INSPIRATION An exhibit of photos by the late Sing-Si Schwartz and paintings by Ingrid Arneberg. Mon., May 21 Thurs., May 24. Opening Reception is Tues., May 22 from 6-8pm. Schwartz, who died at the age of 40 in 2005, was a distinguished photographer and the son of a painter, Diana Kan, to whom the exhibit is dedicated. THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, Marquis Gallery. Pictured above is a work by Ingrid Arneberg.
POETIC & MECHANICAL ART View new sculptures by William Stone during the exhibition, Lets subtle down together. The works enhance perceptual possibilities, giving the most familiar objects new meaning. Opening Reception is Sat., May 5 from 7-9pm. Continues thru June 2, Wed. Sun. from noon 6pm. JAMES FUENTES LLC, 35 St. James Place. 212-577-1201. www.jamesfuentes.com.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St., bet. Clinton & Suffolk, 212-254-3697, www.abcnorio.org: RESISTENCIA VISUAL, An exhibition of street art by the Mexican artist group ASARO (Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca). Continues thru May 24.
Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-598-0400, www.henrystreet.org/arts: VISUAL SLANG: The Modern Urban Imagination, Artwork and graffiti by over 20 artists crossing cultures, traditions and genres. Continues thru June 12.
Cheryl Hazan, 35 N. Moore St., www.cherylhazan.com: RUSSELL SHARON, Wetlands. Continues thru May 20.
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166, www.drawingcenter.org: WILLIAM ANASTASI: RAW, The artist will recreate seminal site-specific works dating from the mid-1960s. Continues thru July 21. Artist Talk on Thurs., May 31 at 6:30pm. GEGO, BETWEEN TRANSPARENCY & THE INVISIBLE, Explores the relationship between light & line in the work of German born, Venezuelan artist Gego. Continues thru July 21.
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, 18 Jay St., bet Hudson & Greenwich, 212-625-1250: QIN FENG: The Alchemist, A solo exhibition featuring Qin Fengs most recent oil paintings. Thru May 26.
Gallery 225, 225 W. 14th St., street level, bet 7th & 8th Aves., 212-691-8156, www.14streetframing.com: PHOTOGRAPHY, Features black and white images by Martin Kornfeld and Joseph A. Rosen, two New York City professional and fine art photographers. Continues thru May 5.
MCCNY Art Gallery, 446 W. 36th St., bet 9th & 10th Aves.: GALERIEABEND, View works of art by local artists including Lucky Stephen Michaels, Katie Norris, Jackson Hall, Lulu Galindo and more. Sales benefit the programs of the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, a church for LGBT people, open to all. Ongoing.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St.: MISSING PEACE: Artist consider the Dalai Lama, This exhibition features artistic interpretations of the Dalai Lama by over 80 contemporary artists from around the world. Works are in a range of media, from painting and sculpture to elaborate installations and video works. Thru Sept. 3.
Steven Amedee Galler, 41 N. Moore St., bet Varick & Hudson. 212-343-1696: DENNY CAMINO, New Paintings & Works on Paper. Continues thru May 20.
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: A PASSION TO PAINT, View paintings by Hedy OBeil that draw their inspiration from the magical, mystical process of making art. Continues thru May 6. CONTEMPORARY FIGURATION, A survey of New York figurative artists curated by Thaddeus Radell, Simon Carr, Anthony Martino and Mark La Riviere. Opening Reception is Sat., May 19 from 5-8pm. Continues thru Sun., June 10. Thurs. - Sun. from 1 - 6pm.