New York friends, you best take those early tastes of 70-degree sunshine and clutch them tight, ’cause the gusts of bitter wind and sweeps of drizzle tracing their way across the city suggest that maybe we haven’t clawed through the early-spring doldrums just yet.
Much as we’d like to believe that those Sunday snowflakes sitting pretty on our weather apps represent a cruel, belated April Fool’s prank on the part of Apple, we know better than to delude ourselves; tearily, but with firm resolve, we’ll be packing away our tie-dye-printed, custom-fitted Hawaiian shirts for one more week. We suggest you do the same.
The fickle, heartless elements might be literal dampers, but we can live with ’em, because show-stopping gallery openings and dazzling new art remain steady NYC constants—our ports in these wimpy March storms. What’s on the table this week? A whole lot, per usual, so let’s grab a rickety folding chair, clear a place, and proceed with the breakdown.
Tonight, you’ll want to plant yourself on the Lower East Side, where Nathalie Karg Gallery and 56 Henry will respectively roll out delicate sensory meditations and works cast in cold concrete. While tomorrow finds Cheim & Read unveiling the sublime postwar abstractions of Serge Poliakoff and David Zwirner serving up a Thomas Ruff/Stan Douglas twofer, Friday marks the opening of some knockout L.E.S. shows courtesy Invisible-Exports, Klaus von Nichtssagend, and Sargent’s Daughters. (No foolin’, we promise.)
Should you survive all the squirting flower and hand-buzzer gags, end your weekend on a high note with a visit to Joe Bradley’s newest at Gagosian or sound artist Ben Vida’s radical Lisa Cooley staging. Whatever you do, soak up every bit of sun you can find; we’ll be fondly dreaming of summer.
Here’s how to use the Gallery Guide:
- The map’s various colors represent different days of the week. For a key, click on the arrow icon next to the map title.
- For example, to see galleries with openings on the weekend only, first click on the arrow icon. If you uncheck every box except Saturday and Sunday, you will only see the galleries with weekend receptions.
- Click on a marker to find out more information! A side bar will appear showing the gallery and exhibition name, as well as other useful tidbits.
- To prevent confusion for galleries in the same building, the marker takes a different shape for every overlapping venue.
Header image: Serge Poliakoff, Composition Jaune, 1955, gouache on paper, 24 3/8 x 18 1/2 in (62 x 47 cm). Courtesy Cheim & Read. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.