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May  2023


On Thursday, May 18th,
the following galleries remain open from 4 pm -8 pm
to allow visitors to engage with the vibrant art community in the Lower East Side.

No appointment or tickets needed.


56 Henry

56 and 105 Henry, New York, NY 10002

April 20, 2023 - June 4, 2023

Jo Messer : Eat Me


Alchemy Gallery
55 Delancey Street
May 11th - June 17th, 2023 - Until 7pm

Chris Chandler : MACHINE THEORY

A collection of large-scale printworks that celebrate abstraction, traditional letterpress, and the tools and machines Chandler uses in his practice.

This show is a celebration of the relationship between Chris Chandler and his Vandercook 232P letterpress. This material-driven work showcases abstract geometric forms. The tones and effects produced by this collaboration between man and machine possess a subtle organic beauty reminiscent of the natural pacific northwest.


Chinatown Soup

16B Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

May 16 - May 20, 2023

Michael Phipps, Graham Yarrington, Calvin Yaituri, Chris Becker : Strange World

Michael Phipps’ ink drawings and paintings depict an alternate nature in intense detail. Pattern, texture, and twisting lines make up both his surrealscapes and other whimsical illustrations. He has brought a large collection of original artwork from his home in the west for its New York debut and has curated several works of other artists to augment this presentation, including Graham Yarrington, Calvin Yaituri, and Chris Becker.


Cindy Rucker Gallery

143B Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

April 29 - June 10, 2023

Javier Arce : From Nature

Javier Arce’s oil paintings stretched on repurposed untreated wood culled from the artist’s countryside environment in Cantabria (northern Spain) bespeaks a pastoral esthetic beckoning study.


Derek Eller Gallery

300 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002

April 26 – May 27, 2023


Melissa Brown | Jameson Green : Windows and Bars | Project Room: Jameson Green


Essex Flowers

19 Monroe Street

April 20 - May 21, 2023 - Until 7pm

FRONT: Camilla Padgitt-Coles / BACK: Zach Steinman : FRONT: Arco Íris / BACK: Pleasures

Arco Íris: In Rainbow Room, a feast for senses true, Colors of light spectrum in their hue, Through meditative surround sound and projection, Visitors experience a wondrous reflection. / Pleasures: The paintings study the familiar: some wild strawberries growing in June, a branch a bird just flew off of, a cropped portrait of a cow in a field of blooming dandelions. The scale is small, and when viewed from afar they become illegible. Carefully rendered, the paintings contain a mix of detachment and intimacy.   




125 Division St, New York,

 April 27 - June 4


Willa Cosinuke: Sole Side

Willa Cosinuke's canvases originate as single units that grow into their final dimensions with the steady addition of irregularly-shaped panels – the backs of the works each imprinted with a unique pattern of concatenated surfaces, physically forming the back-brace for the front sides'  entropic states.  Both the figurative elements and individual marks are gravitationally pulled and flexed by their surroundings, sensitively building up Cosinuke's vibrational panels. While the motivation behind the structures is to create more area to paint within, the process gives way to a performative dance between reality and the unseen.



Foley Gallery

59 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

May 3rd -- May 27th, 2023 - Until 5:30

Manuel Caeiro, Jerry Birchfield, Simon Schubert, Mike Jackson : Off the Pedestal

Foley Gallery is pleased to present Off the Pedestal, an exhibition featuring the work of Manuel Caeiro, Mike Jackson, Simon Schubert, and Jerry Birchfield. While sculpture is not the primary medium of these artists, each uses architectural forms and monochromatic elements within their work as a movement toward the abstraction of architecture and space. Employing diverse visual illusions with paint, photographs, paper, and light, the work makes us reevaluate what can be considered sculpture. This exhibition explores how artists use sculpture within their non-sculptural medium to question concepts of materiality, perception, and truth.



34 E Broadway

April 20 - May 28, 2023

Joe Wardwell : Present Company Excepted

Joe Wardwell’s work is built from many layers, combining landscape imagery with text and abstraction. While pushing against each other, the various elements create tension and energy that result in the artist’s unique visually complex paintings. The abstract, the landscape, and the text imagery are as much at odds with each other as they are striving for visual harmony.


Hashimoto Contemporary

54 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002

May 13th - June 3rd, 2023

Madi : Palais Royal

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Palais Royal, a solo exhibition by Lisbon-based artist Madi. The artist's emotive canvases offer insight into her inner universe, depicting experiences, memories and moments. By doing so, Madi creates fluid connections between the everyday and extraordinary.


Krause Gallery

149 Orchard Street NY NY 10002
May 4th 2023 - June 1st 2023 - Until 7pm 

Jeffrey Robb : Sculpting Light

As one of the top lenticular artists in the world, Jeffrey Robb’s 3-D and motion lenticular photographs are a must see in person. 




