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Inna Babaeva: This Time Tomorrow

Babaeva’s show at Underdonk presents a welcome respite from days spent indoors abstaining from seeing aesthetic objects in person. In this succinct grouping of works, she combines a variety of materials and objects that, paired with the gallery’s white painted floor and spare lighting, produce a sense of visual and aesthetic bliss.
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Ryan Lauderdale: Haunted Futures

Ryan Lauderdale’s multi-disciplinary practice involves sculpture, photography, painting, and video. It often deals with the seductive qualities related to the...
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Malia Jensen at Cristin Tierney

'Nearer Nature' In the four-channel video from Malia Jensen’s current show at Cristin Tierney, a group of deer take turns...
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Brian Buckley at ClampArt

© Brian Buckley, “Thera, Santorini, Greece,” 2020. Wet photogram (Unique), 30 x 22 inches. Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City...
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Fawn Krieger: The Civics of Metaphysics

Fawn Krieger explores ideas of materiality, civics, and the illimitable through sculpture, drawing, and performance. Arriving at the convergence of environment and intuition, her work appears as a means of understanding how the universe works through its physicality, social interaction, and their metaphysical implications.
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Gordon Parks at Jack Shainman

This show, featuring the influential work of American photographer, film director, composer, and writer Gordon Parks, spans the gallery's two locations on 20th and 24th street and highlights—in both intimate and exquisite form—the realities of the Black experience in America during the mid-to-late 20th century.
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‘49.5’ at 601Artspace

The show's title refers to the 2018 United Nations census—where almost fifty percent of the global population were counted as women. In criminal contrast, women still —baffingly— hold less than 24% of our national political offices worldwide. In an effort to turn the tide, artists and exhibition organizers Susan Hamburger and Jessica Hargreaves collaborated with 10 female artists to create an exhibition in the style of 18th-century salons presented in aristocratic, victorian settings—attempting to undermine the historical narrative and reset the record.
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Joy Curtis at Klaus Von Nichtssagend

Curtis’ fourth solo show at Klaus Von Nichtssagend reveals an illuminating step forward for figural abstraction in sculpture. Freed from the typical constraints of the floor that standing sculpture deals with, the six works in this show display a proclivity for flowing forms that address the physical body through mastery of fabric.
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TARWUK at Martos

'Bijeg u noć' TARWUK is a two-person collaborative, described by curator Bob Nikas as having "four hands, one mind." The...
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Sean Townley at Kristina Kite

'Bad News from the Colonies' Sean Townley's show at Kristina Kite in Los Angeles presents a mystery for the viewer....
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Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Physics of Freedom and Necessity

In Alejandro Almanza Pereda's work, there is an attraction to the object that soon turns to awareness of its impact as a system within its physical environment. This scene portrays a counterbalance of trepidation, beauty, stress, and joy. But it’s his intuition towards physics and aesthetics that keeps the viewer lingering.
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Vlatka Horvat: Listening to What the Objects Want

Listening to What the Objects Want
To understand Horvat’s work is to enter the kinesthetic sphere— a tactile world where one becomes aware of the body’s movement and the placement of objects in relationship to the spaces they inhabit. Here, the visual and physical become merged.
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Art of the Meme: Coping With the Religion of the Commercial Cosmos

Memes have become a common form of social communication online. But what do they say about how we view the universe we live in?
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Patricia Treib: Arm Measures

Individually and as a body, Treib’s work highlights the various sensory modes of life in a painting. Her bed-sized oils on canvas are satisfyingly visual and tactile—displaying a heightened sensitivity to her medium and an awareness of space and movement that rewards the viewer who is fully open to their own aesthesiatic faculties.
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A Dinosaur in the Contemporary Art Sale: How Images Inhabit Aesthetic Ecosystems

Digital media's influence on our relationships to images and objects has been paid little attention—but due to the vast amount of information we view, process, and share, it’s easy to tell that a shift has occurred. This shift opens up new areas to consider as aesthetic realities where poetry can emerge.
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Mildred Howard: A Survey, 1978 – 2020

Mildred Howard’s survey at Parrasch Heijnen takes an important look at this artist whose career has spanned more than 40 years. Howard is an artist who asks us to seek the meanings of things beyond what is visible at the surface—things that reveal stories of the lives and memories of individuals and communities.
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Mary Simpson: The Matriarch of Nature Revealed

Mary Simpson’s work bridges abstraction with ideas relating to the ancient world and its mysteries. Here is a look into her work delving into nature, poetry, the feminine and the ancient mysteries of the temple of Eleusis.
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Ethan Greenbaum: The Observer Effect

The Observer Effect: Lucidity and Legibility in Image and Object— Ethan Greenbaum's work transforms imagery of the urban environment into uncanny, jarring, and visually alluring objects that are equally 2D and sculptural. His work also presents a condition where the viewer's perspective has an effect on what it seen.
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Nicola Ginzel: Memory, Form and Talismans

Nicola Ginzel’s work often appears at an intimate scale, with highly personal items that are transformed through concise yet mysterious embellishments.
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