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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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Intimate Universe envelops viewers in a choreography of color, light and texture. Her exhibition pushes this physicality, and the conceptual intentions of her acrylic multi panel paintings, further into a realm of spiritual curiosity and contemplation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Exhibition: Ginny Fox: Intimate Universe
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This world renowned legend of street art will be showing his latest new works, striking in color and originality. An American artist of Puerto Rican descent, Cope2 is a self-taught visionary who has been a celebrated figure for over 30 years in the graffiti art culture. Known for his trademark bubble letters and tags, he started developing his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx and later became a universally respected street artist who is one of today's leaders in the Urban Art scene. Natural Instinct, his first solo show at the gallery, will feature Cope2's new body of work that showcases a different direction for the artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Cope2's Natural Instinct: Self-Taught Street Artist
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Joyce Parcher's solo exhibition, Artistic License, features paintings and mixed media on wood. This new body of work demonstrates the push and pull between abstraction and representation and highlights the artist's in-depth investigation of her personal artistic vision. Michelle Stone's multi-layered sculpted paintings contemplate an organic process of growth, transformation, and decay as it relates to the human condition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, 2 Art Shows: Joyce Parcher  / Michelle Stone
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This exhibition continues Rohrer’s decade long project of depicting the homes and neighborhoods in which she has lived; from Wisconsin to Brooklyn to New Jersey. Bloomfield is comprised of twenty three new paintings and eighteen works on paper of interior settings, street scenes and garden views of her domestic suburban life derived from her immediate surroundings. Each exhibition, or chapter of her life, reflects her journey as she travels a road familiar to many. Rohrer tells a tale that is at first glance a picture book story of domesticity but upon closer look is ridden with a palpable sense of heightened anxiety.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Paintings: Jessica Rohrer's Bloomfield
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Hartford Art School MFA Photography is a unique international limited-residency program developed and directed by Robert Lyons. The program centers on investigating art, documentary practice, and the photobook. The class of 2014 marked the third cohort of photographers to graduate from this young yet accomplished program based in Hartford, Connecticut. Each year graduates stage an exhibition post graduation to share their thesis work, which includes a photobook, completed while in the program. The exhibition will feature work from Alex Nichols, Amanda James, Andrew Fedynak, Andy Todd, Chris Bennett, Jerome Ming, Pam Connolly, Saleem Ahmed, and Tsar Fedorsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 29, 2015, 05/29/2015, Group Exhibition: Controlled Burn
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The works of Rick Begneaud are born of place and experience. The impetus for his exotic, collaged inventions begins in the heart of Cajun country where he was raised, and then later on, in his travels as the nephew / studio assistant / sidekick to the legendary Robert Rauschenberg. Frayed and bold fabrics seem perfectly right next to familiar photographs and other ephemera, but most indicative of his “paintings” are the reverberating color and the sense of formal composition turned on its head, leaps of faith that give the works a fresh and exciting touch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 30, 2015, 05/30/2015, Exhibition: Rick Begneaud: Thread Song
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This exhibit pairs the graphic works of contemporary Russian artist Dashi Namdakov, who continues to develop the artistic traditions of past generations, with photographs of Russian shamanism, never seen before in America, from the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography.
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Opening Receptions, June 01, 2015, 06/01/2015, Mastering Myth and Connecting to Spirit: Drawings by Dashi Namdakov and Historical Photographs of Shamanism from the Russian Museum of Ethnography
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The gallery presents five solo shows including Kate Schneider's work looking at the Keystone XL pipeline protest movement in Nebraska and South Dakota plus Matthew Dols, the third of three portfolios selected from the first annual International Portfolio Competition. Also: Steven Gilbert, Pierre-Yves Linot, Wendy Phillips.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 02, 2015, 06/02/2015, 5 Solo Photography Shows
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Featuring work by: James Bridle; Paolo Cirio; Jenny Odell; Willem Popelier; Julia Scher; Jens Sundheim. Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society unites the practices of six artists who seek to operate within a new, global awareness of being watched.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 03, 2015, 06/03/2015, Group Show: Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society
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Montserrat Daubon's landscape paintings are distillations of feeling and place. Presenting mostly all work on paper, this show is an exploration of plein-air work and how it fuels studio invention. The on site work is oil on paper. The larger works are large format watercolor executed on a wall and on the floor by throwing, splashing and dripping paint. Montserrat is attracted to watercolor because of its immediacy and transparency. Every stroke of energy, intention and accident is recorded. The goal is to layer these recordings while building up pigment to create an emotional image of what a place feels like.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 04, 2015, 06/04/2015, Exhibition: Montserrat Daubon's Quiet Storm: Landscapes on Paper
