DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE IN CHELSEA View recent sculpture and large-scale drawings by Brooklyn artist John Beech. The works challenge us playfully to extend our ideas of traditional art terminology and to question what a painting is or what a sculpture should look like. Pictured above is Dumpster Drawing, 2000. Continues thru Sept. 10. Peter Blum Gallery, 99 Wooster St. Tues. Fri. from 10am 6pm and Sat. from 11am 6pm. 212-343-0441.
EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE ART EXHIBIT Oil paintings, encaustic panels and watercolors by Elias Newman will be on display. Paintings were completed between 1950 and 1980 and depict the rugged coastline of New England and charming views of lighthouses. Thru Thurs., Aug. 11. Mon. Thurs. from 9am 9pm & Fri. Sun. from 9am 5pm. The Educational Alliance Art Gallery, 197 E. Broadway, bet. Jefferson and Clinton Sts. 212-780-2300 x 378/428.
SUMMER ART EXHIBITION A group show of works by Brian Pilliod, Cordy Ryman and Alex Yudzon offers mystery, play, complex psychological structure and fresh vision. Pictured above is Untitled by Alex Yudzon (2005). Thru Fri., Aug. 5. Tues. Sat. from 11am 6pm. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, 13 Jay Street. 212-925-9424. www.cherylpelavin.com.
COMIC-INSPIRED ARTWORK View a vibrant selection of comic and comic-inspired artwork by twenty contemporary artists who use comic imagery to depict a diverse array of real and imaginary characters. Continues thru Sept. 5. Mon. - Fri. from 8am 5pm and Sun. from 9am 5pm. A reception will be held on Thurs., July 21 from 6-8pm. Sunshine Factory, 11 Essex St., bet. Canal & Hester Sts. 212-420-7240.
apexart, 291 Church St., Tue.-Sat., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-431-5270: Philosophical Toys, works by FREIDRICH FOEBEL, JEANINE MOSELY & SHEA ZELLWEGER, through July 30.
artists space, 38 Greene St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-3970: Hunch & Flail, group exhibition, through July 30.
atlantic gallery, 40 Wooster St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-219-3183: Take it On Faith, group exhibition of devotion to things sacred & profane, profound & frivolous, through July 23.
atm gallery, 511 W. 20th St., call for hours, 212-375-0349: Remarkable Hands, three person show curated by Taka Kawachi, July 15-Aug. 26.
bellwether gallery, 134 Tenth Ave., 212-929-5959: Idols of Perversity, group exhibition featuring works by John Currin, Dave Cooper, and many others, through Aug. 6.
blumarts, Inc., 99 Wooster St., Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-343-0441: JOHN BEECH, recent sculpture and large scale drawings, through Sep. 17.
cavin-morris gallery, 560 Broadway, 212-226-3768: Passionate Culture, selected Hatian paintings from the collection of JONATHAN DEMME, through July 29.
center for architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-683-0023: Policy and Design for Housing: Lessons of the Urban Developement Coporation 1968-1975, major exhibition assessing past and current housing programs, through Sep. 10.
center for jewish history, 15 W. 16th St., Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-294-8330: Greetings From Home: 350 Years of American Jewish Life, historical exhibition telling the story of the first Jews to arrive in North America, through Sep. 15; YIVO at 80: Triumphs & Treasures, highlights of the collection of the institute, through Sep. 15.
cheryl pelavin, 13 Jay St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-9424: BRIANPILLIOD, CORDY RYMAN & ALEX YUDZON, group exhibition, through Aug. 5.
deitch projects, 18 Wooster St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-343-7300: One More Thing, massive installation by BARRY MCGEE, through Aug 13; SWOON, through Aug. 13.
denise bibro fine art, 529 W. 20th St., 4th fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-647-7030: Wrestling with Mortality, drawings and sculpture by LAURENCE KAUFMAN; Transfiguration, paintings and monoprints by FRANCINE DAVIDSON, through July 16.
dfn gallery, 176 Franklin St., Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-334-3400: Animal Tales, Summer group exhibition, through Sep. 2.
the drawing center, 35 Wooster St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-219-2166: Wall to Wall Drawing, new site-specific works by seven emerging artists, through July 30.
