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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. ...
 


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The Edward R. Broida Collection at MoMA


AGAINST THE GRAIN: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE EDWARD R. BROIDA COLLECTION Museum of Modern Art, New York Until July 10 (11 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) Thanks to the late Edward Broida, the second floor of the new MoMA looks better than ever. The items on view in “Against the Grain: Contemporary…


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Lucy Williams: The Day the Earth Stood Still


McKee Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10151 212-688-5951 March 31 to May 6 Lucy Williams’ constructions meld the traditionally-considered “feminine” handmade object with architectural models rendered in bas-relief. The thirteen works on display, in the artist’s exhibition entitled “The Day the Earth Stood Still” at David McKee Gallery, focus on materials that typically…


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Joan Colom: Gente del Raval


Laurence Miller Gallery 20 West 57 Street, 7th floor New York NY 212.397.3930 March 9 – April 29, 2006 From 1958 to 1961, Joan Colom surreptitiously photographed the lively social sphere of Barcelona’s red light district, known as the Raval. Colom exhibited this series to great acclaim at a gallery in Barcelona as well as…


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Joe Fig


Plus Ultra Gallery 637 West 27th street New York, N.Y. 10001 April 27 to June 3, 2006 Joe Fig studies the spaces artists work in — usually limited to their worktables, the floor underneath and immediately surrounding the worktable, a few pieces of furniture and accessories such as garbage cans, ladders, stools, and lighting equipment,…


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Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom from the Known


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Avenue) Long Island City, NY 11101 718.784.2084 February 26, 2006 – May 29, 2006 Wolfgang Tillmans’s exhibition at PS1, entitled Freedom From The Known, features a new series of large scale abstract photographs. Some are unique while others are based on the artist’s previous imagery. This is…


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Peter H. Begley and Keith Long


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79th Street March 21 to April 22, 2006 Ansonia Pharmacy Windows 6th Avenue and 10th Street March 14 to April 18, 2006 OK Harris Gallery 383 West Broadway March 25 – April 22, 2006 Reactionary bores often claim that a “Real Artist” is someone that pursues a “Personal Vision” and is…


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Tara Donovan: New Work


PaceWildenstein 545 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 March 11, 2006 – April 22, 2006 Tara Donovan’s art is phenomenological in the sense that her “site responsive” sculptures reveal the purely subjective aspects of consciousness. The vacillation between illusion and material reality prevalent in her work activates perceptual shifts. So rather than say Donovan’s…


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Tom Wesselmann


TOM WESSELMANN: THE SIXTIES L&M Arts through April 15 (45 E78 Street at Madison Avenue, 212 861 0020) TOM WESSELMANN: SUNSET NUDES Robert Miller Gallery through April 22 (524 W26 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 366 4774) A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 30, 2006 The sublime…


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Yvonne Jacquette: Arrivals and Departures at DC Moore Gallery


Until April 22 724 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 247 2111 The paintings of Yvonne Jacquette are at once immensely likeable and seriously odd.  There is a compelling sense of presentness in her density of color and form, quirky and chirpy, and yet they are weirdly alienating precisely thanks to the same manic qualities….


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Rachel Whiteread at Luhring Augustine, Calder at PaceWildenstein, Philip Grausman at Lohin, Geduld


RACHEL WHITEREAD: BIBLIOGRAPHY Luhring Augustine thru March 31, 531 W24, 212 206 9100 CALDER: FROM MODEL TO MONUMENT PaceWildenstein thru March 4, 545 W 22 PHILIP GRAUSMAN Lohin, Geduld thru March 11, 531 W25, 212 675 2656 Monuments maybe every sculptor’s dream, but they can be a mixed blessing. They communicate beyond the artworld with…