18 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before September 9


Opening: Sol LeWitt at Paula Cooper Gallery
Paula Cooper Gallery will display Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #564: Complex forms with color ink washes superimposed, which has not been exhibited since 1988. —Michael H. MillerPaula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Leslie Hewitt at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Leslie Hewitt will have her first solo exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., showing photographic works, as well as sculptures, that deal with memory. —M.H.M.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 West 22nd Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Talia Chetrit at Leslie Fritz
You probably know Talia Chetrit’s work by now—this is her third show with Fritz, and she has been in some superb shows around town—but if you don’t, it’s time to become acquainted. You’ll like it. Her deadpan photos of diverse subjects—a lone hand, chains, grids, a street intersection, the odd nipple—bristle with erotic energy, seeming to harbor secrets that are just out of reach. Here she’s “revisiting old contact sheets from the first rolls of film she shot as a 13-year-old in the mid-1990s,” according to the news release, which was penned by art historian Thomas McDonough. —Andrew Russeth
Leslie Fritz, 44 Hester Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

Opening: Josh Kline, ‘Quality of Life’ at 47 Canal
After a triumphant outing as curator of “ProBio” this summer at MoMA P.S. 1, Josh Kline mounts his second show at the 47 Canal gallery. “Youth is the ultimate commodity in a society of dying people,” his news release intones forebodingly. “The human body is capable of producing youth. But not after you’re 21.” Mr. Kline’s sculptures and videos have up until now cannily  channeled the vibes, variously acrid and alluring, of contemporary pop culture, and the anxieties of cultural producers, which is to say every living person today. What comes next? Can’t wait to find out. —A.R.
47 Canal, New York, 6–8 p.m.


Opening: ‘Digital Expressionism at The Suzanne Geiss Company
Continuing the tech-y theme driving its last, partly online show “suzannegeiss.net,” the gallery is presenting a new array of digital delights. If you often lie awake asking yourself questions like “Is the laptop hermit heir to the Modernist ingénue?” this is the place to seek answers, as the news release suggests (and to find other people who do that). —Zoë Lescaze
The Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: ‘Tumescence’ at Michael Werner Gallery
I’m not going to lie to you: The flier for this show featured like 900 erect penises. Featuring Michael Williams, Peter Doig, Peter Saul and Sigmar Polke. Heyo! Great right?—Dan Duray
Michael Werner Gallery, 4 East 77th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Party: Meet Bill de Blasio at Peter Max’s studio
This Thursday, why not take some time out of your evening to meet Bill de Blasio (?) at the studio of Peter Max (??)? Guests include Olivia Wilde (.), Steve Buscemi (!!!) and Debra Messing (?). —D.D.
37 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, New York, 7-8:30 p.m., $250 suggested donation.

Opening: Chuck Webster, ‘Blessing,’ at Betty Cunningham Gallery
Reliably restless painter Chuck Webster, whose abstractions contain hints of Forrest Bess, (late) Philip Guston and Jonathan Lasker, presents 12 new paintings at Cunningham (in conjunction with his New York gallery ZieherSmith), some inspired by a recent trip to the Rothko Chapel in Houston. —A.R.
Betty Cunningham Gallery, 541 West 25th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

Book Launch: Elizabeth Peyton at Bookmarc
Released in conjunction with her recent survey at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the Walter König-published Here She Comes Now brings together Elizabeth Peyton’s somewhat contentious paintings of celebrities like David Bowie and Kurt Cobain, along with drawings and photographs. Johan Holten provides a text, and Dodie Kazanjian an interview. Ms. Peyton will sign books throughout the evening. Sounds like it will be a nice time. —A.R.
Bookmarc, 400 Bleecker Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

Opening: ‘Parasitic Gaps’ at Team Gallery
This four-person affair, curated by Team’s Miriam Katzeff, looks at “the ways in which textual elements can be used to prop up, destabilize and misdirect meaning in the realm of visual art.” The artist list is choice: collaborators Matthew Higgs and Margaret Lee, who come at the ready-made (and the faux ready-made) from all sorts of oblique angles, using book pages, furniture, fruit and vegetables; the freewheeling, medium-bending James Hoff; and Georgia Sagri, who will present new works, including a video outgrowth of Williamsburg, her captivating recent performance included in “ProBio” at MoMA P.S. 1. At its Wooster Street location, Team is also opening a Marc Hundley show. —A.R.
Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.


Opening: Matthew Day Jackson, ‘Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue’ at Hauser & Wirth 
Hauser & Wirth will present a show of new work by Matthew Day Jackson, comprising paintings, sculpture and installation. —M.H.M.
Hauser & Wirth, 511 West 18th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Todd Levin’s ‘Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?’ at Storefront Bushwick
Never miss a Todd Levin show! This one features Jim Nutt, Jennifer Wynne Reeves and Donald Roller Wilson. —D.D.
Storefront Bushwick, 16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Michael Raedecker, ‘Tour,’ at Andrea Rosen Gallery
Amid the spectacle of the season’s new shows, this exhibition of recent work by Michael Raedecker promises to offer a meditative respite from the razzle-dazzle. After taking in Mr. Raedecker’s intimate, ghostly images made with acrylic paint and thread on canvas, one can wander down the block to the Gallery 2 space, where trompe-l’oeil paintings by Michael St. John will be on view. —Z.L.
Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 and 544 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: ‘Hymns for Mr. Suzuki’ at Abrons Art Center
Abrons! Always fun. This group show, curated by Karen Archey, features Kate Davis, Ann Hirsch, Servane Mary, Ken Okiishi, Leslie Thornton and Hito Steyerl. —D.D.
Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, 6-9 p.m.

Opening: Cary Leibowitz, ‘Paintings and Belt Buckles,’ at Invisible-Exports
“Cary Leibowitz is stressed out” begins the news release for Invisible-Exports’s debut show in its new location. More than a few New Yorkers can no doubt sympathize as fall kicks into high gear. What better way to cope than with a bunch of bubblegum-pink paintings blending comedy and neurosis? —Z.L.
Invisible-Exports, 89 Eldridge Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Charline von Heyl at Petzel Gallery
In an art world overrun by bland, derivative, boring abstract painting, Charline von Heyl is one of the few beacons of light. Piece after piece, her ingenuity—seemingly effortless—stuns. Plucking from history with a goodnatured élan, she makes works that feel bracingly new and sometimes even evil in their ability to brush aside her peers. This is her seventh show at Petzel. Also opening this evening at the gallery is a collaborative show with Allan McCollum and Andrea Zittel. —A.R.
Petzel Gallery, 456 West 18th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.


Opening: John Houck, ‘A History of Graph Paper,’ at On Stellar Rays
While investigating the several new gallery spaces on the Lower East Side, don’t forget to swing by On Stellar Rays’s new digs on Rivington Street. Inside, you’ll find photographs by John Houck that combine commonplace objects with digitally rendered compositions. —Z.L.
On Stellar Rays, 1 Rivington Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: ‘PIZZA TIME!’ at Marlborough Broome Street
Let’s welcome Marlborough to the Lower East Side with the inaugural show at its Broome Street space! Featuring Uri Aran, John Baldessari, Michelle Devereux, Andrew Kuo, Nate Lowman, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Reena Spaulings and Spencer Sweeney, many other artists and PIZZA (probably). —D.D.
Marlborough Gallery, 331 Broome Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

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