On May 19, the following galleries on the Lower East Side remain open from
4 pm-8 pm to provide
New Yorkers with a notable and inspired visionary experience.
No appointment needed.
52 Henry, New York, NY, 10002
April 29 - May 29
Anemone; Yoora Lee
In Lee’s paintings springtime is palpable, punctuated by the hushed transformations of plants and people, in bloom and falling in (and out) of love. Lee communicates gentle moments through her figures, stretched in the sun or crunched in the shade. Her palette carries across her work, uniting disparate subjects and pieces. Oil paint, as Lee treats it, has the softness of watercolor. Blues, faint green, and a range of pink and purple absorb and reflect light. Works come into existence simultaneously—mosaics of muted tones and subtly rendered scenes. Lee’s naturelesque environment crosses into the abstract and back again, documenting a sensuous world where all things are connected.
15 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
May 12 - July 1, 2022
Paintings and Works on Paper; Stanley Lewis
Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to open an exhibition of new work by Stanley Lewis. The exhibition is comprised of twelve paintings and four works on paper, all completed recently. Typically, Lewis works and reworks a painting or a drawing for months, if not years, struggling to grasp the details or “the little things.” This will be the artist’s fourth show with the Gallery, located at 15 Rivington Street.
143B Orchard Street
May 12 - June 18, 2022
Rusty Shackleford creates elusive artworks. His works investigate the relationship between image and form, engaging vintage printed matter to extrude its inherent qualities, of color, context, and nostalgia. As both a painter and a collage artist, he utilizes found imagery and objects to create pieces that have both tension and cohesiveness.
300 Broome Street
April 28 - May 28, 2022
Night Chorus; Michelle Segre
Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to present a solo show of new work by Michelle Segre entitled Night Chorus. Featuring three monumental sculptures comprised of wire, yarn, canvas, acrylic, and an array of organic materials, this exhibition finds inspiration in stargazing, science fiction, and the invisible networks of communication between plants and fungi.
After me, the flood; Project Room: Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson
Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to present After me, the flood, a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson. Choreographing a team of ritualistic shrines, idols, icons, and anthropomorphic figures, Wilson’s allegorical works emerge from an ancient unknown, an alternative timeline suspending his figures in a transitional space.
245 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002
May 6 — May 22, 2022
Among Friends 3; +300 Artists, Organized by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary, and Patricia Fabricant
Inspired by the Robert Rauschenberg artwork "Hiccups," "Among Friends" reflects and responds to the strength and illumination we find through art, friendship and community. The show will consist of 300 pieces of 9 x 7 inch paper, each worked on by a different artist, zipped together into one continuous, exuberant piece. Each individual piece will be for sale for $300, with 20% going to New York Artists Equity.
19 Monroe St
Apr 22 - May 21, 2022
ill-suited; Seung-Min Lee and Michael Smith
“ill-suited”, is a two person show of Seung-Min Lee and Michael Smith curated by Rufus Tureen. The show consists of two videos, exploring the alienation, fatigue and violence of the last two years.
May 15 - June 24, 2022
Square Paintings and a Stripe PaintingLauren Luloff
Fridman Gallery is honored to announce Lauren Luloff’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, presenting a series of 12 new works. In a departure from the artist’s earlier practice, the new pieces follow grids and linear patterns as a “roadway into her subconscious”. Luloff’s signature organic, flowing forms now play with the dichotomy of order and chaos, the dissonant and the harmonious, the unsettling and the soothing. Each pattern can be seen as a wavelength, a molecule, a neuron in a complex network of communications.In a departure from the artist’s earlier practice, the new pieces follow grids and linear patterns as a “roadway into her subconscious”. Luloff’s signature organic, flowing forms now play with the dichotomy of order and chaos, the dissonant and the harmonious, the unsettling and the soothing. Each pattern can be seen as a wavelength, a molecule, a neuron in a complex network of communications.In a departure from the artist’s earlier practice, the new pieces follow grids and linear patterns as a “roadway into her subconscious”. Luloff’s signature organic, flowing forms now play with the dichotomy of order and chaos, the dissonant and the harmonious, the unsettling and the soothing. Each pattern can be seen as a wavelength, a molecule, a neuron in a complex network of communications.
34 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
April 14 - May 22, 2022
feeling our way froward; Magnolia Laurie
Magnolia Laurie’s new works started with an interest in the duality of the horizon line as both a means of orientation and a dividing point. The horizon line reveals a viewer’s vantage point and implies a position and connection to the landscape. It also carves through space, delineating between land and sky, here and there, now and then, us and them.
