Morgan Mandalay's 'Holy Holy Holy' @ Catbox Contemporary In New York

Holy Holy Holy is an exhibition of new work by Morgan Mandalay. Using the “Book of Tobit” (a Catholic story centering around the exorcising of demons) as a starting point, Mandalay generates a  visual narrative about class, populism, and agency through the lens of 18th century painting. The walls of the gallery are painted a pale pink, meant to reference the Timken Museum of Art, a small museum in San Diego Mandalay used to frequent because of its free entry for the public and prominent collection of Rococo paintings. Here he uses the sentimentality of the setting to help conjure the anarchistic energy latent in painting’s history.

Catbox Contemporary is an appointment-only art gallery housed in the Ridgemont apartment of artist/founder, Philip Hinge. Occupying two catboxes within Hinge’s cat tree, the space allows artists to display full solo exhibitions at miniature scale and sell small works at affordable prices. Holy Holy Holy is on view through October 14, make your appointment now by DMing @CatboxContemporary. photographs courtesy of Catbox Contemporary

Raymond Pettibon "TH' EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T" @ David Zwirner Gallery in New York

David Zwirner is presents an exhibition of new work by Raymond Pettibon, on view at 519 West 19th Street in New York. The artist's tenth solo show at gallery TH’ EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T follows his collaborative presentations with Marcel Dzama at the gallery in both London and New York last year. Raymond Pettibon "TH' EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T" will be on view until June 24, 2017. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Rene Ricard "So, Who Left Who?" @ Half Gallery In New York

Rene Ricard, "So, Who Left Who," will be on view until April 26, 2017 at Half Gallery in New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Raymond Pettibon "A Pen Of All Work" @ The New Museum In New York

The New Museum presents a major exhibition focusing on the work of Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957, Tucson, AZ). For over thirty years, Pettibon has been chronicling the history, mythology, and culture of America with a prodigious and distinctive voice. Through his drawings’ signature interplay between image and text, he moves between historical reflection, emotional longing, poetic wit, and strident critique. Since the late 1960s, he has produced thousands of drawings and energetic installations that have been executed in museums and galleries around the world. These works poignantly evoke the country’s shifting values across time, from the idealistic postwar period in which he was born to the collapse of the American counterculture in the ’70s and ’80s to the painful military and social conflicts of the present. Raymond Pettibon "A Pen Of All Work" will be on view from February 8 until April 9, 2017 at the New Museum in New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Paul McCarthy "Raw Spinoffs Continuations" @ Hauser & Wirth Gallery In New York

Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Raw Spinoffs Continuations’, an exhibition of sculptures by Paul McCarthy. Featuring works from the artist’s most important projects of the last 15 years, including ‘WS’, ‘Caribbean Pirates’, and ‘Pig Island’, ‘Raw Spinoffs Continuations’ celebrates McCarthy’s distinctive process in the making and un-making of an artwork. Raw Spinoffs Continuations will be on view until January 14, 2017 at Hauser and Wirth, 18th Street in New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller Opens Today @ The Brooklyn Museum in New York

In Iggy Pop Life Class, Turner Prize–winning artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life drawing class to stage a performative event with Iggy Pop as model and subject. The exhibition, opening today at Brooklyn Museum, presents the resulting drawings along with works from historical collections, chosen by Deller, that depict the male body, examining shifting representations of masculinity throughout history. The fifty-three drawings included in the exhibition were created on February 21, 2016, during a one-day life drawing class, using Pop as the unexpected model. The class was held at the New York Academy of Art and included twenty-two artists drawn from New York City’s diverse communities, ranging in age from 19 to 80, with varying backgrounds and levels of education and experience. The class was led by artist and drawing professor Michael Grimaldi. Jeremy Deller "Iggy Pop Life Class" will be on view from November 4, 2016 to March 26, 2017 at Brooklyn Museum in New York. photograph by Elena Olivo

Marianne Vitale "Equipment" @ Invisible Exports Gallery In New York

Invisible-Exports presents Marianne Vitale’s “Equipment," the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery, consisting of a fleet of handcrafted wooden torpedoes, each hand-painted and adorned with a unique insignia. Equipment will be on view until October 16, 2016 at Invisible Exports Gallery in New York

Oscar Murillo "Through Patches of Corn, Wheat and Mud" @ David Zwirner Gallery in New York

David Zwirner presents an exhibition of new works by Oscar Murillo. On view at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in New York will be paintings, drawings, sculptural elements, and film. Murillo addresses the conditions of display in the contemporary art world by engaging with a series of opposites—including work and play, production and consumption, and originality and appropriation. His practice is closely tied to notions of community and migration stemming from his cross-cultural ties to London, where he currently lives, and Colombia, where he was born. Oscar Murillo "Through Patches of Corn, Wheat and Mud"  will be on view until October 24, 2016. photographs by Adam Lehrer

