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 Exhibitions in NYC

The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge

The Yard presents Flex with works by Cecilia André and Deborah Bright. Curated by Audra Lambert, ANTE.

FLEX offers a chance for expansion: the ability to go beyond and stretch the imagination. It gives the chance to bend without breaking and consider opportunities worth taking. In this exhibition on view at The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge, artists Cecilia André create and Deborah Bright stretch their practice toward the bold and the unknown, embracing abstraction and tensile materials and visuals to offer new directions from which to consider the known as unknown.

 

Flex will be on view at The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge (195 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY) through December 2021.

Blue Grid with Crater. Courtesy of the artist, Cecilia André

Blue Grid with Crater. Courtesy of the artist, Cecilia André

The Yard: Gowanus

Porter Advisory presents the work of M. Zassenhaus with an opening reception with the artist on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 6 – 8 PM at The Yard Gowanus.

 

“As an artist, my mediums are water, light, and time. I collaborate with my environment and consider the work a record of a sort of performance” says M. ZASSENHAUS, a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

 

To attend the opening, you must RSVP here. All attendees will be required to wear a mask while viewing the exhibition. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

M. Zassenhaus is currently on view at The Yard: Gowanus, Floor 1-3 (157 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY). Please join us in celebrating this group show. If you can’t make it to the reception please stop by the location during business hours (M-F, 9:30-4:30) to visit the artwork. This NYC art exhibit will be on display through January 7, 2022.

 

Artwork by M. Zassenhaus

Sin Falta III, courtesy of the artist, M. Zassenhaus

The Yard: Williamsburg

Sonja John curatorial projects and The Yard: Williamsburg are pleased to present SOLSTICE, a solo show featuring ninety-five quilts by Caroline Silverman.

Caroline Silverman: Solstice features 95 quilts by Caroline Silverman made as a daily project between the summer solstice and autumnal equinox, 2020. This exhibition chronicles a time of retrospection and meditation through process. Each day, a quilt block would be constructed from any sewable materials, each measuring about 12 inches square. Originally conceptualized in summer 2019, SOLSTICE sought to take the constant shift of light from golden hour to nightfall on long summer days and linger in the tension of capturing surroundings in moments of change or precipice.

 

In the wake of 2020, with its subsequent anxieties and restrictions due to the pandemic lockdown, Silverman’s daily practice served as an observation of time and ritual. Working intuitively in the heirloom language of quilting, scrap fabrics, abandoned projects or converted pieces of clothing from her own closet constructed a record of the artist’s immediate surroundings during a long period of isolation. The quilts became diary entries of a sort — each one a spontaneous examination of both material availability and mental state, sporting rips, gaps, warps, improvised materials such as paper napkins, and areas of resistance in the joins of incompatible fabric. 

 

Throughout the duration of the project, only two days were missed. The first, Day 9, was missed due to an injury. The second, Day 91, was missed following news of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In both instances, the project was not intentionally paused, but simply forgotten in the wake of life. In the exhibition, these breaks in Silverman’s chronological progression are represented in the show as absent spaces on the wall —brief pauses in the relentless march of days in lockdown, from summer to fall.

SOLSTICE is currently on view at The Yard: Williamsburg, Floor 2 (33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY) through November 26th, 2021. Please reach out to the curator, Sonja John for a private tour at sonjaljohn@gmail.com. A free ticketed Art Opening will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 and you can reserve your ticket here.

Artwork by Caroline Silverman

Artwork courtesy of the artist, Caroline Silverman.

The Yard: City Hall Park

Join us in celebration of our newest exhibition Depth Perception curated by Morgan Everhart and Mel Reese at The Yard: City Hall Park. This show features works by Mel Reese, Traci Johnson, Morgan Everhart, Andrew Keiper, Andrea Caldarise, Rachael Wren.

 

What makes an artwork a landscape? There is a general understanding that a landscape is a depiction of natural scenery, but the way we define and orient ourselves with the outdoors has developed drastically since modernism and the digital age. Landscapes, being primarily non-human, have now become a stage for an artist to describe what they don’t understand and cannot control. In essence, landscapes explore the perplexities and paradoxes of the human perspective. 

 

Landscapes often aim to represent the physical beauty of the outdoors. There’s also an inherent complexity to the landscape that allows an individual to reconcile indescribable, internal dialogues. With both of these objectives in mind, landscapes are even a method for exploring the boundaries and materiality of an artistic medium itself. This exhibition considers the range in which landscape exists in contemporary art and questions the point in which an artwork is a landscape or rather, a point of departure for an emotional message. 

