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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
 
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Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
 
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
 
Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ca. 1915, oil on canvas. Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
“Painting as Poetry” on view through September 25 ...
 

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Jason Stewart, Untitled (Saratoga Hot), 2017. Acrylic and goauche on canvas over panels, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Geary Contemporary

Spatial Dance: Jason Stewart Color Reliefs at Geary Contemporary


solo show in the project space ends October 14

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Ron Baron, detail

Perilous Journeys: Ron Baron and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky at Smack Mellon


A sculptural installation and a film, each eloquent on the poignancy of human journeys

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Nancy Hyanes, mise en abyme, 2015. Oil on linen, 21.5 x 26 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regina Rex

Abstract and Concrete: The Monochromatic Paintings of Nancy Haynes


She showed at Regina Rex on the Lower East Side this spring

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Mercedes Helnwein, Queen of the underground, 2015, Oil pastel on paper, 41.5 x 42 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Social Amnesia: Strangers, curated by Emma Frank


at Castor Gallery, on the Lower East Side, through Saturday

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Rico Gatson, Billie #2, 2014. Color pencil and photograph on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Aspirational: Rico Gatson’s Icons at the Studio Museum in Harlem


Works in colored pencil and collage, on view through August 27

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Material Synthesis: The collaborative art of Crystal Gregory and Alexa Williams


Their show was seen last month at Black and White in Bushwick

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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Psychological Environments: Daniel Gerwin and Eleanor King at 326 Gallery


This two-person show ends July 8.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

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

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Cup with Achilles Slaying Penthesileia, attributed to the Penthesileia Painter, ca. 470–460 BCE. Terracotta, Red-figure © Staatlichen Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, Munich, photograph by Renate Kühling

The Right Amount of Fear: Emotion in Ancient Greek Art


A World of Emotions at the Onassis Cultural Center through June 24

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Antoni Tàpies, Composition, 1972. Tapestry, wire, and burlap on board, 102 3/8 x 80 3/8 inches. © 2017 Comissió Tàpies / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid. Courtesy of the Artist and Nahmad Contemporary.

What Painting Might Do: Antoni Tàpies at Nahmad Contemporary


A seemingly random selection of the Spanish master provoked close readings; from earlier this year