Below is a list of several notable exhibitions currently on view at galleries in Chelsea and on the Lower East Side that are worth a visit:
1. Paper: Suzan Frecon presents 26 watercolor and oil paintings presented on different types of paper. The sheets of paper Frecon uses vary in size and texture, with some having distinct creases and spots. At the David Zwirner Gallery, 533 W. 19th St., through Mar. 29. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
2. Jean-Michel Basquiat: This exhibition consists of more than 50 works from both public and private collections by the late great graffiti artist who died in his prime nearly 25 years ago. At The Gagosian Gallery, 555 W. 24th St., through Apr. 6. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
3. The Last Pictures Trevor Paglen presents a selection of photographs from a disc which he attached to a communications satellite and launched it to orbit the Earth last November. One notable work in the show, Angelus Novus is a black and white diptych, which is based on a painting by Paul Klee of the same name. At The Metro Pictures Gallery 519 W. 24th St., through Mar. 9. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
4. Nature’s Pulse Youngshin Ryu, a contemporary Korean artist presents vibrant and alluring paintings relating to the human soul and emphasizes the harmonious relationships we have with nature. At The Able Fine Art Gallery, 511 W. 25th St., through Mar. 5. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
5. Christopher Knowles The established poet presents a recent collection of vibrant and colorful abstract paintings that include images of people as well as signs, symbols, and various other objects. At Gavin Brown's Enterprise, 620 Greenwich St., through Feb 23. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.