On June 16, 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.
103 Allen Street, New York, NY, 10002
May 18 - June 25
Repose: Alanis Forde + Akilah Watts; Curated by John Wolf
1969 Gallery presents, in collaboration with John Wolf, Repose, a two-person exhibition featuring the works of Alanis Forde and Akilah Watts, both artists-in-residence at Mana Contemporary. Our collective experience of repose has transformed throughout history. During a time when perspectives on labor and stillness are in deep flux, here we receive a glimpse into the cultural projection of repose as these two Barbadian artists reflect their lived experience of growing up in an “island paradise”.
15 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
May 12 - July 1, 2022
Paintings and Works on Paper; Stanley Lewis
As a painter, I often look straight down at the grass and say that I am going to paint every blade of grass. How it is done is impossible to understand, but it starts at the micro level. ~ Stanley Lewis, 2022 Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to open an exhibition of new work by Stanley Lewis. This will be the artist’s fourth show with the Gallery, located at 15 Rivington Street.
143B Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
May 12 - June 18, 2022
Between the Surface; Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford’s work has always been something of a masquerade: paintings hiding as photographs, photographs hiding as paintings, collage as assemblage, movement as static, layers as flat.
88 Essex Street, no. 21 (inside Essex Market) NY, NY 10002
May 25, 2022 - July 30, 2022
Ecologies of Care; Ani Liu
Ecologies of Care showcases a series of new works created during the artist’s postpartum period, in contemplation of the labor of mothering. Reflecting on the historic devaluation of “women’s” work, the exhibition documents the labor often made invisible, questioning the types of work we value, and the care that we often take for granted.
245 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002
June 8 — July 9, 2022
The Male Nude: Turning the Gaze; 40+ Artists
The Male Nude: Turning the Gaze aims to turn that gaze around and level the visual field through a full-frontal celebration of men’s bodies. It will feature a salon of erotic and non-erotic works in a range of media and styles that explore the compositions, postures, and role-playing within this flourishing yet still underexposed genre.
19 Monroe St, NY NY 10002
May 27 – June 25, 2022
Danger in Paradise; Stephen Derrickson
DANGER IN PARADISE is a survey of paintings, archival pigment prints, and sculpture by Stephen Derrickson. The show consists of works created by the artist-activist from 1987 to 2022 in response to urgent political and world events.
169 Bowery, New York, NY
May 15 - June 24, 2022
Lauren Luloff's first exhibition with the gallery, presenting a series of 12 new works. Luloff’s organic, flowing forms play with the dichotomy of chaos and order, the dissonant and the harmonious. The artist’s time-based process of mark-making – brush-painting dyes onto silk then steaming the fabric to let the dyes seep in – recalls symbiosis and growth found in the natural environment.
34 E Broadway, New York, NY
May 26 - July 3, 2022
Elise Engler; Book signing with Elise Engler
Please join us for a conversation and book signing with Elise Engler. A Diary of the Plague Year: An Illustrated Chronicle of 2020.
154 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002
June 3 - June 23, 2022
Approaching a Chaotic Reality; Yana Bystrova
Yana Bystrova is an artist from Kyiv, Ukraine. In this show she presents works in acrylic on canvas that were influenced by her country’s struggle to become a free nation. Abstract works painted beginning in 2008 include two featuring yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Landscapes painted in France in 2014, during Russia’s invasion of Crimea, carry an underlying sense of the drama taking place in her home country. A percentage of sales from Yana Bystrova: Approaching a Chaotic Reality will be contributed to Razom for Ukraine to support Ukraine in the war, to fight for peace and freedom.
59 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
May 19 - June 23, 2022
Liminal New York; Gwyneth Leech
Liminal New York features a selection of paintings from Gwyneth Leech, chronicling the evolution of New York City’s skyline. Equal parts documentarian and poet, Leech’s paintings center on internal frameworks, scaffolding and other temporarily visible structures; architectures that only exist as other architectures takes shape. Liminal New York observes these gestations from foundation to finish, capturing the transient adolescence of Manhattan’s future giants.
162 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
June 16 – July 31, 2022
Benny Merris with Lygia Clark, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Harold “Doc” Edgerton, Joan Jonas, Yusef A. Lateef, Emilio Pucci Heritage, and Smokehouse Associates
Contemporary artist Benny Merris positions his series "An Other Another" in the context of his influences; Lygia Clark, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Harold “Doc” Edgerton, Joan Jonas, Yusef A. Lateef, Emilio Pucci Heritage, and Smokehouse Associates.
