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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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45 Exhibition Openings at New York Art Galleries (NYC) Fri, 02/28/2020 - and on...

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 | 2 Art Shows: Four Directions / Coarse Fragility


Carol Hepper: Four Directions For this exhibition, Hepper—who is primarily known for her freestanding sculptures and work with photography examining sculptural space—has focused predominantly on wall-mounted relief works. These relief assemblages are centered around ideas of the frame as both container and support. The frame-like structure—a surrounding element of raw cut wood—began as a structure to hold or encompass the work and has evolved into its own new body of work. Elise Siegel & Judy Hoffman: Coarse Fragility A two-person exhibition presenting the work by ceramic-based artists, Elise Siegel and Judy Hoffman. The show features work examining ideas of vulnerability, imperfection and chance. Working in clay—a material which starts off malleable but ends up rigid—both artists explore ideas of transition and disintegration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, 2 Art Shows: Four Directions / Coarse Fragility

Opening Reception | Gemini: Radiant, Mandala-Like Paintings


An exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Guidi. Guidi's radiant, mandala-like paintings are characterized by patterns and subtle textural and chromatic shifts, forging a connection with Minimalism while evoking metaphysical themes that transcend Western traditions. Her immersive compositions incorporate sand along with oil and acrylic paints to investigate color, light, and archetypal imagery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Gemini: Radiant, Mandala-Like Paintings

Opening Reception | Michael Williams: Paintings


New works by the Los Angeles-based artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Michael Williams: Paintings

Opening Reception | Sacred Waters: Experience the Beauty of Our Oceans


Welcome the new decade with an exciting evening for our oceans in an interactive digital exhibition and presentation of environmental art with participation from artists from nineteen different countries. The public is invited to visit and exchange a dialog with the artists. A full interactive art installation will submerge guess to the bottom of the ocean, an incredible experience for children and adults alike.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 28
6:00 pm

Free
Opening Receptions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Sacred Waters: Experience the Beauty of Our Oceans

Open Studios | Artist-in-Residence Open Studios


2019–20 artists in residence E. Jane, Naudline Pierre, and Elliot Reed open their studios to the public. Visitors are invited to meet the artists and be among the first to view their works in progress in advance of their exhibition taking place at MoMA PS1 later in the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 29
1:00 pm

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Open Studioss, February 29, 2020, 02/29/2020, Artist-in-Residence Open Studios

Opening Reception | Planted Thoughts: Optimism, Innocence and Genuine Joy


A solo exhibition by Amsterdam-based artist B.D. Graft features an array of drawing and painting, displaying the many forms of Graft's practice in his ongoing plant works. The exhibition forms a truly positive note, highlighting a sincere sense of optimism, innocence and genuine joy for art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 29, 2020, 02/29/2020, Planted Thoughts: Optimism, Innocence and Genuine Joy

Opening Reception | The Road: Inner Mysteries


Paintings by Helen Oliver Adelson. Known for her large-scale portraits and landscapes in oil, and for her stage and set designs for her brother, Edgar Oliver, Adelson delves below the surface of her subjects to uncover inner mysteries and tensions. “Places, people, spirits—things real and imagined—that I find along the road,” she says.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 29, 2020, 02/29/2020, The Road: Inner Mysteries

Opening Reception | Latent Tapestries: Intricately Carved Works on Paper


Combining elements of photography, sculpture, frottage, ink, and graphite drawings, Nate Lewis’s intricately carved works on paper reflect his experience as a critical-care nurse and challenge perspectives on race and history. Treating the paper as an organism, he sculpts patterns and textures akin to cellular tissue and uncovers anatomies of photographed subjects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 01, 2020, 03/01/2020, Latent Tapestries: Intricately Carved Works on Paper

Opening Reception | You Got This: Internet-Era Personas


Staging new works across a range of media, Molly Soda examines aspiration and authenticity, as two major social and structural forces shaping our early Internet- era personas. Negotiating the space between commercial objects and the projected self, Soda considers how we make sense of our identities in a shared digital space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Mar 1
6:00 pm

