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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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48 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 | Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds


Since its construction in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Mansion has witnessed countless changes to the property and built environment. The original estate stretched from the Hudson to Harlem Rivers before being sold in parcels at various points throughout the 19th century and incorporated in the city grid. In 1890, the third incarnation of the Polo Grounds rose within the gaze of the Mansion on former riverfront property where the Morris’ and Jumels’ harvested oysters. The iconic bathtub shaped stadium at the Polo Grounds served as home to the New York Giants baseball team from 1891- 1957, the New York Yankees from 1913 - 22, the New York Giants football team from 1925-55, New York Mets from 1962-1963, as well as other professional teams and athletic events. This property, which lies east of the Mansion, just below Coogan’s Bluff, lays claim to some of the most exciting moments in American sports history. The exhibition will explore and celebrate those teams, players, and personalities that solidified the stadium as a New York icon and famed venue where local and national heroes cemented their reputations and legacies. Included in the exhibition are extraordinarily rare autographs, tickets, photos, programs, and other ephemera that serves to commemorate the ghosts of this legendary New York athletic pantheon.
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Opening Receptions, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds

Opening Reception | Alien Nation: Fatalism and Optimism


The visual chaos reflects Basia Goszczynska’s anxiety about the future, as well as her opposing fatalism and optimism. She asks her viewers to consider how we—as individuals and culture at large–can reconcile the conflicting possibilities of the end of the world as we know it and a future with harmony between technology, culture, and the environment. Basia Goszczynska is a Brooklyn-based artist working in sculpture, installation, performance, and new media. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. In addition to numerous group shows and film festival screenings, she has presented her work in solo exhibitions at the Mid-Manhattan Public Library and OCAD University. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as the Ray Stark Film Prize.
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Opening Receptions, August 23, 2019, 08/23/2019, Alien Nation: Fatalism and Optimism

Opening Reception | Disquiet: Group Show


A visual exhibition and performance inspired by the case of Yuliana Andrea Samboni, and “The Book of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa. Artists Gabriel Torres, Camila Campos Katz, Paula La Bloise and Juanita Alasblancas investigate how the identity of a female child changes after trauma, physical and sexual abuse.
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Opening Receptions, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, Disquiet: Group Show

Opening Reception | Love Life: Figures Promoting Positivity


An installation of paintings and text-based work by New York City-based artist Tyson Hall. The exhibition features a character called “The Triumphant Ones.”  These characters are human figures that have no race, color or creed, whose mission is to promote positivity to those who encounter them. Tyson Hall uses his artistic abilities and talent to educate, motivate and inspire. He feels that his responsibility is to bring vision to current and historical cultural values, in mediums that allow viewers  to identify with a perspective that relates to their own lives or to the lives of others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, Love Life: Figures Promoting Positivity
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Museumss, September 01, 2019, 09/01/2019, Watch Original Vintage Films, Listen to Vinyl Records and More

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Wide-Eyed and Open Mouthed / Confetti of the Mind


Wide-Eyed and Open-Mouthed is an exhibition of wall-mounted sculptural work by Daniel Wiener exploring the mask and face as motif. Widely recognized for his long career of abstract and often freestanding sculptures, Wiener has pivoted with this body of work to focus more on two-dimensional wall mounted Apoxie-Sculpt works using a process he developed while in the Workspace Program Residency at Dieu Donné in 2017. This will be Wiener’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Confetti of the Mind is a solo exhibition of recent collage works by Paul Loughney. In this body of work, Loughney culls images from contemporary magazines—a source material he approaches as an anthropological document—and transforms through cut patterning, design, and layering into complex compositions of distorted fragments. “My intention is to create a sense of mystery or otherworldliness.” Loughney states. This manifests into abstract works consisting of layered imagery—that make use of repeated pattern and form—resulting in colorfully dynamic compositions set against a dark background.
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Opening Receptions, September 04, 2019, 09/04/2019, 2 Art Shows: Wide-Eyed and Open Mouthed / Confetti of the Mind

Opening Reception | Cut + Paste: Group Exhibition


A juried exhibition of work by students in  undergraduate and graduate programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 04, 2019, 09/04/2019, Cut + Paste: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception | FR:20, Part I, The Environment in Contemporary Photography


