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February 3, 2023 to March 18, 2023

Andrew Edlin Gallery is excited to present Joe Coleman: 100 Seconds to Midnight, an exhibition of four works related to the artist’s ongoing practice of self-portraiture and centered around his newest piece, The Sorcerer’s Mirror at 100 Seconds to Midnight, which took five years to complete and makes its debut here.

Executed with a single-hair paintbrush and jeweler’s googles, the paintings of Joe Coleman (b. 1955) are epics in miniature, so packed with a dizzying array of symbolic, textual, and visual information that they are often compared with illuminated manuscripts for their exacting detail.

Preview works and full press release here

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February 19, 2022 to May 7, 2022

In this invitational exhibition, Joe Coleman joins 33 other artists in presenting artworks inspired by Manet’s Le Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe, which caused a sensation when it was first unveiled in the Salon des Refusés of 1863.

A publication with essays by Thomas E. Crow, Aruna D’Souza and Marina Molarsky-Beck and texts about all the participating artists will be published following the exhibition.

Press release HERE.

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November 4, 2021 to December 18, 2021

David Zwirner is pleased to present Seen in the Mirror: Things from the Cartin Collection, on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location.

Since he began collecting in the 1980s, Mickey Cartin has assembled a remarkable and singular collection of works—including paintings from the last six centuries, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, artists’ books, and old master prints that reflects his own expansive curiosity and his interest in the philosophical nuances he often discovers in them.


October 25, 2019 to December 21, 2019

Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
212 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Opening event Friday Oct 25, 6-8pm

More info HERE


March 16, 2019 to April 20, 2019

A rare opportunity to see Joe’s portrait of Henry Darger alongside works by Darger
212 Bowery
New York



April 8, 2017 to May 20, 2017

At California State University, Fullerton’s Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery.
800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton CA

More info HERE.

March 3, 2017 to March 5, 2017

Joe’s work is represented at Jeffrey Deitch’s booth at the annual Armory Show in New York City.


November 30, 2016 to December 4, 2016

Joe Coleman’s most recent painting, “The Three Graces” will be unveiled at this exhibition

Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch present “Desire,” curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building, Miami Design District, Miami, Florida.

On view November 30 through December 4, 2016.

More info: HERE

AFAM opening

March 26, 2015 to July 25, 2015

American Folk Art Museum New York, NY

"Most self-taught artists can be perceived as performance artists. Their work is infused with daily rituals, public actions, gestures, and enactments, defining a lifelong artistic practice for which the curtain never comes down."



December 3, 2015 to December 6, 2015

Miami Art Fair, Moore Building

In an unprecedented moment, Joe's latest painting will be unveiled in an exhibition curated by Jeffrey Deitch called "Unrealism" in Miami. The life-size painting of Coleman's wife Whitney Ward took four years to complete and has never before been shown. It will be displayed alongside Coleman's own life-size self-portrait, which was completed in 2010. The "Unrealism" show is a joint project of Deitch and gallerist Larry Gagosian. In addition to Coleman, the show will include works by David Salle and John Currin, among others.

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