Gallery Scene | Ladies, Girls, Dolls, and Toys

The Local’s occasional round-up of what’s new and interesting on the art scene.

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Ladies. Dina Brodsky and Bonnie De Witt curate a show of images that “tease and blur the lines between innocence and knowing, between the daydreaming of young girls and the certain knowledge of women.” The all-female lineup of artists includes Lynn Albanese, Julie E. Brady, Maya Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Michelle Doll, Heidi Elbers, Candace Goodrich, Kathleen Hayes, Maria Kreyn, Amber Lia-Kloppel, Susan Seaton, Hilary Schmidt, Melanie Vote, and Mitra Walter. Opening reception Feb. 13, 9 p.m. to midnight at KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street, (212) 505-3360. Show at Kraine Gallery in the same building.

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Ayse Wilson: Recent Works. Ms. Wilson, a Turkish-American artist who worked as a painting assistant to Jeff Koons, paints cartoonish yet somber images of children against monochromatic backgrounds. Jack Geary Contemporary presents this show at the Site/109 pop-up space at 109 Norfolk Street. Feb. 8 to 24; Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment.

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Valentine’s Day Reenactments. During this offshoot of the “Art in Odd Places” festival, artist Rory Golden will ask passersby for romantic stories so that he can use dolls to reenact their tales of love and loss. The resulting vignettes will be filmed and sent out via Facebook and other social media. Premieres in and around Madison Square Park, Feb. 12, 13 and 14, 10 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Toy Box, Tool Box. Melanie Patterson is the latest artist to beautify the scaffolding at the 70 East Fourth Street Cultural Center, where “Saints of the Lower East Side” previously held court. Her painting depicts a merging of children’s toys and industrial objects. Opening reception Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 75 East Fourth Street.