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Post image for The Painted Pantry of Vermeer’s Milkmaid

At this very moment, Vermeer may be spinning like a lathe in his grave. Or, just maybe, he’s executing a slow, pleasurable shimmy. In either case, the proximate cause would be Walk-In Pantry, an installation at Fridman Gallery by the artist Summer Wheat.

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Post image for A Refreshing Dose of Cynicism-Free Abstraction

Clare Grill is a painter based in Queens. She has shown consistently, if not quietly, over the last few years.

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The Bewildering Beauty of the Ordinary

by John Yau on April 19, 2015

Julia Fish,

I urge viewers not to miss the rare opportunity to linger over Julia Fish’s paintings and drawings, which were last exhibited in New York in 2005. A group of recent works can be seen in Julia Fish: Threshold, currently on display at David Nolan Gallery.

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Post image for The Living, Small-Scale Portraits of Alice Neel

Like her paintings, Alice Neel’s watercolors and drawings, now showing at David Zwirner, wobble and tilt out of proportion, only more so.

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Post image for Human Nests and Other Highlights of African Design

Designer Porky Hefer’s organic capsules are part of Grains of Paradise: Contemporary African Design in collaboration with Southern Guild, a group exhibition at a gallery specializing in contemporary design.

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Post image for Making Sense of Paintings That Tell Snippets of Stories

The narrative impulse in painting is nothing new.

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Post image for The Private Language of Painting, Revealed in Artists’ Images of Their Studios

Gagosian has done it again: produced another museum-quality show, this one devoted to images of artists’ studios, as recorded in photographs (on view at its uptown gallery) and in paintings (installed at West 21st Street).

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Brenda Goodman’s Recent Paintings

by John Yau on April 12, 2015

Brenda Goodman,

I want to believe that this is the beginning of the art world’s real and enduring appreciation of Brenda Goodman’s hard won achievement.

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Back to the Future with Steve DiBenedetto

by John Yau on April 11, 2015

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Steve DiBenedetto’s current exhibition, Mile High Psychiatry, at Derek Eller marks a breakthrough for a painter who is best known for his encrusted surfaces jam-packed with helicopters, octopi and neural networks.

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Post image for Paintings that Get (Kind of) Close to South Africa’s Colonial Aftermath

KINDERHOOK, NY — Meleko Mokgosi’s eponymous solo show, well installed at The School, Jack Shainman gallery’s outpost in Kinderhook, New York, will hit your sweet spot if you’re in the mood to see some colossal paintings in an atrium-like space that can compete with Dia:Beacon (but with paintings).

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