Art, Chelsea, Contemporary Art, Galleries, New York City, NYC

Wake up! The Art Season Begins

The NYC galleries will start re-opening over the next two weeks, so rather than the usual recommendations, the Two-percent wanted to give you a heads-up of the exhibitions they are most anticipating.

Disclaimer: One of the reasons they see 200+ exhibitions every month is because the art world is extremely unpredictable.  Therefore these are NOT "recommendations" (great artists often have bad shows), but rather the advertised shows that the Two-percent is most anxious to find out IF they're great.


Sel Portrait I, 2014 by Chuck Close / image courtesy of Pace Gallery

Sel Portrait I, 2014 by Chuck Close / image courtesy of Pace Gallery

Chuck Close @ Pace Gallery

He's the greatest painter alive... and the reason I do what I do now.  Opens 9/11

 

Installation by Sarah Sze / image courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Installation by Sarah Sze / image courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Sarah Sze @ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Famous for arranging MILLIONS of tiny objects, she's been in the gallery for a full MONTH to set this show up. Opens 9/10

 

Installation view, Surround Sounds, 2014-15, four silent synchronized projected animations, each 13:40, looped / image courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery

Installation view, Surround Sounds, 2014-15, four silent synchronized projected animations, each 13:40, looped / image courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery

Christian Marclay @ Paula Cooper Gallery

His 2013 epic "The Clock" film gets my vote for the best artwork of my generation (seriously).  Check out his newest work!!  Opens 9/10

Performance Review UBS, 2013 by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at bitforms Gallery

Performance Review UBS, 2013 by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at bitforms Gallery

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer @ bitforms Gallery

I'm curious about his high-tech work in the Lower East Side, which apparently includes a device that scans anything in your pocket and incorporates it into the piece.  Opens 9/16