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Painting of unfinished downtown Whitney already on view in Chelsea gallery
Whitney Museum Under Construction II, 2013, Yvonne Jacquette's aerial view of the Renzo Piano-designed building rising over the West Side Highway and the Hudson River, is part of “High Life,” her show at DC Moore Gallery. 

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Painting of unfinished downtown Whitney already on view in Chelsea gallery

Whitney Museum Under Construction II, 2013, Yvonne Jacquette's aerial view of the Renzo Piano-designed building rising over the West Side Highway and the Hudson River, is part of “High Life,” her show at DC Moore Gallery. 

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More Queer Threads: Using Shoelaces and Wool, Sheila Pepe Explodes Granny’s Crochet Square into Giant Looping Mass of Furry Neurons

Your Granny’s Not Square, by Sheila Pepe, in “Queer Threads" at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. 

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Queer Threads—Guarini couple (of men) in the jungle, and their dachshund

Familia Guaraní, by the Argentine duo Chiachio & Giannone, 2009. In “Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community,” a show that opened last week at the Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in downtown Manhattan. The exhibition features artists who use thread-based craft materials and techniques to examine the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer experiences. 

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Chef Ferran Adrià’s Drawings Chronicle the History of Cuisine Itself

During his years as chef of the legendary Catalan restaurant ElBulli, Ferran Adrià presided over cuisine’s avant-garde. At the same time, he was obsessed with cooking’s past.

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity,” the mesmerizing exhibition devoted to his visualization practices that opens today at the Drawing Center, includes notebooks on menu development; charts about culinary process; plasticine food models; and drawings and prototypes related to ElBulli’s dishware, utensils, menus, and graphic identity—along with 60 drawings chronicling Adrià’s quest to understand the very origins of the human impulse to prepare food.

When did humans first use salt, he wondered aloud on a tour of the show. What creatures’ eggs did they eat first? And who was the first separate the white from the yolk?  

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The Mind-blowing Multicolored Elaborately Patterned Profusion of the Santillo Serape  

A flamboyant Saltillo serape at the David Cook Galleries stand of New York’s Metro Show would have been the height of male fashion in Northern Mexico in the late 19th century, when this stunning and mysterious textile was woven. It bears a rare and inventive riff on the central diamond motif typical of such weavings, whose origin is unknown. 

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Sue Williams’s candy-colored, cataclysmic, 9/11-themed, orifice-oriented painting series WTC, WWIII, Couch Size, at 303. 

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Painting Goes Biblical on Martin Luther King
Moses parts the terrain to allow traumanauts to lead Martin Luther King’s funeral procession in David Huffman's MLK. The painting is on view in “The Shadows Took Shape,” a survey of contemporary artistic riffs on Afrofuturism at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
David Huffman, MLK, 2008, acrylic, oil, and glitter on canvas. Courtesy Isabella del Frate Rayburn.

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Painting Goes Biblical on Martin Luther King

Moses parts the terrain to allow traumanauts to lead Martin Luther King’s funeral procession in David Huffman's MLK. The painting is on view in “The Shadows Took Shape,” a survey of contemporary artistic riffs on Afrofuturism at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

David Huffman, MLK, 2008, acrylic, oil, and glitter on canvas. Courtesy Isabella del Frate Rayburn.

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Lower East Side Galleries: Driven to Abstraction

A selection of work in current shows, from top: Two works by Todd Chilton at Feature Inc; Two details of ‘Bitches Brew’ by Julia Dault at 11 Rivington; Moira Dryer at 11 Rivington,  Lori Ellison at McKenzie Fine Art; Ted Larsen at Lesley Heller Workspace; Moira Dryer at 11 Rivington. 

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