Gallery Goer: Openings on the Lower East Side

Anders Wallin Plan, 2014  acrylic on canvas

Anders Wallin
Plan, 2014
acrylic on canvas

Gallery Goer is a weekly roundup of gallery shows on the Lower East Side.  Check out our top picks for shows opening each week that you won’t want to miss.

Wednesday April 8, 6 pm to 8 pm – Artifact: Anders Wallin

Inspired by the flow of the unconscious, Anders Wallin’s paintings represent ambiguous, yet muscular patterns. Wallin has a strong grasp of the importance of applying colors and contrasts in his work in order to jump-start the viewer’s imagination. He lightens the background of his paintings and lays abstract patterns on top. The interplay between the forms produces magnetic, glowing energetic color fields.

Through April 26, 2015 // Wed.-Sun. 12 pm to 6 pm // 84 Orchard St.

Nancy Haynes, installation view of the "Fugitive Drawings" and the saint's lectern, 2015

Nancy Haynes, installation view of the “fugitive drawings” and the saint’s lectern, 2015

Extended through Sunday April 12th, 4 pm to 6 pm – Regina Rex: Nancy Haynes: anomalies and non sequiturs

Nancy Haynes has been making art for nearly 40 years. Her solo exhibition, extended at Regina Rex, reveals a diverse body of work including a selection of paintings, drawings, collage and sculpture. Haynes’ inspiration is said to range from Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert painting at The Frick, to Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning Drawing.

This cerebral exhibit deals in various states of consciousness and the artist herself describes it as a “remembered present.” Haynes’ recent “fugitive drawings” are lightly-drawn and layered onto canvases covered in glow-in-the-dark paint—a material she has worked with for many years.

Through April 12, 2015 // Thurs.-Sun. 12 pm to 6 pm or by appointment // 221 Madison St.

Caren Canier’s “West Hall III”

Caren Canier’s “West Hall III”

Recently Opened: Mark Miller Gallery: Dogs & Cats: 21 Artists Unleashed and on the Prowl 

This show opened April 5 with a live hook: Humans were invited to bring their dogs and cats as special guests. Animal treats were served. Dogs and Cats, a show curated by artists Nancy Grimes and Leslie Lalehzar, gathers the works of 21 artists to ruminate on the timeless theme of humans’ relationships to dogs and cats. Of course the possibilities are endless and fun to see.

Can one ever tire of seeing canine and feline subjects in art and in life? I don’t think so.

Through May 3, 2015 // Wed.-Sun. 12 pm to 6 pm // 92 Orchard St.

Weekend Events: Have Fun, Support Sandy Recovery

In addition to dining out at local eateries this weekend, there are plenty of other easy, fun things to do (art exhibits, movies, shopping, gardening) while also boosting a variety of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. We’ve listed a few here; write us at tips@thelodownny.com or Tweet us @lodownny if you know of others we should add.