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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. ...
 


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


Connie Fox, Sammy's Beach III, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Danese/Corey

Sainte Victoire on the South Fork: Connie Fox and Sammy’s Beach


The veteran painter’s first show at Danese/Corey, up through April 19


Germaine Richer, Don Quichotte à la lance, 1949. Polished natural bronze, 18 x 6-1/4 x 7 inches, Edition 12. Courtesy of Dominique Lévy, New York

Ready for Revival: Germaine Richier’s Figurative Sculptural Fantasies


a crowded show of her bronzes at Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin


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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