Through January 21 - James Sterling Pitt: Points East / Points West at Et al. If you made it out to the Untitled art fair at Pier 70 this last weekend you might have spied a selection of James Sterling Pitt's magnificent painting-sculptures at the Et al./100% booth (amongst the other gems on display there), and if you missed it you have this week yet to see a veritable menagerie of Pitt's pieces in Et al.'s Chinatown space. Pitt pushes further into the third dimension with these most recent works, each one a mesmerizing study of construction and contrast. Though made from wood his pieces often seem weighty as concrete (I fully thought he had moved into ceramics until I looked at his materials list), and Pitt deploys color to masterful effect as well. Et al. will be closed on Friday as part of the J20 Art Strike (resistance!), so make an appointment for a viewing this week or get down there on Saturday during regular gallery hours.
Hot tips for the week:
-Curator Glen Helfand's latest group show extravaganza Resistance Training will be opening at Slide Space 123 on the Mills campus Wednesday night, and with artists like Ana Teresa Fernandez, Sarah Hotchkiss, Andrea Bowers, and many more involved it promises to be amazing.
-Also Wednesday evening, artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo will be giving a talk at Lago Projects about her fantastic solo exhibition there. So thrilled to have this new artist-run space in my neighborhood!
-On Friday everyone please take good care of themselves; I am refusing to watch the inauguration myself in a tiny act of cutting off that egomaniac's oxygen. And then Saturday I'll see you in the streets.