March 3, 2008
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Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim
Cai Guo-Qiang, whose main medium is gunpowder (and whose works on paper and canvas fetch millions), gets a mid-career survey at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Some of the pyrotechnics are wow-provoking, but the firework-induced images and the sculptural installations can seem facile. Watch, and be the judge.
Juan Uslé goes wondrously small at Cheim & Read; Ry Fyan gets fantastical at Perry Rubenstein; Joy Garnett unleashes her brush on news images, at Winkleman; John Connelly feels for a city's pulse in a group show; gritty upstart Honey Space opens in Chelsea; Sanford Biggers goes up a tree at D'Amelio Terras; and Karim Rashid's love plastic at Elga Wimmer.