Art In America

David Horvitz and Penelope Umbrico

at Recess,
41 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013

The strength of this exhibition is its provisional feel. Printouts of web pages are tacked to the wall, photographs are poised in corners and stacks of Polaroids of cats are scattered throughout the gallery. In their individual practices, Horvitz and Umbrico are concerned with how images circulate online and acquire new meanings over time. The work they display in the gallery is often only temporarily meant to be viewed as "art." Horvitz uploaded an image of himself with downcast eyes; it was subsequently published on websites around the world as a stock photograph representing depression. The printouts on display to mark the intervention at Recess are like fireflies caught in a jar. In their prosaic form they gesture toward vast and dynamic cultural practices.  

More from the Lookout

Peggy Ahwesh and Jennifer Montgomery

at Murray Guy,
through Oct. 24
453 West 17th Street

Dona Nelson

at Thomas Erben,
through Oct. 31
526 West 26th Street, 4th floor

Robert Overby

at Andrew Kreps,
through Oct. 31
537 West 22nd Street

Barbara Rossi

at New Museum,
through Jan. 3
235 Bowery


at Dominique Levy,
through Oct. 24
909 Madison Avenue

Stanya Kahn

at Marlborough Chelsea,
through Oct. 17
545 West 25th Street

Julia Bland

at On Stellar Rays,
through Oct. 25
1 Rivington Street

Wolfgang Tillmans

at David Zwirner,
through Oct. 24
525 West 19th Street

Wynne Greenwood

at New Museum,
through Jan. 10
235 Bowery

“Really, Socialism?!”

at MomentaArt,
through Nov. 9
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn


Sam Falls

at The Kitchen,
through Oct. 10
512 West 19th Street

Josiah McElheny

at Andrea Rosen,
through Oct. 24
525 West 24th Street

Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke

at Elizabeth Dee,
through Oct. 24
545 West 20th Street

Ron Nagle

at Matthew Marks,
through Oct. 24
522 West 22nd Street

Gizela Mickiewicz and Roman Stańczak

at Bureau,
through Oct. 25
178 Norfolk Street

Dana Schutz

at Petzel,
through Oct. 24
456 West 18th Street

“Between History and the Body”

at The 8th Floor,
through Oct. 16
17 West 17th Street

Robert Irwin

at Dia:Beacon,
through Dec. 31
3 Beekman Street, Beacon, N.Y.

Frida Kahlo

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

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