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Miller, Doretta 'Fight or Flight' | © First Street Gallery
Miller, Doretta 'Fight or Flight' | © First Street Gallery
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7 Art Shows Opening In Chelsea, NYC October 2016

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Updated: 18 October 2016
Aside from the mega art museums like MoMa, The Met, or The Guggenheim, galleries in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan are the place to go for art. They show a range of artists and styles but focus on the elite and the established. There are far more galleries in this neighborhood than you could imagine, but the wonderful thing is that they’re so condensed. Within an area of just a few blocks, you can see the best art from around the world. And while the shows are constantly changing, here’s what’s on this fall.
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Changing Subjects – The FLAG Art Foundation

Opening on October 1st at The FLAG Art Foundation is Changing Subjects, a solo exhibition by artists Elmgreen & Dragset. This duo has been collaborating for 20 years, and their work discusses themes of sexuality, mortality, and identity. Changing Subjects is an exploration of the word ‘subject’ and will feature sculptures and installations made between 1998 and 2016 (including a site-specific sculpture on the outdoor terrace of the gallery) that depict a journey through life.

The FLAG Art Foundation, 545 W 25th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 206 0220

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Garden Stories: Oil Paintings – First Street Gallery

Opening on October 4th at the First Street Gallery is Garden Stories: Oil Paintings – a solo exhibition of work by Doretta Miller. Miller’s paintings are not your average landscape – she uses miniature figurines to create her own narratives, with garden scenes used as backdrops. She’s inspired by dioramas and current events, illustrating a unique perspective on real life.

First Street Gallery, 526 W 26th St #209, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 336 8053

Miller, Doretta "Game On!"| © First Street Gallery

Miller, Doretta ‘Game On!’ | © First Street Gallery

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Apropos Beauty – Gallery Henoch

From October 6th to the 29th, Gallery Henoch will show Susan Goldsmith’s work in a solo exhibition for the second time. The show is named Apropos Beauty and showcases her romantic and poetic floral paintings. Sixteen artworks will be on display, including many that consist of multiple panels fitted together. It’s hard not to like and appreciate the beauty of her colorful, atmospheric work – it’s said that her canvases have even been known to ‘glow.’

Gallery Henoch, 555 W 25th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 917 305 0003

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Paintings for Persons – Sikkema Jenkins & Co

From October 13th through November 12th, Sikkema Jenkins & Co will show Paintings for Persons, an exhibition of artist Merlin James’s paintings. The show will exhibit work from across his career and is designed around artworks that were dedicated to particular people (which explains the origin of the name). The practice of dedication creates a fascinating dynamic between the artist, the dedicatee, and the general audience, and James’s work addresses these connections.

Sikkema Jenkins & Co, 530 W 22nd Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 929 2262

Merlin James "Non-Titled", 2006 | © Merlin James courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins and Co., New York

Merlin James ‘Non-Titled,’ 2006 | © Merlin James/Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins and Co., New York

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Positive Pathways (+) – Mitchell-Innes & Nash

The upcoming show Positive Pathways (+) at Mitchell-Innes & Nash will showcase work from the artist collective GCC – a group of eight members from different parts of the Arabian Gulf. This is their first US show since 2014, and it will focus on the rise of health and wellness in the Middle East. The exhibition will include many mediums from wall sculptures to videos and will be on display from October 13th through November 26th.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 W 26th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 744 7400

Installation view of “Positive Pathways (+),” 2016. © GCC. Courtesy of GCC; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Project Native Informant, London; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. Photo: Timo Ohler

Installation view of ‘Positive Pathways (+),’ 2016. © GCC. Courtesy of GCC; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Project Native Informant, London; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. Photo: Timo Ohler

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Further Evidence – Exhibit B – Galerie Lelong

From October 21st through December 3rd, Galerie Lelong will be presenting a joint exhibition with P•P•O•W on Carolee Schneemann’s work. Further Evidence – Exhibit B will be on view at Galerie Lelong, while Further Evidence – Exhibit A will be displayed at P•P•O•W. The show is about bodies in captivity and repressed histories and will show lesser-known works from Schneemann’s oeuvre. It covers a variety of mediums including film and video and is just as much a historical research project as it is an artistic one.

Galerie Lelong, 528 W 26th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 315 0470

Carolee Schneemann © Courtesy of PPOW and Galerie Lelong

Carolee Schneemann © Courtesy of PPOW and Galerie Lelong

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William Eggleston: Selected Works from The Democratic Forest – David Zwirner

Photography fans take note – the David Zwirner Gallery, the popular contemporary art gallery, is showing work by iconic American photographer William Eggleston from October 27th through December 10th. William Eggleston is one of the fathers of both color photography and the American style of photography, and this exhibition will show photographs taken during the 1980s from the collection The Democratic Forest.

David Zwirner, 537 W 20th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 517 8677

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