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Elizabeth Ferry, installation view of "Dems Toad," 2014, at Honey Ramka. Courtesy of the gallery.
An exhibition of sculptures and paintings of beastly sexual energy. ...
 
Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights, 2014. Digital C-print, detail of left panel. Courtesy of the Artists
On view at Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago ...
 
Michael Bell-Smith, Blind on Rips, 2014. Vinyl film on polyester painted aluminum composite panel, 47 1/2 × 35 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production.
Who is the Elmer Fudd of Post-Internet art? ...
 


Neil Greenberg, Urban "What If" Map, 2013. Crayon, ink, and colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Staten Island Arts.

Social Collaboration in the Fifth Borough: William Corwin and Neil Greenberg at Staten Island Arts


Show remembers the borough’s past and imagines possible futures


Ying Li, City Series #3, Blue Curtain; 2014. Oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Painting Center.

Clusterfunk: Six Solo Shows in Two Galleries


Two galleries cluster three solo shows each, a less-than-ideal way to show interesting work by six artists.


Bettina Blohm, Diagram 1, 2014. Charcoal on paper, Courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery

Diagrams Intuited: Bettina Blohm at Marc Straus


An abstract painter with drawing roots in the landscape


Theresa Chong, LU (Walking Carefully), 2014. Gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi, 12 x 11-3/4 inches. Courtesy of Danese/Corey

Imagined Landscape: Theresa Chong at Danese/Corey


A show of small works on paper, through November 15


Christopher Williams; Untitled (Study in Yellow/ Berlin) / Dirk Schaper Studio, Berlin / June 21, 2007 (No. 1); 2008. Chromogenic color print, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne © Christopher Williams.

The Production Line of Credulity: The Rhetoric of Christopher Williams


Williams’s recent retrospective was praised for its critical and visual ingenuity, but was that adoration misplaced?


Harriet Korman, Untitled, 2012. Oilstick on paper, 16-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Jewel-Pure Color: Harriet Korman at Lennon, Weinberg


“Rigorous, flat, unpredictable, startling, deadpan, funny”


Jim Hodges, the dark gate, 2008. Wood, steel, electric light, and perfume, 96 x 96 x 96 inches. © Jim Hodges. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.

Give You So Much More: Jim Hodges at the Hammer Museum


A traveling retrospective of the artist’s work renders the personal political and beautiful.


John Walker, Untitled Bingo Card 2013. Oil on canvas, 7-1/2 x 5-5/8. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Land Meeting Sky: John Walker at Alexandre Gallery


These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography.


Tomma Abts, Untitled #7, 2013. Colored pencil and pencil on paper, 35-1/2 x 25-7/8 inches (90.2 x 65.7 cm). Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

Real Spaces and Illusions of Depth: Tomma Abts at David Zwirner


Asymmetry, illusion and odd numbers all add up in her latest exhibition


Tomer Aluf, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 60 x 54 inches. Courtesy of the artist and KANSAS, New York.

Sweet and Dandy: Tomer Aluf’s Bohemian Paintings


The artist’s first solo exhibition at KANSAS, New York, shows his discernment and love of the visual and physical promenade.