Constance Towers, 2009
John Currin at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, November 4 – December 22. Opening reception: Thursday, November 4th, from 6 to 8 pm.
North Atlantic Ocean, Cape Breton Island, 1996
Hiroshi Sugimoto opens at The Pace Gallery, 545 W 22nd St, btw 5th and 6th, Opening reception: Friday, November 5th, 6 to 8 pm.
Related NY Times article here. This article made me laugh out loud, thinking about Mr. Sugimoto as the mad inventor/scientist in his studio.
“Mustering the right dose of charge is a matter of intuition, but Mr. Sugimoto knows he’s near the jackpot when “all the hair on my arms stands up,” he explained. As things start “getting into the danger zone,” and he senses that “it’s ready to spark,” he lowers the wand toward the film. Then “Bam!” he said. “It’s a big bang. It’s a miniature lightning field.” But he doesn’t know exactly what pattern the electricity has wrought until he has developed the film.”
Peter Saul, at Haunch of Venison, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Fl, btw 48th and 49th, Opening reception: Friday, November 5th, 6 to 8 pm.
Related NY Times article here.
From gallery press release: Haunch of Venison Gallery is pleased to announce a survey exhibition of paintings by Peter Saul curated by Chris Byrne from November 5 2010 to January 8 2011. Twenty important paintings from the span of the artist’s career will be exhibited alongside a selection of new works made especially for the exhibition. Early sketchbooks and a collection of the artist’s correspondences and personal artifacts will also be exhibited.
Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner, 533 W 19th St, btw 10th and 11th, Opening reception: Saturday, November 6th, 6 to 8 pm.