TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Panel: Ian Hamilton Finlay, “Ring of Waves,” at David Nolan Gallery
Prudence Carlson and John Yau discuss Ian Hamilton Finlay’s new show “Ring of Waves” at the gallery. The show is nautically themed, so I’m fairly certain all participants will be wearing sailor suits. That’s just what I heard. —Dan Duray
David Nolan Gallery, 527 West 29th Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Screening: The 400 Blows at MoMA
Some films demand better treatment than being viewed on a laptop, and this is one I’m particularly eager to see on the big screen. (Les Mistons, a Truffaut short in which some mischievous French kids cause trouble for a beautiful woman and her boyfriend, is playing just beforehand.) —Zoë Lescaze
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m. (also June 6 and 7)
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Opening: “On Looking” curated by Daniel Kingery at Kunsthalle Galapagos
Cool gallery, cool-sounding show, cool artists: Andy W, Barbar, Daniel Kingery, Delia Gonzalez, Diana Artus, Elly Clarke, Eva Maria Salvador, Jennifer Herrema/ Jonah Freeman/ Justin Lowe, Katie Cercone, Linda Franke, Lisa Kingery, Mira O’Brien and Phuc Le. —D.D.
Kunsthalle Galapagos, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, 6–10 p.m.
Openings: “Matt Mignanelli and Ryan Wallace” and “Flat Field” at Bleecker Street Arts Club
This new space hosts two shows: a two-person affair with work by Matt Mignanelli and Ryan Wallace, organized by Jessica Hodin, and a group show called “Flat Field,” which was put together by East Hampton’s Halsey McKay Gallery and features the work of Patrick Brennan, Chris Duncan, Joseph Hart, Lauren Luloff, Reuben Lorch Miller, Hilary Pecis, Matt Rich and Ryan Steadman. Should be a nice evening in the West Village. —Andrew Russeth
Bleecker Street Arts Club, 305 Bleecker Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Reading: Roxana Robinson at the Center for Fiction
Roxana Robinson, the author of the great biography of Georgia O’Keeffe, will read from her new novel, Sparta, about a U.S. Marine returning home from Iraq. —Michael H. Miller
Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th Street, New York, 7 p.m.
Opening: “Old Black” at Team Gallery
This show, organized by Team’s Todd von Ammon, is named after Neil Young’s most-used guitar. I’m already sold, but here’s the artist list: Harold Ancart, Edith Dekyndt, Robert Janitz, Donald Moffett, Jack Pierson, Mariah Robertson, Banks Violette. They’re artists, to borrow the news release’s description, “whose shared tactic is the abuse, distortion and misuse of standardized methods of making.” Maybe get to the neighborhood a little bit early and check out the gallery’s beautiful Andreas Schulze show at its 83 Grand Street location. —A.R.
Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Exhibition: “Lucas Samaras Pastels” at Craig F. Starr Gallery
Craig F. Starr Gallery’s latest looks at Lucas Samaras’s relatively little-known pastel works, most from the mid-1970s, which were the subject of a 1975 MoMA exhibition. They’re strange, wildly colorful works, mixing geometric expanses with bits of figuration—plants in a vase, hints of windows and the wide open sea. Art historian Daniel S. Palmer writes in the show’s catalogue essay, “He uses the formal characteristics of the medium—intense color, powdery luminosity, and a rapid, direct process—to materialize the mysterious landscape of his mind and achieve a more complete understanding of himself.” —A.R.
Craig F. Starr Gallery, 5 East 73rd Street, New York, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Opening: “Truck Baby,” at Rachel Uffner Gallery
A group exhibition featuring Graham Collins, Samara Golden and David Wojnarowicz. —M.H.M.
Rachel Uffner Gallery, 47 Orchard Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Panel: The Review Panel at the National Academy Museum
A “critical conversation about art” featuring Eva Diaz, Ken Johnson and Chlore Rossetti, with moderator David Cohen, discussing current exhibitions by Lorna Williams, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alexi Worth and Brock Enright.—M.H.M.
National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., $7–$12
Performance: “Dance and Process” at The Kitchen
Sarah Michelson, perhaps best known for her dance Devotion, which premiered at The Kitchen in 2011 and spawned several offshoots including her 2012 Whitney Biennial presentation Devotion Study #1—American Dancer, is curating the latest iteration of “Dance and Process.” Among the performers is her assistant Kira Alker and Elke Luyten, who performed several Marina Abramovic pieces during “The Artist Is Present” at MoMA. —Z.L.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. (also June 8), $15 for both shows.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Exhibition: Erika Vogt, “Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll,” at the New Museum
For her first solo museum presentation, Los Angeles-based installation artist Erika Vogt will fill the lobby gallery with “a dense arrangement of cast plaster and found objects that float in the gallery space like a field of debris.” —Z.L.
The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Performance: Sherry Vignon, “Sherry Sherapy Sherry Truck,” at Goethe-Institut New York (Wyoming Building)
Performance artist Ann Liv Young takes her Sherry Vignon character to the Goethe-Institut. She writes in the press release, “I am a trained professional sherapist. I have been in the business for the last 17 years. I am deeply invested in bettering people’s lives as well as engaging in difficult discussions that people often do not want to face. I have helped burn victims, holocaust survivors, scuba divers involved in near death shark encounters, divorce depression, mourning after death, fire trauma, bankruptcy embarrassment, among others.” So if you have those problems, do this. —D.D.
Goethe-Institut New York (Wyoming Building), 5 East 3rd Street, New York, 12-7 p.m. (also June 15)