Brushed Off

For Women Artists, Recognition Comes Late


DELIA BROWN
October 7-November 4
D'Amelio Terras, 525 West 22nd Street, 352-9460

With paintings and watercolors of photographs of performances that she directs, this artist's first solo covers all bases. But then, its subject is media lust.

A comprehensive exhibition of Yoko Ono's work opens at Japan Society.
photo: Jayne Wexler, courtesy of Lennono Photo Archive
A comprehensive exhibition of Yoko Ono's work opens at Japan Society.


LEONARDO DREW
October 12-March 4
Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, 718-681-6000

A large new installation and related drawings by this African American artist, whose work refers simultaneously to the days of ab ex and a heritage of cotton-bale slavery.


OLAFUR ELIASSON
October 20-November 25
Bonakdar Jancou, 521 West 21st Street, 414-4144

A new installation by the Icelandic-born artist.


MATTHEW RITCHIE
October 20-November 25
Andrea Rosen, 525 West 24th Street, 627-6000

The latest installment of his freewheeling cosmic narrative.


MEL CHIN
October 21-January 1
Frederieke Taylor Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, 966-9059

This Chinese American artist transforms a Soho gallery's new Chelsea space into "KNOWMAD"—a nomad's tent that contains a computer game involving tribal rugs and a complex weave of allusions and implications.


LEE MINGWEI
October 21-November 22
Lombard/Freid, 470 Broome Street, 334-5060

This Taiwan-born artist, who invited viewers to dinner by lottery in a previous project, holds another: This time the winners get to spend the night with him. "The Sleeping Project" also offers pajamas and possibly breakfast.


DORIS SALCEDO
October 24-November 25
Alexander and Bonin, 132 Tenth Avenue, 367-7474

Her first show of new work since those traumatized tables at the New Museum is a room-size sculpture made of lead and steel, involving numerous elongated chairs.


RINA BANERJEE
October 26-November 30
Bose Pacia Modern, 508 West 26th Street, 989-7074

Her largest exhibition so far will include several installations throughout the gallery.


HENRI MICHAUX
October 28-December 20
Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, 219-2166

"Untitled Passages," the Belgian artist and poet's first big show here in two decades, includes about 100 works.


LOT/EK

November 10-December 22
Henry Urbach Architecture, 526 West 26th Street, 627-0974

This time they transform a cement "Mixer" into a revolving media cocoon and invite viewers to climb in.


RICCI ALBENDA
November 11-December 16
Andrew Kreps, 516A West 20th Street, 741-8849

A painting, sculpture, and architectural installation by an artist whose space-warping work and words desolidify meanings as well as walls.


SUE WILLIAMS
November 11-December 16
303 Gallery, 525 West 22nd Street, 255-1121

She pushes further into the realm of corporeal abstraction in large new paintings.


DAVID DEUTSCH
November 18-December 23
Gorney Bravin + Lee, 534 West 26th Street, 352-8372

Deutsch always manages to turn the most banal (and beautifully painted) suburban landscapes into enigmas. His newest paintings are here.


PAUL PFEIFFER
November 19-January 7
The Project, 427 West 126th Street, 662-8610

This digital artist was a standout in both the Whitney Biennial and "Greater New York." Now he has an exhibition at the Project.


FATIMAH TUGGER
November 23-December 30
GreeneNaftali, 526 West 26th Street, 463-7770

Melding stereotypical images of "traditional" Africa with Western, Eastern, and technological imagery, her photo collages mirror a complex and symbiotic reality. She'll show sculpture too.


FRED TOMASELLI
December 1-January 13
James Cohan, 41 West 57th Street, 755-7171

His latest eye-popping pill paintings.


SOL LEWITT
December 7-February 25
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, 570-3676

"The idea becomes the machine that makes the art," he said, delegating the task to others. Four decades' worth of wall drawings, structures, and other works—plus a new site-specific inverted ziggurat—charts his progress from minimalist to colorist in this retrospective, organized in San Francisco by SFMOMA.


'PERSONAL ABSTRACTIONS: LEE BONTECOU, GAY OUTLAW, DIANA COOPER'
December 12-January 27
Sculpture Center, 167 East 69th Street, 879-3500

The Sculpture Center devotes its space to three strong women artists from different generations.


TATSUO MIYAJIMA
December 16-January 27
Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, 206-9100

The master of mystical LED digits shows new work.

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