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Looking at Marcia Kure’s watercolors and collages, the word that comes to mind is “torque.”

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The Intimate Duality of Human Behavior

by Faheem Haider on February 27, 2015

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HUDSON, New York — Surrounded by Thomas Micchelli’s works in the John Davis Gallery yesterday, with my back to the gallery’s back wall, I became transfixed by two paintings that throbbed with a rich purple that glowed as if lit by the winter dusk.

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LOS ANGELES — Benjamin Lord’s grossly delectable photographs, on view in his exhibition The New Retail Mycology at Monte Vista Projects, invite viewers to closely consider the social construction of a landscape.

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It is always a thankless task to review a show against the backdrop of current political events.

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The lurid art created for paperbacks in the 1960s and ’70s includes a cat man superhero surrounded by feral felines, a woman fleeing a cop while cradling a piglet, and a blonde vixen looking back in shock as a skeleton delivers her a letter.

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SAN FRANCISCO — To be bound, inextricably, to another person throughout time.

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CHICAGO — A gallery at the Chicago Artists Coalition currently holds more than just a few pieces of art.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Grown-Up Painter?

by John Yau on February 22, 2015

Merlin James,

Isn’t it time we begin putting things in perspective?

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There are times in a painter’s development when progress is slow and incremental, and there are times when everything just pops. In Polyrhythm, Jason Karolak’s luminous solo show of abstract paintings at McKenzie Fine Art, everything just pops.

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7 Contemporary Takes on Marsden Hartley

by Melissa Stern on February 20, 2015

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OK, full disclosure: I have never been a huge Marsden Hartley fan.

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