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Paul Pfeiffer

As is often true with Paul Pfeiffer, the centerpiece of his recent exhibition was a work that focused on a person who wasn’t there. Playroom (all works 2012) is a scaled-down model of a room based…

Ellen Phelan

At street level of Gasser & Grunert’s two-story gallery, Ellen Phelan’s career-spanning show “Encyclopedia of Drawing, 1964-2012” proceeded at a fairly measured pace, with a few dozen smallish abst…

Mary Miss

MARY MISS HAS been making art in, and about, the environment since the late 1960s. More specifically, she treats the surface of the landscape as a permeable skin, and pays particular attention to plac…

Charles Simonds

Forty years ago, Charles Simonds began building, in crumbling corners of downtown Manhattan, tiny brick dwellings meant to house a mythical race of “Little People.” The scratchy, jumpy videos that doc…

Clifford Owens

One lesson gleaned from Clifford Owens’s “Anthology” is that submitting to other people’s instructions doesn’t rule out first-person provocation. For this project, Owens solicited performance scores f…

Robert Kinmont

A few of Robert Kinmont’s recent works in this exhibition were fairly big, although even these are equivocal about materiality. Log Hollowed Out and Filled with the Memory of the Artist (2009) is the…

Josephine Halvorson

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Lisa Yuskavage

Rosy and ripe, the pneumatic breasts and butts of Lisa Yuskavage's female subjects continue to expand. Likewise, the manner in which they're painted—tickled and licked, brushed lightly and gently smea…

Sanford Biggers

"Sweet Funk-An Introspective," the Brooklyn Museum's sampling of 10 years of Sanford Biggers's work (on view through Jan. 8), centers on the museum's recently acquired Blossom (2007). Shown to…

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