Check out these new exhibits, opening this week in Charlotte and the surrounding area.
Carl Plansky, Figures and Landscapes at Elder Gallery: Abstract expressionist Carl Plansky uses vibrant colors and spastic brushstrokes for his portraits and landscapes. The exhibit features both paintings and drawings that he created in his New York and Budapest studios. Free admission. June 6-28. 1520 South Tryon St. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.
It's Life, Still at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery: The exhibit features still lifes by North Carolina oil painter Frankie Denton. Denton sticks to the realism style, but adds in funky, unexpected details. Reception with the artist on June 6, 6 p.m. to 9pm. Exhibit runs through June 28. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 9A. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.
Let the Good Times Roll at Twenty-Two: This skate deck art show, in its fifth year, is one of the gallery's most popular shows and it benefits a grassroots skatepark movement. Reception on June 7, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Exhibit runs through July 6. Free admission. 1500 Central Ave. 704-334-0122. www.gallerytwentytwo.com.