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Doug Aitken: New Era
Apr 13, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
New Era explores the technological ambivalence of contemporary culture, raising philosophical questions about the challenges of immediate access to communication and network while we distance ourselves from our metaphysical being.
303 Gallery | 555 W 21st St | 212-255-1121
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Inka Essenhigh
Apr 19, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Inka Essenhigh's illusionary works are suspended somewhere between dreams and reality. Opening Reception for the artist: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Miles McEnery Gallery | 525 W 22nd St | 212-445-0051
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Warren Isensee: A Decade of Drawings
Apr 27, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Exhibition by Warren Isensee
Danese/Corey | 511 W 22nd St | 212-223-2227
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Andreass Sslominski
Apr 26, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Andreas Slominski presents an installation comprising new wall reliefs and portable plastic toilets. Well-known for his subversive approach to art and exhibition making, his works are imbued with a compelling reticence that is at once charming and provocative.
Metro Pictures | 519 W 24th St | 212-206-7100
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Matthias Meyer: Spring
Apr 27, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Exhibition by Matthias Meyer
Danese/Corey | 511 W 22nd St | 212-223-2227
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Not of This World: Transcending Reality in Photography
Mar 24, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Not of This World gathers seven artists whose approaches vary broadly but aim to the same effect of transcending reality through their photographic practices. Artists: Christopher Colville, Lynn Dunham, Willie Osterman, Aaron Rothman, Bjorn Sterri, Claire A. Warden, Tenesh Webber. Opening reception rescheduled: Thu, Mar 29, 6-8pm.
Rick Wester Fine Art | 526 West 26th St, Suite 417 | 212-255-5560
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Lorser Feitelson: Curvilinear
Apr 24, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Lorser Feitelson: Curvilinear is an exhibition of the artist's line paintings from 1963-69. Reception: Thu, May 3, 6-8pm.
Cristin Tierney Gallery | 540 W 28th St | 212-594-0550
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Mayumi Lake: Unison
Apr 19, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Sculptural photographic works by Mayumi Lake. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm. The artist will be present.
Miyako Yoshinaga | 547 W 27th St, 2nd Fl | 212-268-7132
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Yoo Kyung Ok : Solidarity
Apr 19, 2018 -- May 25, 2018
Exhibition by Yoo Kyung Ok. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
K&P Gallery | 547 W 27th St, #518 | 929-888-6335
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Sunshine Deathmask
May 03, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Timothy Williams Sunshine Deathmask Opening Reception May 3rd, 5pm to 8pm Press/VIP Reception May 4th, 5pm to 9pm Timothy Williams reminds us with his art how beauty can be created from discarded and distressed materials via a myriad of techniques in which aggression, if not violence, are the sine qua non to their materialization. Yet in taking, so to speak, the bull by the horns, Williams artworks are assertive and assured in their aggression, but one in which the re-contextualization of violence is self-empowering through artistic acts of creative destruction, or in the artists case, an aesthetics and poetics of destructive creativity. - Raul Zamudio Appetite For Destruction- On Timothy Williams’s Destructive Creativity. Essay excerpt from upcoming Quiet Lunch Magazine September 2018 Issue. Raul Zamudio Paul Calendrillo New York is pleased to present the inaugural NY solo exhibition of California artist, Timothy Williams. Sunshine Deathmask features torched instruments and doors, bullet riddled surfboards, rusted welded spikes, chrome skulls crowning decomposing metal towers illuminated by blue light, and ocean videos projected on animal skeletons. Williams visceral, inventive and multi-layered works are a darkly alluring ride through So. Cal experiences of wildfires, gun violence, riots, slides, and rage against the falsity of Hollywood. Images/Bio Timothy Williams Attendance is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible. RSVP to paul.calendrillo@gmail.com
Paul Calendrillo New York Gallery | 547 W 27th St, Suite 600 | 908-875-0149
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Kikuo Saito: Resonant Tension
Apr 26, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to present Kikuo Saito: Resonant Tension opening Thursday, Apiril 26th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The exhibition features paintings ranging from the late 2000’s, highlighting Saito’s use of vibrant color, calligraphic gestural abstractions, and rhythmical brushstrokes. Kikuo Saito was born 1939 in Tokyo, Japan and later immigrated to New York City in 1966, both living and working in SoHo until his death in 2016. During his early years in New York, Saito studied at the Art Students League and acted as studio assistant to artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Poons, and Kenneth Noland. Mainly known as a color field painter, he began to exhibit in the early 1970’s and amassed more than 60 solo exhibitions during his illustrious career. Saito was also known for his theater collaborations with such luminaries as Robert Wilson, Peter Brook, Jerome Robbins and, dancer and choreographer, Eva Maier. His productions combined wordless drama in the poetic framework of light, costumes, music, and dance. The choreography of his productions significantly influenced the compositions of his paintings. Saito alternated between painting on the floor and easel¬– moving the canvas around, which in effect created flooded intervals of color, a very physical process akin to the dances he directed in his on-stage productions. Kikuo Saito was an artist-in-residence at Duke University, a visiting professor at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan and a painting instructor at the Art Students League of New York. His work is included in the following permanent collections: The Museum of Modern Art the Whitney Museum of American Art the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT Queens University, Canada Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Portland Art Museum Bain & Co., MA Central Bank Collection, MO Estee Lauder Collection, NY and Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Netherlands. He showed at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery Salander-OReilly Galleries and Leslie Feely Gallery. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an essay by art critic, David Ebony. For additional information and press inquiries, please contact Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle at 212-695-0164 or Christiana@lorettahoward.com.
Loretta Howard Gallery | 521 W 26th St, 1st Fl | 212-695-0164
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Francisca Sutil: Mute II
Apr 25, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Francisca Sutil is a Chilean painter known for her research of the chromatic surface, the nature of the support and the study of the textures she prepares herself. Exhibition by Francisca Sutil. Opening Reception: Tue, Apr 24, 6-8pm.
Nohra Haime Gallery | 500 W 21st St | 212-888-3550
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Whispering Tranquility: Kim Yeong-Jeas Seascape Series
Apr 26, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Kim Yeong-Jea’s minimalist photographs capture the airy, serene moments of sea. Kim investigates themes of time, empiricism, and metaphysics at the interface of evolving humanity and eternal nature. The seashore in Kims photographs has been turned into an intimate shrine where the artist meditates tranquility by compressing numerous busy, ephemeral life moments into one large-format image.
JanKossen Contemporary | 529 W 20th St, 7th Fl, 7W | 631-903-5564
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Harmony Hammond: Inappropriate Longings
Apr 19, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Harmony Hammond: Inappropriate Longings features an installation and a selection of mixed media paintings and works on paper, the exhibition highlights the artist’s practice during the 1990s. These works' use of materials as visual metaphors for desire, violence, place, and the effects of time, foul weather, and foul play continue Hammond’s ongoing project to ''bring content into the world of abstraction''.
Alexander Gray Associates | 510 W 26th St | 212-399-2636
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Japanese Ceramics and Metalwork in Contemporary Design
Mar 15, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Japanese Ceramics and Metalwork in Contemporary Design March 15 - April 14, 2018 Opening: Thursday, March 15, 6-8pm In celebration of Asia Week New York 2018 and its 12-year anniversary as a leader of Japanese arts in the international art market of New York City, Onishi Gallery is proud to present this unique new exhibition to Western audiences, Japanese Ceramics and Metalwork in Contemporary Design. The traditional arts of Japan may be described in many ways, but distinguished beauty, meticulous creative techniques, refined aesthetics, and legacies of heritage are some of the defining characteristics that unite them all. From one generation of artists to the next, Japanese creative tradition is passed down and reinterpreted in a new design and form. For thousands of years, shared customs have reinforced creative structures within which artists seek to express their particular visions an thus, tradition is reborn. In this process, histories, aesthetics, theories, and passions about beauty are re-conceived and, as this landmark exhibition demonstrates, these notions are shared with community to continually re-define the maker, the muse, and the meaning of the artwork in new cultural contexts and social conditions. Impressively, this years exhibition features 28 artists who fall into two categories based on their creative media, ceramics or metalwork. Within this talented group, 10 of the artists have been designated Living National Treasures by the government of Japan for their contributions to the preservation and transmission of traditional Japanese artistic heritage. These 28 artists introduce rare reinterpretations of Japanese traditional arts to the international art world, uniquely presented here in the context of Western interior design to bridge history with contemporary circumstance, function with fine aesthetics, creativity with custom, and Eastern with Western tradition.
Onishi Gallery | 521 W 26th St | 212-695-8035
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Passions in Clay
Apr 18, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Onishi Gallery is proud to present Passions in Clay, a stunning exhibition featuring three renowned Japanese ceramic artists: Konno Tomoko, Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI, and Ito Sekisui V. Depicting an astonishing range of form and function, the exhibited pieces embody abstract and earthly identities through the use of vivid color, polished form, and raw passion. Meticulous hand-built sculptures and refined, round vessels demonstrate the reaches of human achievement in the ceramic arts.
Onishi Gallery | 521 W 26th St | 212-695-8035
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Anthony Iacono: Talking to Strangers
Apr 26, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Anthony Iacono: Talking to Strangers will feature a series of Anthony Iacono's highly controlled painted collage works, as well as a new series of collage works executed in monochromatic ink. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 26, 6-8pm.
PPOW Gallery | 535 W 22nd St, New York, NY | 212-647-1044
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Tatsuki Ikezawa: Beyond the Craft
May 11, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Various fields have become rapidly digitalised nowadays. We are already living in a post digital era. Although digitalisation has greatly affected the arts and creative fields, the actual craft has not been developed enough even though people generally think that digital arts can be restored or copied. Therefore, I want to pursue innovative craft and artistic elements while using digital arts as a motif. What I have done is to merge a sense of the human with the digital arts. I wanted to show the possible transformation of digital art from objects to living things. To make it more realistic, I used accidental, organic expressions that come from this consolidation, and I tried to capture the meaning of traditional craft properties such as manual techniques, minuteness and textures. Opening Reception: Fri, May 11, 6-8pm.
HPGRP Gallery New York | 434 Greenwich St | 646-838-8979
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Antonio Cazorla: New Paintings
May 03, 2018 -- May 26, 2018
Paintings by Antonio Cazorla
Bernarducci Gallery | 525 W 25th St | 212-593-3757
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Eric LoPresti: An Ocean of Light
Apr 05, 2018 -- May 28, 2018
Paintings and works on paper by Eric LoPresti. LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American West, exploring relationships between science, identity, history, and conflict.
Burning in Water | 317 10th Ave | 646-918-7696
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Life in Pieces
May 02, 2018 -- May 31, 2018
Group Art Show
Montserrat Contemporary Art | 547 W 27th St | 212-268-0026
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Recent Acquisitions: opening 6 to 8 pm
May 10, 2018 -- May 31, 2018
Fine and rare antiquities, including Pre-Columbian gold and textiles, Roman marble statuary, Greek bronze armor, and Egyptian Mummy art.
Hixenbaugh Ancient Art | 537a West 23rd | 212-989-9743
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Natalie White: Transmissions From Space
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 01, 2018
Natalie White is known for creating often politically charged photographs, prints, fabrics, performances, and videos in the name of equal rights for women using her own image. In Transmissions From Space, White has chosen to primarily feature her face and hands, bathed in polychrome lighting, while often superimposed and double exposed with celestial imagery. The image transfer process often leaves behind horizontal bands, reminiscent of television signals. Curated by John Reuter and Wallplay. Opening Reception: May 10th 6-9pm.
Gallery 151 | 245 W 14th St | 646-220-5223
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Attesa & Seeing Again: MFA in Photography Graduate Exhibition
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 01, 2018
Opening Thursday May 3rd at 6:00 pm! The SACI MFA in Photography Graduate Exhibition is the inaugural exhibition of the new SACI gallery space in the Chelsea district of New York City. The exhibition features selected works by, Cocoa Laney and Margareta Skold, 2018 graduates of the MFA in Photography program at SACI in Florence, Italy. Join us for the opening or visit the gallery throughout the month of May to see the photographs!
SACI New York Gallery | 454 W 19th St | 212-248-7225
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Zak Smith: 1001 Nights
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 01, 2018
In these paintings and drawings of nights, nightmares and mental maps--precisely and strangely-rendered--Zak Smith draws inspiration from Persian miniature painting and the imagery of the what the Western world calls The Arabian Nights. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Fredericks & Freiser | 536 W 24th St | 212-633-6555
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Doug Ohlson: The Dark Paintings
Apr 20, 2018 -- Jun 01, 2018
Exhibition by Doug Ohlson
Washburn Gallery | 177 10th Ave, New York, NY | 212-397-6780
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Andrew Lyght: Painting Structures
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Working within the rectangular format of the picture and the view finder, Andrew Lyght exploits his mastery of the nuances of color and geometric abstraction by staining the wooden painting structures with oil stick, a logical and beautiful evolution in his abiding quest to push the pictorial support to the fore.
Skoto Gallery | 529 W 20th St, 5th Fl | 212-352-8058
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Wendy Ewald: Works, Projects, Collaborations 1975 - 1996
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
The exhibition features over 70 black and white vintage prints from seven of Wendy Ewald's earliest projects. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Steven Kasher Gallery | 515 W 26th St | 212-966-3978
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Refraction: New Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Refraction presents a generation of photographic artists of African descent born in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Steven Kasher Gallery | 515 W 26th St | 212-966-3978
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Tracey Moffatt: Vigils
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Exhibition by Tracey Moffatt
Tyler Rollins Fine Art | 529 W 20th St, 10W | 212-229-9100
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Conflict
May 12, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Artists: Jose Espaillat, Sadia Fakih, Michelle Girardello, Laerke Rose Moellegaard, Regina Viqueira, Xueqing Yin. Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
School of Visual Arts - SVA Flatiron Gallery | 133/141 W 21st Street | 212-592-2145
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Jean Philippe Kadzinski: Escape
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Exhibition by French photographer Jean Philippe Kadzinski. Artist Reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery | 547 W 27th St, #510 | 212-279-8555
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Cayce Zavaglia: Southerly
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Series of hand embroidered portraits of the artists childhood friends and their families in Australia. The work touches on the universal immigrant experience of friends assuming the roles of absent family members, reflecting on the evolving definition of the word “family” and pays homage to Zavaglias adopted country.
Lyons Wier Gallery | 542 W 24th St | 212-242-6220
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Julius Tobias: Capturing Space
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Hollis Taggart Galleries presents Julius Tobias: Capturing Space, Paintings from the 50s & 60s. Julius Tobias explored the fluid border between abstraction and reality in both painting and sculpture, pushing the boundaries of the two media in size and form. His paintings from the 1950s and 1960s have a poetic, minimalist tone similar to that of his contemporary Mark Rothko, although Tobias' paintings have a strong sense of action as well as a feeling of spare landscape. Tobias, a humanist at heart, saw the realities of urban existence and of the world at large as abstract pictorial elements to be manipulated at will and integrated into his work. Gradually, over the course of a decade, he moved from pure expressionist abstractions to incorporate the more hard-edge aspects of Neo-plasticism.
Hollis Taggart Galleries - Chelsea | 521 W 26th St, 7th Fl | 212-628-4000
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Norwood Viviano: Cities Underwater
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Norwood Viviano: The project presents a visualization of the dramatic loss of land predicted to occur in the next 500 yeas in 16 coastal cities in the United States, an area that is home to some 127 million Americans today. Artist Reception: Thu, May 3, 6-8pm.
Heller Gallery | 303 10th Ave | 212-414-4014
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Malka Inbal LOW ART
May 15, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Shadow photographs & paper mache
Noho M55 Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 212-367-7063
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Ivana Sramkova: Feathered
Apr 07, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Ivana Sramkova: The exhibition consists of a dozen new small-scale sculptures of birds.
Heller Gallery | 303 10th Ave | 212-414-4014
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Claire Falkenstein: Matter in Motion
Apr 06, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Exhibition by Claire Falkenstein. Opening Reception: Sat, Apr 7, 5-7pm.
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery | 100 11th Ave | 212-247-0082
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MacDowell Now: Recent Abstract Painting
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Curated by MacDowell alum Mark Wethli, MacDowell Now brings together six artists who share two things in common: each was a Fellow at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 2017, and each creates abstract work that is notable for its strong color, fractured geometry, and intricate compositions, amplified by highly evolved, signature motifs. At the same time, it is the differences between these artists' work that set up a revealing dialog and throw the unique qualities of each into higher relief. Artists: Lisa Corinne Davis, Julian Kreimer, John O'Connor, Gina Occhiogrosso, Gary Petersen, Amanda Wojick, Mark Wethli.
