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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. ...
 


Josh Dorman, Memento Mori, 2014. Ink, acrylic and antique paper on two panels, 56 x 120 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery.

Nature Tries Again: Josh Dorman at Ryan Lee


Geological-, biological-, and mechanical-history paintings as collage.


Paul Sietsema, Red painting, 2014. Enamel on linen, 50 1/8 x 46 3/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery.

Trompe-l’oeil and Postmodern Cheek: Paul Sietsema at Matthew Marks


Is trompe-l’oeil painting inherently anti-climactic?


Harry Roseman, March 25, 2005.

Snips and Snaps: Harry Roseman’s Haircuts at Sacha & Olivier


A show that gives new meaning to “salon hang”


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Everything and Nothing At All: Roman Opalka Painting Infinity


Number paintings and early works on paper at Dominique Lévy


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Our Secret: Hidden Master Painter Paul Pagk


The masterful and little-known abstractionist has three concurrent shows on two continents.


Stanley Lewis, Winslow Park, Westport, 2010-2014. Oil on canvas, 21-1/4 x 35-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery.

One-Two Punch: Stanley Lewis at Betty Cuningham


A crazy-quilt meditation on what painting can be.


Installation view, 'Monika Sosnowska: Tower', Hauser & Wirth New York, 18th Street, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.

Looming Tower: Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth


The artist’s enormous installation at raises questions about how architecture relates to history.


Jeff Koons, Play Doh, 1994-2014. © Jeff Koons

From Popeye to Play-Doh: The Psychology of Jeff Koons


The key to Koons is his narcissism


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Light Up Gold: The Work of Rafael Wardi


A legend in his own country, the Finnish painter expresses an almost greedy desire for light and color.


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A Dispatch from “Manifesta 10″


David Carrier reports on the politics and curatorial gambits of “Manifesta 10,” now on view in St. Petersburg.