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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

Andrew Ginzel, “Limen” (2009)

Cuts Noon Light is a sleek, smart, strikingly cohesive group show at Brian Morris Gallery featuring the work of three very different artists, Andrew Ginzel, Kara Rooney, and Steel Stillman. At once immediately familiar and decidedly alien, its hybrid objects foreground the unseen, the cryptic, and the elliptical.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 12, 2015

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This week, the myths of an affordable LA, a church made of trees, gay lit, US sanctions and Iranian artists, decolonizing African art, and more.

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Weekend Words: Down

by Weekend Editors on July 12, 2015

László Mednyánszky,

This week: the Chinese stock market fell way down, the New York Stock Exchange computer systems went down for nearly four hours, and South Carolina took down the Confederate flag.

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A few months ago in the New Yorker, essayist John McPhee recalled an exchange with his editor at Playboy in 1970, Arthur Kretchmer, about whether to remove a certain reference in a draft he’d submitted.

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Elmer Bischoff,

The curator and art historian Susan Landauer met Elmer Bischoff in 1985, while she was a graduate student at Yale, and this encounter helped lead to her first book: The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism (1996).

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Agnes Denes,

With “Living Pyramid” (2015), Agnes Denes’s first large-scale public sculpture in New York City since she planted and harvested an amber field in the Battery Park Landfill (“Wheatfield – A Confrontation,” 1982), the artist merges botanicals with her interest in mathematics.

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Lecia Dole-Recio,

LOS ANGELES — I visited Lecia-Dole Recio in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she lives on a quiet curving street at the top of a hill, close to Dodger Stadium.

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Brenda Goodman,

It may be a stretch to say that portraiture is in the air — given that there are all of two exhibitions devoted to it in New York City right now, one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn — but their confluence can feel like the kind of Marxian (Groucho, not Karl) charge you get from watching a tradition-bound idiom seize up and explode.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 5, 2015

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This week, history of barbecue, Damien Hirst’s mid-life crisis, conceptual poetry’s bigotry, the ISIS dildo flag, a crow rides a bald eagle, the first 3D-printed office, and more.

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Weekend Words: Bank

by Weekend Editors on July 5, 2015

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“The male function is to produce sperm. We now have sperm banks.” —Valerie Solanis

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