A Show for Everyone

What’s calling you this weekend? Big, precarious sculpture? Mixed media? International artists? Contemporary photography? Whatever you choose, these galleries have you covered.

Blackston: Blackston opened on the Lower East Side in September 2009, working with emerging and mid-career artists. Currently, artist Rachel Beach displays her “Long Standing” sculptures in her second solo show with the gallery, juxtaposing solid, symmetrical blocks with geometric voids that challenge their sturdy foundations.

Barry Friedman Ltd.: Operating for 40 years, Barry Friedman Ltd. specializes in contemporary and vintage photography, 20th-century European fine and decorative art, contemporary painting, sculpture, furniture design, studio glass, and ceramics. Visit now to see 10 artists from around the world in “Clay Bodies: Contemporary International Figurative Sculpture.” Takahiro Kondo’s glazed self-casts, in which he sits posed like the Buddha, are just one aspect of the diverse and personal work reflective of the diverse cultures presented here.

Jeff Bailey Gallery: Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, opened in 2003 and exhibits the work of both young and established artists. You still have one more day to see artists Jim Gaylord, Will Duty, Tamara Zahaykevich, Michael Dotson, and Colin Snapp in group show “Slow Hunch,” its name referring to the gradual yet enlightening effect of the paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and video on display.

Eva Breuer Art Dealer: Eva Breuer Art Dealer specialises in museum-quality Australian paintings and works on paper by traditional, modern, and contemporary Australian artists. “Christopher McVinish: 2013 New Paintings” opens October 16th and includes the artist’s latest realist works, which manage to evoke disquieting narratives around specific moments, imposing emotional power through naturalistic scenes.

Rosier Gallery: Rosier focuses on contemporary photographers who create visually unique, compelling images that raise issues in a thought-provoking, nuanced manner. Through December, “Extraordinary Photographs IV” presents the work of leading contemporary photographers including Loretta Lux, who combines her photographs of precocious children with painted backgrounds to surreal effect.