Curator Gallery | 520 W 23rd St | 212-243-1806
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Maren Hassinger: As One
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Susan Inglett Gallery is proud to present Maren Hassinger’s, “As One.” The exhibition will run from 26 April to 2 June 2018 with a reception for the artist on Thursday evening 26 April from 6 to 8 PM. For four decades, Maren Hassinger has worked in sculpture, installation, film/video, performance, and public art. Carefully selecting medium and materials for their own innate language and abilities, she has explored the space of movement, change, family, love, nature, environment, consumerism, identity and race. “As One” will focus on her recent projects surrounding issues of equality. Hassinger states, I dont think my work has so much to do with ecology, but focuses on elements, or even problems - social and environmental - that we all share, in which we all have a stake. I dont think thats an ecological statement. I want it to be a humane and humanistic statement about our future together. Maren Hassinger entered Bennington College in the Sixties as a student of dance, she graduated from the Fine Arts Department with a concentration in Sculpture. Hassinger entered grad school at UCLA in the Seventies where she was recruited from the sculpture department to join a new class studying the Fiber Arts. Each of these moves, intentional or circumstantial, fortuitously led to the creation of the now distinct and singular voice which is Maren Hassinger. Hassinger has exhibited widely in both the United States and abroad with work seen most recently in solo presentations at Mark Bradford’s “Art + Practice,” Los Angeles traveling to the Baltimore Museum of Art, in “Maren Hassinger : A Retrospective” at Spelman College, Atlanta, and beginning June 2018 her site-specific installation “Monuments” will be on view in Marcus Garvey Park in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem. The work is included in the traveling exhibition “Magnetic Fields,” a historical dialogue of abstraction by women artists of color, in “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985,” and “Descent,” a Matriarch collaboration with her daughter Ava Hassinger at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Hassinger is the recipient of many awards and honors including grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Gottlieb Foundation, Anonymous was a Woman and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Womens Caucus for the Arts. She was until recently the Director of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. She now lives and works in New York City. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery located at 522 West 24 Street Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. For additional information please contact Susan Inglett Gallery at 212 647 9111 or info@inglettgallery.com. Join in the conversation with Susan Inglett Gallery on Instagram (@susaninglettgallery), Facebook (@Susan Inglett Gallery), Twitter (@inglettgallery), and via the hashtags #MarenHassinger and #SusanInglettGallery.
Susan Inglett Gallery | 522 W 24th St | 212-647-9111
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Recollected Forms
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Recollected Forms, a three-person exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artists Matthew King, Kevin Umana, and David Ellis. An opening reception for Recollected Forms will take place on Thursday, April 26, with the exhibition running through to June 2, 2018. Artists will be present for the opening reception.
Joshua Liner Gallery | 540 W 28th St | 212-244-7415
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Tomas Saraceno: Solar Rhythms
Apr 14, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Tomas Saraceno: Solar Rhythms suggests a model for a landscape that balances our relationship with, and harnesses the unlimited potential of the Sun.
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery | 521 W 21st St | 212-414-4144
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Lourdes Sanchez: Gaze
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
In Lourdes Sanchez's exhibition, an almost otherworldly biome of intensely hued blossoms unfurl and bleed into saturated washy fields. Opening Reception: Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Sears-Peyton Gallery | 210 11th Ave, Suite 802 | 212-966-7469
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Yan Shanchun: West Lake II
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Chambers Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening on April 19, 2018 of Yan Shanchun: West Lake II. Born in 1957 in Hangzhou, Yan graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts) in 1982, and thus belongs to the generation of artists who were the first to graduate after the academies were closed during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Yan’s career has followed an unusual path. For a decade after joining the staff of the Shenzhen Fine Arts Institute in 1993, he devoted most of his time to scholarly pursuits, only returning to painting in 2005. Since 2010, however, he has simultaneously explored the imagery of West Lake in Hangzhgou in paintings and etchings. The current exhibition, Yan’s third exhibition at Chambers Fine Art, focuses on his most recent paintings of West Lake and the fascinating dialog between his paintings and etchings which are inspired by the same subject matter although totally different in scale and impact. The celebrated city of Hangzhou, located in an area of considerable wealth and culture is centered on West Lake, a source of inspiration for poets and painters for hundreds of years. Even when Yan was not living in Hangzhou, memories of the famous lake and celebrated viewing-points never left him and they became the inspiration for much of his work. Although he is now able to see the lake on frequent visits to Hangzhou, seeing it is less important to him than his memories of it and its unique position within the history of art in China. It is no exaggeration to refer to him as the painter/poet of West Lake, successor to the numerous artists who from the Song dynasty onwards have referred to it in their works. Yan is also well versed in ink painting as well as classic Chinese poetry which aim not to describe but to evoke through carefully observed details. That being said, Yan wears his learning lightly and the paintings and etchings are memorable for the manner in which they reveal so much while remaining self-effacing and reticent. Yan’s paintings result from the application of multiple layers of pigment, concealing memories of the famous landscape of West Lake that hover in the background and appear only intermittently. In the West Lake in my Dream series of paintings (2009) it was almost as if Yan wanted to draw a veil over his working process, presenting the viewer with mysterious evocations of a vanished past. In his current paintings he has the opposite intention. He has described how, after laying down Korean vellum paper and covering it with plaster powder, he proceeds “to sandpaper the surface before creating images with ink and cinnabar pigment… Depending on the design and composition, further layers will be applied to the surface, followed by sandpapering and further painting. In general a work will go through this process several times.” In the ten years that have elapsed since he first started using plaster powder as ground for his paintings, he has shown increasing willingness to let it appear in an unadulterated form. Accidents are welcomed and lead to new discoveries. Yan’s print-making procedures are as unconventional as his painting technique. Using a mixture of sulfur and olive oil to produce recesses in the copper plate, and printing on Japanese ganpishi paper, Yan creates prints that he described several years ago as having “a luminous, silver-print photography effect, lending the image a heavy, metallic feel similar to how I feel about the West Lake: clear, remote, tempered and classic.” Small in scale, the etchings vary greatly in subject matter, broader views of the expanse of the lake and its surroundings contrasting with evocative details. Included in the exhibition are etchings dating from 2016 and 2017 representing the environs of the lake in which contrasting effects are achieved through the use of different colored inks. Although Yan is fully cognizant of the long history of abstract painting and print-making in the West, he has been less concerned with rivaling these antecedents than in modifying their example to enrich the valued tradition of Chinese literati who cultivated the arts of calligraphy, painting and poetry in seclusion. That privileged life-style is no longer possible but in his detachment from the goal-oriented atmosphere of the contemporary art world and in the development of his own quiet poetic sensibility equally attuned to poetry and the visual arts, he may be considered a twenty-first century equivalent of these legendary polymaths.
Chambers Fine Art | 522 West 19th Street | 212-414-1169
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John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love and Freedom
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
A collection of new works by John Mellencamp
ACA Galleries | 529 W 20th St, 5th Fl | 212-206-8080
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Rita McBride: Particulates
Oct 17, 2017 -- Jun 02, 2018
This new commission by Rita McBride, titled Particulates, is inspired by time travel, the principles of light and space, and quantum physics. The materials of McBrides Particulates include water molecules, marble dust, surfactant compounds, and the beams of high-intensity lasers.
Dia:Chelsea - Dia Art Foundation | 535 W 22nd St | 212-989-5566
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Francois Morellet
Oct 28, 2017 -- Jun 02, 2018
A prolific painter, sculptor, and installation artist, Francois Morellet was one of the founding members of the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel, an artists collaborative that emerged in France in the early 1960s.
Dia:Chelsea - Dia Art Foundation | 535 W 22nd St | 212-989-5566
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Turn of Thought
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Contemporary narrative painting. Artists: Farrell Brickhouse, Patrick Dunfey, David Humphrey, Elisa Jensen, Herbert Reichert, Judith Simonian. Opening reception: Thu, Apr 26, 6-8pm.
Edward Thorp Gallery | 531 W 26th St, 2nd Fl | 212-691-6565
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Rotations: Gallery Highlights
May 02, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
Rotations: Gallery Highlights
Littlejohn Contemporary Art | 547 W 27th St, 2nd Fl | 203-451-5050
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Roni Sherman Ramos: Stop Making Sense
May 15, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
The abstract oil paintings in this solo show by Roni Sherman Ramos explore how titles lead the viewer to conclusions, and how the artist has nothing to lose by providing no clues to interpretation. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 5:30-8:30pm.
Atlantic Gallery | 548 W 28th St, Suite 540 | 212-219-3183
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Gabe Langholtz: Americholia
Apr 12, 2018 -- Jun 07, 2018
Gabe Langholtz is a Naive Modernist & Geometric Abstract painter. In the tradition of folk art, Langholtz routinely employs the use of mundane cultural objects and / or activities to establish a contemporary narrative, oftentimes drawing on humor, parody and pastiche as a tool for social commentary.
BravinLee Programs | 526 W 26th St, #211 | 212-462-4404
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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 07, 2018
This exhibition takes its title from an excerpt of Lewis Carroll's famed Through the Looking Glass, in which a young Alice falls through a mirror and finds herself too large and then too small in a world that contradicts usual paths of logic. Artists: Alex Ebstein, Susan Klein, Adam Eddy, Allison Remius.
Crossing Collective | 559 W 23rd Street | 212-359-4333
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Charles Gaines: Faces 1: Identity Politics
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Large-scale works by Charles Gaines, entitled Faces 1: Identity Politics - exploring the relationship between aesthetics, politics, language and systems. Opening Reception: Fri, May 4, 6-8pm.
Paula Cooper Gallery - 521 West 21st Street | 521 W 21st St | 212-255-1105
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Comfort Level
May 11, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Artists: Sue Havens, Awilda Rodriguez Lora, Mick Lorusso, Carissa Potter, Howard Sherman, Emily Sloan, Cristina Victor. Curator: Alissa D. Polan, Sarah G. Sharp. Opening Reception: Fri, May 11, 6-8pm.
Field Projects | 526 W 26th St, #807 | 323-633-5764
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American Beauty
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
In America, our nude history is defined by Playboy: centerfold girls turned into mythological creatures on a daybed. The five women artists in American Beauty have taken back their bodies from history. Artists: Alison Blickle, Theresa Chromati, Naudline Pierre, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Allison Zuckerman. Opening Reception: Thu, May 3, 6-8pm.
Kravets Wehby Gallery | 521 W 21st St | 212-352-2238
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Richard Hickam: Pinkie, Maude and Other Paintings
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Richard Hickams portraits from 1980-2000 reveal a dedication to gestural abstraction with an emphasis on emotional confrontation.
Allan Stone Projects | 535 W 22nd St, 3rd Floor | 212-987-4997
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Philip Sherrod: Street View
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Philip Sherrod is known for his pulsating paintings of street and city scenes. In this body of work, he portrays New York as he experiences it, with excitable energy that seems to vibrate from within the painting
Allan Stone Projects | 535 W 22nd St, 3rd Floor | 212-987-4997
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gt2P: Manufactured Landscapes
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Harvesting from Chile's chain of 2,000 volcanoes, gt2P's widely acclaimed series features a sculptural manipulation of re-molten petrified lava. Opening Reception: Thu, May 3, 6-8pm.
Friedman Benda | 515 W 26th St | 212-239-8700
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Erez Nevi Pana: Consciousness
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Nevi Pana will present three series made from salt, asphalt and plant fibers that examine the impact of human interaction with the environment. By interrupting, enhancing or combining natural processes, he creates objects with the intention to reveal life forces and dormant energies and conjure what he calls ''intangible blueprints of our consciousness.''
Friedman Benda | 515 W 26th St | 212-239-8700
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Tony Cokes: On Non-Visibility
Apr 27, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Since the early 1980s Tony Cokes has developed a precise visual and discursive style marked by videos that feature animated text, found images, solid-color slides, and pop music. In his work Cokes samples and subverts modes of representation and cultural fragments from the media--in particular news, advertising, and Hollywood cinema--reframing the images and ideas that are designed to construct our habits and identities. Curator: Sohrab Mohebbi.
Greene Naftali | 508 W 26th St | 212-463-7770
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Huang Yong Ping
Apr 28, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
This show presents Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank, an important historical work by Huang Huang Yong Ping for the first time in New York since its creation nearly two decades ago. Opening Reception: Apr 28, 4-6pm.
Gladstone Gallery - West 21st Street | 530 W 21st St | 212-206-7606
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Barry Flanagan: The Hare is a Metaphor
Apr 18, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
The presentation will bring together a selection of Barry Flanagan's iconic bronze hares from the 1980s - 1990s alongside his lesser-known works made with rope, sand, cloth, stone, ceramics and light as a sculptural component - largely from the 1960s to 70s. A series of small paper collages, drawings, prints and film will also be included. Curator: Dr Jo Melvin.
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 515 West 27th Street | 515 W 27th St | 212-563-4474
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Eugenio Merino: Here Died Warhol
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Here Died Warhol is an immersive installation by Eugenio Merino featuring a life-size hyperrealistic sculpture of Andy Warhol accompanied by a black granite gravestone. Curated by the collective Los Interventores, Here Died Warhol explores the curiosity and motivation of Adjectival Tourism.
Unix Gallery | 532 W 24th St | 212-209-1572
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Eddie Arning (1898-1993): Under the Influence
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: April 19, 2018 Presenting a collection of works by Eddie Arning that havent been shown in several decades. Arning is one of the most important--yet under-appreciated--American outsider artists. He worked with oil pastels (Cray-Pas) and magazine illustrations were his major source of visual inspiration--the artist often preserved portions of their compositions, while re-imagining and reconfiguring their elements. The singular characteristics that define Arnings art are bold colors, profiled humans, and tightly-wrought designs with multiple borders. More info: riccomaresca.com
Ricco/Maresca Gallery | 529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor |
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Drawing the Curtain
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 6-8pm Zeuxis is a grass roots project founded in New York City in 1994. Its mission is to take the measure of contemporary still life painting. To that end, it has organized scores of traveling shows which have been exhibited in New York and around the country. Zeuxis exhibitions are formed around a common theme. While the thematic element places limitations, the broad mix of conceptual approaches leads to surprising results from even the most practiced painters. Though they share an interest in perception, Zeuxis artists work from many different perspectives--entering into visual conversations with one another, and the viewer. Each exhibition is unified by the theme but is as richly varied as the artists themselves. In Drawing the Curtain, each painter incorporates an identical piece of translucent cloth into his or her painting, exploring a contemporary treatment of an age-old motif. Curtains offer an invitation to a secreted space--literal or metaphorical, the nature of which they may cover, obscure, or reveal. Alix Bailey Rita Baragona Victoria Barnes Temma Bell Neil Callander Bevin Engman Phyllis Floyd John Goodrich Elizabeth Higgins Philip R. Jackson Tim Kennedy Deborah Kirklin Matt Klos Richard La Presti John Lee Ying Li Anthony Martino Margaret McCann Ruth Miller Patrick Neal Erin Raedeke Carol Stewart Sandra Stone Gwen Strahle Megan Williamson Gallery Hours are 11am to 6pm | Tuesday through Saturday
First Street Gallery | 526 W 26th St, Suite 209 | 646-336-8053
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Richard Combes: Walls
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Richard Combes's walls, timeworn by natural and human forces, punctuated by the occasional window and sometimes a faded mural, are isolated from their larger context, becoming endless mazes of color associations and textures.
Gallery Henoch | 555 W 25th St | 917-305-0003
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Nicholas Evans Cato
May 15, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Paintings by Nicholas Evans Cato. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
George Billis Gallery | 525 W 26th St | 212-645-2621
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Karen Woods: Land and Sea
May 15, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Paintings by Karen Woods. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
George Billis Gallery | 525 W 26th St | 212-645-2621
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Toland Sand
May 15, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Glass by Toland Sand. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
George Billis Gallery | 525 W 26th St | 212-645-2621
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George Blacklock: The Body Singing
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by British artist George Blacklock. Over several decades, Blacklock’s works have been concerned with a balance of figuration and abstraction, responding to the body in both their subject matter and their methods of construction. His paintings reflect a sensitive response to phenomena in the surrounding world, from atmosphere and color to sound and music.
Flowers Gallery | 529 W 20th St, 3rd Fl | 212-439-1700
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Camille Henrot: Born, Never Asked
May 01, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
The selection of drawings from Camille Henrot's series Tropics of Love, Bad Dad, The Narcissist, and the eponymous Born, Never Asked, underscores her ever-developing exploration of power dynamics on both personal and social levels. Curator: Kathy Noble.
Metro Pictures | 519 W 24th St | 212-206-7100
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Julia Dault: More Than Words
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
The exhibition will feature a new series of sculptures as well as new paintings that, together, capture Julia Dault's iterative play with color, form, texture, and materials, as well as her ongoing exploration of the creative potential of industrial products. Opening Reception: Apr 26, 6-8pm.
Marianne Boesky Gallery | 507/509 W 24th St | 212-680-9889
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Hans Op de Beeck: The Girl
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
The exhibition marks the first public presentation of Hans Op de Beeck's perception-bending animated film, ''The Girl''. Opening Reception: Apr 26, 6-8pm.
Marianne Boesky Gallery | 507/509 W 24th St | 212-680-9889
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Jane Freilicher: '50s New York
Apr 18, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
The presentation is the first to focus on Jane Freilicher's paintings from the 1950s; a body of work that critic Fairfield Porter termed ''traditional and radical.''
