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Winter gallery focus: 2014

Trace Evidence
The Lodge Gallery

This winter is already half-way over, but the galleries are still open for business and the snow won't keep their doors from closing! Many galleries are offering works by international artists, artists young and old, painters and sculpturists alike. Read on for your full list of the gallery shows you need to check out in the next month.

Trace Evidence
Trace Evidence The Lodge Gallery

Trace Evidence

TRACE EVIDENCE
DOUG YOUNG

February 28th – March 22nd, 2014

The Lodge Gallery is presenting a one-man show through the end of March. States the press release, "Young’s reverse paintings, rendered on the underside of thick glass with automotive paints, are investigations of places and objects that are familiar to us yet feel foreign." Most of his images portray empty spaces and are often of well-known places, making the emptiness all the more unsettling.

The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street

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xtend to you an invitation to the opening reception of SENSE, a deeply psychological exhibition that seeks to connect the viewer with his or her feeling state, not unlike Rorschach tests.

Each image that you see will be sure to bring to light that which lies under the surface. What will they unveil for you?

I hope that you are able to attend the opening

THICK PAINT
THICK PAINT Zhu Jinshi, Text Message Landscape 2, 2013

THICK PAINT

THICK PAINT

February 28 – April 19, 2014

Luxembourg & Dayan are presenting their latest installment, a two-month exhibition of works by Jean Fautrier, Franz West, and Zhu Jinshi. These three artists hail from different continents and different generations and yet they are all connected by their passion in painting with thick and colorful pigments. Their treatment of their paintings is remarkable, and often the paint seems to jump off the canvas.

Luxembourg & Dayan, 64 East 77 Street

MIRA SCHENDEL
MIRA SCHENDEL Portrait of Mira Schendel © Mira Schendel Estate

MIRA SCHENDEL

MIRA SCHENDEL

March 4 - April 26, 2014

"Hauser & Wirth is proud to present Mira Schendel, the gallery's debut exhibition of works by one of the most significant Latin American artists of the 20th century. Spanning two decades of the artist's career, from the 1960s to the 1980s, works on view reveal the artistic, intellectual, and spiritual development of a woman who, with her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil." Most of Schendel's early works are drawings on Japanese rice paper but she has created a number of other works often politically-charged.

Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69 Street

Rebecca Morgan
Rebecca Morgan Rebecca Morgan, Face Jug 2, 2014. Glazed stoneware

Rebecca Morgan

No Church in the Wild

February 20 - March 29, 2014

Rebecca Morgan's artworks present specific characters be it through painting or ceramics or ink. "Unruly and uncivilized, her characters epitomize both historic conceptions of Appalachia and its current state of anomie and mass-market tastes, combined with off-the-grid lifestyles and abject poverty."

Asya Geisberg Gallery, 537B West 23rd Street

GERMAIN RICHIER
GERMAIN RICHIER Dominique Lévy

GERMAIN RICHIER

GERMAIN RICHIER

February 27 – April 12, 2014

French artist Germaine Richier creates works that combine the grotesque and the traditional. This will be the first exhibition in over 50 years of Richier's works. "he exhibition traces the evolution of a defiantly independent vision and the artistic trajectory of a woman whose life was imprinted indelibly by two World Wars; who began her career in the studio of Antoine Bourdelle; and who went on to break convention and leave a vivid mark on the history of Modern art. The exhibition complements Richier’s sculptures with a selection of photographs by her contemporary Brassaï, who documented the artist’s studio and captured the uncategorizable power of her work."

SENSE
SENSE Sonia Toledo

SENSE

SENSE

March 4-March 29, 2014

Abstraction is key in Toledo's works, on view at the Soho Photo Gallery this March. Her close-up images of nature are also psychological and offer the viewer an opportunity to think about the works before them and what the works mean to them. The images are likened to "Rorschach tests."

Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street