Live in New York: L.E.S. Gallery Night

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday September 17, 2020


As the Fall season approaches, more live art events are opening to the public. Museums are gradually reopening as timed ticked events, and most galleries still require reservations. So this might be good news for art lovers who want to leave their zoom box. 

Tonight, 25 galleries on the Lower East Side will stay open from 4 to 8 pm. From Foxy productions, at East Broadway near the Bowery to Karma, on East 2nd Street and Avenue A, the choices are broad and inviting. Following is a tasting; the complete rundown can be found here


Trenton Doyle Hancock
291 Grand Street
Something American, a two-part exhibition of new work at the Tribeca and Lower East Side spaces.. This exhibition features new paintings that demonstrate the breadth and dexterity of Hancock’s 25-year practice: explorations of never before seen corners of the Moundverse and densely layered and collaged reexaminations of Hancock’s extraordinary iconography. Top: Bringback Condiments: Mustard, Mayo, and Special Sauce, 2020.

Eileen Quinlan, Dawn Goes Down
88 Eldridge Street, 4th Floor

Eileen Quinlan & Cheyney Thompson, Displacements & Dead Trees
36 Orchard Street
Eileen Quinlan’s mostly black and white photographs of trees and scenes from nature is here presented in dialogue with a suite of paintings by Cheyney Thompson from his recent Displacement series. The exhibition inaugurates this new body of work comprised of medium-scaled, chiefly black and white works, which the artist has developed over the past year. Above: Cheyney Thompson, Day for Night, 2020

Patricia Treib, Arm Measures
178 Norfolk Street
Bureau is pleased to announce Patricia Treib’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, "Arm Measures." Coinciding with this exhibition will be the launch of Treib’s first monograph, which includes color plates of paintings from the past seven years, an interview by poet and novelist Ben Lerner, and an essay by art historian Joanna Fiduccia.

Henni Alftan188 & 172 East 2nd Street
Karma is pleased to present the first American solo exhibition by Henni Alftan on view this Thursday, September 17th through November 1st at 188 and 172 East 2nd St.Above: By the Pool, 2020


Alex Dodge54 Ludlow Street
Dodge’s paintings are drawn using animation and design programs and executed in paint with advanced stenciling techniques. These works are largely figurative, though not necessarily human. Some of his subjects resemble cats, puppets, or uncanny approximations of recognizable animals. Dodge thinks of the figures as representing two realms: “The Synthetic” and “The Mystical”. Those that are Synthetic – closer to “real” – are more reflective of human behavior and emotion, while those that are Mystical allude to characters who employ magic, or mysterious tools. These characters speak to our time, where humanity now looks to technology to solve problems, build personal relationships, or transfer information, while many people still experience a yearning for something authentic or meaningful. Above: Kayax Loaf, 2020


GaHee Park, Betrayal (Sweet Blood)130 Orchard Street, First Floor
Perrotin is pleased to present Betrayal (Sweet Blood), an exhibition by Seoul-born New York-based artist GaHee Park, marking her second solo show with the gallery. Building on previous bodies of work, Betrayal (Sweet Blood) presents another collection of Park’s mysterious melodramas, made up of fractured perspectives, intertwining psychological spaces, and amorphous appetites and desires. Above: Gahee Park, Three Faces (detail), 2019.

In the Project Room, curated by Lucien Terras, Jean-Philippe Delhomme captures his view of the Manhattan skyline with New York in the Distance, In this selection of paintings — executed in the artist’s Bushwick studio between 2012 and 2018. Below: Bushwick, 2013.



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