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Amsterdam Whitney Gallery December 12 - January 27, 2015 Exhibition
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, is proud to show in its December 12 - January 27, 2015 Exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose work explores the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This special “Holiday” Fete exhibition offers a magical tribute which will enchant the senses of both art acquisitiors and art aficionados alike with its incandescent renewal and regeneration of the visual realm as they define the cultural pulse of the modern art world. Illuminating with symphonic synchronicity, they translate abstract thoughts and familiar scenes into a unique perspective, orchestrated by a bravura of brushstrokes accompanied by kaleidoscopic hues. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and expressive artistic creativity, these artists render a visual lexicon of sophisticated, eclectic and often joyful representations of the world as they shine the spotlight on a unique, universal artistic language, creating dazzling panoramas of visual delight that are infused with a divine creative spirit.

Free Admissions. For more information visit www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery | 511 West 25th Street, New York, NY, 10001


Annie Watt’s
Impromptu Portraits
VIP Preview of Acclaimed Celebrity & Society Photographer Annie Watt
To Benefit American Heart Association
December 9 @6 PM to 8 PM
On Exhibit December 10 - January 10th.
Galerie Dumonteil

A familiar face on the New York social and commercial art scenes, acclaimed celebrity and society photographer Annie Watt will unveil her first solo exhibition Impromptu Portraits, at the Galerie Dumonteil, at 475 Park Avenue, New York City, 10022 from December 10th 2014 to January 10th 2015. An exclusive VIP Preview Reception will be held on Tuesday December 9, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM and will be hosted by a number of the city’s social glitterati including Geoffrey Bradfield, Barbara and Donald Tober, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy and Ambassador John Loeb and Sharon Handler Loeb. Impromptu Portraits will feature imagery of internationally known A-listers from Annie’s extensive body of work, which currently consists of over 950,000 photographs chronicling the most fascinating and glamorous events of the gilded set. The By-Invitation-Only VIP Preview will benefit the American Heart Association. Impromptu Portraits will exhibit in New York before the show travels to Paris and Shanghai. The show is curated by Christine Schott Ledes and Michael McAuliffe. Gallery hours are from Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information, contact 212 840 0475 or newyork@dumonteil.com


Galerie Dumonteil | 475 Park Avenue


Art For the New Year in NYC
Tuesday December 23 11a.m. – Monday January 15 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery


Whether you are trying to warm up from New York’s cold winter, or you need to take in some culture and art to detox from the season’s spending, Agora Gallery is the perfect place to stop by for two collections of stunning fine art. In Pathway to Abstraction the audience is invited to experience the sensations of flow and harmony that can be expressed through a static piece of art. The result is lyrical in its sense of joyful exuberance, yet always grounded in our shared understanding of reality. The images in Sensorial Realms are vivid in their variety and evident desire to explore every aspect of life with vigor and energy. This impression is juxtaposed by a sense of serenity which also infuses the pieces, enabling the viewer to reassess the kind of investigation they intend to choose and enjoy the many layers present in each piece.

Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend.
www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/1_8_2015.aspx.

Agora Gallery | 530 West 25th St.


Cameron Gray:
GYMNASTY
October 30th, 2014 - January 3rd, 2015
Opening: Thursday October 30th, 6-8pm
Mike Weiss Gallery

Mike Weiss Gallery is pleazZed to present Cameron Gray’s GYMNASTY. An equal opportunity art-apocalypse filled with multisensory integration experiences, joyous celebration, spiritual reflection, and cathartic ectoplasmic growth opportunities, GYMNASTY is a celebration of your specialness. Join us on October 30th at 6pm and fill your soul with healing art and loving people. Yes, YES you can!!!

Phone: (212) 691-6899
Email: info@mikeweissgallery.com

Mike Weiss Gallery | 520 West 24th St.



 

MARISOL:
Sculptures and Works on Paper
On view through January 11, 2015
Las Galerías | El Museo del Barrio


Marisol's first museum retrospective in NYC, the exhibition will feature 30 sculptures and works on paper from 1955 to 1998. Some of the themes explored, include Pre-Columbian art, Feminism, and her experimentation with materials.

Admission: Suggested

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street | New York | NY | 10029.


