This week, in-house gallery hop expert Alex Allenchey presents his list of top ten shows to see this weekend for the first time. There's something for everyone on the list below, starting with Alex's top pick.
If you're gonna see just one, make sure it's...
Cynthia Daignault @ FLAG Art Foundation thru 5/13
When an exquisite pairing of Etel Adnan and Gerhard Richter isn’t the show to see at an exhibition space, you know you’re really in for something special. Exploring the notions of originality and authorship at a time when images are effortlessly reproduced, Cynthia Daignault invites dozens of other artists—from Cory Arcangel to Letha Wilson—to participate in her practice of recreation. Her nearby reductions of the 30 most famous works at MoMA to two colors and a sentence describing subject matter are particularly remarkable.
And make sure you also check out:
Bill Saylor @ Magenta Plains - thru 3/19 (photo below)
Daniel Gordon @ James Fuentes - thru 2/26
Mark Leckey @ MoMA PS1 - thru 3/5
Alice Neel @ David Zwirner - thru 4/22
Vija Celmins @ Matthew Marks - thru 4/15
Matt Johnson @ 303 Gallery - thru 2/25 (photo below)
Arlene Shechet @ The Frick - thru 4/2
Drawing Island @ The Journal - thru 3/26
Aaron Garber-Maikovska @ CLEARING - thru 2/26 (photo below)