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It's not peak gallery season here in New York City, but there are still some openings this week and also there's one last chance to catch several good shows before everybody shuts down for the holidays.  If you haven't been, check out the Martin Creed show at Hauser & Wirth and also at Gavin Brown's enterprise, both are up until December 21st. The big survey of works by New York-based artist Tony Feher is still on view at the Bronx Museum, and he also has a show of new works at Sikkema Jenkins & Co that's up until January 18.  And don't forget the big Afrofuturist exhibition "The Shadows Took Shape" at the Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMA PS1's gigantic Mike Kelley survey that will be out in Long Island City until February 2.

1524698_10151871138389503_1065076910_n.jpgAs far as this week's openings go, there is big group show called "A Massive Swelling" opening on Friday, December 20th, 6 p.m., at Muddguts in Williamsburg.  Works by over 40 artists will be on view including Swoon, Leo Fitzpatrick, Will Boone, Todd James, Jen Shear, Nick Atkins, Barry McGee, MQUE, Stephen Powers and Paul Wackers. And, to top it all off, there's a "special musical performance" at 8 p.m.   

0nbqppJ0dmPaRSWi-sWBBM_1SnMk7N9mPBTdL9-0HAk.jpgIf you're in a naughty mood, be sure to check out Abby Lloyd's installation "The Yule Lord's Workshop" opening on December 19th, 6 to 8 p.m., at 83 Bowery on the second floor.  Pick up some coal (and maybe a good spanking) and next year, try to be a little nicer.

565x565x1.jpgOn December 20th and 21st, 47 Canal Gallery is presenting a special performance piece by Xavier Cha called "Fruit Machine 2" at the New Museum.  It's an experimental game show that the New York artist describes as "mechanized synesthesia." Tickets are available HERE.

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 2.58.54 PM.pngLeila Heller Gallery opens their second annual young collectors exhibition on December 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. with works by the legendary graffiti artist LA2.   It's up until January 8th.

Space 776 opens their Winter Salon group show with works by 22 artists on December 19, 6 to 8 p.m.

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Grey Area opened a holiday pop-up shop called Fort Grey featuring works from over 50 artists.  It is open now thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday to Monday, from noon to 6 p.m.