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50 Solo Gallery Exhibitions to be Part of New York Gallery Week 2010

February 23, 2010

Dan Flavin, “The Nominal Three”, (to William of Ockham), 1963. Daylight fluorescent light (8 ft; 244 cm. high). Photograph by Billy Jim. ©2009, Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

NEW YORK, NY.- New York Gallery Week, a new initiative organized collectively by 50 Manhattan-based contemporary art galleries and 7 notfor- profits – spanning Chelsea, SoHo, the Lower East Side/Bowery, the Upper East Side, and 57th Street – will launch its pilot program in May 2010.

With a shared desire to refocus the art world’s attention toward the city’s longstanding exceptional gallery programming, a group of emerging and established galleries have come together with a mission to put the spotlight back on the galleries and the artists.

At its core, New York Gallery Week (NYGW) 2010 is a presentation of over 50 solo gallery exhibitions, along with an unprecedented concentration of scores of free events and programs, the majority taking place inside the galleries themselves. With NYGW’s members organizing themselves to offer this ambitious, simultaneous programming, NYGW offers unique access to a wide range of special gallery produced artistic experiences in one concentrated period of time.

Solo exhibitions recognize and celebrate that singular moment in time when an individual artist’s vision is cohesively presented in one gallery space, prior to when the works are sold and redistributed to collectors, museums, and elsewhere. By showcasing 50 major solo exhibitions, NYGW encourages visitors to frequent these shows multiple times throughout the weekend, for various viewings and different perspectives… More

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