This year was one of the most pleasurable Bushwick Open Studios. Aimlessly wandering throughout the many industrial spaces proved to be very inspiring. I caught up with artists who I haven’t seen in a while, and met a few new artists that I will continue to look at. Now that the party has winded down, it is time to get back to the many ongoing exhibitions throughout New York City and beyond. This suggested viewing post features a concise selection of current and upcoming exhibitions with a strong focus on painting and politically themed art.