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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. ...
 


Keith Smith, 1971 for Book 22, c. 1971 Photo-collage with hand-stitching 14 x 11 inches. Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein

Repetition as a Tool of Revelation: The Work of Keith Smith


Photography with stitching, at Bruce Silverstein through June 1


James Walsh, Jolts, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 24-1/8 x 18 inches. Collection of Spanierman Modern, New York

Swoops, Blobs and Swirls: James Walsh At Spanierman


A show of small paintings in Spanierman’s Modern Library project room


Hilary Harkness, Red Sky in the Morning, 2010-11. Oil on panel, 37 x 42 inches. Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Relentless Yet Dispassionate: Hilary Harkness at the Flag Art Foundation


A review nine years in the making of a show that closes this weekend


Stanley Whitney, Bodyheat, 2012. Oil on linen, 96 x 96 inches. Courtesy of Team Gallery, New York

Syntax Is Everything: Stanley Whitney at Team


on view in Soho through Saturday, May 11


Elena Sisto, Blue Shirt, 2013. Oil on linen, 48 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Elena Sisto at Lori Bookstein


Her first show in New York since 2004 and her debut at this gallery


El Anatsui, Gli (Wall) (detail), 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, installation at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Brooklyn Museum photograph

The Wall is Also a Story: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum


The Ghanaian artist’s first solo exhibition in a New York museum, on view till August 4.


David Diao, 40 Years of His Art, 2013. Acrylic and vinyl on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Postmasters

Towards A Sense of Closure: David Diao’s TMI at Postmasters


The last day of show and space alike is Saturday, April 27.


Jane Irish, Thousand Yard Stare Urn, 2012. Low fire whiteware, china paint, luster and underglaze, 15½ x 8 x 8 inches. Courtesy of Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

Drawing Room Plunder: Jane Irish at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia


Sông H’u’ong: Withdrawing Room is on view through May 10


Ariane Lopez-Huici, Priscille, 2012. Silver gelatin print, 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Hionas Gallery

Lavished in Kindness: Ariane Lopez-Huici Photographs Priscille


“Many male viewers are disturbed to discover they are turned on by her mutilated body”


Judith Belzer, Through Lines #27, 2011). Oil on canvas, 64 x 64 inches. Courtesy of Morgan Lehman Gallery

On the Edge: Judith Belzer at Morgan Lehman


Mapping the urbanization of California’s coastline, through April 27