As July draws nearer to a close, Chelsea is chockfull of opening shows highlighting hyper-real paintings, sculptural installations and abstraction through repetition and much more. Our selections of new New York galleries show off a diverse range of style and form through group exhibitions that draw on the spirit of summer or solo shows revealing a serious side. Following are our picks of new gallery shows to know opening in New York City through July 23, 2017.


Robin Rice Gallery: "Summertime Salon"

July 19 through September 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Robin Rice will host the annual “Summertime Salon,” a photographic exhibition featuring the work of 51 artists curated by gallery owner Robin Rice. The gallery’s largest annual exhibition features the work of gallery artists including Luciana Pampalone, Stewart Ferebee, Gordon Stettinius, Barbara Gentile, Kathryn Szoka and Robin Rice herself. With a wide range of aesthetic styles, the exhibition brings summer to the city and allows audiences to delve into the summer sentiment.

Robin Rice Gallery is located at 325 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014. The gallery’s hours are Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 7 p.m.

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303 Gallery: “Karel Funk”

July 20 through August 18, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In his fourth exhibition with the gallery, Karel Funk presents his hyper-real paintings that play with the expectations of portraiture in his self-titled show. The paintings, which are slightly larger than life-size, depict the back side of subjects’ heads, hooded in coats made of synthetic materials but rendered similar to the fabrics found in Renaissance and Flemish 17th century portraiture. By negating the identity in the portraiture, Funk’s paintings delve into the mythology of individualism and the human need to create identity.

303 Gallery is located at 555 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011. The gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sundaram Tagore Chelsea: “Summer Group Show”

July 20 through August 26, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In the spirit of summer, Sundaram Tagore Chelsea will present a multimedia group exhibition show. Featuring paintings, photography and sculptural installations by gallery artists, the exhibition will include work by Hiroshi Senju, Zheng Lu and Sohan Qadri. The show will also feature guest artist, Noah Post, a New York-based artist whose linear abstract paintings evoke map-making and the subtle passing of time.

Sundaram Tagore Chelsea is located at 547 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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"Water in Dripping - Qi" by Zheng Lu, 2016. Stainless steel, 114 x 50 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the gallery.


The Painting Center: "Janet Mueller"

July 18 through August 12, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In a world filled with violence and deception, artist Janet Mueller often times creates art that focuses on the ideal, hoping to bring peace by thoughts. Inspired by Miami and national news, the art displayed for this solo exhibition, in the project room, consists of abstract paintings, sculptures, and constructions. The works created with salvaged materials such as a vacuum cleaner hose, bicycle parts, and found wood convey humbleness and invite us into understanding the lives of those living in poverty. Mueller's paintings are bold, simple abstractions filled with symbolism, created to illicit positive feelings for a better tomorrow, according to the gallery.

The Painting Center is located at 574 W 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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Ground Floor Gallery: "Priority Mail: Our Mail Arts Summer Biennial"

July 20 through August 20, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.

A sweeping survey of small, original artworks created by contemporary artists from across the globe, “Priority Mail” is an inclusive gesture for the intimate gallery space in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Collected from an open call, the first 250 submissions received by the gallery are included in the show. Adding whimsy, all artworks are priced at $100 with 10% of profits donated to Arts Gowanus, a local organization that advocates for the vibrant community of artists and creatives.

Ground Floor Gallery is located at 343 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. The gallery is open Thursday and Friday, 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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NYC Gallery Scene - New Shows to Know publishes weekly with exhibitions selected by Hamptons Art Hub staff. This edition was written by Genevieve Kotz. Click here to visit our Gallery Guide.


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