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Exploring NYC's December Gallery Scene

Almine Rech: The Echo of Picasso

Now - December 16

Almine Rech, The Echo of Picasso in New York, Installation view, 2023

The Almine Rech Gallery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s passing as they present, The Echo of Picasso, a group exhibition that highlights the lasting influence the Spanish artist has had on modern art. Curated by Eric Troncy, the exhibition unfolds across the gallery's two city locations until the 16th of December. Viewers are invited to admire the rare, Glass of Absinthe sculpture created by the Cubist master in 1914. Alongside are works by esteemed artists such as Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, George Condo, Jeff Koons, Farah Atassi, and Genesis Tramaine, among a host of others.

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Mitchell-Innes & Nash: dOUbTsWISHes

Now - December 9

Keltie Ferris, dOUbTsWISHes at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Installation view, New York, 2023

Mitchell-Innes & Nash unveils its sixth solo exhibition featuring Keltie Ferris, titled dOUbTsWISHes. The showcase spotlights ten expansive new paintings, introducing a fresh series of body prints on canvas making their debut appearance. Recognized for a visually dynamic approach employing spray guns, palette knives, stencils, and three-dimensional forms, Ferris explores mark-making, erasure, and abstraction within this exhibition, delving into a diverse array of techniques. The pieces within dOUbTsWISHes reveal a deliberate diversity—from oil stick lines and bursts to spray-painted grids and hand-painted quilts—manifesting Ferris's deconstruction and reconstruction of his painting methods. Furthermore, the show introduces new body print explorations, including three vibrant renditions on canvas, marking a departure from their traditional paper medium.

Bortolami Gallery: Dressing

Now - December 21

Installation view of Duane Linklater’s show “Dressing,” at Bortolami (the Upstairs).

The Bortolami Gallery is presenting its inaugural solo exhibition featuring Duane Linklater, debuting on November 10th in their Upstairs space. The focal point of the exhibition revolves around an innovative installation comprising five expansive paintings alongside several additional new works. At its core, Linklater's display features five towering 14-foot wooden structures draped with intricately painted textiles. The suspended fabrics are adorned with gestural marks from materials like dye, charcoal, and synthetic detergents such as bleach, cascading with vibrant cerise tones and deep blacks.

Woodward Gallery: Objects of Desire

December 7 – March 1, 2024

Woodward Gallery, Margaret Morrison, Objects of Desire, Installation view, December 2023

Woodward Gallery is showcasing the works of Margaret Morrison this winter season in this solo exhibition, "Objects of Desire." Bringing together a collection of oil paintings, some previously showcased in prestigious museums worldwide, this exhibition presents these artworks collectively for the first time. Morrison's affinity for Tuscany, her second home and a wellspring of inspiration, manifests as she frequents the antique markets of Arezzo, Cortona, and Lucca, Italy, immersing herself in tables adorned with opulent silver, crystal, and assorted collectables. Exploring these tables brimming with overlooked trinkets and discarded treasures, Morrison draws inspiration for her monumental paintings from the antique series, debuting in "Objects of Desire."


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