Abstraction Expressionism is featured prominently in this week's selections of new exhibitions opening this week at galleries in New York City. Also making the list is a solo show featuring a single series of Mike Kelley's art. Read on to discover noteworthy shows that are new this week to New York City art galleries.

Mnuchin Gallery: “Chamberlain / de Kooning”

“Chamberlain / de Kooning” opens on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Mnuchin Gallery on the Upper East Side. The exhibition remains on view through December 22, 2016.

This exhibition features twelve sculptures by John Chamberlain and seven paintings from the 1970s and '80s by Willem de Kooning. Art historians have often highlighted John Chamberlain's ties to abstract expressionism as well as the influence of de Kooning on his work. In the selected works on view, similarities in color and energy between the two artist's sculptural and painterly forms become apparent when viewed side-by-side. According to the gallery, this is the first exhibition to focus on the connections between Chamberlain's body of work and de Kooning's late paintings.

Mnuchin Gallery is located at 45 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075. www.mnuchingallery.com.

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Cristin Tierney Gallery: “Helen Lundeberg: Classic Attitude”

“Helen Lundeberg: Classic Attitude” has an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cristin Tierney Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibition remains on view through December 17, 2016.

"Classic Attitude" presents abstract paintings from the early 1960s by Helen Lundeberg. In the 1960s, Lundeberg was a leading figure of abstraction in the post-war era on the west coast of the U.S. As a member of a dynamic group of Los Angeles artists and critics, her work was at the epicenter of what later became known as California hard-edged painting. Works on view are distilled to essential elements of line, color and space resulting in a compositionally balanced, sublime visual experience.

Cristin Tierney Gallery is located at 540 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001. www.cristintierney.com.

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"Seascape" by Helen Lundeberg, 1962. oil on canvas. 60 x 50 inches. © The Feitelson / Lundeberg Art Foundation.

"Seascape" by Helen Lundeberg, 1962. oil on canvas. 60 x 50 inches. © The Feitelson / Lundeberg Art Foundation.

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Hauser & Wirth: “Mike Kelley: Memory Ware”

“Mike Kelley: Memory Ware” has an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hauser & Wirth on the Upper East Side. The exhibition remains on view through December 23, 2016.

"Memory Ware is the first exhibition since 2001 exclusively featuring works related to the series of the same name by Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley (1954-2012). The exhibition focuses on Kelley's "Memory Ware" series which is composed of around 100 Memory Wares and associated works, made between 2000 and 2010. The exhibition showcases around 24 Memory Ware works, most on loan from museums and significant international private collections.

The series takes its name from a type of folk art where common household objects are covered with small personal keepsakes such as keys, shells and buttons. Mike Kelley re-purposed the aesthetic to explore elements of how we remember and reconstruct the past.

Hauser & Wirth is located at 32 E 69th St, New York, NY 10021. www.hauserwirth.com.

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"Memory Ware Flat #27" by Mike Kelley, 2001. Mixed media on wood panel, 70 1/8 x 46 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches. Art © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. All Rights Reserved / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Private Collection, Courtesy the Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich.

"Memory Ware Flat #27" by Mike Kelley, 2001. Mixed media on wood panel, 70 1/8 x 46 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches. Art © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. All Rights Reserved / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Private Collection, Courtesy the Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich.

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Pace Gallery: “Mark Rothko: Dark Palette”

“Mark Rothko: Dark Palette” opens on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Pace Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibition remains on view through January 7, 2017.

Presented in association with the Rothko family, "Dark Palette" traces the use of dark colors in Mark Rothko's sectional paintings. Works on view were created from 1955 through the 1960s. Rothko considered tragedy to be a gateway for the creation of profound beauty, and many of his paintings convey a sense of heroic themes through expressive color and composition. The exhibition showcases the artist's underlying articulation of these themes through his dark value works.

Pace Gallery is located at 510 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001. www.pacegallery.com.

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