just opened:

Beverly Hills John
 John Waters

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W24th St., NYC

For 50 years, John Waters has provoked the idiosyncrasies and hilarities of the movie business. His photographic work (since 1995) has taken on politically charged topics of “cinematic correctness,” religious lunacy, and media manipulation. A recurring theme of Waters’ oeuvre is the appropriation of images from other directors’ films then rendered into storyboards that change the meaning of the first celluloid frames. More personal and self-critical, this new body of work seeks resolution to a set of questions about Waters’ own experiences, or as he describes them: his childhood fame issues, his fear of false glamour and nouveau-riche comfort, his ongoing sexual attractions, and the possible horror and risk of a “careericide” with dignity. - thru Feb 14


Roxy Paine, Maelstrom, 2009. Installation, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 28 - November 29, 2009. Stainless steel, 22 ft x 140 ft x 50 ft. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York © Roxy Paine.


Miami Highlights: 10 Works That Make Geometry Fun

Highlights from our member galleries.

Matt Johnson, Party Cup Pyramid. 303 Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Gego, Dibujo Sin Papel 79/19, 1979, stainless steel, bronze, thread. Sicardi Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Dorothea Rockburne, Parallelogram with Two Small Squares (From Vellum Squares series), 1978. Van Doren Waxter at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Matthew Hawtin, Pixie & Trixie, 2014, acrylic on fiberglass panel. David Klein Gallery at Art Miami.

Serge Alain Nitegeka, Black Subjects: Interior XI (detail), 2014, paint on wood. Marianne Boesky Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Rombo Azul y Negro, 1969, acrylic on board with aluminum rod and nylon wire. Maxwell Davidson Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Monir Farmanfarmaian, First Family–Square, 2010, mirror, plaster, natural glue, acrylic, wood. Haines Gallery at Miami Project.

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (TBD Creamsicle), 2014, colored pencil on paper. Richard Gray Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Iván Navarro, Bomb, 2014, neon, drum, one-way mirror, mirror and electric energy. Paul Kasmin Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Ann Hamilton, Book Block - The Tragedy Of, 2014, paperback book slices, wood, bookbinder’s adhesive. Carl Solway Gallery at INK Miami.

opens tonight, May 9, 6-8p:

I Do Choose
 Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W24th St., NYC

The works presented engage a sense of commonality between objects, bodies, and the expectations of their interaction. As evidence of the artist’s dialogue with items in her studio, these works are a means by which the artist explores the intimacy of the mutual existence between art and life. - thru June 6

pictured: Every Man Has His Tastes, 2013-2014
chair and ottoman, glazed ceramic, ceramic objects, paint

recommended: opening tonight in 2 locations, 6-8p:

 curated by Todd Levin
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W24th St., NYC
Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, 545 W25th St., NYC

A joint project between Marianne Boesky Gallery and Marlborough Chelsea, Another Look at Detroit presents works and objects by over fifty artists, designers, and cultural contributors. The focus of this exhibition is the city of Detroit as a creative center, historically through to today. Spanning a period of 150 years, and taking place at both galleries’ Chelsea spaces, this exhibition is by no means a comprehensive survey. Rather, Another Look at Detroit intends to portray a vision as sprawling and complex as the biography of the city itself.

pictured: Diego Rivera, Edsel B. Ford, 1932, Oil on canvas

Opens Tomorrow, Sept 4, 6-8p:

Denuded Lens
 Roxy Paine

Marianne Boesky Gallery,  509 W24th St., NYC

From the Painting Machines, to the Replicants, to the Dendroids, Paine’s practice illuminates the aesthetic and conceptual paradoxes that lie at the heart of the contemporary condition, addressing the particular tension that arises when chaos and control, fact and artifice, the organic and the industrial, meet. At the center of this exhibition is Checkpoint, the most recent iteration of his latest series, the large-scale Dioramas. A room-sized vision of a generic airport security stop, Checkpoint presents a locale whose practical banality rests uneasily alongside the looming suggestion of larger social anxieties.  - thru Oct 18