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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. ...
 


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.


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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