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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. ...
 


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


Jiro Yoshihara, Work, 1965. Oil on canvas, 71-5/8 x 89-3/8 inches. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

What if…? Gutai, Japan’s New York School


A Visual Essay on Gutai at Hauser & Wirth, through October 27


installation shot of the exhibition under review, courtesy of The Jewish Museum

Addressing Politics Poetically: Izhar Patkin at the Jewish Museum


The Messiah’s glAss is up through November 11


Fran O’Neill, earthly delight, 2012 (detail). Oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy of The Artist.

In Hot Pursuit: Fran O’Neill at the Studio School


Her show of rigorous gestural abstraction is up through October 13


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