August is a quiet time for art galleries in New York City as most tend to lay low (or take up residence in The Hamptons). Still, a stream of new shows are opening in New York City through August 21, 2016. Brooklyn is especially vibrant in the upcoming weeks and a show worth noting opens in Long Island City. In our picks, group shows abound and reveal curatorial points of view as well as plenty of art. Continue reading to discover our picks for new shows opening in New York City through August 21, 2016.

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"Abstract Art #2" by Robin Tewes, 2016. Oil on birch, 24 x 26 inches. Exhibited at Gerald Peters Gallery. Image courtesy of the gallery.

"Abstract Art #2" by Robin Tewes, 2016. Oil on birch, 24 x 26 inches. Exhibited at Gerald Peters Gallery. Image courtesy of the gallery.

UPPER EAST SIDE:

Gerald Peters Gallery: “Representing Rainbows”

Gerald Peter Gallery presents “Representing Rainbows," on view from August 22 to October 8, 2016. An Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

This group show curated by the painter Lisa Corinne Davis explores the transient image of the rainbow. By choosing the rainbow as subject, artists seek to represent the wonder derived from an optical vision that lasts only briefly and exists on the boundary between the ordinary and the unknowable. 

Artists on view include Olivia Booth, Katherine Bradford, G. Davis Cathcart, Tim Davis, Annie Ewaskio, Barbara Friedman, Anoka Farquee, Elliott Green, Joanne Greenbaum, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Julie Heffernan, Laurie Hogin, Lisa Hoke, David Humphrey, Jon Kessler & Mika Rottenberg, Todd Knopke, Siobahn McBride, James Rieck, Ugo Rondinone, Michele Rosenberg, Lisa Sanditz, Judith Simonian, Elena Sisto, Shinique Smith, Barbara Takenaga, Robin Tewes, Jonathan Tracy, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Leslie Wayne, Jess Willa Wheaton, and Jeremy Willis.

Gerald Peters Gallery is located at 24 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075. www.gpgallery.com.

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CHELSEA

Agora Gallery: “The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition”

Agora Gallery presents “The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition” on view from August 11 to August 23, 2016. A Reception will be held on Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Artists in “The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition” were selected by a diverse panel of jurors including curators, gallerists and art experts. The goal of the exhibition is to present a true representation of art from around the world and highlight the artists' innovative spirit. Artists will present work in a variety of styles and mediums.

Agora Gallery is located at 530 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001. www.agora-gallery.com.

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LOWER EAST SIDE

Station Independent Projects: “The Limits of Control”

Station Independent Projects presents “The Limits of Control” on view from August 12 to September 4, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This group show curated by Ilari Laamanen features the work of Tyler Adams, Estelle Hanania, Nicolai Howalt, Jouko Lehtola, Takeshi Murata, Iiu Susiraja, Kohei Yoshiyuki. The show examines the relationship between humans and their highly regulated habitat. Works on view study elements of control, repetition and artistic gestures. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication Beyond the Pleasure Principle featuring works by artists on view alongside articles by Mark Johnstone, Reba Maybury and Aaron Schuster.

Station Independent Projects is located at 138 Eldridge St #2F, New York, NY 10002. www.stationindependent.com.

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BROOKLYN

Tiger Strikes Asteroid: “Fabulous You”

Tiger Strike Asteroid presents “Fabulous You” on view from August 12 to September 11, 2016. An Opening Reception will take place on Friday, August 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The group exhibition features the work of the 10 members of Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York installed alongside a single work by one of their mentors, influences or admired peers.  

Tiger Strike Asteroid is located at 1329 Willoughby Ave #2a, Brooklyn, NY 11237. www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com.

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Transmitter: “The Black and White Project”

Transmitter presents “The Black and White Project” on view from August 12 to September 11, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 12.

The group show is curated by Yifat Gat for Look & Listen and features work by 59 from around the world and highlights, at once, both similarities and differences to create a rich mixture of dialogues and contrasts as part of a curatorial exercise. The exhibition is the fifth exhibition staged by The Black and White Project, which began as a curatorial post on the Look & Listen blog. 

Transmitter is located at 1329 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237. www.transmitter.nyc.

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Anthony Philip Fine Art: “Life Sized: A Small Works Invitational”

Anthony Philip Fine Art presents “Life Sized: A Small Works Invitational” on view from August 12 to September 3, 2016. An Artist Reception will be held on Friday, August 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Closing Reception will be held on Saturday, September 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

"Life Sized" is the final exhibition of the gallery's inaugural season and brings together over 30 artists from New York, Missouri, Kansas, Washington DC, and South Carolina. This show will feature works on paper, painting, sculpture, fiber art, and photography.

Anthony Philip Fine Art is located at 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206. www.anthonyphilipfineart.com.

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Microscope Gallery: “OBO: RISD MFA Sculpture 2016”

Microscope Gallery presents “OBO: RISD MFA Sculpture 2016” on view from August 12 to 28, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.

"OBO" is a group exhibition of works by the recently graduated class of RISD MFA Sculpture 2016. Artists on view include Jeffrey Allen, Devra Freelander, Maggie Hazen, Nicholas Missel, Zachary See, and William Udell.

Microscope Gallery is located at 1329 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237. www.microscopegallery.com.

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LONG ISLAND CITY

Flux Factory: Artificial Retirement

Flux Factory presents "Artificial Retirement" on view from August 19 to September 11, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and features performances by Byron Rich and Heather Brand, Niki Passath and Fan Letters.

The group exhibition addresses the question "What is failure in this technologically aided era?" by presenting art and performances by artists working with ideas of failure, imperfection and destruction. These ideas both link and distinguish humans from machines as humans can create errors and machines can malfunction with exhibiting artists responding to these failures through art and research, poetically and philosophically. The show is curated by Jung In Jung and Joelle Fleurantin. "Artificial Retirement" is one of the major exhibitions for 2016 by the non-profit space.

Flux Factory is located at 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101. www.fluxfactory.org.

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