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free exhibition openings in New York City (NYC)

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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Born in Belgium to a musical family, Cecile Brunswick has been making art in various forms for most of her life: music, film, video and photography. These forms, combined with a love for travel and an interest in people and cultures around the world, have influenced her work as a painter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Paintings by Cecile Brunswick
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Andrey Bartenev is a contemporary Russian futurist artist whose works range from installations and sculptures to performance art. In his wild costumes and makeup, Bartenev embodies the artistic medium. Inspired by the mythology of art, the dreams of scientists and porno-anime, his various projects include an “eight-legged dog for high-speed transportation;" a performance titled “Black Caviar Road” featuring a line of Russian black caviar cans rolling by on car tires; a sound installation titled "Say: I love you," which uses a computer and two hundred speakers to project an echo of the words “I love you,” and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, The Dreamer from the Northern Lights: Photographs Depicting the Performance Art of Andrey Bartenev
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With: Jesse Chung, Magali Duzant, Michelle Claire Gevint, Rehan Miskci, Charles Sainty, Jesse Wakeman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 30, 2015, 01/30/2015, Group Show: Lift Off
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Peter Ruta is known in the US for his mature work: New York cityscapes and rugged western landscapes. But from 1947 to 1962, moving between Rome Venice Naples and Positano, he produced a steady stream of small, intimate paintings - buttoned up portraits, frugal still life, sideways street views – that powerfully evoke the long gone life of postwar Italy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 02, 2015, 02/02/2015, Italy Early and Late: Paintings by Peter Ruta
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This show will feature the winning entries from the 17th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition, photography by Craig Barber as well as work by the gallery's photographers. The Krappy Kamera Competition originated at the gallery and is one of the high points of the year. The winners are: Kristin Karch, Cumming, Georgia Ellen Davis, Anchorage, Alaska James Rohan, Wakefield, Massachusetts
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 03, 2015, 02/03/2015, 2015 International Krappy Kamera Competition Winners
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Inspired by her recent residency at The V&amp;A, London, Marcia Kure continues to embrace abstraction and figuration through sculpture, watercolor and collage. Making a formal and ideological transition within the work, Kure pushes towards abstraction as a means of negotiating the hyper-realism of modern modes of communication and dissemination. In processing current events from natural to social disasters she addresses abstraction of the physical body through a variety of mediums that grapple with laws of nature and culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Marcia Kure's Grey: Abstraction and Figuration
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Susan Brownell lives in a spectacular location, on an island off the Washington coast. She is constantly immersed in vistas of sea and forest. It is largely this immersion which she duplicates in creating the large scale of her paintings. She also uses some visual cues to barns,sea life,fields, and the fir trees which are her surroundings. However, she works away from strict realism, towards a distillation of the essence of her island habitat, as it occurs uniquely to her. As such her paintings are referenced to nature, but are pure individual invention.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Paintings: Island Views by Susan Brownell
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Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook, Prison Obscura presents rarely seen vernacular, surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs shedding light on the prison industrial complex. Preceded by curator's tour at 5:45 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Opening Receptions, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Prison Obscura: Prisoner-Made Photographs
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From the artist: "My practice is grounded in historical abstraction and is derived from a hermeneutic impulse, both in interpretation and translation. I draw from objects, images and environments around me and transform them through different physical processes. I work from my memory as well as from my immediate surroundings. I believe the rationale for this work is to decipher and re-imagine the things in the world and put them into an expanded context where their normal use is bracketed while other levels of meaning are formulated."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 06, 2015, 02/06/2015, Prints: John O'Brien's Accidental Orientalist
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Charles Atlas is a pioneering figure in film and video; for over four decades he has stretched the limits of his medium, forging new territory in a far-reaching range of genres, stylistic approaches, and techniques. Throughout his production, Atlas has consistently been deeply involved in fostering collaborative relationships, working intimately with such significant artists and performers as Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic, Yvonne Rainer, Mika Tajima/ New Humans, Antony and the Johnsons, and most notably Merce Cunningham, with whom he worked closely from the early 1970s until the choreographer’s death in 2009. Charles Atlas was born in St. Louis, MO in 1949; he has lived and worked in New York City since the early 1970s. His work has been exhibited and is in the permanent collections of such institutions as Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the New Museum, New York, among many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 06, 2015, 02/06/2015, Film and Video Art: Charles Atlas' The Waning of Justice
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A show inspired by the now-defunct Theory of the Humors. In part, this theory was used to explain the differences between the sexes. Men were considered to be inherently hot and dry, driving them to a life of action and intellectual pursuit, while women, considered to have a cold and wet humor, were more inclined toward a passive lifestyle. Participating Artists: KILEY AMES, THOMAS JOHN CARLSON, DIANA CORVELLE, AMY GOODWIN, JAZ HAROLD, IAN HEALY, AARON HOLZ, ALVARO LUNA, BENJAMIN MARTINS, ALYSSA MONKS, ALAINA PLOWDREY, MARK POLYAKOV, SHARA ROWLEY PLOUGH, JANSSON STEGNER, JOSEPH VENTURA, TABITHA WHITLEY and LAUREN WOODS
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 06, 2015, 02/06/2015, Group Show: Hot Dry Men/Cold Wet Women
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The exhibition continues Dahan’s investigation into the experience of the city streets as a source for visual experimentations, a location for public art interventions and a place to disseminate philosophical content.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2015, 02/08/2015, Photography: Alexis Dahan's Alarm!
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This groundbreaking exhibition uniquely features domestic design and household objects from Latin America, that collectively speak to the period of widespread political and cultural change in which they were created.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 11, 2015, 02/11/2015, Exhibition: Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978
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Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950's and 1960's America - not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist. Lyle's painstakingly reductive painting process is a very crucial element to the evolution of his final images.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 12, 2015, 02/12/2015, Paintings: David Lyle's Everyone's A Critic
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Art as Narrative: Art Exhibition features the drawings, paintings and prints of Frandy Jean and Rachel Wintemberg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 21, 2015, 02/21/2015, Art as Narrative: Art Exhibition, a 2-Artist Show
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Da Corte has created a site-specific installation that consumes the gallery’s East 77th Street townhouse, turning it into an implausible cross between a dollhouse and a haunted house. Here visitors will take a journey through familiar imagery and obscure biographical references that mingle, repeat, trade places, and morph into new provocations that invite reflections on memory, impulse, the stability of knowledge, and what constitutes value in a work of art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 26, 2015, 02/26/2015, Alex Da Corte's Die Hexe: A Haunted Dollhouse
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Noah Landfield’s recent work reflects the often volatile nature of metropolitan life. This reflection of volatility, seen particularly in the abstract foundational cloudbursts that fill his canvases, derive also from his longtime fascination with volcanic activity. Utilizing impressionistic overlays of metropolitan architectural renderings inspired by his visits to Japan and his reaction to the compact urban environment of Tokyo and other major cities there.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 12, 2015, 03/12/2015, Recent Paintings by Noah Landfield
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