Maxwell Davidson Gallery and Davidson Contemporary open bi-level Chelsea Gallery
Opening Reception:
November 6, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibitions on view November 6 – December 23, 2014
Mawell Davidson Gallery

On November 6, Maxwell Davidson Gallery and Davidson Contemporary open their new bi-level Chelsea gallery. Located on the top two floors of 521 West 26th street, the new space - designed by Murdock Solon Architects - boasts features unique to the gallery, and unmatched in New York. The ninth floor is a classic gallery, but one filled with natural light from a skylight 20 feet above. Up the staircase to the rooftop gallery, visitors are greeted by a panoramic view: the Hudson River, the New York skyline, and the High Line. Work will be displayed both inside the glass-enclosed penthouse gallery, as well as outside on two 1200-square foot sculpture decks. Each terrace has been specially designed and constructed to display large-scale outdoor sculptures, both mobile and stabile. Here, Maxwell Davidson Gallery presents Contour: New Kinetic Sculpture, by Pedro S. de Movellàn. De Movellàn has created indoor and outdoor work for this exhibition. For over 20 years, de Movellàn has been one of the greatest contemporary kinetic sculptors in the world. His work will also be on view at the Vero Beach Museum of Art through January 4, 2015.Concurrently, Davidson Contemporary opens a solo show of new works by Sam Messenger, titled Fracture. Consisting of large paintings created in London in the last year, this exhibition promulgates a forceful and natural progression from his earlier Veil drawings to complex, impasto canvases. Messenger's work will also be featured at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Line: The Maker's Mark, opening December 14, 2014.

Free Admission
For more information visit www.davidsongallery.com or e-mail info@davidsongallery.com

Maxwell Davidson Gallery | 521 W 26th St
New York, NY 10001


METAPLAY, Prague-New York
Exhibition opening:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Open through January 20, 2015
Czech Center New York

Exhibition featuring Czech and American abstract painters:
Liz Ainslie, Nils Folke Anderson, Jana Bernartová, Patricie Fexova,
Mark Masyga, Josef Mladejovský, Evžen Šimera, Ryan Russo


Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd Street (between 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY 10021



 

PLAYING WITH FIRE:
Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions
On view through January 3, 2015
Las Galerías | El Museo

Tracing the founding of El Museo del Barrio by Raphael Montañez Ortíz at the end of the 60s, an era of social unrest and radical activism in the United States as well as throughout the Americas, the works in this exhibition target colonialism, imperialism, urban neglect, and cultural hegemony.

Admission: Suggested


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street | New York | NY | 10029.


Reception for artist Kenny Rivero
Friday December 12. 7PM – 8.30
Shin Gallery

Shin Gallery opens its winter season with I Can Love You Better, the first New York solo show for Kenny Rivero. The exhibition is comprised of recent paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and a site specific installation.

Rivero keeps a collection of paint chips taken from his childhood home. Broken free of their substrate, these chips reveal the overlap of distinct lives contained within a single domestic space. Rivero is compelled to find and excavate sunken histories, and then reconstruct an imagined, coherent narrative for those hidden, subtly suggested experiences.

No ticket necessary. For more information phone 212-375-1735

Shin Gallery | 322 Grand Street
(Corner of Grand and Orchard)



 

Emily Roz
Ripe
Open fri - sun, 1 pm to 6 pm
& by appointment
November 7th - December 28th
Opening: Friday November 7, 7-9
Front Room Gallery

The paintings in Emily Roz’s exhibition “Ripe” will surely make you blush. Referencing seed pods of a specific Southern Magnolia tree from the artist’s youth in Chapel Hill, these lush, tactile paintings exude the sexuality of the reproduction system of the Magnolia grandiflora. The large, cone-like forms of the Magnolia fruit are made from multiple ovaries, which bear vivid red seeds, that hang from the individual follicles by long silken threads. Roz’s depiction of these intimate parts of the pods is done at a larger scale, which arouses one’s desire for closer inspection.

Emily Roz exaggerates the visceral and sensual qualities of the pods through the use of saturated colors and the drama of baroque light. Roz enhances the shallow visual depth with the macro-texture of each form. She captures each minute detail of the final stages of propagation as the hard, lustrous crimson seeds protrude and penetrate their tantalizing furry enclosures. The exacting detail of these structures is counterbalanced by her use of the flat blue negative space surrounding the pods. These seemingly infinite fields of color paired with intense detail are inspired by Roz’s love of Northern Renaissance and Flemish paintings that use color in both realistic and symbolic ways.

Front Room Gallery | 147 Roebling Street
info@frontroom.org
www.frontroom.org


 

Warmth and Wonder in the Artworks at Agora
Saturday November 29 11a.m. – Friday December 19 6 p.m.
Agora Gallery

Now that winter is in the air, the art galleries in Chelsea must compete with the chilly weather to get New York out and about. Agora Gallery is up for the challenge, with the help of two exhibitions, Labyrinth of Color and Reconstructing Reality. In Labyrinth of Color, artists present works both aesthetically and thematically complex, so that the attentive viewer can spend a considerable time unpacking each work and still have more to see. Reconstructing Reality brings a fresh perspective and optimism to the audience, as the artists take apart the familiar layer-by-layer, presenting the world anew, and always managing to introduce immeasurable emotion into each piece.

Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend.
www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/12_4_2014.aspx.

 

Agora Gallery | 530 West 25th St.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

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