Current Exhibitions:

ALTER EGOS A photographic exploration of what makes us who we are by Peter Owings. Pictured above is “Stefanie, I Want to Live.” Opening reception is Thurs., Oct. 6 from 6-8pm. Continues thru Oct. 29. Soho Photo, 15 White Street, bet. 6th Ave. & W. Broadway. 212-226-8571.

PAINTINGS OF MEXICO AND GREECE The Evocative paintings of Mimi Weisbord capture both the sun-soaked color of Mexican kitchens and the austere architectural patterns of houses on Greek hillsides. Pictured above is “Kitchen in the Casa Azul.” Oct. 4 – 29. Tues. – Sat. from 11am – 6pm. Opening reception is Sat., Oct. 8 from 3-6pm. Prince Street Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., 4th floor. 646-230-0246.

SCULPTURE AND DIGITAL ART COMBINE An exhibition of new sculpture and digital works by New York artist Richard Dupont pushes the line between the real and the virtual by expanding the relationship between sculpture, performance and digital art. Thru Oct. 29. Tracy Williams, 313 bis W. 4th St. 212-229-2757. Open Tues. – Sat. from 11am – 6pm.

AWARD WINNING ARTIST TO SHOW WORKS Sidney Goodman is considered one of America’s most important figurative artists and is known for his paintings and drawings which mix meticulous observation with expressive distortion. Pictured above is “Caution Tape,” 2002-03, part of the “Bodies and Memories” exhibition. Continues thru Oct. 8. ACA Galleries, 529 W. 20th St., 5th floor. 212-206-8080.

THEME PARK INSPIRED ART The “cultural jamming” and collage group Negativland parodies the theme park, catapulting us into deconstructed attractions of the gallery as entertainment destination in the exhibition Negativlandland. Pictured above is “Downloading,” 2005. Opening reception is Fri., Sept. 9 from 6-9pm. Continues thru Oct. 22. Gigantic Art Space, 59 Franklin St., bet. Broadway & Lafayette. 212-226-6762.

WORKS BY LOCAL ARTISTS Works of art in traditional materials will be on display. Pictured above is a steel sculpture by Vince Taddoni. Opening reception is Wed., Sept. 7 from 6-8pm. Continues thru Sept. 23. The Educational Alliance Art Center, 197 E. Broadway, bet. Jefferson & Clinton Sts. 212-780-2300 x 378/428.

ART OF OPTICAL ILLUSIONS In “Innervisions:Projected” Harriet Regina Marion presents a solo show of recent works in mixed media. The pieces begin with colorful digital sketches that are densely collaged, painted and drawn upon and ultimately become optical illusions. Thru Oct. 8. Reception on Thurs., Sept. 15 from 5-8pm. National Association of Women Artists Gallery, 80 5th Ave. at 14th St., Suite 1405. 212-675-1616.

PIXXX Times Square in the 1970s, a collection of more than 20 photos by Flo Fox, will be on display from Sept. 1-30 in the window of the Citibank branch at 717 Sixth Ave. at W. 23rd St.. Fox, 60, a photographer based in Chelsea, has been recording the defining images of the neighborhood and the city for decades.

BOSTON-BASED ARTIST SHOWS IN CHELSEA Art by Andrew Haines depicting urban environments and focusing on the unremarkable will be shown. Pictured above is “Pleasant Cafe.” Sept. 1 – Oct. 1, Tues. – Sat. from 11am – 6pm. Opening reception is Thurs., Sept. 8 from 6-8pm. George Billis Gallery, 511 W. 25th St., bet 10th & 11th Aves. 212-645-2621.

DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE IN CHELSEA View recent sculpture and large-scale drawings by Brooklyn artist John Beech. The works challenge us playfully to extend our ideas of traditional art terminology and to question what a painting is or what a sculpture should look like. Pictured above is “Dumpster Drawing, 2000.” Continues thru Sept. 10. Peter Blum Gallery, 99 Wooster St. Tues. – Fri. from 10am – 6pm and Sat. from 11am – 6pm. 212-343-0441.

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION A group show of works by Brian Pilliod, Cordy Ryman and Alex Yudzon offers mystery, play, complex psychological structure and fresh vision. Pictured above is “Untitled” by Alex Yudzon (2005). Thru Fri., Aug. 5. Tues. – Sat. from 11am – 6pm. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, 13 Jay Street. 212-925-9424. www.cherylpelavin.com.

