1. Cynthia Daignault @ Lisa Cooley
November 1 — December 20
“Light Atlas,” Cooley’s solo exhibition of Cynthia Daignault’s work, is the result of her yearlong road trip across America. Described as “an odyssey whose protagonist is America,” the show chronicles the view every 25 miles of Daignault’s journey and includes 360 new paintings from the artist. Daignault chose to embark on her America journey after realizing that while she could name numerous men who had “roamed the country to create canonical works,” she could not identify any women who had done so. And indeed, Daignault has created an epic body of work, filling and encircling the gallery space.
On view at 107 Norfolk Street, New York, NY.
2. Deborah Kass @ Paul Kasmin Gallery
December 9 — January 23
In conjunction with new exhibitions from Erik Parker and Mark Ryden, Paul Kasmin Gallery opened a new solo show from Deborah Kass this week. Kass’No Kidding exhibit includes a series of new mixed media paintings, united by their focus on the colors of black and blue. For the first time in her oeuvre, Kass has incorporated neon lights into her works; however the pieces still remain characteristic of Kass in their allusion to current social issues such as global warming, gun violence and women’s heath through a minimalist lens.
On view at 515 West 27th Street, New York, NY.
3. “Bodily Imaginaries” @ Koenig and Clinton
December 10 — January 16
Koenig and Clinton’s new group show of work on paper from Albert Herter, Caitlin Keogh and Candice Lin approach the topic of colonialism through a desire to overthrow traditional narratives. While Lin confronts the detrimental effects of “othering” a native culture, Keogh uses her work to investigate the division of body and ideology that characterized the colonial condition. Similarly, in his sketches of marionette-like bodies “incapable of grasping their own strings,” Herter depicts the loss of control over the self that subjects of colonial rule experience.
On view at 459 West 19th Street, New York, NY