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Robert Swain

For over four decades, Robert Swain has used painting to examine color as a phenomenological experience. Providing a thrilling, exhausting workout for the viewer's rods and cones, "Visual Sensations…

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…

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…

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…

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…

R.M. Fischer

Warm and cuddly they are not, but R. M. Fischer’s new, riotously biomorphic sculptures—soft, stitched, stuffed—are unexpectedly bonkers given the artist’s early work. Back in the 1980s, Fischer distin…

Simon Bill

Simon Bill’s second solo at Patrick Painter was titled “Buttercups and Daisies,” but “Chalk and Cheese” would have been truer to the artist’s approach. This generation-YBA painter, established in Brit…

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