Art In America

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Sam Messer

at Fredericks & Freiser,
through Jul. 31
536 West 24th Street
The painstaking process evident in Denis the Pirate, a stop-motion collaboration between artist Sam Messer and writer Denis Johnson animated with over 1,000 hand-colored etchings and drawings, starkly contrasts with the silliness of its improvised narrati…Read more

Vera Neumann

at Alexander Gray,
through Aug. 7
510 West 26th Street
"Vera Paints" was a tagline advertising collections of scarves and accessories from the Vera Company, reminding shoppers that the fashion brand's founder, Vera Neumann, began her floral designs with original paintings in watercolor and ink on paper. Alexa…Read more

James “Son Ford” Thomas

at 80WSE,
through Aug. 7
80 Washington Square East
"We all end up in the clay." This stark truth, spoken by seminal Delta Blues musician and self-taught artist John "Son Ford" Thomas (1926-1993) on his time working as a gravedigger in Mississippi, is powerfully conveyed in this exhibition of small clay sc…Read more


Helen Johnson and Kate Newby

at Laurel Gitlen,
through Jul. 31
122 Norfolk Street
There's a shared desire between these two artists from Oceania—Brooklyn-based New Zealander Kate Newby and Melbourne-based Helen Johnson—to fracture and reconfigure the stuff of everyday life. The centerpiece of Newby's sculptural installation, in the fro…Read more

Rosa Aiello

at Eli Ping Frances Perkins,
through Aug. 8
55-59 Chrystie Street
At the beginning of Rosa Aiello's 10-minute video A River in It (2015), a fire flickers in the distance and a woman's voice (artist Olga Pedan) beckons. The view zooms to the center of the consuming blaze, then the cycle starts all over again. At this poi…Read more

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Niele Toroni

at Swiss Institute,
through Sept. 6
18 Wooster Street

Michael Smith

at Greene Naftali,
through Aug. 14
508 West 26th Street

Math Bass

at MoMA PS1,
through Aug. 31
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City



at On Stellar Rays,
through Jul. 31
1 Rivington Street

“No Vacancies”

at Marianne Boesky,
through Aug. 7
509 West 24th Street

Roger Brown

at Maccarone,
through Aug. 7
630 Greenwich Street

“What Nerve!”

at Matthew Marks,
through Aug. 14
502, 522 and 526 West 22nd Street

“China: Through the Looking Glass”

at Metropolitan Museum of Art,
through Sept. 7
1000 Fifth Avenue

Will Benedict

at Bortolami,
through Aug. 7
520 West 20th Street

Patrick Van Caeckenbergh

at Lehmann Maupin,
through Aug. 21
201 Chrystie Street

Ruth Root

at Andrew Kreps,
through Aug. 14
537 West 22nd Street


“Old Truths and New Lies”

at Rachel Uffner,
through Jul. 31
170 Suffolk Street

Sarah Charlesworth

at New Museum,
through Sept. 20
235 Bowery

“One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works”

at The Museum of Modern Art,
through Sept. 7
11 West 53rd Street


Marjorie Strider

at Broadway 1602,
through Aug. 1
370 First Avenue #13D


Philippe Parreno

at Park Avenue Armory,
through Aug. 2
643 Park Avenue

“Six Doors”

at The Other Room,
through Aug. 7
820 Greenwich Street


Ida Applebroog

at Hauser & Wirth,
through Jul. 31
511 West 18th Street

Frida Kahlo

at The New York Botanical Garden,
through Nov. 1
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

Piotr Uklanski

at Metropolitan Museum of Art,
through Aug. 16
1000 Fifth Avenue

“Masterpieces and Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman’s Seder”

at Jewish Museum,
through Aug. 9
1109 Fifth Avenue

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