Mariah Dekkenga: Soft Geometries, Eli Ping Gallery, New York, NY

Mariah Dekkenga

Dekkenga works out the compositions of her paintings in Adobe Illustrator. After applying an impasto underpainting, she uses herself as printer to transfer the composition to the painting surface. The procedure produces a thing that levels action and stops movement, making it impossible to retrace a series of painterly moves.

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Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction.

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La invención concreta: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

La invención concreta: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

La invención concreta [Concrete Invention] traces the development of geometric abstraction in Latin America from the 1930s to the 1970s.

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John Zinsser: Recent Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

John Zinsser: Recent Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

We are pleased to be showing a selection of eight new paintings by New York artist John Zinsser. Zinsser works with an organic version of the grid, pulling exaggerated impastos off of flat grounds. He extends the physical range of traditional oil and canvas with spray enamels and resin additives to enable pronounced juxtapositions of figure and ground.

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Jered Sprecher: I Always Lie, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

Jered Sprecher: I Always Lie, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

Sprecher’s paintings combine disparate and conflicting visual imagery from a variety of sources: quilts, children’s drawings, signage, gemstones (to name but a few). A wide range of patterns, color and texture come together into elemental, fluid shapes.

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Sanford Wurmfeld retrospective exhibition Color Visions 1966-2013, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

Sanford Wurmfeld, II-15 (R-G/=V), 1992, Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 180 inches

A retrospective exhibition of NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld (b. 1942 in Bronx, NY).

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