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ROBERT LONGO "STRIKE THE SUN" AND "GANG OF COSMOS" EXHIBITION OPENINGS at Petzel Gallery and Metro Pictures, New York

Artist Robert Longo presents two bodies of work at New York galleries Metro Pictures and Petzel. At Metro Pictures, Longo uses Abstract Expressionist painting as a source for his drawings. The appropriation of significant historical works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in the format of charcoal renderings functions as a statement on the artist's ability to "paint" outside the tradition. Longo subverts painting and continues his longstanding practice in the charcoal medium. At nearby Petzel Gallery, the artist moves from the symbols of art history to the symbols of United States history. A massive black American Flag sculpture appears to fall into the ground of the gallery. Alongside an imposing seven panel drawing of the Capitol building, these works present bold statements of both strength and discord. On view through May 23rd 2014 at Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street and Friedrich Petzel, 456 West 18th Street, New York. Text Juliana Balestin and photo Elisa Gallant

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A work from 2008 by David Hammons included in the Loveless group exhibition on view through April 26th at Greene Naftali, 508 West 26th Street, New York. Photo Juliana Balestin 

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KLARA KRISTALOVA at Lehmann Maupin, New York

One view of Klara Kristalova's installation Big Girl Now. The work investigates the physical and psychological shifts for a woman. The startling ceramics are individually provocative and as a group create a cohesive narrative. On view through April 26th 2014 at Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin

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Agathe Snow's installation Night Out included in The Weird Show on view through April 13th at Canada Gallery, 333 Broome Street, New York. Photo Juliana Balestin