MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Opening: “Genieve Figgis: Good Morning, Moonlight” at Half Gallery
The Dublin-based artist made her U.S. debut this summer at Harper’s Books in East Hampton. Now, she’s in town properly, on the Upper East Side.—Nate Freeman
Half Gallery, 43 E. 78th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Talk: An Evening with Christopher Williams at MoMA
On the occasion of his summer show, Christopher Williams will be speaking with MoMA’s chief curator of Media and Performance Art Stuart Comer about the artist’s relationship to film, and will be screening his 1979 Super-8 films from his time at CalArts.—Alanna Martinez
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York, 7:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Opening: “Dan Colen: Miracle Paintings” at Gagosian Gallery
Come one, come all! Philanthropist Dan Colen is serving up miracles, everybody. Don’t miss the miracles.—N.F.
Gagosian Gallery, 555 W. 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Gabriel Orozco” at Marian Goodman
The first show of the very solid season for Ms. Goodman’s gallery—after Gabriel Orozco, there’s new paintings from John Baldessari at the 57th Street gallery. Not to mention a Gerhard Richter show in London and a David Goldblatt show in Paris. Yowza.—N.F.
Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 W. 57th Street, New York, 10:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 17
Opening: “Fire!” at Venus Over Manhattan curated by de Pury de Pury
A year and a half after stepping down as the head of Phillips, Simon de Pury has curated a ceramics show alongside his wife Michaela.—N.F.
Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 6-9 p.m.
Opening: “K8 Hardy: Fashionfashion 2002 – 2006” at Higher Pictures
An exhibition devoted to K8 Hardy’s groundbreaking riot grrrl zine, Fashionfashion. —N.F.
High Pictures, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Kathy Ruttenberg: FIRED ICE: Works from the Ends of the Earth” at STUX Gallery
Like it or not, ceramics are hot right now. Fresh-out-of-the-kiln hot. And Ruttenberg is a major player on the scene, working in small and larger-than-life-scale, her latest whimsical sculptures are based on trips to the North and South Poles.—A.M.
STUX Gallery, 24 W. 57th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Party: “East Village Eye—Mags, Shirts and Mini-Symposium” at Printed Matter
Who better to explain how hip hop made its way down from Queens and infiltrated the Soho art scene than Fab Five Freddy? He’ll be on hand at Printed Matter and old copies of that beloved downtown paper, the East Village Eye, will be on sale.—N.F.
Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Thread Lines” at The Drawing Center
Here’s a fall group show of 16 artists who use sewing, stitching, weaving, to draw on textiles. The exhibition, at an institution known for doing thoughtful involving shows, will include works from as far back as the 1960s, drawing its own linear timeline through the medium.—A.M.
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, Main Gallery, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Brian Froud’s “Faeries’ Tales” at AFA Gallery
The visionary artist and designer, along with his wife Wendy, of the cult-film classics The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth will be showing 30 paintings and 10 sculptures in conjunction with their newest book for Abrams Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales.—A.M.
AFA Gallery, 54 Greene Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.