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 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 is pleased to announce A Summer Exhibition featuring works by artists, Ray Hwang and Eiko Nishida.
This show is visually stunning and the colors are captivating! It’s like a summer retreat at the office.
A Summer Exhibition will be on view at The Yard: Greenpoint, Floor 2 (33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY) Monday – Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm through September 23, 2022. Please reach out to the curator, Sonja John for a private tour at email@example.com or stop by during business hours. Please check back for more information on an upcoming art reception to celebrate the artists and curator!
The Yard: Lower East Side
IFAC Arts and The Yard: Lower East Side presents Seminal / Sentience ‘all form is a face looking at us’, an exhibition of painting, print, and collage that resonate with elements of Neo-Expressionism, Surrealism, and Pop. Using Serge Daney’s axiom ‘all “form” is a face looking at us’ as a vehicle for discussion, the viewers become part of the cinematic mise-en-scène in relation to the artworks and the exhibition spaces at The Yard.
The six artists display a distinctive and powerful visual language through intensely expressive gesture, color, and use of pictorial space challenging the viewer to reflect on their own self-awareness and subjectivity. The exhibition features works by Al Diaz aka SAMO©, Brian Leo, Christina Nicola, Doug Groupp, Marc Andre, and Pia Chavarria.
There is an immediacy to the works which trace themes of personal identity and form a romantic contrast between the individual and society. Resisting hierarchy the exhibition offers a new moment for expressionism and a way forward for figuration through free association without social constraint or the necessity to include emotional historical narratives.
The artists will be available for appointments while the show is on view allowing visitors to dive deeper into a dialogue with the artists at IFAC. Go to www.ifacarts.com for full artists’ biographies and exhibition checklist.
Seminal / Sentience will be on display at The Yard: Lower East Side Floors 2-3 (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY) from August 15, 2022 – November 7, 2022. Please feel free to stop by and visit the show Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:30 pm. There will be an Artist Reception on Thursday, September 15, 2022, 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
“Better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.”
An ancient proverb that rings true even in modern times, the words are a testament to maintaining peace while also being prepared to protect that peace when necessary. It is an existential duality that we all grapple with. Conflict is not to be glorified or normalized yet it is an ever present aspect of the human condition that must be acknowledged and unpacked. There are those of us who do not prefer war but there are often times when one does not have a choice.
Warriors in the Garden, a solo exhibition by Ryan Davis, is a thoughtful reminder of the aforementioned juxtaposition. Featuring a series of paintings and collages, the work attempts to get to the root of sustainability and maintaining a beneficial balance that keeps us healthy and well–even in the face of momentary obstacles. Davis feels a sense of responsibility through his pieces. In fact, the ripple of his work does not stop short of the human condition. It resonates even further within the confines of our cultural canon. Davis has left us nurturing instructions that enables us to bridge the gap between the old world and the contemporary now. Teetering between academia and otherworldliness, Warriors in the Garden, is a love letter to our lineage.
In whole, Davis is journeying with his work and is an artist who is now ready to welcome us to journey alongside him. Together we will unlearn, relearn, let go and let in. We will unlock our inner magic and embrace our unknown unknowns.
Curated by Akeem K. Duncan. | @akeemkduncan
Warriors in the Garden 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. We will be hosting an opening reception on August 25, 2022, from 6 – 8 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
Flora/Not Flora is a solo exhibition of photographic work by Harold Olejarz, a collection of digitally created images inspired by the natural world and the shapes to be found in it. This exhibition is curated by Deborah Pannell.
Olejarz begins each of his pieces with photographs of plants, flowers, food, buildings, or other objects that catch his eye. Processing his source material through multiple layers of digital intervention, he creates circular images that feel like kaleidoscopic mandalas. Through repetition and a nuanced exploration of both movement and presence, his works evoke a kind of sacred geometry that is at once harmonious and mesmerizing.
At times, Olejarz’s creations celebrate the sense of joyful abundance to be found in the seemingly endless repetition of a single image. Other works demonstrate different levels of depth through the stacking of multiple layers and textures, while others transform familiar objects into abstract forms that are nearly unrecognizable.
This collection presents what happens when raw images of plants and flowers are the building blocks for man-made forms and conversely, when man-made forms are made to appear like something out of nature. The exhibition is on view from July 31, 2022 – November 6, 2022, at The Yard: Lincoln Square, Floors 4-5 (157 Columbus Ave, New York, NY) on weekdays from 10 am – 4:30 pm and by appointment. For all sales inquiries, please contact the curator, Deborah at email@example.com.
Please join us for a reception on Thursday, 9/22/22 from 6-8 pm to celebrate the Flora/Not Flora exhibition at The Yard: Lincoln Square!
The Yard: Columbus Circle
We are pleased to announce the group show The Persistence of Vision, featuring works by artists Elisa Bertaglia, Leslie Kerby, Osaretin Ugiagbe, David Syre, and Sasha Vinci. As a tribute to the concept of artwork series, the show brings together a selection of SARAHCROWN’s artists to open a new way of looking at the various themes that come up in their artistic practice.
At its core, a series connotes a certain persistence of an artist’s vision: one that pours over one work and creates another, and then another. Sometimes these works complete each other, and sometimes the inspiration is so strong that it nourishes the artist to produce more. In this exhibition, five artists who work in series come together to alter, create, and intensify their vision in series.
The Persistence of Vision will run between October 7, 2022 – January 15, 2023, at SARAHCROWN’s Central Park West location at The Yard: Columbus Circle, Floors 2, 11, and 12 (33 W. 60th Street, New York, NY). Visits are available during visiting hours (Monday – Friday 10-4:30 pm) and by appointment only. The official opening reception will be held on October 11, 2022, from 5 -7 pm. All works of art are for sale, and the proceeds will benefit the artists. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +1 (347) 393–4911 / www.sarahcrown.com
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.