March 17th, 4 -8pm
56 Henry Street
February 8 - March 19, 2022
My Imaginary Friends Are New in Town: Fabrizio Arrieta
My Imaginary Friends Are New in Town presents seven paintings, all made in 2021, featuring the artist’s characteristic alien-like creatures. The central work, El Secreto de la Verdad (The Secret of Truth), belongs to a group of large-scale paintings depicting arrangements of figures based on photographs drawn from fashion or lifestyle magazines. These images are transformed in a digital process and then re-constructed in acrylic paint. The altered figures are no longer identifiable but transformed into abstract configurations. We encounter amorphous superimposed shapes and lines, enlarged bodies, and elongated arms and legs. These disjointed personages are no longer polished and glamorous but rather menacing, offensive, eerie—and, crucially, anonymous.
41 Orchard St.
February 12 - March 26, 2022
Humor Has It; Lisa Beck, Anna Berlin, Paola de la Calle, Wells Chandler, Alyssa Eble, Dana Frankfort, Claire Huber, Simone Kearney, Fiza Khatri, Michelle Laxalt, Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Eilen Itzel Mena, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Jiha Moon, $lim, and Chang Sujung
Olympia is proud to present Humor Has It, a serendipitous 16-person group exhibition devoted to mouthfuls of humor within the context of painting, works on paper, and sculpture. By exercising humor as a visual and verbal tool, this group of artists add, remix, and rearrange pre-existing thoughts, offering a reprogramming of systems, and of personal and social experiences.
52 Henry Street
February 10 - March 20, 2022
Be Like Water, My Friend; Richard Wathen, Stipan Tadic, Uwe Henneken, Ivana Carman, HyeGyeong Choi, Koichi Sato, David Risley, Jade Kim, Albert Shelton, and Ye’ela Wilschanski
For visual arts, the imperative to “be water,” recalls the creative flow state, water based medium, and dynamic form. Shifting between representative and abstract, the artists in this group show expand on Bruce Lee’s infamous quote, overcoming barriers by embracing opposing elements.
15 Rivington Street
January 27 - March 19, 2022
Rackstraw Downes: Drawings: Rackstraw Downes
"Drawings" includes 31 works on paper. Featured are nine earlier works— sprawling landscapes, architectural exteriors, and cavernous interiors in New York City, Maine, and West Texas— and twenty-two recently completed drawings of Downes’ home studio.
131 Allen Street
March 17–April 23, 2022
Shades; Daniel Rozin
Daniel Rozin’s practice has investigated the nuance of reflected portraiture and mechanical choreography for nearly three decades. In his latest exhibition, the artist pairs the evanescent experience of live image creation with a variety of new materials. Rozin implements a masterful manipulation of light and shadow to create complex, dynamic images.
277 Grand Street, 2nd floor
December 9, 2021 -March 27, 2022
The Yes Men; The Yes Men
Over the last 25 years, the Yes Men’s hijinks challenge corporate power with a political urgency that is neither sentimental nor self-righteous while expressing a fascination with the revolutionary power of a great punch line.
56 East 1st Street
February 17 - March 26, 2022
CETA Photographers Forum; Daniel Dawson, Nina Kuo, George Malave, Meryl Meisler, Larry Racioppo, and Lee White
In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Artists Alliance will present the CETA Photographers Forum on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30p. Moderated by Curator Sean Corcoran, documentary and fine art photographers employed by New York City’s CETA artists programs in the late 1970s will come together to discuss the impact of CETA support on their personal and professional lives. Participating artists will reflect on the place of photography within contemporary art at the time and how this support ultimately impacted the course of their artistic careers.
56 East 1st Street
December 10, 2021 - March 31, 2022
ART/WORK: How the Government-Funded CETA Jobs Program Put Artists To Work; Dawoud Bey, Sarah Wells, Candida Alvarez, Willie Birch, Blaise Tobia, George Malave, Art Guerra, Hunt Slonem, Nina Kuo, Robert Gurbo, Marcia Bricker, Meryl Meisler, E. Lee White, Bob Holman, Judd Tully, Ellsworth Ausby, Nitza Tufiño, Joseph Delaney, McArthur Binion, Ursula von Rydingsvard
On view at City Lore Gallery and AAI’s Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, both on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, ART/WORK spotlights the achievements of CETA-funded artists projects in New York City, which sent over 600 visual artists, poets, dancers, performers, and photographers, among many other specialists, into New York area schools, libraries, museums, nursing homes, prisons, and more. In the process, CETA nurtured a diverse artist workforce, provided art services and engagement to communities, and launched the careers of now-prominent artists and arts administrators, as well as beneficiaries who brought their experience to arts-adjacent fields or transferred it to other sectors. It also helped to nourish the community arts movement in New York and throughout the U.S.
