1. Jürgen Klauke @ Koenig and Clinton
January 21 — February 27
In his first solo show with a New York gallery, Jürgen Klauke offers viewers a survey of his most notable and historic works from the 1970s. Klauke’s early works glimpse the beginning of his investigation into gender, self-representation, sexuality and identity, that would characterize his oeuvre. the exhibit includes a selection of both color and black-and-white photographs, predominately featuring Klauke himself in various costumed, androgynous or deformed states. Rather than self-portraits the images are intended as representations of the self as something else, experiencing the limit of one’s identity.
On view at 459 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
2. Robert Heinecken @ Petzel Gallery
January 21 — February 20
Robert Heinecken’s art is imbued with his interest in the production and consumption of mass media. The resulting idea of the “manufactured experience” combined well with the critical thought surrounding photography in the 1960s, during which some critics focused upon the relationship between humanity and the replicated, at times mechanical media. Petzel Gallery’s solo exhibition of Heineckens work from the 1960s and 70s highlights his photographic journey into this cross-section of consumer culture and the nature of photography through his photo-based paintings, sculpture photograms, silver gelatin prints and installation works.
On view at 35 East 67th Street, New York, NY.
3. Moira Dryer @ 11R
January 10 — February 7
11R — formerly Eleven Rivington — inaugurates its new, expanded space at 195 Chrystie Street with an exhibition of paintings and works on paper from the late Moira Dryer. The pieces all date from the end of Dryer’s practice — the 1980s and early 1990s — and include works that have never before been exhibited. The selection showcases Dryers’ career-long investigation of the spatiality and physicality of her works, through which she attempted to alter or play upon the inherit characteristics of the paper, canvas or wood panel onto which she painted.
On display at 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY.