Things to cover in the months ahead: the Armory Show and all the Mini-Me's, Scope and Pulse. There will be others sprouting up, and I’ll do my best to see it all.
Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers -- see the trailer via YouTube -- will be projected onto the exterior walls of MoMA this winter (January 16 to February 12, 5 to 10 pm). Filmed in and about NYC last year, this promises to be an exciting project.
Also at MoMA, for the print lovers is Artistic Collaborations: 50 Years at Universal Limited Art Editions, opening January 17th.
A few Chelsea picks opening this month include Isidro Biasco, at DCKT Contemporary, and Caleb Weintraub: Cloudy with a Chance of Apocalypse, at Jack the Pelican.
In D.C., there is Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965 at the National Gallery of Art (opening January 28), Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works From The Hirshhorn Collection (opening February 15), and Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (opening on March 17) looks great. I’ll be in the green sweater.
In Baltimore, the Baltimore Museum of Art opens with Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape on February 11. This will be a sure crowd-pleaser: ca-ching, keep those free doors open. Westnorth Studio’s next show is Figment Of Speech, opening February 15, and the Station North Area Winter-Fest is February 17 (noon to 10 pm). New work by Chui-Hyun Ahn at C. Grimaldis Gallery (January 10) and new Raoul Middleman paintings coming in April. With a new director at Gallery Imperato, Cheri Landry’s first curated show will be Man-Made, a three man exhibit (February 2).
Lots of art to start the year with many wonderful surprises, I’m sure.