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New York gives you numerous choices when you are in a mood to attend an art gallery exhibition or be a part of an exhibition opening. Some sources say that there are more than a thousand of art galleries in NYC and, of  course, you do not have time to attend them all. But the good thing is that art galleries are usually located in clusters and so if you go to one of them, there is, basically, a 100% chance that you will be able to see art works, be that paintings or photos or scupltures, in many other art galleries located just nearby, whatever neightborhood you happen to be in.

The very first neighborhood where artist lived and art galleries thrived in New York City was Grenwich Village, which boated active art scene as far back as 1850. That active art scene did last: Greenwich Village was the place where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened her Whitney Studio Club Gallery in 1914, which would become the Whitney Museum for American Art (now located in Chelsea).

With immigrants pouring into the city in larger numbers than ever before at the turn of the century, the wealthy families tried to outrun their spread uptown by moving to the Upper East Side. The art galleries followed the buyers and established themselves in the neighboorhood as well.

Midtown, Grenwich Village and the Upper East Side housed most of the New York art galleries for over 100 years. Those three neighborhoods continue to house many of Manhattan art galleries. Upper East Side art galleries are located mostly in the area between Park and Fifth Aves in the mid-70s. Midtown art galleries are clustered near Fifth Avenue. Many of them are on the 57th St. They usually represent big name artists.

Early in the 1960s artists started moving into the neglected commercial lofts of the cast-iron district south of Houston Street, known as SoHo. In the 1970s and ’80s SoHo was the City’s best-known art distric. But SoHo art galleries became the victims of the neighborhood's success which they themselves have created. Before the artists moved into SoHo, the neightborhood was an array of empty factories buildings and abandoned warehouses. Artists moved in as the premises had lots of light and space, and were dirt cheap. As the artists were right there, the art galleries sprang up. The neighboorhood attarcted crowds and so retailers decided to capitalize on the cool images that SoHo have attained. They flooded the area and it made the rents go skyhigh and made the area unaffordable to the artist community. This story repeats itself in many towns and cities all over the world, and so instead of dwelling on it, let us tell you which other neighborhoods have the galleries that you may want to atend. SoHo has become more of a shopping mall than a place to see intereating art work, although about 20 galleries are still located there. 

The first place that comes to mind when one talks about the artists' and galleries' flight from SoHo is, of course, Chelsea. That's where many of SoHo galleries had to run to when the skyrocketed rent forced them to leave SoHo in the 90s. Chelsea art galleries are located between 18th and 28th Streets going South/North and between 10th and 11th Avenues going East/West. If you start there you may end staying there, as Chelsea's list of galleries has about 200 names or so.

Another gallery district is the Lower East Side, which is located east of Bowery and between Houston and Grand Streets. The galleries here usually show up and coming artists. You can see there lots of local grown art. The neighborhood is filled with inviting bars, cafes and restaurants, and with small smart clothing shops. So you can combine gallery hoping with bar hoping and with shopping for something off the beaten track.
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39 Exhibition Openings at New York Art Galleries (NYC)

There are over a thousand art galleries in New York, most of which are located in six Manhattan neighborhoods: Chelsea, SoHo, Midtown, Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, and East Village. It is almost impossible to list all the exhibition openings that take place in NYC art galleries. Here is a good sampling to start with.

Opening Reception | Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989


Exploring the impact of the gay civil rights movement on visual culture, Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the infamous Stonewall Riots of 1969. The exhibition features some 150 artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such as Nan Goldin, Holly Hughes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tim Miller, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol. It also examines how artists such as Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, and Karen Finley engage with emerging queer subcultures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Art After Stonewall, 1969&ndash;1989

Opening Reception | Inspiration & Exploration: Some of the Greatest Abstract Artists of the 20th Century


