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Art exhibits are the thing to see this spring | © RC Designer/Flickr

6 Must-See Gallery Shows This Spring in Madrid

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Lori Zaino
Updated: 30 April 2017

Checking out a gallery exhibition is the best way to spend a rainy spring day. Here’s a list of the best gallery exhibitions you need to check out this season in Madrid.

Check out some gallery exhibitions this season| © Herry Lawford/Flickr

Check out some gallery exhibitions this season| © Herry Lawford/Flickr

Things Are Finished, Until They’re Not at Maisterravalbuena

Through May 20, 2017

Things are Finished, Until They’re Not by Dan Shaw-Town is his third solo show in the Maisterravalbuena gallery. An art exhibition with plenty of texture and movement, Shaw-Town attempts to eliminate the differences between drawing and sculpture. Instead of laying flat, paper is a whole new 3-D experience.

Maisterravalbuena, Calle del Dr. Fourquet, 6, 28012 Madrid

Renata Cruz at Blanca Soto Arte

Through June 3, 2017

This exhibition is perfect for those who love charming drawings and paintings. Renata Cruz’s quaint watercolor and graphite creations of everyday things like, birds, teacups, flowers and books, will be featured at the gallery Blanca Soto Arte.

Birds by Renata Cruz | © Blanca Soto Arte

Birds by Renata Cruz | © Blanca Soto Arte

Ensayos Para Un Autorretrato at Real Sociedad Fotográfica

Ensayos Para un Autoretrato by Isabel Casellas is a two-part series of photos in black and white, featuring pictures full of movement. Her idea was to take pictures that are imprecise (even blurred) of things and moments as they are happening, in order to express emotions or even use photography as photo-therapy.

Real Sociedad Fotográfica, Calle de los Tres Peces, 2, 28012 Madrid, Spain

New Works at the Galería Casado Santapau

May 4 to June 17, 2017

Robert Holyhead’s exhibition New Works will feature the British artist’s abstract paintings. The works are characterized by translucent colors and elaborated shape. The paintings themselves actually evolve out of watercolor drawings.

Casado Santapau, C/ Piamonte, 10, 28004 Madrid

Sentido del Olfato at La Galería Elvira González

Through May 13

Sentido del Olfato is an exhibition which includes works from  Olafur Eliasson, Ernesto Neto y Pae White, all artists who have used their sense of smell as inspiration for their masterpieces. Each piece is directly related to an aroma and interpreted in the art through the material, shape or color.

Galería de Arte Elvira González,

A waterfall installation by Olafur Eliasson in NYC | © Americasroof/ Wikipedia

A waterfall installation by Olafur Eliasson in NYC | © Americasroof/ Wikipedia

The Passerby at NoguerasBlanchard

Through May 20, 2017

Ester Partegàs shows her newest collection The Passerby at NoguerasBlanchard. The installation is a group of airbrushed paintings inspired by mysticism. The actual artwork is made from translucent polyurethane scrims and tarps which hang from steel structures.

NoguerasBlanchard, C/ Doctor Fourquet, 4, 28012 Madri