This Week in Chelsea: Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2019

Through January 6, 2020: The Edge Of Glamour Exhibition  | With work acerbic, provocative, clever, and empathetic, Kristin Simmons’ The Edge of Glamour delves into personal desire, cultural habits, and rampant consumerism. “Hidden beneath the perfect Barbie smile, or the glittery jewels tumbling out of the RX bags, or the extravagant wealth commensurate with owning stocks, is a world of appetites that cannot be satisfied,” declares the exhibition’s press material, which also notes Simmons’ exploration of pop culture, gender roles, and capitalism “is never meant to romanticize nor condemn, but it certainly does live on the edge.” It does so via paint, printmaking, and mixed media offerings. At Studio 522 Gallery (in the West Chelsea Art Building, 526 W. 26th St., 5th floor, btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 6, 2020. For more info about the venue and its mission, visit For artist info, visit

From “The Edge Of Glamour.” | Image courtesy of the artist & Studio 522

Through November 25, Hudson Guild Gallery’s “Second Acts” Exhibition Celebrates the Talents of Community Members “Ages 55 and Better” | See below flyer for details. Also visit



—Listings compiled by Scott Stiffler

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