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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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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…


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Mark di Suvero at Paula Cooper, Jessica Stockholder at Gorney Bravin + Lee, Jeff Gauntt at Brent Sikkema


“Mark di Suvero: Sculpture and Drawing” Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York (between 10th and 11th Avenues 212 255 1105) through November 15 “Jessica Stockholder: Table Top Sculpture” Gorney Bravin + Lee, 534 West 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212 352 8872 “Jeff Gauntt” Brent Sikkema, 530 West 22nd Street,…


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Janet Malcolm


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 50 East 78th Street New York NY 10021 Tel. 212.439.9605 October 9 to November 8, 2003 As a challenge to traditional painting, collage is one of Modernism’s lasting gifts. Argus-eyed, it endows its audience with a kaleidoscope of viewpoints along a scale from the personal and recondite to the purely formal….


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Martha Mayer Erlebacher


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York 10151 Tel. 212.355.4547 If you were raised on Elihu Vedder, then this is the show for you. If not, you might find yourself averting your eyes from figure compositions that ought to have been an embarrassment to paint. Erlebacher’s gift is for matter-of-fact description, a quality that stands…


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Adam Fuss


Cheim and Read October 16 – November 15, 2003 Adam Fuss is best known for his contemporary photograms of moving light, live creatures, and organic things. British born and based in New York, where he began exhibiting in 1985 to immediate acclaim, he has created photograms in color as well as the black and white,…


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George Sugarman: Painted Aluminum Sculpture, 1977-1996


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 January 8-February 28, 2004 “Who would have thought that a schmuck like me would have become an international artist?” Did Sugarman’s modesty or the fact that he didn’t have a fetish for hands-off manufacturing techniques and power tools and equipment, lead to his…


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Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings


Max Protetch 511 W.22nd Street New York NY10011 Tel 212 633 6999 until December 20 Unpacking a Thomas Nozkowski painting is akin to reading Beckett, sinking into Raging Bull, or catching a Dylan song. An experience that always leaves you challenged but full of visual riches. First, the facts. Nozkowski’s working method is simple; a…


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Picasso: The Classical Period and Al Taylor Wire Instruments 1989-1990


Picasso: The Classical Period, at C & M Arts 45 E 78th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, New York NY 10021 212-861-0020 through December 5, 2003 Al Taylor: Wire Instruments, 1989-90 Lawrence Markey 42 East 76th Street New York NY 10021-2711 Tel 212 517 9892 Fax 212 517 9894 November 13 to December 20,…


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Michael St. John


Cynthia Broan Gallery 23 East 73 Street, New York In the mid-Nineteenth Century, the French poet and art critic Charles Baudelaire published his famous essay, The Painter of Modern Life. He proposed a new model of the artist as an individual who was simultaneously immersed in and detached from the miasma of contemporary urban life. In…