Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
29 East 61st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10065
Join ARTnews and Madison Avenue’s galleries for our Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 14, from 10am to 6pm. This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their exhibitions and attend expert talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue & side streets from East 57 to East 86 St.
Due to limited capacity, registration is required to reserve your space at each participating gallery. Galleries are listed in alphabetical order.
Questions during the day of the event? Visit our Information Tent at Madison Avenue & East 75 Street
Community Event at Frick Madison – The temporary home of The Frick Collection, 945 Madison Avenue (74-75) (1pm-3pm)
The Frick invites you to sketch with us outdoors, in front of the museum on Madison Avenue at 75th Street. Drawing easels will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (weather permitting). This event is free; all materials will be provided, and no art background is needed. Tickets are required for museum entry.
Gallery cross streets and gallery hours are shown next to each respective gallery’s address.
Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-2pm)
Unnatural Nature: Post-Pop Landscapes. Curated by Todd Bradway.
Alexander Berggruen, 1018 Madison Avenue, Floor 3 (78-79) (10am-6pm)
In “Pas de Deux”, her first solo exhibition, Elana Bowsher explores the tension between a private body and a body seen—an age-old and primal dynamic that has been dramatized, with various degrees of equity and self-awareness, throughout the history of painted nudes. The result is a coy dance between artist and viewer, present and past, cheek and cheek. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Alexandre Gallery, 25 East 73rd Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
Will Barnet: Works on Paper; Gallery Selections: 20th-Century American Modernists.
Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue (78-79) (10am-6pm)
On our first floor is a rotating selection of Audubons and rare maps. Our second floor showcases a selection of views of New York and works by Mark Catesby. Finally our third floor houses The Royal Treatment, a curated collection of botanical painting from the French courts.
Arlene Angard Designs & Fine Art, 3 East 66 St, Ste 2A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Contemporary Art in Sensible Times.
Gallery Talk: Hourly, from 12pm to 5pm: Contemporary Photographs, Paintings and Sculptures of our time exhibited in Eclectic Style Décor. The Art and furniture are mixing together creating a sensational imaginary trip around the world. Art and furniture pieces from America, Australia, Asia and Europe. The gallery talk will be offered hourly.
Bonner David Galleries, 22 East 81 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Melissa Peck solo show on view. Face coverings are required for admission.
Ceysson & Bénétière, 956 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor (75-76) (11am-6pm)
Solo exhibition of works by Korean abstract artist Nam Tchun-Mo.
Gallery Talk: 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 5pm: Gallery staff will provide a walk through of the exhibition to all guests.
Cheim & Read, 23 East 67 St, 2nd Fl (Madison-Fifth) (10am-8pm)
Cheim & Read is pleased to present Some People, a thematic group exhibition that explores portraiture from the 1930s to the present day, and features over thirty artists.
Christopher Bishop Fine Art, 1046 Madison Avenue, Suite 2N (79-80) (11am-5pm)
Paper Unbound: The Drawn Menagerie showcases more than a dozen important works dating from c. 1600 to 1982, including drawings by Alexander Calder, Nicolas Huet, and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. With subjects drawn from across the animal kingdom and even from the world of fantasy – dogs, roosters, an elephant, dragons, a phoenix, butterflies, monkeys, and tigers– the exhibition explores how animals exemplify the inherent tensions in art: between representation and abstraction, modern and traditional, control and freedom, foreign splendors and familiar intimacies.
Gallery Talk: 3pm: “Many of the works on view in Paper Unbound occupy a liminal place between genres, between ways of looking. They walk the line between science and documentation and a more symbolic or abstract way of thinking,” said Christopher Bishop. “These ways of working reflect our shifting relationship with art over the ages.”
DAG, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 708 (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
DAG presents A Place in The Sun: Women Artists from 20th Century India, an exhibition exploring the remarkable contribution of women artists in the context of Indian modernism, representing a selection of trailblazers, each of whom crafted a unique identity and practice. This exhibition surveys their artistic journeys at a time when women were discouraged from pursuing art, and uncovers the wide breadth of their interests including early abstract painting, the arduous regimen of making sculptures, and printmaking. Curated by Kishore Singh, Senior VP-Exhibitions and Publications, DAG, the exhibition opens on March 15, 2022 at DAG New York coinciding with the Women History Month.
Gallery Talk: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 5pm: Josheen Oberoi will give director’s talk on the current exhibition A Place in The Sun, discussing the life and work of the eight featured women artists.
