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Chelsea Galleries Reopen This Week With Tons of New Work

By Gwynne Hogan | September 9, 2015 11:05pm
 Rocko Ramdin is a Guyanese immigrant and fly fishing guide who lives in the Bronx and is the subject of a video installation at Sgorbati Projects on 26th Street that opens Thursday.
Rocko Ramdin is a Guyanese immigrant and fly fishing guide who lives in the Bronx and is the subject of a video installation at Sgorbati Projects on 26th Street that opens Thursday.
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Courtesy of Sgorbati Projects

CHELSEA — Hundreds of galleries are starting off the school year with brand new exhibitions this week.

Nearly 100 galleries will host openings on Thursday alone, most from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Here's a look at a few of those openings:

Sgorbati ProjectsArtist Bill Santen will showcase two overlapping video installations - one of which tracks the story of an immigrant from Guyana who works as a sport fishing guide and lives in the Bronx. The second is a sound installation accompanied by found images that recounts the true tale of a man who became quadriplegic after a mechanical bull accident. The gallery is located at 525-531 W. 26th St. on the 4th Floor. More info here.

Mixed Greens - Brooklyn-based artist Brendan Fernandes will mix window painting and modern dance to transform the gallery's windows into a site specific performance piece called "We As One". Mixed Greens is located at 531 W. 26th Street. More info here.

Viridian Artists — The gallery hosts an annual competition and selected some of the most compelling artwork submitted for the show called "From Virtual to Actual 4." The diverse bunch of works on display include a series of photographs that capture New Orleans early one morning after a night of Mardi Gras, sculptures made from salvaged strips of rubber on the side of highways and traditional Japanese woodblock prints. The gallery is located at 458 W. 28th. More info here.

Heller Gallery — Seattle-based artist April Surgent will dislplay her collection "Life on Ice" - a series of cameo-engraved glass panels that document her experiences at Palmer Station, the Antarctic reserach station. The gallery is at 303 10th Ave. More info here.

Hauser and Wirth — This sprawling exhibition will showcase the works of Mike Kelley. Kelley explores the mythology and imagery of Kandor, the capital of Krypton, comic book hero Superman's birthplace, through intricate sculptures, video and other installation. The gallery is located at 511 W. 18th St. More info here

There are dozens more openings on Thursday and in the next few days and NY Art Beat has the complete list here.

Or you can browse openings and galleries in this handy interactive map that's also available in app form