5 Great NYC Exhibitions To See Very, Very Soon

The clock is ticking.

In this muggy, mid-August lull, it’s easy to feel as though there’s not much going on in New York. But you are mistaken!

Go and visit these five must-see shows this weekend because they won’t be up for much longer.

Installation view of Suicide Girl canvas in "#WomanCrushWednesday" at Postmasters

Installation view of Suicide Girl canvas in “#WomanCrushWednesday” at Postmasters.Image: Ben Davis.  

#WCW (@womencrushwednesday) at Postmasters

As the name suggests, Postmasters’ latest show is about the Internet, and more specifically, the representation of women online. With one of SuicideGirls’ Instagram prints and a trippy Ryder Ripps painting, this is one you’ll want to see before going back to work on Monday.

The exhibition closes Saturday.

Installation view of Christopher Wool show at Luhring Augustine.  Image: Luhring Augustine

Installation view of Christopher Wool show at Luhring Augustine.
Image: Luhring Augustine

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine

This is your last chance to see Christopher Wool‘s new, black and white paintings that fill the walls from floor to ceiling, at Luhring Augustine’s Brooklyn gallery. Next up, both the Chelsea and Bushwick spaces will be exhibiting Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread‘s sculptures.

The exhibition closes Saturday.

Vincent van Gogh, Vase of Roses (1890). Courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vincent van Gogh, Vase of Roses (1890). Courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Van Gogh: Irises and Roses at the Met

A show of four works painted in the week before Vincent Van Gogh was released from a mental asylum in Saint-Rémy. Never before seen as a group, the two bouquets of irises and two of roses, full with soft, blooming flora, will have you closely studying the artist’s use of color and form.

The exhibition closes Sunday.

laurie-simmons

Laurie Simmons
How We See/Look 1/Daria, 2014
48 x 70 inches
121.92 x 177.80 centimeters.
Image: Courtesy the artist and Salon 94.

Laurie Simmons: How We See at the Jewish Museum

Don’t miss Laurie Simmons‘ highly-staged portraits of make-up laden girls each with a set of bright, wide eyes drawn on top of their eye lids. Each prim girl sits in front of a colorful backdrop and appears to be gazing at the viewer with eyes wide shut.

The exhibition closes Sunday.

'Untitled', 1987, Graphite on paper.  Image: Tom of Finland Foundation. Courtesy of Artists Space

‘Untitled’, 1987, Graphite on paper.
Image: Tom of Finland Foundation. Courtesy of Artists Space

The Pleasure of Play at Artists Space

Adman by day and artist by night, Tom of Finland balanced his day job as art director of McCann Erickson with being an icon of gay scenes from LA to Helsinki. The show brings together over 60 years of the artist’s work, ranging from advertising storyboards to elaborate scenes of young men with bulging, exaggerated muscles partaking in wild orgies.

The exhibition closes August 23rd.

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