219 Bowery Street, Floor 2
March 11 - April 16, 2022
Stereotypies: Claudia Bitrán
Stereotypy, Claudia Bitrán's first solo gallery show in New York, features new paintings and videos by the Chilean-American artist. Stereotypies are involuntary repetitive actions found in human and animal behavior, which are exacerbated by stress, fatigue and anxiety. Bitrán adopts the term for this abnormal phenomenon to connect her three new bodies of work including: portraits of Britney Spears and an animation of the artist dancing in her home; a watercolor animation of Gus the polar bear swimming back and forth in his zoo enclosure; and paintings and animations of young drunk people and other epic fails shared online.
300 Broome Street
March 17 – April 23, 2022
Painting is an Act of Spiritual Aggression: Dewey Crumpler
Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to present Dewey Crumpler's first New York solo exhibition featuring recent and historic paintings and works on paper.
245 Broome Street
March 16 — April 2, 2022
Making Sense Without Consensus: Ana Biolchini, Tom Capobianco, Gabriel Castro, Bel Falleiros, Linda King Ferguson, Peter Fulop, Will Hutnick, Sara Jimenez, Laura Lappi, Parker Manis, Karen Margolis, Anna Parisi, Diogo Pimentdo, and Brigitta Varadi
"In Making Sense Without Consensus," 14 artists explore making sense of the senseless from multiple perspectives producing drawings, mixed media, painting, sculpture and photography. These artists explore reality through fragmented connections. Their interactions with geometric materiality investigate whether the linearity of time is real or if past and future overlap.
19 Monroe Street
March 11 - April 9, 2022
Front Gallery: "Living, Breathing" // Back Gallery: "Confetti falls from the ceiling": Front Gallery: Sean McCarthy // Back Gallery: MV Carbon / Jonathan Ehrenberg / Shelley Hirsch + Zeljko McMullen + Camilla Padgitt-Coles / Sacha Ingber / Sarah Lasley / Janine Polak / Sara Stern
The drawings in “Living, Breathing” feature hybrid creatures whose forms result from automatic improvisation in response to an algorithmically derived prompt. Exhibition is installed in front gallery. “Confetti falls from the ceiling” is a group show that assembles a comedy of gestures: performative cues, signals, and bodies in motion. Exhibition is located in back gallery.
59 Orchard Street
February 16 - March 20, 2022
I Just Keep Painting: Szilard Huszank
We travel the four seasons in Huszank's enchanted German forest. The flowing streams of spring, rich with Fauvist purples and pinks, slashed with rushes of blue water; summery underbrush of dense blues, all tangled and exploding with light; fall's rich burnt hues of oranges and yellows scattered among a soon barren tree stand; winter then appears with its harrowing light, gray branches prevailing. All colors are imaginative in their realism but convert the experience of feeling these scenes in person, even with eyes shut. The oils are spread thick in long cascading gestures, punctuated by tighter lines that define the natural details of leaves and land. Soft flowing water framed by solid stone tells of the timeless nature of these canvases. In our age of climate shifts, these seemingly untouched, pristine landscapes seem far removed from the pace of an urban world.
391 Grand Street
March 16 - April 12, 2022
Lay Figure: Sascha Braunig
François Ghebaly is proud to present an exhibition of new paintings by artist Sascha Braunig. Braunig (b. 1983, Qualicum Beach, Canada) lives and works in Portland, Maine.
169 Bowery Street
March 17, 2022
Performance, 7pm: Performance, 7pm: Liz Phillips and Heidi Howard
Liz Phillips will live process Heidi Howard’s gestures as Howard paints Phillips picking up sounds of fish movement and shell textures.
34 East Broadway
March 3 - April 10, 2022
Twice Upon A Time: Chambliss Giobbi
Chambliss Giobbi recasts the art historical canon in wax miniatures made from melted Crayola crayons to explore the recollective aspects of how we connect with works of art. Working in a nostalgic medium on a portable scale, the artist transforms public works of cultural heritage into personal mementos of childlike devotion.