 

Depth Perception will be on display through February 6, 2022, at The Yard: City Hall Park  (116 Nassau Street, Floors 5 & 6, New York, NY). For exhibition appointments or artwork inquiries, please contact morgan@morganeverhart.com or visit morganeverhart.com/curatorialprojects.

Artwork by Traci Johnson

Times Out, courtesy of the artist, Traci Johnson

The Yard: Lower East Side

IFAC in collaboration with Brian Leo Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings on canvas and paper by artist, Ketta Ioannidou. The solo show entitled, Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky, titled after the iconic lyrics of Jimmy Hendrix’s song Purple Haze, will be on display on the 3rd floor at 85 Delancey Street in New York City.

 

Ioannidou’s paintings exist in a dreamlike state, creating a weightless, fleeting moment and an indeterminate psychological space. Migrating between water, sky, and land she creates abstract images in a process that feels like layering memories, simplifying them down to their essence – the shapes, the colors, the feelings. Flurries of deep vibrant hues are amplified, blended, blurred, and soaked until they appear liquid, invoking morphing landscapes and dissipating natural phenomena receding towards oblivion.

In the oil on paper series Black Rainbows (2019), repeated rounded forms of darkened blotches appear before vertical streams of deeply saturated hydro skies while in Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky I, II and III, shadow clouds infuse patterns against an acid lime, bubble pink and cerulean blue backdrop.

 

Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky will be on display at The Yard: Lower East Side Floors 2-3 (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY) from November 15, 2021 – February 15, 2022. Ioannidou will be available for appointments while the show is on view allowing visitors to meditate on the lush abstract paintings.

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

646.863.1009 // nyc@ifac-arts.com

Black Rainbow III by Ketta Ioannidou

 

 

IFAC Arts in collaboration with Getty Images Archive and The Yard: Lower East Side presents ‘Slim Aarons New York Style’ featuring eight never before seen black and white images by the celebrated photographer taken in the 1950’s Aarons. Nearly forgotten, Aarons career spanned over half a century and defined the midcentury modern aesthetic through his journalistic work with the leading magazines of the day such as Life, Holiday, Town and Country, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar.

 

With an eye for the shot, Aarons was far ahead of his time in creating the cult of celebrity and brings us an intimate view of a lost era of elegance, beauty, and allure no longer found in today’s over-saturated world and the infinite scroll. Slim wasn’t interested in creating fantasy instead he wanted to capture the real person at their best. “I didn’t do fashion,” the photographer once said. “I did the people in their clothes that became the fashion.”

 

George Allen Aarons was born from an immigrant Jewish family in New York City’s Lower East Side in 1919 and raised in rural New Hampshire before enlisting in the Army as a combat photographer working and learning alongside Frank Capra and Robert Cappa documenting the war in North Africa, Middle East, and Europe. After the war, Aarons had enough and only wanted to photograph “attractive people in attractive places doing attractive things and be on the sunny side of the street later capturing the 20th century’s international jet set — U.S. socialites, European royalty, Hollywood stars — at play in sun-kissed locales like Monaco, Saint-Tropez, and Palm Beach, as well as other luxurious settings around the globe. Slim Aarons ‘New York Style’ follows up our large-scale exhibition Slim Aarons ‘The High Life’ curated earlier this year at the Abaton Island Resort in Crete.

 

‘Slim Aarons New York Style’ will be on display from November 24th, 2021 – February 11, 2022, at The Yard: Lower East Side Floors 2-3 (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY). For more information contact us at nyc@ifac-arts.com or +1 646. 863. 1009

Saks Fifth Avenue by Slim Aarons

                                               Saks Fifth Avenue, 1955 by Slim Aarons

The Yard: Flatiron South

Emoting in motions, Kwesi Abbensetts’ pieces are testaments to his ability to move paint — pouring and pushing hues while pulling us in. Curated by Akeem K. Duncan, FEEL is a colorful collection of endearing works that also move the audience in the direction of affection, awareness, and acceptance. FEEL is not just merely a solo exhibition, it is a well-executed symphony of expression. It is a mirror held up to the soul of the self. It is an attempt to see us all for what we really are.
Human. 

 

WE INVITE YOU TO FEEL!

FEEL Seen. 

FEEL Heard.

FEEL Loved.

FEEL Something.

 

Curated by Akeem K. Duncan and powered by the good folks at Quiet Lunch, FEEL debuts on Thursday, September 9, 2021, and will be on display through December 9, 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, safe viewing will be limited and by appointment. Appointments can be reserved at RSVP@quietlunch.com

Artwork courtesy of the artist, Kwesi Abbensetts

Artwork courtesy of the artist, Kwesi Abbensetts

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, courtesy of the artist, Kelly Olshan

The Yard: Herald Square

ABSTRKT presents Terrain, a solo exhibition by Ashley Roberts.

