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.

 

More from the Lookout

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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