This show celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the opening of Front Room Gallery in NYC. The first show of this two-part exhibition focuses on the environment and features the photographers: Sasha Bezzubov, Phillip Buehler, Jade Doskow, Sean Hemmerle, Stephen Mallon, Júlia Pontés, Ken Ragsdale, Paul Raphaelson, Ashok Sinha, Zoe Wetherall, and Edie Winograde. The diverse group of photographs from Front Room’s stable of photographers featured in this exhibition look at man’s affects on the earth in its many facets.
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Opening Receptions, September 04, 2019, 09/04/2019, FR:20, Part I, The Environment in Contemporary Photography

Opening Reception | Moscow: Gay Cruising Sites of the Soviet Capital, 1920-1980s


This exhibit features a series of works photographed in 2008 by artist Yevgeniy Fiks. It documents gay cruising sites in Soviet Moscow, from the early 1920s to the USSR's dissolution in the early 1990s. Photographed in a simple but haunting documentary style, these sites of the bygone queer underground present a hidden and forgotten Moscow, with a particular focus on Revolutionary Communist and Soviet state sites appropriated by queer Moscovites.
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Opening Receptions, September 04, 2019, 09/04/2019, Moscow: Gay Cruising Sites of the Soviet Capital, 1920-1980s

Opening Reception | Alex Prager: Play the Wind


An exhibition of new work by Alex Prager, including the world premiere of her new film, Play The Wind (2019). Well established for her genre-defying approach to image making that timelessly combines eras, cultural references, and personal experiences, the photographs and the film debuted in this exhibition are a fresh reflection on Prager’s place of origin, site of inspiration, and frequent character—the city of Los Angeles.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 05, 2019, 09/05/2019, Alex Prager: Play the Wind

Opening Reception | As Above, So Below: Meticulous and Lovingly Rendered Figures


On the surface, Michelle Doll's meticulous and lovingly rendered figures represent the familiar touch between a couple, the closeness between a mother and child and intimate moments of ecstatic love. Beneath the surface lies a deeper esoteric purpose hidden in the wrinkles of vibrating flesh and the weight of the interwoven forms. Although the subjects are literally represented below as observed from above, her paintings are ultimately meditations on spiritual alchemy - an attempt to engage in the illumination of consciousness through the reconciliation of opposing spiritual and terrestrial energies. In this way her work can be viewed as a treatise on the divine connection between the microcosmic individual and the macrocosmic context to which all of us are a part of the universal whole. Her models are her close friends and family and there is a requisite trust and vulnerability between the artist and her subjects that is palpably visible in the compositions. These are real couples sharing moments of real love and tenderness with the artist, (and her audience). As Doll explains, "I want to live in a world where women and men feel loved, understood and nurtured by both giving and receiving love. Where intimacy feels natural and acceptable, it's the starting point for the greater understanding of human desire for acceptance and connection."
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Opening Receptions, September 05, 2019, 09/05/2019, As Above, So Below: Meticulous and Lovingly Rendered Figures

Opening Reception | Explorations: Adventures in Mark-Making


Joseph Meloy's work is an ongoing exploration in mark-making, and each piece is a transcription of a particular moment in time and space. As a visionary artist, Meloy's source material tends to come from within, as he channels energy and inclination into visible notations, which coalesce into dynamic compositions that provide the viewer a chance to see the otherwise unseeable Improvisation is a key element, and while he is the one holding the implement, his belief is that ultimately, the art comes from a place beyond himself.
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Opening Receptions, September 05, 2019, 09/05/2019, Explorations: Adventures in Mark-Making

Opening Reception | Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College


An icon of American art, Eva Hesse produced a prodigious body of work that collapsed disciplinary boundaries and forged innovative approaches to materials, forms, and processes. This show illuminates the important role that drawing played in Hesse's career. The exhibition encompasses 70 works on paper selected from the Allen Memorial Art Museum's collection. Thanks in large part to the generosity of Helen Hesse Charash, the artist's sister, the museum is home to over 300 works by the artist as well as the Eva Hesse Archives.
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Opening Receptions, September 05, 2019, 09/05/2019, Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College

