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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


Eugène Leroy, Nu blanc couché au grand visage, 1991 [detail]. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 57 1/2 inches. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery

An Extreme Painter: Eugène Leroy at Michael Werner


Nudes on view through January 5


David Humphrey, Scratcher, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser

A Future in Plastics: David Humphrey’s New Paintings


on view at Chelsea’s Fredericks & Freiser through January 19


Installation shot of The Event of a Thread by Ann Hamilton at the Park Avenue Armory, December 2012. Photo: James Ewing

Gentling The Savage Enormity Of Gargantuan Space: Ann Hamilton at the Armory


The Event of a Thread is on view through January 6


Alan Shields, Maze, 1981-82. Acrylic and thread on canvas, cotton belting, Velcro, aluminum pipe, 87 x 219 x 219 inches. Courtesy of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

A Maze and Grace: Alan Shields takes Color Field for a Walk


Alan Shield’s Maze is on view at Greenberg Van Doren through December 21


Susannah Phillips, Landscape 10, 2012. Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 inches. Courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art.

Growing To Know A Place: Susannah Phillips and Landscape


continues at Lori Bookstein through January 2013


Phyllida Barlow, untitled: holedwall, 2012. Wirenetting, polyurethane expanding foam, cement, scrim, paint, 59 x 47 x 82 inches. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

The Cannibal: Phyllida Barlow at Hauser & Wirth


This slow cook artist is something of a speed freak.


Melvin Edwards, Ways of Steel, 1988. Welded steel, 17 x 32-1/4 x 14-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Resistance of Steel: Melvin Edwards at Alexander Gray


In “Lynch Fragments” chains signify cultural connectedness and violent repression


Frank Moore, Her Closet, 1990. Oil and pins on canvas mounted on wood, in artist’s frame (painted wood), 31 x 30 inches. Private collection, New York. Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

Battle Lines: Frank Moore’s Toxic Beauty


on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery through December 8


Carolanna Parlato, Orbit, 2012. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Elizabeth Harris Gallery

Bringing the Hand Back into Play: Carolanna Parlato at Elizabeth Harris


Her latest show marked a shift in style


Henry Rothman, Untitled (Blue and Red) [double-sided] circa 1960-63. Paper collage, 6-7/8 x 4-7/8 inches. Courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Beyond The Frame: Henry Rothman at Lori Bookstein


Collages of exquisite touch by frame maker to the New York School