We may be rolling into the holiday season but there are still some excellent exhibitions to see in NYC before year-end. Some of our favorite galleries have shows open through November and December, so make sure to visit before their doors close. Maybe you’ll find the perfect work of art to gift your fellow art lovers!
1. "Duty-Free" at Ground Floor Gallery
October 20 – November 26, 2017
Duty-Free is Ground Floor Gallery’s 5th Annual Gowanus Open Studios Exhibition. A tribute to the community of artists living and working in the shadow of this storied Canal, Duty-Free features five Gowanus-based artists whose current work is informed by memory, impressions and materials collected from myriad destinations real and imagined.
Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215.
2. "PAPER/CLOTH/PRINT" at JVS Project Space
October 28 – November 26, 2017
The group exhibition PAPER / CLOTH / PRINT featuring Washington D.C. based artists Dominie Nash, Nancy McNamara and Hillary Steel focuses on hand-printed collage fabrics, textiles and dyed cloth weaving and printmaking works.
JVS Project Space, 176 East 106th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10029.
3. "The Stroll" at Able Fine Art NY Gallery
November 17 – November 30, 2017
Kanghwa Lee’s emotive paintings portray the winsomeness of the natural world and reflect his consciousness and ability to find the exceptional in the every-day. The intricacy of his works encourages the viewer to embrace the beauty that surrounds us.
Able Fine Art NY Gallery, 143B Orchard Street, NY, NY 10002.
4. "The Narrow Road to the Deep North: 奥の細道" at Umbrella Arts
November 2 – December 2, 2017
Twenty-seven illustrative photographs by Marcy Cohen reveal the Japanese tradition of Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) and reflect on the Japanese "Way" and Haiku poetry of Matsuo Basho.
Umbrella Arts, 317 E 9th Street, New York, NY 10003.
5. "Bunnies and Butterflies" at Lilac Gallery
November 9 – December 3, 2017
Hunt Slonem celebrates the simplicity of nature in Bunnies and Butterflies at Lilac Gallery. The uplifting disposition of his subject matter draws upon a spiritual connection with nature, animals, and history.
Lilac Gallery, 144 5th Avenue, Suite 3L, New York, NY 10011.
6. "Neutral Territory" at ARTMIX
November 17 – December 9, 2017
The solo exhibition Neutral Territory features new mixed-media works by Mauricio Morillas that investigate the infinite shades of white, off-white, grey and black. Working with diverse elements including pigment, acrylic, metal, glass and resin on wood panel, Morillas’ layered works explore themes tension and harmony.
ARTMIX, 160 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.
7. "25 Under 26" at Elisa Contemporary Art
October 19 – December 14, 2017
The group shown features 25 artworks from US and International artists all priced under $2,600. The exhibit features architectural and nature inspired works on paper, paintings and mixed-media artworks in addition to three distinct styles of photography.
Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471.
8. "Concrete Jungle" at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery
November 16 – December 30, 2017
Taiwanese sculptor Hung Yi and Korean photographer Young Sam Kim will present new artworks as part of Concrete Jungle. While Young Sam Kim’s conceptual photographs capture his often-evocative thoughts and emotions, Hung Yi’s sculptures are inspired by Taiwanese culture or day-to-day life in Taiwan.
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, 547 W 27th Street, #510, New York, NY 10001.
9. "62 Collections" at Krause Gallery
November 11 – December 31, 2017
Michael Mapes presents two series of work in 62 Collections, his first solo exhibition at Krause Gallery and in NYC. Referencing forensic, entomological, and biological sciences, Mapes’s portraits are three dimensional collages that analyze the physical and biographical attributes of the artist's subjects.
Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002.
Installation photo of "Duty Free" by Jordan Rathkopf (with work by Catherine Haggarty and JoAnne McFarland). See "Duty Free" at Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215.
Artworks from first to last:
1. Catherine Haggarty, For Rue and St. Chamas, 2017. Fluid Acrylic on Canvas. 36in x 42in. Courtesy of Ground Floor Gallery
2. Dominie Nash, Leaf Impromptu 23, 2015. 14in x 14 in. Fabric Collage. Courtesy of JVS Project Space
3. KwanghwaLee, Rhythm, 2017. Oil on canvas. 38in x 76in. Courtesy of Able Fine Art NY Gallery
4. Marcy Cohen, Shibuya Crossing, 2017. Photography. Courtesy of Umbrella Arts
5. Hunt Slonem, Still Rising, 2017. Oil on canvas. 60in x 60in. Courtesy of Lilac Gallery
6. Mauricio Morillas, Wheel of Fortune. Mixed media with wood cut-outs, metal bolts, acrylic, pigments and resin on wood panel. 36in x 30in. Courtesy of ARTMIX
7. Yasemin Kackar Demirel, Caught In Your Whirlpool, 2017. Acrylic, ink, acrylic marker, spray paint on canvas. 16in x12in. Courtesy of Elisa Contemporary Art
8. Young Sam Kim, UNCHANGED. Photography. 40in x 41in. Edition of 7. Courtesy of Emmanuel Fremin Gallery
9. Michael Mapes, Specimen v 05. Archival Prints, insect pins, capsules, acrylic containers, plastic bags, insects, botanical material, resin, wax, sand, bones, cork, shells, tobacco, butterfly wing, gold leaf, playing cards, dollar bill. 20in x 20 in x 3.5in. Courtesy of Krause Gallery