Art Exhibition” PETER SACKS For the Record at Sperone Westwater

Sperone Westwater 257 Bowery, NYC

Now through April 20, 2024: Sperone Westwater is pleased to present “Peter Sacks: For the Record,” the artist’s third exhibition with the gallery. Deviating from the traditional structure of the canvas, Sacks incorporates diverse and challenging found materials to examine the totemic power of objects and cycles of societal ruin and rebirth. VISIT: The gallery's hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 6PM, and Monday by private appointment. For more information

Gallery Talk- Art in Play: Leo Jensen at Lyman Allyn

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

In conjunction with the current exhibition: Art in Play: Leo Jensen (Now through April 14) Join us for a gallery talk for Art in Play: Leo Jensen with Curator Tanya Pohrt. Explore the humor and nuance of Jensen’s works. Recognized for his dynamic contributions to pop art, Connecticut artist Leo Jensen (American, 1926–2019) drew on his experiences growing up in the circus and the rodeo to bring the excitement and allure of that world into his art. With a fertile imagination and wide-ranging artistic skills and interests, the Ivoryton-based Jensen worked in various media—painting, drawing, carving, and welding—with equal enthusiasm. For more information

$10 – $15

Gallery Talk- Norma Morgan in Context with Dr. Bruce Weber at Lyman Allyn

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

In conjunction with the current exhibition: Norma Morgan in Context (Now through April 7) Join us for a gallery talk for Art in Play: Leo Jensen with Curator Tanya Pohrt. Explore the humor and nuance of Jensen’s works. Recognized for his dynamic contributions to pop art, Connecticut artist Leo Jensen (American, 1926–2019) drew on his experiences growing up in the circus and the rodeo to bring the excitement and allure of that world into his art. With a fertile imagination and wide-ranging artistic skills and interests, the Ivoryton-based Jensen worked in various media—painting, drawing, carving, and welding—with equal enthusiasm. For more information

$10 – $15

Exhibition of Flower Portraits by Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff at the Cooley Gallery

Cooley Gallery 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

March 23 through April 13, 2024 Like Notes of Music An exhibition and sale of lively flower portraits. Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff creates intimate relationships to nature through his large-scale pieces that immerse the viewer in a jungle of flowers, plants, and color. Born in the former Belgian Congo (now the DRC), trained in the United States, Switzerland, and England and earned a Master of Art degree from the Royal College of Art in London. He has also won numerous awards, including the Swiss Federal Government Scholarship. Special Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 12-5, Thursday 12-6 For more information  

Opening: Suzanne Chamlin: Studies in Color

Fairfield University Art Museum 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield

April 5 – July 27, 2024 In this exhibition of recent work, Chamlin explores ideas about color theory and light through a series of landscape and interior stills. For each of her paintings, Chamlin sets a highly specific palette; experimentation within this limited range then guides her decisions about process and pictorial space. Suzanne Chamlin is Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts at Fairfield University. Her drawings are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Nelson Atkins Museum. Chamlin has attended numerous residencies including at the Albers Foundation and Yaddo. Chamlin received her B.A. from Barnard College and M.F.A. from Yale University. For more information

35 ARTISTS AND THEIR FAVORITE PAINTINGS at Susan Powell

Susan Powell Fine Art 679 Main Street, Madison

April 12 to May 6, 2024 • Opening Reception, Friday, April 12, 5-8 pm In this exciting exhibition, come view the artist's world from a fresh perspective. What pieces do the artists love most? What inspires them, and why?  Are they struck by the beauty of a young girl, the character of an old building, the solitude of a steadfast barn? Do they stop at the sight of something interesting to paint? Our innovative and personal new show, 35 Artists and Their Favorite Paintings brings together works that embody the spark and imagery central to each artist's inspiration. The exhibit offers a varied selection of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, still life, figurative, and New York City scenes. For more information

Michael Dweck: Blunderbust at Heather Gaudio Fine Art

Heather Gaudio Fine Art 382 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich

