Catch these events in December and January
Edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 11/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
1. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego literally drips with artworks. At its Santa Fe Depot baggage building, completed in 1915 and now renovated by Gluckman Mayner Architects, Ernesto Neto's installation of spandex pods, filled with spices, dangles from a restored ceiling of Douglas fir and terra-cotta. In the new aluminum and glass building that Gluckman Mayner has also completed for the museum downtown, the inaugural exhibition features commissioned installations, including an LED piece by Jenny Holzer and a steel sculpture by Richard Serra. January 21–August 31; 858-454-3541; mcasd.org.
2. Back in 1981, Jean-Paul Goude styled and photographed his wife, Grace Jones, for the cover of her album Nightclubbing, creating the androgynous look that made her an icon of the last days of disco. Now, 25 years later, the illustrator and graphic designer gets his own moment in the limelight. His debut show, "So Far, So Goude," is coming to New York's Hasted Hunt gallery. January 4–February 17; 212-627-0006; hastedhunt.com.
3. What do you do with a degree from the Ringling School of Art and Design and a résumé that includes making furniture and painting murals? Combine your skills to produce works such as Anemone, in acrylic on poplar. The piece appears in "Repertoire," a show of work by Peter Tripp at New York's Franklin 54 gallery. January 2-31; 212-627-8690; artnet.com/franklin54.html.
4. Amy Franceschini's mixed-media Photosynthesis Robot raises questions about phototropism, the responsive movement of plants to sunlight. The artist will receive the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Society for Encouragement of Contemporary Art prize for her would-be kinetic sculpture. The "SECA Art Award" exhibition is featuring her work alongside those of her four fellow honorees. January 27–April 22; 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.
5. The Aspen Art Museum opens ski season with "Amy Adler: Make-Believe." Gathering a flurry of attention is the artist's Rainbow Hour series, which debuted at the Acme gallery in Los Angeles last year and includes The Rainbow Hour (Orange), a pastel on canvas. Another series to be on view is titled Amy Cook: Sky Observer's Guide—also the title of musician Cook's forthcoming CD, for which Adler did the packaging. December 15–February 4; 970-925-8050; aspenartmuseum.org.
Through April 29
Art Institute of Chicago; 312-443-3600; artic.edu.
"Hunter S. Thompson: Gonzo"
December 2–January 20
M+B, Los Angeles; 310-550-0050; mbfala.com.
December 2–January 28
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; 43-5574-485-94-0; kunsthaus-bregenz.at.
"Focus: Chinatsu Ban"
December 3–January 28
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; 817-738-9215; themodern.org.
SoHo Building; 323-937-4659; artfairsinc.com.
"Burgeoning Geometries: Constructed Abstractions"
December 7–March 11
Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; 800-944-8639; whitney.org.
"Tait & Style"
December 8–February 11
Lighthouse: Scotland's National Architecture and Design Centre, Glasgow; 44-141-221-6362; thelighthouse.co.uk.
"Nan Kempner: American Chic"
December 12–March 4
Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org.
Contemporary Architecture in China With Yung Ho Chang
Boston Public Library; 617-951-1433; architects.org.
"Robert Heinecken: Magazines"
December 16–March 11
Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; 773-702-0200; smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.
"Sean Duffy: The Grove"
January 13–March 3
Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles; 323-343-6604; luckmanarts.org.
"Doug Aitken: Sleepwalkers"
January 16–February 12
Museum of Modern Art, New York; 212-708-9400; moma.org.
Olympic Sculpture Park Opening Weekend
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle; 206-654-3100; seattleartmuseum.org.
"Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz"
January 20–April 15
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens; 706-542-4662; uga.edu/gamuseum.
Los Angeles Art Show
Santa Monica Airport, California; 310-822-9145; laartshow.com.
"Contemporary Netsuke: Masterful Miniatures"
January 25–June 17
Museum of Arts & Design, New York; 212-956-3535; madmuseum.org.
"Rudolf Stingel: Painting 1987-2007"
January 27–May 20
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; 312-280-2660; mcachicago.org.
January 28–April 22
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; 310-443-7000; hammer.ucla.edu.
"Fugitive Artist: The Early Works of Richard Prince, 1974-77"
January 28–June 24
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; 914-251-6100; neuberger.org.
"Project Zagreb: Transition as Condition>Strategy>Practice"
January 29–March 18
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 617-495-4784; gsd.harvard.edu.