Opening Reception | Music of the Spheres: Botanic and Aquatic Images


Chalda Maloff's latest group of artworks offers the viewer a fantastical biosphere of botanic and aquatic images. Rooted in the Greek philosophy of “Music of the Spheres”, these abstract artworks are suggestive of the pulse or rhythm of life.
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Opening Receptions, September 05, 2019, 09/05/2019, Music of the Spheres: Botanic and Aquatic Images

Opening Reception | Sarah Sze: Objects Ascribing Meaning


Sarah Sze's work attempts to navigate and model the ceaseless proliferation of information and objects in contemporary life. Incorporating elements of painting, architecture, and installation within her sculpture, Sze investigates the value we place on objects and explores how objects ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit.
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Opening Receptions, September 05, 2019, 09/05/2019, Sarah Sze: Objects Ascribing Meaning

Opening Reception | Eight Tide Jars: A Site-Specific Installation


Celebrate the work of artist Adam Silverman at the opening of his site specific installation Eight Tide Jars. Each of the eight wheel-thrown pieces on display began as a 25-pound extruded brick of industrially processed clay. They were each placed directly on the wheel head (rather than starting with a ball of clay, as is the norm). The top - and the majority - of the clay was then pounded into a ball and thrown from there, leaving a clear, integral square foot for the finished piece to stand on. Each piece typically spends at least a week on the wheel as it is slowly worked from a brick to a ball to a cylinder to an egg to a punched and pounded shadow of its original shape.
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Opening Receptions, September 05, 2019, 09/05/2019, Eight Tide Jars: A Site-Specific Installation

Opening Reception | Performance for One: Slippery Memory


Performance for One is a one-on-one theater performance, written by Edward Einhorn and featuring Yvonne Roen, Melissa Rakiro, Moira Stone, and Jan Leslie Harding. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone?
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Opening Receptions, September 06, 2019, 09/06/2019, Performance for One: Slippery Memory

Opening Reception | Look Both Ways: The Illicit Liaison Between Image and Information


Look Both Ways: The Illicit Liaison Between Image and Information, curated by renowned design expert and chair of our MPS Branding program, Debbie Millman. Millman dug deep into her own personal collection of text-based works to tell a story about the ways in which words, text and information influence art, design, literature and music. Works by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Dave Eggers, Deborah Kass, Jenny Holzer, Miranda July, Kim Gordon, and more will be on display.
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Opening Receptions, September 06, 2019, 09/06/2019, Look Both Ways: The Illicit Liaison Between Image and Information

Opening Reception | Make a Pinch Pot Out of Your Mouth: Dreamlike Paintings and Sculpture 


A solo exhibition of new work by Tom Thayer.. Thayer transforms modest materials like cardboard, felt, string, and wire into dreamlike, ephemeral paintings and sculpture depicting mysterious figures, birds, shapes, and desolate scenery. He utilizes these artworks as sets and characters for the durational performances he refers to as "scenographic plays."  
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Opening Receptions, September 06, 2019, 09/06/2019, Make a Pinch Pot Out of Your Mouth: Dreamlike Paintings and Sculpture&nbsp;

Opening Reception | We Are Here: Indigenous Creatives Working Across Media


This exhibition highlights Indigenous creatives working across media in the areas of film, visual art, and performance. Although aesthetic approaches and creative practices vary, featured artists in this exhibition place Modernity and Tradition in dialogue with one another. Exhibiting artists include Mia Ritter-Whittle (Caddo and Lenape), Corey Ashley (Dine) Kenaba Hatathlie (Dine) Mi Casa No Es Su Casa(Abya Yala) , Hotvlkvce Harjo (mvskoke Creek), Olivia Camfield (mvskoke Creek) & Woodrow Hunt (klamath Modoc and cherokee), Nikki Escobar (Páez), Bert Benally (Dine), Colectiva Nopalera (Abya Yala), Regan De Loggans (choctaw, k’iche’Maya), Mona Cliff (A'ananin/Assinaboine), Carlos Rodriguez (Taino//Purepecha descendant) , Camas Logue (Klamath/Modoc), Ryan Dennison (Dine), Marina Eskeets (Dine).
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Opening Receptions, September 06, 2019, 09/06/2019, We Are Here: Indigenous Creatives Working Across Media

