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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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Sam Jinks lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. His work has been exhibited internationally at La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Bembo (2013); McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin (2011); National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2006/2007). Museum collections include The Kiran Nader Museum of Art, Dehli; Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporaenea (MEFIC); the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Collection, Victoria; McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria; Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria; Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 29, 2015, 03/29/2015, Sam Jinks: Sculptures
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Save the date for a veritable homecoming of Frederick Kiesler’s avant-garde ideas curated by Peter Bogner. The new exhibition continues Kiesler's holistic approach to design and demonstrates the lasting vibrancy of his projects in the cutting-edge location of this exhibition, its composition, and the combination of the artists it features.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Exhibition: Display of the Centuries: Frederick Kiesler and Contemporary Art
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40-page catalogue available with 25 color illustrations and essay by Constance Lewallen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Sculpture: Daisy Youngblood's Ten Years 2006-2015
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Kelly Savage is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA summa cum laude from Brooklyn College. She is the founder of the artist collective Subject to Change and a member of the Visual Arts Committee at ABC No Rio. Savage’s art has been in numerous group exhibitions in NYC spaces including: ABC No Rio, Bullet Space, Not an Alternative/Change You Want to See, Petri Space, St. Mark’s Church and Soho20 Chelsea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Works on Paper: Pestering by Kelly Savage
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Patricia Voulgaris creates studio constructions with common objects that interact with the human form. These carefully layered constructions are transformed in Photoshop using specific digital tools that mimic postproduction manipulations. Patricia Voulgaris is an artist from New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013, with a BFA in Photography. Her work has been exhibited in New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She was chosen as 2014 PDN's "The Curator" grand prize winner and was a PDN 30 under 30 nominee. Voulgaris's work has been featured in publications such as Dear Dave Magazine and Photo District News.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Photographic 'Constructions': Patricia Voulgaris' Hidden in Plain Sight
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In 2003, fine art photographer Barbara Yoshida pitched a tent next to a circle of tall standing stones called the Ring of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands in Scotland (pictured above). Using a 4 x 5 film camera, she photographed the stones from evening to dawn, bathed in moonlight. This experience inspired her to embark on a project to photograph lesser-known stones that were built before Stonehenge. Over the next ten years, she traveled to fifteen countries and three continents to photograph ritual stones, many never documented on film until now. Her exquisite, elegant images of the stones are being shown in a solo exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 02, 2015, 04/02/2015, Megaliths by Moonlight Photographs by Barbara Yoshida
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The gallery presents the initial portfolio selected from the first annual International Portfolio Competition and six individual shows each with a unique perspective. With: Peter Agron, Irene Greenberg, George Greenstein, Jay Matusow, Ruth Raskin, Sonia Toledo, Robert Kalman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, Photography: Six Unique Perspectives and the First Portfolio Compeititon Winner
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Gallery 1: Russell Connor Gallery 2 Michael Dominick, Mark Gibian and Swoon This is an exhibition that foregrounds art canon, and highlights historically informed experimentation with paper, paint, wood, iron, glass, wheat paste and found objects. Reacting to a widespread lack of proficiency in art history. Past and Present Perfect assembles four artists who study their predecessors and integrate this knowledge into their practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 07, 2015, 04/07/2015, Past and Present Perfect, a Show Informed by Art History
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An exhibition in honor of his centennial, 1915-2015.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 09, 2015, 04/09/2015, Epic Abstraction: Friedel Dzubas in the 1970s
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From the artist: "My studio practice includes painting, drawing, and design in a visual attempt to be responsive to my immediate surroundings during a time of rapid global change. I strive to keep a spirit of freshness alive in my paintings. The work typically flows out onto the canvas intuitively. I try to be as creative as possible and to explore many ideas, some of which are: technology, communication, spontaneity, humor, politics, and materials. I see my role as an artist to make work that challenges assumptions of what makes a painting, and to move forward by embracing the unknown."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 10, 2015, 04/10/2015, Integer Overflow by Marc Brotherton: Paintings
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Artists: Javier Barrios, Tyler Coburn, Regina Jose Galindo, Rodrigo Hernández, Federico Herrero, Akira Ikezoe, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Chosil Kil, Catalina León, Gabriel Lester, Yu-Hsien Su.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 10, 2015, 04/10/2015, Group Show: The School of Nature and Principle
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An annual exhibition of outstanding creative work by graduate students in the School of Media Studies. Selected by a panel of distinguished jurors, Mixed Messages projects include installations, interactive experiences, web-based work, apps and works on paper.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 17, 2015, 04/17/2015, 19th Annual Mixed Messages Graduate Media Showcase
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From 2006 to 2007 Mauss and Okiishi collaborated on One Season in Hell, an artwork titled after a web-based mistranslation of Arthur Rimbaud’s infamously untranslatable poem Une Saison en Enfer (1873). For One Season in Hell, the artists used now-outmoded word-for-word translators—better known as machine translators—to generate a fragmented version of the opus. Derived from One Season in Hell, Mauss and Okiishi’s new commission investigates the complexities of virtual communication and the variance of meaning in transliterated language. Rather than unraveling an authored text, however, Poetry as not, with singing positions the visitor as poetic generator in which a user’s type is translated into disjointed text and, at times, audible song. Balancing structure and abstraction, while eschewing the fluid speech of today’s statistically based translators, Poetry as not, with singing transmutes the inputted text by a set of irrational rules. Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi have been working together since they met in art school at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, in 1998. Their collaborative artworks emerge from a continuous dialogue hile they simultaneously pursue individual practices. Past collaborative exhibitions include: One Season in Hell at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York (2007) and at MD 72 in Berlin (2008); A Fair to Meddling Story at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in Germany (2007); the White Columns Annual at White Columns in New York (2012); and an exhibition at Mendes Wood DM in São Paulo (2014).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2015, 04/18/2015, Performance Art: Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi's Poetry as not, with singing
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Uruma Takezawa is one of Japan's rising stars in the field of photography and the recently announced Grand Prize Winner of the third Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize. This marks Takewaza's first exhibition in the United States. The show will present over 40 photographs by Takezawa, including seven large-scale works, which explore and document the vast diversity of the world's people and communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Land, Photographs by Uruma Takezawa
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David Levine is an artist based in Brooklyn and Berlin. Levine’s performance projects have recently been presented at Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon (2014), BRIC in Brooklyn (2014), the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (2013), Performance Space 122 in New York (2012), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (2011), and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2010). Levine is a Professor of Art and the Director of Studio and Performing Arts at Bard College Berlin. He currently lives and works in Berlin and New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Artist Talk: David Levine
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Mary Corse’s work was recently exhibited in several historically significant exhibitions including Venice in Venice, a collateral exhibition curated by Nyehaus in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2011); Phenomenal: California Light and Space, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2011).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Paintings by Mary Corse
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Afro Libio Basaldella (March 4, 1912 – July 24, 1976) was an Italian painter and a member of the Scuola Romana.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Exhibition: Afro
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50 black-and-white and color photographs taken in Brooklyn, Manhattan and The Bronx over a five-decade span.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Photos: Jerome Liebling's Brooklyn and Other Boroughs, 1946-1996
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American photographer David Leventi (b. 1978) takes people inside the hallowed interiors of more than 40 opera houses located in nineteen countries and built over four centuries on four continents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Photos: Opera by David Leventi
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Concert | Symphonic band performs traditional music of Asian countries

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Concert | Choral works by Palestrina, Haydn and more

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Theater | An amusing musical

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