David Benrimon Fine Art, 41 East 57 Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
We’re pleased to present our spring exhibition featuring contemporary works by artists such as Loie Hollowell, Jordy Kerwick and George Condo. The exhibition will display a variety of emerging artists as well as established masters.
David Nolan Gallery, 24 East 81 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
David Nolan Gallery will present an exhibition of new work by David Hartt. The mulit-media installation will feature new tapestries, photogravures, sculptures and a video work.
David Zwirner, 34 East 69 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-6pm)
David Zwirner is pleased to present a selection of works by the American artist Fred Sandback (1943–2003) that together highlight the artist’s wide-ranging formal vocabulary and his innovative treatment of space. On view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York, the domestically scaled space will allow viewers an intimate engagement with a number of the artist’s signature formats.
Gallery Talk: 11am: Partner Greg Lulay and Senior Director Susan Dunne will provide a brief talk on the Fred Sandback exhibition and its meaning to his oeuvre in the lobby area of the gallery.
Debra Force Fine Art, 13 East 69 Street, Suite 4F (Madison-Fifth) (11am-5pm)
On view: “American Impressionism and Modernism” featuring works by Gifford Beal, William Merritt Chase, Charles Demuth, Abbott Fuller Graves, Edward Potthast, Maurice Prendergast, Louis Ritman, Joseph Stella, and William and Marguerite Zorach, among others.
DFN Projects, 16 East 79 Street, Suite G-2, Garden Level (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-6pm)
FOSS at 90: An Intimate Look. An intimate exhibition of the recent paintings of Cornelia Foss. Foss, a painterly realist, has been painting for over sixty years, as is evident by her sure hand and elegant use of color. Renowned for her fresh and personal vision, Foss’s work interplays intense emotion within the formal constraints of design and painting. Foss paints what she sees, inviting the viewer into a world of exuberant flower gardens, expansive landscapes and expressive skies.
Dickinson, 980 Madison Avenue (76-77) (11am-5pm)
Dickinson will present Visible and Tangible Form, a gallery exhibition arranged in tandem with our booth at TEFAF New York. The presentation looks at the far-reaching impact of the Bauhaus school of art and design in Europe and the Americas; its migration from Europe to the Americas in the form of offshoot institutions, such as the Chicago Bauhaus, and the rise of related movements, notably Neo-Concrete art in Latin America. Also on view will be Surrealist highlights from forthcoming exhibitions in Europe.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 305 (76-77) (10am-5pm)
Established in New York in 1985, Edward Tyler Nahem has an international reputation for exhibiting exceptional modern, post-war, and contemporary works of art. The gallery stages monographic and thematic exhibitions at its base on Madison Avenue, as well as virtually, and participates in art fairs globally. The gallery works with private individuals, museums, and corporations to build focused and inspired collections. We kindly ask all visitors to wear a mask when visiting the gallery.
Emma Scully Gallery, 16 East 79th Street, Suite 11 (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
The anti-chair Show: Design can be more than decoration. Design is the planned form of material culture, a physical expression of the culture. Can this be backwards engineered? Can you view curation as a pulling on a thread of culture, extracting objects from ideas? Design then becomes less about solving a problem of need than it becomes about solving the problem of how we want to live. A social need rather than a material one. Anti chairs is a homage and a challenge. A homage to the artistically dead idea of affecting social change through design, and a challenge to produce in this mindset. While chair show after chair show continues to sell design as fashion, promoting designers as novelty to the market, this show aims for design as concept. A call to create for our moment, as tectonic shifts disrupt our lives at home and in society. Even if we are simply responding to this fractured landscape rather than healing it.
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 19 East 66 Street, Fourth Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Franklin Parrasch Gallery presents six new paintings by Joan Snyder, made by the artist during the pandemic in her Woodstock, NY studio. The artist’s deconstructed landscapes, many of which are diptychs, incorporate her iconic use of natural materials – burlap, paper mache, twigs, rosebuds – often rendering beauty and pain within one lusciously textured work. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Galerie Gmurzynska, 43 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
Otto Piene: Rouge et noir. The exhibition will showcase the the works of Otto Piene (1928-2014), founder of Group Zero, lifelong pioneer of modern art, and key avant-garde figure of the second half of the twentieth century.
