Below is a list of current and upcoming exhibitions at galleries in New York City that are worth a visit:
1. Beth Carter—Dancing With Morpheus: For this show, Carter presents 10 new life-size sculptures made from clay or wax and cast into bronze or resin. She portrays mythical creatures, many of which appear as half-human and half-animal. Carter describes her creations as “magical realism” and are influenced by fantasy, melancholy, and whimsy that stem from her deep, subconscious mind. At The Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, 535 W. 25th St., through Mar. 8th. The gallery is open Tues—Sat. from 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
2. Grisha Bruskin—H Hour: For this show, Bruskin presents 40 bronze sculptures painted with white enamel. She explains the theme for the exhibition is how “the trivial is made sacred, how strong the hypnotic power of art and the image in general really is, and how depiction can become a means and instrument for manipulating human consciousness.” At the Marlborough Gallery, 40 W. 57th St., through Mar. 15th. The gallery is open Mon—Sat. from 10 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
3. Klara Kristalova—Big Girl Now: For her second solo show at the gallery, Kristalova presents several new ceramic pieces where she explores the complexity of the human condition and bring to light the dualities of the many dimensions that exist within human nature. At The Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 201 Chrystie St., through Apr. 26th. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Feb. 27th from 6—8 p.m. The gallery is open Tues—Sat. from 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
4. Nikolai Ishchuk—Indeterminate Objects: For this show, Ishchuk presents several sculptures composed of painted photographic prints, and partially painted and folded structures. At Denny Gallery, 261 Broome St., through Mar. 16th. The gallery is open Wed—Fri from 12—6 p.m., and weekends from 12—6 p.m., and Mon. and Tues. by appointment.
5. Ana Cardoso and Christian Bonnefoi—The Other Side and In Between: Collaborating for their first show at the gallery, Cardoso presents several wall installations, objects, and paintings. Bonnefoi offers work from his Eureka series inspired by a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, that explores the relationship between four dimensions: the recto, the verso, the thickness between them, and the temporal process. At Longhouse Projects, 285 Spring St., through Feb. 28th. The gallery is open Tues—Sat. from 10 a.m.—6 p.m.