This week’s gallery picks are full of quirk and wonderment.
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1. M.A. Peers’ new exhibition is a summation of the two idiosyncratic areas she has explored throughout her career — dog portraiture and painterly abstraction at Rosamund Felsen Gallery
2. In Ulrich Wulff’s most recent paintings, we are presented with a figure that has made reoccurring appearances in nearly all of his paintings for over a decade. This character, with it’s bulging, antenna-like eyes, embodies for Wulff a mutable, calligraphic, or even cartoonish attempt at self representation. Though it can be identified as a central actor in a narrative tableaux of sorts, it’s primary function is to orient the artist in the endless field of possibility that opens up any time a new painting is begun at TIF SIGFRIDS
3. David Shaw’s sculptural work mines the domestic and cosmic, nature and science, craft and fine art. Organic materials brushes against the machine made and the distinction between the two breaks down. It is in this state of entropy that Shaw finds release, if not radiance at Bailey Gallery
4. For WONDER nine leading contemporary artists created site-specific installations inspired by the Renwick. Together, these installations will turn the building into a larger-than-life work of art at Renwick Gallery
5. In Informal Arrangements, Michael Wolf juxtaposes an abstracted view of Hong Kong’s seemingly endless industrial facades with an intimate perspective from within its hidden network of back alleys, in a series of photographic typologies and vernacular sculptures.at Flowers Gallery
6. Leon Benn’s paintings are inhabited by participants, either person or animal, engaging in pleasurable activities within hallucinatory environments at Roberts & Tilton