Apr 11 to Jun 01, 2024 Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Michael Dweck: Blunderbust, his first solo exhibition at the gallery.  The show will open April 11th, with a reception for the artist 6-8pm, and will be on view through June 1st, 2024. Dweck is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily known for working in photography, most notably for his series documenting niche socio-cultural identities such as Mermaids, Habana Libre, and The End: Montauk. Over the years his artistic practice expanded to sculpture and filmmaking, and more recently he has delved into painting. The gallery will be presenting Blunderbust, Dweck’s first paintings from the multi-media corpus that also includes photography, sculpture, installations, and a feature documentary. For more information

RTPC CONNECTICUT RIVER LECTURE SERIES: Rex Brasher: Prolific but Overshadowed and Unknown with Janine Caira, Ph.D.

Essex Meadows 30 Bokum Rd, Essex

Artists and naturalists have been painting birds for centuries. We know John James Audubon, Fuertes, Peterson and, of course of our current time, Sibley. But who knows Rex Brasher? Brasher resided in Kent, Connecticut and, unlike Audubon, painted birds from life and was greatly influenced by his friend and mentor, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. His work, created in the period largely between Fuertes and Peterson, was purchased by UCONN decades ago and lacks a proper gallery or access to the collection. Dr. Janine Caira, University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is also Director of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History where she oversees the 800 Rex Brasher paintings. She will relate more about Brasher’s life and work and will share the Museum’s plans for conserving and exhibiting his original paintings, several of which will be displayed at the lecture. Register here for April 18

The Lyme Art Association Presents Three Breathtaking Shows

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

April 19 – May 30, 2024 Ship to Shore: A Marine Show Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (CLWAC) Guest Exhibition | About: CLWAC John Caggiano Solo Show LAA members’ show Ship to Shore is a favorite of gallery guests. This marine show, juried by Karen Blackwood, celebrates all aspects of the sea and shore with a wide array of paintings and sculptures. LAA also welcomes back the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (CLWAC) for its associate and members show. Founded in 1896, CLWAC is a national organization that showcases the works of professional women artists. Finally, noted artist John Caggiano presents “Then & Now”, a solo show of his colorful Impressionistic-realism landscape paintings. Opening Reception for both shows: Friday, April 26, 5 – 7 pm For more information

Yves Klein and the Tangible World at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

Lévy Gorvy Dayan 19 East 64th Street, NYC

Through Saturday, May 25,  2024 Lévy Gorvy Dayan presents Yves Klein and the Tangible World, an exhibition devoted to the engagement of the body in the visionary French artist’s oeuvre. Curated in collaboration with the Yves Klein Foundation, the presentation brings together nearly 30 examples of Yves Klein’s Anthropométries (1960–62) and Peintures de feu (Fire Paintings, 1960–62), as well as Sculpture tactile (Tactile Sculpture, conceived c. 1957) in the first focused juxtaposition of these works. For more information   Film screening to accompany the show on May 1st: Yves Klein Monotone-Silence Symphony

TANYA MERRILL Watching Women Give Birth On The Internet And Other Ways Of Looking at 303 Gallery

303 Gallery 555 W 21 STREET, NYC

April 12 – May 18, 2024 303 Gallery is proud to announce Watching women give birth on the internet and other ways of looking, Tanya Merrill’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, featuring new works. True to her propensity for a cyclical and narrative installation, the show begins and ends with the creation of life. Each painting represents a diverse point of interest and concern to the artist— sexuality and ideas of fertility, the natural world and the fraught state of the environment, and the broader implications of contemporary technology, sports, and religion on the artist’s experience as a woman today.   For more information      

LECTURE: Illuminating the Brilliance of Marc Chagall

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Vivian Jacobson, Author and Lecturer on Marc Chagall This lecture is devoted to the monumental 20th-century artworks by Marc Chagall (1887–1985). The history of each artwork will be discussed from inception to completion. The presentation will cover paintings, ceramics, tapestries, stained-glass windows, mosaics, and works for the theater.

$12