Closing Friday, July 29th, 2016 at Sean Kelly New York is the solo exhibition entitled "CONSTRUCT" by world-renown U.K. artist Antony Gormley. 

Acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space, Gormley’s fifth solo exhibition with Sean Kelly engages the grid to evoke the experience of inhabiting a human body at “the other side of appearance.” 

The exhibition begins with a life-size work from Gormley’s series of ‘Bodycases,’ Bridge (1985), in the front gallery space. 

This is one of the earliest works made from a plaster mould of the artist’s body, strengthened with fiberglass and encased in a skin of lead. 

Gormley sees Bridge as an objective mapping of the subjective space of the human body.

From July 26th to October 31st, 2016, The Whitney Museum of American Art will present the first solo exhibition in the United States of artist Sophia Al-Maria [b. 1983] featuring a new video and installation. 

For nearly a decade, Al-Maria has been finding ways to describe twenty-first-century life in the Gulf Arab nations through art, writing, and filmmaking.

From July 23rd to August 27th, 2016 the L.A.-based gallery Steve Turner will present a two-person summer exhibition entitled "Free Function" featuring new paintings by Chinese-born, Berlin-based Jia (嘉) and new sculpture by Argentinian-born, Buenos Aires-based artist Luciana Lamothe. 

Both artists –their first exhibitions at Steve Turner–work with strong associations to architecture: Jia [b. 1979, Beijing– M.A.

On view through September 10th, 2016 is the first solo show by Beijing-based artist Qin Feng at the Hong Kong-based Ben Brown Fine Arts.

The exhibition will include a selection of Qin’s iconic monumental contemporary ink paintings from his acclaimed Portraits of the Great and Desire Scenery series. 

Qin Feng’s dynamic brush and ink paintings represent a sophisticated amalgamation of Eastern and Western artistic traditions, philosophy and representation.

The NYC-based gallery Mitchell-Innes & Nash has announced its exhibition entitled "Positive Pathways (+)," a exhibition of works by artist collective GCC, opening October 13th and on view through November 26th, 2016.  

This is the group’s debut show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash and their first in the United States since GCC: Achievements in Retrospective at MoMA PS1 in 2014.

The GCC is an artist collective composed of eight members, all of which have strong ties to the Arabian Gulf region.

From July 16th to September 3rd, 2016 the L.A.-based gallery Gavlak will present a summer exhibition entitled "Sex Works / WOMEN Words Phrases and Stories" by American artist Betty Tompkins [b.1945] showcasing her second solo exhibition with the Gallery and her first in Los Angeles. 

This exhibition includes Tompkins’ recent series of WOMEN Words paintings, along with a survey of her early works on paper, and large-scale "Cunt, Fuck, and Pussy" paintings.

WUM NEWS L.A.–From July 13th to September 2nd, 2016 the Venice-based gallery L.A. Louver will present an exhibition entitled "The Yosemite Suite" by Gallery artist David Hockney featuring 29 iPad drawings in print celebrating one of America's most famous national parks.

During visits to California's Yosemite Valley in 2010 and 2011, Hockney [b.1937] sought to capture its resplendent landscape. 

Working in situ, the artist rendered the scenery using a drawing application on his iPad.

From July 11 to August 19th, 2016 the NYC-based Gladstone Gallery will present a summer exhibition at a landmark residence featuring works by artists Vito Acconci, William Anastasi, Cady Noland, Steven Parrino, Cindy Sherman, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Weegee.

From July 7th to August 27th, 2016 the San Francisco-based gallery Altman Siegel will present an exhibition entitled "Repossession Sequence," by San Francisco-based artist Nate Boyce. 

For his second solo exhibition at the gallery, Boyce presents steel sculptures, a series of wall reliefs and a looping video compilation from his ongoing project Repossession Sequence.

WUM NEWS NEW YORK–On July 14th, 2016 at 7PM the Storefront for Art and Architecture in Manhattan will inaugurate an exhibition entitled "Sharing Models: Manhattanisms" [On view through September 2nd] featuring thirty architectural firms: Archi-Tectonics, Asymptote Architecture, Atelier Manferdini, Bureau V, Buro Koray Duman, RICA (Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río), Matilde Cassani, Dror, FOAM, Future Firm, Huff + Gooden Architects, Höweler + Yoon, June-14 (Meyer- Grohbrügge & Chermayeff), Leo
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