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 293 Tenth Avenue | 293 10th Ave | 212-563-4474
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Elliott Puckette: New York
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
With this body of work, Elliott Puckette challenges herself to push her use of line by first translating it into three dimensions, making ephemeral sculptures out of wire.
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 297 Tenth Avenue | 297 10th Ave | 212-563-4474
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Mary Mattingly: Because for Now We Still Have Poetry
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
In her latest exhibition, Because for Now We Still Have Poetry, multimedia artist Mary Mattingly assembles stories that strive to transform people's perceptions and reframe predominant ideologies by casting a spotlight on the lands that carry the scars of extraction from mining and chemical cultivation. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Robert Mann Gallery | 525 W 26th St, 2nd Fl | 212-989-7600
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Duende: Translating The Spirits
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Duende: Artists Translating Spirits May 3 - June 9, 2018 Cavin-Morris Gallery is pleased to present Duende: Artists Translating Spirits. A duende is a spirit often associated with flamenco dancing that rises up through the feet of dancers. It is also an embodiment of heightened creative and passionate receptivity and thus wonderfully apt for the artists in this exhibition, each of who makes art while in a trance state surrendering the hand to an otherworldly entity. Although some of the artists in Duende are mediums this is not the central premise of this exhibition. We looked specifically for artists who felt that their artworks were either authored by or in collaboration with entities from other planes of existence. These artists are able to translate the existence of these entities into works of art not in memory but as part of an immediate sharing of experience. It is often claimed that Art Brut focuses only on the work of psychologically damaged artists, but examination of its history, both while founder Jean Dubuffet was alive and after his death, shows that there were many artists working in a visionary or spiritualistic mode included in this seminal collection. It was the Surrealists, personified mainly by Andre Breton who most extensively championed the mediumistic works. In fact, a major disagreement between Breton and Dubuffet centered on Breton not wanting the work to lose its mediumistic identity by being consumed in, and relabeled as ‘Art Brut’. The artists in this exhibition mainly worked in the 20th century, but some of the artists are still alive and working today, both from non-Western cultures. M’onma was born in northern Japan, and Noviadi Angkasapura was born in Irian Jaya. M’onma surrenders to an entity that takes control of his hand for hours. He draws in a state of a waking trance until the entity leaves his body. Angkasapura, who grew up in animistic surroundings, was visited by a spirit who told him to make art to keep Balance and sound moral judgment in his life. Every drawing he makes has the phrase ”KI RADEN SASTRO INGIL” which was said to him by the Spirit. The earliest work in the exhibition is by Frantisek Jaroslav Pecka who made mediumistic drawings in the early 1920s in what is now the Czech Republic. The country has been a haven for Spiritualists as far back as the 19th Century, despite the political waves that have rolled over the country. This is the first time his work has been exhibited since his work was shown in Paris during the National Spiritist Congress in 1927. We will be showing rarely seen early drawings by Anna Zemankova, who is joined by another Czech artist, Cecilie Markova, and an anonymous Czech artist who bears a strong visual kinship to Zemankova and Markova, despite working much earlier during the dark times of World War II. French artist Henriette Zephir began drawing in 1941, submitting to the influence of spiritual forces that commanded her to draw as they instructed her. The intention of these drawings, first admired by Jean Dubuffet in 1945, were a complete mystery to Zephir. Towards the end of her life she came to the realization that they were a translation of beneficial energetic forces that needed to find release in this plane. Agatha Wojciechowsky came to America from Germany in 1923. Quite suddenly, in the 1950’s she began to paint and draw. Like Zemankova and Zephir, her work appealed to Jean Dubuffet, and other expatriated surrealists in the United States. She said, in what has now become a familiar refrain, that her work was the result of different entities that directed her hand. She had nothing to do with it. It is natural that much of the western aspect of spiritualist work came after the Civil War and then again between the two World Wars, as people desperately tried to come to terms with the massive numbers of family members and friends among the fatalities. The beginning of the 20th century was also a time where early studies of spiritualism and the paranormal were still tied to scientific investigation, in hopes that science could quantify and thereby legitimize the experience. Helen Wells and Norma Oliver also worked in New York in the early part of the 20th century as high society mediums and founders of the Jansen Group, which summoned and drew upon spirits of the dead including Native Americans, enslaved people, aliens, and ancient Greeks. They both worked with named spirits to do very different types of drawings. Paulina Peavy (American, 1901-1999) was a trained artist, who attending a seance in 1932 where she met a UFO named Lacomo. This force directed her brush, and became her co-painter. Peavy made masks that she wore while painting to facilitate Lacomo’s flow of energy to her. Lacomo shared the secrets of the universe with Peavy, including the belief that the future held an androgynous life for mankind, and humans would evolve into invisible spirits or UFO’s. The rest of her life was dedicated to the promotion of this worldview, and cosmos was the only subject of her art. John Bunion (JB) Murray, who never learned to read or write, received and channeled the Holy Spirit when making his abstract yet specific drawings and by reading his ansemic writing through a bottle of sacred water from his well. He was able to interpret the struggle of the Holy Spirit to save lost souls. We will be exhibiting his prayer-filled envelopes, long scrolls on adding machine tape, and other rarely seen art from the estate. This exhibition gives viewers a new vantage point for perceiving the breadth and global reach of Art Brut.  It is a testament to the sheer human necessity of the field that sub-genres continue to develop 70 years after Jean Dubuffet first put the collection together. Other artists in the exhibition include Anthony Hopkins, Coco Fronsac, Vera, and tantric drawings by anonymous makers. Thanks to Andrew Edlin Gallery for the loan of Paulina Peavy, and to The Center For Book Arts for the loan of display cases. For further information please contact the gallery at 212-226-3768, or email us at: info@cavinmorris.com.
Cavin-Morris Gallery | 210 11th Avenue, Suite 201 | 212-226-3768
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Douglas Zimmerman: Breath & Death
May 15, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
Douglas Zimmerman paints the people in his life with a psychological intensity that is reminiscent of Edward Munch and his 'portraits of the soul'. Opening Reception: Sat, May 19, 3-6pm. Closing Reception: Sat, Jun 9, 3-6pm.
Pleiades Gallery | 530 W 25th St, #405 | 646-230-0056
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Danny Rolph: WCW
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
A continuation of Danny Rolphs visually impactful paintings, these new works reflect his evolving exploration of high velocity color and layered narratives. Opening Reception: Thu, May 10, 6:30-8:30pm. Artist will be in attendance.
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | 532 W 25th St | 917-701-3338
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J Ivcevich: Trail of Mystics
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 09, 2018
J Ivcevich: Trail of Mystics is an immersive, multimedia exhibition showcasing the artist's most recentpaintings, sculptures, ceramics and sound design. This all-encompassing sensory experience is a meditation on the intersection of the deep past, present, and looming future. Opening Reception: Thu, May 10, 6-8pm.
Garvey Simon | 547 W 27th St Suite 207 | 646-869-7637
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Peter Saul: Prints 1966-2017
Apr 27, 2018 -- Jun 10, 2018
Peter Saul's prints are powerfully energetic. They celebrate the grotesque and tease the hypocrisies of our culture. Like his paintings, his prints explore topics of political and social injustices, they confront the atrocities and savagery of war, lampoon rampant consumerism, and challenge the hierarchy between high art and popular culture. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 26, 6-8pm.
Pace Prints - West 26th Street | 521 W 26th St | 212-629-6100
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Nelson Saiers: Unusual and Exigent
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 11, 2018
Unusual and Exigent: Nelson Saiers' Deep Dive into the 2008 Crisis, 10 Years Later. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-9pm.
HG Contemporary Gallery | 527 W 23rd St | 212-366-4490
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Youngsheen A. Jhe: Dancing with Delight
May 15, 2018 -- Jun 12, 2018
Exhibition by Youngsheen A. Jhe. Opening Reception: Sat, May 26, 3-5:30pm.
Pleiades Gallery | 530 W 25th St, #405 | 646-230-0056
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Life is But a Dream
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 12, 2018
Life is But a Dream is a group show that explores the surreality of memory and identity in a world too often constructed to resemble a mere product on the shelf of popular culture. Comprising 17 artists, the primary link joining them together is how memory can be reshaped by the imagination. These artists all share in examining the content of what they remember, with social and familial life acting as a lens through which they reexamine recollected moments. Artists: Toni Altenstrasser, Maria Jose Cabral, Margret Carde, Benny De Grove, GLIL, Paciel Gonzalez, Olga Loschinina, Samantha Messias, Jennifer Morrow, Svetlana Nelson, Olivia O'Keeffe, Gottfried Roemer, Jutta Schulte, Ifat Shatzky, Amber Warren, Satoco Yamamoto, Katja Yoon. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Agora Gallery | 530 W 25th St | 212-226-4151
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Vaydra Wright: Descending into Escapism Series 1
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 12, 2018
Vaydra Wright's digital collages utilize layers of color and pattern to create surreal compositions responding to psychological stresses endured by the artist. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Agora Gallery | 530 W 25th St | 212-226-4151
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Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today
Apr 05, 2018 -- Jun 14, 2018
Artists: Laura Anderson Barbata, Polly Apfelbaum, Laurence Barker, Barbara Beisinghoff, Lynda Benglis, Kim Berman, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Robert Blackburn, Mel Bochner, Chakaia Booker, Louise Bourgeois, Mary Callery, Drew Cameron, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, E.V. Day, Lesley Dill, Leonardo Drew, Melvin Edwards, Natalie Frank, Helen Frankenthaler, Helen Frederick, Ellen Gallagher, Robert Gober, Ethan Greenbaum, Walter Hamady, Jane Hammond, Karen Hardy, Jacob Hashimoto, Daniel Heidkamp, David Hockney, Jim Hodges, Douglass Morse Howell, Emiko Kasahara, Tatana Kellner, Ellsworth Kelly, Mel Kendrick, William Kentridge, Abby Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Winifred Lutz, Drew Luan Matott, Robert Motherwell, Lydia Musco, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Frank O’Hara, Michele Oka Doner, Michael Ponce de Leon, Robert Rauschenberg, John Risseeuw, Larry Rivers, Ed Ruscha, Juan Sanchez, Jonathan Seliger, Arlene Shechet, Margaret Mahan Sheppard, Alan Shields, James Siena, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Kiki Smith, Buzz Spector, Frank Stella, Jessica Stockholder, Michelle Stuart, Do Ho Suh, Richard Tuttle, Claire Van Vliet, Chuck Webster, Paul Wong, Yanomami Owe Mamotima Project, John Yau. Curators: Susan Gosin, Mina Takahashi. Opening reception: Thu, Apr 5, 6–8pm.
International Print Center New York | 508 W 26th St, 5th Fl | 212-989-5090
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Amsterdam Whitney Gallerys MAY 2018 Exhibition
May 05, 2018 -- Jun 14, 2018
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 531 West 25th Street-Ground Floor- Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its MAY 5-JUNE 14, 2018 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists, whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling sculptural form. This special “SALUTE To The STARS!” exhibition boasts a sparkling tribute which will dazzle the senses of both art acquisitors and art aficionados alike with its incandescent renewal and regeneration of the visual realm. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and artistic creativity, these artists’ sophisticated, eclectic and profound representations of the world shine the spotlight on a unique, universal artistic language. Highlighted by the glamorous and elegant Saturday, May 12th 3:00- 5:00 pm Champagne Reception, each artist has the unique capacity to circumnavigate cultural barriers and nationalistic identities as they translate contemporary global art to transcend the scope of language to translate their views into a universal manifestation of international artistic communication. Reflecting the revitalizing penetration of compelling global ideas in our culture, these cross-continental conversations in art inspire with incandescent aesthetic explorations of the visual realm. MAY 5-JUNE 14, 2018 Exhibit Gala Champagne & “SALUTE To The STARS!” Soiree SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm STARS FROM HEAVEN ANN GORES MONIQUE HEUBEL JOHN PETERS STARS FROM EARTH FEROMONTANA NATALIA ROSE SASKIA WEISHUT-SNAPPER SYNERGY of the STARS GIORGI BLIADZE ROSANNE CERBO GANGA DULEEP STARLIT SYNCHRONICITIES KIMBERLY BERG STEVEN LAMB AMARNATH VISWANATH
Amsterdam Whitney | 531 West 25th Street Ground Floor | 212-255-9050
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Don Perlis: Trumpworld
Apr 20, 2018 -- Jun 14, 2018
Don Perlis and Denise Bibro Fine Art present a preview of the upcoming September 2018 exhibit. Trumpworld is presented at the National Academy of Design.
Denise Bibro Fine Art | 529 W 20th St, 4W | 212-647-7030
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Patricija Jurksaityte: National Portrait Gallery
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 14, 2018
Patricija Jurksaityte: The National Portrait Gallery is a series of twelve young women’s portraits. Opening Reception: Fri, May 4, 6-9pm.
SLA307 | 307 W 30th St | 917-584-0579
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Jean Pagliuso: In Plain Sight
May 16, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
n Plain Sight, a retrospective exhibition of photographer Jean Pagliuso in celebration of her monograph of the same name published by Damiani in 2018. On view is a survey of Pagliuso's most important black and white photographs spanning from 1968 to 2017, including celebrity portraits, Poultry & Raptor Suite and landscapes. Opening Reception: Wed, May 16.
Mary Ryan Gallery | 515 W 26th St | 212-397-0669
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Barbara Marks: Painting(s) from Recollection
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
The Painting Center presents Painting(s) from Recollection, a solo exhibition of paintings by Barbara Marks. Barbara Marks is known for her small-scale, square, colorful paintings that are semi-abstract in nature—suggesting interior spaces, landscapes, and objects. Her work calls attention to the commonplace and the local. The paintings in this exhibition are selected from Recollection, a continuing series of paintings that Marks began in the spring of 2016. She has completed 126 paintings to date, with the intent to grow the series into an aggregate composed of many more small-scale paintings that, when installed as a whole, will assume a monumental scale and, at the same time, invite intimate interaction. “I use color to create space. My imagery is rooted in observation. The way I paint is driven by my interest in abstraction as economy of expression, and by my fascination with the dual role that color can play both as content and as structure in a painting.” Barbara Marks is a multidisciplinary artist based in CT. A child of the sixties, Marks fell into graphic design and established her own studio specializing in book design. In 2001, she left that behind to study painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, earning a BFA (2005) followed by an MFA from Brooklyn College CUNY (2008). Since then, Marks has been awarded artist residencies in Italy, France, and across the U.S. and she has shown her work throughout the Northeast and in Italy. This is Marks’ tenth solo exhibition, and her first one in New York City. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with an essay by Rebecca Allan, co-curator. For more information, visit www.barbarammarks.com.
Painting Center | 547 W 27th St, Suite 500 | 212-343-1060
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Kathy Cantwell: Walking The Line
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
The Painting Center presents Walking The Line, a solo exhibition of paintings by Kathy Cantwell. In recent years, artist Kathy Cantwell found expressive freedom in the constant of simple stripes. In “Walking Line,” her familiar side-by-side stripes break out, becoming caroming paths in a color field. It’s as if she has transitioned from a classic phase to a more Baroque sensibility in which equipoise becomes dynamic and frontal compositions surrender to diagonals through space. Yet the difference emerges from Cantwell’s divergence from her previous process of setting one extended gesture of varied hue after another. Now after building up a continuous chromatic background made of many layers, she then takes on the more demanding work of making the lines from ten encaustic pigments. The visual movement of the darting lines is offset by the drag of the medium and the visceral sense of focused discipline. The real maneuvering can be observed in the seeming imperfections where colors roughly encroach into each other, where the evidence of the hand reminds us that walking isn’t the shortest distance between two points but the action of putting one foot in front of the other. After working in the music industry in New York City, Kathy Cantwell moved to New Jersey, where she currently lives with her wife and two children. She shows frequently in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts, including showings at the Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ The Dora Stern Gallery, Orange, NJ, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY, the Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ and the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. Featured multiple times in ProWax Journal, she is with the Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA, and a member at The Painting Center, NY. For more information, visit www.kathycantwell.com.
Painting Center | 547 W 27th St, Suite 500 | 212-343-1060
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Kathleen King: Deciduous Dragons
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Fantastic and exotic representational subjects sourced from objects found in nature such as dried plant detritus, - leaves, pods, twigs, etc... are ruminated over, then transformed into bronzes and paintings in this most recent solo exhibit of Kathleen King's work. Opening Reception: Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Viridian Artists | 548 W 28th St | 212-414-4040
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Espiritu
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Espiritu features the Alonsa Guevara’s vibrant figurative paintings in conjunction with an interactive installation and her distinct mixed-media sculptures. Together, these three series elevate the overarching ceremonial aspect of her work to a new level that now invites and incorporates the viewer as an active participant in the celebration of every nuance of life.
Anna Zorina Gallery | 533 West 23 Street | 212-243-2100
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Katia Santibanez: A Timeless Gaze
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Katia Santibanez's work utilizes grid structures to examine the intricacies and minutiae of organic forms. Opening Reception with the Artist: May 3, 6-8pm.
