Art In America

The Lookout

Philip Guston

at Hauser & Wirth,
through Jul. 29
511 W. 18th Street
How many artists working today haven’t looked to Philip Guston (1913–1980) for inspiration? Late in his career, the consummate Abstract Expressionist abandoned abstraction for figuration (which he had engaged with early on, employed by the WPA), the ultim…Read more

Lionel Maunz

at Bureau,
through May 8
178 Norfolk Street
“They fuck you up, your mum and dad,” wrote poet Philip Larkin in the first line of his 1971 poem “This Be The Verse.” Lionel Maunz’s fourth show at Bureau, “Fealty,” featuring sculpture and large graphite drawings, dives deeply into the muck of this idea…Read more

Taca Sui

at Chambers Fine Art,
through May 28
522 W. 19th Street
Classic Eastern themes—the enormity of historical time, the passing of all physical things, the importance of transmitting culture from generation to generation—pervade the photographs of thirty-two-year-old Chinese artist Taca Sui. A graduate of the Cent…Read more

Jessi Reaves

at Bridget Donahue,
through Jun. 5
99 Bowery
  It may feel illicit to do so in an art gallery, but you can touch—and sit on—Jessi Reaves’s new furniture sculptures. Some appear to have been turned inside out—take, for example, the couch made of dull yellow upholstery foam strapped to a wood armatur…Read more

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Closing

Omer Fast

at James Cohan,
through May 7
533 West 26th Street

“Munch and Expressionism”

at Neue Galerie,
through Jun. 13
1048 Fifth Avenue

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

at Metropolitan Museum of Art,
through May 15
1000 Fifth Avenue

Closing

Michael E. Smith

at Andrew Kreps,
through May 7
537 West 22nd Street

David Hammons

at Mnuchin Gallery,
through May 27
45 East 78th Street

Cao Fei

at MoMA PS1,
through Aug. 31
22-25 Jackson Ave

Robert Ryman

at Dia:Chelsea,
through Jul. 29
535 West 22nd Street

Marcel Broodthaers

at The Museum of Modern Art,
through May 15
11 West 53rd Street

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