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Sightings / Complicities


Whenever we open our eyes, we see. But we don’t always observe. Observation is a form of attentiveness, a way of focusing on objects and parsing out their permutations in or out of the present context. Sightings, Diana Cooper’s new show and her first in 6 years, is an adventure in observation, an invitation to attentiveness. In his first solo exhibition with the gallery in nearly five years, William Powhida returns with Complicities, a new body of painfully obvious, politically didactic, research-based, and precisely rendered works on paper. Produced over the last ten months in the wake of the crisis at the Whitney Museum, Powhida makes visible generalized and abstract systems — investment, real estate, museum boards, private family-owned companies, curation, public policy — to counter map the connections between art and the ruling class.
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Opening Receptions, September 07, 2019, 09/07/2019, 2 Art Shows: Sightings / Complicities

Opening Reception | Scenes on the Move: Paintings and Ceramic Sculptures


A solo exhibition of Raynes Birkbeck features new paintings and ceramic sculptures held within an installation-style setting. During the final weeks of August, Birkbeck used the gallery as a studio, painting wall murals that commingle with figurative works on paper, canvas and in clay.
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Opening Receptions, September 07, 2019, 09/07/2019, Scenes on the Move: Paintings and Ceramic Sculptures

Opening Reception | You're Doing Amazing Sweetie: Ceramic Sculpture Shoes


A solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Didi Rojas. You're Doing Amazing Sweetie features a curation of over 20 ceramic sculpture shoes, presented in an iconic and sculptural form. This exhibition focuses on the delicacy and detail within her sculptures, and reveals a broader cultural context. As we live in a rapidly changing society and fast paced world, Rojas frames these moments to make us pause and comprehend the what can be phenomenal about these various and visually diverse forms.
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Opening Receptions, September 07, 2019, 09/07/2019, You're Doing Amazing Sweetie: Ceramic Sculpture Shoes

Opening Reception | you are so loved and lovely: Artworks in Dialogue


An exhibition of works in dialogue by ruby onyinyechi amanze and Wura-Natasha Ogunji. The exhibition features new large-scale drawings and paintings, and a selection of small works created early in the artists' careers. Since meeting in 2012 in Nigeria, amanze and Ogunji have engaged in an ongoing artistic exchange of writings, performances, conversations and shows in shared spaces. In addition to artworks, you are so loved and lovely includes excerpts from Drawing Memoir, a collection of written correspondences that chronicle the questions, quandaries, experiments and discoveries made in the artists’ studios and beyond.
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Opening Receptions, September 08, 2019, 09/08/2019, you are so loved and lovely: Artworks in Dialogue

Opening Reception | 8 Solo Photography Shows


With: Julio Cesar Garcia Lee Day Janat Horn Olavo Winckler Kuhn Paul Mele Thom O'Connor Michael Schenker Ed Forti
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Opening Receptions, September 10, 2019, 09/10/2019, 8 Solo Photography Shows

Opening Reception | Amy Sherald: the heart of the matter...


Amy Sherald documents contemporary African-American experience in the United States through arresting, otherworldly paintings. Subverting the medium of portraiture to tease out unexpected narratives, she situates black heritage centrally in the story of American art and invites viewers to engage in a complex debate about accepted notions of race and representation. The individuals in her paintings are deliberately posed, dramatically staged, and assertive in gaze. Their expressiveness and the variations in their gestures, clothing, and emotional auras reinforce the complex multiplicities of African-American existence. The persistent sense of privacy and mystery maintained in Sherald’s work requires viewers to ponder the thoughts and dreams of those depicted.
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Opening Receptions, September 10, 2019, 09/10/2019, Amy Sherald: the heart of the matter...

