Many New York area galleries host group exhibitions in the summer. As a dealer, it's an opportunity (while all you can focus on is which weekends you can get out to the Hamptons) to let someone else do a bit of the work (many shows have independent curators) or take a survey of where your program is and how it's holding together. It's also an opportunity to work with some new artists and have fun with the title of your show. Here's a quick round-up of selected group exhibitions just opened or about to in Chelsea and Brooklyn (we'll begin with one close to my heart):
The Expression of Elemental Passions...(or, Damn Everything but the Circus) @ Plus Ultra, featuring Nancy Baker, Leslie Brack, Amanda Church, Jennifer Dalton, Nicholas Gaffney, Kate Gilmore, Joe Fig, Rosemarie Fiore, Jeff Hand, Christopher Johnson, Alois Kronschläger, Thomas Lendvai, Max-Carlos Martinez, Analia Segal, and Andy Yoder.
Monochrome Images @ Elizabeth Harris Gallery, featuring David Baskin, Miriam Bloom, Francis Cape, Mary Carlson, Susan Grahm, John Monti, Arlene Shechet, Mary Beth Thielhelm, and Thomas Weaver.
Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape @ Roebling Hall, featuring Erik Benson, Jane Benson, Davide Cantoni, Adam Cvjianovic, Christoph Draeger, Justin Faunce, Dan Ford, Cadence Giersbach, Yun-Fei Ji, Justine Kurland, Hans Op de Beeck, David Opdyke, and David Thorpe.
Delicate Demons and Heavenly Delights @ Oliver Kamm/5BE featuring Van Hanos, Adam Helms, Min Kim, Paula Kane, Charlene Liu, Tim Lokiec, Ted Mineo, Dane Nester, and William Villalongo.
Life and Limb (curated by David Humphrey) @ Feigen Contemporary, featuring Joe Andoe, Lars Arrhenius, Drew Beattie, Max Beckmann, John Bock, Saint Clair Cemin, Henry Darger, Tim Davis, James Ensor, Inka Essenhigh, George Grosz, Nicky Hoberman, Paul Hodgson, Ridley Howard, Elizabeth Huey, David Humphrey, Dennis Kardon, Amanda Lechner, Judith Linhares, Craig Love, Kerry James Marshall, Jim Nutt, Sarah Peters, Clare Rojas, Ivan Witenstein, and Karen Yasinsky.
And opening soon, Somewhere Outside It (Curated by Janet Phelps) @ SchroederRomero, featuring Sarah Beddington, Mary Carlson, Jennifer Coates, Mira Dancy Tory Fair, Linda Ganjian, Heather Johnson, Medrie MacPhee, Adia Millett, Laura Parnes, Arlene Shechet, and Charlotta Westergren.
Something is Somewhere (Curated by Anat Ebgi and Monya Rowe) @ Monya Rowe, featuring Aja Albertson, Katia Bassanini, Larissa Bates, Amy Bennett, Jen DeNike, Angela Dufresne, Echo Eggebrecht, Adriana Farmiga, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Magalie Guerin, Elizabeth Huey, Ellen Lesperance & Jeanine Oleson, Caitlin Masley, Sigrid Sandstrom, Erika Somogyi, Frances Trombly, Whitney Van Nes, Abbey Williams, and Sheri Warshauer.