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Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Pokupis, 2014. Soap-lye and pigments on canvas, 61 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The artist uses an idiosyncratic technique to make colorful paintings of bubbles, following in a long line of Modernists. ...
 
Lisa Bradley, Through This, 2012. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.
on view Hollis Taggart Galleries through February 28 ...
 
JOHN MILLER
“Labyrinth 1”
54” by 70”
acrylic/canvas, sound component
1999
COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY
AND METRO PICTURES, NEW YORK.
In two concurrent shows we see the artist address street scenes and game shows as portraits of daily life. ...
 


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Surface Tension: William Corwin on Amalia Piccinini and Stephen Maine


Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance.


Milton Resnick, Untitled, 1989. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Copyright The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, 2014. Courtesy Cheim & Read.

Man Out of Time: Milton Resnick at Mana Contemporary


Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary.


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Wanted but Undesired: Andy Warhol at the 1964 World’s Fair


The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair.


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Sun and Earth: Melanie Schiff at Kate Werble


Melanie Schiff’s work encourages viewers to stare at the sun.


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.