Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: May 16, 2013

The city's spring fairs may have come to a close, but that doesn't mean New York galleries are done for the season. This week we're taking a look at two exciting new exhibitions in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Susan Weil and Marcos Bontempo present works that play with ideas of time, space, nature, and powerful emotion, suggesting a fantasy, whether celestial and intangible or rooted in human form.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery presents a solo exhibition of multimedia works by celebrated New York school artist Susan Weil (American, b.1930). The sculptures on view in the exhibition, created using a mix of drawing, photography, and collage, incorporate iconography reminiscent of time and space. Starry views of the sky partnered with fantasized genre scenes call to mind the thrilling idea of time travel. By juxtaposing an imagined past with the movement of the future, Weil leaves the viewer to understand numerous possibilities within her enigmatic scenes.

Susan Weil Time's Pace will be on view from May 16 to June 15, 2013, at 547 W. 27th Street, New York, NY 10001.

Sky Ride by Susan Weil

Susan Weil, Sky Ride,2013, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY

Artist Marcos Bontempo (Argentine/Spanish, b.1969) presents a series of recent paintings in Dancing in the Void, his first solo exhibition at Ricco/Maresca. Bontempo created his work as part of a spiritually and emotionally therapeutic process; the striking figures in his paintings invoke the demons with which the artist battles, including his frequent struggle with schizophrenia and a deep rooted connection to the “creative energy and natural beauty of the world."1 Whether an abstracted thorny shape balanced precariously between two harmless, smoothed forms, or a distorted human face battling the thought process in its head, one can see visual markers of Bontempo's internal struggle, and understand the restorative nature of the artistic process.

Marcos Bontempo | Dancing in the Void will be on view from May 16 to June 15, 2013, at 529 W. 20th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Untitled by Marcos Bontempo

Marcos Bontempo, Untitled, 2012, Ricco/Maresca, New York, NY

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Basel, Switzerland
PABLO PICASSO Arbeiten auf Papier und Skulpturen / EDWARD QUINN Fotografien at Galerie des 20. Jahrhunderts
May 16–July 31, 2013
Elisabethenstrasse 40, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Berlin, Germany
Michael Arantes Müller: Holzschnitte, Max Schwimmer: Liebe, Charme und Leichtigkeit – Briefe an Gerdine, 1937 – 1940 (LEO.COPPI SOUTERRAIN), and Ulrike Hahn: Malerei at Galerie LEO.COPPI
May 16–June 22, 2013
Auguststr. 83, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Hamburg, Germany
Paul Winstanley: Art School at Galerie Vera Munro
May 16–July 31, 2013
Heilwigstrasse 64, 20249 Hamburg, Germany

Helsinki, Finland
Jacob Hashimoto 'Armada & recent kite works' at Galerie Forsblom
May 16–July 27, 2013
Lönnrotinkatu 5, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Hong Kong, China
Paul Davies 'Blow-Up' at The Cat Street Gallery
May 16–June 9, 2013
222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China

Lugano, Switzerland
Fausto Melotti 'Works On Paper' at De Primi Fine Art SA
May 16–June 30, 2013
Piazza Cioccaro 2, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland

Milan, Italy
BORN THIS WAY at Monica de Cardenas
May 16–July 26, 2013
Via Francesco Viganò 4, 20124 Milan, Italy

Munich, Germany
sweet home at Häusler Contemporary
May 16–July 27, 2013
Maximilianstraße 35, Eingang Herzog-Rudolf-Strasse, 80539 Munich, Germany
Andrew Palmer 'Disjunction of Men' and Thomas Helbig 'S' at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
May 16–August 3, 2013
Amalienstrasse 41, 80799 Munich, Germany

New York, NY
Refuge and Remembrance: Landscape Painting in the Civil War Era at Driscoll Babcock Galleries
May 16–June 22, 2013
525 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
Lalla Essaydi: New Works at Edwynn Houk Gallery
May 16–June 22, 2013
745 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10151
Carole Feuerman: The Golden Mean at Jim Kempner Fine Art
May 16–June 29, 2013
501 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Christopher Burkett: Intimations of Paradise at Michael Ingbar Gallery
May 16–June 29, 2013
568 Broadway, Basement, New York, NY 10012
Richard Finkelstein: A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes at Robert Mann Gallery
May 16–June 29, 2013
525 W. 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Paris, France
Ann Veronica Janssens at Galerie Kamel Mennour
May 16–June 22, 2013
47, rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France

Stockholm, Sweden
Nandipha Mntambo: Kufa nekuvuka kwelutsandvo at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
May 16–June 20, 2013
Hudiksvallsgatan 8, S-113 30 Stockholm, Sweden

Surry Hills, Australia
Addison Marshall / Mathew McWilliams: Exploded transformations at Chalk Horse
May 16–June 22, 2013
8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills, 2010 Australia

Toronto, Ontario
Dominique Fortin: MUES at Thompson Landry Gallery
May 16–June 9, 2013
32 Distillery Lane, Toronto, Ontario M51 3C4 Canada

Vienna, Austria
Moussa Kone: They called me a drawer (possibilities are limited) (Charim Events) at Galerie Charim Wien
May 16, 2013
Dorotheergasse 12/1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Zurich, Switzerland
Andy Warhol: Photographs at gallery focus21
May 16–August 16, 2013
Beethovenstrasse 20, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland

1 “Marcos Bontempo | Dancing in the Void," Ricco/Maresca press release, May 16, 2013, on the Ricco Maresca artnet site.