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New shows of all kinds are opening in New York City galleries this week. Art galleries in Chelsea, Uptown, Downtown and Brooklyn are hosting solo shows, group exhibitions and retrospective surveys. Viewers can check out sculpture that toes the line between childlike and creepy, portraits that are intimate looks into realistic or imaginary worlds and drawings that defy expectations.

DOWNTOWN -- Anita Rogers Gallery: “Works on Paper: Drawings by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O'Hara and Joan Waltemath”

October 11 through November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Anita Rogers Gallery presents “Work on Paper: Drawings by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O’Hara and Joan Waltemath,” a group exhibition that aims to celebrate drawing as a primary form of artistic communication.

The exhibition, which reflects on the intimate nature of drawing and allows viewers to engage with the work in a close manner, features a diverse range of work by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O’Hara and Joan Waltemath.

Moore will present innovative works on developed photo emulsion paper that draw on top of and in response to the elemental properties of the paper. Negroponte will present a series of drawings from 1996 to 2016, which were created from several pieces of paper that were painted, cut and then placed together in different configurations.

O’Hara, in her first exhibition with the gallery, will present drawings in pencil that record, in real time, the movements of musicians, protesters and politicians in her series, “Live Transmission.” Her work, which is drawn with both hands, is spontaneous and thoughtful. Waltemath will present studies from her Torso/Roots series of paintings. The works, which are based on a grid derived from mathematical relationships, are delicate glimpses into her process.