1. Graham Collins @ The Journal Gallery
September 15 — November 1
In his second solo exhibition with Journal Gallery, “Stadiums,” Graham Collins gathers several bodies of new work that find relation with one another through “the lens of an architectural support structure.” The painted and sculptural works combine the quotidian with the artistic, presenting reproductions of mundane found objects and large scale paintings applied directly to the surfaces of everyday products, such as above ground pools. The works re-conceptualize the purposes of objects as we perceive them, questioning how these purposed conceptions changes our understanding of the art that involves them.
On view at 106 North 1st St, Brooklyn, NY.
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2. John Opera @ Higher Pictures
October 8 — November 7
John Opera’s solo exhibition at Higher Pictures showcases the photographer’s new series of cyanotype-on-linen prints. Opera created the series by repeating the same process, involving a turntable and tube lights, to effect seemingly identical patterns across the canvases. However, upon closer inspection, one will see slight variations between each work, indicating both human error in and individuality of each creation. Opera’s background in photography allows him to blend both the painterly and photographic in his new prints, for a stunning, cross-media exploration.
On view at 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
3. Isa Genzken @ David Zwirner
September 17 — October 31
German artist Isa Genzken works across a wide variety of media including painting, collage, drawing, film and photography to examine the relation between aesthetic styles and contemporary political and social ideologies hypothesizing that design aesthetics evolve to demonstrate or serve the ideas of the time in which they thrive. In David Zwirner’s current exhibition, Genzken uses mannequins as the bases for her sculptures to center her contemporary, stylistic investigation on the human form.
On view at 519 West 19th Street, New York, NY.