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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. ...
 


Richard Walker, Fireplace and Shadow, 2011. Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

“What Do We See?” Richard Walker and Our Place in the World


House Paintings on view at Alexandre Gallery through January 5


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A Rich Transition: Al Loving Wall Hangings of the 1970s


on view at Gary Snyder and extended through December 29


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