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The twin brothers who work under the moniker “Perez Bros” were first exposed to the car culture of Los Angeles in their youth, and to this day, it informs their collaborative painting practice. Their current show at Thinkspace Projects, titled “Cruise Night(Office),” collects some of their recent auto-filled scenes. It runs through the end of the month at the space.

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Simphiwe Ndzube’s startling mixture of sculpture, painting, and installation both transport us to new worlds and examine our own mythologies. Recent pieces, blending, resin, spraypaint, collage, and found objects, feature figures that appear to emerge from traditional confines inside galleries.

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In his recent show at The Hall in Brooklyn, Aaron Li-Hill tackles climate change in his visceral mixed-media works. “Perils of a New World” collects both handheld pieces and massive new installations from the Canadian artist. The show also features works fro ma collaborative photographic series with Mathais Wasik.

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Asheville Art Museum has unveiled its new building in North Carolina, and with it, a slew of opening exhibitions. The museum’s own collection is known for its ties to the former Black Mountain College, the N.C. school open between 1933 and 1957 that was tethered to Bauhaus and faculty and students that included Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Ruth Asawa. Their collection has been reinterpreted in a new display at the venue.

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Oil painter Lindsay Pickett crafts distorted cityscapes that are at times taken from the artist’s dreams. His influences range from Dali and Bosch to sci-fi illustrators like Wayne Barlowe and Jim Burns. The key to crafting these pieces is not just subverting physics, Pickett says, but walking the tightrope of making them somehow convincing.

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Evan Lovejoy’s paintings are inspired by both the artist’s love of the natural world and his anguish due to its destruction. Our complicated relationship with animals is shown through the artist’s varying ways of depicting them. Within the same work, a beast moves between a sense of realism, cartoonish rendering, and a more pop-surrealist sensibility.