September sees an explosion of art in New York. While the opening of the season might not launch until the third week, the first two are no slouch with more new shows opening than one can attend in a single evening. Following are our picks for new shows with receptions opening through September 10, 2016.

UPTOWN:

Skarstedt: “German Paintings: Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen”

Skarstedt presents “German Painting: Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen,” on view from September 8 to October 29, 2016 on the Upper East Side gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"German Paintings" consists of three solo presentations that focus on a series from three individual artists' oeuvre. Works are culled from Remix by Georg Baselitz, Fred the Frog by Martin Kippenberger, and Albert Oehlen’s Grey PaintingsThe three bodies of work range from 1989 to 2010 and each demonstrate painting's extensive formal and conceptual potential. The exhibition also reveals each artist's committment to the practice of painting as way to convey their own individual objectives.

Skarstedt is located at 20 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075. www.skarstedt.com.

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"Gute Hoffnung" by Georg Baselitz, 2010. Oil on canvas, 106.3 x 81.5 inches. © 2016 Georg Baselitz. Courtesy of Skarstedt.

"Gute Hoffnung" by Georg Baselitz, 2010. Oil on canvas, 106.3 x 81.5 inches. © 2016 Georg Baselitz. Courtesy of Skarstedt.

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Peter Blum Gallery:  "Paul Fägerskiöld: OBAFGKM"

Peter Blum Gallery presents "Paul Fägerskiöld: OBAFGKM" from September 9 to October 22, 2016 at the Upper East Side gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition presents new oil on linen paintings by Fägerskiöld that represent his investigation into the ways the world is experienced through language and symbols. The title of the show, OBAFGKM, is a scientific spectral classifications of stars. Each letter represents absorption lines of a spectrum and temperature with each letter also containing 10 subclasses. The classification system not only allows for an organized way to anyalysize stars but provides comprehension of concepts that would be otherwise difficult to fathom. Paul Fägerskiöld works in a similar fashion through multiple series that reveal how the world is experienced. "Paul Fägerskiöld: OBAFGKM" features selections from three interconnected series: White Flags, Landscapes and Spray Paintings. When viewed together, the paintings create a constellation of meaning.

Peter Blum Gallery is located at 20 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10089. www.peterblumgallery.com

LOWER EAST SIDE:

Lehmann Maupin: “Alex Prager: La Grande Sortie”

Lehmann Maupin presents “Alex Prager: La Grande Sortie,” on view from September 7 to October 23, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, September 7 and features live ballet solos at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Alex Prager will present the US premiere of her newest film, La Grande Sortie as well as a new series of photographs shot during the film's production in Paris. The artist confronts the viewer with the dual perspectives of performer and audience and prompts them to consider the underlying tension inherent in this relationship. The ballet performances that accompany the exhibition further underscore the exploration of this relationship.

Lehmann Maupin is located at 201 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002. w.lehmannmaupin.com.

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Salon 94 Bowery: “Lorna Simpson”

Salon 94 Bowery presents “Lorna Simpson” on view from September 8 to October 22, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lorna Simpson has developed a unique image-making process developed after years of an intense collage, watercolor and ink practice. She combines printed photographs, ink and acrylic on multipaneled clayboard to create large and midsize paintings. Simpson is interested in the dissection of images and deconstructed identity, and makes use of pared-down symbolic notations.

Salon 94 Bowery is located at 243 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. www.salon94.com.

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CHELSEA:

Cheim & Read: “Lynda Benglis: New Work”

Cheim & Read presents “Lynda Benglis: New Work,” on view from September 8 to October 22, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sculptor Lynda Beglis will present new works created with handmade paper wrapped around chicken wire. The works are often painted in bright, metallic colors offset by strokes of black, or are left unpainted. The pieces reflect the landscape of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in which they were painted. The light sculptures are simultaneously demonstrative of strength and delicacy. Also on view is The Fall Caught, a new large-scale aluminum work presented as a counterweight to the paper sculptures and Elephant Necklace, a series of hand-built black ceramics.

Cheim & Read is located at 547 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001. www.cheimread.com.

