Well, if you’re in New York this weekend, you’re in the wrong place for art openings. The third annual Frieze Art Fair in London opens tonight, and it’s sure to be a blast. Unfortunately AFC has a very important commitment with an Access Hollywood special this weekend, which will keep her in New York, but otherwise she’d totally be there. Perhaps put more accurately, I’d totally be there if I could afford my wishful jetsetting lifestyle.
If you’re like me and stuck here for the weekend, here are this weeks picks:
Friday October 21
John Chamberlain, Recent Sculptures.
Just kidding! The following is another “see it because it’s likely to be that bad” recommendation. This will make two weeks in a row I have picked on Pace, but I can’t help it. That’s what you get for putting together an exhibition that looks like an episode of Studio in a School Works with Metal.
Saturday, October 22
Robert Miller Gallery
Hopefully you didn’t miss the Diane Arbus show that this replaced because it was one of the best shows in Chelsea last month. My only complaint is that the condition of some of the photographs seemed, um, not great. In it’s place, Patricia Piccinini: “Nature’s Little Helpers,”. Her work can be a little slick and cheesy Sci-Fi, but this show looks like it has a lot of promise. Again, her work reproduces wonderfully, and the topic of genetic engineering and science is endlessly fascinating when done right.