Free
Opening Receptions, March 01, 2020, 03/01/2020, You Got This: Internet-Era Personas

Opening Reception | Sam Francis: Abstract Impressionist


The exhibition will trace Francis’ prolific five-decade career with a selection of paintings, works on paper and prints from his expansive oeuvre. Following his world travels and production of paintings, works on paper and prints, this show will focus on Francis’ exploration of the possibilities of bold color, gesture, abstraction, and the dynamic play of light and dark.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 3
11:00 am

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Opening Receptions, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, Sam Francis: Abstract Impressionist

Opening Reception | Jansson Stegner: Hyperreal and Highly Stylized 


Jansson Stegner will present a selection of new works that are exemplary of his hyperreal and highly stylized aesthetic. In the manner of old master portrait painters, Stegner borrows from two major genres in figurative painting: the female nude and portraiture. He also borrows a form of surrealism from El Greco and other mannerist painters who inspired him to develop his unique style of elongated bodies with distorted proportions. Through an exploration of the female physique that inverts gender roles and an authority structure, Stegner perpetuates the conversation on the contemporary critique of identity and power.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 3
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, Jansson Stegner: Hyperreal and Highly Stylized&nbsp;

Opening Reception | Rudolf Polanszky: Cerebral Multidisciplinary Works


Paintings and sculptures by Rudolf Polanszky dating from 2014 to 2019. This exhibition inaugurates his representation by the gallery. An important contributor to the artistic landscape of Vienna, Polanszky makes cerebral multidisciplinary works that embrace chance occurrence. His fundamentally improvisational practice marries conceptual philosophies with varied modes of production, resulting in compositions that oscillate between dual identities as concrete objects and symbols of subjective perception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 3
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, Rudolf Polanszky: Cerebral Multidisciplinary Works

Opening Reception | Avec le goût: Poking Fun at Taste and Erudition


A solo show of new works by French artist Louis Granet (b. 1991, Bordeaux; lives and works in Paris). The phrase "Avec le goût" is grammatically incorrect in French. The correct way to write this expression is “Avec du goût,” which translates to “having good taste”. Granet makes this phrase purposely awkward to poke fun at notions of taste and erudition in music, fashion and the art world.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 4
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, Avec le go&ucirc;t: Poking Fun at Taste and Erudition

Opening Reception | Forms of Souls: Golden Pigments


An exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Katsura Okada of new paintings of golden pigments on handmade paper, wooden panel and paper installations. This exhibition is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing exploration into golden tiny dots expanding to the overall of shows nature designing abstraction and organic forms. The artist utilizing powdered golden pigments, natural liquid adhesive on handmade paper, wooden panel and paper installations and she is painting countless golden tiny dots by brush.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, Forms of Souls: Golden Pigments

Opening Reception | Grey Matter: Nonrepresentational Photography


How does one quantify or describe the experience of nonrepresentational, nonfigurative photography consisting only of gradient forms and geometric patterns — the kind of abstraction afforded traditionally to painters and sculptors? Betsy Kenyon’s ongoing exploration of both traditional and invented darkroom techniques engenders the experience of form itself. The work plays with dimension, depth, and perspective, and suggests values of minimalism and psychedelia, free of literal subject matter, narrative, or statement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, Grey Matter: Nonrepresentational Photography

Opening Reception | Propaganda: The Art of Political Indoctrination in Italy, 1902-1950


A documentary exhibition that investigates the inner workings of propaganda through the lens of 20th century Italian politics. Its focus is on fascism, with works from the two decades of Mussolini's dictatorial government (1922-1943, followed by two additional years at the helm of the Italian Social Republic, a Nazi puppet-state in northern Italy), plus select pieces from the edges of this period that help contextualize the exhibition. The exhibition illustrates how fascist political propaganda coopted modernist aesthetics, mass communication, marketing techniques, and popular culture to manipulate society and muster support for its totalitarian endeavors. Considered together, the propaganda emerging from fascism, as well as from the particularly tense democratic times surrounding the fascist period, provide an opportunity to deconstruct the rhetoric of political communication in its entirety, and represent a call to engage critically with the multitude of competing political narratives that surround us today. 6:00pm Exhibition viewing 6:30pm Panel Discussion featuring the curator and advisors 7:30pm Reception
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Mar 4
6:00 pm

