With Labor Day swiftly approaching, New Yorkers are savoring final moments at beaches in the Far Rockaways and The Hamptons before their social calendars become flooded with a plethora of events in the concrete jungle. For the NYC art world, the month of September is traditionally stippled with multiple gallery openings and premieres–and this year is no exception.

In just a few weeks, Central Booking will launch its fall season with “Building”, a group show which examines architecture through art. Curated by Maddy Rosenberg, the exhibition will present 2D and 3D works by Yael Brotman, Anne Desmet, Peter D. Gerakaris, Janet Goldner, Estelle Henriot & Aurelia Deniot, Harriet Mena Hill, Joseph Kennedy, Martha Wilette Lewis, Adrienne Moumin, Agnes Murray, Sumi Perera, Pigi Psimenou, Ann Reichlin, Barbara Rosenthal, Robert Saywitz, Carolyn Shattuck, Sarah Stengle and Dannielle Tegeder. An accompanying catalogue will be available through the gallery and will feature essays about the works on view. To read the press release please click here.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday September 12th, 6-8pm

LOCATION: Central Booking, 21 Ludlow Street, LES

LES GALLERY WALK: Sunday September 7th, 4-8pm 


Once Everything Was Much Better Even the Future, Nir Hod at Paul Kasmin

Once Everything Was Much Better Even the Future

Israeli high realist painter and fashion maverick Nir Hod will present a new body of work at Paul Kasmin.  In his recent series of “Genius” paintings and sculptures Hod depicted aristocratic young men and women whose cherubic cheeks contrast with their scornful expressions and smoldering cigarettes. As Richard Vine wrote in the catalogue for Hod’s survey exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “From the beginning of his career, Nir Hod has opposed the ideology that labels sumptuousness an esthetic sin. His work openly substitutes the pleasure principle and a fluid multiplicity of selves for the old notions of high seriousness and personal authenticity.” An accompanying catalogue will be available through the gallery and will feature essays about the works on view.

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday September 11th, 2014, 6-8pm

LOCATION: 515 W27th Street, Chelsea


Drawings, Do Ho Suh at Lehmann Maupin

Do Ho Suh, Blueprint drawing

Lehmann Maupin will present Drawings, an exhibition of new works by renowned Korean artist Do Ho Suh. On display at both 540 West 26th Street and 201 Chrystie Street, the exhibition will highlight the significant role and varied forms drawing plays in Suh’s oeuvre. This two-part show will feature the range of his works on paper, including drawings using pencil, pen, ink, and watercolor, his unique “thread” drawings, as well as his large-scale rubbings.

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday September 11th, 2014, 6-8pm

LOCATION: Concurrent exhibitions at 540 West 26th Street, Chelsea and 201 Chrystie Street, LES

BOOK LAUNCH: Saturday, September 13th, at 540 West 26th Street from 4-6PM