Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Shows to See: Chelsea, September and October 2015

These shows caught my eye this weekend in Chelsea. I think Dan Flavin is not to be missed. Even the glow of color on the wall when moving from room to room was interesting. Will Ryman's show has a surprise in the back gallery -- I'm not going to give it away, so no photo of it here, but take a look yourself. The photos of cathedral architecture by Markus Brunetti are just amazing in their detail and use of scale. Brunetti's images are composites of multiple shots which combine to neutralize the effects of perspective distortion, realizing the buildings as if they are photographic renderings of an architect's blueprint.

There was quite a bit of process oriented photography, including the positive/negative photogram sets of Kunie Sugiura and the rock and roll inspired work of Farrah Karapetian. Wolgang Tillmans uses both traditional methods and experimentation in his evocative, sometime erotic, installations -- I think he is under-appreciated as a portraitist. Patrick Faigenbaum won the Henri Cartier-Bresson award recently. He is showing scenes from Kolkata, India. Robert Overby's work is an idiosyncratic blend of  pop art, obsession and the uncanny.


Dan Flavin at David Zwirner, 537 W. 20th St., through October 24.

Dan Flavin
Dan Flavin

Will Ryman at Paul Kasmin, 515 W. 27th St., through October 17.

Will Ryman
Will Ryman
Markus Brunetti at Yossi Milo, 245 10th Ave., through October 17.

Markus Brunetti

Markus Brunetti

 Kunie Sugiura at Leslie Tonkonow, 535 W. 22nd St.., through October 31.

Kunie Sugiura

Kunie Sugiura

Farrah Karapetian at Danziger Gallery, 521 W. 23rd St., through October 31.

Farrah Karapetian

Farrah Karapetian

Farrah Karapetian

Wolfgang Tillmans at David Zwirner, 525 W. 19th St., through October 24.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans

Patrick Faigenbaum at Aperture Gallery, 547 W. 27th St., 4th Fl., through November 7.

Patrick Faigenbaum

 Robert Overby at Andrew Kreps, 537 W. 22nd St., through October 31.

Robert Overby

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