DC Moore Gallery | 535 W 22nd St, 2nd Floor | 212-247-2111
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Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby: One by One
May 01, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
One by One is an exhibition of ceramics, drawings and watercolors by internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Curator: Alexis Fabry. Opening Reception: Thu, May 3, 6-8pm.
Josee Bienvenu Gallery | 529 W 20th St | 212-206-7990
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Vivian Cherry: Helluva Town
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Vivian Cherry: Helluva Town. New York City in the 1940's & 50's. Opening Reception: Fri, May 4, 6-8pm.
Daniel Cooney Fine Art | 508 - 526 W 26th St, #9C | 212-255-8158
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Charles Ray: Three rooms and the repair annex
May 02, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Charles Ray: The exhibition includes five new sculptures. Opening Reception: Wed, May 2, 6-8pm.
Matthew Marks - 526 West 22nd Street | 526 W 22nd St | 212-243-0200
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Ed Moses: Diamond Jim
Apr 30, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Ed Moses: Diamond Jim focuses on the artist's work on canvas of the past three decades.
Albertz Benda | 515 W 26th St | 212-244-2579
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John Latham: Skoob Works
May 01, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
The exhibition reveals John Latham's remarkable multi-faceted practice through works made throughout his career, focusing on his ''skoob'' pieces, and highlighting his powerful contribution and lasting influence on the global development of Conceptual art. Opening Reception: Tue, May 1, 6-8pm.
Lisson Gallery - West 24th Street | 504 W 24th St | 212-505-6431
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Rupert Deese
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Exhibition by Rupert Deese
Nancy Hoffman Gallery | 520 W 27th St | 212-966-6676
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Oscar Tuazon
Apr 27, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Oscar Tuazon will present a series of sculptures whose dimensions derive from the architectural openings of Zome Alloy. Double-paned glass is a device that he often uses to form window sculptures, whose interstices have been filled with materials that disrupt their transparency. Opening reception: Fri, Apr 27, 6-8pm.
Luhring Augustine | 531 W 24th St | 212-206-9100
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Dan Graham: A New Look At Tv And A Fun House
May 19, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Exhibition by Dan Graham
Greene Naftali | 508 W 26th St | 212-463-7770
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Yorgo Alexopoulos: Conjugated Gradients
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
In Conjugated Gradients, Alexopoulos composes and choreographs sui generis animations of liquid color in a persistent state of flux and dissolution. Clusters of varied hues and tonalities endlessly morph and recombine to suggest a decision-making process which is intuitive yet definitive, straddling both calculated risk and willful intention to arrive at a uniquely personal abstract language.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery | 505 W 24th St | 212-243-8830
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Ha Chong-Hyun: Conjunction
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Ha Chong-Hyun has created artworks not only in his signature palette of neutrals and navy, but also in vibrant shades of red - his brightest color to date. Opening Reception: Fri, May 4, 6-8pm.
Tina Kim Gallery | 525 W 21st St | 212-716-1100
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Janet Gorzegno: Souls at Dawn
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
of the human head. Inspired in part by traditions of sacred icon painting, these images explore thresholds of tension between naturalistic portrayal and vivid abstraction. Artist's Reception: Thu, May 24, 5-8pm.
Bowery Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 646-230-6655
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Raising Women's Voices
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Exhibition of drawing, painting, prints, sculpture and photography which skillfully demonstrates the diversity of women's voices in this annual group exhibition of selected Ceres members. Artists: Joan Arbeiter, Marilyn Banner, Kyra Belan, Dare J. Boles, Jo-Ann Brody, Elizabeth Myers Castonguay, Carlyle N. Chaudruc, Pauline Chernichaw, Elaine Clayman, Sara Conklin, Regina Corritore, Hagar Fletcher, Frances V. Gialamas, Carol Goebel, Susan Grabel, Hollis Hildebrand-Mills, Nancy Kahlow-Curtis, Susan Kaplow, Carole Kulikowski, Heidi Kumao, Chalda Maloff, Lynne Mayocole, Anne Mondro, Liz Ndoye, Perri Neri, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Francine Perlman, Phyllis Rosser, Pamela Shields Roule, Irina Sheynfeld, Jane Stevens, Maria Torffield, Kathlene Tracy, Vivian Tsao, Micaela de Vivero, Joyce Ellen Weinstein. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Ceres Gallery | 547 W 27th St | 212-947-6100
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Masayo Nishimura: Uptown Bound: A Retrospective
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
This exhibition features a retrospective of Masayo Nishimura's Uptown Bound series of color photographs originally shot in 2000. In this work, Nishimura focused on the lights and shadows created by New York City subway architecture in which the roofs of cars and tracks are bathed in light from the street level, looking quiet, beautiful, and reminiscent of Medieval religious paintings. Nishimura captured a fascinating moment created by this everyday environment. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Ceres Gallery | 547 W 27th St | 212-947-6100
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Dom Sylvester Houedard
May 01, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
In dense visual complexity or in geometrically precise arrangements of words and symbols, Dom Sylvester Houedard's typewritten sheets and typographic constructions defied both linguistic constraints and mechanical conventions of the typewriter. Opening Reception: Tue, May 1, 6-8pm.
Lisson Gallery - 10th Avenue | 138 10th Ave | 212-505-6431
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Michael Chelminski: Recent Work
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
The paintings span nearly a decade during which the work, dominated by contrasting themes of forest and sea, slowly evolved into a semi abstract language of marks. These are paintings, originating in the studio, where the organic, graphic lines of trees, grasses, underbrush and water are built upon sources both from memory and onsite watercolors. The artist will be present during Saturdays after the reception. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Blue Mountain Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 646-486-4730
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Matthew Brannon: Concerning Vietnam
May 01, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Matthew Brannon: Large-scale, unique works on paper, punctuated by a new series of ephemera-sourced paintings, chronicle the political and cultural narratives of a complex history. Opening Reception: May 1, 6-8pm.
Casey Kaplan | 121 W 27th St | 212-645-7335
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Carroll Dunham
Apr 20, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
This show features large-scale paintings from the artist's Wrestlers series, which demonstrate Carroll Dunham's continued exploration of and fascination with interpretations of the nude body with particular attention to the male form. Opening Reception: Apr 19, 6-8pm.
Gladstone Gallery - West 24th Street | 515 W 24th St | 212-206-9300
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JULIAN JACKSON: Once, In Utopia
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
The dichotomy of Julian Jackson’s work is rooted in his fascination with the intangible and his appreciation for architectural structure. Jackson has a reverence for nature, and so his paintings explore light, color, and atmosphere, but they are grounded by underlying formal structure, careful composition, and a tension between spatial relationships. His latest paintings take ambiguous references to nature and portray them in painterly abstraction.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts | 529 W 20th St, Suite 6W | 212-366-5368
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SUZANNE LAURA KAMMIN: Magic Show
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Suzanne Laura Kammin’s paintings are informed by Buddhist emptiness teachings nothing has inherent existence. Everything exists because it is dependent on its parts, external causes and conditions, and the mind. The elements of her paintings, too, rely on their interconnectedness. Distinct forms, layers, and colors may vie for prominence, but ultimately no one piece is more important than the other.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts | 529 W 20th St, Suite 6W | 212-366-5368
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Mernet Larsen: Situation Rooms
Apr 19, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
For Situation Rooms, Larsen returns to a familiar subject of people sitting around tables. The title of the show conjures an image of spaces where important events transpire or difficult decisions are made, and, in some of these works, the trappings of governance are apparent. Hands, often involved in simple games, feature prominently in paintings such as Cup Tricks, Drawing Hands, Hand Slap Game and Scissors, Rocks, Paper. Opening reception: Thu, Apr 19, 6-8pm.
James Cohan - Chelsea | 533 W 26th St | 212-714-9500
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Charles Ray: Three rooms and the repair annex
May 02, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Charles Ray: The exhibition includes five new sculptures. Opening Reception: Wed, May 2, 6-8pm.
Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 West 22nd Street | 522 W 22nd St | 212-243-0200
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Terry Winters: 12twelvepaintings
May 02, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Terry Winters: The drawings incorporate and modify found imagery, which is largely technical in nature. These found images are reframed and given a new pictorial context. Opening Reception: Wed, May 2, 6-8pm.
Matthew Marks Gallery - 523 West 24th Street | 523 W 24th St | 212-243-0200
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Chun Kwang Young: Aggregation
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Incorporating elements of both painting and sculpture, Chun Kwang Young's Aggregations are assemblages: freestanding and wall-hung amalgamations of small, triangular forms wrapped in antique mulberry paper, often tinted with teas or pigment.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Chelsea | 547 W 27th St | 212-677-4520
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Jenny Saville: Ancestors
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
In her drawings and paintings, Jenny Saville transcends the boundaries of both classical figuration and modern abstraction in her depiction of the human form. Opening reception: Thu, May 3, 6-8pm.
Gagosian Gallery - West 21st Steet | 522 W 21st St | 212-741-1717
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Carl Andre
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
On view is Carl Andre's floor sculpture, Copper Blue Lattice, comprised of sixty-five copper and limestone tiles as its constituent building blocks. Also on view by Andre is his work of poetry entitled One Hundred Sonnets, composed of 100 typewritten pages each bearing a single word repeated multiple times in a square pattern. Opening Reception: Thu, May 10, 6-8pm.
Paula Cooper Gallery - 534 West 21st Street | 534 W 21st St | 212-255-1105
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Lynda Benglis
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Creating work that is often irreverent and sardonic with strong sociopolitical underpinnings, Lynda Benglis is well known for her gestural and process driven works that provided a timely retort to her contemporary Minimalist--and predominately male--peers.
Paula Cooper Gallery - 534 West 21st Street | 534 W 21st St | 212-255-1105
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4 New Artists At Prince Street Gallery:
May 22, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
Artists: Barbara Feldberg, Renee Khatami, Susan Sussman, Siu Wong-Camac. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 5-8pm.
Prince Street Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 646-230-0246
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Intricate Neighbors II
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 17, 2018
Galerie Protege is pleased to announce Intricate Neighbors II, a group exhibition featuring artwork across mediums by Bianca Boragi, Bolo - Qinza Najm & Saks Afridi, Ara Cho, Monique Mantell, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Denise Treizman and Jamie Martinez. Intricate Neighbors I? is also being shown at The Border project space in Brooklyn in conjunction to this show. Curated by Jamie Martinez from the Border Project Space. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
Galerie Protege | 197 9th Ave | 212-807-8726
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“Impressionist Spring:”
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 18, 2018
“Impressionist Spring:” Featuring Malva, Guy Dessapt and an International group of artists, May 17-June 18 | Appointments for Gallery Viewings available between the hours of 10am - 4pm Monday through Friday. It is advised to call before visiting. ‘Impressionist Spring’. This exhibition focuses on the uplifting spirit of Spring, the beauty and renewal of the annual blossoms blooming, floral stimulation of both color and fragrant scents awakening our senses and spirits from a long, cold and gloomy winter. There is a special flavor to the capturing of Spring in the impressionists’ paintings that have drawn in collectors to admire and be captivated by the emotions that go hand in hand with the Spring renditions. A great deal of emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer. While the subject matter is clear, the approach and translation of the subject matter varies from artist to artist, painting to painting. For MALVA, Impressionist as well as Expressionist / Colorist, emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer as each painting is unique to itself, each viewer relating to the emotions MALVA felt when releasing his paintings onto canvas. From intensity to extreme calm, each painting by MALVA transports the viewer to another time and place, as though the viewer were there joining the artist in this experience he captured onto canvas. For Claudio Simonetti, the master of reflections, capturing the beauty of the Venice canals and the sea breezes of the seascapes and landscapes of the Amalfi Coastline. For Guy Dessapt, the traditional impressionism is expanded with his unique texture giving the viewer the ability to ‘touch and experience’ his paintings. There will be a number of International artists featured for this exhibition including: MALVA, Guy Dessapt, Willi Bauer, Claudio Simonetti, Andre Beronneau, Alfred Chagniot, Louis Dali, Antonio Sannino, Laszlo Neogrady, Silvia Reisinger and many others. ‘Impressionist Spring’ will run through June 18th, 2018. As always, we have a lovely selection of our International Artists available for viewing throughout all exhibitions.
Arnot Gallery | 525 West 20th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues by the High Line | 212-245-8287
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EDIT“Impressionist Spring:”
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 18, 2018
“Impressionist Spring:” Featuring Malva, Guy Dessapt and an International group of artists, May 17-June 18 | Appointments for Gallery Viewings available between the hours of 10am - 4pm Monday through Friday. It is advised to call before visiting. ‘Impressionist Spring’. This exhibition focuses on the uplifting spirit of Spring, the beauty and renewal of the annual blossoms blooming, floral stimulation of both color and fragrant scents awakening our senses and spirits from a long, cold and gloomy winter. There is a special flavor to the capturing of Spring in the impressionists’ paintings that have drawn in collectors to admire and be captivated by the emotions that go hand in hand with the Spring renditions. A great deal of emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer. While the subject matter is clear, the approach and translation of the subject matter varies from artist to artist, painting to painting. For MALVA, Impressionist as well as Expressionist / Colorist, emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer as each painting is unique to itself, each viewer relating to the emotions MALVA felt when releasing his paintings onto canvas. From intensity to extreme calm, each painting by MALVA transports the viewer to another time and place, as though the viewer were there joining the artist in this experience he captured onto canvas. For Claudio Simonetti, the master of reflections, capturing the beauty of the Venice canals and the sea breezes of the seascapes and landscapes of the Amalfi Coastline. For Guy Dessapt, the traditional impressionism is expanded with his unique texture giving the viewer the ability to ‘touch and experience’ his paintings. There will be a number of International artists featured for this exhibition including: MALVA, Guy Dessapt, Willi Bauer, Claudio Simonetti, Andre Beronneau, Alfred Chagniot, Louis Dali, Antonio Sannino, Laszlo Neogrady, Silvia Reisinger and many others. ‘Impressionist Spring’ will run through June 18th, 2018. As always, we have a lovely selection of our International Artists available for viewing throughout all exhibitions.
Arnot Gallery | 525 West 20th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues by the High Line | 212-245-8287
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“Impressionist Spring:”
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 18, 2018
“Impressionist Spring:” Featuring Malva, Guy Dessapt and an International group of artists, May 17-June 18 | Appointments for Gallery Viewings available between the hours of 10am - 4pm Monday through Friday. It is advised to call before visiting. ‘Impressionist Spring’. This exhibition focuses on the uplifting spirit of Spring, the beauty and renewal of the annual blossoms blooming, floral stimulation of both color and fragrant scents awakening our senses and spirits from a long, cold and gloomy winter. There is a special flavor to the capturing of Spring in the impressionists’ paintings that have drawn in collectors to admire and be captivated by the emotions that go hand in hand with the Spring renditions. A great deal of emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer. While the subject matter is clear, the approach and translation of the subject matter varies from artist to artist, painting to painting. For MALVA, Impressionist as well as Expressionist / Colorist, emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer as each painting is unique to itself, each viewer relating to the emotions MALVA felt when releasing his paintings onto canvas. From intensity to extreme calm, each painting by MALVA transports the viewer to another time and place, as though the viewer were there joining the artist in this experience he captured onto canvas. For Claudio Simonetti, the master of reflections, capturing the beauty of the Venice canals and the sea breezes of the seascapes and landscapes of the Amalfi Coastline. For Guy Dessapt, the traditional impressionism is expanded with his unique texture giving the viewer the ability to ‘touch and experience’ his paintings. There will be a number of International artists featured for this exhibition including: MALVA, Guy Dessapt, Willi Bauer, Claudio Simonetti, Andre Beronneau, Alfred Chagniot, Louis Dali, Antonio Sannino, Laszlo Neogrady, Silvia Reisinger and many others. ‘Impressionist Spring’ will run through June 18th, 2018. As always, we have a lovely selection of our International Artists available for viewing throughout all exhibitions.
Arnot Gallery | 525 West 20th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues by the High Line | 212-245-8287
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Impressionist Spring
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 18, 2018
“Impressionist Spring:” Featuring Malva, Guy Dessapt and an International group of artists, May 17-June 18 | Appointments for Gallery Viewings available between the hours of 10am - 4pm Monday through Friday. It is advised to call before visiting. ‘Impressionist Spring’. This exhibition focuses on the uplifting spirit of Spring, the beauty and renewal of the annual blossoms blooming, floral stimulation of both color and fragrant scents awakening our senses and spirits from a long, cold and gloomy winter. There is a special flavor to the capturing of Spring in the impressionists’ paintings that have drawn in collectors to admire and be captivated by the emotions that go hand in hand with the Spring renditions. A great deal of emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer. While the subject matter is clear, the approach and translation of the subject matter varies from artist to artist, painting to painting. For MALVA, Impressionist as well as Expressionist / Colorist, emotion and interpretation is expressed by the artist and conveyed to the viewer as each painting is unique to itself, each viewer relating to the emotions MALVA felt when releasing his paintings onto canvas. From intensity to extreme calm, each painting by MALVA transports the viewer to another time and place, as though the viewer were there joining the artist in this experience he captured onto canvas. For Claudio Simonetti, the master of reflections, capturing the beauty of the Venice canals and the sea breezes of the seascapes and landscapes of the Amalfi Coastline. For Guy Dessapt, the traditional impressionism is expanded with his unique texture giving the viewer the ability to ‘touch and experience’ his paintings. There will be a number of International artists featured for this exhibition including: MALVA, Guy Dessapt, Willi Bauer, Claudio Simonetti, Andre Beronneau, Alfred Chagniot, Louis Dali, Antonio Sannino, Laszlo Neogrady, Silvia Reisinger and many others. ‘Impressionist Spring’ will run through June 18th, 2018. As always, we have a lovely selection of our International Artists available for viewing throughout all exhibitions.
