SHEILA SCHWID PAINTINGS Recent paintings by Sheila Schwid will be on display including a small group of watercolors, featuring flowers, and some oil paintings, abstracted and synthesized from the watercolors. Opening reception is Sat., May 7 from 5-8pm. Continues thru May 29. Westbeth Gallery, 57 Bethune St, bet. Washington & West Sts. 212-989-4650.
THE GESTURE OF NATURE A solo exhibition by New York artist Phyllis Rosser featuring a fantasy garden of bare branches as well as large wall-mounted constructions of wood stripped of its bark and woven into densely-layered forms. Pictured above is Pufferfish. April 26 May 21. Ceres Gallery, 547 W. 27th St. 212-947-6100.
VIDEO INSTALLATION AT THE KITCHEN Matthew Buckingham & Joachim Koesters Sandra of the Tuliphouse or How to Live in a Free State, reflects the history of Christiania, in Copenhagen, Denmark, one of the best-known anarchist communities in the world. Pictured above are squatters in Christiania, 1971. Photo: The Royal Library. Opening reception, Tues., April 26 from 6-8pm. Continues thru June 18. Tues. Sat. from 12-6pm. 512 W. 19th St. Free.
PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, INC. EXHIBITION 160 prints from at least 60 photographers will be on display in PAIs fourth members exhibition. The range of images will be extensive including old and new, black and white and color, landscape, photojournalism, still life and celebrity. Pictured above is Chinese Policeman, by Jay Maisel. April 6-23. Opening reception will be Thurs., April 7 from 6-8pm. The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South.
TURNING ON NATURE New works by artist and photographer Susan Hockaday will be on display examining the slow destruction of the natural world ... by mans uncontrolled activities. The artist photographs nature in Nova Scotia and then overprints images with ink to introduce the idea of invasion. Pictured above is Turning on Nature 1. Through April 23. Opening reception is Sat., April 9, 4-7pm. Coffee with the artist on Sat., April 16, 3pm. Open Tues. Sat. from 10:30am 6pm. Viridian Artists, 530 W. 25th St. 212-414-4040.
SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE Art by Jennifer Formica will be on display reflecting her interest in the way color, pattern, texture and form play a role in the natural selection process of living organisms. Pictured above is Moths Wings Study #4. On view April 13 - May 12. Gallery 138, 138 W. 17th St., 5th floor. 212-633-0324.
Brooke alexander, 59 Wooster St., 212-925-4338: Structure & Color, sculpture by JOSEF ALBERS & DONALD JUDD, through May 21.
Cheryl pelavin fine arts LLC., 13 Jay St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-9424: Cythera, paintings by HARRIET SHORR, Feb. 24-April 2.
The clayton gallery and outlaw museum, 161 Essex St., call for hours, 212-477-1363: The 80s: 326 Years of Hip, a group show of four octogenarians from the Lower East Side, through Feb. 27.
The cooper union, Humanities Gallery, 51 Astor Place, 1st fl., Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-353-4158: A Revolution in Orange, documentary photography of the demonstrations in Kiev that led to a new election, Feb. 28-Mar. 10.
Deitch projects, 18 Wooster St. & 76 Grand St., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-343-7300: KEITH HARING, sculpture, through Mar. 5; Super Mario Movie, work by CORY ARCANGEL, through Feb. 26.
Denise bibro fine art, 529 W. 20th St., 4th fl., call for hours, 212-647-7030: Death and the Maiden, paintings by NORA SPEYER, through Mar. 19; MARY KING, recent work, through Mar. 19.
Dfn gallery, 176 Franklin St., Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-334-3400: We, mixed media works by CEDRIC SMITH, through Mar. 5; Riverine, acrylic paintings by TIM DALY, through Mar. 5
The drawing center, 35 Wooster St., Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-219-2166: Its a Room for 3 People, drawings by RICHARD TUTTLE, through Feb. 26.
The educational alliance gallery, 197 E. Broadway, Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-780-2300: The Red Thread, glimpses of the international art scene in Vienna, Austria, Mar. 11-31.
Feigen contemporary, 535 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-929-0500: DOUG HALL, large scale color photographs, Feb. 24-April 9.
55 Mercer gallery, 55 Mercer St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-226-8513: Eye Witness, new paintings and videos by CHRISTINE BAEUMLER & SHANA KAPLOW, through Feb. 26.
Franklin 54 gallery, 54-56 Franklin St., Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-732-0009: JAMES GRAHAM, paintings, through Feb. 26.
Fusionarts museum, 57 Stanton St., call for hours, 212-995-5290: Then & Now, Lower East Side art in this group exhibition of NYC artists, through Mar. 20.
Gallery 138, 138 W. 17th St., call for hours, 212-633-0324: Desire Submerged into the Earth, group exhibition, through Mar. 4.
Henry street settlement, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-598-0400: At Home: Visions of Our Place in the World, group exhibition by guest curator Lois Stavsky, through Mar. 1.
Here arts center, 145 Sixth Ave., Sun.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 212-647-0202: Weird NJ: the Exhibition, sixteen artists working in photography, video, installation, painting & sculpture, through Mar. 5.
Hospital audiences, inc., 548 Broadway, 3rd fl., Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-575-7696: Contemporary Outsider Art in America, group exhibition of self-taught artists, through Mar. 15.
Jack shainman gallery, 513 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-645-1701: The Whole World is Rotten: Free Radicals and the Gold Coast Slave Castles of PAA JOE, group exhibition, through Mar. 12.
Jane hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, 16 Jones St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-242-4106: Points of Entry, earthenware works by JOSEPHINE BURR, Mar. 3-April 16.
