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Art Program: Current Exhibitions

Through our Art Program, The Yard works directly with local curators and galleries to support artists in each city and show rotating seasonal exhibitions at every coworking space location. All works in the rotating collection are for sale and the sales are handled directly through the galleries and curators. If you have any questions please contact our Head of Art Program, Michaeline Sander at artprogram@theyard.com for more information.

See our current art exhibits across NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C. below, and read about the artists on our blog.

New York

The Yard: Gowanus

Porter Advisory presents Delineated, an exhibition featuring works by Tegan Brozyna Roberts.

Delineated is currently on view at The Yard: Gowanus, Floor 1-3 (157 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY). There will be an art opening reception on February 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please send a note to events@theyard.com to attend.

 

 

Artwork by Tegan Brozyna Roberts

Artwork by Tegan Brozyna Roberts, Delineated III

The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge

The Yard presents along the M Train, curated courtesy of Audra Lambert of ANTE.Mag.

This show features abstracted imagery at a range of sizes presented to feel as though one is viewing these daytime (and nighttime!) scenes from the windows of the M train.  This is in dialogue with the actual M barreling past. A fun element to highlight is that all of the artists in the show are also located along the M train line in Brooklyn and Queens.

along the M Train will be on view at The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge (195 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY) through February 6, 2021. Please check back for additional event information for this show.

Artwork by Kerri Ammirata

Artwork by Kerri Ammirata

The Yard: Williamsburg

Sonja John curatorial projects and The Yard, Williamsburg are pleased to present Loom, Longing a seven-person show featuring artists and designers exploring emotional landscapes at the intersection of painting and textiles. Featured artists include Lauryn Red Welch, Malaika Temba, Marisha Lozada, Michelle Chun, Rachel Deane, Utē Petit, and Yidan Zeng. Together, this group engages in a larger conversation on color, pattern, and texture across method and media, linking the fundamental elements of fine arts, craft, and design.

Each of the seven artists featured exemplify this in their meditations on common elements that connect painting and fiber arts: pattern, color, process, rhythm, and repetition. Through their material explorations, they consider how a pattern might be used to conceal or reveal information; how making a quilt might arouse chaos or nostalgia; how painting curtains, or rugs, or lace might transform a narrative object into a decorative one, and how natural dyes reminiscent of a sunset sky might evoke a certain intimacy from slow looking.

This exhibition is currently on view at The Yard: Williamsburg, Floor 2 (33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY) through March 14, 2021. Please reach out to the curator, Sonja John for a private tour at sonjaljohn@gmail.com.

Artwork by Malaika Temba

Artwork by Malaika Temba

The Yard: City Hall Park

Eileen Jeng Lynch, Founder of Neumeraki, presents Laura Mosquera: All the Way Through. This a solo exhibition of Laura Mosquera’s work from
2014 to 2020. In the shaped paintings and work on paper, Mosquera creates psychological spaces of emotional content—capturing complexities of the human experience, including fleeting moments, feelings elicited from difficult memories of personal relationships, histories, and current events. The exhibition features abstract work as well as her return to the figurative in her recent pieces—all creating a visual tension and embodying a sense of movement.

Laura Mosquera: All the Way Through will be on display through March 5, 2021, at The Yard: City Hall Park  (116 Nassau Street, New York, NY).

Artwork by Laura Mosquera

Hold Tight Then Let Go by Laura Mosquera

The Yard: Lower East Side

IFAC presents Tribute New Abstracts by Matt Enger in collaboration with Brian Leo Projects and The Yard: Lower East Side. “Painting is like holding life in your hand and watching it drip through your fingers”. Matt Enger’s new body of work evokes a mystical experience combining aspects of expressive high gloss painting and printmaking to create dense rhythmic patterns of color. An evocative form of hyper-elevated pop-art and gestural abstraction which adhere to his longstanding dialogue with American history. The paintings seem to magnify the process of drawing and mark-making and allow the viewer to engage in a self-referential paradox into the art itself. A meta-fiction of sorts, paintings of comic book abstract painting, more akin to psychedelic liquid light installations of the ’60s than to the work of referential pop artists such as Lichtenstein, Warhol, or Rauschenberg. Enger honors our artist and musician ancestors from whom he draws inspiration and their ability to create beautiful works that even for a moment are capable of uplifting the human spirit from the day-to-day cares of the world and the dark side of humanity. The works are masterfully executed through a unique Cast Acrylic process he developed with his late brother Mark over the past 20 years which results in scintillating high gloss surfaces that resonate with visual depth seldom seen in contemporary painting.

Tribute is currently on view at The Yard: Lower East Side, Floors 2-3 (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY). For more information and to schedule an appointment please contact, nyc@ifac-arts.com.

Artwork by Matt Enger

Artwork by Matt Enger

The Yard: Flatiron South

As we hibernate in our respective homes, safe and sound but separated from one another, we cannot help but wonder when we will all be together again. Even when we emerge from confinement, we shuffle back and forth, our faces hidden from view… still disconnected. With all the masked faces that are out and about and the dreary weather that’s upon us, TOGETHER is a joint presentation of vibrant patterns, honest faces, and open spaces.

Featuring the insightful portraiture of Marguerite Wibaux and the intricate mark-making of Dhanashree Gadiyar, each work possesses a signature strength and liveliness that inspires us to remain positive and persistent during these trying times. Exuding warmth, activity and dynamism TOGETHER brings a seemingly distant but much-needed familiarity to our sterilized lives. TOGETHER is an endearing exhibition of expression that seeks to subtract from the contemporary stoicism that comes with the endless march of masked covered faces and our nearly constant confinement.

Curated by Akeem K. Duncan and powered by the good folks at Quiet Lunch, TOGETHER debuts on Thursday, February 14, 2021, at The Yard: Flatiron South  (234 5th Avenue, floors 2-5). The exhibition will be on display to the public but in an effort to remain healthy and safe, viewing will be limited and by appointment. Appointments can be reserved at RSVP@quietlunch.com

Will You Listen to Cassandra? by Marguerite Wibaux

Will You Listen to Cassandra? by Marguerite Wibaux

The Yard: Flatiron North

See Mee presents a new Winter 2021 Exhibition with beautiful artworks by Scott McIntire, Susana Aldonando, Anne-Marie Delaunay-Danizio, Shawn Ehlers, Paddy Cohen, Patrick Collins, Andrew Cotton, and John Mazlish.

This show is currently on display at The Yard: Flatiron North, Floors 3-6 (246 Fifth Avenue at 28th Street, New York, NY). To visit the show please reach out to flatironnorth@theyard.com!

Artwork by Scott McIntire

Blues in the Garden by Scott McIntire

The Yard: Herald Square

ABSTRKT presents Slant by Martyna Szczęsna, organized by Sarah Han.

A slant is a slope, angle, or particular perspective — an inescapable bias inherent in each unique schema. These biases are constantly interacting whether in command or in chaos, and the chaos is where Szczęsna finds nuanced paintings in raw, unhindered output.
In Slant, Szczęsna presents a small-scale survey of works made over the past four years, wherein public spaces have been recontextualized as boundless canvases of layered and hasty scrawlings left behind by covert bodies, collaborating on streets, construction/demolition sites, public parks et al. Using a number of depictive strategies; photographs, sculptures, and installations to probe the nature of heterotopic spaces, Szczęsna has sought to depict the way collective desires and ideologies are writ large. In doing so she questions the foundational principles and mythologies of this country.

Slant is currently on display at The Yard: Herald Square, Floor 2 (106 W. 32nd Street, New York, NY).

Please check back for more information on future events for this exhibition!

Artwork by Martyna Szczęsna

V, 2016, by Martyna Szczęsna

The Yard: Bryant Park

The Yard presents, Displace a 90-day exhibition at their Bryant Park location. Displace will be available for private viewings December 1st, 2020 -February 28th, 2021; featuring artists Kevin Clark, Suzanne Scott, Temel Nal, and M.Clark curated by Steven Torrisi.

This collection of works underlines the current shift many of us are witnessing all around us, displacement. The sheer uprooting of traditions, norms, biases, and beliefs ultimately provides an opportunity to take a step back from the appearances rising to our perceptions and cultivate the next step forward in a new light. This exhibition depicts the thrill of individualism, unity, and the bond between the two.