30 Orchard Street
February 26 - April 2, 2022
Apple in the Dark: Willa Cosinuke, Hilary Devaney, Omari Douglin, Francesca Facciola, Sara Gernsbacher, Kady Grant, Ramiro Hernandez, Eli Hill, Katharina Höglinger, Kelsey Isaacs, Katarina Janečková, Kurt Kauper, Sara Knowland, Dani Leder, Elmi Mata, Erick Medel, Catherine Mulligan, Dominic Musa, Justine Neuberger, Janice Nowinski, Sara Rahmanian, Dasha Shishkin, Joe Speier, Helen Verhoeven, Shanna Waddell, Barbara Wesolowska, David Takeshi Yoshida
Apple in the Dark explores a notion of the body as boundless proliferation of a self-defined form, focusing on artists who propose an alternative modality for figuration, explore the abstract qualities of the figure, or otherwise distort, exaggerate or interrupt the figure to tell a non-objective truth. Here, “emotional figuration” or diffuse evocation of form emphasizes an intuitive sense of the body over the symbolic reality of the figure. In this less objective approach, the line between subject and environment is blurred. The body hides in plain sight, integral to the environment, and the environment becomes the interior space that is a thin container for the miasma of thoughts and feelings that give rise to the self.
124 Forsyth Street
March 17 - April 24, 2022
"Changing Planes"; Jill Levine
In Levine’s third show with the gallery, her idiosyncratic forms built of styrofoam, plaster-dipped gauze, and modeling compound have obtained a new biomorphic language, implying a modular capability within the sculptures’ structural framework which seems to open like an origami fortune teller. Over several decades, the imagery painted on Levine’s sculptures has moved from sincere imitation to multi-pronged invention, channeling various pop ethos throughout antiquity to present day, and effortlessly merging cultural implications.
561 Grand Street
March 1 - April 2, 2022
HOMECOMING: Alumni Exhibition: Bre Andy, Ryan Brown, C.J. Chueca, Damien Davis, Francisco Donoso, Saskia Fleishman, Guillermo Garcia Cruz, Gonzalo Hernandez, Scooter LaForge, Maria Yolanda Liebana, Marisol Martinez, Wynnie Mynerva, Bianca Nemelc, Hakeem Olayinka, Dana Robinson, Eric Santoscoy-McKillip and Boris Torres.
The inaugural in-person exhibition Homecoming invites 17 Artist-in-Residence alumni to collaborate in a group exhibition homaging the past while propelling us into the future. Kates-Ferri Projects has been instrumental in launching and supporting the careers of emerging artists. Through our programming, we shine a light on artists of diverse backgrounds, giving them a platform to write their page in the history of art.
54 Ludlow Street
February 18 - March 26, 2022
Benjamin Butler - Lake Gosau: Benjamin Butler
In his work, Butler has used motifs of trees, forests, and landscapes as a colloquial structure to explore abstract elements in painting including color, composition, brushwork and surface. Through a repetition and recycling of his subject matter, Butler’s paintings walk a line between conceptual restraint and pictorial beauty, abstraction and representation. This show, titled “Lake Gosau” includes abstract compositions shimmering with grids of small horizontal brushstrokes that occupy the space around their seemingly rooted counterparts. Other works present a representation of landscapes where fields of color create a different spatial sense defining outdoor vistas, both generic and specific (presumably representing the titular lake).
149 Orchard Street
February 25 - March 25, 2022
EmergingToEstablished Part 2: Group show 30+ artists
EmergingToEstablished artists from around the globe. A snapshot of the contemporary art world.
175 Rivington Street
March 10 – April 2, 2022
COSMIC STORM – When Galaxy Clusters Collide.: Leslie Ford, Philip Gerstein, Augustus Goertz, Jim Napierala, Bobbie Moline-Kramer, Arlene Santana Thornton.
An exhibition with work in various media that invokes visually and theoretically a conversation about the influence of the Earth’s magnetic field and the Earth’s as the Space’s interdependency that underlines the importance of an equilibrium beyond the Earth’s orbit. Gravitational interactions such as when galaxies “collide” have suddenly become a metaphor overnight for the disturbed “equilibrium” of the spheres of influence on this planet and beyond. The work in this exhibition reflects visually and conceptually on the probability of a physical event while linking our own physical dependency to a much vaster ethereality. RECEPTION: MARCH 17 | 6-8 PM.
5 East Broadway #402
February 19 –April 16, 2022
Dawning: dust, seeds, Coplees: Mimi Park
Mimi Park presents mutable objects that respond to a meticulously crafted environment. The audience is directly implicated in the exhibition’s framework: motion, touch, sight, and sound are all charged with affective potential. The mobility of her fabricated creatures elicits something specific within us, we immediately project aliveness. Park thus taps into modes of relationality, exploring emotional depths and scavenging for points of connection.
