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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. ...
 


Stephen Ellis, Marine, 2012. Oil and alkyd on linen, 26 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery, NY

Digital Space: Stephen Ellis at Von Lintel


The veteran of “conceptual abstraction” embraces a new metaphor.


Josef Albers, Color Study for White Line Square, not dated. Oil on blotting paper (with gouache, pencil, and varnish), 29.5 x 29.5 cm © 2012 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society New York

“The Greens are Envious of Each Other”: Josef Albers at the Morgan


Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper at the Morgan Library & Museum


Kris Scheifele, Hate Fade, 2012. Acrylic and acetate, 16 x 12 x 1-1/2 inches. Courtesy of Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and the artist

Box Cutter Sensuality: The Peeled-Off Paintings of Kris Scheifele


Fade is at Janet Kurnatowski through October 7


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Nuances That Carry Weight: Jesper Just at James Cohan


The quiver of a lip, a glance, the color of a dress…
Up through October 27


Xaviera Simmons, Untitled (Pink), 2008 © Xaviera Simmons, Courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

Arousing Desire in Post Black America: Mickalene Thomas’s Tête-à-Tête


Provocative  show was at Yancey Richardson this summer


Christopher Kurtz, Litany, 2012. Bent and hand-carved maple, oak, cedar, and paint, 64 x 156 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Tomlinson Kong Contemporary

Carpentry at the Service of Art: Christopher Kurtz at Tomlinson Kong


Four-piece sculpture show runs on Bowery through September 8


Frank Stella, k.359, 2012. Mixed media, 124 x 111 x 77 inches. Courtesy of Freedman Art. © 2012 Frank Stella/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frank Stella Evolves: The Scarlatti Series at Freedman Art


on view on the Upper East Side  through September 27.


Wu Guangzhong, Pines and Rocks of the Lao Mountains," 1987, Ink and color on rice paper, H. 70.9 in x W. 37.4 in (180 x 95 cm), Shanghai Art Museum

A Triumphant Survivor: The Ink Paintings of Wu Guanzhong


His show this spring was at the Asia Society


Claudia Chaseling, Rat, 2012. Egg tempera and oil on canvas, 35-1/2 x 31-1/2 inches. Courtesy of Slag Contemporary

Fast and Loose Play of Planes: Claudia Chaseling at Slag


Ambitious Bushwick show includes video, installation and “painting away from the canvas”


Hugo McCloud, Judith, 2012. Patina, mixed media on copper sheet, 77 x 93 inches. Courtesy of Meulensteen Gallery.

A Curation of Curators: Young Curators, New Ideas at Meulensteen


A  multifarious show equates curatorial choice with artistic production