Frieze fringe events: our edit of the satellite art shows that run beyond the New York fair

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Among the coterie of off-site Frieze shows is Sophie Calle's latest exhibition, a collaboration with Paula Cooper Gallery and Galerie Perrotin, installed within the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Courtesy of Sophie Calle, Paula Cooper Gallery, and Galerie Perrotin. © 2014 Sophie Calle / Artists Rights Society, New York / ADAGP, Paris
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With Frieze New York - and a growing cohort of satellite fairs - still in full swing and the auction houses in previews for their spring contemporary sales, there would seem to be no rest for the art lover this month. Sophie Calle to the rescue. The artist's latest exhibition, 'Rachel, Monique' (opens in new tab), is a haunting multimedia tribute of sorts to her late mother. Installed in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest on East 90th Street, it offers an ideal place to pause and reflect on the way back from Randall's Island.

Palate and soul at least partially cleansed, the intrepid viewer can plunge back into the gallery scene, where a variety of notable exhibitions are seizing the momentum of Frieze, offering shows that run till long after the art fair closes its doors. Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe is inaugurating its New York gallery with a colour-saturated survey of Mark Grotjahn's (opens in new tab) butterfly paintings, while nearby Luxembourg & Dayan is preparing to unveil 'The Shaped Canvas, Revisited, (opens in new tab)' a group show that will explore the enduring virtues of looking beyond the rectangle.

In West Chelsea, Hauser & Wirth has filled its downtown space with a stunning range of new works by Sterling Ruby (opens in new tab), who has found a throughline in the tension between horizon lines and circular forms. The poignant contrasts and bold colours are amplified in Maccarone's first exhibition of the work of the late Sarah Charlesworth (opens in new tab) (1947-2013), whose 'Objects of Desire' series juxtaposes rephotographed imagery in coded hues. Things move to the digital realm at Friedman Benda, which is showcasing Dutch designer Joris Laarman's (opens in new tab) experiments with 3D printing and generative design tools.

Be sure to save room for dessert. David Zwirner has transformed one of its spaces into a factory churning out Chocmelos - chocolate-covered marshmallows that are the spongy signature candies of Colombia's Colombina - for the gallery's first show with Oscar Murillo (opens in new tab). Best known for his expressionistic paintings, the Columbian-born artist has looked to his own heritage and imported a full-time staff to work the assembly line for an installation that evokes feelings of both displacement and delight. And the candy, free for the taking, is delicious.

Paula Cooper Gallery and Galerie Perrotin

Paula Cooper Gallery and Galerie Perrotin: The exhibition includes 'Couldn't Capture Death', Calle's 11-minute film of her mother, Monique Sindler, on her deathbed as well as a soundtrack in which actress Kim Catrall reads translated excerpts from Sindler's diaries,Courtesy of Sophie Calle, Paula Cooper Gallery, and Galerie Perrotin. © 2014 Sophie Calle / Artists Rights Society, New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Paula Cooper Gallery and Galerie Perrotin

Paula Cooper Gallery and Galerie Perrotin: Detail of 'Rachel, Monique', by Sophie Calle,Courtesy of Sophie Calle, Paula Cooper Gallery, and Galerie Perrotin. © 2014 Sophie Calle / Artists Rights Society, New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Hauser & Wirth's downtown space presents Sterling Ruby's 'Sunrise Sunset' series, including this work titled 'The Cup', 2013,© Sterling Ruby. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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Sunrise Sunset reveals the wide-ranging practice of Sterling Ruby through new works

Hauser & Wirth: 'Sunrise Sunset' reveals the wide-ranging practice of Sterling Ruby through new works that include paintings, cardboard collages, tapestries, ceramics, and sculptures in metal, urethane, and fabric. Pictured is 'Basin Theology/2C-T-XX', 2013, © Sterling Ruby. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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Hauser & Wirth: Many of the pieces feel suspended, being distant states of being, states of matter, and states of mind, such as in 'Scale / Bats, Blocks, Drop (4837)', 2014, © Sterling Ruby. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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Hauser & Wirth: 'Flag (4791)', by Sterling Ruby, 2014, © Sterling Ruby. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

