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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
 
Installation view of Kara Walker’s Turbine Hall Commission 2019, Fons Americanus. ©Tate photography, Photo by Matt Greenwood.
The American artist Kara Walker poses questions about slavery’s history and legacy with a major UK commission. ...
Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
 
Vera Iliatova
The Ties That Bind, 2019
oil on canvas, 24 by 30 inches. Courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery, New York.
The work of earlier artists can be found in scenes from this expat Russian painter’s adolescence. ...
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
 
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A derangement of the senses is arrived at via multifarious stimuli ...
 

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Robert Motherwell, The Hotel Corridor, 1950. Oil on masonite, 44 x 55 inches© Dedalus Foundation, Inc. / Licensed by VAGA, NewYork, NY

Not The Readymade Modernist After All: A revisionist take on early Robert Motherwell


Kasmin show challenges assumptions about artist’s beginnings

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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Perilous Journeys: Ron Baron and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky at Smack Mellon


A sculptural installation and a film, each eloquent on the poignancy of human journeys

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Nancy Hyanes, mise en abyme, 2015. Oil on linen, 21.5 x 26 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regina Rex

Abstract and Concrete: The Monochromatic Paintings of Nancy Haynes


She showed at Regina Rex on the Lower East Side this spring

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Claude Viallat, 1974/032, 1974. Dye on fabric, 77.2 x 86.6 inches. Courtesy of Ceysson & Bénétière

From Mao to Matisse: Claude Viallat in New York


This survey of the Support/Surface artist, 1967 to 2017, was at Ceysson & Bénétière

Monday, August 28th, 2017

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Romancing the Rose: Anselm Kiefer’s Eroticism at Gagosian


On view in Chelsea, extended to September 1

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Mercedes Helnwein, Queen of the underground, 2015, Oil pastel on paper, 41.5 x 42 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Social Amnesia: Strangers, curated by Emma Frank


at Castor Gallery, on the Lower East Side, through Saturday

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Rico Gatson, Billie #2, 2014. Color pencil and photograph on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Aspirational: Rico Gatson’s Icons at the Studio Museum in Harlem


Works in colored pencil and collage, on view through August 27

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Differently-Abled in High Heels: Carol Rama at the New Museum


Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Material Synthesis: The collaborative art of Crystal Gregory and Alexa Williams


Their show was seen last month at Black and White in Bushwick

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

DeShawn Dumas, Hold in Mind, 2017. Thermoplastic and spray paint on wood, 67 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Ethan Cohen New York

Holocene Extinction: DeShawn Dumas at Ethan Cohen


For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans