely, as a series of soft sculptures. Made of materials like canvas, tarp, and packing foam, these pieces stand in stark contrast to the elaborate, machine-inspired paper-and-wood fabrications that have dominated her work in the past.

  • Feb 21st 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    For her solo debut at Bortolami, Rebecca Morris presents a new series of large-scale paintings alongside recent watercolor-and-ink-based works on paper. Together, the pieces on view capture an array of aesthetic outcomes resulting from the Los Angeles artist's ongoing experiments with form, color, and texture.

  • Feb 21st 2020 —
    Sep 19th 2020

    Artists Space opens to the public for the first time since New York City’s COVID-19 lockdown began with Jana Euler’s “Unform,” the German artist’s first institutional solo show in the United States.

  • Feb 21st 2020 —
    Jul 31st 2020

    The moon. An iPhone 11. A Jodhpur forest lit up in brilliant pinks and purples. In the 21 paintings in “Earth Bound,” Leidy Churchman delivers no less than 21 distinct scenes—often embracing thematic disparities through stylistic contrasts. If the show has a universal language, it’s Churchman’s mastery of their medium.

  • Feb 27th 2020 —
    Aug 2nd 2020

    Jeanette Mundt’s solo debut at Company Gallery is also, notably, her first presentation of any kind in New York since last year’s Whitney Biennial, which featured one of her paintings. "Still American” presents new work in which the artist manifests a variety of art historical tropes—if only to depict the resulting scenes at different stages of fiery annihilation.

  • Feb 28th 2020 —
    Aug 14th 2020

    Bringing together more than a dozen recent, large-scale sculptures, "Skirts" marks Arlene Shechet's first solo show at Pace.

  • Feb 28th 2020 —
    Aug 16th 2020

    In “Oaks of Righteousness,” Alex Chaves unveils paintings that consider an array of primarily female subjects through the lens of various character tropes—from warriors to seductresses to “sleeping beauties” and beyond.

  • Feb 28th 2020 —
    Aug 14th 2020

    Through the six photographs comprising “The Seasons,” Paul Graham nods to a painting series of the same name by 16th-century Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel. Whereas Bruegel’s works depict rural life in Northern Europe, however, Graham’s photographs reveal scenes from New York City’s Park Avenue—specifically, outside the headquarters of major banks.

  • Feb 29th 2020 —
    Jul 24th 2020

    Thaddeus Mosley draws inspiration from jazz for his heroic, gravity-defying wood sculptures. In his first show at Karma, the 94-year-old artist brings together work that reflects his enduring fascination with—and mastery of—raw wood as a material.

January 2020

  • Jan 31st 2020 —
    Sep 4th 2020

    Don Van Vliet is best known for the music he recorded as Captain Beefheart from the 1960s to the early '80s. But the late artist left behind a trove of paintings, some of which are on display at Michael Werner, in the first exhibition of Van Vliet's work in more than a decade.

September 2019

  • Sep 28th 2019 —
    Sep 27th 2020

    As Chloë Bass's first solo institutional presentation, "Wayfinding" consists of 24 site-specific sculptures—manifesting as public signage—stationed throughout Harlem's St. Nicholas Park.

April 2019

  • Ongoing

    At the High Line, two public sculptures, one each by Lara Schnitger and Sam Falls, are holdouts from “En Plein Air,” a group show that initially opened in spring 2019 with newly-commissioned, site-specific pieces by eight artists—but, with the close date set for March 2020, the de-installation was cut short following the descent of COVID-19 over New York City and the subsequent lockdown. As a result, Schnitger’s and Fall’s respective works still stand.