Galerie Mourlot, 16 East 79 Street, #21 (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
Galerie Mourlot is pleased to host “The More You Look The More You See” by the painter Judith Seligson. The exhibition features Seligson’s hard-edged, geometric abstract paintings, in which she explores her interest in the interactions of colors, patterns, and space that all push the boundaries of the pictorial plane and create a sense of spatial tension—a style The Washington Post called “reminiscent of Stella and Albers.”
Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 East 78 Street (Madison-Fifth) (12pm-5pm)
The Lure of the West: A celebration of both historic and contemporary depictions of the landscape, animals and people of America’s West in painting and sculpture. Included in the exhibition will be works by Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, Russell, masters of the Taos School, Modernists such as John Sloan and John Marin as well as 21st century artists who are in the tradition of those earlier masters.
Gallery Talk: 1pm & 4pm: The fascination with the landscape, animals and peoples of the West as subject for Eurocentric artists as well as post war painters and sculptors with a more global viewpoint.
GRAY, 1018 Madison Avenue, Fl. 2 (78-79) (11am-5pm)
GRAY presents the work of American artist Evelyn Statsinger (1927-2016) in the solo exhibition, Currents. Curated by New York-based writer and curator Dan Nadel, Currents features Statsinger’s paintings and drawings from the 1980s and 90s, a period in which she developed her most immersive and otherworldly compositions.
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-6pm)
With her early work, Cindy Sherman revolutionized the role of the camera in artistic practice and opened the door for generations of artists and critics to rethink photography as a medium. We will present over one hundred works from Sherman’s most groundbreaking and influential early series – including the complete set of 70 Untitled Film Stills, Rear Screen Projections and Centerfolds – in her first major solo exhibition with the gallery.. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Gallery Talk: 11am: Please join us for a Director-led walkthrough of our exhibition.
Helwaser Gallery, 833 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor (69-70) (10:30am-5:30pm)
Helwaser Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of figurative painting by contemporary artist Adam Handler to debut his most recent body work. Handler is a mid-career contemporary American painter based in New York. Utilizing floral patterns and a vivid pastel palette, Handler imbues his painting with dynamic mark-making that fuels a sense of nostalgia in the viewer. The artist describes “nostalgia as a beautiful thing, and it is always evolving”. Handler blends an emphasis on figuration and bold pastel tones reminiscent of Pop Art from the 1980s with techniques developed within Street Art practices to achieve his signature style that captures the emotional identities of his figures.
Gallery Talk: 2pm & 4pm Please join us for Curator’s Tour of our current exhibition of Adam Handler’s newest works.
Henrique Faria, 35 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Mariana Bunimov: Jungles. Eduardo Kac: From Minitel to NFT. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for admission.
Hirschl & Adler Modern, 41 East 57 Street, Floor 9 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
Lily Cox-Richard, “Soft Fists Insist” – a solo exhibition of new work by the multifaceted artist focusing on what it means to repair, furthering the dialogue the artist started in her solo exhibition at MASS MoCA, on view now.
Gallery Talk: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm: In her multifaceted sculpture practice, Lily Cox-Richard explores ideas of commodification, reuse, material agency and activism. Our talk will focus on how the artist’s various modes of production generate the social and political reverberations which echo throughout her current solo exhibition.
Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 801 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
Nadav Kander: The Thread – An exhibition of photographs by the renowned London-based artist Nadav Kander. Nadav Kander: The Thread, the Prix Pictet-winning photographer’s first exhibition with Howard Greenberg Gallery, will present evocative landscapes and penetrating portraits from the 1990s-2020s that evoke the interconnectedness of humanity. We kindly ask all visitors to wear a mask when visiting the exhibit.
Howard Shaw Fine Art, 18 East 64th Street, Suite 4F (Madison-Fifth) (10am-5pm)
A selection of Impressionist and Modern Masters including works by Calder, Chagall, Leger, Miro, Picasso, Renoir, Sisley and Kees van Dongen.
Hubert Gallery, 16 East 79 Street, 2nd Floor (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
We are pleased to present a group show featuring new works by 7 contemporary impressionist and abstract painters. Artists exhibiting include Geoffrey Johnson, Lisa Breslow, Takefumi Hori, Jennifer Hornyak, Kevin Kearns, James Kroner and Karen Silve.
Hugo Galerie, 755 Madison Avenue (65-66) (10am-6pm)
Hugo Galerie is pleased to present “Spring Collective II”, a group exhibition that features international artists: Joseph Adolphe (Canadien), Nicolas De la Hoz (Colombian), and Xavier Rodés (Spanish).