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Leila Heller Gallery: “Francesca Pasquali: Plastic Resonance”

Leila Heller Gallery presents “Francesca Pasquali: Plastic Resonance,” on view from September 8 to October 22, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Plastic Resonance" is the first U.S. solo exhibition of Italian artist Francesca Pasquali. The artist assembles plastic and industrial material including straws, neoprene, polyurethane foam, bristles, balloons and more to create site-specific installation, wall reliefs and folded sculpture. These colorful, laboriously arranged works adopt the appearance of organic imagery, such as coral structures or microscopic topographies.

Leila Heller Gallery is located at 568 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001. www.leilahellergallery.com.

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Alexander Gray Associates: “Joan Semmel: New Work”

Alexander Gray Associates presents “Joan Semmel: New Work” on view from September 8 to October 15, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This exhibition features recent paintings and drawings by Joan Semmel. In this body of work, the artist continues her explore the state of the aging female body as an active vessel for life and art by using her own body as model, a central motif that Semmel has explored since 1974 through her "Self-Images" series. In her recent works, Semmel makes use of saturated abstract colors and pushes beyond traditional notions of scale.

Alexander Gray Associates is located at 510 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001. www.alexandergray.com.

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"Flesh Ground" by Joan Semmel, 2016. Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates.

"Flesh Ground" by Joan Semmel, 2016. Oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates.

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James Cohan: “Xu Zhen”

James Cohan will present “Xu Zhen” on view from September 8 to October 8, 2016 at the Chelsea gallery location. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Xu Zhen" is the third exhibition of the artist's work at James Cohan and the largest presentation of his art in New York since 2009. The works in this exhibition examine the human experience of pain, pleasure and desire as well as the aesthetic manipulation of consumers in late capitalist societies. The exhibition presents a large-scale sculpture from the Eternity series, Xu’s 1998 film Rainbow, selections from his Under Heaven paintings and a new wall installation, Corporate – (Erected), produced this year. Xu’s oeuvre questions the validity of an East-West dichotomy with great skepticism. Xu’s Eternity sculptures are a mash-up of Hellenistic and Buddhist statuary, creating three-dimensional, transcultural exquisite corpses. The result is a deftly composed work that carries the weight of history, yet acts as a sly statement about global similarities and differences.

James Cohan is located at 533 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001. www.jamescohan.com.

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BROOKLYN:

Pioneer Works: “The Present is the Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST”

Pioneer Works presents “The Present is the Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST,” on view from September 9 to October 23, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. A panel discussion with LST will be held at 6 p.m., with the reception beginning at 7 p.m.

The exhibition explores the time capsule projects of seminal media art and architecture group Ant Farm and their contemporary successors, LST. Tracing the time capsule’s evolution from analog archive to digital database, the exhibition examines the mutable nature of time perception, rapidly accelerating media obsolescence, and our shifting cultural attitudes toward preservation and privacy.

Ant Farm was a group of radical architects, designers, and media artists active from 1968-1978. Perhaps most well known for creating the iconic Cadillac Ranch and pulling off spectacular media events like Media Burn (1975), the group also created a variety of video works, popularized inflatable architecture, and produced participatory performances and a futuristic house in Texas (House of the Century, 1972). The core members — Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Hudson Marquez, and Curtis Schreier — sustained an interest in American cultural iconography, nomadic living, technology, and big cars over a ten year collaborative career. The group officially disbanded in 1978, following a devastating studio fire.

Pioneer Works is located 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231. www.pioneerworks.org.

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Victori + Mo: “American Vanitas by Joe Nanashe”

Victori + Mo presents “American Vanitas by Joe Nanashe,” on view from September 9 to October 16, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

A selection of video, photography and sculpture rooted in Dada, Minimalism and vaudeville, American Vanitas presents an uncompromising vision of the Republic’s tragicomic landscape. Furthering Nanashe's efforts to catalogue modern American simulacra, the art presented in his solo show suggests a socio-political climate so dire as to be teetering on the absurd.

Victori + Mo is located at 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206. www.victorimo.com.

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