Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this January?

This vibrant and unique district is full of fabulous fine art and great places to eat. Use the map below to find the exhibitions that are right for you and restaurants where you can relax and refresh. You Are Here is here for you.

Abstract Art

Jeremy Everett, Held Up By Columns, 2011. Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery.
  • 1. Seeing the Unseeable: Atlantic Gallery 2020 Juried Exhibition, Jan 07-Jan 25
    Atlantic Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 12-6; Thu: 12-8 P: (212) 219 3183
  • 2. Winter Group Show , Dec 19-Feb 08
    Sundaram Tagore Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1-212-677-4520
  • 3. New Optics, Jan 02-Jan 25
    The Painting Center — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-343-1060
  • 4. Julije Knifer, Jan 09-Feb 15
    Mitchell-Innes & Nash — 534 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-744-7400
  • 5. My Exploding Star: Cat Balco, Nov 07-Jan 25
    RWFA Rick Wester Fine Art — 526 W. 26th Street
    Wed-Fri: 10-6;Sat: 11-6 P: +1 (212) 255-5560
  • 6. Mary Corse: Recent Paintings, Nov 08-Jan 11
    PACE Gallery — 540 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 421 3292
  • 7. Meighen Jackson: Climb, Jan 04-Jan 29
    Walter Wickiser Gallery, Inc. — 210 Eleventh Avenue
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-941-1817
  • 8. Michael Reafsnyder, Jan 09-Feb 15
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 525 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 (212) 445-0051
  • 9. Zipora Fried: As the Ground Turns Solid , Nov 21-Jan 18
    Sikkema & Jenkins & Co. — 530 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 929 2262
  • 10. Trisha Donnelly, Nov 08-Jan 18
    Mathew Marks Gallery — 522 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-243-0200
  • 11. Lee Seung-Jio, Feb 20-Apr 11
    Tina Kim Gallery — 525 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-716-1100
  • 12. Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism, Nov 21-Jan 25
    Michael Rosenfeld Gallery — 100 Eleventh Avenue
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.247.0082

Receptions

Events

Trisha Donnelly
Mathew Marks Gallery
522 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-243-0200
Nov 07, 6-8

Eve Sonneman: Navigation With Dreams
Nohra Haime Gallery
500 W. 21st Street
P. 212.888.3550
Nov 21, 6-8

A Different Mountain: Selected Works from The Arnett Collection
Marlborough Gallery
545 W. 25th Street
P. 1 (212) 463 8634
Nov 21, 6-8

American Queen, American Dream: 30 Years of Self Portraits by John Arsenault
ClampArt Gallery
247 W. 29th Street
P. +1 646.230.0020
Nov 21, 6-8

Zipora Fried: As the Ground Turns Solid
Sikkema & Jenkins & Co.
530 W. 22nd Street
P. 212 929 2262
Nov 21, 6-8

Luis Camnitzer: Towards an Aesthetic of Imbalance
Alexander Gray Associates
510 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212 399 2636
Jan 09, 6-8

Sandy Skoglund: Winter
Ryan Lee Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
Jan 09, 6-8

The invisible enemy should not exist (Room F, section 1, Northwest Palace of Nimrud)
Jane Lombard Gallery
518 W. 19th Street
P. 212.967.8040
Jan 09, 6-8

Small Disturbances: Andrea Lilienthal
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Jan 09, 6-8

Seeing the Unseeable: Atlantic Gallery 2020 Juried Exhibition
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 219 3183
Jan 09, 6-8

Michael Reafsnyder
Miles McEnery Gallery
525 W. 22nd Street
P. +1 (212) 445-0051
Jan 09, 6-8

New Optics
The Painting Center
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-343-1060
Jan 09, 6-8

Jessica Stoller Spread
PPOW Gallery | New York
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-647-1044
Jan 09, 6-8

Aicha Dosso...In French Song Cabaret: An Intimate Parisian and Poetic Experience
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Dec 14 7 pm
$31.05

I"ll be there for You: The Courtney Cox Story
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Jan 04 - Jan 10, 8 pm
$12

Getting To Know You With: Dad's New Girlfriend
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Jan 07 7 pm
$10

Bruce Wood Dance and Limón Dance Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jan 08 - Jan 12, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $26

Faye Driscoll: Thank You For Coming
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Jan 08 - Jan 11, 8: 30 pm
Starts at $15

Embodiment Project and ODC/Dance
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jan 09 - Jan 11, 8 pm
Starts at $10

Sounds of Siberia: Yuliyana Krivoshapkina and Nachyn Choreve
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 10 7 pm
$30

Rosie Herrera Dance Theater and Rennie Harris Puremovement
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jan 10 - Jan 11, 8 pm
Starts at $10

APAP Showcase: Alsarah & The Nubatones, Nubian Messengers, The Reminders
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Jan 11 7 pm
$18.75

Kornfeld & Andrews
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Jan 12 7: 30 pm
$10

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Chameleon
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Jan 12 11 am
Starts at $10

Yanira Castro: A Canary Torsi’s Last Audience
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Jan 13 4 pm
Starts at $15

