In previewing the fresh art season, one thing became increasingly clear — the galleries and museums of our major coastal cities no longer have the monopoly on important, innovative, powerful, and engaging art. Despite economic fears, if this September is anything to go by, the audiences for established and emerging voices working in media from oil pigment to futuristic genres are hungrier than ever. Here are ten of the fall’s most intriguing exhibitions, opening in New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, DC, and Cleveland.
Lee Friedlander: America by Car at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
An early giant of new American photography, Friedlander’s iconic project of photographing the nation’s roads from behind the wheel of a rental proves evergreen. The style of the new cars, homogeneous and sleek, shows more evidence of time’s passing than the lone pines, diner signs, and folksy pop art that line his route.