A group show featuring paintings, paper works, and sculpture from some of the greatest abstract artists of the 20th century. Inspiration & Exploration showcases how these artists chose to define themselves and their world in a century marked by two world wars, rapid technological and economic change across the globe, radical social movements, and sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Releasing themselves from many of the traditional boundaries of technique, composition, and subject matter, abstract artists were free to investigate non-traditional media, concepts, and visual languages. This exhibition investigates these artists’ sources of inspiration and the various ways they explored their personal style and medium.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Inspiration & Exploration: Some of the Greatest Abstract Artists of the 20th Century

Opening Reception | Downtown Portraits: Changing Neighborhood


The work of Curt Hoppe, an artist whose work amplifies and illustrates a dedication to preserving the past and celebrating the contemporary culture of the East Village and Lower East Side. Downtown Portraits explores Hoppe’s work as a photographer and realist painter—penetrating layers of cultural history to reveal the changing faces of the neighborhood. The 105 photographs in the series will be shown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Downtown Portraits: Changing Neighborhood

Opening Reception | Jonas Wood: Paintings and Works on Paper


Jonas Wood’s paintings and works on paper display overlapping textures and disorienting compressions of space. The intimate settings invoke the work of forebears such as Henri Matisse and David Hockney, yet his distorted verdant rooms possess an affectless cut-out appearance all his own. In drawings, collages, watercolors, and paintings, outlines of pots and vases frame landscape and interior imagery. Drawn and painted vessels set against neutral backgrounds contain a sprawling green golf course, a coral reef with exotic fish, a lush garden, a painter’s studio—all scenes that end abruptly at the parameters of the object.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Jonas Wood: Paintings and Works on Paper

Opening Reception | November's Guest: The Iconic Landscape of America


An exhibition of new oil paintings by Michael Gregory. Since 2000, Gregory has focused on the American iconic landscape. A sense of loneliness pervades his paintings, which may include a barn or farm community, a silo, telephone poles, fences, fields of hay, cloud or star-filled skies. His point of departure is love of the land, particularly the West that John Steinbeck described in his books. The artist does not seek a photoreal representation of the land and sky; each painting in oil on canvas is a reimagined vision of what he has seen as he drives through vast stretches of the land and skyscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, November's Guest: The Iconic Landscape of America

Opening Reception | Warhol Women: Portraits from the 60s through the 80s


The selection of paintings, covering the full scope of Warhol’s career, invites the viewer to ponder the artist’s complex and often contradictory relationship to myths and ideals of femininity, beauty, and power. Whether intimate or monumental in scale, each canvas embodies the ambiguities that animate Warhol’s oeuvre. Made using his signature silkscreen process, they seem at first glance to submit to impersonal iteration—the machine-like detachment of the Factory production line. Yet, upon sustained viewing, they convey something indelible about their sitters: an aura of intimacy that by turns intrigues and unsettles. Forever undecidable, these portraits offer up both the glittering surface and the raw humanity of Warhol’s art, which pulses with the evidence of his halftone silkscreen process and, in works of his later years, fluid strokes of synthetic paint. Through paintings riotous and defiant, vulnerable and demure, Warhol Women sheds fresh light on both the artist’s oeuvre and our present moment, wherein questions of female empowerment and the construction of identity through images are as urgent as ever.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Apr 24
6:00 pm

Free
Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Warhol Women: Portraits from the 60s through the 80s

Opening Reception | Shape of Color: Vivid Paintings


Much theory has been written by and about artists. In the time we live, the text has taken the place of the picture to a large degree. Fortunately, today, there are artists who are bucking this trend, where the work speaks for itself, and the viewer can see a painting as a painting, rather than a cipher or the basis for textual analysis. The paintings of Roni Sherman Ramos are vivid examples. Her paintings engage the visitor’s eyes and feelings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 25
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Shape of Color: Vivid Paintings