“The Beat Goes On" Curated by Derrick Adams @ SVA Chelsea Gallery in New York

SVA’s fall 2016 art programming launches with “The Beat Goes On,” an exhibition featuring work by Elia Alba, Kevin Beasley, Paul D. Miller, a.k.a., D.J. Spooky, and Tameka Norris, a.k.a. Meka Jean, and curated by visual artist Derrick Adams. For “The Beat Goes On,” the SVA Chelsea Gallery has been transformed into four distinct listening rooms, each presenting a solo show by one of the featured artists. Encompassing photography, sculpture, installation, performance and video works, each room takes music and the history of recorded and transmitted sound as its inspiration. “The Beat Goes On" Curated by Derrick Adam will be on view until September 17, 2016 at SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, New York. Photographs by Adam Lehrer

"A Modest Proposal" Group Show Opening @ Hauser and Wirth Gallery In New York

In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote an essay offering short-term solutions to Ireland’s dire situation with poverty and starvation. The essay, entitled A Modest Proposal, was simple in its intent: to stave off hunger, the Irish must simply start eating their children. It is that essay and its sentiment satirizing the absurd dilemma of being slaves to our bodies that provided the jumping off point for Hauser & Wirth’s new show, also entitled A Modest Proposal. The show features works from New York-based fine art photographer Lucas Blalock, Los Angeles-based Japanese sculptor and painter Naotaka Hiro, New York-based Russian mixed-media artist and painter Sanya Kantarovsky, New York-based French conceptual, performance, and mixed-media artist Nicola L., Iranian-American Los Angeles-based painter Tala Madani, and Polish painter Jakub Julian Ziólkowski. All the works in the show critique our relationships to our “bodies and the abject,” often with a light (albeit conceptual) touch and a sense of humor. Hauser & Wirth’s curatorial efforts are always spectacular, and seeing these artists interact with another in a gallery space should prove quite a treat. To open the show, Hauser & Wirth staffers put on red plastic onesies that were all connected, connecting the human bodies to one another as they flailed and gasped for freedom. "A Modest Proposal" will be on view until July 29, 2016 at Hauser Wirth, 18th Street, New York.  text and photographs by Adam Lehrer

Jordan Wolfson Sculptural Work @ David Zwirner Gallery In New York

The red hair, freckles, and boyish look of Colored sculpture draw associations to such literary and pop cultural characters as Huckleberry Finn, Howdy Doody, and Alfred E. Neuman, the mascot of Mad magazine. Highly polished in appearance, the work is suspended with heavy chains from a large mechanized gantry, which is programmed to choreograph its movements. The sheer physicality of the installation, which fills the entire gallery space and includes the work being hoisted and thrown forcefully to the ground, viscerally blurs the distinction between figuration and abstraction, while furthering the formal and narrative possibilities of sculpture. The sculpture’s eyes employ facial recognition technology to track spectators’ gazes and movements, thereby adding another layer of interactive corporeality to the work. Using fiber optics, its eyes also intermittently display a range of imagery and video footage, including the artist’s own animations and filmed footage, and other found visual material, all of which seem to mine the subconscious preoccupations and desires of our society and consumer culture. The work’s incongruous accompanying soundtrack further underscores the complex tensions and distortions that the artist establishes between reality and artificiality, subject and object, meaning and sense. The exhibition will be on view until June 25, 2016 at David Zwirner Gallery in New York. 

Nataal Presents "New African Photography" Group Show At Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn

Nataal presents the group show New African Photography in association with Red Hook Labs. The exhibition features six artists - Atong Atem (Sudan/Australia), Delphine Diaw Diallo (Senegal/France/US), Kristin-Lee Moolman (South Africa), Lakin Ogunbanwo (Nigeria), Namsa Leuba (Guinea/Switzerland) and Owise Abuzaid (Egypt). The work of these selected photographers, both emerging and internationally recognized, express the diversity of narratives informing Africa’s rich visual language today. Encompassing documentary, fashion and portrait photography, the exhibition will explore multiple themes that challenge accepted notions of belonging and identity, the everyday and the fantastical; the past and the future; the public and the private. New African Photography will be on view until May 15, 2016 at Red Hook Labs, 133-135 Imlay St, Brooklyn, New York. photographs by Scout Maceachron. 

Allen Jones "A Retrospective" @ Michael Werner Gallery in New York

Michael Werner Gallery in New York presents an historical survey exhibition of works by Allen Jones. Organized by Sir Norman Rosenthal, the exhibition includes paintings and sculptures from the 1960s to the present day and is the first comprehensive showing in New York of this celebrated and controversial British artist. Allen Jones "A Retrospective" will be on view until June 4, 2016 at Michael Werner Gallery, 4 East 77th St, New York. 

Hanna Liden "No Weather Data Available" @ 56 Henry Gallery In New York

In the main gallery Liden presents three cast-concrete sculptures, all molded from crook-handle umbrellas. Rendered in battleship grey, deep charcoal, and cautionary orange, the umbrella sculptures are suspended at inconsistent heights from the gallery ceiling. Two umbrellas dangle from welded industrial chain, and a third hangs from a noose looped around its handle. Strung up by their necks, the casts begin to resemble bodies hanged from an executioner’s scaffold. Hanna Liden "No Weather Data Available" will be on view until May 1, 2016 at 56 Henry Gallery in New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer