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, Jasmine Pierik at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See our current art exhibits across NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. below, and read about the artists on our blog.
Art Exhibitions in NYC
The Yard: Williamsburg
We are thrilled to share two shows currently on view at The Yard: Williamsburg. Please visit “Carole d’Inverno: The Transient Line” curated by Audra Lambert of ANTE on view in the Reception Gallery and “Layered: Rachel Gisela Cohen and Elise Thompson” curated by Hayley Ferber on view in the Lounge Gallery.
The Transient Line presents recent works by Brooklyn-based artist Carole d’Inverno in dialogue with color, geography, and intuitive mark-making. Geometric and analytical yet playful in nature, d’Inverno’s work is impacted by maps and urban design as much as it draws from storytelling and everyday lived experience. The artist creates work that, while immediately abstract, reveals — upon closer inspection — a complex and dynamic relationship between line and color that offers visitors the chance to reflect on their own trajectories and personal narratives.
Layered presents the mixed media works of Rachel Gisela Cohen and Elise Thompson, two artists who create elaborate microcosms that simultaneously conceal and reveal the inner workings of their multidimensional scapes. Merging positive and negative space through color, texture, and shape, Cohen and Thompson push the boundaries of their non-traditional materials.
These dual shows will be on view at The Yard: Williamsburg (195 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY) through January 2023. Please stop by during business hours, Monday- Friday 10-4:30 PM to visit the show, or email Audra to set up a private appointment or with any inquiries at email@example.com. Please join us for the opening receptions celebrating the new exhibitions on Friday, November 11th from 6-8 PM at the location.
The Yard: Gowanus
Porter/Advisory presents a solo exhibition celebrating the works of artist Celie Gruber.
Celie Gruber is an abstract painter. She is trained in graphic design and received an MFA in painting from Brooklyn College in 2018. In her latest work, she draws overlapping forms using contour lines without envisioning outcomes and often without looking at the surface. New, unexpected forms are created by the overlaps and filled in with color, creating intricate compositions. Most recently she uses found physical objects as stencils in combination with drawing with the body. She was born in Billings, MT in 1985 and lives and works in Long Island City, NY.
This exhibition will be on view from Friday, November 11, 2022 – early February 2023, at The Yard: Gowanus, 157 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215 (between 3rd and 4th Avenues). Please stop by during business hours Monday – Friday, 10 – 4:30 pm, or reach out to the curator, Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org for a private tour or with any inquiries. Come celebrate Celie’s works at The Yard: Gowanus and join us for the opening exhibition Friday, November 11, 2022, from 6 – 8 PM.
The Yard: Greenpoint
Sonja John Curatorial Projects and The Yard: Greenpoint are pleased to announce Floriography featuring works by Rochelle Voyles, Xiaofu Wang, Andrea Pérez Bessin.
What messages might one bury in a rush of petals? How can language be encoded to contain information both sinister and benign, playful or opaque?
Floriography pertains to a type of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. In the 19th century, Victorian ‘talking bouquets’ covertly carried out romances alongside the emerging field of botanical studies and colonial scientific pursuits. The three artists in this show echo multiple legacies of information exchange through both abstract and representational approaches in collage, printmaking, drawing, and painting.
Floriography will be on view at The Yard: Greenpoint, Floor 2 (33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY) Monday – Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm through March 24, 2023. Please reach out to the curator, Sonja John for a private tour at email@example.com or stop by during business hours. We will be hosting an Artist Reception on Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 6-8 pm. Stop by to celebrate this beautiful show with us!
The Yard: Lower East Side
‘Suburban Dream’ brings together a cross-section of Shields’s vibrant paintings and mixed media assemblages. The artworks are imbued with a nostalgic sarcasm and personal symbolic narratives which balance on the edge of what is and what may be on the periphery of escaping the everyday chaotic commute through a longing for home.
The Suburbs…. that sprawling place between the city and the countryside buffered by fields and forests, housing subdivisions, aging shopping malls, and lonely commuter car parks. A simulation that was but never really existed still refuses to give up that the days of prosperity will return somehow in the 21st century. Shields’s paintings have critical optimism and her enthusiastic and immediate methods of art-making bring a welcome new perspective to this condition of American life through her own self-analysis and personal reflection.
Amelia Shields is an artist born and raised in the suburbs of Newark, New Jersey. The daughter of two educators, her youth was spent wandering her mother’s art room and bird-watching alongside her father, an acclaimed Meadowlands photographer. Her adulthood is a continuation of the consummation of inspiration through the duality of this particular ecosystem; beautiful but uninviting, toxic but flourishing. Upon completing her BFA at New Jersey City University in 2018 she secured a studio in the basement of Mana Contemporary where she currently works.
