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5 Must-See New York Art Exhibitions At Mike Weiss Gallery, PACE, Park Avenue Armory And More

Jul 26, 2016 04:05 PM EDT

1. "Schools Out" at Mike Weiss Gallery


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Mike Weiss Gallery presents "School's Out," a group exhibition the celebrates the excitement and freedom that comes along the school year ending and summer beginning. The installation features several playful, energetic and creatively-stimulating works comprised of paintings and stainless steel sculptures. The exhibition highlights artists' Deborah Brown, Jerry Kearns, Liao Yibai and Thrush Holmes.

The works will be on view through August 6 and the gallery is located at 520 W 24th Street.

2. "GLASS" at PACE


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PACE gallery presents "GLASS," a three-person group exhibition highlighting the works of Maya Lin, Kiki Smith and Fred Wilson. The installation features works made in glass and the unique use of glass objects by each artist. Works include a large-scale wall piece comprised of glass marbles, an eleven-part floor piece to resemble drops of water, red glass stars and installations of glass items sporadically found and placed as tableware. 

"GLASS" will be on view through August 19 and is located at 537 W 24th Street. 


3. "The Back Door" at Park Avenue Armory


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Park Avenue Armory presents "The Back Door," an installation featuring the work of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed. The entire first floor is dedicated to Creed's simple, yet distinctive art strategies and is the largest U.S. exhibition of his work to date. "The Back Door" highlights the Armory's historical interiors through humorous and thought-provoking installations, paintings and performances that explore the human senses. The installation includes a room half-filled with large white balloons, a transformed grand piano, lights going on and off, abstract paintings and a series of films.

"The Back Door" will be on view through August 7 and is located at 643 Park Avenue.  

4. "Relevant Notes" at Cara Gallery


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Cara Gallery presents "Relevant Notes," an exhibition comprised of works from 11 different artists which include installation, painting, photography and sculpture. The artists explore the constant change of our environment and the temporary nature of things today. Perhaps as a result, the works will allow viewers to take a moment and acknowledge their surroundings before a shift occurs again. Artists highlighted include Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Gianni Pettena, Bruna Esposito, Andres Jaque, Diango Hernandez, Igor Eskinja, Jason Middelbrook, Franklin Evans, Federico Luger, Matteo Berra and Ebtisam Abdulaziz. 

"Relevant Notes" will be on view through July 30 and is located at 508 W 24th Street. 

5. "Shapeshifters" at Luhring Augustine


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Luhring Augustine presents "Shapeshifters," a group exhibition including works from Joe Bradley, Jeremy DePrez, Jeff Elrod, Ron Gorchov, Ralph Humphrey, Martin Kippenberger, Imi Knoebel, Robert Mangold, Jeremy Moon, Elizabeth Murray, Kenneth Noland, David Novros, Blinky Palermo, Steven Parrino, Joanna Pousette-Dart, Ruth Root, Frank Stella, Philip Taaffe and Richard Tuttle. 

This installation features large-scale paintings which deviate from the standard format of a frame. Each artist has individually approached the traditional canvas and reimagined its potential by cutting the plane, combining materials and alternating textures to bring new life to paint on canvas. These works became popular in the '60s and are known to teeter in a unique space between works that are paintings and sculpture. 

"Shapeshifters" will be on view through August 12 and is located at 531 W 24th Street. 

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