Painting Picks: Lower East Side

If you have time to see some exhibitions in New York, here are a few promising shows to check out on the Lower East Side, which Casey Lesser recently called NYC’s most important art district in an Artsy editorial post. “Galleries in the neighborhood have matured greatly, as has the art they present,” she writes. “And Lower East Side stereotypes (hole-in-the-wall spaces, unknown artists with half-baked ideas) have been soundly dispelled.” No doubt the many seasoned gallerists in the neighborhood and the artists who show with them will be relieved to have won the approval of Lesser. But she might consider the fact that sometimes hole-in-the-wall spaces and unknown artists–of which there are still a few on the LES–are the most interesting and adventurous ones, and nascent ideas lead to groundbreaking work. In case you can’t make it IRL, links to the gallery websites are provided.
  
Image at top: Regina Rex / 21 Madison/ reginarex.org / “So Much, So Little, All at Once” opens today, with Nancy Azara, Melissa Brown (Image at top), Mike Cloud, Britta Deardorff, Paul DeMuro, EJ Hauser, Erin Lee Jones, Mike Olin, Adrianne Rubenstein, Clintel Steed, Ana Wieder-Blank / Apr 16 – May 22, 2016 

Nicole Beauchene /327 Broome Street / nicellebeauchene.com / Magalie Guérin in “Cabinet in the Mirror”  with Nicole Alistair Frost, John McAllister, Mads Westrup / March 17, 2016 – April 17, 2016

McKenzie Fine Art Inc. / 55 Orchard Street / mckenziefineart.com / Judith Braun “Homeostasis” / Mar 20 – Apr 24, 2016.

33 Orchard / 33 Orchard / 33orchard.com / Paul Pagk / March 31 – May 8, 2016

33 Orchard / 33 Orchard / 33orchard.com / Mamie Holst / March 31 – May 8, 2016

Kerry Schuss / 34 Orchard Street / kerryschuss.com / Robert Barber “Freeway Series c.1970” / Mar 19 – Apr 17, 2016

Tracy Williams Ltd. / 55 Hester Street  /  tracywilliamsltd.com / Christopher Astley “Conglomerations: backfill, slag & scree” / Mar 11 – May 1, 2016

Thierry Goldberg / 103 Norfolk Street / www.thierrygoldberg.com / Christian Little in “Lover” with Bradley Biancardi, Sean Phetsarath, and Jeremy Roby / April 3 – May 1, 2016

Thierry Goldberg / 103 Norfolk Street / www.thierrygoldberg.com / Sean Phetsarath in “Lover” with Bradley Biancardi, , Christian Little, and Jeremy Roby / April 3 – May 1, 2016

Pierogi / 155 Suffolk / pierogi2000.com / Ward Shelley “The Felicific Calculus” /Apr 3 – May 8, 2016

Rachel Uffner / 170 Suffolk  / www.racheluffnergallery.com / Strauss Bourque-LaFrance “post paintings” / Apr 3 – May 15, 2016

Sperone Westwater / 257 Bowery / speronewestwater.com / William Wegman “Postcard Paintings” / Mar 17 – Apr 23, 2016

Garis & Hahn / 263 Bowery / garisandhahn.com / Jay Miriam in “Beyond the Gaze, Women Painting Women” with Sarah Awad, Tatiana Berg, Sarah Faux / Mar 11 – Apr 17, 2016

Garis & Hahn / 263 Bowery / garisandhahn.com / Tatiana Berg in “Beyond the Gaze, Women Painting Women” with Sarah Awad, Sarah Faux, Jay Miriam / Mar 11 – Apr 17, 2016

Freight + Volume / 97 Allen Street  /  freightandvolume.com / Samuel Jablon “Life is Fine” / Apr 9 – May 15, 2016
Nathalie Karg / 291 Grand Street, 4th Floor  / nathaliekarg.com / Nathlie Provosty
Mar 30 – May 8, 2016

Denny Gallery / 261 Broome / dennygallery.com / Amanda Valdez in “Time and Tide” with Caris Reid / Apr 7 – May 15, 2016

Denny Gallery / 261 Broome Street  /  dennygallery.com / Caris Reid in “Time & Tide” with Amanda Valdez  / Apr 7 – May 15, 2016

Betty Cuningham  / 15 Rivington Street / bettycuninghamgallery.com / Jake Berthot “In Color” / Mar 12 – Apr 23, 2016.
Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects 208 Forsyth Street  / shfap.com / Angela Dufresne Pleasure Tips / Mar 16 – Apr 17, 2016

Lisa Cooley / 107 Norfolk /  www.lisa-cooley.com / Susan Bee “Monster Mitt” / Apr 3 – May 15, 2016

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3 thoughts on “Painting Picks: Lower East Side”

  1. Ms. Lesser has thoughtfully expunged the entry from her online resumé. I'm sure she was delighted with the advice. ;^)

  2. The cherry-picking of information and belittling of Ms. Lesser in your piece undermines your professionalism and the credibility of your blog. You failed to mention that Casey Lesser also has a masters in art history, has held prestigious internships, and has been and editor at Artsy for over two years. Working at J. Crew, especially to support herself through school and internships, is not something she should be ashamed of.

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