Paul Pfeiffer, "Playroom"

Paula Cooper Gallery , Chelsea Friday October 5 2012 10:00 - 18:00

Pfeiffer first hit the big time in the early aughts, winning the $100,000 Bucksbaum Award at the 2000 Whitney Biennial with digitally elided videos and photos of athletes and sporting events like basketball games and boxing matches. This show, Pfeiffer's first since 2007, takes as its point of departure an elaborate hexagonal playroom built for the Los Angeles mansion of hoops legend Wilt Chamberlain. An architectural model of Wilt the Stilt's pleasure den—which looks startlingly like one of Dan Graham's mirror and glass pavilions as imagined by the art director of Magnum, P.I.—serves as the centerpiece.

Venue name: Paula Cooper Gallery
Address: 534 W 21st St
New York

Cross street: between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St