Free
Opening Receptions, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, Propaganda: The Art of Political Indoctrination in Italy, 1902-1950

Opening Reception | The Lost Paradise: New Paintings


Recent works by Swedish painter Mamma Andersson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 4
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Opening Receptions, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, The Lost Paradise: New Paintings

Opening Reception | 2 Women of Style: Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Stephanie Pfriender Stylander


Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s photographs embody the classic elegance that was the hallmark of fashion photography since its earliest days, beginning with Edward Steichen in 1911. She was hired by Harper’s Bazaar editor Carmel Snow in 1936 when a formal elegance was the norm. Dahl-Wolfe embodied a fresh, decidedly American spirit in her collaborations at the magazine with Mrs. Snow, Alexey Brodovitch, and Diana Vreeland until 1958. The photographs of Stephanie Pfriender Stylander reflect cultural changes represented in fashion photography after Dahl-Wolfe’s period. Models became younger and fashion’s depiction of a new sexual liberation was often at odds with the elegance and poise of the prior decades. Kate Moss was only 17 and completely unknown when she posed on the streets of New York in 1991 for Pfriender Stylander, who likened her to Anna Karina in the films of Jean-Luc Godard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, 2 Women of Style: Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Opening Reception | A / LOW / HA: The Hawaiian Works


Spanning the last decade of the artist’s career, the works on view focus on Taylor’s fascination with Hawaii—its scenic beauty, history, oceanic culture, and the daily lifestyle of the Hawaiian people. Using his characteristic humor and deft draftsmanship, these works playfully examine ordinary objects such as plastic leis, broomsticks, and foam fishing-net floats, and explore a range of the natural phenomena that he observed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, A / LOW / HA: The Hawaiian Works

Opening Reception | Duino Elegies: Group Exhibition


A group exhibition that traces the resonance of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry through artworks spanning the past 150 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, Duino Elegies: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception | Found Buried: Combining Genres


Lari Pittman’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. For this body of work, the Los Angeles-based artist will present a series of new paintings and works on paper that combine the genres of landscape, portraiture, and still life. Pittman continues to address the histories of identity, violence, class, and human nature through the polemicized lens of decoration, decor, and the decorative embodied in the memento mori and other forms of commemoration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, Found Buried: Combining Genres

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: Found Buried


Lari Pittman’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. For this body of work, the Los Angeles-based artist will present a series of new paintings and works on paper that combine the genres of landscape, portraiture, and still life. Pittman continues to address the histories of identity, violence, class, and human nature through the polemicized lens of decoration, decor, and the decorative embodied in the memento mori and other forms of commemoration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 6
10:00 am

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Opening Receptions, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Artist Talk: Found Buried

Opening Reception | Entertainment Erases History: New Art


Works by Peter Nagy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Entertainment Erases History: New Art

Opening Reception | Honey Pie: Soft Sculptures and Bronzes


An exhibition of new soft sculptures and bronzes by Sarah Lucas from her ongoing body of Bunnies, which she began making in 1997. Expanding her unique visual language of pantyhose, stuffing, and chairs, to include concrete, bronze, and steel, that Lucas has employed since her rise to international prominence in the mid-nineties, the works in this show demonstrate the artist’s powerful ability to transform utilitarian materials into conceptually complex objects that pose urgent questions about gender, sexuality, and identity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Honey Pie: Soft Sculptures and Bronzes

Opening Reception | This Sacred Vessel (Pt. 2): Figurative Painting


After exploring how the relevance of landscape painting is informed by ecological anxiety in This Sacred Vessel (pt. 1), this new iteration turns to the long-established heritage of figurative painting. In a society overflown by images of bodies, the nine artists gathered in this exhibition toy with the codes of this canonical genre to present gender-bending, culturally ambiguous, comicotragic figures that disturb the normalizing images proliferated in popular culture. Under their skilled brushstrokes, these artists reconfigure the body as symbolic sites. Includes works by Shelley Adler, Eliza Griffiths, Marion Wagschal, Kim Dorland, Sarah Letowsky, Nadia Waheed, Bambou Gili, Walter Scott and Janet Werner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, This Sacred Vessel (Pt. 2): Figurative Painting