the educational alliance art school gallery, corner of East Broadway and Jefferson St., Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-780-2300: Gifted Young Artists, group exhibition by adolescents in the after school art program, through June 29.
eleanor ettinger gallery, 119 Spring St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., noon-6 p.m., 212-925-7474: Architectural Rhythms: Gotham to Brighton, paintings by ALEX ZWARENSTEIN, July 14-Aug. 14.
elizabeth harris gallery, 529 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-463-9666: Monochrome Image, group Summer exhibition, through July 22.
fusionarts museum, 57 Stanton St., Sun.-Wed., noon-6 p.m., Thu., noon-8 p.m., Fri., noon-3 p.m., 212-995-5290: What a Relief, a group exhibition exploring the role of relief in fusion art, through July.
gallery 128, 128 Rivington St., Thu.-Sun., 2-7 p.m., or by appointment, 212-674-0244: KAZUKO & ERIC GINSBURG, animal drawings and sculpture, through July.
gigantic art space, 59 Franklin St., 212-226-6762: Your Sky, six Australian artists make comment on a variety of concerns through various means of mapping, through July 29.
invisible NYC, 148 Orchard St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-228-1358: JESSE JONES, new work, through July 30.
ise cultural foundation, 555 broadway, 212-925-1649: Fashion Design & Composite Art, group fashion exhibition, through July 23.
jen bekman, 6 Spring St., 212-219-0166: Good on Paper, works on paper by AGNES BARLEY, ANDREA HORNICK & NATE PAGE, through July 29.
june kelly gallery, 591 Broadway, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., A Memorial Exhibition, bronze sculpture by CHARLES SEARLES, through July 29.
kenkeleba house inc., 214-216 E. Second St., Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-674-3939: HUGH BELL, photographs 1950-2000, through July 16.
kim forest gallery, 529 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-229-0044: A Tasting, group exhibition, through July 30.
leica gallery, 670 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-777-3015: Arresting Time: Reportage Photography 1948-1973, by ERICH LESSING, through Aug. 6.
le petit versailles garden, 346 E. Houston St., Sat. & Sun., 2-7 p.m., 212-529-8815: Fruits of Labor, an installation of new works by ETHAN SHOSHAN, through July 30.
madison square park, Fifth Ave. between 23rd & 26th St., 212-538-4689:Circle With Towers, outdoor concrete sculpture by SOL LEWITT, through December.
maiden lane exhibition space, 125 Maiden Lane, 212-785-3608: Proposal for the First Airport on Mars, new media works by LAURA EMRICK, through Sep. 18.
moss gallery, 152 Greene St., 212-204-7106: Les Visiteurs dEte (Summer Visitors), exhibition of 42 vintage porcelain busts from the historic archives of Frances ancient royal manufactory, Sevres, also illuminated by eight chandeliers created by Baccarat, through Aug. 21.
multiple impressions, 128 Spring St., Mon., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sun., noon-6:30 p.m., 212-925-1313: HENRI MATISSE, vintage exhibition posters, printed by Mourlot, July 15-22.
nancy hoffman gallery, 429 W. Broadway, July Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-966-6676: Elusive Surface, group exhibition showing the range of possibilities of the application of paint, through Sep. 10; Eve, group exhibition exploring the beguiling female gaze first encountered in the Garden of Eden, through Sep. 10.
new york downtown hospital, 170 William St., call for hours, 212-312-5000: Stillness of Nature, photographs by REX H. WU, MD, through Sep. 22.
new york studio school, 8 W. 8th St., daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-673-6466: Four Sculptors, works by CHRIS DUNCAN, GEOFFREY HEYWORTH, KARLIS REKEVICS & SALLY TITTMAN, through Aug. 7.
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: OK/OKAY, recent art from Europe, through July 16.
