Shows to see this month--July

Elise Ferguson, NW, bold, 2014, Pigmented plaster on mdf, 24 x 24 inches. Part of Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art. (via McKenzie Fine Art)

Elise Ferguson, NW, bold, 2014, Pigmented plaster on mdf, 24 x 24 inches. Part of Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art. (via McKenzie Fine Art)

Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, through August 8. Color as Structure examines the ways artists use deliberate color choices to create sculptural or architectonic space in their work, as well as exploring aspects of weight, movement, rhythm, light and optical vibration.

The newest gallery on the Bushwick scene, ODETTA, is pleased to present recent works by Michael Drury, Charles Geiger, Melinda Hackett, Lina Puerta and Sylvia Schwartz for the gallery’s second exhibition, EDEN. EDEN brings together five artists from New York and the Hudson River Valley who focus on creating lush worlds that show evidence of humanity’s need to mess with Paradise. Exhibition Dates: July 5 – August 24, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday July 5, 6-­8 pm

At Field Projects Gallery in Chelsea: MEMENTO MORI, curated by Deborah Brown
Dates: July 10th -August 9th OPENING: JULY 10TH 6-8

MoMA is launching a series called "Archives as Instigator," and includes panel discussions and a workshop. This public discussion is the first in a two-part series exploring the creative use of archives and exhibition data of public cultural institutions. Moderated by data artist Jer Thorp, this discussion features Mario Klingemann, expert coder and artist; and Emily Spivack, writer and founder of Threaded, Smithsonian's historical fashion blog.

Pierre Huyghe is staging a multi-month instigation/investigation/installation at the Artists' Institute, through August 17th. From their website:

"If the practice of Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris) were a metaphysical equation, it could read: what is = +/– growth. Huyghe infects matter with memory, whether in the melodic voice of Lucie Dolène, the invented customs of a new town, or the biotope of psychoactive plants, a roaming dog, and bees returning to their hive on a statue’s head. His somethings—expediently called “art”—expose us to systems that grow and leak; they propel us beyond the known and towards what may be."

And if you're craving some air conditioning with your art, there are many big museum shows to be seen:

MoMA: Sigmar Polke through August 3 and Lygia Clark through August 24.

Metropolitan Museum: a Gary Winogrand exhibition just opened (through Sept. 21)

Whitney: Jeff Koons...

Jewish Museum: Other Primary Structures  (through August 3), Mel Bochner: Strong Language (through September 21)

The Frick Collection has a series of free evening summer programs to coincide with their special exhibitions.

 

 

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