Joe Coleman: 100 Seconds to Midnight

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. This exhibition highlights a systematic return to his own visage, through which he investigates his own physical, mental, and spiritual unease. Coleman examines the self as a pathology, transforming the autobiographical into a kind of mythology or allegory while reflecting on the ills of the world.

Preview works and full press release here

Luncheon on the Grass at Jeffrey Deitch

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.

Seen in the Mirror: Things from the Cartin Collection

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. Cartin’s thoughtful approach to collecting is informed by his fascination with beauty, knowledge, and the miraculous, as well as what curator Luke Syson calls the “taxonomies of the subjective and the irrational.”1 A general focus on certain genres, such as portraiture and self-portraiture as well as landscape painting, establishes links between works from disparate periods, as do conceptual and philosophical throughlines, such as numerology and seriality, which make for exciting and unexpected connections.

Joe Coleman and The Shadow Self

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

We Shall Make America Wonder

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


Doorway to Joe

April 8, 2017 to May 20, 2017

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

Opening reception: April 8, 2017, 5-8 pm
Gallery hours: Mon-Sat: 12-4pm; Sat 12-4pm.
Cloased Friday, Sunday & all major holidays.

More info HERE.

Jeffrey Deitch booth at the Armory Show

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.

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach, Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian are pleased to present “Desire,” an exhibition curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District.

“Desire” explores modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. One of the very earliest and most fundamental artistic themes, eroticism has served to reflect the social mores and cultural values of different civilizations. As the representation of eroticism has evolved in society, boundaries are tested, bringing to life artistic fantasies and unprecedented imagery. Eroticism reinvents itself with every subsequent generation. Today, for example, the promiscuous overexposure of nude bodies on the Internet and television has forever altered the very notion of erotic representation.

Eroticism fuses together opposing and complementary concepts: form and feeling, spirit and body, intellect and emotion. It is at once the most accessible and most challenging subject in art. Its portrayal can be theoretical, abstract, romantic, carnal, or all of these combined. It may be infused with humor, anxiety, or terror. It can be subtle or brash, creating tension between artist, subject and viewer. In modern and contemporary art, eroticism often elicits feelings of unease, in the navigation between the male and female gazes, and between voyeurism and self-exposure. Sometimes, the art that explores eroticism in the least expected way possesses the strongest erotic charge.

More info: http://www.gagosian.com/news/2016/11/03/1130


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.

When the Curtain Never Comes Down

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. Beyond paintings and sculpture, the exhibition includes ceremonial clothes, kinetic apparatuses, ephemeral installations, writings, fragments of ever-changing constructions, music, recordings, and other statements that have been captured by photographers and filmmakers. The inventive devices and countless strategies these artists configure are expressions of an alter ego, which they assume for its power to transform the world and, above all, to transform their own connections to reality."