Writings by Roman Kalinovski

Mehryl Levisse, renatus barbatus, 2015. Tapestry, weasel, pearls, leather, sequins, tassels, laces, gold thread, fringe, eyelets, gimp braid. 15 × 7 × 9.5 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Agreed Roles: Fetish and theater in the masks of Mehryl Levisse


His show at Catinca Tabacaru is up through July 9


Sepideh Behrouian, Double Cup, 2016, oil on magazine page, 8.2 x 11.4 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

A Hybrid State: Art by seven Iranian-American women


Echo, curated by Azita Moradkhani, at Gallery Kayafas


Betty Tompkins, Sex Grid Painting #2, 2016, Acrylic and pencil on paper, 19 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches. Image courtesy of P.P.O.W.

The Opposite of Sex: Betty Tompkins Paints Porn


Shows at PPOW and Marlborough through this weekend


Claire Lachow, still from ludditemeet.space (#1 & #2), 2017, single channel video looped (00:11:14), CRT monitor, speakers, computer, 17 x 17 x 17 inches.

SPRING/BREAK Has Sprung in BKLYN


The fair strays from Manhattan in Armory Week to Brooklyn in Frieze Week


Grant Stoops, Soul of a Clowny Guy, 2015, Oil on Board, 48 x 48 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The One-Room Art Fair: Portal in SoHo


Opening reception: Wednesday, May 3, 6-9pm; Thursday, May 4 to Monday, May 8: 11am-6pm. 435 Broome Street, between Broadway and Crosby. Free admission. Perhaps due to an eleventh-hour change of venue from Federal Hall to a small ground-floor room in SoHo, the second iteration of Portal Art Fair looks a bit rushed and disjointed: none…


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The End of History: Adrian Ghenie at Pace


New works by the Romanian painter were on view at Pace in Chelsea


Installation shot of the exhibition under review, courtesy of ART 3/ Silas Shabelewska Gallery

Fulfillment Centers: Brett Wallace at ART3


This recent Bushwick show examined the relationship between digital and physical labor


Robert Overby, DCT, 1973. Oil on canvas, 38½ x 51¼ inches. Courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser

Esquire Showcard: Another layer excavated from the legacy of Robert Overby


at at Fredericks & Freiser through October 22


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Frieze Week Pick of the Day: Julia Westerbeke at Salon Zürcher


Her pinprick drawings are featured at the booth of Salon Zürcher.


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Library of Babel: Ward Shelley’s Complex Taxonomies at Pierogi


The artist’s drawings, paintings, and collaborative installation use Borgesian parodies of organization.