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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


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Burning Inside: Passion, Politics, and Disruption at Paul Kasmin


Arson as a kind of avant-garde, reorganizing our experience of the exhibition space.


James Wolfe, Just Right, 2013. Powder Coated Steel, 32 x 32 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

Fluttering like Flags, Swaying like Saplings: Sculptures of James Wolfe


On view at the New York Studio School through August 10


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Model as Mayhem: Franklin Evans pace Yve-Alain Bois


“…fashion or soft-core erotica are intermittently spaced around the gallery to form an underlayer of camp.”


Installation shot of the exhibition under review with David Brody's untitled 2014 sculpture suspended from the ceiling. Courtesy of Pierogi

“Leave Me All On Fire”: David Brody at the Boiler


A drawing animation, absolutely flat and yet 3-D at the same time


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Eco-Formalism: Maya Lin at the Parrish Art Museum


Lin’s ecological concerns are apparent, but are they persuasive?


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Sun and Earth: Melanie Schiff at Kate Werble


Melanie Schiff’s work encourages viewers to stare at the sun.


Installation view, "Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral," The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Courtesy of the artist and The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Photograph by Aileen June Wang.

Wood, Light and Steel from Ash: Xu Bing’s Phoenixes


Xu Bing’s interest in metamorphosis takes form as two colossal phoenixes.


Installation view, “Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth,” New Museum, 2014.
Courtesy of the New Museum, New York. Photo by Benoit Pailley.

Archive of the Everything, Forever: Camille Henrot at the New Museum


Camille Henrot’s ambitious exhibition displays her woven roles as archivist, anthropologist, artist.


Installation view, "Jayson Musson: Abstract Art Exhibit," courtesy of Salon 94.

Punchline in Search of a Comedian: Jayson Musson takes on Nancy


Jayson Musson’s comics-inspired show is at Salon 94 Bowery.


Tom Friedman, Toxic Green Luscious Green, 2014. Paint and Styrofoam, 60 X 96 X 5 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

What It Is: Juliet Helmke on Tom Friedman


Tom Friedman plays with viewer expectations, using nothing but two materials.