September’s Must-See NY Shows

Clifford Owens, Mark Dorf, Nari Ward, Roy Lichtenstein

Clockwise from top left: Clifford Owens; Mark Dorf; Roy Lichtenstein; Nari Ward.

Starting on September 8 New York galleries unveil their first shows of the new season and we’ll be there to check out new trends and talents on behalf of our clients. The shows below are top of our must-see list:

Nari Ward at Lehmann Maupin: Ward explores symbolism, history and context in objects and materials he discovers around the places he lives and works. New in this show is ‘Ground’, an installation of 700 copper-covered bricks referencing coded patterns found on quilts on the Underground Railroad, the network of secret routes used by slaves to make their way to free states.
Sept 9 – Nov 1, 201 Chrystie Street, NY10002.

Sarah Sze: at Tanya Bonakdar: Sze has dedicated a month to installing her first US solo gallery show in five years. Expect controlled chaos at an awe-inspiring level.
Sept 10 – Oct 17, 521 West 21st Street, NY10011.

Mark Dorf at Postmasters Gallery: We’ve long been fans of Dorf’s digitally enhanced landscapes that focus on man’s imprint on the natural world. Great to see him get his first solo show at this innovative space.
Sept 8 – Oct 17, 54 Franklin Street, NY10013.

Barnaby Furnas at Marianne Boesky: the high-energy painter who embraces the blood and gore of historic battles as well as the heart-racing thrill of stadium rock turns his hand to landscapes. Will we see a more mellow Furnas in this show exploring what earth may have looked like on its very first day?
Sept 10 – Oct 10, 509 West 24th Street, NY10011.

Clifford Owens at Invisible Exports: At time of writing the nature of Owens’ first show at this experimental gallery remained a mystery. Anything could happen: Tackling the last taboos of sex and the body, Owens has the power to shock the most jaded of audiences.
Sept 11 – Oct 3, 89 Eldridge Street, NY10002.

Dennis Congdon at Zieher Smith & Horton: Congdon’s sherbet color palette belies the melancholy wastelands he depicts. Priceless detritus of the past litters his canvases from piles of old master paintings to Greek statues broken and abandoned.
Sept 10 – Oct 10, 516 West 20th Street, NY10011.

Martin Roth at Louis B James: Past installations by Roth have seen him grow grass on rugs in a ruined castle and flood a gallery and fill it with fish. For his latest show the gallery is under two feet of rubble and will become a temporary home for birds.
Sept 9, Louis B James, 143b Orchard Street, NY10002.

And the Chelsea heavyweights: Chuck Close and Robert Rauschenberg at Pace Gallery; Dan Flavin at David Zwirner, Mike Kelley’s first posthumous exhibition at Hauser & Wirth and Roy Lichtenstein’s Greene Street Mural recreated at Gagosian.
All open Sept 10 except Close and Rauschenberg (Sept 11).