Jasper, 504 Laguardia Place, call for hours, 212-475-9601: Underground Underglass, paintings by BRYCE HAMMOND, through Mar. 10.
June kelly gallery, 591 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-1660: Shhh...Secrets, Status, Society, ceramic sculpture by SANA MUSASAMA, Feb. 24-Mar. 22.
The kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-255-5793: Something New, two animation based video works by SOWON KWON, Mar. 4-April 16.
Leica gallery, 670 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-777-3051: Tango, Never Before Midnight, photographs by ADRIANA GROISMAN, through April 2.
Maiden lane exhibition space, 125 Maiden Lane, daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-206-6061: Garden of Wishing Trees, installation by BARBARA EDELSTEIN & JIAN-JUN ZHANG, Feb. 24-May 12.
Manhattan graphics center, 57 Bethune St., Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-219-8783: Face/Scapes, group exhibition, through Feb. 28.
Michael ingbar gallery of architectural art, 568 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-334-1100: NYC Day Into Night, paintings by DEREK REIST, through Mar. 5.
Museum of chinese in the americas, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd fl., Tue.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., Fri., noon-7 p.m., 212-619-4785: Living Through History: Chinatown Stories, large collection, open ended; Have You Eaten Yet? - The Chinese Restaurant in America, historical exhibition, through June 2005.
Nancy hoffman gallery, 429 W. Broadway, call for hours, 212-966-6676: RICHARD PURDY, wax/encaustic paintings, through Mar. 2; CAROLYN BRADY, watercolors, through Mar. 2.
National association of women artists gallery, 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1405, call for hours, 212-675-1616: Catchi, a Celebration of 50+ Years with NAWA, selection of work by CATCHI CHILDS, Mar. 3-April 16.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
NYU Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, Tue., Thu.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-998-6780: Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography, 20th century portrait photography from Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq, through April 2.
Nyu 80 washington square east galleries, 80 Washington Sq. E., Tue., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed.-Thu., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-998-5747: 28th Small Works, group exhibition, through Mar. 11.
Nyu tisch school of the arts, Gulf & Western Gallery, 721 Broadway, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., noon-5 p.m., 212-998-1930: Thesis Exhibition One, 10 graduating seniors from the school exhibit almost one hundred prints of their photographs, through Feb.
The nomadic museum, Hudson River Park Pier 54 at West 13th St., 212-715-1644: Ashes and Snow, exhibition of more than 200 large scale photographic works, through Mar.
The painting center, 52 Greene St., Tue-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-343-1060: DOUGLAS WIRLS & COLLEEN RANDALL, two person exhibition, Mar. 1-26; Reconnaissances, paintings, Mar. 1-26.
Paul kasmin gallery, 293 Tenth Ave., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-563-4474: Color, group exhibition, Feb. 24-Mar. 26.
Pratt Manhattan gallery, 144 W. 14th St., Tue.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat., noon-5 p.m., 212-647-7778: Cut & Construction: The Foundations of Fashion, group exhibition on the craft of dress making, through Mar. 28.
Ricco maresca gallery, 529 W. 20th St., 3rd fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-627-5117: Saint and Exiles from Stories Never Written, sculpture by TRICIA CLINE, through Mar. 19; What We Dont Know - Vintage New York, photographs by LISETTE MODEL, through Mar. 19.
Ronald feldman fine arts, 31 Mercer St., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-3232: Roman Allegories, staged photographs by ELEANOR ANTIN, through Mar. 12.
Salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Ave., daily, 1-5 p.m., 212-255-7740: Annual Members Exhibition, through Feb.
The skyscraper museum, 39 Battery Place, Wed.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., skyscraper.org: City of Change, historical exhibition on skyscrapers, through May 29.
Soho photo, 15 White St., Thu., 6-8 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 1-6 p.m., or by appointment, 212-226-8571: Close Encounters, photography by CHRIS WELLES, through Feb. 26.
Staley wise gallery, 560 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-966-6223: HERB RITTS, Body: 1984-1999, through Mar. 19.
Steven Amadee, 41 North Moore St., Tue.-Fri., 11-7 p.m., Sat., 11-6 p.m., Sun., noon-4 p.m., 212-343-1696: Signs of Life,photography exhibition by DAVID ROBIN, Mar. 10-April 30.
Streits Matzos, 148-154 Rivington St., varying hours & by appointment, 212-677-0876: Grand opening of The Matzo Files, an open ended group exhibition of over 250 artists presented in boxes & files, with a rotating selection of featured, curated art shows, call for more information or go to matzofiles.org for more information, an alternative, non-profit organization supporting local & outside artists who are emerging, all work is for sale.
Studio 18 gallery, 18 Warren St., Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m., 212-385-6734: LARRY WEBB & BOB WITZ, paintings, through Mar. 12.
Swiss institute, 495 Broadway, 3rd fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-2035: Body Proxy, project developed by NORMA JEANE, through Mar. 26.
Synagogue for the arts, 49 White St., Mon., Wed.-Thu., 1-5 p.m., Tue., 1-7 p.m., or by appointment, 212-966-7141: Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, group exhibition, through Feb. 27.
A taste of art, Mon.-Fri., noon-8 p.m., 212-964-5493: Japanese Illustrators, group exhibition, through Mar. 7.
Tracy williams, ltd., 313 W. 4th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-229-2757: Traces Everywhere, group exhibition of works on paper, through Feb. 26.
Westbeth arts gallery, 57 Bethune St., Thu.-Sun., 1-6 p.m., 212-989-4650: JANE BOLLMEIR, early and recent paintings, Feb. 26-Mar. 20.
Yeshiva university museum, 15 West 16th St., Tue.-Thu., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212 -294-8330: Manhattan Mincha