Of the exhibitions I went to for New York Gallery Week--actually just a weekend--here are some that I enjoyed in particular. This weekend galleries are open on Sundays and offer talks, guided tours and free buffet lunch with an auction preview with artwork by David Byrne and Elizabeth Peyton.
AT DAVID ZWIRNER
(Mamma Andersson, About a Girl, 2005)
(Jockum Nordstrom, Meaningless Strength, 2009)
AT SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO.
(Amy Sillman, The Plumbing, 2006)
AT MATTHEW MARKS
(Darren Almond, From Sometimes Still, a six-channel high definition video projection)
AT PACE GALLERY
While Pace Gallery isn't part of NYGW, the Kiki Smith exhibition, LODESTAR, is definitely worth a visit. In her first major New York gallery exhibition in eight years, she presents stained-glass panels of mouth-blown glass, depicting a woman’s life in cycles. I could not find pictures of this exhibit. More incentive to go to the exhibit!
Also, while you're in Chelsea why not walk over to the High Line for a stroll, and check out Richard Galpin's installation Viewing Station, and the installment by Spencer Finch that will close in June after its yearlong run.
(Galpin's rendering of Viewing Station.
In Soho, here are a couple of interesting exhibitions to check out. And the galleries are right across the street from each other.
AT DEITCH PROJECTS
AT THE DRAWING CENTER
(Leon Golub, Hell's Fire Awaits You, 2003)