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.
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.
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.
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: 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)
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
Address: 130 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Artist: Aya Takano, Gabriel De La Mora, Michael Sailstorfer
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
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
Gallery: Pace Gallery
Address: 510 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
Artist: Adolph Gottlieb