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Fluff War / Wildlife


In Fluff War, British artist David Shrigley presents a large-scale kinetic sculpture, two neon sculptures, and 100 new drawings. As visitors approach the gallery, they are greeted by a two-part magenta neon sign bearing contradictory instructions: one reads “WEAR SHOES” and the other “DO NOT WEAR SHOES”. The storefront window signage will seem perfectly at home to a passerby, as the gallery is located in New York’s famed Fifth Avenue shopping district. Here you are initiated into the world of David Shrigley. Wildlife marks Paris-born New York-based artist Julie Curtiss’s debut solo exhibition at the gallery. New York City, nature, and tropes of femininity inspire Curtiss’ subversive and wildly imaginative paintings, sculptures, and gouaches. Rockaway Beach, Chinatown, East Village hair salons, and Upper West Side shops are the urban jungle through which Curtiss prowls for quotidian scenes, rendering them surreal as she plays with diametrically opposed forces of attraction and repulsion, humor and darkness, shadow and light.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, 2 Art Shows: Fluff War / Wildlife

Opening Reception | An Unkindness: A Sense of Foreboding and Threat


Robyn O’Neil’s exhibition marks a departure in process, a deconstruction of the visual and material, and an aesthetic genesis for the artist. Named for “an unkindness,” the term used to reference a flock of ravens, the exhibition impresses upon the viewer a sense of foreboding and threat that is reinforced by the centerpiece triptych. The ominous, swirling unkindness in the middle panel and the pack of wolves, jaws wide in preparation for attack, in the adjacent, confers a theme that has become central to O’Neil’s oeuvre: life on Earth is arduous and fraught with challenge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 25
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, An Unkindness: A Sense of Foreboding and Threat

Opening Reception | Beyond Boundaries: LensCulture Discoveries in Contemporary Photography


With seventy-seven participating photographers hailing from over twenty-seven countries, this exhibition is a visual reflection of the beating hearts and curious minds of LensCulture’s vibrant community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Beyond Boundaries: LensCulture Discoveries in Contemporary Photography

Opening Reception | Emo Jungle: New Paintings


An exhibition by Josh Smith. The show marks the artist’s inaugural solo presentation with the gallery since joining in 2017. The exhibition will debut a range of new paintings.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Emo Jungle: New Paintings

Opening Reception | Houses of Walls: An Immersive Environment 


A solo exhibition featuring a new body of work by Justin Samson. Samson will create an immersive environment of his recent interior paintings and sculpture, furthering his process of installation based art. As a collage inspired artist, Samson’s new paintings are based on loosely appropriated vintage, interior images and styles blended together in a distinct and cohesive fashion. Samson works in many mediums, determined by the concept of the project and the location of its creation. In Houses of Walls, Samson presents a fantasy vision of the nostalgic, domestic ideal and intends for viewers to imagine themselves into each individual painting. The scale is conducive to that experience, and the diptych and triptych formats create a juxtaposition and conversation within the piece.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 25
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Houses of Walls: An Immersive Environment&nbsp;

Opening Reception | Lorna Simpson. Darkening: Paintings, Collages, Sculptures


This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in New York. Debuting a suite of new large-scale paintings, alongside recent photographic collages and sculpture, the exhibition finds Simpson returning to and building upon themes and motifs at the center of her practice: explorations focused on the nature of representation, identity, gender, race, and history. For more than 30 years, Simpson’s powerful works have entangled viewers in an equivocal web of meaning, drawing upon techniques of collage through the use of found materials, often culled from the pages of vintage Jet and Ebony magazines. In Darkening, Simpson continues to thread dichotomies of figuration and abstraction with vast and enthralling tableaux that subsume spliced photos and fragmented text, abstracted beyond comprehension. Equally arresting and poetic, the paintings engage viewers with layers of paradox, capturing the mystifying allure of an arctic landscape in inky washes of blacks, grays, and startling blues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Lorna Simpson. Darkening: Paintings, Collages, Sculptures

Opening Reception | Palm Springs: California as Nostalgic Memory


Erwin Olaf made this body of work on location in Palm Springs, the Southern California midcentury oasis. More than fifty years after its heyday as a quintessential modern paradise, synonymous with the carefree luxury of Slim Aarons' iconic images, the landscape has changed and the myth of California as the golden promised land exists now as a nostalgic memory. Yet, Olaf’s images are intensely alluring, rife with unspoken desire, fantasy, and tension. He evokes the complexity of relationships and emotions through a cinematic language, as if to echo the artifice of a once lush vacation wonderland built in the desert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Palm Springs: California as Nostalgic Memory

