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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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Graham Nickson and Giorgio Cavallon


Graham Nickson: Paintings Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 E. 79 th Street, New York 212-879-6606 Giorgio Cavallon: Paintings Salander-O’Reilly Galleries Both shows through April 30 What, for a painter, surpasses the nobility of the human figure? Why, several human figures—or so we might gather, thumbing through any history book of western art. So many of the “mega-hits,”…


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Mark Heyer: Recent Paintings


Lohin Geduld Gallery 531 West 25th Street Until April 23 One of the appeals of Outsider Art is its apparent sincerity–the relief it offers from Postmodernist detachment and appropriation. The problem lies in verifying its authenticity, because a skilled artist can find ways to appropriate even the appearance of sincerity. After all, how hard is…


Henry Finkelstein: New Paintings


Kraushaar Galleries 724 Fifth Avenue Until April 30 A few floors below in the same gallery building, the exuberant landscapes of Henry Finkelstein, a painter in his mid-40s, make an intriguing contrast with Ms. Blaine’s. Mr. Finkelstein’s bold palette convincingly evokes the atmosphere of the French countryside he paints, his rich hues maintaining their full…


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Nell Blaine


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue Until April 23 Every few years, Tibor de Nagy Gallery offers up another selection of works by painter Nell Blaine (1922–96), allowing us to wonder again at the intensity of this artist’s highly original, self-possessed images. The present selection of work from her last four decades includes two…


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Ofri Cnaani: The Colonel and I


Andrea Meislin Gallery 526 West 26th Street, New York March 10 – April 22, 2005 A version of this article first appeared in Gay City News, Volume IV, Issue 15 | April 14 – 20, 2005. Ofri Cnaani is a young Israeli artist based in New York . In the Colonel and I, Cnaani’s first…


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Daniel Buren: The Eye of the Storm


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street), New York March 25 – June 8, 2005 A version of this article first appeared in Gay City News, Volume IV, Issue 15 | April 14 – 20, 2005. “I don’t believe in the existence of work that has no audience. Only once it is…


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Adele Alsop


Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th Street, New York March 24 – April 30, 2005 A version of this article was first published at The New York Sun, March 31, 2005. Adele Alsop, a former student of Neil Welliver, lives and works in Utah. Her second show at Alexandre Gallery includes 12 paintings and an installation…


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Self Portraits by Martin Kippenberger


Luhring Augustine Gallery 631 W 24th Street Through April 30, 2005 The German artist Martin Kippenberger, who died in 1997, is being celebrated with three shows in New York right now. The most interesting of these is a show of self-portraits, in various mediums, at Luhring Augustine Gallery. Kippenberger was “an 80’s artist”. That is…


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Rachel Feinstein


Marianne Boesky Gallery 535 W 22 Street, New York March 23 – April 23, 2005 Rachel Feinstein’s exhibition is made up of paintings executed on oval mirrors, pastel drawings under glass in large platinum-colored frames and sculptures made from wood or from polyurethane. A long wall was built to accommodate the latter sculpture, which nudges…


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Richard Sloat and Su-Li Hung: Mr. & Mrs.


Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art 568 Broadway Until April 23 Richard Sloat and Su Li Hung share many things besides a household. Both are painters/printmakers inspired by views of New York City neighborhoods, and over the years both have exhibited numerous times in group shows at Michael Ingbar Gallery. Their current two-person show at…