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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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Julia Jacquette


Julia Jacquette: White Paintings Michael Steinberg Fine Art 526 West 26th St. Suite 9E-F New York, 212.924.5770 Mar 5 – Apr 3, 2004 Sometimes things change so gradually we don’t see it at all until we first look away and then, returning our gaze, do we find that nothing is as it was. This can…


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Contemporary Landscapes


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street 212.269.5436 This review was first published in The New York Sun, August 26, 2004 In August, galleries hang casual fare for accidental tourists, put their feet up and wait for fall. All the more reason, then, to applaud Forum Gallery for a vigorous selection of contemporary landscapes….


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Willard Boepple; Brush, pencil, chisel, knife; Industrial Beauty; Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration; Joan Brown: Painted Constructions


Willard Boepple: Sculpture Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, 20 East 79th Street (212.879.6606). “brush, pencil, chisel, knife” 511 Gallery, 511 West 25 Street (212.255.2885). Industrial Beauty George Billis Gallery, 511 West 25th Street (212.645.2621). Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration Axel Raben Gallery, 526 West 26 Street, (212.647.9064). Joan Brown: Painted Constructions George Adams Gallery, 41 West 57 Street, 212.644.5665)….


Andrew Masullo: Recent Paintings


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 June 3 – July 23, 2004 The extraordinary thing about Andrew Masullo’s current show at Washburn is its variety. In a period in which painters are constantly categorized as abstract or representational, geometric or organic, hard edge or painterly, Andrew Masullo exhibits a…


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Robert Ryman and Band of Abstraction


“Robert Ryman: Works on Paper, 1957-1964″ until September 25 (closed for August, 99 Wooster Street, between Spring and Prince, 212-343-0441). “Band of Abstraction” until August 14 (819 Washington Street, between Little W. 12th and Gansevoort Streets, 212-243-8572). A painterly equivalent to the truism that the child is father to the man is that an artist’s…


Burt Barr


Brent Sikkema Gallery, 530 West 22nd Street New York NY 10001 June 10 to July 17, 2004 Burt Barr’s work is, in many ways, unique in the field of video art. His work is technically polished and full of wit and reference to film arts of all types. Three recent pieces make up his current…


Eugène Leroy, Nu, 1980-1985. Gouache, chalk, charcoal on paper, 42-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery

An Exhilarating Tension Between Depiction and Means: Eugène Leroy’s Watercolors


on view at Michael Werner Gallery through July 9


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Cindy Sherman at Metro Pictures, Spencer Tunick at I-20 Gallery, Hilary Harkness at Mary Boone


“Cindy Sherman” through June 26 at Metro Pictures (519 W 24th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-206-7100). “Spencer Tunick: Public Works 2001-2004″ through June 19 at I-20 Gallery, 529 W 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-645-1100). “Hilary Harkness” though June 26 at Mary Boone (541 W 24 Street, between 10th and 11th…


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Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting; Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted; Night New York


Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting CDS Gallery until July 27 76 East 79 Street, 212 772 9555 Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted Lohin-Geduld Gallery until July 17 531 West 25th Street, 212 675 2656 Night New York Elizabeth Harris Gallery until July 23 529 West 20 Street, 212 463 9666 This article…


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Odd Nerdrum, Gretna Campbell, Bill Scott


Odd Nerdrum: New Paintings at Forum Gallery (745 Fifth Avenue, 212. 355.4547) June 4 to July 30 Gretna Campbell (1922 – 1987) at Tibor de Nagy (724 Fifth Aveune, 212.262.5050) June 3 to July 3 Bill Scott: Process and Continuity at Hollis Taggart Galleries (48 East 73 Street, 212.628.4000) May 18 to July 9, 2004…