154 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
May 5th - May 26th
Julian Cardinal: Fashion and Florals
Julian Cardinal draws inspiration from vintage subject matter, especially early 20th century French fashion. Cardinal prefers a dreamy and airy quality for his work that is further enabled by his use of earthy tones to create an overall loose composition. His fluidity, vague facial features, and incorporation of fashion make for a dynamic exploration of the feminine mystique.
162 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
April 28th - June 11th, 2022
Heather Rowe & Christina Ramberg
Heroes Gallery is pleased to present work by contemporary artist Heather Rowe in conversation with Christina Ramberg (1946-1995). Both artists explore formal fragmentation of the body and subvert our sometimes-hostile cultural framing of femininity.
149 Orchard st NY NY 10002
May 19, 2022 - June 8th, 2022
"Physigital"; Revolue and John Paul Fauves
Physigital is physical and digital and where the two collide - Each painting will be paired with a AR match of the physical work of art - we will have NFTS of the artists work as well.
465 Grand Street #4C
April 30 - May 28, 2022
ATM User Says; Gloria Maximo
In Maximo's debut gallery exhibition, ATM User Says, a cycle of six paintings and a plaster panel exquisitely rendered in a diaphanous palette of greens, ivory and browns describes the ambient movement of an ATM user, the passersby and a panhandler on the street. A new video work with the same title documents a succinct performance: a choreographed slight of hand with a debit card in close proximity to the artist’s face and an ATM machine. Her movements and countenance cryptically describe a personal moment one might witness, but not acknowledge. The site of the ATM and the adjacent street present a complicated web of transactions – personal and private experiences in relation to wealth, access, inequity and desire.
173 Henry Street
May 13 - June 18, 2022
Collateral Experiences; Josie Love Roebuck
Collateral Experience marks the artist's first solo show with the gallery. The exhibition includes tapestries, a sculpture, and wood cutouts; a process unique to Roebuck of sewing, paintings and screen-printing onto shaped plywood. Collateral Experiences explores the emotional, and psychological implications of the artist’s childhood as a biracial woman adopted by an all-white family.
175 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
MAY 5 – MAY 28, 2022
FEATHERWEIGHT – Impactful Lightness and MovementTim Casey, Edward Jackson, Anki King, Joyce Pommer, Francesca Schwartz and Robert Solomon.
Exhibition with work in various media that amplifies the impactfulness of subtle colors, small scale, the lightness of materials or the delicate application of media – addressing movement as an integral part of concept and composition in visual expression. Deliberately choosing a title that is generally known outside of the visual arts and in the sports world as a weight category in boxing – it here reclaims a reference that precedes that of the athletic category and redirects it into the realm of visual movement and its transmission by way of careful choices of concept, media and materials. Curator Walk Through and Reception: THURSDAY, MAY 19 , 6-8 PM.
24 Henry Street
March 10 - May 22, 2022
The Drowning Dog; Jonathan Mildenberg
I used to wonder why he treated me as he did. I would try to anticipate his moods, studying tiny changes on his face or small shifts in his gate- but he gave away nothing. He was like a picture of himself, frozen and focused. There was no pattern to the plot- or at least that I could understand. With time, I learned to accept our relationship as it was, and take whatever pleasure I could get from it- whatever pleasures he would allow me, but I would have to think about pleasure differently. Pain was a true reflection of the world, so in way, he gave me the world- and so much more! Love and tenderness were stories for young stupid pups and in those awful fantasies lay my true anguish. And his pain washes over me. He gave me life, and even now, continues to. Who am I to question such grace?
299 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
April 21 - June 4, 2022
Clive Smith 2022
Michael Brown 2022
May 19 - June 11, 2022
To Be One Is Always To Become With Many; Anna Leonhardt
Marc Straus is pleased to present new paintings by Anna Leonhardt (b. 1981, Germany) in her fourth solo exhibition "To Be One Is Always To Become With Many" with the gallery.
