One of the greatest gifts New York City has to offer is its burgeoning art scene that’s constantly being revived with intellectual and intriguing exhibitions at its many art galleries in many lower Manhattan neighborhoods. Here are some notable shows to see in Chelsea this month:
- James Rieck—Rieck presents several, large scale, rectangular paintings each depicting an individual in a museum fascinated by the artwork that surrounds them. Many famous artists’ works of art appear in the paintings including Jackson Pollack, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Andy Warhol. At the Lyons Wier Gallery, 542 W. 24th St., through Nov. 4. The gallery is open Tues.—Sat. from 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
- Suzanne Guppy—Guppy presents several paintings that relate to the passage of time and observations in daily life. Her subjects include family and friends, summertime scenes in beaches and swimming pools, and wintertime scenes such as decorating Christmas trees or the snow outside. At the Bowery Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., through Oct. 28. The gallery is open Tues.—Sat. from 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
- John Evans—Evans presents a collection of paintings relating to nature and include subjects such as lily pads and botanic gardens, and the ocean in the morning and evening. At Gallery Henoch, 555 W. 25th St., through Oct 28. The gallery is open Tues.—Sat. from 10:30 a.m.—6 p.m.
- The Enormity of the Possible—This show features work by from the American Modern and Abstract Expressionist Movements. Notable artists include Milton Avery, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Elie Nadelman, and Helen Torr among others. At the Paul Kasmin Gallery (297 Tenth Ave.) through Oct. 28.
- Robert Motherwell—This show focuses on Motherwell’s early explorations in painting featuring works from the 1940s and 1950s. Notable works include La Belle Mexicaine (Maria) and The Sentinal. At the Paul Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Ave.) through Oct. 28.