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Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Pokupis, 2014. Soap-lye and pigments on canvas, 61 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The artist uses an idiosyncratic technique to make colorful paintings of bubbles, following in a long line of Modernists. ...
 
Lisa Bradley, Through This, 2012. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.
on view Hollis Taggart Galleries through February 28 ...
 
Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.
Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city. ...
 


Analia Saban, Fireplace, 2015. Machine rendered acrylic paint on linen, 142.2 x 116.8 x 3.8 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Spru?th Magers.

Sculpture and Painting on the Line: Analia Saban at Sprüth Magers


Dispatch from London Analia Saban: Interiors at Sprüth Magers February 27 to March 28, 2015 7A Grafton Street London, +44 20 7408 1613 The tradition of paint on canvas can act as a provocation to contemporary artists, who may do without either the liquid (e.g. Binky Palermo’s cloth) or the ground (e.g. Lynda Benglis’s pours). The Los…


Brad Troemel; COMPLETE McDonalds Furby Collection 1998 (All 98 Furbies released); 2015. Acrylic handholds and furbies, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York.

The Collector’s Take on Ownership: Brad Troemel at Zach Feuer


An exhibition of collectibles and art examines the relation between the trade in celebrity and the trade in aesthetic objects.


John Currin, Altar, 2015. Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.

Show and Tell: John Currin at Gagosian Beverly Hills


The realist painter eschews explicit sex in a new solo show, but refers backwards to earlier tropes of subordination.


Vivienne Griffin, The Only Way Out is Out, 2015. Two-channel audio, 30:33 Sound production: Vocals by Katrina Damigos, vocal production by Zab Spencer Music, samples from London-based duo Girls, mastered by George Haskell. Courtesy of the artist and Bureau, New York.

Darkly Iridescent: Vivienne Griffin at Bureau


The artist uses formalism and psychedelia to explore the ways in which we search for freedom from our personal and cultural histories.


Marsha Cottrell, Aperture Series (15), 2014. Laser toner on paper, unique, 11-3/4 x 18-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Eleven Rivington

The Deliciousness of Staying Still: Marsha Cottrell at Eleven Rivington


“she treats electrostatic toner as a rich, primordial mezzotint”


Installation view of "Judith Scott Bound and Unbound," 2015. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Boundless: Judith Scott at the Brooklyn Museum


A retrospective of a deaf and mute outsider artist lets her sculptures speak for themselves.


Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.409), 1979. Vintage Color Print, 3-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches. © Francesca Woodman/ Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Gaze Control: Francesca Woodman at Marian Goodman 


‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12


Julian Kreimer, Turquoise Fence, 2015. Oil on canvas, 66 x 68 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lux Art institute.

“A Dead Cactus Becomes an Abstract Painting”: Julian Kreimer at Lux Art Institute


The artist produces paintings en plein air, but those he deems unsuccessful are transformed into colorful abstractions in the studio.


John Zurier, Four Times, 2015. Distemper on linen, 21-3/4 x 29-3/4 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

“Correspondances”: Evocations of Real World Experience in the Paintings of John Zurier


at Peter Blum Gallery on West 57th Street, through April 4


Leslie Wayne, Paint/Rag #49 (Kuba), 2014. Oil and acrylic hung on panel, 21.5 x 12 x 6 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.

So It Goes: A Survey of Painting’s Influence on Other Media


A recent exhibition at Franklin Street Works shows the conversation around painting in video, sculpture, performance, sound, and other media.