Art In America

Ed Paschke

at Mary Boone,
541 W. 24th St.

Disturbing and unnerving, Ed Paschke's figurative paintings stand out among the so-called Chicago Imagists who emerged in the 1960s. This fine selection of works from Paschke's estate ranges from 1969 to 2004, the year of his death at age 65. Sometimes appropriated from news stories, these haunting images often look like composites of video stills. The garish colors, cryptic symbols and pixelated facial features in works such as The Surface (1992) and Matrix (1995) have an esoteric quality, as if referring to some ominous cult. Others, including Night Sweat, showing a masked man wielding an automatic weapon, and With God on Our Side 2 (both 2003), featuring an image of Osama bin Laden, are more explicit in their allusions to urban violence and terrorism.     

 

 

More from the Lookout

“The Crystal Palace”

at Rachel Uffner,
through Aug. 16
170 Suffolk Street

“Bloodflames Revisited”

at Paul Kasmin,
through Aug. 15
293 Tenth Ave. and 515 West 27th St.

“The Fifth Season”

at James Cohan Gallery,
through Aug. 8
533 W. 26th St.

“Here and Elsewhere”

at New Museum,
through Sept. 28
235 Bowery

Zhang Dali

at Klein Sun Gallery,
through Aug. 30
525 W. 22nd St.

Living with Pop

at Artists Space,
through Aug. 7
38 Greene St.

Mineral Spirit

at Laurel Gitlen,
through Aug. 8
122 Norfolk St.

Galerie Neu

at Gladstone Gallery,
through Aug. 1
515 W 24th St.

Scott Benzel

at Maccarone,
through Aug. 8
630 Greenwich St.

Closing

Lucie Fontaine

at Eli Ping Frances Perkins,
through Jul. 27
55-59 Chrystie St.

Jerry Kearns

at Mike Weiss Gallery,
through Aug. 23
520 W. 24th St.

Ryan Lauderdale / Jessica Sanders

at Kansas,
through Aug. 2
59 Franklin St.

Closing

Daniel Heidkamp

at White Columns,
through Jul. 26
320 W. 13th St.

Oliver Payne and Nick Relph

at Gavin Brown's Enterprise,
through Aug. 1
620 Greenwich St.

Closing

“Daughter of Bad Girls”

at Klaus von Nichtssagend,
through Jul. 26
54 Ludlow St.

Closing

Israel Lund

at David Lewis,
through Jul. 27
88 Eldridge St.

Joan Mitchell

at Cheim & Read,
through Aug. 29
547 W 25th St

Closing

Louise Lawler

at Metro Pictures,
through Jul. 25
519 West 24th St.

Mel Bochner

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

Closing

Liz Glynn

at SculptureCenter,
through Jul. 28
44-19 Purves St.

“All the Best Artists Are My Friends”

at Mana Exposition,
through Aug. 10
888 Newark Ave., Jersey City

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.

Christoph Schlingensief

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

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.