1. “Riopelle | Miró: Color”@ Acquavella Galleries
October 1 — December 11
Acquavella Galleries’ dynamic group exhibition unites Joan Miró’s painted bronze sculptures with Jean Paul Riopelle’s oil paintings for an interpersonal look at how the two artists, who even shared a studio in the South of France, influenced each others’ lives and art. The show focuses on work form both artists during the 1960s, allowing Riopelle’s vibrant canvases to interact with Miró’s whimsical statues in a unique, informed artistic experience.
On view at 18 East 79th Street, New York, NY.
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2. Josiah McElheny @ Adrea Rosen Gallery
September 10 — October 24
Josiah McElheny’s latest solo show with Andrea Rosen Gallery, “Paintings,” is as much a titular play on words as it is an examination of the painting process. The exhibit itself consists of wall mounted shadow boxes, in which the primarily glass-blowing artist has assembled objects and shapes behind a glass facade. Thus the objects aim to create “paintings” without the implementation of paint. They therefore question the flexibility of the medium — where the importance of composition ends and the importance of paint as a defining media begins.
On view at 525 West 24th Street, New York, NY.
3. Robert Janitz @ Team Gallery
September 10 — October 25
“Kerchkhoffs’ Principle,” Robert Janitz’s new solo show at Team Gallery, includes many of the artist’s “reverse portraits,” paintings that abstractly depict the backs of individuals’ heads. The show takes its title from Auguste Kerckhoffs’ principle of cryptography: “…that a perfect cryptosystem is secure even when all its aspects but its key are publicly known.” Thus Janitz plays and subverts the idea of codes, social codes that determine how we should approach one another, as well as painterly codes, that regulate the classifications of portraiture.
On view at 83 Grand Street, New York, NY.