‘Suburban Dream’ will be on display at The Yard: Lower East Side Floors 2-3 (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY) from December 6, 2022- March 3, 2023. Please feel free to stop by and visit the show Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:30 pm during business hours. There will be an Artist Reception on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
For all press inquiries or to inquire about a tour of the show, please contact Lee Wells: +1 646 863 1009 // firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yard: Flatiron South
Smooth Cuts + Rough Edges
Returning to the theme of duality, this show features painters Lalo MacKenzie and Marcarson, and explores elements of cultural calamity, generational dysphoria and the strength and self knowledge that accumulates when you weather such storms. Both bodies of work represent grace and revolution under fire. This creative affair, in its entirety, is punk but poised. Lalo MacKenzie, an inquisitive painter with an evenly yoked appetite for introspection and observation. In those threads, she spins an ethereal but lethal yarn around her muse—a collaborative narrative that reflects the climate of youth culture. Marcarson opts for a slashing satire, engaging and regaling the proletariat with inside humor while thumbing his nose at the Bourgeoisie. He is a hard-nosed disruptor with a soft underbelly of awareness that makes his work effective and worthwhile. Embracing their conceptual union, MacKenzie and Macarson finish one another’s sentences while making a grand statement.
Curated by Akeem K. Duncan. | @akeemkduncan
Smooth Cuts + Rough Edges is currently on display at The Yard: Flatiron South (234 5th Avenue, floors 2-5), please stop by to see the show during business hours, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4:30 pm. For inquiries and private appointments please reach out to Akeem at RSVP@quietlunch.com.
The Yard: Flatiron North
See|Me’s Fall Exhibition features the work of twelve artists united in their acumen at exploring the hidden. From veiled meaning to tantalizingly opaque subject matter, these artists play with creating mystery drawing the viewer closer to consider what lies behind.
-Nerissa Bardfeld, Gallery Director, See|Me
Featured Artists: Ann George | Tatiana An | Y. Hope Osborn | Joan Maureen Collins | Shavit Vos | Kristin Anderson | Laura Niubo Fe | Mariana Gomez | Juan Sebastian Cobo Gurerro | Adam Watkins | Darrin Hartman
Watch for clues to discover the meaning behind each work & to learn more about the artists |
Learn about upcoming exhibitions & events, follow See|Me on Instagram @seemecommunity
This show is currently on display at The Yard: Flatiron North, Floors 3-6 (246 Fifth Avenue at 28th Street, New York, NY) through January 18, 2023. To visit the show please reach out to email@example.com or stop by during business hours, Monday-Friday, 10 am-4:30 pm.
The Yard: Herald Square
ABSTRKT is pleased to present “…just the letter” Analog Collages and Assemblages by Madelaine West.
The name of this series “… just the letter” refers to how Madelaine introduces herself: “I go by M. …just the letter”. This is a reflection of how deeply personal her work is: it was created during a time when she was finding her way back to her original self, her essence. Shedding layers of distractions that were no longer serving her, her true self emerged again. The love, pain, passion, and freedom she uncovered found their expression in the collages and assemblages she created. Some pieces incorporate iridescent materials that will reflect back to the viewer, in turn making them part of the artwork. Therefore, each set of eyes – and heart – will experience the piece in a unique way. The weaving techniques and layering of abstract photographs create new textures in an organic way. These illusions are commonly achieved with digital design programs. However, Madelaine uses only non-digital materials and analog techniques, as she feels “real” materials and textures reflect her essence and keep her grounded and connected to the world around her. The assemblages, created as a gateway to healing, tell deeply personal stories and contain personal items and memories.
“… just the letter” is currently on display at The Yard: Herald Square, Floor 2 (106 W. 32nd Street, New York, NY). Please stop by during business hours, Monday – Friday (10-4:30 pm), or reach out to ABSTRKT at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend the reception on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, or for a private tour.
The Yard: Lincoln Square
Yards at The Yard is a solo exhibition of works on paper by artist Gwyneth Leech, charting the construction of Hudson Yards as well as a building that went up just outside her midtown painting studio. This exhibition is curated by Deborah Pannell.
Leech is a long-time New York City artist whose studio is located in Manhattan’s Garment District. In 2016, construction began directly outside her window, providing her with an intimate look at the slow creation of a new building. She started depicting various phases of the process through her art. She has spent the years since then documenting the rise of many notable skyscrapers around Midtown Manhattan, in paintings and drawings on canvas and paper. Yards at The Yard includes paintings completed between 2016 and 2022.
In addition to the works on view, Leech will also be making available pieces from a newly released collection of 12 small paintings titled Rising Skyline. Executed in oils on linen mounted on 6″ x 12″ wood panels, they are inspired by the newly constructed midtown skyline as seen from across the timeless waters of the Hudson River. Each painting reflects on the rapid evolution of our cityscape set against the many moods and lights of the river, all captured in 2022.