Arnot Gallery | 525 West 20th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues by the High Line | 212-245-8287
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Layla Fanucci: Paintings
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 19, 2018
Layla Fanucci’s exhibition opening reception and book signing will held on May 24, 2018 from 6pm-8pm. Charter Oak wines from Fanucci’s winery in the Napa Valley will be served on opening night. The exhibition will be on display May 24-June 19, 2018.
Walter Wickiser Gallery | 210 11th Ave, Suite 303 | 212-941-1817
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Amy Lincoln: Sun, Moon, Stars
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Morgan Lehman is pleased to present recent paintings by Amy Lincoln in the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Lincoln is a committed figurative painter with a bent towards the surreal, making works that depict the world and then give way to a certain slow-burning abstraction and symbolism. At face value her oeuvre features closely observed representations of plants and other elements of the natural world: ocean, sand, sun, moon, clouds, mountains, and volcanos. To render these the artist relies on sources ranging from the familiar (Lincoln’s own backyard), to the splendid (elaborate botanical gardens), to the virtual (images found on the internet), adeptly weaving together disparate imagery to create fantastic worlds rooted in the real.
Morgan Lehman Gallery | 534 W 24th St | 212-268-6699
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Geoffrey Chadsey: That's Not It
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
In his ongoing series of painterly, drawn portraits, Geoffrey Chadsey continues a decade-long exploration of fantasized subjects that hover in the sfumato between the masculine and the effeminate: they are made-up ''men'' composed of selves presented for an unseen, image-consuming digital audience. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
Jack Shainman Gallery - West 24th Street | 524 W 24th St | 212-337-3372
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Roza El-Hassan: Labyrinth of Rebellion
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Roza El-Hassan: Exhibiting recent wooden sculptures and drawings, Labyrinth of Rebellion is a body of work situated between chance and a careful consideration of the formal and moral elements of her art. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8:30pm.
Thomas Erben Gallery | 526 W 26th St, Fl 4 | 212-645-8701
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Caroline Wells Chandler, Jennifer Coates: Electric Mayhem
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Caroline Wells Chandler's crocheted, gender-bending, tube sock wearing, dancing characters cavort and telepathically communicate with Jennifer Coates' animal spirits in the trippy, confectionary forest. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm. Artist Talk: Fri, Jun 8, 6-8pm.
Crush Curatorial | 526 W 26th St, Suite 709 | 917-881-5631
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Melanie Daniel: Late Bloomers
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
With crowded narrative paintings in psychedelic teals and pinks, and papier-mache sculptures of fantastical plants, Melanie Daniel introduces us to a desolate sun-drenched paradise in the near future, where earnest characters try to reconnect with nature and rebuild their post-cataclysm world. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
Asya Geisberg Gallery | 537 W 23rd St | 212-675-7525
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Audrey Stone
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Audrey Audrey Stone will be showing some of her recent paintings in our project space alongside artist Amy Lincoln. I have been occupied with line and color for some time subtle color gradients have recently become a prominent element in my work. Observing shifting color and light in nature is an ecstatic experience for me. I find myself experiencing simultaneous excitement and calm, producing a desire to bring this dynamic opposition into my work. In my current paintings, I use the boundaries between broad and narrow bands of adjacent colors to generate visual vibrations. I am intrigued by the way the eye and brain process these transitions between colors, informing the viewer’s emotional and physical response to the work. -Audrey Stone, 2018 Audrey Stone received her MFA from Hunter College and her BFA from Pratt Institute, both in painting. She also studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and was selected for the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely across the United States, as well as in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, England, France, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include a 2015 two-person show at Muriel Guepin Gallery (NY) and a solo exhibit of a thread-based installation on Governor’s Island in 2014. She has shown in group exhibitions at the Andy Warhol Museum (PA), the Arkansas Art Center, the Columbus Museum (OH), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), Jeff Bailey Gallery (NY), Kentler International Drawing Space (NY), ODETTA Gallery (NY), Schema Projects (NY), and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA). Her work is in the collections of Fidelity Investments and the Amateras Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria, among others. Stone lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Morgan Lehman Gallery | 534 W 24th St | 212-268-6699
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Jorinde Voigt: Integral
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Jorinde Voigt will debut a brand new series of works, collectively titled Immersion. Exploring new techniques and materials, these drawings touch on notions of perception as well as the artist’s deeply personal philosophy of the self. Alongside these, the exhibition will feature a suite of highly polished cast bronze sculptures, which introduce a markedly material dimension to Voigt's unique conceptualisation of forms and ideas. Opening reception: Fri, May 4, 6-8pm.
David Nolan Gallery | 527 W 29th St | 212-925-6190
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Sanle Sory: Volta Photo
Apr 24, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Volta Photo is an exhibition of studio portraits from the 1960s - 1980s by Sanle Sory. Artist’s Reception: Sat, Apr 28, 5-7:30pm.
Yossi Milo Gallery | 245 10th Ave | 212-414-0370
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Tommy Hartung: R.U.R
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
C24 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist Tommy Hartung, marking his inaugural exhibition with the gallery. R.U.R will be on view from May 4 through June 23, 2018 at 560 West 24th Street, with an opening reception on Friday May 4 from 6 – 8 pm. R.U.R., which stands for Rossums Universal Robots, presents a series of new, interactive video installations based on Karel Kapeks 1920 science fiction play of the same name in which the term robot was first used. The play explores the speed of technological progress and the uncertainties and dehumanization that occurs as a result of the robotization of human interactions. In Hartungs adaptation, the original play is re-written through photographs, costumes and interactive videos that pose the question: Why do men want to create robots that look human? Tommy Hartung’s works analyze the creation and dissemination of cultural narratives by fragmenting and deconstructing his source material. Through the montages of stop motion animation and found footage, Hartung uses the themes of modernism as his subject matter. His sculptures, the subjects of his videos, are assembled through scavenged material to form hybrids of classical characters and nuanced allegory. Tommy Hartung has exhibited at Museums throughout the United States, including most recently The Whitney Museum’s Whitney Biennial 2017, curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks The Rose Museum, Waltham MA The Jewish Museum, New York, NY and MoMa PS1, Queens, New York. His work is in the collection of: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA Dimitris Daskalopoulos Collection, Athens, Greece. Hartung was the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award in 2015 and the Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2011.
C24 Gallery | 560 W 24th St | 1-646-416 6300
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John Platt
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
John Platt's recent body of work explores abstract expressionism through a deeply personal artistic language. Platt's paintings, which are all oil or enamel paint on canvas, combine linear color field compositions together with loose, gestural abstractions. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Nancy Margolis Gallery | 523 W 25th St | 212-242-3013
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Rainer Gross: Twins
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
The exhibition features Rainer Gross' continuing exploration of sensuous abstract paintings that are created by a unique technique developed by the artist. As their name implies, the Twins compositions are two painted surfaces that the artist presents as a diptych, each panel imprinting on and mirroring the other. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
Margaret Thatcher Projects | 539 W 23rd St | 212-675-0222
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Howard Smith: 1 + 1 + 1 ... paintings and works on paper
May 23, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
By harnessing, light, expression and pigments, Howard Smith fuses the material and sublime. Opening Reception: Wed, May 23, 6-8pm.
Jane Lombard Gallery | 518 W 19th St | 212-967-8040
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Nick Cave: Weather or Not
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
This presentation will debut a series of wire Tondos, in which swirling cacophonies of colors are created from the layered mapping of cataclysmic weather patterns superimposed onto brain scans of black youth suffering from PTSD as a result of gun violence. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17 from 6-8pm.
Jack Shainman Gallery - West 20th Street | 513 W 20th St | 212-645-1701
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Wade Guyton: Patagonia
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Wade Guyton: The exhibition includes images of paintings drying on the floor, scraps of linen, the remains of lunch, and other scenes of the studio. There is also one enlarged bitmap painting in red.
Petzel Gallery - West 18th Street | 456 W 18th St | 212-680-9467
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Charles McGill: Playing Through
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Trained as a figurative painter, Charles McGill was best known as a sculptor, creating powerful assemblages of vinyl, leather, plastic and hardware culled from cast-off golf bags. Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 27, 6-8pm.
Pavel Zoubok Gallery | 531 W 26th St | 212-675-7490
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Enrique Chagoya: Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontieres
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Exhibition by Enrique Chagoya
George Adams Gallery | 531 W 26th St, 1st Fl | 212-564-8480
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Sarah Anne Johnson: Rosy-Fingered Dawn
May 05, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Sarah Anne Johnson: photographic tropes - landscape scenes from a variety of places that depict sublime natural beauty.
Julie Saul Gallery | 535 W 22nd St | 212-627-2410
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Ursula von Rydingsvard
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Celebrated for her large-scale sculptures in public spaces and museums, Ursula von Rydingsvard's exhibition will contain works built from experimentation in cedar, paper, bronze, and resin. Opening reception: Tue, May 3, 6-8pm.
Galerie Lelong, New York | 528 W 26th St | 212-315-0470
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Michal Rovner: Evolution
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Evolution features videos and prints that mark a return to Michal Rovner's unique, abstracted language. Opening reception for the artist: Thu, May 3, 6-8pm.
Pace Gallery - West 24th Street | 537 W 24th St | 212-421-3292
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David Mitchell: Recent Photographs
May 19, 2018 -- Jun 28, 2018
Exhibition of David Mitchell's most recent photographs. Opening Reception: Sat, May 19, 4-6pm.
Jim Kempner Fine Art | 501 W 23rd St | 212-206-6872
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Justine Kurland: Girl Pictures
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 29, 2018
The works on view were made as Justine Kurland drove across the United States and span a period of four years between 1997 and 2002.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash - West 26th Street | 534 W 26th St | 212-744-7400
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Bruno Munari
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 29, 2018
The exhibition will include seminal works from key moments within Bruno Munari's oeuvre. Beginning with his turn to abstraction, and ''Macchine Inutili'' in the 1930s, the exhibition will highlight themes that remained constant throughout his career.
Andrew Kreps Gallery | 535/537 W 22nd St | 212-741-8849
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Jean Dubuffet: Theatres de memoire
May 18, 2018 -- Jun 29, 2018
Each work is a vast picture made up of smaller paintings, which Jean Dubuffet out and glued to the canvas. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
Pace Gallery - West 25th Street | 510 W 25th St | 212-255-4044
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Tim Braden: Long, Long, to Everywhere
May 17, 2018 -- Jun 29, 2018
RYAN LEE is pleased to announce Long, Long, to Everywhere, an exhibition of new paintings by British artist Tim Braden. In these latest works, Braden brings new perspective to familiar subjects, revisiting themes of wanderlust, exploration and adventure. Dreamy scenes of sailboat races, southern French beaches, Brazilian explorers and Spanish gardens evoke memories of travel rather than depicting specific locations. These fragmented landscapes are meditations on the act of looking as much as they are visualizations of their content. Drawing on his own travels, his collection of vintage travelogues and snapshots from his friends’ vacations for his subject matter, Braden’s paintings combine patches of color and light to produce scenes that recall both the specificity of personal experience and nostalgia for a time and place.They are exercises in the fictionalization of memory, images that point to how the surrounding visual culture shapes personal histories and futures. He explains, “for me, that is an opportunity both to inhabit any country in the world and also to take liberties with dates. Anachronistic paintings. I like the idea that these paintings will become confusing objects, they might look like paintings of the 1950s, but they couldn’t possibly be confused with the kind of painting made in the 1950s.” For Braden, nostalgia for something one has never seen is an act of invention. This cultivation of nostalgia is also the result of Braden’s interest in the association and atmosphere of particular forms of reproduction—Pathe films, early Technicolor and color separation in printing. These modes of looking and seeing also inform his conception of abstraction and representation. Rather than relegating abstraction and representation to opposite ends of a spectrum, he views abstraction as a means of zooming in, functioning as a close-up shot might in film. This dialogue between the specific and the abstract is furthered by Braden’s technique of interrogating vignettes from his own earlier work with such intensity that they become abstractions. In large canvases such as Regatta and Monte Carlo (both 2018), close cropping of each scene suggests a particularly focused viewpoint, one that implies an activity or location without revealing a narrative. While Regatta presents sailboats gathered for a race, it is unclear at which point the viewer is given access to the event as it unfolds or whether they are on land or at sea. Monte Carlo is a lively abstraction centering on a blue and green palm tree-like form. Colorful brushstrokes hint at streets and structures, while the specific site and subject remain ambiguous. Braden’s vibrant palette and frequent use of negative space imbues his canvases with striking luminosity. They conjure a longing for luxuriating in summer sun and sand as well as an escapist desire to disappear and leave it all behind. Tim Braden (b. 1975, Perth, UK) received his MA from Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and attended Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Braden has exhibited at Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow Gemeente Museum, The Hague Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. His work is held in the collections of Ashmolean Museum, UK Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam Pembroke College, UK Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, UK and Zabludowicz Collection, UK. For press inquiries, please contact Bridget Casey at bridget@ryanleegallery.com or 212-397-0742.
Ryan Lee | 515 W 26th St | 212-397-0742
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Larry Burrows: Revisited
May 10, 2018 -- Jun 29, 2018
This exhibiton will feature Larry Burrows' iconic photos from Vietnam along slide earlier photojournalistic work, both in vintage and large modern prints.
Laurence Miller Gallery | 521 W 26th Street | 212-397-3930
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Gutai: 1953 - 1959
Apr 25, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
Exhibition surveying the bold and experimental work of renowned Japanese avant-garde collective Gutai - 1954–72. Opening Reception: Apr 25, 6-8pm.
Fergus McCaffrey | 514 W 26th St | 212-988-2200
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Mistaken: Identities Images of Gender and Transformation
Apr 05, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
Mistaken Identities: Images of Gender and Transformation considers how photographic representations reinforce or subvert prevailing roles of gender and sexuality. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 5, 6-8pm. Curator's Tour and Gallery Talk: Sat, Apr 21, 2pm.
Walther Collection Project Space | 526 W 26th St, Suite 718 | 212-352-0683
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Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals
Apr 28, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
This exhibition will feature a selection of new paintings that range from monumental nude figures to intimately scaled portraits. Alongside these works, Dumas will debut an expansive series of works on paper originally created for a recent Dutch translation by Hafid Bouazza of William Shakespeare's narrative poem Venus and Adonis. In these drawings—tender and erotic with hints of violence--the artist renders the story of Venus, the goddess of love, and her tragic passion for the handsome youth Adonis in her singularly expressive ink wash.
David Zwirner - West 20th Street | 537 W 20th St | 212-517-8677
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Jordan Wolfson: Riverboat song
May 02, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
By turns surreal, deadpan, and mischievous, Riverboat song combines computer-animated vignettes and found video clips with pop soundtracks and a monologue voiced by Jordan Wolfson.
David Zwirner - West 19th Street | 519, 525, 533 W 19th St | 212-727-2070
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Trine Sondergaard: A Reflection
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
Bruce Silverstein is pleased to present a solo exhibition, Trine Sondergaard: A Reflection, which examines several images from multiple recent bodies of work, alongside select pieces across previous series, creating a dynamic dialogue between past and present. Sondergaard's work is marked by a precise sensibility that co-exists with a rigorous interrogation of the medium of photography and its boundaries.
Bruce Silverstein | 529 W 20th St, Third Fl | 212-627-3930
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Damien Hirst: Colour Space Paintings
May 04, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
Evolving from the iconic Spot Paintings, which are among Damien Hirst's most recognized works, the Colour Space Paintings revisit the free and spontaneous nature of his first two spot paintings from 1986, exactly thirty years later. Opening Reception: Fri, May 11, 6–8pm.
Gagosian Gallery - West 24th Steet | 555 W 24th St | 212-741-1111
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Weproductions
May 11, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
Printed Matter is pleased to present an exhibition overviewing the publishing history of Weproductions, an imprint co-run by Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas. Organized by Douglas, the exhibition draws from extensive archival material to examine the working methods, surrounding context, and emergent themes - narrative, place, the natural world - that shaped the output of the press from the early 1970s through to the 2010s. Opening Reception: Fri, May 11, 6-8pm, with Helen Douglas.
Printed Matter Inc. | 231 11th Ave | 212-925-0325
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Jill Nathanson: Cadence
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
In her reduction of painting to its physical essence, Jill Nathanson belongs to the Color Field legacy, but her immersive and sensual paintings stand in a category of their own. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Berry Campbell | 530 W 24th St | 212-924-2178
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Alexis Smith: Hello Hollywood
May 24, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
Five of Alexis Smith's meticulously crafted, mixed-media narrative collages will be on view. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24.
