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Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: December 2020


A.I.R. Gallery: Couroupita/Corpus Installation View, Rachelle Dang

December 2020 has finally arrived — the last month of a year that seemed as though it would never end. At Two Coats of Paint, that means I am in the middle of the year-end fundraising campaign. Membership, subscription — call it what you will — it’s your tax-deductible contributions that enable Two Coats to compile the gallery guide, pay the monthly server and email services fees, and give outside contributors a modest honorarium. The expenses add up, but we are dedicated to our readers and appreciate your commitment to helping Two Coats continue. Thank you for the generous donations we have already received. To submit contributions, please click here.

We are pleased that galleries are still open despite the slight uptick in Covid positivity rates, and many request that visitors make appointments. Nevertheless, we’ve found that spur-of-the-moment pop-ins are perfectly acceptable. Since the Miami art fairs are essentially taking place in online viewing rooms this year, December exhibitions are continuing without the usual interruptions and fatigue. Note that there is plenty of hand sanitizer and the gallaristers at the desks may want to take your information for subsequent contact-tracing. But honestly, masking and social distancing definitely aren’t a problem.

Among the exhibitions I’m recommending this month are Rico Gatson’s outstanding solo at both of Miles McEnery’s Chelsea spaces, Ken Weathersby’s “Dream Paintings” at Minus Space in DUMBO, Cate Giordano’s inventive, make-something-from-nothing Henry VIII installation at Postmasters in Tribeca, and “Yes We Change,” and Frosch & Portmann’s last show in their Stanton Street LES space. In Bushwick, Stephanie Theodore has extended her excellent group show “Deep States” into January (full disclosure: I have a few pieces on view), so take a trip on the L Train (it’s not crowded) and support the Bushwick art community. Roberta’s has a huge outdoor eating area and all bars seem to have makeshift parking-spot cafes, which, in and of themselves, could be called works of art.

May I be the first to say to each and every Two Coats reader: Happy New Year. The world is looking better for 2021. —Sharon Butler

Brooklyn

Kentler International Drawing Space / Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles: 30 Years / 353 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY / closes December 12

Cathouse Proper / More Time Less / 524 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY / closes December 20

Ortega y Gasset Projects / Tianguis: Monica Palma /  363 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY / December 5 to 20

A.I.R. Gallery / Fragile: Nancy Storrow; Couroupita/Corpus: Rachelle Dang; Center is not a particular point on the earth’s surface: Sareh Imani / 155 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NY / closes December 20 / by appointment

Minus Space /Ken Weathersby: Dream Paintings /16 Main Street, Suite A, Brooklyn, NY / closes January 30

The Royal / Hibernation: Alberto Marcos Bursztyn, Mark Eisendrath, Diana Gongora, Zoe Li, Christopher Lin, Marie Ruprecht, Kate Stone, Vassilis Vassiliades, Frank Webster, and Tamar Zinn / 400 B South 2nd, Brooklyn, NY / December 18 to January 31

Undercurrent / Loy Luo: Homeless / 70 John Street, Brooklyn, NY / December 4 to January 2

Store for Rent / Genius Stable, curated by Jane Fine / 179 Grand St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY / closes when they rent the space

Soloway / Fields and Grounds and Things Landing: Taylor Davis, Dimitri Hertz, and Matthew Schrader / 348 South 4th St., Brooklyn, NY / closes January 3

Theodore: Art  / Deep States / 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY / closes in early January

Studio 10 / Caroline Cox: Refracted / 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY / closes December 12

Amos Eno Gallery / Andre Rubin: Downfall: The Going Under /56 Bogart St, Brooklyn / closes December 13

Cavalho Park / Mimi Jung: The Subsuming Ellipse /112 Waterbury St., Brooklyn, NY / closes December 19

TSA: Tiger Strikes Asteroid / Stephanie J. Woods: FALSE ILLUSION / 1329 Willoughby Ave, #2A, Brooklyn, NY / closes December 13

Transmitter / Word, Image, Object, Action: Benefit Exhibition / 1329 Willoughby Avenue, 2A, Brooklyn, NY / closes December 13

Microscope / Matt Town: Depressions / 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY / closes December 13

M. David & Co / Conjurings & Concoctions / 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY / closes December 13

Minus Space: Ken Weathersby “Dream Paintings”

Queens

Mrs. / Mark Mulroney: So many of my friends are in trouble; Soyeon Shin: Walk / 60 – 40 56th Drive, Maspeth, NY / closes January 9

