Wide and Deep, Kay Rosen’s show at Sikkema Jenkins, “enlists the limits of the basic architecture of the space and the possibilities of everyday language.”
Alec Soth’s show at Sean Kelly reflects his “increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some— specifically male— Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization.”
The Ungovernables, the New Museum’s 2012 Triennial, features “thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives—totaling over fifty participants—born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US.”
Georg Baselitz, whose career “is a constant process of counterpoint, marked by intense periods of creative activity culminating in a masterpiece or group of master works,” has a show at Gagosian.
Jonathan Lasker’s show at Cheim & Read “groups together twenty seminal paintings, dating from 1977–1985, which attest to the origins of his methodology, and ideas about abstraction, figuration and language.”
Cindy Sherman’s long-awaited retrospective at the MoMA opens February 26.
Odd Nerdrum’s show at Forum Gallery will open March 8.
Tom Friedman’s show at Luhring Augustine, his first New York show since 2005, features “both sculptures as well as works on paper, in a wide range of materials, scales, and genres.”
Bruised and Battered, Piet van den Boog’s show at Mike Weiss, opens February 23.
Ryan Sullivan’s work at Maccarone “tempers gesture and authorship through an entropic set of actions.”