2018 Exhibitions

Hoi Polloi

October 31 - December 16, 2018

Hoi Polloi, James English Leary’s first exhibition with Nathalie Karg Gallery, presents nine new paintings from the artist’s most recent body of work. Nine wooden silhouette-shaped panels contain interloping shapes and transversing bodies. In some works, narrative is winnowed to a single gesture: a crosstown foot, an elbow-in-the-orgy, a nose inquiring towards a windowsill pie. In others, colliding forms creep insidiously at the periphery, like dawning…

Dorian Gaudin
The coffee cup spring

September 12 - October 21, 2018

Continuing the work Dorian Gaudin produced for the exhibition Rites and Aftermath (Palais de Tokyo, 2017) the artist’s second solo exhibition at Nathalie Karg Gallery is comprised of, as a base structure, a long rolling conveyer belt. Its chains maintain fragments of architectural elements and floating mundane objects such as a coffee cup. The monotone repetition of the movement created by the conveyor belt recalls the…

David Altmejd, Robert Arneson, Jonathan Baldock, Genesis Belanger, Elizabeth Catlett, Caroline Wells Chandler, Bonnie Collura, Carl D'Alvia, Rachelle Dang, Raúl de Nieves, Isa Genzken, Ryan Johnson, Sarah Peters, Sally Saul, H.C. Westermann, Chloe Wise

June 27, 2018 - August 15, 2018

DISTORTIONS, organized by Carl D’Alvia, presents sixteen artists who distort the human figure to convey the pathos, humor, and monstrousness of being alive. The word distortion can be traced to the Latin verb distorquere, which means to twist, torment, or torture. Anything can be distorted: facts can be twisted until they no longer represent the truth, and images and objects can be…

Elwood Arms

June 18, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Nathalie Karg and the Green Gallery are delighted to present a special one week exhibition of new paintings by the Milwaukee-based painter Peter Barrickman. The show takes its name, Elwood Arms, from an apartment building in Milwaukee that was home to countless artists, writers, and musicians, and was affectionately nicknamed after its caretaker and most senior tenant.   The show is comprised of eleven acrylic and…

Al Held in Paris: 1952-1953

May 2, 2018 - June 15, 2018

Nathalie Karg Gallery and Cheim & Read are pleased to present Al Held: Paris to New York, 1952−1959, an exhibition of experimental works in pigment and wax that anticipate the painter’s well-known, epic-scaled geometric abstractions. Following exhibitions devoted to the Alphabet Paintings (1961−1967); Armatures (1953−1954); and Black and White Paintings(1967−1969), the current show is Cheim & Read fourth examination of a distinct body of work within Held’s oeuvre. In…

Nathlie Provosty
My Pupil is an Anvil

February 28, 2018 - April 15, 2018

My Pupil is an Anvil, Nathlie Provosty’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, introduces the artist’s newest body of work: five large paintings and several smaller pieces. The title indicates a play on words and vision. A pupil is the dark circular opening in the iris of the eye that allows light in, but it is also a student. An anvil is an iron metalworking tool…

Uncertainty Gates

January 10, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Nathalie Karg Gallery is pleased to present Uncertainty Gates, the first New York solo exhibition of Puerto Rican based artist Gamaliel Rodriguez. Just four months ago, Gamaliel Rodriguez’s synthetic landscapes, which depict a world where industrial buildings meld into nature and are absent of human life, could be read as dystopian fabrications. Today, as most of his native island remains…