(Image credit: Robert Wedemeyer)

Butterfly Paintings in New York gallery

Blum & Poe inaugurates its New York gallery with an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Mark Grotjahn's 'Butterfly Paintings', named for their wing-like luminosity ,Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

(Image credit: Genevieve Hanson)

Paintings from private collections, public institutions

(Image credit: Genevieve Hanson)

The Shaped Canvas at Luxembourg and Dayan

Opening 11 May at Luxembourg and Dayan is 'The Shaped Canvas, Revisited.'  The showcase rounds up irregular canvases including this work by Nate Lowman, titled 'White Escalade', 2005-2008. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of Luxembourg & Dayan)

The Shaped Canvas, a Lawrence Alloway-curated exhibition at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Luxembourg and Dayan: With pieces by the likes of Lucio Fontana, Ellsworth Kelly, Elizabeth Murray, and Nate Lowman, the show will take a fresh look at a non-rectangular approach to painting 50 years after the 'The Shaped Canvas,' a Lawrence Alloway-curated exhibition at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. Pictured is 'Untitled' by Richard Tuttle, 1967  

(Image credit: Richard Tuttle)

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Luxembourg and Dayan: 'Slieve More', by Frank Stella, 1964. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of Luxembourg & Dayan. © 2014 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society, New York )

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Luxembourg and Dayan: 'Untitled', by Jeremy Deprez, 2014. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York )

Imperfect Painting

Luxembourg and Dayan: 'Imperfect Painting', by Roy Lichtenstein, 1988  

(Image credit: © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein )

Technology meets craftsmanship theme

The works in 'Joris Laarman Lab: Bits and Crafts,' on view until 14 June at Friedman Benda, are divided into three technology-meets-craftsmanship themes: maker furniture, micro structures, vortex, and spirographic,Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Joris Laarman

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Diamond Table

Friedman Benda: 'Diamond Table', from Joris Laarman Lab's 'Maker Series'

(Image credit: Joris Laarman )

Dragon Bench

Friedman Benda: 'Dragon Bench' also from Joris Laarman Lab's 'Maker Series'

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The theme of digital fabrication and generative design tools in exhibition

Friedman Benda: Formed around the theme of digital fabrication and generative design tools, Laarman’s exhibition is testament to the seismic impact of digitalisation on the design world

(Image credit: Joris Laarman )

Handcraft and technology, parametric design tools and digital fabrication

Friedman Benda: 'I believe in the symbiosis of handcraft and technology such as parametric design tools and digital fabrication,' explains the artist, speaking about his Maker Series

(Image credit: Joris Laarman )

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'Objects of Desire: 1983-1988,' is on view until 21 June at Maccarone, and brings together works from the five-part series that was at the heart of Sarah Charlesworth's practice, including 'Fear of Nothing', 1988.

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone NY)

Buddah of Immeasurable Light

Maccarone: 'Buddah of Immeasurable Light', by Sarah Charlesworth, 1987. 'There's something about the surface of a photograph, how it acts, and about the coherence of photographic illusion that both fascinates and disturbs me,' the late artist once said. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone NY)

Lotus Bowl

Maccarone: 'Lotus Bowl', by Sarah Charlesworth, 1986. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone NY)

Red Scarf

Maccarone: 'Red Scarf', by Sarah Charlesworth, 1983. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone NY)

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Maccarone: 'Work', by Sarah Charlesworth, 1988. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone NY)

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Three generations of Colombian-born Oscar Murillo's family worked at Columbina, which was founded in his hometown of La Paila, and the artist has recreated a working candy factory for 'A Mercantile Novel,' on view until 14 June at David Zwirner

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A digital installation of gallery

David Zwirner: A digital installation of Murillo's candy factory, while gallery goers can take home their fill of the thousands of complimentary silver-wrapped Chocmelos produced each day

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