NEW YORK Marc Straus This small, intimate show, featuring 11 cast, monochromatic rubber objects ranging in height from 10 to 75 inches, is conceptually divided between works that are simultaneously realistic and abstract and those that are completely figurative and, in a wizardly way, uncannily lifelike.
NEW WINDSOR, NEW YORK Storm King Art Center Among the highlights of the exhibition is the earliest maquette that Puryear completed for Lookout; dating to 2016, the model is rendered in wood, the medium of his best-known public works.
LONDON Pippy Houldsworth Gallery Aside from the obvious Greek reference, the caryatids, despite their detail and ornament, also gesture, in some respects, to Eduardo Paolozzi’s collaged sculptures, especially from the 1950s, and Huma Bhabha’s much darker creations.
The Argentinian sculptor Carola Zech has spent over 25 years expanding the limits of sculpture, installation, and context. In her often site-specific works, she thinks about space and all its actors—especially the body of the viewer—as a nucleus that grows or contracts with the interaction of the parts.
Systems, patterns, strata, bodies, and machines are among the preoccupations of British sculptor Holly Hendry. Turning things inside out and breaking their inner workings down into individual, often corporeal, parts, she reveals boundaries that are often more porous and permeable than we might imagine.
LONDON Thomas Dane Gallery There is an immediate and captivating tension at play in Adams’s use of sophisticated technology to provide the foundation for his densely worked and extensively layered handmade pieces.
Inside the Spiral: The Passions of Robert Smithson by Suzaan Boettger More than 10 years in the making, Suzaan Boettger’s biography of Robert Smithson has something for everyone—artists, art historians, art critics, psychiatrists, and art collectors.
Serena is surviving on the median between uptown and downtown traffic on Manhattan’s Park Avenue at 36th Street, just a few blocks below Grand Central. There, she dwells in flawless, larger-than-life quiescence, her luxurious long fingers caressing the shiny blue inner tube that keeps her afloat atop a stone podium.
London-based Nika Neelova excavates new perspectives from found objects and reclaimed architectural materials, transforming them into intriguing forms filled with memories and echoes of history.
PITTSBURGH Mattress Factory Two sparse rooms contain various hybrid objects, including uniquely constructed dustpans, shopping bags, shredded books, brooms, mops, and buckets. These are the fundamental forms for Rosenberg’s fictional character Annette, an artist with a day job, who can only spend eight hours a week in her studio because of work obligations.