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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. ...
 


Al Held at Robert Miller and Nancy Spero at Galerie Lelong


“Al Held: New Paintings” at Robert Miller Gallery, 524 W 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-366-4774) through January 3 “Nancy Spero: The War Series, 1966-70″ at Galerie Lelong (528 W 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-315-0470) through December 6 Al Held is an artist whose work I stare at for…


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Lorna Marsh: Cage Paintings


Aldo Castillo Gallery 233 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60610. (312) 337-25 October 17  November 15, 2003 In the two years since 9/11 mainstream American artists have failed to confront the tragedy in any significant emotional depth. Peter Plagen’s statement in a 2002 Newsweek web exclusive, that “so far no impressive works about the attack have…


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Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation


Japan Society 333 East 47th St. New York, NY 10017 212.832.1155 Through January 2, 2005 A striking black and white photograph of a cloud over the sea is entitled “Untitled [Hateruma-jima, Okinawa], from the series The Pencil of the Sun,” 1971, by Shomei Tomatsu (b. 1930). The isolated cloud, distinct against an empty sky, casts…


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Nasreen Mohamedi


Talwar Gallery 108 East 16th St. New York, NY 10003 September. 18 to December 20, 2003 The photographs of Nasreen Mohamedi are a recent supplement to the drawings of this underknown Indian artist/ photographer/ writer. Fascinating in and of themselves, these 25 silver gelatin prints are being exhibited for the first time at Talwar Gallery….


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Al Held: Beyond Sense


Robert Miller Gallery 524 W 26th Street New York, NY 10001 212 366 4774 November 20, 2003 to January 3, 2004 However prepared you are for Al Held’s grandiosity, his work still overawes with technical finesse and compositional drama. Held is best when he’s big. His ability to paint imaginative images at colossal scale sets…


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Let’s Talk about Sex


Reagen Louie: Orientalia- Sex in Asia Von Lintel Gallery 555 West 25th Street New York NY 10001 212 242 0599 September 4 to October 4, 2003 Jurgen Teller: Daddy You’re So Cute Lehmann Maupin 540 West 26th Street New York NY 10001 212-255-2923 September 13 to October 18, 2003 my people were fair and had…


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Robert Adams: No Small Journeys, Across Shopping Center Parking Lots, Down City Streets


Mathew Marks Gallery 523 West 24th Street New York, New York Tel. 212.243.0200 November 8 to December 20, 2003 While many sources have been cited in reference to Robert Adams work, including the nineteenth century landscape photographs of Timothy O’Sullivan, the influence he denies is the one most heavily felt in the current exhibition at…


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Will Barnet at Alexandre Gallery, Mari Lyons at First Street Gallery, Elizabeth O’Reilly at George Billis Gallery


“Will Barnet: Figuration and Abstraction” at Alexandre Gallery until November 29 (Fuller Building, 41 E. 57th Street at Madison Avenue, 212 755 2828) “Mari Lyons: Mostly Broadway at 80th Street” at First Street Gallery until November 29 (526 W. 26th Street Suite 915, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 646 336 8053) “Elizabeth O’Reilly” at George…


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Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian and Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch


“Howard Hodgkin” at Gagosian Gallery, until December 20 (555 W.24th Street at Eleventh Avenue, 212 741 1111). “Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings” at Max Protetch until December 20 (511 W.22nd Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 633 6999). For most of its history, non-representational painting favored the universal over the particular. The very word “abstraction”…


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Kenneth Noland, Markus Linnenbrink and The Sentimental Favorite: abstract painting


“Kenneth Noland: Contrapuntal” Ameringer Yohe Fine Art until November 22 20 W. 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-445-0051 “Markus Linnenbrink: The Beauty You Are” Margaret Thatcher Projects until November 29 511 W. 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-675-0222 “The Sentimental Favorite: abstract painting” Elsbeth Deser, Iva Gueorguieva, Frederick Hayes, Mark Takamichi…