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525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
212 445 0051

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520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
212 445 0051
Miles McEnery Gallery presents exhibitions by a multigenerational roster of artists whose works are linked by their drive to discover the points at which the paths of pleasure and knowledge cross. Sometimes that happens organically: minds and bodies working in concert as insight and enjoyment dovetail gracefully. At other times it’s awkward. And unsettling. And consequential. Conflict enters the picture when what you feel and what you know tug you in different directions. That tension creates experiences that compel you to reorganize your relationship to the world—starting with your self, which is, hopefully, a fairly complex constellation of experiences and imaginings, facts and fantasies, realities and relationships. The art exhibited at McEnery highlights the multilayered nature of identity, not to mention history and humanity. It also leaves people free to experience things for themselves. And once that individual experience has begun, it invites you to determine what that experience means for you, but not just to you alone. Freedom and responsibility—or independence and interconnectedness with others—take shape before works that do not strive to provide answers to life’s big questions so much as to draw visitors into conversations with themselves, with their friends, and with strangers. Both internal and external, these dialogues can be insightful, and they can also be infuriating. They are often both. At their best, they sharpen perceptions, excite the imagination, stimulate thinking, and change behavior by making us aware of realities previously unseen. Prescriptive art is nowhere to be found. Nor are one-dimensional works, single-issue statements, or academic rehashes of ideas that have been thoroughly worked through by previous generations. Painting and drawing predominate. This is not because these media are historically important or intrinsically valuable, but because they are basic: simple technologies that record, often in exceptionally nuanced ways, the gestures and maneuvers of a consciousness in action (making decisions, adapting to circumstances, working through rough spots, and coming to conclusions—only to start all over again in the next painting or drawing). The drama—of striving to do something and then striving to do more—opens up all sorts of stories. Each story has lots to say about all sorts of situations, artistic and otherwise. Often both. Both abstract and representational, the works at McEnery invite viewers into worlds within worlds. Familiar details give way to strangeness. What you thought you knew turns out to be different from what you actually know. Strangest of all, your journeys through the overlapping, intersecting worlds in these works do not take you away from the real world so much as they take you more deeply into it—more attentive to subtle differences and inspired to share such discoveries with others.
Artists Represented:
Brian Alfred
Kevin Appel
Bo Bartlett
Amy Bennett
Suzanne Caporael
Davis Cone
Gene Davis
Tomory Dodge
Inka Essenhigh
Franklin Evans
Beverly Fishman
Helen Frankenthaler
Monique van Genderen
April Gornik
Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Iva Gueorguieva
James Hayward
Hans Hofmann
Warren Isensee
Wolf Kahn
Tom LaDuke
Annie Lapin
Julio Larraz
Erin Lawlor
Patrick Lee
Markus Linnenbrink
Emily Mason
Jason Middlebrook
Yunhee Min
Robert Motherwell
Rod Penner
David Allan Peters
Judy Pfaff
Michael Reafsnyder
Daniel Rich
John Sonsini
Tam Van Tran
Esteban Vicente
Patrick Wilson
Guy Yanai
Liat Yossifor

 

 
Gallery exterior. Courtesy of Miles McEnery Gallery.


 
Current Exhibitions

Patrick Wilson

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

October 10, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Patrick Wilson

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

October 10, 2019 - November 9, 2019

 
Past Exhibitions

Brian Alfred

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

September 5, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Guy Yanai

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

September 5, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Erin Lawlor

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

July 11, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Amy Bennett

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

July 11, 2019 - August 16, 2019

David Allan Peters

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

May 30, 2019 - July 6, 2019

Suzanne Caporael

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

May 30, 2019 - July 6, 2019

John Sonsini

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

April 18, 2019 - May 24, 2019

Tomory Dodge

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

April 18, 2019 - May 24, 2019

Jason Middlebrook

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

March 14, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Wolf Kahn

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

March 14, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Judy Pfaff

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

February 7, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Markus Linnenbrink

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

February 7, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Emily Mason

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

January 4, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Hans Hofmann

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

January 3, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Tom LaDuke

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

November 15, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Monique Van Genderen

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

November 15, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Annie Lapin

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

October 11, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Beverly Fishman

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

October 11, 2018 - November 10, 2018

James Hayward

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

September 6, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Michael Reafsnyder/Patrick Wilson

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

September 6, 2018 - October 6, 2018

Julio Larraz

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

July 12, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Bo Bartlett

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

May 31, 2018 - July 7, 2018

Inka Essenhigh

525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

April 19, 2018 - May 25, 2018