Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Twenty One Twelve through December 15, 2012 at Postmasters, 459 W. 19th Street. “Constructing subjective databases of film and television material and for creating miniature film sets with live video cameras.”
Diana Thater, Chernobyl through Dec 22nd at David Zwirner, 525-533 W. 19th Street. “Framed around the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster, the 2010 video installation spotlights the consequences of manmade catastrophes on the natural world. The urgency of its subject matter resonates in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the damage it wrought within the Chelsea art district, and beyond.”
A trio of shows featuring DALeast, Vinz and Joe Sorren at the premier gallery of Street Art Johnathan LeVine, 529 West 20th Street, 9th floor. He is featuring Invader at Pulse Miami one of the very few reasons why I regret not going to Florida.
Björn Schülke, Luftraum through Dec 22th at Bitforms, 529 W. 20th Street, floor 2. “All three ‘creatures’ on view are suspicious, vulnerable subjects that are awakened by motion sensors as the viewer approaches.”
Paula Cooper has shows at both locations. Carl Andre through December 15 at 521 W. 21st Street and Eight Sculptors: Sanford Biggers, Sam Durant, Matias Faldbakken, Liz Glynn, Justin Matherly, Matt Sheridan Smith, Molly Smith, Rudolf Stingel at 534 through December 22.
Henry Moore, Large Forms at Gagosian, 522 W. 21st Street through January 19.
Charles Ray just to see what the hype is all about through January 12 at MatthewMarks, 522 W. 22nd Street.
Land artist, Agnes Denes Sculptures of the Mind: 1968 to Now through January 19 at Leslie Tonkonow, 535 W. 22nd Street, 6th floor.
Judy Fox, Out of Water at P.P.O.W. 535 W. 22nd Street, suite 301 through December 15, “exploring mythological references that are used to reflect upon contemporary sociological issues.”
Pace of course has Chuck Close at 534 W 25th, Michal Rovner, Topography at 508 W. 22nd Street and Kienholz: The Ozymandias Parade / Concept Tableaux at 510 W. 25th Street all through December 22.
Barbara Gladstone has Carroll Dunham at 515 W. 24th Street and Haung Yong Ping: Circus 530 W. 21 both through January 19, 2013.
Ai Weiwei, Forge through December 21 at Mary Boone 541 W. 24th Street is an installation derived from twisted steel from a school destroyed by the earthquake that that occurred in Sichuan, China, on 12 May 2008.And Gagosian at 555 W. 24th is showing books by Ed Ruscha through December 22nd.