Serkan Özkaya, “We Will Wait,” installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York.

Camera Obscura: Duchamp’s Tortured Nude

Serkan Özkaya at Postmasters / NYC

Who knew that Nude Descending a Staircase landed flat on her back? Who knew, too, that an artist who did so much to bring Cubism…
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James Hoff, Useless Landscape No. 41, 2016, courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts.

James Hoff

Callicoon Fine Arts Gallery

 Even in December, the trees on Delancey Street have a coppery glow. It is not the glow of fall foliage, not on a Lower East…
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Barn with a Metropolitan View

Barn with a Metropolitan View

Cornelia Parker's Skyline take on Hopper and Hitchcock

Could that structure perched uneasily on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art be from the set of a horror movie, or is it…
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Janet Biggs, Can’t Find My Way Home, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Janet Biggs

Cristin Tierney / New York

Janet Biggs will go a long way to find herself. Her four-channel video unfolds only a continent away, but do not be fooled: with Can’t…
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Zoe Leonard, Analogue detail, 1998-2007, Courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, the Fund for the Twenty-First Century, The Modern Women’s Fund, and Carol Appel.

Zoe Leonard

MoMA

For more than 10 years, starting in 1998, Zoe Leonard photographed the ravages of urban life. From New York to Eastern Europe, Africa, Cuba and…
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Kianja Strobert, Untitled, 2010, photo courtesy the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York.

Kianja Strobert

Studio Museum in Harlem

Kianja Strobert makes abstract painting the old-fashioned way, with surfaces to die for. Her powdery blacks recall the days when artists ground their own colors—and…
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James Franco, New Film Still #58, 2013

James Franco: Untitled Drag Queen

At Pace Gallery

With her “Untitled Film Stills,” Cindy Sherman played with the idea of the Hollywood sex symbol; she disappeared into one role after another, showing how…
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