Museums | Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All


At this monthly event, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Mar 7
5:00 pm

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Museumss, March 07, 2020, 03/07/2020, Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All

Opening Reception | The Jill Freedman Memorial Exhibition


A special gallery-wide memorial exhibition in honor of legendary documentary and street photographer Jill Freedman (1939 - 2019) who helped establish the gallery in 1971 when a group of New York Times photographers sought a venue to exhibit their personal work. Freedman had solo shows at the original gallery space on Prince Street in 1972 and 1974; she went on to receive numerous photojournalism assignments, exhibit in major galleries and museums, publish seven books, and win many prestigious awards and honors over the course of her 40-year career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 10
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 10, 2020, 03/10/2020, The Jill Freedman Memorial Exhibition

Opening Reception | MINHWA & minhwa: Korean Folk Paintings in Dialogue with the Contemporary


A special exhibition on the Korean traditional folk painting called minhwa, which traces its history back to the Joseon Dynasty (1390-1910). Through overall understanding of contents and characteristics of minhwa, the exhibition sheds light on how the tradition has evolved throughout history and impacts Korean painting today.  Minhwa, an artistic style that reflects the lives and spirits of Korean people, became widely popular during the 19th and 20th centuries. It was in high demand from the new merchant class and civilians, as the centralised authoritarian rule of the Joseon Dynasty slowly collapsed starting in the late 17th century and through the 19th century. During the opening reception, a traditional wedding ceremony will be held in collaboration with the Seol Won Foundation, that allows the visitors to experience how minhwa was used in the Joseon Dynasty, and also gain a deeper understanding of Korean culture in general through traditional rituals such as clothing and table settings. For this event, Dr. Young Yang Chung, a renowned embroiderer and author of The Art of Oriental Embroidery, will provide an explanation of the traditional clothing used in Korean rituals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 11
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Opening Receptions, March 11, 2020, 03/11/2020, MINHWA & minhwa: Korean Folk Paintings in Dialogue with the Contemporary

Opening Reception | Blues: A Trilogy of Sound Works


An exhibition by Sierra Leone-born, Berlin-based musician and artist Lamin Fofana. Lamin Fofana’s music is a conduit for engaging with an array of issues involving blackness, migration, displacement, and race through collective listening. Fofana creates spaces for contemporary black life in the West that are informed by his interest in history and the sonic and “allow for dreaming and imagining other ways of being” which foreground non-linear thinking and experience. The exhibition centers on a trilogy of sound works comprising the albums Black Metamorphosis, Darkwater, and Blues that engage with seminal texts by Sylvia Wynter, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Amiri Baraka to reflect on historical and epistemological trajectories of contemporary social and political thought through the lens of Black Studies. These works will be presented alongside videos and photographs by Fofana and his collaborators Jim C. Nedd and Nicolas Premier.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 12
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Opening Receptions, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Blues: A Trilogy of Sound Works

Opening Reception | Fragments of Beauty: Nature's Vistas


Artist Marsha Heller returns to Ceres Gallery highlighting nature's vistas in a solo exhibition. The viewer experiences Heller's landscapes, skyscapes, intimate details of nature or its broad vistas, as acts of passion rendered through an artist’s discipline. The fragments of beauty, which she encounters everywhere, imbue the images with power and delicacy in equal measure. The artist's color palette, with its extraordinary range from bold to soft and shimmering, is less concerned with empirical fact than with experienced truth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Fragments of Beauty: Nature's Vistas

Opening Reception | Mentors: Photography and Video


An exhibition of work by fourth-year BFA Photography and Video students, inspired by their working relationships with leading members of the New York City arts community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Mentors: Photography and Video

