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Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker’s paintings hew to the information-overload esthetic favored by this Williamsburg gallery. Layering linear structures, mutant polyhedrons and pseudo-diagrams in thinned acrylic on small…

Richard Smith

A contemporary of David Hockney, Joe Tilson and Peter Blake, Richard Smith distinguished himself in the early 1960s, during the years of British Pop, with semiabstract canvases and painted, space-in…

William Daniels

Having set aside overt art historical references and eye-grabbing trompe l’oeil effects, the young British painter William Daniels (b. 1976) is finding his voice, making his recent work his most com…

Stefanie Gutheil


At age 30, the Berlin painter Stefanie Gutheil may not know, or care, that once upon a time Willem de Kooning said that flesh is the reason oil painting was invented. As Gutheil demonstrated in her…

Peter Halley

Pictorially airless and conceptually uptight, Peter Halley’s dismal cell-and-conduit “sociograms” of the 1980s doused that era’s Neo-Expressionism like a cold shower. Critiquing modernism’s utopian…

Ian Pedigo

Although the checklist enumerated nine discrete works (all 2010) in Ian Pedigo’s recent exhibition, the viewer immediately understood it as a unified installation. Formal and conceptual echoes bounced…

Leonardo Drew

Spatially aggressive, materially raw and ominous in tone, Leonardo Drew’s new work would surely convince anyone who doubts abstraction’s potential to tap depths of emotion. The artist’s recent solo…

Denyse Thomasos

In “The Divide: New Paintings,” her first solo exhibition in New York in a decade, Trinidad-born, New York-based Denyse Thomasos presented 10 paintings (all acrylic on canvas, 2009). Each envelops c…

Inka Essenhigh

Like a great ship gradually reaching her port of call, Inka Essenhigh has emerged from the open ocean of figurative abstraction and slowly, inexorably drawn up to the welcoming pier of illustration…

Sean Duffy

For the last exhibition before reopening in her new space, Susanne Vielmetter turned to Sean Duffy—a fine choice. His work is steeped in nostalgia, and deals with instability, mutability, and the fung…

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