Denny Dimin: Sheida Soleimani, 1/8/2020, 2020, archival pigment print, 40 x 30 inches
Andrew Kreps Gallery: World Paintings Installation View, Fredrik Værslev

Tribeca and below

Bortolami / Anna Ostoya: Motions; Virginia Overton / 39 Walker Street, New York, NY / closes December 19

CANADA / Rachel Eulena Williams: Memory Tracing / 60 Lispenard St., New York, NY / closes January 23

James Cohan / Mernet Larsen / 48 Walker St., New York, NY / closes January 23

Denny Dimin / Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed / 39 Lispenard Street, New York, NY / closes December 23

Monica King Contemporary / Mallory Page: Sub Rosa; Charles Edwards Williams: For Which It Stands / 39 Lispenard Street, East Entrance, New York, NY / closes December 12

Andrew Kreps Gallery / Fredrik Værslev, World Paintings / 22 Cortlandt Alley, New York, NY / closes December 19

Ortuzar Projects / Lynda Benglis: Early Work 1967 – 1979 / 9 White Street, New York, NY / closes December 3 / Frederick Weston / December 12 to January 30

Postmasters / Cate Giordano: Rex / 54 Franklin St, New York, NY/ closes December 31

Kerry Schuss / Jack Pierson: Five New Pieces / 73 Leonard Street, New York, NY / closes January 30

Jane Lombard Gallery / Dan Perjosvchi: The Nightmare It Is/The Nightmare It Was / 58 White St., New York, NY / closes December 19

CANADA Gallery: Rachel Eulena Williams
47 Canal: Gregory Edwards, Pedestrian Painting 7, 2020, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Freight + Volume: James Hyde, PUBLIC SCULPTURE WITH BICYCLES, 2019, acrylic dispersion and wood on archival inkjet print sealed with urethane and uv varnish onstretched linen on board, 38 x 32 inches
Lyles + King: Farley Aguilar, Crippled Children, 2020, oil and pencil on linen, 71 x 51 inches

Lower East Side

47 Canal / Gregory Edwards: Pedestrian Paintings / 291 Grand, 2nd floor, New York, NY / December 3 to January 30

56 Henry / Clayton Schiff: Small World / 56 Henry St., New York, NY / closes January 17

1969 Gallery / INTERIORS: hello from the living room / 103 Allen St., New York, NY / closes December 13 / Miami is A Beach: Cristina BanBan, Maria Fragoso and Jarrett Key / December 3, 4, 5

601 Artspace / 49.5 / 88 Eldridge St. New York, NY / closes January 31

Miguel Abreu / Yuji Agematsu: Times Square Times (Kodak All-stars) / 88 Eldridge St., New York, NY / closes January 16

Kathryn Brennan Gallery / Isolation is the Mother of Invention (part 1) / 122 Norfolk Street, New York, NY / closes December 20

Bureau / Caleb Considine: Iodized Salt / 178 Norfolk St, New York, NY / closes January 9

Andrew Edlin Gallery / Melvin Way: Recent Work and Drawings from H.A.I; Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: Phantasmagorical Paintings 1957-61 / 212 Bowery, New York, NY / December 5 to January 23

Chapter NY / Stella Zhong / 249 East Houston St., New York, NY / opens January 5

Company Gallery / Ambera Wellmann: Nosegay Tornado / 88 Eldridge Street Fifth Floor, New York, NY / closes January 9

Derek Eller (LES) / Melissa Brown: NYNY2020; Project Room: Steve Dibenedetto: Neon Bog / 300 Broome Street New York, NY / closes December 19

Downs and Ross /When Above: Kim Farkas, Ivy Haldeman, Lauren Quin, Anna Park, Emilija Škarnulytė / 96 Bowery, 2nd Floor, New York / closes January 16

Equity Gallery / Carnet de Voyage / 245 Broome St, New York, NY / closes January 3 / The Plein Air Collection (online) / closes December 23 / Christina Massey: Invasive Species (online) / closes December 12

Fierman / Dietmar Busse: Today I wanted to die again / 127 Henry St., New York, NY / closes December 13

Foxy Productions / Figura / 2 East Broadway, 200, New York, NY / closes December 20

Freight + Volume / James Hyde: Public Sculpture / 97 Allen St, New York, NY / closes January 3

Front Room Gallery / Thomas Broadbent / 48 Hester Street, New York, NY / closes January 3

Frosch & Portmann / Yes We Change / 53 Stanton St., New York, NY / December 3 to 20

James Fuentes  / Jamaal Peterman: Grunch in Bed / 55 Delancy St, New York, NY / closes January 17

JTT / Jamison Juliano-Villani: Mrs Evan Williams / 191 Christie St #2F / New York, NY / closes January 23, 2021