Opening Reception | The Genesis and Life of Janáček’s Opera Káťa Kabanová


The exhibition coincides with the staging of Janáček’s opera Káťa Kabanová at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in spring 2020. It explains the circumstances surrounding the creation and first staging of Káťa Kabanová, which took place in Brno in 1921. It also presents the history of productions of Janáček’s operas at the Met, and the exhibition will also include a series of visually striking paper collages by the Brno-based artist Vendula Chalánková featuring characters from Janáček’s operas and portraits of Leoš Janáček and those close to him.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, The Genesis and Life of Jan&aacute;ček&rsquo;s Opera K&aacute;ťa Kabanov&aacute;

Opening Reception | Ecstatic Views of Nature: Painting and Sculpture


Phyllis Rosser's paintings of gardens are utopian versions of the constructed landscape found in various places in the world. Flowers and plants are depicted as living sculptures. Her paintings seduce us into examining their natural forms and colors close up. Their brilliant and dynamic use of color and precise lines invite the viewer to walk inside the blossoms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 13
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Ecstatic Views of Nature: Painting and Sculpture

Opening Reception | Museum as Muse: Faculty Art


An exhibition of paintings by faculty members Leigh Behnke and Peter Hristoff and Joe Fig.
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Opening Receptions, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Museum as Muse: Faculty Art

Opening Reception | In Waves: Exploration of Landscape, Movement, and Observation


Benjamin Degen’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, In Waves presents paintings and drawings that continue his exploration of landscape, movement, and observation. Degen’s works employ extensive mark-making and fluid touches to describe a human presence. As the paint darts across the canvas or the ink is actively applied on paper, we move through the landscape while the landscape moves through us. Degen’s act of looking becomes a way for us to see ourselves, within a moment, connected to this world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Mar 14
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Opening Receptions, March 14, 2020, 03/14/2020, In Waves: Exploration of Landscape, Movement, and Observation

Opening Reception | Left is Right, Down is Up: 2 20th-Century Works


Revisit two works from the second half of the twentieth century. The first one is by Joseph Beuys–the self-proclaimed shaman of the art world–his mantra-like performance Ja ja ja ja ja, nee nee nee nee nee (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, nah nah nah nah nah) from December 22, 1968. The audio piece consists of three performers–the artist and two colleagues–repeating the words Yeah and Nay ad absurdum until the audience accedes to catharsis. The hour-long performance was recorded more than 50 years ago at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. The second work is Serkan Özkaya’s notorious Proletarier Aller Länder (Workers of the World) 1999, in which thousands of minuscule, red plastic foam figures are affixed to the floor, a sprawling army of little protesters, to be stepped on by gallery-goers. "Depending upon your point of view, Özkaya's installation either cited the trampling of the working classes or their resilience and ultimate power, always springing back, indestructible.” (Lilly Wei, Art in America).
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Sat, Mar 14
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Opening Receptions, March 14, 2020, 03/14/2020, Left is Right, Down is Up: 2 20th-Century Works

Opening Reception | 5 Photography Shows


BT Kim, The Face John Custodio, On the Road: Structures Robert Kalman, In Tompkins Square: A Fleeting Intimacy Anne Burlock Lawver, Unadorned Group Show: Portraits
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Tue, Mar 17
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Opening Receptions, March 17, 2020, 03/17/2020, 5 Photography Shows

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: MINHWA & minhwa


In this talk, contemporary minhwa painter Seongmin Ahn will discuss her creative practice in Asian traditional paintings, artistic background, immigration, and her philosophy. This program is part of the special exhibition, MINHWA & minhwa: Korean Folk Paintings in Dialogue with the Contemporary, celebrating the Asia Week New York. Seongmin Ahn will focus on how tradition became inspiration to her and the meaning of what she does in contemporary context along with her personal narratives and philosophy. 
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Tue, Mar 17
6:30 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 17, 2020, 03/17/2020, Artist Talk: MINHWA & minhwa

Opening Reception | Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1946-1952


An historical exhibition devoted to the artist’s rarely seen stylistic and technical origins in oil, watercolor, gouache, ink, crayon, and collage.
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Wed, Mar 18
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1946-1952

