Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: November 7, 2013

As the month of November commences, we are checking out exhibitions in New York City and Zurich, Switzerland that celebrate Contemporary female artists who excel in the realm of figurative art.

Martha Erlebacher Retrospective will be on view from November 7 to November 24 at 111 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013.

Cycle of Life, Air, Childhood by Martha Mayer Erlebacher

Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Cycle of Life, Air, Childhood, Seraphine Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, and New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

New York Academy of Art will be honoring Martha Mayer Erlebacher (American, 1937–2013), former chair of their MFA program, with a poignant retrospective spanning the full 45-year career of the accomplished Figurative artist. On display will be various Neo-Classical still-life paintings, symbolic nudes, and an emotive self-portrait for which Erlebacher received a Commended Finalist Award at the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013, hosted by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. Over the years, Erlebacher merged her striking technical abilities with her interests in anatomy and classical subject matter to produce work that touched upon cultural narratives from the past and present. In the series, Avant Duck: A Fowl History of Modern Art, the artist employed the image of a duck to illustrate her own take on well-known works of art of the 20th century. Viewers will find that the retrospective pays tribute to Erlebacher's preeminent role in American painting.

Gabriella Gerosa will be on view from November 7 to November 30 at Rämistrasse 18, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland.

Peonien XVI by Gabriella Gerosa

Gabriella Gerosa, Peonien XVI, 2006, video, Fabian und Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

In Zurich, Fabian und Claude Walter will host an exhibition of works by video artist, Gabriella Rosa (Swiss, b.1964), who will also be presented with the Keller Wedekind Stiftung Art Prize for her contribution to Contemporary Figurative Art in Switzerland. Gerosa's unaltered video footage of meticulously staged scenes, brings to life traditional subjects such as still-lifes and genre scenes; each composed scene is reiterated in slow and repetitive loops that denote unremitting permanence.

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

New York, NY

Invitation to a Beheading, curated by Rachel Howard at Marianne Boesky Gallery
November 7–January 18, 2013
504 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

About UFOs and Barry Le Va: Silent Reading at David Nolan Gallery
November 7–December 21, 2013
527 W. 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

Physical Property at Brian Morris Gallery
November 7–December 7, 2013
163 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Kelly Reemtsen: America's Sweetheart at De Buck Gallery
November 7–December 21, 2013
545 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Leon Kossoff: London Landscapes at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
November 7–December 21, 2013
534 W. 26th Street, New York, NY 10011

Pablo Atchugarry: Lives in Stone at Hollis Taggart Galleries
November 7–January 4, 2013
958 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Shinichi Maruyama: Nudes at Bruce Silverstein
November 7–December 21, 2013
535 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Paris, France
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Gilles Desrozier, Franco Fontana 'Horizon(s)' at Baudoin Lebon
November 7–December 7, 2013
8 rue Charles-Francois Dupuis, 75003 Paris, France

Maleonn 'A Specimen of Time' at Galerie Paris-Beijing
November 7–December 21, 2013
54 rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris, France

Portland, ME
Margaret Gerding's show: Exploring Maine at Greenhut Galleries
November 7–30, 2013
146 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

San Francisco, CA
JÁNOS SZÁSZ at Robert Koch Gallery
November 7–December 21, 2013
49 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Jessica Dickinson: Of- at Altman Siegel Gallery
November 7–December 21, 2013
49 Geary Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Julian Lethbridge: Paintings at John Berggruen Gallery
November 7–December 14, 2013
228 Grant Avenue, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floors, San Francisco, CA 94108

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Luis Cruz Azaceta: The Falling Sky at Lyle O. Reitzel
November 7, 2013
Torre Piantini Suite 1 & 2 A, Gustavo Mejia Ricart, Esq. Abraham Lincoln, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Vienna, Austria
Magrit Nobis 'ORIENTALISMANIA—Imagerie Arabesque' at white8 Galerie
November 7–January 11, 2013
Zedlitzgasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria