|Just opened: Paula Wilson's The Light Becomes You at Denny Dimin. Gallery Link
|Wilson, seen here in two guises, the daughter of a sociologist, comments with subtlety on the infiltration of media in our lives.
|A relationship between Wilson's stained glass reflections and Matt Bollinger's film still paintings.
|Jen Mazza's Disobedience Is Not Careless at James Gallery, CUNY . Gallery Link
|Mazza's paintings of books are enchanting.
|The surfaces look like plaster, slathered on so the touch of the brush glides softly over.
|The most gorgeous painting.
|Source material (there is also a library of carefully chosen readings)~
|and its influence.
|Jennifer Riley's Machine Series Paintings, presented by Silas Von Morrisse at CHASHAMA, midtown. Gallery Link
|Riley is not looking at early American landscape per se, but her inversions contain their buoyant light and space.
|She is working with large metal components as superimposed shapes she then works around.
|Lisa Yuskavage at Zwirner uptown. Gallery Link
|As her work becomes less distorted by her own subjective desires, it becomes tricker compositionally.
|The padded walls remain, the wine a shocking color note, as the implied opening of the reflected shirt. The paint is accomplished, confident, blithely scraped away or slathered on.
|I think of Bronzino's tense moments of contact that feel heated despite their seeming quotidian nature: opening a book, or holding a letter.
|This painting was shocking for its deep red space, reminiscent of Yuskavage's 1993 series Bad Girls, and especially the man's creepy, glass-like eye.
|His standing leg disappears into the black hole his eye protrudes from. Scaffolding creates a fretwork for plants that takes us right back to 1960s suburbia. Stockings meet ground turn in chromatic rainbow frenzy.
|Always the hands, block like, intertwined, creating staccato meeting points.
|Next door, the Gutai show at Hauser and Wirth. Gallery Link
|Thick, joyous enamel freely brushed on.
|Such calligraphic freedom in these works, their marks piling on, yet distinct in their articulation.
|From the transparent blue pour top right to the density of middle, the substance of paint transforms.
|Bars of burlap create striations like rice fields on a cliffside, scaffolds for paint to address.
|Glue hangs heavy in the pearl white world of Matsutani.
|There's a beautiful film about this Japanese artist who lives in Europe, and his work with glue is no less compelling for its expansive sense of time.
|A spellbinding performance of light and shadow.
|Seen from side.
|First work as you enter the gallery.
|Jennifer Packer, Quality of Life at Sikkema Jenkins. Gallery Link
|Interspersing portraits of 'bodies I love' with flowers to memorialize those struck down needlessly.