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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. ...
 
Josh Dorman, Memento Mori (detail), 2014. Ink, acrylic and antique paper on two panels, 56 x 120 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery.
Geological-, biological-, and mechanical-history paintings as collage. ...
 


Patricia Treib, Accoutrements, 2013, oil on canvas, 66 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Wallspace.

The Theater of Abstraction: Patricia Treib at Wallspace


Her paint is thinned to the consistency of buttermilk


Mike Yaniro, Caric 1, 2013, graphite and ink on paper, found frame, 21 x 18 inches. Courtesy of Room East.

Sign Painting and Image: Mike Yaniro at Room East


A young artist’s debut on the Lower East Side plays with language, drawing, and commercial processes


Matthew Blackwell, He Tries, 2011, detail. Oil and acrylic on canvas with collage, 65-1/5 x 46-1/2 inches. Courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery

Bear Men in the Twilight Zone: Matthew Blackwell at Edward Thorp


His sculptures and paintings explicitly cross-pollinate for the first time


Alex Katz, Black Brook, 1989. Oil on board, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery

Time Stands Still: Alex Katz Small Paintings


a survey from 1987 to 2013 at Peter Blum Gallery


Gregory Amenoff, Kronos II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 84 x 76 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Secular Exhilerations: Gregory Amenoff and Nature


His exhibition, Trace, is at Alexandre gallery through November 23


BALTHUS, ?Untitled, c. 1999–2000?. Color Polaroid?, 4 x 4 inches. ?© Harumi Klossowska de Rola. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Super-Sized and Compromised: Balthus at Gagosian


Balthus: The Last Studies on view through December 21.


Met Hitchcock, Amazing Grace, Letters cut from the Bhagavad Gita, 2013. Detail. Courtesy of Studio 10

Red Letter Day: Meg Hitchcock’s Cut-and-Pastes from Scripture


The Land of Bliss was at Studio 10, Bushwick


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