By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
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 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.
October 20-November 25
Bonakdar Jancou, 521 West 21st Street, 414-4144
A new installation by the Icelandic-born artist.
The latest installment of his freewheeling cosmic narrative.
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.
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.
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.
Her largest exhibition so far will include several installations throughout the gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
His latest eye-popping pill paintings.
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 worksplus a new site-specific inverted zigguratcharts his progress from minimalist to colorist in this retrospective, organized in San Francisco by SFMOMA.
The Sculpture Center devotes its space to three strong women artists from different generations.
The master of mystical LED digits shows new work.