Displace will be on view at The Yard: Bryant Park, 3rd Floor, through the end of February 2021. Please check back for more information on upcoming events surrounding this exhibition.

Artwork by Suzanne Scott

Artwork by Suzanne Scott

The Yard: Lincoln Square

Alpha’a presents COVID-19 Relief Initiative. With everyone having to stay home for the sake of the health of humanity, Alpha’a has decided to step in to raise money for the World Health Organization and its partners. They will be featuring limited edition works by Alpha’a artists, and donating their share of the profits. The fundraiser is aimed towards gathering donations for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response and assist their strenuous work in combatting the coronavirus.
#staysafe

The United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation have created the solidarity fund to support World Health Organization and partners in a massive effort to help countries prevent, detect, and manage the novel coronavirus – particularly those where the needs are the greatest.

The exhibition is currently on view at The Yard: Lincoln Square, Floors 4-5 (157 Columbus Ave, New York, NY) through early fall 2020. Please check back for future events around this exhibition!

Artwork by Steve Lefkovits

Bottom of a Rainbow by Steve Lefkovits

The Yard: Columbus Circle

SARAHCROWN is pleased to announce Fairy Fruit, a new exhibition that features five Brooklyn-based artists: Emilia Devitis, Rachel Gregor, Xavier Petromelis, Claudia Santiso, and Anita Trombetta. The exhibition offers itself to the viewer as a place of fiction, a springboard for escapism in a world where reality becomes more and more colorless. 

The work in Fairy Fruit explores the ways we can see our current reality through a different, otherworldly lens. As celebrated English author Neil Gaiman once said: “Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you’ve never been. Once you’ve visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different.” Art opens up these other worlds through these artists and inspires the viewer to think differently about the everyday world that surrounds them. Within the walls of The Yard: Columbus Circle, Fairy Fruit turns into an imaginary landscape,  the world of global pandemics and crises temporarily dissolves into a distorted yet more positive version. 

Fairy Fruit will run from October 26, 2020 – January 30, 2021, at The Yard: Columbus Circle, Floors 2, 11, and 12 (33 W. 60th Street, New York, NY).

Artwork by Anita Trombetta

Still Life with Containers by Anita Trombetta

Philadelphia

The Yard: Center City 

InLiquid Art + Design at The Yard: Center City presents Disentangled Yesterday. The artists in this show explore various forms of mark-making. Adam Erlbaum‘s and Zoë Lukas’s abstract paintings experiment with layering, adding, and subtracting their patterns and shapes until a cohesive work is created. Cara Roberts uses her development as a woman of color to inform her patterned and gridded artwork that depicts an array of colors and the silhouettes of women. Stuart Lehrman‘s photos may seem less abstract by examining the marks on the pavement, but his up-close-and-personal views distort these supposedly familiar markings to create a new interpretation. These four artists’ formidable talents regarding their use of color and perspective have culminated in a show as vibrant as it is captivating.

This exhibition will be on view through March 23, 2021, at The Yard: Center City, Floors 2-5 (21 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA). Please check back for more information on events surrounding this exhibition.

Artwork by Cara Roberts

Golden Girl by Cara Roberts. Artwork courtesy of the artist and InLiquid Art + Design.

Washington, DC

The Yard: Eastern Market

The Yard presents Include, an exhibition rich in color and abstraction. This show seeks to define the deeper levels of inclusion, connection, and relationship. As you take this wonderful visual journey, this show will provide an amazing opportunity to discover new, fresh, and culturally relevant artists from the Washington, D.C. Metro area.  

Guest curated by Marlon Powell, this group showcase sets out to prove that fine art should not be reserved for only a select few or the social elite.  Visual art has many languages, incorporates many different perspectives and stories from diverse backgrounds, and its voice should be communicated and heard by all.  Visual art should be experienced and enjoyed by all groups on all levels.

This exhibition is currently on view through April 23, 2021, at The Yard: Eastern Market. To visit the exhibition or to purchase art please email, info@artvibez.com.

Artwork by Levi Robinson

A Rose is Still a Rose (Embrace Me) by Levi Robinson


Special thanks to our wonderful curators and contributing artists! We have great admiration for the time and care spent on each of our gallery exhibitions, and we truly appreciate the intrinsic power of art as an inspiring force.