IMAGES AND WORDS A group exhibition featuring words used in unique ways. Also view six years of work by Lucy Mackenzie, including oil paintings, drawings and assemblages. Both exhibits continue thru Feb. 7. NANCY HOFFMAN GALLERY, 429 West Broadway. 212-966-6676. www.nancyhoffmangallery.com. Pictured above is Approaching the 21st Century by David Bierk.
Cheryl Hazan Gallery, 35 N. Moore St., 212-343-8964, www.cherylhazan.com: THE RED SHOW, All mixed media works. Thru Jan. 25.
DietzSpace, 429 Greenwich St., Lobby, www.dietzspace.org: STUFF, Work by John Drury. Thru Jan. 31.
Franklin 54 Gallery, 181 Christopher St., bet Washington & West Side Highway, 212-627-8690: PETER TRIPP, Repertoire features new paintings of vibrant colorful florals with unique shape and intimacy. Thru Jan. 30. DEBRA RAMSAY, Opening to Perception features encaustic paintings, intricate paintings on wood with detailed eggshell inlay and gold leaf. Feb. 1-28. Opening reception is Sat., Feb. 3 from 4-7pm.
Gallery 225, 225 W. 14th St., www.elliotbassman.com: THE ETERNAL FEMININE, The works of three women artists extoll, renew and nurture the splendor of their gender. Continues thru Jan. 30.
\The Gallery at HAI, 548 Broadway, 3rd floor, 212-575-7696: OUTSIDER ART: SURVEY 2007, View art by self-taught artists with mental disabilities from around the United States. Continues thru April 25. Reception on Fri., Jan. 26 from 6-9pm. Forum on Jan. 26 from 4-5:30pm.
rey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East, 212-998-6780, www.nyu.edu/greyart: SEMINA CULTURE, The first major museum examination of the work of Wallace Berman and the Beat Generation Counterculture. View paintings, sculptures, collages, photographs and a loose-leaf, hand-printed, free-form art and poetry journal. Thru March 31.
Gulf + Western Gallery, Rear lobby, 8th floor gallery, 721 Broadway at Waverly Place, 212-998-1930, www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu: SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION ONE, View a wide variety of works in photography, digital imagining and multimedia by 13 graduating seniors from the class of 2007 in the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU. Jan. 18 - Feb. 10.
Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, One W. 4th St., 212-824-2205: TAMAR HIRSCHL - CULTURAL ALARM, A fine art exhibition that alerts viewers to the dangers of human and environmental destruction drawing from the artists memories of war and displacement in Croatia and Israel. Continues thru Jan. 30. THE EYE OF THE COLLECTOR, The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka. View over 200 works by a variety of Jewish artists. Continues thru Jan. 30.
Maiden Lane Exhibition Space, 125 Maiden Lane, 212-206-6061: SOOK JIN JO, Resurrection featuring sculptures from 1996-2006. Opening reception on Thurs., Jan. 18 from 5-8pm. Continues thru April 20.
Manhattan Graphics Center, 491 Washington St., bet Spring & Canal Sts., 212-219-8783: AUDREY CHIBBARO, Strange and Interesting featuring new etchings. Continues thru Jan. 30. Reception on Sat., Jan. 20 from 6-9pm.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th Ave., 212-563-4474, www.paulkasmingallery.com: SANTI MOIX, Jan. 18 - Feb. 17.
Pen And Brush, 16 E. 10th St., www.penandbrush.org: JURIED ART EXHIBITION, View works by Women of African Descent. Feb. 7-25.
Peter Blum Gallery, 99 Wooster St., 212-343-0441: DAVID RABINOWITCH, View the series of sculptures made in 1967 known as the Phantom Group. Continues thru Jan. 20.
Pratt Photo Gallery, 144 W. 14th St., firstname.lastname@example.org: SAN GENNARO: Ora Pro Nobis, View photography by Federico Savini. Thru Jan. 19.
The Puffin Room, 435 Broome St., 212-343-2881, www.puffinroom.org: LOFT SHOW 9, View contemporary works by artists from downtown NYC including Ed Chaplin, Lindsay, Lenny Silverberg and others. Also view the films of Beryl Sokoloff in tribute and special performances by Human Kinetics Movement Arts & The Vangeline Theater. Jan. 20 - Feb. 25.
Staley Wise Gallery, 560 Broadway, 212-966-6223, www.staleywise.com: HORST CENTENNIAL, Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gallery with a retrospective of works by Horst, a master of light and shadow. Thru Jan. 27.
Tracy Williams, Ltd, 313 W. 4th St., 212-229-2757, www.tracywilliamsltd.com: JUDY LEDGERWOOD, Hard Jam. Continues thru Feb. 20.
Tompkins Square Park Library Gallery, 331 E. 10th St., bet Aves. A & B., www.East-Village.com/shell: TRANSPARENT LAYERS, View photography by native New Yorker Melody Reed featuring transparent layers of urban scenes that juxtapose one reality on top of another forming undreamed of possibilities. Continues thru Jan. 30.
The Ukrainian Museum, 222 E. 6th St., 212-228-0110: CROSSROADS, Modernism in Ukraine, 1910-1930. View early 20th century Ukrainian modern art. Continues thru March 11. UKRAINIAN SCULPTURE AND ICONS: A HISTORY OF THEIR RESCUE, An exhibition of icons and religious sculptures, previously unseen in the United States. Many of the objects are from the private collection of the President of the Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko. Thru Feb. 28.
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune at West St., 212-989-4650, www.westbeth.org: THE FEDERATION OF MODERN PAINTERS, Opening reception is Sat., Feb. 3 from 5-8pm. Continues thru Feb. 25.