Current Exhibitions

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, and Washington, D.C. below, and read about the artists on our blog.

Art Exhibits in NYC

The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge

The Yard presents Phantom Bodies with works by Brigitta Varadi and Seren Morey. Curated by Audra Lambert, ANTE.

Myth-making, memory, and the presence of bodies both known and imagined are articulated in the artworks on view in the Phantom Bodies summer exhibition on view at The Yard, Williamsburg Bridge. Artists Brigitta Varadi and Seren Morey embrace unique materials in order to create bodies of work in dialogue with the natural world. Phantom Bodies features a range of visual textures for the viewer, evoking the various mysteries permeating the natural world, myths, fairy tales, memory, and tradition. 

Phantom Bodies will be on view at The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge (195 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY) through September 8th, 2021.

Artwork by Seren Morey

Image courtesy of artist Seren Morey and ANTE mag + curatorial.

The Yard: Gowanus

Porter Advisory presents Selected Group Works, a collection of pieces by various artists at The Yard: Gowanus.

Selected Group Works is currently on view at The Yard: Gowanus, Floor 1-3 (157 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY). Please join us in celebrating this group show and stop by the location during business hours (M-F, 9:30-4:30) to visit the artwork. This exhibition will be on display through August 27, 2021.

Artwork by Jee Hwang

Barricade by Jee Hwang

The Yard: Williamsburg

Sonja John curatorial projects and The Yard: Williamsburg are pleased to present Influorescence, a solo show featuring eight new still life paintings by Gabriella Moreno.

Still life painting relies upon acts of mutual recognition: the artist recognizing her objects of study, and the viewer recognizing the artist’s intent. It relies on the viewer’s faith that the objects being arranged on the illusory plane of canvas are exactly what they say they are, and behave in ways recognizable as still life: that is, they quietly occupy the familiarity of domestic spaces, hinting at, but not shouting out, their myriad stories.

Gabriella Moreno paints plantains–or bananas, depending on the point of view. These fruits, ever-present at any Latin or Caribbean dining table, serve as shorthand for both Moreno’s Cuban cultural heritage and the body. Her work is vividly arresting, irresistibly tactile. 

Using materials such as fluorescent puffy paint, glitter glue, and satin, she evokes both a sense of artless, whimsical girlhood and the tactile sensuality of skin. With a rush of color, Moreno invites us into a world of serious play and hedonic ambiguity, where a hand and a family heritage and an inflorescence of plantains resonate as one and the same, branching off into a fractal array of meaning.

This exhibition is currently on view at The Yard: Williamsburg, Floor 2 (33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY) through July 30, 2021. Please reach out to the curator, Sonja John for a private tour at sonjaljohn@gmail.com.

Artwork by Gabriella Moreno

Artwork by Gabriella Moreno

The Yard: City Hall Park

Morgan Everhart + The Yard: City Hall Park present: Embellishing the Truth with works by Becca Van K, Claudia Santiso, Mandy Chesney, Jennifer Caviola. Decorative and fine art is a false dichotomy informed by a systemic misunderstanding that reality should be mundanely visible. Beauty gives us different degrees of reality and this exhibition, Embellishing the Truth, curated by Morgan Everhart, shares four artists’ convergences of their truths through adornment. The name of this exhibition is purely ironic because there’s nothing to hide with Claudia Santiso, Jennifer Caviola, Becca Van K, and Mandy Chesney’s work. Each artist openly welcomes the implications their materials and references have. In some cases, there is so little rejection of their mediums that the works are inherently sculptural.

In a time where we are transitioning out of our solitude and re-establishing our new day-to-day, we deserve to celebrate what makes us who we are and share that with others. This is a chance for us to be unabashedly ourselves like these artists are.

Embellishing the Truth will be on display through July 23, 2021, at The Yard: City Hall Park  (116 Nassau Street, New York, NY). For exhibition appointments or artwork inquiries, please contact morgan@morganeverhart.com or visit morganeverhart.com/curatorialprojects.