Opening Reception | Source, Tau, Throwback: Monumental Sculptures


The first solo exhibition by renowned artist Tony Smith (1912-1980) since his estate joined the gallery in 2017. The exhibition showcases three of Smith’s monumental sculptures. The three works encapsulate Smith’s practice as a sculptor with his focus on basic form while exploring geometric abstraction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Source, Tau, Throwback: Monumental Sculptures

Opening Reception | The Site of Memory: Sculpture from the 70s and 80s


Organized with the artist’s estate, the exhibition marks Heidi Bucher’s first solo presentation since her landmark survey last year at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, and her first with the gallery. This exhibition features work from the mid-1970s through the 1980s and will include some of her most significant sculptures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The Site of Memory: Sculpture from the 70s and 80s

Opening Reception | Behind Your Eyes: A 2-Artist Exhibition


Featuring wotk by Sarah Alice Moran and Corinna Ray.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Behind Your Eyes: A 2-Artist Exhibition

Opening Reception | On them: Strange Vignettes of Real and Imagined People


An exhibition of new paintings by Sanya Kantarovsky, marking his first solo presentation with the gallery. On them presents vignettes from the lives of a strange group of real and imagined subjects. A suicidal bureaucrat, an elaborately coiffed murderess, a headless infant accordionist, and a disenfranchised snowman assemble into a painted tragicomedy, simultaneously unnerving and seducing the audience. The otherwise discrete paintings seem to suggest contingency, akin to a set of chance encounters one might have with passersby throughout the course of a particularly disconcerting day. At times, the subjects directly return the viewer’s gaze, as if begging for connection; at other times, they plead with an omniscient celestial entity, or stare vacantly off the edges of the canvas.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 26
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Opening Receptions, April 26, 2019, 04/26/2019, On them: Strange Vignettes of Real and Imagined People

Opening Reception | Studio d'Arte Palma: Rare and Seminal Designs 


An exhibition of rare and seminal designs by Italo-Brazilian artist Lina Bo Bardi in collaboration with Giancarlo Palanti, accompanied by a selection of important works by artists from the radical Brazilian collective, Grupo Frente. Best known for her prolific career as an architect and designer, Bo Bardi dedicated herself to art’s emancipation from the predilection for western modernism in favor of the combination of contemporary formalism mixed with regional vernacular. Lina Bo Bardi’s work represents the creative and social modernity throughout Mid-Century Brazil, an era characterized by cultural and artistic experimentation, and this exhibition demonstrates her important place in history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, Studio d'Arte Palma: Rare and Seminal Designs&nbsp;

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Bipeds and Quadrupeds / YveYANG Gallery Presents


Bipeds and Quadrupeds A solo exhibition of the prominent Polish artist Katarzyna Kozyra. As early as her breakthrough work Pyramid of Animals (1993) Kozyra has made the interdependent relationship of people and animals the focus and the metaphorical tool of her practice. For her sixth exhibition at Postmasters Kozyra presents a survey of important projects centered on human/animal power dynamics and culminating in the most recent photographic series. YveYANG Gallery Presents A group show featuring Chando Ao, Sam Ghantous, David OReilly and Bjørn Sparrman.
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Opening Receptions, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, 2 Art Shows: Bipeds and Quadrupeds / YveYANG Gallery Presents

Opening Reception | Shadow Language: Word-Based Visual Art


There are many strands of word-based visual art. Bruce Pearson’s use of language connects directly to, and builds brilliantly on, the mid-century experiments in distorted alphabets by Raymond Hains and Brion Gysin. But focusing exclusively on the textual aspects of Pearson’s art risks overlooking his substantial contribution to the emblem of painting – as a device of materialist/visionary color and haptic surfaces, he is the rightful heir to Yves Klein, Alfred Jensen and Ralph Humphrey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, Shadow Language: Word-Based Visual Art

