Below is a list of several notable exhibitions making their debuts this month at galleries in Chelsea and on the Lower East Side that are worth a visit:
1. Line by Line: Artists Amelie Chabannes, Jen Mazza, and Brigitte Nahon come together to showcase works that focus on the use of line and how it can be used as a method of expression. At The Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, 29 Orchard St., through Apr. 14th. Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
2. Odes: Artist Taca Sui offers several black and white photographs inspired by Shi Jing’s book of Chinese poetry The Book of Odes. Sui subjects with that evoke literary symbolism including a statue of the Emperor shown standing in solitude in a field of tall grass. At Chambers Fine Art, 522 W. 19th St., through Apr. 19th. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
3. Cycles: An artist known as Arman offers a display of paint brushes and actual bicycles and that have been sliced and then painted and glued onto the canvas in red, white, blue, and black. At The Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Ave., through Apr. 6th. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
4. Detail This group exhibition offers works by artists whose works look further into the smaller elements that make up the whole image such as each colorful feather on the parrot in a painting by Cristine Vergano or the intricate patterns sewn by Japanese artist Kiriyo Kuchina on a clutch bag. At The Woodward Gallery, 133 Eldridge St., through Apr. 28th. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m.
5. The Mind’s Journey Contemporary Korean artist Miyeun Yi creates a symbolic dialogue of moving onto a new journey with several new paintings that include crumbled paper, paste, and paint on canvas. At The Able Fine Art Gallery, 511 W. 25th St., through Mar. 26th. The gallery is open from Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.