Art Now

Take a break from New York Fashion Week with these 7 exhibits and events.

David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry, at Salon 94 Bowery

The photographer’s fever-dream landscapes return, only this time there is more inky black than ever encroaching upon Sherry’s lush, psychedelic palette, especially in a new suite of nudes. But it’s still a trip.

“Climate Vortex Sutra” is on view September 7 – October 25 at Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery.

Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.


Drew Heitzler, at Marlborough Chelsea

In his first New York solo outing in four years, the L.A. artist mines the strange history of the Pacific Palisades, with its mix of celebrity, art, and surf culture. The combination is thoroughly Californian, imported via a multi-screen video and photographs, prints, and paintings on wetsuit neoprene. Surf’s up.

“Paradies Amerika” is on view September 6 – October 11 at Marlborough Chelsea, 545 W. 25th Street.

Courtesy the artist and Marlborough Chelsea gallery.


Roxy Paine, at Marianne Boesky

The TSA’s frisky scrutiny can be an alienating experience, but when the metal detectors and conveyor belts are unmanned—as they are in the New York artist’s life-scale wooden diorama of a security checkpoint—it seems merely alien.

“Denuded Lens” is on view September 4 – October 18 at Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W. 24th Street.

Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky gallery.


Rachel Feinstein, at Madison Square Park

The sculptor sent her summer public art residency in the park off in style by bringing out a slew of fabulous friends for a festival last night, including a ballet conceived by Sofia Coppola and a performance by Whitney Biennial darlings My Barbarian, capped by a raucous afterparty nearby at Neuehouse.

Photograph by Matt Grubb/Tim Doyon.


Cory Arcangel, at Team

Since bringing Super Mario Bros. into the museum with his 2011 Whitney solo show, Arcangel has largely been laying low. Now he’s back with new work, also inspired by ’90s software—a set of images sourced from the internet (Jay-Z and Bey, Hillary Clinton’s signed headshot) to which he’s applied the Java applet Lakes, which creates a shimmery aquatic reflection in each picture. Think of it as art auto-tune.

“tl;dr” is on view September 7 – October 26 at Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street.

Photograph by Joerg Lohse. Courtesy of the artist and gallery.


Ragnar Kjartansson and The National, Luhring Augustine Bushwick There are concert films, and then there are concert films by Icelandic artists. First came Bjork’s predictably out-there Biophilia; now the artist Ragnar Kjartansson has produced a six-hour video in which The National performs their three-minute, 25-second song “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. A good wallow can be a balm, but this is just self-indulgent.

“A Lot of Sorrow” premieres September 11 at Luhring Augustine Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn.

Photograph by Elisabet Davids.


The Future Feminists, at The Hole

It sounds like a cult comic book, and maybe the singer Antony and an ambitious band of female artists—Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Sierra and Bianca Cassidy (better known as CocoRosie)—are trying to create a new supergroup of feminist thought by laying out what they’re calling the “13 Tenets of New Futurism,” beginning with a concert and exhibition.

FUTURE FEMINISM: 13 Tenets of Future Feminism is on view September 11 – 27 at The Hole, 312 Bowery.

Courtesy the artist and The Hole.