High Noon / Mary-Ann Monforton: Sanctuary / 106 Eldridge St., New York, NY / closes December 27

Housing / Desire “N” Flux: Alvin Baltrop, Allana Clarke, Calli Roche, Brontez Purnell / 191 Henry Street, New York, NY / closes January 24, 2021

Klaus von Nichtssagend / Joy Curtis: Skeleton Woman / 54 Ludlow St., New York, NY / December 4 to January 9 / UnLocal Benefit Auction / December 4 to 18

Lyles & King / Catalina Ouyang: cunt waifu / Forsyth St., New York, NY / closes December 6 / Michael Bauer: Metacaves 1973 / closes December 20 / Project Space: Farley Aguilar / closes December 13

Marinaro / Hannah Whitaker: Lifelike; Honest Gravy / 1 Oliver Street, New York, NY / December 10 to January 24

Magenta Plains / Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Total Running Time / 94 Allen St., New York, NY / closes December 16

Massey Klein Gallery / Catherine Haggarty: An Echo’s Glyph / 124 Forsyth St. New York, NY / closes January 30, 2021

McKenzie Fine Art / Christopher Dunlop, Maureen McQuillan, Laura Watt / 55 Orchard St., New York, NY / closes December 20

Nathalie Karg / Won’t you be my neighbor? / 291 Grand St. New York, NY / closes December 31

Pierogi  / Patrick Jacobs: Nocturnes / 155 Suffolk St., New York, NY / closes December 13

Sargent’s Daughters / Emily Furr: So Tough / 179 East Broadway, New York, NY / closes January 16, 2021

Sperone Westwater / Alexis Rockman: Lost Cargo: Watercolors; Otto Piene: Rasterbilder/Ceramics / 257 Bowery, New York, NY / closes January 16

Tibor de Nagy / Rudy Burckhardt Hello / 11 Rivington St, New York, NY / closes January 23

Rachel Uffner / Roger White; Sally Saul: In the Woods/ 170 Suffolk St., New York, NY / closes January 30

Massey Klein Gallery: Catherine Haggarty
Sargent’s Daughters: Emily Furr
Bureau: Caleb Considine, Iodized Salt, 2020, oil on canvas, 7 × 13 inches
56 Henry: Clayton Schiff, Connecting, 2020, oil on canvas, 46 × 42 inches
James Fuentes Gallery: Jamaal Peterman
Derek Eller: Steve DiBenneddeto
Derek Eller: Melissa Brown
Rachel Uffner Gallery: In the Woods Installation View, Sally Saul

Soho

Peter Freeman, Inc. / In Situ: a changing installation / 140 Grand St, New York, NY / closes December 19

Owen James Gallery / Walter Robinson: Stencils from the ’80s (online) / 59 Wooster St, 2nd floor, New York, NY / closes December 19

Noho/East Village

Eric Firestone Gallery / Futura 2000: Futura 2020 / 40 Great Jones Street, New York, NY / closes December 23 / NEW LOCATION

The Hole / Alex Gardner / 312 Bowery, New York, NY / closes December 27

Karma / Louise Fishman: Ballin’ the Jack / 188 East 2nd St., New York, NY / closes December 20

Eva Presenhuber / Tobias Pils: 3 Paintings 2 Drawings 1 Triptych / 39 Great Jones St., New York, NY / closes December 19 / Tschabalala Self: Cotton Mouth / closes January 23, 2021

Zurcher Gallery  / All Figured Out: The Presence of the Figure / 33 Bleecker St., New York, NY / closes December 18

Karma: Louise Fishman
The Hole: Alex Gardner, Daddy Sam Don’t Care, 2020, 60 x 90 inches
Eric Firestone Gallery: Futura 2020 Installation View, Futura 2000

The Village

Vito Schnabel Projects / Ariana Papademetropoulos: Unweave a Rainbow / 43 Clarkson St., New York, NY / closes January 16

Chelsea

Petzel / Derek Fordjour: Self Must Die / 456 W. 18th St. New York, NY / closes December 19

David Zwirner / 20/20; / 537 w 20th St., New York, NY / closes December 19 / Donald Judd: Artworks: 1970-1994 / 519, 525, & 533 W 19th., New York, NY / closes December 12

Garth Greenan Gallery / James Luna: Take a Picture with a Real Indian (online only) / 545 W 20th Street, New York, NY / closes December 19

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts / Maeve D’arcy: Detritus / 529 W 20th St, Suite 6W, New York, NY / closes December 12

