Arts Guide: October through December


Best bets for galleries, exhibits


Canada: “Michael Williams: Uncle Big.” This exhibition features ornate abstract paintings. Through Nov. 15 (55 Chrystie St., above Canal St.). Call 212-925-4631 or visit www.canadanewyork.com.  

DCKT: “Ted O’Sullivan: Reclamation of the Modern Tongue.” This exhibition of paintings fuses figurative and architectural elements. Through Nov. 15 (195 Bowery, at Spring St.). Call 212-741-9955 or visit www.dcktcontemporary.com.

Eleven Rivington: “Caetano de Almeida.” The paintings by this Brazilian artist reveal his interest in the history of Latin American geometric conceptualism. Through Nov. 15, (11 Rivington St., btw. Bowery and Chrystie St.). Call 212-982-1930 or visit www.elevenrivington.com. 

Harris Lieberman: “Bern Ribbeck.” This German artist creates small geometric paintings and works on paper. Through Nov. 14 (89 Vandam St., btw. Greenwich and Hudson St.). Call 212-206-1290 or visit www.harrislieberman.com. 

Heist Gallery: “Stephen Floyd: I Love America and America Loves Me.” This exhibition features political and sexually charged drawings. Nov. 4 – Dec. 18 (27 Essex, at Hester St.). Call 212-253-0451. Visit www.heistgallery.com or www.floydfloyd.com. 

Invisible-Exports: “Stephen Irwin: Sometimes When We Touch.” The artist alters vintage pornography magazines to create images rich in erotic mysticism. Oct. 23 – Nov. 29 (14A Orchard St., btw. Hester and Canal St.). Call 212-226-5447 or visit www.invisible-exports.com. 

Lisa Cooley: “Erin Shireff: Landscapes, Heds, Drapery, and Devils.” This exhibition of photographs, video and sculptures alludes to otherworldly, ephemeral phenomena. Oct. 25 – Dec. 20 (34 Orchard St., at Hester St.). Call 212-680-0564 or visit www.lisa-cooley.com. 

LMAK projects LES: “Harold Ancart: Within Limits.” This exhibition features two sculptures and a drawing that explore the limitations of space.  Through Nov. 29 (139 Eldridge St., at Delancey St.). Call 212-255-9707 or visit www.lmakprojects.com. 

Ludlow 38: “Friedl Kubelka, Gerard Byrne, Ricardo Basbaum.” Three artists explore portraiture as a means of capturing a moment in time. Oct. 30 – Dec. 13 (38 Ludlow St., btw. Hester and Grand St.). Call 212-228-6848 or visit www.ludlow38.org. 

Museum 52: “Julia Goldman: Girls.” This exhibition features abstracted portraits. Through Nov. 14 (4 E 2nd St., at Bowery). Call 347-789-7072 or visit www.museum52.com

On Stellar Rays: “Tommy Hartung.” This exhibition features the video, The Ascent of Man (2009), which the artist adapted from the 1973 BBC documentary of the same name. Nov. 1 – Dec. 23 (133 Orchard St., below Rivington St.). Call 212-598-3012 or visit www.onstellarrays.com. 

Gallery Satori: “Ethan Greenbaum & David Scanavino.” A two-person show that incorporates cement sculptures. Oct. 23 – Nov. 29 (164 Stanton St., btw. Clinton and Suffolk St.). Call 646-896-1075 or visit www.gallerysatori.com. 

Sunday L.E.S.: “Bryan Zanisnik: Dry Bones Can Harm No Man.”  A selection of photographs that depict constructed tableaus. Through Nov. 15 (237 Eldridge St., below Houston St.). Call 212-253-0700. Visit www.hortonliu.com or www.zanisnik.com. 

The Drawing Center: “Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World.” This exhibition features drawings from the 60s and 70s that involve personal narrative and humor. Through Dec. 18 (35 Wooster St., below Broome St.). Call 212-219-2166 or visit www.drawingcenter.org. 

Thierry Goldberg Projects: “Barbara Ess: You Are Not I.” This exhibition features photographs and videos, which address the human longing to connect to the world. Through Nov. 15 (5 Rivington St., btw. Bowery and Chrystie St.). Call 212-967-2260 or visit www@thierrygoldberg.com. 

Woodward Gallery: “Cristina Vergano: Just for You.” This exhibition of paintings addresses feminist concerns, old master works and Pop-Art aesthetics. Nov. 7 – Jan. 9, 2010 (133 Eldridge St. below Delancey St.). Call 212-966-3411. Visit www.woodwardgallery.net or www.cristinavergano.net.    


(All Galleries are West of 9th Avenue unless otherwise indicated)  

Ana Cristea Gallery: “Zsolt Bodoni: The Foundries of Ideology.“ The young Hungarian painter examines the violent struggles of his country’s past. Through Nov. 21 (521 W 26th St.). Call 212-904-1100 or visit www.anacristeagallery.com.  

Andrea Rosen Gallery: “Matthew Ritchie: Line Shot.” This exhibition features abstract paintings, an animated feature film, drawings, and a modular structure. Through Dec. 2 (525 W 24th St.). Call 212-627-6000. Visit www.andrearosengallery.com or www.matthewritchie.com.

Black & White Gallery: “Stefan à Wengen: Nightology.” This exhibition includes works that continue the Romantic tradition of reflecting on the world. Through Nov. 21 (636 W 28th St.). Call 212-244-3007 or visit www.blackandwhiteartgallery.com.

David Zwirner: “Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions.” This is the gallery’s first exhibition to feature the late American Minimalist artist since taking over the estate. Nov. 5 – Dec. 23 (525 W 19th St.). Call 212-727-2070 or visit: www.davidzwirner.com.

Gagosian Gallery: “Richard Serra.” This exhibition features two monumental sculptures by the famous artist, Blind Spot (2002-03) and Open Ended (2007-08). Oct. 27 – Dec. 23 (522 W 21st St.). Call 212-741-1717 or visit www.gagosian.com.

Gladstone Gallery: “Carroll Dunham.” This exhibition features graphic, semi-figurative paintings that are rich in cartoon-like references. Oct. 30 – Dec. 5 (515 W 24th St.). Call 212-206-9300 or visit www.gladstonegallery.com.

Elizabeth Harris Gallery: “David Ivie: Sculptures and Drawings.” 15 small-scale lead filled bronzes depict the subjects of murder, figurative damage and sexual narcissism. Through Nov. 14 (529 W 20th St.). Call 212-463-9666 or visit www.eharrisgallery.com.

Hasted Hunt Kraeutler: “Edward Burtynsky: Oil.” This exhibition features photographs that chronicle the production, distribution, and use of oil. Through Nov. 28 (537 W 24th St.). Call 212-627-0006. Visit www.hasetedhunt.com or www.edwardburtynsky.com.

James Cohan Gallery: “Bill Viola: Bodies of Light.” This exhibition presents works from two decades, including the artist’s famous multi-media installation Pneuma.  Through Dec. 19 (533 W 26th St.). Call 212-714-9500. Visit www.jamescohan.com or www.billviola.com.

Leo Koenig Inc.: “Nicole Eisenman.” This artist creates paintings that remind of the Expressionist era. Oct. 30 – Dec. 23 (545 W 23rd St.). Call 212-334-9255 or visit www.leokoenig.com.

Lori Bookstein Fine Art: “Sharon Horvath: Parts of a World.” This exhibition features abstract paintings that allude to textile weaving. Through Nov. 25 (138 Tenth Ave., btw. 18th and 19th St.). Call 212-750-0949. Visit www.loribooksteinfineart.com or www.sharonhorvath.com.