New Show Openings
© Simen Johan
– Last night was the opening night for Chelsea’s fall season of shows. I was working the bar at the Simen Johan opening at Yossi Milo so I didn’t get a chance to go to a lot of shows but I did make it a point to see Amy Stein at Clamp Art and Todd Hido at Bruce Silverstein Gallery. The Simen Johan show looks amazing, the 6 new large scale images from his Until the Kingdom Comes series are beautiful composites, some using hundreds of images to create the final piece. He also has two new sculptures made from rocks, feathers, glitter and a lot of glitz, quite interesting pieces. I do wish there was more work in the show though, although the prints were huge the walls felt a little bare.
© Amy Stein
– I was very excited to see Amy Stein’s Domesticated series in person. I’ve had the book from Photo Lucida for a while now and have only had the chance to see one of the prints in person before the show. The prints looked great and I was happily suprised to see a few images I’d never seen before. Excellent show, my favorite of the night.
© Todd Hido
– The Todd Hido show is another must see. The photos from his A Road Divided series are some of my favorite of his work. The images, shot through the front windshield of his car, show the mundane side of the American landscape. The pictures have an almost painterly quality because of droplets of water and other distortions on the window. Nicolai Howalt’s Car Crash Studies were also being shown in the gallery but they didn’t really do anything for me.
Other Shows To See:
Grace Kim @ Melanie Flood Projects
Simon Roberts @ Klompching Gallery
Juergen Teller @ Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Tim Davis @ Greenberg Van Doren Gallery
Nicholas Nixon @ Pace/Macgill Gallery
Tracey Baran @ Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Sally Mann @ Gagosian Gallery
Helen Van Meene @ Yancey Richardson Gallery
Jeff Wall @ Marian Goodman Gallery
Justine Kurland @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Tim Roda @ Daniel Cooney Fine Art
Hey, Hot Shot! 2009 First Edition @ Jen Bekman Gallery