Opening: Salvajes, Asya Geisberg Gallery, 537 – B West 23rd Street, opening September 15, 6 – 9pm. Performance by Irvin Morazan, September 30, 7pm.
Curated by Guillermo Creus, Salvajes (savages) brings together the work of eight contemporary Latin American artists whose work relates to themes and characters found in the writing of Chilean author Roberto Bolano. The exhibition’s title refers to one of Bolano’s most important novels “Los Detectives Salvaje” as well as dark and rebellious streaks in Latin American culture.
Exhibition: Works on Paper: Chuck Kelton and Go Sugimoto, Robert Anderson Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, Suite 503, through September 24.
Robert Anderson Gallery presents work by artist and master printer Chuck Kelton, along with work by Go Sugimoto, who transforms sculptural elements made from white copy paper into elegant minimalist photographs. Kelton’s photograms, made from trees, rocks, and branches over the course of five years, reflect upon the loss of his father. Mana Log interviewed Chuck Kelton this past July about his black and white printing lab at Mana Contemporary as well as this exhibition, and The New Yorker highlighted the show in this week’s Goings on about Town.
Closing: Joel Meyerowitz: Aftermath, Edwynn Houk, 745 Fifth Avenue, through September 17.
Edwynn Houk Gallery hosts a one-week exhibition of photographs by Joel Meyerowitz commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Meyerowitz, who was the only photographer granted access to Ground Zero in the days following the destruction, documents the crew and the clean-up effort at the site over the course of nine months.
– Tema Stauffer