Abrons Arts CenterHenry 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.
Art ShowCommunity Prep High School will present its second annual art show, Hands On On Hold - Future Generation Breaks Societys Shackles. Opening Reception is Thurs., June 7 from 5-8pm. NYU, Commons Gallery, 34 Stuyvesant St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves. Continues thru June 15.
The Drawing Center35 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.
Grey art GalleryNYU, 100 Washington Square East, 212-998-6780, www.nyu.edu/greyart: BEYOND THE WHITE CUBE, A retrospective of work by conceptual artist Brian ODoherty. Thru July 14.
James Fuentes LLC35 St. James Place, 212-577-1201, www.jamesfuentes.com: 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. Continues thru June 2.
Le Petit Versailles346 E. Houston St., bet Aves B & C., 212-529-8815, www.lpvtv.blogspot.com, firstname.lastname@example.org: VARIATIONS ON A RAINBOW, View works by various artists including Adrian Saich, Leslie Lowe, and more. Opens Sat., June 2 from 6-11pm. Performances at 7pm. Continues thru June 30, Wed.& Sat. from 2-7pm or by appointment. Sat., June 16 at 8pm, Night of The TearDrop with music by Geosonic featuring Bill Buchen & Steve Sandberg. Thurs., June 21 at 7pm, Frances (Make Music NY) and at 9pm, screening of videos & films.
MCCNY Art Gallery446 W. 36th St., bet 9th & 10th Aves., 212-629-7440, www.mccny.org: GALLERY NIGHT, Making a Difference Through Art presents its 4th Gallery Night featuring works by various local artists including Jorge Valdes, Susannah Monty, Kate Barnhart, Les LaRue, Tim S. Wearne and featured artist Patti Rothberg. 25% of all sales benefit the services and programs of Metropolitan Community Church of New York, a spiritual center for the LGBT community, open to all. Opening Reception is Wed., June 13 from 5-9pm with live entertainment, hors doeuvres and wine bar. Continues thru Aug. 31.
The Painting Center52 Greene St., 2nd Floor, 212-343-1060, www.thepaintingcenter.com: CURRENT SHOWS, Andrea Packard and Martha Armstrong (Main Gallery) & Celia Reisman (Project Room). Thru June 16.
Punch & Judy26 Clinton St., 212-696-7432: PHOTOS BY JORDANNA KALMAN, Opening Reception is Tues., June 5 from 6-9pm. Continues thru Aug. 11. Part of Raandesk Gallery of Art, a virtual art gallery featuring emerging artists from across the country at www.raandeskgallery.com.
Rapture Café and Books200 Ave A: HEADLINES, A group exhibition featuring portraits, masks and 3 dimensional works with newspaper collage. HeadLines will coincide with the launch of the second issue of PLOT, the artist made magazine produced by Le Petit Versailles. Continues thru June 21.
Rubin Museum of Art150 W. 17th St.: ILLUMINATION, Black and white photographs by American Lynn Davis. The artist travels the globe in search of the worlds most exalted sites, both man-made and natural, and captures the essence of the subjects in her photographs. Thru July 16. WUTAISHAN - Pilgrimage to Five Peak Mountain, Wutaishan is a complex of mountains composed of five towering, flat-topped peaks. Explore its importance throughout the Buddhist world. Thru October 16. 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.
Salmagundi Art Club47 5th Ave., 212-255-7740, www.salmagundi.org: RETURN OF THE TRAVELING EXHIBITION, Thru June 8. WATERHOUSE ON CANVAS: A Documentary of the Navy/Marine Team since 1775, with paintings by Colonel Charles Waterhouse. Thru June 1. Lower Gallery. THE ART OF ART CRITICISM, Lecture by art critic & reviewer Raymond J. Steiner. Wed., May 30 at 6:30pm.
Street Art Photography ExhibitBloomingdales SoHo continues its support of local artists with its new photography exhibition featuring the work of NYC native Charlene Weisler. Weislers gritty, substantive photography chronicles the ever-changing urban landscape of NYC street art. June 1-30 during regular store hours. BLOOMINGDALES SOHO, 504 Broadway, bet Spring & Broome Sts., fourth floor. 212-729-5900. www.charleneweisler.com. Free.
Tracy Williams313 W. 4th St., 212-229-2757, www.tracywilliamsltd.com: TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE, Exhibition of new works by Barbara Bloom. Pieces combine various objects & images and meaning is derived from their placement. Thru June 22.
Westbeth Gallery55 Bethune at West St., 212-989-4650, www.westbeth.org: CONTEMPORARY FIGURATION, A survey of New York figurative artists curated by Thaddeus Radell, Simon Carr, Anthony Martino and Mark La Riviere. Continues thru Sun., June 10. Thurs. - Sun. from 1 - 6pm.