Art In America

Mineral Spirit

at Laurel Gitlen,
122 Norfolk St.

"Mineral Spirit" brings together artists Kyle Thurman, Nancy Lupo, Sean Paul, Eric Sidner and Lauren Silva. Standouts include Lupo's multimedia sculptures, which bring humor to the forefront of this exhibition. Returning to the Rubbermaid Brute trashcan seen in her contribution to MoMA PS1's recent showcase of emerging artists, "Taster's Choice," she adds such disparate elements as artificial lemons and toilet paper to the container, creating highly sensual, playful forms. Paul's contribution consists of imagery the artist pulled from advertisements, cropped and printed onto vinyl-coated fiberglass. The screens hang from the gallery's ceiling and subdivide the space; their predominantly black hues complement the industrial yellows of Lupo's work.

 

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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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