Opening Reception | Mirrors of Emotion: Complexities of Emotional Experience


An exhibition of new and recent work by Kader Attia. Conceived as a continuation of Attia’s recent, critically lauded exhibition The Museum of Emotion at the Hayward Gallery, London, this exhibition presents a sequence of rooms dedicated to examining the complexities of emotional experience through the lens of collective, individual, and psychoanalytic perspectives. The exhibition will feature two video works, including Attia’s 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize-winning film, Reflecting Memory (2016) alongside new sculpture, drawings, and an installation of large-scale glass works.
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Opening Receptions, September 10, 2019, 09/10/2019, Mirrors of Emotion: Complexities of Emotional Experience

Opening Reception | Past Presence: Masterful Photographs


Hiroshi Sugimoto’s masterful photographs exemplify both the craftsman’s will to visual beauty and perfection, and an incisive exploration of philosophical notions of space and time, imagination and reality, science and history. Drawing on the classical photographic tradition, Sugimoto creates distilled, meditative images which unite the concrete and abstract, and contain meaningful conceptual underpinnings which seek to materialize the ‘invisible realm of the mind’ and the unconscious. In his process, Sugimoto seeks to comprehend the nature of perception, exploring duration and temporality through photography, and an understanding of how radical shifts through the past enlighten the present.
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Opening Receptions, September 10, 2019, 09/10/2019, Past Presence: Masterful Photographs

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Nineteen Nineties / Love & Fear


Featuring: Nicole Eisenman: Nineteen Nineties Antone Könst: Love & Fear
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Opening Receptions, September 11, 2019, 09/11/2019, 2 Art Shows: Nineteen Nineties / Love & Fear

Opening Reception | Gus Van Sant: Recent Paintings, Hollywood Boulevard


An exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist and auteur Gus Van Sant (b. 1952, Louisville, Kentucky). On view will be a series of large-scale watercolors on stretched linen that collapse dreamlike impressions of urban Los Angeles with speci c narratives inspired by the people and events Van Sant has observed since establishing his home in the city in the 1970s.
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Opening Receptions, September 11, 2019, 09/11/2019, Gus Van Sant: Recent Paintings, Hollywood Boulevard

Opening Reception | Crossroads: Photographing Vibrant Traditional Spanish Costume


The photographs of Txema Yeste in his first solo exhibition. Yeste began his career as a photojournalist and has maintained a long-time commitment to photographing vibrant traditional Spanish costume. Both influences are reflected in his fashion photographs. This exhibition provides a glimpse into a world of powerful and sophisticated figures with strong and arresting faces and monumental bodies, often in motion. The work also acknowledges the growing diversity of expression and representation in the contemporary fashion world. Yeste’s unique color sensibility and passion for the photographic medium are particularly evident in the dye transfer prints included in the exhibition. Dye-transfer prints are made with 4 separate color plates and showcase these contemporary images using one of the oldest and richest methods of printing color photography. Txema Yeste was born in Spain and lives in Barcelona. His inspiration comes from music, film, art, and the world around him. He has photographed the advertising campaigns for Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Lancôme, and Yves Saint Laurent and his work appears in international editions of VOGUE, Vanity Fair, and Numéro, among other publications.
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Crossroads: Photographing Vibrant Traditional Spanish Costume

Opening Reception | Embodiment: The Representation of Bodies


A group exhibition of works by Pope.L, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Cheyenne Julien and Tschabalala Self that explores the representation of bodies— both figuratively and abstracted, through language and image— in public and private spaces within a flattened plane.    
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Embodiment: The Representation of Bodies

Opening Reception | Indeterminate Hypothesis: Five Monumental Sculptures


An exhibition of work by French conceptual artist Bernar Venet (b. 1941). Consisting of five monumental Indeterminate Line sculptures, this exhibition marks Venet’s third solo show with Kasmin and will be on view in the gallery’s flagship space at 509 West 27th Street, opening September 12, 2019. This is the first time the series has been shown in a gallery in the United States since 2002.
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Indeterminate Hypothesis: Five Monumental Sculptures

Opening Reception | Kyrie: Hidden Narratives Behind Mundane Moments


A solo exhibition of works by Mikiko Hara, an award-winning Japanese artist known for her square-format snapshot photography. In Hara's latest series Kyrie - the title of which is inspired by its mystic sound rather than its origin in Christianity - the artist's intuitive eye taps into hidden narratives behind seemingly mundane moments in the suburbs of Tokyo. Hara utilizes a classic film camera to unassumingly approach her subjects at close range.
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Kyrie: Hidden Narratives Behind Mundane Moments

