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Gallery Hopping on Thursdays:
September 12, 2013

If you’re looking for refreshing and invigorating art, New York City is the hot spot this week! In Chelsea, De Buck Gallery and Freight + Volume will be hosting solo and group exhibitions by artists whose subject matter and choice of media debunk conventional notions of art.

The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part II: The Other 99% will be on view on September 12 at 530 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011.

Martin Creed by Laurina Paperina Laurina Paperina, Martin Creed, 2013, mixed media on canvas, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

Freight + Volume, a Chelsea gallery known for putting together thought-provoking exhibitions of both emerging and established talent, will be presenting works by artists Noah Lyon (American, b.1979), Laurina Paperina (Italian, b.1980), and new-comer Cristina de Miguel (Spanish, b.1987). The exhibition, which is sure to indulge viewers with a plateful of comedy and cynicism, serves as the second part of a series that examines the taboos and questionable dealings of the art world, issues that have become all too real in recent years. The text-based compositions address the pitfalls of being part of a generation that grew up amidst economic decline, celebrity artists, and artificial intelligence, factors that have undeniably skewed the general public’s opinion on Contemporary Art and its purveyors. Multi-disciplinary artist, Laurina Paperina, known for her animated series How to Kill the Artists, resumes her campaign of poking fun at blue-chip art with a caricature of artist Martin Creed (British, b.1968) and his rise to fame after being awarded the Turner Prize in 2001.

Zevs: Traffics in Icons will be on view on September 12 at 545 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011.

Illuminated Titian, Danae with Eros by Zevs Zevs, Illuminated Titian, Danae with Eros, 2013, oil and gold leaf on canvas, De Buck Gallery, New York, NY

Parisian street artist, Zevs (French, b.1977) offers a fresh perspective on Old Master works in his latest exhibition, Traffics in Icons, at De Buck Gallery. Zevs’s liquidated logos of Fortune 500 companies such as Facebook and Microsoft will be displayed alongside appropriated images of the Greek mythological princess, Danae, who bore Perseus, a son of Zeus. The artist infiltrates these paintings by taking on the role of an omnipresent God. The pseudonym Zevs, the artist’s real name being Aghirre Schwartz, is pronounced the same as that of the Father of the Gods. Using gold leaf, the artist brands the entire nude figure of Danae in currency symbols so as to link commodity riches to the lucrative business of media and its role in the sexualization of the female body.

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Berlin, Germany
September 12–October 13, 2013
Fasanenstraße 73, 10719 Berlin, Germany

Bonn, Germany
Werner Haypeter, Hadi Tabatabai: Aus der Sache heraus at kunstgaleriebonn
September 12–October 18, 2013
Villa Faupel, Lotharstraße 106, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Falmouth, ME
Carol Sloane: Water & Wood at Elizabeth Moss Gallery
September 12–October 19, 2013
251 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105

Geneva, Switzerland
Eric Poitevin at Blancpain Art Contemporain
September 12–November 2, 2013
63, rue des Maraîchers, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

Hong Kong, China
Detached Oeuvre at Amelia Johnson Contemporary
September 12–December 10, 2013
g/f 6–10 Shin Hing Street (off Hollywood Road), Central, Hong Kong, China

Istanbul, Turkey
Azade Köker 'Moving Spaces' at CDA Projects
September 12–October 26, 2013
Istiklal Cad. Misir Apt. No:163 K.2 D.5, Istanbul, Turkey

Miami, FL
Vanitas at Pan American Art Projects
September 12–November 23, 2013
2450 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

New York, NY
Angel Otero: Gates of Horn and Ivory at Lehmann Maupin
September 12–November 2, 2013
540 West 26 Street, New York, NY 10001

Teresita Fernández opens at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong at Lehmann Maupin
September 12–November 9, 2013
540 West 26 Street, New York, NY 10001

Claudia Wieser at Marianne Boesky Gallery
September 12–October 9, 2013
509 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Darshan: Photographs by Manjari Sharma and Shower Series: Photographs by Manjari Sharma at ClampArt
September 12–October 12, 2013
521–531 West 25th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001

Eikoh Hosoe: Curated Body 1959-1970 at MIYAKO YOSHINAGA
September 12–October 19, 2013
547 27th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001

Günther Schützenhöfer: Everyday Objects at Ricco/Maresca
September 12–October 12, 2013
529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

Hung Liu: Qian Shan: Grandfather's Mountain at Nancy Hoffman Gallery
September 12–October 26, 2013
520 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

John Kirby and Rachel Heller at Flowers
September 12–October 12, 2013
529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Morgan Fischer: Interior Color Beauty at Bortolami
September 12–October 12, 2013
520 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Sebastiaan Bremer at Edwynn Houk Gallery
September 12–November 2, 2013
745 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10151

The Propeller Group, Lived, Lives, Will Live! at Lombard Freid Gallery
September 12–October 26, 2013
518 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10001

Timotheus Tomicek: World at Jenkins Johnson Gallery
September 12–November 2, 2013
521 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Zhao Zhao: Constellations at Chambers Fine Art
September 12–October 15, 2013
522 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Paris, France
Bertrand Lavier 'Walt Disney Production 1947-2013' at Yvon Lambert
September 12–October 12, 2013
108, rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris, France

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison 'Measuring the sky' at Suzanne Tarasiève Paris
September 12–October 19, 2013
7, rue Pastourelle, 75003 Paris, France

Toshio Shibata: The Abstraction of Space at Polka Galerie
September 12–October 30, 2013
Cour de Venise, 12, Rue Saint Gilles, 75003 Paris, France

Wang Haiyang 'Rhizomes' (Paris) at Galerie Paris-Beijing
September 12–November 2, 2013
54 rue du Vertbois, Métro Arts et Métiers, 75003 Paris, France

San Francisco, CA
Richard Learoyd: The Outside World at Fraenkel Gallery
September 12–October 26, 2013
49 Geary Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

TAMAS DEZSO: EPILOGUE at Robert Koch Gallery
September 12–November 2, 2013
49 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Sante Fe, NM
Allan Graham (a.k.a. Toadhouse): Any Position Limits the View (We Are Only Here For A Spell) at David Richard Gallery
September 12–October 19, 2013
544 South Guadalupe Street, Sante Fe, NM 87501

Vienna, Austria
Fabio Zolly: RIVISTA Der Countdown läuft.. at white8 Galerie
September 12–October 31, 2013
Zedlitzgasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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