COMIC-INSPIRED ARTWORK View a vibrant selection of comic and comic-inspired artwork by twenty contemporary artists who use comic imagery to depict a diverse array of real and imaginary characters. Continues thru Sept. 5. Mon. – Fri. from 8am – 5pm and Sun. from 9am – 5pm. A reception will be held on Thurs., July 21 from 6-8pm. Sunshine Factory, 11 Essex St., bet. Canal & Hester Sts. 212-420-7240.

blumarts, Inc., 99 Wooster St., Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-343-0441: JOHN BEECH, recent sculpture and large scale drawings, through Sep. 17.

center for architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-683-0023: “Policy and Design for Housing: Lessons of the Urban Developement Coporation 1968-1975,” major exhibition assessing past and current housing programs, through Sep. 10.

center for jewish history, 15 W. 16th St., Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-294-8330: “Greetings From Home: 350 Years of American Jewish Life,” historical exhibition telling the story of the first Jews to arrive in North America, through Sep. 15; “YIVO at 80: Triumphs & Treasures,” highlights of the collection of the institute, through Sep. 15.

cheryl pelavin, 13 Jay St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-9424: BRIANPILLIOD, CORDY RYMAN & ALEX YUDZON, group exhibition, through Aug. 5.

dfn gallery, 176 Franklin St., Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-334-3400: “Animal Tales,” Summer group exhibition, through Sep. 2.

madison square park, Fifth Ave. between 23rd & 26th St., 212-538-4689:”Circle With Towers,” outdoor concrete sculpture by SOL LEWITT, through December.

maiden lane exhibition space, 125 Maiden Lane, 212-785-3608: “Proposal for the First Airport on Mars,” new media works by LAURA EMRICK, through Sep. 18.

nancy hoffman gallery, 429 W. Broadway, July Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-966-6676: “Elusive Surface,” group exhibition showing the range of possibilities of the application of paint, through Sep. 10; “Eve,” group exhibition exploring the beguiling female gaze first encountered in the Garden of Eden, through Sep. 10.

new york downtown hospital, 170 William St., call for hours, 212-312-5000: “Stillness of Nature,” photographs by REX H. WU, MD, through Sep. 22.

ramakrishnananda Center, 96 Ave. B, Sun.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m., 646-436-7010: Sacred art collection, Far East works portraying Gods and demigods, deities and others characters from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, open ended.

the ritz-carlton, 2 West St. & Battery Place, 212-206-6674: “Look and See,” new 9 ton sculpture by JIM HODGES presented by Creative Time for the Art on the Plaza series, through Oct. 30.

Streit’s Matzos, 148-154 Rivington St., varying hours & by appointment, 212-677-0876: Grand opening of “The Matzo Files,” an open ended group exhibition of over 250 artists presented in boxes & files, with a rotating selection of featured, curated art shows, call for more information or go to matzofiles.org for more information, an alternative, non-profit organization supporting local & outside artists who are emerging, all work is for sale.

sunshine factory gallery, 11 Essex St., Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 917-562-8468: “A Cast of Characters,” comic and comic inspired artwork, through Sep. 5.

Notable Spaces:

abrons arts center, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St., 212-598-0400.

american primitive gallery, 594 Broadway, #205, 212-966-1530.

anton kern gallery, 532 W. 20th St., 212-367-9663.

art in general, 79 Walker St., 212-219-0473.

atlantic gallery, 40 Wooster St., 212-219-3183.

Bellwether, 134 Tenth Ave., Tue.-Sat., 212-929-5959.

center for architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, 212-358-6126.

ceres gallery, 547 W. 27th St., Suite 201, 212-947-6100.

cfm gallery, 112 Greene St., 212-966-3864.

claire oliver fine art, 529 W. 20th St., 212-929-5949.

the drawing center, 35 Wooster St., 212-219-2166.

franklin 54 gallery, 54-56 Franklin St., 212-732-0009.

fraunces tavern museum, 54 Pearl St., 212-425-1778.

fresh art, 548 Broadway, 3rd fl., 646-262-3273.

gallery viet nam, 345 Greenwich St., 212-431-5888.

hebrew union college, One W. Fourth St., 212-824-2205.

henry street settlement, Abrons Arts Center, 212-598-0400.

here arts center, 145 Sixth Ave., 212-647-0202.

june kelly gallery, 591 Broadway, 212-226-1660.

latin collector, 153 Hudson St., 212-334-7813.

leica gallery, 670 Broadway, 212-777-3051.

multiple impressions, 128 Spring St., 212-925-1313.

national association of women artists gallery, 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1405, 212-675-1616.

NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM, 278 Spring St., 212-691-1303.

the painting center, 52 Greene St., 212-243-1060.

peter blum gallery, 99 Wooster St., Tue.-Fri., 212-343-0523.

salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Ave., 212-255-7740.

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St, 212-748-8600.

Synaogue for the arts, 49 White St., 212-966-7141.

synchronicity fine arts, 106 W. 13th St., 646-230-8199.

Terrain Gallery/Aesthetic realism foundation, 141 Greene St., 212-777-4490.

WESTBETH GALlery, 57 Bethune St., 212-989-4650.

yeshiva university museum, 15 West 16th St., 212 -294-8330.