Opening Reception | De Wain Valentine: Works from 1967 to Present


Valentine incarnates a key moment in the development of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s and 1970s (in parallel, and somewhat in opposition to New York-based Minimalism). His work caught immediate attention through a fresh vernacular artistic vocabulary that encapsulated the essence of L.A. life. Valentine’s work stems from an unexpected alliance between his extraordinary technical and engineering virtuosity, and his rich and sensual perceptual experience. His sculptural and pictorial career has, for the past six decades, been spanning a colossal, yet, intimate project, and reflects Valentine’s abiding “love affair with the L.A. ocean and sky.” This exhibition offers fresh avenues to engage more fully with Valentine’s remarkably rich and complex ongoing career. Ever since his emergence on the Los Angeles art scene in 1965, Valentine stood out as an artist developing cutting edge technological solutions for his ambitious sculptures, as well as his lesser-known, yet striking paintings. He seamlessly put to use his unique engineering and scientific skills towards previously unseen aesthetic results. Valentine’s abstract and geometric volumes were made out of synthetic plastic and resins, a material almost untouched by artists at the time.
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Tue, Apr 30
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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, De Wain Valentine: Works from 1967 to Present

Opening Reception | Harbin, China|Past/Present


A grand synagogue stands in Harbin, China that serves as a museum and a relic of a time when it was the center of a flourishing Jewish community. And much like the Lower East Side, many of Harbin’s Jews eventually left the home they had created there. In this exhibition, Harbin’s Jewish past is presented in historic photographs and personal stories. Steven Lane, a New York artist, has been making art in Beijing and Harbin since 1985. In Harbin, he often uses the former synagogues as temporary studio spaces. Lane’s art in this exhibition focuses on his painting over and reusing of originals and copies of Chinese newspapers, posters and books from the 1960s, which he purchases from markets in Beijing and Harbin.
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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Harbin, China|Past/Present

Opening Reception | Jeff Wall: Expanding the Definition of the Photograph


From his pioneering use in the 1970s of backlit color transparencies—a medium then synonymous with advertising—to his intricately constructed scenes of enigmatic incidents from daily life, literature, and film, Jeff Wall has expanded the definition of the photograph, both as object and illusion.
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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Jeff Wall: Expanding the Definition of the Photograph

Opening Reception | Porous Structures: New Sculptures and Site-Specific Works


An exhibition of new sculptures and site-specific works by Damián Ortega. This show explores Ortega’s longstanding interest in visually dissecting the underlying sociohistorical narratives embedded in everyday materials. Including a mix of works created with sand, cement, brick, clay, and crystals, Porous Structures excavates the materiality of permeable structures and objects, and how the cultural, political, and socio-economic implications of manufactured and natural constructions impact humankind in both a deeply personal and universal way.
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Opening Receptions, May 01, 2019, 05/01/2019, Porous Structures: New Sculptures and Site-Specific Works

Opening Reception | Pictures from Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976-1982


An exhibition of photographs taken by Bob Colacello during the years he served as editor of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Pictures from Another Time features approximately 150 vintage and unique prints—most never previously exhibited—made with Colacello’s Minox 35 EL camera, the first miniature camera capable of making full frame 35 millimeter photographs. Works on view reflect the societal fluidity and social mobility of “the Me Decade,” an era of emerging liberation movements in American culture. Colacello was in the middle of it all—from late night revels at the era-defining clubs Studio 54 and Regine’s, to the inaugurations of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan—armed always with his Minox. Matte black and no larger than a pack of cigarettes, the tiny camera could be slipped in and out of a pocket to capture an instant. Colacello’s images of the Seventies are situated at a cultural turning point, when the private hours of public figures still hovered within a realm of mystique that seems distant in the internet age.
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Opening Receptions, May 02, 2019, 05/02/2019, Pictures from Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976-1982

