Galleries

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“Viewer discretion advised: graphic sexual imagery,” reads some floor text that nobody seemed to notice or bother to read this afternoon as they entered Mendes Wood DM’s booth at the Independent.

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Post image for From Pulp to Pop, Seven Centuries of Book Art

PARIS — Pliure (meaning “fold” in French) is a book-based small show, tastefully curated by Paulo Pires do Vale, about the artistic metamorphosis of books (those folded paper things).

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Amy Giovanna Rinaldi’s sculptures look like they’re frozen mid-metamorphosis.

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Post image for The 2015 Armory Show in 23 Superlatives

The 2015 Armory Show delivers pretty much what you’d expect of the 2015 Armory Show: some quite good art, some pretty bad art, and a lot of completely harmless stuff in between.

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Post image for Jam-Packed Spring/Break Art Show Pulls into Moynihan Station

In its fourth year, Spring/Break Art Show is temporarily transforming the disused offices of Moynihan Station into an art fair based on the theme of “transaction.”

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Post image for Artists Find Common Ground in Language of Abstraction

PHILADELPHIA — Abstraction is, by its very nature, an exercise in reduction, in simplifying the elements of form, material, and subject matter to their very base, or one might say, to the very limits of where one can possibly go.

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Post image for 8 Figurative Painters in an Atemporal World

Recurrent throughout 8 Painters are stylings on past painterly marks and movements, not so much placed in quotations as absorbed into a work’s facture.

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Post image for The Sounds of Nature, Transcribed and Composed

Sound maps of rivers and songs for cicadas are two examples of a new kind of music inspired by 19th-century German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz.

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Post image for Explosive Watercolors and Collages, Subtly Contained

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

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Galleries

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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