Galleries

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MINNEAPOLIS — At the beginning of next month, Chris Larson’s installation at the Soap Factory will serve as a set for an original opera composed by Anthony Gatto, based on Flannery O’Connor’s novel Wise Blood.

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Post image for Sculptural Paintings Reveal Toxic and Fictional Landscapes

The Bushwick gallery scene continues to flourish as galleries flock to the neighborhood and prefer the raw industrial environment as a place to start instead of the more established Chelsea or Lower East Side.

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Post image for Learning from an Artist’s Early Experiments with AbEx

For young painters today, Abstract Expressionism is ancient history; a few rooms in MoMA’s permanent collection galleries, a handful of images from the pages of Gardner or Janson, all set before a backdrop of a now mythical Downtown Manhattan of $200-dollar-a-month lofts.

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Bruce Conner,

Bruce Conner (1933–2008) was a protean artist, who achieved something that is unlikely to be equaled anytime soon: he reinvented himself in every medium he took up, while remaining true to his perfectionist impulses.

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Installation View of

As one enters Elena del Rivero’s exhibition, Letter from Home: a rendez-vous, at the Josee Bienvenu Gallery (April 16 – May 23, 2015), three 72-by-72 inch canvases hang in folds, like towels on hooks, on the center wall.

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Post image for Speaking the Language of Paint: Karen Schwartz at Life on Mars

The paintings in Karen Schwartz’s show at Life on Mars are big, bold semi-abstractions that skate along the edge of chaos.

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Galleries

El Anatsui Goes to School

by Melissa Stern on May 21, 2015

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KINDERHOOK, NY — “The School,” Jack Shainman’s splendid gallery in Kinderhook, NY, is about to blow its own roof off.

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Post image for In Two Istanbul Galleries, Artists Piece Together Memories of Gezi

ISTANBUL — Central Istanbul looks markedly different today than it did around this time two years ago.

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Post image for Traces of Human Civilization, Cast from Styrofoam Packaging

The exhibition in the back room of A.I.R. Gallery’s new space in Dumbo feels like a cross between a temple and an archaeological site.

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Post image for The (Un)Changing Portrayal of White Women in 100 Years of Advertisements

The idea is so ingenious, it almost seems obvious: take advertisements and remove the text that makes them so, leaving only a string of images behind.

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