Opening Reception | Soviet Childhood: Scenes of Everyday Life


The first solo exhibition in the United States featuring the work of Zoya Cherkassky. Through the depiction of the quotidian lives of the final generation of Soviet children, Cherkassky creates a nostalgic and approachable portrait of the Soviet Union. One can relate to the banality of these scenes, with only the fashions and details peppered throughout disclosing the strange time and place in which Cherkassky and her subjects lived. Cherkassky was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1976 while the country was still under the control of the Soviet Union. She and her family immigrated to Israel when she was fifteen years old in 1991, the year of the Soviet Union’s collapse. By painting her personal narrative, Cherkassky’s work is intrinsically political and complex; only to be amplified by her marriage to a Nigerian fellow immigrant into Israel. Cherkassky’s mid-career survey at The Israel Museum this past year explored the friction between the flux of immigrants from the Soviet Union and Israeli Society.
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Opening Receptions, May 02, 2019, 05/02/2019, Soviet Childhood: Scenes of Everyday Life

Opening Reception | Painting Between the Lines: Deeply Poetic Conceptual Art


The exhibition will comprise selections from key bodies of work representing the long, prolific, and deeply poetic career of this German-born and Italy-based Conceptualist: the Eigenschriften (1968–1973), Transcrizioni (1973–1979), Radical Writings (1983–1995), Avant-testo (1990s–early 2000s), and Gehen (begun in 2017 and ongoing). Since the 1960s, Irma Blank’s oeuvre has existed in the space between language and gesture, unfolding over six decades as a solitary journey into the complex relationship of writing, art, and life. In each body of work, she investigates the ways in which a sign or a mark can represent a feeling, an idea, or the experience of time. In her first major series, the Eigenschriften, Blank filled sheets of paper with dense, scriptural signs that upon first glance resemble calligraphy, but are revealed upon closer inspection to be illegible marks. By unmooring her ‘writing’ from content and negating its functionality, Blank transformed the very notion of reliable meaning and set her practice on a metaphysical course.
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Opening Receptions, May 02, 2019, 05/02/2019, Painting Between the Lines: Deeply Poetic Conceptual Art

Opening Reception | Desert Painters of Australia: Group Exhibition


This show includes works from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia and the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Desert Painters of Australia: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception | I carry my landscapes around with me: Multi-Paneled Paintings


The works on view—which span four decades of Joan Mitchell’s career—will allow for a unique opportunity to explore the range of scale and formal experimentation of this innovative facet of her oeuvre. One of the few artists of her generation to embrace polyptych compositions, Mitchell over time refined and expanded her approach to this format, orchestrating a distinctive balance between continuity and rupture both within and across panels. The horizontally oriented, panoramic expanse of these paintings is ideally suited to landscape—an important and enduring subject for Mitchell that she linked directly to memory.
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, I carry my landscapes around with me: Multi-Paneled Paintings

Opening Reception | Marina Adams: Five Monumental Paintings


Marina Adams will present five monumental new paintings whose bold vibrant colors and eccentric shifting compositions expand on the studio practice that she has developed for over a decade. A continuum rather than a rupture, these paintings are confident expressions of what happens as line and color interact. Her resolute, almost architectural contours become the armature on which large stretches of color coalesce, disband and breathe, revealing a powerful pulsating energy that courses just below the surface. Adams’s paintings are dynamic. Yet, they are also intimate. It is this intimacy, one born out of rhythmic relationships between color and form, and to her self-conscious co-mingling of heroic scale with un-fixed mark-making, that is central to their impact. It draws the viewer into the constructed world of “art” and invites the eye to hover in the unchartered spaces in between.
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Fri, May 3
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Marina Adams: Five Monumental Paintings

Opening Reception | Emotional Support: People and Pets


James Rieck's latest series addresses and celebrates the relationship between people and pets. Animals, both wild and domesticated, have been represented in art since the beginning of civilization. Globally, scenes of hunting and companionship have peppered the walls of caves and museums throughout the ages. Art has illustrated this special bond like no other.
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Opening Receptions, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Emotional Support: People and Pets