Garth Greenan Gallery | 545 W 20th St | 212-929-1351
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Dino Bruzzone: The Series of Dreams, Kisses and Dances
May 03, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
Dino Bruzzone: The Series of Dreams, Kisses and Dances attempts to find a meaning in those romantic comics from the sixties, more precisely in the idea of love they harbor. Opening Reception: Thu, May 3, from 6-8pm.
Praxis International Art | 501 W 20th St | 212-772-9478
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David Maisel: Atlas
May 17, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
Large-scale aerial photographs by David Maisel. Comprising works from a number of the artist’s major series, the exhibition explores Maisel's use of form, color, perspective, and abstraction to reshape our understanding of industrialized landscapes altered by the destructive forces of humankind.
Yancey Richardson Gallery | 525 W 22nd St | 646-230-9610
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Sheila Hicks: Down Side Up
May 24, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
Down Side Up features a new series of large panels wrapped in strands of linen and acrylic yarns created over the past two years by Sheila Hicks. Opening Reception: Thu, May 24, 6-8pm.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. | 530 W 22nd St | 212-929-2262
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Al Held: Paris to New York, 1952-1959
May 17, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
Al Held: Paris to New York, 1952-1959 is an exhibition of experimental works in pigment and wax that anticipate the painter's well-known, epic-scaled geometric abstractions. Panel Discussion: Wed, May 30, 6-8pm. Panelists: David Cohen - moderator, Keltie Ferris, Matthew Israel, Nathalie Provosty.
Cheim & Read | 547 W 25th St | 212-242-7727
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Cecilia Vicuna: La India Contaminada
May 19, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
The exhibition features Cecilia Vicuna's raw wool installation and sculpture known as Quipu, mixed-media sculptures referred to as Lo Precario, video, and painting, spanning 1969-2017. Reception for the artist: Sat, May 19, 6-8pm.
Lehmann Maupin - Chelsea | 536 W 22nd St | 212-255-2923
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Olaf Otto Becker: Ilulissat
May 17, 2018 -- Jul 07, 2018
Since his first visit to the Arctic in 2003, photographer Olaf Otto Becker has returned many, many times. Starting in Ilulissat, one of the oldest settlements in western Greenland, Becker has traveled with his camera by boat on the polar sea looking for icebergs. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
ClampArt | 247 W 29th St | 646-230-0020
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Daniel Handal: Pajaritos
May 17, 2018 -- Jul 07, 2018
Daniel Handal: This project consists of a series of bird portraits that celebrate beauty and visual pleasure. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
ClampArt | 247 W 29th St | 646-230-0020
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The Essays of My Perception... Paintings Which Speak to Me
May 17, 2018 -- Jul 13, 2018
The exhibition is an experiment in perception testing whether having read essays written by the artist and curator influence the beholder's perception of the exhibition and the works in it, whether abstract or figural. Opening Reception: Thu, 6-8pm.
Paul Kolker Gallery | 511 W 25th St | 212-367-7300
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Georgia Marsh: Arc Paintings
May 17, 2018 -- Jul 20, 2018
In this new body of work, Georgia Marsh continues to advance the tradition of still life painting and more specifically, the rich history of representations of flora in art. Opening Reception: Thu, May 17, 6-8pm.
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery | 210 11th Ave, 8th Fl | 212-213-6767
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Leif Kath: From One Tree To Another
May 19, 2018 -- Jul 27, 2018
Exhibition by Leif Kath. Opening Reception: Sat, may 19, 3-6pm.
Elizabeth Harris Gallery | 529 W 20th St, #6E | 212-463-9666
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Laurie Simmons: Clothes Make the Man: Works from 1990-1994
Apr 27, 2018 -- Jul 27, 2018
Clothes Make the Man presents rare sculptures from Laurie Simmons's practice: resin dolls cast from real ventriloquist dummies sit upright in custom wooden chairs, dressed by Simmons in vintage 1950s children's clothing. Curator: Piper Marshall.
Mary Boone Gallery - Chelsea | 541 W 24th St | 212-752-2929
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Daily Unfamiliar
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jul 27, 2018
Cassina Projects is pleased to announce Daily Unfamiliar, a group exhibition featuring Italian artists Bruna Esposito, Antonio Fiorentino, Alberto Garutti, Maurizio Nannucci, Pino Pascali, Perino & Vele, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio, with artwork ranging from the 1960s to present. The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of Pino Pascali's passing. In Daily Unfamiliar, diverse generations of Italian artists converge as a result of their bridged interest in the transcendental and evocative qualities of everyday objects, materials, and physical transformations. Through varying practices and visual languages, the artists aim to elevate familiar aspects of daily life while translating them into artworks that are catalysts of energy and time. Objects and habits that were once usual to us, now seem strange and unfamiliar. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 26, 6-8pm.
Cassina Projects | 508 W 24th Street | 1 212 242-0444
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Math Bass: My Dear Dear Letter
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jul 27, 2018
My Dear Dear Letter presents a recent entry to Math Bass's ongoing ''Newz!'' paintings, adding to the artist’s evolving formal vocabulary. Curator: Piper Marshall.
Mary Boone Gallery - Fifth Avenue | 745 5th Ave | 212-752-2929
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A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection
Apr 26, 2018 -- Jul 27, 2018
Curated by David Rosenberg, 'A Luta Continua' presents more than 350 works from 266 artists including Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, Andre Breton, Marcel Broodthaers, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch, Jenny Holzer, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Brice Marden, Robert Morris, Edward Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Robert Smithson, Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol. Opening Reception: Thu, Apr 26, 6pm.
Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street | 548 W 22nd St | 212-790-3900
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Rachel Lee Hovnanian: The Women’s Trilogy Project
Feb 24, 2018 -- Jul 28, 2018
The Women’s Trilogy Project will include three installments of work, which evaluate contemporary societal dependencies and cultural pressures projected through a feminist lens. Expanding on familiar themes in her previous work, Hovnanian uses each exhibition in this series to initiate difficult conversations surrounding modern relationships with technology, addiction, and gender roles, through a collection of interactive installations, paintings, sculptures and works on paper.
Leila Heller Gallery | 568 W 25th St | 212-249-7695
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URBAN FLORA: Featuring Penelope Gottlieb, Anna Kincaide + Greg Miller
May 10, 2018 -- Jul 31, 2018
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents: URBAN FLORA: Featuring Penelope Gottlieb, Anna Kincaide + Greg Miller Spring 2018 Artists’ Reception: Thursday, May 10th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by May 1st, 2018 JoAnne Artman Gallery 511A West 22nd St. | New York, NY 10011 Contact:  JoAnne Artman Telephone:  949-510-5481 | E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com Urban Flora Life and growth often find a home in the unlikeliest places. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition that juxtaposes urban grit with the delicacy of flora, highlighting the often surprising congruities in the beauty of both. Much of the motifs in art and design are borrowed from the natural world in which the processes of regeneration, life and decay are in constant flux and motion. An especially important part of this framework is the flora, or the particular plants of a region, habitat or geographical area which are as diverse, unique and localized as the constitution and customs of any urban population. Artists Penelope Gottlieb, Anna Kincaide, and Greg Miller are artists whose work addresses this intersection between the beauty of nature and the ethos of urbanity. Penelope Gottlieb’s paintings on paper, panel and canvas are a rich riot of color and texture that engage the senses while also commentating on the destructive nature of urban development. Featuring representations of various lost species, the works are also part of an ongoing project by the artist that explores themes of environmentalism and the global ecological crisis. These highly detailed renderings present a tapestry of various plants and flowers that vibrate with energy, seemingly on the verge of breaking through the compositional plane. Based on the artist’s own imaginings as well as historical accounts, the images are deceptively decorative, providing endless complexities in concept and composition on subsequent investigation. Anna Kincaide’s fantastical works in oil on canvas juxtapose a minimalist, tonal approach to the figure with bountiful, bursting bouquets of botanical topiary rendered in a dazzling array of color. Kincaide pays equal attention to the sleek, sinuous lines of the human form, as to the layered, organic forms of the flora. These surreal dreamscapes are reminiscent of studio portraits in format and styling, paying homage to the tradition of portraiture. Borrowing inspiration from fashion and design history, Kincaide’s work explores anonymity and transformation as well as contemporary socio-cultural signposts of status and identity. Greg Miller’s mixed media works are instantly recognizable, drawing on his specific cultural lens and Californian roots. Fragility, nostalgia, as well as the fleeting nature of cultural ephemera and collective memory are explored in works that effortlessly blend familiar imagery of the golden age of print media into new narratives. Miller’s visual collages are an amalgamation of grit and texture, the layers a visual representation of the destruction rendered by the passage of time. In Miller’s newest body of work, floral elements add a new framework of meaning in his exploration of memory and social history. These artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and youre sure to find the right artistic expression!
JoAnne Artman Gallery | 511 A West 22nd Street | 949-510-5481
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The Ideal Feminine/The Feminine Ideal?
May 23, 2018 -- Jul 31, 2018
The Ideal Feminine/The Feminine Ideal? Group Show Curated by Natasha Schlesinger May 23rd – July 31st, 2018 Opening Reception with the artists Wednesday, May 23rd, 6-8pm “The body is the instrument of our hold on the world.” ? Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex The current political and cultural climate has refocused the world’s attention on the female body, the abuse it has suffered as well as the strength within every woman that defies historical prejudice and injustice. Barbara Kruger’s battle cry: “Your Body Is a Battleground” has never been truer. What has changed is that we are no longer content to simply offer our coy laments about the treatment of women by men in power. Perhaps for the first time in history, women are banding together, speaking out, using the legal system to bring their abusers to stand public trials, supporting one another as we move forward to a new era of feminism, equality and a future where our daughters will no longer feel afraid and be treated on par with their male counterparts. What is the role, the power, the future of the female body? What is the ideal feminine? This show proposes to use the gallery as a platform to examine the way artists, mostly female, sees the female body as the ideal feminine. Can a female body be an ideal? What is that feminine ideal? Does it exist? Does it attract, repel, and exhibit strength, weakness? What are our expectations for the feminine ideal? Twelve artists have been invited to participate in the Ideal Feminine? show, each dealing with the notion of the female form in an individual way through a variety of materials, techniques, styles and interpretations. Stephanie Hirsch, Sissi Farassat and Zoe Buckman use materials often associated with woman’s work such as embroidery and beads to express their femininity and expand the notion of craft through their artistic process. Hirsch covers her work entirely with beads, creating a sort of protective skin on top of the sculptures. Her works present a decorative visual appeal but also a calm and resolute toughness. Sissi Farassat photographs women’s bodies, including her own, as a first step of the artistic process. She then laboriously hand embroiders thread and beads on top of the photograph, thus extending the singular moment of a photographic snapshot into a lengthy and time consuming embellishment period, evoking the historic craft form associated with women. Zoe Buckman boldly takes on the subject of feminism through appropriation of objects as varied as boxing gloves and mannequin legs to change the course of the dialogue and highlight uncomfortable truths while proposing her version of what the future holds. On stockings, Buckman hand-embroiders hip-hop lyrics that jarringly juxtapose misogyny and liberal ideas inherent in pop culture to this day. Jen Ray and Jessica Lichtenstein both challenge the patriarchal system by presenting a world where women exist as warriors, amazons, frolicking maidens in a female-dominant environment oblivious that life can be led in any other way. Jen Ray, a multimedia artist and performer, arms her warrior women with flower-encrusted porcelain battle axes and sends them to stand strong, independent and unwavering against any omnipotent male-dominated system. Jessica Lichtenstein activates and releases her female protagonists to populate their own idealistic natural world, filling every tree, lake and field, and replacing the leaves and flowers with their figures unabashedly enjoying this liberated existence. Her wall sculptures in acrylic, metal-leaf and lacquer hark back to the past and evoke some fantasy landscapes conceived by male artists, but make no mistake Lichtensteins’ girls exist and flourish only on their own terms. Margeaux Walter and Lala Abaddon both use photography to express what it means to capture their own female body, to be a woman, and to use performance as a means for individual expression. Walter photographs herself performing various actions, experiencing environments she creates, and questioning the meaning of existence. Abaddon performs, photographs and weaves the photographed images into a complex tapestry of sorts that evokes the original performance and the body but also abstracts the action and the form. Abaddon’s work is transformative both for the way it translates her own experience through the performance and the way that action becomes embodied in photographed and sculptured works. Abaddon will also create an original performance during the show wrapping herself into a cocoon and capturing her naked form inside the self-made structure. Rachel Lee Hovnanian and Natasha Law present the female form as sculpted and painted ideals but from very different points of view. Rachel Hovnanian is a multi-media artist reflecting on the current culture, assessing and engaging with its standards and norms. Hovnanians poignancy lies in her uncanny ability to take the most obvious truisms and turn them on their head with humor and brilliant re-contextualization. For the current show, Hovnanian will have two sculptural works that question the nature of the female body norms artificially conceived and by which women are still being judged to this day both in the media and throughout popular culture. On the other hand, the British painter Natasha Law paints women’s bodies in their casual, relaxed and intimate state. Though anonymous, the bodies she captures in the midst of undressing or simply bending over are those of her girlfriends and the gaze is that of a female artist. Her women are sexy without being sexualized. The three male artists in the show have been invited to share in their own perspective on the significance of the female form. Todd Murphy gathers found materials, particularly those from the natural world such as flowers or twigs to compose female dress forms he sculpts and photographs. These feminine shapes are poetic and fairy-tale like asking the viewer to suspend reality and imagine a dress made for a princess, a goddess, a fairy, a dancer or the woman of his ideal feminine. Marc Dennis’s hyperrealist painting done in the Old Master technique of artists such as Carravagio, embraces subjects as diverse as still-life to tattooed divas and portraits of powerful gallerists. But for the current show, Dennis presents paintings of two young women, one seen frontally and one from the back of her head and neck. The paintings are so realistic the viewer can mistake them for photographs however they are also authentic and honest in their embrace of female beauty and strength as seen through a man’s gaze. Sebastiaan Bremer utilizes both photography and painting in his work. Each photograph in the exhibition is uniquely enhanced by tiny ink droplets that reimagine images of the female bodies, initially captured in a fragment of a moment. Bremer either uses his own photographed figures or images derived from his art historical predecessors, such as Pablo Picasso. He reinterprets the image, creating a different tone that tackles the ideas of a central female protagonist in a dreamlike world.
Winston Wachter Fine Art | 530 W 25th St, Ground Fl | 212-255-2718
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Joseph Zito Plus Ten
May 17, 2018 -- Aug 17, 2018

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. | 514 West 25th Street | 212-941-0012
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Rammellzee: Racing For Thunder
May 04, 2018 -- Aug 26, 2018
This expansive survey examines the evolution of Rammellzee’s diverse body of work. From seminal post-graffiti works to his rare but robust formal output throughout the 1980s, and important artworks and sculptural series created primarily in The Battlestation over the last 20 years of his life. Organizers: Max Wolf, Carlo McCormick, Candice Strongwater, Jeff Mao, Christian Omodeo.
Red Bull Arts New York | 220 W 18 Street | 212-379-9417
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Photographic Impressions
May 09, 2018 -- Aug 31, 2018
Artists: John Baldessari, Jonathan Borofsky, Sophie Calle, Ann Hamilton, David Hammons, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra.
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl | 535 W 24th St, 3rd Fl | 212-249-3324
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Ilan Averbuch
Sep 07, 2017 -- Sep 07, 2018
Sculpture by Ilan Averbuch
Nancy Hoffman Gallery | 520 W 27th St | 212-966-6676
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Dorothy Iannone: I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door
Mar 01, 2018 -- Mar 31, 2019
For the High Line, Iannone creates a new, large-scale mural installation at 22nd St. Dorothy Iannone's mural features three colorful Statues of Liberty. Between them runs the words, ''I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door,'' which is the final line from Emma Lazarus's poem ''The New Colossus,'' the ode to the freedom promised by immigration to America engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the statue at Liberty Island.
High Line Art | 820 Washington St | 212-500-6035
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Agora
Apr 19, 2018 -- Mar 31, 2019
Agora is a group exhibition that looks at the role of art in defining, creating, and using public space. Artists: Maria Thereza Alves, Andrea Bowers, Mariechen Danz, Pope.L, Duane Linklater, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Marinella Senatore, Timur Si-Qin, Sable Elyse Smith.
High Line Art | 820 Washington St | 212-500-6035
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Upcoming

Life on Pluto: MFA Computer Arts
May 29, 2018 -- Jun 16, 2018
MFA Computer Arts presents an exhibition of thesis work by students in its class of 2018. Artists: Seulki Heo, Yibo Jiang, Yen Juen Lee, Jingqiu Liu, Keith Tan, Guangyu Wu, Reception: Thu, Jun 7, 6-8pm.
