The Best Galleries in NYC
The Big Apple has tons to offer when it comes to artistic expressions, creative works and setups. We're taking you on a journey throughout the best galleries that NYC has to offer.
Hauser and Wirth
A powerhouse international gallery, welcoming contemporary art, Hauser and Wirth have 2 NYC locations- one in Chelsea and one on the Upper East Side.
The New Bend
The New Bend features 12 contemporary artists, working in the raced, classed, and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice. The unique pieces and visuals pay homage to the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters – Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production – and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt, and as intergenerational inspiration. Some of the artists include Anthony Akinbola, Eddie R. Aparicio, Dawn Williams Boyd, Diedrick Brackens, Tuesday Smillie, Tomashi Jackson and more.
Keith Tyson Drawings and Paintings
Keith Tyson is a british artist, who has been drawing and creating for the last 30 years. He has won the Turner prize with his works exploring reality and the position art takes in it. The exhibition inlcudes Keith's latest large-scale flower paintings, made mostly during social isolation.Each canvas poses a different aesthetic style, with Tyson reimagining the floral still life genre through varying scientific, mathematical, and art-historical frameworks. The second room showcases Tyson’s Studio Wall Drawing series, painted on identically sized sheets of paper, displayed in grid-form.Shown together, his drawings form a poetic record of passing time, as a group they exist somewhere between a sketchbook, a journal, a poem, and a painting.
Founded by gallery master Larry Gagosian, the gallery has 15 locations around the world. Launching with a Richard Serra installation in 1999, since then the gallery has hosted huge names inlcuding Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol and many other top-shelf names.
Adam McEwen 'Execute'
This exhibition is the artist's first solo exhibition at Gagosian. The thrust of the exhibition hinges on the divergent meanings of its title: to carry out or act, on the one hand, and to extinguish or erase, on the other. McEwen’s work establishes a tension between these two countervailing forces: the optimistic impulse to act and grow, and the threat of oblivion.
Playful architecture of fictive slides, playgrounds, rides all in whimsical ice-cream like colors. Meticulously painted in acrylic and oil, their rounded forms are defined by dramatic chiaroscuro that represents the reflectivity, translucency, and opacity of polished steel, plastic, and other materials. The enigmatic paintings convey Ghadyanloo’s fascination with perspectival construction and illumination, and prompt metaphysical interpretations.
Forgiving and Forgetting by Damien Hirst
An exhibition of new scluptures and paintings by the legendary Damien Hirst, never shown before in NYC. The exhibition includes works from Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, a project that presents sculptural relics from a fictional shipwreck off the coast of East Africa, playing fast and loose with linear time, cultural origin, and perceptions of relative status and value.
The sculptures featured in the exhibitions are carved out of pink Portuguese marble and white Carrara marble, immortalizing each figure in one of the most storied materials in Western art history.
Starting as a modest gallery space in 1993, David Zwirner, a German expatriate, has created a real name for himself and the space, opening locations in London and Hong Kong and putting on museum-quality shows of historical figures and movements as well as welcoming top-shelf artist names.
Nate Lowman: Let's Go
Let’s Go centers on Nate Lowman’s new series of large-scale, vibrantly saturated paintings that depicts “false color” satellite renderings of hurricanes which have struck the United States in recent decades with increasing frequency and devastation, continuing the artist’s ongoing interest in this imagery.
Shio Kusaka: One light year
A singular installation of ceramic works, Kusaka's collection presents a number of vessels in playful colors and shapes, embracing imperfections and bumps. Expect poetic forms and irregularities, emphasis on difference and repetition and recontextualized motifs.
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