Pace Gallery Julian Schnabel Deitch Projects Peter Nagy Arlene Shechet Shrine The Hole Katsu Dot David Zwirner

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Get your Art Fix at these New York Galleries

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New York galleries are once again welcoming art lovers for appointment-only visits and with certain regulations in place to adhere to guidelines outlined by the CDC, NHS, and local authorities. Currently on show at Chelsea’s Pace Gallery is work by legendary painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Further downtown at Deitch Projects, an exhibition of work by artist and gallerist Peter Nagy reflects the spirit of New York in the ’80s. David Zwirner, Shrine, and The Hole are also taking appointments. Read on for details about what’s currently on show, and how to book. 

Pace Gallery 

Pace Gallery reopens both Chelsea locations with exhibitions by Julian Schnabel, Arlene Shechet, Kenneth Noland, and Paul Graham. You’ll need to reserve an appointment in advance with tickets granting access to exhibitions at both 540 and 510 West 25th Street galleries. You can schedule your visit—here.

Currently showing at 540 West 25th Street: 

The Patch of Blue the Prisoner Calls the Sky (pictured above), on view through August 14, encapsulates work by famed New York artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Painted in Montauk, Schnabel’s latest large-scale works embrace the irregular shapes of their supports—fabric that covered a fruit market in Mexico. 

Skirts is the latest exhibition of work from New York-based multidisciplinary sculptor Arlene Shechet, running through August 14. Rich in idiosyncrasies, Shechet’s latest works combine disparate mediums, from ceramics to wood and metalwork, with playfully ambiguous titles that prompt endless associations.

Get your Art Fix at these New York Galleries
Arlene Shechet: Skirts at Pace Gallery

The Hole 

The Hole is one of our favorite artsy destinations in NYC thanks to cutting-edge curation and art like we’ve never known. Run by former Deitch director Kathy Grayson, the contemporary art gallery is currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 7pm, with limited capacity inside at any one time. 

Currently showing at 316 Bowery: 

Still Life, the debut solo exhibition of paintings by LA-based artist Pedro Pedro. Still Life includes a variety of the artist’s signature imagery from bowls of lumpy lemons to a disheveled chest of drawers, all painted during quarantine.

Katsu Dot, running through August 23rd, is an exhibition from graffiti artist and creative technologist Katsu. The exhibition displays a series of abstract paintings created using drones. 

Get your Art Fix at these New York Galleries
Katsu: Katsu Dot at The Hole

David Zwirner

Since 1993, the German expatriate has made a deep imprint on the New York art world with shows that do not disappoint. Both his Chelsea exhibition and project spaces are currently open by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm. Advance appointments are encouraged but not required. To schedule your visit, please book for the 19th Street gallery—here, and 20th Street gallery—here.

Upcoming at 537 West 20th Street: 

A new solo show from New York-based artist Suzan Frecon is set for September 10 to October 17 and will display abstract oil paintings and works on paper. 

Upcoming at 525 & 533 West 19th Street: 

Traveling Light by Harold Ancart opens September 10 and will span the 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces. The exhibition will showcase a new series of paintings depicting trees. The words were painted between Ancart’s Brooklyn studio and a makeshift outdoor studio in Los Angeles, where he traveled during lockdown.

Deitch Projects 

Bold, visionary, and always three steps ahead, Deitch Projects is a gallery to have on your radar. The project namesake, Jeffrey Deitch, has maintained a reputation as one of the most colorful characters in the New York art world for the past four decades. Deitch Gallery’s Wooster Street location is open by appointment. Email info@deitch to schedule your visit. 

Currently showing at 18 Wooster Street: 

Entertainment Erases History by artist and gallerist Peter Nagy is a historical exhibition of works focused on the iconic decade in Nagy’s career between 1982 and 1992, reflecting the spirit of New York where he lived and worked during that time. 

Get your Art Fix at these New York Galleries
Peter Nagy: Entertainment Erases History at Deitch Projects. Photo by Genevieve Hanson

Shrine Gallery

This artist-run gallery in Chinatown focuses on emerging contemporary art, championing works by American self-taught artists and art brut (a French term that translates as ‘raw art’). Summer hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm. 

Currently showing at 179 East Broadway: 

This is a Show by Billy features work by self-taught artist Billy White. White’s second solo show with Shrine was postponed for several months following the outbreak of Covid-19, and now as the show is installed and on view through August 2nd, it has taken on more poignant meanings and a sense of urgency in light of the recent calls to action by the Black Lives Matter movement.  


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