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These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography. ...
 
Munro Galloway, 65” x 47.5” (What We Talk About When We Talk About Donuts), 2014. Oil, acrylic and inkjet on canvas, 65 x 47 1/2 inches. Photograph by John Berens,  courtesy of the artist and Soloway Gallery.
Galloway show’s his head-hand coordination. ...
 
Samuel Fosso, Le chef qui a vendu l’Afrique aux colons, 1997. C-print, 101 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the Walther Collection.
Fosso challenges visions of African identity through self-portraiture. ...
 


Angelina Gualdoni, Opening the Gates, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery.

Oil as Water: POUR at Lesley Heller and Asya Geisberg


Is the act of pouring paint free from the shackles of art history?


Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1971. Lithograph, 21.6 x 29.5 inches. © 2013 Cy Twombly Foundation

Calligraphy, Meet Graffiti: Calligraffiti at Leila Heller Gallery


Islamic calligraphy, graffiti art and AbEx painting in Chelsea


Darrien Jones, Pumping Irony, 2013. Intervention on gym motivational board / digital image 5 x 7 inches. Courtesy of Illuminated Metropolis Gallery and the Artist

Pumping Irony: Darren Jones on Fire Island


“Eden’s Remains,” the Scottish artist’s latest solo show, was at Illuminated Metropolis last month.


Jonathan Lasker, Double Play, 1987, oil on linen, 76 x 100 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.

Sentimental Education: Abstract Painting in the 1980s


The children of the 1960s grow-up into their paintings


Ellsworth Kelly, Chatham XI: Blue Yellow 1971. Oil on canvas, two joined panels. 90 inches x 77 inches. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr. © Ellsworth Kelly. Photo credit: Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Art Resource, N.Y.

When Two Colors Meet: Ellsworth Kelly at MoMA


An exhibition in celebration of the artist’s 90th birthday


Installation view of exhibit, including Untitled, 1981, acrylic on canvas. Collection of Joan and Fred Nicholas, Los Angeles; and Aphorisms, 1982, vinyl courtesy of the Estate of Jack Goldstein and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

Vibrating Still Lifes: Jack Goldstein at The Jewish Museum


The first US retrospective for the maverick Pictures Generation artist


Gabriel Kuri, Two nudes two points, 2013, marble slabs, crushed aluminum drink cans, 39 1/8 x 4 71/3 x 33 1/4 inches. Courtesy of Miguel Abreu Gallery.

The Sovereignty of Strangeness: Conspicuous Unusable at Miguel Abreu


Philosophy, scrap metal, and classic Minimalism on the Lower East Side


Installation view of Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue (2013) in Madison Square Park. Photo by James Ewing / Courtesy of Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Back to Basics: Orly Genger at Madison Square Park


Take a lunch break next to these massive, interactive outdoor sculptures


Jackson Pollock, Number 7, 1952, 1952, enamel and oil on canvas, 53 x 40 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Emilio Azcarraga Gift, in honor of William S. Lieberman, 1987.

Elective Affinities: Alfonso Ossorio and his Masterful Friends


Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet at the Parrish Art Museum


Paul McCarthy, WS, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White.

X-Rated Fairy Tale: Paul McCarthy at the Armory and Hauser & Wirth


Step inside a visually lavish psychosexual fantasy