Ippodo Gallery, 32 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-6pm)
Toshio Tokunaga (born 1952) is a craftsman whose expertise in furniture is uniquely attuned to the natural world. Precious Zelkova, mulberry, cherry and cypress woods are all sourced with passion and dedication from local forests, then dried for decades. The craftsman delicately familiarizes with each rare tree’s individual spirit, allowing him to develop a strong bond with the work. Tokunaga can thus infuse each chair with this warm understanding. The rich, dark Kyoto chair is made from the vivid wood of a zelkova tree grown inside the Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto for the last 800 years. The Japanese word for zelkova is ‘keyaki,’ which is closely tied to ‘keyakeki,’ meaning prominent or outstanding, just as the wood stands strong.
Gallery Talk: 2pm: Amidst the unpredictability of the pandemic, bringing nature home acts as a cure for the uncertainty. The healing properties of forest bathing overcome the sitter as the chair envelops body and soul, awash in the relaxation and tranquility found in the protection of the deep woods. The positive energy of the gathering and crafting process is a poetry of sorts, a way to reconnect with the outdoors from the inside. Come learn more about the artist Toshio Tokunaga and his chairs.
Jennifer Baahng Gallery, 790 Madison Avenue (66-67) (11am-6pm)
“Already and Not Yet” showcases Eric Brown’s paintings, in which the process of repetitive mark-making is the central feature. The resultant paintings appear as handmade textiles or weavings that invite an up-close looking. Also on view are LEGO sculptural paintings by Jaye Moon, in which she notably uses Braille as an art medium. What viewers will find coded in the Braille in Moon’s colorful and inventive works are the intricate human stories that we share.
Gallery Talk: 2pm, 4pm: Artists Eric Brown and Jaye Moon will be available to walk you through the exhibition of their works.
John Szoke Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, 6th Fl. (Madison-Park) (10am-3pm)
We are showing works on paper by Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch, two innovative printmakers who brought the print form to new artistic heights. With a collection this specific, the exhibition can present not only editioned prints, but the process of their development, various states, color variations, proofs, and impressions pulled by different printers, illuminating the historical context of each work.
Kapoor Galleries, 34 East 67 Street, Floor 3 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
Kapoor Galleries presents “Dhanvantari’s Blessing” for the Madison Avenue Spring 2022 Gallery Walk. Highlights of the exhibition include a delicately rendered Company School painting of a great Indian fruit bat; two illustrations from the ‘Large’ Guler-Basohli Bhagavata Purana series by the first generation after Manaku and Nainsukh; a splendid Mughal khanjar with a jeweled jade hilt; and two vibrant paintings from a unique Nepalese Bhagavata Purana series. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Gallery Talk: 2pm: Join Sanjay Kapoor as he leads you through a brief tour of our exhibition, “Dhanvantari’s Blessing”, consisting of the aforementioned highlights along with many fine Indian miniature paintings and arms as well as a carefully-curated selection of sculptures from India, Nepal, and Tibet.
Kate Oh Gallery, 31 East 72 Street (Madison-Park) (12pm-6pm)
Artist: Bong Jung Kim. Show Title: Convalescence
Gallery Talk: 2pm: Tour of the exhibition.
Kraushaar Galleries, 15 East 71 Street, Suite 2B (Madison-Fifth) (11am-4pm)
A Secret Order, a selection of 20th century and contemporary paintings, works on paper and sculpture.
Kristen Lorello, 23 East 73rd Street, 5F (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Nadia Haji Omar: Secret Garden.
LGDR, 909 Madison Avenue (72-73) (10am-6pm)
Guided by a desire to illuminate and to inspire reflection on the sculptural form, Dominique Lévy of LGDR invited Rachel Harrison to curate a presentation of 20th-century sculpture. The exhibition that emerged presents a group of works that consider modernism’s devotion to that most fundamental of subjects: the human figure. Stage Fright features works by Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brâncuși, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol Escobar, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Alina Szapocznikow that represent the body in extremis—shown ruptured in pieces or pared down to the essentials—in surrogates that stand for the whole. A stack of bronze discs forms an unequivocally genital tower that lists to one side; a bronze bust’s scored features individuate a polychrome face the size of a fist. Taken together, the works on view incarnate various conceptions of personhood as routed through objects, whether rendered with aching specificity, as in the clefts and folds of Szapocznikow’s plaster Belly, or invoked as a generic type, as in the leather panes of Duchamp’s widow/window or Marisol’s totemic couple The Blacks, named for a popular play by Jean Genet that ran off-Broadway the year the work was made. Guests are kindly required to wear a mask and show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, 764 Madison Avenue (65-66) (11am-6pm)
Avant-Garde and Surreal Photography from Japan, 1920s-1990s.
