Lehmann Maupin Gallery presents Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings, an exhibition of new work by Japanese artist Mr. The centerpiece of Mr.’s exhibition is a massive installation to be constructed in the middle of the main gallery and interspersed with a series of new paintings. This sprawling installation, the first of it’s kind by the artist outside of Japan, embodies the post-disaster angst and frustration of the Japanese people since the catastrophic events of March 11, 2011. According to the artist, the Japanese people rose in a unified effort to recover from the devastation of the loss of World War II. But along with the recent economic stagnation, the earthquakes in Eastern Japan, and the after effects of the nuclear disaster, a collective depression from an inability to vent their frustrations continues to accumulate within their society. Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings will be on view until October 20 2012 at Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street, New York
Jonathan LeVine Gallery presents Too Much For One Man, a series of new works by acclaimed Brooklyn-based artist Judith Supine, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery. Using his mother’s maiden name as an alias to keep his identity anonymous, Judith Supine has become renowned in the street art scene for his distinct style, unique wheatpastes on building façades and impressive placement of public interventions in daring locations throughout New York City. In 2007, he hung a 50-foot figure off the side of the Manhattan Bridge, in 2008 he left a piece floating in the East River and then in 2009 he left one in a Central Park pond, one in a Queens sewer and another on the highest point of the Williamsburg Bridge. In recent years, Supine has focused more on studio work and elaborate gallery installations. His process involves a pastiche of printed ephemera. Supine describes the collage technique as “combining seemingly disparate images to reveal something that wasn’t previously apparent.” Too Much For One Man is on view October 6, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY
An exhibition, entitled Pupa, of Australian photographer Polly Borland’s work is currently on view at Murray White Room Gallery. Pupa will be on view until October 6 at Murray White Room, Sargood Lane, Melbourne.
Antonio’s World, a survey of the work of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) is open now at The Suzanne Geiss Company. The exhibition will showcase three decades of the artist’s polymathic creative output, including never before seen drawings, photographs, and ephemera. Lopez’s seminal works, which adorned the pages of Vogue, The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, and Interview throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, remain a powerful source of inspiration; galvanizing contemporary visual culture.Beginning in the 1960’s, Lopez redefined fashion imagery with his portrayal of the “Antonio Girls,” comprised most notably of Pat Cleveland, Jane Forth, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange. His infectiously charismatic persona and Pygmalion’s eye for raw beauty led Antonio, and the equally magnetic art director, Juan Ramos, to discover and transform these aspiring models into paragons of glamour. The first complete Antonio Lopez monograph, Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco, will be released by Rizzoli New York in conjunction with the exhibition. Antonio’s World will be on view until October 20th, 2012 at The Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand Street, New York.
303 Gallery presents it’s eleventh exhibition of work by Karen Kilimnik, and first two-person show with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. For this show, both Kilimnik and Gordon will present video installations addressing the nature of performance, its definition and its influence. On view until September 29 at 303 Gallery, 547 W 21st Street, New York, NY
Peres Projects – One of three big Eddie Martinez paintings installed at Art Berlin Contemporary Fair – on view from September 13 to September 16.
Praz-Delavallade presents The Petrified Forest, a new exhibition by John Miller. John Miller has produced a varied œuvre that includes painting, sculpture, photography and video. With empathy, humor, and insightful observation, Miller plunges into the maelstrom of everyday life to distill the commonplace and the normal. While a lot of Miller’s previous works had to do with the interrogation of value in a capitalist society and the disparities between the price and the meaning of something, his more recent projects offer at once critical and poetic representations of emotional affect, its relationship to bio-power and its impact on individuals. The Petrified Forest is on view until October 11, 2012 at Praz-Delavallade Gallery, 5, Rue Des Haudriettes, 75003, Paris.
For one month beginning September 10, Costume National store in New York will be transformed into a mini-gallery for an exhibition called New No Dark Wave, named after their Fall collection, featuring artists Aaron Young, the late Tobias Wong, and James Franco who will be showing short films in the changing rooms and a photo series called New Film Stills based on Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills. New No Dark Wave will be on view September 10 to Octobert 10, Costume National, 150 Greene St, NYC
Hiding behind a logo and name with the word corporation in it, Bernadette Van-Huy, John Kelsey and Antek Walczak, who make up the quasi-subversive art collection Bernadette Corporation have since the mid-90s been running an underground fashion label, creating films, and publishing a magazine. In the summer of 2001, the collective temporarily merged with Le Parti Imaginaire, a faction of post-Situationist militants and intellectuals with links to the burgeoning antiglobalization movement to participate in the riots of the g8 summit. “We call ourselves a corporation because corporations are everywhere, and it impresses people … pretending we are businesspeople while we sleep all day like cats,” says the collective. On view this month at the Artist Space in New York, Bernadette Corporation is having its first major retrospective. Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years will on view from September 9 to December 16, 2012, at Artist Space, 38 Greene Street, New York
Gagosian Gallery presents The End of Civilisation, a major film installation by Douglas Gordon.In The End of Civilisation, a grand piano burns at a remote site deep in the Cumbrian landscape. This lushly green and desolate locale overlooking the boundary between England and Scotland was once the border of the Roman Empire. The grand piano, emblematic of high culture as both a finely crafted instrument and a beautiful sculptural object, is destroyed at the primeval edge of civilization. With this symbolic conflagration, Gordon re-enacts an ancient local tradition of igniting beacons as an admonition or communication. Inspired in part by the journey of the 2012 Olympic torch across the British Isles, The End of Civilisation is both a celebration and a warning—of fire as a symbol of optimism and hope, but also of risk, danger, and destruction. The End of Civilisation is on view from September 8 to October 13, 2012, Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21st Street, New York, NY