1. “Tom Sachs: Objects of Devotion” at Sperone Westwater
Tom Sachs brings together several recent bodies of work—his DIY takes on the boombox, the space program, and Japanese tea ceremonies (appearing later this month at a survey show at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas)—in a cabinet of curiosities-style show inspired by the European tradition of the wunderkammern. It’s one of two exhibitions opening at the gallery that night, the other being “William Wegman: Dressed and Undressed.”
257 Bowery, September 5–October 28, 2017; opening reception September 28, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
2. “Tom Burckhardt: STUDIO FLOOD” at Pierogi
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Tom Burckhardt grapples with the legacy of the devastating storm with an installation inspired by those artists he knew whose studios were affected by the storm. Burckhardt has built an upside down studio from cardboard and black paint, the flooded space hanging above viewers’ heads.155 Suffolk Street, September 6–October 8, 2017; opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
3. “Ruptura” at Luciana Brito-NY Project
Brazil’s Luciana Brito Galeria launches its new New York location with an exhibition of historic work from São Paulo’s Grupo Ruptura. The founders the Brazilian concrete art movement in the 1950s, Ruptura was part of an effort to break away from the country’s naturalistic style of painting through geometric abstraction. The exhibition’s over 50 works will include drawings, paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, furniture, and architectural and landscaping designs.186 Franklin Street, September 6–November 6, 2017; opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.