first show with Salon 94 since becoming represented by the gallery, the 85-year-old Sudanese legend presents paintings inspired by his recent travels to southern Spain, filled with joyful flamenco dancers, rich earth tones, and a nod to the country’s Islamic history.
Marcel Broodthaers at Paul Kasmin Gallery
Mar. 3–Apr. 23, 515 West 27th Street
Coinciding with MoMA’s Broodthaers retrospective, Kasmin
offers an unprecedented show in the U.S. including 20 artist books created between 1957–1975, and 26 editioned works from 1964–1975—plus an iconic installation featuring a living African gray parrot and an audio loop of the artist reciting his poetry.
Greg Parma-Smith at David Lewis
Mar. 4–Apr. 17, 88 Eldridge Street
The centerpiece of ’s
new show is Last Judgment
(2016), a 25-foot-wide, multi-panel painting with whole sections peeling tidily to reveal a solitary female figure or lush sacred geometries beneath a seascape at sunset; also on view is a series of smaller ink-on-paper works.
David Hammons at Mnuchin Gallery
Mar. 15–May 27, 45 East 78th Street
With the show’s installation conceived by
himself, this broad-ranging survey fills the galleries with traditional Japanese court music as it spans five decades of work from the tirelessly inventive artist, who has made everything from prints of his body on paper in margarine to drawings with Kool-Aid.
Barkley L. Hendricks at Jack Shainman Gallery
Mar. 17–Apr. 23, 524 West 24th Street
has directly addressed iniquities in the portrayal of black subjects with his portraiture, and new paintings in this show—like In the Crosshairs of the States
(2016), in which a man in a grey hoodie is viewed unsubtly through the barrel of a gun—reveal a sharpening in the artist’s critiques.
Willa Nasatir at Chapter NY
Mar. 20–Apr. 24, 127 Henry Street
For her second New York solo show, Nasatir distorts and layers images of everyday objects to create haunting photographic tableaus—some over six feet tall—that build on the lexicon of master Surrealist image makers like
The Propeller Group at James Cohan Gallery
Apr. 8–May 15, 291 Grand Street
Ahead of their first major museum solo show at MCA Chicago in June, the Ho Chi Minh City-based collective presents a new show including The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music (2014), a video work that blends documentary and reenactment in a musical meditation on funeral rites.
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at Luhring Augustine
Apr. 16–Jun.11, 531 West 24th Street
Marionettes dance and play instruments around a sleeping sculpture of Cardiff inside an old trailer in one installation by
, while in a second, viewers’ shadows create soundscapes through activating dozens of salvaged speakers.
Carmen Herrera at Lisson Gallery
May 3–Jun. 25, 504 West 24th Street
As her 101st birthday approaches,
is first and foremost an active and influential artist, which will be more than evident through this new show of fresh abstract paintings in contrasting colors—which inaugurates the gallery
’s newly built space in Chelsea.
Eva Kot’átková at Maccarone
May 3–Jun. 18, 630 Greenwich Street
Following her 2015 solo show at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center and inclusion in the New Museum Triennial, the 32-year-old artist presents new works motivated by art workshops she runs with children at a mental hospital in Prague, where she is based; the show comprises stone sculptures, collages, and giant wire sculptures inspired by the children’s drawings.
Cindy Sherman at Metro Pictures
opens May 5, 519 West 24th Street
has minted a veritable army of alter egos in her signature portrait photography over the past decades; ahead of her survey at The Broad
this June, she offers a show of various signature types she has shot, including a return to the familiar terrain of early Hollywood.
Adam Silverman at Friedman Benda
May 5–Jun. 11, 515 West 26th Street
In his first solo show
in New York, “Ground Control,”
(previously of Heath Ceramics) presents fresh wheel-thrown sculptures and vessels—dynamic forms splashed with glazes that balance precision and experimentation—in addition to a site-specific installation.
Nicole Eisenman at Anton Kern Gallery
May 19–Jun. 25, 532 West 20th Street
Two weeks after the MacArthur Genius’s retrospective opens at the New Museum, the masterful
shows us new work in response to everyday life in New York City, ranging in scale from the monumental to the minute.