Join artist Gwyneth and curator Deborah at the reception for Yards at The Yard on Thursday, December 15th, from 6-8:00 pm to celebrate this new exhibition at The Yard: Lincoln Square, Floors 4-5 (157 Columbus Ave, New York, NY). If you are not able to join for the event, please stop by on weekdays from 10 am – 4:30 pm and by appointment. This show will be up through mid-February 2023. For all sales inquiries or to RSVP to the event, please contact the curator, Deborah at email@example.com.
The Yard: Columbus Circle
Calabar Gallery and The Yard: Columbus Circle present HARD AND SOFT CONTRASTS: TEXTILES, FIBER AND SCULPTURE. Curated by Atim Annette Oton (@atimannetteoton)
This exhibition is about materiality, breaking traditions and narratives and includes sculpture, textile and fiber works from 14 local, regional and international artists. Work shown explores how the choice and use of materials extend the artist’s imagination, use of color and subject matter. From steel to wood to fiber, each artist experiments with their work from idea, concept, theme and context to create a unique piece of art.
Artists include Janet Goldner, Eto Otitigbe, P. Wamaitha Ng’ang’a, Gianluca Bianchino, Oluwaseyi Awoyomi (Shayee), Alexandre Kyungu, Nnenna Okore, Akilu Temesgen, Lisa Lackey, Kwesi Kwarteng, Sika Foyer, Faustin Adenarin, Ghislaine Sabati and Winfred Nana Amoah.
‘HARD AND SOFT CONTRASTS: TEXTILES, FIBER AND SCULPTURE’ will be on display at The Yard: Columbus Circle Floors 2, 11, 12 (33 W. 60th Street, New York, NY) from January 26, 2023- April 17, 2023. Please feel free to stop by and visit the show Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:30 pm during business hours.
There will be an Artist Reception on Thursday, January 26th, 2023, from 4:30-5:30 PM (Yard members only) general public 5:30-7:30 PM.
The Yard: Center City
InLiquid Art + Design at The Yard: Center City presents Raking Light. As summer turns to fall, the angle of the sun’s rays becomes more acute and the shadows they cast grow more pronounced. This new light alters which details are accentuated or receded. In Raking Light, the interplay of light and shadow features prominently in the works of the four artists on view. Through distinct processes, these artists encourage a renewed examination of our surroundings to discover hidden details, patterns, and meaning in the everyday.
Polly Bech and Jean Burdick’s works are examinations of time and patterns. Bech uses a photosensitive process of solar printing on fabric to cast permanent shadows which create patterns that evoke a canopy of leaves. Burdick draws inspiration from the layering of light, shadow, pattern, texture, and color in her paintings and prints. Each layer she creates magnifies, overlaps, obscures, or otherwise enhances the layers that came before.
Meegan Coll and Jennifer Brinton Robkin find solace and opportunities for contemplation in their surroundings. For Coll, inspiration often comes from time spent canoeing on the Schuylkill River. In her paintings, she channels the magical feeling of being alone on the water, witnessing the sun rising, and the way the light transfigures the Philadelphia skyline. Robkin uses her photography practice as an opportunity to exercise curiosity and discover new concepts of form and content, as she decides what to reveal, and what to leave hidden in the shadows.
This collection of work invites you to consider the ways in which a subtle shift, be it natural, man, or even artist made can affect what we perceive.
This exhibition will be on view through March 15, 2023, at The Yard: Center City, Floors 2-5 (21 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA). We will be hosting a reception in celebration of this gorgeous collection of works on Thursday, January 19th from 5:30-8 pm, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to join in on the celebration or with any inquiries. Guests are also welcome during business hours, Monday-Friday, 10 am – 4:30 pm, and by appointment.
The Yard: Eastern Market
This exhibition showcases the work of local artists who are also educators. With a spectrum of experiences ranging from aspiring to veteran, this group’s personal practice demonstrates many lessons. Primarily, they remind us that we must put on our own oxygen mask first if we are to help anyone else – we must continue to nurture what brings us joy even as we guide others towards theirs. Given how challenging it has been to be an educator recently, this is a chance to show them some love. Take in the wide range of techniques, materials, and expressions. There’s something for everyone!
Featuring Works by:
Nancy Arbuthnot, David Ibata, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Marie Darling, Paula Mans, Oluwatoyin Tella, Glenn Fry, Zsudayka Nzinga, Hadiya Williams.
Schooled is Curated by: Gia Harewood and on display through January 21, 2023. Please join us in celebrating Schooled on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 from 6-9 pm as part of Art All Night Eastern Market at The Yard: Eastern Market. To visit the exhibition or to purchase art please email the curator, Gia at email@example.com or visit her on Instagram @giametricart.
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.