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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. ...
 


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


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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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Surface Tension: William Corwin on Amalia Piccinini and Stephen Maine


Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance.


Milton Resnick, Untitled, 1989. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Copyright The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, 2014. Courtesy Cheim & Read.

Man Out of Time: Milton Resnick at Mana Contemporary


Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary.