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7 Must See Art Exhibits this Fall

7 Must See Art Exhibits this Fall


We can all agree that fall is the best season. As the days get shorter and cooler, we toast the season with pumpkin spice lattes, don our fluffiest scarves, and head over to the plethora of exciting fall art exhibits in NYC. Don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of shows that we’re absolutely falling for (hot beverage not included).

NYC Fall Art Exhibits

Valeska Soares, Epilogue, 2017, detail. Image © Alexander Gray Associates.

1. Valeska Soares, Neither Here Nor There at Alexander Gray Associates
November 1 – December 15, 2017

Valeska Soares brings the domestic interior into a gallery space with her installation Finale, composed of 5 antique tables with a collection of half-filled cups. This exhibit will remind you of the moments during the aftermath of a big house party. Cheers!

NYC Fall Art Exhibits

Yayoi Kusama, Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life. Image © Yayoi Kusama.

2. Yayoi Kusama, Festival of Lights and Infinity Nets at David Zwirner Gallery
November 2 – December 16, 2017

Watch out New York, polka dot mania is back! The iconic installations of Yayoi Kusama are taking over all three David Zwirner locations in the city. You’ll get the chance to take your iconic Infinity Mirror Room selfie and discover Kusama’s prolific series of paintings.

NYC Fall Art Exhibits

Nina Chanel Abney, Hothouse, 2016. Image © Jack Shainman Gallery.

3. Nina Chanel Abney, Seized the Imagination at Jack Shainman Gallery
November 9 – December 20, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney’s work address contemporary culture and issues such as race, gender, and politics. You won’t miss the artist’s distinctive bold style, with its vibrant color and grand scale.

NYC Fall Art Exhibits

Ashley Bickerton, Installation view at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2017. Image © Steven Probert.

4. Ashley Bickerton at FLAG Art Foundation
September 23 – December 16, 2017

Dystopian themes seem to be having a big cultural moment right now (The Handmaid’s Tale, anyone?) and the art world is definitely part of it. Ashley Bickerton’s fixation on the end of the world can be found in the range of his oeuvre, as this exhibit features a flotation device, hung-up shark, and wall facsimiles among others.

NYC Fall Art Exhibits

Misha Kahn, Midden Heap, 2017. Image © Friedman Benda.

5. Misha Kahn, Midden Heap at Friedman Benda
October 26 – December 16, 2017

Born out of the artist’s scavenging missions to Dead Horse Bay in the Rockaways, Midden Heap is a colorful installation that pulls you into an alien-like world. You’ll leave the exhibit wondering if you just took a trip into Alice’s Wonderland.

NYC Fall Art Exhibits

Jim Shaw, Mystery Babylon, 2017. Image © Jim Shaw.

6. Jim Shaw at Metro Pictures
October 2 – December 22, 2017

If you’re a fan of art that has a surreal twist to it, you’ll enjoy this show. Jim Shaw returns to New York with paintings, drawings, sculpture, and video full of layered symbolism and weirdness.

NYC Fall Art Exhibits

Cecily Brown, Installation View, 2017. Image © Paula Cooper Gallery.

7. Cecily Brown, A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! at Paula Cooper Gallery
October 27 – December 2, 2017

Inspired by historical paintings by Old Masters, Cecily Brown’s new paintings present tumultuous scenes packed with human figures among layers of paint. It’s so easy to get lost in the vibrant and deep palettes, you may never come out.

Break out your comfiest boots to check out these fall art exhibits. If you visit any of these recommended shows and share it on Instagram, be sure to tag us at @artbinder and hashtag #ArtBinder and we may feature you on our account! Happy viewing!


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