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Intrusion features McGrady's recent conceptual drawings of architectural structures. McGrady's fortified enclosures remind us of industrial and institutional building, especially those run by the state. While his visual vocabulary is aligned with modernism i.e. Bauhaus, Constructivism, and Minimalism, his color palette is limited to black, white, and different shades of gray. The black and white building planes might represent the irony of architecture - protection and security versus containment and control - whereas the tube-like gray borders can be interpreted as representing the ambiguous status and quality of the structures' foundations in light of social progress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 04, 2015, 06/04/2015, Exhibition: Conor McGrady: Intrusion
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Continuing her use of beads, sequins and embroidery to create canvases that echo her personal journeys, Stephanie Hirsch has delivered her most resolute exhibition to date. "Awakening" is Hirsch's third solo exhibition with the gallery and clearly one that has synthesized elements from her earlier shows. Awakening also introduces a new element in her art-making trek, the shaped canvas. "Awakening" exclusively uses the shape of the butterfly and Hirsch clearly utilizes the butterfly to metaphorically represent a personal transformation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 04, 2015, 06/04/2015, Mixed Media Works: Stephanie Hirsch's Awakening
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The exhibition includes over 70 vintage black-and-white photographs of America from the 1960s to the 2000s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 11, 2015, 06/11/2015, Photography: Burk Uzzle: American Puzzles
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Norman Mooney was born in Dublin Ireland in 1971. He studied at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork and completed his BFA at the National College of Art in Dublin in 1992. He then received the distinguished honor of participating in the Third Degree program at the Irish Museum of modern Art from 1992 to 1993. In 1994 he relocated to New York City and has been exhibiting locally and internationally for more than 16 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 11, 2015, 06/11/2015, Exhibition: Norman Mooney: What Happens Today Will Lasts Forever
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Sara Jones’ work is rooted in an investigation of the ways that memory and psychic resonances are deeply embedded in built space (more specifically, the spaces we inhabit: making the familiar unfamiliar, something recognizable abstract, and that which was ‘heimlich’ ‘unheimlich’).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 12, 2015, 06/12/2015, Exhibition: Ropes Fragments Drafts by Sara Jones
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The show brings together two of the Russian diaspora’s most inventive and exciting visual artists, Yelena Lezhen and Anya Rubin. Drawing from their personal experiences as well as a wide range of materials and techniques, Lezhen and Rubin have created strikingly individual treatments of gender, memory, and immigrant life. This is a unique opportunity to experience their work in dialogue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 16, 2015, 06/16/2015, Exhibition: The Memory of Time and Space: Russian-American Women Artists in Dialogue
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Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (b. 1960, Aalst, Belgium) has had prominent solo exhibitions including a retrospective at the M Museum, Leuven (2012); as well as La Maison Rouge, Paris (2007); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes (2005); and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2002), among others. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Venice Biennale in 1993 and 2013; For the blind man… which traveled to ICA London, MCA Detroit, De Appel, Amsterdam, and Culturgest, Lisbon (2009-2010); the 5th Biennale of Lyon (2000); Acracadabra at Tate Gallery, London (1999); Manifesta 1 in Rotterdam (1996); and Hors - Limites. L'art et la vie 1952-1994 at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1994). The artist lives and works in Sint-Kornelis-Horebeke, Belgium.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 23, 2015, 06/23/2015, Works on Paper: Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
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A sculpture exhibition featuring a cross-generational group of Brazilian artists whose works engage the legacy of 1950s Neo-Concretism. Challenging the rationalism and universal objectivity of early abstraction, the artists associated with this movement sought a means of expression beyond an object’s immutable formal properties, and embraced a phenomenological, at times participatory, approach in their efforts to expand the vocabulary of sculpture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 26, 2015, 06/26/2015, Group Show: Empty House Casa Vazia
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An exhibition of works from the 1960s and 1970s by De Wain Valentine (b. 1936). A key member of what is often referred to as the Light and Space movement, Valentine is distinguished in particular by his in-depth understanding of synthetic materials and his ability to transform these industrial products into artworks that reveal his fascination with light, transparency, reflection, and surface.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 26, 2015, 06/26/2015, Exhibition: De Wain Valentine's Works from the 1960s and 1970s
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A group exhibition featuring the works of Monique Luchetti, Elena Lyakir, and Leah Oates. There Is No Room For Us Here is an homage and recognition of the symbiotic relationship between humans, animals, and our natural world, both ecologically and spiritually. The artwork brought together for this exhibition is a poignant reminder on how the language of art can be employed as a tool to inspire action in addressing the challenges of our fragile ecosystem and most importantly, an acknowledgement of the sacred interconnection between all living things.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 26, 2015, 06/26/2015, Group Show: There Is No Room For Us Here
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