Solo painting shows opening in Chelsea dominate our list of new art exhibitions opening in New York City this week. Exhibiting artists explore the erasures of war, polar ice thinning and the impact color can impart in public spaces are some of the artist concerns inspiring the art opening in new shows in Chelsea and Uptown NYC.

Meanwhile, on the Upper East Side, 13 galleries band together for October Art Week and an Art Walk taking place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5 to 9 p.m. Click here for details. Read on to discover our short list of new art shows opening in New York City this week through October 28, 2018.

CHELSEA

Jane Lombard Gallery: "Christine Gedeon: Syria...As My Mother Speaks"

October 25 to December 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6 to 8 p.m.

For Christine Gedeon’s first solo exhibition with Jane Lombard Gallery, she presents three bodies of work that draw from the artist’s memories and her family’s experiences living through war in Syria. Born in Aleppo, Syria and raised in the United States, the centerpiece of the exhibit is an interactive playable “string instrument” that, when triggered, plays sounds, snippets of stories, and conversations between Gedeon and her mother (mainly in Arabic), as they discuss the war in Syria, relatives there, and her mother’s memories before the war.

Danish sound artist, Bent Bøgedal Christoffersen, created soundscapes layering with spoken stories that includes sounds of war, chants, and traditional Syrian songs. In activating the work, participants are given passage into private worlds of experiences shared in a war reported around the globe. The exhibition also presents four stitched fabric canvases and 15 works on paper, titled Aleppo: Deconstruction | Reconstruction, which explore memories of places in Syria connected to the artist's family history that may no longer exist.

Christine Gedeon lives and works in Berlin and New York and exhibits internationally. Maps and urban planning are a running exploration in her work. For the show, Gedeon connects the concept of memory and identity though location by using mapping to investigate her family’s histories, experiences by way of exploring the ways people relate and define themselves in relation to constructed environments.

Jane Lombard Gallery is located at 518 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011. www.janelombardgallery.com.

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"At the Citadel" by Christine Gedeon, 2018. Fabric and paint on black canvas, 56 x 70 inches, (142.24 x 177.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jane Lombard Gallery.

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Susan Inglett Gallery: "Ryan Wallace: Unlanding"

October 25 to December 5, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ryan Wallace presents new multimedia paintings in "Unlanding," his third solo show with Susan Inglett Gallery. Breaking tradition from his usual art practice, Wallace leaves behind former art processes as guide in favor of following intuition and overall experience for the work in "Unlanding."

Wallace's work continues to be abstract with the sensation that forms and movement are inspired by  direct observation. In his new work, Wallace experiments with diverse saturations and tones and hints at atmospheres arising from intersections of softened and blurred lines with hard-edged shapes. Texture is thick and complex with built planes of salvaged paint, canvas, linen, rubber, masonite, trace materials enlivened with reflected light that casts a glow, according to the gallery. Recurring forms make appearances, from painting to painting, and begin to feel like welcome friends couched within intricate surfaces that hold continuing surprises.

Ryan Wallace exhibits internationally and nationally with recent solo shows in New York, Toronto and San Francisco. He lives and works in Brooklyn and East Hampton, NY.

Susan Inglett Gallery is located at 522 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. www.inglettgallery.com.

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"Unlanding III" by Ryan Wallace, 2018. Oil, enamel, acrylic, cotton, linen, canvas, aluminum and fiberglass tape, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery.

"Unlanding III" by Ryan Wallace, 2018. Oil, enamel, acrylic, cotton, linen, canvas, aluminum and fiberglass tape, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery.

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Winston Wächter: "Zaria Forman: Overview"

October 25 to December 21, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25,  6 to 8 p.m.

In "Overview," an exhibition of new large-scale pastel drawings by Zaria Forman, the artist exhibits aerial exploration of some of the most rapidly changing places on our planet--the polar regions. Captured over the last two years while traveling with NASA's science missions to track shifting ice, Forman has produced a collection of art works that captures ephemeral landscapes observed while flying closely over the Antarctica and the Arctic terrain by only hundreds of feet.

Aiming to portray the melting of the polar regions, Zaria portrays the vulnerability of thinning ice and velvet seas in art works portraying nuanced detail and inherent drama in large-scale format.

Zaria Forman documents climate change with pastel drawings by traveling to remote regions of the world to collect images and inspiration for her art. She has flown with NASA on several Operation IceBridge missions over Antarctica, Greenland and Arctic Canada and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and PBS. She exhibits internationally, including at Banksy's Dismaland, and was the artist-in-residence on the National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica.

Winston Wächter is located at 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001. www.winstonwachter.com.

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"Weddell Sea (Southeast off of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula) 66° 8' 32.831"S, 49° 50' 32.118"W, October 27th, 2016" by Zaria Forman, 2018. Soft pastel on paper, 60 x 90 inches. Courtesy Winston Wächter.

"Weddell Sea (Southeast off of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula) 66° 8' 32.831"S, 49° 50' 32.118"W, October 27th, 2016" by Zaria Forman, 2018. Soft pastel on paper, 60 x 90 inches. Courtesy Winston Wächter.

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James Cohan: "Federico Herrero: Open Alphabet"

October 25 to December 21, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6 to 8 p.m.

For his solo exhibition with James Cohan, Federico Herrero presents a series of new paintings on canvas. Herrero has begun to work larger and his latest paintings reflects a distillation and abstraction of forms in a language of loose geometric shapes. The change has given the artist greater freedom to explore the sensory aspects of place and the way it impacts people by distilling sound and the energy of color to reflect how color, nature and urban development activates public environments and shapes perception and experience of place.

Informed by the tradition of color-field abstraction; the surreal landscapes of Roberto Matta; Hélio Oiticica’s Tropicalia, graffiti and urban signage, the artist considers painting an extension of landscape. Herrero's art is inspired by observations in his native Costa Rica and his travels abroad and his exuberantly-colored installations and paintings activate the environments around them. His art ranges from small canvases to immersive installations and monumental public murals with the art often extending beyond the canvas or wall and onto floors, ceilings and windows by way of responding to the shifting politics of site.

James Cohan Gallery is located at 533 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. www.jamescohan.com.

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"Untitled" by Federico Herrero, 2018, installed at James Cohan in New York. Oil and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy James Cohan.

"Untitled" by Federico Herrero, 2018, installed at James Cohan in New York. Oil and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy James Cohan.

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UPTOWN

Richard Gray Gallery: “Jim Dine: The Black Paintings”

October 25 - December 21, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6 to 8 p.m.

Marking the artist’s 14th solo exhibition at the gallery, "Jim Dine: The Black Paintings" features eight large-format works conceived in 2015 at Dine's Washington studio. Built from thick impasto of acrylic paint, sand and charcoal, the paintings are worked with an electric sander to create distinct and textured surfaces. Black shapes anchor each painting and offer the suggestion of a human figure with room for the imagination to roam. The group of paintings were exhibited in 2017 at the Accademia de San Luca in Rome, after being championed by architect and Accademia lecturer Francesco Moschini.

Jim Dine is an American artist most associated with Pop art and Neo-Dada. His art practice includes painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking and his work has been the subject of over 300 solo exhibitions internationally, including 11 major surveys and retrospectives. Dine’s works are held by significant private and public collections worldwide.

Richard Gray Gallery is located at 1018 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075. www.richardgraygallery.com.

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"Mad Dog Swimming" by Jim Dine, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Richard Gray Gallery. Image by Andrea Veneri.

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NYC Gallery Scene publishes weekly with exhibitions selected by Hamptons Art Hub staff. This edition was selected by Kathryn Heine and Pat Rogers and written by Rogers.

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