School of Visual Arts - SVA Chelsea Gallery | 601 W 26th St, 15th Fl | 212-592-2145
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Julie Hedrick: Persephone Rising
May 30, 2018 -- Jul 13, 2018
Reception for the artist: Wednesday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. Julie Hedrick’s new body of work is an oasis amongst these troubled times. Hedrick responds with a palette of pink and peach hues, the sacred colors of rebirth. Functioning as a personification of feminine energy, power, and creativity, these works explore and honor Great Mother Earth. The differing qualities of light and color glowing within these paintings represent femininity as multidimensional and everlasting. The paintings move from serenely soft and dreamy, to abundantly joyous. Some are etched with gold, some flushed with breaths of yellow, while others deepen into cherry with patches of bright white light. Varying in scale, rhythm, and character, this series basks us in a renewal of pink, awakening us. The formation of these paintings into diptychs and triptychs are representative of reconciliation, a reminder of the energies that exist within and between us. The light filled canvases reflect the nuances of identity and leave us feeling open to hope. The lion’s roar of pink called Hedrick and this new series is the result. Julie Hedrick has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Colombia, and Europe. She is a graduate of the Painting Studio Program at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). Born in 1958 in Toronto, Hedrick is now based in Kingston, New York. She is also a poet and has participated to great acclaim in readings, performances, set designs and discussion panels. Hedrick was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2012 and was recently honored with the Kingston Distinguished Artist Award alongside her composer husband. Hedrick has been represented by Nohra Haime Gallery since 1998.
Nohra Haime Gallery | 500 W 21st St | 212-888-3550
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Melissa Marks, Victoria Loustalot: Volitia in Spring
May 30, 2018 -- May 30, 2018
Join us for champagne in the garden to celebrate Planthouse's new broadside poster Meeting Volitia, an essay by Victoria Loustalot, published in conjunction with the exhibition Melissa Marks: Volitia Returns. Conversation & Reception: Wed, May 30, 6-8pm.
Planthouse | 55 W 28th St | 212-564-5502
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Kim Heecheon: Get Ready to Drive
May 30, 2018 -- Jun 30, 2018
This exhibition showcases all of Kim Heecheon's single-channel videos created to date in one setting. The work included traces the development of Kim’s personal and social interests during the past two years, as well as manifests his contemplation on the nature of reality and SNS identity in the age of the internet. Opening Reception: Wed, May 30, 6-8pm.
Doosan Gallery New York | 533 W 25th St | 212-242-6343
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Bo Bartlett
May 31, 2018 -- Jul 07, 2018
Bo Bartlett's series of recent gouaches captures the passing moments of a hazy summer day and transforms them into glistening narratives of wonder. Opening reception for the artist: Thu: May 31, 6-8pm.
Miles McEnery Gallery | 525 W 22nd St | 212-445-0051
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A Shared Interest
May 31, 2018 -- Jun 21, 2018
Group Show: Harriet FeBland, Reidunn Fraas, Dora Frost, Nancy Staub Laughlin, Robert Petrick, Lester Rapaport, Regina Silvers, Carl Stark, Margie Steinmann, Lilyan Stern. On the Wall: Adrianne Lobel. Opening Reception: May 31, 6-8pm.
Carter Burden Gallery | 548 W 28th St, #534 | 212-564-8405
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Summer Group Show I with Onishi Project
May 31, 2018 -- Jun 13, 2018
SUMMER GROUP SHOW I Date: May 31 – June 13, 2018 Opening: Thursday, May 31, 6-8PM Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am-6pm Onishi Project is pleased to announce our first of a series of summer group shows for this year from May 31st to June 13th with the opening reception on May 31st from 6 to 8pm. This group features five international artists: Attila Mata, Rie Ono, Krisztina Horvath, Tomokazu Iida and Vladimir Lalic. Attila Mata, born in Eger, Hungary, studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts under his master, sculptor and medalist, Tamas Vigh. Attila enjoys experimenting with a wide variety of different materials and themes and loves the extreme. Reflected in his artwork, the human body is reduced to geometric forms. He has works in various public and private collections throughout Europe. Rie Ono, born in Miyagi prefecture, Japan, and currently lives in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Ono studied at Tama Art University Graduate School. In her works, she depicts not only the physical landscape but also the internal landscape that is connected to emotion, the mind, breath, blood flow, internal organs, muscles and all six senses. Her most recent works have focused on the unstable energy that is constantly flowing from nature, herself, and also on the initial emotion itself. Krisztina Horvath was born in Budapest in 1966. Movement, energy and gestures play an important role in her abstract expressionistic art. Gestural abstraction and action painting define her work best. Her concern about the future of our planet stimulates her to make expressive pieces of art that reflect her inner thoughts and feelings on this issue. Oriental art and art inspired by Zen offer great inspiration and she likes to make Zen Studies. When painting them, she keeps in mind the seven characteristics of Zen Aesthetics written down in the book ‘Zen and the Fine Arts’ by Shinichi Hisamatsu. Tomokazu Iida, born in Saitama, Tokyo in 1976, where he lives and works. Iida seeks to share the expression that the subjects of his works convey, and in doing so, after making them into a design, having the viewer experience a certain amorous feel from looking at them. He learned digital design at Tokyo Designer Gakuin College. He became a freelancer after creating works for companies in the anime and gaming industry. Iida has been creating hundreds of works such as company’s advertisements, web media illustrations, image characters, graphic design work, and banners used in web advertisement. Vladimir Lalic is born in 1983, in Belgrade, Serbia. He finished Faculty of applied arts in Belgrade in 2008. He made 25 solo exhibitions and participated in over 50 international group exhibitions. He was given 6 awards for visual art one of which is ”Prix Paul Louis Weller’’ – given by the Academie des Beaux arts in Paris, France. His works are in many private collections around the world. Currently he is working between Belgrade and Paris. For more information on the exhibition, please contact Dannie Pierce at 212-695-8035, or by email at dpierce@onishigallery.com. Or, please visit our website at http://onishiproject.com/updates/summer-group-shows-2018-2
Onishi Gallery | 521 W 26th St | 212-695-8035
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Junichi Nakashima: Solo Exhibition with Onishi Project
May 31, 2018 -- Jun 13, 2018
Junichi Nakashima: Solo Exhibition Exhibition dates: May 31 – June 13, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, May 31, 6-8PM Onishi Gallery, 521 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 Onishi Project is proud to present a solo exhibition featuring the kaleidoscopic, poetic paintings of Junichi Nakashima. This series of works shares with viewers the secrets of colors that dye the unfixed forms of clouds as they dance in the sky at daybreak. Born in Karatsu City, located in Saga Prefecture, Japan in 1952, he later attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas as an exchange student where he studied painting and printmaking. Upon graduating and returning to Japan, Nakashima participated in many international exhibitions in France, Italy, and more. He has been awarded prizes in several international art exhibitions, such as The Critic Prize in France-Japan Modern Art Exhibition, Paris The Excellence Prize in The Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition, Barcelona The prize of Association des Amis Musee Picasso at the International Art Exchange Exhibition, Kobe and more. When he was young, Nakashima often indulged in flights of fancy. He appreciated the contemporary artworks that appeared in the several art books at the library of Baylor University, where he attended, however, he found that the styles adapted by the abstract artists of the 20th century, with it’s use of rectangles arranged horizontally and vertically, didn’t appeal to him. The art of Kandinsky however, gave him feelings of gratitude with its colorful lyrical style. He felt that his own works were not as colorful but rather monotone, although the movements of his lines were tremendously bold, unstrained and somewhat erotic in nature. Nakashima is known for being a poet, writer, and actor, as well as an artist and he began to write poetry in his early teens. His published poems include “The Sea of Glass”, “Dreams of Melancholy” and English poems such as “Alpha and Omega”, and also collected essays “Dreams are your Future Memories”, and fictional work, “A Calm Kiss on Thursday”. As an actor, Nakashima starred in the independent film, “Confined Room” in Japan. In addition, he has written 45 scripts for solo-performances and performed more than a thousand times throughout Japan. “His art consists of poetry and painting, as he is a poet who also draws and paints, but alternatively, he is also an artist who writes poetry. His vital, visionary and colorful world within the void comes from his marvelous creative imagination. Some of his works are somewhat erotic concerning the ultimate source of life. Every morning, he listens to Bach as he starts to paint. He says he is inspired by the deep sounds of the pipe organ, which is full of vital energies in the sacred universe. As a worshipper of Bach, Nakashima is evoked to infuse fresh, new blood into his fantasies. His hand expresses invisible messages sent from the universe and his poetic formation is composed of subtle images between consciousness and sub consciousness. His art is in a category of its own that is different from so-called abstract painting, which could be a secret code symbolizing his mysterious poetry. The spark, flicker, and revolution of poetry scattered throughout the unrestrained abstractions cannot be easily interpreted. Nakashima’s incomparable innocent madness is his own and I admire his originality.” (Quotation from “Poetic Paintings of Junichi Nakashima” by Critic Sakan Komori) For more information, contact Dannie Pierce at 212-695-8035, or, dpierce@onishigallery.com. Or, visit http://onishiproject.com/junichi-nakashima-solo-exhibition
Onishi Gallery | 521 W 26th St | 212-695-8035
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Hudson Guild Gallery Cultural Kaleidoscope Exhibit
May 31, 2018 -- Jul 25, 2018
A group show celebrating diversity. Opening Reception: Thu, May 31, 6-7:30pm.
Hudson Guild Gallery | 441 W 26th St | 212-760-9837
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New York to Route 66 to the West: A Pictorial History
May 31, 2018 -- Jun 29, 2018
Christophe Avril Opening Reception May 31st 6pm to 8pm Growing up in France, my first interest with the image world was looking through magazines that were hanging everywhere in our small flat, magazines like: L’Ecran, Cinemonde, Life and Vogue, and by watching the black and white TV with all the American movies. This is when I discovered the American west with John Ford movies filmed in Monument Valley and other places in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Everything looked so big. Also, the I loved the television series that made me travel to America, The Little House in the Prairie, Bonanza, Route 66, Wanted Dead or Alive and Daniel Boone. Later on, I discovered still photography and very rapidly fell in love with this art. Photographers like, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, or Helmut Newton and the American, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange or Annie Leibovitz made me want to become a photographer. But my all-time inspirational photographers, whom I appreciate without trying to copy, are artists like Robert Doisneau , Ansel Adams, Edward S. Curtis. American writer, John Steinbeck with The Grapes of Wrath, Jack London with his novels about the gold rush, describing the life of the people during the gold rush and James Albert Michener and his great books Alaska, Texas and The People and the Land also motivated me to travel all over the US. New York, the Big, Apple, the city that never sleeps, with its high skyscrapers and its distinctive boroughs, is a great source of inspiration. While walking year round, no matter the season or weather, I always think of what I use to imagine about this “world symbol” before coming here for the first time. Being here I remembered back to my childhood in front of my French TV where I dreamt of taking pictures like Robert Doisneau who photographed Paris Two thousand four hundered and eighty-eight miles of getting my kicks on Route 66 from Chicago to L.A. Going through eight states across America was certainly the best way to travel into the past. From prohibition in Chicago, the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma and during the Great Depression and the migration of farmers who traveled with all their goods to the promise land of California for a better life and to seek jobs, land, dignity, and a future, and along the Main Streets of America, I was able to live and enjoy beautiful historical buildings, diners and old rusty cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s. It was a journey that at times made me believed that I was living in another time. The west is the immense. The great plains with their bison’s, the Mojavi Desert in California, the big National Park, the coast or the great Rockies Mountains are dream places for me--land that I discovered first with Ansel Adams and Edward S. Curtis, long before I came to America, like Monument Valley with the sound of the wind and the hot sun caressing my face, and the limitless view that can let one’s imagination travel and sometime make me wish that I could have been born here and lived a “western life”. With my photograph’s, I try to reflect what I see, but also what I smell and feel. I hope people will see what I see, but as Ansel Adams said,: “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
Paul Calendrillo New York Gallery | 547 W 27th St, Suite 600 | 908-875-0149
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Monochrome
May 31, 2018 -- Jul 14, 2018
A group exhibition of Monochromatic art will be on view at JanKossen contemporary, featuring artworks by represented artists Troy Simmons (USA), Dieter Kranzlein (Germany), Antonio Marra (Italy), Park Byung-Hoon (South Korean/France), Alex Rane (USA/Italy), Hannah Quinlivan (Australia), and Ye Jin-Young (South Korea). The show explores the concept of monochromatic art, which has expanded since its inception in early 20th century painting. Monochrome continues this tradition and pushes the boundaries of not only the physical materials used, but the range of emotions that they are able to express.
JanKossen Contemporary | 529 W 20th St, 7th Fl, 7W | 631-903-5564
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Jacqueline Hassink: Unwired
Jun 01, 2018 -- Aug 17, 2018
Jacqueline Hassink: Unwired examines the influence of mobile phone use on our world.
Benrubi Gallery | 521 W 26th St, 2nd Fl | 212-888-6007
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Chelsea Best Exhibits gallery tour
Jun 02, 2018 -- Jun 02, 2018
526 W. 26th St. 1:00 PM, rain or shine. See that weeks top 7 exhibits. $25, or visit website for $8-off DISCOUNT!
New York Gallery Tours | 526 West 26th Street | 212-946-1548
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Hiroko Wada SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE II
Jun 05, 2018 -- Jun 23, 2018
Urban figures, compositions in paint and collage
Noho M55 Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 212-367-7063
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Sheida Soleimani: Medium of Exchange
Jun 05, 2018 -- Jul 14, 2018
Curated by Kate Shepherd Opening reception: Tuesday, June 5, 6-8PM
CUE Art Foundation | 137 W 25th St | 212-206-3583
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Josue Rivas: Standing Strong
Jun 05, 2018 -- Jun 05, 2018
The gathering at Standing Rock was a dance between the modern and the ancestral. It was the epicenter of the awakening of humanity. For over seven months in 2016 and 2017, I lived at the Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, documenting the opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. Thousands of tribal nations and allies gathered in peaceful prayer and created a worldwide movement. They called themselves Water Protectors.
Half King | 505 W 23rd St | 212-462-4300
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Genevieve Gaignard: Counterfeit Currency
Jun 05, 2018 -- Aug 17, 2018
Exhibition by Genevieve Gaignard
FLAG Art Foundation | 545 W 25th St, 9th Fl | 212-206-0220
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Tim Gardner
Jun 07, 2018 -- Jul 13, 2018
Known for his exacting watercolors depicting scenes of typically masculine coming-of-age scenarios, here Tim Gardner trains his eye onto New York City, tracing the nature of memory and sensation as they relate to urban environments.
303 Gallery | 555 W 21st St | 212-255-1121
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18,443 Souls: MFA in Studio Art Graduate Exhibition
Jun 07, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
Come MEET THE ARTIST at our Thursday June 6th opening! Maria Nissan, a recent graduate of SACIs MFA in Studio Art graduate program in Florence Italy, will be here to talk about her artwork and give insight to her creative process. Nissan, an installation artist, takes mundane found objects and highlights the beauty within. For this immersive installation, she metaphorically connects 18,443 individuals - people who haven’t met each other or the artist - by simply collecting and fusing used coffee filters, over the course of two years, in both the United States and Europe. Join us for the opening or visit the gallery throughout the month of June to see the installation!
SACI New York Gallery | 454 W 19th St | 212-248-7225
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Andrew Balkin: Spatial Constructs
Jun 07, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
Andrew Balkin constructs dynamic dialectics between the ''void'' and meticulously drawn geometric spaces. His images come from a blank slate, a 'Tabula Rasa' that Balkin constructs and deconstructs intuitively to create space with new objects from positive lines and tones. He does this painstakingly, evolving his personal content-images, until he develops a supra-structure that defines a new visionary geometric realm. Opening Reception: Thu, Jun 7, 6-8pm.
Hollis Taggart Galleries - Chelsea | 521 W 26th St, 7th Fl | 212-628-4000
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Get Loose
Jun 07, 2018 -- Aug 03, 2018
Get Loose a group exhibition guest curated by Tracy McKenna featuring three artists whose work is tied together by an insistence on brash, exuberant and unexpected twists of material, color and form that are ignited by jolting currents of unabashed energy, fueled by embedded and unseen narratives. Artists: Cat Balco, Ben Godward, Jason Rohlf. Opening Reception: Thu, Jun 7, 6-8pm.
Rick Wester Fine Art | 526 West 26th St, Suite 417 | 212-255-5560
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Mu Pan: Bright Moon Shines on the River
Jun 07, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Bright Moon Shines on the River, the gallery’s first solo show with Brooklyn-based artist, Mu Pan. The exhibition will showcase new acrylic works, all based on one painting of a whale Mu Pan created and destroyed some 11 years ago. Revisiting this central figure, the artist expands his scale and uses the theme of the whale hunt to explore human nature through cartoonlike, but very dense, narratives. The opening reception for Mu Pan will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018, with the exhibition running through to July 6, 2018. The artist will be in attendance for the reception.
Joshua Liner Gallery | 540 W 28th St | 212-244-7415
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Aaron Johnson: 4 New Paintings
Jun 07, 2018 -- Jul 06, 2018
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present 4 New Paintings, Aaron Johnson’s second solo exhibition with the galley. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 7, with the exhibition running through to July 6, 2018. The artist will be in attendance for the opening.