188 and 172 East 2nd Street NY, NY 10009; 22 East 2nd Street NY, NY 10003
Marley Freeman: June 10 - June 23, 2022;
Verne Dawson: June 9 - June 22, 2022
Marley Freeman at 22 East 2nd;
Verne Dawson at 188 and 172 East 2nd
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.
173 Henry Street
May 13 - June 19, 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.
64A Bayard Street, New York
May 5 - June 12, 2022
Plusieurs Rêves; Jessica Wee
This exhibition includes a collection of Jessica’s 12 recent paintings that are mainly inspired by her experiences living in New York from 2017 to 2020.
175 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
JUNE 3 - JUNE 25, 2022
SPEED OF LIGHT; Henry Biber, Leslie Ford, Augustus Goertz, Francie Lyshak, Francesca Schwartz, and Pamela J. Wallace
SPEED OF LIGHT brings together work that incorporates the element of light as an integral and essential part of its composition, technique and medium. Light, by its inherent means, is an elusive agent that when applied successfully has a significant and distinguishing effect on medium and composition that makes the difference between a mere presence of an art work and the experience of an illuminating far beyond reaching, radiating aura that alludes to an infinite and eternal existence of creation. The artists in this exhibition work individually differently but what brings them together is the element and employment of light by all its various connotations. Curated by Priska Juschka with a Walk Through and Reception, THURSDAY, JUNE 16 | 6-8 PM.
55 Orchard Street, New York, NY
May 20 - June 26, 2022
In his third solo show with the gallery, Gary Petersen creates exuberantly colored abstract paintings using irregular geometric shapes, curving lines, and layered space. Notable in this new body of work is Petersen's use of vivid but disarmingly sophisticated color, coupled with a greater use of curvilinear shapes. Forms stretch and bounce across the pictorial fields, acting as taut screens or linkages across varying zones delineated by energetic linear elements or deliberate bisections in the compositions. Playful and energetic, Petersen's taut compositions are simultaneously static and dynamic, suggesting a world in constant flux.
41 Orchard St.
May 26 - July 16, 2022
GARDEN PARTY; KEISHA PRIOLEAU-MARTIN
Olympia is delighted to present Garden Party, Keisha Prioleau-Martin’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Named for dreamy lands of soil overgrown with leaves and twigs, garden parties are pillowy sites for conversation, indulgences, and communal growth. In these works, fantastical narratives of everyday interactions press against urban life, full of light, color and pattern. These are calm and searching scenes, that bask in queerness and joyful unity.
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.
170A Suffolk Street
May 14 - June 30, 2022
Nothing to say and saying it; Matthew McCaslin
Spencer Brownstone Gallery is pleased to present Nothing to Say and Saying It, Matthew McCaslin's second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibit features three new and interconnected sculptural bodies of work by the artist.
208 Forsyth Street, New York, NY
May 21st - June 25th, 2022
Vessels; Stanley Rosen
SHFAP presents “Vessels,” our third one-person exhibition of ceramics by Stanley Rosen, exploring Rosen’s expanded conception of the vessel. Rosen’s ceramic sculptures may evoke architectural monuments, such as ancient temples or natural phenomena like coral reefs. His work includes vase shapes, often made by hand with a technique of pinched clay aggregated into forms. Less common are vase forms made on the wheel. What unites his pots and sculptures is the way space moves around and through them.
53 Stanton Street, New York, NY
May 19 - June 18, 2022
Royal Robertson, John Roeder, Nek Chand, Edwin Lawson, LC Spooner, Emile Branchard
A salon style exhibition with a focus on Outsider Art, Self-Taught, American Folk Art, and Works of Art in and outside the box from the 16th-20th centuries.
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.
47 Orchard Street, New York, NY
March 16 – June 26, 2022
Selected Pages; Gertrudis Rivalta
In sequined paintings and intricate paper doll dioramas, Cuban artist Gertrudis Rivalta uses the magazines of her youth to comment on the lived experiences of Black women in Cuban society.
195 Chrystie Street NYC 10002
May, 12 - June, 17 2022
THE NEED; Maru Quiñonero
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present The Need, a comprehensive solo show featuring new works by artist Maru Quiñonero. Maru Quioñero’s passion for volume, shape, texture, color and material has driven her to define compositions that visualize her own creative universe. Her Color and Vacuum series has been in development since 2017, serving to facilitate a conversation between color and emptiness. Through these extensive monochromatic studies, Quiñonero explores form beyond plastic expression, tapping into a process of possibility that continually draws from her lived experiences. The Need is the latest iteration of this venture, consisting of a capsule collection of works revolving around red and pink hues.