NYU WASHINGTON SQUARE WINDOWS, 80 Washington Sq. East, 24 Hours/7 Days, 212-998005748: Flying Objects, window installation of oject constructions by TONY LORDI, through Aug. 15.
the painting center, 52 Greene St., Tue-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-343-1060: Crossing the Line, group exhibition curated by CATHY DIAMOND, through July 16.
posteritati Movie posters, 239 Centre St., 212-226-2207: The Independent Movie Poster Book posters, 209 full-color posters from the gallery collection, through July 17.
ramakrishnananda Center, 96 Ave. B, Sun.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m., 646-436-7010: Sacred art collection, Far East works portraying Gods and demigods, deities and others characters from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, open ended.
redux pictures gallery, 116 E. 16th St., call for hours, 212-254-5240: Kindsight, photographs from the new book by ROBERT ZUCKERMAN, through Aug. 26.
the ritz-carlton, 2 West St. & Battery Place, 212-206-6674: Look and See, new 9 ton sculpture by JIM HODGES presented by Creative Time for the Art on the Plaza series, through Oct. 30.
ronald feldman fine arts, 31 Mercer St., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-941-3232: Three Day Weekend, paintings my VITALY KOMAR, through July 29.
soho photo, 15 White St., Thu., 6-8 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 1-6 p.m., or by appointment, 212-226-8571: Winners of the 10th Annual National Photography Competition, through Aug. 6; Bestiary, members group show, through Aug. 6.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, 12 Fulton St, 212-748-8600: Whitman and the Promise of America, 1855-2005, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Leaves of Grass, through July, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., admission: $4-$8.
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., Fri.-Sat., 1-6 p.m., 212-385-6734: ANN FREYER FRIEDRICH, collages, drawings & paintings, through July 30.
sunshine factory gallery, 11 Essex St., Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 917-562-8468: A Cast of Characters, comic and comic inspired artwork, through Sep. 5.
tibet house, 22 W. 15th St., Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m., 212-343-0290: Mongolian Tsam masks & costumes by GANKHUYAG NATSAG, through Aug. 19.
tracy williams ltd., 313 W. 4th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-229-2757: GABRIELA FRIDRIKSDOTTIR, DANIEL HESIDENCE & WILL RYMAN, new works, through Aug. 5.
westbeth Gallery, 57 Bethune St., 212-989-4650: Summer Light II - The Far West Village: What We Are Trying to Save? art by Westbeth residents and friends exploring the heritage of the neighborhood, coming in Aug.
abrons arts center, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-598-0400.
american primitive gallery, 594 Broadway, #205, 212-966-1530.
anton kern gallery, 532 W. 20th St., 212-367-9663.
art in general, 79 Walker St., 212-219-0473.
atlantic gallery, 40 Wooster St., 212-219-3183.
Bellwether, 134 Tenth Ave., Tue.-Sat., 212-929-5959.
center for architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, 212-358-6126.
ceres gallery, 547 W. 27th St., Suite 201, 212-947-6100.
cfm gallery, 112 Greene St., 212-966-3864.
claire oliver fine art, 529 W. 20th St., 212-929-5949.
the drawing center, 35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166.
franklin 54 gallery, 54-56 Franklin St., 212-732-0009.
fraunces tavern museum, 54 Pearl St., 212-425-1778.
fresh art, 548 Broadway, 3rd fl., 646-262-3273.
gallery viet nam, 345 Greenwich St., 212-431-5888.
hebrew union college, One W. Fourth St., 212-824-2205.
henry street settlement, Abrons Arts Center, 212-598-0400.
here arts center, 145 Sixth Ave., 212-647-0202.
june kelly gallery, 591 Broadway, 212-226-1660.
latin collector, 153 Hudson St., 212-334-7813.
leica gallery, 670 Broadway, 212-777-3051.
multiple impressions, 128 Spring St., 212-925-1313.
national association of women artists gallery, 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1405, 212-675-1616.
NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM, 278 Spring St., 212-691-1303.
the painting center, 52 Greene St., 212-243-1060.
peter blum gallery, 99 Wooster St., Tue.-Fri., 212-343-0523.
salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Ave., 212-255-7740.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St, 212-748-8600.
Synaogue for the arts, 49 White St., 212-966-7141.
synchronicity fine arts, 106 W. 13th St., 646-230-8199.
Terrain Gallery/Aesthetic realism foundation, 141 Greene St., 212-777-4490.
WESTBETH GALlery, 57 Bethune St., 212-989-4650.
yeshiva university museum, 15 West 16th St., 212 -294-8330.