24 Henry Street
March 10 - April 23, 2022
The Drowning Dog: Jonathan Mildenberg
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? - excerpt The Drowning Dog
41 Elizabeth Street
February 1 – March 19, 2022
Rafael Sánchez and Kathleen White: Earth Work: Rafael Sánchez and Kathleen White
Rafael Sánchez (b. 1960, Havana, Cuba) and Kathleen White (1960, Fall River, MA – 2014, New York) began to collaborate alongside their romantic partnership in Downtown New York in the mid-2000’s. Meeting one another amidst the ongoing AIDS crisis and post–9/11 New York, each artist found their practice touching on themes of grief, mortality, and caregiving, yet their most common point of intersection was an ability to glean raw material from New York City, down to its most urban and manmade details such as concrete and nightlife. The exhibition surveys each artist’s practice individually, while highlighting the points of intersection between their practices—both intentional and serendipitous, at times several decades apart, one artist unknowingly, perhaps unconsciously, predating the other.
55 Orchard Street
March 2 - April 3, 2022
Jim Osman, Walnut: Second Series: Jim Osman
In his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Brooklyn-based art Jim Osman is showing polychromed wood sculptures. The artist explores his interest in the perception of space through additive constructions of wood. His sculptures are conglomerations of blocks, boxes, panels, curves, orthogonal intersections and flowing wood grain in which form, function, and unstructured play coexist.
48 Hester Street
February 18 - March 20, 2022
Slow Drip: Tom Costa
The exhibition presents seven black and white ink on paper drawings, exploring the inevitability of time, natural decay, and the metaphysical relationship between humans and the earth. Through multiple applications and processes, Costa’s work revels in the binary. Only utilizing black and white, the artist explains the lack of midtones accounts for an unsettling flip between foreground and background, allowing for optical uncertainty and challenge for the viewer. Reminiscent of halftones and distortion found in analog screenprinting methods, Costa’s dense compositions don’t leave any room for definition, tricking the eye and blurring the lines between figure and landscape. Fervent, concentric lines faintly define his human subjects, yet their interiors consist of the surrounding nature. Abstracting and obscuring our own sense of reality, Costa’s work oscillates on a thin line of perception, one meant to confound what we think versus what we know.
291 Grand Street, 4th Floor
February 10 - March 19, 2022
Who's That Girl?: Nina Childress
Nathalie Karg Gallery is pleased to present Who’s That Girl?, an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by the Franco-American artist Nina Childress. This will be Childress’ first exhibition with the gallery and her first solo exhibition in the United States. The highly expressive and shockingly colorful works on view explore the nature of celebrity, nostalgia, and the often-troubled relationship between youth and beauty; particularly as these things pertain to women known for their image or pop cultural impact.
176 Grand Street, Second Floor
March 19 – April 30, 2022
infinite plane: Rebecca Ward
Peter Blum Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Rebecca Ward of new paintings entitled, infinite plane. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. There will be an opening reception at 176 Grand Street, New York on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 1-6pm. The exhibition runs through April 30, 2022.
249 East Houston Street
February 17 - March 26, 2022
You Pair How: Carol Szymanski
signs and symbols is pleased to present You Pair How, a new exhibition by Carol Szymanski, which continues the artist’s ongoing investigation into the transmutability of language and now extends to the analysis and translation of gesture. Since 2020, the artist has organized The Go-Between, a project in which Szymanski plays the role of an artist-matchmaker to anonymous participants. The “go-arounds” (or dates), captured in video and transmuted into Polaroid photography, sound and a wall painting incorporating neon, speak aesthetically to the underlying properties and patterns of gesture itself.
131 Bowery, 2nd Floor
March 19 - April 30, 2022
mothership in Malvern: cameron clayborn
cameron clayborn's second solo show with the gallery, titled mothership in Malvern, explores their grandmother's home in Malvern, Arkansas as a site of origin, freedom, and experimentation. This home, belonging to the family for generations, was a place where clayborn could be Black, femme, Southern, and ultimately boundless.
208 Forsyth St
February 26 - April 2, 2022
Louisa Matthiasdottir: 4 Self-Portraits and a Sculpture; Louisa Matthiasdottir
4 large self-portaits in oil, a bronze sculpture and two self portrait pastels by the Icelandic master.
183 Stanton Street
February 10 - April 16, 2022
I STILL DON'T GET IT: Mel Bochner
TOTAH presents I STILL DON'T GET IT, featuring eleven new works by Mel Bochner, on view from February 10th, 2022 through April 16th, 2022. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, following the duo Bochner/Boetti inaugural exhibition at TOTAH in 2016. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Christopher Bollen.