Shoutout to the art that'll make you actually want to leave the house this January.



5 Art Exhibits to See This Month in NYC

If your post-holiday instinct is to retreat into your couch until spring, you’re not alone. (As if the temperamental NYC weather weren’t enough, we fully blame Netflix and Seamless for further enabling). But while hibernation may be tempting, there’s some truly trek-worthy art happening in NYC this month that you definitely don’t want to miss. So throw on that parka, grab an Uber, and go forth: it’s time to break free from the cold weather chains and get inspired.

Nasty Women

Nasty women, rejoice: Knockdown Center is bringing your nastiest dreams to life with four days of workshops, performances, and all things art, all “in the face of recent and ongoing threats to women’s rights.” Check it out January 12-15. Bonus: 100% of the proceeds from this group exhibit are going straight to Planned Parenthood, and all art work for sale will be listed for $100 or less.NW-Installation-View-1200x935Curtis Talwst Santiago “Drawings and Miniatures”

Curtis Santiago’s blended upbringing as a Trinidadian in Canada informs his latest exhibit (as it does much of the rest of his work) at the Rachel Uffner Gallery in the Lower East Side. A mixture of miniature sculptures in reclaimed ring boxes and drawings (Santiago’s latest venture), you’re just in time to catch this show before it’s gone: the last day to do so is January 8.210Winterfell

Game of Thrones devotees, this one’s for you: starting this Saturday, you can pay a visit to the Kim Foster Gallery for a group show dedicated to this “cold blustery season” (i.e., winter), politics, and of course, GOT. Open from January 7 until February 11. Inferno-32x40Hannah van Bart “The Smudge Waves Back”

On view at the Marianne Boesky Gallery beginning this Thursday, “The Smudge Waves Back” is at once an acute focus on deep intimacy while simultaneously pulling back from the viewer with faces and places almost anonymous in nature. Jump into her world of investigation of mood and atmosphere from January 8 until February 4. hannah-van-bart-untitledWomen Under Siege: It’s Happening Right Here

Curated by Susan Grabel, The Ceres Gallery‘s “Women Under Siege” is a group show bringing together 25 hand-selected women, each paired with an artist who tells her story. On a mission to address “the sexism and misogyny contained in laws across the country being used against women,” it’s this month’s must-see: check out the opening tonight or catch it on display until January 28.wus_cardImages via the Rachel Uffner Gallery, Knockdown Center, the Kim Foster Gallery, the Marianne Boesky Gallery, and the Ceres Gallery. 

Stay tuned to Milk for more art-tastic NYC happenings.

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