 

Ashley Roberts (b. 1991) is a visual artist and painter residing in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BS in Photography from the University of Central Florida (2014) and began exploring the interconnectivity of the human species. 

Her paintings feature earth tones, intricate patterns, and chaotic line work which reference the inner movement (pulse) of all living beings. 

Her paintings aim to reenergize the need for a more biodiverse ecosystem. 

Ashley is the founder of Di·a·tom Collective, a multidisciplinary puzzle piece whose mission is to connect humans to resources and produce exhibitions that foreground environmental awareness. 

 

Terrain by Ashley Roberts 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) to experience the exhibition.

Artwork by Ashley Roberts

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 are 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 courtesy of the artist, 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 December 5, 2021,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.

 

There will be a reception to celebrate the PORTALS exhibition on Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 6 – 9 PM at The Yard: Lincoln Square. To attend the event please register here for a free ticket!

Surface(43) by MaryKate Maher

Surface (43) courtesy of the artist, MaryKate Maher

The Yard: Columbus Circle

Curated by SARAHCROWN founder Sarah Corona, Hic Sunt Dracones is Elisa Bertaglia’s first solo show in New York. Bertaglia’s new body of work is the result of an intense process of research and exploration, cultivated by her travels and absorption into Eastern art and culture. The exhibition takes its name from the unknown territories in ancient cartography, which were labeled by mapmakers “hic sunt dracones,” Latin for “here there be dragons”. Indeed, her recent paintings and drawings reflect upon the concepts of the threshold (soglia), cartography, the unknown, and imagined landscapes. The Dragon is a recurrent figure too.

 

A comprehensive catalog of Bertaglia’s works, published by SARAHCROWN, has been created for the exhibition and is available for purchase. 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 opening reception will take place on September 16, 2021. RSVP is required to attend, please email Sarah Crown at info@sarahcrown.com to do so. Visits will be available during visiting hours and by appointment only. A virtual tour will be available for guests who aren’t able to visit. 

 

The exhibition will run between September 16, 2021  – January 15, 2022, at The Yard: Columbus Circle, Floors 2, 11, and 12 (33 W. 60th Street, New York, NY).

Hic Sunt Dracones #20 by Elisa Bertaglia

Hic Sunt Dracones #20, Courtesy of the artist, Elisa Bertaglia

Philadelphia

The Yard: Center City 

InLiquid Art + Design at The Yard: Center City presents the works of six artists in the exhibition Color in Exuberance. Throughout the four floors of The Yard, the featured artwork by artists Terri Fridkin, Lorraine Glessner, Catherine Gontarek, Su Knoll Horty, Diane Lachman, and Dolores Poacelli utilize vibrant color in unique abstract styles through their paintings, prints, and sculptural forms.

 

Dolores Poacelli and Lorraine Glessner both create work in a psychological space, exploring the space and tension of our relationships, how we are seen by others, and our inner minds, creating a blurred line between dream and reality. Su Knoll Horty finds inspiration in the natural world, particularly in fluid and often wild compositions. Diane Lachman, Terri Fridkin, and Catherine Gontarek share sleek geometric patterns and gentle contemplative design, which allows for powerful displays of contrasting color. Shared experiences influence their work and create a delicate balance between control and total freedom in their expression.

 

The works in Color in Exuberance are vibrant and pleasing to the eye, and use colors to relay emotions of excitement, and to calm the viewer.

This exhibition will be on view through December 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.

Snakes in the Grass -Red, 2017, Artwork courtesy of the artist, Dolores Poacelli and InLiquid Art & Design

Artwork courtesy of the artist, Dolores Poacelli and InLiquid Art + Design

Washington, DC

The Yard: Eastern Market

This artistic showcase is part of a three-part exhibition series entitled, “FEEL – REVEAL – HEAL”. HEAL will open on August 23rd, at The Yard: Eastern Market Washington, DC, and run until December 23rd, 2021.

HEAL. 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.

[FEEL]Part 1 of this series opened in May during Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are excited to continue sharing this amazing theme and the healing powers of visual art.

 

Featured Artists Include: Martryce Roach, Sheldon McClendon, Nick Cruz Velleman, Ashley Mudge, Jennifer Schroeder, David Porter, Page Christensen, Dorian Jay Durrah.

 

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

Artwork by Jay Durrah

Far Off Look
Artwork Courtesy of the Artist, Dorian Jay Durrah

 


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.