Thinking of painting as space rather than an object, Leonhardt distills her everyday life experiences, emotions, and impressions into painted compositions. Extending the dialogue that she has with the painting that she constructs, the core of her work becomes an exploration of what these painted spaces do to us – to her while she works on them and to the viewer who stands in front of the finished canvases. Feeling and expression manifest through the oil paint that she piles up with a palette knife on the canvas in multiple layers. The surfaces become an atmospheric space that the viewer is invited to inhabit.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 4 - 8 pm
41 Elizabeth St
May 10 – June 11, 2022
Art Remains A Witness To A Life; Bob Smith
Martos Gallery is pleased to present Art Remains A Witness To A Life, the first exhibition of Bob Smith’s emblematic box constructions in more than thirty years. In the 1980s, Smith (1944-1990) created intimate stage sets that may recall the iconic work of Joseph Cornell, though clearly possessing a sensibility, poetics, and humor that is Smith’s alone, specific to their time and milieu. Known mostly by a circle of downtown artists, poets, musicians, critics, choreographers and dancers, and a cluster of devoted fans, Smith has remained a well-kept secret—he himself concealed and revealed in his miniature realms.
55 Hester Street
April 1 - May 22, 2022
Civic Center; John Miller
A solo exhibition of recent work by former Metro Pictures artist John Miller about the lower Manhattan neighborhood known colloquially as "Civic Center". The exhibition includes two paintings, three reliefs, two carpet works, and a wall vinyl, all 2022. It is Miller's 34th solo exhibition in New York City.
48 Hester Street
April 22 - May 22, 2022
Search Party; Matt Haywood, Raymie Iadevaia, Michael Gac Levin, and Bruna Massadas
Imagine these four painters wading through dark woods, spread out, in a line, flashlights in hand. The beams overlap, double bright at the edges. Each scans the ground in front of them. Bruna trips over a dormant volcano while looking at an iridescent bird. Raymie sees a cat, lowers his hand to it, then screams that the forest is on fire. Matt was lighting candles everywhere, looking through his fingers like old window frames. In the long shadows, Michael finds his childhood dinner table and goes to sleep, mumbling about cut challahs and uncut pears. The warble of life, like a steam, surrounds the party of four. Something important vanished here once. They all know it. They watched it happen in a dream. They are here together, looking, to keep the memory fresh.
41 Orchard St.
March 31 - May 21, 2022
SENSED AS WELL AS SEEN; Lucy Mullican
Olympia is delighted to present Sensed As Well As Seen, Lucy Mullican’s first solo exhibition in New York City. Mullican immerses herself in mediums of permanence and transience in found objects, embroidery, photography, painting and drawings done with natural homemade and artisanal pigments. Her curiosity is rooted in nature: land, water, and sky, from which she abstracts elements that intuitively evolve into familiar shapes, recalling existence and the soul.
176 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
May, 7 - July 22, 2022
"It Flows Through" Nicholas Galanin
Nicholas Galanin (b. 1979, Sitka, Alaska) works at the intersection of conceptual and material practice, rooted in his Tlingit and Unangax̂ culture. Applying his creative agency in diverse media, Galanin celebrates cultural continuum, contradicts colonialism, and fights cultural erasure.
140 Grand Street
April 21 – June 4, 2022
Billions of Universes; Jan Dibbets
For his fourth solo exhibition at Peter Freeman, Inc., Jan Dibbets presents a selection of works from his latest series Billions of Universes. These large-scale color digital prints demonstrate that there is no limit to image building by means of technology. Dibbets, a pioneering figure of conceptual art since the 1960s, was among the first artists to challenge the camera’s status as a documentary tool. With the B.O.U. series (2019-2020), he continues to explore the role technology plays in the perception, representation, and reproduction of what we see.
170 Suffolk Street
May 19 - June 18, 2022
Controlled Chaos | Upstairs Gallery: Governing BodyStrauss Bourque-LaFrance, Andrea Marie Breiling, Joseph Hart, Liam Everett, Reginald Madison, and Uman | Upstairs Gallery: Julia Weist
68 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Mar 3, 2021 - May 21, 2022
Amalgamation; Marisol Escobar, Ernest Mancoba, François Boucher, Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, and Vilhelm Hammershøi
An amalgamation of different artists, including outsider artists, rediscovered artists, and blue-chip bastions. The first room is a drawing room (all works on paper). The second room is a recreation of the collector's living space. The third room is salon-style.
249 East Houston Street
May 12 - June 15, 2022
Visions of the Daughters; Jen DeNike
Visions of the Daughters, Jen DeNike's second solo exhibition at signs and symbols, features an immersive installation with crystals, video, sculpture, and sound, surrounded by a series of large-scale photographs. The exhibition further includes layered sound by invited guest MOTHERMARY, a retro-futurist art pop identical twin duo.
156 Orchard Street
May 12 - June 5, 2022
Doo Da Forever! Ed Higgins III Solo Exhibition
These pieces incorporate a pop art aesthetic, availing imagery of the American West placed in a logotype context to portray playful renditions of folklore, nostalgia, and circumstances.