Alfonso Artiaco (here): Darren Almond, $38000. A densely layered, fluttering mass of Tibetan prayer flags.
Mitchel-Innes & Nash (here): Catherine Opie, $50000. This work seems to point to more narrative in Opie’s newest portraits. The sisters from Rodarte are her models, with sewn blood and a whisper coming out of the deep darkness.
Marc Foxx (here): Anne Collier, $28000. This front and back diptych of a postcard of a Turkana girl with a camera (“Say cheese before I click”) is one of the strongest works I have seen in Collier’s ongoing examination of found photographic ephemera. It’s kitchy and head-shakingly dated, which is why it is so successful when seen through her rigorously conceptual eyes.
Yvon Lambert (here): Douglas Gordon, individually $2500 to $12000. A salon hanging jumble of textural still life images.
Dvir Gallery (here): Ariel Schlesingler, €10000. The external protective glass on this work is broken to echo the broken glass in the underlying photograph.
Laura Bartlett Gallery (here): Simon Dybbroe Møller, €11000. Five layers of still life electronics, wired together into one witty three dimensional pile.
Taro Nasu (here): Jonathan Monk, €2400. Araki’s bondage nudes with the body parts removed, leaving drooping kimonos and empty ropes.
Galleria Raffaella Cortese (here): Barbara Bloom, $15000. Not only is this down-the-hallway photograph optically compelling, check out the wild, three color telescoped mat used to reinforce the color progression.
Jack Hanley Gallery (here): Torbjorn Rødland, $4000. Quirky microphone antics in the scrubby forest.
Goodman Gallery (here): Candice Breitz, $5500 each. In these stills, the artist has inserted herself into a South African soap opera, an oddly out of place white presence among black actors. There is a sense of deliberate randomness here, of being unrelated to the story going on around her, that makes the contrived situations all the more unsettled.