La Maison Valmont at The Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76 Street (Madison-Park) (3pm-4pm)
La Maison Valmont NYC at The Carlyle Hotel exhibit the creations of American artists such as Sol Lewitt, Mark Tobey and Woodrow Nash, with a clear eclecticism in the choice of pieces, provoking an interaction with visitors and creating a unique sensorial and intellectual experience.
Gallery Talk: 12pm: Tour of the collection.
Leila Heller Gallery, 17 East 76 Street, Garden Level (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
Leila Heller is pleased to announce the solo show of Nan Swid. Commonplace materials lend her work accessibility and invite reflection on the familiar in our daily lives. The domestic landscape is a creative canvas and an armature for exploration. These impulses fuel the work in all its “messy vitality”.
Leon Tovar Gallery, 26 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-4pm)
Leon Tovar Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto. The show offers a trip along the Artist’s creative journey. The paintings and installations shown exemplify the steps that he took to reach his mature artistic style and define the Kinetic Art movement.
Gallery Talk: 12pm & 2pm: Guided tour of the exhibition.
Les Enluminures, 23 East 73rd Street 7th Floor Penthouse (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
We are pleased to present, ‘Ring in the Spring’, an exhibition specially dedicated to the Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk. We will showcases museum quality rings and jewelry, special highlights include works featured in two of our publications, namely important Renaissance, Baroque and Revival Jewelry. We kindly ask all visitors to wear a mask when visiting the exhibit.
Gallery Talk: 12pm, 3pm & 5pm: 12pm: :Wearable Art – Jewelry from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages”; 3pm: “The Ideal Past – Understanding Revival Jewels”; 5pm: Historic Rings – What to look for?
Leslie Feely, 1044 Madison Avenue (79-80) (10am-6pm)
Post-War and Contemporary Art.
Lois Wagner Fine Arts, 15 East 71st Street, Suite 2A (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Images of and By Women – Their Beauty, Their Soul; and American Landscape. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Gallery Talk: 1pm, 4pm: American Artists – Women Artists and the American Landscape.
Mardani Fine Minerals, 766 Madison Avenue (65-66) (10am-6pm)
Specializing in the finest works of natural art, Mardani Fine Minerals is a purveyor of exquisite mineral specimens from around the world. On display are impeccable examples of crystallized gold, ruby, aquamarine, tanzanite, and quartz, among many others. Visitors may view the collection throughout the day and may request a guided tour of the exhibition at any time.
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, 24 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Éhagaki: Solo Exhibition by Emi Anraukuji. Award-winning Japanese photographer Emi Anrakuji is best known for her intimate and elusive self-portraits blended with surrealistic atmospheres. This exhibition features these portraits printed on vintage picture postcards (in Japanese, éhagaki found in her family attic). Landscapes and famous sights from around the world overcast with her shadowy figures evoke a dream-like parallel universe. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Gallery Talk: 3pm & 4pm: Gallery Talk – gallery owner/director Miyako Yoshinaga will walk you through the exhibition.
Mnuchin Gallery, 45 East 78 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-5pm)
Robert Rauschenberg: Exceptional Works, 1971-1999.
Nicholas Brawer, 1046 Madison Avenue (79-80) (11am-5pm)
Opera Gallery, 791 Madison Avenue (66-67) (10am-5pm)
Opera Gallery New York is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by French artist Pierre Soulages. The exhibition will be featuring a curated selection of 15 works ranging from the 1950s to present day. Considered a major figure in abstract painting and one of the most innovative painters of the 20th century, Soulages is known for his rejection of bright color in favor of black. By masterfully turning black into a luminous colour, Soulages powerfully evokes the genesis of the world, which came out of darkness.
Out Left Art, 22 East 69 Street, 3R (Madison-Park) (10am-6pm)
Becoming: The Cultivation of identity through migration. Out Left Art presents a group exhibition featuring works by Matilda Forsberg, Kwesi O. Kwarteng, and Layqa Nuna Yawar in a survey on the migration experience and the theory of how it shifts one’s perception of identity.
Gallery Talk: Hourly, from 11am to 5pm: Curator, Lumane Luma will provide a tour of the exhibition Becoming: The Cultivation of Identity through Migration.