Opening Reception | Gallery Talk And Reception


A Mini Retrospective of the Artist’s Books of Maddy Rosenberg. Though born and based in New York City, Maddy Rosenberg gathers imagery as well from her travels. Rosenberg became a book artist after years as a printmaker, seeing it as a natural extension of the thought process involved in formulating a related series of prints. With a book, she could explore the world that hovers between the flat surface and three-dimensional objects. Rosenberg’s focus is on the book as object, moving it into the sculptural by building up space mostly through planes. Her works can be seen in many public collections, including MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Yale University and Tate Gallery.
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Mon, May 6
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, May 06, 2019, 05/06/2019, Gallery Talk And Reception

Opening Reception | 8 Photography Shows


Featuring: Lee Backer Allan Markman R. Wayne Parsons Chad Schaefer Seena Sussman 2019 International Portfolio Competition WInners Ruth Lauer-Manenti Allison Nichols
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Tue, May 7
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, 8 Photography Shows

Opening Reception | Corks: Furniture Realized in Cork


The exhibition puts on view internationally acclaimed designer Jasper Morrison’s first complete series of furniture realized in cork. As limited editions, these pieces mark a departure from the designer’s usual methods of industrial production and initiate a new collaborative partnership that speaks to Kasmin’s continued engagement with presenting boundary-pushing work at the intersection of art and design. A domestic exhibition design will bring together examples of Morrison’s chaise longue, a fireplace, chairs, stools, and bookshelves.
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Thu, May 9
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, May 09, 2019, 05/09/2019, Corks: Furniture Realized in Cork

Opening Reception | Brancusi: The Photographer:


Brancusi: The Photographer brings together 30 rare vintage gelatin silver prints spanning two decades that illuminate the significance of photography in the artist’s oeuvre. Taken in the intimate, atmospheric environment of his carefully orchestrated studio design at the Impasse Ronsin in Paris, many of the works in the exhibition depict assemblages comprised of Brancusi’s most regarded sculptures.
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Thu, May 16
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, May 16, 2019, 05/16/2019, Brancusi: The Photographer:

Opening Reception | Monuments: Single-Stone Wax Rubbings


An exhibition of James Nares’ newest body of work. New York City’s downtown sidewalks were laid almost 200 years ago by immigrant masons. These monolithic granite slabs were elaborately chiseled with improvised marks and designs to help prevent pedestrians from slipping. These carvings have withstood the erosion of time and human traffic, leaving a wonderful record of free thought and whimsical, personal markings from the hands and minds of uncelebrated workmen. Single-stone wax rubbings were made on site, gilded in 22K gold, and hung vertically as shining “monuments” to those unknown souls whose touch still lingers on the city’s sidewalks.
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Thu, May 23
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Monuments: Single-Stone Wax Rubbings

Opening Reception | Always, Already, Haunting, "disss-co," Haunt: Fugitive Bodies


Always, Already, Haunting, "disss-co," Haunt explores the affective and political potential of haunting against a backdrop of cultural institutions that are ever more eager to represent certain types of "fugitive" bodies. Featuring works by Julie Dash, Minnie Evans, Félix Gonzáles-Torres, Green-Wood Cemetery, shawné michaelain holloway, Asif Mian, Guadalupe Rosales, Mariana Valencia, Julie Tolentino, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the exhibition is curated by Nia Nottage, Gwyneth Shanks, and Simon Wu.
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Fri, May 24
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Opening Receptions, May 24, 2019, 05/24/2019, Always, Already, Haunting, "disss-co," Haunt: Fugitive Bodies

Opening Reception | Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World


What started as a Facebook group after the Sandy Hook shooting to connect with other frustrated parents grew into Moms Demand Action, a national movement with millions of supporters and local chapters in all 50 states. This is the incredible account how one mother's cry for change became the driving force behind gun safety progress. With author Shannon Watts. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Tue, May 28
7:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, May 28, 2019, 05/28/2019, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World
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