Must-See Art Guide: New York

This week's guide includes Chris Ofili, Luigi Rocca, and Andy Warhol.

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Chris Ofili, Afronirvana (2012). Courtesy of the New Museum and Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
Alexander Kaletski, Big Shot (2014). Courtesy of Anna Zorina Gallery.
Mark Anthony Green, Frisky. Courtesy of Mark Anthony Green.
Addie Wagenknecht, Cloud Farming (detail) (2014). Courtesy of bitforms gallery.
Paul Brainard, from the "Les Fleurs du Mal" series. Courtesy of The Lodge Gallery.
Chase Langford, Del Mar 7, (2013). Courtesy of Susan Eley Fine Art.
Wu Jian'an, 121 Color Balls (detail) (2013). Courtesy of Chambers Fine Art.
Luigi Rocca, Increases Hole Value When Lit. Courtesy of Arnot Gallery.
Julio Valdez, Oficiante del Mar II (2012). Courtesy of June Kelly Gallery.
Michael Scoggins, God Complex (2014). Courtesy of Freight and Volume.
Andy Warhol, from the "Cowboys and Indians" series, John Wayne (1986). Courtesy of POP International Galleries.

Kicking off the art fair season in New York is the IFPDA Print Fair, which opened yesterday at the Park Avenue Armory. Never short on cultural events, the city delivers a slew of must-see artistic excursions to start your November off right. For those who don’t make it to the fair, but are still hoping for an insider art fair experience, check out Rogue Space, where Mark Anthony Green is teasing works from his upcoming show at Art Basel Miami Beach. Also making its much-anticipated New York debut is the highly acclaimed Chris Ofili show at the New Museum, the artist’s first major solo exhibition in the United States, highlighting his striking and monumental body of work.

Opening this weekend at Freight + Volume is the solo show “If You Can’t Say Something Nice,” featuring Michael Scoggins, whose personal and political works range from scribbled drawings to handwritten notes, offering an intimate look into the mind of the artist. If that doesn’t satisfy your yen for satire, Pop art fans should stop by POP International Galleries, which is showcasing over 50 original works by the Superstar himself, Andy Warhol, beginning next week. For an additional dose of whimsy, don’t miss Alexander Kaletski at Anna Zorina Gallery, whose playful paintings offer a witty take on America’s celebrity-obsessed culture.

Or, for a taste of the surreal, see paintings by Julio Valdez at June Kelley Gallery, whose “aquatic theaters” present a dreamlike and colorful view of the artist’s native Dominican Republic.

Whether you are a weekend visitor or long-time New Yorker, be sure to make time to see these exciting exhibitions. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Exhibition: Chris Ofili: Night and Day

When: October 29 2014–January 24, 2015

Where: New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Alexander Kaletski: Red Carpet

When: October 30–December 20, 2014

Where: Anna Zorina Gallery, 533 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Untitled (Pre-Basel)

When: November 2–November 7, 2014 (last call)

Where: Rogue Space, Chelsea, 526 W. 26th Street, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Addie Wagenknecht: Shellshock

When: November 2–December 7, 2014

Where: bitforms gallery, 529 W. 20th Street, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Les Fleurs du Mal

When: November 6–December 14, 2014

Where: The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Geo+Morphic: Paintings by Chase Langford

When: November 6–December 16, 2014

Where: Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 W. 90th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Transformation: Recent Works by Wu Jian’an

When: November 6–December 20, 2014

Where: Chambers Fine Art, 522 W. 19th Street, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Luigi Rocca: Reality Bites

When: November 6, 2014–February 27, 2015

Where: Herbert Arnot, Inc ~ Arnot Gallery, 250 W. 57th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Julio Valdez: Para Soñar el Sol

When: November 7–December 9, 2014

Where: June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer Street, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Michael Scoggins: If You Can’t Say Something Nice

When: November 8–December 13, 2014

Where: Freight + Volume, 530 W. 24th Street, New York, NY

 

Exhibition: Andy Warhol: At Face Value

When: November 10, 2014–January 10, 2015

Where: POP International Galleries, 473 W. Broadway, New York, NY


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