5 Gallery Getaways
September, already? Fall is approaching, but it’s never too late to slow down with a trip to one of these great galleries. Follow them to find the best end-of-season exhibitions.
Jason Jacques Inc. offers Art Nouveau and Japonist ceramic masterworks. The Upper East Side gallery, on par with the best public or private fin-de-siécle ceramics collections in the world, exhibits works by 19th-century artisans and contemporary masters alike.
The pioneering Rhona Hoffman Gallery specializes in contemporary art in all medias. One of the first galleries to host exhibitions by women, it now provides a platform for lesser-known Chicago artists like Julia Fish alongside the established names it helped to break—Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and Jenny Holzer among them.
Nye+Brown takes a cross-generational approach that seeks to reposition L.A. artists from the 1960s within fresh aesthetic, architectural, and art historical contexts. The April exhibition “Voluminosity” paired Cosimo Cavallaro’s Jelly Bean sculptures with Deborah Salt’s glowing paintings, relying on touchstones of Pop Art and minimalism to forge perceptual—eye-popping—uncertainty.
Galerie VIVID, established in 1999, was one of the first galleries to exhibit contemporary and modern design in the context of contemporary art. Currently, the Rotterdam gallery is exhibiting works by Bik Van der Pol, the almost two-decade-long collaboration between artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol.
This Chelsea gallery’s principle focus is rooted in the modernist tradition, with emphasis on painting, drawing, and 20th-century masters. See their current exhibition of Gene Davis’ striped paintings (created through his self-described “playing by eye”) for something seemingly effortless but exponentially felt.