Galleries

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First there was a solo show by a painter’s painter, and then a slice of sour cherry pie from a food-based conceptual artist. That they were encountered on the same day was by accident and not by design, which is the way art happens much of the time.

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Post image for Profaning Geometry, Venerating Uncertainty

With much of the art population out of town for the summer, the city’s galleries are understandably disinclined to mount thoughtful shows. Gleanings from the back room will usually suffice for the sparse summer clientele ducking in from overheated sidewalks. But there are always exceptions.

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Post image for A San Francisco School with an Artistic Mission

The most telling artifact in Energy That Is All Around is a letter artist Alicia McCathy received from her school, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), back in 1992.

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Post image for The Durable Modernism of Bridget Riley

LONDON — Riley’s paintings establish a sort of bridge between old inquiries and more recent art: no matter how many years have passed since the inception of Modernism, she seems to suggest its bases are still the fundament of artistic endeavor, and always will be.

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Galleries

Big Bang Vinyl

by Allison Meier on July 11, 2014

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Using the breaking and reformation of a thousand vinyl records, artists Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis interpret the creation of the cosmos. The relics of the process and the final cacophonous product are on view at Pierogi gallery in Williamsburg.

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Post image for A Strange Scene of Star Cats and Astronomy

From a new space in Dumbo’s 111 Front Street building, Stephen Romano Gallery is offering a unique mix of art that’s contemporary, historic, and unapologetically strange. The second exhibition, Mysterium Cosmographicum, takes the cosmos as its theme, from the mysteries of outer space to the divine impressions given off by distant stars.

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Post image for Painting as Super Model

Yve-Alain Bois’s book Painting as Model was written twenty odd years ago and continues to be an important text, providing conceptual fodder for many contemporary art practices.

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Post image for Painting Layered Portraits of Emotion

CHICAGO — Greetings, Margot Bergman’s fourth solo exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey, feels like a gesture to the gesture in its titular painting.

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Post image for The Opulence of Restraint: Robert De Niro, Sr.

It is hard to imagine a more striking presentation of the life and work of Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922–1993) than the current exhibition of his work at DC Moore Gallery and the documentary, Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr., which premiered on HBO June 9.

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LONDON — The world of Gardar Eide Einarsson is one of resistance, negation, and opposition. His works are usually based on coded messages and decontextualized signs taken from various subcultures, hard-core punk, and criminality, with references to terrorists and murderers.

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