Don’t trust your luck this Friday the 13th—for a safe bet, take our advice and follow these five outstanding galleries. Between soothing abstract seascapes, TV art, and architectural renderings, there is something for everyone.
Fitzroy Gallery: Located in New York’s Lower East Side, Fitzroy Gallery represents a range of emerging and established contemporary artists, while also offering relevant historical exhibitions and screenings, performances, and talks. Their new exhibition, opening tomorrow (Dec. 14), focuses on the art of Colby Bird, a multimedia artist from Texas whose works have been described by ArtReviewas bridging gangsta rap and Minimalism.
LYNCH THAM: Nearby Lower East Side gallery LYNCH THAM represents a range of emerging, mid-career, and historical artists. The gallery works to identify and promote forgotten artists of historical significance and new, underexposed artists alike. Open now at the gallery is a solo show of paintings by Greg Kwiatek, a selection of soothing seascapes and skyscapes and elegant complementary abstractions.
ACME.: Located in the Los Angeles gallery mecca that is the 6150 Wilshire complex, just down the boulevard from LACMA, ACME. is the brainchild of Robert Gunderman and Randy Sommer. Drawn from their wide range of contemporary artists, the gallery’s current show focuses on the works of Tomory Dodge. Inspired by photographs of swamps and deserts, Dodge creates bold, pure abstractions characterized by layers of multicolored paint that are blended together and scraped off in broad horizontal and vertical gestures.
Churner and Churner: The venture of sister Rachel and Leah, Churner and Churner offers solo shows by emerging artists that connect contemporary art with historical influences. Their current exhibition “Museum of Television Culture”, shows the single-channel videos and installations of Jaime Davidovich. A pioneer of television art, Davidovich explores the precarious junction between mass media, media art, and traditional exhibition practices.
Jack Geary Contemporary: Following Harvard Business School and a background in finance, Jack Geary turned to art, his passion, and opened his eponymous West Village gallery, which represents domestic and international emerging artists. On view now are the works of Turkish artist Ceyda Aykan in “The Architect”—her first solo show in New York, offering a selection of her calming, minimal architectural paintings and works on paper.