Art In America

Leslie Wayne

at Jack Shainman,
524 W. 24th St.

Leslie Wayne handles oil paint like a sculptor, molding thick swaths of it into organic shapes, or, in the case of her current show, "Rags," draping layers of it over a hidden peg in the wall as if the glossy pigment were a paint rag. The three-dimensional paintings—most about 16 by 10 by 6 inches—come in a variety of patterns, from cheery nautical stripes to blue-green ombré to more "naturalistic" splattered paint. If they weren't so beautiful it would be tempting to grab one off the wall and wipe up a spill.

 

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Stephen Lichty

at Foxy Production,
through Jun. 12
2 East Broadway, 200

Stephen Westfall

at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.,
through Jul. 29
514 West 25th Street

Kirk Mangus

at James Cohan,
through Jun. 26
291 Grand Street

“The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman”

at the New-York Historical Society,
through Aug. 21
170 Central Park West

Cindy Sherman

at Metro Pictures,
through Jun. 11
519 West 24th Street

Richard Tuttle

at Pace,
through Jun. 11
510 West 25th Street

Anish Kapoor

at Gladstone,
through Jun. 11
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Alicja Kwade

at 303,
through Jun. 30
555 West 21st Street

Marcia Hafif

at Fergus McCaffrey,
through Jun. 25
514 West 26th Street

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

at Andrea Rosen Gallery,
through Jun. 18
525 West 24th Street

Sigmar Polke

at David Zwirner,
through Jun. 25
537 West 20th Street

Carmen Herrera

at Lisson Gallery,
through Jun. 11
504 West 24th Street

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

at Luhring Augustine,
through Jun. 11
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Thornton Dial

at Marianne Boesky,
through Jun. 18
509 West 24th Street

Philip Guston

at Hauser & Wirth,
through Jul. 29
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Closing

Taca Sui

at Chambers Fine Art,
through May 28
522 West 19th Street

Jessi Reaves

at Bridget Donahue,
through Jun. 5
99 Bowery

“Munch and Expressionism”

at Neue Galerie,
through Jun. 13
1048 Fifth Avenue

Cao Fei

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

Robert Ryman

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

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