Below is a list of current and upcoming exhibitions at galleries in New York City that are worth a visit:
1. Xie Xiaoze—Multiple Perspectives: For his latest exhibition, Xiaoze presents several works created through the social media platform Weibo, a Chinese version of Facebook and Twitter. He offers oil and acrylic paintings and images from newspapers combing the dialogue between painting and photography, the social and political potential of art, and the relationship between Conceptualism and Aestheticism. At Chambers Fine Art, 522 W. 19th St., from Feb. 27—Apr. 16. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
2. Loren Munk—You are Here: As a highly respected figure of the New York City art scene, Munk unveils colorful paintings of maps that depict the history of the careers of several influential New York-based artists such as Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, and William de Kooning. Munk’s maps point out the various locations and dates where these artists did their best work and how they made names for themselves within their communities. At Freight and Volume, 530 W. 24th St., through Mar. 15th. The gallery is open Tues—Sat. from 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
3. Pema Rinzin—Abstract Enlightenment: For this show, Rinzin presents a collection of small and large-scale paintings that are influenced western culture and his extensive travels throughout the United States in Europe. At The Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 W. 28th St., through Mar. 29th. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Feb. 27th from 6—8 p.m. The gallery is open Tues.—Sat. from 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
4. Rags—Leslie Wayne: As the title of the show suggests, Wayne’s latest body of work is comprised of several pieces of cloth which she has transformed into aesthetically pleasing pieces immersed in layers of rich, colorful paint with unique patterns. At The Jack Shainman Gallery, 524 W. 24th St., through Mar. 22nd. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Feb. 20th from 6—8 p.m. The gallery is open Tues—Sat. from 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
5. Jules Olitski—Mitt Paintings: For this show, Olitski presents 10 works, which he refers to as “Mitt Paintings” due to the fact that he used his hands to spread paint and acrylic gel across the canvas resulting in a riveting designs caused by swift motion. At The Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 W. 27th St., through Apr. 19th. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Mar. 6th from 6—8 p.m. The gallery is open Tues—Sat. from 10 a.m.—6 p.m.