Art In America

“Drawing Time, Reading Time”

at Drawing Center,
35 Wooster St.

This quietly composed group exhibition explores an ambiguous zone of mark-making that lies between writing and drawing. In work by artists including Allen Ruppersberg, Carl Andre and Molly Springfield, written language can be both a bearer of meaning and a purely abstract form. Viewers engaging with the pseudoscripts, concrete poems, handwritten manuscripts and book-like sculptures on view find themselves constantly shifting between acts of reading and looking. 

 

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Nancy Rubins

at Gagosian,
through Sept. 13
522 W. 21st St.

“Here and Elsewhere”

at New Museum,
through Sept. 28
235 Bowery

Closing

Mel Bochner

at Jewish Museum,
through Sept. 7
1109 Fifth Ave.

Danh Vo

at Public Art Fund,
through Dec. 5
Brooklyn Bridge Park and City Hall Park

“Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink”

at Museum of Chinese in America,
through Sept. 14
215 Centre St.

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