Opening Reception | Linus Coraggio: Ramifications


A one-man show of sculpture, painting, and mixed media. Street artist and New York City native Coraggio is best known for his abstract metal sculpture. An ardent proponent of recycling, he uses materials that can be found in vacant lots or building sites across Lower Manhattan and the city’s outer boroughs. This use of found materials is an essential component of his process. Coraggio’s richly graphic, welded street constructions provided a 3-D counterpoint to the 2-D graffiti street art by contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as the masters of New York subway graffiti. Coraggio was a central figure in downtown New York’s early period of explosive art experimentation and cross-pollination of cultural ideas.
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Linus Coraggio: Ramifications

Opening Reception | Lumina: Blown-Glass Sculptures and Vessels


Ritsue Mishima’s first solo presentation in New York features new blown glass sculptures and vessels by the Japanese artist. Textured and multidimensional, her work reflects and manipulates light, simultaneously illuminating their settings and becoming embedded within the surroundings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Lumina: Blown-Glass Sculptures and Vessels

Opening Reception | My World Is in Your Blind Spot: Remembering Tibetans' Sacrifices


Tenzing Rigdol’s exhibition consists of five large mixed-media panels. The central buddha silhouettes greet the viewer in their recognizable cross-legged seated positions—a posture often associated with meditation and peace—and with a stunning visual effect enhanced by the use of silks and fire imagery. But the composed aesthetic of the series belies the meaning behind it. The fires seemingly emerging from the bodies of the buddhas reference the over 155 Tibetans who have self-immolated since February 27, 2009. In an ultimate act of sacrifice, these Tibetans set themselves on fire with the hope of bringing attention to the oppression currently faced by their society under the imposed laws of the Chinese government. And yet, the buddhas can seem peaceful, even welcoming in their balanced postures, their calming presences perfectly harmonized by an artist well-versed in representing both destruction and construction. The contradictions on display in this exhibition are meant to challenge us. They are simultaneously safe and subversive: beautiful to look at, devastating to comprehend.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 12
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, My World Is in Your Blind Spot: Remembering Tibetans' Sacrifices

Opening Reception | Town and Country: Grand Yet Intimate Paintings


A solo exhibition by Rebecca Morgan includes new oil paintings on panel, grand in their detail yet intimate in scale, and never before shown busts, which elevate Morgan's characters into regal brass, with a meticulous surface of pimples, chest hair, and crooked teeth. This new work crystallizes Morgan's use of art history and Americana to build archetypal characters straining against their roles. Themes of women, fabricated notions of romance, and the current crisis of masculinity come to life in her exquisitely rendered works. Morgan's narratives exist simultaneously in the past and present. Buxom maidens echo women painted by men over the ages and current conversations about gender, revealing a fresh look at American myths.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Town and Country: Grand Yet Intimate Paintings

Opening Reception | Within the Shadows: World-Renowned Japanese Photographer


A solo exhibition of work by world-renowned Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama.  This is the gallery's first show with the artist since announcing exclusive New York representation in January.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Within the Shadows: World-Renowned Japanese Photographer

Opening Reception | Photoville Celebrates Community


United Photo Industries (UPI) and the Photoville family as celebrate the photo community. Presenting the latest work of many in the photo world including: the Magnum Foundation, For Freedoms, Bronx Documentary Center, Batsi’ Lab, Facing Change: Documenting America, and introducing UPI’s new project Community Heroes, and announcing the photographers for the national project We, Women.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Photoville Celebrates Community

Opening Reception | Cadastre: Surrealism Meets Caribbean Anti-Colonialism


An exhibition of new works by Allora & Calzadilla revisits the Surrealist encounter with the anti-colonial movement in the Caribbean to consider present forms of coloniality and its relation to climate justice. The artists have taken inspiration from the radical and transformative collection of poems by Martinican poet and politician Aimé Césaire under the same name. The term “cadastre” refers to the means by which the territorial limits of private property are publicly registered. Taking cue from the powerful mechanics of Césaire’s writing, Allora & Calzadilla’s exhibition brings together three works all informed by a poetics of mark making, traces, and survival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 13, 2019, 09/13/2019, Cadastre: Surrealism Meets Caribbean Anti-Colonialism

