Hauser & Wirth
548 West 22nd St. between Tenth & Eleventh Aves.
Through December 23, free, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hauser & Wirth firmly entrenches itself in its new space in the old Dia building in Chelsea with the revelatory, museum-worthy show “David Smith: Origins & Innovations,” continuing through December 23. Smith, who was born in Indiana in 1906 and died in a car crash in Vermont in 1965, is most well known for his large-scale metal sculptures, but the exhibition features paintings, ink drawings, photographs, painted reliefs, miniatures, and other works that reveal Smith’s mastery of multiple media and styles, from the 1930s through to his death. The show is also beautifully curated, with pieces arranged in ways that they interact with one another to display similarities in line, shape, space, and form. The exhibit is accompanied by an extensive free brochure that digs further into Smith’s unique approach.