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New York's contemporary art world roars back to life this month with dozens of openings. Two trends: a fresh new emphasis on figurative painting, and strong shows all over town, way beyond the borders of Chelsea. Here are 10 not-to-miss fall gallery shows.

Billy Childish at Lehmann Maupin

This aritst was intitially know for fronting a slew of British underground bands like Thee Milkshakes and Thee Headcoats, but has more recently been recognized for his undeniable painting skills. Mr. Childish was a former classmate and pal of star painter Peter Doig, and both artists were drawn to and influenced by the transcendent post-Impressionist works of Van Gogh and Munch early on and it shows. His new show titled, "flowers, nudes and birch trees" will be just that, and probably gorgeous to boot.

September 10 - October 31, 2015