I also, made a quick trip to Lyon Wier Gallery in Chelsea. The day was very cold and blustery and I quickly went inside to see. The exhibition there had a group show and one of my favorite artists, Tim Okamura was part of the show. His paintings are amazing and powerful. Also, I love his technique for realism. Actually the other artists in the show seemed to be realist artists as well. Cayce Zavaglia had a jaw dropping portrait made entirely out of embroidery thread! It looks like an oil painting from afar but up close, you can see the layers of thread. I was very tempted to touch it!
For more info on Tim Okamura, click here to his website: http://timokamura.com/flash.html
For more info on Cayce Zavaglia, click here to this website: http://www.caycezavaglia.com/
More info on Lyons Wier Gallery: http://lyonswiergallery.com/index.html