12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before January 13

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

    Opening: ‘Bad Fog’ at Martos Gallery
    Artist Eddie Martinez, whose show of gargantuan paintings at Brooklyn’s Journal Gallery was one of the high points of last year, helms this group show of work by Bill Adams, Liz Craft, Dan McCarthy, Ross Simonini and more. —Andrew Russeth
    540 West 29th Street, N.Y., 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: Emil Lukas at Sperone Westwater
    This show will feature the artist’s Thread Paintings and Larvae Paintings. There you have it. —Dan Duray
    257 Bowery, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Harry Callahan, ‘City’ at Pace/MacGill
    Work by Callahan, whose photography earned him a whole lot of accolades in his lifetime (a retrospective at MoMA, long-term tenures at the New Bauhaus and RISD, appointment as the first photographer to rep the U.S. at the Venice Biennale, et al.) is going up at Pace/MacGill. The show will focus on Callahan’s urban scenes, a recurring subject throughout his career. —Zoë Lescaze
    32 East 57th Street, Ninth Floor, N.Y., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

    Opening: ‘Objects & Thin Air’ at Foxy Production
    I’m a big fan of three-person shows. It just feels like the right number, you know? Two artists, and they’re inevitably engaged in some weird head games that can mess up their work. Four (or more) artists, and, unless you’re at a huge gallery, there’s usually just not enough work by each person to really make sense of what they’re doing. But three artists? Just great. All the better that all three in this handsomely titled show are superb: Sam Anderson (whose work is pictured), Stephen Lichty and Michael Wang. —A.R.
    623 West 27th Street, N.Y., 6–8 p.m.

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

    Opening: ‘Heather Guertin: Heand’ at Interstate Projects
    Painter Heather Guertin, whose breezily sophisticated works have been popping up in shows quite regularly of late, now unveils her first New York solo show, which I’m told is pronounced “Hand.” She’s also a fiction writer and a (very funny) stand-up comedian/performer—all stuff that is well worth looking into. —A.R.
    66 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, 6–9 p.m.

    Opening: Alex Katz and Dara Friedman at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
    A new year, a new exhibition at Gavin Brown: Expect paintings from the ubiquitous Alex Katz and a video piece from Dara Friedman, featuring vignettes shot alternately in black-and-white and color. —Z.L.
    620 Greenwich Street, N.Y., 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Liz Glynn, ‘The Possibility of Salvage,’ at Paula Cooper Gallery
    The centerpiece of Liz Glynn’s first solo show at Paula Cooper is a room-size sculpture of a wrecked ship’s hull modeled after a “British smuggling cutter used to evade authorities during the height of 18th-century colonial trade.” —Michael H. Miller
    197 10th Avenue, N.Y., 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Notan: Graphic Works from East to West at Palisades 906 Gallery
    A group of works by six artists from Japan who currently live and work in Brooklyn. (Pictured is a work by Akira Ikezoe.) —M.H.M.
    906 Broadway, Brooklyn, N.Y., 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Jamian Juliano-Villani at Retrospective, Hudson
    New York dealers Joel Mesler and Zach Feuer inaugurate a new exhibition space in Hudson, N.Y., with a solo show by Jamian Juliano-Villani. —M.H.M.
    727 Warren Street, Hudson, N.Y., 6-8 p.m.

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

    Opening: Lionel Maunz, ‘Deluge,’ at Bureau
    Brooklyn-based artist Lionel Maunz is using Paolo Uccello’s violent vision of the flood (pictured here) as a point of departure for his third solo show at the gallery, which reportedly includes a number of mutilated horse sculptures. In an interview on Bureau’s site, Mr. Maunz states that his interest in horses stems from “accounts of striking instances of neglect on farms, satanic ritual abuse of horses. Nietzsche’s tears, Raskolnikov’s dream, Ashvamedha. And references to violence against horses in Peter Sotos’ work. I recently read The Horseman, an account of a zoophile, which adds another facet to this complex of references.” —Z.L.
    178 Norfolk Street, N.Y., 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Kour Pour at Untitled
    Keep an eye on this guy! And a lot of other artists too! But maybe include this guy! In your field of vision, I mean. —D.D.
    30 Orchard Street, N.Y., 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: ‘Equations of Sight-Similarity’ at On Stellar Rays
    Hey now, it’s a group show. And if the title is questionable, the artists selection is not: Julia Bland, Nate Boyce, Ala Ebtekar, Mark Geffriaud, Laleh Khorramian, Hajra Waheed and Lantian Xie. Go! —D.D.
    1 Rivington Street, N.Y., 6-8 p.m.

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