Art Walk WE LOVE Tag

Akira Ikeda Gallery With gallery spaces from Tokyo to Berlin, their New York City location is just the tip of the iceberg. Nevertheless, each space is golden and is articulately curated to its surroundings. Their exhibition of Robert Smithson’s Early Work, which are comprised of oil paintings on canvas, will leave you in awe. So while you’re exploring West Village, don’t forget to take a break physically to experience these masterpieces mentally. akiraikedagallery.com - 17 Cornelia St Algus Greenspon Angus Greenspon more than just a gallery. It’s an experience. The space is vast and minimal, allowing the focus to be on the works. From Gene Beery to Adriana Lara, Algus Greenspan understands the vitality of diversity. And he’s been doing this for over twenty years, so his knowledge of the art realm—especially in NYC—is expansive. algusgreenspon.com - 71 Morton St Maccarone This contemporary art gallery’s doors were first opened in 2001 after Michele Maccarone renovated an abandoned electric store on Canal Street. Since then it has taken off, allowing a location in Los Angeles, too. And its accolade of artists is impressive, ranging from Oscar Tuazon to Daniel Roth. We love their exhibition of Keith Sonnier’s work for Portals and can’t wait to see what they curate next. maccarone.net - 630 Greenwich St IFC Centers With a film school under their belt, IFC Centers doesn’t mess around. They are considered “the ultimate entertainment space for New Yorkers seeking out the best in independent films,” and we can’t help but agree. And with organic popcorn at the concession stand, vintage movie posters in the hallway, and short film screenings before every feature, who can resist? They also host a documentary festival every November. ifccenter.com - 323 Ave of the Americas...

Artists Space With their transcending artists and ideas, Artists Space challenges the New York City art scene. Their current exhibition, Union, is a video installation—a basement cinema. It pulls together various elements to communicate associations made by situations rather than structures in the Gaucho culture in Argentina, Uruguay, and South Brazil. artistsspace.org - 38 Greene St Team Gallery Residing on Grand Street is the bright and airy Team Gallery. Their most recent exhibition, Winter, by Ryan McGinley showcases his ethereal and alluring portraiture work of loved ones nude against a frozen environment. Each work depicts more of the invention aspect rather than documentation, allowing McGinley to be one of the most well-respected contemporary photographers out there. teamgal.com - 83 Grand St Swiss Institute Swiss Institute is the place where “artists with a thought-provoking thrust” display their work. And rightly so. Their current exhibition is Hans Schärer’s Madonnas, which pairs the artist’s most profound bodies of work to date. These 150 erotic watercolors are both transfixing and menacing with the subjects’ mouths either in grimaces or agape. Come here for an afternoon that is both provocative and scholastic. swissinstitute.net - 18 Wooster St Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Located on Mercer Street and Grand Street, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts unsuspectingly inhabits SoHo. But their humility does not stop them from being frontrunners in the art world. With over 2,000 national and international exhibitions under their belt, they have earned their envy-worthy reputation. Their current exhibition, To Whom it May Concern, is an archive from the Haaretz Newspaper. It has more than fifty digitalized color photographs up on display, and you’ll be mesmerized by the rich narratives the second you step inside. feldmangallery.com - 31 Mercer St Donald Judd Studio The restored Donald Judd Studio on Spring Street is a masterpiece of a building. All of the furniture and works of art inside were treated and cleaned with long-term preservation in mind. Whether you’re an architect, a designer, or just an appreciator of both, this space is worth exploring to better understand SoHo’s architectural history and where it is going, too. juddfoundation.org - 101 Spring St...

Water Tank Project In order to spark more awareness of the water crisis Water Tank Project has teamed up with acclaimed artists and New York City public school students to wrap artwork around rooftop water tanks throughout the city. They strive to educate the public about global water issues, and through that, they also allow creating to take place. It’s a win-win for all. thewatertankprokect.org - 928 Broadway Gramercy Park For a foliage-filled stroll, head over to Gramercy Park. While small, this quaint space offers a lull in the midst of chaos that is New York City and gives you a glimpse into the city’s architectural history, as well. And we all need a little bit more of that, right? Right. 2 Lexington Ave Leica Gallery Notorious as being “the photographic meeting place on Broadway,” Leica Gallery is your haven for all things in the photographic arts realm. They’ve exhibited some of the best photography, including Ted Grant’s “Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism.” So whether you have an interest in imagery or you’re an image maker yourself, Leica Gallery is definitely worth visiting. leica-camera.com/leica-galleries - 670 Broadway SVA Gallery Located on the main floor, SVA Gallery presents over 50 exhibitions a year. Not impressed yet? These creators are also facilitating good to communities around the world. They have a traveling exhibitions—Maison de Santé Saint-Paul/Valetudo Association—that seeks to provide art therapy for women in need. sva.edu - 209 E 23rd St National Art Club National Art Club has four galleries that are open to the public (free) Monday through Friday (10 AM to 5 PM). They are the space that the New York Times raves about, and with a goal to “stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts,” you know that your time is being put to use here. nationalartsclub.org - 15 Gramercy Park S...

David Zwriner Located in a garage, David Zwriner showcases artworks that are as innovative as the space. From past exhibitions such as Wolfgang Tillman’s PCR to Gordon Matta-Clark’s Energy & Abstraction, you’ll come curious and leave curious. And, after all, isn’t art supposed to accumulate more questions through the ages? davidzwirner.com - 525 W 19th St Pace The renowned gallery Pace is a must while in The Meatpacking District. With a roster to boast, such as works by Chuck Close, Keith Sonnier, and Robert Irawin, they’ve worked hard to earn their respect in the gallery realm. We love their Roberto Matta exhibition featuring his works from the 1950s to 1960s. pacegallery.com - 508 W 25th St Petzel Warehouses turned gallery spaces are the envy of the New York art world, putting Petzel on the frontline. The space feels always infinite at first, creating a transformative dialogue between the artworks and the interior. Their past exhibition featuring Keith Edmier’s series Regeneratrix is as probing as it is edifying. These monumental sculptures allude to a multiplicity of histories of the artist’s as they carry from room to room. petzel.com - 456 West 18th Street Zieher Smith & Horton This industrial, airy space creates a beautiful juxtaposition between it and the artworks. Laura Silva, Mike Womack, and Saul Becker are just a few renowned artists that the gallery has in its repertoire. The exhibition, The Patients and the Doctors, from the estate of David Byrd and Peter Gallo includes manifestos, screenplays, poems, and drawings. Its eclecticism only further proves that Zieher Smith & Horton is on the cutting edge for galleries. zsandh.com - 516 W 20th St Gagosian Larry Gagosian first opened his gallery in Los Angeles in 1980. With an emphasis on modern and contemporary art, he packed up and planted gallery spaces all throughout Manhattan. After that he went global. His Meatpacking District space has houses Dan Colen’s Miracle Paintings and Richard Serra’s New Sculpture. gagosian.com - 555 W 24th St Metro Pictures Founded in 1980 by Janelle Reiring, Metro Pictures is a part of the first wave of galleries that picked up and moved to The Meatpacking District. Their artist list is vast, with the likes of Isaac Julien, Robert Longo, and Camille Henrot. Recently, they exhibited John Miller’s anticipated Here in the Real World. metropicturesgallery.com - 519 W 24th St...