In this week’s roundup, Ellen Gallagher engages the empirical, Cindy Sherman breaks out of the frame, Nancy Spero is honored, Cao Fei employs virtuality and more.
- Ellen Gallagher‘s latest work will soon be on view at the Gagosian Gallery (NYC). Her experimental works on canvas constitute a syntax of marks, gestures and windswept ephemera collected by the artist. Gallagher’s approach navigates unfamiliar territories and liminal realms that swings back and forth between “legibility and blankness and which appears at different velocities, both sudden and perpetual.” This exhibition will run from January 22 – February 26.
- Nancy Spero is honored in Christopher Lyon’s Nancy Spero: The Work, a “sweeping survey” of her expressive text-and-image art, investigations of pain and torture in her innovative works on paper and bold site installations.
- Cao Fei‘s RMB City is part of the Museum of the Moving Image’s Real Virtuality exhibition. Coming from artists from multiple disciplines, the works on display employ “video game engines, motion- and position-tracking, stereoscopic (3-D) digital video, and sophisticated image processing software to create simulated worlds that extend, augment, or disrupt the physical environment of the Museum space.” This exhibition is on view January 15 – June 12.
- Cindy Sherman has new work on view at Sprüth Magers (London). For this series, Sherman has assembled a cast of uniquely individual characters on large photographic murals, marking a departure within Cindy Sherman’s artistic practice from the format of the framed photograph. This show will run until February 19.
- James Turrel‘s Atlan is a highlight of the Musee d’Art Contemporain (Montreal) Blue exhibition. Atlan is a room-sized optical illusion of ultraviolet blue lighting. The exhibition will close on March 27.
- In conjunction with Triumphs — the current Dublin City Gallery exhibition by Richard Tuttle — The Hugh Lane will present a seminar series that engages artists, critics, and curators in conversations as a response and “a point of departure to discuss current art practice.” The seminars will look at Tuttle’s work in the context of aesthetics, philosophy, science and history. These sessions take place starting on Thursday, January 20.