In these depths of New York winter, we could all use a little more color in our lives. That’s the theme underlying our five selections for Chelsea galleries to stop by for Your Art Weekend in February. Big, bright colorful paintings are sure to lift the spirits. The advantage of gallery hopping in Chelsea is minimizing time in the elements and maximizing time spent inside in front of art. Let's get to it!
Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo: Twenty-Nine Primaveras
Through March 11
516 West 20th Street
One of Sugarlift’s favorite young painters out of the New York Academy of Art, Esteban Ocampo is presenting his first solo show in Chelsea opening on Thursday, February 9th. Born and raised in Colombia, Esteban's canvases are filled with light as he integrates memory, experience and imagination into work that recognizes the humor and connection in everyday moments.
Naturalia curated by Danny Moynihan
Paul Kasmin Gallery | Sotheby’s Old Masters Department
Through March 4
293 Tenth Ave
Paul Kasmin and the Sotheby’s Old Masters Department have partnered up for the first time to present "Naturalia", a show that comprises works spanning six centuries and examines how artists have treated natural sciences through the ages.
Through February 18
504 West 24th Street
Lisson Gallery is presenting the work of Roy Colmer for the first time, featuring fifteen of the abstract artist’s early spray-gun paintings, most of which have never been exhibited, and a selection of late photo collages.
Through March 11
555 West 24th Street
German-born Katharina Grosse, best known for her in situ work, which she paints directly onto architecture, interiors and landscapes, is presenting work at Gagosian and in New York for the first time.
Etel Adnan | Gerhard Richter
The FLAG Art Foundation
Through May 13th
545 West 25th Street
If you like it when curators initiate conversation between art and artists, be sure to check out this exhibition featuring Etel Adnan and Gerhard Richter, two masters of contemporary painting.
WHAT TO DO AFTER
246 West 18th Street
There's nothing like a late brunch at Westville Chelsea, a neighborhood hot spot that features fresh produce & locally sourced meats. Westville's list of market sides features some of the the best veggies in New York.