11 Buzzy Gallery Shows Not to Miss in New York This Month, From Uptown to Tribeca
Mark your calendars.
Mark your calendars.
Now that the art world is back in full swing, we’ve rounded up 10 can’t-miss gallery shows taking place around New York City in the coming weeks. From conceptual photographic collages to a re-creation of a sun-drenched summer studio to lacy, laser-cut sculptures that act almost as lanterns, the slate is full of returning talents and fresh new voices.
Rachel Uffner Gallery is located at 170 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002.
More than 70 works by the late Spanish artist are on view, spotlighting an important European artist not widely known in the United States. With irony and wit, Arroyo’s artworks nod to early 20th-century artists like Francis Picabia and Marcel Duchamp, but are cloaked in a Pop Art aesthetic.
Marlborough NYC is located at 545 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001.
For her fourth exhibition at 303 Gallery, the experimental abstractionist Mary Heilmann has turned the white cube into something of an extension of her Bridgehampton studio, filled with ceramics, paintings, and her signature painted plywood chairs and tables. A native of California, Heilmann distills the sea and sun into perfectly captured moments across her mediums.
303 Gallery is located at 555 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011.
Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha has made a name for herself with large-scale steel cubes that she laser cuts with elaborate designs that reference Islamic geometric patterns, illuminating the sculptures to cast dramatic shadows. She’s brought one of those immersive installations, commissioned for a recent exhibition at Texas’s Amon Carter Museum of American Art, to her show at the gallery, along with embroidered drawings and a new series of resin paintings inspired by the art of pietra dura, or mosaics of cut polished stones.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery is located at 542 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.
Self-taught painter Jammie Holmes’s portraits of Black subjects have become widely sought after—even though he never visited an art museum until after he turned 30. Initially inspired by the likes of Gordon Parks and Rashid Johnson, Holmes has looked to the Old Masters for these newest paintings. Placing them in ornate gold frames, the artist interrogates the term “master” though the lens of American history.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is located at 507 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011.
Julie Curtiss titled her latest New York exhibition for the French word for “sleepwalkers” for numerous reasons. It’s after a Federico García Lorca poem, but also a nod to her own struggles with insomnia, especially over the course of the past few years. And of course, there’s also the velvety, dreamy nature of her paintings, which seem to depict liminal states blurring the line between the real and surreal.
Anton Kern Gallery is located at 16 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022.
Petzel is located at 35 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065.
Hailing from Botswana, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum marks her first major New York solo show with a suite of paintings and a large video installation, Mumbo Jumbo and the Committee (2022). For this, the artist has created a theatrical setting in which to view the work, with the audience seated in wooden pews before the piece. She was inspired by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre’s dioramas, a cinematic forerunner that involved using special lighting techniques so that a single painting would appear to become a moving picture.
Galerie Lelong & Co. is located at 528 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.
The artist, performer, and found-object enthusiast Brian Belott’s collages are a paradoxically rigorous jumble of shapes and colors, with just enough snippets of text or imagery to spark memories and make connections to objects or scenes. The title of the show is a reference to an idea the artist’s late father devised: an invention called the “reassembler” that could take shredded documents and make them whole again (in a prankish twist, the stitched papers, which presumably had been destroyed for a reason, would then be sold back to the owner on eBay).
Canada is located at 60 Lispenard Street, New York, NY, 10013.
Omar Ba, who also has a solo show at the Baltimore Museum of Art opening in November, will inaugurate the first New York space for Templon, the venerable French gallery founded in 1966. The Senegalese artist’s latest paintings are inspired by his first time living in New York, during a residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in 2019 and 2020, and explore how black communities are perceived around the world.
Templon is located at 293 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY, 10001.
“What does ‘from life’ even mean in this day and age?” asks the musician and painter Issy Wood, though the answer could be her canvases themselves. Slightly blurred, even pixelated, and yet so clear, her paintings have a surreal tinge even as they isolate moments of banality.
Michael Werner Gallery is located at 4 East 77th Street, New York, NY, 10075.
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