Opening Reception | Constance DeJong: One of the Progenitors of Media Art


A survey exhibition marking the artist's first solo show at an institutional gallery. For over four decades, DeJong—“a person of language"—has made daring, original experimental prose writing, multi-media spoken text works, and user-navigated digital projects. Well known for her contributions to New York's downtown performance art and avant-garde music scene in the 1970s and '80s, DeJong is considered one of the progenitors of media art, or "time-based media." This exhibition highlights DeJong's hybrid mode of art making, featuring work from the past three decades and debuting several new works by the artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 19
7:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 19, 2020, 03/19/2020, Constance DeJong: One of the Progenitors of Media Art

Opening Reception | Unapproved Roads: The Divide Between Northern Ireland and the Republic


A remarkably candid exhibition of eight 24” x 20” hand-printed photographs that captures the geographical divide between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Stephen McGinn, son of a retired customs officer who patrolled the unapproved roads, returned to Northern Ireland in 2019 to document the Armagh borderland of his childhood. He did so without agenda of persuasion or nostalgia, but simply as he found it: empty and dormant, enduringly ordinary in spite of its extraordinary history and precarious position in the fractured Brexit landscape. Stephen McGinn was born and raised in Ireland and moved to London at age 19 to pursue a career in photography. Now based in Brooklyn, McGinn works primarily in still life and beauty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 24
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 24, 2020, 03/24/2020, Unapproved Roads: The Divide Between Northern Ireland and the Republic

Opening Reception | La Caravana: Photographs of Migrants


In October 2018, Ada Trillo flew to Ciudad Hidalgo on the border of Guatemala, where the caravan of migrants was entering Mexico. Over the course of the following weeks, she traveled 2,600 miles to the U.S. border in Tijuana with 7,000 refugees, including 2,700 children, fleeing poverty and gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Through photography, video and interviews, she presents La Caravana not just as a political issue but primarily a humanitarian crisis. Trillo positions her images as a mirror to fake words, making visible the narratives that are missing from public consciousness. Many in her photographs are young women disguising themselves as men to avoid rape, many are persons with disabilities, many – LGBT people. This is her first solo exhibition in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 26
6:30 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 26, 2020, 03/26/2020, La Caravana: Photographs of Migrants

Opening Reception | Fighting Fascism: Visual Culture of the Spanish Civil War


A reception and conversation with Miriam M. Basilio, Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies and curator Pamela Jean Tinnen, who will speak about the origins of the project, their curatorial process, how the exhibition was curated with a team of students and how Special Collections were utilized for research and visual content included in the exhibition’s display.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 27
4:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, Fighting Fascism: Visual Culture of the Spanish Civil War

Opening Reception | The Making of The Black Paintings: An Artist's Vocabulary


Izhar Patkin’s virtuosic The Black Paintings (1985–86)—a painterly adaption of a play by Jean Genet—is one of the most significant and inventive works to come out of the East Village in the 80s. An immersive room-size piece painted on black neoprene-rubber curtains, it expands upon the conventions of painting itself and also upon narrative, metaphor, installation art, and theatricality. The show is not about re-presenting The Black Paintings themselves, but rather concentrates on the development of Patkin’s visual vocabulary culminating in the painting. The installation concept—A Performative Archive—will contextualize the art with interviews, writings, and ephemera that highlight the conception of The Black Paintings and its precedents, and animate the ideas of two groundbreaking writers: New York Times architecture critic Herbert Muschamp and art critic Edit DeAk—two treasured friends with whom the artist shared ideas and reflections during the making of these works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Apr 18
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2020, 04/18/2020, The Making of The Black Paintings: An Artist's Vocabulary

Opening Reception | Every Protection: Collage and Installation


In large-format monoprint collages and a site-specific installation, Debra Olin explores significant moments in the rich culture of Jewish women in the Russian Pale of Settlement. Olin draws on the 1912-14 ethnographic questionnaire produced by S. An-sky, designed to document ways of life and beliefs that he was concerned were rapidly disappearing from the shtetls of Eastern Europe. From the 2087 questions included in the study, Olin’s artwork is inspired by many of the 283 questions relating to pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 30
6:30 pm

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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2020, 04/30/2020, Every Protection: Collage and Installation
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