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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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Take It Easy is Tamuna Sirbiladze's first solo show in the United States. A new set of unstretched banners teetering between the figurative and the gestural include oil stick pigeons, elongated noses and Matisse vases. These vibrant works hang over jungle-green walls mirroring the murals of Balthus at the Villa Medici in Rome. Earlier this year, the artist presented larger oil stick paintings from this same series in a group show at Secession in Vienna, curated by Ugo Rondinone. Tamuna Sirbiladze studied in Tbilisi State Academy in Georgia from 1989 to 1994 and later at the Vienna State Academy from 1997 to 2003 before doing a post-graduate year at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has exhibited with Jonathan Viner in London and Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich. She will have an exhibition this October with James Fuentes in New York. The artist lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Paintings: Tamuna Sirbiladze's Take It Easy
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Born in 1986, Karin Haas lives and works in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Paintings: Karin Haas' Plants with Stripes
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Exhibiting Artists: Gloria Askin, Scott Baird, Karin Bruckner, Jazmine Catasus, Yuchen Chang, Madeline Daversa, Paul DeRuvo, Myles Dunigan, Michael Eade, Yuji Hiratsuka, nif hodgson, Andy Hoogenboom, Carolyn Hulbert, Leslie Kerby, T. Oliver Peabody, Martin Kruck, Elizabeth Langer, Elizabeth Rose, Dominique Saks, and Johanna Winters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Group Show: Intaglio
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Coinciding with World Elephant Day, the exhibit is in response to the current plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers, bears and other animals due to poaching for the Chinese market. The exhibition features a series of drawings and an installation of recycled cardboard animal sculptures by the artist and her John Jay College students.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Opening Receptions, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Compassion: For the Animals Great and Small, an Interdisciplinary Project by Mary Ting
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Bernd Klug's sound installation recalls the original meaning of forum, offering people the chance to directly engage with the building and the people who made and make it, inviting them to linger, to explore the common denominators of sound and architecture in public spaces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Sound Installation by Bernd Klug
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Measure is an exhibition of 30 drawings by 30 international architects presenting 30 edifices of thought. Drawings are of the gallery space. Architectural representation, which draws upon the diagram as a conceptual and abstract component, has historically been criticized as obscure and self referential. The proliferation of data visualization in popular media today, however, allows us to engage a much larger audience in conversations about measurement and representation. The 30 drawings presented unveil the challenges of representation and extrapolate them onto the architect’s table and the gallery walls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Measure: 30 Drawings by 30 International Architects
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This exhibition features the top three competition artists, juried by writer and curator Marvin Heiferman. The three top winners - First Place Winner Rehan Miskci, Second Place Winner Daniel Terna, and Third Place Winner Joseph Desler Costa - will present new work during the three-week exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 15, 2015, 08/15/2015, The 2015 Annual Juried Photography Competition
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Hubbard and Knoop will explore the connotations of production through a synthesis of clothing-making, sculpture and installation. Perverting streamlined techniques of traditional garment-making determined by functionality and profit, the artists will scramble logics of efficiency in favor of excess and pleasure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 22, 2015, 08/22/2015, Installation: Katherine Hubbard and Savannah Knoop's Small Town Sex Shop
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Featuring work by: Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman, GDongalay Berry, Ron Cauthern, Gary Cone, Kennath Artez Henderson, Akil Jahi, Donald Middlebrooks, Harold Wayne Nichols, Derrick Quintero, Declicho Besh (“Ironhawk”), and Dennis Suttles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 09, 2015, 09/09/2015, Group Show: Life After Death and Elsewhere
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A special exhibition project with artists Wayne Ngan and John Riepenhoff. Curated by Vancouver based Lee Plested, the exhibition sets the work of master potter Ngan amongst a new suite of Plein Air paintings by Riepenhoff which were commissioned for the exhibition and painted on Hornby Island, BC, looking at the night sky from the beach below the cliff-perched home and studio of Ngan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 09, 2015, 09/09/2015, 2 Artists: Wayne Ngan and John Riepenhoff
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Over the last 35 years, Childish has gained a cult status world-wide; In addition to writing and publishing over 40 volumes of confessional poetry and 5 novels, Childish has recorded over 100 LPs, and painted many hundreds of paintings. Billy Childish has had solo and group exhibitions internationally with recent solo exhibitions in New York, London, and Berlin. In 2000, Childish was included in British Art Show 5, which toured throughout four cities – Edinburgh, Southampton, Cardiff, and Birmingham – and featured artists Tracey Emin, Liam Gillick, and David Hockney, among others. In 2010, Childish was the subject of major concurrent retrospectives at the ICA in London and White Columns in New York, curated by Matthew Higgs and Richard Birkett.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Paintings: Billy Childish's flowers, nudes and birch trees
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With a quietly eloquent personal style, Kazuo Kitai (b. 1944) has chronicled a half-century of Japan's shifting social landscapes. His work defined a new standard for documentary photography. This exhibition features Kitai's own selection of 28 images from six different series created between 1964 and 1978 (Resistance, Kobe Dockers, Barricade, Sanrizuka, Somehow Familiar Places, and To the Villages). Recently printed on "aging process" photo paper, these prints exude a nostalgic warmth while maintaining superior archival quality. In addition, the exhibition also features ten rare vintage prints, some of which will be included in a forthcoming book published by Nazraeli Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Photography: Kazuo Kitai: Students, Workers, Villagers 1964-1978
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Using diverse materials, which range from oil paint to neon to driveway sealer, to depict a variety of subject matter, Holmes brazenly undermines exclusionary high art motifs, presenting instead a fresh, honest reduction of form and process that unsparingly unveils the slapdash hand of the 35-year-old Canadian artist. The result is a psychedelic exhibition with a varying tempo - one that oscillates between brutish splatters of paint, poetic smears of color, and sophisticated glimmers of neon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, Heavy Paintings, an Exhibition by Thrush Holmes
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This survey will recall past trends, exhibition themes and current inspirations by the artists Woodward Gallery has featured throughout its decades-long history: Peter Apelgren, Jean Michel Basquiat, Susan Breen, Michael Brodeur, El Celso, Deborah Claxton, Gregory Corn, Alan D’Arcangelo, Darkcloud, Natalie Edgar, Marisol Escobar, Fab 5 Freddy, Paul Gauguin, Red Grooms, Tom Hall, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Sarah Hauser, Hiro Ichikawa, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Janice Johnson, Franz Kline, LAII, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Mastroianni, Knox Martin, Moody, Margaret Morrison, Robbin Murphy, Kenji Nakayama, Neckface, Terence Netter, Don Nice, Francis Picabia, Jaggu Prasad, Ad Reinhardt, Drew Roth, David Salle, Matt Siren, Frank Stella, stikman, Ellinor Ströström, Philip Taaffe, Francesco Tumbiolo, Andy Warhol, Charles Yoder, “Charting Ground Zero"
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Group Show: Woodward Gallery Decades
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The first exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery features over 50 black-and-white vintage prints from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This overview includes work from her famous projects on New York cops, New York firemen, Resurrection City protestors, circus workers, and dogs, as well as unpublished photographs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 17, 2015, 09/17/2015, Photography: Jill Freedman: Long Stories Short
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This is a show of illustration artworks of John Lennon to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his birthday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 01, 2015, 10/01/2015, Exhibition: The Art of John Lennon: Imagination Nation
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