Fury: Earth's Mightiest Award Show
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Jan 13 8 pm
$9

Musical Megawatt: Contessa & Nightshade
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Jan 14 7 pm
$7

Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jan 15 - Jan 18, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $10

Dean Edwards
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 17 8 pm
$28

The Nitro Girls
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Jan 17 7 pm
$10

The Mixtape Comedy Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 19 7 pm
$25

ASSSSCAT 3000
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Jan 19 7: 30 pm
$14

Comedians Taping Sets: Characters
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Jan 20 6 pm
$9

Late Night Packet Jam
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Jan 24 11: 59 pm
Free

The Stepfathers
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Jan 24 9 pm
$14

K2 Lounge: DJ Gigi Gray
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 24 6 pm
Free

Ellen Robbins: Dances by Very Young Choreographers
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Jan 25 2 pm
Starts at $15

The Game of Life with Dr. Smiles Neale
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jan 27 9 pm
Starts at $25

The High Line

Chelsea is best known for its many art galleries, with visitors continually delighted by the diversity of mediums, themes and artists all displayed in a single neighborhood. Since the opening of the High Line, though, the area has had another claim to fame, one which can provides a unique, relaxing space that can be enjoyed by tourists, art lovers and those who live and work nearby.

The High Line was originally an elevated railway that used to carry goods from warehouses in Chelsea to other places around the city. It was originally designed as a safer form of transport – far better than the previous method of sending cargo by means of freight trains which ran at street level and caused numerous accidents. Over time, however, other methods of moving things around were devised, and by 1980 the High Line seemed an anachronism which ceased to function, falling gently into disuse and decay.

When Chelsea began to revive in the 1990s, property developers were keen to dismantle it. But a determined group of citizens, who formed the group Friends of the High Line and eventually convinced the city to support their ideas, were convinced that with time, effort and vision, the High Line could become something special and valuable in the area.

Walking along the High Line today, it seems clear that they could not have been more right. The old tracks have become a delightful promenade which runs along above the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to see some wonderful New York views whilst surrounded by beauty and greenery. The plants have been carefully chosen so that some of the wild varieties which took root there when they were allowed to run wild are still represented, giving sensitive viewers a sense of what it would have been like then. This impression is increased by the metal tracks which still remain visible in some parts of the walk, a reminder of the past that gives the present design a feeling of movement and flow.

As befits an attraction in the heart of New York’s art district, the High Line also boasts public art sculptures and installations, some of which last for months, and others which are only present for a few weeks or even hours. These, too, are mindful of the space they inhabit and fit beautifully into the scene even as they encourage thoughtfulness about the nature of the place.

A refreshing change from the frenetic pace that often characterizes the city below, the High Line is the perfect place for anyone in Chelsea to relax, unwind and take time to appreciate the area.

Check out the website for more information.

Tom Otterness - Life Underground

Often we are so busy waiting for the latest art installation to open, or to visit an exhibition that has been much discussed, that we forget that we are already surrounded by art and exhibitions, both in and outside galleries and art related venues. This is particularly true in Chelsea, where every wall, staircase and corner might surprise you with a unique piece of artwork when you least expect it. That’s why, this month, we decided to feature and celebrate the amazing permanent public artwork of Tom Otterness - “Life Underground” – as a reminder that beauty and art can be everywhere and that that potential surrounds us always, as long as we are paying attention. Otterness, who is an American sculptor, created an army of over 100 small and medium sized bronze figures in 2001 and scattered them throughout the subway station at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, here in Chelsea. The project was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and today it is still one of the most popular public art projects in New York City. The sculptures represent people, animals and abstract subjects, all reinvented in a cartoon style and represented in different situations and activities. The result is the creation of a permanent parallel universe, charming and playful because of the combination of the subjects and their interactions, but also serious and judgmental because of their allusions to our real world and to the people who are constantly walking, sitting or running around them. The artist described the whole project as showing the “impossibility of understanding life in New York,” but the more you look at his figures, the more you actually feel the opposite – as if these little figures really understood it all much better than many of the passersby.

So, next time you’re at the subway station in Chelsea, look out for these thought-provoking sculptures. We never get tired of them!

14th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, NY
http://www.tomostudio.com/artworks/life-underground

You Are Here is a great way to make the most of your time in Chelsea. This site makes it easy to see where you are in the neighborhood and provides carefully designed themed walking tours of the art galleries that have made Chelsea famous throughout the world.

It also contains information about exhibition openings, receptions, and the special events scheduled to take place in the area. You can see what’s on and where it’s happening, as well as work out how to get there.

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You Are Here covers Chelsea’s vibrant arts scene — spotlighting exhibitions, special events and galleries. With a clean, reader-friendly design, You Are Here points foodie visitors hungry for more, to the restaurants and cafes that that will appeal to their eclectic tastes, from Cheap Eats to Upscale Dining and from Kid Friendly Restaurants to Celeb-Spotting Restaurants.

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Also important,You Are Here reaches them where they stay - in the city's hotels as well as in strategically located street boxes, selected cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and tourist information booths.

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