Joshua Liner Gallery | 540 W 28th St | 212-244-7415
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Night, Shortly
Jun 09, 2018 -- Jul 27, 2018
Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present Night, Shortly a group exhibition organized by Halsey McKay Gallery featuring Colby Bird, Anne-Lise Coste, Chris Duncan, Rachel Foullon, Joseph Hart and Brie Ruais opening 6 to 8 PM Saturday 9 June. These artists employ sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and hybrids of all, to make complex artworks that allude to the psychological and physical effects of time, the body, and the entropic nature of organic, terrestrial matter. While the works are tinged with melancholy, the artists reflect informed and hopeful views of the surrounding world. The show acts as an uncynical reflection of the times that celebrate the dogged making of physical things. The exhibition’s title is borrowed from a sundial motto inscription, one of many that Chris Duncan has sewn into black fabric and placed on his studio roof for a six-month period. These works continue Duncan’s ongoing exploration of the sun as metaphor, inspiration and subject. The stitched fabric absorbs ultraviolet rays, rain, and windblown particles over time and employs the celestial body as fabricator. Without the use of dye, emulsion or any intentionally manipulated chemical process, tightly detailed imagery emerges through time and creates a sun-bleached exposure. Once harvested, the thread is cut and removed, allowing the scrunched fabric to flatten and reveal the ghostly appropriated messages. In Colby Bird’s work, the photographic image, here a fruit bowl in a Buddhist temple, becomes a cipher more than a subject. The ornate construction of the frame, the forced-mirroring of the viewer, the object-ness of the photo itself–all of these act in unison to encourage a holistic reading of the works on display. The dark prints topped with glass, combined with the gallery’s overhead lighting, create a mirroring effect, serving to put the viewer “on stage” both inside and outside of the work. Built-in to the reverse side of the work is a tableau of imagined daily activities of the Platonic ideal of “the artist”: casual painting, leisurely reading, and reflective writing. Anne-Lise Coste’s paintings have the immediacy of graffiti and allow her to express subjective moods mixed with political criticism. Her dada-influenced language and intensely lyrical images exude irony, rebellion and emotion. She creates seemingly straightforward compositions that actually offer us a catalogue of contemporary anxieties. Her Bones paintings act as a kind of Rorschach as she cites “these bones that in 2001 Space Odyssey are shown to be the tool of the creator or destroyer. These bones that float in Georgia O’Keefe paintings. These bones seem to cut sharply to the center of something that is keenly alive in the desert even though it is vast and empty and untouchable... And knows no kindness with all its beauty.” Brie Ruais’ ceramic sculptures embody a transition from action to outcome and they begin with a list of limitations. These controls, determine the weight of the material, the action, the time, and the basic shape of her works. She begins with her body weight in clay and then confronts it in a highly physical process that involves kneeling, kicking, spreading, scraping, and skimming. The body operates as a conduit for receiving and communicating messages that escape the limitations of our material and social reality. As a result, clay and body collapse as subject and material merge. Clay has the ability to address conceptions of the internal body and the body of the earth it is in this space that her work reflects on the history of shared repression and exploitation of the environment. Ruais’ Craters simultaneously look inward towards primordial movement, outward towards the land, and center on the undeniability of traumatized bodies. Joseph Hart’s oversized drawings reflect his physical size and nudge the gestures toward the figurative. The door-like ratio of these lyrical compositions is determined by the artist’s wingspan. His deft line marks reach from top-to-bottom, and left-to-right depending on the positioning of the paper. Drawing is crucially important within the ecosystem of Hart’s studio practice. With the humble materials of graphite and paper, he is able to ignore the pressures of painting, play with line and boundaries, tempo, and be more impulsive and reactionary, which he remarks as a “gratifying way of moving and thinking”. Rachel Foullon’s Threshold revolves around the form of a braid. Constructed from dozens of strands of hand-dyed cotton drawcord pulled across a stained cedar frame, Foullon expands on the timeless personal hair sculpture to yield haptic associations. For the artist, the braid is a systematized style of control, a handle, a tail, a vulnerability and a permission. Trunk, alludes to the body’s natural system of replenishment and renewal. Hand-dyed rope resembling the vena cava and aorta weave through pleated linen and cedar as if to supply the work with its own rationale, enabling its continued existence. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery located at 522 West 24 Street Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, with Summer hours Monday to Friday 10 AM – 6 PM starting 30 June. For additional information, please contact Susan Inglett Gallery at 212 647 911 or info@inglettgallery.com. Join in the conversation on Instagram (@susaninglettgallery), Facebook (@Susan Inglett Gallery), Twitter (@inglettgallery), and via the hashtags #NightShortly and #SusanInglettGallery.
Susan Inglett Gallery | 522 W 24th St | 212-647-9111
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“ENDLESS SUMMER” Featuring Danny Galieote
Jun 14, 2018 -- Aug 31, 2018
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents: “ENDLESS SUMMER” Featuring Danny Galieote Summer 2018 Artist’s Reception: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by June 7th, 2018 JoAnne Artman Gallery 511A West 22nd St. | New York, NY 10011 Contact:  JoAnne Artman Telephone:  949-510-5481 | E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com ENDLESS SUMMER Danny Galieote has a propensity for capturing the quintessentials of Americana in works that blend realist narratives with a pop sensibility. The works are reminiscent of classic, vintage postcard imagery with an undercurrent of poetic, and often surprising, juxtaposition. The stylistic effect is a blend between the old-school charm of Norman Rockwell, with the unexpected twist of surrealist Rene Magritte. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Danny Galieote with a focus on iconic American summertime scenes. Galieote belongs to a group of contemporary artists and writers that are part of a revitalized interest in American regionalist history and art. The American Regionalist art movement rose in the 1930s as a response to the Great Depression and was defined by a traditionalist realist style that appealed to popular American sensibilities of the time. The movement gave rise to a subsequent proliferation of realist art, making a lasting impact as a style that bridged academic realism with American Modernism, breaking American realist art away from the European tradition. Danny Galieote’s masterfully rendered paintings tie the stylistic and thematic trends of the Regionalists to contemporary socio-cultural themes. Rendered in a faded, tonal palette, Galieote builds his compositions with references to classic Americana, presenting quotidian scenes of American life. Focusing on the figure, Galieote sets his compositions in the the iconic decades of mid-century America, incorporating whimsical elements with modern social concerns. Many of the scenes include psychological elements such as hints at the inner, intrusive thoughts of the figures, imbuing the light hearted imagery with deeper connotations and illuminating timeless truths of the dualities of human nature. A California native, Galieote began his art career in Disney animation studios, where he was a top animator for films such as the Lion King and Tarzan as a character artist, honing his skill at hand drawing and the human figure. Well versed in art history, Galieote’s influences include Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo, Rubens, and the Mannerist Jacopo Pontormo as well as American realist painter George Bellows and other AshCan artists. Galieote’s work has been widely exhibited across the U.S., with numerous works in prestigious international collections. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Danny Galieote’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and youre sure to find the right artistic expression!
JoAnne Artman Gallery | 511 A West 22nd Street | 949-510-5481
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‘Summer Exhibition, Gallery Artists Group Show’
Jun 18, 2018 -- Sep 21, 2018
SUMMER Exhibition: ‘Summer Exhibition, Gallery Artists Group Show’. Contact Arnot Gallery for Summer Gallery Hours. Open House: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. No Appointments Needed during Open House. Viewings available Monday through Friday between hours of 9am to 5pm by appointment. Gallery closed for viewings from July 17 through August 9, 2018. Online Gallery is always open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please use direct link to Arnot Online Gallery: http://arnotgallery.com/online-artists/ Arnot Gallery: By Appointment. Visit Gallery Website for Available Appointment Dates. Building Hours: Opens 9:00am and Closes at 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Appointments Requested & available between hours of 9am to 4pm. General Inquiries by Email: ARNOTART@AOL.COM Gallery Telephone: +1-212-245-8287 Gallery 24 Hour Website: WWW.ARNOTGALLERY.COM Gallery Address: 525 West 20th Street, New York, New York 10011, between 10th & 11th Avenues by the High Line. Image shown by Luigi Rocca, hyperrealist. To view complete collection of original paintings by Luigi Rocca, please use this direct link: http://arnotgallery.com/artists/luigi-rocca/
Arnot Gallery | 525 West 20th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues by the High Line | 212-245-8287
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Flowering
Jun 21, 2018 -- Sep 01, 2018
Artists: Joan Bankemper, David Bierk, Carolyn Brady, Timothy Cummings, Don Eddy, Juan Gonzalez, Michael Gregory, Katerina Lanfranco, Hung Liu, Lisea Lyons, Joseph Raffael, Bill Richards
Nancy Hoffman Gallery | 520 W 27th St | 212-966-6676
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Four Degrees of Abstraction
Jun 21, 2018 -- Jul 28, 2018
Four Degrees of Abstraction, a group show curated by Anne-Brigitte Sirois, brings together paintings by four artists working in various degrees of abstraction and investigates each artist’s iconographic relation with nature. Featuring Cora Cohen, Morgan Everhart, Suzanne Olivier, and Xiaofu Wang.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts | 529 W 20th St, Suite 6W | 212-366-5368
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2018 National Juried Exhibition
Jun 21, 2018 -- Jul 14, 2018
FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present the 2018 National Juried Exhibition. Curated by American lyrical abstract painter Ronnie Landfield, the works range across genres, styles, media and treatments, from figuration to geometric and other non-objective imagery. Painting, collage, sculpture, photography, print and assemblage are represented in an exhibition of complementary yet distinctly individual artistic sensibilities. The artists showcased are: Donald Beal (MA), Marta Beltramo (CT), Stephanie Blumenthal (MA), Betty Branch (VA), Donna Corvi (NY), William Dooley (AL), Anne Doris-Eisner (CT), Stephanie Doty (IN), Michael Elsasser (NY), Kathryn Fanelli (MA), Eva Marie Fitzsimmons (NJ), Elliott Gilbert (NJ), Lindsy Halleckson (MN), Dennis Hartley (WA), Gosha Karpowicz (NY), Loretta Ana Kaufman (TN), Kristin Kesting (MA), Kerrie King (NY), Sam Koren (NJ), Louise Laffaille (NY), Johnny Lai (NJ), Tracy Lambros (MD), Rebecca LeFevre (NY), Richard Light (MI), Madolyn Locke (GA), Paola Martinez Fiterre (NY), Kate McCammon (PA), Kathleen Miles (NY), Martin Mugar (NH), Armin Muhsam (MO), James Mullen (ME), Paul Murray (RI), Anna Muslimova (NJ), Petrea Noyes (ME), Steve Payne (AZ), Zakriya Rabani (FL), Kristina Robinson (NY), Ewa Romaszewicz (MA), Donald Rush (VA), Jeffrey Salzer (NJ), Priscila Schott (NY), Carl Scorza (NY), D.A. Terzian (NY), Jesse Thomas (OR), Heinz Wipfler (NY), Don Wunderlee (CT), Michael Yurick (NY), Zach Zecha (PA). Gallery Hours are 11am to 6pm | Tuesday through Saturday
First Street Gallery | 526 W 26th St, Suite 209 | 646-336-8053
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Amsterdam Whitney Gallerys JUNE 2018 Exhibition
Jun 22, 2018 -- Aug 22, 2018
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, located on the Ground Floor of 531 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its JUNE 22-AUGUST 22, 2018 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists, whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special “Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” Extravaganza exhibition, highlighted by the Gala Champagne Reception on Saturday, June 23rd at our Ground Floor Gallery, offers a magical tribute which will enchant the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike. Reflecting a masterful incandescent renewal and hypnotic regeneration of the visual realm, these acclaimed international masters define the cultural pulse of the modern art world. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and expressive artistic creativity, these artists render a visual lexicon of sophisticated, eclectic and often joyful representations of the world as they shine the spotlight on a unique, universal artistic language, creating panoramas infused with creative spirit. JUNE 22-AUGUST 22, 2018 Exhibition at AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY. Gala Champagne & “Mid-Summer Nights Dream” Fete will be: SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm LABYRINTH TO A DREAM ADRIENNE KYROS TATIANA ROMANOVA-BRODNIKOFF NANCY MUREN DOINA POPESCU REVERIES TO THE SUN & THE MOON RONI LYNN DOPPELT LAURENCE LHER AUDE DE VOC ENCHANTED EQUINOX APP PHILLIP CATANIA LULU ZHENG CELESTIAL REINCARNATIONS ANA FARID LIZHOU KELLY STYNE JIAYONG YANG
Amsterdam Whitney | 531 West 25th Street Ground Floor | 212-255-9050
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Jeff Woodger EDGE OF A WOOD
Jun 26, 2018 -- Jul 14, 2018
Plein air Romantic landscapes of Australia and Europe influenced by Claude Lorrain’s The Edge of a Wood, Morgan Library Drawing Collection.
Noho M55 Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 212-367-7063
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Bathing
Jun 27, 2018 -- Aug 13, 2018
Curator: Brian Shure. Opening Reception: Wed, Jun 27, 6-8pm.
Planthouse | 55 W 28th St | 212-564-5502
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2018 Aperture Summer Open: The Way We Live Now
Jun 28, 2018 -- Aug 16, 2018
In ''The Way We Live Now'', Aperture's 2018 Summer Open, curators seek new bodies of work by photographers defining a moment of rapid change in culture, politics, technology, and self-expression. Across ideas of beauty and style, landscape and environment, and media and connectivity, how do photographs define the currents and contradictions of our moment? Curators: Siobhan Bohnacker, Brendan Embser, Marvin Orellana, Antwaun Sargent. Member Preview: Wed, Jun 27, 5:30-7pm. Opening Reception: Wed, Jun 27, 7-8:30pm.
Aperture Gallery | 547 W 27th St, 4th Floor | 212-505-5555
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Julio Larraz
Jul 12, 2018 -- Jul 17, 2018
Exhibition by Julio Larraz
Miles McEnery Gallery | 525 W 22nd St | 212-445-0051
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There is No There There: MFA in Communication Design Exhibition
Jul 12, 2018 -- Aug 09, 2018
Opening Thursday July 12 at 6:00 pm! The digital illustrations in Alexandra Wong’s exhibition explore the shift between ‘nostalgia’ defined as a longing for a physical place and a place in time that can no longer be reached – in this case, the 1990s. What does this shift mean for the identity of the Millennial generation? They were born in an analog era and reached adulthood in a digital one. How does this change influence the way in which they direct their buying power and, in turn, how they are being marketed to? Join us for the opening or visit the gallery throughout the month of July to see these prints!
SACI New York Gallery | 454 W 19th St | 212-248-7225
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Kikuko Sakota PAINTINGS
Jul 17, 2018 -- Jul 28, 2018

Noho M55 Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 212-367-7063
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RISE 2018! Members & Guest Artists
Jul 31, 2018 -- Aug 11, 2018

Noho M55 Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 212-367-7063
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4th Annual World Fine Art Agency Exhibition
Aug 14, 2018 -- Aug 18, 2018
Paintings by Agency Artists
Noho M55 Gallery | 530 W 25th St, 4th Fl | 212-367-7063
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CONCRETE JUNGLE: Featuring John “CRASH” Matos
Nov 08, 2018 -- Dec 31, 2018
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents:?CONCRETE JUNGLE: Featuring John “CRASH” Matos Fall/Winter 2018 Artist Reception: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 1st, 2018 ?JoAnne Artman Gallery?511A West 22nd St. | New York, NY 10011?Contact:  JoAnne Artman?Telephone:  949-510-5481 | E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com ?Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com CRASH Iconic, sleek and smooth, the visual style of John “CRASH” Matos resounds with a singular, signature vibrancy. Throughout his almost four decade career, CRASH’s work has engaged with environments on a huge scale - ranging from his early murals on the sides of NYC subway trains in the 70’s, to more recent projects such as a large mural commission at Miami’s Hard Rock Football Stadium. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present the artist’s new body of work that continues this conversation around scope, scale, and environment, through a continued exploration of the spray paint medium. CRASH’s radiant, fluorescent palette cements his work firmly in the present as the artist works within a dialogue culled from classic pop culture, comic book and print references. A frequent collaborator, CRASH’s process is rooted within his identity as a Bronx-born graffiti artist, having come of age in the hip-hop fueled Bronx of the late 1970s. His distinct style made him an iconic part of the NYC visual landscape, while also pioneering a new age for graffiti in 1980 when he curated the pivotal “Graffiti Art Success for America” exhibition at Fashion MODA. In his new work he widens the scope in a gestural exploration of form and shape, with a continuously unfolding narrative that plays out over each surface, barely contained to the planes of the canvas. Whether on city streets or gallery walls, concrete or canvas, CRASH’s works are instantly recognizable. Continuously engaged in various projects and commissions his work is also part of numerous museum shows, with works in many permanent museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum (New York), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale), and Stedeljik Museum (Amsterdam). CRASH’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and youre sure to find the right artistic expression!
JoAnne Artman Gallery | 511 A West 22nd Street | 949-510-5481
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