Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings @ Petzel Gallery In New York

Situated in the context of the first thrift store paintings altered by Danish artist Asger Jorn, Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modifications Paintings is a group show of over 30 prominent international artists investigating multifarious appropriation methods spanning from the mid-1960s to the flourishing techniques of the 1980s, up to the present day. Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings features works by Enrico Baj, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Vidya Gastaldon, Wade Guyton/Stephen Prina, Rachel Harrison, Ray Johnson, Jacqueline de Jong, Asger Jorn, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Per Kirkeby, Lee Krasner, Albert Oehlen, Francis Picabia, Stephen Prina, R.H. Quaytman, Arnulf Rainer, Julian Schnabel, Jim Shaw, Gedi Sibony, Alexis Smith, Daniel Spoerri, John Stezaker, Betty Tompkins, and David Wojnarowicz. Strategic Vandalism is on view through April 13 at Petzel Gallery 456 W 18th Street, New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Mike Kelley's "Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing" @ 500 Capp Street In San Francisco

Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing brings together artworks from Mike Kelley’s Educational Complex (1995) and Day Is Done (2004–2005) into the uncanny environment of 500 Capp Street. With a wide range of media, Kelley’s work explores themes as varied as punk politics, religious rituals, social class, and repressed memory. Using architectural models to represent schools he attended, Educational Complex presents forgotten spaces as frames for private trauma, both real and imagined. These works are intended to evoke not only Kelley’s own memories but also broader social issues concerning childhood. Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing brings is on view through February 16 at 500 Capp Street San Francisco. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper