March 7, 2019

In Town for Armory?

Art Fairs bring the art community together from all over the world, and since The Armory Show (and Independent) is happening in my backyard of New York City I thought I’d share my recommendations
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Looking for amazing art to see?

The best part of an art fair is that it brings the art community together from all over the world, and since The Armory Show (and Independent) is happening in my backyard of New York City I thought I’d share my recommendations on what to see and do while you all are here.

In summary, I’d recommend visiting Chelsea between 6-8 pm on Thursday, March 8th to see openings from Gagosian, James Cohan, Paul Kasmin, Lehmann Maupin and more. 

On Friday I’d focus on the east side (again between 6-8 pm) with shows at Rachel Uffner, Proxyco, and Eva Presenhuber. 

Hopefully if you’re staying through the weekend you can check out some of the legendary museum shows happening right now at the New Museum and The Met Breur.

Gallery Openings (aka open after hours)

Thursday (March 7th) - Chelsea

 

The exhibition includes twenty-nine paintings from the past ten years (so quite the collection of works) by Chinese artist Jia Aili.

Gallery: Gagosian

Address: 522 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011

Artist: Jia Aili

 

Abstract paintings that connect nature (like the universe) and spirituality. Groovy

Gallery: James Cohan

Address: 533 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

Artist: Lee Mullican

 

“Half-formed, simultaneously disappearing and reappearing shapes suggest that somewhere amidst the lines, there are figures tumbling, colliding, or fighting obscured by clouds of smoke.” These paintings are DOPE. A must-see.

Gallery: Kasmin

Address: 297 10th ave, New York, NY 10001

Artist: Jan-Ole Schiemann

 

The New York-based artist will debut a series of recent, large-scale tapestry-like oil paintings that hang entirely free from a stretcher bar. Organic.

Gallery: Lehmann Maupin

Address: 501 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

Artist: Angel Otero

Friday (March 8th) - East Village

 

I’m so excited to see these paintings by Arcmanoro Niles about “that carefully observe how those around him deal with heartbreak and disappointment.” Sounds moving.

Gallery: Rachel Uffner

Address:  170 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002

Artist: Arcmanoro Niles

 

This gallery is conveniently located right next door to Rachel Uffner, and they specialize in emerging and mid-career Latin American artists. This exhibition is true-to-brand with a group show of gorgeous paintings by Latin American artists.

Gallery: Proxyco

Address: 168 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

Artists: ISA CARRILLO, CIRCE IRASEMA, LUCÍA VIDALES

 

Dawson shows off two series of paintings, one of round works depicting classical planets and their respective days of the week, and two about a bird connecting with different realities. Aren’t we all. And Eva Presenhuber never fails to put on a good show, so I’m there.

Gallery: Eva Presenhuber

Address: 39 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Artist: Verne Dawson

Friday (March 8th) - Chelsea

 

Colorful, detailed, abstract figurative paintings. Enough said.

Gallery: Greene Naftali

Address: 508 West 26th Street Ground Floor & 8th Floor

Artist Richard Hawkins

Saturday (March 9th)

 

“Austin Lee's exuberant paintings extend Pop Art into the present”

Gallery: Jeffrey Deitch

Address: 18 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

Artist: Austin Lee

Museum Shows

 

Museum: The Met Breuer

Address: 945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

Exhibition: Lucio Fontana

 

Museum: The New Museum

Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Exhibition: Nari Ward

 

Museum: The Brant Foundation

Address: 421 East 6th Street | New York, NY 10009

Exhibition: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Gallery Shows (visit within regular gallery operating hours) 

East Village

 

Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago) is having a pop up at Gallery 151

Gallery: Gallery 151

Address: 361 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

Artists: Chris Bradley, David Leggett, Tony Lewis

 

Gallery: Perrotin

Address: 130 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Artist: Aya Takano, Gabriel De La Mora, Michael Sailstorfer

 

Gallery: Karma

Address: 188 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

Artist: Robert Duran

 

Gallery: Lyles & King

Address: 106 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002

Artist: Aaron Gilbert

 

Gallery: The Hole

Address: 312 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

Artist: RY David Bradley, Joakim Ojanen

Chelsea

 

Gallery: Lisson Gallery

Address: 504 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

Artist: Julian Opie

 

Gallery: Marlborough Contemporary

Address: 545 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001

Artists: Beverly Pepper, Mark Hagen, Erik Hanson

 

Gallery: Pace Gallery

Address: 510 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001

Artist: Adolph Gottlieb

Have a great time getting cultured and stay warm!

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