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Must-See Exhibitions: A Summer Guide by openstudiospress


Chris Johanson, Hey There, That’s You, 2011 | Acrylic and latex and mirror on wood, 45 1/2 x 54 inches. Courtesy Altman Siegel, San Francisco.


It’s time to break out the sunscreen and the summer group shows (and there’s no shortage of each). 
Our editorial staff have put together our Summer Must-See list for July and August, our guide to more than 50 of the best contemporary painting exhibitions in the country, including dozens of notable and not-to-be-missed shows by masters like De Kooning and serious emerging talent like Matt Connors, Lesley Vance, Leidy Churchman, Chris Johanson, and more. Also included are our picks for summer shows by artists previously featured in New American Paintings.

From L.A. to Chicago, Houston to New York and back, our guide includes exhibitions in every corner of the country. Images and listings after the jump!


NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ARTISTS ON VIEW

NEW YORK

Installation view, “Affinities: Painting in Abstraction” at D’Amelio Terras, New York.

“Affinities: Painting in Abstraction” curated by Kate McNamara – EDITOR’S PICK – feat. Laurel Sparks (Edition #74)
June 30 – August 19, 2011
D’Amelio Terras

“LANY” – feat. Andy Cross – MFA Annual 2005 & 2006
June 8 – July 29, 2011
Peter Blum Gallery

“Pretty on the Inside” – feat. Erik Parker – Edition #92
June 23 – August 19, 2011
Paul Kasmin Gallery

“Four Artists” – feat. Njideka Akunyili (Edition #93) and Jaqueline Cedar (Edition #73)
June 23 – July 29, 2011
Fredericks & Freiser

Summer Group Show – feat. Siobahn Liddell – Edition #74
July 5 – August 5, 2011
CRG Gallery

LOS ANGELES

Construct: Cordy Ryman and Kiel Johnson (Editions #49, #67, MFA Annual 2003)
July 16 – August 27, 2011
Mark Moore Gallery

Jered Sprecher (Edition #64, MFA 2000) and Wayne SmithEDITOR’S PICK
July 15 – August 31, 2011
Gallery 16

Travis Collinson – Edition #91
July 23 – August 20, 2011
Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions

CHICAGO

Amy Casey, Steadfast Bunch, Acrylic on panel, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy ZG Gallery, Chicago.

Amy Casey – Editions #71, #83
June 30 – August6, 2011
ZG Gallery

PHILLY

Summer Show 2011 – feat. Charles Ritchie – Editions #21, #33, #63, #81
July 1 – July 30, 2011
Gallery Joe


NOTABLE & NOT TO BE MISSED


NEW YORK

Leidy Churchman, Floor and Painting, Oil on vinyl with found and made objects, 144 x 122 inches

Leidy Churchman,  Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Nicole Eisenman – EDITOR’S PICK
June 30 – July 31, 2011
Museum 52

“Tablet” – EDITOR’S PICK
July 7 – August 12, 2011
Eleven Rivington

“I am not monogamous, I heart poetry”
June 23 – August 6, 2011
Feature Inc.

Monkey Wrench
June 24 – July 22, 2011
Horton Gallery

Ella Kruglyanskaya & Benjamin Senior
July 5 – August 5, 2011
James Fuentes LLC

“Summer Whites” curated by Eddie Martinez & Sam Moyer
June 24 – July 29, 2011
Rachel Uffner Gallery

Installation view, “Summer Whites” at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

Katrin Heichel
June 16 – July 22, 2011
Thierry Goldberg Projects

“Perfectly Organized”
June 24 – August 17, 2011
Derek Eller Gallery

Katherine Bernhardt, Alfred Jensen, Chris Johanson, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo, Judith ScottEDITOR’S PICK
June 30 – August 6, 2011
Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Willem de Kooning
April – 29 – July 29, 2011
The Pace Gallery

Jessica Rohrer
June 23 – July 23, 2011
P·P·O·W

Kim Dorland
June 23 – August 27, 2011
Mike Weiss Gallery

Aisha Kerlin
June 29 – August 12, 2011
Zach Feuer

Tyson Reeder
June 2 – July 15, 2011
Daniel Reich Gallery

Merlin James, Small Factories, 2011 | Acrylic on polyester, wood, metal in wood and metallic frame, 41.75 x 34.5 inches. Courtesy Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York.

Merlin James – EDITOR’S PICK
June 22 – August 12, 2011
Sikkema, Jenkins & Co

“Painting Expanded”
June 30 – July 29, 2011
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

“Grasping for Relics”
June 16 – July 22, 2011
Zieher Smith


LOS ANGELES

Lesley Vance Untitled, 2011, oil on linen, 18 x 14 inches

Lesley VanceEDITOR’S PICK
June 25 – August 15, 2011
David Kordansky Gallery

Nicole EisenmanEDITOR’S PICK
April  30 – July 16, 2011
Susanne Vielmetter

“Six Pack”
June 25 – July 30, 2011
Richard Telles Fine Art

Joan Nelson
July 15 – August 27, 2011
Michael Kohn Gallery

Timothy Hull
May 21 – July 30, 2011
Taylor DeCordoba

Matt Connors, Robert Cumming and Florian Morlat – EDITOR’S PICK
July 9 – August 13, 2011
Cherry and Martin

SAN FRANCISCO

Installation view, Chris Johanson, This, This, This, That, Altman Siegel, San Francisco.

Chris Johanson – EDITOR’S PICK
June 3 – July 30, 2011
Altman Siegel

Karla Wozniak
June 29 – August 12, 2011
Gregory Lind Gallery

Margaret Kilgallen
June 23 – August 5, 2011
Ratio 3

Julian Hoeber
June 10 – July 16, 2011
Silverman Gallery


HOUSTON

Dan KoppEDITOR’S PICK
July 8 – August 13, 2011
Bryan Miller Gallery

Angela Fraleigh, far as my eyes could see, 2011 | Oil on canvas. 66 x 90 inches. Courtesy the artist.

Angela Fraleigh
July 8 – August 20, 2011
Inman Gallery

Jules Buck Jones
July 9 – August 27, 2011
McMurtrey Gallery

Lawrence Lee
July 9 – August 6, 2011
Moody Gallery

CHICAGO

Patrick Berran
May 27 – August 14, 2011
Thomas Robertello Gallery

BOSTON

Jessica Stockholder, Carpet, framed leather, yarn, plastic parts, place mat, shelving unit part, hardware, plaster, fabric, push pins, acrylic paint, coffee grinder, fan, lighting fixture, 2010, 80 x 56 x 24 inches. Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, and Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston.

“Not About Paint” curated by Evan J. Garza
June 19 – August 20, 2011
Steven Zevitas Gallery

Stephen Mishol
July 7 – August 13, 2011
Ellen Miller Gallery

SANTA FE

Robert Natkin
June 10 – July 24, 2011
LewAllen Galleries

Group Exhibition
July 2 – July 23, 2011
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art

John Sonsini – EDITOR’S PICK
June 24 – August 6, 2011
James Kelly Contemporary

ATLANTA

Yanique Norman
July 8 – September 3, 2011
Sandler Hudson Gallery

PHILLY

Installation view, Chris Corales, from “Introspective/Retrospective” at Fleischer Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia.

“Introspective/Retrospective” curated by Chris Johanson
June 10 – August 6, 2011
Fleischer Ollman Gallery

“Still Light”
July 1 – September 17, 2011
Larry Becker Contemporary Art


KANSAS CITY

“Discourse Matters”
June 24 – August 6, 2011
Dolphin

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