Oblige Me by Mandy Chesney

Oblige Me by Mandy Chesney

The Yard: Lower East Side

IFAC in collaboration with Brian Leo Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of 26 paintings by artists, Chris Bors and Joe Waks. The two-person show entitled, Punk Waffel Remix, will be on display at The Yard: Lower East Side Floors 2-3 (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY) from June 28 – September 24, 2021.

Bors and Waks (along with anyone born before 1985) are from the last generation to remember life before the internet. A world where information, entertainment, and modes of communication were vastly limited. 

Bors and Waks appropriate their imagery from pre-internet America. Waks recontextualizes 1970s newspaper advertisements, while Bors repurposes hardcore punk band logos from the 1980s. Each work is charged with symbolic meaning, which may prompt some viewers to google some obscure punk bands or politically incorrect vintage ads to gain some additional insight into American Identity.

The bold graphics and text in their works are contrasted with painterly drips and heavy texturing. The palettes from each artist’s work complement one another. Waks’s sepia tones displayed next to Bors’s vivid, Day-Glo colors embellish and reflect eras of America.

Bors and Waks will be available for appointments while the show is on view allowing visitors to dive deeper into a dialogue with the artists at IFAC located at The Yard: Lower East Side.

For all press inquiries or to inquire about a tour of the show, please contact Lee Wells:

646.863.1009 // nyc@ifac-arts.com  

Double Drip by Chris Bors

Double Drip by Chris Bors

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

The Spring Exhibition at The Yard Flatiron North features artists selected from See|Me’s recent exhibition, ‘Art Takes 2021’, and showcases the work of New York-based artist, Kelly Olshan. Art Takes 2021 featured the work of emerging and established artists including painters, photographers, videographers, and mixed media artists whose work explores the painful and hopeful themes of 2020 and 2021, including culture, justice, equity, and fantasy.

In her recent work, Olshan constructs physical and illusory labyrinths, alluding to the aspirations and anxiety associated with navigating a complex and nonsensical world. Featured Artists include: Jason Engelbart, Andreas Glikeriou, Kelly Olshan, Tania EA, Kimberly Wee-Ebol, and Scott McIntire.

This show is currently on display at The Yard: Flatiron North, Floors 3-6 (246 Fifth Avenue at 28th Street, New York, NY) through the end of June 2021. To visit the show please reach out to flatironnorth@theyard.com!

The Farther by Kelly Olshan

The Farther by Kelly Olshan

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: Bryant Park and curator Steven Torrisi are pleased to present Smoke & Stone, a solo exhibition by artist Keith Kattner. 

Keith’s imaginative illustrations stir the mind and pique curiosity. The once neurosurgeon found a renewed sense of purpose when transforming into an artist, applying the same dynamic discipline required for brain surgery to blend linear and figurative forms into elegant yet mysterious masterpieces that command the observer’s attention. His awe-inspiring art draws from wide-ranging masters of the craft, from classical realism to surrealism.

This exhibition will be on display until September 2021. Private appointments available upon request please email, Torrisi.Steven@gmail.com for more information.

Smoke & Stone will be on view at The Yard: Bryant Park, 510 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, NY, NY. Please check back for more information on upcoming events surrounding this exhibition.

Artwork by Keith Kattner

Artwork by Keith Kattner

The Yard: Lincoln Square

The Yard: Lincoln Square is pleased to present PORTALS, curated by Jacqueline Ferrante. This show features works by Saskia Fleishman, Christina Graham, MaryKate Maher, Isabelle Schneider, and Lesley Wamsley.

PORTALS presents five artists who explore the perception of time, space, and access in their work. Through varied media, each artist creates a portal – an illusory space in which we can get lost, reflect, dream, and find ourselves again.

The work in PORTALS speaks to our current social and cultural life; moving into new and unknown spaces. Immersed in this new dimension, we can reimagine and connect with others and ourselves, re-establish balance and gain access to another perspective.

