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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. ...
 


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.


Lygia Clark, Clark’s proposition Diálogo de mãos ("Dialogue of hands," 1966), in use probably by Clark and Hélio Oiticica. The object is made of elastic. Courtesy Associação Cultural “O Mundo de Lygia Clark,” Rio de Janeiro.

Offline: Lygia Clark and the Original Social Media


This ambitious retrospective of Clark’s work is one of the first major exhibitions of her work outside of Brazil.


Vasily Kandinsky, Singer (Sängerin), 1903. Woodcut on Japanese paper, mounted on paper, 35.9 x 24.8 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

The Cloud Rises: Vasily Kandinsky Before Abstraction


“This is the moment where Kandinsky’s blues, his reds, his yellows, are becoming nouns, objects, substances in their own right.”


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The Smokey Life: Ohad Meromi at Nathalie Karg


Ohad Meromi carries the proletarian banner into Nathalie Karg Gallery.


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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