This week, solo and group shows opening at New York City galleries will showcase contemporary artists. Chelsea, Downtown, Uptown and Brooklyn galleries will feature paintings that embrace multiple perspectives, prints that depict real and imagined domestic narratives, contemporary takes on the classical genre of the still life, and ceramic sculptures that feature contoured figures. Continue reading for our picks of favorite shows opening in the NYC gallery scene through April 8.

CHELSEA

Pace Gallery: “David Hockney: Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]”

April 5 through May 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pace Gallery will present “David Hockney:Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing],” featuring new works by the artist.

The exhibition will showcase 18 new paintings, primarily painted on hexagonal canvases, alongside two of David Hockney’s latest works in computer manipulated photography. His hexagonal paintings depict a wide range of subjects, including the deck of his Hollywood Hills home, the Grand Canyon, and even fantasy landscapes. His composite digital photographs, embracing multiple experiences of space, were taken from many perspectives and merged into single monumental images. Hockney’s most recent iPhone and iPad drawings will also be on display at Pace Gallery’s booth at Frieze New York.

Pace Gallery is located a 510 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001. www.pacegallery.com.

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"Still Life" by David Hockney, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 96 inches, (hexagonal). ©David HockneyPhoto credit: Richard Schmidt.

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Cheim & Read: “Ghada Amer”

April 5 through May 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cheim & Read will present “Ghada Amer,” an exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures by the artist in her fourth solo show with the gallery.

In her new work, Ghada Amer continues to make paintings with art historical references in subversive and humorous ways. Her works offer racial and social commentary by critiquing whiteness as a convention or conflating the female form as a pastoral setting while referencing artists such as Robert Ryman or Jackson Pollock. Amer, who recently began creating ceramics, will present recent sculptures in which contoured figures appear in rough ceramic forms. 

Cheim & Read is located at 547 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001. www.cheimread.com.

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Andrew Kreps Gallery: “Annette Kelm: Knots”

April 7 through May 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In her fourth solo exhibition with Andrew Kreps Gallery, Annette Kelm will present “Knots.”

Annette Kelm’s photographs are engaged with the nature of medium itself, by playing with the function of objects and the nature of their representation, typologies, mass production, design and technology. Her works utilize what the gallery calls “fancy and unusual textile backdrops” while juxtaposing solid and ephemeral objects as well as nature and consumer culture. Referring to the traditional materials of art, Kelm’s photographs feature tiny easels, palettes, and napkins referring to the studio practice, and flowers combined with currency notes, set up as contemporary Vanitas-styled still-lifes.

Andrew Kreps Gallery is located at 537 W 22nd St #1, New York, NY 10011. www.andrewkreps.com.

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"Big Sur" by Annette Kelm, 2018. Archival pigment print, 35 7/16 x 26 3/8 in (90 x 67 cm); framed: 36 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 1 9/16 in (92.1 x 69.9 x 3.8 cm). Image courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

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DOWNTOWN

The Drawing Center: “Terry Winters: Facts and Fiction”

April 6 through August 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Drawing Center will present “Terry Winters: Facts and Fiction,” a retrospective of the artist’s work.

The artist’s materially-conscious drawings and paintings feature grids, networks and knots to illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems and mental processes. The exhibition will feature drawings by Terry Winters from the 1980s to the present, showcasing a retrospective based on morphological relationships throughout his work. Presenting a selection of large-scale works on paper alongside full cycles of drawings, the exhibition showcases the artist’s desire to make sense of the visible world.

The Drawing Center is located at 35 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013. www.drawingcenter.org.

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"7-Fold Sequence" Two by Terry Winters, 2008. Graphite on paper, 22 1/8 x 30 inches. Collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Virginia Herrick Deknatel Purchase Fund and Museum Purchase with funds donated by Davis and Carol Noble. Courtesy of The Drawing Center, New York, NY.

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UPTOWN

Gagosian: “Jonas Wood: Prints”

April 5 through May 25, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gagosian will present “Jonas Wood: Prints,” the first survey of the artist’s prints.

Jonas Wood’s prints—domestic worlds of overlapping plants and household objects, vases, flowers and basketballs—feature schemes of skewed perspectives that bristle with an abstract charge, according to the gallery, and confound expectations of scale, perspective and color. In narratives both real and imagined, Wood depicts the jumble of everyday life in heterotopic yet cohesive wholes, in more than 50 limited edition prints produced between 2004 and 2018.

Gagosian is located at 976 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075. www.gagosian.com.

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"Jungle Kitchen" by Jonas Wood, 2017. Etching & aquatint on Magnani Pescia paper. Image Dimensions: 9 x 9 5/8 inches. Paper Dimensions: 16 5/8 x 15 inches. Edition of 30 with 5 APs. © Jonas Wood. Photo: Brian Forrest. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.

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BROOKLYN

Transmitter: “Living Still”

April 6 through May 6, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Transmitter will present “Living Still,” a group show featuring contemporary takes on the classic genre of the still life.

The exhibition aims to speak to the continued vitality, power and resilience of the still life, even during a time in which the majority of content is consumed through the screens of digital devices. Jonathan Chapline, Mark Dorf, Pedro Pedro, Michael Stamm, Lynn Talbot, Robin F. Williams and Crys Yin draw on their personal history in portraying symbolic objects as a way of commenting on contemporary society.

Jonathan Chapline’s interior environments blur the boundaries between analog and digital media in surreal colors; Mark Dorf’s work features a three-dimensional assemblage of a deconstructed environment with living plants and UV prints of bark and digitally-manipulated exotic flowers. Michael Stamm’s nine paintings feature subtly shifting color and evoke a sense of claustrophobia and longing for meaning in the banal; Pedro Pedro’s vibrant color palettes and flattened perspective portray food, flowers, skulls and cigarettes. Lynn Talbot’s hyper realistic still lifes incorporate text and surreal forms; Robin F. Williams' depicts gently folded colorful silk, crisp lettuce, fresh pineapple and matte black mannequin heads. In Crys Yin’s still lifes, the subjects are seven translucent, anthropomorphic dumplings.

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

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Pedro Pedro, "Sunday Morning," 2017, textile paint on linen, 15 x 13 inches. Courtesy the artist and Transmitter.

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NYC Gallery Scene - Highlights publishes weekly with exhibitions selected by Hamptons Art Hub staff. This edition was selected by Kathryn Heine and written by Genevieve Kotz. Click here to visit our Gallery Guide to find more exhibitions on view.

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