Rashid Johnson
The Broken Five, 2019
Ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, bronze, oil stick, black soap, wax
246.4 x 398.1 x 7.6 cm / 97 x 156 3/4 x 3 in
left: H.98 W.74 D.3 in
right: H.98 W.86 D.3 in
Photo: Martin Parsekian
© Rashid Johnson
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The Hikers
Opening Tuesday, November 12 at Hauser & Wirth 22nd Street, 6 pm to 8 pm. On view through January 25.

Mosaics have an interesting place in the realm of fine art. Similar to collage, they simultaneously occupy spots in both high and low art, and can occasionally be seen as part of home decor. As it turns out, Rashid Johnson works in both mosaic and collage, as well as sculpture, film, and other multimedia endeavors. His latest exhibition, The Hikers, is inspired by a film he shot in the Colorado mountains and uses all these artistic disciplines to explore the ever-growing anxiety that stems from the mere act of being alive in today’s tumultuous times, both in America and beyond. In addition to The Hikers, the gallery will also be opening a show of eclectic, colorful paintings by Mike Kelley.

(image via Ace Hotel)

Beaded Interludes (Reprise)
Opening Thursday, November 14 at Ace Hotel New York, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. On view through December 14.

As a teen, or perhaps as a college student, you may have had one of those beaded curtains that hung down from a door frame. Hopefully it wasn’t a substitute for an actual door, but anything’s possible. That nostalgic, kitschy home accessory gets a high-tech, high art remix at artist Jessie Stead’s latest exhibition Beaded Interludes (Reprise), opening Thursday at the trendy Ace Hotel. Stead creates long, glowing strings of beads made from sparkly toy rubber balls and LED lights, which light up in various patterns and colors, creating a psychedelic vibe of play. At the opening, artist Roxane Yamins will also be showing an edible creation exploring veganism and self-reflection. 

Suzanne McClelland, “Mute L”, 2018-19, dry pigment, mica, archival glitter, polymer on canvas, 40 x 30 inches; 102 x 76 cm.  (image via Team Gallery / Facebook)

Meditations / Mute
Opening Thursday, November 14 at Team Gallery, 6 pm to 8 pm. On view through December 21.

Starting Thursday, Soho’s Team Gallery will be opening two painting-centric exhibitions to satisfy one’s aesthetic interests, whether they lean on the playful or more grotesque side of things. Meditations, a show of work by Andrew Jilka, situates itself squarely in the cartoon realm, appropriating and commenting on more “highbrow” creations like Picasso paintings and writings by the philosopher Descartes by adding his own bold lines and charming characters to them. Meanwhile, in Mute, painter Suzanne McClellan showcases a series of 26 paintings, all decorated with an unsettling shock of gray, brown, rust red, or blue, aiming to hint at the type of feelings that seem indescribable.