Elizabeth Harris / Eyal Danieli: redux; Bill Weiss: Sueños y Recuerdos (Dreams and Memories) / 529 W 20th St., New York, NY / closes December 19

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery / Thomas Scheibitz: Abacus / 521 West 21st St., New York, NY / closes December 19

Gagosian / Titus Kaphar: From a Tropical Space / 522 West 21st St., New York, NY / to December 19

Miles McEnery / Rico Gatson / 520 W 21st St, New York, NY / closes December 19 / Sound & Color / 511 W 22nd St, New York, NY / closes December 19 / Raffi Kalenderian / 525 W 22nd St, New York, NY / closes December 19

DC Moore Gallery / Barbara Takenaga: Shibaraku; Alexi Worth: Changing Table /  535 W 22nd St, New York, NY / closes December 23

Hauser & Wirth / Jack Whitten: I AM THE OBJECT; George Condo: Internal Riot / 548 West 22nd St., New York, NY / closes January 23 / Applebroog Birds / closes December 19

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.  / Merlin James: River; Arturo Herrera / 530 W 22nd St., New York, NY / closes January 23

Asya Geisberg Gallery / Rodrigo Valenzuela / 537 W 23rd St., New York, NY / closes December 19 / Amuse-Bouche Part 3 / closes December 31

Gladstone Gallery / Carroll Dunham / 515 West 24th Street, New York, NY / closes January 9

Lehmann Maupin (24th Street) / Teresita Fernandez: Maelstrom / 501 West 24th St., New York, NY / closes January 23

Anna Zorina / Rob Thom: Viscera Americana / 532 West 24 St., New York, NY / closes December 19

Fredericks & Freiser / David Humphrey: New Paintings / 536 W 24th St., New York, NY / closes December 19

Berry Campbell / John Opper: Harmonies / 530 West 24th St., New York, NY / closes December 23

Jack Shainman / Nina Chanel Abney: The Great Escape; Black Joy (online); As It Was and Still Is (online) / 524 W 24th & 513 W 20th, New York, NY / closes December 23

Lisson Gallery (10th Ave) / Helio Oiticica / W 24th St., New York, NY / closes January 23

Susan Inglett Gallery / Ryan Wallace: The Unanimous Hour / 522 W 24th St., New York, NY / closes January 16

Luhring Augustine / Frank Auerbach: Selected Works, 1978-2016 / 531 W. 24th St., New York, NY / closes February 20

Gagosian / Theaster Gates: Black Vessel; Ed Ruscha: Paintings / 555 & 541 West 24th St., New York, NY / to January 23

Yossi Milo / Sarah Anne Johnson: Woodland / 245 Tenth Ave., New York, NY / closes January 9

Winston Wachter / Peter Gronquist: Changes; Stephanie Hirsch: Memes Are the Modern Day Ancient Scripture (online) / 530 West 25th St., New York, NY / closes December 19

Nancy Margolis Gallery / Sylvia Naimark: Night Transfigured / 523 West 25th St., New York, NY / closes January 8

CUE Art Foundation / Yara El-Sherbini: Forms of Regulation and Control, curated by Naeem Mohaiemen / 137 West 25th St., New York, NY 10001 / closes December 15

Hollis Taggart / Figure as Form / 521 W 26th St., New York, NY / closes December 31

Pace / 540 & 510 West 25th St., New York, NY / Nina Katchadourian: Monument to the Unelected / closes December 12 / Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing / closes December 19 / Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans / closes January 16

Greene Naftali / Paul Chan: Drawings for Word Book by Ludwig Wittgenstein (Ground Floor); Giangiacomo Rossetti: Le Fantasie (8th Floor) / 508 West 26th St., New York, NY / closes December 19

Hesse Flatow / Quentin James McCaffrey: Promises; Change Sujung: 88.61 lbs; Common Expression / 508 West 26th St., New York, NY Suite #5G / December 3 to January 9

Bravin Lee Programs / A Fractured Sigh: Tomoko Amaki Abe, Katie Armstrong, Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Michael  DeJong, Emily Fritze, Rhia Hurt, Carly Ries, Alessandro Teoldi, Woolpunk / 526 West 26th Street #211 / closes December 16

Thomas Erben / Harriet Korman: Notes on Painting 1969 – 2019 / 526 West 26th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY / closes December 19

Paula Cooper / Mark di Suvero and Leonard Contino / 521 W 21st St., New York, NY / closes December 19 / Cecily Brown / 524 W 26th St. New York, NY / closes December 12

Morgan Lehman / Audrey Stone: By Fire; Eric Hibit: Prism in the Window / 526 West 26th St., Suite 419, New York, NY / December 3 to January 23

