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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. ...
 
Josh Dorman, Memento Mori (detail), 2014. Ink, acrylic and antique paper on two panels, 56 x 120 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery.
Geological-, biological-, and mechanical-history paintings as collage. ...
 


Pierre Soulages, Painting, November 20, 1956 (Peinture, 20 novembre 1956), 1956 Oil on canvas, 195 x 130.2 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Sweeney Guards the Horned Gates: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim


A recent show celebrated collecting tastes of the 1950s


Sandi Slone, Sex With Strangers, 2012. Oil, acrylic, resin on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Allegra LaViola Gallery

Sex With Strangers: Sandi Slone at Allegra LaViola


Her  aggressively voluptuous paintings are on view through October 6


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