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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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Brueghel Meets Mughal: Ali Banisadr at Sperone Westwater


“Motherboard” continues at Sperone Westwater through April 19


Detail of Zheng Shengtian,?Clement Greenberg: Modernist Painting,?2000.?Ink on canvas, set of 4, each 31-3/4 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Chambers Fine Art

Illegible Ghosts: Zheng Shengtian and Wang Dongling at Chambers Fine Art


Calligraphy, translation and creative misreading


Robert Bechtle, Six Cars on 20th Street, 2007, watercolor on paper, 25 5/8 by 33 3/8 inches. Courtesy of Barbara Gladstone Gallery.

Bob’s Sebring: Robert Bechtle at Gladstone


Jewel-like paintings and drawings by the veteran Photorealist


Sue Williams, Otis, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 inches. Courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York.

As Abstract as Indigestion: Sue Williams at 303 Gallery


Paintings that revisit the trauma of 9/11 without sentimentality or patriotism


Leo Fitzpatrick, Never again (I was in love with you intill you left with him) again, 2013, acrylic on canvas 14”x 33”. Courtesy of the National Exemplar Gallery.

“the poems keep getting shorter/the explanations longer”: Leo Fitzpatrick at the National Exemplar


A young artist’s still-life portraits of poetry, now extended to February 22


Ena Swansea, Night and Day Reversible Sofa, 2014. Steel, auto body paint, burlap, fake fur, feathers, and computerized reproductions of paintings, on dye-sublimation casino gaming suede, 35.25 x 157 x 33.5 inches, Edition of 8, 2 APs. Courtesy of Friendman Benda Gallery. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio

Night and Day: Ena Swansea, Reversible


A show of paintings and a sofa at Friedman Benda, through February 15


Philip Pearlstein, Two Female Models on Cast Iron Bed, 1975. Wash on Paper, 29-1/4 x 40-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery

Camp Blanding: The Naked and the Undead in Philip Pearlstein


His show, curated by Robert Storr, is at the New York Studio School


Melissa Meyer, Untitled, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 7-1/8 x 10-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Risk on the Horizon: Melissa Meyer at Lennon, Weinberg


Her show of paintings and watercolors enters its final week


Lois Dodd, Red Shirt and Window, 2013. Oil on panel, 15-3/4 x 16 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Nature, Reduced But Full: Lois Dodd at Alexandre Gallery


Probing, often mischievous curiosity about the appearance of ordinary objects


Sandi Slone, Red Letter Day, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 76" x 60."

It’s Elementary: Painting 101 at Sargent’s Daughters


Five artists lay down the rules of the painting game