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Sunday, July 5

  • Opens July 7th 2015

  • “What Nerve!” is a brief, alternate history of American Art since the 1960s, which is to say, a history of artists practicing outside of New York and Los Angeles. Chicago-based collective Hairy Who is presented next to the San Francisco–based Funk Art Movement and Destroy All Monsters, formed in Ann Arbor by Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Another highlight is the work of Forcefield, whose members included Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, and Ara Peterson, all active in Providence from 1996 to 2003.

    What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present

    Jul 7 - Aug 14, 2015

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 502 W. 22nd Street

    502 W. 22nd Street  / +12122430200 / matthewmarks.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 17th 2015

  • Over the past fifteen years, Seth Price has regularly used drawing as a medium to develop ideas that find full form in his sculptures, videos, and writings. A selection of eighty of these drawings, curated by Achim Hochdörfer, are on display as a single installation here, bringing insight into this artist's multifaceted practice.

    Seth Price Drawings: Studies for Works 2000-2015

    May 14 - Jul 17, 2015

    Petzel Gallery | 35 East 67th Street

    35 East 67th Street  / +12126809467 / petzel.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 26th 2015

  • Stanley Whitney presents canvases from the 1990s that are as capacious and colorful as ever. A restless scribble distinguishes this particular group of his paintings, crayon-like marks painted like furies over blocks of pure color—evocations of a messier, more gestural era.

    Stanley Whitney

    Jun 28 - Jul 26, 2015

    Karma | New York

    39 Great Jones Street, Groundfloor  / +19176757508 / karmakarma.org
    Mon - Sat 12pm to 7pm

  • Ends July 31st 2015

  • Five lustrous large-scale paintings displayed alongside a selection of graphite-on-paper works are on view, together exerting the coercive energy and truly unique level of expression that characterizes Lee Lozano. This concise exhibition tracks 1964 to 1965, a critical period in her development.

    Lee Lozano Drawings & Paintings

    May 14 - Jul 31, 2015

    Hauser & Wirth | Chelsea

    511 West 18th Street  / +12127944970 / hauserwirth.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 2nd 2015

  • For this chillingly epic installation, Parreno transforms the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall into a perpetually changing exhibition. Every day, the artist creates a new scripted series of events, employing his films, his Marquee sculptures, lights, sound, and other collaborative works. If you’re looking a place to cool down this summer, it’s here.

    Philippe Parreno H{N)Y P N(Y}OSIS

    Jun 11 - Aug 2, 2015

    Park Avenue Armory

    643 Park Avenue  / +12126163930 / armoryonpark.org

  • Ends August 7th 2015

  • Curated by artist Rachel Foullon, this gem of a show presents various takes on the passageway, portal, or doorway by Trisha Donnelly, Andrea Longacre-White, Alex Robbins, Melanie Schiff, Marianne Vitale, and Mary Weatherford. As the inaugural exhibition for the FCA's new “artist's-led” project space, the exhibition sets the bar high—or blows the door wide open, perhaps—for forthcoming programming.

    Six Doors

    May 19 - Aug 7, 2015
  • Ends August 23rd 2015

  • Tom of Finland’s most comprehensive survey to date brings together paper dolls from the 1930s and the full set of his gouaches from the 1940s, as well as storyboards and hundreds of drawings. This stunning presentation magnifies the dialectical relationship between crucial moments in twentieth-century (gay) history and the oppressive culture out of which Tom of Finland’s work emerged.

    Tom of Finland The Pleasure of Play

    Jun 13 - Aug 23, 2015

    Artists Space Exhibitions

    38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor  / +12122263970 / artistsspace.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends August 24th 2015

  • IM Heung-soon was recently awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale for his incisive, devastating work Factory Complex, 2014–15. His latest film, Reincarnation, 2015, is the centerpiece of this exhibition at MoMA PS1 and follows a group of women who danced for Korean troops during the Vietnam War and immigrated to Tehran in search of prosperity in the 1970s. The film is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing project addressing the suppression of trauma in the aftermath of war.

    IM Heung-soon Reincarnation

    May 3 - Aug 24, 2015

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 / momaps1.org
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends August 29th 2015

  • Jack Pierson’s latest output includes driftwood assemblages, small watercolor and graphite works on paper, and paintings all produced while in a “self-imposed retreat” on an island off Florida’s gulf coast. Incorporating automatic drawing, the work in “onthisisland” summons a realm both cosmic and interior.

    Jack Pierson onthisisland

    Jun 25 - Aug 29, 2015

    Cheim & Read

    547 West 25th Street  / +12122427727 / cheimread.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 7th 2015

  • Simon Denny titled his first major US museum presentation “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” after entrepreneurial theory, and organized the exhibition like an industry tradeshow, complete with platforms to showcase works including the 2012 Digital Life Design conference in Munich (All You Need Is . . . Data?, 2012), the Internet copyright-infringement scandal involving entrepreneur Kim Dotcom (The Personal Effects of Kimdotcom, 2013), and Samsung’s 1993 international announcement of supposedly watershed business-practice shifts (New Management, 2014).

    Simon Denny The Innovator's Dilemma

    Apr 3 - Sep 7, 2015

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 / momaps1.org
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm