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Gallery Openings in New York City (NYC, NY, Manhattan)

It is almost impossible to list all the exhibition openings that take place in New York City art galleries. There are so many galleries, and so little time! Here is a good sampling to start with.

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Cristina Vergano depicts wildlife locked in evolutionary struggles for primacy and reproduction. She freely mixes techniques that span from oil painting to collage, and often paints on unexpected found objects. Classical Latin quotes float through her paintings, shedding further meaning and lending a graphic, very contemporary dimension to this new body of work. The result is strong and original, sui generis.
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Opening Receptions, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Paintings: Cristina Vergano's The Laws of Attraction
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This show will feature the winning entries in the 10th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition, as well as new alternative processes work by the gallery's photographers. Nearly 650 images from across the United States were submitted to the competition. The winners are: - Melitte Buchman, Brooklyn, New York, First Place - Judy Bergman Hochberg, Canton, Massachusetts, Second Place - Timothy McCoy, Cumming, Georgia, Third Place
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Opening Receptions, November 04, 2014, 11/04/2014, Photography: 10th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition
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David Bianculli, TV critic for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, has been a TV critic for almost 40 years — and a TV viewer for 60. He exhibits the television programs and transitions that shaped him, impressed him, and maybe even warped him a little. He traces certain TV evolutionary themes through the ages, such as “single working women on TV,” and also exhibits some of his personal collections: of related artwork and toys, old television equipment, and decades of promotional press kits and freebies from various TV networks and production houses. He even displays his first surviving piece of television criticism—written in his diary at age 6.
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Opening Receptions, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Exhibition: Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution
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Convergences represents the latest installment in the modernist study of space, form, geometry, and color that has become synonymous with Paul Gruhler’s distinguished studio practice. The eleven paintings on display are from his acclaimed Ketchum Hill Series.
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Opening Receptions, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Convergences: Acrylic-on-Linen Paintings by Paul Gruhler
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Copenhagen/New York-based photographer Fryd Frydendahl takes portraits on expired film, giving her works a unique, surreal look that really sets her apart.
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Opening Receptions, November 06, 2014, 11/06/2014, Photos: Fryd Frydendahl's Mon's Future
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The first solo exhibition in the United States of paintings by Marcel Eichner. Eichner was born in 1977, in Siegburg, Germany. From 1998 to 2004 he studied at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, under Professor Jorg Immendorff, and now lives and works in Berlin.
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Opening Receptions, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Marcel Eichner: New Paintings
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Utilizing color as pure light and physical energy, the artist creates abstracted landscapes and imagery of the metaphysical energies present in the everyday world. The colors and the nuance embedded in each piece communicate what is in the mind and heart outside of verbal language and act as a natural container for stillness and deep reflection.
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Opening Receptions, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Karen Fitzgerald's Immeasurable Light: Luminous Tondo Paintings
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Artists: Diane Bowen, Julia Colavita, Sarah Hewitt, Roxanne Jackson, Rachel Kohn, Victoria Manning, Elizabeth Knowles, Jasmine Murrell, Sono Osato and Kris Scheifele.
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Opening Receptions, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Group Exhibition: The Right Amount of Wrong
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The exhibition presents five approaches in which artistic tools have been generated from the process of fragmentation and re-contextualization of language, space, and material, and which question space and occurrences. Exhibition spaces are understood as places of negotiation with their immanent identities, which are met on different levels: through deconstruction, reevaluation, and displacement. Site-specific interventions dissect and transform spatial and substantial attributions and their supposed implicitness. The exhibition includes works by Astrid Busch, Dagmar Buhr, Franziska Hünig, Antonia Low, and Michael Merck.
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Opening Receptions, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Group Exhibition: Scraps of Poetry
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ARTISTS: Hans Bellmer, Lizzi Bougatsos, Antoine Catala, Bernadette Corporation, Martin Eder, Mark Gonzales, Dan Graham, Mike Kelley, Lee Lozano, Lily Ludlow, Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades, Colin Snapp, Daniel Turner, Ian Wallace. With a Performance by Emily Sundblad and Matt Sweeney.
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, Group Show: Freezer Burn
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Slipstreaming is synonymous with drafting, whereby two moving objects are caused to align in a close group reducing the overall effect of drag due to exploiting the lead object's slipstream. In the case of Jeff Muhs, a slipstream is created visually by the foreground elements that seemingly leave a swirling area of atmospheric turbulence in its wake. This effect is heightened by the artist's cognitive choices of color and how the paint is applied.
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Opening Receptions, November 13, 2014, 11/13/2014, Paintings: Jeff Muhs' Slipstream
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Chungpo Tsering, born in 1979, studied at the TCV school in Dharamsala, India.
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Opening Receptions, November 14, 2014, 11/14/2014, Vagabond Art by Chungpo Tsering
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On the occasion of the New York Studio School’s 50th anniversary, a dynamic exhibition bringing together painting by six artists who studied at the New York Studio School in the early 1970s: Andrea Belag, Robert Bordo, Joyce Pensato, David Reed, Adam Simon, and Christopher Wool; and six Studio School teachers who influenced them: Nicolas Carone, Philip Guston, Mercedes Matter, George McNeil, Steven Sloman, and Jack Tworkov.
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Opening Receptions, November 20, 2014, 11/20/2014, Exhibition: 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014
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A comprehensive collection of works from the The New York School of the 1950s and 1960s. With: Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Betty Parsons, Buffie Johnson, Ernest Briggs, Ethel Schwabacher, Friedel Dzubas, Irving Petlin, Jeanne Miles, Jeanne Reynal , Joseph Fiore, Lawrence Calcagno, Stanley Hayter, Thomas Sills.
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Opening Receptions, November 22, 2014, 11/22/2014, Group Show: Abstract Approaches
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Internationally acclaimed mixed media artist Bastienne Schmidt explores through her painting, drawing and photography the subtle interaction between nature and imagination, and the sensation and memory of travel, both physically and metaphorically.
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Opening Receptions, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Bastienne Schmidt's Topography of Quiet: Painting, Drawing, Photography
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