Below is a list of upcoming exhibitions on view in February at galleries in New York City that are worth a visit:
1. Margaret Grimes—Passages: Grimes presents a collection of 10 new paintings varying in size of trees surrounding the artist’s studio and symbolize time, change, mortality, and rebirth. At The Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., through Mar. 22. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Feb. 27, from 5—8 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
2. Robin F. Williams—Sons of the Pioneers: For her second solo show at the gallery, Williams presents several new paintings that continues Williams’ exploration of psychological portraiture by challenging the roles of American masculinity and traditional portraiture by replacing the idyllic female, or odalisque, with romanticized scenes of men in various states of idleness. At the P.P.O.W. Gallery, 522 W. 22nd St., through Mar. 15th. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Feb. 13th from 6—8 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
3. Joseph Arthur—Every Mind is a World: The Contemporary artist known for his Expressionist style unveils his paintings, where he uses text and color to create both simple and complex abstractions. Some of these works were done during Arthur’s live performances. At Able Fine Art, 511 W. 25th St., through Mar. 11. There will be an opening reception at the gallery Feb. 6th from 6—8 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
4. Group Exhibition--Sculpture: New life-sized sculptures by Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, and Charles Ray are presented together for the first time. One notable work is Fritsch’s St. Michael, a matte-green sculpture depicting an angel slaying a demon. At The Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 W. 24th St., through Apr. 8th. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
5. Bill Jacklin—New York Paintings: Jacklin presents several new oil paintings illustrating the beauty of New York City, a theme that inspired Jacklin since arriving nearly 30 years ago. At The Marlborough Gallery, 40 W. 57th St., through Mar. 15th. There will be an opening reception Feb. 12th from 6—8 p.m. The gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.