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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. ...
 


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.


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Radically Conservative: Franklin Einspruch on Susan Vecsey & James Walsh


Susan Vecsey and James Walsh lead the vanguard revival of the Tenth Street abstractionists.


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Outside the Box: David Carrier on the Legacy of Shaped Canvases


Two exhibitions chronicle the disparate and sometimes radical uses of shaped canvases since the 1960s.


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Fuzzy Reception: Michael Berryhill at Kansas


Berryhill’s new punning paintings tease viewers and confound their expectations.


Paul Cézanne, The Buffet, 1887-79. Oil on linen, 65 x 81 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Paul Cézanne: Site/Non-Site


Madrid show applies Robert Smithson’s ideas to Cézanne


Stuart Elster, In Dazzle Blue #2, 2012. Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Junior Projects

Constructing “Boatness” from the Abstraction of Camouflage: Stuart Elster at Junior Projects


Show references Dazzle campaign of World War I


Shirley Kaneda, Restrained Decadence , 2014. Acrylic and linen on canvas, 64 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Galerie Richard

The Painterly and the Linear: Shirley Kaneda and Robert Mangold


Slow abstractionists of contrasting sensibility in overlapping Chelsea shows


Installation shot of the exhibition under review with, from left, Hare with Forks, c.1924, Plucked Goose, c.1933, The Rabbit, c.1924 and Table with Skinned Rabbit, c.1923. Photography by Chris Burke. Images courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Sensuous Orgies of Luminous Writhing Paint: Chaim Soutine Still Lifes


At Kasmin Gallery, West 27th Street, through June 14


David Salle, Ghost 10, 1992. Ink on photosensitized linen, 85 x 75 inches. © copyright David Salle, VAGA, NY courtesy of Skarstedt NY

Shape Shifters: David Salle Ghost Paintings


on view late last year at Skarstedt on the Upper East Side


Jasper Johns, Untitled, 2013. Ink on Plastic27-1/2 x 36 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Promised gift from a private collection. Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph: Jerry Thompson

Rubber Stamped Regrets: Jasper Johns at MoMA


Exhibition as exercise in shoring up reputation