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Every month our resident art expert, David Behringer, searches for the best of what’s happening in modern art in New York City galleries. He seeks the best exhibitions and shows that most of us wouldn’t even know existed, and shares an up close and personal view of the artists and their work.

4 Surprises in New York Galleries This Summer

4 Surprises in New York Galleries This Summer

Climb through a denim tunnel, wade through thousands of plastic cords, and jump into two unbelievable underground exhibitions at New York's Contemporary Art Galleries this summer.

5 Curious Objects From Jean-Luc Moulène’s “Clearly”

5 Curious Objects From Jean-Luc Moulène’s “Clearly”

Artist Jean-Luc Moulène ignites curiosity and freezes time in recent sculptural experiments presented in "Clearly" at Miguel Abreu Gallery in New York.

Dive Into the Surprising

Dive Into the Surprising "Daydream" of Artist Josh Sperling

Dive into the surprising "Daydream" of artist Josh Sperling's new exhibition of shaped paintings that span all three floors of Perrotin gallery in New York.

Artist Ghiora Aharoni Remixes the Origin Story of the Universe

Artist Ghiora Aharoni Remixes the Origin Story of the Universe

Israeli-born American artist Ghiora Aharoni re-mixes time, science, and multiple religions in his dazzlingly complex glass assembles at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York this month.

The Monumental Weight of Michael Heizer

The Monumental Weight of Michael Heizer

Legendary artist Michael Heizer presents five massive sculptures at Gagosian Gallery in New York that balance huge boulders on interlocking steel. It's a visually thrilling experience that you feel in your gut.

Giant Coats + Abstracted Echos: The Sculpture of Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork

Giant Coats + Abstracted Echos: The Sculpture of Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork presents an intriguing interaction of sculpture + sound featuring giant hand-felted coats that absorb sound as visitors' footsteps are captured and broadcast throughout the gallery in real time.

Abraham Palatnik: 7 Decades of Pushing Artistic Possibilities

Abraham Palatnik: 7 Decades of Pushing Artistic Possibilities

The work of legendary Brazilian artist Abraham Palatnik is pure visual electricity. A gallery exhibition in New York hosts perfect examples from his seven decades of invention.

2021 Year in Review: Unframed

2021 Year in Review: Unframed

If you want to take second look, read on for a visual exploration of NYC’s art scene from our Unframed column in 2021.

DRIFT’s Newest “Materialism” Sculptures Reconfigure Reality

DRIFT’s Newest “Materialism” Sculptures Reconfigure Reality

DRIFT presents their latest de-produced objects in their "Materialism" series at Pace Gallery, breaking down a VW Beetle, Rolex Watch, and more into the exact quantities and materials within each to reshape how we see the world.

Resin-Fossilized and Machine-Cut: The Art of Matthew Angelo Harrison

Resin-Fossilized and Machine-Cut: The Art of Matthew Angelo Harrison

Visually stunning sculpture by artist Matthew Angelo Harrison at Salon 94 gallery carves into resin-encased objects, bones and car parts.

New Sculpture and “Necessary Obstacles” by Artist Ron Nagle

New Sculpture and “Necessary Obstacles” by Artist Ron Nagle

Artist Ron Nagle's meticulous small sculptures are something that you watch more than you see + feel like they could move at any moment.

Maya Lin Plants a ‘Ghost Forest” in the Middle of Manhattan

Maya Lin Plants a ‘Ghost Forest” in the Middle of Manhattan

Artist Maya Lin plants a Ghost Forest of 49 dying trees in NYC's Madison Square Park in a surreal and jarring display of climate change.

Jean-Michel Othoniel: Wild Rosebuds Is a Garden of Glass

Jean-Michel Othoniel: Wild Rosebuds Is a Garden of Glass

Showcasing colorful mirrored glass sculptures and gritty paintings on gold leaf, Wild Rosebuds by Jean-Michel Othoniel is a must see.

Surprising Materials and Literal Pathways: The Tapestries of Igshaan Adams

Surprising Materials and Literal Pathways: The Tapestries of Igshaan Adams

Igshann Adams' tapestries, made of colorful nylon rope, chains, seashells, wood & glass beads, are inspired by decaying linoleum floors.

The Sculpture of Kathleen Ryan: Thousands of Gemstones + Decaying Fruit

The Sculpture of Kathleen Ryan: Thousands of Gemstones + Decaying Fruit

Kathleen Ryan captures the surprising beauty of decaying fruit by pinning thousands of individual minerals, gemstones and glass beads.