The exhibition is on view through September 20th at The Yard: Lincoln Square, Floors 4-5 (157 Columbus Ave, New York, NY) weekdays from 10 am – 4:30 pm and by appointment. Masks are required. For artwork inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please contact jacqferrante@gmail.com.

Please check back for future events around this exhibition!

Surface(43) by MaryKate Maher

Surface (43) by MaryKate Maher

The Yard: Columbus Circle

Curated by SARAHCROWN founder Sarah Corona, WITHIN is Nigerian-born artist Osaretin Ugiagbe’s first solo exhibition since his return from London, UK. The exhibition presents Ugiagbe’s works from two recent series that he has been creating in the past year, a collection of paintings on canvas and more abstract, sculptural mixed-media installations, “Bounty” and “Metal Summer.” These series both revolve around the ideas of self-reflection and belonging in different visual languages. Osaretin Ugiagbe: WITHIN showcases both series conjointly to reveal Ugiagbe’s range of artistic process and persona and the series’ duality in conversation with each other.

Both series, although perceptibly distant from each other, are intimately connected. Ugiagbe created both series contemporarily, moving between painting and sculpting and sometimes finishing up to 4 works at the same time. They also inform each other: While the canvases are a figurative description of feelings of belonging, personality, and home, the sculptural installations of “Metal Summer” address Ugiagbe’s rendering of the urban landscape, and complete that vision from the outside, from the world.

Due to COVID-19, no opening reception will take place for this exhibition, and visits will be available by appointment only. A virtual tour will be available for guests who aren’t able to visit. All works of art are for sale, and the proceeds will benefit the artist. For more information, please contact: info@sarahcrown.com / +1 347.393.4911 / www.sarahcrown.com

The exhibition will run between April 6 – June 26, 2021, at The Yard: Columbus Circle, Floors 2, 11, and 12 (33 W. 60th Street, New York, NY).

Artwork: Yellow stripe by Osaretin Ugiagbe

Yellow stripe by Osaretin Ugiagbe

Philadelphia

The Yard: Center City 

InLiquid Art + Design at The Yard: Center City presents The Face of Another which highlights the work of five artists, Chris Churchin, Barbara Dirnbach, Sharon Egan, Barbara Shelly, Joe Vescovich, whose respective bodies of works involve portraiture. Over the past year, many of us have been distanced from others, from our neighbors, our colleges, our friends, and even our family. Now, as society slowly starts opening up again, The Face of Another invites us to reacquaint ourselves with the friendly sights of strangers whether on the bus, in a domestic setting, or even in our place of work, and reminds us that we as a society are stronger together. 

This exhibition will be on view through August 15, 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.

Catherine by Chris Churchin

Catherine courtesy of artist Chris Churchin and InLiquid Art + Design

Washington, DC

The Yard: Eastern Market

FEEL.REVEAL.HEAL.  A  group artist showcase designed to share the healing powers of visual art.

This artistic showcase is part of a three-part exhibition series entitled, “FEEL – REVEAL – HEAL”. FEEL will open May 3rd, at The Yard: Eastern Market Washington, DC, and run until August 14, 2021.

FEEL. Explorative and visually captivating, this group showcase seeks to bring greater awareness to the healing powers of visual art, by promoting the tenets and principles of art therapy and wellness.  Guest curated by Marlon Powell, this event will create a unique opportunity for local artists and small businesses to connect with the community and push forward conversations centered around mental wellness. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are excited to align our theme and efforts to support such a worthy cause.  

Featured Artists Include: Jose Manuel Cruz, Robert Douglas, Monifa Kincaid, Nikki Lavi, Jamie Monroe, Dinah Schroeder, Qrcky, Calli Rae, Ravi Raman, Raquel Thompson, David “Dez” Zambrano.

This exhibition is currently on view through August 14, 2021, at The Yard: Eastern Market. To visit the exhibition or to purchase art please email, info@artvibez.com.

Artwork by Raquel Thompson

Artwork by Raquel Thompson

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.