Opening Reception | Walter Swennen: Leavin home but there is no home at all


An exhibition of new and recent paintings by Belgian artist Walter Swennen, his third show with the gallery in New York. In this presentation, the artist continues his career-long exploration of language, culture, and memory through his incisively layered paintings, displaying the profound impact that psychology, mass media, and his own life experiences have had on his practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 18
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Walter Swennen: Leavin home but there is no home at all

Opening Reception | Mirrored Display: Group Show


A juried exhibition of work by students in undergraduate and graduate programs. \
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 19
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Opening Receptions, September 19, 2019, 09/19/2019, Mirrored Display: Group Show

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Absent in Body / farsa


Sarah Zapata: Absent in Body Zapata invites you to enter and linger in her large-scale textile installation—handwoven, hand-tufted, and sewn into shapes and textures that are a bit misshapen, and refreshingly different from familiar everyday objects. Zapata’s objects can hold our fantasies. A landscape in which we can spend time and experience ourselves with other bodies. Through the excess of labor put into this work, Zapata conveys an amorphous sense of time, honoring tradition with untraditional aspects of existence and queerness. Renata Lucas: farsa Brazilian artist Lucas creates “a theatre that performs itself” generating a montage of space and perception that disarms dynamics of totality. A large hanging curtain that spans across the main theatre—within which two smaller curtains are embedded—rotates and opens up passageways when activated by the viewer. As bodies move through the work, their limbs appear as disembodied pieces cutting through perceived truths and assumptions, leaving us in a state of farcical reality where nothing is static or stable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 28, 2019, 09/28/2019, 2 Art Shows: Absent in Body / farsa

Opening Reception | Wellcome to the idiot world: A Shanzhai Lyric


Through an installation of shanzhai (counterfeit) garments, along with accompanying programming, this exhibition considers the experience of poetic estrangement through encounters with the unknown or unintelligible, and activates nonsense as a way to make space for hybrid, liminal and illegible futures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Wellcome to the idiot world: A Shanzhai Lyric

Opening Reception | Alina Szapocznikow: Playful, Uncanny Sculpture


The visceral, playful, and uncanny aspects of the human bodily experience lay at the center of Alina Szapocznikow’s oeuvre. Born in Poland to a Jewish family in 1926, the artist survived internment in concentration camps as a teenager during the Holocaust. After the war, Szapocznikow trained as a sculptor in both Prague and Paris, returning to Poland in 1951. By the 1960s she was radically employing sculpture to render an intimate record of both her memories and her own body in the present. Pioneering in its use of new and unconventional materials (from tinted polyester resin and polyeurethane foam, to everyday items such as pantyhose, newspaper clippings, and grass), Szapocznikow’s art amounts to a powerful meditation on what she once described as ‘a fleeting instant, a trivial instant... our terrestrial passage.’
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Alina Szapocznikow: Playful, Uncanny Sculpture

Opening Reception | Envisioning the Liquid Land: Forceful Artworks with a Sculptural Edge


Nicole Awai is a multimedia artist best known for her work that incorporates non-traditional materials—including nail polish, black resin, and found objects—to create forceful artworks with a sculptural edge that explore elements of the ‘American experience’. Her practice investigates the interaction between that which comprises the entirety of the Americas, and its relational influence on the United States. “The history of the Americas is about malleability; the shaping and reshaping of resources and culture. It is an evolving, and revolving phenomena of transformation through the movement of bodies and materials,” Awai states.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Envisioning the Liquid Land: Forceful Artworks with a Sculptural Edge

Opening Reception | Mike Kelley: A Singular Approach to Painting


Over the course of his influential four-decade career, Mike Kelley generated a remarkably diverse oeuvre in an array of media, conflating high and low culture, critiquing prevailing aesthetic conventions, and colliding the sacred with the profane. This exhibition is the first in New York to focus on Kelley’s singular approach to painting as a conceptual medium. Featuring paintings from series that span a 15 year period, 1994 through 2009, the exhibition traces Kelley’s engagement with the medium through bodies of work including The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter), a series of oval-shaped paintings on wood; Timeless Painting, which signified Kelley’s distinct return to painting in color.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Mike Kelley: A Singular Approach to Painting
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