This week’s gallery picks shine for the way they defy convention and delve into experimentation.
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1. The latest collaborative project between New York artist Peter Halley and Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini at Mary Boone Gallery
2. Yoshitomo Nara fuses Japanese visual traditions and Western Modernism with elements of popular culture ranging from manga to American pop and punk music at Pace Gallery
3. Behind Closed Doors takes Pete Hawkin’s process of painting on found materials forward another step: it features miniature modern fables on antique doors at The Outsiders
4. Simon Hantaï’s expansive explosions of color and inventive geometry in his unique textile art at Paul Kasmin Gallery
5. Undoing media-specific boundaries, Jonathan VanDyke re-orients modernist conventions, conflating painting with fiber arts, fashion, dance, textile design, and photography at Scaramouche
6. Joe Lloyd’s latest paintings are observational records of his environment: geometric forms imposed on natural topography at Western Project