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James Fuentes
55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002
212 577 1201

Also at:
5015 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 2007, James Fuentes has championed a gallery program that is led first by exceptional contemporary artists who are atypical from the conventions of their field. The gallery has become known for its focus on humanity, history, and society with a non-exclusionary approach, positioning itself as a leader in the field as our contemporary institutions seek to do the same.

Artists Represented:

Alison Knowles

Amalia Ulman

Benjamin Senior

Berta Fischer

Brian Degraw

Didier William

Ed Baynard

Geoffrey Holder

Izzy Barber

Jane Dickson

Jessica Dickinson

John McAllister

Jonathan Allmaier

Keegan Monaghan

Kikuo Saito

Lizzi Bougatsos

Jakub Julian Ziółkowski

Juanita McNeely

Jonas Mekas

Oscar Yi Hou

Si On


Kikuo Saito at The ADAA Art Show

Online Programming

Amelia Saddington

Aerogram Sonogram

Juanita McNeely

Juanita McNeely: I see the change

Rhys Ziemba

Rhys Ziemba: The music plays the band

Cameron Spratley

Caged Bird Songs

Various artists

Colab No More Store!

Roy Ferdinand

Roy Ferdinand

Various artists

Abstract With Figure

Past Exhibitions

ektor garcia


March 22, 2023 - April 23, 2023

Si On

I Am An Outcast From The World

February 16, 2023 - March 19, 2023

Jakub Julian Ziółkowski

Dented, Round, Sky

January 13, 2023 - February 12, 2023

Geoffrey Holder

Pleasures of the Flesh

November 1, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Keegan Monaghan


September 21, 2022 - October 22, 2022

Brian DeGraw


August 15, 2022 - September 17, 2022

Cosmo Whyte, Raelis Vasquez, Alex Jackson, Abigail Lucien, Widline Cadet, Paul Anthony Smith, Destiny Belgrave, Leslie Smith III, Marianna Olague


July 19, 2022 - August 12, 2022
Curated by Didier William

Daisy Parris

The Warm Glow

June 15, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Izzy Barber

Crude Futures

May 11, 2022 - June 11, 2022

Jane Dickson

99¢ Dreams

April 8, 2022 - May 7, 2022

Rick Prol

Rick Prol: Empty City

February 19, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Benjamin Senior

Benjamin Senior: Boundary Lane

January 18, 2022 - February 17, 2022
Over the past decade, Benjamin Senior has developed a classicizing and disquieting painted vision of everyday life. Emerging from his earlier depictions of highly formalized figures engaged in regimented exercise, his most recent works contain flaneur-like fragments of urban life. Across this visual vocabulary, the subject provides a visual springboard for an obsessive game of composition and construction. Set in the artist’s local boroughs of South London, Boundary Lane presents a new body of paintings made using egg tempera, a technique analogous with ancient frescoes and panel paintings. Senior finds the same supremely choreographed yet frozen qualities of those earlier images, conveying dynamism using pictorial structure rather than expressionistic gesture—rendering their scenes with an otherworldly beauty. Herein, rhythm, pattern, and texture activate the works’ surfaces, aiming for stillness on the verge of movement; structure with the potential for collapse. These could be glanced moments, but each are precisely determined. A girl on a scooter has paused, one foot is on the ground, the other on the scooter ready for movement—and indeed, she can be found again in another scene. In Sweeper, action is more literally suspended as leaves crowd together in mid-air, in the process of tumbling down and being swept back upward. Across his image, Senior’s preoccupation with simulacra becomes reflexive to the work itself, nodding at painting’s own status as a simulacrum, as well as its promise to bring life to matter. A repetition of artificial heads juxtaposes against real heads in Hair Shop and North End; in Fishmongers, fish laid out on ice follow an arc that evokes live leaping salmon, while the rhythms of real fish and pictorial fish crossover inside the image. Figures lose their individual integrity as they are visually fragmented or interrupted to become part of the rhythm of the painting on the whole. In Mangoes, two figures initially appear as one, receding then advancing into one another, connecting through flourishes of lace. Senior’s playfulness with figure-ground relationships is again pronounced in Bullmastiff, as two young men stand on the threshold of light and dark so that their own bodies divide into advancing and receding blocks. This sense of the threshold, of finding ourselves in an ambient interlude, lies at the center of Senior’s visual language. In this regard, the exhibition’s title—Boundary Lane—refers not only to the locale in question but moreover to the location that is this affective pause. And while the narratives found in his works are undoubtedly situated in the here and now, the formalism of their treatment renders their subjects uncanny and unknowable, as if visualizing Plato’s ideal realm of Forms. All this serves to make the image less straight-forward to look at, delighting in the seen world while hinting at the instabilities within any quotidian scene. Benjamin Senior (b. 1982, Southampton, UK; lives and works in London) received an MA from the Royal College of Art, London and BA from the Wimbeldon School of Art. He has presented solo exhibition at James Fuentes, New York; BolteLang, Zurich; Monica de Cardenas, Milan; and Studio Voltaire, London. His work has been included in group exhibitions at venues including South Bank Centre, London; Leeds City Art Gallery, UK; Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate, UK; and FLAG Art Foundation, New York, among others. For further inquiries, please contact James Fuentes at or Katrin Lewinsky at

Jim Jarmusch

Newsprint Collages

September 29, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Oscar yi Hou

A sky-licker relation

August 26, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Cameron Spratley

In the Air Tonight

July 22, 2021 - August 20, 2021

Lui Shtini


May 12, 2021 - June 13, 2021

Izzy Barber

Maspeth Moon

April 8, 2021 - May 9, 2021

Kikuo Saito

March 3, 2021 - April 3, 2021

Jessica Dickinson


January 20, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Jamaal Peterman

Grunch in Bed

December 10, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Purvis Young

Purvis Young 2020 at James Fuentes LLC

November 11, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Didier William


October 30, 2020 - November 7, 2020

Keegan Monaghan


August 3, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Reginald Sylvester

March 3, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Juanita McNeely

January 22, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Lee Quiñones

Language Barriers

November 6, 2019 - December 20, 2019

John McAllister

silence sounding sumptuous

September 18, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Berta Fischer

July 24, 2019 - September 15, 2019

They Gaze

June 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Peter Nadin

The Mark Series: The Speaker…Off The Rack

April 30, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Joe Minter

Sculpture 1995-2012

March 28, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Purvis Young

February 26, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Jane Dickson

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

January 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Cameron Martin

New Congress

November 28, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Didier William

Curtains, Stages, and Shadows

October 11, 2018 - November 24, 2018

Devon Dikeou


September 8, 2018 - October 7, 2018

The Unseen

May 11, 2018 - June 3, 2018