Robilant+Voena, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 303 (76-77) (10am-6pm)
Lucio Fontana and the Gothic.
Rosenberg & Co., 19 East 66 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
Solo exhibition of works by Marguerite Louppe. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Gallery Talk: 11am, 1pm & 3pm: Guided tour of the Marguerite Louppe exhibition.
Rubin&Chapelle, 964 Madison Avenue (75-76) (10am-6pm)
Worlds Warning Lights On, is a solo presentation of three works by Mia Enell at Rubin&Chapelle that follows Enell’s recent solo exhibition, large paintings at Bienvenu, Steinberg & Partner. Enell is a Swedish-born New York-based artist. Her work depicts the eccentricities of the subconscious, often inspired by humor and surrealism. visions, haiku-like phrases, and dreams are featured prominently in many of her works. Enell is the 2021 EvKAA Awardee.
Gallery Talk: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm: Artist Mia Enell will be in conversation with curator Alaina Claire Feldman to discuss the two drawings and sculptures on view within the large context of Enell’s artistic practice.
Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art, 790 Madison Avenue, Suite 602 (66-67) (11am-6pm)
Color and Abstraction: A selection of works by Norman Bluhm, Hans Hofmann, Paul Jenkins, Ludwig Sander, and others.
Skarstedt Gallery, 20 East 79 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-5pm)
Francis Bacon: Faces and Figures brings together a group of masterworks spanning the 1950s to the 1970s. Featuring depictions of some of his most beloved friends, lovers, and muses—Peter Lacy, George Dyer, Muriel Belcher, and Henrietta Moraes—along with an intimate self-portrait and a portrait of Pope Pius XII, the exhibition traces poignant moments of loss and companionship through the perennial influences that have come to define Bacon’s oeuvre.
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, 16 East 71 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present the third exhibition with the French artist and photographer Georges Rousse. For the occasion, the gallery will presents the most recent photographs and installations done by the artist during the last 3 years. The show will include sketches and drawings by the artists during this same period. Georges Rousse, b. 1947, converts abandoned or soon-to-be-demolished buildings into surprising visions of color and shape. Rousse translates his intuitive, instinctual readings of space into masterful images of several “realities”: that of the actual space, wherein the installation is created; the artist’s imagined mise-en-scène, realized from a single perspective; and the final photograph, or the reality flattened.
Sterling|Boos, 980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor (76-77) (11am-5pm)
The Beginning of Sterling | Boos: Over 100 Years of Painting and Sculpture.
Thomsen Gallery, 9 East 63 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Masterpieces of Japanese Art 1910 to 1940
Gallery Talk: 2pm, 3pm & 4pm: 1910 to 1940 was a period of great change for Japan and its arts when superb works were created for the domestic market, in contrast to the export-oriented output during the preceding Meiji era (1868-1912). Although most artists during 1910-1940 remained focused on traditional themes, their work often experiments with new materials and perspectives and shows Western influences. Paintings and works of art from the period will be shown and discussed to illustrate the changes.
Upsilon Gallery, 23 East 67 Street, 3rd Fl (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
As a painter and an educator Clyde Hopkins had a profound and lasting influence on all those around him – an influence which continues to be assessed today with his recent inclusion in the Tate Collection, and solo shows this year in the UK and New York. As the weight and significance of his work is brought to light through exhibition and publication, it becomes increasingly clear that his contribution to contemporary painting, and abstraction in particular, was extraordinary. “Chaunticlere, paintings from the 80’s” focuses on a particular period of Clyde’s practice.
Gallery Talk: Hourly, from 11am to 5pm: The talk will cover our current exhibition on view, “Chaunticlere, Paintings from the 80s.”
Van de Weghe, 1018 Madison Avenue, 5th Fl (78-79) (11am-6pm)
Picasso Works on Paper.
Van Doren Waxter, 23 East 73 Street (Madison-Fifth) (10am-6pm)
Joshua Nathanson: Drink More Water (2nd Floor)
Laurie Nye: Earth Flowers (3rd Floor)
Yoshii Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, Suite 302 (76-77) (11am-6pm)
Yoshii Gallery is pleased to present Makoto Ofune: Still Wave featuring new works by the artist. Ofune creates rich, luminous artworks by reinventing traditional modes of Japanese painting. Every element of these abstract artworks is completely natural, created using hand-crushed mineral pigments mixed with a natural gelatin glue. This results in vibrant artworks that reflect the meditative process of the artist. This is the artist’s third show with the gallery.