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Emily Mason, “In Dormant Nature” (1984–1985), oil on canvas, 44 x 42 inches (© Artist Rights Society [ARS], image courtesy the Emily Mason and Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation and Miles McEnery Gallery)

New year, new energy, right? Regardless of how many resolutions you’ve managed to stick to (or have perhaps wisely given yourself a break on), finding more ways to immerse yourself in art is always a worthy goal. This month, we highlight 10 more exhibitions to break up those gloomy wintery days, including plenty of vivid abstraction, sharp photography, and various smartly curated group shows, many of which are available online or by appointment.

Emily Mason: Chelsea Paintings

When: through February 13
Where: Miles McEnery Gallery (520 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Manhattan)

Known for her vibrant abstractions, painter Emily Mason would toil endlessly in her Chelsea studio, relying upon the solace and plentiful natural light to crank out expressive canvases. This airy environ became her “tuning fork,” where she would go to make or finish many of her most exciting works. Luckily for us, Miles McEnery Gallery is now presenting 22 of them, right in the same neighborhood where they were made.