175 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002 

MAY 5 — MAY 27, 2023

Barbara Bachner, Gretl Bauer, Leslie Ford, Augustus Goertz, Francie Lyshak and Sarah Peterson. : TOUCH OF GREY

 TOUCH OF GREY, an exhibition in various media, with painting, sculpture, works on paper and process art, that both conceptually and visually relates to humankind’s continuous struggle with the ups and downs of the human condition while exploring the richness of a color that has been in the center of both, contemporary art and contemporary design. Known for its radicalism and radical use by the contemporary avant-garde (Bleckner, Beuys, Bourgeois, Johns, Kusama, Marden, Richter and Warhol a.o...), GREY stands for a world without color on one side, while on the other, for the perfect complementary color to all other colors — and often used in photography and design.



Massey Klein Gallery

124 Forsyth Street New York, NY 10002

April 7 - May 20, 2023 - Until 6pm

Martine Johanna : Martine Johanna: How to Eliminate Stress and Anxiety through Good Housekeeping


McKenzie Fine Art


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55 Orchard Street, New York, NY  10002

May 12 - June 25, 2023

Don Voisine

In Don Voisine’s taut and elegant paintings, simple geometries are set against light or dark grounds, flanked top and bottom by bands of contrasting color. In this latest body of work, diamond and lozenge shapes and cruciform arrangements predominate.   A hallmark of Voisine’s paintings is his use of contrasting matte and glossy sections and directional brushwork to crisply differentiate his geometries. Working in oil, and in some instances, oil and acrylic, his overlapping, adjacent, and nesting forms are markedly frontal in this new work, recalling emblems, badges, and heraldic shapes.


Nathalie Karg Gallery

291 Grand St, 4th Fl, New York NY 10002

April 25 - May 27, 2023

Katja Strunz : Restored Spalls: Unfolding While Falling

Katja Strunz (b. 1970, Ottweiler, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Her work challenges notions of linear time and development, suggesting a double metaphor that encompasses both: the connotation of a lost vision and a potentially new way of seeing. This approach manifests itself in her sculptural works, her expansive installations, and works on paper.



Nunu Fine Art

381 Broome Street, New York, NY, 10013

April, 27th - June, 10th, 2023

Ariamna Contino & Alex Hernández Dueñas : REVERSE

REVERSE is the inaugural exhibition of Nunu Fine Art’s NYC gallery, which presents new work by the Cuban artists Ariamna Contino and Alex Hernández-Dueñas. The works in this exhibition present the two different ecosystems of glaciers and coastal regions of Havana to explore environmental challenges through the lens of natural water cycles. REVERSE marks the artists’ first dual exhibition in New York City. Contino and Hernández-Dueñas have achieved considerable international acclaim, including representing Cuba at the Venice Biennale in 2019. 



13 Monroe Street, New York, NY 10002

April 7 — May 20, 2023

Jerry Blackman  : Cosmic Omelet

Peninsula is pleased to present “Cosmic Omelet”, Jerry Blackman’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first at their Monroe street location.



127 Eldridge St, New York, NY, 10002

April 20 - May 21, 2023 - Until 7pm

Sally Paul : Banana Walk

Shelter is proud to announce Sally Paul’s solo exhibition “Banana Walk”. Made from acrylic, acrylic peels and painting medium on wood panel, the work evokes toothsome textiles with a focus on texture, finish, color interactions, simple geometric compositions and framing devices. Paint is poured and squeezed rather than dabbed and brushed. Wavering pressure, errant air bubbles, and subtle movements of the body are all captured and encapsulated in the paint, creating clues pointing the viewer to the artist’s hand and process. 


Susan Eley Fine Art

190 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002

May, 11- June 1, 2023

Francie Hester : Axis

Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of Axis, a solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Francie Hester. This presentation will debut Hester’s newest series entitled “Axis.” The works are striking sculptures in an X shape. Their forms are crafted with curved plexiglass.




47 Orchard Street

April 20 - June 11, 2023 - Until 7pm

Linet Sánchez : I Remember This Room

Thomas Nickles Project is pleased to announce the first NYC solo exhibition of Cuban- born artist Linet Sánchez; I Remember this Room is designed as an in-depth journey into the artist’s mind and features images developed between 2013 and 2021.



Van Der Plas Gallery

156 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002
May 03 - May 21, 2023

Jason McLean & Devon Marinac : No Fric(k)tion

(NEW YORK, NY) Van Der Plas presents No Fric(k)tion at the gallery’s location on the Lower East Side, 156 Orchard Street, New York, NY. The exhibition introduces Jason McLean and Devon Marinac, two of the gallery’s represented artists, as collaborators. McLean’s drawing titled No Fric(k)tion (2022) is the inspiration for the title and a key piece that cohesively brings together the visual and conceptual basis for presenting the work made by both artists.


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