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Nicole Eisenman
Leo Koenig Inc., Oct. 30 to Dec. 23
Eisenman’s sharp, satirical eye, dashing graphic style, and glowing metallic colors pull you into dark but touching imaginary lands. Her large panoramic paintings alternate between figures sprawled in orgiastic mounds, Goya-inspired nightmares, and other semi-scandalous yet yummy and funny lesbian love scenes. Think of a twisted Norman Rockwell with old-master technique.

Courtesy of the artist and Leo Koenig, Inc. Gallery (“Winter Solstice Twenty Twelve Dinner Party,” 2009)

Janine Antoni
“Up Against,” Luhring Augustine, through Oct. 24
The MacArthur winner’s art has always been cerebral, private, provocative, and braided in knots. The standout in her latest, captivating multimedia exhibition is a photograph of the artist suspended in midair inside a dollhouse in her daughter’s bedroom—a picture so layered you feel like you need 1,000 eyes. The vision is somewhere between the horror of Silence of the Lambs, the perversion of Lolita, and Antoni’s own Kabuki imagination.

Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York (“Inhabit,” 2009).

Tauba Auerbach
“Here and Now/And Nowhere,” Deitch Projects, through Oct. 17
In previous outings, this young painter–cum–metaphysician has contrived alphabets and covered floors with 100,000 black-and-white tiles laid down in random order. This time, she’s providing a haunting soundtrack to ethereal trompe l’oeil paintings of folded canvas: Tuesday to Saturday at 5 p.m., Auerbach and Cameron Meslrow of the band Glasser play their so-called Auerglass, an immense wooden pump organ that only works when two people play. Sounds like life.

Adam Reich/courtesy of Deitch Projects (“Here and Now/and Nowhere” Installation view).

Sarah Morris
Freidrich Petzel Gallery, Oct. 23 to Dec. 5
For more than ten years, in eye-popping, architecturally inspired geometric paintings and mesmerizing films of our postmodern metropolises, this peripatetic artist has mapped out what Rem Koolhaas called “Junkspace,” that seamless border-to-border network of airports, malls, big-box stores, and air-conditioned arenas. This month, Morris unveils Beijing, a spellbinding journey through hotel rooms, TV control booths, the “Club Mao,” and much more. Showing you what “now” looks like can be an optical grindstone; Morris lifts you up.

Courtesy of the artist and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (“Beijing,” 2008).

Justine Kurland
“This Train Is Bound for Glory,” Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Oct. 15 to Nov. 14
Kurland is known for being a stalker of wild things. Her photographs of young girls in Arcadian glades have a feeling of contemporary fairy paintings. For her latest pictures, she and her 5-year-old son traveled West in a van, capturing fellow nomads—Americans looking for America. The wistfulness and longing within this work resonate beyond the frame, perhaps because they say as much about Kurland’s own wanderlust.

Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash (“Doyle, CA: Cuervo Saying It Won’t Come and to Quit So We Can Drive to The Gas Station and Buy More Wine,” 2007).

Roni Horn
“Roni Horn a.k.a. Roni Horn,” Whitney Museum of American Art, Nov. 6 to Jan. 24, 2010
Horn’s art turns the repeating images of Andy Warhol into perceptual clusters of uncertainty and clarity. In this largest overview of her work to date, look left, then right, at a photo of her niece or of Horn herself. Suddenly, you wonder: Is the figure pictured different or—and this is where her work turns diabolic and absorbing—have you changed? Horn’s Apollonian aesthetic will take you miles into the poetics of perception.

© Roni Horn and courtesy of the Whitney Museum Of American Art (“You Are the Weather [detail],”1994-95).

Sylvia Sleigh
I-20, Oct. 31 to Dec. 19
“There were always pictures of beautiful women but very few of handsome men, so I thought that it would be truly fair to paint handsome men for women,” Sleigh once said. And she continues to do so, with panache and something like outsider purity, at the age of 93. The show will include early portraits of art critics, artists, and friends, many with seventies Jew ’fros, all of them psychologically intense, vulnerable (how many women have painted flaccid penises?), and sweetly sexual. Sleigh’s been overlooked for too long.

Courtesy of the artist and I-20 gallery (“Max Warsh Seated Nude,” 2006).

Jerome Allen (left) Hylan Boulevard and Lipsett Avenue, Staten Island. On April 26, 2005, during a daily sunset ride near his home, Allen was struck from behind by a Lexus SUV. He was a member of the Staten Island Bicycle Association.

Eric Ng West Side Highway and Clarkson Street. On December 1, 2006, Ng was struck by a BMW on the Hudson River Park bikeway. According to police, the driver reached 60 mph.

Carl Henry Nacht (left) West Side Highway and 38th Street. After dinner on June 22, 2006, Nacht, a doctor who often cycled to make house calls to his elderly patients, was hit by an NYPD tow truck crossing the Hudson River Park bikeway.

Shamar Porter Linden Boulevard near Williams Avenue, East New York. On August 5, 2006, Porter’s Little League team won its playoff game. He was struck by a minivan after leaving the field.

Reginald Chan (left) Third Avenue and 17th Street. On September 15, 2006, Chan was hit by a flatbed tow truck while making a delivery of Chinese food.

Brandie Bailey Houston and Essex Streets. On May 8, 2005, Bailey was struck by a private sanitation truck while on her way home to Williamsburg after waitressing at the West Village restaurant Red Bamboo. Bailey was a regular at CBGB, where a memorial was held in her honor.

Craig Murphey (left) Ten Eyck Street and Union Avenue, Williamsburg. Early in the morning of October 18, 2007, Murphey was biking home from escorting his date to her South Williamsburg apartment. According to police reports, Murphey attempted to outrun a gas truck turning left on Ten Eyck Street. His pelvis shattered on impact, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. In his honor, over 40 friends have since received tattoos that read BE BETTER.

Frank C. Simpson Linden Boulevard near 175th Street, St. Albans. Simpson, a janitor returning from the evening shift at a Con Edison facility, was hit by a Dodge Stratus on November 9, 2006.

Jose Mora (left) North Conduit and McKinley Avenues, Cypress Hills. On September 4, 2006, 11-year-old Mora was on his way to the barber for a back-to-school haircut; that week, he was to start the sixth grade at nearby Junior High School 302. He was struck by a Honda while walking his bike across an intersection.

Jonathan Neese South 4th Street and Roebling Street, Williamsburg. On August 12, 2006, Neese, a bike messenger known as “Bronx Jon,” was struck by a livery cab while cycling from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Sam Khaled Hindy (left) Base of the Manhattan Bridge. On November 16, 2007, Hindy was run over after mistakenly entering a Manhattan Bridge lane reserved for cars.

Habian Rodriguez Main Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. On September 1, 2007, Rodriguez collided with a city bus and died 30 minutes later.

Elizabeth Padilla (left) Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place, Park Slope. Commuting to the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 9, 2005, Padilla swerved to avoid the open door of a parked P.C. Richard’s truck. She lost control of her bike and fell underneath the wheels of an ice-cream delivery truck.

Juan Luis Solis East Gun Hill Road and Bouck Avenue, the Bronx. Attempting to pass a double-parked car on June 22, 2007, Solis was struck by a box truck and died of severe head trauma. The truck did not stop.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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