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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. ...
 


Elizabeth O'Reilly, White Boat, White House, 15" x 15", oil on panel, 2012. Courtesy George Billis Gallery.

Presence, Absence, and Light in the Paintings of Elizabeth O’Reilly


Gothic New England charm with echoes of Monet and Whistler, through November 16


Matthew Craven, Stare, 2013. Mixed media on found paper, 51 x 37-3/4 inches. Courtesy of DCKT Contemporary

Dodgy Anthropology But Formally Engrossing: Matthew Craven and the Ancient World


His show was as DCKT Contemporary


Fran Siegel, detail of Navigation, 2010-2011, colored pencil, ink, and cyanotype on cut and folded papers. 116 x 116 x 4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lesley Heller Workspace.

Mapping the City: Fran Siegel at Lesley Heller Workspace


Glimpses of anonymous buildings, vacant lots, parking lots, and the distant mountains


Jana Winderen, Disco Bay, 2007, field photograph, Greenland. Courtesy of the artist.

Imperfect Pitch: In Search of Sound at MoMA


The museum’s first show dedicated to sound art is up through Nov 3


David Hammons, Spade (Power to the Spade),1969, Body print, pigment, and mixed media on paper, 53 1/4 x 35 1/4 inches. Collection of Jack and Connie Tilton, New York. On view at Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

Radical Bodies at Grey Art Gallery


A two-part exhibition tells the story of black performance art in the 20th century


Bjorn Copeland, Remnant Screen IV, 2013. Courtesy of Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

Failing Better: Bjorn Copeland at Jack Hanley


“a Bushwick flaneurial revelling in oddball sidewalk finds”


William Kentridge, Whichever Page You Open, 2013. Drawing, India ink on Craggs Universal Technological Dictionary, 1826, 80-3/4 x 82-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Old Forms For New Uses: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman and the Met


“He works with archaic materials using self-imposed limitations”


Installation view: Aldo Tambellini, We Are The Primitives Of A New Era at James Cohan Gallery, 2013. Photographer: Bill Orcutt

Spooky and Luscious: Aldo Tambellini at James Cohan


Reconstructed environments of pioneering cameraless films prefigure upcoming MoMA screenings


Installation view featuring (on the right) Nine Cosmic CD’s: For The Firespitter (Jayne Cortez), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 45h x 137.5w inches. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Cosmic Put-on: Notes on Jack Whitten


Paintings of the 4th dimension


Anne Truitt, Second Requiem, 1977/1980. Acrylic on wood, 84 x 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

Finding a Place: Anne Truitt from the 1970s at Matthew Marks Gallery


A true independent with a pastoral sense of existing within a landscape