Art Exhibits You Must See During NYFW

Between NYFW shows we plan to squeeze in as many art exhibits as possible.

Here’s what’s on our must see list:


Betty Woodman: Breakfast at the Seashore Lunch in Antella

Salon 94, 243 Bowery, East Village

Now until February 21

Woodman combines flat painted canvases, three-dimensional ceramic forms and wooden shelves in her work, which challenge perspective and create imaginative domestic landscapes.


Kenneth Noland: Unbalanced

Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 West 27th Street, Chelsea

Now until February 27 2016

Paul Kasmin Gallery presents an exhibition of colourful and geometric shaped canvases by American Color Field artist Kenneth Noland.


Strange Winds Blow: New Monoprints by William Weege

Pace Prints, 32 East 57th Street, Midtown

Now until February 27 2016

View Weege’s new series of abstract collages made through the use of relief printing and hand-painting. His works are full of vibrant and colliding colours, textures and prints.


Vanessa Prager: Voyeur

The Hole, 312 Bowery, East Village

Now until February 29 2016

Vanessa Prager’s oil paintings blur the lines between figuration and abstraction. She employs thick, textured brushstrokes that blend a range of hues.


Doug Wheeler: Encasements

David Zwirner Gallery, 537 West 20th Street, Chelsea

Now until March 5 2016

See five major neon artworks by Doug Wheeler, a pioneering figure of the Light and Space movement from the 1960s/70s.


The Button Show

Rush Arts Galleries, 526 West 26th Street #311, Chelsea

Now until March 12 2016

This exhibition spotlights the use of clothing buttons in contemporary art. See the work of 11 artists who use buttons in their sculpture, photography and wearable artworks.


Amy Sillman: Stuff Change

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 West 22nd Street, Chelsea

Now until March 12 2016

An exhibition showing oil paintings, works on paper and wall drawings inspired by the artist’s interested in metabolism, which she sees as an analogy for both the making and viewing of painting.


Nora Griffin: Modern Love

Louis B. James, 143 Orchard Street, Lower East Side

Now until March 20 2016

See abstract paintings that combine bold colours, evocative mark-making and camouflage-like patterns. Some of the works include painted images of a young Bob Dylan and close-ups taken from Manet paintings.


Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez

The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, Midtown

Now until April 3 2016

See jacquard photo tapestries and mixed media installations by Jamaican-born artist Ebony G. Patterson, which question issues of class, gender and race in the media.


Larry Bell: From the ‘60s

Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, Upper East Side

Now until April 9 2016

This exhibit showcases the work of Larry Bell known for his prolific and varied artistic production in the 1960s. Bell was both a member of New York Minimalism and the California Light and Space movement.


The Lamp Show

99¢ Plus Gallery, 238 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick

Until April 10 2016

30 artists were invited to interpret the lamp as a cross between a functional object and an art piece. The result is an experimental installation of lamps, displayed in a yellow walled space.



Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, Meatpacking District

Now until April 17 2016

View illusionistic paintings by five emerging artists which question present-day consumerism and blur the lines between realism and abstraction.


The Illusive Eye

El Museo Del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, East Harlem

Now until May 21 2016

A new international survey of geometric abstraction and illusionism as depicted through Kinetic and Op art, which challenges the psychological qualities of vision is garnering a lot of instagram attention.


Sew What?

Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, West Village

Now until May 22 2016

Sew What? is a textile based exhibition exploring the use of fiber as an artistic medium. The work of 10 artists demonstrates the unique ways textiles can be utilised.

Be sure to check gallery and museum hours as they may vary.

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