Alexander Gray Associates / Harmony Hammond: Crossings / 510 West 26 Street, New York NY / closes January 16

David Krut Projects, New York / The Silence of Change: Maja Maljevic / 526 West 26th St., 8th Floor, Suite 816, New York, NY / closes December 20

George Billis Gallery / Richard Orient / 521 W. 26 St., 7th Floor, New York, NY / closes January 9

Mitchell-Innes & Nash  / Sadie Benning: Pain Thing 2 / 534 W 26th St., New York, NY / December 10 to January 16

The Painting Center  / Molly Herman: Of Earth and Air; Patricia Spergel: Selected Paintings 1995-2020 / 547 West 27th St., Suite 500, New York, NY / closes October 24 / closes December 30

Casey Kaplan / Reunion: Kevin Beasley / 121 W. 27th St., New York, NY / closes October 24 / Sarah Crowner / closes January 16

Carter Burden / Artist’s Choice Group Show; Kevin C. Hill / 548 West 28th Street, #534, New York, NY / closes December 16

David Nolan Gallery / As Above, So Below / 527 W 29th St., New York, NY / closes January 31

Monya Rowe / Anastasiya Tarasenko: The Hand that Feels / 224 West 30th  St., New York, NY / closes January 9

Barbara Gladstone Gallery: Carroll Dunham
Morgan Lehman: Eric Hibit, Prism in the Window, 2020, acrylic on panel, 24 x 20 inches
Berry Campbell: John Opper, Untitled (A12), 1984-87, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 66 1/4 inches
Sikkema Jenkins & Co: Merlin James, Rosebush, 2020, acrylic and mixed materials, 50.5 x 40.5 inches

Midtown, etc.

Anton Kern / Matthew Monahan, Lara Schnitger (wondow) / 16 East 55th St., New York, NY / closes December 31

Alexandre Gallery / 724 5th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY / Moving to new UES location

Project: Artspace / Debra Pearlman: A Kind of Language / 99 Madison Avenue, 8th Fl. New York, NY / December 7 to February 19

Upper West Side

Susan Eley Fine Art/ These In-Between Days: New Paintings by Rachelle Krieger / 46 West 90th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY / closes January 12, 2021

Upper East Side / Harlem

Skarstedt / Eric Fischl: Meditations on Melancholia / 19 East 64th St., New York, NY / closes December 18

Bookstein Projects / Diana Horowitz: Recent Work / 60 E 66th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY / closes December 18

Cheim & Read / Lynda Benglis: Early Work 1967-1979 / 23 E 67th St., New York, NY / closes December 23

Petzel Gallery / Thomas Eggerer: Corridor / 35 E 67th St., New York, NY / closes December 19

Turn Gallery / Body to Land: Elizabeth Hazan and Nicola Stephanie / 32 East 68th St., New York, NY / closes December 12

Ceysson & Bénétière / Wallace Whitney: Take the Air / 956 Madison Ave., New York, NY / closes January 9

Gagosian / Jenny Saville: Elpis / 980 Madison Ave., New York, NY / closes December 22 / Ewa Juszkiewicz: In vain her feet in sparkling laces glow / Park & 75, New York, NY / closes January 4

Kristen Lorello / Giacinto Occhionero: Elusive Intertwine / 23 East 73rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY / closes December 19

Michael Werner / Florian Krewer: Eyes on Fire / 4 E 77th St., New York, NY / call for dates

Almine Rech Gallery / Vivian Springford / 39 E 78th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY / closes to January 13

Meredith Rosen Gallery / Escapism / 11 East 80th St., New York, NY / December 5 to January 30, 2021

David Nolan Gallery / As Above, So Below / 24 East 81st St., New York, NY / closes January 31, 2021

Art + Leisure / Jared Deery: ProtoPhotoTropism / 1571 Lexington Ave., New York, NY / closes January 3

David Richard Gallery / Li Trincere: In Dialogue: Paintings and Drawings / 211 E 121st., New York, NY / closes January 8 / Lester Rapaport: Awakening / closes December 18

Claire Oliver Gallery / Four Now: Leonardo Benzant, Barbara Earl Thomas, Adebunmi Gbadebo & Gio Swaby / 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, NY / closes January 16

Turn Gallery: Elizabeth Hazan

NOTE: Galleries who would like their exhibitions considered for inclusion in the next Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide should send a note to ExhibitionsatTCOP@gmail.com. Please include a few jpegs and exhibition info (preferred format: name of gallery/ title of exhibition / address / dates of show).

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