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B Wurtz, Untitled, 2010

Collage and acrylic on paper, thread, string, plastic lid 48 x 30 ¼ in.New York-based artist B. (Bill) Wurtz has been making delicately poetic sculptures for more than four decades, often incorporating everyday household objects into his work. For Untitled (2010), Wurtz has taken a yogurt lid and a supermarket leaflet and fragmented them on the page, creating a sense of their fragility. Untitled is currently on view as part of "Everyday Abstract - Abstract Everyday," a group show at New York's James Cohan Gallery curated by Matthew Higgs. The show features work by a range of artists, from post-war to contemporary, linked by what Higgs calls, "the grey area between an essentially non-representational image/object and the use of quotidian materials and processes."—TIFFANY ZABLUDOWICZ

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Sabine Hornig

Berlin-based Sabine Hornig titled her exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar “Transparent Things“ after Nabokov's 1972 novel of the same name; both the show and the book address the overlap and interaction of time, memory and reality. Hornig’s large-scale...

Luther Price: #9, 2012

Two slide carousels, 80 slides each, approx. 9-minute loop. Courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts, New York. Though he's been shocking the experimental film world with his Super 8 films about his mysterious family history, gruesome medical procedures,...

Joe Fig, Inka Essenhigh, 2005

Currently on view in the group show "Redux" at New York's Cristin Tierney Gallery (through Feb. 4) are two works by Joe Fig, both related to his 2009 book on interviews, Inside the Painter's Studio. He's also included in the exhibition "Small...

Stuart Hawkins, Rooftop Garden, 2010

Stuart Hawkins says she was never any good at drawing. Upon deciding she to be an artist in the first grade, she arranged toys and stuffed animals, even creating scenes from wrinkles in a bedsheet. Her photographs now, the most recent of which are on...

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