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Calendar. 09.08.09

Migration (still), 2008, by Doug Aitken. (Image courtesy of Regen Projects.)

  • In L.A.: Doug Aitken at Regen Projects, opens Saturday at 6 p.m.
  • In L.A.: The London Police at the Carmichael Gallery, opens Thursday.
  • In Seattle: Karen Ganz, Moving Target, at Howard House, through Sept. 26.
  • In Denver: Warhol’s Lens and Warhol’s Flowers at the Colorado State University Art Museum, through Sept. 25.
  • In NYC: Tina Berning, The Passengers, at Gallery Hanahou, opens Thursday.
  • In NYC: Victoria Sambunaris: Terra Firma, at the Gallery Hermes, fourth floor of the Hermes boutique, opens today.
  • In NYC: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: 30 Years of Being Cut Up, at Invisible Exports on the Lower Side, opens Wednesday at 6 p.m. (Speaking of which, Wednesday is gallery night on the LES. Find a map of art spots here.)
  • In NYC: Mark Dean Veca and D*Face at Jonathan LeVine, opens Saturday.
  • In NYC: Reconfiguring the Body in American Art at the National Academy, through Nov. 15.
  • In NYC: Matt Held, Facebook Portraits, at Platform, opens Thursday.
  • In NYC: The Flux Factory ‘Fund-Rager’ on a boat, docked somewhere in NYC, this Friday at 9 p.m. ($15; RSVP required.)
  • In NYC: Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, through Jan. 4.
  • In Brooklyn: How the Mural Got Made at the India Street Mural in Greenpoint, today at 8:30 p.m.
  • In Brooklyn: The first Thursday Gallery Walk in Dumbo, this Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m.

Armory-palooza: Photos from the main event.

Free Twinkies at Pace Wildenstein. No Little Debbies in sight. (Photos by C-M, unless otherwise stated.)

That giant art supermarket on the piers, known as the Armory Show, is open for business! And no matter how snobbarrific this event can be, it also, at times, takes on the lowbrow sheen of a tattoo convention. Take, for example, the cereal portrait of Barack Obama at Philadelphia’s Cerealart. Or the free Twinkies (above) being dispensed by the über-galleristas at Pace Wildenstein. Or the Kenny Scharf golf cart driven by a guy in a space suit that dispenses free donuts. (I gnoshed on a French cruller.) It’s as if everyone was catering to the little stoner that lives inside each and every one of us. 

There was incredible stuff, too: The Michael Vazquez canvases at Fred Snitzer, the Don Bachardy drawings at Cheim & Reid. And, of course, those seriously gnarly bottle-cap sculptures by El Anatsui. Sublime!

If you haven’t had quite enough Armory, here’s me blabbing about it on WNYC.

The show runs through 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Click on images to supersize. More after the jump.

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