The Met celebrates the coming of summer with the return of their roof garden. Anthony Caro, “considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years,” has the honors.
For her show at On Stellar Rays Rochelle Feinstein made a body of work using only materials she had on hand at her studio, resulting in “abstract paintings that incorporate items as various as Styrofoam, a scrim embellished with gold and silver leaf, a birthday present from the sculptor Rachel Harrison (complete with the box that it came in), and a Craigslist ad seeking a nude model to pose for an abstract painting.” It runs through May 1.
The Jasper Johns show at Matthew Marks “features eleven sculptures completed over the past five years, which represent the largest body of work Johns has completed in his more than 50 year career.” It opens May 7.
Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming, at the Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University, “explores love as a way to participate in the production of a contemporary world where physical, cultural, and virtual space is shared.”
Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, is a documentary film about Andy Warhol’s Superstar. Featuring “loads of current and vintage interviews, film clips, photos, and never-before-screened archival footage, the film brings Candy and her world back to us after over thirty years.” It opens April 22 at the IFC Center.
Rooster continues its presentation of well-produced and thoughtful exhibitions with Marginalia, drawings by Tiago Estrada. Quickly gaining a reputation for excellent, if not challenging, shows, this is a gallery worth keeping an eye on.
Paintings from the 80s, Marilyn Minter’s show at Team, allows us to view her development by pulling work from two early series: the 1986-1987 Big Girls/Little Girls, built “from imagery with an almost journalistic remove,” and her 1989 Porn Grids, which “capture women and men engaged in what the porn industry refers to as ‘money shots.'”
For his seventh solo show at Derek Eller, David Dupuis “expands upon his exploration of mortality and the human condition by incorporating personal reactions to current events, specifically the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” It closes April 30.
Cobalt, a collaboration between sculptors Taylor Davis and Nicole Cherubini at Newman Popiashvili Gallery, consists of “a new body of slabs that materially incorporate color.” See their work through May 21.
Peter Blake, who rarely shows in the states, has an exhibit at Mary Ryan Gallery consisting of “10 unique collages on paper and canvas depicting New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Venice and Tokyo.” It will be up through June 18.