VISUAL SLANG View works representing The Modern Urban Imagination with art and graffiti by over 20 artists crossing cultures, traditions and genres. Opening reception is Tues., April 17 from 6-8pm. Continues thru June 12. ABRONS ARTS CENTER, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St. Pictured above is Rugged Art by Khashayar Naimanan.
ALEXANDER RABINE View paintings by Russian artist Alexander Rabine (1952-1994). Continues thru April 7. MIMI FERZT GALLERY, 81 Greene St. 212-343-9377. www.mimiferzt.com. Pictured above is Untitled, 1990.
IN THE FLESH Erotic writers and editors from around the globe come together for hot stories from across the sexual spectrum. Free candy and cupcakes will be served. Wed., March 21 at 8pm. HAPPY ENDINGS, 302 Broome Street. Free. www.inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com.
ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION View new paintings, sculpture and photography by Salmagundi Club members. Make a bid on an affordable piece of fine art. Bids begin at $200 for oils, watercolors, pastels and sculptures; $150 for photography and graphics. Fri., March 9, 16 & 23 at 8pm. SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 5th Ave. 212-255-7740. www.salmagundi.org. Pictured above is Waiting for a Date by Gloria Shepard.
2/20 Gallery, 220 W. 16th St., 212-807-8348: TWO MAN SHOW, Opening reception is Thurs., March 15 from 6-8pm. Continues thru March 29.
55 Mercer Gallery, 55 Mercer St., 3rd floor, 212-226-8513, www.55mercergallery.com: NEW WORKS FROM JAPAN, View works on paper by Michael Sanzone. Thru March 24.
Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-598-0400, www.henrystreet.org/arts: CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING COLORS: 24 Contemporary Muslim Artists. View a collection of painting, drawing, printmaking, calligraphy, photography, mixed-media, digital animation, video, sculpture, installation and performance. Continues thru March 16.
Apex Art, 291 Church St., 212-431-5270, www.apexart.org: Q.P.M.A.F., Quick! Pull My Animated Finger! features unpublished and uncensored work from Rough Draft Studios. Continues thru April 14.
Asian American Arts Centre, 26 Bowery, 3rd floor, 212-233-2154, www.artspiral.org: CHINESE CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURES ORNAMENTAL ART EXHIBITION, Exhibition will demonstrate the idea of Chinese traditional architectural culture and national spirit. Thru March 16.
Cheryl Hazan Gallery, 35 N. Moore St., 212-343-8964, www.cherylhazan.com: PAL B. STOCK, Recent paintings. Continues thru Feb. 21. TOM BRYDELSKY, View encaustic works. Continues thru March 18.
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166, www.drawingcenter.org: LEVITY, An exhibition exploring lightness in both material and metaphoric terms featuring works by 14 emerging artists. Thru March 31.
Franklin 54 Gallery, 181 Christopher St., bet Washington & West Side Highway, 212-627-8690: EAST AND WEST IN DIALOGUE, View art with cross-cultural dialogue by Laura Duggan, Edward Evans, Mavis Gewant, Gurmi Lama and Elisa Pritzker.
FusionArts Museum, 57 Stanton St., 212-995-5290: HEAVY WATER, Artists honor the life and art of Enrico Baj, one of Italys most important contemporary artists. Thru March 29.
GALLERY 138, 138 W. 17 th St., 5th floor, 212-633-0324, www.gallery138.com: IF IT AINT BROKE, A multi-media exhibition of work by international artists Sheila Pree Bright, Satch Hoyt, William Downs, Brookie Maxwell and more. The exhibition addresses African American reparations and examines the societal costs of living in denial of racism. View photography, paintings, drawings and sculptural installation with sound. Continues thru March 9.
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.
Grey 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.
Hungarian Cultural Center, 447 Broadway, 5th floor, 212-750-4450, www.culturehungary.org: MY COUNTRY, New installation by Andrea Dezso and Miwa Koizumi. Continues thru April 13.
Maiden Lane Exhibition Space, 125 Maiden Lane, 212-206-6061: SOOK JIN JO, Resurrection featuring sculptures from 1996-2006. Continues thru April 20.
MCCNY Art Gallery, 446 W. 36th St., bet 9th & 10th Aves.: GALERIEABEND, Attend a Gallery Night benefitting the charities of the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, a spiritual home for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community, open to all. View works by Lucky Stephen Michaels, Katie Norris, Jackson Hall, Lulu Galindo and more. Enjoy live entertainment, a wine bar and hors doeuvres. Wed., March 21 from 5-9pm.
Molloy Tribal Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 205A, bet Prince & Houston Sts., 212-219-9822: VINTAGE ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTINGS, A sale and exhibition of more than 20 examples of this art from throughout the 20 th century, showcasing the different regional styles as well as eras. Thru March 31.
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 429 West Broadway, 212-966-6676, www.nancyhoffmangallery.com: PREDILECTIONS, San Francisco-based artist Michele Pred uses unconventional materials in her artwork, which comment on contemporary culture and politics. Thru March 15. JOAN BANKEMPER, Exhibition features ceramic mosaic vessels. Thru March 15.
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South: ECHOES, View social commentary paintings from the Vietnam War by West Village resident Renee Radell. Continues thru March 8.
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 8 W. 8th St., 212-673-6466: MERLIN JAMES PAINTING TO PAINTING, Exhibition focuses on the artists relationships with other art. Thru March 23.
The Painting Center, 52 Greene St., 2nd floor, 212-343-1060, www.thepaintingcenter.com: RECENT WATERCOLORS, View watercolors painted in Madison Square Park and other locations around Manhattan by Phyllis Floyd. Thru March 24.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th Ave., 212-563-4474, www.paulkasmingallery.com: BARRY FLANAGAN, Thru March 31.
Peter Blum Gallery, 99 Wooster St., 212-343-0441: SWISS MOUNTAINSCAPES, Exhibition focuses on the photographic works of Albert Steiner and the relationship of his photographs to landscape paintings by the circle of painters he knew, influenced, or was influenced by. Thru March 24.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer St., 212-226-3232, www.feldmangallery.com: BRIAN KNEP, For his first New York exhibition, Brian Knep, artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School, will present interactive video projected installations that combine art, architecture and science. Continues thru March 10.
Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave., 212-255-7740, www.salmagundi.org: ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION, View new paintings, sculpture and photography. Bids begin at $200 for oils, watercolors, pastels and sculptures; $150 for photography and graphics. Fri., March 9, 16 & 23 at 8pm.
Staley Wise Gallery, 560 Broadway, 212-966-6223, www.staleywise.com: MELVIN SOKOLSKY: PARIS 1963-1965, View black & white and color photographs by this fashion photographer. Thru March.
Tracy Williams, Ltd, 313 W. 4th St., 212-229-2757, www.tracywilliamsltd.com: JENNIFER NOCON, Elective Affinities features new sculptures and works on paper by this Los Angeles based artist. Continues thru April 21.
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 April 29. 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 May 27.
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune at West St., 212-989-4650, www.westbeth.org: WORKS ON PAPER, View selected works by Kenneth Sean Golden and Milda Vizbar in the spirit of the Westbeth arts community. Opening reception is Sat., March 10 from 5-8pm. Continues thru April 1 on Sat. & Sun. from 1-6pm.