Art In America

Ben Gocker

at PPOW,
535 W. 23rd St.

"Scaredy Cat City," Ben Gocker's second solo at PPOW, offers a playful urban psychodrama. 11 black panels cut roughly into the shape of boxy, pitched-roof houses are covered with straws, gold foil, peanuts, carpet and a miscellany of scavenged items. Two small rectangles protruding from the bottom of each relief resemble feet, and it's tempting to search for faces within Gocker's loosely geometric designs. The feel is of a visionary city built from Tinkertoys or a detailed microcosm presented in a Lite-Brite palette.

 

More from the Lookout

David Humphrey

at Fredericks & Freiser,
through Nov. 8
536 W. 24th St.

Chris Martin

at Anton Kern,
through Nov. 15
532 W. 20th St.

Elizabeth Jaeger

at Jack Hanley Gallery,
through Nov. 9
327 Broome St.

Closing

Do Ho Suh

at Lehmann Maupin,
through Oct. 25
540 W. 26th St. and 201 Chrystie St.

John Stezaker

at Petzel,
through Nov. 8
456 W. 18th St.

Closing

Erica Baum

at Bureau,
through Oct. 26
178 Norfolk St.

Closing

John Lurie

at Cavin-Morris,
through Oct. 25
210 Eleventh Ave.

Closing

Cao Fei

at Lombard Freid,
through Oct. 25
518 W. 19th St.

Antoine Catala

at 47 Canal,
through Nov. 2
291 Grand St.

Closing

Peter Fend

at Essex Street,
through Oct. 26
114 Eldridge St

Closing

Frank Heath

at Simone Subal,
through Oct. 26
131 Bowery, 2nd Floor

Danh Vo

at Public Art Fund,
through Dec. 5
Brooklyn Bridge Park and City Hall Park

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.